NYFW: Jena Gambaccini and Christen Mitchell

by Jerri Howell on Sunday, September 25, 2011

in New York,StreetStyle

Daring Duo – I spotted Chicago blogger Jena Gambaccini and Boston stylist Christen Mitchell holding court at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week. Being photographed is nothing new to either of them, but as far as Jena’s favorite moment this year, she shared, “The second I got out of the cab to walk into Lincoln Center heading to my first show, Bill Cunningham took my picture! Whether he uses it or not, I was still beyond flattered.” I asked about her bold choices and her thoughts are below.

As far as choosing what to wear… I live in Chicago so no matter what I wear, it’s going to stand out there. In New York, it may not stick out as much, but I do step it up a bit anytime I’m in New York (not just at Fashion Week). However, anything I wore during Fashion Week, this year or in the past, I would definitely wear in Chicago as well. When it comes to getting dressed in general, I always dress for me and if the street style photogs happen to like my outfit, it’s just a plus!

Christen is a stylist who blogs on the side, so she calls being the focus super uncomfortable. She also said, “I dress for myself and it’s lovely when other people enjoy it, just don’t expect a non-awkward pose out of me.” I also asked about the paradigm shift of focusing on fashion outside the shows and her perspective is below.

What I think is great about everyone being outside capturing the street style is that you get to see those fantastic runway trends in real life. It connects the art of fashion with the practicality of our daily lives. Plus, this kind of event challenges people to be creative and show what you’ve got, and to capture fashionable and fabulous people all in one place is so inspiring.

Christen (left) is wearing: Marc by Marc Jacobs skirt, American Apparel shirt, H&M shoes, Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, Forever 21 spiked bracelet and a leather tie she made herself. Jena (right) is wearing: House of Holland dress, Chloe Sevigny x Opening Ceremony shoes, Proenza Schouler PS1 bag, Prada Minimal Baroque sunglasses and a Miu Miu skinny wrap belt. {See their accessories after the jump.}

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1 le blog de natacha steven Monday, February 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm

great outfit. love your blog!

2 Jerri Howell Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:56 am

Thanks for the note and visit, Natacha. It looks like you have some great outfits, too. ;)

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