Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Breakfast

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This morning I was invited to attend Harlem’s Fashion Row Blogger Breakfast! I have always admired HFR and founder Brandice Henderson-Daniel and everything they’ve done for the community as well as for fashion. Being a Harlem resident it’s pretty awesome what they’ve done to put Harlem Fashion on the map as well as giving designers of color a platform to showcase their talent. So it was an honor to be invited to this event which officially kicked off New York Fashion Week for me.

We dined on grits (a southern favorite of mine), croissants, delish McCafe Oatmeal, Eggs, sauteed mushrooms and potatoes with corn beef. It was delightful. We had a few fashion panels with moderator Janell Snowden. The panels included reps from McCafe who was one of the event collaborators as well as Pandora. Then we were treated to view a few pieces from 4 designer collections among them Harlem Haberdashery, that will be shown at the Harlem’s Fashion Row Fashion Show this upcoming Saturday. We also got to make our own Pandora bracelets! Overall it was a good time learning more about the brands and meeting up with blogger buds I haven’t seen in a while and making some new connections!

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Top: Rag & Bone | Skirt: Zara | Shoes: L.A.M.B. Mya | Watch: c/o Guess | Handchain: Monroe x Midori Line

Tomorrow is the start of New York Fashion Week Shows and I am super excited and a little overwhelmed. This season I will have a little help from new Fashion Steele NYC contributor Jade Ford. Make sure you look out for her posts too. I’m sure you all will love her and her funky style just as much as I do. Keep up with all my NYFW access on INSTAGRAM @monroesteele and TWITTER @fashionsteeleny and by following hastags: #MonroeDoesNYFW and #VZWNYFW!

Don’t forget to enter the NYFW GIVEAWAY for The MONROE Handchain!

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  1. September 4, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Definitely following you on Twitter & Instagram for updates on NY Fashion Week. PS: What lipstick shade & brand are you wearing in these pics? It looks so pretty!

    • monroesteele
      September 4, 2014 / 12:11 am

      Thanks so much Drea! It’s NARS Train Bleu.


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