(Forever 21 necklace, vintage tshirt and coin clutch, Deadly Ponies bracelet, Forever 21 shorts, Topshop suede ankle boots)
Patiently waiting for the Stolen Girlfriends Club show to begin. I ended up wearing this there by accident because I didn’t have time to paw through my mile high stack of clothing at the Westin…though now that I think about it my bedraggled attempt at glamour probably made more sense at night anyway. Somehow I manage to be late for everything even when relying (accurately!) on everything to be late anyway. The show taking place both after dark and later on in the week made its different location really refreshing…after running through the rain we all crammed into a musty humid room and milled about happily before being handed jars of wine and slowly making our way upstairs to where the runway was set up. Beautiful beautiful show, ran around some more, chatted with the lovely Melinda and Zara from No magazine, changed into a dress I had stuffed into Colin’s backpack, did a massive group order at the McDonald’s drive-thru, and headed to the afterparty. Thank youu to Marc Dan and Luke for being such rad hosts and for the best dinner the next night. NZ seafood is freakishly good.
(Claude Maus dress, vintage fishnet cardigan, Deadly Ponies belt strap bag, Ashish for Topshop boots)
From the first day of NZFW…I wore a dress I picked up with Anna at Black Box here in Auckland. I love the longer hem in the back and this sort of half cutout it has going on in the back. I started the day off early with an interview for a TV station and spent the rest of the day checking out shows and running back and forth from the Westin to the tents and eventually changing when the winds suddenly reached gale force.
We’re off to enjoy a few free hours before checking out the Pamela Anderson/Richie Rich collaboration show A*Muse tonight. Should be exciting!
The Stolen Girlfriends Club show last night was absolutely insane, this is exactly how I want to dress right now. Blankety Navajo jackets, chunky knit dresses, fringed capes, studded collars, variegated stripes..so good. Imagine my surprise when Marc Moore (who played a huge role in getting me down here to New Zealand, thank you!!!) named a piece after me – the zippered lace bell trousers that he showed me at their HQ that morning. The collection made me want to move into a mountain cave, herd sheep, and wrap everything up with jute. Love love love SGC.
(Rumi for RVCA dress, Topshop boots)
Hanging with Gala, Pelayo, and Angela at the Metal magazine party in New York last last weekend. Really wasn’t that long ago but is quite literally half a world away now. I wore the dress I designed for RVCA…the Machinery dress, which was inspired by the iconic (well, for me) Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element. I love the idea of strips of fabric lashing across sections but also wanted to create an effect that the sleeve was almost detached from the body. The material is quite thick to the point of being cozy and it’ll be available in nude and black as well…these photos are making me miss NYC, it was quite the blogger-fest and it was so much fun attaching personalities to formerly nebulous internet people.
Fresh off of the Twentysevennames runway this afternoon here in New Zealand, the perfect hard/soft and dark/light looks. The past couple days have been a blur of fun, from a photo shoot with No magazine to talk show interviews to parties to the official first shows all day today. The designers here are so damn good and I’m going to be blogging all week both here and from Front Row Diary so be sure to check out the coverage there too.
One of the best parts about New York – extreme weather changes in a concentrated period of time. I got to use almost everything I packed, though this could also be attributed to changing three times a day. Who am I kidding, I change at least that often when I’m at home too. The difference actually being that it’s harder to get sick of your clothes when different ones are always spontaneously becoming appropriate.
Bumble and Bumble was kind enough to invite me to their salon in the Meatpacking District to get my hair styled. Normally I’d be more wary but I’m into the beachy look they’re known for…I really love the smoother style they created and tried to pay attention to how it was done but somewhere around the tenth finger curl/flip/brush-through I got confused. Either way I left feeling liking a better version of myself so thank you to the Bumble and Bumble team.
I still have a bunch of NY pictures to post but Colin and I are leaving for New Zealand fashion week in a couple hours, can’t wait for the adventures that await, though I’m kind of nervous too. It’ll be my first time in the southern hemisphere, the furthest I’ve been is Hong Kong..
(Rumi for RVCA Triad tank, H&M bra, Balenciaga cuff, vintage lace jacket, UO jeans, Ashish for Topshop boots)
We were bummed about Friday’s and Saturday’s rain at first but then ended up having a ton of fun shooting in it. I’m so excited to finally post one of the pieces that I designed for RVCA, the Triad Tank. It’s set to be available through my blog starting spring ’10 and then through RVCA subsequently. I really wanted to do something comfortable with a kind of fluid drape to it, a basic that could be worn with everything but still had a distinct look. I’ve been wearing it a ton in the past couple months and will fully vouch for the fact that the hem solves awkward leggings issues, can be worn with shorts without looking pants-less due to the open sides, and makes for a much less bulky half-tuck. Part II coming soon..
Other: also wearing the piece I posted a couple weeks ago from La Dama (new shop, really good jewelry selection), the lace jacket I found at a thrift store, and the first run in the Ashish boots was good. They’re almost bouncy. Successfully talked Kristin into buying them in black at the store. Which I’ve visited twice..it’s like Candyland, really.
(BCBG dress, Noir bracelet, Alexander Wang bag, Bebe boots)
The BCBG show was beautiful..I of course loved the tiny dresses with mesh slashed across them but also stunning were the plays on tshirt dresses, thick black paneling layered over prints, and the pairing of neon and gray. My favorite has to have been the draped white minidress and I know I’m not alone on that one..there was an audible collective gasp when the sequin detailing in the back became visible.
(vintage everything, Docs)
Some shots driving into the city from JFK. We’ve been in New York for a few days now, I know…light years have passed but I’ve had some laptop issues, sorry!! After checking in at the Soho Grand, it was straight to a dinner at Hotel Griffou hosted by Coach, where Karla and I finally met and shared most flavors of desserts worth sharing. So much to post as soon as I get some time…so far it’s been the BCBG show, Pastis, Topshop, Fashion’s Night Out at Coach and Barney’s before Opening Ceremony, random party after random party, pizza in hotel rooms, a fitting for Hervé Léger, wandering around Chinatown, using platforms against puddles, cheap sushi, expensive coffee, a long catching up with Kristin, and the Erin Wasson x RVCA show.
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