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Escape from New York

I’ve been in hiding.  I know that is really no excuse for the lack of posts the past few months but that’s the best one I’ve got. 

This summer was absolutely amazing, to say the least.  I had the most fabulous internship and spent the summer months wiling the days away at photo shoots, late nights in Brooklyn and weekends in Cape Cod.  But a break was needed.  And so I fled.  Took a Virgin Airlines flight to London and decided to study abroad for a semester at the University of Westminster. 

So here I am now, in London, and completely in love. 

It took me a few days to get over culture shock.  Taxis, money, and pizza were among my biggest concerns but I am proud to say that I have moved on and adapted pretty well to this new culture. 

Case in point, yesterday I was bored, so I dyed the ends of my hair lavender. 

The area I am living in is the Lower East Side equivilant so granted that may have had an effect on my choice of color.

My weekends have taken me to Paris, Wales, Belgium, and Amsterdam (see photos below), I honestly couldn’t be luckier. 

I miss New York (and obviously my friends and family) more than I can say.  Yesterday my mother sent me a care package consisting of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, candy corn, the New York Times Magazine (food & drink issue) and T Magazine (winter style issue).  I devoured the magazines, read them cover to cover, and a few articles twice.  I didn’t realize how much I had missed the style of writing  and journalism I had grown so accustomed to in America. 

But enough about New York, I will be back in a few months, and I just know I will be longing for London, so for now enjoy the pictures from Wales, Brussles, and Amsterdam (London ones will be up shortly).

Wales

 

 

 

Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amsterdam

 

 

 

 

 

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A Love Letter to Spring

I am one of those weird people who really like Fall and Winter.  Maybe it is because I was trying to be unconventional as a child, being different by not saying the Summer was my favorite season.  I love the layering and the rich colors.  Sweaters and heeled boots.

I am over it.  I need warmth and sun and to put my gloves in hibernation.  Spring is now my favorite season, I blame the clothes at Vogue for this.  The bright colors and floral prints have brainwashed me into crawling out of my black cashmere wardrobe and into oranges and pinks!

I got out of Vogue surprisingly early one beautiful March day and just had to go outside and enjoy the weather.  It is just my luck that the weather always turns colder/grayer/rainier on the weekends and I never get to bask in the glory of the weekday weather.  With my new black camera in tow, a trip to the roof of my building was very much in order, below are the pictures.

This is basically my ultimate Spring outfit.  Cozy sweater over a short dress or skirt and a pair of heels is absolutely the way to go.  The sweater I bought at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, the nightgown was my great grandmother’s, belt from Zara, clogs Jeffrey Campbell, and jewelry is mainly vintage.

 

The location:

The Clothes:

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Featured on Fashionista

One the seventh day of NYFW I was able to go to the Milly fashion show.  I found out that day, and left during my internship to go see the show, needless to say I was a bit of a mess.

My Shot for Fashionista

Kristin Chenoweth and Tinsley Mortimer were in the front row surrounded by photographers and reporters.  I, however, was seated in the Vogue section, right behind Eva Chen and Mary Kate Steinmiller, which meant so much more to me than Ms. Tinsley (though I am obsessed with Kristin).

But the best part of all of this, was that as I was leaving the show a few photographers had stopped me to take my picture, and one of them just happened to be for Fashionista!  She took some pictures and then briefly interviewed me, and went on her way.  I checked nearly everyday to see if my pictures were on the website, to no avail.  Just as I had given up, I received an email from my former boss saying how cute I looked on Fashionista.  I promptly screamed.

Here is a link to the Fashionista post and below are some of my pictures from the beautiful fashion show.

Kristin Chenoweth in yellow!

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Cynthia Steffe Fashion Show

On Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to go to the Cynthia Steffe fashion show at Lincoln Center.  This was my first time going to a show sponsored by Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.  And even though I have been to some pretty big shows (3.1 Phillip Lim, Y3 Yojhi Yamamoto, etc), I had never been to the “Tents” before.

It was definitely an experience.  There were photographers snapping pictures everywhere and famous faces on cell phones in the plaza of the arts center.  I saw Linda Fargo (Vice President of Visual Merchandising at Bergdorf Goodman) and Robert Verdi within my first few minutes there, followed by countless Reality TV “stars” (Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen) and models galore.

For Christmas, as I mentioned in a previous post, my Grandfather wanted to buy me vintage dresses because he knows how obsessed with them I am.  I had actually seen a black silk Yves Saint Laurent skirt and dress set about a year and a half ago at the vintage store I go to in Connecticut, Tova’s, and completely fell in love with it.  Do not ask me why but I didn’t buy it the first time I saw it but I actually thought about it frequently since then and wished I had.

Apparently it was fate because when I went in December, because it was there, and it fit, and it now hangs ceremoniously in my closet.  I consider it possibly the most beautiful item I own and I only wish I could wear it everyday.

I decided that Fashion Week would be the perfect time to introduce my vintage YSL to the world, and I chose to outfit myself like a modern day Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffanys.

I paired the dress with vintage YSL heels, sheer black tights, one of my roommate’s belts, my great-grandmothers jewelry and a rhinestone pin in my hair.

The show itself was actually really great!  The designer drew inspiration from modern royalty which could be seen in the jewel tones and incredible fur collars.  I really need one in every color, especially with the turn in the weather today.  The collection was very classic and looked like a beautiful Fall day, very warm and colorful with a bit of luxury mixed in.

It is surprisingly hard to take good pictures at a fashion show from the seats because of the lighting and pace of the models walk, so if you aren’t satisfied by my pictures go to style.com and check out their professional ones, the collection was definitely worth the second look.

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Let it Snow

Apparently it is supposed to snow again tomorrow, so here are some snowy pictures hoping for the best.

For that last big snow my roommate and I went ice skating in Bryant Park.  I hadn’t been ice skating in about seven years, but it was definitely worth the experience even if I was excruciatingly slow and paranoid everyone around me was out to make me fall.

So chic

Grandmother's mink Dior hat accented with snow

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The Aviator

This is one of the vintage dresses my Grandfather bought me for Christmas.  It is a very short brown leather dress with aviator like clasps up the front.  The second I saw it I fell in love, being that I have both a thing for leather and the 1960’s.  The white sweater tights are from Urban Outfitters and are super cozy, I have a feeling they will be featured quite a bit in my winter outings.

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Oh the Holidays

I finally took the time this afternoon to upload all of my pictures from the past month or so.  Below you will find some of my favorite things in Provincetown, where I spend my summers and Thanksgivings, numerous pictures of food (typical), holiday ornaments, my New Year’s Eve outfit, and some other wonderfully random pictures I for some reason or another felt were worthwhile to post.

 

One of my favorite buildings, Provincetown

Love this font

Amazing letters in a fab boutique in Ptown

 

Martha Stewart worthy Christmas cookies

With whipped cream

And without

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin, Cheese Cake (w/strawberry topping), Lemon Meringue

Feast of Seven Fishes

The morning after

New Years Eve

Great Grandmother's fur, Alexander McQueen scarf, H&M lace shirt, Urban Outfitters high-waisted black jeans

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