What I Wore
Here we are, wrapping up the week that was NY Fashion Week Spring 2013. Down below is an assemblage of outfits, a public service announcement, on what I wore last week. It is a brief selection from the inner working of my closet, taken from my iPhone, scrambled together to create this post. Some outfits were a hit–don’t quiver in your Kirkwoods now– you might even find me in a bevy of street style round-ups in your local Korean or Finnish magazine. Never mind that. Street-style hoarder I am not, but I am guilty as the rest of the fashion crew for posing in front of those gigantic lenses dangling on photographer’s necks in front of Lincoln Center and Milk Studios.
Here’s your front row seat. FYI, the photos below were not staged.
Starting in the upper left-hand corner, moving clock-wise, I was lucky enough to take full advantage of what The Cut had to offer–a free ride. Who would ever turn down a free ride? Organic by John Patrick eyelet top, Kenzo skirt, DVF clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.Moving right along, when I saw this perforated flower vest on sale at Opening Ceremony my heart skipped a beat. I have been craving all thins leather this fall and what a perfect way to enter the fray than with a leather shell? I paired it with an Alexander Wang button-down from last season, Thakoon floral pants, and a Clare Vivier color blocked clutch. Black and white looks great with almost anything especially a touch of neon and lots of flowers.
Moving on down, I had all these crazy ideas on mixing prints but wasn’t sure if the execution at hand would turn out the way I had planned. Taken inside Lincoln Center, all eyes were on me. Here’s the skinny: Zara blouse, 10 Crosby lattice-printed pants, TopShop sunnies, Oscar de la Renta furry coat. Meanwhile outside of Lincoln Center, a place which has become a tourist attraction all on its own, including aspiring stars trying to make it into the spotlight, I’m sporting a UCLA baseball cap, MIH striped top, CAbi mustard pencil skirt, Dolce and Gabbana shoes, Dannijo vintage necklace. I know that baseball caps are having a moment so I obliged appropriately but I can’t tell you how many people asked me if I was from California. “Are you a Bruins fan”? they asked. No, I responded, “I am just so into blue and yellow, which goes with my look.” Hashtag, animated face that cannot be replicated.
And the outtakes:
In other news, what do you think of Street-Style photographers forcing out the original tour-de-force which were,in fact, the fashion shows itself? The questions is begging for an answer via The New York Times article a few days back. In short, the question arises and asks is street-style street-centric anymore, or is it a mere a marketing plug for all the brands that want to display their wares? Is is a part of the culture of our times the red carpet for fashion?
Do share your thoughts! Happy Wednesday.