Thursday, March 24, 2011


I moved to NYC nearly 8 months ago for the same reason most people do - to chase my dreams. More specifically, find my niche in this dynamic industry we call 'fashion' and achieve my full potential. Upon moving to this miraculous city, I have discovered it is the people who drive this industry, their unparalleled creativity and inimitable perspective of the world constructing the foundation of fashion.

One of my greatest inspirations is The New York Times street-style photography maven, Bill Cunningham. I had the pleasure of watching the documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, at Film Forum last night - a film that transcends Cunningham's focused fashion spreads in the city's most important newspaper, and delves into the spirit and very being of this extraordinary individual.

Cunningham is a living paradox riding a bicycle; respected by industry leaders such as Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and fashion icon Iris Apfel, this seemingly simple 83-year old man with not much more than a film camera, bicycle, and cobalt blue twill uniform jacket, exhibits a brilliant perception on the world of fashion and the power of street-style. Cunningham, who is overtly consumed  with clothing, the wearer, and documenting this harmony on the streets of New York City, is a force in the world of fashion that cannot be ignored.

If you are in NYC, I urge you to see Bill Cunningham New York - an illuminating portrait of a truly extraordinary individual who has remained a driving force in the fashion industry for over 50 years! (P.S: the DKNY popcorn bags sponsored by Donna Karan are too cute to pass up)!
"The wider world perceives fashion as a frivolity that should be done away with. The point is, that fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life. I don't think that you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization." - Bill Cunningham

Saturday, March 19, 2011


 A simple outfit today. I just realized I wear these heels in the majority of my posts - they're my go-to perfect platform pumps that boost
me from 5'7" to 5'11" and give me the extra leg I wasn't gifted with!
Wearing Zara skirt and blouse, Urban Outfitters tights, Aldo heels. Remeber to stop by Clay's blog, 16 MM CUT! Happy Saturday!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Fashion is always propelling at least one season ahead, while in actuality we're just beginning to prime our wardrobes for spring 2011!
Fall shows aside, I'm going back to one of my fave S/S 11 collections - Prada!
I loved the animated feeling of this collection; the bold primary colors, thick auto stripes, and deliberately minimal silhouettes made for a completely electric collection. Here is my own interpretation, from Prada to Zara:
Zara blouse, belt, and skirt ● H&M tights ● Aldo heels
Happy Friday! Everyone please check out and follow my boyfriend/blog photographer's new art and film blog, 16 MM CUT. Tell me what you think! xo Nia

Monday, March 7, 2011

School Post #5: Color Trends

While researching Spring color trends, I was perplexed by this image (right) I found on WGSN of a detail from Yan Shilin's
'Empty Sofa'; the fashion forecasting site described the image's color focus as "bruised pastels on a neutral base highlighted
with toxic brights". I instantly fell in love with this palette - what a beautifully haunting interpretation of such a delicate color story. 
As I continued following this color trend, I discovered J.Crew's Spring 2011 lookbook completely embodied these hues with blush tones,
muted corals, honeysuckle, and dusty yellows. These shades were also evident on many Spring 2011 runways including Cacharel, Carven,
Antonio Berardi, and Dennis Basso. It won't be long before these tones trickle from the runways to the sidewalks!

From left: J.Crew Spring 2011 lookbook, 'Empty Sofa' by Yan Shilin (Source: WGSN), Pantone colors Biscotti, Custard, Lobster Bisque, and Hot coral.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Today I went with some friends to The Armory Show in NYC where hundreds of the world's leading artists, galleries, collectors, critics, and curators gather to marvel at the amazing art from across the globe. Here are some inspiring photos from our trip 
 Hope you all had an amazing weekend! Besides today's torrential downpour, we've been having gorgeous spring weather in NYC. Wishing you all a warm week with lots of love, art, and sunshine! xo Nia