Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

NYFW SS17 Recap Part 1: Vintage, Fashion Palette & High Tea

NYFW has been such a whirlwind of wonderful experiences. As this was my first time at NYFW, I felt like I was living a dream, and it was so surreal sitting in the front row at runway shows. The week is coming to an end for me, so I’m slowly going through all my photos and working on recaps. I’ll be sharing three parts plus outfits, so bear with me as I have a lot of great photos and content for you guys.

NYFW Day 1NYFW Morphew collection showroom SS17NYFW Morphew showroom embroidered vintage lace

Day 1 was one of my favorite days as I got to visit the Morphew Concept showroom to see their collection of gorgeous, one-of-a-kind vintage pieces. As I’m a huge vintage fan, this was a dream opportunity for me and I seriously felt like I was in vintage heaven. The cool thing about Morphew is that not only do they source and collect rare vintage clothes from all over the world, they also make their own pieces out of vintage fabrics. This black lace dress that I’m touching in the above photo is a piece that Morphew designed using different vintage materials. It’s so cool that they combine fabrics from all of the world and from different decades to make truly unique pieces.NYFW Morphew vintage clothing lace dressNYFW Morphew Concept SS17nyfw morphew showroom colorful vintage dress

How cute is this embellished little dress with different colored dots? This is totally something I would wear in the fall layered over a cute turtleneck with over-the-knee boots. I also met the designers Bridgett Morphew and Jason Lyon, and it was a great to hear firsthand from them how the pieces are made and where they get their inspiration. NYFW silver vintage dress morphew collectionNYFW vintage ootd suede rainbow jacket

My favorite piece was definitely this rainbow suede feather jacket that I actually got to try on. I fell in love with this piece the moment I saw it, it’s just so fabulous and I love the boho glam vibe. It also went perfectly with my outfit. If only I could have taken it home with me! NYFW black and white vintage dress morphewNYFW vintage lace dress Morphew CollectionNYFW morphew collection vintage laceNYFW Morphew concept high-end vintage showroomNYFW vintage sequin blouse blogger style

For my day 1 outfit, of course I had to wear something vintage and grand enough for the high-end showroom. I chose a vintage sequin blouse layered over a ruffled maxi dress. I accented the look with burgundy accessories, including my Celine bag and Dries Van Noten shoes.

NYFW Day 2NYFW what i wore ballerina inspired outfit

Day 2 was an exciting day as it was my first NYFW runway show! I decided to go with a super feminine, ballerina inspired look. I attended two Fashion Palette shows, one for their Resort Collection and one for their RTW collection. Both shows featured a variety of Australian designers. Thanks to the Riviere Agency & Shopping Links, I was able to get a front row seat at the first show and second row seat at the second show. Not too shabby for my first two shows, and the front row goodie bag didn’t hurt either 🙂NYFW fashion palette RTW runway SS17nyfw con ilio runway dress SS17

How amazing is this gorgeous beaded gown by Con Ilio? This was definitely a showstopper. nyfw cristahlea fashion palette runway nyfw cristahlea ss17 collection floral dress nyfw cristahlea ss17 show fashion palette NYFW fashion palette RTW SS17 show

Love all the floral and sequin dresses from Cristahlea, perfect for cocktail parties!NYFW Homebodii fashion palette runway NYFW homebodii SS17 lingerie NYFW Homebodii runway show SS17

I got serious lingerie envy seeing the delicate and romantic pieces from Homebodii. The styling was also perfect with the floral headpiece.
NYFW Milanja SS17 show yellow dress

Sleek and sophisticated dresses from Milanja. I’m digging this yellow number with a sexy cut-out.NYFW Stephanie Chehade Fashion Palette show NYFW Stephanie Chehade SS17 Show

Cool girl effect with a surprise in the back from Stephanie ChehadeNYFW Sui Generis Fashion Palette White Dress NYFW Sui Generis SS17 Runway Show

One of my favorite looks from Sui Generis. I’m a sucker for any outfit with a crop top and off-the-shoulder neckline, and this one takes it to another level.NYFW feminine floral skirt outfit

 NYFW Day 3NYFW Lady Mendls tea salon Alterre show

Day 3 kicked off with a morning presentation for Alterre shoes at Lady Mendl’s Tea Salon. This was such a creative way to present shoes, and it definitely made getting up for a 9AM show worth it. With fresh scones, tea sandwiches, and bellinis, we enjoyed the shoes in an intimate and cozy setting. Alterre is a shoe brand that just launched last year, and they are all about providing shoes that are customizable for different occasions. All of their heels and straps are detachable and inter-changeable, so you can choose different colors, heel heights, and styles that best suit your “Alter Ego.”NYFW Alterre Shoes SS17 Presentation NYFW Alterre Show at Tea House

I’m loving their new lace-up sandals collection with a detachable lace-up that comes in different colors.NYFW Alterre Shows SS17 Collection

How pretty are these peach ones with the gold lace-ups? I totally need a pair! NYFW Afternoon Tea Outfit Blogger StyleIf you can’t tell by now, I like to dress the part. I chose a high tea inspired outfit with a pink hat, floral skirt, and silk blouse. I’ll take any excuse to dress up!

That’s it for Part 1! I know that was a lot, but there is even more to come. I’ll also be doing a separate post with all of my outfit photos, so you’ll still get to see the usual detail shots and close-ups of all my NYFW outfits. Stay tuned!

Thanks for reading,

Mary

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12 responses to “NYFW SS17 Recap Part 1: Vintage, Fashion Palette & High Tea”

  1. My says:

    Mary, i loveee this recap! You are such a lucky girl to see all this beautiful presentations! My favorite is the tea salon because I’m an afternoon tea fanatic. Thanks for skating your experience with us!

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      i’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m obsessed with afternoon tea as well so i was super excited about the presentation!

  2. April says:

    That sounds like it was an amazing experience! I’ve never been to NYFW but this post makes me want to go!

  3. Steph says:

    Looks like you had an amazing time! It was my first time attending NYFW, as well. Wish I was still there!

    xO – Steph

    http://www.urbanblonde.com

  4. Jen says:

    Simply loving all these looks! So JELLY you got to go to NYFW; thought I’d stop by as a fellow Goizueta grad originally from the NY area – but I’m now in ATL (Linkedin recommended you to me, ha!). Glad you’re pursuing your passion full time! Keep it up.

    Xo Jen | http://laxmilifestyle.com

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      hi Jen! always nice to see another Goizueta grad who’s also a blogger. thanks for stopping by, you have a great blog too!

  5. Gail says:

    This is amazing Mary. I loved this recap post. The photos are gorgeous and you went to so many amazing shows and events! Such an awesome experience!

    • layersofchic@gmail.com says:

      thanks Gail! It was so nice meeting you and can’t wait to hang out again!

  6. Loved this breakdown!! So happy to have been to a few of them with you! : ) 🙂

  7. Taylor Aube says:

    I love all of your outfits babe! It was so fun meeting you 🙂

    http://stopdropandvogue.com

  8. Wow!! This truly looks like a dream come true! Love all your photos. Looking forward to possibly attending next year! xo

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