Spring 2023Front Row: Meet Kalynn Holmes-Butler & Payton Morris
PM: Definitely meeting the Veronicas and going backstage.
KHB: Getting to go backstage before the show and seeing how all of the production and behind-the-scenes stuff worked. Watching all of the models get their hair, makeup and nails done was so exciting and fun to watch, especially seeing all of their final looks on the runway afterwards!
KHB: The yellow and white tweed short set—look #22 on the look board!
PM: The green short sleeve suit. :)
PM: Streetwear mixed with brightly color statement pieces in a minimal and subtle way.
KHB: My wardrobe is a fun and unique time capsule. I like holding onto certain pieces I love, even if they go out of style or become worn. To me, what's "in" doesn't matter because as long as you like it you shouldn't care what anyone else has to say.
KHB: The versatility of the clothes and how you can make them your own. Fashion, to me, is the ability to express yourself and your style through your outward appearance and I just love that. I think everyone should be able to dress how they want, if it's not hurting anyone.
PM: Fashion is a way of expressing one's self without having to vocalize it. It's an art form that isn’t spoken but shown.
PM: This black silk blazer that matches with many different pieces and elevates any outfit.
KHB: My favorite pair of jeans aren't really very trendy right now, but I love them anyway because I feel confident and like myself in them!
KHB: Zendaya—I just love how she wears what she wants and isn't afraid to take risks with her looks. She always has the best looks and gets really creative with them, like her 2019 Met Gala look, which was so different but looked beautiful on her.
PM: I have a few, but my top one would be Kendall Jenner. She wears everything from bold streetwear to elegant, more feminine pieces beautifully.
PM: Reading, coloring, shopping and organizing.
KHB: Thrifting and upcycling, drawing designs or watching TV shows and movies on Netflix.
KHB: Well, besides fashion week, I'm probably most excited to see all the sights, like the Statue of Liberty, shop on 5th Avenue—and eat some famous New York pizza!
PM: To visit the Summit One Vanderbilt—it's the newest Manhattan observation deck and they have this one floor that is covered with silver balloons and overlooks Manhattan. Also, the top of Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, the Upper East Side and another observation deck called Edge NYC. I'd like to explore and look around at some murals, too!