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:
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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…
Chain Reaction – Are you curious to see what it’s like to shoot at Fashion Week? Take a look at the VIDEO below, which I warn you is misleading. It’s never as easy as photographer (and ‘it’ girl) Candice Lake makes it look while she’s shooting her fellow Londoner Peony Lim (above). We can never usually get to shoot people in such a calm environment (and you’ll see what I mean when you meet JonCarlo)! Catch the short video below, then scroll down to see their outfit details and how Peony’s dress is one-of-a-kind. Hope you like…
VIDEO: Candice Lake shooting Peony Lim outside Derek Lam’s Fashion Show
Peony mentioned shooting with her friend Candice is a pleasure and I found she literally put the dress together herself. She tells me, “In the video I’m wearing two scarves tied together to make a dress, the shoes are Bionda Castana, the bag is Fendi, the belt is vintage and the sunglasses were from my store although I think they are sold out now.” [Note Peony's cute smock tops.] I also shot Peony here during my first fashion week and I’ll have to cheat and backpost for some other fun shots I snapped last February.
Here’s some great news: Candice is getting married this week! In the video, she’s wearing a supercool Chloe dropcrotch jumpsuit, Maison Michel hat and Converse sneakers. More videos to come…
Past and Present – I’ll be posting videos from around NYC and especially Fashion Week and thought I’d include a past video of Italian blogger / designer Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad). She’s always fun to photograph and it was crazy windy, so the audio interview wasn’t usable, but here’s a good look at her outfit below – and her amazing Hermès orange enamel bangle.
Chiara was a blogging law student with a serious shopping habit when her following took off (266,000 followers on facebook alone). She’s now also designing, working with brands like Burberry, traveling the globe for events and just curated these bright outfits for WhoWhatWear. More importantly, she’s recently engaged. (I just have to mention they’re so cute together walking around Fashion Week).
Tattoo U – I spotted tattoo artist Minka Sicklinger at Fashion Week, taking a break from contributing to jewelry designer Pamela Love’s Presentation at Milk Studios. Minka’s wearing Pamela’s pieces, including the Medium Tribal Spike Necklace around her collar. Minka grew up in Australia, loves her new Nikes, misses Marfa and just finished this running fox for Liam.
Oh, and I also spotted Pamela Love wearing her designs as she was leaving Milk Studios.
Love + Smythson – At the stoplight, he spun around and clutched her as tightly as he could. She was carrying one of these.
(I couldn’t find an exact color match, but wouldn’t mind owning Violet.)
Heyyyyyy – I spotted Alex on the steps of Lincoln Center and he told me he’d just shot a Look Book. Now, I’m curious to see what he sees. It looks like he had some fun with his shoes, no? Do you think he’d go for these by Lanvin?
I spotted a lot of this shade over a few short days. My latest color crush, I think.
I love the bouncy bras under tees, but it’s never easy to find the right ones. I took it upon myself to go on a mission and found a really cute affordable variety in black mesh, plum, Brazilian lace or this poppy print.