Simple Shirt + Ornate Skirt

by Jerri Howell on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

in New York,NYFW,StreetStyle

Creative Choices - I loved her spirited combo, spotted on the Upper East Side after Marc Jacobs’ fashion show last Fall. Throwing on a full shimmery skirt and orange lipstick were great choices.

Related Stories: I spotted a similar look here – in a full red skirt – from before his past NYFW show. If you were to dress down the look, it might go something like this LA version, spotted many moons ago.

I’m photo editing some fun trends I’ve been spotting in NYC and LA and cannot sleep… One sheep. Two sheep.

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Don’t Panic! - I was panicking when I first heard MBMJ will be discontinued. (I’ll admit that one of my production crews once poked fun at me for wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs sneaks on the same day I was carrying his work tote). I do hope they keep some affordable staples in stock. That block on Melrose in LA is so iconic that I can’t imagine any of his stores closing (and I once bought sale shoes from Demi Moore’s daughter Scout, which was weird). His Bleecker Street stores in the West Village are even more iconic and I’ve shot so much fun style on that corner. Maybe I’m being dramatic, but it feels a bit like the end of an era.

Dynamic Duo – When I was in NYC last September, I spotted teen actress Bella Thorne - who’s incredibly stunning - heading into the MBMJ show at New York Fashion Week with her power stylist Johnny Wujek. I even saw Marc being dropped off which surprised me because I visualized him backstage, not dashing into the show. BTW, I think it’s cute that Marc finally joined instagram (begrudgingly).

I have a ton of colorful, unpublished images from both of Marc’s shows, so keep a look out here and instagram. From past posts, here are a few of my personal faves:

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Style Statement: Lisa Salzer and Marlon Taylor-Wiles

by Jerri Howell on Monday, March 23, 2015

in New York,NYFW,StreetStyle

Chivalry - I loved this lively couple’s coordinated colors I spotted during New York Fashion Week and thought it was a perfect segue into Spring style statements (although I still have plenty of Fall looks to feature).

I was hooked by their infectious energy. It was really bugging me that I didn’t get their names and I planned to post this today regardless. I ran to Starbucks this morning (not the norm) and thought I’d take a work break with my latest Lucky Mag – and there she was! It’s Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer and her fiancé Marlon Taylor-Wiles. Together, they also launched the unisex collection George Frost. [click below images to supersize]

I don’t see these great earrings in her collection, but you can shop her latest earring collection here.

Trivia: Did you know Lulu Frost started via Lisa’s haul of upcycled hotel room numbers? Here’s an example I spotted on Abbot Kinney. You can scan their colorful apartment (naturally) in Lucky Mag’s April 2015 issue and learn about her West Elm collaboration.

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Anna Wintour’s Iconic Arrival

by Jerri Howell on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

in Celebrities,New York,NYFW,StreetStyle

65 and Counting – Can you believe Anna Wintour is 65? I spotted Vogue’s editor heading into Marc Jacobs Fashion Show with Baz Luhrmann on the last day of New York Fashion Week SS15 last September. (I know you fashion followers know the who’s who, but a lot of my readers don’t follow the fashion world). Speaking of which, I shot so many great people, moments and fun stories outside both of his shows that I’ve been slow to share — and I’m back on the grid. For real. I’ll slowly be morphing the blog into a more entertainment angle (my background), so expect a barrage of interesting streetstyle, short stories, interviews and shopping finds on a more regular basis here and Instagram, YouTube, Vine, Twitter and Snapchat (my new obsession because it’s raw).

Where have I been hiding, you ask? — After years of being a Programming Executive at E!, Vh1 and a top comedy studio, my day job is Executive Producing TV series and Digital projects and the autonomy has been addicting. I took a 4 month gig in NYC a while back – and ended up staying a year longer and got to produce on Betsey Johnson’s Style series, etc. When I got back to LA, I got signed by a fancy agency, so I was pulled into the vortex doing a docuseries on J Lo’s dancers, a show on music artists with Vevo and also shot a Bravo reality series outside Nashville. After 2 years of being back, I finally unpacked (yes, finally) and am sorting out all my photo files and video shorts to share. I always intended for this to be a multimedia website, but got surprisingly hypnotized by photography — and am going to fully embrace my atypical visual + storytelling approach, which is much more DOCU and irreverent than posed and polished.

All this to say, thank you for sticking with stylespotting.com if you’ve been here from the onset and welcome if you are fresh eyes. Check back to catch a menagerie of street style personalities, the latest trends and LA shopping.

Can you believe Anna’s iconic hair? She’s usually surrounded by her security and not always easy to capture on camera. I witnessed one male fan (at a different show) trying to run up to her – and bum rushing a VIP is a bad idea. Let’s just say… her security is on point and we’ll leave it at that.

  • Previous ANNA related posts here and here.
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Lainy + Zara’s Spring Fling

by Jerri Howell on Sunday, March 8, 2015

in New York,NYFW,StreetStyle

I spotted blogger Lainy Hedaya heading into Reed Krakoff’s NYFW presentation and personally like that she’s a little more grounded by shopping staples like Zara (her shirt) over frequenting Barneys (my dangerous habit). The skirt is Cameo from Nasty Gal (sold out).

BTW, Zara has a lot of cute things for spring. These are my 5 favorite finds: (1) completely impractical denim jumpsuit-shorts (2) 70′s hippie flared jeans (3) a kimono sleeve striped shirt that makes me gasp for reasons I don’t quite understand (4) these cozy trousers [because dropcrotch is still a thing] and (5) oh wait – each and every one of these jumpsuits! Oy.

Are you on snapchat? I’m completely obsessed (username: stylespotting) and now running around LA shooting secret snaps and videos of a sunny lifestyle, streetstyle, shopping, sneak peeks, trends and private posts. heh heh. You never know – I might even be on screen for a change, mmmkay.

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Chiara Ferragni is wearing her shoe line.

by Jerri Howell on Saturday, December 13, 2014

in New York,NYFW,StreetStyle

In Living Color – I spotted blogger / designer Chiara Ferragni in New York, wearing her own shoe line and these are the velvet cate slip-ons, seen below. The Italian blogger, now living in LA, was one of the first few bloggers approached to design. Her brand, The Blonde Salad is now so huge that she has a TBS crew. (I guess you really know you’ve made it when you’ve been Simpsonized). She’s adorable and is also wearing Calvin Klein’s crop top and trousers as she headed into his NYFW fashion show. || Oh – you can catch my past video of Chiara in this post or on youtube.

As for me, I just finished up a Bravo series that premieres in January, which might explain the sparse postings, but more NYC + LA style coming right up!

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Loving: Crumpled Shirts + Blunt Bangs

by Jerri Howell on Friday, November 7, 2014

in New York,StreetStyle

Tucked Behind – I was having lunch at NYC’s Spice Market in the Meatpacking District when I spotted her great look with the crumpled boyfriend button down and blunt bangs. Gotta love that she tucked the back and not the front, plus the subtle detail in the pinstriped pants. Love this look. She’s wearing a tibi wristband, so she must’ve just left their fashion show.

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Pajama Prints: Caroline Brasch Nielsen

by Jerri Howell on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

in New York,NYFW,StreetStyle,Trending

Flicker - Pajama Prints are still alive and well, spotted on Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen right after she walked Alexander Wang’s show at New York Fashion Week in September. I have a few other sightings from former stories, listed below. Caroline was discovered in a pizza parlor in Copenhagen when she was 15 and is roommates with fellow Danish model Josefine Skriver. Shhh, I’ve been busy working on a Bravo show, but I’ll be back soon with more trends – some good, bad – and maybe even ugly. You be the judge.

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