Sarara at NYFW 2018

When I do get invited to come to shows via clients and designers, I just love to go and cover the runway styles as they unfold. We always get out there and cover accessories via street style each season and that is a fun, yet hard job! Enjoying the shows from the inside, is a great feeling too, although a day feel really busy depending on how many shows I go to. This season, I was asked to be the influencer to test the runway app for Badgley Mischka and Sap and go back stage before the event.  The show was full of really eye catching earrings and glam detailing throughout which was a treat for the accessories obsessed. So I am sharing my photographs from the events here and be sure to follow our stories during fashion week on instagram too, because I upload video as well.

                                   

BADGLEY MISCHKA

The Full Video of My Coverage is here:

 

ROSIE ASSOULIN

JOURNEY OF A BRAID AT ROSIE’S SHOW.

 

 

NYFW Street Star Studded Final Accessories Edit

 

 

 

 

                                                        Hannan Saleh

Hannan has shot for us an array of street style stars, editors, and models as well as just the best looks out there.  She works every year with Essence and us (we are honored). The detailed eye she has, captures so many examples of color, jewelry, bags, and shoes that it makes a heart skip a beat. Street style is an arena where the creativity should shine through, and as fashion week changes in many ways- this art does as well. We hope to see more unique looks next season, but for now let’s turn our eye to her images. We have so many favorite looks here, why don’t you tell us yours!

    

Shiona Turini, Stylist, editor…

Vanessa Hong. The Haute Pursuit.

Susie Lau aka Susie Bubble!

The Eye Travels!

Song of Style.

Caroline Vazzana. Fashion editor.

Joanna Coles.

Caroline Daur.

NYFW Accessories Final Edit Part 1

                                                    Rachel Guillaume 

Another fashion week in the city has come and gone, and we gathered some great images on the streets and in the shows this year. There was a nod to menswear on the gals, big earrings got way bigger (thank goodness:), and oversized looks as well to name just a few. Enjoy our accessories round up via our two favorite photogs first up Rachel, stay tuned for the next edit via Hannan:                       

Eva Chen Going to the Calvin Klein show among others!

Caroline Daur.

Caleb McLaughlin.

Bag Snob, Tina Craig.

Journey of a Braid’s Danie Gomez-Ortigoza.

NYFW Accessories Street Style 2018 Edit-Part 1

We’ve hit the streets again searching nyfw for fun, creative, and great accessories.  Hannan and Rachel will be updating us with new images as they come in, culminating in a complete feast of jewelry and accessories laden photos. More coming, stay tuned for our next upload!

Hannan Saleh for Sarara Couture

Rachel Guillaume for Sarara Couture 

Big Earrings Are Big Again, as Seen in New York Fashion Week Street Style

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My big earrings walk into a room before I do. So I was happy to see “earringpalooza” during this New York Fashion Week SS18. In fact, they might have gotten even bigger than they were last season! Don’t put those shoulder dusters away just yet. We photographed some captivating examples and lust-worthy pieces outside the shows that prove a good pair of oversized earrings can go a long way.

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All images but the last 6 taken are by Hannan Saleh, the final photos are by Rachel Guillaume for Sarara Couture.

 

What’s the best of worst thing about wearing statement accessories like big earrings?

NY Fashion Week 2017: Bright Colors, Bold Boots & Big Hoops / Rachel

 

It’s all about personality for the attendees of the Spring/Summer 2018 shows and since these stars know what’s on the outside counts too, they brought us a feast of accessories! Thigh high boots, corset belts, big earrings, boxy carriers, red, red and more red lit up the lens as Rachel Guillaume hit the streets for New York Fashion Week 2017. Scroll down to see who she snapped wearing what!

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Caroline Vreeland and Bff proving thigh high boots are a thing…

 

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Sita Abelian showing us big earrings and gold do match blue quite well.

Shaun in all blue.

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DeJLoaf in simple accessories, great combat green, and with her hair game on point.

