Clover Canyon top. Etro pants. AZ Collection cuff. Edie Parker clutch. Kotur clutch. Jonathan Adler handbag. Nila Anthony clutch. Clutch from Pixie Market.
“Looking back, my past, it all seems stranger than a stranger.” — Lana Del Rey
Erika Cavallini flower brooches. Rauwolf clutches.
Dolce & Gabbana negligee and coat; Pierre Hardy sandals; Wendy Yue earrings, necklace, bracelet, and rings; vintage brooches; Maison Michel headband; Miu Miu sunglasses; Hermes scarf; Judith Leiber handbag; Lalique turtle figurine.
Flowery at the Macy’s Flower Show
The Macy’s flagship in Herald Square is an iconic landmark for Manhattan and the fashion industry alike, going strong since 1901. Whether for work trips or pure shopping, I love visiting the store; large department stores mesmerize me because they are like worlds unto themselves. Every spring this flagship has a beautiful tradition — the Macy’s Flower Show! I went in after my internship to see the gorgeous exhibit, themed America the Beautiful, and dressed in head-to-toe flowers for the occasion.
A living, photosynthesizing American Flag
And blue, with dainty butterflies for stars
Exhibit creator Jessy Wolvek of Fleurs NYC
The Pacific Northwest Wonderland. Being from California, I approve of the description. The Golden Gate Bridge was most scenic from the middle of the escalator!
The Vast Southwest, replete with tall cacti and rust-colored flowers
The Majestic Rockies. It was a nice surprise to see flowers suspended from the ceiling!
The Midwest Fruited Plains, with sunny flowers, rolling hills, and a windmill
Tiny lilac and pink flowers gathered together beside the escalators to escort customers to the second floor
Do Not Touch! Sharp and striking cacti keep company with a majestic agave.
An American Flag close-up in a frame, made entirely of flowers
Macy’s has a well-earned reputation for window displays, and they went all out for the flower show.
Northeast Sound, with a lush floral lighthouse and sailboats riding the petaled waves
The Golden Gate Bridge and a forest of giant redwoods
The Southwestern window, with towering red rocks, cacti, succulents, and a cow skull
A gated garden with an angelic fountain
Flower-bearing doggies in the window
Me wearing the sort of thing one ought to wear to a flower show. Blouse, E.A.G. Collection; skirt with sash, Forever 21; black bracelet from my grandmother Sylvia; headband by Anna Belén
Elle for Kohl’s shoes; Forever 21 earrings and necklace
Forever 21 bracelet and rings; Claire’s ring
As the saying goes, these boots were made for walking. However, in my opinion the best shoes were made primarily to stop people in their tracks. Here are some standout, high-quality investment pairs guaranteed to attract attention:
Tod’s, $5,610, harrods.com ~~~ Jimmy Choo, $4,225, mytheresa.com
Emilio Pucci, $4,160, luisaviaroma.com ~~~ Alexander McQueen, $3,895, luisaviaroma.com
Dolce & Gabbana, $3,995, luisaviaroma.com
Julia Haart, $3,784, farfetch.com ~~~ DSquared2, $3,640, luisaviaroma.com
Givenchy, $3,625, luisaviaroma.com ~~~ Chanel, $3,451, shop-hers.com