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What fashion statements are you most looking forward to this NYFW?
Crystal: Belts, big earrings, berets... all the modern accessories that elevate a look.
Ashley: Bright colors, beading, but also effortless style. I love asking designers how they are inspired to do a collection. Whether is was a trip they went on, a feeling or an emotion. It makes me learn more about a designer seeing those statement pieces fly by on the runway!
Whats your favorite Fall Fashion trend?
Crystal: I love how anything goes these days so I'm looking forward to seeing how people mix things up to create unique, eye-catching outfits. Mixing unexpected patterns and print together is one of my favorite ways to style looks. I'm looking forward to seeing the return of classic fall prints like plaid. I'm also loving fall's 'it' colors like red and purple, as well as metallics for daytime.
Ashley: I love anything burgundy or wine colored, mustard yellows, and black and white! I love booties and chic flats too! Also, accessories can make all the difference: earrings, a chunky bracelet, or a great belt!
What style are you most excited about from our Fall 17 collection?
Crystal: I love a solid block heel so I'm excited about the boots. I also really love the ankle wrap flats. Both are perfect for us New Yorkers since we walk a ton (and also want to put our most fashionable foot forward at all times).
Ashley: The chic sneakers, combat boots, and flats! They make being a Mom so much more comfortable...especially in my day to day life being a Mother of 2 young boys who have quite a bit of energy!
How do you #WearKindness?
Crystal: Given all of the issues that humanity is currently facing, it's important to do your part to help out in anyway that you can. If that's letting an elderly woman or mother with kids take the only open taxi during rush hour and walking the extra blocks yourself or making your personal purchases count by choosing brands that support a cause, we should all strive to do at least one act of kindness per day. I try to make a conscious effort to do this and to be someone who can be a role model to others.
Ashley: First of all, I love children. Children are the future and I love being involved with brands and companies who help children in any way. In terms of an adult... I like to turn someone's frown upside down. One of my fave things to do is make people laugh...It usually can make someone's bad day in to a better day! It makes me feel good if I had something to do with that!