HIP HOP


…is the only way I can describe this outfit. Remember Aliyah and all her ridiculously hot midriff baring crop-top-baggy pant combos? And maybe lesser so J-Lo circa early 2000’s when she was still with P.Diddy and rocking a doo rag (DON’T HATE). Well, this is me trying to channel that same hip-hop, high street mix that’s always been an influence on my style.  If you need musical reference, just listen to Fashion Killa by A$AP Rocky. Seriously, go listen to that now. And then fall in love with Rocky.

More pics of my Day 2 NYFW outfit after the jump!

Can I say how much I love this Zara knit top? Versatile enough to be worn during the day, but also appropriate for night. It’s also incentive to get those extra crunches and core squeezes in, cuz you ‘ain’t hiding nothing in that honey!’ as a stranger colorfully reminded me while walking past.

I also fell madly in love with this neighborhood that we stayed in during NYFW. Chinatown bordering LES. It was an interesting mix of people who’ve been in this hood forever (the local Chinese community) and newer residents (torn from Hipster cloth). To me, this cultural variety is the reason why I love NYC so much. More than the food, more than the shopping, more than the sights. It’s these small pockets of communities where all sorts of people, ideas, and beliefs are thrown into a proverbial mixer to become something bigger and better than its individual parts. ‘IT’S A SWIRL BABY, AIN’T NO VANILLA HERE!’ as my friend Quan always reminds me.

More NYFW outfits will be posted throughout this week and the following, so make sure you’re on it!

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Wearing Zara Knit Crop Top, THPSHOP.CO leather track pants, Alexander Wang Antonia Heels, Luv AJ earrings

photos taken by Peter Le, edited by Vanessa Hong

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  1. Rowan says:

    WOW BABE! Are you for real?! You’re so gorgeous! And I love this outfit!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  2. RAYNE says:

    YOUR BODY IS SO RIDICULOUS >_< now that that's out of the way, so in love with that knit top, it's perfect here. This look is so representative of your overall style.

    xx
    http://www.lluviaforallseasons.com

  3. NEXT LEVEL!!! NEXT LEVEL!!! U look incredible babe!!! Total Aliyah styles! INNNCREDIBLE!!! Lovin’ those leather pants and heels and belly button! U r the best! Love that we got to see u in NY! That was soo much fun!!! If you’re ever in Toronto, defn’ hit us up! Your girls miss u already!!
    Love u tons!
    xoxkisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  4. You look fabulous! Really good photos:) Respect!

  5. MARJOLEIN says:

    Totally hip hop indeed, but you make it rock! :)

    x

  6. with a midsection like yours i’d probably live in crops. looking amazing as always!

  7. lisa says:

    if only my mid was as fab as your!
    so fit lady!
    you look amazing!

    x

    http://www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

  8. Hannah says:

    That is my song of the summer. Still love the old school stuff. I mean, I met Fat Joe in Miami this summer. No one seemed to care… but, like, it’s Fat Joe. That’s cool.

    Fab look. Little skimpy for a London winter but I’d wear it to a club fo sho!
    X

    http://www.hanjanran.com

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