Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week…the Last One (A/W ’10)

9.10.2010

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

So it was February, #$#$@’in freezing, snowing, and still the most fabulously fashionable people turned up in droves.  Since I’m not there this time around to document, maybe you’d like to see those people from last time (in February, for the Autumn/Winter 2010 shows) who were just so awesome-looking, I had to snap photos of them.

Shail Upadhya

{Stylist}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

 Suit: Self-designed

A familiar face in the tents season after season for the last 10 years, the former U.N. representative (!) now works as a stylist to politicians and Wall Street players.  He turned out at the Ecco Domani show to support fellow Nepali Prabal Gurung (fashion’s new IT-boy, according to The Daily).  Last season spotted wearing a Sharpie-decorated suit at the shows, Upadhya came up with the painted suit as his central concept for this most recent Fashion Week.  “I always think if Matisse was a designer instead of a painter, what would his clothes look like?” he said, in reference to the white suit with the patches of lime green paired with the yellow shirt and pop art tie.  He hopes to launch a line soon that reflects his fashion philosophy, and says that he can’t choose a favorite from anything in his closet because “they’re all my babies!”

Dahlia Al Ghunaim

{Creative Director, ChicIntuition.com}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Coat: Rick Owens.  Leggings: Zara. Shoes: Aldo. Bag: Balenciaga. Ring: Vivienne Westwood. Minx manicure.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration?

Since I’m the Creative Director of ChicIntution.com, I’m constantly scouring the web for ideas, so it’s no surprise that my fashion inspiration comes from there as well…I’d also have to commend my mother for walking me and my sisters through the basics of style at a young age, her teachings beat any book out there!

Favorite designers?

They differ from season to season, but mostly Preen,  Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney, and Sass & Bide.  Undiscovered gems that I’m digging are: Unique (a sub-brand by Topshop) and Brigid Catiis.

Any advice for other people on how to be fabulously stylish like yourself?

My only advice would be to follow your instinct.  Fashion is about self-expression!

Rosemary Ponzo

{Designer, Actress, Writer, Creative Muse Rosemary Ponzo Designs}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Hat: from Henri Bendel. Necklace: House of Lavande. Velvet Coat with Dyed Sable: Self-designed; a costume piece from an off-Broadway production of “Auntie Mame.” Over-the-Knee Boots: Prada

My fashion philosophy: Having a passion for fashion!

Can you tell us what inspires your fabulous style?

Having an imagination and [marching to the beat of] my own drum.  I like to wear what I like to wear.  I do get my inspirations from many fashions but then I put my own spin on it.

Favorite Designers:

TonyCohen was amazing, and I was very, very impressed with Vera Wang this year.

Any advice for other people how to be stylish?

Take a chance, switch things around a bit, and use your imagination!  Give it some thought instead of just throwing things on.

Lynn Yaeger

{Fashion Journalist, Writer}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Coat: Comme de Garcons coat with a J. Mendel collar. Reindeer Sweater: Vintage. Lace Blouse: Anthropologie. Bag: Lanvin. Outer Skirt: Comme de Garcons. Tulle Skirt: “bought in Paris in some cheap store.” Tights: Wolford. Slippers: Discount Dance (“that you buy online for $22 but they look like Yohji!”)

What’s your style philosophy?

Ignore all trends, just have fun and do what you want and don’t worry what anybody thinks about you.  And don’t spend a lot!

Favorite Designers this Week:

I was fascinated by Rodarte…Marchesa was such a beautiful show…but I’m gonna go to London; I’m gonna go to Paris, so I’m going to see a lot!

Any advice for the rest of us on how to be fabulously stylish like yourself?

Just be brave…reeeeeeeallly brave.  Brave is the secret!

Gary Alexander

{Actor}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Brown Velvet Jacket: Zara. Jodhpurs: Ralph Lauren. Spats: Miller

What’s your style philosophy?

Keep it simple, keep it basic, and keep it conservative.

Favorite designers:

Ralph Lauren: my absolute, FAVORITE.

Any advice for the rest of us on how to be fabulously stylish like yourself?
Just don’t get too caught up in trends or things that won’t last.

