Celia's Adventures During NY Fashion Week S/S 2012 (PHOTOS)

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NY Fashion Week is roaring away and GlobalGrind caught up with Sickathanaverage.com founder and editor-in-chief Celia San Miguel to get the scoop on what she's seen so far.

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Celia is veteran editor who has worked with Mass Appeal, In Style, Complex, VIBE, Giant and Latina magazines and has appeared as a style and beauty expert on national TV, explaining all things beauty and fashion.

Since founding Sickathanaverage.com more than two years ago, Celia's site has become one of the best places on the net to read passionate coverage on fashion, beauty and style.

No one covers fashion and beauty like Celia San Miguel!

We spoke to busy Nuyorican, former NY Post Editor and Harvard grad by phone and via email. Here's what she told us:

GlobalGrind: What are your thoughts on the trends for S/S 2012 so far?

Celia San Miguel: I'm loving the abundance of color and all the different prints designers are unveiling for Spring 2012. We're not talking polka dots here! The prints range from '60s-flavored, paint splatter motifs, as seen in Prabal Gurung's collection, to the Mexican-inspired prints in Mara Hoffman's collection, the modern day Africa inspiration seen in some of Carolina Herrera's work, and the layered florals at Costello Tagliapietra, which were created digitally by juxtaposing images of blossoms in Asian rainforests.

In terms of colors, orange will still be going strong, but we'll be seeing so many iterations of the shade - from tangerine to vermilion - plus we're also being treated to bold pops of red, vibrant teal and aqua shades, chartreuse green, canary yellow, and honeysuckle pink. I also love how so many of the season's dresses have this airiness to them. The silhouettes are fluid and beautiful!

What show are you looking forward to seeing?

I loved Jenny Packham and Carlos Miele, as well as Mara Hoffman. Right now, I'm excited about the Argentine Designers Group show since I was floored by the previous crop of designers that showed at Lincoln Center.

What are your essentials for fashion week?

I carry so many essentials with me! I'm an inch away from bag lady status at this point! My list includes: Fiji water (fortunately, they sponsor NYFW!)- digital camera and HD video camera-pen and paper for quick notes- my press pass- Tatcha blotting paper- a bright lipstick from NARS, Make Up For Ever, or Illamasqua- Benefit Erase Paste and Smashbox's Photo Op Under Eye Brightener- a great lip balm like Fresh's Sugar Lip Treatment - my Blackberry- a pair of flats for when my heels start to kill me- band-aids (see previous entry)- Sicka Than Average business cards- the John Frieda Full Repair mascara wand, which tames flyaways in a cinch- enormous rings (I'm like Rachel Zoe with the rings!)- coffee, coffee, and coffee!

Most irksome thing about the shows?

The most irksome thing about the shows? Well, they never start on time which is a bit bothersome if your schedule is packed, but that's the name of the game. I think the worst part is when some of the people attending the shows get catty and diva-like. People's brattitudes tend to emerge in full force during NYFW and it's so bizarre since, when you go backstage, everyone is so humble, nice, and excited about the work they're showcasing. Bottom line: you can cover fashion without acting like a shrew, folks!

Which is better, Bryant Park or Lincoln Center? Why?

I'm getting used to Lincoln Center, but I still miss Bryant Park so much. There was something so exciting about seeing those tents erected right before New York Fashion Week, and the air always seemed to be filled with this electricifying energy, this palpable feeling of anticipation. That being said, Lincoln Center is much roomier and the check-in system is way more organized, so those chaotic lines to get into the venues where the shows are being held are a thing of the past. That part is definitely a relief!

Favorite gift bag so far?

Gift bag? What gift bag? Truth be told, I have yet to see one this season. Ever since the recession, we started seeing less and less gift bags at shows, which makes sense since designers had to scale back a bit. I personally don't mind at all - the show is gift enough for me!

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