Leigh Lezark is on the scene for New York Fashion Week, DJ’ing parties and shows, seen here outside the Richard Chai show wearing fabulous wide-legged Richard Chai white pants with a blue crop top.
One of the most beautiful women on the fashion week circuit, Kate Davidson Hudson is also making waves with her site the Editorialist, the accessories-based ecommerce shop now launching a free print magazine. Needless to say she always has fabulous shoes and bags, like these suede over-the-knee boots that could kick winter to the curb.
Welcome to New York Fashion Week! It’s great to see all our editors out there in their coolest New York looks, like Lucky’s Eva Chen, trendsetting as always in a zebra-stripe coat, nautical hat and chunky creepers. It’s a classic downtown outfit to usher in the new season.
I have to keep reminding myself that as a street style photographer, it is possible to look good in bad weather during fashion week. It is possible it is possible it is possible… Case in point: the ever-dapper Karl-Edwin Guerre of Guerrisms seen here on a miserably wet day outside the Etro show in Milan.
Fashion people, take heart and use your clothes as beautiful armor against this snowy weather. I know I will when I hit the streets for New York Fashion Week – starting tomorrow!
On our second trip to Puerto Rico, we stayed in San Juan, where you have not just the beautiful beaches of Isla Verde but also the sophisticated restaurants that are part and parcel of a life in a big city. San Juan, founded by the Spanish in 1521, is a rambling mash up of old and new. In the Santurce neighborhood surrounding La Placita, a crowd comes out to drink and dance salsa on a Friday night, spilling out of the Taburna Los Vazquez and onto the streets, where you can go buy a mojito or a greyhound made with freshly squeezed grapefruit and stroll through the plaza.
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This girl really knows how to put an outfit together! Taylor Tomasi Hill wrapped a black and white striped scarf over a blue pantsuit and belted the whole thing, pairing it with black and white gingham shoes. It’s pretty brilliant, but it looks effortless. That’s another fashionable T.T. – Tommy Ton – in the background.
I love Emmanuelle Alt’s style because it’s simple, elegant and timeless. She doesn’t really go in for trends, relying instead on a daily uniform of chic basics. Just an all black outfit with a belt tied just so: this is something we can all attempt. Also note from a beauty standpoint that French women keep it real, eschewing blowouts, Botox and lots of makeup for a natural look that’s undeniably sexy.
This was one of my favorite “food and fashion” moments of the last women’s RTW season – the ever-glamorous Shala Monroque of Garage Magazine eating a beignet in front of the Eiffel Tower. She had arrived early for one of the shows and was just taking in the view. The vintage rabbit bag is a nod to her blog, Shala’s Rabbit Hole.
My aunt recently gave me a whole trove of recipes from my late grandmother. Hand-written on index cards, they contain some midcentury curiosities we would probably never want to eat again (deviled egg casserole, anyone?), but also a few gems that might otherwise be forgotten.
As soon as I came across this recipe for orange bread, I remembered eating it as a child in her kitchen, though that was a long time ago now. My grandmother had a meat grinder bolted to the kitchen table for grinding her own hamburger meat. This recipe used that grinder on orange rind to mince it into small pieces. (Now everyone would freak out about E. coli before doing that.) You can do the same with a food processor. Whether or not you want to “test for doneness with broom straw,” as her original recipe suggests, is up to you.
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Model Anja Rubik wore a cool mix of black and white at the Gucci show in Milan. The open knit sweater was particularly ahead of the curve and would be a great option for spring.
There aren’t many truly French restaurants in New York, but Le Philosophe is one of them. This isn’t the fussy cafe setting of Hemingway’s Paris, but a pared-down, black and white aesthetic that cross pollinated from one side of the Atlantic to the other and back again. The photographs on the walls may be of French philosophers, but the sleek open kitchen and industrial chic dining room is, as they say in Paris, très Brooklyn.
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Two girls dressed alike in a very Italian take on pink and green outside the Dolce & Gabbana show in Milan. We had miserable weather that day, and still they looked managed to look fabulous.
One of the most talked-about aspects of the recent Chanel couture show was Karl Lagerfeld’s choice of footwear for the exquisite gowns and suits: sneakers. The sneaker trend actually trickled up from the streets. In recent fashion weeks so many of the models off duty and photographers wore running shoes to (sometimes literally) sprint between shows. The good news: they don’t have to be as expensive as Chanel. Nike is fine.
In Milan, a showgoer wore Nike running shoes with a wide brimmed hat and oversize coat, feminizing the look by leaving a little bit of ankle exposed. Try it when it gets warm enough to expose some skin.
Model Katlin Aas has a cool, laid back style that’s casual but never haphazard. In Milan she conquered the cold with lots of layers under a leather jacket, an oversize scarf and beanie hat. Also like how she has styled the lace-up boots with wool socks for an outdoorsy look (also practical in the snow).