Monday, February 28, 2011

School Post #4: Color on the Streets of NYC

Our next assignment was to scour the NYC streets for a common color. Below are some photos I snapped over the weekend of some friends;
the military influence was everywhere, with New Yorkers adopting army green parkas, jackets, and tanks in effortlessly cool ensembles.
Clay, Filmmaker & Artist; 28th Street & 8th Avenue
Clay is wearing an authentic uniform from the Canadian Armed Forces that he bought from an army surplus store in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
Jaclyn, FIT student & Blogger at Stepping in Stilettos; 27th Street & 7th Avenue
Jaclyn layered her military green Forever 21 tank under a leather moto jacket.
Vanessa; FIT student & Blogger at Of The Moment...; 28th Street & 10th Avenue
Vanessa paired her PINK by Victoria's Secret army green parka with cropped jeans and nude heels.
Below are some additional New York streetstyle photos I've compiled from StyleCaster and Harper's Bazaar to bring you more inspiration:
 Above: Textile Elizabeth and James Gregory Pullover Racoon-Trimmed Parka, Acne Admire boots,
Shopbop Skinny Cargo Pants, and Lisa Marie Fernandez swimsuit.
H&M army green jacket & tights ● Club Monaco silk pocket t-shirt & skirt ● Zara belt ● Aldo heels ● MAC 'So Chaud' lipstick
Here's my version of this color trend, a staple in my spring wardrobe (blogged here, here, and here), military green is here to stay! Thoughts?

Saturday, February 26, 2011


I picked up this skirt from H&M (I know, right?!), I love the two-toned pleated design.
H&M blouse and skirt ● Rachel Roy heels ● MAC 'So Chaud' lipstick
Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend! xo Nia

Friday, February 25, 2011


Some photos I've compiled from women in the fashion industry who continue to inspire me every day:
Mary Kate Steinmiller's impressive belt collection; Fashion Market Editor, Teen Vogue.
Roopal Patel's favorite accessories and Lanvin obsession; Senior Market Editor of Women's Accessories at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Joanna Hillman's love for bold colors and prints (recognize the Lanvin x H&M dress?); Senior Fashion Market Editor, Harper's Bazaar.
Celine Kaplan's Lanvin necklace, Prada purse, and candy colored Chanel bags; Executive Director of Public Relations, Eres.
Source: The Coveteur

Monday, February 21, 2011

School Post #3: NY Street Style

I met up with my friend Jaclyn of Stepping in Stilettos today and we couldn't help but share a laugh after realizing how similarly we were dressed! With a nod to Spring '11 runway trends (denim was everywhere from Stella McCartney to Valentino to Akris) and our shared love for fur, we decided to snap our own New York street style pics.

Fur vests, perfect for layering combined with a breezy denim shirtdress is a staple for any FIT student.
What do you think of this spring trend New Yorkers love so much?

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Forever 21 hat & shorts ● H&M crop top, jacket, & tights ● Aldo shoes ● Le Chateau bag & scarf
I tried to promise myself I wouldn't buy another navy/white striped top (Exhibit A, B, C, D, etc.), but
the elbow patches and cropped hem got me on this one! Oops...
Hope you are all keeping warm and having an amazing weekend! Leave some love! x Nia

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Hey babes, just a quick outfit post before I head out. Picked up this crop top from H&M and have been asked about 10 different times if it's Christopher Kane *sigh*. Oh, the trickle down effect and fashion life cycle, thank-you for saving me approx $400 (Kane, you're still one of my all time faves). 

Will hopefully get to another outfit post this weekend! In the meantime, listen to one of my latest musical obsessions. Peace and love!

Monday, February 14, 2011

School Post #2: Key Item for Spring 2012

Finding one key item for spring 2012 was a challenge. After reviewing several forecasting services and scouring the pages of, I found myself lusting over the latest maxi dresses, double-breasted blazers, crop tops, tap shorts, and anything high-waisted. 

However, the one staple item that surprised me on the runways that I know I could not live without is the 70s inspired 3/4 sleeve knit top. Snore? Far from. The adorable lightweight 3/4 sleeve knits at Sonia Rykiel were the perfect compilation of 70s sportswear and effortless feminine glamour.

Yarn dyed stripes and color blocking update a style that has been a staple for over 40 years. The same trend was evident on other Spring 2011 runways including Paul Smith, Peter Som, and DKNY with 3/4 knits in muted oranges, rusty neutrals, candy pinks, and saturated red hues. 
Scoop, boat, or crew necks create a flattering minimalist design detail with clean necklines and simple silhouettes. Paired with the season's latest knee-length skirt or walking shorts, these tops are perfection for Spring 2012 and will undoubtedly become a staple in your wardrobe! Thoughts?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

School Post #1: Favorite Blogger

Hi my long lost fashion friends! I can't believe almost a month has passed since my last entry! The Most Inconsistent Blogger Award goes to...

OK, so we have LOTS to catch up on, but my post today isn't going to be about yours truly. Basically, I'm enrolled in this class at FIT that requires weekly blogging as our term assignments. I KNOW. IS THIS REAL LIFE?! Best. Class. Ever. If I'm not blogging, I'm failing, so expect at least one post a week from moi!

Our first topic is sharing our favorite Blog/Blogger, and I'm sure you are all no stranger to mine: The Man Repeller. If you haven't visited Leandra's blog yet, you're in for lots of turbans, an obscene amount of fur and feathers, and an overdose of acid wit! Her blog encompasses the fashion women love to love and men love to hate. 
Leandra ready to repel in a Margiela inspired DIY dress.
With a recent influx in teen pregnancy and young parents, Leandra has made a valid point that maybe our sartorial decisions are truly the best form of birth control. 

5 Reasons Why I Will Never Procreate:

Laura Ingalls Wilder on Lanvin LSD.
Self explanatory (Got rejected at a Twilight casting because of this hat).
Shag carpet caplet + gigantic top knot.
Unsure of what is more regrettable, the glasses or the fact I spent the first 21 years of my life in the Plateau Station of Antarctica (man repelling climate). Oh, and another top knot.
Nothing spells repel like a good old drop crotch. 

In all seriousness, Leandra has contributed a fresh and fun angle to the fashion blogosphere that can't be ignored. She may be a man repeller, but she's also a trend setter, so if you love your buns high and your crotches low, visit The Man Repeller! Until next time, send me a list of your fave blogs and your best man repelling ensembles. x Nia