There's something about Tim Burton's Delia Deetz that has always screamed 'fashion icon' to me. An art collector and nearby eccentric, I could totally see Lydia's mom's post 2010 occupation as a blogger of some sort, meticulously recording her love for the asymmetry and glove handbands (10/10 to Burton + co for thinking that up, I hope to one day see it magnified on the runways of Gareth Pugh or Thom Browne alike, and major shoutout to Dolce + Gabbana for using the same concept in a neckscarf during a Fall 2009 campaign, but I digress). With Delia's electric and unorthodox way of dressing in mind, I whipped up a mod and wearable version, appropriately comfortable for this coming fashion week, but head-turning enough to honor the Beetlejuice dame. Plus, this pink building backdrop just screamed that spooky dance sequence to the Banana song at her dinner party (yikesssss, but one of my favorite scenes of all time).
As for the fashion, it all starts with comfort here. I wanted to weave in a little bit of my New York Fashion Week survival routine into this post (more tips and tricks will come your way this week on that!), and one of the first notions of this is comfort. NYFW seems super glam to the outside onlooker... getting to attend shows, chilling in the set up charging lounges at the 34th Street old post office, endless serving of drinks and constant street snaps. I won't deny, these perks are definitely tangible and super fun, but one forgets that you're either doing this in sweltering 80-degree September weather, or biting 20-degree February weather. Not to mention, you're often lugging around three or four kinds of cameras in your bag (that's right, I typically bring my DSLR, iPhone, and Go-Pro to at least every event, call me crazy). I've been attending these shows for about five years now, and while they've gotten harder to travel to (they used to all pretty much be under one tent in Lincoln Center, now they are dispersed around various tents and spaces throughout the city), the uncomfortable temperatures have remained the same. My trick for February, though? Comfort and layering. I started with this really comfy Brandy Melville grey turtleneck, similar here, (literally the softest sweater I've ever bought). Underneath, I would suggest wearing a tank or form fitting tee as your first layer. Next, I threw on some tights, which are great under ripped jeans or dress shorts, like these I got from Zara, and paired that all with my handy dandy Topshop jacket and Danielle Nicole choker. Finally, the importance of comfort definitely goes down to your feet when attending these events, so I threw on one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes, these Jeffrey Campbell wedges I got ages ago. Stay tuned on this blog, my Instagram, Twitter + Snap (alanna_martine) to join me for all of my events this coming NYFW!
"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"
[Henry IV Part II, 3.1]
Cheers, xx - A.Martine