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.
Below, Louise shares her style tips and favorite things for Spring. I worked with Louise when she first moved to Los Angeles and she is truly lovely and unstoppable. Her outfit details are also below and take note of the Stephanie Oversized Clutch (that can fit a laptop) and the Juliette Nude Platforms she designed for The Louise Roe Collection, launched last October. (I’m now obsessed with these orange/blue shoes in the same style).
[I spotted Louise after Donna Karan's DKNY fashion show last September, also wearing a Tracy Reese shirt, leather Tibi pencil skirt and a cool green cocktail ring.]
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!
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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.
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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.
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If you’re wondering why I’ve been a little quiet, you’ll notice that I’m not in NYC for Fashion Week and I’ll have some fun things to share soon enough. Stay tuned…
Over the Rainbow – I spotted Angela Pham’s dress outside Milk Studios and went a bit bananas. You can get a closer look at the saturated striped dress in the VIDEO below. I’ve spotted Bravo’s Gallery Girl around Williamsburg a few times and her outfits never disappoint. I just had to know where she found this get up and she shared, “I bought the dress on eBay and get most of my finds on eBay. Lots of obsessive hours spent trawling eBay.” I also asked if she had any favorite vintage stores. She said she’s only been there once, but that Douglas Gardens in Miami was a recent find.
[VIDEO] Angela Pham’s Vintage Glam
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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).