VERDAD, a new womenswear brand helmed by veteran LA designer Louis Verdad, debuted its Fall/Winter 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, February 12th at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea. Fall/Winter 2017 marks the second season and the very first runway presentation in New York for the LA based label.
So, unfortunately, I had to miss the Katie Gallagher Fall/Winter 2017 show due to weather conditions and complicated commute. And I wanted to see it so bad, because Katie Gallagher's creative vision is just out of this world. However thankfully, I did get the photos from the runway to share with the world and that's exactly what I'm doing, because Katie Gallagher's Hallow is a very special collection.
Am I cool? Are you cool? Who knows? But what I do know is that you can try a varsity-inspired look to achieve that cool-girl effect. Like a lot of things in life, coolness is something that's based on "fake it till you make it" principle. It's all about perception and appearing a certain way, till the world catches on and you finally get that coveted title of a cool girl.
Let's face it - the blue striped shirt trend is not going anywhere in 2017. If anything brands like Zara just kept reimagining their oversized striped shirts. Now you can find the blue striped shirt with various prints and embroideries on them. Or if you're really into the structure over embellishment, then the ones with bows and ruffles are perfect for you. You know what? Brands really stepped it up to the max that there's something for everyone, but only if you like stripes in the first place that is...
There isn’t a better way to dream than to dream in tulle – the flowiness and romantic quality of this beautiful material makes you feel like a princess or a whimsical fairy. This fashion season, we saw tulle everywhere – from runways to chain stores. Worn with a t-shirt and leather jacket, for a rock princess look or with a bodysuit and lace-up ballet flats for the ultimate ballerina look. Tulle has been all the rage. You know what’s funny? No matter how many times tulles goes out of style and comes back in style, I’m always welcoming the trend. Each time it reemerges, I try to do something new with it. Dress it up, dress it down, play with it. Here's one of many ways you can wear a tulle skirt in winter.
Can opera gloves be a thing again, please? Let's make them popular in 2017, because they really deserve to be. Let's be real - they elevate every outfit and bring a little bit of mystique to the wearer. It's like - I'm a bit covered, but I'm sexy at the same time because you can see just a little bit of skin. You feel me?
My New Year's Eve look is a bit different this time around. I tend to opt for a dress, but I thought - why not switch it up a little? Maybe I can wear a romper that resembles PJs, because what's New Year's if not one big pajama party? At least for me, because I tend to fall asleep with a glass of champagne in one hand and Kathy Griffin yelling in the background from overcrowded Times Square, as we're all waiting for the ball to drop.
If you have to wait for the train, at least do it stylishly. Not that I was actually waiting for the train, but hey, I had to figure out how to name this post. The weekend I took these photos, New York was covered in snow. It came almost unnoticed and unannounced, like when Kirk sneaks into Emily Gilmore's dinner without anyone noticing him. (All Gilmore Girls fans, you know which scene I'm referring to...hilarious.)
Shopping for yourself is hard, shopping for others is even harder, and shopping last minute is probably harder than it was for Sisyphus to roll that enormous boulder up the hill. (Leave it up to me to try and make a Greek mythology reference anytime I can. Does it always work? Not sure...) But hey, don't stress, cause I got you. Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas is the only list you really need and as a bonus, I've added a super helpful app to it that might alleviate that stress you're going through. So keep reading and scrolling, cause you never know what you might find.
I don't take photos in the City very often, but when I do, I find it to be such a struggle. People are so over people taking photos on the sidewalks. I totally understand that - you're trying to get to work and then BAM! - an obstacle. But hey, the most important thing is your attitude. Patience and kindness go a long way and you need to have a lot of it when you're determined to take photos in a beautiful concrete jungle that New York City is.