Lingerie in the Day


My good friend Alicia recently started a lingerie site and she has inspired me to start rocking lingerie as daywear. Saturday when I attended the Maybelline Rooftop Lounge for their New York Fashion Week party, I saw so many women rocking basically nightgowns with heels. Satin slip dresses are in, and hell it’s surely hot enough to just roll outta bed in your satin teddy and onto the New York streets. Speaking of that Maybelline party, I hope you caught it on my snap: Monroesteele because it was officially the best night I had this summer, next to my friend Sheena’s Bachelorette party. I had the time of my life. The drinks were strong, the rooftop over looking the Hudson River was breathtaking. There were delicious peanut butter cookies and Maybelline was giving out the sickest highlighters. The DJ was rocking and by 8pm everyone was dancing the night away under a half moon with One World Trade in the distance and a beam of light next to it representing the towers for 9/11. Then fireworks went off shimmering over the black river. It was the most absolute perfecting ending to perfect day.

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Photography by Isaiah Pickens

Dress: C.O.S. | Shoes: Tibi Fringe Slides and Proenza Schouler Mules | Choker: Vanessa Mooney

The day actually started with Alicia and I making our way down to the Meatpacking District to check out some backstage makeup access with Maybelline for the Etienne Deroeux Fashion Show. I love backstage access. It’s always really frantic but the makeup artists and hair stylist are absolute pros even with photographers crouching over their shoulders and bloggers snap chatting and asking a million questions. They get the models in and out so quickly and efficiently. Then there are the nail technicians who are always crouching by a models feet and can easily be mistaken for luggage they are so quiet and unassuming. I love it back stage and plan on doing a lot more backstage coverage. My first real backstage show was Issey Miyake SS 2015 show in Paris. It was so much fun to see how the makeup looks and hair looks come together. To speak with the artists about the inspiration and how it ties into the designers collection. It’s wonderful to actually see the clothes up close and personal and even touch them. It’s a more personal experience that sitting in the audience and watching the show. But it’s all the better when you can do both. Seeing everything piece by piece backstage come to life on the runway is the ultimate fashion experience.

Speaking of Paris, in just 2 weeks I will be back in my favorite city! I cannot wait! I also plan on bringing a little lingerie to wear there as well.




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