Every girl deserves to have her princess moment. You don’t have to be six to twirl around in tulle, and you don’t have to be Kate Middleton or Meghan Markle to feel like royalty. It was with that mentality that I found myself, in the middle of a street in Tribeca, smiling down at my outfit with my little lady in waiting next to me and thinking, “I can’t believe that I get to play dress up for a living.”
There’s more to it than that of course, but during New York Fashion Week, my life turns into an endless rolling rack of wild looks that I can’t help but gush over. On Thursday, my mini-me and I hit some shows and events together and we had such a good time traipsing through the city in our pleasantly over-the-top outfits. LS sported a tutu in the morning and I put one on in the afternoon. What can we say? We’re girly.
If you’re a fan of dramatic ball gowns or are an avid Sex and the City viewer, this outfit is probably your jam. Here’s how I created my own urban Cinderella look for fashion week and dressed London like a street style queen.
I was ending the day at a BCBG event, and they sent me this beautiful skirt in about the dreamiest hues of blues you could think up. I loved it as a skirt, but then I got Cinderella fever and decided to style it as a ball gown. I’ve been really into layering blouses under two-piece sets and dresses so I put a crisp white button down underneath the skirt/dress. The BCBG piece had a gorgeous lace bodice that flares out into a peplum at the waist, and then we’re talking layers on layers of azure tulle skirt (similar). I belted it in the middle to enhance the waistline and slipped into a leather moto jacket from Zara for optimum contrast. Hey, every princess has a wild side. These black sunglasses from Asos were the perfect kickass accessory thanks to the cool studs circling the frames. Finally, I sported white booties with a kitten heel. But be warned, you can very easily get a shoe stuck in a sewer grate if you try to escape from prince charming on your way out of a FW18 fashion show.
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Miss London was a princess in the am, and graciously let me step into the role in the afternoon. She was ready for some British punk vibes after a more proper morning. I styled her in a spunky plaid skirt in red, cream and blue, and paired it with a graphic sweatershirt that basically screams Scout. Dreamy Diva? Yes, I have one of those. She is six. My little rocker wore a matching black moto jacket from Boda Skins and contrasting sparkly matte tights (similar). Finally, she sported some fierce faux leather combat boots in case she had to fight off the paparazzi.
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I hope you guys enjoyed these Fashion Week looks! Never forget that you can rock a ball gown, a tutu, or heck, even a tiara if that’s your thing, at any age.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get home before my Uber turns back into a pumpkin.
Photography by George Elder