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The Setting

this is a photo Diary(ish) of a twenty-something year-old taking on seven days in new york city for fashion week, one hot minute a time. watch as she steps into a puddle of trash juice and denies the whole thing happened, then does a marylin monroe over subway fart in front of a gaggle of construction workers. it’s ok, she is proud about it all.

I can never go back, can i.

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art direction SHINI PARK photography & styling TEAM PARK & CUBE supported by THE APARTMENT, in collaboration with KURT GEIGER
00:10
Checked into an AirBnb in SoHo and got lost everytime I went out to get milk.
Dress – 2nd DAY. Skirt – ASOS (similar). Hat & Bag – Kurt Geiger. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Bracelet – X Jewellery.

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00:20
…so much that once I took a cab back from two blocks away.

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As usual, the effect of New York to this European-to-the-core is that of whiplash, whatever medal I mentally award myself for packing semi-appropriately for the weather (contrary to the numerous occasions in the past in which I had completely missed the memo about either blood-stopping cold or biohazard heat). The minute you get in that Uber at JFK, it’s Keep your hands in at all times, and better secure those sunglasses because they will fly off on the next loop. If a New York minute is to Johnny Carson, the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn, to me it’s that (ever so slightly dejecting) micro-moment when the tax gets added onto a bill. One minute you have the exact change, the next minute you’re splitting your $100 note and getting a Robin Hood sack of change in coins. My point is, seven days in New York is but a blink of an eye, and at the end of it all, you’re just in sheer amazement of how much you managed to take in such beautiful grandness, smelly, screaming awesomeness, in that split second of a minute. Well here’s me trying to explain in photos.

And of course, it’s just too bad a London Minute is essentially the customer ahead of me in the Royal Mail Post Office checkout line, which means I’m looking forward to being in New York again in about TWO BILLION YEARS.

Bag – Kurt Geiger

#SPARKYxNY

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#SPARKYxNY
Cotton shirt
Boden
Contrast boots
Kurt Geiger
Messenger Bag
Coach
Navy Bandana
ASOS
Mineral UV Shield
Omorovicza
V-Rings Pack
Claire’s
Denim Culottes
Topshop
BOND Stilettos
Kurt Geiger
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Dress – Coach. Culottes – Finders Keepers. Bag – Coach. Boots – Kurt Geiger. Watch – Larsson & Jennings. Bracelet – X Jewellery.

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New York Fashion Week
Lest we (or I) forget the fact that we are in town for work
Streets of London bracelet
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Knit top
Carven
Tailored trousers
Filippa K
D Earrings
ASOS
Wool wrap-skirt
Jacquemus
Tortoise Sunglasses
Kurt Geiger
CM Silver
Larsson & Jennings
Sparkling probiotic drink
Kevita
A little bit obsessed with layering a wrap-skirt over similar-coloured trousers these days!

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00:30
Fell back in love with dresses at Zimmerman SS16

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…and fell in love with multiple beautiful models at POLO Ralph Lauren

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Speaking of falling, the models kept falling over at Opening Ceremony. On purpose, it turns out, and to one sick beat.

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00:40
The Apartment as a base between the hustle and bustle…
Brigadier Skirt
Boden
Rings
Astrid & Miyu
Belt
Boden
Platform heels
Kurt Geiger
Sunglasses
Gentlemonster
Sometimes I look back and think, how did I even handle life during the Fashion weeks without the haven that is the Apartment. Now, I haven’t explained much why I spend so much time at the Apartment, but it’s basically my second home away from my Airbnb home during Fashion Week, and voluntary self-spoil-station with manicures, plush sofas, food… Particularly loved gathering some of my favourite people during NYFW with the help of Boden for brunch this season.

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Black Bond bracelet
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Shoes – Kurt Geiger. Trousers – Filippa K. Top – Carven.

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…and of course, stuffed my trap every moment of the way.

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01:00
In the end, seven days in the city of dreams dashed by like a single New York minute
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49 Comments

  1. I so enjoyed ‘living’ NYFW through this photo diary, thank you for sharing (let’s be honest, it’s the closest most of us will get to attending *crying emoji*).

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  2. I feel repetitive every time I comment on your posts because I always say the same thing but all I ever feel when I read your posts is how overwhelmed and astounded by the quality of your photography – the composure, the styling, everything. You are so talented and we are so lucky we get to see your work for free on your blog. Love Sophie xxx
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  3. Amazing post!!
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  4. I know I’m no graphic designer, but every time I think I’ve done an incredible on a visual for a blog post I come here and have to reevaluate my life haha. Stellar job as per usual!

