WEARING: Shirt – TOPSHOP // Ripped jeans – CURRENT/ELLIOTT // Sneakers – MICHAEL KORS // Clutch – LACOSTE //
New York Fashion Week for me is all about comfortable shoes. I have the utmost respect for the ladies who are actually able to get the work done while prancing around in aggressive heels – but I can’t even think straight when I feel my feet hating me with the wrath of a thousand suns. I usually pack about 75% of nice flats, which I bust out as soon as I’m not running to shows. These incredible woven sneakers from Michael Kors (nobody ever believes me they’re MK!) are one of those pre-Fashion Month buys, and look how happy they make me!
WEARING: SKIRT – ALEXANDER MCQUEEN // TOP – ZARA // NECKLACE – NASTY GAL // BOOTS – MARC BY MARC JACOBS // BELT – VINTAGE
There are many reasons why I wouldn’t miss the September New York Fashion Week for the world – the first of these being that it’s basically a week of extended summer. The day I flew in the City, it was 41 degrees outside (we’re talking Celsius here). There was a day that I could feel my whole face slipping down and my hair getting bigger and bigger with every step. Think Monica Geller in the Barbados episode.
So every year, I get to pack a suitcase for an extra week of summer, to escape Montreal’s gloomy pre-fall weather for a few glamourous days of Fashion with a capital F, and to reset my look to my default silhouette of A-line skirts and booties. That particular Alexander McQueen skirt never fails to make an impression, even for the shortest of struts on New York’s famed 5th avenue.
WEARING: Biker jacket – ASOS // Top – DEUS EX MACHINA // Jeans – BLK DNM // Boots – CHEAP MONDAY
Casually strolling in SoHo during a night off from New York Fashion Week obligations, I discovered that for some reason, the only place in New York where people will be rude to you for no reason happens to be a French bistro. Good job guys, that will definitely do wonders for our worldwide rep of being condescending assholes.