Fashion Over Reason: November 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year marks my third official American Thanksgiving and I must admit, I've become quite a fan of this joy-filled holiday. I mean, what's not to like: it's quality time with the family, a long weekend, LOTS of food and all that without the pressure of gift-giving. Not to mention that it marks the OFFICIAL countdown to Christmas!!! On that note, happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers, here's hoping you have a wonderful turkey day xx.

Happy Thanksgiving bread & wine

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Beanie Baby

American Apparel beanie Ray-Ban aviators fall Brooklyn

There are so many things that can get boring when cold weather hits, because your outfit no longer revolves around your clothes, it becomes all about your outerwear. And outerwear can be so, well... ugly, for lack of a better word. So you either need to get creative or get some real nice jackets. Pea coats are great, but sometimes it's also fun to play with shapes and proportions in order to keep things interesting. This cape take on it is exactly the kind of twist I crave when thinking about my outfit's final layer -- the finishing touch, if you will. Grab a beanie for double triple-duty: cool factor, warmth-provider, dirty hair-camouflager and you're all set!

You may recognize this look from last week, as I provided a little teaser in a previous post. To refresh your memory: it was from when Steph was here a couple of weeks back and we took the show to the streets to document. Thought I'd give it its own (well-deserved) spotlight.

Burgundy Rag & Bone cords Joe Fresh cape coat Details art deco engagement ring wedding band Coordinate Collection gold cuff Jenny Bird snake cuffWalking black & oxbloodJoe Fresh Rag & Bone Alexander Wang beanie Cape coat blondie beanieAlexander Wang Anouck boots nickel hardwareHelmut Lang knit Joe Fresh coat Rag & Bone cords Brooklyn fallStreet Style black burgundy oxblood Alexander Wang Anouck bootsStreet crossing Williamsburg Brooklyn Joe Fresh cape coat Rag & Bone cords Alexander Wang Anouck bootsDetails Bottega Veneta intrecciato bag Helmut Lang knit Rag & Bone cordsFall foliage Williamsburg Brooklyn streetsRag & Bone oxblood cords Alexander Wang Anouck bootsWilliamsburg BK Street outerwear fall beanieHip hip hip hurray Alexander Wang Anouck boots Brooklyn fall
Photos by Stephanie Boridy

Details:
Coat - Joe Fresh (similar)
Cords - Rag & Bone
Knit - Helmut Lang
Boots - Alexander Wang
Beanie - American Apparel
Bag - Bottega Veneta

Monday, November 25, 2013

5 Pointz

5 Pointz J Brand jeans Pour la Victoire H&M furry cardigan

In light of what happened last week, this post seems even more relevant now. You see, New York City has a lot of protected landmarks, spots with very unique pop culture relevance, as well as incomparable places with remarkable depth and soul, which are such rare commodities in today's authenticity void. Rare are areas that still have underground significance and that are beloved among appreciators and cult followers alike.

One of those spaces was 5 Pointz, an abandoned warehouse building in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. For 25 years, the owner of the structure allowed street artists to congregate there, making it one of those elusive venues that legally allowed graffiti to be showcased on the very canvas the craft was invented for: the streets. At 5 Pointz, spray can virtuosos bared their talent, honed their skill, displayed their creative mastery via the most mind-blowing, impressive, murals. Until now. Ian and I decided to explore that locale for our shoot last week, having learned that its date with destiny was a fatal one: it is to be torn down to build luxury condos by the end of next year. The ol' cliché. In an unanticipated twist, that ill fate was met sooner than anticipated, only a mere few days after our expedition (here is why). Our timing was more than perfect, it was lucky. See this as a final farewell, a special ode to what that place meant and a tribute to all the artists and fans that were touched, one way or another, by this amazing place.

Now, onto the sartorial details. I wanted to keep things simple in order to let the background shine and the cool factor at a certain level with a loose linen tee and a furry, cozy oversized cardigan. Another reason for why I wanted the canvas blank is because I was wearing these amazing earrings from Bauble Bar and I'm a big sucker for counteracting elements. Example: wearing something super masculine with a sexy pair of high heels, a baggy top with tight skinny jeans, a super casual look with a glam, bold lip, you catch my drift. So this ultra plain basic look with a mess of a top bun was jazzed up by my fancy drop earrings. I think my street cred just went up. Just sayin.


