#MBFW Public Events

by Sherria

In addition to the official fashion shows sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there are a ton of events and shows happening in the city for little or no cost. Check out a few events (below) that you can attend after work.

Allure NYFW Lounge

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Open until September 15 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM), the Allure Lounge will be offering makeovers and other goodies, sponsored by Maybelline.

1) Blowouts by the hairstylists of the Ricardo Rojas Salon

2) Mini makeovers by Maybelline New York makeup artists

3) Post-makeover photographs by Perfect Profile that you can upload directly to Facebook and Twiiter

4) Hair product samples from Catwalk by Tigi

5) Live streams of the fashion shows

Location:

Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street (between Broadway and Columbus Ave) New York City

Fashion Industry Professionals Networking Event

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Fashion Industry Professionals (i.e., Fashion Investors, Design and Purchase, Warehousing, Distribution, Importing, Marketing Professionals, and Emerging Designers) are all invited to the Fashion Industry Professional Networking Event, which will be held today at 6:00 PM.

Location:

EVR, 54 West 39th Street, New York City

Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Fashion Week Show: Harmless Sociopaths by Mischka Velasso

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Mischka Velasco Spring 2014 Fashion Show “Harmless Sociopaths” will showcase womenswear and menswear. The show will take place today (Tuesday, September 10) from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will include:

1) Open Bar

2) VIP Reception for press, boutiques and VIP’s at 5:45 PM

3) Fashion Show at 6:45 PM

4) Models from Mystik Model Entertainment

Location:

Loft 29, 525 West 29th Street, 2nd floor (off 11th Avenue), New York City

RSVP for entry: nycfashionrunway@email.com

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Alternative Workouts

by Sherria

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Since I hate going to the traditional gym, I recently started practicing kickboxing at a Martial Arts Center in Tribeca, NYC. The thought of being punched and kicked used to scare me, but not anymore. There’s something great about knowing that you are strong enough to withstand a hit. Developing fighting techniques has also been proven to boost coordination skills and enhance mental alertness. If you’re tired of the standard treadmills, elliptical machines and weightlifting offered by traditional gyms, try the alternatives below.

Alternatives to going to the gym:

Yoga: I tried Bikram Yoga last year and fell in love.  I almost fell on the floor as well! Be prepared to sweat with for 90 minutes. Bikram Yoga has 26 postures with each repeated twice. Take a bottle of water and your own yoga mat.

Pilates: You can either attend a class, purchase a DVD or my favorite, Blogilates on YouTube. I pretend that Cassey Ho is my personal pilates instructor. Do these exercises once a day for two weeks and you’ll definitely feel the difference.

Kickboxing: Pretend that you’re punching and kicking your enemies with this intense combination of martial arts and boxing workout. If you’d like to try it at home, I recommend Jillian Micheals’ “30-Day Shred.”

Zumba: If you’re a natural dancer then you’ll love Zumba. It fuses Latin, Reggae and Hip-Hop music for a high-intensity kick butt workout. Best of all, you’ll have fun dancing to your favorite tunes.

A*cute Celebrity Looks: Lala Anthony

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by Sherria

Get the Look

nordstrom 1

Lauren Ralph Lauren Chevron Sequin Sheath Petite (Nordstrom, sale $98.98)

nordstrom 2

Erin by Erin Fetherston Sequin Mesh Dress (Nordstrom, $350)

Inspiration

lala sequins

French connection
usa.frenchconnection.com

Jimmy choo pumps
net-a-porter.com

Snakeskin handbag
$20 – newlook.com

Kate spade earrings
lordandtaylor.com