NYFW Day 4: Media Love

Jay Godfrey dress BCBG veil

My day four NYFW outfit received many sweet complements and grabbed tons of positive attention thanks to Jay Godfrey dress and a BCBG veil. The Wall Street Journal and the Daily Front Row both featured a photo of that same day! Well, that’s the blogger’s dream come true. But there were many exciting events happening in addition to my inner fashion diva being spoiled rotten.

BCBG Black Veil Headband

#1: Carmen Marc Valvo

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know how much I love elegant dresses and feminine silhouettes. Looking at stunningly glamorous gowns by Carmen Marc Valvo I felt my heartbeat racing. My favorite colors (black, red, and white) complimented by patent leather belts, fur scarves, and silk bowties looked so luxurious. I saw various plaid patterns that appear to be a favorite for designers this fall/winter 2015 season. The show was great and in addition to the extraordinary collection, I was also super excited to meet my stylist friend Carmen Adriana (recently interviewed for the blog here). Carmen was part of the team putting on the show that she does for Carmen Marc Valvo every fashion week. The show was smoothly executed and very well received.

Jay Godfrey Black Cuff Dress

#2: Custo Barcelona

I am trying to introduce more color into my repertoire, and major sources of my inspiration are designs by a Spanish designer Custo Dalmau. Signature busy patterns Custo Barcelona are known for change every season. What remains the same is the designer’s talent to match seemingly different colors and patterns. The brand is a perfect example of practicality combined with playfulness and diluted with a pinch of eccentric experimentation. This season’s show plays on optical illusions, exotic prints, and references to classic style. The designer even had a few pieces with plaid print and tweed! Some fashion critics stated that Custo is getting commercial, but I personally believe that there is nothing wrong in experimenting with the classics.

Jay Godfrey Black Cuff Dress

#3: Lady in Black

Picking an outfit for the fourth day of New York Fashion Week, I wanted to look feminine but also edgy, so I decided to wear a black dress by Jay Godfrey decorated with 18th century style puffy cuffs. I also chose to wear my hair in a bun that day, but the outfit seemed to look a bit boring to me. I remember reading article about Chiara Ferragni wearing a veil and decided to experiment with that accessory too. In fact, I wore two headbands at a time (both by BCBG MaxAzria), one with a veil and another with a cute bow. I was also wearing a monochrome black outfit with red accents (a clutch bag and matching lipstick).

Katya Bychkova The Daily Front Row

#4: Back to Media

As it turned out, my monochrome outfit grabbed the most attention by media than any other OOTDs. First, the Wall Street Journal published a story about me with the headline “Portraits of New York Fashion Week’s Faithful.” Then, the Daily Front Row included me in their “Au Revoir Chic Week” coverage. For the WSJ article, New York- based photographer Keith Bedford asked about the beginning of my addiction to fashion. I told him a story about the first edition of Vogue Russia that I still carry as keepsake that has helped me to build my taste. I was 12 when my mom brought home the first edition of the ‘fashion Bible of the century’ and, as you might have concluded, eventually fashion became a big part of my life. I loved it back then, I can’t live without it now.