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  5. wow love the photos, such a great diary!!! Looking forward to my 7 days in NY :)

  6. Ohh! I love this post! I love this diary! I traveled to NY in minutes! :) Thanks!

  7. great post

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  8. great post and outfits

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  9. Danielle

    NY looks phenomenal! Love your post x

  10. Such a beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  11. WoW <3

  12. Ok so this just might be my favorite post I have read on any blog!!! So thoughtful, well laid out and great sense of humor.

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  13. This is the dreamiest post I’ve seen in awhile. I love the layout and the looks, and the way you’ve recounted your trip. It looks lovely. This is so inspirational.

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  14. Beautiful outfits like always

    L.A

  15. Holy moly! I just can’t even begin to grasp how you can make the post layout like this. It must be so much work. It looks absolutely amazing, but again, so much work. How did you learn to do this?

  16. Loved the way you edited the photos

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  17. My favourite place in the world! Your outfits definitely belong in NY x
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  18. It’s like flipping thru a magazine…… <3

  19. ozmgerrdd the post is beautiful and makes me miss America all over again… also, how does one make eating a slice of pizza look so chic?

  20. I enjoyed this post so much, btw that pizza cut looks soo tempting :D

  21. Stunning photos as always. Love the editorial feel to all of this and it really makes me miss NYC.

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  22. shini your personality is so different in your picutres and in snaps. your snapchat is so funny it always makes my day! hahah

  23. This is such a cool way to retell this experience!! The intro was funny an I really dig the looks you wore.

    -M
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  24. pia

    these pics are incredible!
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  25. Your blog > any magazine out there *insert heart eye emojis*!

    Wish I was there for NYFW! From your Instagram (as well as The Apartment’s account of course) it looked incredible and I’m so jealous of all the wonderful shows you attended and the outfits you got to wear.

    Can’t wait to see all your LFW posts. Speaking of, never managed to catch you at the LFW Apartment (or the London Design Festival for that matter!) as I know you were probably dashing to and from shows all the time, but hey, here’s to hoping I’ll run into you at the next event somehow…

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  26. Completely in love with this post – the layout, your overall style & humor. Thanks for giving us an insight to your time in NewYork.
    you honestly inspire me everyday, to push in terms of my own creativity & blogging :-)

  27. The editorial style of this post is fantastic! I love your writing and photography (and btw, I love your last outfit in this post hahaha) :) You make me wanna go to New York…

    -Emily
    http://www.monodays.me

  28. fantastic post!\

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  29. Glorious! If you ever decide to publish a good ol’ skool print mag, I’ll be the first to stand in line to buy a copy. I love every single shot, though my fave is the black and white photo where you’re wearing a hat. It’s forties cinema at its best.
    I’m gonna have dinner now, all those food shots are making me extra hungry!
    XO,
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  30. peacho

    So beautiful! I always wondered how fashion week bloggers do it – do you have a photographer following you around all day? Or, do you set up photoshoots? Are those your own clothes or borrowed? I’m so curious about this process!

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  32. Gorgeous!

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  33. maria

    Love this post and loove your snapchat! So random but can you please tell me where you black pyjama is from? Looking for a very similar one to make my all-day-in-bed-even-during-dinner-days seem a bit more glamorous, Thanks!

  34. maria

    Love this post and loove your snapchat! So random but can you please tell me where you black pyjama is from? Looking for a very similar one to make my all-day-in-bed-even-during-dinner-days seem a bit more glamorous, Thank you!

  35. Sniff snifff. The images were beautiful…….It’s crazy to think that 7 days straight in NY feels like a minute in our mind. Thanks for sharing!
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  36. Amazing post, I`m in love with it!

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  37. Really enforced how short life really is… O_O…and such a fashionable tale~! Can’t wait to hear your next photo diary adventure~

  38. beautiful photos

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  39. Incredible photography. Lovely diary of your time there.

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    Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is excellent, as well
    as the content!

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    Although I’m not a woman and can’t dress the way you do, I still foll ow your blog religiously. For your curated photographs, website layout and beautifully structured all rounded blog.

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  43. In love with this photos and looks

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
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  44. There is just so much beauty and individuality in every single editorial (rather, digitorial) that you publish. My only hope is that I can soon develop my own signature style and produce amazing imagery/written content in the way that you do. Thank you for continuing to inspire me (us) to create.

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  45. I never realized it was possible to make the act of eating pizza look so stylish. You are stunning.

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  47. <3 this photo diary!! Amazing editorial idea for a blog!

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  48. love this post! very informative

  49. Stunning post <3 especially the one you are in the white chemise and long black skirt

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