Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao Bilbao Prism Bag – If you don’t know about my obsession with this bag, I first went bananas for it when I spotted it in SoHo here and the shot was ultimately published in VOGUE Turkey.
I wanted to share it on VIDEO, spotted outside Derek Lam at New York Fashion Week while I was shooting some entrances. As a special treat, the women talking next to me are kind of hysterical (to me, anyway). I was going to cover their chatter with music, but wanted you to get a better sense of the convos that happen on sidewalks before fashion shows.
Posting later today… a FASHION VIP that is my favorite of all favorites. Hint.
Triplicate – I spotted this trio outside Derek Lam’s fashion show wearing… Derek Lam. Would you shell out $690 for this natural sweater, as they call it? The bigger question I have here is, “What is Oslo?” Does that mean she lives in Brooklyn? I loved the sweater toss over the, uh, dress? (Is that street legal as a dress? I certainly couldn’t pull that off walking up subway steps, but kudos to her for pulling it off). It wasn’t until a minute later I saw the others with the sweater and realized they weren’t rich bff’s. This was some kind of publicity stunt. Hook, line and sinker.
I like Derek Lam, especially his versatility with colors and patterns on the runway, with things I could actually wear on my own body. (Good luck finding a photo of me, though. I will finally surface soon). That said, his 10 Crosby line is much more my speed and here’s his [style video] that will only take :35 seconds of your life. (Keep an eye out for my :10 second video from fashion week in the next post).
A little Lam.
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Such a cute haircut on beauty blogger Emily Weiss! I know, I know – I’m also wigging out about Derek Lam’s floral satin pencil skirt, but it’s the simple white T with the rolled up sleeves I want today. Next up, a popular item I spotted outside this show…
No Plain Jane – Now this is a dress I’d wear and love the punch of the black lining and coral bag. I spotted Teen Vogue’s Senior Fashion News Director Jane Keltner deValle heading to a show at Milk Studios. I’ve also spotted her here and she just never gets it wrong. She turned her bag into a clutch and I also spotted another creative coral bag converted into a clutch as well as a guy carrying a cute vintage coral clutch, both in the West Village. Let me dig those up to show you. I’m kind of swimming in images and little time to sort.
A charming trio.
New York City Girl – I spotted Fashion Editor / Blogger / Streetstyle photog Tamu McPherson in the West Village Sunday – just as her family was heading back to their hotel to duck Hurricane Sandy. I’ve admired her images at All the Pretty Birds for some time now and had the pleasure of shooting alongside her my first full New York Fashion Week last February, but was too shy to say hello. A couple days later, the New York Times included her in their ‘It’ Girls Work Both Sides of the Camera feature (along with Hanneli Mustaparta and Candice Lake).
It was fun running into her on Bleecker and even more fun to see what she’s wearing at Fashion Week, even when it’s only a glimpse…
Casual Corner – I spotted Miljana, model Mina Cvetkovic and Ethan yesterday on one of my favorite corners for style spotting in the West Village. I loved their spirit as I spotted them laughing and looking stylish in their nice variety of black cropped jackets. I spotted Mina’s Isabel Marant Bekett sneaker wedges a mile away and still want a pair, but they’re so much more appealing on women with her height (i.e. models). Thanks for stopping for a fun style shot and hope to see you guys around…
Oh and this shot made the New York Times Fashion Section today.
This week: More Big in Japan, New York Fashion Week Faves with some videos — and I just ran into a favorite Fashion Editor / blogger in the West Village.
P.S. If you like Isabel Marant, check out her latest clothing collection at Barneys.
I spotted the cutest hat and leopard boots in Harajuku, which leads well into her accessories below…
I loved this shopping area, which included Chanel and Maison Martin Margiela. I bought a couple cheap cups at Comme des Garçons, surprisingly ($15 total). It was raining outside and they even gave my bag a little raincoat! I was bummed when I had to break it all apart for my suitcase. I already miss Tokyo so much.
I spotted these fashionable friends in double denim and leopard accents as I was walking to my favorite noodle restaurant just around the corner. I could’ve sworn the girl on the right looked familiar and I think I had spotted her the week before in a Campbell’s Soup dress in Shibuya. Was that you? If you say hai, then “It’s a small world” as we say here.
Did you know kitson had a store in Tokyo? It’s not listed on their website.
She was also wearing a surgical mask, which was quite common there.
So… I was finishing lunch with a new Japanese friend and was in the middle of slurping noodles when I spotted a guy with a DIY jacket. I grabbed my camera and literally gave chase (and think you’ll understand why). Luckily, he had stopped at a nearby restaurant, so I caught up with him — and you’ll meet him soon! Just a couple more Tokyo posts and it’s back to some fun NYC finds.
BTW, remember shoegazing these shoes? Or these wedges?
If you care to shop these trends, I found:
You can’t walk a block in Harajuku or Shinjuku’s Kabukichō area (where we stayed) without catching a huge variety of these schoolgirl skirts paired with thigh highs. Hair extensions like these are common, so the girls walk around looking like dolls. Her skin was amazing and I don’t think I saw a person over size 8 or 10 there. Ever.
Even the skyline is flirty and cute. It’s too much…
I’d have to say the American version of the skinny mini right now is pleated leather, like this one by Alice + Olivia and a kickier version by Thakoon or whimsical fabrics by Pencey and Parker. Unrelated, but when I was poking around, I found this sweater dress by Thakoon for nearly $1,000 and am dying to DIY it with thrift. Game on.