Geeky Chic
3 years ago
Leave it to style maven June Ambrose to knock us off our feet with shockingly amazing garb. Spotted at New York Fashion week last February, June was wearing a pair of Skeletal Heels made by Toronto darlings DSquared from their Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Untrue to form, June ditched her signature turban for a bowler hat.
Speaking of bowler hats, how chic does June’s daughter, Summer, look with a bowler hat of her own? June and Summer were not the only fashionable mother daughter duo during fashion week in New York. Remember Tessa? Watching mothers and daughters bop around fashion week to catch the shows reminded me of my mother taking me with her to all her social functions. It wasn’t a pain as one might think. Quite the contrary, actually. I would assume my own little world and interpretations amidst all the movement and noise. I suppose this also applies to the young girls who accompany their mothers to the shows. It would be such a marvel to become intimately acquainted with how children interpret what they see at the runway and on the street during fashion week, and what it means to them. Take note, Moms. 

Leave it to style maven June Ambrose to knock us off our feet with shockingly amazing garb. Spotted at New York Fashion week last February, June was wearing a pair of Skeletal Heels made by Toronto darlings DSquared from their Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Untrue to form, June ditched her signature turban for a bowler hat.

Speaking of bowler hats, how chic does June’s daughter, Summer, look with a bowler hat of her own? June and Summer were not the only fashionable mother daughter duo during fashion week in New York. Remember Tessa? Watching mothers and daughters bop around fashion week to catch the shows reminded me of my mother taking me with her to all her social functions. It wasn’t a pain as one might think. Quite the contrary, actually. I would assume my own little world and interpretations amidst all the movement and noise. I suppose this also applies to the young girls who accompany their mothers to the shows. It would be such a marvel to become intimately acquainted with how children interpret what they see at the runway and on the street during fashion week, and what it means to them. Take note, Moms. 

3 years ago
I’ll be in New York this weekend, and in anticipation of the trip, I’ve decided to rummage through photos I took during New York Fashion Week. There are a handful left I have not published, and I owe them due attention. Like this photo, for example.
The unfortunate thing about sub zero winters is that dreaded winter coat. If you are of the sensible variety during winter, you’ll know what i’m talking about. Glorious looking or not, the coat hides all that style you wish you could show off without freezing your behind off. 
What this young gentleman achieves through smart layering is a proper reveal of his outfit. He’s made small, yet significant styling choices such as tying his jacket with a nondescript belt, as if it was a curtain opened just wide enough to check out the goods beyond. The comfy red velvet scarf is such a chic touch to the academia look cued by the leather belt, attache and the moccasin boots. 

I’ll be in New York this weekend, and in anticipation of the trip, I’ve decided to rummage through photos I took during New York Fashion Week. There are a handful left I have not published, and I owe them due attention. Like this photo, for example.

The unfortunate thing about sub zero winters is that dreaded winter coat. If you are of the sensible variety during winter, you’ll know what i’m talking about. Glorious looking or not, the coat hides all that style you wish you could show off without freezing your behind off. 

What this young gentleman achieves through smart layering is a proper reveal of his outfit. He’s made small, yet significant styling choices such as tying his jacket with a nondescript belt, as if it was a curtain opened just wide enough to check out the goods beyond. The comfy red velvet scarf is such a chic touch to the academia look cued by the leather belt, attache and the moccasin boots. 

3 years ago
There is something wonderfully tribal about these outfits, and all the more punctuated by the fact that this man and woman appeared as a pair. Let me start with him. The Mongolian fur coat coupled with it’s belt tied to itself at the back almost renders an image of a tail, unintended i’m sure. Or am I? South of the coat are the most perfect Jeremy Scott x Adidas teddy bear sneakers. Let me check that comment regarding lack of intent (to appear almost bear like entirely). Nevertheless, isn’t the juxtaposition between “rugged” bear and “cute” bear so positively out there? His partner in crime also looks rich in fur. Her jacket is quite unique in that the cuffs and waist are lined in a warm, and artisanal textile. The rustic spirit remains intact, as is also evident with the Diana Lomography camera that dangles around her neck (in addition to the other camera). 

