Behind The Seams: Fall 2014 Badgley Mischka NYFW

February 12, 2014
Behind The Seams: Fall 2014 Badgley Mischka NYFW

Photo Credit: Othello Banaci | FashionizerTV

Yesterday's Badgley Mischka show at Lincoln Center was incredible (reviews below). I took good friend,  model and vlogger Cassandra Bankson of Diamondsandheels14,  Behind the Seams™ with Me and together we went to the show and interviewed the designers Mark and James on their inspiration behind the line. Check out the video below.

The Scene

Cassandra's accessories

Testing my new Canon Rebel T3i 

Enjoying the show with artist Jasmine Villegas and Cassandra

and the SHOW begins...

Photo Credit: Othello Banaci | FashionizerTV

Photo Credit: Othello Banaci | FashionizerTV

Photo Credit: Othello Banaci | FashionizerTV

Backstage shots (all of my favorite pieces)

And now for the reviews...
on our travels we caught up with friend and celeb stylist Nathan Helsel who contributed to the reviews below with Cassandra and me. I asked Cassandra and Nathan what there top three picks were.
Check out their favs below.

Nathan review:
All that glitz is gold. Badgley Mischka blew me away with a sensational array of metallics and golds.
The metallic princess gown with blue flower details was a smash for me as well as the black and sparkle long gown. The flounce of Vienna inspired gold gown was to die for. Its my hope that I see some of these gowns grace the starlets on red carpet night for the oscars. 
By far Badgley Mischka is one of my top shows for the season so far.
Nathan Helsel is the Founder of Styles by Nathan, a Freelance Celebrity wardrobe stylist a lover of all things fashion. Nathan can be seen attending all major fashion shows or you can see him around town at hot trendy New York restaurants and running around town with Jene Luciani Best Selling Author of the Bra book and Today show correspondent. You can follow Nathan on Twitter & Instagram @StylesbyNathan or at

Cassandra's review:
The first looks gold detailing is the absolute definition of elegance and luxury- dripping in gold. 
The second look reminds me of a family photo from the 1800s, it was one of my Russian ancestors in a large fur coat and hat who worked for the army/military. He was wearing the same kind of head-wear, everything in this look brings me back to my heritage, as well as exemplifying a gorgeous strong personality and a hard-working woman as well as staying warm and cozy in the cold weather.
The third does really take me back to being in Austria. I was there with my father for work about a year and a half ago, and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I love the blacks the blues and the florals mixture of this dress. It also reminds me of the stained-glass windows in the churches, the water that ran through the rivers and canals in the city, and the attire that everyone was dressed to the nines, even to go for coffee. It was beautiful, and this dress is structured and elegant, just like the people and scenes there in Austria. Also, when I was in Austria my attire consisted mainly of black and blue, for whatever reason I chose. The color scheme, and the pattern of this dress automatically brings me back. 
Cassandra Bankson is a model, entrepreneur and online media personality. Since a young age, she has had a passion for helping others and continues to bring that passion into her work today. Cassandra can be seen on her YouTube channel Diamondsandheels14. She began creating her Youtube videos to help others with makeup, acne and other aspects of happy and healthy living. Now over 80 million views later, she is exposing all her secrets and tips and tricks to the world, and living her dream of helping others with their insecurities one Youtube Video at a time. You can follow Cassandra  on Twitter @sincerelycass11 & Instagram @diamondsandheels14 or at

My review:
Mark Badgley and James Mischka brought a beautiful collection down the runway. This was my third time attending their show and by far this was my favorite collection to date. Inspired by turn-of-the century Vienna, in particular artist Gustav Klimt and architect Josef Hoffman, the Badgley Mischka collection was a perfect combination of the influences showcasing hand-beaded jewelry on mesh, metallic floral brocade dresses and touches of leopard in the most refine way. The fur accessories are a must-have for this cold NYC weather and I look forward to scooping up one of those hats ASAP. 
what do you think of this collection? Gorgeous right!

 all photos are taken with either my iphone5s or my new Canon Rebel T3i
unless photo credit indicated below image by photographer or source


  1. The third gown is my favourite! The colour combination and the pattern it is just so elegant!

    I also love the gold dress. It is simple GOLD.

    Anna Czarina

  2. If you're referring to the ball gown brocade dress with floral mix and pockets yes that is my favorite too! It is perfection. The gold was one of my choices too but I didn't put in my on three picks but do love a GOLD dress. xo Stacy

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so jealous! Looks like you have a great time!

  4. Thanks @StushiGal Style. I work hard and play hard too :) This show was incredible. Which is your fav?

  5. I'm so late answering this, sorry! I'm in LOVE with anything leopard print so that dress is my all time favorite!