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Moms Strut at Fashion Week

Last Thursday I was part of a movement called Strut Moms. We were 20 moms strong on the runway–representing a largely unrepresented group of women at NY’s Fashion Week–Moms that can about fashion.

I joined this group of fabulous, social media moms to strut and make designers take note that we aren’t 14 and flat-chested (we’ll probably rant about Marc Jacob’s poor decision making at some later date). We are women that come in all shapes sizes and colors. Everyone that strutted brought her own agenda. For me, I was out there to put the fun back into fashion. And boy did I have fun!

The event started with nails–I got shellaced! A shiny polish from CND that lasts 2 weeks. Franco from Cutler Salon styled my hair with Matrix products–it was big, bouncy and flirty. Makeup was provided by Le Metier de Beaute.

 

As the team worked on my hair and makeup, I got to hand out with some of my favorite friends from the NYC social media scene. After all the primping it was time to get dressed. I was thrilled to be styled in BCBG Max Azaria and Rachel Roy. All the moms were in clothing that was current season (amen) .

Look #1: The 20 from BCBG Max Azaria

 

 

This may look like a sly smile–but I was nervous!

The shoes were really high. With all the leaves leftover from the show set I was worries about slipping.

Look #2: Rachel Roy (go here to buy the dress–$448)

Notice all the people? There were about 200 media members at the event.

 

At the end of the runway, there were about 100 cameras! I’d never experienced anything like this. Good thing, I’m a bit of a ham!

This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and a huge thank you to the five women (all social media moms) who dreamed this event. What did we prove? Motherhood doesn’t have to be the death of style. While we may be shorter on sleep, time and money since the kids came along, we haven’t abandoned our thirst for feeling great in our skin and our clothing.

Win it! We’ve got this fun necklace from Carolyn Pollack to give away to someone who links up this week.


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About Nicole Feliciano

Nicole Feliciano is the Founder & Editor of Momtrends. Prior to launching Momtrends, she was a fashion executive at Ralph Lauren. Now her mission is bringing style to fashion-starved moms everywhere. Nicole is a lifestyle expert, spokesperson and lover of all things social media. Follow her on twitter @momtrends
  • Stunning, I thought that was you when I saw the video, you totally rocked that runway..

    • Yes, it was me. wasn’t this s cool concept!

  • You look absolutely stunning and you could definitely be a runway model! It was nice meeting you up in NYC!

    • Tami I’m sending you super big hugs.

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  • Look at you, pretty lady! You are a total natural. I’m so glad that you had a great time!

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    • Thanks for the comment Bonnie. I look forward to seeing your style session.

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  • Thank you so much for spreading the love.
    You are gorgeous.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Nicole you looked stunning! I absolutely agree with your disappointment with designers who use models that don’t even begin to mirror their clientele…

    An exciting and oh so fashionable post…thank you for sharing!

    • Marc Jacobs are you listening? 41 not 14!

  • Oh how exciting! You looked amazing! That had to be a fun and awesome experience.

    ~Tavia

    • It was so much fun. Diva for a day.

  • This is it!! This is the runway that I like to watch. The real moms the real body of a woman who comes in a real shape, form and height ^_^ I love the outfit, the shoes and bags/purse. And of course you look great!! Thanks for sharing the photos Ms. Nicole. Happy Presidents day!

    Mary, MI

    • Let’s hope the designers are listening!

  • You were AMAZING!!! I’d never have known you were nervous. So happy to be one of the 200 in the audience!

    • Thanks Jo-Lynne. It was fun having you all cheering us on.

  • Wow, that’s so cool- you look gorgeous and those BCBG pants are awesome!

  • those printed pants were MADE for you!! You look gorgeous mama!

    • yep, the dress, the pants, everything had to go back, but boy was it fun while it lasted.

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  • Nicole, you looked amazing!!! I watched the show when it was streaming and am so glad you broke down your outfit, because i was dying to know where those fabulous pants were from. How fun!!! All of you were fantastic!! Big kudos to all the moms who participated – ya’all made us so proud!!

    • It was so exciting to be a part of this movement. I appreciate your support.

  • Jen

    You look gorgeous! How exciting and I love it.

  • Wow, well done you! that is so amazing and you look stunning. Thank you for representing us mums who havent given up on style. I couldn’t agree more with you!!

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  • Hot momma! I love this idea and you look stunning! That Rachel Roy dress is FAB!

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  • you look great! so poised and classy.

  • kym

    you look simply gorgeous here! big props to you for looking so confident on that runway. i probably would have peed myself once i saw 100 cameras all snapping photos of me 🙂

    • believe me that thought crossed my mind.

