Wednesday was my first (busy) day of New York Fashion Week. Many of the major menswear brands have shown in Europe already at this point. Still, there are numerous presentations of smaller American brands who’s time to shine is now and as the Menswear Fashion Editor, it’s my job to check them out (I know, life is hard). I love getting to know this side of fashion. Menswear is so functional yet gorgeously designed. It’s really having a moment.
I went to Industria Superstudios in the Meatpacking District for two waves of Menswear presentations. Below are some moments I captured while there.
…And (of course) what I wore.
1. Helmut Lang: Structured Shoulder Drapey Blazer – 2. H&M: Jewel Print Dress – 3. Miu Miu: Steel Toe Flat Booties – 4. H&M Sheer/Opaque Tights
I’m a sucker for bold, simple designs – dots, stripes, egg shapes (check out my Eggspiration board on Pinterest), complimentary colors… visual order makes me feel safe.
Today I’m feeling secure and chic in one of my favorite color block dresses from Zara, Chanel booties and my favorite C&C Skye belt.
1. Fendi, Leather and Metal Cuff – 2. Chanel, Perforated Leather Booties – 3. C&C Skye, Leather Belt w/ Gold Screw Heads – 4. Zara, Short Sleeve Color Block Dress
Alert! McDonald’s is really having a moment.
First we had Jeremy Scott’s nod to the fast food chain and now the crimson line up (I just couldn’t look away from) at the 2014 Emmys. I didn’t choose all red gowns despite the abundance, but the gowns I did choose all had a little something unexpected.
Claire Danes in Givenchy – In the Edit because: Givenchy in red. An honorable mention to beaded butterflies on the collar and lace cut outs.
Julia Roberts in Elie Saab – In the Edit because: Looking youthful is always in. Visual happiness provided by long sleeves and short skirts. Honorable mention to bubble beads.
Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive – In the Edit because: Tulle and polkadots are just doing their thang. Honorable mention to Edgar Allen Poe and the Raven.
How I image going to the beach in my 30’s. 😉
Elle Singapore “Life’s A Beach” Photographed by Joel Lim, styled by Daphne Chen
I’m a chronic “grass is always greener” type of gal. This default brain wave of mine has been a force of fierce motivation and a source of sheer frustration all at the same time. The army of What Ifs rule this vulnerable territory of my little pea brain. It is probably the reason why I can never fall asleep very easily.
With that being said, let’s visit my living situation – a 1 bedroom, one bath in Queens, NY. Hubby and I have seriously dabbled in the options of upgrading and though financially feasible, we’ve come to the conclusion to take advantage of what we have, or more importantly… what we don’t have.
Renting kind of rules. If there’s a problem, I call the super. I don’t pay for heat or water. If something breaks, it’s not my problem and when it snows… there’s nothing more cozy than hearing the sidewalk being shoveled by someone you don’t know every couple of hours.
The house horrors can wait. Below is a sneak peak of my foyer revamp.
1. Christian Louboutin Pigalle 85 Patent Pumps in Neptune – 2. Threshold by Target Fretwork Rug in Cream – 3. Pepsi Empire and Dumbo original prints by photographer Razorday – 4. Martha Stewart Collection Serveware, Scalloped Cake Stand and Dome
Love comes in many different forms, a variety even, of feelings and emotions that trigger a memorable high. This universal language is what separates us as humans from the rest of the organisms inhabiting the planet earth.
Finding an interesting background in Brooklyn is an easy feat – the borough practically bleeds personality. We came across this brick wall down the street from Vespa Brooklyn, it was weathered but its message clearly shined through: “Love is Patient.”
A simple statement adorned with primal colors, this message is hard to misunderstand. I was instantly inspired by the simplicity of this whole setting. My yellow 2015 Vespa Sprint completed the primary color trifecta of Red, Yellow and Blue – the fundamentals of every color in existence. My black and white striped dress represents opposite and opposing colors lined up in a harmonious order making chaos so much easier on the eyes.
To top it off, “Love is Patient” directs us to simplify a feeling we overly complicate on an every day basis.
Have patience for one another.
Instant gratification is gone in a flash. How do we make love last when everyone is watching?