Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My NYFW Experience - Round II

We are in the midst of fashion month and I was lucky enough to work some shows during New York Fashion Week again! Last season, I was interning at one of the top fashion PR agencies, PR Consulting. With them, I had my first fashion week experience. I was able to work a bunch of SS '12 shows and even work the Versace x H&M event a few months later! This season, they asked me to come back and help out with some preparation and work some shows again. Of course, I excitedly accepted!

Zero + Maria Cornjeo invite

Stunning color and movement at Zero + Maria Cornjeo

Love the makeup case in the gift bags at Milk Studios

My favorite part of this experience was working the Narciso Rodriguez show because it was part of Mercedez Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center! Somehow, all of the other shows I have worked in the past were all held at Milk Studios and other outside locations. While there is definitely an amazing, unique element to a show at an outside location, I was excited to work one at MBFW because it is the essentially epicenter of NYFW.

Having these will never get old.

Empty theatre at MBFW before Narciso Rodriguez

Final walk at Narciso Rodriguez

Everything at Lincoln Center was amazing and super organized! The entrance and lounge area is a fashion-lover's heaven! Plus, MBFW has select volunteers to help with preshow setup, which makes it a lot easier on the PR staff. A show at The Stage of MBFW is an amazing experience. The venue is huge and the stadium seating creates such a cool effect. While I am so grateful for every fashion show opportunity that I have, this is definitely one that will not be forgotten!

Until next time Fashion Week...

I am so thankful that PR Consulting let me come back and intern with them again for FW '12 New York Fashion Week. I learn so much with every new experience that I get and have so much fun just being in the Fashion Week atmosphere! London Fashion Week has since wrapped up and now we are on to Milan before finishing with Paris! I am really looking forward to seeing what all of the designers show.

Do you have any questions about what it's like to work a fashion show?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Best Dressed At The Grammys

The Grammys are such a fun awards show because you never know what to expect. You never know what the artists are going to do, say, or wear! With nominees like Kanye (who was MIA this year), Lady Gaga, and Nicki Minaj, you know things are certainly not going to be boring! The red carpet fashion was edgy and fun as usual and there was no lack of skin showing. See who I thought stood out from the crowd below!

Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture. This is probably a controversial pick, but I think she looks HOT! She definitely took a huge risk, but I think there is no better occasion for it than the Grammys. The dress itself is incredible and she is glowing in it! And like they say, if you've got it, flaunt it!

Corrine Bailey Rae worked it in Christian Siriano. He is known for creating over-the-top, ruffled dresses and this is no exception. I love this hemline in particular though, and I think she looks gorgeous. This was such a fun, yet pretty dress for the occasion.

Taylor Swift looked gorgeous in Zuhair Murad. People seem to hate that she always picks sparkly dresses, but I think that she always looks stunning in them. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! I love the high neckline of this dress paired with her hair in a topknot. Taylor looks very elegant, as usual!

I think Adele looked great on the red carpet in her custom Giorgio Armani gown, but I thought she looked absolutely perfect onstage in a polka dot Clements Ribeiro dress. The dress fit her perfectly and really accentuated her figure at the waistline. The dress itself was amazing too. I love the sheer polka dots up top as well as the lacy hemline. Last night was all about Adele and her fabulousness, so it is only fitting that she looked the part too!

Carrie Underwood in Gomez Gracia. Seriously, I don't think I have ever seen her look bad. Carrie looked flawless, like usual, at the Grammys. The dress's embellishments make it incredibly gorgeous. I love that she went for the long sleeves. She looked so elegant from the front, but a cut out back made it sexy from behind!

Rihanna in custom Giogio Armani. Um, hello hotstuff! Could that neckline plunge and further? She left little to the imagination last night, but looked incredible while doing so! The Grammys are the perfect time to show a little skin and RiRi took full advantage! I'm not loving her hair though.

Sophia Grace & Rosie in custom Ellen! If you follow me on Twitter/Facebook, you already know that I am BEYOND obsessed with these two little girls. Not only are they insanely cute and talented, they can really work a red carpet! Any little girls who rock tutus like that get an A+ in my book!

Do you agree with my picks? Did I leave anyone out?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

PR Couture

A few weeks ago, a feature was done about me on a wonderful site called PR Couture. They have a section called "Getting IN" where they interview interns who are just starting out in the PR industry about their experiences. I was lucky enough to get asked and love the finished product! I have the link posted in the "Features" section of the blog, but here it is again incase you haven't checked it out yet:

"There is no “off” switch for PR. Everyone in the industry is basically always working and you always have to be accessible and ready to handle anything at any given moment. -Ashley Santucci"

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jason Wu For Target

As I've mentioned before on here, I love me a good designer collaboration. Two big hits recently have been Missoni for Target and Versace x H&M. I adored both of those collections, and I even got to work the Versace x H&M event during my last internship! But now, my latest obsession is Jason Wu for Target. As I'm sure everyone knows, this designer collab came out on Sunday.

Part of the Jason Wu for Target display at my local Target

All of the accessories were cleaned out after 5 minutes!
The craziness over the collection wasn't quite at Missoni level, but my local Target was still kind of nuts! I got there right at 8 AM when the store opened and thank goodness I did, because all of the accessories and most of the clothes were gone within minutes! Luckily, I was able to snag some amazing items before they were all gone.

This dress was one of the most popular items from the collection and it's easy to see why. I love its girly shape and colors! I already wore this dress to work with tights and ankle boots, but plan on wearing it again in the Spring and Summer with some nude heels.

I also picked up this adorable, nautical inspired dress. It's a teeny bit large on me, as I found all of the items ran pretty big. I was obsessed with it though and bought it anyway knowing I could make it work. I'm glad I did, because once I got it home and added a brown belt to cinch the waist, it couldn't look cuter! I can't wait to wear this to plenty of summer BBQs with some brown sandals and an armful of gold bracelets.

Lastly, my favorite purchase is this incredible straw, classic flap bag. Pictures on the internet of it really don't even do it justice. The shape of it is absolutely timeless and the quality of it is so nice. I love how you can carry it using the top handle, or make it a crossbody bag. Plus, anyone who knows me knows that I carry around my life in my pocketbook, and this bag is big enough for me to fit all of my things!

Unfortunately, I really wanted the black pleated skirt, but it was way to big on me. I also fell in love with the white flared dress with the black belt, but they didn't have it at my local Target. Overall though, I'm super happy with my purchases and loved this Jason Wu for Target collection!

Did you take part in any of the Jason Wu for Target madness?