If you’re lucky, perhaps there is something in life that moves you. Just within my circle of acquaintances, there are travel junkies, foodies, film snobs, and sport super fans. These things can make you happy, or they can make you sad, but they move you to a point of emotion that makes you care about them just a little bit more than other aspects of your life.
As someone who feels strongly about dressing and style, New York City has been a mini Mecca of mine for quite some time. To be near the pulse of artistry, creativity, and retail for the industry that moves me has been such an amazing experience, so I hope you enjoy this first timer’s experience.
For years, I’ve rambled incessantly about how all I wanted to do was to go to New York during fashion week, stand outside the tents, and breathe in the beauty/madness that is the fashion royalty scurrying between shows. This year, the stars aligned and I got my chance. I could not have been more excited to sweat outside the shows in some of the most humid weather I’ve ever experienced, and take in the surreal scene outside Lincoln Center.
From what I’ve heard, fashion week has turned into a street fashion circus over the years, so I was mentally prepared, but still in awe, of the scene outside Lincoln Center. Many were there to people-watch, many were there to photo document the celebrities and outfits, and many were there just to be…well…photographed.
This young man dressed up in this avant garde look just to be photographed by the many street style photographers who milled around Lincoln Center. All he did was stand there, just like this (he moved to a few new locations every now and then), and wait for his photo to be taken.
And it worked. A bit gimmicky, no? Is this art? A reach at celebrity? I’m still not sure.
A personal favorite of mine, Miroslava Duma, as she swiftly left the DVF show.
I loved catching the moment between photographer and subject. I found the photographers just as fascinating as the fashion peacocks.
The weather finally cooled down for the last week I was there, so I happily threw on my blazers.
For sight seeing
Outfit details – J.Crew Crewcuts blazer :: J.Crew shirt :: 7 for all Mankind jeans :: Saks Fifth Avenue pocket square :: Ann Taylor belt :: Valentino handbag :: Miu Miu shoes :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/0) :: pearl bracelet
And a little later for an evening with new designer Patricia Chang:
My very first day in New York was spent at LuckyFABB where I ran into so many people I have only seen or chatted with via blogs, Twitter, or email. Putting faces to blogs was so much fun! Special thank you’s to Alana and Amy who were very nice to let me tag along most of the day.
:: photo thanks to Alana ::
Outfit details :: Banana Republic shirt :: J.Crew Crewcuts blazer :: Saks Fifth Avenue pocket square :: Banana Republic Factory shorts :: Ann Taylor belt :: Valentino handbag :: Miu Miu shoes :: Kate Spade watch :: Stella & Dot bracelet (c/0) :: pearl bracelet
I also fell in absolute love with the architecture around the city. I love art deco, so the opulence of design had my eyes dancing all over the place. My favorite building by far was the Chrysler Building. So much so, that I spent my last two days trying to track down the cheesiest of tourist souvenirs…a mini Chrysler Building figurine. Turns out, there are tiny Empire State Buildings everywhere, but no good Chrysler Buildings…what gives tourist-trinket industry?
I have a little bit of a crush on the Chrysler Building