new york fashion week

#nyfw #streetstyle Definitely #yay

New York. I am so curious what comes to people’s minds the moment they hear the name. What do you think of? Now. Now, now.

What do I think of? I’m imagining you asking me and we have this dialogue in our super rich imagination. I’ll do both parts, I’ll draw the dashes like there’s no tomorrow. With you. Though I’m sure your mind is running wild inside that head of yours, too, you just have to see it and release it or, you know, enjoy the pain/pleasure.  

Very interesting. Talking to yourself. Well, actually, having dialogues with yourself. I do it here and I do it publicly, you are super safe on your couch.

New York? You’re asking me.

I am now at this shooting in New York – cough – in a studio that has been arranged as to feel “there”. From the brainstorming, we all concluded that NY is, above all, about the city itself. About what you can see outside the window. Eyes take shapes of the buildings, of the flatiron (building, hello!) and THE streets. Of the street where you can see that beautiful sunset. Ooh!

This is me talking as a future tourist of a place I am super anxious to see and heard every possible clichée about. And then sharing them.

Of the streets?

This is where I intended to get. There are things someone says sometimes, even 8 years ago, and they forever stuck in your memory. Unlike other stuff you heard 5 minutes ago and bye! It’s like you haven’t ever heard of it. A freshly returned from NY (8 years ago fresh) friend told me then: “Jees, the women on the streets of NY, Jees!“.

And this didn’t sound like a clichée to me then. Brasil, Russia would have, but not NY. At least not to my ears. When I heard her, I pictured the image below and 8 years later it became reality:

Both the ones on the right and on the left.

In my imagination, the hair was blonde. The attitude and style, however, were exactly as in the story later told above by @ohwawa_: “Fashion week time. Remember everything isn’t just about the runway, sometimes your runway is just walking the streets of New York. See you soon New Yawkkk!

Because yes, it is about New York Fashion Week and starting last season’s, New York street style has become very personal. Inside and outside shows’ attendees are no longer worn by their clothes. Quite the contrary. Moreover, they are actually represented by their style which is what style does best and so, therefore – ladies and gents! – we finally have street style.

Hashtag.

Or style.

Hashtag.

You’re driving me nuts with all these hashtags. 

Pain/pleasure, remember?

#nyfw Whenever, Wherever

An attire to be worn everywhere and everywhen is something everyone would be so nice to own in their wardrobe. You never know when you have to rush out the door to #nyfw and look your best. Without mussing and fussing about it, though “best” sounds so for fashion week.

Overdressing for fashion week, also, feels so. At least from looking at the pictures on social media, where everyone seems to want to be someone. But why is “everyone” so wrong when “everyone” means yourself?

Is this the reason behind for us all when always getting down to jeans? Or is it just me (still!) looking for the perfect pair of jeans? For ages. From my mom’s belly. I am not kidding and, until further notice, I am so wearing my mom’s jeans. Why am I still looking? For the times when my mom wants what’s hers.

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If only Tamu here and I were friends. I would wear hers when my mom wants mine. Well, hers.

Three chicks here and only two pairs of jeans. Lucky me, I like wearing other people’s jeans.

@tamumcpherson was photographed during #nyfw and Tamu was so being herself. In her (or her mom’s, maybe?) perfect-shade-of-blue jeans.

The aura.

Everything fits so harmoniously on her, it must have took ages – or was she born like this? – to find all these timeless (and oh-so splendid) pieces, but hey! At least there’re timeless.

At least? It’s everything!

A kimono is timeless, it became timeless nowadays. Two years ago I don’t think many of us would have said this, though the kimono, my friends, dates from the seventeenth century. Men – in France – used to wear them as indoor gowns, when, due to their exotic features and relative rarity (they were coming from Japan, after all, in the 1700 something) they became status symbols of wealth. Now on we know.

The mules, well, let’s see if they become timeless. Until then, they look so.

A good white t-shirt is almost as good as a good striped t-shirt.

The bag? You make yours timeless and put a whole lotta stories in it. Just like Tamu here does with the pictures in her camera.

Ra-ra.

#nyfw Alexander Wang Is So Trending

 

Humans, horses, and orangoutangs are among the few species that may grow their head hair very long. So very few of us on the planet here can actually grow long hair. Around 7 billion reading this and then, well, the horses and the orangutangs. And we take it for granted.

It all started with Alexander Wang’s Spring 2017 Ready-to-wear that just happened during New York Fashion Week when not only the hashtag “surfboard” seemed to come back to life (his Spring 2017 collection is surf inspired) from the time when everyone was singing Beyonce’s “surfboard, surfboard lyric in “Drunk in love” – a “Lemonade” is pretty good indeed when in a hungover -, but also the power of persuasion Alexander Wang got, got all of our attention.

It wasn’t even the clothes that mattered no more, although we are in the middle of the #nyfw and the collection was totally “Wang”. He deconstructed the basics we all love – board shorts, bra tops, black lace, coats and otherwise – and turned them into looks that look fun for grown-ups to party in and for children to play in. Or, at least, want to. No?

