Fashion Week opened in NY on Thursday, and thanks to my friend, I was able to catch a glimpse of the BCBG Max Azria (top) and Richard Chai shows (left)! I've been blogging about fashion deals since 2007, so it was a wonderful experience to see the clothes at the beginning of the fashion cycle, before they've hit the stores, and ultimately the sale racks! As we sat in the AMEX Sky Box, perched high above the runways, sipping prosecco, we watched the fall lineup for BCBG Max Azria, filled with loose, layered silhouettes in subtle shades of black, white, grey and oxblood. I might start sporting a knitted cap next fall (see top photo), since all the models were wearing them. It seemed to make all the clothes "les Mis" cool. Then, the show by Richard Chai (mostly menswear) had a handful of women's wear looks that caught my eye (see the jewel-toned purple dress, lower left). I might be inspired to work more of that vibrant purple into my fall pallette... maybe it will even be the Color of 2014!