February 26, 2018
This past New York Fashion Week, I had a great time photographing some of the street style that was happening in and around the fashion shows. What I enjoyed most about this experience is finding new trends and seeing current ones come to life. Also, it's great when people's personal style can come to life - when they style pieces in new ways.
Cue the fanny pack. Scratch that. I mean the "Belt Bag".
The belt bag was all over fashion week. There were multiple instances of designer belt bags, with Gucci seeming to lead the way. Some women wore these traditionally, while there was another that wore it as a crossbody. Which way would you choose to wear it?
My fascination with the resurgence of this trend didn't stop there.
During a recent walkthrough of Saks Fifth Avenue, I was strolling through the multi-level store when I stumbled upon a mannequin. She was donning the now infamous belt bag! It was styled, once again, differently than I had seen before - with activewear. On the streets during NYFW, I was seeing the belt bag dressed up to slightly more casual. Now, I saw it styled in a whole new way - with activewear.
The point of this belt bag post?
First of all, it's true - fashion does recycle its trends. Although, one could argue the fanny pack wasn't necessarily a trend.
Secondly, this is another trend that can be geared to your own personal style and worn to fit your needs.
Lastly, proof that fashion should be fun. A fanny pack coming back in style, just rebranded as a belt bag? Love it.
P.S. Why not pair your belt bag with an Adea Modal Tee and a blazer. Make it your own.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.