Easy on the Eyes – I loved spotting Lina around during fashion week, seen above before Derek Lam’s show. It’s always a mixture of patterns, colors and textures and any pattern play just seems to work, much like the woman below I spotted in Tokyo. It’s ironic that she’s wearing a clashing floral combo, Lina’s wearing a clashing stripe combo and they’re each sporting a make-up statement. I’d kill to play in their closets! Do you want to see who Lina was there to shoot? Stay tuned, but here’s a spoiler alert.
Reunited – I spotted Rhianna (above) and Kirsten (below) at Twelv Magazine’s party at Public Assembly in Williamsburg last night. I was obsessed with Rhianna since I saw her outside and managed to track her down in the dense crowd. Turns out she had just run into Kirsten, an old friend from Chicago she hadn’t seen in years (if my facts are right), so they loved that they were shot together.
I was afraid my friend James Bond from LA (yes, his real name) was bored when I ran off to take pix, but he struck up a convo with the mag’s mustachioed photog and a beautiful assassin (at least in my imagination).
Here’s to old friends. Theirs and mine.
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Husband & Wife – I spotted model Bradley Soileau outside Milk Studios after he had just walked Alexandre Plokhov’s show. Do you recognize him from Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die” video? I also shot this incredible looking woman below, who turned out to be Bradley’s wife and singer Porcelain Black. I dare you to tell me her song “Naughty Naughty” (streaming here) isn’t catchy.
His forehead tattoo says, “War inside my head” (a Suicidal Tendencies song). Her hand tattoo is from the name of her late father’s former hair salon, who she credits for encouraging her individuality. It’s cute how you can tell how much Bradley loves her on twitter (which is how I put the pieces together for this story). He/She/Me.
Bradley Soileau is repped by Red Models NYC & Next Models LA
Post Show – I spotted model Erik Andersson taking a smoke break outside Milk Studios. He had just washed this out of his hair after Alexandre Plokhov’s show. Erik’s on the cover of Autumn’s 10 Men Magazine and his hair has been the catalyst for being compared to androgynous model Andrej Pejic (who I’ve spotted in Soho). Do you think Erik is a gender bender?
Remember when I spotted these Marc Jacobs models smoking before a show last season? It’s still one of my favorite posts for some reason. I’m realizing how many model shots I’m sitting on, so I’ll run a few more Model Moments this week…
(Erik is repped by New York Model Management)
Lean and Mean – I spotted these two a couple days apart, both in smart patchwork denim, flattering on their long legs. I love how the woman above has fancy shoes and just throws on a unadorned gray sweatshirt. For someone heading to a fashion show, it’s not fussy. [The jeans are the AG's 7 Year Patchwork Cigarette Jean]. Look, even her shadow is cute.
I spotted the first woman in midtown and you can see the New York Public Library in the backdrop, where I spotted Sofie and Petra for Racked NY last year. The second shot is Lincoln Center.
Sold Out Shirt – This woman needs no introduction. Okay, it’s Jenna Lyons! I’m just happy the scandal has subsided and that Jenna’s Picks is back in J. Crew. I could only go shoot fashion week for a short time in September and was elated to spot Jenna Lyons because it was so fun chasing down some fun shots the time before. I don’t think you realize what a sport it is, trying to shoot specific people during Fashion Week, ever strategizing how to get the shot.
I thought her look was simply perfect, the burnout T a flattering length for all heights. I also spotted her after work one night in the West Village, teetering in the highest of heels. I had to ask who made her cool carryall and of course it was J. Crew. Point is, she looks pretty rad even outside of fashion week(s) and Glamour mag just named her a Woman of the Year for 2012.
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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