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What I Learned at New York Fashion Week

I know. I've been talking about Fashion Week a LOT. And maybe you are Done With It. All the bloggers "covering" Fashion Week. All the tweets. All the streetstyle photographs of the same exact 25 people. And with live-streaming fashion shows, is there any real need for all this chatter? 

Let's put it this way. Say you are watching a presidential debate on CNN. The candidates are talking, sure, but there's also a ticker at the bottom, constantly moving bar graphs showing the reactions of a group of "undecideds", computerized maps popping up, polling that contradicts the poll shown only moments before...or you can watch the debate on PBS. They just show the debate. You're an adult. You can listen to the candidates and make your own opinion.

I'm no glossy magazine editor, or even a style reporter for a newspaper, I'm just a blogger who likes talking about fashion with other people who like to talk about fashion. The shows I most enjoyed were the "smaller" ones...because I could get an invitation, because all the "big" shows can be watched online and, most importantly, because these are the designers of the future, the designers who are really thinking about how to make art, not about what's going to make their LVMH overlords happy. And as the ultra-intense-insane hype of Fashion Week went on, these were the people who seemed outrageously, obscenely happy to be there. Joyful people. People with authentic smiles on their faces. And joy is always in style.

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Rabbit Coat: Vintage
Green Jacket: Thrifted Benetton
Top: Gap
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo
Pearls: Gifts
Cat Brooch: Purchased in a thrift shop in Dublin
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Watch: Michael Kors