(Versus dress, Versace pumps)
Well it was definitely a late arrival to Milan fashion week, but today was nonstop nonetheless. Started off with cappuccinos and pain au chocolat at the hotel, then a fitting for the Versus show where I got my pick from the SS11 clashy floral/plaid collection (this is where it starts to become surreal), then off to meet up with Bryan at the Dolce & Gabbana show, then back to the hotel to change into my outfit for the Versus show at 5. And somewhere in there they had managed to take in the dress so that it fit me like a glove. The show was a complete new direction, all black leather and sheaths and mesh and toughness and rubber soled glitter platforms that I documented for future posting at the showroom. Such an honor to get to meet Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace herself backstage, I think I mashed my words together into complete incoherency when I was supposed to be articulating at least a standard greeting to them. Ah well. Thank you to everyone at Versace that I met today!
(Versus dress, Versace pumps)
The Pamela Love presentation at Milk was one of many highlights of fashion week for me, all uneven jagged crytals and pentacles and mixed metals. The best description I can come up with for the feeling of the collection as a whole is talismans fit for an ancient intergalactic war. Going to be dreaming about the gold cuffs, the simple cutout ring, and the earrings until they show up on Bona Drag..
(Whyred sunglasses, fashiontoast x Dannijo Arc necklace, vintage coat, LF dress, Topshop boots, Marco Tagliaferri bag, Pamela Love rings)
Between the Preen show at Milk and the Max Azria show at Lincoln Center. This slate blue suede coat is one of my most amazing thrift store finds ever…the lining doesn’t skimp at all and the previous owner must not have been that into it because it was in pretty much perfect condition when I got it. And yes, I had to commit to wearing it in the plane to get it over here. I’ve been switching it up between my Mulberry and this bag (love that it’s just a slouchy take on the Birkin) for when I need to lug about 15 lbs. of random “essential” items around.
(vintage coat, LF tshirt and jacket, Camilla and Marc leather leggings, Jeffrey Campbell boots, gifted Made Her Think bag)
This coat has basically saved my life the past few days here in New York. Thank you to What Comes Around Goes Around for that one..I filmed a little segment at their store a few days ago, just a few steps away from The Soho Grand where I’m staying. Fell in love with it as soon as I saw that it was both immense and hooded…fills a void since my last one half disintegrated when I was in New Zealand during their winter.
Fashion week essentials so far: cashmere lined leather gloves, any and all cold medication, a meticulously updated iPad schedule, broken in boots, Nivea cream, pocket warmers from Japan, car service with my favorite driver in New York Jorge Avila (courtesy of Kanon, thank you!!), lint rollers in said car to de-fur boyfriends and hats, fresh squeezed orange juice and Greek yogurt at the Soho Grand for breakfast, two 5Ds, Wild Ginger delivery, and friends to laugh through it all with.
On the schedule for tomorrow: Karen Walker, Jen Kao, Herve Leger, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Narciso Rodriguez.
September 20-24, photography by Colin and me
Highlights: the Stolen Girlfriends Club show inside a creepy old theater, breakfast at the Hilton overlooking the water every morning, gigantic faux fur coats layered over dresses layered over pants at Zambesi, a spur of the moment trip to the top of Sky Tower with my dear friend Kris Hauser, hair bones, hijacking an Audi driver to go to Takapuna, velvet and massive corsets at Cybele, spilled champagne, a sheepskin-covered front row and perfect fuzzy sweaters at Ruby, ‘flat white’ coffee, Jimmy D’s chained tshirts and triangle bras, hourly rainbows, and a backstage raid after the Stolen show with Gala to borrow dresses for the afterparty. Much love to Marc, Anna (x2), Isaac, Dan, Luke, their beautiful wives, Liam, Kris, Max, Rachel, Anjali, and Murray.