What She Wore During New York Fashion Week – Sept. 2016


Winona is to FASHION WEEK what fireworks are to the 4th of July. The show might go on but without her it sure won’t be the same. Back in the day she was in such high demand on the catwalk that designers were known to adjust their show dates to work around her schedule. And now, as the agency owner with six of the fashion industry’s top models on her roster, they still do! Ah…it’s nice to be on top. But hard as hell to stay there.

She shows up on everyone’s web page and blog site during FASHION WEEK. Covering her fashion choices for the next seven days is just as important as anything happening on the runways. Stay tuned. What She Wore During Fashion Week starts now…

What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 8?


CALVIN was a no-show this year. He usually presents on the last day of NYFW but with Raf Simons just coming on board, the House of Klein was MIA. Not MARC JACOBS. He closed things out with a bang. I got no comment on the hair issue. But I skipped the backstage kudos afterwards. It was Thursday night, you know. Belle, Desi and Lourdis were at ‘the clubhouse’ and my first cocktail had already been ordered. New York Fashion Week is, once again, DONE. Til next time, darlings—SMOOCHES!

Dress by LOVE4ANKARA. Handbag by Nina Ricci.                                                            Back to the beginning…

What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 7?


Wake up bitches! At 10am, Rufus Wainwright was belting out Judy Garland tunes downtown at the MICHAEL KORS show. Who needed coffee? NAEEM KHAN‘s show followed with lots of pop and color. Loved it! LAQUAN SMITH was a bit disappointing. There’s a thin line between slinky and slutty, Quan. Last night, though? It was all RALPH. He shut down Madison Avenue and built his own runway and see-through tent. The fashions were meh, but let’s face it. We’re really gonna miss him when he’s gone. Day 8…

Leather pebble top by Prabal Gurung. Zebra skirt by Stella Jean. Booties by Dior. Handbag by Fendi.

What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 6?

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What a day!! Grabbing a bite at the SHAKE SHACK in between shows was my only downtime. TORY BURCH was 10am at the Whitney, RODARTE at noon, and then ALICE AND OLIVIA at 2pm, where I stole a moment to have my tarot cards read. Things are looking good for WINONA, INC! The rusted-out cars at COACH took me back to shittier days growing up in the South Bronx, but a nice, long shower, fresh duds and BRANDON MAXWELL’s 7pm show at the Russian Tea Room was one hella way to forget. Day 7…

Handbag by Jimmy Choo

What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 5?


Here’s MY truth. I still miss the tents in Bryant Park. Yep. I said it. Monday morning started out on 70th St. with pretty frocks from CAROLINA HERRERA. THE ROW, just a block away, was timed to perfection right behind it. Minimalism-heaven. OSCAR DE LA RENTA’s show was down on 36th St. It was ODLR’s greatest hits. Nothing new. And I wrapped it up last night with DKNY on The Highline. Come back, Donna. Pleeeeeeeeeeze… Goodnight. Day 6…

Handbag by Givenchy

What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 4?


10am. Sunday morning. Downtown. It’s become the official hour for VICTORIA BECKHAM‘s show. But this collection? I could have slept in. ALTUZARRA wasn’t much to get out of bed for, either. And later there was PRABAL GURUNG—minus the wow factor—and even later, a lot of diversion, from comedy to politics to Whoopi Goldberg and Fred Armisen, for OPENING CEREMONY. Day 4? It’s done. And not a moment too soon. Day 5…

Daytime dress by Celine. Handbag by Proenza Schouler.

Alexander’s Wangover


Is there anything worse than getting caught with a mouthful of hamburger meat?? Alexander Wang’s afterparty was stocked with McDonald’s Big Macs and 7-Eleven Slurpees. Considering that I hadn’t eaten since mid-day, that photog was lucky I didn’t take a bite out of him! 

cropped trousers by Alexander Wang

What She Wore During Fashion Week -Day 3?


When the heat is on full blast, the key is knowing when to break from all the action and squeeze in a fresh wardrobe change. After JONATHAN SAUNDER’s debut for DVF and then the LACOSTE show, I slipped into this airy little number for the KnotOnMyPlanet campaign launch before hitting JONATHAN SIMKHAI’s show at Moynihan Station. Seeing Madonna last night at ALEXANDER WANG’s was pretty special. Little Lourdes is all grown up! Day 4…

2-pc. lace dress with underlining by Nanette Lepore

Jimmy Choo 20th Anniversary

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Before heading home on Wednesday night I had one more stop to make. The Jimmy Choo 20th anniversary party was still going strong way after midnight down on 12th Street. I caught the tail end of Mary J.‘s set and then, I was out of there, running smack into those Quann twins, Cipiriana and TK, on the way out. I have fun with them and wanted to hang but a girl has got to pace herself! It’s gonna be a loooooong week!

shoes by Jimmy Choo


What She Wore During Fashion Week – Day 2 (or 3)


Was yesterday Day 2 or Day 3? We’re all confused now and who cares? FASHION WEEK is in the midst of change! WINONA, INC. had models in shows all over town—ODAY SHAKAR at 11am, MONSE at Artbeam instead of The Rooftop as originally planned, and at 3pm, my girls showed out at the CUSHNIE ET OCHS show at Moynihan Station. Sexy stuff. Later on TOMMY HILFIGER, down at the pier, did a show-slash-carnival-slash shopping mall. It was geared up to be a ton of fun so I selected something super-fun to wear! Day 3…

jacket and shorts by Carolina Herrera