New York Fashion Week
starts on September 6
and there are several Chicagoans
heading to the Big Apple to soak it all in. From runway show coverage and party-hopping to people watching and live tweeting, these local media stars will have you enjoying all that is Fashion Week from the comfort of your own home.
Jena is no stranger to the New York Fashion Week hoopla. She's attended enough times to be considered a pro and her Fashion Week style has been snapped by several well-known publications (hello, ELLE and Glamour Magazine) and street style photographers. Jena's itinerary will include Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, MM6 Maison Martin Margiela and Christian Siriano. And as a designer-loving shopaholic (she is Proenza Schouler's #1 fan), you will also take great pleasure, with a side of envy, in reading tweets about her shopping trips to Barneys and Opening Ceremony.
Eva is one of the top personal style bloggers in Chicago and her photography skills are equally phenomenal. With plans to attend over 18 runway shows and presentations, including Christian Siriano, Kate Spade, Alice + Olivia and BCBG, during the entire span of Fashion Week, Eva's Twitter timeline will have you virtually plugged in to the best shows of the season. Plus, her Instagram feed will be filled with photos of everything from the runway to her own wardrobe. Be prepared to swoon.
As a magazine editor, Anna's access will extend beyond the runway and also include backstage access and high quality photos. Nicholas K, Mara Hoffman, Herve Leger by Max Azria, Bibhu Mohaparta are just a few of the designer shows on her agenda. In-depth coverage is Anna's strongsuit and there is no doubt that her tweets will make you feel as though you are actually there.
Hallie works an iPhone like no other. Take one glance at her photos and you will see why she is Chicago's coolest fashion Instagrammer. There are 20+ shows on her itinerary. So it's safe to say she will be the busiest of the bunch. Hallie will be reporting from the sidelines of a vast range of designer shows, including Fashion Week standards such as Jill Stuart and Bagdley Mischka and newer faces like Timo Weiland and Norisol Ferrari. Several industry events are also on Hallie's calendar, which simply means a sleuth of captivating and colorful fashion photos, both on and off the runway, are pretty much guaranteed.
Gabriel Charles Tyler
This journalism student and ChiTown Fashionista contributor will be hopping around NYC attending several runway shows and events. From the Pamella Roland show to Fashion's Night Out with Azealia Banks, Gabriel will capture the city's energy from Lincoln Center and beyond. In his down time, he will be camped out at the Duane Street Hotel Blogger Lounge providing detailed reporting on fashion (both runway and street style), events, and style icon sightings.
This beauty blogger extraordinaire will be providing backstage beauty coverage for the likes of MAC, Lancome and Fekkai. As a Fashion Week expert and longtime blogger, Patrice has rubbed elbows with many celebrities as well as the top makeup artists in the industry. So don't be surprised to see her tweeting about having lunch with celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine or kicking it with Jody Watley. That's just how she rolls.