After running around the Manhattan streets in heels for 6 days, my feet decided to give up on me. I could barely walk. All I wanted was a good foot massage, but even with that, my poor feet would still cry out loud when I accidently touched my ugly blister spots. These are the things that people don't know behind fashion week. My original plan was to wear heels to all the events in New York, I didn't expect it to be ruined on day 7. I didn't have any comfortable shoes that could go with this birdie outfit. A backup plan? Shopping for a pair of sneakers, of course.
Although I was at a shopping paradise, it was really hard for me to find a perfect pair of sneakers that fit me well. I insisted on buying a pair of white sneakers despite my photographer, Evelyn, said that they will get dirty easily. It became even harder for me to shop. There was either no white color or no size available. In the end, we walked into a huge Nike store and asked the sales girl. She pointed me to a children section with a "I feel you" look in her eyes (she wore the same shoes size as me). At last, I found the shoes that I wanted. What I wore at night on day 7 of #NYFW was so different from my initial plan, but I liked it. I thought it was very refreshing, wasn't it? Most importantly, my feet were jumping for joy. I quickly came back to the hotel to change my outfit that I wore for Dennis Basso's show to this birdie one.
I never thought I could walk 6 blocks in New York City with so many blisters on my feet, but I did. Off to Hanley Mellon's Spring 2016 Presentation I went.
Hanley's Spring Summer 2016 collection is a study of discoveries and revelations, drawing on Creative Director, Nicole Hanley Mellon's reflections on a recent voyage to Havana. The collection is imbued with subtle references to her experiences, observations, and conversations in Cuba's capitol.
Once coated in bright colors, the sundrenched, faded facades of Havana's architecture, informed this season's atypical palete. At first glance, hues may seem not to naturally correspond; brick is paired with peach, mustard with chartreuse. Worn and weathered walls, no longer white, but coated in powdery layers, provided inspiration for a unique plaster print.
The designs, meant to be mixed and matched to comprise a complete wardrobe, expand on the sportswear brand's core values: a sense of ease, balance of propotion, texture and color and attention to detail. Every piece is designed with the intent that it be important in and of itself, and to the collection as a whole.
My favorite piece in this #HANLEYxHavana collection has to be the multi-colored long vest. It was love at the sight.
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Photos: Evelyn Lee
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