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NYFW VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes

Happy Monday! It still feels like a sauna in LA — nothing fall-ish about it. Here’s to hoping this NY-inspired post will cool things down.

While at Fashion Week, my team and I captured the creativity + chaos on video. The outfits, the shows, the designers, the blog work. We also chatted with some of the creative geniuses behind it all.

I especially loved my visits with Lubov Azria [of BCBG + Herve Leger], and Gilles Mendel [of J.Mendel]. What goes on behind-the-scenes in the days + moments leading up to show is incredible. The sewing, the styling, the casting, the directing. It’s far more hectic than one would imagine.

During my chat with Azria, the designer emphasized individuality is key when styling yourself. “There’s no uniform,” she said, adding it’s a passion for what she does that continues to push her. “How do I make it better every single day? That’s what inspires me.”

Indeed, we should all strive to be better than the day before, in whatever it is we do…

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Chatting with Lubov Azria, Chief Creative Officer of BCBG Max Azria Group

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Behind-the-Scenes at J. Mendel

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Visiting with Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel

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Shop My Looks (order according to photos)

Look 1 | Top: Rebecca Minkoff | Skirt: Chloe [affordable option here]| Heels: Prada [similar here] | Sunnies: Chanel [similar here] | Bag: Chanel [similar here]

Look 2 | Dress: Zara | Heels: Saint Laurent [affordable option here] | Coat: Chloe [similar here + here]

Look 3 | Top: [similar here] | Pants: Paper Crown | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff [round version in stores]

Look 4| Dress: Rick Owen [similar here, here, here + here] | Heels: Saint Laurent [affordable options here + here] | Bag: Chanel [similar here]

Video by Adam Falk  | Photos by Annie Shak