Ending summer in Paris

Aug 30, 2013

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(1st look) hat: Otte, top: Jennyfer, pants: Rebecca Taylor, shoes: Calvin Klein, bag: Rebecca Minkoff. (2nd look) hat: Otte, Jacket: Other Stories, top: Amour Vert, skirt: Rebecca Taylor, shoes: Calvin Klein, bracelet: CC Skye,

photography: Anne Laure

Spent the last days of summer in Paris with friends. Roaming around shopping and attending Rock En Seine music festival. Paris's last few days were temperamental, sun then rain then more rain. I'm a fairly light packer, making sure to bring just the staples. I shop so much when I'm home it wouldn't make sense to bring nothing but my current favorite pieces from New York.

I also had the honor to sit down and have a Q&A with the designer Rebecca Taylor who has always been a favorite of mine, we talked  leather, fall and David Bowie..

What were you most inspired by when designing the fall collection?
 -Architectural details from designers like Frank Lloyd Wright. I love listening to music when getting ready in the morning.

 Anything you had on repeat when designing this collection?
 -David Bowie – from every era, always! And some Debbie Harry.

 Do you have a favorite piece? 
I think our leather color blocked tee is really cool. I love how feminine all the leather pieces are. 

How did you keep everything from looking too rocker? 
With subtle touches...for example, we kept the leather pencil skirt in the collection from being too tough by offering it in some different colors, like the muted teal. And a beautiful coat we offered in a rose color with light grey leather sleeves.

 You're from New Zealand (my favorite place even though I've not yet visited) - Is there a touch of Kiwi in this collection us Americans wouldn't catch up on?
 I think my New Zealand roots influence all of my designs in some way. We have an attitude of “anything is possible” there that I carry with me and probably shows through in my collections.

 What is your first memory of leather? 
My dad’s awesome burgundy leather jacket…I loved it. I think we've all had a fashion faux pas. Mine was borrowing my mom's leather pants; they were boot leg and way too big me. 

 What is the staple item all girls should have in their closet? 
A great pair of shoes that can take you from day to night. Red pumps. Three words to describe this collection? Architectural, downtown, modern. 

What are your favorite travels destinations to draw inspiration?
 I recently went to London and Paris, which was amazing. But I draw a lot of my inspiration from right here in New York – the people, the museums, the music.

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31 comments:

  1. both outfits are awesome! so chic and parisienne.
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  2. Beautiful photos, Paris is a great city! I love your both outfits, the white shirt is really cool and I love your hat!
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  3. I love your hats. I used to wear them all the time. Time to buy some new fedoras!

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  4. You look so gorgeous! And Paris is so beautiful! <3

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  5. I absolutely love how laid-back your style is! You just blend in seamlessly with your surroundings :)

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  6. The mixed patterns of plaid and stripes are a match made in heaven! I love it!
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  7. Ohh I would love to be in Paris right now! Love both of your outfits!

    Jasmin

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  8. Lovely photos! You look beautiful. And that interview was a great read! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love all of these pictures! The hats are awesome!

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  10. You look fab! Such a great style and I LOVE both those hats!

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  11. gorgeous outfits! the first one is so perfect and chic! The second one, again so chic & feminine!

    Hayley xx
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  12. I LOVE when you go to Paris or Biarritz - or anywhere, really- because then I can live vicariously through you and your travels! Like when you went to Coachella, I felt like I was there too! Since I also live in New York I know what its like, but its so cool to see Parisian life through your eyes- or lens! I haven't been to Europe in a whole year so European blog posts are a real treat!

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  13. I love both outfits, very french aha!!

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  14. Great style and I love your hats :D
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  15. So beautiful. Your photos and style is so lovely and inspiring.

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  16. Everyone always instagrams their beautiful meals before they eat it. You instagram your beautiful eating utensils. :) *Enjoying your photos so far.

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  17. Anne-Laure's pictures are really cool! ;)
    xx

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  18. I went to Paris last year in Autumn and it was so beautiful! I hope to experience it in Summer one day :)

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  19. a very lovely interview, like Paris we go there every season!!
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  20. beautiful photos!

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  21. Lovely ;)

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  22. Beautiful pictures and a perfect place to end this summer.

    Carla
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  23. DUUUUDE I JUST SAW YOUR TAMPAX COMMERCIAL. CONGRATS ON MAKING IT BIG TIME!!!

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    Maggie A
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  24. Congrats dude for this blog post.. You put lots of efforts for this.. I appreciate that
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  25. Lovin the jacket! Where are they from? Other Stories?

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