In the latest installment of the Video Look Book, our Nicole Hunt caught up with Coby Kennedy, a car designer with some intense hair that causes people to "bug out" a bit (he doesn't understand why, however — "it's just a haircut," he astutely notes).
Graphic designer Eric Parzynski is one of those lucky souls who generally works from home, and you know what that means: He's spending a lot of time in his skivvies, which he admits is "pretty rad." When our Nicole Hunt caught up with him, he was sporting a snug hockey-team jacket from when he was 10. "You live in Williamsburg, you might as well be able to wear everything," he explains. Watch the Video Look Book and check out his "sometimes I shower, sometimes I don't" style.
Toward the end of Fashion Week, Amy Larocca crossed paths with Mary Kate Steinmiller, an editor at Teen Vogue. A Fashion Week veteran, Steinmiller claims that “you don’t even realize you’re going from show to show because there’s so much adrenaline.” However, she did concede that wearing heels for days at a time was rough: “Tomorrow, it might be a flat day.” See whom Steinmiller spotted at Miss Sixty by watching the Video Look Book.
New York Times fashion editor Karla Martinez was looking forward to the Carolina Herrera show when Amy Larocca and our cameras saw her earlier this week. “We haven’t been invited for the two years that I’ve been [at the Times],” she said. “I think there were some bad reviews that had been written in the past.” Scandalous! Watch the Video Look Book for more hard truths about Fashion Week.
Montgomery Frazier is an image guru, which he says means he’s a publicist, marketer, and stylist all in one. These days he’s working with Julie Brown (née Downtown) on a new TV show. So what does Frazier like at Fashion Week?
Savannah M. Clark is a former stylist and college professor who still comes to Fashion Week even though no one wears hats and gloves anymore. (Her hat, of course, is fantastic.) Clark considers herself “one of Carolina Herrera’s favorite customers.” Watch the Video Look Book to see what she buys.
Kenneth Baenchantha is a student at Parsons who took advantage of Marc Jacobs’s generous free ticket offer to his alma mater. Outside the Marc by Marc Jacobs show, Amy Larocca found Baenchantha questioning his roommate’s fashion advice and hoping Fashion Week would go high-tech. Watch the Video Look Book for more undergraduate yearnings.
Video Look Book: Kenneth Baenchantha [NYM Video]
Outside the Marc by Marc Jacobs show yesterday, New York’s Amy Larocca met Katy Noonan, a salesgirl at Marc Jacobs’s Chicago store. She was wearing her boss’ clothes, of course. But she also repurposed a Second City icon to make a necklace. Watch the Video Look Book for more about what they’re wearing in the Midwest.
Video Look Book: Katy Noonan [NYM Video]
Once a model, Sonya Holly is now a trend forecaster scouting the future at Fashion Week. She doesn’t buy much here, though. “I always shop in Europe,” she tells Amy Larocca in the Video Look Book. ”If it’s affordable, everybody’s wearing it.”
Video Look Book: Sonya Holly
Fashion writer Plum Sykes changed her mind about what to wear to Fashion Week at the last minute, but that doesn't prevent her from rattling off designers’ names without pause. A veteran attendee, Sykes has come to terms with the event: “You never look pretty enough. That’s the con. The pro is you see all these amazing girls in these amazing outfits, and it's so inspiring.” Watch the Video Look Book for more words of wisdom.
Vido Look Book: Plum Sykes [NYM Video]
Recent FIT graduate Javier Cruz is on the prowl for Anna Wintour at Fashion Week. “Help me like you helped Proenza Schouler,” he would plead if he saw her. To catch the editor’s eye, Cruz relies on his equestrian influences and an ascot. See if he’ll pass muster with Wintour by watching the Video Look Book.
Video Look Book: Javier Cruz
Rugby Ralph Lauren designer Cecilia Bien wears her own designs to Fashion Week look for her jacket in stores come spring. Bien confesses that she’s rougher with her Miu Miu bag than she ought to be but swears she’s “giving it personality!” See what else Bien fashioned for herself by watching the Video Look Book.
Video Look Book: Cecilia Bien [NYM Video]
Fashion Week is as much about the characters outside the tents as the models and designers inside. On Friday, Amy Larocca found "TV personality" Cognac Wellerlane, who showed off her fur coat — "Real fur! I don't care" — and gave a quick tutorial in how to apply inch-long fake eyelashes.
Like any good girl who has ever been shopping abroad, Ann Le doesn't like shopping in New York City. Her skirt was only five euros in Paris (okay, with the exchange rate that's still under $10!), and she made her own necklace. It's no wonder she's the best-dressed freelancer-painter-musician on the block.
Video Look Book [NYM Video]
Sarah Brady from Virginia is a mother of three, and when she comes to New York she likes to start by shopping in Soho and then move uptown. While she's not afraid of "New York black," she thinks bright colors are essential. Click above to find out why.
Video Look Book [NYM Video]
High-school freshman and musician Evan Gonzalez doesn’t have a job, so he must wear within his means. “I like to work with pants a lot,” he muses. “Bleach on green jeans is always really cool, because it comes out yellow.” He is influenced by prog rock and metal, and his hair is a three-year-old project. Find out what Gonzalez plans next for his locks in this week’s Video Look Book.
Video Look Book: Evan Gonzalez
A recent trip to the East Village yielded the Video Look Book’s favorite occupation ever: combustion researcher! Say fuel spills in a subway tunnel. It’s Diem Nguyen’s job to find out how long before we’re all totally effed. When she’s not setting things on fire, Nguyen works with designers to create her own custom clothing. Arson might not pay, but combustion research apparently does. Watch the video for more career guidance.
Video Look Book: Diem Nguyen
California legal secretary Colleen Delee took a break from shopping on Rodeo Drive to wear her Fendi fur in New York, where it’s actually cold enough for animal skins. But is that the only difference between New York and Los Angeles? Of course not. Delee shares her insights (and her recommendations on custom shoes) in this week’s Video Look Book.
Video Look Book: Colleen Delee