Ah, tis the season for fabulous street style. All the sartorially minded are gathering around Lincoln Center, ostensibly to check out all the Spring/Summer 2015 shows on the runways... but also, really, to show off their outfit assembling abilities. And I couldn't be more excited to see and photograph everyone's brilliant ensembles.
But, guys, "fashion people" get a bad rap. Seriously — look at any movie or television show, and we're basically portrayed as airheads, or else super mean and judgmental a la Miranda Priestly. Granted, the general perception of stylish folks as shallow, pretentious, and unintelligent is changing, thanks to ladies like Lucky's Editor-In-Chief Eva Chen and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller fame sharing their innermost thoughts on Instagram, along with peeks inside their closets. Us normals are no longer doomed to boring tees and jeans, with Target, H&M, and other fast-fashion retailers teaming up with big name designers to bring cool kids clothes to the masses.
So, this week while I was doing my normal rounds at NYFW, I decided to ask the fashionable show goers more that just "Who are you wearing?" Their favorite books, vacation plans, and most recently curated Spotify playlist all came up — along with some really awesome shopping tips. Turns out, stylish people can be multi-faceted.
Dallas and Julia, Fashion Illustrator and Blogger
Currently Listening To: The 1975 and The Bahamas
Wearing: Valentino and ASOS
Website: Catcher In The Style
Currently Reading: A writing handbook to improve my blog.
Currently Listening To: Haim and Local Natives — they were amazing at Outside Lands.
Who Are You Wearing? Vintage dress, Topshop shoes, Queen V necklace.
Jamie, Fashion & Beauty TV Correspondent
Most Recent Vacation: Encinitas to enjoy the culture and feel cool and effortless.
Elizabeth, Blogger And Stylist
Website: A Keene Sense Of Style
Currently Listening To: Sia's newest album.
Most Recent Vacation: All over Italy, but my favorite spot was Portofino because of the seaside.
Who Are You Wearing? Redlight PR, ASOS fur, and a bag from a leather market in Italy.
Website: Margo & Me
Currently Listening To: Oldies but goodies, like Elton John.
Who Are You Wearing? Cameo
Most Recent Vacation: Traveling to Turkey to teach English.
Who Are You Wearing? H&M and Aldo.
Most Recent Vacation: A cruise to the Caribbean.
Who Are You Wearing? Aldo and Topshop.
Currently Listening To: Pink.
Who Are You Wearing? Stella McCartney Shoes and a Magritte x Opening Ceremony Tunic.
Most Recent Vacation: Tulum, where I went snorkeling despite a big fear of the ocean.
Who Are You Wearing? H&M, Betsey Johnson earrings, Sam Edelman oxfords.
Last Movie Watched: Grand Budapest Hotel
Who Are You Wearing? Givenchy shoes, Henrik Vibskov, Celine
Liz, Accessories Blogger
Website: Excessories Expert
Currently Listening To: Retro stuff, like Carol King
Website: The Fashion Press
Currently Listening To: Mac Demarco
Who Are You Wearing? Urban Outfitters
Website: Kelly Golightly
Last Movie Watched: Boyhood — it was amazing.
Website: Fashion Laine
Who Are You Wearing? Princess Poly
Jackie, Student at Fordham
Currently Listening To: Alt J
Who Are You Wearing? Urban Outfitters and some thrifted pieces.
Fallon, Student at FIT
Currently Listening To: Two Door Cinema Club
Who Are You Wearing? Alice & Olivia
Currently Listening To: Phoenix
Who Are You Wearing? Jungle Girl and River Island.
Currently Listening To: Wiz Kalifa
Currently Listening To: Depeche Mode
Who Are You Wearing? Swedish brand All Tomorrow's Parties, Atelier, vintage purse, Heart of Steel bracelet
Who Are You Wearing? Brazilian brands, Lilly Sarti, Lenny jeans, Tibi, Les Petits Joueurs bag
Paolo and Kenya, Headwrap Designer and Scientist
Currently Listening To: Jazz, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker
Who Are You Wearing? Items from my mother's closet.
Currently Listening To: Brodinski
Who Are You Wearing? Vivienne Westwood, Agent Provacateur, Topshop
Images: Ali Gilliams