Douglas Keisler

{Editor, Essential Homme Magazine}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Hat: Custom-made at San Francisco Fashion Week. Vest: Vintage. Coat: Paul Smith. Belt: Playboy. Boots: DIY (cowboy boots spray-painted gold)

How do you define personal style?

Style should be what suits the individual, what someone feels comfortable with, and always make a statement!

Favorite designers?

Isaac [Mizrahi], of course…and Alexander McQueen, without a doubt.

Any fashion advice for the rest of us?

Always accessorize!

Stephen Biga

{Fashion Editor, Metrovelvet.com}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Bow [on head]: Vintage. Elongated Cardigan with Fox Collar: Vintage. Harem Pants: Vintage. Combat Boots: Vintage. Bag: Gucci

What is your personal stylistic philosophy?

Not everything you have to wear has to be expensive; it can be recycled, reused…I think that luxury items paired with vintage and recycled things create a pleasing look.

Favorite designers?

Unfortunately Alexander McQueen was one of my absolute favorites…he was such an artist…he didn’t make just clothes, he made paintings that you could put on your body and wear and they were functional and absolutely beautiful.

Advice on Finding Your Own Personal Style:

You have to try things out…I myself went through a few phases, I think everybody does…but eventually you discover your personal style.

Cognac Wellerlane

{TV Host, Entertainment Journalist, Fashion Editor, CognacsCorner.tv}

Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week...the Last One (A/W 10)

Mink Coat: SAGA. Dress: Designed for her by Vladi Couture. Leggings: H&M. Bag: Baby Phat

What is your Style Philosophy?

I get inspiration from the people in New York, from the designers…[my style is] the collaboration of many designers and looks thrown together.

Favorite designers?

Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, and Vladi Couture – he’s up-and-coming.

Any styling advice for us?

Keep to simple, straight colors that blend together like charcoals and blacks…that’s the big trend for Fall 2010: a little silver, maybe a little copper mixed in….silvers and grays go very well together.

xoxox
Carly
P.S. I wrote this article for FashionTribes.com…and it never posted!  Such a bummer.  So I’m sharing it here, majorly after the fact…but I hope you will forgive:-)  I wonder if these fashionistas will be at Lincoln Center this time around??




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Tags: Douglas Keisler, Gary Alexander, Lynn Yaeger, Stephen Biga

 

 

6 Comments on Fashionable People at New York Fashion Week…the Last One (A/W ’10)

  1. Vampires and Tofu
    9.11.2010 at 1:10 am (4 years ago)

    Lol…sorry, can't help it but I think all of them except Dahlia look ridiculous!
    I'll stick with Kohl's ;)

    No offense to you, I think YOU'RE quite brilliant!

    Reply
  2. Pati @ A Crafty Escape
    9.11.2010 at 11:26 am (4 years ago)

    Interesting ;)

    I wanted to come by and thank you for the award you gave me a couple of months ago ;) I finally blogged about it today and wanted to let you know that it made my day. Thanks!

    Reply
  3. carlyjcais
    9.11.2010 at 4:07 am (4 years ago)

    Yeah, well…
    I was asked by my Editor to take photos of people with a certain “style” to them…and I thought these certainly qualified!!;-)

    But Dahlia looks amazing, I have to agree!!
    Thanks for the compliment, @Vampires:-)
    xoxo
    Carly

    Reply
  4. Betty
    4.04.2013 at 9:37 pm (1 year ago)

    Gary Alexander was killer. Velvet jacket, dove grey cable cardigan, KAKI JODHPURS -WOW!- killer suede boots and double killer leather spats (be still my heart) all set off with the jaunty safari helmet and red scarf. He is only missing a bi-plane to board. Very classic. BRING BACK JODHPURS!!!

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    • carlyjcais
      4.06.2013 at 9:05 am (1 year ago)

      I know, right? He was so dapper-looking, such a distinguished older gentleman with a great sense of style. I can only pray that my husband is even half as stylish at that age! (though the jodhpurs might be a hard sell for him…)

      Reply

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