  • I love those pants!

  • Wow you look fabulous and what an amazing opportunity. And I agree-motherhood should not be the death of style!

  • Damn girl! Looking KILLER on that runway…modeling career is calling:) Love what you wore as well. What an amazing experience.
    C

    • Thanks Carly. As I told Jill, no messages from Elite. Better keep my day job(s)–mama and media maven.

  • My goodness, you look gorgeous and those colors look great on you. Way to work it Nicole! xo

    • Thanks Maria, you’ve got to have fun with these things!

  • Nicole you look absolutely AMAZING!!! You remind me of the “good old” early 90s days of the supers at Versace (hello Cindy Crawford)!!

    Catherine x

    • You made my day! Cindy Crawford–wooo!

  • OMG! I thought that a supermodel on the runway at first. You look absolutely gorgeous. I would have been terrified of tripping or falling. Did you do that one foot in front of the other type of strut or just a normal sexy walk?

    • I did practice my walk. I watched carefully at the Cynthia Rowley show and then tried to mimic them.

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  • You look stunning! Sounds like such a fun experience.

  • Nicole, you look HOT! You really know how to work it on that runway! It looks like you had a blast!! I love seeing moms and their styles being “in” more and more.

    • I agree–let’s hope this trend is here to stay.

  • Nicole you worked the runway! Love that Rachel Roy dress! She is one of my faves! I would have been so nervous! Awesome job!

    • I WAS nervous at first, but on the second look I thought, “Heck, I’ll likely never do this again just have fun!”

  • So have you been getting calls from agents? If you don’t get “discovered,” I’ll be shocked. You really worked it girl.

    • Alas, Jill, no messages from Elite, Ford or even DBA looking to launch my modeling career. Good thing I’ve got Momtrends to keep me going!

  • Girl, good for you!! I would love to get the chance someday to do that. And you looked fabulous!

    • Everyone needs a list one strut. Hope you get to do it.

  • You did and looked so amazing!

  • You look way better than any skinny anorexic model. I look at you and I have a desire to try the pieces you wore. Thank you! You’re doing a great thing!

    • Oksana, that’s the best compliment!

  • You look amazing Nicole!!! And what a cool idea to put awesome Moms on the runway!! I am totally in love with the printed pants and that mint jacket!! Congrats!! You give those supermodels run for their money!!!:-)
    -Jyoti
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    • The idea was incredible. And I really hope the brands take note.

    • Jyoti, thanks so much for showing your support. Let’s hope some designers take heed.

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  • You looked amazing Nicole! I am especially loving that orange dress!!!

    • Thanks so much. The dress was and is a winner.

  • The jacket from look 1 is completely amazing, but look 2 is definitely my favorite. It’s a perfect summer in New York kind of thing.

    • I loved the green jacket too. Believe it or not, I haven’t jumped on the blazer trend yet.

  • You looked like a rock star out there!!!

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  • You look amazing and like a pro! I’d love to join you fellow fashionista mommas next year!

  • You looked fab! What a cool event! Congrats to all the moms and fashionistas!

  • Girl, Your blog is UH-MAZING! I am so glad we found each other! This is definitely going on my “daily read” list! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your link so I could discover yours! What a great opportunity! I would die having myself professionally dressed with my hair and make-up done! I swear it is every girls dream! You are stunning and I adore those little booties they put you in! Way to make motherhood look fabulous! XOXO

  • Nicole!! You look amazing!! I love both of those looks, but that dress is my absolute favorite! You seriously rocked that runway!!

  • Great for NYFW! I’ve been to such a fashion show on Mother’s Day, and the ladies looked maaaarrrvellous! They should do more of that. I mean, I love fantasy and artificial beauties represented by models, but too much of that is a bit… too unreal. We’d like to see a dose of real beauties from time to time!

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  • You may not be 14 and flat chested but you sure look amazing!! I love the outfits you wore! Next year if you need another Mom I’d love to participate! You go girl!
    xo
    Sharon

  • You look beautiful! Those outfits worn on the runway are fantastic. Coral and teal are high on my list of colors for spring/summer.

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  • Nicole!!! You rocked it! I love it! GO!!!!

  • Looks like you had an amazing time and you look great!

    • It was so much fun. I’m ready the next time the runway beckons.

  • Wow, Nicole, you look stunning – like always 😉

    You make an amazing model. Looks like a great time, wish I could have made it!

    Thanks again for inviting me to the Jessica Alba event – it was amazing and she stands for all the things I’m passionate about (green and non-toxic living).

    Best,
    Dagmar

    • You are so welcome Dagmar–hope to see you at more events in the future.

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