[Video] :: ELLE Magazine + Maybelline New York + Carrie Hammer

A few days before New York Fashion Week kicked off and I walked in my first show, I was invited to NYC for the ELLE Magazine + Maybelline New York + Carrie Hammer video shoot.  Believe it or not, this 3 minute video took all day to shoot (think 7am - 7pm) and a few weeks to edit. Read on for photos + video.

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Daylight Savings Cure-All

I don't know about you, but I'm struggling with daylights savings time.  It's only an hour, but getting up in the morning has been a challenge for the past few days.  Tomorrow, I have a 6:30am fitness class, so I will most likely sleep in my Under Armour studio wear tonight.  (I'm only half kidding!) Take a look at some of Elle Magazine's suggestions for the Ultimate High Energy Morning.

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Fall 2013 Fashion Week in Photos

Most years, I'll spend 4-5 days in New York City for Fashion Week, but this year I was in the Big Apple for only 2, and spent more time at parties and meetings, than I did at the shows.  Each and every time I travel to Manhattan, I fall more in love with "the city that never sleeps."  There are great stores and restaurants, seemingly, down every street and when you're with great friends, there are always new memories to be made with each and every moment. 

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{Fashion} ELLE Fashion Next Presentation

While in New York for Fashion Week, I checked out the ELLE Magazine Fashion Next Presentation.  This was the second year of the magazine's show, and it was nothing short of spectacular and inspiring, showcasing the fashion collections of 22 design students.

ELLE Magazine partners with Savannah Collage of Art and Design (SCAD) to help students gain exposure and provide mentors as they finish up their senior year and move in to the world of fashion.  Sitting in the front row at Lincoln Center was a panel of industry judges, who included Karolina Kurkova, Iman, Joe Zee, Chris Benz, Ken Downing and Julianne Hough. Watching as the models, dressed in the collections paraded down the runway, their job was to select a winner for the $25,000 ELLE/SCAD Design Award.  Other prizes awarded included a People's Choice Award worth $10,000 and Maybelline New York Fashion Next Award for $25,000, meant to help a student launch his/her own collection.

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After the presentation, the group spilled out onto the balcony, overlooking Lincoln Center, beautifully lit up not only by lights, but also by the well-dressed, well-heeled fashionistas who attended the incredible evening...