Thursday, July 15, 2010
I knew the fashion in NYC would be dazzling and it truly was. Madison and Park avenue types, strutting around in their Louis V. wearing the latest Proenza Schouler F/W'10 collection and carrying handbags worth as much as a semester at university. Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, and
Tiffany's were particularly impressive, as were the prices. I made my first purchase of the trip at Tiffany & Co. and continued to shop steadily until we hit the Canadian border.
NYC has such an atmosphere and an energy, from the elevator attendant at Tiffany's putting on his snooty accent to my $8 manicure at the Korean place around the corner from my hotel, I loved every minute of it. NYC is so fascinating because of all the different kinds of fashionistas as well. I'm so sick of those Juicy, Tiffany, denim cut offs, gladiator wearing girls carrying Coach that are dominating UWO fashion right now. Not that I'm not one of them sometimes but I feel like they have no dimensions to their style. In NYC however I saw thrift style, DIY style, indie, rock, Harajuku, Park Ave, Ready to Wear, prep, androgynous and the list goes on. Women and men were wearing incredible things even in the sweltering heat, towering heels and smart hats, carrying handkerchiefs to keep themselves dry in the humidity of the subway. And speaking of handkerchiefs, get ready because I predict they will be making a big comeback in women's wear this fall.
What did I learn in NYC? Heels are huge, sandals are incredibly strappy and flat, the subway is hotter than hell, and gauzy white shirts reign supreme to beat the city heat. The perfect outfit for NYC's heatwave is a cotton white dress, a huge purse (b/c everyone in NYC carries their life in their bag) and espadrilles.
Check out some of what I bought in NYC below!
My beautiful Tiffany letter pendant, although mine is a C of course.
Simple and cotton, the only thing you need to wear with this dress is a tan. Get it at Banana Republic.
I've had an insatiable appetite for all things MJ lately! It's completely consuming me. Maybe it has to do with the fact that I get 30% off Marc Jacobs now thanks to my new fabulous job, or maybe it's just because Marc is a visionary but I resisted buying any purses in NYC last weekend just so I could save up for a beautiful Marc Jacobs bag. As seen in a previous post I'm lusting after a certain white MJ bag, but I'm dying for the 'Put the petal to the metal bag' in grey. The metal birds on it are just so refreshing. I also LOVE all the gold hardware on MJ bags. It makes them so rich and luxe.
What are you guys dying for? Check out MJ's website and tell me what bags you love!