Sunday, January 13, 2008

nyc trip + outfit photos + the trollsen twins

Hey girls (and guys if there are any). So I've been MIA for a few days cause I spent some quality time with my girls in nyc! [that's us in front of rockefeller] One of my first posts actually covered our first nyc trip together, the joy of finding the marc jacobs store, etc.

I think I walked about 200 blocks total in the span of 4 days, no joke. My feet were falling off. We zigzag-ed all over soho, tribeca, chelsea, greenwich, meatpacking district, at one point Soupi and I walked all the way down to the edge of chinatown from our hotel next to Penn Station on 32nd street. Other things: We walked through the Chelsea Flower Market, went to the milk bar, rode the subway up to Lincoln center to watch Persepolis, went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and did a prayer for my mum. Storewise: I freq'ed A.P.C, the Museum of Modern Art, Opening Ceremony, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Scoop NYC, Macy's, Saks, etc.

Anyhow, it's that time again!! You know, when I showcase my personal style. [no big no big ; ) ] It includes what I wore in NYC, photo journal style, and then at the end is what I promised about my photos from school (my aunt brought my camera back) and the outfits with the items I bought which I mentioned last entry. Have fun, and I hope you find something inspiring.

All outfits were paired with my trusty Cream Converse - except the one with pumps.

Day 1

outfit : Anthropologie cardigan (gift), AA sweetheart-cut shirt, Cheap Monday jeans, Un-matching pink and blue socks (I couldn't find the their mates, haha. looked cute though).

Day 2

this one actually has an 'amusing' story. so, as one can see, I finally caved in and purchased a pair of Norma Kamali Gold Leggings. I plead that they were on sale and shiny + I had a coupon code and I recieved a gift certificate with my purchase [via ...and they wrapped it up so nicely]. Plus I heard the AA ones scratch easy. See below + Soupi's stalkerish picture of me.

Um, yeah the thing is no one told me wearing lamé leggings in NYC was a bad idea, although in retrospect I should have known. I just figured city girls are some of the most daring and unique dressers so I figured if I don't wear them in NY, where else would I wear them? Plus they were warm! Of course, it looked like more girls were wearing long boots, dark tights, and dark earthy colors, not too stand-out, so I guess I was wrong.

Long story short, half of the people I passed were looking at me or my legs (I hadn't thought it would be that big a deal), including strange creepy guys. One guy puckered his face and said, "hey sweetie!" and someone poked his head out of a taxi and continued to stare at my friend and I for about 30 seconds... which is a really long time. Plus a woman smiled and shouted, "Goldfinger!!" which I wasn't quite sure how to respond to. Not to mention when night fell I got scared and I pulled down my skirt and pulled up my leggings, I wanted to tear them off, really, because of the creep pheromone they were giving off. And that's why at night when we went out to eat, I switched to safe opaque black leggings.

Day: Scotland Cream hat (gift), DKNY sleeveless sweater (gift), Kors skirt, Norma Kamali Gold Leggings.

Night: Navy and Plaid childhood cape, DKNY sleeveless sweater (gift), U/O tights, Kors skirt.

Day 3

Day: Sweetees cardigan (also I was so surprised when I saw they matched my Hansel and Basel socks [btw, interview with the founder of Hansel and Basel will be up very soon!], free people cable tights. Yes I wore socks over tights... Orchid AA skirt, Vintage (?) Vivienne Westwood bag [mentioned last entry].

Late Afternoon: Orchid AA skirt, H & M shirt ($5) I purchased in NY, Hansel & Basel scrunched down socks, Green payless pumps.

Late Night: McQ by Alexander McQueen bandana dress (mentioned last entry), CK short cable sweater, U/O tights.

Mishmash Things I did not wear but purchased in NYC

Nepal Hat: $8 somewhere on Howard St. [across from Opening Ceremony- 35 Howard St]

H&M zipper trapeze dress- $20 [purch. next to Macy's]

MBMJ bandana (I just stuck it in the dress)- $8

MBMJ socks- $10, Marc by Marc Jacobs store.

Elizbeth Hurley Caftan- $35 Scoop NYC in Meatpacking District, across from Stella McCartney's store (drool).

MoMA lips postcard- $2.50, Museum of Modern Arts. I also bought a pretty umbrella from there- $35.

My friend Soupi and I decided to have some fun picking some ridiculously expensive clothes and trying them on. I chose an oversized Anna Sui coat with roses (it said Petite though!). It was just for laughs- my skin tone doesn't go well with that sort of red-- Soupi said I looked like a giant tomato. Lol.

long awaited PHOTOS from School @ dorm

The Chloe skirt I told you about, paired with Matt & Nat Wright bag, Abaete flats, and Hello Kitty sweatshirt.

Different Takes on 1 childhood piece

Look 1: eclectic folk dressy: styled with gray cotton cami, H & M belt, Kate Spade Cape Cod cotton scarf [threaded it through button holes), U/O socks.

Look 2: Puffy Pretty and Chill: gray cami, H & M belt, puffy skirt from Anthropologie, U/O socks.

