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NYFW Highlights with Bumble and Bumble

This past NYFW, I had the opportunity to work with Bumble and Bumble to give you backstage and front row looks on a few amazing shows! Keep scrolling down as I give you styling tricks from the experts, telling us how we can recreate some NYFW hairstyles this season.


Tanya Taylor's Fall 2017 presentation was filled with rich autumn colors, ranging from bold prints and different textures. Inspired by the 70's waves, Bb.Global Artistic Director Laurent Philippon wanted to give the models effortless soft curls. This hairstyle definitely won me over!

Styling Methods: Spray De Mode hairspray for a strong yet flexible hold, and Does It All hairspray to give a soft, touchable finish while controlling flyaways.


The hair for Club Monaco is very laid back, and we’re adapting the look to every girl’s hair texture in the lineup. It’s about finding the right recipe of product for each hair type to help embrace and accentuate their natural texture.
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director
The key is to make it look like they’ve done it themselves and that a hairdresser wasn’t there doing it.

Styling Methods: Spray damp hair with Prep, and then apply Surf Foam Spray to break up the texture. Blowdry with fingers, using the Dyson Supersonic. Mist Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Dry Oil Finishing Spray throughout to add a light veil of oil and added texture. For longer lengths, use a hair tie and create a loose ponytail at the base of the head, pulling it halfway through to create a messy, looped bun.


The hair this season is about embracing your natural texture, with a gritty, messy look and feel
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director

"We are toughening up the look by tucking the hair behind the ears, which we've never done before at Lacoste. While it's a laid back look, it's not as easy as it looks because as a hairdresser, you need to be super light-handed and incredibly precise."

Styling Methods: Make a deep center part and spray Prep throughout. Apply Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry and blow dry. Tuck hair behind ears and apply a small amount of Surf Foam Spray Blow Dry to hairline, just above ears to keep in place and to help push back bangs or fringe. 


It’s a little 70s, a little dirty. When they are walking, we want it to stay close to the head and still look natural at the bottom.
— Holli Smith

 “There’s already a lot of diversity in the casting so we left the girls’ haircuts. It’s something simple and easy-looking that they could achieve on their own and I think that easiness is really important – it’s intentional as a hairdresser,”

Styling Methods: On dry hair, liberally spray Thickening Hairspray throughout, with an emphasis on the part line and less on the ends, so hair stays close to the head. Use hands to slightly break up the hair. For curly textures, stretch out the curls with hands, heating them up with a blow dryer. When the curl is released, it will stay close to the body.


The inspiration is a sexy London girl going out. The look is all about individuality, and accentuating each girl’s haircut with a ropey, natural texture.
— Jimmy Paul, Bb.Editorial Stylist

Styling Methods: On curls, start with damp hair and apply Curl Conditioning Mousse throughout. Diffuse or let air dry. On damp hair, make a side part and create a cocktail by spraying Prep and Thickening Hairspray throughout lengths. Blow dry or let air-dry. Tuck one side behind the ear and leave the other side loose.

I’m asking each model things like what side part she thinks looks best on her. The look is meant to feel a bit homemade, like they’re doing their own hair at the show.


This season, in this crazy world, they wanted to send a message of love and they understand that fashion can be a platform to send such a message.
— Laurent Philippon, Bb.Global Artistic Director

“We are working with such a diverse casting, without gender boundaries, so we are respecting this, working with this, and having fun. We have some very exaggerated styles including beehives – for those, we are doing a lot of backcombing and shaping them with the help of Strong Finish Hairspray."

I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did! Which one was your favorite? Comment down below! x

Photography by Virisa Yong; Images from Bumble and Bumble

NYFW Look: That 70's Flare

Taking the NYFW streets in 70s-inspired style, I paired my collared faux fur coat with black bell bottoms—I just loved the contrast of the two. I started my first show at 10 AM with Lacoste then the Creatures of the Wind backstage and show right after. With just enough time to spare, I stopped by the Shop Style Social House and enjoyed some drinks, bites and shopping! It was nice to unwind and catch up with some familiar faces and meet new babes there as well. P.S. I'll be doing a NYFW highlights where you'll see more images from backstage and front row! So stayed tuned for that :) In the meantime, you can shop my NYFW picks here.

