Leanne Marshall‘s Spring 2017 collection was inspired by healing crystals. The Project Runway season 5 winner stunned a packed crowd with whimsical flowing pieces that cascaded down the runway.
Anniesa Hasibaun made history as the first Indonesian designer to show at NYFW Spring 2017. Her designs were earth toned/green, peach and gold with pops of metallic, headscarfs and sequin throughout. I felt blessed to attend something so culturally diverse.
Calvin Lou shows us through his Spring 2017 collection that “rebellious girls” don’t stick to trifles or desicive personalities.
With 15 years of experience Louis Veridad debuted his new denim focused spring 2016 collection
Like always, NYFW was equal parts exhausting and incredible. Luckily I waisted no time gorging on Joe’s pizza and salty butter, ham and cheese on French baguettes from Arcade Bakery (thanks Kelsey) to give me the adequate energy in order to weather the storm. With the hustle and bustle of fashion week and the United Nations conferences going on, I tried my best to make it to each and every show/event, but unfortunately I was unable to. Above, I am sharing the shows I was able to attend. They were magic!
Other than the incredible shows, some NYFW highlights for me were….
*Staying at my favorite NYC hotel The Greenwich
*Filling the space between meal times with slices of Joe’s Pizza
*Indulging in the new fall 2016 Gucci collection at their flagship store on 5th avenue
*Meeting new friends and making connections
*My gal pals going uptown for Levain Bakery cookies so I did’t have to.
*Seeing the new Bergdorfs
*Checking out the Jcrew headquarters
*Kelsey getting reservations at Comse’ for a large group (it was a fall miracle).
*Seeing so many familiar faces at the Reward Style x Milk Studio Makeup party
*Picking up pranks for the kiddos at the Balloon Saloon
*Finally seeing the Iris Apfel Documentary
*Warming my soul with chai lattes at The Laughing Man
*Not feeling guilty for the calories consumed
I had such a great time. Thanks to all of my readers and sponsors who make what I do possible. xo
No. 21 Black Lace Mini Dress (half off)
No. 21 Embroidered Lace Dress (half off)
Good morning friends. Thank you so much for your continued love towards The Fashion Fuse. It makes me feel so fuzzy when readers support what I do. I am just feeling gratitude and wanted to share. Anyway, enough with the gushing…..
I was fortunate enough to attend New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2016 this past week. Guys, both of my son’s birthdays fall RIGHT in the middle of Spring AND Fall fashion weeks. What are the odds, right?! Because of this I am only able to attend half the event. Obviously missing a portion is completely worth it. “But isn’t it ironic? Don’t ya think??” Since my boys love the city I have considered dragging them along for the ride and celebrating their birthday’s NYC style, but for now, I’ll just go halfsies. Maybe one day, when I am super fancy and Ralph Lauren couldn’t dream of starting his show without me there, then I’ll bring the kiddies ;).
I will be sharing all the shows I attended at NYFW and their new collections later this week!
I wore this Chanel accessorized outfit on my first day at NYFW SS 2016. This No. 21 dress was the last piece on the sale rack at SAKS in Beverly Hills and boy am I lucky it was! The 80/90s inspired drop waist, modern lace and statement back side makes this No. 21 dress unforgettable in a very classic way. I am completely taken by it.
Let it be known that during my most recent ten day stay in Europe the ONLY item I purchased were these purple Chanel shield sunglasses. Perhaps someone kidnapped the real Angie (or I get so much cool stuff from my sponsors), cause I had zero desire to shop. However, when my love made me try on these sunglasses at the Chanel boutique in Paris, there was no question. He is the best at picking out fantastic statement pieces. Aren’t they so BAD A#S?!!
Thank you for your comments! I read each and every one (not like it’s hard). xo
It’s peach season, which means late summer/fall desserts at their finest. There is something so comforting about pie….especially old fashioned peach pie. I tend to have memories attached to the food I eat. This is probably due to the fact that I feel deprived since I try to only eat sinful foods on occasion.
When I think of old fashioned peach pie I think about the time my family and I spent in South Carolina. I have never had so much delicious comfort food in my life. The southern charm, kindness and foods like this reminds me of one of the best late summer vacations we ever took.
