NYFW

Theme 34: New York Fashion Week. Best Blogger NYFW Street Style Looks

NYFW bloggers streetstyle best looks SS 2018, September 2017. Influencers style during New York Fashion Week.

This was my second time attending NYFW (my first was in February 2017) and I can say the experience was drastically different from my first one. There is no doubt that even my first Fashion Week was quite amazing for a newcomer, but this September I really got to see a lot of amazing shows, and watched this weird, fascinating merge of Fashion, Bloggers, Envy, Brands, Celebrities and Egos. But let's don't get ahead of ourselves, because I will share my true Fashion Week story with its' own beauties and monsters later this week.

For now let's celebrate the BEST NYFW STREETSTYLE LOOKS. The list will be updated, so come back for more in a few days, and submit your looks via DM on Instagram to @uliaali.

Iconic blogger  Aimee Song  from  @songofstyle  somehow fashionably survived the hot September weather in a fur coat, a warm dress and booties.

Iconic blogger Aimee Song from @songofstyle somehow fashionably survived the hot September weather in a fur coat, a warm dress and booties.

Blogger and writer  Ulia Ali  from  @uliali  (ok ok, that's me!) wearing  Layana Aguilar  during NYFW. The outfit reminded people of  Game of Thrones  fashion! 

Blogger and writer Ulia Ali from @uliali (ok ok, that's me!) wearing Layana Aguilar during NYFW. The outfit reminded people of Game of Thrones fashion! 

Suarez sisters,  Natalie  and  Dylan  rocking interesting looks during NYFW. 

Suarez sisters, Natalie and Dylan rocking interesting looks during NYFW. 

One of my favorite bloggers   Jourdan   .

One of my favorite bloggers Jourdan .

Jourdan 's looks were hard to miss on the streets of New York during this Fashion Week.

Jourdan's looks were hard to miss on the streets of New York during this Fashion Week.

Tezza  looks amazing in Gucci. One of my favorite NYFW outfits that can also be worn during "normal life" days!

Tezza looks amazing in Gucci. One of my favorite NYFW outfits that can also be worn during "normal life" days!

Mary Gui  is one of the rising blogging stars.

Mary Gui is one of the rising blogging stars.

Her outfits are always full of colors, and that earned her a lot of attention from press and followers.

Her outfits are always full of colors, and that earned her a lot of attention from press and followers.

Ulia Ali   wearing Pablo Garibi, Chanel and Christian Louboutin. One of my favorite NYFW looks this year!

Ulia Ali wearing Pablo Garibi, Chanel and Christian Louboutin. One of my favorite NYFW looks this year!

Olivia Culpo  is looking hot and stylish this Fashion Week!

Olivia Culpo is looking hot and stylish this Fashion Week!

Who knew that an oversized blazer can look so amazing? We believe that  Kali Passiglia  is a future fashion icon.

Who knew that an oversized blazer can look so amazing? We believe that Kali Passiglia is a future fashion icon.

We love her original looks that are so true to her unique personality,

We love her original looks that are so true to her unique personality,

Rosa Crespo  looks are always interesting and want us to have her wardrobe!

Rosa Crespo looks are always interesting and want us to have her wardrobe!

One of the most beautiful fashion bloggers,  Anabelle Fleur , looks amazing in this white Chloe dress during New York Fashion Week. Via  @vivaluxuryblog

One of the most beautiful fashion bloggers, Anabelle Fleur, looks amazing in this white Chloe dress during New York Fashion Week. Via @vivaluxuryblog

Another USA based Azerbaijani blogger   Ruslana Gee  , and her friend, beautiful   Maja Malnar  , looked amazing at NYFW.

Another USA based Azerbaijani blogger Ruslana Gee, and her friend, beautiful Maja Malnar, looked amazing at NYFW.

Another one of  Maja Malnar  because we think she looked stunning in this all black look!

Another one of Maja Malnar because we think she looked stunning in this all black look!

Another fashionable and fierce blogger babe  Adriana Naomi  spotted before one of the NYFW shows.

Another fashionable and fierce blogger babe Adriana Naomi spotted before one of the NYFW shows.

How pretty this elegant look? As seen on Olga from  @allbuenothingsoli

How pretty this elegant look? As seen on Olga from @allbuenothingsoli

Pastel perfection on Nathalie from  @nata_allbuenothings  during NYFW.

