This 11-day celebration makes everyone who has taste-buds want to be Italian, or at least celebrate with friends and family. The festival marks the feast day of the patron saint of Naples, San Gennaro. And believe me…New York feasts, while celebrating the strong Italian roots and culture in Little Italy. And while I am as Irish as a drunken clover, the Feast of San Gennaro had become a yearly jaunt down to Little Italy that makes me want to be an Italian (and tan) woman that can actually cook! (I still think cereal should count)
Look up more info at: http://www.sangennaro.org
New York is HOT in the summer and COLD in the winter....and Fall in NYC gives us that in-between weather that our closets (and feet) adore! This is the perfect weather for shopping!! Some of my favorite pieces of clothing start coming alive again in the fall, teasing us in the storefront windows before the weather has changed. Grandpa Cardigans? Dark wash Skinny Jeans paired with a brand new pair of Leather Boots? CASHMERE PASHMINAS!?! Can you say luxury?! They all go perfectly with a stroll through Central Park with a friend, comparing notes on new fall trends, and what your new fall perfume is going to be.
*Side Note* crisp cool air is always, I mean ALWAYS better for your hair! Wear your locks down, long, loose and natural, while waving summer frizz good-bye!
Of course I had to save the best for last....drum roll please.......
MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK!!!!!!
Makeup, Models, Marc Jacobs and Tents that don't involve camping...What else could a girl ask for? Mercedes Benz Fashion Week marks the beginning of the fall season in New York. After months of grueling work, design houses such as Valentino, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Max Azria and more, unveil their collections under the tents in Bryant Park. The world's most beautiful models strut these collections down the runway while the fashion's finest critics, celebrities and customers come to watch... in between lavish soirées and updating their shopping lists.
As if this wasn't reason enough to attend.... This year marks the 70th Anniversary of one of my fav movies...The Wizard of Oz!
And with that....designers Oscar de la Renta, Stuart Weitzman, Gwen Stefani (L.A.M.B), Jimmy Choo, Giuseppe Zanotti, Besty Johnson, A Testoni, Alberta Ferretti, Botkier, Abaete, Tibi, Diane von Furstenburg, Manolo Blahnick, Lisa Pliner, Moschino, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi & Tuleh ALL have created their own modern version of Dorothy's famed red slipper. Each is adorned by countless Swarovski Crystals and displayed encased in glass around the magnificent main fountain with in the tents. What a great idea!
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