Wednesday, February 8, 2017

New York Fashion Week: Men's F/W 2017

 The Fall/Winter New York collections started at Dune Studios for the kick off of fashion week. The location moved from Industria Studios due to conflict with The Rolling Stones. 
I think I prefer Industria, but what can you do.

Other than New York Men's Day changing venues, the rest of the week were still at Skylight Clarkson and the Cadillac House.

Here is part 1 of the first two days of fashion week, vlog style!


The first day, I went for a statement jacket and kept the rest fairly simple. Oversized jacket paired with an asymmetrical hem fringe that I did myself.

Leather Green Tassel Jacket: Thrift Store
Black Fringe Jeans: Lee's
Black Dress: TJ Maxx
Suede Copper Orange Platform Boots: Zara
I am very aware that everyone loves to go all black to match their hearts, but guess what? My heart isn't as black as most of you guys so what better way to go all maroon with a bold gold at the bottom.

Maroon Overalls: Target
Maroon Turtleneck: Thrift Store
Maroon Fur Jacket: Express
Maroon Purse: Rag & Bone
Gold Boots: Office London
My favorite color scheme is navy and black. I did just that, but added this vibrant patent red to match the patent pants.
Navy/Red Stripe Dress: Zara
Navy.Red Stripe Jacket: Zara
Red Patent Leather Jacket: Zara
Black Patent Leather Pants: Zara
White Patent Leather Purse: Dooney & Bourke
Black Western Boots: Office London
Don't crucify me, but this is the only picture I have of my outfit for the last day. I honestly was not bothered having a photo taken, until I ran into Troye Sivan.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Into the New Year

It is already the middle of the first month of the new year. I hope 2017 has been nice to everyone so far. I went into 2017 being in good company with a nice dinner at Mama Sushi and watching the ball drop on tv. Since living in NYC, it's crazy to know that the ball dropping is literally 30 minutes from where I live and to watch it on live television still makes it seem like it's miles away. Here is to another year living in the rotten apple.
Silver Sparkle Top: H&M
Black Leather Skirt: H&M
Silver Metallic Leather Jacket: Zara
Light Pink Boots: Zara
Fishnets: H&M
Crystal Choker: Enamour Entirety

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thinky Pinky

My style will never be in one place. Although I give off a tomboy vibe, I still like to be a bit girly with my colors and textures. I paired my pink leather jacket with frilly socks. I'm sort of giving off a 90's/early 2000's feel to this with my hat and high waist trousers. Think Mary-Kate and Ashley circa 2001 for the hat. I dig it.

This was also the last full day my family was in town. We spent the first half at the Met. They currently are showing the Costume Institute. If you are in NYC, I suggest peeping the clothes!
Black Turtle Neck: Thrift Store
White High Waist Trousers: Thrift Store
Pink Leather Jacket: Zara
Frilly Socks: F21
Black Platform Shoes: Asos
Black Suede Hat: (from my mom) Liz Claiborne


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tassels

This fall/winter, you do not always have to stick to dark or neutral colors - this is what I am trying to tell myself at least. So, I went with a bold red on top of black and whites. I appreciate tassels, but I am usually never one to sport them. I have two items that I own (including this red outerwear) that have tassels. I love the movement it gives as you can clearly see me not being still in these photos.
White Long Top: c/o Zaful
Red Tassel Sweater: c/o Stylewe
Grey Trousers: Thrift Store
Black Boots: Aldo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving | Kombrewcha

My 2016 Thanksgiving trip back home to Tennessee was utterly perfect. From the moment I landed to the second I was NYC bound. I came back on Thanksgiving day because flights were way cheaper (who would have thought!?). With that being said, I got to enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and be at home getting stuffed. 
Now that the perfect weekend getaway is over. I'm winding down with some Kombrewcha. If you have ever had Kombucha, it is that, but with a kick; aka 2% alcohol! I am actually not that much of a drinker. I think everything is too bitter. Also, the most major reasoning: empty calories and it is not even living a healthy lifestyle (vegetarian here, remember!?).  Kombrewcha is organic and instead of being filled with that nonsense called calories, it does not have as much. Just a womping 65 and filled with probiotics.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

There Goes the Bomb

 Everyone probably has a good bomber. I, on the other, did not own one up until about last week. Of course, I appreciated them and I most definitely noticed that they are a very staple piece within the 'hypebeast' kids, but I never actually wore them. I figured since Autumn is here, why not go with some new outerwear. After all, my personal style is ever changing into more boy-ish ways.
Cream/Off White Sweater: Lacoste
Black Trousers: Thrift Store
Navy/Embroidered Bomber: c/o StyleWe
Black Platform Shoes: Asos

Sunday, October 2, 2016

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017

I have been overwhelmingly grateful for this past New York Fashion Week. If you have been a supporter of my derpy life and my blog, you will also know that I model as well! Aside from talking nonsense about fashion and style, I actually like to sport it via runway and presentation.

This season, I was a part of 5 utterly amazing designers, of whom you all need to check out because they have killlllller designs and need to be appreciated outside the fact that I was able to grace the stage in their clothes. Blessedt is an understatement.

I also vlogged each backstage's shindigs, so be sure to check out what goes down before hitting the stage!

Malat: Designers from Georgia. And not the peachy state Georgia, either! From the land of Eurasia, showcasing in New York. Everything had a chic and sophisticated look, with a nice touch of detailing to the garments.



Maison the Faux: A duo from The Netherlands who made their way to MADE fashion week. A line like no other; blurring the lines for gender - creating humanwear. Definitely something I am into because my personal style has become less and less 'girly'. Even better part: I got to unleash my inner alien. 


Samantha Black | Sammy B: Her collection incorporated bits and pieces from her culture of Jamaica with NYC. Minimal with rad construction. Brought out my blasian side with the bantu knots. 
Byron Lars: If you wanted diversity on the runway, Bryon gave it to you. He chose models of all sizes and colors and slapped beautiful printed pieces on us!

 C. Adeola | Chiniza Moses: The inspiration behind this collection was an African girl coming to America..in the sickest sense of style. Pieces ranging from my favorite jumpsuit to garden-type prints.
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When I was not on the runway, I actually got to attend a few shows. Before my call time (to be in a show) and days where I was not booked for a show. Here a few of my 'models off duty' looks; how did I do!?
Brown Suede Top: c/o Zaful
White Trousers: Thrift Store
Brown boots: Zara
Stripe Two Piece: c/o Zaful
White Button Up Ruffle Sleeve: Thrift Store
White Boots: Asos
Black Dress: c/o Romwe
White Boots: Asos
Photo Credits: Peter Stigter, Andrew Boyle, Malat, Sammy B, Getty Images, The Know It Alls, Stephen Sherman