Look 3: Casual, Laidback, etc: gray cami, random red ribbon, Cheap Monday tight jeans.

outfit 1: headband from fair, stuck feathers on it, free people rough long shirt and cable tights, Old Navy herringbone shorts, Eleanor Grosch flats.

outfit 2: U/O scarf, Tara Jarmon for target dress jacket, blue cami, Cheap Monday jeans ($14 via Barney's warehouse sale), Eleanor Grosch flats.

outfit 1: free people sequin hoodie, CK knit tank dress and cotton skinny pants, Palladium boots.

outfit 2: CK knit tank dress and cotton skinny pants + Stella McCartney stilettos (via Ebay).

Organic (?) Shirt from some LA sample sale. Cardigan and tights-- U/O. Express skirt. Vintage YSL pumps via Ebay [the ones I mentioned last post].

Prep with a Twist

outfit 1: CK cable sweater, Cross craft fair pin, Abaete flats, Phillip Lim for UNIQLO skirt.
outfit 2: BCBG plaid blazer, Gap scarf, Green Gap Tank, CK white shirt, Giordano khakis, Kate Spade canvas skimmers.

While we're on the subject of style...or lack of...

during the school semester and my inability to post, something I was surprisingly impressed by, was Peta's approach towards new campaigns which come off not only effective and informative, but educational, interactive, media savvy, and have punchy humor with a bite. I'm not endorsed by them in any way, so rest assured these are my own true opinions.

Mary-Kate Olsen (photo via WWD)

For example, the big campaign that you might have heard about are about the Olsen twins' heavy use of and ignorant approach to fur. Peta created an intriguing Full House parody clip. Ashley and Mary-Kate are nicknamed the Trollsen twins and...the graphics pretty much say it all. Anyway, they set up a webpage, where people can watch the clip, dress them up in their typical disgusting (and you'll see it's disgusting) fur-wear. For a while, the Trollsen twins even had their own Myspace account created. Isn't that intense?

Anyway, you guys can check it here:

Dress up the Trollsen Twins at!

It's really interactive and user-friendly...therefore, quite effective in reaching out to those who don't know a thing. So props, honestly. In any case, the Olsens don't have any style in my book when they can can support such an inhumane fur industry. It's surprising that they can keep ignoring it. Especially when they have such young girls looking (or had been looking) up to them.

They even made this snowglobe for winter. You can shake it up and everything. It contains Anna Wintour.

Anna wintour in mid-shake

With designers like Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Benjamin Cho, Erin Fetherston, Rebecca Taylor, Charlotte Ronson, Nicole Miller, Trovata, Vivienne Westwood, and Alexandre Herchcovitch shunning fur, why even bother?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 * for your personal style, apart from the lame tights indeed ...

2:05 PM  
Blogger The Clothes Horse said...

Great outfits--all of them. Too bad about the negative attention (?) about your gold leggings--you rock them! I keep thinking people dress edgier here or there, but in the end people dress edgy everywhere--there's just not that many edgy dresser period! I like trips to new places as well, but maybe I should do a pre-city workout so it won't exhaust me so much walking around!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

it's totally no biggie, I'm thinking she meant-- "lamé" instead of "lame" least I hope so, lol!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Amazing post! I like all the details you put into the summary of the trip. The outfits are really innovative and you're an awesome model. The gold leggings looked really good on you, btw.

8:22 PM  
Blogger molly said...

i absolutely LOVE your style! its so fun and playful, i deeply respect how you dont take fashion too seriously!
i might hazard a guess that people were staring at you in new york due to jealous ;P

1:20 PM  
Blogger sara said...

Wow those ads are sure something. And I loved so much of what you were, you can pull of thing that I don't think I could. And the gold leggings were awesome on you!

x sara o

5:48 PM  
Blogger coco said...

I love the looks
and lucky you for being in nyc its such an amazing place

8:01 AM  
Blogger Mash said...

thank you for your sweet comment and yes marine is more beautiful than tyra looool don't you think she looks like a little bit Rihanna ?

1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your outfits! especially those pink socks and the yellow chloe skirt.

5:49 AM  
Blogger penelope said...

love yr gold leggings though! haha and yr skirt!!

love yr prep wif a twist! WHERE did u get tt gorgeous skirt?!! it;s pretty!!!

and erin look as ethereal as ever((:

6:18 PM  
Blogger Gloria said...

thanks for the input, you guys! was flattered.

btw, penelope-- above the photo says where I got it ;) --uniqlo...unfortunately all NJ locations have closed though. and yea, erin looks so pretty...and don't you love that she doesn't use fur?


7:08 PM  
Blogger Diana @ So Fash'on said...

looks like a lot of fun! I wore such a pair o leggings too:) love them!

5:15 AM  
Blogger Fashion Tidbits said...

love the 'free people long white shirt'!!!

6:35 AM  
Blogger maya said...

Im sorry but I'm not too into the gold leggings. Apart from those though, I love all your outfits, especially the pink and orange socks/cardigan combo. I love NY, so I'm extremely jealous you got to go.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Lama Drama said...

hey i live in new york! loved all the outfits, but the third day def caught my eye!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Carolina Lange said...

Very nice outfits! I'm sure you had a great time!

11:28 AM  
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9:01 AM  
Blogger olimpiA said...

Cool outfits. I loved look #3

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Blogger Model Citzen said...

i think it's awesome that you wore the gold leggings- who care about what others think. seriously?! half the people in america worship britney spears- that says it all

9:30 PM  
Blogger Model Citzen said...

i think it's awesome that you wore the gold leggings- who care about what others think. seriously?! half the people in america worship britney spears- that says it all

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