Fresh off of the Twentysevennames runway this afternoon here in New Zealand, the perfect hard/soft and dark/light looks. The past couple days have been a blur of fun, from a photo shoot with No magazine to talk show interviews to parties to the official first shows all day today. The designers here are so damn good and I’m going to be blogging all week both here and from Front Row Diary so be sure to check out the coverage there too.
One of the best parts about New York – extreme weather changes in a concentrated period of time. I got to use almost everything I packed, though this could also be attributed to changing three times a day. Who am I kidding, I change at least that often when I’m at home too. The difference actually being that it’s harder to get sick of your clothes when different ones are always spontaneously becoming appropriate.
Bumble and Bumble was kind enough to invite me to their salon in the Meatpacking District to get my hair styled. Normally I’d be more wary but I’m into the beachy look they’re known for…I really love the smoother style they created and tried to pay attention to how it was done but somewhere around the tenth finger curl/flip/brush-through I got confused. Either way I left feeling liking a better version of myself so thank you to the Bumble and Bumble team.
I still have a bunch of NY pictures to post but Colin and I are leaving for New Zealand fashion week in a couple hours, can’t wait for the adventures that await, though I’m kind of nervous too. It’ll be my first time in the southern hemisphere, the furthest I’ve been is Hong Kong..
(BCBG dress, Balenciaga heels, Clover web bracelet, vintage earrings)
(Rumi for RVCA Triad tank, H&M bra, Balenciaga cuff, vintage lace jacket, UO jeans, Ashish for Topshop boots)
We were bummed about Friday’s and Saturday’s rain at first but then ended up having a ton of fun shooting in it. I’m so excited to finally post one of the pieces that I designed for RVCA, the Triad Tank. It’s set to be available through my blog starting spring ’10 and then through RVCA subsequently. I really wanted to do something comfortable with a kind of fluid drape to it, a basic that could be worn with everything but still had a distinct look. I’ve been wearing it a ton in the past couple months and will fully vouch for the fact that the hem solves awkward leggings issues, can be worn with shorts without looking pants-less due to the open sides, and makes for a much less bulky half-tuck. Part II coming soon..
Other: also wearing the piece I posted a couple weeks ago from La Dama (new shop, really good jewelry selection), the lace jacket I found at a thrift store, and the first run in the Ashish boots was good. They’re almost bouncy. Successfully talked Kristin into buying them in black at the store. Which I’ve visited twice..it’s like Candyland, really.
(BCBG dress, Noir bracelet, Alexander Wang bag, Bebe boots)
The BCBG show was beautiful..I of course loved the tiny dresses with mesh slashed across them but also stunning were the plays on tshirt dresses, thick black paneling layered over prints, and the pairing of neon and gray. My favorite has to have been the draped white minidress and I know I’m not alone on that one..there was an audible collective gasp when the sequin detailing in the back became visible.