Sunday, June 30, 2013

empire state of mind

//last week in nyc, mainly through Instagram pictures//

this is me in a cool part of Central Park called Sheep Meadow.
there aren't sheep there.
this is my amazing friend Caroline, who I went to nyc with.
she is also in Sheep Meadow, also wearing the same flower/grass crown as me.

this is FIT, where new friends and I took a fashion journalism class.
(left to right) Taylor, Kelly, me, Caroline, Gina
this is a sneakily-taken picture of Vivienne Westwood looks
from the Met's PUNK: Chaos to Couture exhibit. we went there on a field trip
in the journalism class. i blogged about it here.
this is me twirling on a walkable art installation at MoMA.
this is Central Park South, where we took a break from walking.
this is a chocolate macaroon from Ladurée.
did i feel like Blair Waldorf? yes.

this is my chocolate marshmallow cupcake from Sprinkle's.

this is the tourist coming out in me.
classic new york at night.

this is both happy and sad. can't wait to be back!

I'm so grateful for every time I've been able to visit the amazing city. I already miss the people, the food, the streets, the nights and the lights, and even the suffocating subway rides. It's crazy how quickly this place steals my heart and selfishly takes up all the room in my dreams.
What can I say?
I love New York.

39. frenchie

I could get used to New York as my photo background.

The only problem with my friend being my photographer? I couldn't stop laughing for the pic.

I don't actually know what this means in French...shh, don't tell my teacher.


top: Zara // skirt: Forever 21 // shoes: Zara // bag: H&M
~photo creds to my lovely friend Caroline~

Guess who's back?!?!
 I spent all of last week in NYC (or The Best Place on Earth, as I like to call it) and the two weeks before that in Baltimore. First, I was staying in Baltimore for a short internship. After that, I returned to Cincinnati, but not for long! The very same day, I hit the airport for the next flight out to the Big Apple. My friend and I traversed the city together for a fashion journalism class at The Fashion Institute of Technology, which was super fun and interesting--more on that in a later post.

While in the city, I hit up some of my favorite stores that we don't have in Cincinnati, including Zara. I bought a few things there, including the top and shoes in this outfit. My friend actually picked out the top for herself at first but passed it along to me when it didn't fit her, and I fell in love with its cool french-girl vibe. Also, Zara is having their annual Spring/Summer Sale right now, so I felt obligated to purchase the shoes I'm wearing--they were almost half off their original price. Plus, they feel super New York-ish, and a woman on the street stopped me to tell me how much she loved them, so case closed. 
I bought the faux leather skirt a little while ago from Forever 21. I'm impressed with how well it has held up, considering the fact that I've been wearing it practically six out of seven days a week! 
I know I will be wearing this outfit a lot in the summer and mixing and matching different tops with the skirt and bottoms with the top. And of course, my feet will just have to adjust to the shoes because I plan on never taking them off. 

Friday, June 28, 2013

PUNK: Chaos to Couture


This week, I'm living in New York City! I'm taking a precollege fashion journalism class at FIT. So far, it is incredible--I've learned a lot and had so much fun. Today was especially cool because our class took a field trip to the Met to see the PUNK: Chaos to Couture fashion exhibit. There was a ton of hype about this showcase, so I'd been dying to see it. It was even more amazing than I imagined it, as I'm finding most things in New York are.

The gorgeous and eccentric punk fashion collections spanned several rooms, each with a different theme. There was DIY hardware, DIY bricolage, DIY graffiti and agitprop, and DIY destroy. Some highlights included garbage bag dresses (chicer than you could imagine), safety-pin covered garments galore, and extravagant paint-splattered gowns. I highly recommend going to see it if you get the chance to come to the city before August 14th, when the exhibit closes.

This beautiful, poofy Alexander McQueen dress
was one of my absolute favorites.
Both of these cool graffiti looks were
designed by Vivienne Westwood.

This is one of my favorite looks. It captures the destroyed
punk vibe of the time, but it still radiates classic Chanel.

I can't wait to post some more outfit photos and tell you more about my time in NYC!