flannel – Levi’s / denim – Diesel / sunglasses – Cutler & Gross

So after our week and some days in The Hamptons (which I still of course have to share) we decided to head down to New York for a night before heading back home! Prior to heading to NY we did some shopping and I found two things I have now not stopped being obsessed with! First, is without a doubt this Levi’s flannel that literally gives me Saint Laurent proportion shivers (a few people actually asked me if it were Saint Laurent) and I was like! LOL NOPE!!! Paid about a thousandth of the price and looking just as good haha!! And then there is this Prada moment that… No.. Can we please just take a few seconds to inhale, exhale and give our YASSSSSESSSSSSS!!!! Can’t wait to give this a full lewk for the Couture shows in January!!!!

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What a crazy week! From the Met-Gala afterparties at Gilded Lilly and then at UP & Down which was literally like BA-NANA’s.. I nearly had conniption over how much GLAM was going on at Up & Down after the Met-Gala… Seriously… What else.. AN amazing little trip up to Madison Hermes, which I haven’t been to in so long because for some reason I never make it past 30th in NY lol!… To the Balmain NYC boutique store opening which was so chic and cool ”Hey Olivier!!!”… TO that all leather Balmain jumpsuit that I literally just can’t get enough of right now!! SLAYY MAAMAAAA SLAAAAAY!!!!!! Just a seriously crazy, fun, productive, exquisite week… And here.. is literally what images/clips I captured from the trip… You know what I say!! Sometimes you must be having REAL authentic fun if you don’t have a lot of pictures to document the night!!! That being said………. Enjoy! XOjay

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Hey guys!! If you’ve been following me on social media today then you will know I JUST landed in New York for the official BALMAIN for H&M launch event tomorrow! The morning we will have a press conference with the H&M team and Olivier and then later that evening we will go to the RUNWAY SHOW/PARTY/SHOP!!!! Stay tuned to my instagram & snapchat for all the madness AS IT HAPPENS!!!!!!! You know I got you!! XOJAY

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Suede Jacket – Diesel / Leather Pants – Diesel / T-Shirt – IRO Paris / Combat Boots – Docs / Fur Coat – Juun J

I have to say this has really been one of my favourite New York Fashion Week’s thus far! I really feel like as a business I am moving at my own pace (which is such a blessing) – I’ve come to support shows and designers that I have relationships with so my schedule isn’t fully packed and I’m not drained trying to run from North, South, East, West! I’ve really been able to connect deeper with the brands, agencies & people this season! It’s really been such a dope season! This by far is one of my favourite looks which I wore for the Diesel Black Gold Fall/Winter 2015 runway show – Which I can’t wait to share with you. Another favourite from fashion week? My trusty HP Stream 7. If you’ve been following me for some time now then you know that more then likely when I am in New York for Fashion Week I am teaming up with HP! One of my longest lasting relationships and brand partnerships where I share and showcase a new/current HP device! This season it was the tablet which I really have to say came in handy in more than one occasion. I loved the smooth Windows 8 interface (I have a thing for Windows 8 ;)).. I also love that as of right now the HP Stream 7 is the most inexpensive Windows 8 device on the market at $99, which is quite crazy considering it fully runs Windows 8 software! It is literally having a computer in the palms of your hand.. From the quality of the screen display to the speed of the browsing it really came in handy. I think what personally came in handy the most for me was the fact that it runs Microsoft Word & etc. efficiently and since I don’t carry my laptop when I am on the go it was the perfect accessory to carry while on the go and while needing to work on show and event reviews and finish proposals and other documents I had deadlines for while on the go! On that note, what’s great is that it also comes with a 1 year subscription of Microsoft Office as part of the purchase which is so great! Really, considering the price of $99 it’s a seriously useable device! Definitely something I do not have a problem recommending to future tablet shoppers!

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Could you believe this was my first season attending a BCBG runway show during all the times I’ve been coming to New York Fashion Week? That being said, I was undoubtedly left in such an amazing mood after this early morning show! I really enjoyed how unexpected I felt everything was, from the beautiful fringe details to the fur paneled jackets, to the navajo-esque inspired embroidered, prints and patterns that made their way throughout the collection.

Personally I can’t exactly put a percise and pinpointed finger down on one signature style ‎I grabbed from this collection but I definitely understand the perspective and the point of view. From my stance this collection is culmination of indigenous inspirations, eastern European functionality and cool girl chicness. I love the styling almost as much as I love the coats. The coats were such a standout for me and definitely must have pieces when they hit stores.

