True Religion: Unstitched

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I was one of six fashion bloggers chosen to participate in a collaboration with Milk Studios and True Religion during New York Fashion Week. In return for my work I was given backstage passes to all the runway shows at Milk Studios as part of their Made Fashion Week. This project was even featured in Women’s Wear Daily on Wednesday, September 7. Read the article here.

For those of you who’ve never been to NYFW, not all of the shows are at the Lincoln Center tents, often referred to as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The time slots there are prohibitively expensive for smaller or up-and-coming designers, and even a lot of established brands choose to show in alternate venues around the city. New York Fashion Week is really just a seven week long fashion festival with thousands of parties, runway shows, and presentations scattered across the city.  

Made Fashion Week supports New York’s best independent designers by providing the venue, hair & make-up, and runway production to a select group of designers free of charge, who are awarded those slots on the strength of their designs. Competition is fierce as showing at Milk Studios during NYFW is widely seen as the launching pad for a critically-acclaimed design collection. Don’t believe me? Just ask Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, Joseph Altuzarra, Alexander Wang, all of whom showed there at the beginning of their careers. You get the point.

My assignment was to take five denim street-style photos each day and upload them from my iPhone onto this cool app called Pose. Pose is basically Instagram but designed specifically for fashion. It’s a place where you can share photos of your outfits, things you love, and random photos. The photos then went onto True Religion’s brand new Tumblr page, Unstitched. Make sure to check it out, you’ll find tons of photos of mine alongside those from other bloggers like Denimology. Unstitched features images celebrating the denim lifestyle, it’s not just about True Religion. I had a lot of fun taking candids and posed shots of denim, and particularly love the photo above.



I spotted Trey last Friday right after my shopping excursion with Meagan. After getting caught in the rain sans umbrella, Trey was a sight for sore eyes.

Looks from the Hermès Festival Des Metiers Party

I’ve been so busy with various projects relating to this website that I never had a chance to post my favorite photos from the Hermès Festival Des Metiers opening party. Chicago’s elite fashion crowd came out for the celebration, as you can see in images below: