My birthday was on September 15th and I’m just now getting around to posting about it! It’s still September, so I still count it as my birthday. Where are my cupcakes?

Kim flew in the night before my birthday; she’s going to be living with Bobby and me for a few months. We woke up early and went to Bryant Park. Kim ate up all of the attention – the minute you walk in the tent, everyone wants to take your photo and interview you. Personally, I really enjoy all of the free stuff. Free mochas and diet cokes? That’s my dream! p.s. She actually described her personal style (in an interview) as “colorful, girly, tacky.” So funny!

The show was full of understated, very wearable clothing. My favorite pieces were toward the beginning.

Please excuse my messy hair and my extremely rumpled cummerbund and skirt…I have a severe tendency to run late in the mornings and slouch when I’m sitting. I need to work on those things.

One of us always ruins the picture with a silly face! These were the best of the bunch…sad.

Bobby came and met us after the show. He brought me a pretty little rose. What a guy!

The three of us were interviewed on NBC right after this amazing gentleman. Kim found her wardrobe soul mate.

After a day in the city, we headed to Brooklyn Fish Camp. Bobby arranged a surprise dinner with some of my close friends! He also got me a delicious red velvet cake. Did you know I just turned 12?

-Keiko Lynn
p.s. My outfit details: vintage double breasted blazer (get used to seeing me in blazers…this weird summer/fall transition is confusing my wardrobe), thrifted silk camisole, vintage cummerbund, Postlapsaria skirt, Target tights and ModCloth shoes.

  1. a cat of impossible colour says: September 25, 20095:45 am

    Happy birthday for the 15th, Keiko! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope the year ahead is a happy and peaceful one filled only with good things for you, Bobby and the lovely animals. And you look gorgeous in these pictures.

    Andrea xx

  2. MissKellie says: September 25, 20096:06 am

    Happy belated birthday! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Love your skirt, by the way! It's so amazing!

  3. Rebecca, The Clothes Horse says: September 25, 20096:12 am

    Happy belated birthday to you! I love the saturated and electric colors you're wearing! Beautiful!

  4. kristin says: September 25, 20096:24 am

    happy belated birthday to you! Birthday months are the best :o) and that electric blue blouse is simply gorgeous!

  5. Shannon Lambert says: September 25, 20096:28 am

    Happy Birfday! I love the blue and green combo, and the skirt is adorable.

  6. Wikifashion says: September 25, 20096:29 am

    I love the dress it is so pretty + colorful. The rose looks beautiful in the shots ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Wikifashion says: September 25, 20096:30 am

    …..Happy Birthday!

  8. calivintage says: September 25, 20096:55 am

    aw, happy birthday dude! you look especially cute in that outfit! i'm gonna have to start putting together some looks inspired by you!

  9. Sher says: September 25, 20096:56 am

    Happy Belated! we`re both virgo babies ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your outfit, reminds me of snow white for some reason! you and bobby are the cutest couple!

  10. ebony.arwen says: September 25, 20097:12 am

    happy birthday for the 15th ๐Ÿ™‚
    ive been very sneaky & reading all of your posts without commenting, but i just want you to know that your style is truly inspirational. i love this blog.

  11. Little Bo Peeep says: September 25, 20097:52 am

    Awww happy beltaed birthday! It looks like you had a good one ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love your outfit and Kim's hair!
    Ahhaha that's great, i would love someone to give me a birthday cake with the number 12 on it ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: September 25, 20097:58 am

    ooooh how sweet! hope you had a great day!


  13. ~HM~ says: September 25, 20098:51 am

    Happy Birthday! May the upcoming year bring with it lots of silly, lovely, awe-inspiring, ridiculous and fun adventures!

  14. piglet says: September 25, 200910:51 am

    What a gorgeous birthday outfit! It looks like you had a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Clare says: September 25, 200912:06 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I love that skirt!!

  16. Amy says: September 25, 200912:39 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great one!!

    I love your outfit in this post! You look so adorable as always. Love, Love, Love it!!!


  17. Cara says: September 25, 20091:03 pm

    Happy be-lated birthday!!!! you're so lucky you got to spend your birthday at fashion week ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    My inquiring and jealous (i have always wanted to attend even just 1 show) mind is curious as to how you got invited to fashion week? is there somewhere to apply for an invite? in other words what do i need to do to get invited next year hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. Madeleine says: September 25, 20091:52 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love the dress from the post!

  19. Suzanne says: September 25, 20092:02 pm

    gorgeous! your skirt is very nice ๐Ÿ™‚
    and not to forget: congratulations!

  20. Laura Gerencser says: September 25, 20092:25 pm

    Happy birthday!
    Great pictures!!:):)

  21. Jillian says: September 25, 20092:48 pm

    Hi Keiko!

    I just wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today! Happy birthday!


  22. Keiko Lynn says: September 25, 20093:26 pm


    I received all of my invitations either through my blog or my clothing line. One of the sponsors of Fashion Week, Chambord, extended a couple of invitations while the others were direct. I did miss a few shows, though. Next time I'm going to be more organized.

