Jacket: Alpha Industries | Pins (on jacket): Black Market Vintage | Jumper: Acne Studios | Leggings: Nike (Outlet) | Trainers: Adidas NMD |Backpack: American Apparel | Lipstick: NYX
Photos: Tanya K , @tanyakrot
Last week, I received a text from my old boss from LOVE magazine: “Hey are you in London on Friday or Saturday?” it read.
Unsurprisingly, I had absolutely no plans to go to London. Lately, I’ve been drowning in work (already — I know), and the last thing I thought I needed was impulsive travel. In typical Stephanie fashion, however, I decided to make the trip. For LFW, I’d be helping out a really cool designer called Matty Bovan, and I didn’t want to miss his LFW debut for the world.
Now that I’m home, I feel like I’ve finally absorbed the experience — it was completely insane. I dressed Hailey Baldwin, ran around looking for matching clip-on donut earrings, met the head of Marc Jacobs beauty UK, watched a model Facetune the crap out of an Instagram, and took notes on the off-duty style of the models. For those of you wondering, Hailey wore a massive orange hoodie, killer heels and a Saint Laurent bag. Another model, Eva, wore a “Satan” jumper that I’m currently trying to track down. After the show, I was lucky enough to attend J.W Anderson’s S/S 17 runway too.
In keeping with the bright aesthetic of Matty Bovan, I decided to rock my neon PJ leggings in public for the first time. In Matty Bovan’s show, he managed to pair offensive colours in a way that was truly effortless and happy — instead of eyesore inducing. On the runway, he loved thick knits, bright colours and embellishment. Everytime I’ve met Matty he’s always been wearing Reebok Insta Pump Fury’s, so it was only natural that his “crazy brights and trainers” aesthetic would influence me at some point. P.S: If you want to make your white trainers pop, pairing them with crazy brights is also a stellar idea :).
Before I finish this post, I want it to be known that I created all of these opportunities for myself — they were not handed to me by my parents. I’ve been working my butt off for the last year, and all of the fun things are finally materializing. In sharing my experiences, I hope I can inspire you all — think of what you want and you shall achieve it!
See ya next Tuesday,