I'm so excited to be at New York Fashion Week this season in partnership with TRESemmé, whom as some of you may remember did my hair on our wedding day! They style runway hair for designers and this is actually their 16th season as the official haircare sponsor of NYFW. For this partnership I'll be doing a series of posts on trending styles, creating wearable versions of those styles, and also sharing my own looks throughout the week. This was one of my outfits from Day 1 that I changed into from my bright yellow dress, pictured below. I wanted a sleek and understated look for meetings, so chose these wide cream pants that I've been enjoying year-round (see them also styled here and here). I paired it with this lightweight blouse with pindots and the ever-popular fluted sleeves. Please note the blouse does require some steaming, though!
For hair, I asked my TRESemmé stylist Johanna to do a pulled-back, braided look for the Marissa Webb show that would also last me through the rest of the day while running around town. Marissa's models were donning wispy low buns with twisted details on the runway, so we kept in that theme with a piecey low side bun, and braids in lieu of twists.
Johanna did two main braids to achieve this style - one regular braid using most of my hair which was coiffed into a low bun, and one off to the side fishtail-style that was then wrapped around the base of the bun. She pulled out a few wispy strands and tugged the braid segments out too for a slightly un-done look. We then finished off this style with TRESemmé Beauty Full Volume Hairspray, which has flexible hold to allow a little movement and softness which I liked for the wispier pieces. These above photos were taken about 9 hours after I had my hair done, and the look was still going strong!
Marissa kindly outfitted me for her show in this silk chiffon dress, which hits midi length on me so I paired it with tall platforms (runs half size small) for oodles of extra height.
Backstage before the show, this was the prevalent hairstyle for the runway done by the TRESemmé team. I thought the twisted looped bun complemented the "feminine with a little edge" look of her collection well.
These were my three favorites for next Spring! Loved the gingham used in more unexpected silhouettes (and the juxtaposition of a sweet print against leather), and I just have a thing for pretty little white dresses.
Wendy and I may have had a little too much fun twinning for the show...we couldn't resist doing an updated version of this shot from a few years ago! I love being in this vibrant city for fashion week, but a bonus is getting to spend time with good friends I don't see nearly often enough.
This post is in partnership with TRESemmé, a product of Unilever.