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Karli Kloss with a pop of color via her deep red bag!

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@Dear.Ratner SS 18 street style.

@Inspadesblog working a femme fatale moment.

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@givenoflamingos in the cutest color palette.

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I’m pretty sure these are Lynn Ban’s wearing these boots, with Sita wearing the white ones.

Bing Wilton in her signature easy cross body fanny style bag!

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Eva Chen in citrus up to her sunnies.

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@Marinaingvarsson sporting major modern lines!

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@Lifeinbeverlyheels making me want more Gucci.

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Which Fashion Week 2017 street style accessory would you wear?

All the Hard Bags and Street Easy Looks from NYFW SS 18 / Hannan

Once again we are bringing you one of the most complete selections of fashion week street style jewelry and accessories. Shot by contributors Rachel and Hannan—New York City photographers with their own styles and a sense for which accessories are camera-worthy—this season we captured hard bags, feathers, colors, denim, earrings that got even bigger.  These statement accessories continue to be elements helping light up the city streets.

This round I wanted to show more images and less words. We’ve packed this post full of structured carriers, shoes, earrings, necklaces, rings and more. Our contributors snapped fashion influencers, editors, stylists, other photographers, and show-goers. Street style is a great predictor of things to come. It can be shocking, beautiful, unique, and inspirational, but never boring!

Susie Bubble in rainbow technicolor:)

Snapped by Hannan she is wearing Chanel bracelet and Lynn Ban Rings.

Elizabeth Savetsky, of Excessories Expert, in white boots and chic long earrings, actually white boots were all over fashion week.

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Vintage inspired Large Ark Bamboo Satchel and chic modern style rings.

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The Eye Travels…Samantha Angelo in red.

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Susie Bubble in pink!

Man Repeller’s Leandra in Customized Black Bulgari Serpenti Watch.

Caroline Vreeland.

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What would be your statement piece for a NYFW street style ensemble?

Accessories Talk: It’s all in Your Head

Sita at Yeezy. Rachel G photo.

That’s a wrap. Another fashion week in New York comes to a close. February 2017 was quite a trip for the eyes. Rich, overdone, embellished, and yes accessorized. From the Nicholas K runway collection to Georgine, it was clear that gold and metallic was in the cards….I don’t think the athleisure /street/ punk/grunge influences have gone anywhere either, as alluded to on the runways (Desigual,Hakan Akkaya, Nicole Miller), although a few have gone decidedly militant.

 

Rachel Guillaume NYFW Feb 2017, shot for us. All images on the streets by RG unless otherwise identified.

There was a nod to the overdone 80s and embellishment in all forms. Rich hues and deep red tones were sometimes dotted with earthy carmels…. Oversized layers and off shoulder looks allowed for belt play. Lots of large furs in a kaleidoscope of colors seemed to be everywhere. Overall, pink, black,metallics, red, gold, black and white, and well just an exuberant 80s use of the color white.  Yes, 1990s florals in velvety rich combinations were on designer’s runways everywhere…… Anna Sui, who was an originator of some of these looks (let’s not forget), brought new incarnations in her show which did not disappoint.

Libertine, highly accessorized spider web jacket.

Mixed prints, embellishments, “jewelry clothing” and textures made my review of this week a little fashion drunk, I blame you Libertine. Libertine had what I call jewelry packing its own clothing. It was so embellished and shiny, the accessories were tailored into the garment!  Their show was one of my favorites and I feel a sick need for that hand coat dress….

Overall, there seem to be a dual personality: on one end we have the soft, velvets, flowers, and the other the hard, black leather, studs, tailored atheleisure sweats, gym bags as handbags… Maybe this is more realistic, in terms of how the style of real people exists. With many layers and incarnations.

Jeremy Scott Headdress. Phone image. NYFW the shows.

