Photo by Andrew Morales/WWD

I wore this particular outfit to Naeem Khan, which was the show I was most excited for this season. I’ve been very excited to see his work for this year so I wanted to put together something special to wear that day. I take a lot of care in what I choose to wear; always ensuring my entire look fits together and describes how I am feeling in that moment. I carefully hand select the vintage pieces I find, restore them to good health, and wear them with pride. The morning before the show, I even made a special appointment with my good friend Heather Schnell to curl my hair in a retro style.

After the show I had asked the lovely couple next to me to take my photo – which they were kind enough to do – even complimenting my outfit in the process. Which is why, during their quick snap, I was so surprised to hear from behind me:

“Wow. That girl looks like vintage furniture. I guess everything gets recycled.”

Photo by Denton Taylor

Fashion is all about expressing yourself. If and when you dislike something that someone else is wearing – and it will happen – it’s important to remember that the things you say are not just harmful, they are rude. I said nothing while my outfit I had worked on for weeks was torn apart in seconds. I knew I felt good in what I was wearing and I wasn’t about to feel bad about it because someone else thought it resembled “furniture.”

Photo by Denton Taylor 🙂

So here’s to all the women who choose to wear colour instead of the ubiquitous NYC black, and for stepping out bravely in something totally unexpected.

Here’s to the women that choose not to follow every trend; that wear what makes them feel their absolute best and reflect what they feel. Not what everyone else is choosing to embrace.

This NYFW I learned that when you stay true to yourself and your personal style, wonderful things can happen. After all, fashion is all about expressing yourself. Even if you decide next season to go as a shag carpet.

Thank you for noticing my personal style WWD.

XO

-Belle

OUTFIT DETAILS:
CAPE: Vintage 60’s
FAUX FUR: Imposter 4 U
YELLOW CARDIGAN: Vintage 50’s Cheerleader
DRESS: Vintage 70’s
DRESS 2: Glittery Topshop
BEADED HANDBAG: Vintage (date being researched)
SHOES: Prada

SPECIAL THANKS TO HEATHER SCHNELL XX

It’s a beautiful day in Manhattan and today I went out and did what most New Yorkers do on Sunday afternoon. I went to brunch. While I know this is a topic I’ve already discussed in some detail I have a few new things to add.

Going to brunch is an occasion (life is an occasion isn’t it?) and that means it’s time to get dressed up. Pick comfortable clothing that you won’t feel embarrassed to be seen in. I tend to run into someone the minute I’m not put together. 

Another way you can tie a look together is tossing on a hat. It’s one of my favourite ways to get dressed up fast. 

*Brunch tip- when you finally pick a place to go to brunch, pay attention to what everyone else is ordering. If you see a common plate that most people are getting, order it too! It’s popular for a reason.

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Helmut Lang

Pants: AG

Cardigan: Vintage wool

Shoes: Chanel 

Purse: Givenchy

Hat: Chanel

Today was the hottest day I’ve spent in NYC to date. Not normally a girl to wear anything very short, I soon changed my tune when I felt how muggy it was.

Pro Tip: if you are like me, a little self conscious whilst wearing anything teeny tiny, wear biker shorts. no, not the padded ones silly! If the breeze finally decides to show up and your skirt picks up, jokes on everyone else because you’ll have on some sort of under armor skin short. 

One of my favorite things in the world is mixing high fashion with vintage pieces. I would never say I do this to avoid looking “dated”, because a huge chunk of my clothing is over 40 years old. The Dior fusion sneaker is a shoe that I’ve been thinking of for some time now and when I paired it with this vintage 60′s dress, it was like a dream from heaven. The pink from both matched! Some people might tell you not to get too matchy-matchy. I, on the other hand, love it. There is something deeply satisfying to me when I buy something and the color matches perfectly to something else I own. It’s almost like meeting a clothing soulmate, and you were always meant to be a “match”.

Fanning myself because I feel like I’m melting. It’s hard to be so “glamourous” when it’s 95 degrees.

Outift Details:

Dress: L Train Vintage pink 60′s dress.

Shoes: Black Mary Janes Prada/ Sneakers Dior Fusion

Sunglasses: DIor

Purse: Chanel Grand Shopping Tote

Earrings: Vintage 60′s 

Do you like mixing vintage fashion with high fashion?

I made my first Youtube video! I recently purchased a Chanel Grand Shopping Tote and friends have already asked me about what I’m carrying in such a large bag. I’ve always been fond of these videos, so here you go!

What do you have in your bag?