Leila Yavari at Carven FW2015

Such a cool look on Leila Yavari at the Carven show in Paris – and a good example of how ’90s grunge has been repurposed with a more sophisticated edge for 2015.

 

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Anya Ziourova at Balmain FW2015

A chic and sophisticated look on Anya Ziourova in crisp black and white at the Balmain show in Paris. The neck tie, with just one fold at the throat and the ends dangling long, is particularly in fashion right now. Try it with any silk scarf.

 

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Two Maximalist Looks, Outside Elie Saab FW2015

Two maximalist looks, complete with furs (one in pink), beautiful beading, suede and fringe on Erica Pelosini and a friend at the Elie Saab show in Paris.

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Ece Sukan at Sacai FW2015

More military green, this time on Ece Sukan at the Sacai show. The way she’s styled this look, with a long coat over a miniskirt and knee-high boots, is perfect for transitional spring weather. It would also work with a trench.

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Army Green Jumpsuit and Bandana, Outside Elie Saab FW2015

Two trends in one: the military look and jumpsuits.

 

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Ganso Yaki

Located on a sunny corner right near Barclays Center in Brooklyn, this spin off of Ganso Ramen specializes in Japanese street food and grilled meats and vegetables – basically everything you need to go with beer or sake. There are big wooden booths and counter seating overlooking the grill. It’s a set up that works well with what socializing New York diners seem to be craving right now: drinks and shared food. 
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Sporty Chic, Outside Kenzo FW2015

A great combination of a bomber jacket in army green and Coca Cola sweatshirt with a feminine white skirt and pom pom heels outside the Kenzo show in Paris.

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Good Jeans: Leandra Medine at Mugler FW2015

A cute spring look on Leandra Medine aka the Man Repeller at the Mugler show in Paris. She always has the best jeans!

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Gigi Hadid at Coachella 2015 Day 3

Sigh – I must admit I am jealous of everyone just heading out to Coachella right now for weekend two. Still dreaming about weekend one! Model Gigi Hadid wore – what else? – Guess to day three of Coachella 2015.

 

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Annie Georgia Greenberg at the Refinery 29 A-OK Coachella 2015 Party

Loved this sophisticated pool party look on Annie Georgia Greenberg at the Refinery 29 party – proof that you can stay cool even in 90-degree weather.

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Maille Mustard Store, Upper West Side

So apparently there’s this neighborhood in New York called the “Upper West Side.” Who knew? As a downtowner I rarely go above 23rd Street, but much to my surprise a whole crop of fancy stores has opened up on Columbus Avenue near the 72nd Street 2/3 express stop. Stroll past Maje, Theory and Reiss and you’ll find the newish Maille mustard store, a little slice of Paris in New York. 
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Ruffle Top and Hip Bag, MAC + Mia Moretti Coachella 2015 Party

Two big trends we saw at Coachella: hip bags a.k.a. fanny packs – logical because they’re a hands-free way to carry your stuff while you’re at a concert – but also ruffles, which was more surprising to me. Big feminine ruffles were everywhere on tops and dresses, perhaps stemming from the prairie chic on the runways for spring 2015.

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Alexis Ren at the H&M Coachella 2015 Party

Pretty by the pool: Alexis Ren belted an H&M dress and layered it with gold necklaces at a poolside party in Palm Springs.

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Gaucho Hat and Ivory Silk Dress, Coachella 2015

There’s nothing like spending a few days in the beautiful California desert to help you fast forward to summer. I just got back from Coachella, where I was shooting fashion for the New York Times Styles section Instagram – @nytimesfashion – check out the whole slideshow of Coachella style here. There were too many good looks to include them all though, so you’ll see more Coachella fashion on Gastro Chic! Like this sheer ivory silk dress worn as a bikini coverup with a gaucho hat, fringe bag and high tops.

 

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Virginia Smith at Haider Ackermann FW2015

Jeans are undergoing some major changes for 2015. Continuing from the boyfriend jeans trend of the previous year, they’re getting even wider and slouchier, like these sailor-style jeans seen on Vogue’s Virginia Smith at the Haider Ackermann show in Paris. A similar but separate trend: flared jeans like the ones Ghesquière put on the runway at Louis Vuitton.

 

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