This week has been absolute madness for me. I just got back from NYC on Monday and headed straight into World MasterCard Fashion Week. I decided to go a little more mellow on the shows this year, having been to almost all the shows these past couple of seasons. Though Fashion Week is incredibly inspiring, fun and a great networking opportunity, it’s also incredibly tiring. So this season, I picked and chose the shows I most wanted to attend – Mackage, Hayley Elsaesser, Narces, etc. Catch my recap of some of my favorite moments of World MasterCard Fashion Week this weekend on the blog! Also coming this weekend!! Don’t miss my #5QuestionsWith Hayley Elsaesser!
NYFW is still going strong! Here are some of my favorite looks from yesterday! One of my favorites Alice + Olivia presented a beautiful and dainty collection. Obsessed with everything Narciso Rodriguez presented!! My designer discovery of the day: Veronica Beard. Loved the layered looks!
New York Fashion Week is officially underway. Since I can’t make it out in person, like many of you, I will be watching the shows as they are livestreamed on Mercedez-Benz FashionWeek‘s website, while also keeping an eye on Style.com‘s photo galleries to see the runway looks from up close! I’ve also created a special Pinterest board, that you can check out here, where I’ll be posting some of my favorite pics from this season’s shows, etc.
Here are some of my favorite looks from Day 1. My favorite collection presented today was hands down: Hellessy. It was hard to only pick a few looks from everything that was presented. I love the minimalistic yet edgy vibe.
I decided to do a men’s outfit special on the blog this week! Putting my outfits together every day is always a whole lot of fun but I’ve always wanted to style men as well. I’ve had the chance to do some menswear styling on music videos but thought it’d be a fun exercise to do for a daily outfit. I’m lucky because I have access to the perfect model, Offner, who probably has just as much clothes as I do. So this week’s outfits will be dedicated to menswear!
I’ve always had a thing for the rocker look. So for the first look of the week, I went for a Jean Paul Gaultier inspired outfit. I love a well-fitted leather jacket on a man and this custom made jacket from The Cast NYC has the raddest details and cut. It goes with every kind of outfit! The striped shirt is also a classic and a pair of bright slacks adds a nice pop of color to the look. For accessories, I added this badass Verameat necklace that we got in LA last year. I love Verameat’s designs because they’re unisex and are so versatile.
One of the things I’ve recently been really stoked on are personalized engravable necklaces. I find they add something unique to any outfit. The lovely ladies over at Stella & Dot recently launched their fall collection, which includes a series of pretty customizable and engravable necklaces. I was immediately drawn to their Signature Engravable BarNecklace, that you can get in either silver or gold. I decided to get myself a super cute gold “MELSAYS” necklace. It’s perfect for layering and for every day wear. I’ve gotten other products from Stella & Dot before and what I like about this brand is their attention to detail. Not only are these products made and delivered incredibly fast, the company also pays special attention to detail, which is always appreciated!
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I have a thing for flowers… I’ve always had. Maybe it’s a girl thing, maybe it’s the fact that I don’t live somewhere where flowers grow outside all year round. I like their delicateness, I like their colors, I like their smell and all of their different shapes and sizes. Each flower represents something different to me, a different time or event in my life. As a kid, I would receive flowers after dance shows, figure skating shows, birthdays, school graduations, etc. My mother would always adorn our house with fresh bouquets of flowers every week. It was just something that made our house not only smell nice but also feel a lot more alive. My favorite flowers are definitely peonies (hence the tattoo), but I really love them all! My dream is to live somewhere where I can have flowers around me all throughout the year. In the meantime, I try to decorate my apartment with flowers here and there, those than can survive with little sunlight or throughout the winter. Happy to have brought this new addition home!
Langley Foxis a not only a beautiful model but she is also an incredibly talented artist. For the past couple of years, I’ve been following her career via social media. She modelled for some of my favorite designers including Toronto’s Beaufille and has the raddest personal style – she’s always wearing Pamela Love jewels and has coolest combination of rock n’ roll and bohemian clothes. I love her Instagram feed because it is where she often publishes some of her latest artwork. I think all of her sketches are stunning, so much so that this past spring, I got one of her flower drawings tattooed on my arm (you can see it here) by my favorite tattoo artist Dr. Woo. I am extremely touched that this hardworking artist took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions. Here’s my 5 Questions With Langley Fox:
1) When did you start making art? Do you recall the first drawing that really marked you and made you think this was something you wanted to pursue?
I have always drawn since I was able to hold a pencil, like most kids I believe. I know that as a child I drew star people everywhere because it was something I was good at, I don’t think I thought they were remarkable or anything but I enjoyed making them. I decided I definitely wanted to be an artist the moment I realized you could make a “grown up” career out of it, which was around kindergarten.
2) What inspires your art?
I get inspired by all sorts of things, such as visual imagery, conversations with friends and family, nature, dreams… Really any life experience can stem an idea.
3) In addition to being an artist, you are also a model. How do these two careers influence each other?
In my opinion these careers are almost complete opposites. Drawing stimulates the introvert in me and keeps me focused and creative, whereas modeling forces me to be an extrovert, be spontaneous, and go with the flow. Obviously I feel much safer as an artist but modeling has pushed me out of my comfort zone which I think is important to do in ones life. I now feel like they somehow balance each other out and I’m inspired by both.
4) Can you talk to us about your style evolution from your teens until now? How has working as a model, traveling and shooting with different brands and designers influenced your style?
I have always approached dressing as another creative outlet; my body is just another canvas for me that I get to have fun with from one day to the next. It really isn’t about designer names or brands (not that I don’t love some of them), it’s more about having fun and dressing like a different character. My mind state on the matter really hasn’t changed since I was a kid, just the quality of clothes and skills to put them together.
5) What have been some of your most memorable moments thus far in your career?
The artist commissions I have completed, such as Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton! For modeling it has been working with Michel Comte and his team, they are true artists themselves and I am honored to add to their vision.
Gearing up for more summer travels next week. Can’t wait to be back at one of my favorite summer festivals – the Festival d’été de Québec in beautiful Quebec City. One of the bands I’m really looking forward to seeing is the Toronto outfit Electric Youth. This song “The Best Thing” has been in my head all day! What summer festivals are you excited for this summer?