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Official Press Release

For Fall 2015, BCBGMAXAZRIA RUNWAY journeys north from the vibrant city of Barcelona to the shores of the Baltic Sea. Reconciling effortless streetwear with bohemian undertones, the collection underlines our muse’s independent spirit and irresistible sense of adventure. A rich winter palette envelops the collection. Gradating shades of white, tan and camel transition into rich merlot, ink blue and black. A visual feast of embroideries, textures and prints adorns the surfaces of tunic dresses, voluminous outerwear and layering separates for a decisive emphasis on sportswear.Supple over-the-knee boots and fur-accented booties add an unexpected toughness with a modern edge.

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AY YO!! If you’ve been following me on social media then you know that I’ve been in New York as a guest of H&M for the Alexander Wang for H&M collaboration launch! From press conferences to the mucho-coveted fashion show! This has definitely been an experience for the books! It’s been a short but oh so sweet trip and it was really cool getting really immersed in the world of H&M and hanging out with the homies from team Canada #ShoutOutToMyGirlEmily lol! Here are a few moments from the private press conference where Vogue editor Sally Singer gave a one on one conversation with Alexander Wang & Margareta van den Bosch about how the collaboration came about.. Margareta, the brains behind the collaborative efforts of H&M noted that the huge influx of work-out-to-fashion style played a big role in the collab… Then I have some moments from the show.. Ou the show! I can’t wait to share my favourite looks and ontop of it the VIDEO of the runway and YASSSSS you already know Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott!!!! #YAS #YAS #YAS!! Regarding the collection!? You already know I love everything Alexander Wang already does in his ready-to-wear collection so you can only imagine the excitement when I heard about this collaboration! It is the epitome of street style cool! I know there are some killer Alexander Wang style bags, and a whole lot of sportswear inspired but actually useable/wearable clothing.. So good!!!!

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There’s really only one way to correctly describe that moment when it’s 4:00PM on a Tuesday and you are arriving at your private appointment at the Chanel Corporate Offices in New York for your up close and one on one walk-through of Chanel’s most recent Haute Couture collection. That one way, or more if anything word is #DEAD.. No kidding, it’s MAGIC!.. Chanel’s Fall/Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture collection crazily embodies all that Haute Couture is. The powerful details, the craftsmanship, the unique and other-wordly embroidery, and the overall presence of the house. I had the honour of getting all up in it with these pieces and can’t even really explain just how magnificent the work behind these pieces are. From the concrete, yes, Karl used concrete as embroidery on some of these pieces to the plastic laminated lace, every inch of every textile was thought out and created to make fashion lovers around the world dream.. Enjoy these photos and remember to stay tuned for my #HPPrint Live Print photos that will come to life with exclusive videos from my experience at my Chanel Haute Couture appointment…

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I had the pleasure of attending the Rolando Santana Fall/Winter 2014 runway show here during New York Fashion Week and had and really loved the collection. I have been going to Rolando’s shows for a couple seasons now and every season you really get the opportunity to see the evolution of Rolando’s brand and his eye for design. The clothing becomes more and more luxe and the design becomes more and more precise and sophisticated! I loved not only this seasons aesthetic but the color palette and shades of grey used. Enjoy the photos from my backstage and front row experience with my HP Slate 7! xo

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YES YES YES! You know it’s that time! The best way to start the year(even though I already started amazingly in Milano & Paris for men’s fashion week & haute couture) – Yes I am here in New York for New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 runway shows!! I am so glad to be in my favorite city in the world with some great people, working on some great projects and most of all seeing some amazing fashion!! That being said stay tuned to all the content I will be uploading directly from my HP devices like this chic-red-thayng a.k.a the HP Slate 7 – That being said, there is lots lots LOTS more to come! SO STAY TUNED and make sure to tune into the #STRUTWITHP hashtag on twitter and instagram to stay up to date with all the action while I am out here in NYC!!!

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As some of you may know I recently took a quick lil tip over to New York as I was invited by Roberto Cavalli to attend the opening of his new SoHo Just Cavalli boutique! I had the opportunity to pick a lovely ensemble c/o of Just Cavalli and had an amazing evening full of champagne, celebs, fine fashion and everything CAVALLI! It was such an honor to be in the presence of such an amazing man of fashion and be there representing such a great moment for the brand! I actually really fell in love with the collection as it made it’s way throughout the store for the live fashion show that happened during the opening! When you’re in New York next please make sure to go check out the boutique @ 434 W. Broadway in SoHo..

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