A Day in The Life of CUSP Fashion Director Caroline Maguire - Neiman Marcus
CUSP Fashion Director Caroline Maguire

A Day in The Life of CUSP Fashion Director Caroline Maguire

Regina Campbell

February 19, 2015

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CUSP Fashion Director Caroline Maguire is one busy lady during New York Fashion Week. From shows, to showroom appointments and to meetings with NM buyers, she gets no break during the day. Here she tells everything about her past Monday, which included being awakened by her sweet daughter, Ella, to closing off the night with sushi at Koi. Take a peek at her stylish diary below.

Monday
February 16, 2015

7 am RISE-N-SHINE!!!
A wake-up call by my daughter, Ella.
I put this bow on her since it’s fashion week, and I feel that she needs to be just as fabulous as everyone else.

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9 am
My first appointment of the day at 10Eleven showroom to see A.L.C. Fall 2015.
Obsessing over every single piece in the collection. Very ’70s and right on trend.

A.L.C Fall 2015
A.L.C Fall 2015
A.L.C. Fall 2015
A.L.C. Fall 2015

11:30 am
Quick stop to see Rebecca Taylor at her showroom. I previewed the line a week ago, but today I met up with my buyer there to see the full collection. Lots of beautiful things here: shades of navy, pinks, oxblood and lilacs.

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Let’s talk about the printed leopard vest here, a must for any fall closet.

Rebecca Taylor Fall 2015
Rebecca Taylor Fall 2015

1 pm
I make a quick stop at the ACE hotel, where I had a walk through with London-based designer Saloni Lodha to preview her Fall 2015 collection. I saw beautiful cropped tops and vivid prints. My favorite was the vegan fur magenta chubby. We are always scouting new brands to bring into our stores!!!

Saloni Lodha Fall 2015
Saloni Lodha Fall 2015

2pm
Next stop… Derek Lam 10 Crosby.
It’s Derek’s contemporary line, a perfect diffusion of main line. Lots of yummy novelty knits here. The flare windowpane pant in ivory and all the folkloric prints are on my checklist. Also, the Mrs. Roper blanket coat with the fur trim in mustard is pretty amazing.

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fall 2015
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fall 2015
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fall 2015
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Fall 2015

3pm
Dashing down the west side highway to the 3.1 Phillip Lim show. Mad for plaids! GRUNGE GIRL! Olive green, oxblood , navy’s…

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2015
3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2015

5pm
Alice + Olivia Show
A journey to the ’70s boho vibe.

alice + olivia Fall 2015
alice + olivia Fall 2015

Luxed up, embellishment and tons of brocade pieces.

alice + olivia Fall 2015
alice + olivia Fall 2015

5:30pm
Visiting my friend Tony from ATM. He’s doing some fantastic things here, lots of chic relaxed items, which make the perfect balance from work to weekend.

ATM Fall 2015
ATM Fall 2015

6:30pm
At the Goods & Services showroom to see FRAME denim. Homage to … SURPRISE… The ’70s, Suede flared pant, Flared denim pant. Easy knit pieces. What every girl wants in her closet. The showstopper was the denim jumpsuit! Charlie’s Angels!

FRAME Fall 2015
FRAME Fall 2015

7:15pm
At the Veronica Beard Show. Tag team sisters-in-law are both named Veronica Beard. This was a beautiful presentation. Layers after layers, and I’m loving the mixing of patterns – think plaids with camo.

Veronica Beard Fall 2015
Veronica Beard Fall 2015

The popular “dickie” jacket presented in new shapes and fabrications.

Veronica Beard Fall 2015
Veronica Beard Fall 2015

8pm
Rag & Bone Show
Down to TriBeCa for the last show of the night! David and Marcus did a phenomenal fall show. It was all about minimalism chic in oxbloods , pops or orange, camel to shades of gray. Everything was beautiful and everything wearable.

rag & bone Fall 2015
rag & bone Fall 2015

9:15pm
Dinner at Koi at the Trump hotel in Soho with my NM buyers. Sushi and sake to end the night, well…water for me.

11:30pm
Getting home from dinner… signing off for the night!

Off to bed… Can’t wait to buy Fall!!!

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