Okay, why did I find it necessary to travel all the way west in yesterday’s whipping wind, wild low temps and scary icy sidewalks to meet my girl Catherine at the Javits Center?! Instead of just going to a nice civilized lunch, maybe somewhere warm and cozy in Soho??? Because of fashion, people! FASHION!
I may have missed the Capsule show, which wrapped yesterday at Pier 94, just a bit further uptown on the partially-frozen Hudson River, but I powered through the Coterie show at the Javits as if my life depended on it. Thank goodness I did! Look at all the cuteness that ensued!
My fashion journalist in crime Catherine with designer Estel Day of Mark and Estel and, of course, yours truly
Matthildur’s alpaca sweater made in Peru with asymmetric taffeta skirt. Must. Have. Skirt. Look! It even has POCKETS!
The adorable Estel Day, half of Mark and Estel, at their Coterie booth above, and, below, showing off their mannequin sporting the duo’s signature necklace.
Faherty’s sustainable indigo dyed cotton coat with brushed organic cotton Western lining. Even Flaherty’s swimwear is sustainable, created from recycled plastic bottles. LOVE THEM!
New girl crush Catherine Alexander, designer of Stanmore Jewelry. We share a background in the crazy of production and a love and passion for jewelry. Her line is the BOMB! Check it out here: www.stanmorenyc.com/view-all
Stanmore’s rhodium double ball hinged cuff
Stanmore’s matte finish onyx ball cuff in brass
More, more, Stanmore
Italian-based Bosnian-produced A.S. 98 makes my favorite go-to boot out of my entire footwear wardrobe. It’s comfortable, different, comfortable. Did I say that already?! Now if only the weather would cooperate so I can stop wearing my snow boots. A.S.98’s Frank Gehry-inspired heel on its mixed media trainers, above, and leather gladiators, below.
Calf protection: mixed leathers at A.S. 98
Mixed leathers at A.S. 98
Disco dress and jacket at Yumi London: I remember wearing a similar outfit in high school as I hit the dance clubs. Oops! Am I ever dating myself!
Cuteness overload: Yumi London’s adorable hedgehog sweater has its own pom-pom hat. Shown with coordinating pocket scarf.