>> There's a lot of exclamation and over-excitement happening on my desktop with folders pertaining to two-three days of New York Fashion Week stuff queuing up to go up. I'm trying to calm it all down by saying that even though it may feel like I want to rip off cosy hooded parkas, oversized knits and padded jackets from the runway to put them on now, it's going to be a fairly long wait before any of it even starts to remotely hit stores. Plus, there's a good six months to ponder all of this.
I'll try and be accordingly timely where possible but in the meantime, what does need to go up now that won't be relevant in a few months time because of the abundance of knits (hopefully we're not in for a below zero summer but you never know…) are some FW outfit filler.
People seem to think I've been freezing my arse off when really, it's the foundation layered combination of a COS cashmere long sleeved t-shirt plus two layers of Uniqlo Heat Tech that have done the trick. This is shameless outfit vanity as a giant coat obscuring clothes just wasn't what I had in mind especially since it's so mild in London. The snow seen here in this photo by Phil Oh for Vogue.com will hopefully be melting away as New York climbs out of its frigidaire conditions.
(Prada jumper, vintage skirt, vintage shirt, Tabio socks, black tights, Stella McCartney shoes, Mulberry bag)
The Westway Gentleman's Club, the venue for ComplexGeometries' A/W 11-12 presentation provided the perfect seedy shade of pink to saturate this pic with where I added a pink bow bolo tie by I Heart Norwegian Wood made out of reclaimed leather.
Another method that worked was containing the heat in my head thanks to the Verdel turban…
(Photo by Phil Oh of Street Peeper – Verdel knitted turban, Krystof Stroznya jacket, vintage shirt, Maria Francesca Pepe necklace, Monki belt, vintage Ralph Lauren sequinned trousers, Michael Angel x Manolo Blahnik shoes, Mulberry bag)
(Photo by Tommy Ton for Style.com)
The story behind these trousers and the trousers themselves have been not so well-received on my Glamour's Y&P post but I don't think I've ever had so many people ask me about one piece of clothing in a singular day going along the lines of…
X: What are they?
Me: They're vintage Ralph Lauren!
X: Shut up!/No way!/Whaaaaa?
I've also had been learning how to tell time using clockfaces (no numbers!) again through these Liberty fabric knot watches, the bigger one giving me New York time and the smaller one on London time… the candy string was an add-on yesterday from the Rachel Antonoff presentation as an emergency sugar fix.