Hello and happy Friday! In honor of New York Fashion Week which kicked off yesterday, I’ve been invited to judge a fashion contest at the LIC Flea Fashion Weekend event. I’ve always been a mega fan of flea markets, and growing up used to make weekly visits with my Mom and/or friends to check out the goods. I remember in middle school picking out my first pair of bell bottoms at Bonnie’s Jeans which was the popular denim booth. Think cut off denim shorts with printed tights and a floor length open cardigan atop. I was also obsessed with the guy that sold Grateful Dead patches of which I sewed onto my backpack. Yup, that was me.
Flea markets have certainly evolved since then and LIC Flea is full of emerging and local designers, who this weekend will be highlighting vintage, curated, and hand-crafted clothes and accessories. It’ll be up to me to choose my top three favorite vendors in three categories: apparel, jewelry and accessories. There will also be a fashion show! Super excited to be a part of an event that supports new, local and emerging designers. Join me on on Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm in celebrating NYFW and LIC Flea Fashion Weekend!
LIC Flea is located in Astoria at 5-24 46th Avenue at the corner of 46th Avenue and 5th Street, and just a short walk from the 7, E, M or G train.
See you there! x jenny
New York fashion week has come and gone and I’m still playing catch up. So much goodness for Spring/Summer 2014, especially the color white which is trending in a big, bad way. London fashion week is now in full bloom and this past weekend was UK brand Topshop Unique’s show. The great thing about Topshop is that the clothing is moderately priced, giving us all access to fashion’s best! I remember studying abroad in London almost fifteen years ago (whoa!) and feeling like I struck gold when I stumbled into this store. Like other collections, Topshop incorporated a capsule of white, but what got me super excited were the purples, blues and green tones and as Style.com put it, “acres of naked back”. I’m a sucker for anything backless and believe it to be one of the sexier parts on a woman’s body. Since not all of us are blessed to go braless (me, for one) – this adhesive tape by Braza will help keep the girls in place so you can embrace the plunging silhouette. I swear by it. Topshop has four locations in the states – NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, is sold at select Nordstrom’s and is available online for global shipping.
Here’s a look at some of my favorites from Topshop’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection! Happy Monday! xx jenny
photos via style.com
All throughout fashion week there are tons of ‘street style’ photographs infiltrating the interweb – editors, fashion bloggers, designers, socialites galore dripping in stellar outfits. Because I approach style from a wearable perspective – I enjoy these more than the looks that traipsed down the runway. Not that I don’t have an appreciation for a good fashion show (I totally do!) – but am more interested in style that I can relate to which occurs more frequently on the street than on the runway. One of the most prominent styling techniques ‘on the street’ is the ‘draping of the coat over shoulder’. Even in the snowstorm and brisk cold at NYFW – there was no denying fashion trumped function. Me,
sometimes, mostly unpractical about my outfit choices (I wear pointy toe heels in 25 degree weather and a 3/4 sleeve cocoon coat in park city, utah), loved it! The ying side of me (controlled, pragmatic, predictable) thinks this is a ridiculous styling nuance – likely annoying, pointless and counterproductive to wearing a coat, but the yang of me (illogical, unrealistic, anarchist) is winning the tug of war and will most certainly triumph the fight. You will see me with a coat on my shoulders sometime soon. Haters don’t hate.
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