My New York Fashion Week Highs & Lows


Top 5 Shows: Prabal Gurung, Oscar de la Renta, The Blonds, Victoria Beckham and Diane von Furstenberg

Best Production: Donna Karan & The Blonds

David Beckham: Seeing David Beckham holding Harper as they walked into the venue for Victoria Beckham’s fashion show. I made the right decision to arrive super early.

Seeing David Beckham in the flesh for the second time in two months.

Anna Wintour: Seeing a guy with a silver plate handing Anna Wintour her Starbucks at Victoria Beckham.

Seeing a British socialite curtsey when greeting Anna Wintour at Prabal Gurung.

LOL Moment: A dude offered me and @seoulcialite cocaine after The Blonds show. We busted out laughing – in his face. He kept chanting “Co, co, co, co…”. We were like, “Chanel?”

A-Listers In The Front Row: Michael Kors’ is the one show you are guaranteed an A-list-packed front row, so I was shocked to see Matt Damon front row at Naeem Khan. Despite looking as bored as hell, it was a nice treat for his wife on Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope she was shopping for a dress for the Oscars.

Fashion Foie Gras for Coach Bag: Emily from Fashion Foie Gras gifted me her self-designed ‘Blogger Bag’ which I toted around Fashion Week. The bag was very popular as I got papped a few times carrying it in one day by WWD and Huffington Post. I was very excited to help support my friend and fellow blogger in this way.

Marchesa: After being devastated not to receive an invitation to Marchesa’s Spring 2012 presentation, I was seated behind the celebs for Fall 2012.


Karlie Kloss: The absence of Karlie Kloss on the runway was very evident. No one sparkles on the runway like she does. Apparently she’s working on a new project that may see her on the big screen. The good news is that she should be back on the runway for Milan.

Missing Blake Lively: Due to scheduling, I was unable to attend the Noon by Noor presentation. I was disappointed to see my girl Blake had attended later in the day.

No More Drama: People tried to fuel drama between Brad Goreski and Rachel Zoe. There was no drama, no confrontation; they were both getting on with their lives and jobs. Why are people willing this to happen so badly?

David Beckham Photo: After my Twitter followers begged me to take a picture of Becks at VB’s show, this is the best I could do.

The Ego Has Landed: Anna Dello Russo didn’t hit New York until the Marc Jacobs show on Monday. On Tuesday she arrived really late to the Diesel show. Not content with standing at the back with all the others who arrived late, she elbowed her way to the front to try to claim her seat. However, the seat had been taken, so she was forced to crouch down near the front row.

Late Night TV Shows: I love late night telly in the US, but I was too exhausted to watch my faves, Letterman, Conan and Jay Leno. I think I only turned the TV on once to watch the Grammy’s.

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Best Dressed Of The Week - Rihanna In Giorgio Armani & Christina Ricci In Jenny Packham

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  • love the round up, glad you don’t hold back on your opinion….too many people would be afraid to criticise ADR on their blog!

    • Fashion Critic

      thank you.

      Yes the are all worried it will scupper their chances of being featured in Vogue Nippon.

  • Luci

    I also enjoyed your fashion week coverage a lot 🙂 thanks! 🙂

  • Luca S

    Yay I can’t wait for the rest of your coverage of fashion week, Oh my god! I would die if Angelina Jolie wore that Marchesa to the Academy Awards with an updo!!!

  • kat

    love reading your insight and behind the scenes bits! Keep it coming FC! Love from Los Angeles

    • Fashion Critic

      thank u x

  • I love the highs and lows! ADR seems so funny in her blog and also when bryanboy says how nice she is… I’m so disappointed! I remember what happened last time with the seating problem..
    Let’s hope she stays calm in Paris, and I hope to finally meet you if I see you in a show!

    • Fashion Critic

      please say hello 🙂

  • molly

    Thanks for all the wonderful coverage!
    And what is it with being offered cocaine in New York? Some guy offered it to me a few years ago when I was there…but it wasnt funny because I was 16 and with my dad. My father was not to happy! lol

    • Fashion Critic

      oh my…that is frightening

  • Ahot

    Thumbs up FC! You ´re the best! 🙂

  • Alina

    Love this posts.
    You have such a wonderful “fashion-life”. Enjoy it, FC!

    • Fashion Critic

      it’s my pleasure

  • Yeliz

    Great coverage FC, you always do an amazing job and I always love to read your comments.

    BTW I saw another picture of you from MBFW;

    • Fashion Critic

      thanks……I always look like I’m about to burst out laughing

  • Thank you for a marvelous read and love all your picks! I like how you keep it real with a balanced view of the good (highs), bad (lows) and the plain ugly (drugs) . Keep up the great work and look forward to the next installments 🙂

    • Fashion Critic

      Thank you…I like to keep it real 😉

    • CreoleLady

      +1. I came to add my thanks and appreciation for FC’s hard work but you, Couturecoco, said it better than I ever could!

      • Fashion Critic

        Thank you my dear x

  • slashdot

    Awesome, FC! It’s really great to be able to find out some of the scoops at these Fashion weeks.
    By the way, will you be covering the Goya Awards?

    • Fashion Critic

      I’m out the whole day, so I won’t be able to pick this up until late this evening

      • slashdot

        Great! I can’t wait! 🙂

  • Shaina

    What an amazing week! It seems like a lot of fun.

    You should have brought David Beckham home with you, seriously…I’m sure Victoria would have been too busy watching the show to notice.

    • Fashion Critic

      Ha ha…I wish

  • Iris

    getting papped, seated among celebs, designer threads… despite all the adulation and recognition (fully deserved), love it FC how you grounded you still sound! hope you never change xx

    • Fashion Critic

      Thank you.,.i will never change 🙂

    • Linda

      Me too!

  • kiwi

    FC, its been a pleasure to read your coverage.. love ur comment on Anna Wintour

    • Fashion Critic

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it

  • Marybeth

    Your coverage is just wonderful, FC.
    Having you share your experiences with us is the next best thing to being there in person!

    • Fashion Critic

      happy bring you along the journey x

  • bee7

    LOL @Matt Damon looking as bored as hell

    • bee7

      FC, have you heard why Freja Beha was missing the runway shows?

      • Fashion Critic

        Oh…hadn’t realised. Not sure why

  • bm

    I love Liu Wen. So, i wonder if you ever met with her, and how is she in real life.
    Btw, never use drugs , OK ?:)

    • Fashion Critic

      just say no 🙂

  • Ade

    Anna Dello Russo thinks she’s the second coming of Jesus Christ doesn’t she. I hope she gets lost in the clearance department at forever21.

    • Fashion Critic

      ROTFLMAO @ I hope she gets lost in the clearance department at forever21.

    • LOL!!!

    • Jones19

      Comment of the week! LOL

  • pipsqueak

    Love all the photos you chose for the collage. Liu Wen is absolutely mesmorizing!

  • Bec

    love these round ups – SOOOOO excited for your Oscars coverage!! 🙂 x

  • Carla

    Just…you’re fabulous. Thanks for doing what you do so well!!

    • Fashion Critic

      thank you

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    That Oscar de la Renta gown is beyond amazing–so unabashedly girly! 🙂 LOVE it!
    I also loved hearing your report on Fashion week…I always look forward to it! Sorry you didn’t get a better picture of David Beckham :'( Next time, hopefully!

    • Fashion Critic

      yes…next time 🙂

  • mm

    Love this feature. Your coverage of fashion week is wonderful.

    You certainly had a LOL moment with offer for Co co! That $hit cray

  • Mol

    Love your picks, especially the gold Marchesa, which surprised me as I was aware of all the negative reactions to their show. Your high/low report is a super treat to read, lets me be there in a way so thanks so much! I’m now especially pumped up for your Oscar blogging, especially since I won’t see the show in all likelihood and I know you’ll do a stellar job covering every detail…..

    • Fashion Critic

      thank you…I will be flying home earlier from Milan just to cover the oscars

  • Martin

    Love your fashion week round-ups, always a pleasure to read. I agree with you that Karlie was sorely missed in New York but the rumour goes that she will be doing something big in London – perhaps to do with the Bubery show, which she has never walked before. Fingers crossed.

    Hands down funniest part of this round-up is the socialite who curtsied upon greeting Anna Wintour. Hysterical. Hands down most unsurprising part of this round-up is Anna Dello Russo being a complete and utter self-absorbed egomaniac.

    • Fashion Critic

      It was so funny. But meeting Anna is like meeting the Queen after all.

      Oh Burberry is tomorrow, so I will look out for Karlie then. I hope it’s true.

  • Jones19

    Ahh these posts are so much fun. I can imagine you were giddy seeing David Beckham, he is super fine 🙂

    • Fashion Critic

      Very giddy 😉

  • always love reading those x

    • Fashion Critic

      thank you x

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