viernes, 27 de febrero de 2009

Style and The City

Las mujeres de The City:


Age: 23

Hometown: Brentwood, CA

Job: Image coordinator for Diane von Furstenberg

Most humbling fashion moment: Tripping in heels on Good Morning America

Fashion fact: Just bought a winter coat for the first time in her life

Never leaves home without: Her gold accessories

Where you’ll most likely run into her: Shopping for vintage on the Lower East Side

How I would style it: The classic suit jacket is meant to be worn exactly that way—with a classic suit. I love this ’70s-inspired, white linen, three-piece version. It reminds me of a very chic Bianca Jagger, post–Studio 54. Remember to keep the jacket fitted over just the vest (no blouse) and the pants wide and long enough to cover the shoe.



Age: 23

Hometown: NYC

Job: PR coordinator for Diane von Furstenberg

Always travels with: Her Birkin bag, jeans, ballet flats, a blazer, and a fur poncho

Fashion fact: Detests people who change into pajamas on the plane

Best known for: Speaking her mind

Personal style philosophy: It’s all about accessories and the mix, like necklaces that are $2 and $2,000

Where you’ll most likely run into her: Cafe Gitane in NoLita

How I would style it: The romantic jacket doesn’t have to look soft and dreamy. It can still have guts as long as it’s carried off with daring confidence. Witness the way Olivia wears it—slightly shrunken, sleeves pushed up, and belted. Even cooler? It’s paired with a long silk tiered prairie skirt. If the big skirt is too much, try it with high-waisted jeans or even a pencil skirt.



Age: 24

Hometown: Honolulu

Previous job: Hostess at Los Dados restaurant

Claim to fame: Daughter of AC/DC band member Cliff Williams and Whit’s oldest friend

Most memorable fashion moment: Working at a Florida surf shop with white blond hair streaked with fluorescent colors

Where you’ll most likely run into her: Flirting with the boys behind the counter at Mudspot, in the East Village

How I would style it: Erin is The City’s resident rocker girl, but she’s anything but grunge. It takes an extra dose of chutzpah to pull off the big shoulders we saw in jackets this spring, but Erin does it without batting one stylish eyelash. In fact, we added extra shoulder pads to this jacket to emphasize the trend. The real key to the ’80s jacket: Don’t do head-to-toe ’80s with it. Pair instead with graphic accessories, a mix of color and textures, and killer heels. Blunt bangs optional!



Age: 22

Hometown: Galloway, NJ

Job: Assistant buyer at Bergdorf Goodman

Personal style philosophy: Confidence is the best accessory

Can often be seen carrying: A classic Chanel quilted handbag

Style secret: Wears sexy little bras underneath all her T-shirts

Where you’ll most likely run into her: Dancing at the Beatrice Inn, the Eldridge, and the Rose Bar

How I would style it: The loose, unstructured jacket has had many incarnations lately but this white version has such a chic sophistication to it, especially when paired with a simple T-shirt. The rule to remember: Balance silhouettes. If you’ve got an easy, baggier jacket on top, keep your bottom more structured, lean, feminine, and sexy. In Sami’s case, we paired the jacket with a skinny pant and strappy sandals, but it would work just as well with a mini, skinny jeans, or even shorts.