I have been living on adrenaline for the past few days! It’s my last week in Manhattan and I have so many things to do! Working on the blog, meeting up with my NYC friends for an “au revoir” as well as packing and struggling to make all my clothes fit in 4 suitcases! It might seem like a lot of luggage but for an extreme over-packer like me, it’s quite a challenge! I have my two best friends coming to the city for a weekend getaway and drive me back to Montreal. Looking forward to spending and sharing my last days here with my closest girls! We will definitely make it memorable, as always! We won’t rest, believe me :) Also, one of the main “to dos” on my list is working on my final project for my Fashion Styling class, which I will be presenting this Saturday! Ouffff… Not a lot of hours of sleep ahead of me!
In the midst of all the frenzy, I am still taking the time to stop, even if it’s just for a few seconds, to realize where I am! Stop to look around the city, at the people and places I'm at, look up towards the skyline towers and take in all the energy this remarkable city offers… I realized this week that I was so comfortable here that my everyday life became a routine and not an experience. So, for the few days left, I will make sure to take the time to absorb it all!
As you might already know, I am always looking for new exhibitions to visit. I love discovering the stimulating world of Art & Culture! The shots for this post were taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a snowstorm was hitting the city, the MET was the perfect location to be at! The building alone is a piece of art! The architecture is simply beautiful! And I haven’t even begun writing about the various exhibits! I could lose myself in the museum for days without a care in the world! I left a few photos in the post so you can discover it with me too :)
Winter storm meant warm outfit and brand new coat! I got this one from the boutique Swords-Smith in Brooklyn, which is becoming the new “it” neighborhood in New York. I had the privilege of meeting the ambitious couple behind this shop! They are a powerhouse duo building an original retail concept where they showcase and carry creative pieces of talented designers, their in-house collection and exclusive collaborations with unique brands. I have gotten to love vintage pieces more and more and this one... I couldn’t leave the store without! The New Yorker Lauren Moffatt designed it and it's all made in NYC, which means the quality of the garment is its best attribute. I fell for the contrast between the burgundy pockets with vintage buttons, the cream placket and the blue running panels. The 70s inspired style and the camel color were definitely the deal breaker! A one of a kind piece! I styled it with casual ripped jeans and a cream knit sweater. I think it's a simple and clean way to accentuate the coat. And, I was comfortable enough to take all the time I needed to visit the museum :) The boots and bag are both made with suede; a fabric that harmonizes well with the heavyweight wool coat. Also, I believe their rich chocolate brown color compliments the burgundy of the pockets. What do you think?
Let’s hope this was the last winter storm of the season, even though it’s always magical to walk in a winter wonderland Central Park!
Photos by Shoval Tshuva
- Cream turtleneck knit sweater
- Blue ripped jeans from Zara
- Brown animal print sunglasses from Prada
- Suede booties from Browns Shoes
- Dark brown raw leather shoulder bag with black leather fringes from Rudsak
- Camel hair coat from Lauren Moffatt