Rough and ready New York diary

20 September 12

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!



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

Fernanda Torquato replied over 10 years ago.

Gimme that Essie!

p.s feel better x

Ismay replied over 10 years ago.

Oh I want to go there!

Tine replied over 10 years ago.

SWEET GLITTERY JESUS those Dennis Basso photos are amazing.

Anna replied over 10 years ago.

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!

kerry replied over 10 years ago.

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

Crystal replied over 10 years ago.

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

marion replied over 10 years ago.

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.

Duck replied over 10 years ago.

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!)

jennifer in sf replied over 10 years ago.

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

ANNE replied over 10 years ago.

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.

Louise replied over 10 years ago.

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

mat replied over 10 years ago.

do you have an instragram!?

Claire replied over 10 years ago.

jk just found you!

Claire replied over 10 years ago.

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

Katie replied over 10 years ago.

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

amy w replied over 10 years ago.

Really love those pictures! x

Nikki Beulen replied over 10 years ago.

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 _

Janelle Burger replied over 10 years ago.

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!

Wendy M. replied over 10 years ago.

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

Rox replied over 10 years ago.

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

Lanna replied over 10 years ago.

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

Lanna replied over 10 years ago.

Correct answer!

kris atomic replied over 10 years ago.

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 :)

Lindsay replied over 10 years ago.

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!

Misha replied over 10 years ago.

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

Zaggora Girl replied over 10 years ago.

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 :)

Emily replied over 10 years ago.

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

Lela replied over 10 years ago.

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

kris atomic replied over 10 years ago.

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!

Trude replied over 10 years ago.


Ashley replied over 10 years ago.

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

Neena replied over 10 years ago.

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

lindsey clare replied over 10 years ago.

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