>> I do apologise for the mish mash streetstyle photo nicking. I'm always slightly curious as to how personal style fashion bloggers manage to fit seemingly elaborate-looking and impromptu photo shoots of their outfits during fashion week. I on the other hand am always running, on the phone, looking for cabs or stuffing a sandwich down my gullet. A spare minute is usually spent ducking into Starbucks to charge the phone (I've taken to carrying no less than three phones at fashion weeks). Hopefully, I've fully credited everyone for bothering to take my pic.
Speaking of which, I suppose I'm further committing the sins that this part brilliant, part disconcerting T Magazine article by Suzy Menkes highlights, about the ridiculous circus that goes on outside fashion shows, along with some pretty telling comments. Brilliant, because although Menkes isn't the first to write such an article, her weight brings the issue to the forefront and has been encouraging analysis and dialogue (so many people in New York have been coming up to me going "Did you read that article?" and asking me for my opinion). Disconcerting because I'm mentioned in the article in passing as the "sharp Susie Bubble" but the overall context doesn't exactly cast myself and others in a favourable light. I do want to address this issue after fashion week hub hub has died down as I haven't quite figured how I feel yet but for now, I suppose I have nothing to do except to go right ahead and confirm Menkes' exact suspicions; that we are all peacocking, however much we doth protest. No outrage. No line of defence. Just a muted response of more incessant picture snapping and "Look at me and what I'm wearing today!"
Although, I do to have to thank the ever lovely Isabelle OC for very kindly coming to my defence on Twitter, with a comment that I'll try to bear in mind as I inevitably overanalyse the ramifications of Menkes' article... "I've always thought of you as a (well-dressed) workhorse rather than a showpony."
Vintage Kenzo sweater, Ganryu Comme des Garcons hat, Rag & Bone bag, Ostwald Helgason trousers, Nicholas Kirkwood shoes