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Friday, February 8, 2013

Lex What Wear: It’s finally here – New York Fashion Week – and we’re taking it by storm

By Alex McLean
KyForward columnist

Editor’s note: Our Alex, of Lex What Wear, is indeed taking New York Fashion Week by storm, reporting live from her new New York City home. This is the first of several columns she’ll be writing to give her Kentucky readers an inside look at the fashion world’s premier event.

New York Fashion Week has taken on new meaning for me since I now live in the Big Apple and can experience it up close and personal! You can literally feel the excitement everywhere you go in the city.

The fashion mayhem officially began this week and it is nonstop until Feb. 14. I plan to spend my free time covering runway shows, spotting trends on the streets and reporting it straight to you back home. Fortunately, I have been able to score a few tickets to some pretty amazing NYFW events and I can’t wait to share all of the juicy details. (Check back next week for the biggest score of all!)

Last night officially kicked off my week and half of celebrating the most amazing fashion designers and brands in the world. I was invited to a blogger event hosted by Gap. One of my fave bloggers Kendi of Kendi Everyday was the host of the event held at the Gap store in Lincoln Square (not too far from where I now live).

I brought along friend and fellow blogger Genevieve of Daily Dose of Vitamin B with Genevieve Marie. We grabbed a cocktail and enjoyed the fashion and fun.

Of course the highlight of the night was meeting Kendi and a few members of the Gap team, but coming in a close second was the Instagram contest (that could win you $500). Of course we entered, even if it meant we had to take a photo of ourselves in some fabulous Gap gear. Keep an eye out for my contest pic on my Instagram today.

Here are some pics I snapped from last night’s event, including the outfits Gen and I styled from Gap’s new collection! Cross your fingers for that $500 WIN …





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I wanted to share a little of one other post I had this week – one that’s pretty plain and simple.

Ever have days where you want to dress for comfort only? I have them all of the time and it’s A-OK. My goal is to find one item in my closet I want to feature and the rest has to be easy-going. (Hints the lack of jewelry and accessories in my photo below.) From the simplicity of the denim blouse to the solid black trouser pant and the hint of edginess in the boot and hat, I found balance in my ensemble. Comfort doesn’t always have to mean sweat pants and sneakers!

Oh, and I must mention the hat. I absolutely adore this hat designed by my incredible boss, Satya Twena. The coloring and trim are perfection!


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Have a great weekend, y’all!

Alex McLean writes daily for LexWhatWear.com, a Lexington style-spotting blog she created for people who love to read about what’s hot … and sometimes what’s not … in fashion. She also shares lifestyle tips, creative ideas and stories about local fashionistas and others who inspire – live from New York City, where she now lives.

For more of Alex’s Lex What Wear columns, click here.



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