#ALIVEatNYFW: Top 10 Moments Of Our Experience At New York Fashion Week

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Our experience in New York for Fashion Week was a whirlwind of street style, shows, after-parties, networking, exploring and more. Here are top 10 moments that stood out as highlights during our weeklong adventure.

10/ Backstage Access: From beauty tips backstage at Adam Lippes to pastel previews at Nanette Lepore, ALIVE’s exclusive access went beyond the runway.

Looks at Nanette Lepore. Photo by LaToya Thompson.

Looks at Nanette Lepore. Photo by LaToya Thompson.

9/ Enhancing Designer Connections: With access to a fabulous roster of designer collections, we were able to keep up our connections with familiar faces like Charles Harbison, while creating new relationships and networking with new faces like Timo Weiland and Collina Strada.

Charles Harbison with his SS15 collection. Photo by Carmen Boeser (@therubyzipper). New York Fashion Week 2014

Charles Harbison with his SS15 collection. Photo by Carmen Boeser (@therubyzipper).

8/ Milk Studios: A cultural hub and home base of MADE Fashion Week, the presentations that are featured in this Chelsea hotspot are always some of the most breathtaking.

Isa Arfen at Milk Studios. Photo by Carmen Boeser. New York Fashion Week 2014

Isa Arfen at Milk Studios. Photo by Carmen Boeser.

7/ Street Style: Fabulous street style was everywhere from the courtyard of Lincoln Center and beyond. Brittany Browers (DJ TrashTalk) and I even got snapped (and tweeted!) by Milk Studios alongside NYC fashion influencers that included Rachel Lynch of I Hate Blond.

Sarah Stallman and Brittany Bowers New York Fashion Week 2014

6/ ESQ Movado Lucky Magazine Party: Lucky Magazine’s annual invite-only blogger event brings together an exclusive roster of fashion bloggers along with major sponsors (this year, Movado), for a happy hour that took place at Bar Nana in NYC. On top of connecting with some fabulous local bloggers, we all walked away with one of four different styles of watches from Movado’s new Bold collection. Talk about bag swag!

Photo by Brittany Browers (@brittbrowers). Movado Watch at New York Fashion Week

Photo by Brittany Browers (@brittbrowers).

5/ The After-Parties: From neighborhood to neighborhood, there was no shortage of NYFW after-parties that allowed the connections to continue even after the shows were over. A few of our favorites included the Twelv Magazine Party at Gilded Lily, the Ricardo Seco after-party on the rooftop of Hotel Americano, Maison Kitsune after-party at Le Bain and the Triumph Hotels manicure event at The Gershwin Hotels.

Brittany Browers photographed in the black lights at the Maison Kitsune after-party at Le Bain. New York Fashion Week 2014

Brittany Browers photographed in the black lights at the Maison Kitsune after-party at Le Bain.

4/ Cynthia Rowley at Swiss Institute: Perhaps one of the most media-packed events  was the Cynthia Rowley fashion presentation at the Swiss Institute, where the well-established designer showcased her Spring/Summer 2015 collection to a bevy of starlets and media personalities from the likes of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Cynthia Rowley at the Swiss Institute. Photo by Sarah Stallmann (@wickedwallflower). New York Fashion Week 2014

Cynthia Rowley at the Swiss Institute. Photo by Sarah Stallmann (@wickedwallflower).

3/ Vogue Interview at Cynthia Rowley: I was video interviewed by Vogue TV at the Cynthia Rowley show where they asked my thoughts on the collection (loved the prints, tent dress and sporty accents) as well as my favorite New York emerging designer (Harbison!).

Photo by Laura Heying (@lauraheying). Vogue TV interview with Sarah Stallman At Cynthia Rowley. New York Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Laura Heying (@lauraheying).

2/ Michael Costello at The Pavilion: “Project Runway” alum and emerging evening gown guru showcased a breathtaking collection at The Pavilion in Lincoln Center for one of our favorite runway events of the week. Beading, details, metal belts, cutouts and sheer details will ensure the designer’s creations as red carpet regulars.

Photo by Lindsay Pattan (@lindsay_pattan). Michael Costello at the Pavillion. New York Fashion Week 2014

Photo by Lindsay Pattan (@lindsay_pattan).

1/ New York: Perhaps the best part of NYFW was, well, New York. Beautiful views, a breathtaking skyline and a hustle and bustle that never sleeps, NYC is an inspirational place to be fully immersed in fashion on a larger scale. One thing is for sure however, St. Louis has just as much creativity, talent and yes, even style as the big city does, so our love for our hometown has only gotten sweeter since our NYC adventures. Love ya, New York!

A view from the top. Photo by Marisa Lather (@voguerhythm).

A view from the top. Photo by Marisa Lather (@voguerhythm).

Until next season!

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