February 2013

Stretchy dresses rock!  My non-maternity wrap dresses and dresses with a little spandex have made getting dressed at 36 weeks pregnant a little more bearable.  First dress is by Cynthia Steffe and second dress is by Theory.

 

I did find it hard to zip up my leather brown boots in the picture above though!

  • Lbs gained in the past 2 weeks:  3!
  • Lbs gained during pregnancy:  23
  • est. baby’s weight at this stage:  6lbs

 

I’m in the home stretch and can hardly believe that I’m about to really have a family!  No  more free-spirited newlywed life!  We’re about to be tied down real soon.  And I can hardly wait!

The Fashionista Momma

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Congrats to Shenez Khan who has won this FabGabBlog Fab Freebie!

 

 

Want to win?  Here’s how to enter this Fab Freebie giveaway!

Just leave 2 comments on any two blog entries and make sure you’re either a follower on Twitter or a fan on FB.  Leave a comment here with your email address and Twitter or FB handle so I can double check your qualifications and contact you if you’ve won!

Goodies include Tresseme and Redken hair products, Shiseido, Maybeline and Stila make-up, tee-shirt, Betsey Johnson hair extension, nail polish and more!

Giveaway ends Feb 25 and then another one starts soon after!

 

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It was my 14th year of attending NY Fashion Week – that’s 24 seasons and counting, fashionistas!  This particular F/W 2013 season with the nemo snowstorm and with me being 36 weeks pregnant made it extra memorable.  It’s not everyday that you have to deal with hail, wind and ice along with kicks from within, pregnancy insomnia and the general inability to bend over.  Luckily I had a great team in place and less sponsored shows to manage in order to help deal with the 7 NYFW Moroccanoil sponsored fashion shows (down from 23 NYFW shows last season).  They literally did the heavy lifting for me.  I just had to safely waddle my way over.

Check out my blog’s FB page for the photos and Twitter or Instagram for some of the behind the scenes updates!

Today, after finishing up my behind the scenes work duties for Badgley Mischka, I raced to the show next door within Lincoln Center, for Vera Wang (or as fast as my pregnant waddle could let me).  And I was surprised to see this one very fashionable front row guest sitting all by her lonesome self.

Where was her Vogue entourage?  And what was she doing arriving so early as the first and only guest?  Hadn’t she heard of being fashionably late?

The paparazzi certainly took notice.  Flashbulbs surrounded her which is when I snapped the above shots while in amazement of my lucky Anna Wintour sighting.  When most of the paparazzi craze died down, without hesitating, I impulsively asked her whether I could have  a picture with her.  Knowing this would be my most major NY Fashion Week highlight, I suddenly wished I could call back one of the pro photographers to snap the shot for me but  alas, I was left with my one-handed outstretched arm for the below amateur photo.

Fashion orgasm!  I don’t even smoke and I felt I needed a cigarette after this encounter. Little does this woman know that I once spent a painstaking hour last fashion week, waiting out in the cold after a brutally long 16hour (fashion week) work day to catch a glimpse of her and have her sign my September Vogue.  (read all about it here)

I left wondering how such an A-lister could be so foolish as to show up so prematurely at a NY Fashion Week show.  Doesn’t she know she is prime prey for fashion-crazed stalkers like me?  🙂

Thanks Anna!  You made my day and made this fashion week all that much more memorable!

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Given Valentine’s day always falls during NY Fashion Week, I’m always more consumed with my first love (fashion) with little time to plan for or even celebrate V-day.  This makes for a distracting excuse when you’re single but when you’re with a significant other, it just makes you look heartless.   Luckily my husband understands how the holiday conflicts with my fashion week workload and gives me a romantic pass.  Either that or he’s just happy he doesn’t have to celebrate the most commercialized holiday next to Christmas.  Why overspend on a dinner for two when the next day, you can score an even better reservation at half the price?

I have been decompressing post-fashion-week work craze by mindlessly collecting inspirational images through my pinterest account at the end of the day and thought I’d share with you some Valentine’s inspired images for you lovelies here.  One of these days, perhaps I’ll actually get to host something special for Valentine’s.  ‘Til then, I can only dream..in fuschia and gold.

 

Here’s to champagne and romantic Valentine’s days!

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I’m so glad I limited my maternity fashion spending spree because I’ve found that a lot of my regular wardrobe could stretch enough to fit the added 11″ to my waistline.  Take for example this Forever 21 bow cardigan.  It’s both long enough and stretchy enough to wear at 35 weeks with my pregnancy jeans.

These days, I’m enjoying all the pre-NYFW work, as grueling as the hours may sometimes be, I’ m reminded of why I love my job.

The other day when my hubby took me out to see the symphony at Lincoln Center, I couldn’t help but let out a huge smile at the sight of the NY Fashion Week Mercedes Benz sign.  The Lincoln Center temporary NYFW site is up!  And the countdown begins!

 

The Fashionista Momma

 

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