Sama & Haya Khadra: Playing it Straight

by Jerri Howell on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

in Los Angeles,Models,StreetStyle

Twin Time – I spotted fashion week’s favorite twins — Haya & Sama Khadra — walking in stride wearing moto jackets on LA’s Silverlake Blvd. The jet setting (yet very chill) sisters are known for their trademark springy hair, witnessed in their Next Model Management profile, and are consistently mobbed by streetstyle photogs whenever they hit fashion weeks around the globe. They’re identified for their hair so much so that they took it to their collective twitter to call creatives out, tongue in cheek:

It was fun to have been one of the few who’s spotted them with stick straight hair and their laid back style was a surprise. Haya (left) was speaking for both of them as Sama was sick, but I got the impression that one would speak for both, regardless. It turns out they’re both USC Film students and Sama had planned to go the documentary route, but now isn’t so sure. I was curious about their thoughts on bicoastal style and they emailed, “As for LA/NY style, we feel like LA obviously has a more relaxed, but innately cool style, while NY is more edgy.” Check out their wardrobe details below — and follow them on twitter for their backseat Uber observations.

Haya’s wearing a Sacai jacket, Rag and Bone denim, with a Chanel bag and vintage Chanel boots. Sama’s wearing a Faith Connexion jacket (an alternate color here), Tomas Maier shirt, vintage skirt and Prada shoes. They were both wearing a variety of rose gold by Jacquie Aiche, like a version of this ring.

I love being rooted back in LA and have so much to share, but will save it for the next posts. In honor of New York Fashion Week starting tomorrow, I’ll also be folding in some of my unpublished images and videos from past shows. Until then, I’ll enjoy the sun from the left coast. @stylespotting

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Slim Shady on Abbot Kinney

by Jerri Howell on Monday, May 6, 2013

in Los Angeles,StreetStyle

Framed – Fa Empel caught my eye, coming out of Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney, sporting shades she designed for her company, CAST Eyewear. She was visiting from Bali, in LA for both work and Coachella. She described her style as always evolving, depending on her mood and hair style.

Baliwood - She prefers to shop vintage and thrift and has a lot of her silver and leather pieces custom made. When I asked where she likes to shop, she caught me a little off guard with, “I am from Bali. We make stuff over there. We don’t really shop.”

If you like her shades, her limited edition white version is still available here.

The Skinny - I’m phasing back onto the grid after some traveling, am firmly planted back in Los Angeles and looking forward to sharing some fun LA personalities, NYC archives and upcoming videos.

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Miroslava + Me

by Jerri Howell on Saturday, February 23, 2013

in New York,NYFW,Press,StreetStyle

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…

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Seeing Red in Soho

by Jerri Howell on Saturday, February 16, 2013

in New York,StreetStyle,Trending

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…

Related Posts: We Love Wedges

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Video: Model Thomas Sottong Tunes Out

by Jerri Howell on Thursday, February 14, 2013

in Models,New York,NYFW,StreetStyle,Video

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…

More Male Models: Erik Andersson Lights Up, Marc Jacobs Models Last Smokes, The LoBaton Twins and the androgynous Andrej Pejic

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3 Reasons to Congratulate Louise Roe

by Jerri Howell on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

in New York,News,NYFW,StreetStyle

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!

Related Post: Betsey Johnson’s reality series coming to the Style Network (a fun series I had a hand in producing)

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Ni’ma Ford’s Blue Hues

by Jerri Howell on Monday, February 11, 2013

in New York,StreetStyle

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.

Related Posts – Anya Ziourova’s Technicolor Fur || Alessandra Codinha || Sofie’s Choice || Model Kathrin Werderitsch

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He lights her fire.

by Jerri Howell on Sunday, February 10, 2013

in New York,StreetStyle

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.

Related Posts: Leopard Wang wedges in LA + Smoking here, there and everywhere.

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…

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