Kaveh: Beanies, Bottega Veneta & Givenchy

I spotted Kaveh walking down Rush Street with his friend a few days ago. I love the louche look of a beanie combined with more luxurious elements like a Givenchy scarf and Bottega Veneta sunglasses. It’s a damn cool way to bring a high fashion look down to earth. Off-duty models are the most visible fans of this look in the fashion week universe. What better way to cover up messy hair while dashing from show to show? Even designer labels Tibi and T by Alexander Wang jumped on the trend, featuring beanies in their Fall 2011 collections.

New York Street Style: Paper Bags

I’m still not sure where I stand on the paper bag pant, although this woman’s quirky take on the classic preppy aesthetic is a persuasive argument in favor of the garment. She feels so down to earth carrying a paper bag alongside her Chanel classic flap purse. Or maybe it’s the way she paired cuffed trousers with black oxfords for a chic riff on Oliver Twist. Either way, you can’t deny this woman has style.

Wish List… Proenza Schouler Tribal Pumps

January 4, 2012  |  Trends, Wish List
Photo via Style.com

With sale season swinging into high gear you can find incredible deals on Fall 2011 merchandise everywhere. The reason these bad boys, which are currently 50% off on ShopBop, will never be in my closet is because of the height. It doesn’t mean I can’t admire them. Even without a platform they’re still 5″ tall. I whine about my feet hurting in anything higher than 2″. I’m in the process of building a killer designer sneaker collection which according to Tommy Ton, is the surprise hit trend of 2011. The great thing about being a street-style photographer is that I can live vicariously through my subjects. Even though I’m nearly always in flats, I love to photograph women in heels.

I have a soft spot for anything tribal so it pains me that these sandals are literally too, well, painful for me to ever rock. The Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 collection was honestly the first time I’ve ever lusted after any Native American-inspired pieces by Western designers. Often times when designers are inspired by the whole “Cowboys and Indians” era the clothes end up kitschy and lame with a borderline racist vibe. Jack and Lazaro were able to transform their source of inspiration – Navajo blankets – into something completely new while honoring the source of their creativity with the utmost respect.

Proenza Schouler multicolor heel, $597 via ShopBop