Yet, the vintage drama queen in me loved Chocheng’s 40s Noir setup, the old hollywood glamour of Badgley Mischka and the decidedly classic showgirl style of Jeremy Scott’s head gear. At the Blonds there was also a bit of the showgirl vibes in the sequin jumpers that came with a dash of Grace Jones! However, let’s get back to hair jewelry because it is sure to continue to please….and yes it was on the streets too. Jeremy please send the gorgeous headdress here to the showroom #WANT.

Jeremy Scott Feb 2017, phone shot from live NYFW coverage online.

What Tales the Streets Had to Tell:

I am always surprised, for some unknown reason how much photo time we devote each NYFW to the sunglass habit. I don’t know why I am taken aback, considering I use mine all the time…. I even try to make them a constant headband. I truly need help. So, there were definitely a lot of sunnies out there and some pretty examples. Playful bags point to a probability, that next season will also be a highly pop art adorned, embroidered, textured, and colorful extravaganza. It’s definitely all in your head, well on the head this month! Attention was definitely paid to hair too, in all of its wide variety of hues.  The hair game was key and I think we saw head gear/jewelry beginning to really take off (even though we saw some last season) with more bands, crowns, headdresses both on and off the runway.

I WEAR MY SUNGLASSES

Giovanna Englebert.

Natalie Joos in a fun and comfortable looking set up.

BAGS AND SHOES:

Zanna in her kicks and leopard. Lots of leopard used in many attendees street style outfits.

Gucci bags are still going strong outside the runways. Lots of dyed fur. Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Outside Coach, New York Fashion week. Feb 2017.

Street style outside Yeezy. Feb 2017. Loving that Chanel Bag!

Coach bags, street style. Feb 2017.

Closeup on the bags and shoes, Feb 2017.

JEWELRY AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN:

Rachel Zoe really kept a sort of Hollywood Glamour to her looks. Love these earrings!

Giovanna accessorizing her legs in dot tights.

More modern geometric and colorful earring example were found and these are also appearing even more in the editorials.

Hair jewelry via Chiara at Coach.

Political messages in the form of fashion. We saw quite a few of these t-shirts and accessories. It was nice to see some definite gal power out there. Caroline Vreeland.

In my mind this is Debbie Harry #fan. If someone knows who this stylish New York we snapped is for sure let me know. The hat is cool as ice.

Paris and Nicky at Oscar.

Leomie Anderson, Adesuwaaighewi, Duckie Thot giving us a crew to be reckoned with.

Chiara at Jeremy Scott.

Outside Jeremy Scott. Feb 2017. Rachel Guillaume photo.

Menswear on the streets. Yeezy. RacheGuillaume photo.

What appears to be a vintage Moschino belt caught on the streets. Feb 2017. Rachel Guillaume photo.

Ending street style with a girl squad who gave us something to chew on and well were very well accessorized. Fashion week Feb 2017. Rachel Guillaume photo.

THE TAKE

What I am personally taking from this season, is some courage to go back to mixed textiles, patterns, and colors. In my home I use this credo and my closet is full of texture and color waiting for a reason to get out. This can seem tricky, but what’s life without some color.  Also, the geometric earrings in larger sizes are really flattering (Annie Costello Brown). I don’t think it’s about the brand logo. Gucci is having a moment, but even in their embroidered clothing its not all about the label text. Right now you can get away with casual finds, abused denim, artist made jewelry, and even more vintage textiles.  I guess, actually it is about having your own voice, an awakening, an expression of your identity or what means something to you. We’ve moved out of your body as a billboard for a brand and into making it a billboard for you.

