MY CITY STYLE
Just in time for fashion week, stylist & blogger Emma Sousa dresses up her
favourite bags and shows them the sights and sounds of New York.
New York by Emma Sousa
THE SMALL PORTRAIT BACKPACK
WHY I LOVE IT: There's nothing more chic than a structured bag and I love how efficient a backpack can be in terms of size and portability.
THE OUTFIT: I like to have certain elements of contrast in most looks I create, so I juxtaposed the boxy backpack with a casual but quintessential white tee. By rocking a new denim silhouette like the cropped wide leg and a Parisian-influenced neck scarf I turn simple basics from 0 to 60 in seconds.
THE LOCATION: We shot this at the park at Roosevelt Island. A tiny island in between Manhattan and Brooklyn, it's a beautiful spot to take in all the view. The park has some stunning architecture and big lawn that's great for lounging with friends or having a picnic. This look fits in so comfortably to this setting and is super easy/comfy to move around in.
If I could sum this look up in three words I'd say: cool, casual, chic.
THE TASSEL BAG
WHY I LOVE IT: I immediately fell in love with this bag because of it's 70s influence with the saddle shape and tassel detail. #avintagevice Need I say more?
THE OUTFIT: Playing into that 70s vibe (my dad did wear a white tuxedo on his wedding day), I decided to rock an all white suit. In easy lightweight cotton and linens, this suited look is one that is elevated but doesn't leave me feeling stuffy. Stylist tip: by keeping the look neutral from head to toe, you elongate yourself (no matter how tall or short you really are) and let the tassels do the talking.
THE LOCATION: We shot this look in my all time favourite neighbourhood: the West Village. You haven't been to New York until you've been to here. The ambience, the people, the stores, the cafes. My first summer interning in NY I spent 3 hours wandering in the WV with no map and it was maybe the best 3 hours of my life. And just about any outfit is perfect in the WV, as long as it feels like you.
If I could sum this look up in three words I'd say: 70s, fresh, relaxed.
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