Posts for February 17th 2011
>> As New York Fashion Week winds down, we gathered the final installment of our favorite backstage snaps – including Proenza Schouler’s Lazaro Hernandez styling Caroline Brasch Nielsen pre-show, a close-up look at Rodarte’s incredible prairie-inspired boots and the fabulous long wavy dos at Phillip Lim. Enjoy more in the slideshow!
Photos: Greg Kessler
What kind of street style inspires you?
I'm always a sucker for prints and colors but it's hard to do in the Winter because it's freezing.
Tell us about one of the wildest looks you've seen at NYFW.
Susie Bubble, my BFF, was wearing this electric blue turban and a pair of vintage Ralph Lauren sequin floral pants. It has white sequins with red, blue, and orange flowers on it. It was pretty ridiculous; we walked into an Indian restaurant for dinner and then everyone turned their heads and stared at her. I thought it was amazing — one of my favorite Susie Bubble looks.
What are your Fashion Week essentials?
Uniqlo HeatTech long johns and t-shirts. They cost about $15 and keep me warm all through Winter.
What are your Fashion Week indulgences?
Marea on Central Park South has a $40 prix fixe lunch. It's my Fashion Week splurge: I go there and get a delicious uni and crab spaghetti between shows, then come back to take more photos.
How do you stay sane during this time?
I don't go out anymore because I have to wake up early and I'm the kind of person that requires eight hours of sleep. I know it's not fun and I'm a party pooper. Other than that, I try to stay hydrated with coconut water and use Kiehl's lip balm.
Any post-Fashion Week plans?
After March 10, I plan on sleeping for a week and playing video games. I'm going to get a Wii and play Super Mario Galaxy.
>> It's a mild 62 degrees outside and although the flowers aren't blooming just yet, this street-snapped cutie sure is. Her outfit, comprised of a floral dress, floral tights, double vests, and booties, is perfectly layered and perfect for the sunshine. We can't think of a better way to toast the last day of NYFW. Get the same look with our similar picks from Givenchy, ASOS, Seychelles, and Petit Bateau now.
Left to right: ASOS Leather Bracelet ($22), Ralph Lauren Trench Vest ($2,198), Madeleine Thompson Mid Grey Cashmere Ribbed Snood ($144, originally $289), Marc New York by Andrew Marc Floral-Print Zip Dress ($104, originally $178), DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Day Rio Vest ($240), Roxy Footprint Tights ($7, originally $16), Seychelles Booties ($120), Petit Bateau Grey Long Sleeve Shirt ($20, originally $51), Givenchy Medium Pandora Messenger ($2,005)
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler