Starting on the Right StepIt's the first day of New York Fashion Week, and the Big Apple is a ray of sartorial splendor. Whether you're actually visiting Lincoln Center, or checking in online, you're totally caught up in the electricity. Those who are traipsing from show to show (and/or going afterparty-hopping) will definitely want to wear shoes with a comfortable heel height. It's a good thing kitten heels are big for Fall 2010, right? These "Bates" booties by Report (available at zappos.com via myshoes.com), with their cone heel, fold-down shaft and lace-up closure are a good bet for tonight. They speak to this season's military and oxford trends. They also have cone heels, which are extremely popular right now. They'll look great with a variety of looks, too.
Toast the fashion capital with a Brandied Apple this evening. A combination of Apple Brandy and Gravenstein Apple LonjeviTea Kombucha (or other apple tea), it's a great way to knock the edge off a hectic day. The brandy is semi-sweet with a strong kick, and the tea's fresh-from-the-orchard flavor captures the feeling of late Summer. Don't drink too many, though. Brandy is pretty strong stuff, and you'll need your energy- regardless of if it's for reading runway coverage online or for running between soirees.