Saturday, September 22, 2012

Foolproof Fashion: NYFW and LFW Edition

Sorry for the lack of posts! After a whirlwind two weeks covering the craziness of both New York and London Fashion Week, I'm finally back in LA. Although the trip was absolutely awesome and left me with tons of new friends, content and inspiration, I must say that it feels damn good to be back home.

Since checking in luggage gives me anxiety, I only travel with one carry-on suitcase and one laptop bag -- and this trip was no different. Crazy talk, I know! Although most of my clothing is small enough to jam into minuscule spaces (I'm a shorty), packing two weeks' worth of looks into a 22-inch spinner was certainly a challenge. With that said, here's a roundup of seven transitional, versatile and, above all, comfortable pieces that I wouldn't have been able to survive without.

1. Marco Santi - Heather Buckle Wedge Bootie (Black): Thanks to the brilliant folks over at Sole Society, I've finally found the perfect bootie that looks good with everything and allows me to walk everywhere without limping after a few hours of ground time. I wore these sole-saving kicks all over both New York and London, and will definitely be rocking them to shreds this fall.

2. Suboo - Sun Kissed Nirvana Mini Dress: I discovered this fantastic Aussie label in July when I covered Miami Swim Week for Vogue Australia. I fell hard for this stunning kaleidoscope dress and was thrilled when they asked me to wear it during NYFW. It's the perfect transitional piece, too: sport it with a cropped denim jacket and booties during the day and pair with bare arms and a hot heel at night. 

3. KAIN Label - Eastwood Dress (Black): This is the perfect LBD, hands down. I love the asymmetrical hemline and racer back detail, and the fact that it's the perfect canvas for gold jewelry. For day, I paired it with my trusty Marco Santi booties, a cuff by Bec & Bridge and my all-time favorite spiked choker by Joomi Lim. For night, I stepped up the fancy factor by wearing this dress with: 

4. Sole Society - Brooklyn Round Toe Pump (Stardust): That KAIN Label dress looked ideal with the sparkly stems I wore to Carine Roitfeld's swank launch party for her CR Fashion Book at The Frick Collection art museum. (You can read my party recap for BlackBook here.)

5. AKIRA - Lace Panelled Peasant Blouse (White): The airy, sheer details of this dainty white top (which worked as a dress for my petite self) made it perfect for day, but looked equally chic paired with black scalloped shorts and -- you guessed it -- booties at night. 

6. SGC N-Y-C Inverted Cross Tank: This is my friend Jason Alfano's awesome NY-based label. I wore this oversized tank with perforated leather to two of my favorite fashion week parties this season: the Jeremy Scott major rager at Le Bain in New York and the Marios Schwab x ASOS cabaret at Crazy Horse Paris in London. 

7. Funktional - Indiana Contrast Jacket (Black/Grey): The day before heading to London Fashion Week, I freaked out when my friend BJ told me that it was freezing there. I was still in an NY state of mind at the time, so I didn't even think to pack a jacket for my trip across the pond. Luckily, my friends at LA label Funktional offered a cold weather solution in the form of this rad varsity jacket/peacoat hybrid. I wore it to shows, on the streets, on the tube and, of course, during my double-decker bus shenanigans, as you can see in the opening pic of this post.  


Mandy Rogers said...

I want the black wedge bootie, don't have one and after having a look at it can't wait to buy it.

Gwyn Stiles said...

I think the KAIN Label-Eastwood LBD looks better with the high heels and a more extravagant jewelry. A very elegant dress indeed.

-Gwyn Stiles

Cadence Vaughan said...

Everything looks fabulous! Seems like you had a fun and fashionable week there. Oh and by the way, your hair looks amazing. It looks shiny and full of life. -Cadence

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