By Alexandra Taylor
As another fashion week comes to a close, we look back on a week of coveted collections, hectic backstage coverage, an almost detrimental snowstorm and the fashion essentials that stylishly got us through it all.
For the Thom Browne show I attempted a feminine version of his signature shrunken grey suit. First and foremost I wore a Brooks Brothers button-down as homage to his Brooks Brothers Black Fleece line, of which he is the head designer. Then I layered a wool United Colors of Benetton Dress over it because of it’s subtle attention to detail — I’m in love with the grosgrain ribbon at the waist and fun pleats at the bubble hem. I threw in classic staples as well, oxblood Bass Weejuns, layers of pearls and a classic gold bangle arm party. It was more on the conservative side for fashion week, but that’s why I love it. If you’re not dressing for yourself, then who the hell are you trying to placate?
My favorite styles and brands to wear during fashion week begin with a pair of J.Crew pants. They are stretchy and easy to photograph in if I have to get down on my knees to get the shot. I accompany it with a structured blazer by Madewell and finish the look with a cute top from either free people or a silk button-down from J.Crew. The more classic the better, especially so I can blend in with the photographers, yet still look on-trend and fashionable. For shoes, this season I stuck with my Tori Burch flats or my Franco Sarto boots, which have a bit of a heal to help my bit of a height deficiency when shooting the fabulous collections.
My fashion week essentials include a water bottle, usually a Smart Water given during fashion week, due to the long days trekking from show to show. In addition, I carry extra batteries and memory cards, and plenty of my business cards! My black Rebecca Minkoff is usually thrown over my shoulder and consists of my fashion week schedule, hand sanitizer, my Gucci sunglasses, black leather gloves and berry Sugar lip balm—All the necessary essentials to get me through the week!
While taking a break from all the runway shows, I relax at the Daily Style Sessions at the Stone Rose Lounge. I am wearing a custom-made coat by NYC fashion designer Kenneth D King. King designed and made the coat using authentic American Indian blanket fabric by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
The Handbag is by Dooney & Bourke. My sunglasses are by Silhouette and my jeans by NYDJ. My makeup look is courtesy of Shiseido and lastly the perfume is Black Oud by Illuminum.
My New York Fashion Week look for the Jeremy Scott Fall 2013 show: Bomber Jacket by Zara. Plaid shirt by Levi’s Vintage Clothing. Levi’s 510 Super Skinny Jeans. AllSaints Boots, and Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses.