Riveting Rosie – Without realizing it, I spotted actress Rose Byrne (she introduced herself as Rosie) in the East Village wearing a little white vintage dress she picked up at LA’s Melrose Trading Post. Continuing on the little white dress theme, I spotted what I thought was an inspired girl rounding a corner in a cute, but unassuming vintage version. I smiled to myself that even though this stylish stranger was beating the sun under an umbrella, her beauty was so obvious even from across the street. The Australian actress is also wearing Vanessa Bruno Athé Sandals, a Topshop tote and ‘cheap sunglasses.’
Her Hit List - Rosie told me, “I like to shop for cute vintage things.” Besides the Melrose Trading Post, a couple of her favorite places to shop are Beacon’s Closet and Flying A on Spring Street.
As I walked away, I asked if I could include what field she works in and she smiled graciously and said, “Advertising.” It wasn’t until I looked at her email before typing this that I put the pieces together.
Bag Fetish – I had planned to do a fun Best of Bags post from last Sunday’s Brooklyn Flea focusing on indie finds, but so many were surprisingly higher end Proenza Schouler, Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch, etc. *On the more affordable end, you might like actress Olivia Wilde’s simple $30 tote above that says “Love is my Religion” by Pro Love Movement. It’s available here in stone or (my personal fave) navy and you can find more fun looks below.
[Hint: You can also click the pics for related posts, plus more at the bottom for newcomers.] Come inside with me for more features through the weekend with a stylist’s good scoop, a model with horns and my new favorite ‘it’ girl (who flashed me twice and shrugged it off).
Did you know Tory Burch carries a fun variety of convertible clutches?
Louis Vuitton Pink Denim Shoulder bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf and sexy tights. The bag is hard to find, but here’s an authentic pre-owned bag like hers on Bag Borrow or Steal’s Private Sale.
Ashley’s Proenza Schouler PS 11 bag + Louis Vuitton and Lizzie Fortunato bracelets
Vintage Dooney and Bourke that the cute kids are still collecting.
Brooklynites sure are cute! More to come from inside and the view will surprise you.
*Disclaimer: For the record, Olivia Wilde and beau Jason Sudeikis were already outed as being there or I would’ve sat on the shot.
Just a reminder that All Rights Reserved on my images, so if you would like to republish Olivia Wilde or others, please contact me.
Future Trend? – I spotted Rachel Zoe after the DVF show and noticed something interesting in all my shots. Her top and bottom lipstick are different shades. See? The top is slightly darker. Clever.
I’ve lived in LA for a while now and warm coats are still a novelty, so I can’t get over the vast array of coats in NYC. I loved Sara’s color blocked Admiral coat by Rag & Bone and you can’t go wrong with her Proenza Schouler bag. She’s also wearing fun J Brand red denim and you can catch her full look over on Racked NY. [Ok, and if you think she looks familiar, she is. I just realized this is actress Sara Paxton].
I spotted actress Kelly Lynch and husband Mitch Glazer on a Sunday stroll yesterday in SoHo yesterday. (I’m not sure what I was thinking not including him as well, because Vanity Fair once named them one of the best dressed couples.)
She seemed surprised that anyone would even want to take a style shot and offered an embarrassed, “Are you kidding me?” Before my query could fully register, her husband was quick to step aside for the shot and beamed, “Isn’t she beautiful?”
Kind of random that I ended up spotting Anna Wintour in Greenwich Village yesterday, as I was running all over NYC on assignment. I suppose now’s a good time to mention that I’ll be shooting streetstyle for Racked NY for a month! I’m excited and didn’t want to be lazy yesterday by shooting everyone in SoHo, so I popped up in Central Park, Union Square, the West Village and Washington Square Park. I’m not sure which pix will make the cut, but I met some lovely and stylish strangers, some of which you’ll also be meeting here soon. In the meantime, I’ve been neglecting my Los Angeles friends and photos and will be showing the left coast some love this week.
Mustard – Moments after Patrick McDonald mentioned mustard, I spotted Kelly Osbourne after Chris Benz’s show and found these two fully committed to the not-so-mellow yellow. I got to interview Kelly on Teen Vogue’s past red carpet and she’s extremely gracious and very on top of her fashion.
You can keep your Birkin bags and give me the Constance Mini bag instead, available in so many colorful varieties. More bold color commitments from NYFW to come.