Helmut Lang, NYC.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

{Jacket & skirt - Helmut Lang; top - this is a plain tee; shoes - Guiseppe Zanotti; ring Pree Brulee}

Images by the lovely Harpreet Kaur. 

It is difficult to describe with accuracy the manic phenomenon that is New York. From the moment I landed, everyone was so gregarious and embracing that I felt immediately at home, which in turn translated to a somewhat rapid adaptation to the local sartorial vernacular (slick, polished, and pragmatic upon a canvas of black). The thing I adore about New York is that you can make some really audacious wardrobe choices on a daily basis and still feel like you belong. Like the city itself, the aesthetic is so dynamic and bold that you can't help but fall in love with change...

...And just a note about this shoot - this series of images was taken by my beautiful friend Pree between the Frick Collection and Central Park after we traipsed around 5th Avenue for  our Laduree fix. Looking back at these images rich with gentle afternoon light dispersing through the foliage of Central Park, I am reminded that spring is truly the most whimsical time to visit New York...

Hope you are all having a glorious week and apologies for the chasm between posts! Am currently in London, but as always, you can follow my adventures (i.e. witness the disturbing amount of cake I am capable of consuming haha) on Instagram (frocks_frivolities). 

Much love, Mandy. xx


31 comments:

  1. super jacket ; DD


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  2. I'm in love with this skirt! I think this is my all time favorite look of yours :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  3. Amazing outfit! I love it!

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  4. The jacket is amazing, and it looks great with the skirt - such a minimalistic yet sophisticated look!
    I know exactly how you feel about New York, I fell in love with it.

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  5. Genial look!!
    Saludos
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  6. Glad you had a fun trip to new york! I really like that jacket on you, what a lovely cut! :)

    Away From Blue

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  7. Wonderful photos!! I'm in love with your shoes!! And it looks like you had a great time in NY?

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  8. you look so pretty!
    love the skirt!
    I can't wait to go to NY in July, it's gonna be my first time ever in the U.S

    xx Claude

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  9. You did it great, love the skirt the shoes ...the jacket <3!!

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  10. Oh, wow! You look absolutely fabulous! Such a great style, elegant and beautiful! Your skirt and shoes are amazing, and yu are very beautiful! Great blog as well, coming back!

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  11. That skirt is ridiculously beautiful!

    xo Jennifer

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  12. You're gorgeous-loving the monochrome :D
    Ruth x

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  13. you look amazing! love it! its so nice <3
    xoxo love !

    i am also on insta :) @jimsandkittys

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  14. Ummmm, these shoes literally just made me swoon. I love how you always work from a neutral palette when you put outfits together and you always look perfectly put together! Your styling aesthetic is the complete opposite of mine, so I should probably try to take a page out of your book!

    I have a blogging challenge going on now at: http://thedailysavant.blogspot.com/2013/04/snag-that-style-challenge.html

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    Take a look, if you like!

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  15. Love your skirt, you look stunning
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  16. hey, you're wearing some quite dark colours here! ;) black and white and grey are all great neutrals and you have combined them so well with all those shapes and cuts and other special details. and that ring is like a colourful cherry on top of everything ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  17. You look gorgeous! Love the jacket with this ensemble.

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  18. omg, you look amazing!!
    such a perfect outfit!<3
    Emma xx
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  19. OMG You're gorgeous!! I love your style!
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    Chantal

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  20. what a gorgeous looks! love your style :)

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  21. Stunning photos, loving your style.
    I want your shoes!
    Hope you are having a blast!
    x Kirsty
    http://geelongfashionista.wordpress.com

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  23. Wooow your look is extremely amazing!!
    OMG, i follow you know.

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  24. You look just darling in this look! Those shoes are amazing!

    XOXO,

    Ker-Leen
    Music. Fashion. Love.
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  25. You look absolutely stunning! I love that tailored white blazer...and those Guiseppe Zanotti shoes! Keep in touch cutie,
    Love,
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    xxx

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  26. this is so fierce!!!! head to toe fabulous!!! :D
    i miss nyc!!

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  27. Missing you already Mandy! And I love every posts of yours - ALWAYS!

    Have a wonderful day/evening darling!

    Speak to you real soon, <3

    Boonya - theartywardrobe.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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