NYFW ss20

It’s that time of year again when Fashion is all the buzz around New York City!

I am going to a few shows this season, per my friend Audra’s invites, and I am so excited. Fashion week is a busy time for the entire city and I feel very lucky and grateful to witness even a small part of it.

My schedule was booked on Saturday with shows, a pop up, and shooting outfits. I barely had enough time to eat throughout the day, I mainly had snacks at home. I am trying to not spend a lot of money during Fashion Week so anytime I can be at home for food its a plus!

I start my day with a giveaway from Glossier (I’m an affiliate – read post here). Thank you to all who entered, it was so much fun and I hope to do another one soon with Glossier!

Then, I did a get ready with me (GRWM) on Insta stories showing my makeup look for the day. I went with a blue graphic eyeliner that comes up to my crease. I left the lid clear to give emphasis on the lines. I rush to put on my first outfit, which was this silk dress from COS. I felt it was so unique with the blue and green watercolor pattern and the specific ties across the dress. It was so comfortable and flowy. I paired it with a blue Mansur Gavriel bag and Marais USA shoes to complete this aqua inspired look.

I arrive to the NOLCHA shows at 12pm to see a designer from China – 3ZM by Luyang Yanglu. It is always interesting to me to see designers from outside the US because they have such a different outlook on fashion and I love learning from that.

I head back home to eat lunch, change clothes, and transition my makeup. I go back on Insta stories to show how I fill in my eyeliner completely to create a thick, blue wing. I wanted a more dramatic eye for a simpler outfit.

The outfit is focused on the form of this top from COS (similar here). I like how it obscures my figure and creates another shape. I paired it with some trousers from Massimo Dutti, gold sandals, and an elegant YSL bag. I loved this outfit because it was casual, yet still really pretty and chic.

I decided to switch my schedule around for the afternoon and see a later show, so I can visit the new Target 20th Anniversary pop-up. Target brought back all the designer collection collaborations they did over the years.  You can shop the designer collection on that day (Sept 7) before the collection drops in stores and online September 14. I will do a post about that very soon on the blog, so keep an eye out for what I bought!

From the pop-up, I rush back to Chelsea to see the Oxford Collective shows. This is a part of a design studio that houses small designers. They all show their collections at once, with a few seconds to spare in between. The collections were smaller than other shows and more simple. Some designers had more formal ensembles and others showed more of a simple silhouette with neutral colors.

I am super exhausted by this time and my boyfriend and I find a restaurant in West Village to eat called Boucherie. AMAZING FRENCH FOOD!

I go back to my apartment to decompress from the day and rest up. Sunday is a day off because I am still a student and I need to catch on work and sleep.

On Monday, I have class and attend the Hogan McLaughlin show in the evening. This collection was my favorite so far. The geometric cuts, the color combinations, the mixing of textures, and the structure of all the pieces were just sublime. I could totally see myself wearing this collection. I had so much excitement watching the show!

I take all the photos of the shows on this blog post!!

I wore a milky white dress. I wanted to channel what the designer is interested in and after some research I noticed the silhouettes, colors, and hems were similar to this COS dress I own. I paired it with some red boots from AndOtherStories for a pop of color and this super cute bag from DOOZ. The brand DOOZ let me borrow this bag for a show and I am so thankful for that. I will have a special post about the bag and what the brand is all about next week.

Fashion week is so much fun. I love creating looks and sticking to my style but making it more elevated. I love watching the shows that I can attend and seeing all the action in real life. I also love running into famous Instagram influencers and big people in the fashion industry.

Until next season,



All photos on this post were taken by Sophia Kountakis team.


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