Zip It - I spotted Shopbop’s Fashion Director, Elle Strauss, at New York Fashion Week and liked the little details in her look, especially that tweed Dion Lee skirt with that kicky zipper exposed in the back. Exposed and asymmetrical zippers seemed to be trending this last NYFW – and this skirt’s sides are actually long. (Elle was one of my first fashion week finds, way back when, spotted here). She’s also wearing Pamela Love spiked earrings, Italia Independent studded shades, a 3.1 Phillip Lim Boston Satchel and Vida Fede bracelets.
Must be fun to have a job that probably comes with an infinite closet. Meet one of Elle’s favorite British blondes here and on @stylespotting.
British Beauties – I spotted Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung after the Marc by Marc Jacobs show and loved their spunk. I also love that the tuxedo striped pant in general is making a comeback. I’ll show you one of my favorite fashion photographers sporting the look in an upcoming post.
I had so much fun shooting New York Fashion Week again and spotted some fun and surprising trends, interesting interpretations of the same look, a lot denim disparity and, as expected, some colorful personalities. I have so much to share, so stay tuned and I’ll be posting a lot here and instagram.
Shooting around any Marc Jacobs show has to be one of my favorite things and I snapped Daisy and Alexa after the Marc by Marc Jacobs show at Pier 94. (I am dying to show you the army of people at the show, pledging their allegiance to the new creative team’s motocross look. It was pretty insane, but it’s so many images that I first have to show you a higher volume of shorter stories or I will never leave my house.)
Sure, I have to say that this time around, it was more satisfying spotting the new faces and smarter styles, but especially everyone’s interpretation of specific trends. To me, it’s always been much less about the label and more about the look…
Bryanboy’s Beady Beard - Greetings from New York Fashion Week SS 2015. I just finished working on a TV series in the South and decided to fly to NYC before settling back into LA. I’m shooting NYFW for a few days and have spotted some fun trends that seem a little more relatable and grounded this time around, aside from the more grandiose style statements, witnessed above. I spotted Bryanboy and his beady smile before Yigal Azrouël’s show and he was also wearing a statement T-shirt the day before that was pretty funny. I’m having a blast, have spotted some favorite faces and can’t wait to share more. Back soon! @stylespotting
Got it Covered – I spotted Alexia on Abbot Kinney Blvd and she looked so cute in the perfect denim coveralls that designer Etienne Marcel is calling a romper. (I’m really loving this designer, btw). You can pick up these cute Carter Chambray coveralls on the designer’s website and at Free People. I especially love Alexia’s take with the Urban Outfitters bandeau and thick turquoise necklace. By the way, the peek-a-boo bras are still raging all over LA and someone mentioned Free People was trying to capitalize on the trend and it looks like that’s true.
I’m told Alexia loves to hang at flea markets and vintage stores. Some of the brands she’s into right now are Levi’s Vintage Clothing, RRL, Thierry Lasry sunglasses, The Great Frog jewelry and Bandit brand. [Thanks for the details, Alexia and Larry.]
Summer Chambray is trending all over LA, which I’ll show you in an upcoming post.
Fun News! – VOGUE Germany just featured me — with a slideshow of some of my favorite past and present summer style shots — in their Streetstyle Trends section with “L.A. Summer” now online.
I’ve also included the original images below, after the jump. Thank you to all the fun people on the streets of Los Angeles (and New York City and Tokyo) who’ve indulged my style curiosity. Now seems like a good time to put it out there: I’m looking for a photo agent to rep my archives and future library. Coming up next, Alexia’s take on the coveralls trend.
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Inside Out – I spotted her on Abbot Kinney as she was heading to Intelligentsia Coffee with friends. She’s wearing a great hybrid of high / low in this men’s shirt from Target, juxtaposed with Proenza Schouler’s classic PS11 bag (one of my faves) and two-toned Chanel espadrilles. (Oh and yes, she has legs for days, but is wearing shorts).
Kawaii! She found her iPhone case on ebay.
I love the structure of this boxy Proenza Schouler bag, available here. You’ve gotta see the mini croc version that will set you back close to $12,000!
I’m seeing such great casual style in LA that makes me want to purge my closets and load up on new things asap. Next up, meet another blonde spirit in Venice, CA who nails the coveralls trend.
Some summer favorites from my past adventures in NYC:
Rings & Things - I spotted Los Angeles based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas for her great outfit on Abbot Kinney, but my focus soon shifted to her jewelry. She’s sporting an Opening Ceremony sweatshirt (out of stock) and Parabellum bag along with her company’s array of clever rings and this shooting stars necklace. Want to SUPERSIZE them for a closer look? Click the pics or here and here.
BTW, the Parabellum bison arrow keychain is trending in LA, especially among upscale men. The red one is currently on sale here. @stylespotting
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Paint Pattern – I spotted Lucy Pieper Bull on Abbot Kinney in a Meghan Kinney shirt and French Connection shorts. There was something cool about her shirt and it turns out it’s her painting, which was translated into fabric. Lucy was working in the designer’s East Village shop, Meg, when she pitched turning her painting into a Fall 2013 fabric. She says, “I then went on to do the art direction for that collection’s look book, as well as model it.” (If you’re curious, you can see a couple of those images here and here). This collection sold out, but you can shop and scroll Meg’s current collection here.