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WHAT NOT TO DO AT NYFW

New York Fashion Week is upon us and etiquette matters. To help, here are our top ten absolute don’ts at #NYFW (yes, it's ok to use hashtags, but don't overdo it). 

1. Don’t ignore the weather reports. Prepare for the elements, but keep it functional. A bulky coat will keep you warm outside but doesn’t do too well inside a cramped space. Your Memory Jacket from NOTTEVERA, on the other hand, will keep you warm without invading the seat next to you. Use common sense.

2. Don't wear shoes you can’t walk in. We’re sorry to break it to you, but you’re not the star of the show. You want something elegant and comfortable. These fabulous lace-up booties will do just fine, thank you.

3. Don’t bring your dog. Unless he or she understands fashion better than you and can rock an outfit like these cool dudes.

4. Don’t steal other people’s seats. If your spot is way back, don’t go crashing that empty seat in first row. You don’t want to mess up the seating chart, plus you’ll look like a fool if you’re asked to vacate.

5. Don’t grab goodie bags that were not meant for you. That’s just not cool.

6. Don’t take a million selfies. The show is in front of you, not behind you. Unfollowed!

7. Don’t go crazy when you see a celebrity. Chances are you’ll bump into quite a few stars. If you really can't resist the urge to take that pic, do so but discreetly. Act like a real New Yorker.

8. Don’t shove people as you exit the show. We know you're in a hurry, and so are we. A little courtesy makes the whole process easier - and faster - for everybody. 

9. Don’t linger around street-style photographers. Hanging around street-style photographers hoping to get noticed smacks of desperation - and never works. If you really want to stand out, dress for yourself – not the lens.

10. Don’t be rude. Just don't. We're all invited guests at a fashion show, and we all want to have a good time. Who needs drama? NYFW is the best show on earth. Be nice and enjoy the show!

 

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PYTHON, PLEASE

It’s time to change your spirit animal to a certain reptile; get bitten and you’re never turning back!

Real python offers texture and print along with authenticity to spice up any outfit.  Sure, animal prints have been popular for years, but while leopard spots and zebra stripes often look loud, snake prints are a luxe way to launch a natural exoticism onto any piece. All it takes is a small dose, such as a python-wrapped clutch or belt and you’re sporting enough of that cool scaly texture to redefine your look.

Snake makes a powerful statement and is a high-end material. You are more likely to find it on accessories - very few style connoisseurs can pull off a scaled A-line dress but it happens. If you want to incorporate rain forest haute snakeskin into your wardrobe, look to NOTTEVERA for guidance. Add a jolt with one of our colored python belts or try black snakeskin turned up with an embellished belt buckle. Model it on a mixed media purse or show it off on the heel counter of block heel boots. Sssso chic!

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HANDBAG BUYING GUIDE

Sure, we obsess over them, but the truth is—just like shoes—we actually need a handbag (or ten). Where else would we put our wallets, cell phone, keys, lipstick, notepad, mints, tissues, etc.? One of the most rewarding aspects of buying a luxury handbag is that, regardless of which structure you choose, it will always be in vogue. 

Fashion shows may determine current trends, but the truth is that each style serves a different purpose and personality. After all, the more (handbags) the merrier!

Here's a brief introduction to different bag styles and how to wear them.

Bucket Bag- This sack-style purse usually closes with a drawstring or a snap. With its rounded bottom and less structured appearance it tends to work best in relaxed outfits. Try it out with a leather jacket and ripped jeans.

Clutch- A clutch is a small purse that is made with a wrist strap or otherwise without any handle. It gets its name because you literally “clutch” it in your grip. We recently saw a surge in this style for daytime, but it’s not as practical when you need two free hands. The style scores major points at nighttime with a cute ensemble, such as a jumpsuit and cage heels.

Crossbody- Forget the heinous fanny pack. Navigate a theme park or manage a shopping spree with this hands-free style. A long strap, traditionally adjustable with a belt buckle, lays flat between your chest with the mid-size to small purse safely at your side. The crossbody is great for weekends or even parties when checking your bag isn’t an option. 

Satchel- This prim purse is often structured but ranges from rigid to soft and flexible. A satchel always has top handles but often has a shoulder strap as well. It’s one of the most versatile styles because it can go to breakfast with the ladies, the office, a dinner date, shopping trip, and anywhere in between.

Shoulder Bag- Dainty and feminine, this elegant style features a thin strap and comes in a more compact size.  A shoulder bag is a lovely alternative to a clutch for an evening out.

Tote- A tote is traditionally rectangular with a distinct form and top carrying handles. You’re familiar with it because the casual canvas version is what you take to the farmers’ market. Upgrade the style in your mind by taking a peek at the bevy of beauties on our site. Our snazzy options feature leather and/or snakeskin. Traditionally made with a wide width, it’s perfect for holding a portfolio or taking with on your daily commute.

 And there you have it. Which one is your favorite?

NEW SEASON, NEW LOOK

With New York’s weather being all kinds of crazy, getting dressed every morning has become a definite challenge for us all. While everyone has been struggling, figuring out what to wear each morning, the NOTTEVERA team has been spring-cleaning, cooking up brand new stellar ideas.

In celebration to the new season, we’ve created a fresh new look for our website – designed exclusively for the NOTTEVERA woman in you, elegant, charismatic and undeniably sophisticated! We will also be announcing this season’s collections soon. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead check us out.