T SHIRT – DEUS EX MACHINA // GOGGLES – BILTWELL / HELMET – BILTWELL GRINGO IN GLOSS HAZARD ORANGE // GLOVES – ICON
I was never one to enjoy Fall too much, and people claiming it as their favourite season has always made me raise an eyebrow. That is, until I moved to Canada, switching the endless greys and rainy days of Paris for the colorful leaves and deep earthy smells of Montreal. The catch? It also means motorcycle season is getting to an end. Major sadface. So I’m counting on this new Deus Ex Machina motorcross-inspired shirt to keep the fire burning until I get my beloved Dyna back.
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.