Well, hello fashion week, lovely to see you again! It’s hard to believe just two days after returning from Burning Man, I’m throwing myself into Fashion Week.
I’ve spent the last week covered in dust and surrounded by beauty, outlandish expressions of identity and creativity. The parallels of Fashion Week and Burning Man are many. I find myself going back to Burning Man year after year to find inspiration and beauty. The desert trek fills my heart with amazing art that people have spent their entire year building for no other reason than to share it with others, only to watch – no, celebrate – as they burn it and begin again.
Fashion Week is also about our seasonal sharing of beauty, self-expression and creativity. I see clothing as the art we wear everyday and share with the world. What you choose to wear says a lot about who you are and what you want to say.
With the warm weather and need to be reasonably comfortable all day, the start of this year’s New York Fashion Week called for a jumpsuit. I’ll be honest, this jumpsuit feels like wearing PJs, which is one of the things I love most about it. Hopefully it doesn’t look like PJs. Top it off with a little rockstud heel and a great hat, and you’re all set and ready to conquer the week.
I’m excited to spend the next few posts sharing some of my favorite NYFW shows and moments with you. Check back this coming Friday for my first show recap of the season.
Welcome to day 2 of NYFW! Otherwise known as the snow continued and so did the shows! Now let’s be honest, fashion week is a blast but it’s not so nice on the feet. This season I started getting sensible early. And by sensible i mean a great sneaker. I do still love my Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. On top of that I figured it would be a day of freezing cold and questionable hair by EOD, so why not throw on a fabulous hat and make it a statement! I’m totally obsessed with this Eugenia Kim hat, and dresses it up a bit by throwing my favorite E.Kammeyer Accessories birdcage veil underneath!
Being comfy and stylish is how I make sure I’ll be happy all day long. Here are a few of my favorite fashion week necessities:
Happy Fashion Week to all! And to all a warm week! It’s that time a year when the fashion crowd gets dressed up in their finest, craziest, most photo-worthy garb and hits the streets. The major difference this season – the cold is no joke and I’ve been doing my best to bundle up yet still look chic.
This season is a little different as well for one other major reason. This is the final season at Lincoln Center. Now, I say this with mixed emotions. Lincoln Center is beautiful and has a square just made for street-style peacocking. But with so many designers choosing to show at Milk and Art Beam downtown as well as a multitude of other venues, it leaves those of us without drivers hauling ourselves all around town via subway, taxi, Uber and even CitiBike. Oh yes, I’ve Citi Biked all the way from Columbus Circle to Milk Studios on 15th st. in heels, my friends.
Day 1 I decided to go for a quirky mix of color, texture and function. I love a great top coat and this wardrobe staple has lasted me through a few seasons. It also paired in a fun, slightly mix-and-match way with my floral Etoile Isabel Marant corduroy overalls. Overalls have made a big come back this year, plus these beauties work double-duty and the bib buttons off. Mixed with a great pair of menswear inspired shoes, a minimal chic bag and an armful of tassels, you’re ready to go!
The running is over, and now it’s time for some wine tasting! After my 1/2 marathon in San Francisco, the perfect next step seemed to be to head to Napa for a few days of wine tasting, spa relaxation, and oh, wine tasting. When your plan for the day is to walk around wineries, head into the vines and all around be comfy chic, flats are your best call. I was looking to wear something that was dark toned (you never know when you’re going to spill a bit of cab on yourself). Below are a few of my favorite Napa spots and my day one look. Enjoy! xoxo
My top 10 wineries to visit in Napa are:
4. Kuleto (more for the view than the wine)
5. Chimney Rock (go for the Tomahawk Cab)
7. Van Der Heyden
9. Frank Family
10. Hogarth (small family run spot)
Bonus 11, go check out sunset at Auberge Du Soleil
Check back Monday for my next Napa look as well as my favorite place to get covered in mud and massaged as well as my top 5 places to eat in Napa.
Berlin dressing can be tricky. It is most definitely a trendy city, though the street style has a tendency to be a bit lacking in color compared to my usual choices when dressing every day. I decided to Berlin my style a little bit with a great moto jacket and black denim yet keep it my own with a great pop of color! I just can’t help myself when it comes to beautifully colored knitwear. When traveling, and really seeing a city it is important to think in terms of layers and shoes you can get around in all day. And when I travel, its ALL DAY! No breaks! See and experience as much as possible in the time you have. See below for the breakdown of my look on day #1!