We are reaching the end of our summer essentials list! After analyzing straw hats, sunglasses, sleeveless shirts, shorts, flat sandals, double pearl earrings, the no logo beach tote and the Celine skirt its now time for essential number 9 – the airy summer pants! So where to get the best styles and how to wear them?
After providing some inspirations on where to get the perfect straw hats, sunglasses and sleeveless shirts for summer here comes some inspiration on denim shorts. Cut off or cuffed in summer they are the equivalent to skinny and boyfriend jeans. Need some inspiration on where to find the best styles and how to combine them?
1. Rag & Bone denim shorts
For quite some time I considered denim shorts as something for teenagers, rock festivals or the beach. However, since I first saw the boyfriend shape Rag & Bone denim shorts at Montaigne Market in Paris I knew that things are going to change for me this season. Sadly they weren’t available in my size and I had to wait and try to get them in NYC. After buying the Rag & Bone denim shorts “Aoyama” I soon realized that they are incredibly versatile for almost every day!
Rag & Bone Aoyama shorts in dark blue, rag-bone.com
Finally, I have a little time to share another experience from our previous NYC trip with you – Our lunch at the Four Seasons Restaurant New York. Actually we had planned to have lunch at La Grenouille prior to visiting the MoMa, but had to find out that it is closed on Monday. Not knowing another good spot to dine in the region we finally decided to go for the Four Seasons restaurant. Here comes our experience!
When it comes to travel planning no matter whether business or vacation I am usually the one, who selects hotels. However, for our recent NYC trip my husband had booked Ace hotel NYC. Googleing the hotel for the first time I have to admit that I was a little shocked. Sure its industrial and sure I like industrial style But only to a certain amount. Some of the hotel rooms seemed industrial to a point thats almost painful! Consequently, I was more than suspicious on how a stay at Ace hotel is going to look like!
While in New York city a few weeks ago one of the things I enjoyed the most was highline NYC. Its a park on an elevated former railroad track in the west of Manhatten island. In the north the high line NYC starts at west 30th street and its southern end is marked by the Standard Highline hotel near the DVF headquarters.
The US are the country where denim was born and I personally somehow feel that you really see this until today. No matter whether you watch people in the streets or have a look at the department stores denim is everywhere. Luckily this coincides with the fact that I am a denim addict, who loves to browse the denim departments for hours. Summing up what I learned at the New York department stores denim sections here comes my denim guide 2014:
For such a long time I had watched MET gala live streams, bought the accompanying exhibition catalogs and had longed for visiting the Costume Institute at the MET to see one of the much acclaimed exhibition live. Knowing that I am going to be in NYC during the time of the MET fashion exhibition and hearing that the 2014 summer show is going to be about Charles James, a designer I had never heard about, was a little disappointing for me at first. Sure I had hoped for something, like Prada and Schiaparelli, Punk or McQueen. Despite of the first disappointment I started to gather some information on the designer and realized that he is a quite interesting person with a design approach not so different from Azzedine Alaia. As a consequence I forced my husband to visit “Charles James beyond fashion” at our first day in New York.
One of my favorite restaurants during our 8 day stay in New York City definitely was the Waverly Inn NYC. The restaurant was recommended to us by several friends, who praised the super cosy atmosphere and delicious food. That said we booked a table via opentable (… so great that so many New York restaurants offer that service) for our last evening.