Indulging in details that are feminine but fierce.
Nicole Miller leather jacket and fringe top (samples), French Connection Cassie duster, Vintage A-line skirt, Furla crossbody bag (sample), Hue tights, Pacsun knit beanie, Shearling wedge boots c/o Schutz shoes. Shot by Brittanny Taylor.
The women in my life are some of the fiercest people I know. Smart, savvy, successful and super stylish to boot. They know what they want out of life and they relentlessly pursue it without fear: whether they're eyeing that promotion at work, trying to start or raise a family, or traveling the world to expand their horizons.
To me, great fashion reflects the best of this fearlessness. It's all about designs that are sexy and feminine, but empowering at the same time. Designs that allow women to feel amazing and carry themselves with confidence; To literally wear their power on their sleeves (or heels). The following snaps I shot during #NYFW at the Nicole Miller, Cushnie et Ochs and Rhié shows embody this feminine power for me. Read on below to see why!
As for me, I love to mix edgier pieces, from leather to beanies, with delicate textures, like fringe or fur. And I never feel like I have to adapt to other people's perceptions of my femininity. If I want to wear a beanie and baggy jeans out, I will... and I'll do so feeling just as confident as if I were wearing a minidress, a sky-high pair of heels and a red lip. No apologies here.
**Huge thanks to fierce photographer Brittanny Taylor for braving the cold with me during fashion week to take the above street style shots. Check out more of her work on her website or Insta.**
From top to bottom:
1. Delicate ruffles contrast with bold cutouts at Cushnie et Ochs. // 2. Edgy elbow-length leather gloves added a badass flair to strappy cocktail dresses and suiting at Cushnie. // 3. Bold color and construction brought these bohemian looks to life at Rhié. // 4. Chunky, oversized knits got a feminine touch via sleek fur outerwear at Rhié. // 5. Fun pattern-play from Nicole Miller in Scandinavian-inspired looks that fused texture and warmth. // 6. Lace and sheer layering got the fierce treatment at Nicole Miller.