It’s not everyday that you’re asked to style the host of a New York City fashion week event.
But for little ‘ole Sammy Davis Vintage — that day was Sunday, when the founder of the fashion blog Creative Cookie and host/event organizer behind tomorrow’s NYFW sustainable fashion event “Mind Over Matter” asked me to style her in vintage to shine in the spotlight at one of the week’s most attended and buzzed about events.
I love “trying” to trace back my relationships to their origins. As my world grows to include so much energy and positive influence from people new and old, I find it harder and harder — and also, less necessary! — to know how/where I met everyone I consider a friend, colleague or support.
Lesley is one of those people. I could say I met her at a party … but I don’t know which one. I could say a friend email introduced us … but which friend? Or maybe we met a bloggers conference, or just through the internet of tweeting/Facebook liking/ FourSquare check-ins and everything else digital inclined in the online social sphere.
But like I said, the origins of our relationship no longer matter. Because as people who live in the moment, we can embrace the relationship for what it is right now, and love our connection because it is continually fresh, continually inspiring, and always true, authentic and good.
I showed Lesley one of my new favorite East Village vintage stores — No Relation Vintage — and styled her in three distinct vintage fashion looks for the “Mind Over Matter” event at Greenhouse in NYC’s West Village. If you’re in Manhattan or a surrounding borough and want to participate in this year’s NYFW in a way that’s conscious and care-driven for the health & wealth of our planet & its people, then I highly suggest you RSVP for the event and stop by to introduce yourself to Lesley and the other stylishly sustainable ladies & gents attending. Oh, and wear vintage! [wink, wink!]
Keep reading after the jump to see how I styled Lesley in three vintage fashion outfits from No Relation Vintage … and for a bit of inspiration to kick off New York City Fashion Week!
Whatever you’re doing to celebrate a new season of fashion and an entire year of creative inspiration — and no matter where you live, because not everyone has access to this high-brow events! — I know that you’re out there thrifting, saving money, gaining style, and investing in fabulous vintage pieces.
That’s what fashion is all about: Reaching your highest creative potential. And thanks to a growing awareness about healthy, “slow” fashion [versus the fast fashion of H&Ms, Forever 21s, Charlotte Russes’ and the like] you can now elevate that potential farther by looking to second hand and vintage for a stylishly sustainable YOU.
THE EVENT: Mind Over Matter // Wednesday, Feb. 9th @ Greenhouse
THE HOST: Lesley Williams of Creative Cookie
BEFORE VINTAGE STYLING
VINTAGE STYLE LOOK #1: Sequins, Suede & Soft Knits
VINTAGE STYLE LOOK #2: Suede, Fringe & Shine
VINTAGE STYLE LOOK #3: Glam Gone Blue!
Which look do you think Lesley should rock at Mind Over Matter? Let us know in the comments! xoxo