I made this old fashioned peach pie recipe for my kids, parents and me (my boo was on business like usual). There were only 5 of us (pie feeds 8-10) and we ate the whole thing! I took a highly rated old fashioned peach pie recipe and added ingredients I believed it was lacking. It turned out lovely! Not too sweet and a touch salty.
Here is what I did…..
Pep 45 m (includes crusts and filling)
Cook 45 m
Ready In 1 h 30 m
One double pie crust recipe. I used this one from epicurious. It was light, buttery and devine. I was worried the crust wouldn’t be sweet enough, so I added and extra teaspoon of sugar. The recipe calls for ice water to bond the ingredients…I ended up using a bit more than it called for.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 beaten egg for egg wash
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Line the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate with one of the pie crusts. Brush with some of the beaten egg to keep the dough from becoming soggy later.
- Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice and add vanilla. Mix gently. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the peaches, and mix gently. Pour into the pie crust, and dot with butter (*I like to pour half the peaches in, then dot with butter, pour the other half and dot with butter again*). Cover with the other pie crust, and fold the edges under. Flute the edges to seal or press the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in egg. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Cut several slits in the top crust to vent steam.
- Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until the crust is brown and the juice begins to bubble through the vents. If the edges brown to fast, cover them with strips of aluminum foil about halfway through baking. Cool before serving. This tastes better warm than hot.
Call your loved ones, add some vanilla bean ice cream and be forgiving of yourself (cause you’ll eat a lot) and you’re good to go! xoxo
Photo cred: New York Times
As we know, bodysuits are back and I am sharing the one(s) you need. Like a black cotton tank top needs a closet, a black cotton bodysuit….well, needs one too. This ASOS basic pack of one black and one white body suit is affordable and based on the price, sturdier than you would think. When I first bought these I had a little vision of buying a package of black and white hanes socks with Michael Jordan and some sort of Looney Toon on the front. The best part about these body suits is that the straps are super thin, but still hide a basic bra! Throw on on with no fuss.
As someone with eclectic style, I tend to be drawn to statement pieces…especially when it comes to shoes. The only problems is, statement shoes don’t always go well with statement clothes. This has me looking more and more for classic shoes that go with everything. These DNA Foootwear brown booties have quickly become one of my fall wardrobe staples. They are here with me at New York Fashion Week as we speak.
For affordable on trend pieces, I love to check out Windsor Store. These awesome olive green high waisted jeans are really comfortable, current and affordable. Although I love to stay with the trends, I don’t like to pay an arm and a leg for them.
I am here at NYFW! For all the adventures and new collection updates follow my IG and Snapchat accounts @thefashionfuse. xoxo
Hello fall! I could do flips thinking about this time of year. It makes me so happy!
Since red is one of my favorite fall colors, I couldn’t resist this off the shoulder red lace top by Light in the Box. Red is the color of power, determination, confidence and love. That with a little spontaneity and siliness sums this Sagittarius girl right up. I can think of a lot of spring colors I don’t love, but it’s pretty hard for me to think of any fall colors I’m not fond of. Pastels just aren’t really my jam. You will rarely see me in spring colors. To each their own though, right?
I paired this Light in the box Lace top with my Frame denim Forever Karlie jeans. If you’re looking for flattering flares, look no further. Frame denim’s flares are the best on the market at the moment. To keep this look in the transition zone (summer/fall) I added a straw boater hat and some platform sandals that you can’t see. Lastly, I added my favorite Gucci bag EVER. I can’t get enough of this striped Dionysus! I feel the same way about Gucci right now as I did about Jonathan Taylor Thomas in Man Of The House circa 1995. I loved him so much I cried in the theater!
When it comes to jewelry I am a bit torn. I mean obviously I am not against fine jewelry. What woman is??? It’s just that it’s not always reasonable to pay high end prices…especially if you’re shopping for trends. I love Bronzallure jewelry because their pieces are made with precious metal (18k gold and bronze) and real crystals all at reasonable prices. None of us need to be turning our extremeties green or smelling like mercury at the price of cheap jewelry. Bronze allure is high quality, fairly priced and now available at Shopbop.
“Success is no accident. It’s hard work, perseverance, learning, studying and sacrifice” Lately I have been seeing this first hand in my life and thought I’d share. Nothing valuable comes easy. Keep your chin up and keep working hard. Have a great day! xoxo