  23. cupcake.trash says: September 25, 20094:09 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  24. Taylor Sterling says: September 25, 20094:37 pm

    AMAZING! Happy Birthday!

  25. lahmode says: September 25, 20094:48 pm

    Gorgeous photographs! Love it.
    & Happy Birthday !!

  26. Ev`Yan says: September 25, 20095:53 pm

    You & I share the same birthday! :] I hope it was an excellent one.

  27. Dylana says: September 25, 20097:13 pm

    It all looks amazing! You look so lovely! LOve your skirt!

  28. WILDasaMINK says: September 25, 20098:06 pm

    Happy late 12th birthday! You look so mature for your 12 years!

  29. Mo says: September 25, 20098:34 pm

    Bon anniversaire ! (late, but not soo late). Love your outfit !

  30. S.Elisabeth says: September 25, 200911:38 pm

    These are so lovely! I love your outfit, and your friend looks so fun!! And aww jealous of you being able to go to Bryant Park!! And your boyfriend is too adorable.


  31. Sharon says: September 26, 20093:42 am

    Happy belated birthday!

    I really like the camisole. It's very vibrant and has beautiful detailing.

  32. caramelizedvintage says: September 26, 20094:44 am

    Happy Belated Birthday! Your outfit is great and you look perfectly neat. I hoped you had a lot of fun. :}

  33. DinosAreCute says: September 26, 20096:33 am

    soo great! Happy birthday!

  34. Becca Jane says: September 26, 20092:48 pm

    Happy belated birthday! I love love your outfit – the colours are so pretty together.

  35. Sil says: September 26, 20092:58 pm

    Your blog, your looks and photos are really great! I am following!
    Sorry for the bad english, I'm still learning!

  36. Cucchiaio pieno says: September 26, 20094:30 pm

    Happy birthday Keiko!!!!
    Lรฉia (Brasil/Italia)

  37. Chieu-Nghi Pham says: September 26, 20097:27 pm

    hi i was wondering, what camera do you use for your pictures? they look great! and happy birthday ^_^

  38. Christen says: September 27, 20092:15 am

    I loved reading this post – what a great day! And Happy Belated Birthday! Love love love your outfit too.

  39. Lady in Red says: September 27, 20098:00 am


  40. Kasia says: September 27, 20092:37 pm

    Happy birthday!
    I'm amazed by how wonderful you look in every photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Mo @ Mo-logue says: September 27, 20094:00 pm

    Happy Belated! Great shots!

    That man in the orange suit seems like such a dear!

  42. Ula says: September 28, 20096:00 am

    Keiko, I have faithfully followed your blog for a few years! i love seeing life through your eyes!

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me what kind of hair color you use…..shade, etc? I have a similar burnish auburn color but your shade is the stuff of dreams. PLEASE!

  43. Eunice says: September 28, 20096:23 am

    Happy Birthday, dear!
    Love your outfits, you always make me happy to see the bright, beautiful colours! the navy blazer is a great touch for fall!

  44. Dominika says: September 28, 200910:19 am

    great outfit, and lovely photos
    oh, and, happy birthday! ^^

  45. beckyxoxo says: September 28, 200911:17 am

    happy belated birthday ! you had so much fun ! great look . so in love with your outfit ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. theowlsarenotwhattheyseem says: September 28, 20092:37 pm

    happy birthday!! you look so gorgeous for your big day. i am going to have to search postlapsaria for that skirt- i adore the shape of it and the color is my favorite. i also love the blue cami you paired with it. ~joelle

  47. Diane says: September 28, 20095:46 pm

    happy belated birthday!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. San Francisco Stylephile says: September 28, 20097:07 pm

    I hope you had a great birthday! That shade of blue looks amazing on you!

  49. Keiko Lynn says: September 29, 20091:56 am

    Ula – I use a box dye (this is where everyone boos and hisses at me) from Clairol Perfect 10. It's called medium auburn, I think.

    Joelle – the skirt I'm wearing is a sample I made the night before. I'll have more in the near future! I just ordered more of the fabric in other colors.

  50. Ula says: September 29, 20092:45 am

    Keiko- You are the best. Thank you!!!

  51. Kassie! says: September 29, 200910:12 pm

    happy belated birthday ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. Jeannine says: October 6, 20096:31 am

    what an adorable birthday outfit! happy bday too!!!

  53. Omg Lia says: October 10, 20097:11 am

    I have the dress Kim is wearing! It was $10 on the urban outfitters clearance rack ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I have yet to wear it…. maybe now I will!

  54. Aminatha says: November 17, 20095:51 am

    J'aime vraiment ton blog et ton style. Tu es superbe.

  55. Lala says: January 22, 20106:11 pm

    September 15th is my birthday too! I just bought the Keiko Lynn dress on ModCloth and now I can hardly keep myself from going through your whole blog! You are oh-so-lovely.