As you all know, this past week has been a tough one on the city I live in and love. Hurricane Sandy left considerable wreckage in her wake, with potentially long-lasting effects. While I luckily never lost power, my sister (pictured here) was without it for five days, so she escaped the Lower East Side and came to camp out at my place.Whatever minor challenges we encountered were nothing compared to what many have suffered ~ so all I can say is that, more than ever, I realize how grateful I am to live in a place that is so resilient and dynamic and intense and alive and so generous with opportunity. There’s really nowhere in the world like New York.It’s been hard to think or write about fashion at a time like this ~ but fashion is part of the soul of this city, and I know every one of its citizens would like to see New York back on her chic feet! It’s been very surreal and saddening to see the city moving at anything less than full speed ahead ~ so while it feels right to get back to work, it would be wrong to forget that so many people are still unable to do the same.That’s why I hope you’ll join me in donating whatever you are able to the Red Cross ~ it’s so easy to do and every little bit helps. Contribute any amount online by clicking HERE, or automatically share just $10 by texting the word REDCROSS to 90999.And, if you live in the New York area, don’t forget that Erin and I would love to see you at this Thursday’s soiree at the Karen Millen store in Soho (located at 114 Prince St; we’ll be there from 6-8pm) ~ I think it’s high time we all had a little fun!|IN THIS POST| Erin wears Ray-Ban sunnies, a Michael Kors trench, sweater and leggings from Shoptiques, and a vintage clutch. |PHOTOS| by Jeremy James
Karl Lagerfeld's forward-thinking approach to couture meets its match in India Salvor Menuez.