There is something wonderfully tribal about these outfits, and all the more punctuated by the fact that this man and woman appeared as a pair. Let me start with him. The Mongolian fur coat coupled with it’s belt tied to itself at the back almost renders an image of a tail, unintended i’m sure. Or am I? South of the coat are the most perfect Jeremy Scott x Adidas teddy bear sneakers. Let me check that comment regarding lack of intent (to appear almost bear like entirely). Nevertheless, isn’t the juxtaposition between “rugged” bear and “cute” bear so positively out there? His partner in crime also looks rich in fur. Her jacket is quite unique in that the cuffs and waist are lined in a warm, and artisanal textile. The rustic spirit remains intact, as is also evident with the Diana Lomography camera that dangles around her neck (in addition to the other camera). 

3 years ago
It was a flare jeans fest at New York Fashion Week, and among the guests of honor was Emmanuelle Alt, accompanied by a few fashionable others, including this woman. I’m really happy flare jeans have made a comeback. I think they are flattering on women, and although I’m not ready to part ways from my skinny jeans just as yet, flares are a nice departure from skinnies. I particularly like the way this woman has coupled her flare jeans with her crew-cut sweater. The sweater itself is adorable with its soft, fluffy material and ¾ length sleeves. The cuts of the sweater make a great pair with the long lines of the flare jeans. It gives the woman height and a great silhouette. I also think the cut of the jeans is perfect, enabling the ends of the jeans to lightly tread the ground. 

It was a flare jeans fest at New York Fashion Week, and among the guests of honor was Emmanuelle Alt, accompanied by a few fashionable others, including this woman. I’m really happy flare jeans have made a comeback. I think they are flattering on women, and although I’m not ready to part ways from my skinny jeans just as yet, flares are a nice departure from skinnies. I particularly like the way this woman has coupled her flare jeans with her crew-cut sweater. The sweater itself is adorable with its soft, fluffy material and ¾ length sleeves. The cuts of the sweater make a great pair with the long lines of the flare jeans. It gives the woman height and a great silhouette. I also think the cut of the jeans is perfect, enabling the ends of the jeans to lightly tread the ground. 

3 years ago
Rock ‘n Roll meeting military chic doesn’t get much better than with Kyle Anderson, senior accessories editor at Elle US. It’s been noted that this Swedish bombshell mixes runway one of a kind items like Balmain or Burberry Prorsum with vintage military pieces. Case in point: his killer Bess combat boots and his Balmain trousers. Heck, this guy could be in full Balmain military regalia, however I believe his coat is Burberry Prorsum. The larger than life shearling lapels give it away, but I could be wrong and would love to be corrected if it is the case. It’s guys like Kyle that confirm my obsession with menswear, especially when it is wrapped with military luxe. 

Rock ‘n Roll meeting military chic doesn’t get much better than with Kyle Anderson, senior accessories editor at Elle US. It’s been noted that this Swedish bombshell mixes runway one of a kind items like Balmain or Burberry Prorsum with vintage military pieces. Case in point: his killer Bess combat boots and his Balmain trousers. Heck, this guy could be in full Balmain military regalia, however I believe his coat is Burberry Prorsum. The larger than life shearling lapels give it away, but I could be wrong and would love to be corrected if it is the case. It’s guys like Kyle that confirm my obsession with menswear, especially when it is wrapped with military luxe. 

3 years ago
Bill Cunningham loves to shoot his subjects when the weather is a little extreme and uncomfortable. In those circumstances you’ll find people leaping over massive puddles, holding onto their overturned umbrellas as if they are holding onto their dear lives, and other rather comical stances. Unfortunate for them, but great moments to capture for street style photographers like Bill Cunningham, and like myself. The moments are honest and not manufactured. 
In this photo, I caught this woman holding on to her hat as she was trying to get into a pose for some fashion blogger. The wind was intense such that her hat was on the verge of blowing away. I think this was a spectacular moment! I approached her because I very much liked what she was wearing. Her coat is so simple. No fuss. I especially like the straight lines, from a cut and colour perspective. Because this woman’s body is quite skinny, the square cut of her coat suits her more than a coat that boasts curves. I also thought the double texture leather leggings and boots added a touch of femininity and sexiness to her look that her coat and hat sort of hid.  

Bill Cunningham loves to shoot his subjects when the weather is a little extreme and uncomfortable. In those circumstances you’ll find people leaping over massive puddles, holding onto their overturned umbrellas as if they are holding onto their dear lives, and other rather comical stances. Unfortunate for them, but great moments to capture for street style photographers like Bill Cunningham, and like myself. The moments are honest and not manufactured. 

