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NY Fashion Week: Designers reveal their love style

Freezing temps aside, the other bummer about New York Fashion Week’s fall schedule is that Valentine’s Day falls smack in the middle of the show cycle. So does that mean no flowers, no vino and no triple-layer chocolate cake for designers? We caught up with Erin Beatty, Misha Nonoo, Mara Hoffman and Rachel Zoe to find out how they plan to spend the romantic day, their fashion week must-haves and who gets their likes on Instagram.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, what’s your idea of romance?

I’m staying in for Valentine’s day! Honestly, the most romantic thing in the world for me is when my fiancé and I laugh together.

What’s a restaurant/café we might find you at during fashion week?

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Who’s your favorite person to follow on Instagram ?

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What’s your current fashion week must-have?

This season, my new baby, Laszlo.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, what’s your idea of romance?

An evening where my husband cooks and I can spend the entire night in front of a roaring fire with both him and my darling [dog] Thatcher.

What’s a restaurant/café we might find you at during fashion week?

I'll be spending a lot of time in West Chelsea, which will be a nice break from midtown so I will try and take coffee and breakfast meetings at Empire Diner and Cookshop.

Who’s your favorite person to follow on Instagram?

Fuck Jerry and Fat Jewish

What is your current fashion week must-have (besides your phone)?

My Smythson diary for that continuous to-do list that keeps me going right up to the show.

Juice Press's The Volcano — its antioxidants keep me in tip-top shape and help me stay healthy and energized throughout fashion week.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, what’s your idea of romance?

A fried chicken bucket in bed, just kidding….sort of. Seriously though, romantic to me is being with the same persons for 11 years and being fully and totally obsessed with them each and every day.

What’s a restaurant/café we might find you at during fashion week?

I’m pretty much tied to my studio during fashion week, but I drop into Gregory’s Coffee next door for a large soy latte to keep me going. Also, I order out a lot from sweetgreen.

Who’s your favorite person to follow on Instagram?

The Fat Jewish

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. What’s your idea of romance?

There’s nothing better than spending the evening with my husband in our bathrobes, eating take-out and watching old movies.

What’s a restaurant/café we might find you at during fashion week?

The Waverly Inn is one of my favorites.

Who’s your favorite person to follow on Instagram?

I follow such a range of designers, mentors, philanthropists and leaders in their fields…so many excite and inspire me.

What is your current fashion week must-have?

I can’t survive NYFW without Skyn Iceland eye gels – they’re everything, especially with all the long days and late nights!

 
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