Pastel perfection on Nathalie from @nata_allbuenothings during NYFW.

We love Marilyn's beautiful face and her bold and stylish looks. Via  @the_lunar_phase

We love Marilyn's beautiful face and her bold and stylish looks. Via @the_lunar_phase

Danielle Bernstein  at New York Fashion Week.

Danielle Bernstein at New York Fashion Week.

Week 29: NYFW Recap. Fashion Week 2017 Video Diary!

I am so excited to finally share my NYFW 2017 video. Vlogging is something I have just started to approach, and I am hoping my videos will become better and better. Fun fact: I can act and play a role, but when I have to be myself in front of the camera, I get super nervous and shy. Let's see if I can overcome this :)

I have also added a few photos from the Shopstyle Social House Event, which was amazing! All the influencers were able to choose some clothes to wear during the Fashion Week, drink champagne, get a manicure, make up, style their hair, and get so many gifts. The whole SSSocial house was packed with surprises and beautiful bloggers.


Shopstyle Social 2017
My favorite blogger Annabelle Fleur from  VivaLuxury .

My favorite blogger Annabelle Fleur from VivaLuxury.

Annabelle is the sweetest, and even prettier in person!

Annabelle is the sweetest, and even prettier in person!

Selfie time Ulia Ali.
Shopstyle Social House milkshakes
Parker NY at Shopstyle Social House.
Wearing Walter Baker at Shopstyle Event.

Week 29: NYFW Recap. Invites, Perfect Hair, Survival

Today I am going to tell you some of the Behind-the-Stage Fashion Weeks Secrets. How to get invited to NYFW, how to have perfect hair a few days in the row, and HOW to survive the lack of sleep during the fashion madness!

Sex and the City pastiche with Ulia Ali. NYFW Survival Guide.

HOW TO GET FASHION WEEK INVITES?

 

When I just started blogging, I thought getting invited to fashion shows is extremely hard. And it is if you do nothing! Luckily, I had blogger friends who have been leading their blogs for years and who kindly shared some advices, and I made my own research to discover other useful steps you can take in order to get invited to New York Fashion Week shows.

1. Start at least one month in advance

I had to miss out on some great shows because I was travelling almost the whole January, and didn't communicate fast enough with representatives. Don't repeat this mistake and start emailing brands 1-2 month prior to Fashion Week.

2. Fashion GPS Radar App

Get the most useful app Fashion GPS Radar. It not only gives you a list of shows, emails of PR people, but after some time automatically adds show invitations to your schedule that you can accept (or ignore).

3. Email YOUR people

Like anything in the world, fashion world is about knowing the right people. Think of the brands you already collaborated with, shoot an email to one of your old friends who is working in Fashion PR, or simply ask your trusted blogging friends to share some contacts, or take you as their +1. Yes, sometimes they let you take +1. I sneaked my husband to all my shows :)

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4. NYFW Schedule

Find websites with the NYFW schedule. Many of these schedules contain contact information. For example, I used Fashion Week Online to get some emails.


How to look good during NYFW?

Depending on how busy your schedule is during Fashion Weeks, you might not be able to style or even wash your hair every day. Running from an event to showroom and then to runways shows, and doing it all over again back and forth, can be extremely exhausting!

Luckily, I have found a salon, Julien Farel, that creates KILLER blowouts and hairstyles that last perfectly for a few days in a row. I have partnered with Julien Farel before for Valentine's Day, and was so impressed that my hair, usually so flat and not that fresh only after 1-2 days, stayed absolutely flawless for 5(!) days. And honestly they still looked good after almost a week, and I just had to force myself to wash my hair because I felt it was too long.

That is why I chose Julien Farel salon to style my hair for NYFW. I highly recommend their stylist Aizhan.
Check out the salon: 540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065. You will love it!


berocca review 2017
 

And last, but not least is my energy secret. Of course, you have to drink a lot of water, and can consume tons of coffee, but I have found out that I feel better just drinking one Berocca vitamin mineral supplement from time to time. Usually I take one when I wake up super sleepy, and it gives me an instant energy boost! Plus it tastes like a lemonade :)

I hope you liked my little NYFW secrets, and they will prove to be useful to you in the future. Let me know if you have any special tips? I would like to hear!


Week 29: NYFW Recap. My REVOLVE & Cynthia Rowley Looks

Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve.