In this photo, I caught this woman holding on to her hat as she was trying to get into a pose for some fashion blogger. The wind was intense such that her hat was on the verge of blowing away. I think this was a spectacular moment! I approached her because I very much liked what she was wearing. Her coat is so simple. No fuss. I especially like the straight lines, from a cut and colour perspective. Because this woman’s body is quite skinny, the square cut of her coat suits her more than a coat that boasts curves. I also thought the double texture leather leggings and boots added a touch of femininity and sexiness to her look that her coat and hat sort of hid.  

3 years ago
Joanna Hillman of Harper’s Bazaar US looks fantastic in her Burberry Prorsum shearling jacket. I adore the ruggedness of this jacket! Specific elements of this piece that drive me wild include: shearling (obviously!), oversized collar, double leather tabs at the ends of the sleeves, zippers galore and the cropped waist. Yep, pretty much everything! Oh, and seeing as this jacket is of the aviator variety, I find it especially wonderful and appropriate that Joanna matched the jacket with some classic Ray Bans. Joanna, you look positively Top Gun! 

Joanna Hillman of Harper’s Bazaar US looks fantastic in her Burberry Prorsum shearling jacket. I adore the ruggedness of this jacket! Specific elements of this piece that drive me wild include: shearling (obviously!), oversized collar, double leather tabs at the ends of the sleeves, zippers galore and the cropped waist. Yep, pretty much everything! Oh, and seeing as this jacket is of the aviator variety, I find it especially wonderful and appropriate that Joanna matched the jacket with some classic Ray Bans. Joanna, you look positively Top Gun! 

3 years ago
This polychrome hooded cape is one of my favourite cape sightings in New York during F/W Fashion Week. That sentence alone yielded three entities, which do just fine on their own, but when combined produce a fantastic piece worth coveting. I love the beautiful co-habitation between the tweed and tartan held together by the leather lining. The hood gives this woman’s look a lovely little red (in this case, green) riding hood character. As far as I could keep my eyes on her, the hood was up, which made her look adorable. Her outfit is simple, yes, but all the better to enable the detail on the cape to shine through. 

This polychrome hooded cape is one of my favourite cape sightings in New York during F/W Fashion Week. That sentence alone yielded three entities, which do just fine on their own, but when combined produce a fantastic piece worth coveting. I love the beautiful co-habitation between the tweed and tartan held together by the leather lining. The hood gives this woman’s look a lovely little red (in this case, green) riding hood character. As far as I could keep my eyes on her, the hood was up, which made her look adorable. Her outfit is simple, yes, but all the better to enable the detail on the cape to shine through. 

3 years ago
I feel so lucky I caught this woman at that particular moment. She looks like a transplant from a movie scene whereby this wonderfully chic woman from the city is waiting on an outdoor train platform. She has either stepped off a train (the old kind with lots of smoke) or is waiting to board, alone and very much to herself.
There’s just too much to admire about her style. I simply adore how she wears her coat off the shoulders. The brown silk polkadot shirt tucked underneath slightly worn flare jeans, i’m so in love and in desperate need to imitate this look! During New York Fashion week, where this photo was taken, I noticed a good deal women wearing flare jeans, including Emmanuelle Alt (and here is a same day photo of Emmanuelle taken by the Sartorialist). 
I always preach that one of the marvels of street style is the ability to discover how people shape fashion for themselves. It’s in the details, I always say. This woman’s main details, among others, are her off the shoulder coat and the lovely scarf she’s got wrapped around her bag. Her hair is somewhat sloppily tied up and she’s not wearing any make-up or excessive jewellery, yet with a few simple style choices that’s how easy it is for her to look so damn chic. 

I feel so lucky I caught this woman at that particular moment. She looks like a transplant from a movie scene whereby this wonderfully chic woman from the city is waiting on an outdoor train platform. She has either stepped off a train (the old kind with lots of smoke) or is waiting to board, alone and very much to herself.

There’s just too much to admire about her style. I simply adore how she wears her coat off the shoulders. The brown silk polkadot shirt tucked underneath slightly worn flare jeans, i’m so in love and in desperate need to imitate this look! During New York Fashion week, where this photo was taken, I noticed a good deal women wearing flare jeans, including Emmanuelle Alt (and here is a same day photo of Emmanuelle taken by the Sartorialist). 

I always preach that one of the marvels of street style is the ability to discover how people shape fashion for themselves. It’s in the details, I always say. This woman’s main details, among others, are her off the shoulder coat and the lovely scarf she’s got wrapped around her bag. Her hair is somewhat sloppily tied up and she’s not wearing any make-up or excessive jewellery, yet with a few simple style choices that’s how easy it is for her to look so damn chic. 


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