So what I really noticed were the accent colors – the bright pops of cheer that stood out in the crowd.
Please note that I did NOT ever go up to someone and ask them what brand of whatever they were wearing; I took careful notes, and have attempted to recreate their overall look as well as I can with the tool at hand. I suspect that if you were to see the same women, in the same outfits, you would recognize them immediately!
This first woman was business lunching; she was able to stride down the street with her male companions without any problems, thanks to her flat shoes. (I’m going to share with you tomorrow my observations about shoes in New York; I’ve concluded that you only need 4 pair of footwear to survive there!)
This woman was on 5th Avenue, and turning heads! It was among the boldest ensembles I saw all weekend:
Another woman lunching with a group of men. We were staying very near the United Nations, and that might have been the reason we saw so many women dressed really… dressy? for the day. They looked lovely….
This young lady was working in a store – her socks absolutely made the outfit:
What caught my eye here was the coordination between the weave of the Missoni scarf and the deliberate zigzag earrings – I love that kind of thing!
This last outfit delighted me – I thought that this woman was sort of madly dressy, at first. But she sat down at the cafe table and peeled off her cardigan to reveal that she was wearing a polo shirt! I loved her confidence in mixing pearls and polo…
If I ever get to live in New York, The Vivienne Files will become an endless “Chic Sightings” festival…