“London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.” Alexa Chung.
Min-Kyu, Fashion Enthusiast New York
Tilly McCrystal, Marketing Student London
It’s important to have a personal style that is your own. I’ve been fascinated by makeup from a young age and love to create a unique look through the mood of the make up. Nail polish is an obsession of mine, if my nails are wrong it can ruin a whole look.”
On his personal style: “Be Fabulous everyday!”
Street Style... Lily, Tourist New York
On picking her outfit: “ It’s important for me to look weather appropriate. Today is a sunny spring day so I tried to match my outfit to that whilst staying warm.”
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And London David, Photographer New York
on his outfit:
“ The knot in my scarf really makes the look quique and is great at keeping the chill at bay”
The Brant Brothers
S TA R S
Named the ‘New princes of the City’ by The New York Times, Harry, 17, and Peter, 19, are the brothers whose instagram accounts read like the real life gossip girl. Son’s of 90s supermodel Stephanie Seymore and media tycoon Peter Brant Sr, the brothers have fast become staples at nyfw and pfw, as well as New Yorks most opulent parties. Their fashion highlight came at the 2013 Met Gala (pictured) although, everyday is a couture fashion show for these teens. @harry_brant @peter_brant
Anna Wintour “To be in Vogue has to mean something. It’s an endorsement. It’s a validation”. American Vogue’s editor-in-chief win tour came under fire recently for her controversial Kim and Kanye cover. However, no one can deny her personal style. Polished and lady-like since 1988 when she ascended to the rank of editor-in-chief. In recent years her oversized sunglasses and bobbed haircut have become truly iconic and instantly recognisable.
Harry Styles Winning the British Style Award at the 2013 British style Awards, Styles cemented his place as not only a cultural phenomenon but also as a style icon. Regularly seen wearing the same suede chelsea boots and ripped black super skinny jeans, the boy band member has a style all of his own. Rocking a plaid flannel shirt, or this seasons latest Burberry shirt at lfw, people take notice of Harry Styles and care about what he is wearing. Which makes him a staple on the young British fashion scene.
Cara Delevingne She has graced the cover of Vogue in haute couture, and walked in nearly every fashion show imaginable and been the face of countless designer campaigns. But its this supermodels eclectic personal style that earns her the title of a fashion icon. Whilst being unusually beautiful, her no fuss attitude shines through as she looks just as at home in an oversized t-shirt, trainers and a beanie hat as she does in a Dior gown at the met gala.
Mural of Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld by Bradley Theodore, Kenmare Street, Soho, New York.
“The soft rush of taxis by him, and laughter, laughters hoarse as a crow’s, incessant and loud, with the rumble of the subways underneath and over all, the revolutions of light, the growings and recedings of light - light dividing like pearls - forming and reforming in glittering bars and circles and monstrous grotesque figures cut amazingly on the sky.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Beautiful and Damned
The Beautiful and Damned, first published in 1922, is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s second novel. It portrays the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York society. As in Fitzgerald’s other novels, the characters are complex, especially with respect to marriage and intimacy. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald’s relationship with Zelda Fitzgerald. For a gripping travel read this book is perfect, especially for travelling to New York. Beautifully written this book is a feast for the mind, as Fitzgerald’s decadent descriptions of 1910s New York glamour.