Furry cardigan J Brand green coated denim Saint Laurent Arty ring5 Pointz Graffiti Bauble Bar Opal galactic earringsH&M furry cardigan Chic Peek ring Saint Laurent arty ring5 Pointz J Brand green pants furry cardigan Pour la Victoire Lizette boots5 Pointz graffiti Oversized furry fluffy cardigan Bauble Bar Opal Galagtic earringsGraffiti street style furry cardigan Pour la Victoire boots Pour la Victoire Lizette patent leather bootsJ Brand Pour la Victoire H&MGraffiti 5 Pointz Long Island City Bauble Bar Opal Galactic Earrings5 Pointz NYC Ian Rusiana Photography
Photos by Ian Rusiana


Details:
Pants - J Brand (these were waxed but the coating didn't last past a couple washes, sadly)
Linen tee - H&M (similar)
Furry cardigan - H&M (similar)
Earrings - Bauble Bar
Boots - Pour la Victoire
Leather jacket - Mackage (similar)
Rings - Saint Laurent & Chic Peek
Bracelet - Coordinates Collection

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Black Fur

Today is one of the coldest days of the season so far and if you're on the East Coast and headed outdoors, you want to make sure that you're well bundled up, let me tell you. A black fur coat is all any girl needs for a time like this, whether it's a bouclé furry version or more of a brushed pelt. It's a style statement and a classic all at once.

Black boulce furry fur coat model off dutyBlack fur coat PS1 bag model off duty
[tfs]

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#LCCCinNYC

The weekend before last, I got the very anticipated visit from one of my best gals and blogger soulmate Stephanie, along with her man and their adorable pup, Chloe. Good times would be an understatement. Not to mention that it was her birthday weekend, so the festivities were at an all time high. Fashion girls we may be, but we're also both big foodies (our tender halves are too), so naturally we spent A LOT of time thinking about where and what to eat, hitting up some of our favorite local spots, as well as Smorgasburg, the best invention ever. In true blogger form, the photo snapping was more than abundant and, naturally, we aimed to capture every enjoyable moment (as well as our #ootd's/#ootn's - mom, that means outfit of the day). If you follow me (or her!) on Instagram, then you've already gotten quite the preview (#LCCCinNYC), but here is the full-throttle roll out of the awesomeness that is our dream team. Doesn't our amusement shine through? It's so obvious.

NYC fall foliage skyAmerican Apparel beanie Joe Fresh cape coatLe Cheap C'est Chic OOTD Mac 'n Cheese Mac Truck SmorgasburgSmorgasburg Brooklyn fall timeMargarita time wide brim hatFootwear pink Saucony sneakers patent leather Zara bootiesKnow pain know gainBffs LCCCINNYCSelfie OOTD Rag & Bone cords Alexander Wang Anouck boots beanieLe Pain Quotidien ciderStephanie Boridy Le Cheap C'est Chic Soie AgencyLe Cheap C'est Chic Fashion Over ReasonWilliamsburg BrooklynStephanie Boridy Rag & Bone loafers Acne denim Free People tweed coat Topshop wide brim hatCloseup makeup look Saturday night 70s boho rock chic Adrienne Landau fur vest plaid shirt J Bran LovestoriesLCCCinNYC selfieLCCCinNYC Zoran navy tunic J Brand leather knee patch jeans Alaia bootiesChloe toy poodle Wall blue merle toy aussieGarden sidewalk Brooklyn Fashion Over Reason Americal Apparel beanieNail bar manicure Primp & PolishLe Cheap C'est Chic Brooklyn stoopRomance couple walking Brooklyn fall timeManicure Chanel Le Vernis 18 Rouge Noir Jenny Bird cuff Coordinates Collection Wythe Hotel Williamsburg BrooklynLCCCINNYC subway riding Chloe the toy poodle cozy snugglingFall style black beanie Joe Fresh cape coat Rag & Bone cords Alexander Wang Anouck boots Ray-Ban aviatorsCrocdile accessories Miu Miu wallet vintage bagLCCCinNYC friends bloggers Chloe toy poodle cozyGirl friends blondie brunette Black & Oxblood Alexander Wang Anouck boots Williamsburg BrooklynSaint Laurent arty ring Jenny Bird snake cuffScorpio birthdayBirthday rustic tableHappy birthday Stephanie candle blow outMomofuku birthday cakeFashion Over Reason wide brim hat Saint Laurent Arty ringNYC Manhattan skyline view