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It’s finally time to start making that transition from puffy coats to spring-friendly layers. As excited as we are about breaking out our open-toe shoes and summer dresses, let’s be smart this year and dress for the weather we actually have in Brooklyn this time of year–chilly, windy, rainy, and sometimes, a bit of very welcome sunshine. Let these illustrations by Dena Cooper lead the way and don’t worry, it won’t be long until we’re complaining about the heat and wishing for April breezes again.

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I had a great time roaming around NYFW this year and ran into some incredible men and women in-between the shows. Here are a few of my favorite moments, from backstage to runway to an impromptu designer wedding to street style.

NYFW Custo Barcelona Backstage

Backstage at Custo Barcelona // Model: Yada Didenko

Idan Cohen Wedding NYFW FW15

Idan Cohen’s impromptu wedding before his show.

Idan Cohen NYFW FW15 Runway

Favorite look from Idan Cohen

Mara Hoffman NYFW FW15 Runway

Favorite looks from Mara Hoffman

Song Jun Wan NYFW FW15 Runway

Favorite look from Song Jun Wan

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Emily Kammeyer looking both warm and stylish in layers of herringbone and wool

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Liz Teich looking 70s cool

NYFW Street Style FW15 Blush

Saw a lot of blush this year, usually paired with lots of white.

NYFW Street Style FW15

Georgia Benjamin keeping warm in fur and flannel outside Lincoln Center

NYFW Street Style FW15

Eun Bi wearing blush and metallics on Valentine’s Day

NYFW Street Style FW15 Braids

Mimi Abintra and her gorgeous blue braids

NYFW Street Style FW15 Pastel

Sandra from MoreStyleThanFashion.com wearing sea foam green

NYFW Street Style FW15 Pink

Lots of pink and red on Valentine’s Day

NYFW Street Style FW15 Grasie Mercedes

Grasie Mercedes keeping warm in turtleneck sweater and fur vest

NYFW Mens Street Style FW15

Camel over pinstripes

NYFW Street Style FW15 Rred

Classic look for Valentine’s Day

Photography: Rima Brindamour

Pop-Up for Dreamers Invite

Looking for something to do this weekend? Jo Liu of Alibi NYC, and Abbi Stern of Brooklyn Heavy Metal, are teaming up to turn their dreams into a reality with Pop-Up for Dreamers, created for the fashion-forward holiday shopper. This holiday pop-up will feature unique gifts that are handmade in NYC. Open for one week only, Pop-Up for Dreamers will make open on Friday, November 28th with its F*ck Black Friday launch party from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will be open daily from Saturday, November 29th, through Friday, December 5th, at 201 Allen Street (between Houston and Stanton) from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Featured designers include hats by Alessandra Rivera, jewelry by Alibi NYC and Brooklyn Heavy Metal, clothing by Karie Laks, scarves by Heather Rose, and leather bags and Accessories by Mary Lai and R Y E. Designer products range in price from $40-$1,200, with smaller items priced at $40 and below. Smaller items include Crimson and Clover‘s greeting cards for the inappropriate, lip balms and scrubs by Stewart and Claire and candles by Photerian. Pop-Up for Dreamers will also feature a series of events throughout the week

The launch party will feature small bites by El Rey, Rum from PRYM, and a guest bartender making a PRYM SIN signature cocktail designed by Halyards and PRYM for the event. The first 50 guests will receive canvas gift bags with gift items from Manic Panic nail polish, Stewart and Claire lip balm, and Jira Couture eyelashes, and a few lucky people will even walk away with some Plush apparel.

If you can’t make it on opening night, there will be special events going on throughout the rest of the pop-up as well. Stop by on Saturday or Sunday for manicures and mimosas with Eda of Lady Fancy Nails, sponsored by Manic Panic.

Or you can stop by on Monday for G&T’s with Jinna sponsored by Barr Hill Gin. Jinna is working on a project called Voice Your Dream and will be doing a photo booth with Emma McDonald Photography where people can write their dream on a white board and have their photo taken, while drinking Gin and Tonics of course!

On Tuesday, Mandee from Suite 303 will be cutting bangs and doing trims and a bartender from Fort Defiance will be making their Bourbon Milk Punch for “Milk and Cookie” night with Van Brunt Distillery Bourbon Whiskey!

And on Thursday, Tarot Society and Las Brujas will be there with their Hang-Mans Liquor. Darcy, the founder of the Tarot Society, will be doing palm readings all night.

Hope to see you all there!

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