Natalya Bogacheva at Rick Owens SS2015

Moi, je ne suis pas Charlie.

I am not nearly as daring or provocative as the cartoonists and editors behind Charlie Hebdo. But like many I am drawn to the provocateurs. Artists and free thinkers are indelibly associated with the city of Paris and should be always. In the world of fashion they would be the punks or those who dare to wear the crazy things no one else would. At the Rick Owens show, Natalya Bogacheva was one of them, donning Thom Browne’s rabbit ears hat and mask to twirl in front of the Eiffel Tower. Vive la Paris.

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Mix Master: Lynn Yaeger at Rick Owens SS2015

Legendary fashion writer Lynn Yaeger displayed her deft hand at mixing high and low at the Rick Owens show, where she topped off a black tulle Comme des Garcons shift with a gold metallic cardigan by Joe Fresh.

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Karla Martinez at Comme des Garcons

W Mag’s Karla Martinez looked impeccably stylish in a great Celine scarf outside the Comme des Garçons show in Paris. I love how she layered different colors and textures to make a unified whole.

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Gray Coat and Beige Hat, Madison Avenue

A cute look spotted yesterday on Madison Avenue and a great example of how to wear sunglasses with a winter hat. Another thing to note: fashion people are not letting go of cropped pants and bare ankles, no matter how cold it gets!

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Carine Roitfeld at Comme des Garcons SS2015

No matter what age we are, we can all take fashion inspiration from Carine Roitfeld. She manages to stay both on trend yet true to her personal style year after year. Before pencil skirts started popping up on runways everywhere, she was wearing them, bringing a classic trend into the new millenium.

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Wrap It Up: Auguste Abeliunaite at Prabal Gurung SS2015

A belted coat is an elegant way to fend off the cold. Model Auguste Abeliunaite paired a gray tie-waist coat with black leather pants, boots and a big Prada bag after the Prabal Gurung show in New York.

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Rumi Neely at Prabal Gurung

Leave it to Rumi Neely to look sexy even in the dead of winter. Outside the Prabal Gurung show, she cut a stylish silhouette with a fluffy gray fur coat on top and black leather miniskirt on the bottom.

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Winter Layers: Anmari Botha at Jason Wu FW2014

As New York winter kicks into high gear, it’s time to review how to conquer the weather with style. Model Anmari Botha layered a black leather jacket under a 3/4 sleeve coat and over a black turtleneck and necklace last year at the Jason Wu show. This is a particularly good idea when it’s cold enough to wear your leather jacket even indoors.

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Chefs Club by Food & Wine

There’s something to be said for good bones. Restaurant decor can go a long way in transforming an odd space into a good one – see Claudette, for example – but when you start with something as architecturally impressive as the interior of the Puck Building, you have more leeway in what you can hang on the walls – and put on the menu. It’s an unusual concept to open a restaurant that’s not the vision of any one particular chef or restauranteur but a magazine. Fortunately Chefs Club by Food & Wine Magazine gets a certain gravitas from the surroundings, whereas otherwise it might seem utterly newfangled.
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On the Dot: Simone Marchetti at Stella McCartney SS2015

Polka dots can brighten up even the dreariest day, as seen on La Repubblica‘s Simone Marchetti at the Stella McCartney show in Paris. The jacket is Christian Pellizzari spring/summer 2015.

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Kind of Blue: Golestaneh at Elie Saab SS2015

 

A great hi-lo mix on blogger Golestaneh outside the Elie Saab show in Paris: a Stella McCartney colorblock sweatshirt with a blue miniskirt by Zara.

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Black Leather Fringe, Outside BCBG

Adding a little bit – or a lot – of fringe makes skirts and dresses just a little bit sexier, especially when they’re in motion. At the BCBG show in NYC, a guest wore a leather fringe skirt and Aquazzura peep toe booties.

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Denim Jumpsuit: Christine Centenera at Chloe SS2015

Always on the forefront of new designers and trends, Vogue Australia editor Christine Centenera wore a pale wash denim jumpsuit printed with the word “white” by Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh to the Chloe show in Paris. We saw a lot of this designer’s sportswear on fashion week attendees – particularly the menswear.

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Sweater Dressing: Elena Perminova at Chloe SS2015

As simple as the sweater dress may seem, it’s actually all about taking it up a notch with great accessories. Elena Perminova looked gorgeous as usual in an eggshell white sweater dress, over-the-knee pale suede boots and Chloe bag outside the Chloe show in Paris.

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Five Guys, Outside Gucci SS2015

More menswear, this time Italian style.

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