At the very coldest day during New York Fashion Week – the one day I had no shows or presentations, nor did I have any other plans – one of my friends came up with the fantastic idea to go outlet shopping at Woodbury (located at an hour drive from Manhattan) and I immediately said ‚yes’. I had heard so many good stories (Prada shoes at 90% off, Stella dresses for little over $100,- and a Céline store) that I had to give it a shot. Because hello(!), music to my ears. I have to admit that when I got dropped off at the food area, all I could think of was ‘can someone please get me out of here?!’. I was one of the first to arrive there that morning and the food hall looked so miserably sad that I almost wanted to jump straight back on the bus, back to civilization. When my partner in crime arrived – she came from the other side of Manhattan, hence why we took a different bus – we manned up and came up with a survival plan (Barneys first, then Céline and so on and so on) for this war zone.NEW YORK SCORE!
Ter Et Bantine is probably not the very first brand that comes to mind when you think of Milan Fashion Week, it might not even sound very familiar to some of you, but fact is they have been around for over 20 years. Their collection for fall/winter 2013 is a tribute to a mens wardrobe – quite the minimalistic one – with a fun twist. There were clean lines, accented waistlines and either cigarette leg pants or pleated long or knee-length skirts, worn with velvet sandals, lace up mules (which I loved!) or clogs (not so much…). The color scheme (dark hints of blue, gray and brown) were amazing as well as the blue print and the strong straight shaped coats. And that hair, gotta love a wet look like this!TER ET BANTINE