jacket: Alessandro dell’Acqua, 2003 | pants: Geld Iaz, 2002 | eyewear: Yves St Laurent, 2010 | shoes: Dior, 2005 | bag: Luba J, 2006
look, the famous "big cheetah pants." oops i just tried to find a hyperlink to those stories but they’ve already been moved. i’ll find them eventually.
late lunch / early drinks at my faaavorite restaurant in all of NYC, Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano on Greenwich Ave.
dress: Geld Iaz, 1999 | eyewear: Ray Ban, 2004
last day in Miami Beach, boooo. took lots of photos of dead washed-up jellyfish, they look like aliens. pretty, colorful aliens.
lunch at The Setai again, really it’s my favorite.
crochet/mesh halter-top: Geld Iaz, 2005 | swimsuit: Geld Iaz, 2004 | hat: Zadig & Voltaire, 2009 | eyewear: Ray Ban, 2003 | bag: Geld Iaz, 2004
here’s that top again, it’s something of a travel staple, it gets to go to all the fun sunny resorts and whatnot. poolside lunch at The Setai. dinner at Cecconi in the Soho Beach House.
dress: Geld Iaz, 2004 | hat: Zadig & Voltaire, 2009 | eyewear: Ray Ban, 2004
Miami Beach, day 2. gorgeous weather, hung out at the beach most of the day. late breakfast at The Setai. drinks by the pool. dinner at Mr Chow.
dress: Geld Iaz, 1998 | hat: Zadig & Voltaire, 2009 | eyewear: Ray Ban, 2004 | bag: courtesy of The Raleigh, 2011
i love Miami. true, i grew to hate it when i lived here in the winter of 1992, but what can i say. it’s a great place to visit…
although currently my new favorite hotels are The W and The Setai, they were both entirely booked up due to the big annual boat show. so back to The Raleigh it was— ah, the memories. the poor Raleigh isn’t quite the same now as back in the golden olden Andre Balazs days, but it’s still a special little gem.
late breakfast by the pool; met friends for dinner at Prime 112 (even though i kinda can’t stand that place).
jacket: ? (Seoul), 2007 | skirt: Geld Iaz, 1999 | boots: Sportmax, 2010 | eyewear: street vendor, 2006 | bag: Fendi, 2007
happened across these old pair of shades i bought years ago from a street vendor (for $6) just because i liked the tint of the lenses and frame (even though i already owned a good dozen pair of designer sunglasses). i’d brought them home and played with them, adding some spare rhinestones i had, to jazz them up a wee bit. so aha haa i decided to sport them for Fashion Week, as something of a fashion-lover/hater’s anti-Fashion statement. they’re kinda neat actually, they make everything glow this great golden hue, so it seems like the sun is shining even when it’s not. which is not a bad way to cheer yourself up, like light-therapy or something.
the thing about Fashion Week is you’re often obliged to go places and be fashionable even when you aren’t in the mood. and there’s lots of walking, because so much is crammed into one day and of course the taxicabs are scarce. don’t let the amateur fashionistas fool you—- during Fashion Week it’s really the comfy flat shoes that are your best friend.
i’m only showing a few photos from the shows, because you can see pictures like this everywhere (even in ads and whatnot). whenever other style bloggers i like post runway shots, i get irritated and bored— it’s always the bloggers’ own personal styles i find most intriguing. to me, these people make Anna Wintour— like, totally obsolete.
dress: Geld Iaz, 1999 | hat: Kangol, 2009 | briefcase: Prada, 2006
a perfect brutally freezing day to sit by the fireplace and enjoy hot brandy-spiked apple cider at The Bowery Hotel. two very good clients happened to be there too. a woman across the way spent the entire time complaining about her boss at LVMH. happy Fashion Week.