CUTE SWEET LOLITA DRESS, VAMPIRE GOTH MAKEUP. ZELDA KAPLAN DIES: FRONT ROW OF JOANNA MASTROIANNI NY RUNWAY SHOW.


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Ready? Set? My New York Fashion Week coverage commences! Let’s begin with a runway show of drama and death.

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It was Yukiro’s first time in NYC. On Feb 15th, we cabbed to the Joanna Mastroianni show from our space-disco hotel, Yotel. (Soon, you’ll see photos and videos of our stay.)

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The big Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows are at Lincoln Center. We had second-row seats in the Studio.

Sweet Lolita aristocrat dress: gifted by Gloomth
Flower fascinators: gifted by Angelica Brigade
Heart knee-high socks: got them in Tokyo

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I rarely do the sweet, innocent look… but hey, you gotta mix it up!
Horror necklace: gifted by Sourpuss

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The old guards keep the fashion guests in order. They’re legends in their own right.

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The collection was inspired by the unmatched “rare bird” designer, Iris Apfel (right). To her left (photo by WireImage) is socialite and fashion icon Zelda Kaplan. Minutes later, tragedy struck…

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The 95-year-old Zelda sat in the front row. As the show began, she slumped over (see yellow arrow)… and died.

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Yukiro and I were transfixed by the show, and didn’t realize this until later. What a collection. Peacock feather neck wraps, cut-out structured shoulders, spiked African wristbands, cotton ball hats.

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Designer Joanna insisted that Iris Apfel join her on stage.

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It was one of best shows I saw this season; touching and bittersweet.

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Yukiro’s elegant vampire outfit is by the Tokyo-based label, Death By February.

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Our NYFW schedule was insane… can’t wait to show you all the photos. I made a point to cover events that would interest you, such as the Japan and Korea collections, and underground Goth/alt events.

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Close-up on my accessories.

Silver ring: gifted by Fashionology
Mary Jane Lolita shoes: Yosuke, got them at Marui One Shinjuku
Bio Sculpture Gel nail art: courtesy of Glam Nail Studio in Vancouver, Canada

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Yukiro was constantly photographed.

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Bombarded outside Lincoln Center.

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Love the detailing of his outfit: buttons, lace and layers.

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More from NYC coming right up, please be patient.

Thanks to The Daily Beast for reporting on my IFB Conference panel. Also, check out my my style gallery for AOL, featuring Bryanboy, The Coveted, Mat Devine of Kill Hannah and more.

Should I wear more Sweet Lolita / Aristocrat outfits? Are you inspired by the “advanced style” of owl-eyed fashion icons, Iris and Zelda? RIP…

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  • Natalie

    Hi love your style!

  • R Dd

    Looks awesome.

  • Jodi

    PRETTY:))

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      xoxo

  • CR

    nice

  • Kyoko

    you two look so l♥vely! looks like Yukiro has caught a lot of attention ;)

  • Geisha VI

    Thank you La Carmina, I’m glad she was among friends and the things she loved when she passed. She looked fierce in her red and black too!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Fierce for life!

  • Mur

    Yukiro looks gorgeous and you look cute.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      thanks dearie

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    Wow! very good photos!! <3 miss you already XD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      mwahhhhhhhhh

  • Matheiu

     I saw it ! At last ! That’s a very cool work !!! :D

  • Sophia

    Fantastic outfit, Yukiro ;) It seems you guys had a great time! Hope you have more and more in the future ^^ Btw Carmen, Joanna Mastroianni is a totally Greek name. I guess she’s a Greek who grew up in America. I was surprised when I saw the article.

  • Marilee

    By far one of my favorite blog posts…I have others, but I adore this one!

  • Leah

    Yukiro looks stunning :O and, I’m completely loving the white dress. ♥

  • Jo Wu

    I love the white dress and the adorable heart socks. You look like an innocent doll! I do think you pull off the sweet lolita/aristocrat look wonderfully, so if you desire to do so, dress up more in those styles.

    Yukiro is absolutely stunning. Happy to see that the photographers love her.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thank you dear!

  • http://hrhqueenalexandria.blogspot.com/ Alexandria Web

    So sad about Zelda, but at least she really did die doing what she loved.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yup, that’s the way to live and die

  • Suz

    What an amazing show! Iris Apfel looks magnificent – it’s encouraging to know that such glamour can be sustained into old age! And for Zelda Kaplan to die at the age of 95, looking totally glammed up, in the front row of a brilliant catwalk show – if one HAS to go, that’s the way to do it! I look forward to the next episode of your adventures!

  • Jannie

    la carmina is awsome

  • Jovan

     ♥ *o*

  • Lavon

    You look fabulous as always. What a terrible thing to happen.

  • Eric

    Omg

  • Seto

    Really tragic she died so suddenly…but I’m sure she lived her life to the max until her last breath ^^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yeah!

  • Francesca

    That’s scary!!! But you and Yukiro look amazing…..♥

  • Will

    Tan her hide and wear it…that would be a weird fashion trend.imagine if someone did that?…in this day and age?..cool.

  • Kelsee

     I hope that’s how I go out, in style!

  • Aria

    Super creepy

  • Jen

    That’s unfortunate. But, on the bright side, she looked rather happy before she passed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712608534 Robin L. Baker

    Omg! Yukiro *dies* (happily) XD

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      You’re gonna see a lot more Yukiro in the next while!! we had tons of NYC adventures~!

  • Hikari

    Yukiro’s outfit is amazing ! Totally love it !
    Congrats to both of you.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thank you darling!

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    Fantastic outfit, Yukiro ;) It seems you guys had a great time! Hope you have more and more in the future ^^ Btw Carmen, Joanna Mastroianni is a totally Greek name. I guess she’s a Greek who grew up in America. I was surprised when I saw the article.

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    I hope that’s how I go out, in style!