Multi Fiori – I spotted Tamu McPherson’s explosion of flowers before Derek Lam’s show. Fall makes me miss the preppy look, so I’m into the monogrammed sweatshirt and naturally love the necklace, but can we please talk about the shoes? They’re Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto.
New York Fashion Week
Cute on Cobblestone – I finally got a pedicure, so I’ve been wearing my older Derek Lam wedges from Barneys like crazy the last few days and it makes me want to wear wedges every single day. They’re just the perfect way to cheat high heels and you’d never think we could run in them, but they’re simply the best shoe for the big city. I spotted these friends in NYC’s Meatpacking District and just loved that they each sported different looks that they nailed with a great variety of wedges.
Don’t get me wrong… I like my low priced wedges, like these red espadrilles from Toms, but I’ll leave you with my 6 favorite wedges currently at Barneys, roughly stacked from high to low $.
Shoe Shock – My eyes literally glazed over when I spotted Christie and her Opening Ceremony x Rodarte (sold out) tapestry boots, seemingly taunting me from a Nolita sidewalk. She’s also wearing a VPL skirt, Alexander Wang’s Rocco Duffle Bag and sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange. When in doubt, you just can’t go wrong with a pair of OC statement shoes. Curious to know more about Christie? I was – and talked her into sharing her NYC hit list below…
Christie’s NYC Hit List for Fashion + Food
I live in Brooklyn, but spend most of my walking hours in Soho for both work and play. So it seems only natural that most of my favorite things are around and about here. For shopping, Creatures of Comfort, Henrik Vibskov, kiosk, JF & Son and VPL are at the top of my list. Since summer hit, all I want to wear are dresses – and Creatures has an extraordinary selection.
As for restaurants… Diner in Williamsburg is the best for brunch, and for dinner, Lovely Day and Fonda Nolita never disappoint. I’m also a big time pastry enthusiast! Favorites include: Babycakes, Bakeri and Birdbath. Who can so no to a maple bacon scone?
Toe to Toe – I spotted prominent street/style photographers Garance Doré and Scott Schuman right after Ralph Lauren’s fashion show yesterday and couldn’t resist taking a few snaps of these lovebirds. I remembered her story of these amazing boots here.
I’ve been a fan of her photos, and especially her irreverent storytelling, for a while now and of his graceful images for years. I said hello to Garance and asked about her fashion week webseries that just premiered, while her crew was plotting their next shot. She has a great twinkle behind her eyes. I’ve crossed paths with Scott after a few shows, but haven’t wanted to break his concentration as he scans the crowd for his next shot. Someday. Until then, I’ve chosen not to publish the images, but I can offer you a behind-the-scenes shot of Garance shooting for her webseries, up next!
I love the healthy sport of shoegazing and spotted these Barneys Co-op glitter boots on the streets of Soho. By coincidence, I had tried this same style on an hour before spotting her and happen to know they’re on S-A-L-E! Outrageous shoes not on sale at Barneys include these gems:
Growl - Leopard print shoes are nothing new, but a nice pick-me-up resting under these denim cuffs. Here’s a fun selection at polyvore as we plan our New Year’s Eve outfits.
Knee Socks + Boots – I just spotted these lovely legs on Robertson, dug her vibe with the mixed patterns and how she went over the top with the knee socks + boot trend.
I spotted her at a 7 for all Mankind event I covered for Mondette and especially liked her confident stance and that she went with navy socks. Here’s an Alexander Wang/Opening Ceremony shoegazing post from the same event. I don’t think I could ever pull this off, but wanted to share more luxe images from the trend and you can find a great sampling of styles on Polyvore. Off to play in LA and hope you’re having a fun Sunday…