Getting Street Styled, Part IV: Fashion Week Win

by Leandra Medine
February 9, 2011
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Well, crazy culottes, Fashion Week starts tomorrow. That means it unofficially started yesterday. And that means I’ve been wearing six turbans on one head for two days now. In any case, The New York Post commissioned my silly ass to write a story for their paper running today about Getting Fashion Week Ready. As in most my street style installments, I lend tips to NY Post readers on becoming the feather of Scott Schuman’s eye. Because everyone knows, this week is only as important as the high volume of blogs you land on.

I wanted to recreate that post for you here but because I will likely be duplicating content a lot next week (cue: Shopbop’s Shop Talk, New York Magazine’s The Cut) I thought I’d keep it funky, fresh and most importantly: furry. So without further adieu I give you: Getting Fashion Week Ready. Eat your heart out, Mr. Newton. (Not really, more like, snap my photo.)

Step 1: Give the Black Swan a run for her feathers. Look something like a potato sack while doing so.

 blouse: Pencey, belt: Alaia

Step 2: Have more feathers? Throw them in. Have a mom with remnants of the 80s in the form of navy leather Alaia cut-out belt? Add that too.

photo by Chuck Grant
…You can also stop in your tracks if you please to pretend as though you are the subject of a Seventeen Magazine fashion spread. Optional. Highly recommended.

Step 3: Add a vest, Bonus points if its leather because swans that ride motorcycles are really hot right now and this look may exude just that.

tights: H&M;, socks: Hue, shoes: Marni

Step 4: Bare feet and legs aren’t going to do, if only because current weather conditions call for hypothermic reactions–though I do suppose purple legs could make for a great color-blocking story. Just try for floral print tights (hipster points for pre-ripped seams) and a pair of socks to pair with some sandals for now. We’re almost there, Repellers!

jacket: Veda

Step 5: Add a military jacket because, you know, when in doubt, utility out.

 yeti vest: Adrienne Landau, oversized clutch: Reece Hudson

Step 6: Holy moly me oh my, feathers and fur, feathers and fur. Just like a woman trying to seduce you holding a sign that reads “chock full o’STDs.” Eh? Eh? No? Anyone? Sigh, no one gets me.

…As you can see, the layers are still all in tact. In fact, the white swan flying up above is dying for a cameo. Hey little arm pit! How goes it? 
That said and done, I think we’re ready. Happy fashion week bone-de-bunkers.
REPLIES
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00896638834590707229 Miss Molly

    oh my word, i love this!

    again.. i love your posts.. you make me smile

    http://missmollyfashions.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16747921195231684047 Francesca

    haha you're my favorite blogger by far

    xoxo,
    F

    Le Kiss Kiss-Click Here!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12880385720195215219 Stephanie

    LOL! You've MASTERED the art of layering. not kidding.

    p.s i agree with Francesca. you're my fave too. and I'm a blogger and i might even favour yours over mine. lol. ;)

    xx have fun in the fashion circus this week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14465466915666619846 Ann Kristiin

    Vrey good one, love!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11065125666816792806 Gabriela

    Absolutely love the Yeti vest, can't get enough of that fur!

    http://www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05752085863421346533 Ana

    You are too funny!!! Thank you for helping me wake up this morning.

    http://projecttrophywife.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette

    I love the feathers and the layers true inspiration. http://www.copperetiquette.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17687690019610712200 misses fancypants…

    BUT those pins of yours, yet again! Even swaddled in all that man repelling gear I'd still give you a 'how you doing' – were I to grow a penis that is. From what sort of genetic pool do your amazing limbs come from? I'm going to have to hunt for a mate from said pool so my offspring won't be saddled with their mother's stumpiness!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

    when in doubt, throw a fur coat on top. never fails. hilarious, as always.

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07158321524378092859 Lisa

    I love your shoes! Hilarious post, as usual :)

    Love, Lisa

  • http://therealmeangirl.com Queen B

    That dress is amazing. I am obsessed with feathers. But only on clothing, not in your hair, just for the record.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01269697140911090157 Ceci Chapela

    amazing as usual, although I think it's missing some headwear…where are those turbans when you need them?
    I love that clutch….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00543631370906448246 DediLovesFashion

    love every outfit of this post. =)
    xoxo

  • http://thedaisyprince.tumblr.com/ Polley

    Make sure you don't get lost underneath all those layers! How else will photographers take your picture??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14836427943460859691 Elle

    I love what you did here, I wish I layered a quarter as well as you do. You look fantastic and so ready to tackle this cold weather!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03475251792823580003 Sarah

    I acknowledge that these are your words, but I really must emphasize how much I enjoyed "stop… and pretend as though you are the subject of a Seventeen Magazine fashion spread". Gold!
    Hunt.Gather.Fashion.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15708244728124042397 Alison

    Lovely as usual, but I just noticed that your header needs some attention! The background colour of those model shots is not white, so you can see the edges where you cropped. Just an FYI.

  • Anonymous

    http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad70/amanda595/Local%20Designers/GarthCook.jpg

    i saw this yeti dress on another aussie blog called oracle fox and immediately thought of this blog (naturally). there is also a matching sweater, both by garth cook. maybe some men want to rub up on a bathroom mat-swathed woman if she has a sultry look and defined eyebrows? someone needs to test that out in a bar.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05673529985239736857 Ollie Things Beautiful

    I love the Yeti vest. Looks so cool and probably very warm :) xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18097110044244553145 ediot

    this is so brilliant. i L O V E this post. fantastic styling.

    xx

  • http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.net

    That was crazy…the final outcome after all the crazy was very chic. Layers are necessary in NY and surely all the feathers will keep you super warm. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12851255912197216409 lauraa

    I love your posts. makes me laugh every time whilst also being completely envious of how damn good you look!
    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13552215994993062068 Mouthwash

    lets get married.
    I can't believe the final outcome of this outfit. it's amazing!! hahaha i really want to wear this!

    Amber
    Ambersmouthwash

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03927761136721595283 Jean

    I love this!!! That Veda jacket is to die for!

    xo
    Jean

    http://www.fadedoldjeans.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13023860928400854580 lady warfield

    I am so grateful to "anonymous", who shared their thoughts on my new Karen O inspired hair-do this morning with this comment: "I don't wanna burst your bubble, but this hair-cut is a 'man repeller' – http://www.manrepeller.com/ "

    grateful because through that comment I found you! And now I'm addicted!!!
    Thank you!!!
    Suzanne
    You can see my reply here: http://www.ladywarfieldpresents.com/2011/02/yeah-yeah-yeah.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12803506102217798845 CIBU International Haircare

    Just found you via Lucky Mag. Score – you're hillARIOUS. Going to NYC for 2 days of said mayhem tomorrow and could only hope to be as layered and repelling.
    hi5!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09629805023048822032 Britney

    You're such a good writer and are so creative! Wow.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02845765507208993239 Vegas Fashion Stylist

    holy layers, you have taken layering to a whole new level, and I think by the end of the outfit, the black swan won.

    http://blog.imagebylauren.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07891613318929178094 I Don’t Wear Jeans

    You really are a blast!

    http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03245585246728339165 kelly frances

    congratulations on the ny post article. thats a huge accomplishment

    http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12633001171878059099 Marrisa

    Oh my goodness the armpit! I love it!
    Please check out my blog and follow me!
    http://vi-vant.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01222268980993221517 Ore.R

    I love how you take 1 thing and layer it up into a cool little outfit!

    http://lipstickboudoir.blogspot.com/

    xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07207529329924042430 Zoe

    By ARM PIT, I think you've got it!
    Loved this post like a Ton to a Russo!
    TTGB
    totheglamourborn.com

  • Anonymous

    i whip ma hairsss back and forth…and my feathers tooo!

  • http://eatincake.livejournal.com/ eatincake

    I GET YOU, LEANDRA. *loves it*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16198145335655124567 Irena

    waw, this is an amazing outfit! bravo!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18180211266146357551 lavogueish

    hahhaha..the seventeen magazine-do works for me…..but would my feathers fly away…:)
    the layering is all fashion week-ly..and quite a repeller…but thats a lot to put in the coat holder huh…i just loove the white blouse!!!
    bisous!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17806961988545306183 Lydz xX

    the saddest part is that LOVE THIS LOOK, and thats a good thing :)

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/

    Lydz xX

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11275351458593558531 Emilie

    Love this look!
    Have fun at NYFW!!!

  • Anonymous

    don't worry i hate myself for posting this.

    http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ado-versus-adieu.aspx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11739074518448056723 Marjorie Rose

    Haha! I TOTALLY get you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14488614517621089730 Tea Joeli

    Great blog and pics:)

    http://WWW.THEBRUNETTEWORLD.COM

    kisses

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09188692728131585304 street number eight

    man repeller = proof that fashion + funny belong together

    http://streetnumbereight.blogspot.com/

  • http://zipit.onsugar.com/ Fabiola

    I need a Yeti coat right now!
    I live in México so I'm not attending fashion week but I need a good Yeti coat and layers just to sit in front of the computer and see the fashion shows :F

    Love your blog sweetie!!

  • Ally

    A breakthrough in man-repelling — two words: lip boobs:
    http://gofugyourself.com/bleeding-fug-02-2011#more-340511

    Two things men like: lips and boobs; yet together… MRing cubed.

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    Should we buy expensive, branded Footwear that will only last a season or two or should we go for the bargain priced Footwear that will last us all year? You’ll find some online stores specializing in up to the minute fashion Footwear. These are usually the cheapest place to buy your Footwear

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00148027989207564354 Juliet

    GREAT POST!

    Juliet xxx

  • adele

    polyvore are having a comp based on bloggers + nyfw..
    guess who my inspiration was ;)
    http://www.polyvore.com/thou_shalt_repel/set?id=28152956

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17130458950779409870 A.E

    I love it when you do posts like these. Mainly because, HELLO! You'd be definitely 100% blogged if you wore that. How bizarre, how bizarre (cue song). :)

    http://fashionregardless2.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11190962132397821663 GIAA

    wow is all i can say at this moment!!!

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01034419628438916276 serenissima

    i really love your final outfit! it looks, dare i say it, HOT

    http://sartorialme.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18069427401135868694 Tamara S. Putri

    wow, incredible layering! Love the end outfit :)

    Tam
    Word[Ad]Dict

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01015923436795464435 A La Mode

    Ahhh you look amazing! This is so great.

    http://www.girlalamode.co.uk/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00800772748957772841 Princess Peach

    I just laughed out loud like some cackling hyena- now everyone in the room thinks I'm mad- but I don't care, this is the funniest post- the hair-whipping photo was the one that got me….

  • Anonymous

    you look good. did someone tell you you resemble carine roitfield?

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