I’m not gonna lie… spring is my second least favorite season. I don’t understand why most people in the northern hemisphere are obsessed (not as hot as summer, not as cold as winter). Between you and me, spring is the trickiest and most misleading. It’s the shadiest time of the year! It’s basically autumn with sunshine and the trees and the flowers are blooming instead of, well, “fall-ing” (is that a verb?). Hah!
Spring is beautiful alright, I have to give it to the powers that be. I love all the blossoms around me — I know they’re NOT gonna last very long but man oh man, spring in New York City is bitter cold this year. I don’t know how I managed to wear short shorts but y’all know me… if there’s sunshine and a car, I’ll do anything as long as I see fit.
I’ll forever associate Stuart Vevers’ spring summer 2015 Coach collection with his massive, faux shearling and faux fur pastel furs. His pastel green coat situaton kept me warm in February. However, it was only until now, believe it or not, that I (thanks to one of my instagram followers), I found out that he collaborated with California-based artist Gary Baseman on his collection. I LOVE the creepy-yet-absolutely-playful creatures Gary made for Stuart.
Gary Baseman x Coach “Buster Le Fauve” sweater by Coach
Python shorts from Bali
White leather backpack by Gucci
White shoes by Marni
One of the shows I thoroughly enjoyed during New York fashion week this past February was Prabal Gurung. Click HERE to watch the show. I thought it was his strongest collection to date. After the show, I dragged my NYFW partner-in-crime, my friend Tina Craig to go backstage to greet Prabal. I told him I love his knitwear.
As soon as I came back to New York after the European shows, I went to Prabal’s office to re-see the collection. I had the chance to play with most of the clothes! I tried many of the coats and the sweaters — his knits are to die for! I placed a personal order for some of the fall/winter pieces and I can’t wait for them to be delivered in a few months time before they hit the stores! For now, this cool asymmetrical sleeveless knit piece that I got a couple of weeks ago from his spring/summer 2015 collection will last me for the next, hopefully warmer, months to come.
Asymmetrical sleeveless knit top by Prabal Gurung
Black PVC pants by MSGM
Gold perforated cut out sandals by Chanel
Shot in Financial District, NYC
Photos by Luke Meagher
Chitose Abe needs no introduction. I’ve been keeping track of her stellar rise over the past few years. With her much-lauded label Sacai on every cool girl’s IT-list, a new book that was published by Rizzoli AND a collaboration with Nike under her belt, Chitose is the toast of the town. She’s everywhere!
I was at Barney’s in Beverly Hills a few weeks ago with my best friend Rumi and I asking her whether I should buy some of the cute, striped short-sleeved sweatshirts thinking they would be perfect for Ultra. She flat out told me “NO” so I left the floor empty-handed. Fast forward to last weekend, I finally threw the towel and got my first Sacai piece — a blue and white pinstripe and eyelet playsuit that is the perfect outfit for spring. It’s fabulous.
Blue pinstripe and white eyelet playsuit by Sacai ($800)
Spring Summer 2015 leather men’s sandals by Prada ($895)
Shot in Financial District, NYC
Photos by Mr Sweden