Lately, with the crisp, cold weather and sunny blue skies – in Dublin lads, sorry – while strolling the city streets I am reminded of crisp autumn days in New York City. The NYC cold will literally bite your cheeks, but that blue sky and beaming sun totally make up for it, its easy to stay positive and stylish when it’s not lashing down rain.
In my New York state of mind – remembering Mr. Big’s cringe love affair with the movie star – I am channeling one of my favourite Manhattan ladies, Chloe Sevigny. Quirky, cool, effortless. She doesn’t follow trends religiously, and beats to her own – CBGB style – drum. Add those killer pins, a love of white outfits, and you have a winning combo.
Now, I’m off to find my braces and my clogs.
Image source: Pinterest, Vogue, Elle, Instagram
On a productivity scale of one to ten, ours has been at all time low this week due to the – several hundred – Instagram feeds, stories, Snapchats, tweets (seriously, please don’t let anyone create anymore social media outlets we need to be on, I’m exhausted) we are following from some of the most influential and stylish people in fashion attending this week’s New York Fashion Week. It is a smorgasbord of amazing street style fashion and even more amazing shows and presentations – I’m looking at you JCrew and Dolpozo. The latter, a genius.
For the first time we get to feel like we are there with the frow bloggers and editors by watching – often seconds later – what they have just seen on the catwalk. It’s a thrill, and will do me until I finally blag my way into NYFW! You read it here, I will. #bucketlist
Here is a roundup of some of WEARIT/dublin’s favourite street style looks to so far.
Its going to be a long month of smartphone eye strain judging by the opening act, New York.
Image source: New York Times, Vogue, Instagram, The Cut
Pink birds. Whats not to like? I have, and it seems the rest of the world also has, had a fascination and love of the long necked feathered lady – there are males too! – for some time now. And it would seem flamingo fans worldwide have come out of the alkaline lakes – where they live, apparently – and the fashion industry have taken notice.
You can get pretty much flamingo anything these days – bags, dresses, key-chains, shoes, blowup pool seats – you name it, millennials have it. You are not a real blogger or Instagram star if you haven’t posted a picture of yourself in an inflatable flamingo on hols, in a pool, with a cocktail, an insane body – you are 19, it’s easy then (she typed bitterly) – in a crochet bikini – how is this even a thing. Yarn and water??
Both high end and high street designers, like Kate Spade and Prada, have jumped on board, so its as easy as visiting Dublin Zoo to see any flamingo style fashion and make it part of your wardrobe. I must say, it does cheer me up of a Monday! Go pink or go home.
Images: Pinterest, Elle, In Style, New York Times, Sophia Webster
Two of my favourite fashion magazines posted conflicking articles last week on the age old question; when should we start wearing tights again?
We have been unbelievely blessed with mild weather here in the captial over the last few months, but, alas, Jack – Frost, that is – caught up with us over the last few weeks. As did his friend – does p*%ing rain have a nickname? – today. It’s wet wet wet out there.
A lot of people look forward to this time of year, they finally know what to wear. They can dive into the winter warerobe and not be afraid of heading off to work in a wool coat and turtleneck only to drown in their own sweat by the time they arrive at their desk. This month is the start – WAY too early if you ask us – of the Christmas cheer, which makes us dream of snow, and wrapping up in cashmere and faux fur of all kinds. Its December, pull out the woolies.
Having said all of this, I do admire the street style stars I see in New York and London who brave a set of cold pins for fashion. There is something so SJP skipping in NYC about not wearing TIGHTS in winter. And as my friend says, if you’ve got the legs, show them off! My question back is, what if you pins go blue, not so exy then are you? I’m not sure any Sally Hansen or tan is going to do me any favours if I was to ditch the 600 deniers I love so much.
Here are some of the heroes of the look, being all wrapped up on top and nacked on the bottom never looked so chic…..
So the answer to ‘when should we start wearing tights again?’, is really up to you and how long – or cold – you can bear having bare legs? On the other hand, you could alway grow out your hair instead, also saving you money for Chrsitmas when you skip the wax….no?
Image source: Vogue, WWD, Pinterest
By now, we all know just how cool & Other Stories are. From their collaboration with Moscow based designer Vika Gazinskaya and London designer Sadie Williams, to an ad campaign with the fabulously flamboyant Iris Apfel, everything they touch seems to turn into beautifully minimal gold jewellery. As we wait with bated breath here in Dublin for their – rumored – store opening on Grafton St, (come on fashion fairy, make this one come true), they have a new collaboration for us to droll over this May.
Iris Apfel for & Other Stories
In this most recent Co-Lab we are presented with a Lena Dunham directed teaser for their upcoming line designed by American designer, Rachel Antonoff, due to hit stores 12 May. The collection is inspired by an election campaign trail, which is why the film stars actress Zoe Kazan canvassing door-to-door to a frosty reception – very true to life then.
Dunham and Antanoff are firm friends – Lena currently dates Rachel’s brother, Jack – with Lena also directing short films for Antonoff’s Spring/Summer 2010 and A/W 2013 collections. Check out ‘Best Friends’, it is awesome!
We look forward to seeing the full collection in May.
Fashion Week season is coming to a close in Paris, ending weeks of major fashion highs – the Chanel French Brasserie show at the Grand Palais, Zoolander’s cameo at Valentino, J.Crew’s ‘sequins are the new black’ moment in NYC, and fresh talent that we have come to expect from London Fashion Week. Here is a look at my trip to London for the International Fashion Showcase, at LFW. A stunning, innovative, and otherworldly exhibition.
Eight up and coming Irish designers were invited to show their work at an exhibition entitled Into the Fold at the prestigious British Fashion Council, International Fashion Showcase. This event was supported by Irish Design 2015 and Kildare Village, and was the first time that Ireland has showcased at the event.
The exhibition, curated by Gemma A. Williams, selected designers Caoimhe MacNaoise, Richard Malone, Jocelyn Murray Boyne, Michael Stewart, Naoise Farrell, Rory Parnell Mooney, Oliver Duncan and Laura Kinsella to show their work during the four day exhibition, along with one hundred and thirty designers from thirty countries.
Jocelyn Murray Boyne
Jocelyn Murray Boyne
And other countries…………….
And a trip to London would not be complete without a taste of the quirky street-style. I must say, I did enjoy all the young people lurking around Somerset House in the hope of getting photographed with their – probably high-street – version of LFW. From the cooky to the insane, London had it all. And why not?!
Image source: WEAR It/dublin, Anthony Woods, ID2015
Its that time of year again, New York Fashion Week, day 1. That means the streets of NYC are a public catwalk for the next four days. Check out the street style right here. #wearit
A little Bey and Jay-Z thrown in for good measure. Loving B’s outfit.
Image source: Mark Iantosca, Wheresmydriver