Street style is one of the most popular parts of fashion, I think everyone knows that – but street wear is a completely different thing. It’s a culture that emerged from skaters and that’s found almost anywhere now, even in haute couture. When it comes to everyday looks, I like mixing it up and incorporating various styles; it makes them a lot more funky and interesting. Doing this with streetwear brands is even more fascinating because certain products from brands have a specific meaning and personality. It’s a movement that gaining more traction, and what better place to celebrate that lifestyle than in NYC?
There are things that can’t be imitated or reproduced the same way old things were. There’s so much history to be found behind an ‘antique’ creation, sometimes the past of it can’t be retraced, which makes it all the more special. It leaves a lot to imagination – who wore this item before me? Who adopted it as their own? The story could be decoded in a million ways, but you will never really know unless you have a sort of testimony. Most importantly though, is the emotion and feeling of the product that has been carried along with its story.
From the moment one walks into the polished dusty pink walls that make up the Mansur Gavriel pop-up shop in SoHo, one feels strangely calm and charmed by the attractive elements surrounding them. It’s not like any other shop; it’s much more distinctive due to the presence of color and the small flower shop located in a corner of the store. The bags and shoes are neatly presented and organized by a degradation of colors composing of light neutrals, medium tones, and dark shades. Overall, the pop-up store impeccably portrays the style of the brand – slightly minimalistic with delicate details, classically elegant, and aesthetically pleasing.
There’s something so sweet and special about the first autumn breeze – the way the air is slightly chilly and makes the burnt orange leaves fall from the trees. The sensation one gets when it starts getting dark at 5pm and the sunset is just a faint glimmer in the distance is unique to autumn; it calls for turtlenecks, oversized scarves, hot chocolate by the fire, and warm jazz tunes. There’s nothing better than getting ready for the first cold day after a warm and busy summer and feeling that refreshing draft tickle your skin.
There are so many things that are delightful about Paris but one of my favorite is Montmartre. I’m not talking about the typical tourist square or the cathedral, what I love about this area are the cobblestone streets, the view over Paris, and the hidden historical details that many don’t know about. Personally, what makes something unique and special are the details because if one looks closely, one can see the subtle efforts put into the smaller things.