It’s true: you can actually expose your skin to the air this week without fear of frostbite. Who knew this day would ever come?! A top with a few strategic cut outs is a good way to ease into the idea of warm weather after a grueling winter.
Big coats with beautiful draping were noticeable everywhere this past fashion week season, including a plaid and dusty pink Johanna Ortiz coat seen on Nausheen Shah. Look for more come fall – or layer a lightweight one on top of an all white outfit right now.
The Met Gala, one of the biggest parties of the year on the charity circuit, is quickly becoming the Oscars of the East Coast. Many of the celebs and models in town for the ball prep themselves at the Mark Hotel, which we staked out last night for a view of the fashion. This year’s Costume Institute exhibit China: Through the Looking Glass meant that many of the guests dressed in Chinese-inspired fashion. In some cases designers had been working with some of the bold faced names for months to create looks for this one night.
Here’s a new perspective from the Mark Hotel of all the celebs leaving for the gala last night – click through for a slideshow of my photos:
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Getting ready for the glamour tonight at the Met Ball. At the Issey Miyake show in Paris, Sylvia Haghjoo of the fashion blog Hug You injected a bit of glamour into a daytime look with a dress adorned with feathers under a mustard-colored suede coat. Louis Vuitton bag.
Tropical prints like this Tracy Reese skirt on Mexican actress Adriana Abascal are a refreshing pop of color to usher in the warm weather. I also like how she mixed it with multicolored Jimmy Choo shoes, a blue clutch and blue sunglasses without looking too matchy-matchy.
With spring fully upon us, I am definitely feeling the need for some culottes. Skinny jeans were nowhere to be found outside the shows this season, and as hard as it is to pry oneself away from a trusty standard, it’s time to start wrapping one’s mind around a different silhouette like this one.
I love how top model Saskia de Brauw combines different layers with such panache. She exited the Mugler show in Paris wearing an oversize gray coat, skinny scarf tied at the neck, oxford and a shirt dress. And yes, that is a bike helmet in her hand. After walking the runway, she just biked home like a regular Parisian!
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It may not be warm enough to ditch that outer layer just yet, but at least we can switch from black to blue for a more springlike look, as Caroline Issa did with a belted coat at the Kenzo show in Paris.