Photography by Virisa Yong

NYFW Look: The Femme

9:37 AM - Heading out to the shows

10:04 AM - The waiting game

1:06 PM - Refueling in between shows

3:31 PM - Running to my next appointment

Back in NYC and fiercer than ever! After several delays and cancellations to our flight to NYC, Virisa & I finally made it and we couldn’t be happier. I love the fashion week vibes; from the backstage madness, to the thrill of seeing new designs, and just being inspired with all things fashion. My first day of NYFW was heavily packed due to rescheduling my appointments from the day we lost from traveling, so with no time to change outfits in between shows, I wanted to make sure I was warm and comfortable throughout the day. This leopard coat was the perfect way to start, paired with a cut-out bodysuit and cropped jeans, with a beanie and high-top sneakers to finish the look. You can grab this entire look at my custom shopping page at Revolve HERE!

Photography by Virisa Yong

How I pack for NYFW // Outfit Round-Up

I have gone to NYFW a few times and I must say that I mastered the art of packing quite a bit. It can be stressful and tedious, but preparing yourself is key. Thanks to my friends over at CALPAK, packing has always been a breeze, and most importantly, I’m always traveling in style. We’re giving you a chance to win a 3-piece luggage CALPAK set of your own at the end of this post, so don’t miss it!


Here are a few things to consider before you start packing:

  • What’s the weather like in the city you’re visiting?  I cannot emphasize how important this is! Make sure to pick pieces according to the weather. You don’t want to be wearing short shorts in 60 degree weather, or wool tops in 80% humidity. It still felt like summertime in New York, so I made sure I brought lightweight pieces to wear.
  • How long are you staying? This helps you determine how many outfits you should pack. I always recommend bringing an extra outfit or two just in case—you might need it for any last minute agendas, or a wardrobe malfunction.

  • Try to match and color-coordinate your pieces. My closet mostly consists of neutral colors so it’s not much of a problem. However, we often forget that we are limited with what we can bring, and that's why it’s important to plan your outfits accordingly. I usually play it safe and bring a pair of black sneakers and heels because I can pretty much wear them with any outfit. 
  • Leave ample room in your luggage, or bring an extra tote bag with you. There’s no reason to over pack because there’s always opportunities to shop! That’s one of the reasons why traveling is fun. I always try to leave room in my luggage because I know for a fact that I’m going to be bringing new goodies with me back home.


Moving on to my NYFW outfits, here's a round-up of all my looks:


NYFW Outfit Day One

Dahli The Label Top + Skirt / Dolce Vita Booties / Sunday Somewhere Sunnies


NYFW Outfit #2 Day One

Lysse Jacket / Blank NYC Tee / Dolce Vita Booties / Sunday Somewhere Sunnies


NYFW Outfit Day Two

Willow & Clay Top + Skirt / Chinese Laundry Shoes / MCM Bag


NYFW Outfit #2 Day Two

Lioness Dress / MCM Bag / Dolce Vita Booties


NYFW Outfit Day Three

Dahli The Label JacketRomper / Chanel Purse / Dolce Vita Booties


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Virgo Season

Hello, September!

Man, each month just keeps swinging by! August was a crazy month for me, and with that, I apologize for the lack of posts. I’m glad that we’re finally winding down to September, which means my birthday and NYFW is just around the corner! I’m getting a year older in less than a couple of days and I find myself scrambling for something to do on my “special” day, since it wasn’t really my priority due to last month’s craziness and with fashion week coming up. I just got back from a short weekend trip to SF and I’m leaving for NYC next weekend, so I’m playing catch-up in between and celebrating my birthday while I’m at it.

Have a great weekend!

Photography by Jennifer Wu