Weekend in NYC: Meeting Proenza & The McQueen Exhibit

I just spent the most amazing weekend in New York and I’m so excited to share my experience with you. I originally booked the trip because I had a meeting with Proenza Schouler to design a custom PS1 I won from CharityBuzz in May. This was part of the Fashion & Friends For Japan auction where numerous designers and other influential fashion insiders donated fabulous experiences all for Japan relief.

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This was by far the best experience I’ve ever had and I’m still speechless from the meeting. I had the help of Jack & Lazaro themselves who gave final approval for my one-of-a-kind design. Unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to take photos inside the studio but I did get to sneak one in with Jack and Lazaro.

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Of course it was only appropriate to be decked out in Proenza Schouler head-to-toe for my meeting. Proenza SS ’11 dress with SS ’10 shoes and the classic PS1 in hand.

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As far as the final outcome though…I will be receiving the bag in late October/early November so that will be a HUGE Chi City Closet post that we’ll all just have to wait for!

So what else did I do in NYC this weekend?

Went to the McQueen exhibit at the Met (full details tomorrow)

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Spent quite a few hours in Opening Ceremony and Opening Ceremony Part Deux

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Ate at the new Co Op Food & Drink in Hotel on Rivington with my friend Jonathan Valdez

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Got to try Imperial No. 9 (executive chef Sam Talbot from Top Chef season 2), which was in my hotel, The Mondrian.

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And of course, added a few new additions to my closet :)

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Suitcase: Tumi (Opening Ceremony), Bag: Proenza Schouler (from their NYC sample sale), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (Barneys)…and a mini McQueen armadillo shoe from the exhibit.

Diane Kruger Graces the March cover of Glamour

A sneak peak at the March issue of Glamour magazine with cover girl Diane Kruger.

Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth in New York City, Diane graces the cover in a Chanel jacket, Daryl K T-shirt, J Brand shorts and Chanel Fine Jewelry necklace.

 

Here’s a sneak peak at the editorial spread and exclusive interview…

Jacket, shirt, pants, Balmain; earrings, ring, Pomellato Tango Collection; scarf, Collection 18.

Blazer, Stella McCartney; bra top, Viktor & Rolf; pants, Theyskens’ Theory; earrings, necklace, Chanel Fine Jewelry; belt, Linea Pelle Collection; shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Jacket, shirt, pants, Balmain; earrings, ring, Pomellato Tango Collection; scarf, Collection 18.


Sweater, Isabel Marant; shirt, Band of Outsiders; skirt, Giambattista Valli;cuff, H.Stern; belt, H&M; shoes, Walter Steiger.

 

On her love of fashion…
“I truly, genuinely like clothes. Making them is an art form, and wearing them is a form of self-expression. I find it very emotional because I can remember moments in my life—my mood, how I felt—through these clothes.”

On what her favorite look is…
“A well-cut dress. It’s all about the cut. I love three-quarter sleeves. I definitely like it classic; less is more. The thing I despise most is vulgarity, and there’s a lot of that here [in L.A.].”

On her biggest fashion splurge…
“The biggest fashion purchase I ever made I thought about for six years. I’m not kidding. All my life I wanted to own an Hermès Constance bag, and when I signed with Calvin Klein, I decided this was the time that I could afford it. I truly broke a sweat when I paid for it.”

On her boyfriend Joshua Jackson and his style…
“We go shopping. But he likes it. I definitely wasn’t fond of these blue sneakers that he wore all the time for about a year and a half.”

On realizing she wanted to pursue performing as a career…
“I’m from a small village [in Germany], and it never occurred to me that you could actually make a living performing. It was a hobby. I always thought you had to live in Hollywood. So the urge really came later, when I became a model.”

On marrying and divorcing when she was younger…
“Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don’t believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There’s no paper that will make you stay.”

Her advice to young women pursuing their dreams…
“Ask questions. Surround yourself with people who will help you advance. You should be smart enough to know that you don’t know everything. But you have to believe in yourself. I certainly do.”

 

Don’t forget to pick up the March issue of Glamour magazine. Available on newsstands and digitally (iPad, iPhone, iTouch and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color) February 8.

Photos courtesy of Glamour