Front Row Fashion

NYFW has just ended and the new fashions will be available to the general public soon enough. The fashion forward crowd and exclusive front row guests at the shows must dress to impress. The front row attendees are closely watched and the seats in this prime position are highly coveted. There are a few essentials you need to look the part of front row fabulous.

Oversized glamourous sunglasses are a must. A dark lense is preferable, but a standout frame with gradient lenses will do. Some of my favorites are by Prada and Chanel. Unless you are Anna Wintour, please do not keep them on for the show, but only upon entry for a look-at-me moment as well as to shield your eyes from the camera flashes that are there to catch the celebrity seated beside you.

A small bag that can easily rest on your lap or tuck under your chair is best. You will need to bring the essentials with you, but do not want to be the one who adds to the trip factor by schlepping a big bag to the show and resting it by your feet.

Statement jewelry, whether delicate or not, and a banging shoe are necessary to standout amongst the fashion elite. If you keep your outfit simple and classy, but punch it up with the accessories and shoes, you will never end up on the worst dressed list. It does not matter is you wear a dress or pants, but dress to impress.

I have included a few of my favorite front row looks from this past week.


The Textured Bob

The textured bob is a hairstyle that has gained popularity over the last year and is hotter than ever. Short hair is appealing because the messier and more textured the style, the better it looks, making it easy to maintain style wise. To keep the short length and shape, you may have to visit your hairstylist more often for trims, but the time you will save on blowdrying and styling will be worth the more frequent salon visits. 

I love long, voluminous, beachy hair, which I normally have and rarely stray from it. However, I had a cut scheduled with Celebrity hairstylist and friend, Gregory Russell, so I asked him for a consult for something new. I was ready for a change and had been interested in going short, but didn’t know if I could pull it off. He studied my face shape and hair texture and decided we should go for it and I could in fact pull off a shorter do. So he cut 6-7 inches off and I didn’t even flinch! I trust him completely with my hair and knew he could give me an amazing new hairstyle. 

When the cut was complete, I felt fresh, hip, and in style. I loved it! Gregory has an immpeccable talent for delivering a pristine cut, but styling your hair in a way that is so effortlessly chic. He sprayed Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray into my roots before rough drying my hair, and then took a round brush and continued to blowdry the hair on the crown of my head for added volume. He then took a flat iron and created ‘S’ shapes with the tool throughout my hair to give it a casual bend. He then had me toss my head back and sprayed my hair with Oribe Dry Texturing Spray to give it that toussled texture, and finished it with L’Oreal Elnett hairpray. 

Gregory’s clients include Chloe Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Alexa Chung, and Karlie Koss, among others. I feel extremely lucky to have had him tranform my tresses into this fun new style. I have included a few of my favorite looks of textured bobs below. 

You can book a haircut with Gregory Russell at The Andy Lecompte Salon 310-273-4100

Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray retails for $19 and can be purchased at

Oribe Dry Texturing Spray retails for $42 and can be purchased at

L’Oreal Elnett Hairspray retails for $11.99 and can be purchased at