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&WHAT | DREAMING OF NEW YORK CITY.

New York City. The concrete jungle, what dreams are made of.

One of my favourite cities in the world, as soon as you get off the plane it feels like you’re home. The people are incredible, so welcoming and inspiring – always working towards something – a project, dream, goal, anything really. The city never sleeps no matter what night of the week or where you are, adventure follows you.

Over the past three years, work has taken me to NYC for two weeks at a time. Attending both AW and SS fashion week. A whirlwind each time, with new places to discover. Each time I leave I know I will be back, just because it feels like home.

NYC in the summer and winter are equally as amazing. Haven’t been back yet this year and am seriously craving a trip. Miss the energy and excitement.

Cheers to next time NYC. Promise you I will be back soon!

xxxx SUNDAY BRUNCH  MISS LILYS

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&what | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And the best part is, it comes around TWICE.

Yup – February and September have always been our favourite months. This February was no different.

We jet set to NYC for another season of no sleep, daily outfit planning, sampling of the season must-haves (food and fashion of course), containing ourselves when seeing DVF in the flesh, champagne with Kelly Cutrone, breakfast beside with Karlie Kloss and her fam (our tables were close enough…), favouring fashion over practicality when stepping out into -25C Polar Vortex temperatures and so much more.

Here’s a little recap of the week starring Emily, Greg, DVF herself, Kendall, The Coveteur, Carolina Herrera, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Herve Leger and Misha Nonoo. Don’t you just hate it when people name drop? Yeah, us too.

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Passports in hand. Vogue and Love Magazine- quality plane reads at the ready.

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Day 1. Still smiling.

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DVF and Pat McGrath. Backstage Pep Talks before the show.

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Kendall Jenner’s model card. That is all.

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Filming backstage at DVF’s show with Something Navy and The Coveteur.

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DVF and Anna Wintour. She’s always the woman to me – what a fantastic show.

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En route to KTZ. Guests of Kelly Cutrone. Met her in the lobby and had 2 bottles of champagne with her bright and early at 11AM. Her advice for how to get through fashion week is to have champagne at every opportunity, couldn’t agree more.

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Walks in Central Park with Emily in between shows and champagne. Clearly taking on board Kelly’s advice.

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Got to meet this little guy on set. Something Dylan watching his throne.

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Little compliments from NYC hidden everywhere.

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Fashion Week = Candice Kaye Reunions. This girl is killing it in NYC.

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A final farewell brunch at Jacks Wife Freda on Lafayette Street. NYC you were so good to us.




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We will never get tired of this concrete jungle. 

Until next season!

-&what x

&what | ART: On Kawara.

On Kawara: A Japanese artist living in New York City. Part of the Conceptual Art community, which grew in popularity in the 1960s, On Kawara’s exhibition at the Guggenheim in New York City was fascinating.

On Kawara’s art is beautifully insane. For a man that managed to paint the same painting everyday for 45 years – that’s gotta take some dedication and a switch in the brain that clearly not everyone has on.

Every day of the year, On Kawara would cut out a news article of relevance and would paint the date on a canvas. If the painting was not done by midnight that day, he would destroy it. The paintings ranged in side and colour, the methodology and thought behind everything that On Kawara did was meticulous.

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Nothing. Something. Everything – On Kawara.

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The news and events covered in his paintings are politically charged. His paper clippings often have to do with the war, the space race and political debates.

His next project involved writing down everywhere he went, who he met and what he read each day. This information (art) was filed away in books.

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Following that, he sent post cards to random people around America that had the time he woke up stamped on it.

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The Guggenheim is such a special museum and place to appreciate art. This building itself is spectacular, but the architecture inside makes for a relaxing, soothing space to take it all in. A much needed and deserved break after life at New York Fashion Week!

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The On Kawara – Silence Exhibition is on until May 6th 2015. Make sure you get down there! We absolutely loved it.

-&what x

&what | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

THE best week to spend in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.

When I thought of Fashion Week in NYC, I dreamt of Anna Wintour flying in to sit front row. Anne Hathaway from the Devil Wears Prada when she walks out of the Vogue closet decked head to toe in next season’s must haves. And Chiara Ferrgani running from show to show being followed by street style photographers. It was all that…and more.

Outside the Lincoln Centre before every show started a flow of exquisitely dressed ladies would push past. There was A LOT of fur spotted, in every colour, kind and form. There were hats, bags, gloves, vests, floor length Cruella Daville coats, you name it. Mirrored aviators or sunnies in general seemed to be another must have accessory. Taking street style pics were my fave part of the week. Having the chance to chat to up and coming street style bloggers and hear there story was amazing. So many had travelled from around the world to be in NY for the name of fashion.

Here are some of my favourite street style snaps from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I need all of these looks my wardrobe now. Minus the last one, but I had to put him in!

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