A Little Bit of Snow Can’t Stop The Show – New York Fashion Week: Fall/Winter 2013

This year, Mother Nature tried to bring Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to a stand still, but as we all know, fashion never sleeps – or lets an impending blizzard stop the show. With more than 15 inches of snow on the streets of New York, the top fashion designers in the world released their Fall/Winter 2013 collections. Fashion week sets the stage for the new trends we will be seeing in the coming seasons.

Designers, journalists, bloggers, celebrities and stylists alike descend upon the fashion capital of the United States, and perhaps even the world, to experience a frenzy of colors, textures, patterns and styles.  Over the course of the whirlwind eight-day event, New York witnessed fashions from legends such as Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Vera Wang, as well as collections from emerging designers like Peter Pilotto and Mark Fast.

The most talked-about trend we noticed this year was an innovative use of fur. Designers incorporated fur into their designs in the most creative of ways. Gone are the days when fur was limited to outerwear. Last week, we saw fur mittens the size of boxing gloves. We saw scarves, bags, and many other accessories all featuring this fierce new trend.

Another runway trend we noticed was the combination of masculine and feminine elements into into one look. One such example came from designer Marcus Wainright of Rag & Bone, featuring a masculine single-button blazer paired with ultra-feminine pieces like this black mini.

Our last takeaway from the Fall 2013 collections – everyone is seeing red this season. Designers used this fiery color to evoke the feeling of autumn. Rather than pairing red with colors in its palatte, designers stepped outside of the box and went (maybe the word “tended” versus “went”?) a little cooler, pairing the hue with blues and greens.

We had a fabulous Fall/Winter Fashion Week and we look forward to another fashion-forward week at Bryant Park in September. Until then, we’ll be keep our eyes peeled for emerging trends on the streets of NYC!





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The Roosevelt Bids Our Social Media Superstar a Warm Goodbye

After seven years at The Roosevelt Hotel, E-Commerce Manager Kelli Crean is moving on. Kelli has been a loyal and dedicated member of our team since 2006, beginning her time at The Roosevelt as a Sales Assistant. As the social media frenzy began to evolve in 2008, Kelli began our social outreach. She has been the social voice of The Roosevelt ever since.

Through hard work and a passion for creativity, Kelli was able to grow our Facebook accounts to more than 15,000 fans and our Twitter following to more than 10,000 people. Kelli has ensured The Roosevelt is on the forefront of the social frontier by creating and maintaining our profiles on Pinterest, Google +, and Instagram. Additionally, Kelli has created The NY Know, The Roosevelt Hotel’s blog, which sees more than 30,000 visitors per year.

Kelli is also credited with launching our mobile application, which can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices. The app has been used to book thousands of rooms and to keep Roosevelt fans in the loop on hotel happenings.

Kelli made a name for herself by developing an incredible social following for The Roosevelt. Her social success did not go unnoticed.  Kelli was approached by Marriott Hotels and Resorts (via Twitter) regarding a career opportunity as a regional e-commerce manager for a major hospitality brand. While we will miss Kelli immensely, we understand this is an amazing opportunity that should not be passed up.

We thank Kelli for her seven years of hard work at The Roosevelt and we wish her the very best in her future career endeavors. Her positive and friendly personality will be missed by all of us.

As for our social audience, we assure you that you will not be neglected. We plan to use Kelli’s phenomenal social foundation as a building block to grow upon.

Cheers to Kelli and to many more years of social interaction with our beloved fans and followers!


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