The age-old adage that working in fashion is not a glamorous job doesn’t apply for Leila Yavari, the fashion director at Stylebop.com. Take for example, the fact that she rolled around on the second-to-last day of NYFW in a Rolls-Royce. Or that she got the chance to visit Jason Wu’s studio and hang with the models backstage at Michael Kors’ runway show, all in a 12-hour period.
While of course Ms. Yavari was working hard between the many appointments, shows and coffee breaks she worked into her schedule, she also managed to be incredibly well-heeled. From 9:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., follow this influential fashion insider from stop to stop on an average day of NYFW.
9:30 a.m.: “First up, Michael Kors. Always one of my New York favorites. Stuck in traffic, but I’m not complaining when my ride is a Rolls-Royce Phantom.”
10 a.m.: “No nonsense dressing at its most perfect. Kors has an uncanny knack for nailing what modern women want.”
11 a.m.: – “No fashion week is complete without a touch of the unexpected. This season it was Lucite clutches by Sarah’s Bag—a great new discovery for us and the perfect pick-me-up for spring.”
12:30 p.m.: “Fresh off the vine and onto the street—Paul Andrew’s presentation is every shoe girl’s dream.”
2:30 p.m.: “Nothing like high tea at The Standard to provide a taste of civility amidst a sea of hecticness. The extra caffeine is always welcome.”
4 p.m.: “I’m usually a no-frills girl for day, but Jason Wu’s Spring 2016 could make me a convert. Here, I choose my favorites in the showroom.”
6 p.m.: “Anna Sui always injects a bit of chic levity into the mix. Her hula-themed extravaganza (complete with ukuleles) did just the job.”
7:30 p.m.: “This season my day-to-night switch is easy: I just add Rochas’ embellished heeled pumps.”
8 p.m.: “Night time calls for a little drama. I love Valentino for providing just the right dose, while still feeling demure.”
9:15 p.m.: “Finally, I opt for an Emilia Wickstead dress, Alexander McQueen bag, and those Rochas pumps as the pairing for my final New York night. I love the architectural shape and subtle skyline shimmer.”