New York Fashion Week – Round 1

new york fashion week
Here’s the first batch from fashion week.  More to come of course…
This above look is punk meets boho meets grunge. Notice the fur lined Docs and I love seeing long skirts knotted. 
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I didn’t ask but this coat reminds me of when you have THE best score day at a vintage shop.  
Loved how she paired it with smart trouser cut denim and glossy pointy heels. 
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I loved the colour combination of Eva’s purple coat and blue knit jumper teamed with worn in fold over boots.  I saw Club Monaco and Etro have cool purple’s for lookalikes. 
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There’s nothing more inspiring than someone with fearless style.  I never asked but everything she wore could just have easily been designer or a mix of vintage (those shoooooesss) and high street.  When you can’t automatically tell, that to me is one sign of not only having but owning your style.
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I liked this super lean and fitted silhouette.  The texture under the blouse was a clever way to wear a crop top without showing skin. Black leather jackets with black hardware/black zips like this one is my next obsession. 
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Mixed prints and shawl instead of the expected coat.  The shawl is from Zara!
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This was one of the more unexpected spins on wearing a white coat, draped over a jewel toned printed blazer. The combination looked fresh and stood out especially with all black underneath.  The blazer is Roberto Cavalli.
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How cute is this soft shouldered coat? It looked even better with orange patent leather plimsolls. The coat is from Beacon’s Closet in Manhattan. 

women's pink coat

The no.1 colour this season got a lot more interesting with black stripes and monochrome.
I thought this long coat would work the same way over leather.

 This badass dress reminds me of a full tartan Vivienne Westwood-like gown especially with that black biker jacket and Prada peep toe lug sole heels and the best part: thick slouchy socks. 
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If I could sum up this week it would be one word: neon.  Highlighter pen coats or accessories are clashed with equally colour saturated counterparts.  I saw this trend last February during fashion week so it’s still popular.  I kinda dig this school girl take on it: the grandma-like cardigan, the little box pleat skirt and knee high socks  It’s like the grown up version of a 12 year old’s uniform complete with bobbled hat. 

My overall impression of New York fashion week? I’d say it’s falling into three camps:

1.  The black on black crowd who master piling on the colour with various textures.
2.  The neon brigade that you can spot from a mile away (literally).
3.  The sports chic gang in slip on sneakers, metallic or high top (usually Nike) trainers in place of brogues or loafers. These are the new flat.

Keep following me on Instagram and Twitter for more pics. I’m shooting the rest of the week.


  1. Jane says:

    The plaid dress + leather jacket is definitely my favorite. Very italian. Super cool !

    • Karen says:

      I should’ve asked her where she got it. It’s gorgeous.

  2. Kellie The Shoe Diva says:

    These photos are wonderful. My favorite is the boho-punk-grunge outfit on the first photo. Ironic yet so fun to look at.

    • Karen says:

      Yea I loved that one too!

  3. Frank Vinyl says:

    this is beautiful collage. love the last bright coat look

    francesca from Frank Vinyl

  4. Sinead says:

    TERRIFIC photos! Love that you do not go for the Usual Suspects but give us a fresh, vibrant perspective instead. I also love that you showcase diversity in style as well as in the people you photograph. I think Tommy Ton has some serious competition in you.

    • Karen says:

      Thx Sinead! did you get the D90???

  5. Eleanor says:

    omg you got some amazing snaps. looove the white coat over that print blazer… and that amazing yellow!!! 🙂 so perfect!

    • Karen says:

      yes I love that white blazer over the print too

  6. Tunisia Harris says:

    So in love with this post! Can not wait for the rest. Street style is so much better than the actual fashion shows in my opinion.

  7. Anonymous says:

    LoveLoveLOVE… makes me miss London soooooSooo much.. O n the second coat.. I had one I left in London, cause I just couldn’t / didn’t have room for me to take it home.. (Australia) 🙁

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