Backstage he called this show, “50 Shades of Grey meets Lords of Dogtown.”. So, still, much to do with sex, but also with beach vibes. Hashtag. He is from California, therefore a silk gown coming out of the bikini and a revival of the crop top seem like natural to happen. Writing this from (on) the beach – hashtag – makes me say “I feel you, Alex.”

No. This was more about hair. And we do get hair. And we do love hair. And, God knows how, Alexander convinced all of his runway models to cut it. What? Yes. Because hey, he knows that beach hair – hashtag – is not about perfect curls, nor straight lines. It is more about “blurred” lines. Lol. Blurred in salt and wind. And, apparently, length. Chin-length, as together with Guido Palau they cut and bleached some hair.

– “I walked in thinking I was going to get a trim and they chopped off probably 20 cm, gave me bangs. It was a natural blonde and now it’s platinum!“, said newcomer Vonnahme, still in awe of having her above her shoulders for the first time. “Just watching the hair fall to the floor was enough to make me cry – I’m really happy with it!” – via vogue.com.

It almost was enough to make me cry.

Hair length and quality can act as a cue to youth and health, signifying a woman’s reproductive potential. Moreover, it is said that long hair has some sort of sensors that help you detect and feel things you wouldn’t genuinely feel.

Sometimes, though, it may feel good to just let go and don’t feel that much anymore. Just live. And surf. #shorthairdontcare

Let’s all be men, basically. 

Jk.

Or Lourdes Leon, who in spite of the temperature pushing 32 degrees outside, was every bit cool, arriving in a fluffy angora (!!) turtleneck sweater from Wang’s Fall 2016 collection, emblazoned with the word “strict.”

Or. Or! Alexander Wang, who, so cheerfully, cheered the audience with his (now) long hair.

East Asian cultures have traditionally seen long, unkempt hair in a woman as a sign of sexual intent or a recent sexual encounter, as usually their hair is tied up in styles such as the ponytail, plait, or any bun.

Uh-ha!

Someone must’ve had a good year, since the fashion show ended with an Adidas collaboration. Someone’s the only one smiling.

It must be the long hair.

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Kylie Vonnahme from above:

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New York Fashion Week FW2016

The shows. Both on the catwalks and on the streets.

I wonder what’s the heaviest nowadays. As in on a scale. What the models flaunted on the catwalks or what Lena Perminova (or alike) wore on the streets. You know what shoes to buy for the upcoming summeeeer! Mira Duma wore them. So you open the very cleverly made title of the magazine’s post that, obviously, won’t show you the shoes right there and then. Click and then you’ll know. So you click. And boom, you know. Now you know!

No judging, this is what Internet is all about. Clicking. Seeing. Dreaming. Wanting. Working for it.

I don’t know why I intentionally cut that.

About that “wanting”. Let me show you something. You will want. And work for. I feel you, ma’ friend. It’s about the shows and their drama. Or ours. In the good way, of course.

As humans are still going to get cold, when it will be cold out in about 8 months or so, they can check what the designers from New York Fashion Week suggest for them to wear in the (my) selection below. You can do it, too, if you are a human. Hello, human!

And for the fashion week cover up there must be the shows, the outfits of the designers (which is becoming a hit) and the street style, so ta-da. Let me explain.

The cool-girl mishmash stylings of Clare Waight Keller at See by Chloé mishmashed or just mished or just mashed with my mind, too. What? And I loved it.

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Rosie Assoulin I would just wear anytime. All the time. Wouldn’t you? Yes, the entire Instagram community and us.

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The easiness of Creatures of Comfort may both give you the right kind of comfort and can make the right kind of creature out of you. Yu-hu.

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Proenza Schouler just launched this bag trend (or were just being protective of burglars lol) and did a heck out of a feminine layering.

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Carolina Herrera‘s. Now these may look like very rich night gowns, but these are not. Still very rich, only day gowns. That is if a day gown is a ball gown to you.

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Suno. Because beautiful, clean, twisted and so-oh feminine.

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Rodarte shooowed us sooome cuffs! And chokers.

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The Row had me at this picture.

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But these were pretty cool, too. Very.

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Victoria Beckham is very interesting to stalk. Especially at the end of her show where she wore a sweater and no bra.

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Ralph Lauren who somehow outshines even the models of his shows.

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Pictures via Vogue Runway.

Oh and Zimmermann‘s backstage Instagram picture had to be in your account if the dress is still not. I have the picture on mine. You may have the dress. What a deal!

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NYFW Street style, everyone! Via Vogue.com.

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So.

Top NY fall/winter 2016 trends are: velvet, ruffles, high necks, luxurious details, rich cuffs, extra large everything, extra long sleeves, dusty pink, shades of tan, shiny fabrics, checks, turtlenecks under anything, dresses over pants, checks, pantsuits. It all tends to be extra. Extra this, extra that. You choose your extra. Be extra. Extra what you want. What do you want?

All from the above or just Diane von Furstenberg‘s words at the end of her NY show: “This season’s collection is full of love power. It’s about great clothes, fun clothes, layering, but it’s, more then ever, clothes that are the girls’ best friends.”

 

by Cristina Pavelescu