We know what New York Fashion Week's all about, right? We've been keeping you updated with all the incredible street style images so far this year, who's wearing what on the front row and which parties have the coolest A-list guests. But what is it actually like for a true fashion insider? From how it is jumping from one show to the other, what it's like on the front row, and what you eat during fashion's biggest week, there are plenty of other aspects we don't always get to see when looking at a celeb or street style star.
However, über-blogger Sofie Valkiers of Fashionata has given us a rundown of her full diary from NYFW, including what it was like seeing the Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid collection in the flesh, what she did on her time off, and the most exciting celebs she spotted on the front row of Victoria Beckham's show. (Spoiler: You won't want to skip that picture.) Click through our gallery of Sofie Valkier's New York Fashion Week diary.
"Waking up in our hotel, with this breathtaking view of a sun-soaked NYC. What a great way to start NYFW!"
"Taking in some much-needed fuel for a busy (and hot!) day of fittings, hair and make-up, and other preparations for what's to come. Talk about silence before the storm…"
"The amazing carnival-inspired Tommy Hilfiger show, featuring a huge Ferris wheel, a gazillion lights, old-school neon signs, some really great snacks, and an impressive front row."
"Can you think of a better way to spend a summer evening?"
"Keeping cool with this mini Alena Akhmadullina dress, quirky Ines Figaredo bag (obsessed!) and Jimmy Choo booties after the Dion Lee show."
"The Jimmy Choo dinner had the cutest table setting ever, with lots of golden, pink and white details—in short: every girl's dream."
"Super excited to attend one of my favourite designer's shows today. I absolutely adore the clean and cool setting Victoria Beckham selected for showing her latest designs, and my front row view isn't so bad either."
"I really loved Victoria’s spin on a classic women's suit, with a sexy bra peeking from underneath. Run the world much?!"
"I'm wearing an amazing leather dress, custom made corset belt, and Tibi shoes."
"Always in for a little joke coming from Michael Kors!"
"So happy to take a little break from the NYFW craziness for a bit of quality time with my love. There's seriously nothing better to reboot than rowing boats in Central Park when the sun starts to set… Aaaa NYC, you're so amazing."
"The geniuses from MAC working their magic on me, with a golden eyeliner-based look, perfect for a fun rooftop shooting."
"Time to explore this amazing city and take in its unique energy, including a healthy brunch, a little High Line hike and healthy salads."
The aforementioned healthy brunch.
"Waiting for the Michael Kors show to start, wearing a head-to-toe look by the designer himself."
"Bella Hadid looking gorgeous as ever in this beaded dress."
"Can't believe it's over already; I guess time flies when you're having fun. Until next year, NYC!"
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