The wind swirled around me as I closed the door to the Empire Diner on 10th/23rd. It was the perfect New York morning, and I realized I was heading home - back to California.
The days spent running from show to show, hopping on and off subways and style-sighting the fashion fabulous were some of the best of my life.
Dressing for these four days was part of the fun...
After our first day of shows we headed out to a local joint. Feeling inspired to clown around I took out my oversized polka-dot bowtie and paired it with a school girl cardigan and derby hat.
(Hat, Shirt, Cardigan, boots and bowtie - Vintage, Grey Jeans - H&M)
For our second day of shows I was inspired by an editorial from Elle Magazine's November 2007 issue. Mixing leopard print, faux fur, an accordian-pleat vintage dress and flat granny boots was my pre and post show look - the difference when attending shows? Patent leather platforms...definitely not shoes you want to wear all day!
(Dress, Jacket, Leopard print dinner Jacket, granny boots and slip - Vintage, Large structured bag - Target)
For a drizzly Saturday I went for the three essentials: Warmth, Comfort and Style. I played with mixed prints in my dark floral jumper and bib-front plaid shirt.
(Jumper and boots - vintage, Plaid bib-front shirt - QUIKSILVER WOMEN, wooly tights - Target)
The last perfect morning in Chelsea was inspired by a recent Instant Outfit. As the Bohemian Pilgrim I packed my over-stuffed bags and headed to the subway. The A train pulled away from the 14th Street station and I knew I would miss the corner bagel shop, the walk-up steps of our little lodge, the chaos of the room as we created each days new look and ... everything about the fabulous New York City!
(Dress, Fur Vest, Moccasins, and necklace - Vintage)