Jacket: Alexander McQueen (similar style here on sale!); Sweater: J.Crew; Dress: Tibi; Shoes: thanks to Henri Lepore Dezert; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Celine; Lips: Stila "Beso"
New York just has a magic way of bringing people together. And I love it.
Case in point: while in between shows at Lincoln Center, I ducked into a nearby Starbucks to 1.) search high and low for an outlet to charge my phone at and 2.) ease the frostbite. As I patiently waited with my fellow low-battery folks, I started chatting with a sweet girl about a new luxury shoe designer she was working with, Henri Lepore Dezert. Being the sucker that I am for shoes, I cleared my afternoon to check out the debut collection at the Viceroy Hotel nearby.
I'm so glad I did. The shoes, all Italian leather, made in Milan, are equal parts classic and fresh (something I find myself reaching for more often than my quirky, statement shoes to be honest). And Henri and his wife were a dream to hang out with for the afternoon. What was originally supposed to be a quick drop in turned into several hours of chatting over wine, admiring the view from the penthouse suite and swooning over beautiful shoes. I love unexpected and unplanned afternoons like that.
Huge thanks again to the Henri Lepore Dezert team for having this cold, weary traveler for the afternoon. I had a lovely time and am definitely your latest biggest fan.