Style Profile – A Zürich story featuring streetstyle photogs Garance Doré and Scott Schuman advancing Miroslava Duma’s style profile — chose to use my image from this post, taken before a Marc Jacobs show. She and so many other Russians are in the news lately, stealing the streetstyle spotlight. I’ve also snapped Miroslava caught in the rain after Calvin Klein, in Balenciaga at Milk Studios — and have a cute video coming up, giving you a better glimpse of her style. I’ll also be posting a number of my archive images from New York Fashion Week and a surprise soon, if you haven’t already figured it out…
Broadway Bound – I was seeing splashes of red accessories in New York and thought her Nike Wedge Sneakers were pretty cool and more practical for those who can’t spring for the Isabel Marant kicks that this model was wearing. What do you think is trending at Scoop?
She looked cool with the sleek rain boots and thought the color pop on top was a nice touch. In contrast, women uptown were doing furry black coats with expensive red bags I’ll show you next week…
Street Tough – I spotted German model Thomas Sottong after a Milk Studios fashion show last fall, completely tuned out among a sea of the fashion flock. Something tough about this one, approached but unapproachable. He reminds me of a street tough in a movie who will box you with his bare hands. Thomas is 20, hits the gym 5 times a week and says “Damn” is the one word he’d use to describe himself. Keep your eye on this one…
British host Louise Roe is on the go with some big news lately: (1) She just got engaged to this model (2) She’s hosting NBC’s Fashion Star and (3) STYLE Network just announced a few hours ago that she’ll be co-hosting the upcoming Pop Style, their first live series, covering all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle and pop culture.
Q&A — Me: Care to share any of your favorite online trends and what you’re into for Spring?
Louise Roe: “My fave new online trends are searching for specific items on Polyvore and getting my specific item as soon as it goes on sale by using Hukkster. Actual pieces, I’m lusting after Express‘ new spring pistachio jeans and acid yellow crochet skater minidress.” Louise also told me she can’t wait to experiment with Maybelline’s new 90′s fluoro lip and eye colors and mentioned, “Spring is all about being bright and bold for me.”
Thanks for sharing the style tips and congrats, Louise!
Blue Hues – When Ni’ma Ford passed me in Soho, I had to sprint ahead of her to get this shot. Not easy on a crowded sidewalk, but loved that she made the effort to coordinate her leather gloves and felted hat as a fun contrast to the fur.
Smoking in Soho – I spotted these two as they popped out of Delicatessen and loved the way they made cold look so cool. (I’m such a sucker for a leopard coat.) Did you notice their hand rolled cigarettes?
Amidst a sea of black coats, I’ve been noticing a lot of people adding their signature twist to neutral colored coats that you’ll also witness up next, starting with a stunning stylist who’s a familiar face in the streetstyle scene. It’s always fun to see how New Yorkers can kick up their winter looks a notch and she nailed it.
Photo Op – This is after Ralph Lauren’s fashion show. It’s raining and almost everyone has come and gone and Chinese model Lina Zhang, who walked the show, is one of the last people to leave. Photogs are quietly shooting her. When she suddenly realizes all eyes are on her, watch her turn Hudson Street into a sidewalk catwalk, below:
Walking the Walk - It was a soggy Brooklyn morning when I spotted her heading toward the subway. Do you know her? I was too intimidated to stop for details. It happens. I do know she’s wearing Opening Ceremony’s 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Varsity Jacket and the sleeve you can’t see is black. (What did we ever do before Google?) She’s carrying an Alexander Wang Emile bag and I know her shoes are obvious, but can’t quite place them. It was nice to find that my first instagram streetstyle shot made it into the New York Times.
I also got something fun printed in Zürich for a story about Miroslava, Garance and The Sartorialist. More on that, up soon. If you’ve noticed I’m not posting as often, there’s some tweaking going on behind-the-scenes that you’ll start seeing in February, March and April…