Accessorize Talk- Here’s To A Bejeweled Fashion Week Season

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If you follow my obsession with the accessorized streets of the city during fashion week, you know I could NOT close out my review of the fashion week season without the jewels!  Having taken photography classes in college, being slightly obsessed with jewelry history, and I’m actually a trained anthropologist…. fashion week is kinda of my guilty pleasure. It combines the anthropology of material culture, people watching, and literally various cultures with accessories and photos! I love to be on the streets shooting when I can, but sometimes I am busy styling or finding jewelry, attending a show, and just trying to organize the media madness of accessories news as it comes in from the online shows. Things are definitely changing in the fashion world and with the online access and direct to customer designs now occurring it’s hard to keep up.  Reviewing the street style jewelry and runway looks helps me in selecting some vintage pieces for the shop and with my own accessories designs. So to wrap it all up for this season, I am combining the best of what we shot on the streets in NYC with pieces seen on the runways in New York, London, Paris, and Milan instagram style. There were streets lined with big earrings again, big belts, metallic sunglasses, statement necklaces and cuffs, and even glam barrettes.  Let the belt, earring, necklace, ring, hat….festivities begin.  (Click here for the bag and shoe review).

THE STREETS OF NYC:

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A Quick Instagram Illustrated List of What I’d Cut a B#@CH for From NYC, LONDON, MILAN, and PARIS:

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Delpozo earrings via their instagram SS 17. Amazeballs. @delpozo.

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Creatures of the Wind Earcuff, via their instagram. @creaturesofthewind

Tom Ford, Fall Winter 16. Ready to wear, presented during SS17 NYFW. Gigi Hadid via the instagram @myqueengigi

Tom Ford, Fall Winter 16. Ready to wear, presented during SS17 NYFW. Gigi Hadid via the instagram @myqueengigi

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Alexa Chung rocking a Girls hair clip by Ashley Williams London. 

@Balmain metal body jewelry outfit and collar chain by @wmag.

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@fentyxpuma corseted body pearl style jewelry fit for a queen by @lynn_ban.

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@Loewe madness, large leather and metal cuffs, statement necklaces. By @portermagazine.

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@crfashionbook instagram account image, @Balmain earrings.

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@ellebrasil instagram coverage of @Balmain. Another necklace from the well accessorized show.

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@wmag coverage of Phillip Plein’s belts! @ambravernuccio photo.

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@thesatorialist coverage of Fendi boots.

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@proenzaschouler earring lust….

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@BritishVogue Dior accessories coverage.

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@Givenchy agate necklaces. Via @nayla_alnaimi

Accessories Talk: NYFW SS17 Best of the Bags

Loving this bag strap! Rachel Guillaume photo for Sarara Couture. SS17 street style.

Loving this bag strap! Rachel Guillaume photo for Sarara Couture. SS17 street style.

It’s extremely hard to admit that indeed, I was not that into bags until well through college. There I said it.  Maybe I just used my “school” bag so much (pause for gasp) I just never used anything else, but my jean pockets and that, gulp, book bag. It was the 90s I blame it on that….. Then when I moved to Brazil that all changed. I did my doctorate there in the early 2000s. It was then that I got back into the creativity and joys that fashion design has to offer. Maybe it was the fresh coconut water, fruit availability, the music, Copacabana, the walks, bus rides ( you need to carry your stuff around when you don’t have your own car)…. or maybe it was just their take on bags; from bohemian styles, straw bags, recycled plastics to various color options.  I’d always loved jewelry and that whole history that comes with it, but “the bag” had meant nothing to me. Then all of a sudden I had…well let’s just say more than 10 where there had been only 1 or 2. I began to use the objects I once thought only utilitarian to add something to my wardrobe as well, I figured out they were yes….accessories!

What does this have to do with fashion week? Glad you asked. On the streets during this time can be found one of the biggest free for all, eye candy shows of amazing bags to behold.  The bloggers, stylists, designers, models, fashion fanatics, just whip out everything from the latest Chanel or Gucci to unique vintage finds.  What did we spot this time? Glad you asked…yet again:)  There were some themes in terms of modern lines, smaller shapes, chains and grommets, metallic details, lucite, color block bags, interesting shapes and even surprises.  We shot lots of inspiration images on the streets for you to wet your whistle with and get those creative juices flowing next time you are pursuing a new purse. Now some of these are in the higher investment piece area in terms of price. I have also included some ideas that are priced less.

