Tuesday, March 4, 2008

stayin' hip in nyc

living in one of the most fashionable cities in the world has its perks: people are fabulously dressed, whether its uptown luxe or downtown cool, everyone usually looks good. why usually? because like any other city, there are the regular citizens who really don't care about fashion or how they look like on the streets of manhattan. as for me, i go to a fashion school where if you collected all the hip, cool, fashionable & trendy people you know and put them in 1 institution, you'd have...well...us! no one stands out because everyone stands out and even our professors sometimes dress better than us.

the pitfalls of living in one of the fashion capitals of the world? having to keep up with it. for some, its effortless. for others, its an eternal struggle. for many, its burning a hole in their pockets. for a few, its easy thanks to daddy's big allowance. thank god for fast fashion retailers like Forever 21 and H&M, as well as chic, up & coming designers with tiny stores strewn along East Village. shopping at Saks, Bendels and Bloomingdales isn't cheap, nor is trying to keep up with the countless "It" bags that come out each season. after a while, you give up, either that or you don't try at all. thankfully, new york city is also a city of individual style which knows no brand name and allows the freedom of expression in style and taste, clothes and shoes *phew*

now about that new Prada Nappa Striped Hobo bag i saw in SoHo....

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