New York, New York

Post by C.M.

So I had just passed the Chrysler Building (which I can totally tell apart from the Empire State Building; being such a regular vistitor to the Big Apple I have been on many occasions mistaken for a native Noo Yoiker), when I had the driver of my yellow cab pull over. There was a flock of fashionistas peacocking around and it was my duty as a bona fide style icon to show them how it was really done, a la the inimitable Vogue Nipon Editor-at-Large Anna Dello Russo. Having inexplicably been “asked to leave” the Rodarte show, I had to re-assert myself amongst my fashion disciples.

Alina Tanasa, Photo by Dvora

Alina Tanasa, Photo by Dvora

Alina was in mostly H&M apart from her shoes and hat. It’s a nice, simple but elegant look, and if I was so inclined I would wear this to an early Autumn wedding – why not wear white if you know you’re going to upstage the bride anyway?

Coco Rocha at Zac Posen, photo Rex Features

Coco Rocha at Zac Posen, photo by Rex Features

This is so printy and red and all-consuming, you can imagine my thoughts on it. Love! Except for the shoes. If in doubt never reach for the black old-faithfuls, no better way to ruin an outfit. A pair of nude single bar sandals would have been so much better. At least she knew enough not to adorn herself with any jewelry and swept up her hair – that jumpsuit can speak for itself!

Eva Cheng, Photo by Dvora

Eva Cheng, Photo by Dvora

This outfit is a fitting example of how to take yourself from work to watering hole. The full white skirt is current (but if you do find yourself propping up a bar red wine should prob be avoided). Her knit is navy, (and has Mickey on it for God’s sake!), the grey clutch compliments the overall tone and her shoes are perfect. If you’re in a colder part of the world a pair of black pointy-toed courts could be substituted, to be worn with your trusty tights, or even something in a more punchy shade for a surprising touch.

Jessica Alba at Philip Lim, Photo by Rex Features

Jessica Alba at Philip Lim, Photo by Rex Features

The Alba always looks flawless, and doesn’t disappoint with this offering. The caption jumper is super and all the colours work really well against each other. Pity the red courts disappear into the carpet, but you get the idea. Nice idea for a lunch date or a day-time outing. Or just to strut around aimlessly in, while you wait for the paps to spy you.

Off duty model courtesy Elleuk.com

Off duty model, Photo courtesy of Elleuk.com

An inter-seasonal staple is the sweater/shorts combo. The orange top adds interest with an unusual print, the bag is great for balancing out the skimpy shorts and while I would replace the boots with a pair of simple flats in a complimentary colour, this model has the long legs to pull them off. Humph.

Yasmin Sewell wearing Marc Jacobs, Photo by Silvia Olsen

Yasmin Sewell wearing Marc Jacobs, Photo by Silvia Olsen

See, regular people can wear catwalk looks too! This is obviously one of the more accessible dresses to work , but work it this blogger does, with on trend silver sandals, nice little boat hat, enormous pink clutch and minimal accessories and make up.

Olivia Palermo at Peter Lim, Photo by Rex Features

Olivia Palermo at Peter Lim, Photo by Rex Features

There is only a very small window for sleeveless coats, and that window is September, first week of October at a stretch. They look utterly idiotic with anything chunky sticking out of them, ruining the streamlined aesthetic, and so Olivia Palermo is doing it right with her skinny top. I love her purse and shoes too, the barely-seen dress, while bright and patterned somehow manages to play second fiddle to the coat. Which is only right, as she only has 3 weeks left wear out of it. Well done Olivia! But take off those shades, you’re indoors.

Solange Knowles at Philip Lim, Photo by Rex Features

Solange Knowles at Philip Lim, Photo by Rex Features

No fashion round up would be complete without an appearance by the lovely Solange. Another perfectly put-together outfit, not quite as eccentric as her usual offerings but nonetheless pretty as a picture. Everything matches but isn’t matchy-matchy and the loose structured jacket would be entirely flattering on any body shape and a great with a pair of jeans. Or printed pants. Or printed jeans. Or tartan pants! Basically, anything.

Kiloko Mima wearing Michael Kors, Photo by Silvia Olsen

Kiloko Mima wearing Michael Kors, Photo by Silvia Olsen

Although Kiloko is wearing solely designer items I don’t think it would be too hard to pick up look-alike items at more affordable prices. The long sweater looks cool over the feathery skirt (just nab a willing bird to pluck and Bob’s your uncle!), the bag and shoes work well without overwhelming the overall look. I think this is a good example of how four simple items can make for a standout ensemble thanks to the contrasting textures. Her bun looks a bit drug-smuggler in Peru, maybe an undone topknot would have been a better choice.

Victoria Beckham in her own design from the S/S14 collection, Photo by Flynet

Victoria Beckham in her own design from the S/S14 collection, Photo by Flynet

Vicky B claims to have been completely unselfconscious in this dress she called flattering, from her Victoria, Victoria Beckham S/S13 collection. I’m not so sure I believe her, but for some reason I do find myself liking the huge blue cloud. It looks really comfortable (not to mention airy!) and has pockets, which is always a plus. The colour is really lovely and it looks like it’s made of luxuriously soft material. Will we all be sporting giant muu-muus next Spring? Only time will tell!

Anyway, those gathered weren’t all that impressed with my offering (the philistines), but what do you sartorial savants think?

Time to hop back in the taxi to catch my flight from JKF to LDN. I do hope they let me on the plane…

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