THE HANDBAGS:

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Fantastic look with this oversized tote or the new it bag the “Bazar” Balenciaga. Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Black and white Prada, in a smaller size. The contrast is chic! Rachel G image.

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Structured and bejeweled. Fairy tale style bag Dolce and Gabbana Autumn 2014. Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Mother and Daughter duo. I think the bags are Valentino- maybe the mini?Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Bing Walton in between shows. Taken outside the Proenza venue. Loving this modern fanny pack look on her. Rachel Guillaume photo.

Smaller scaled structured bags. Baby pink Prada bag. Caught by Rachel Guillaume photo.

Smaller scaled structured bags. Baby pink Prada bag. Caught by Rachel Guillaume photo.

Provenza Schouler Hava Bag.

Provenza Schouler Hava Bag.

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This bag has a very 80s vintage look with the zip top! Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Rachel Guillaume photo for Sarara Couture. Golden chain detail and the Mondrian style color block suede make this a fun bag!

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A great little check bag, yet another colorful option! Rachel Guillaume photo.

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Kate Spade Crab bag. Out of Stock. Rachel G photograph.

More chain details. Photo Rachel.

More chain details. Photo Rachel.

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Les Petits Joueurs Women’s Gold Alex Mini Pleated Leather Crossbody Bag. Link in photo.

Our Lust List:

This Dionysus bag is great with the hand effect, Gucci has really brought out the guns on design lately.

This Dionysus bag is great with the hand effect, Gucci has really brought out the guns on design lately. Gucci image, linked.

Vintage Rambler on etsy bag image of a 70s Char bag. Any boho bag by Char is a big YES. In this color and style =LUST..... You can get lucky and sometimes find her bags on etsy or eBay on 1stdibs they command more. Rare.

Vintage Rambler on etsy bag image of a 70s Char bag. Any boho bag by Char is a big YES. In this color and style =LUST….. You can get lucky and sometimes find her bags on etsy or eBay on 1stdibs they command more. Rare.

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Cambridge Satchel Company. They have worked with J. Crew and I’ve seen it on Gilt once for less than 200. Their site has the most options.

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Gucci Ghost bag. Image from Gucci site, link in image.

Angular Pouch by Anthropologie.com, image link via their site.

Angular Pouch by Anthropologie.com, image link via their site.

Chloe patchwork Drew bag.

Chloe patchwork Drew bag.

Vintage Vespa Bag. Toilette's Vintage on Rubylane. $48.

Vintage Vespa Bag. Toilette’s Vintage on Rubylane. $48.

Edie Parker "Downtown" bag, filed under their custom designs. I love her work, vintage and modern! Brett has her hand in both when designing these. From the edie_parker instagram account. Linked image Edie Parker.

Edie Parker “Downtown” bag, filed under their custom designs. I love her work, vintage and modern! Brett has her hand in both when designing these. From the edie_parker instagram account. Linked image Edie Parker.

Zara fabric mini. Image Zara, linked.

Zara fabric mini. Image Zara, linked.

Always a classic, vintage 1990s Chanel lambskin bag. From 1stdibs dealer: Endappi.

Always a classic, vintage 1990s Chanel lambskin bag. From 1stdibs dealer: Endappi.

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Valentino Rockstud Untitled Clutch. I say this with a bit of sadness as I have a vintage brown envelope bag about the same size and I was happy to be the only one with this style! While it is not the exact match, my loss is your gain. Studs and all… Link in Valentino image.

Mr. Ernest vintage magazine bag. Memphis Vintage, etsy.

Mr. Ernest vintage magazine bag. Memphis Vintage, etsy.

Zara leather "back pack", I like the way it can be worn cross body back or front.

Zara leather “back pack”, I like the way it can be worn cross body back or front. Zara image, linked.

Recycled computer keyboard bag by Joao Sabino, linked image by Keybag.

Recycled computer keyboard bag by Joao Sabino, linked image by Keybag.

Stated Style on etsy. Vintage Moschino Fanny Pack.

Stated Style on etsy. Vintage Moschino Fanny Pack.