A Photo Story :: Marissa Webb & Banana Republic

by wendy

Happy Friday everyone!  I couldn’t ask for a better way to kick off Fashion Week.  In collaboration with Banana Republic, I took over their Instagram page and shared a photo story of my NYFW experience throughout the day.  The takeover ended at Marissa Webb’s runway show.  I hope that these pictures capture the excitement and deep gratitude of my first day in NYC.

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Super excited!  First day of New York Fashion Week!  Much needed coffee to jumpstart the day!

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Outfit of the day… a mix of black and white with burgundy.

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Stopping by a BR store in NYC.  I’ll take one of each on this wall (and the wall art too)!

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Absolutely mesmerizing!  Love the details and store layout!

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Laser focused!  A quick meeting with Marissa and her team.  Brainstorming and discussing exciting project ideas! 

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Fueling up and super excited for the show!  Love that these juices are dedicated to Marissa (they have her name on it =)!  And cheers to the woman of the hour, the new Creative Director of Banana Republic!  A superwoman and most importantly, the kindest human being!

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Dressed in Banana Republic and Marissa Webb for the show.

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Backstage excitement!  Marissa going over every last detail!

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Love this look!  Her signature design – feminine nature of the dress meets masculine aura of the vest!

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Adore this styling!  Need a lush draped trench coat now!

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Bravo!  One more time, please and thank you ;)

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I first met Marissa on Instagram.  I know.  Of all places right?!  My dear friend Kelly introduced me to her line and I was quite obsessed.  I fell in love with her white blazer (worn in the first outfit of this entry) and styled it on my Instagram page.  A few days later, I got an email from her with a note of thanks.  Whenever I receive emails that I think are too good to be true, I always think it’s spam.  I re-read the email a few times, realized it was real, and finally worked up the courage to email her back.  I simply said thank you and please continue to share your designs with the world.  The two emails turned into a thread and she invited me to her show that year.  Fast forward three seasons later, I feel so incredibly blessed to sit at her show again.  When you meet Marissa, it’s really hard not to fall in love with her.  She’s goofy and silly, extremely talented, has an amazing memory, and above all, is incredibly kind.  Talented, strong women inspire me so much and I’m forever grateful that the blogging world gave me the opportunity to cross paths with Marissa.  Being Banana Republic’s new Creative Director, I respect and appreciate her vision for BR and can’t wait for her designs to hit the stores!

What a great start to New York Fashion Week!  I hope you enjoyed the photo story, and as always, thank you so much for reading!

Outfit 8:00 :: Marissa Webb blazer, Banana Republic top, Rag & Bones leather shorts, Marissa Webb shoes, Karen Walker sunglasses, Banana Republic clutch
Outfit 11:00 :: H&M shirtdress worn as a top, Rag & Bones leather shorts, Stuart Weitzman (similar here), Valentino bag (on sale), Isabel Marant necklace
Outfit 4:30 :: Banana Repbulic top, Marissa Webb skirt, Chanel bag, Christian Louboutin pumps (similar here)