Fall 17' NY Fashion Week

It is hard to believe I have been attending New York Fashion Week for over 12 years now. That is over 24 seasons. It certainly went by fast and it has definitely changed. When I started, it was at Bryant Park "The Tents", I loved it there. The energy was high and the creativity was all around. It felt a bit more authentic and exclusive. When it moved to Lincoln Center the feeling shifted to a bit more business like. I enjoy the change and new atmosphere there. Since moving from Lincoln Center, most of the shows have been scattered around the city. Although the concentration of runway shows have been around Skylight at Clarkson Square. Of course, there are still photographer's outside lookin

From Walking the Treadmill to Deadlifts

So I have always gone to the gym since H.S. But my workouts rarely involved lifting any type of weight. I was always terrified of "bulking up." Definitely 100 percent did not want that. I have nothing against it but it's just not for me. I wanted to simply stay toned. About 2 years ago I decided to give a new trainer a try after a few other unsuccessful attempts. It's funny how important it is for someone to "get" you and what you are looking to achieve with you body. ( To watch click here) I talked to my now trainer Andrew, about what I wanted. I had very specific criteria and goals, funny, now, when I think back to my requests. I didn't want any muscle to really show, I didn't want to get

From Slope Style to Après-Ski

I have been skiing since I was about 5. My parent got me right on the slopes with my very own skies. I have loved it ever since. I recently went skiing over the holidays and finding the right outfit was essential especially when there is Après-Ski. It is hardly inexpensive to buy all the gear so it was a pleasant surprise to learn the brand Orsden offers high-performance jackets for $330. It is a performance skiwear line delivering premium technical apparel. While living in New Hampshire during her Dartmouth days, current New Yorker, Sara Segall fell in love with what the northern New England region had to offer, leading to a hobby in skiing. One day, while Sara and Steven were shopping fo

Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Gold Dust

One of my favorite quick to make desserts is chocolate covered strawberries. I almost always have strawberries and dark chocolate on hand. I made this batch a little extra special since it was Valentine's Day. I found gold pearl sugar dust to brush on top. Here is a short tutorial video on how to make them. Mangiare! #food #chocolate #strawberries #dessert #valentinesday #Dawn #ChocolateDippedStrawberries #ChocolateCoveredStrawberries

Yuna Yang’s FW17 Collection

I am a dress girl. I feel like they are an instant outfit. This season Yuna Yang’s FW17 collection shows that​ “light shines brighter in the darkness.” She ​features both looks with bold prints and dancing colors and looks that play with chiaroscuro, such as dark velvet and light fabric. The pieces are each delicate enough to feel feminine but with edgier touches. #yunayang #fashion #dawn

Interview Christine Andrew, founder of Hello Fashion & ILY Couture

Christine Andrews of Hello Fashion Blog gives us her "Tips From The Trenches" and valuable advice for anyone trying to get their start in the industry of their dreams: 1. If you want to make it in the fashion industry, or any industry really, don't just be in it to make money. Do any job with passion because you love it and eventually you will be able to make a career out of it. 2. Success doesn't happen overnight - it takes time! If you are really passionate about a career in the fashion industry then eat, breathe, and live fashion. There's more to it than just pretty clothes, so be prepared to work hard. For blogging, I knew it wasn't going to happen overnight. If stuck with it and was co

Get Your Brow Game On

For the past few seasons it has been about full brows. Models on runways have been rocking them messy and magazine cover girls have them full and bushy. There are even youtube tutorials on how to DIY fuller brows extensions. Our fav DIY girl Amber shows how. Eyebrows frame the face and can totally change your look. Fullness is more youthful and perhaps the reason so many are craving bold brows. Stop drawing them on and start getting the super natural like real hairs look. Osmosis Colour Brow Gel Collection will be your new go to for filling in, shape, and color brows without flaking or fading. It sets all day so It won’t move until you wash it off. So perfect for a beach vacation. Tip :

Over Stressed Skin

I have some simple little things I do to help through out the day and at night to relieve stressed feelings.My beauty routine is always part of the de-stressing, since we see stress first in our skin and hair. In the morning I go without hearing any news. I feel like it will get my day off on a bad foot. Instead I put on some good happy morning music. I start and end the day breathing in with the Stress Check Breathe roller ball with essential oils from This Works. It is uplifting and subtly calming. The after I wash my face in the morning I apply the face oil to protect my skin through the day with Vitamin C, E and Omega 3. At work I light a candle that has my favorite smell to it like one

Enviable Yoga Retreats Around the World

Yoga retreats can run the gamut from basic retreats in your home studio to exotic getaways on tropical islands. There are reasons to recommend both, but when it comes to truly incredible retreats, they have it all—beautiful settings, luxurious accommodations, and classes taught by skilled teachers. These are some of the most desirable yoga retreats in the world. Ananda in the Himalayas, India Ananda in the Himalayas—an award-winning luxury spa resort—is one of the most sought-after Ayurvedic retreats in India. Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northern India, this 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate overlooks the Ganges River valley. Ananda merges yoga, Ayurveda, and Vedanta with fitness a

Faux Furs Are It

In the winter I love the look of a fur coat. I had one passed down from my grandmother but rarely wear it because I am always worried about ruining it in some way. So I opt for faux fur most of the time. This winter I found a coat that I hesitated about getting but ended up going back to get it. I am so happy I did. Every time I wear it I get complimented on it. It is a little funky with a bright orange stripe with gray and white mixed in. Surprisingly it goes with so many of my outfits. I talked more about stores love to shop for faux fur here on RunwayRiot.com. and styles I am totally into too. #fauxfur #fashion #dawn
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