after my fifth trip to new york for fashion week, i’ve begun to start forming a few traditions. one is that i usually spend the entire trip joined at the hip with rebecca of the clothes horse. and the other is that we always head over to brooklyn to visit the very charming nina of family affairs. she always greets us with a very warm welcome and invites us into her studio to drink coffee and eat treats before previewing her collection and playing a bit of dress up!
on this particular visit, she showed us a lovely rack full of fun and whimsical pieces that have got me wishing we could fast forward six months to spring 2012 so i can prance about on some silly boardwalk wearing all of her designs. she just shot the lookbook with maya of turned out, so i promise to share the rest of the collection soon! but for now, i thought i would show just a few photos from our visit as a little tease. don’t you just love her amazing vintage tiger flats? and i seriously can’t get enough of that pretty necklace, which is from her jewelry collection, toujours toi!
as you can see, i kept pretty busy during fashion week with all of the regularly scheduled tumblr events, but i also managed to squeeze in a number of other visits with what little free time i had left. during one such break between shows, rebecca and i crossed the bridge over to brooklyn for a studio visit with the lovely nina of family affairs. this was our second visit with her, and it was a lovely break from the fashion week madness to sit down with coffee, treats, and berries to talk about fashion and preview her upcoming fall collection! i can’t show you much since it’s not quite ready for release, but i’m particularly excited about this collection and can’t wait to share more with you.
but in the meantime, i can show just a teeny tiny little sneak peak at one of the looks, as seen above on the cover of her look book, and seen below as modeled by rebecca. i tried on the same dress in another print, and i am absolutely in love with it’s versatility! can’t wait to share more, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the family affairs site!
oh i just can’t help but be a bit of a tease about my recent visit to the lauren moffatt studio! rebecca of the clothes horse was kind enough to let me tag along and get a sneak peek of the upcoming fall collection while we were visiting new york for fashion week. all i can say is that i am beyond excited about the new pieces, and already have several items on my wishlist for the fall! below you can see two sneaky little shots of the pieces, gingerly hanging on the racks, just waiting to be previewed! i love the unexpected color combinations and slight 1970’s inspiration of the collection, described as “laura ingalls wilder on crack,” by lauren herself. right up my alley, haha!
but since i’ll have to wait for the fall to get my hands on these pieces, i’m keeping myself busy checking out the spring collection up for sale on the lauren moffatt site right now!
it was a group effort. half of the photos are mine, but images 2, 4, 6, and 9 were shot by rebecca.
on saturday, i was invited to attend the rachel antonoff
spring 2011 presentation! i remember last season when her fall collection
came out, i was instantly captivated by the nancy drew themed presentation at the lafayette house, and wished that i had been able to attend. so i was especially happy to be able to see her latest dreamland in real life! the collection was inspired by a child’s ability to transform any space into something magical, and it was presented at a private residence in the west village complete with a sleepover party upstairs, a living room fort, and s’mores in the kitchen. besides the beautiful details like heart shaped pockets and abstract bow prints, i was absolutely in love with the collaboration between rachel antonoff and bass shoes!
another lovely highlight of the event was meeting rachel antonoff
herself along with julia frakes
, who styled the collection. i also brought rebecca of the clothes horse
(my partner in crime) along with me, and we got a chance to stop and chat with the lovely tavi
, who we had first met during new york fashion week exactly one year ago. reunion times ensued and fun was had by all!
all of these photos were taken by me.