MY LOOK 1:

Dress - Tularosa X Revolve | Bag - Christian Louboutin | Hat - PomPom London |
Boots - UGGs (grey and white style here ) | Socks - similar here, but expensive! And $5 red ones I like :) |
Fur Coat - Снежная Королева (similar here. sort of! :) )

I wore this comfy, yet stylish look for Francesca Liberatore NYFW show. The show was beautiful, and I could spot so many famous bloggers and TV personalities, like Dorothy Wang from Rich Kids from Beverly Hills, in the audience. I have made a little collage with my favourite looks from Francesca Liberatore's beautiful FW 2017 show.

Francesca Liberatore 2017
Francesca Liberatore
Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve during NYFW.

I wore this 70s inspired Tularose dress with a white fur jacket, and I can imagine wearing the dress on a beach vacation as well. So easy to style it! Revolve always has the best selection of clothes and brands. If I could shop only in one store for the rest of my life, it would be, without any doubt, Revolve. 

I also wore my new Christian Louboutin pink bag for the first time. It was another gift Ben gave to me when we were in Copenhagen. And Ben was also the one who took all these photographs and the upcoming video!

Ulia Ali in Tularose striped 70s dress from Revolve. UGG boots
Blogger babe Ulia Ali in Tularose striped dress from Revolve.
Blogger babe Ulia Ali in Tularose striped dress from Revolve.
Ulia Ali in stripes.

MY LOOK 2:

Dress - Cynthia Rowley (its not on sale YET, but I will link it when it's available) |
Bracelet - Hermes | Shoes -  Christian Louboutin

Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger

Another NYFW look that I wore for some meetings and a brunch at my favourite Russian restaurant Mari Vanna NYC. This teal blue dress with embroidered flowers is by Cynthia Rowley, and it is so pretty! Kind of reminds me of my Marie Antoinette Theme Week (click here to see my Marie Antoinette inspired looks!)

Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger
Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Mari Vanna NYC brunch | blogger
With my youngest fans :)

With my youngest fans :)

Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley.
Blogger Ulia Ali in turquoise embroidered dress by Cynthia Rowley. Hermes pink bracelet.

Thank you Shopstyle for the dresses!


Week 29: NYFW Recap. Fohr Event and My Looks

NYFW 2017 look by blogger Ulia Ali.
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Have you seen my first two NYFW looks here? Today I continue sharing my looks of the day. For the Hakan Akkaya show, I was so privileged to attend, and showroom meetings I rocked this pyjama/lingerie trend. The whole look is by Walter Baker, who is one of the NYC designers I absolutely love working with.

Black silk pyjama look 2017 by Walter Baker. NYFW | YSL bag
Black silk top lingerie look by Walter Baker 2017
Black YSL bag with gold chain.

MY LOOK 1:

Black Silk Top - Walter Baker (similar here) | Embroidered Pants - Walter Baker | Shoes - Christian Louboutin | Bag - Saint Laurent ( I also love this YSL red clutch on SALE) |
Sunnies - Ray Ban | Gold Hoops - cheap option here


FOHR EVENT:

I will tell you a secret: I sometimes prefer events and parties to runway shows! Often they are more intimate and exclusive, and you get more chances to meet and talk to some truly inspiring and beautiful women. I was lucky to have a blogger friend Sarah Jessica from FASHinNY to introduce me to some wonderful people and brands. She was the one who told me about FOHR. BeFOHR event was actually the party that launched my NYFW adventures.

BeFOHR event Fohr office | NYFW soho
I ran to  Billie Carroll , who is a blogger at   25 North  , and former cast member of  Made in Chelsea  that I actually love (guilty pleasures!). Billie is very pretty and sweet!

I ran to Billie Carroll, who is a blogger at 25 North, and former cast member of Made in Chelsea that I actually love (guilty pleasures!). Billie is very pretty and sweet!

Soho at night. NYFW look by Ulia Ali.
Ulia Ali at Befohr event, FOHR Soho
With another beautiful fashion blogger  Kyleigh , who lives in Palm Beach, Florida. Her blog is  C'est le Style .

With another beautiful fashion blogger Kyleigh, who lives in Palm Beach, Florida. Her blog is C'est le Style.

MY LOOK 2:

Black Jumpsuit - Walter Baker (I have linked similar for you down below) | Coat - Land's End