Rough and ready New York diary

September 20th, 2012

So last week I was in New York shooting Fashion Week. Ironically, I barely took any photos outside of the shows even though I was hauling around my camera and lenses all day long, but at least my phone was always to hand.

I rented a great apartment from Airbnb in the East Village, handily near to Artichoke where I immediately went for a pizza. Even better as leftovers for breakfast the next morning.

Bought a whole bunch of beauty shit in Duane Reade, light of my life, including a ton of Essie ($8 each!).

Took the subway a lot.


Wore some very ~glamourous~ outfits in the black > grey > white colour scheme, lol. Didn’t even pack any heels. #comfyfashionweek

Leopard is a neutral. To be fair, this isn’t even as bad as London, by which point I was basically wearing one of my 3 pairs of identical black jeans and Isabel Marant trainers everyday. The good news is that no-one is looking at what I wear anyway, so who cares.

Good name.

Loved the Dennis Basso presentation, it was like a fairytale.

Momofuku noodle bar was dangerously close to my apartment. It really is as good as everyone says.

Got to shoot backstage at a bunch of shows, which is my favourite.

Spent all my money on upgrading my flash setup, but so worth it.

Drank a LOT of enormous iced coffees which America just does better than we can.

Seriously considered getting one of these, I think I was going a bit delirious at this stage.

Walked a lot.

People watched a bit.

Ate in that uniquely fashion week way (for me at least) where you don’t eat anything for 12 hours and then throw down something horribly unhealthy with one hand while doing card transfers and backups with the other.

Also ate a bunch of udon, because it’s the shit.

Shot some street style in 30°C weather, which then turned in to an apocalyptic storm.

Obviously I got sick, what with all the not sleeping and eating terribly and being in close proximity of hundreds of people breathing on each other. SO ILL. Had to abandon my carb loading for some vile green juices in hopes of curing myself (tbh I think the 4 hourly painkiller regimen did more). If you’ve met me in the last week, you can probably tell I’m still trying to recover. I’m not normally a mouth breather, I swear.

So that was New York! You can check out my photos here. Just wrapping up London and then it’s Paris next week!



  1. That Iced Coffee look good!
    Like the graffiti also, Os Gêmeos, love their work!!


  2. Ismay says:

    Gimme that Essie!

    p.s feel better x


  3. Tine says:

    Oh I want to go there!


  4. Anna says:

    SWEET GLITTERY JESUS those Dennis Basso photos are amazing.


  5. Kerry says:

    Your fashion week coverage is ridiculous! Amazing photos as per usual, but I also like these candid ones – particularly the food pics! Also, nice glasses!


  6. Crystal says:

    You have the most amazing job. (And the most amazing photos.) How did you get hooked up like that?!


  7. Marion says:

    Your blog is just fantastic. I love your photos. :)


  8. Duck says:

    So I think we *all* eat exactly the same fashion week diet. Every season I tell myself it will be different. Every season it’s 2am and I’m eating macarons and macaroni and cheese in bed with my laptop and a bottle of wine.


  9. I’m in the middle of planning a trip to NYC at the beginning of November and this is making me want to go RIGHT NOW.
    (If it’s not too weird would you share the apartment you stayed in? I’ve started looking at airbnb, but so! many! choices!)


  10. anne says:

    beautiful beautiful! I want to go back to new york so much!
    I hope I’ll see you at paris fashion week!


  11. Louise says:

    Yours might be my favorite diary of NYFW that I’ve read. Pretty pictures as always, and I always love food pics.

    Udon (and soba) really ARE the shit.


  12. mat says:

    a post of epic proportion. the food looks pretty decent to me but i guess there’s not a lot of it. i don’t think i could forfeit food for fashion mind


  13. Claire says:

    do you have an instragram!?


    Claire says,

    September 20th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

    jk just found you!


  14. Katie says:

    lovely photos as always! i love the red light flare you add to your iphone pics, it’s so well done :)

    comfy fashion week sounds like a plan! i came out of one show & was like “i literally cannot walk” to my friend! had to stand there like a lemon whilst my feet swelling went down :( #tmi

    Katie x


  15. amy w says:

    Thanks for letting me pretend I was there with you! It looks batshit crazy as everyone says, but so much fun


  16. Nikki Beulen says:

    Really love those pictures! x


  17. ah nyfw looks so much empty compared to paris, this is an excellent thing! i take photos every paris fashion week and its VERY hectic! good luck out there ^_^


  18. Wendy M. says:

    These pictures are fabulous! Really captured the energy of the city and of Fashion Week (which sounds so glamorous but is probably a challenge to get through.) Hope you get to feeling better!


  19. Rox says:

    freaking love your dennis basso photos- so amaze. get well soon lady!


  20. Lanna says:

    This post makes me want to in equal amounts be skinny like a model and eat all the food! Gah!


    Lanna says,

    September 23rd, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    Actually lez be honest it’s all about the food.


    kris atomic says,

    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    Correct answer!


  21. Lindsay says:

    Haha, seriously based on this post I think we could be really good friends (not to be a huge creeper!). Love your take/behind the scenes of NYFW :)


  22. Misha says:

    As if I needed any more reasons to want to board the next plane to New York – it looks mindblowing through your lens, even the small, unappreciated everyday details!


  23. Zaggora Girl says:

    Looks like you had a fantastic time! What was your favorite experience in New York?


  24. Emily says:

    Hello there! I am so glad you enjoyed NYC, I moved here 2 years ago and I thought your images were a quirky and cute representation of the places I love. I am also a friend of Guy Eppel, to be a little less creepy ahaha :)


  25. Lela says:

    What app did you use to edit this iPhone pics?! Lovely!


    kris atomic says,

    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    Snapseed and Osmo Leaker. I did a whole post about photo apps here – :)


  26. Trude says:

    Man oh man I love your work, but I think I love the behind-the-scenes real life peeks more. Love that adorable grey dress, I bet you can easily crouch for photos while still keeping things covered up. :) Can’t wait to see Paris!


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  28. Neena says:

    I’ve just came across your blog and I love your photos! Beautifully edited x


  29. lindsey clare says:

    Kris you make me laugh :)
    Love seeing this side of fashion week (in fact it’s the more interesting side, for me).


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