Vintage Fashion

#NEWYORKFASHIONWEEK RECAP FEB 2019: BEING A STUDENT OF MY CRAFT AT THE SHOWS & SEASONAL STYLES TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR

WRITTEN BY SHARRA GREENE | PHOTOS BY MONICA KRYSTEL ROSE

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So this year for fashion week, I spent the days taking in runway shows, attending showcases, and capturing content with my boo Comfort, Style Blogger and Writer of CNK Stylebook (check her site out, her content is BOMB.) Comfort and I met a little over a year ago, as we were both doing press coverage for a charity fashion event in May 2018. I always love attending events with Comfort because we’re both about our business and constantly thinking of ways to grow our brands while having a dope time in the process.

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This year’s NYFW experience was a little different than my experience back in September, being that I spent most of last year’s fashion week running around backstage, styling and perfecting designers’ collections before they hit the runway, with the exception of attending a BOMB group show sponsored by Fashion Bomb Daily on my last day. But this time, I got the opportunity to get dressed, flick it up, and just take it all in while in the audience. Though I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m right back in full stylist mode chaos, this trip was just what I needed.

We watched severals shows, with a few of my favorites being Ron Ramos, who brought sexy suiting in vibrant colors to the runway, Out of Order, the brand that brought us some of the dopest streetwear I’ve seen in a while, as well as a live showcase by Landeros New York, in which models sported lush outerwear in rich colors and fabrics, slick patent leather pieces, and cool trousers, an aesthetic that was unmatched. For some of my fave show moments, check out my events & NYFW highlights on my styling page’s instagram.

Me and Comfort grabbing drinks before a show, of course my drink is almost gone by the time we started taking pics lol.

Me and Comfort grabbing drinks before a show, of course my drink is almost gone by the time we started taking pics lol.

One thing that I always try to do while attending a fashion show, is to be a student of my craft and really soak in the designer’s creativity by paying very close attention to detail. Everything from the color story and fabric range of a collection, to the models chosen, down to the way the stylist or designer has accessorized each look, really helps me be a better stylist. Studying the details, both big and small, allow me to see where fashion is going, in terms of trends, specific silhouettes, and just the overall culture.

I’m always on the look out for new styles that I want to try for myself, as well as some that I want to introduce to my clients and try on models. A few trends that I see emerging and making their way around for the upcoming seasons are dramatically oversized outerwear in eccentric shapes, suits and co-ords being done in vibrant colors such as magenta, royal blue, lime green and citrus, as well as patent leather separates. All of these are dope looks spotted on the runways to incorporate into your wardrobe for a look that’s ahead of the curve.

Shop our Looks  :  Comfort  and I both channeled slight 70’s vibes for our Day1 looks. Comfort is wearing a  two piece plaid set  and  white ankle boots  from  Nasty Gal , and a thrifted DKNY blazer (shop a similar one     here  ) I am wearing a  ribbed fringe sleeve mini dress  by  Akira ,  PLT   studded belt  and  snakeskin thigh high boots ,  double disc earrings  from  Forever 21 , vintage clutch,  bangles and ring I got forever ago.

Shop our Looks: Comfort and I both channeled slight 70’s vibes for our Day1 looks. Comfort is wearing a two piece plaid set and white ankle boots from Nasty Gal, and a thrifted DKNY blazer (shop a similar one here) I am wearing a ribbed fringe sleeve mini dress by Akira, PLT studded belt and snakeskin thigh high boots, double disc earrings from Forever 21, vintage clutch, bangles and ring I got forever ago.

I always leave fashion week with a new found sense of creativity, and feeling so inspired. Whether working behind the scenes doing what I love, or watching it all take place, it’s always the best time for me to network, build connections, and get inspired. I already can’t wait to do it all again for September! What were some of you guys’ favorite designer collections this NYFW? Let me know in the comments!

Sharra,

“The definition of walking art.”

"MY SISTA'S KEEPER" EDITORIAL: BY SHARRA GREENE STYLING, D. RICE PHOTOGRAPHY, TENEA CUMMINGS & DOMINIQUE HARRIS

"They hurt together. They heal together. They slay together."

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Credits:

Photographer/ Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Models: Tenea Cummings and Dominique Harris

Styling and Creative Direction by Me

     This shoot was all about two beautiful, vintage loving, well dressed women who know how to take anything and make it their own. They know who they are as individuals but they experience life's highs and lows with each other. Their bond is unbreakable. They hurt together. They heal together. They slay together.

     I was very inspired by the idea of strength, confidence, and sisterhood, all in one image. Creating with these beauties and our phenomenal photographer was nothing but good vibes and even better execution. You can definitely expect to see me collaborating with this team again in the near future. 

Don't Touch...   Tenea is wearing a  vintage faux leather little black dress with fur trim ,  Inari fishnet stockings , vintage earrrings and rings, thigh high boots, gold scale necklace from my wardrobe collection. Dominique is wearing a  vintage Janine New York geometric print metallic dress ,  Public Desire Kassidy gladiator heels ,  Urban Outfitters choker , bangles, rings, and earrings from my wardrobe collection.

Don't Touch... Tenea is wearing a vintage faux leather little black dress with fur trim, Inari fishnet stockings, vintage earrrings and rings, thigh high boots, gold scale necklace from my wardrobe collection. Dominique is wearing a vintage Janine New York geometric print metallic dress, Public Desire Kassidy gladiator heels, Urban Outfitters choker, bangles, rings, and earrings from my wardrobe collection.

What's The Move?      Tenea is wearing a  vintage Suede in Texas patchwork oversized jacket ,  lace plunging neckline bodysuit ,  Missguided faux leather belted mini skirt ,  Jeffrey Campbell colorblock thigh high boots , vintage brim hat, jewelry, and circle frame shades. Dominique is wearing the  Off the Edge denim crop top  by Naked Wardrobe,  Missguided blue mid rise extreme flare skinny jeans ,  denim caged ankle boots , vintage sequin beret,  Missguided 99 problems earrings  and  Pretty Little Thing sunglasses , Forever 21 bangles, necklace from my wardrobe collection. 

What's The Move? Tenea is wearing a vintage Suede in Texas patchwork oversized jacket, lace plunging neckline bodysuit, Missguided faux leather belted mini skirt, Jeffrey Campbell colorblock thigh high boots, vintage brim hat, jewelry, and circle frame shades. Dominique is wearing the Off the Edge denim crop top by Naked Wardrobe, Missguided blue mid rise extreme flare skinny jeans, denim caged ankle boots, vintage sequin beret, Missguided 99 problems earrings and Pretty Little Thing sunglasses, Forever 21 bangles, necklace from my wardrobe collection. 

Empathy.  

Empathy. 

United Front.

United Front.

Comment your thoughts on this shoot below! Stay tuned and subscribe for more bomb content coming very soon! 

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

#THROWBACKTHURSDAY: 90'S STREET STYLE EDITORIALS FOR THE WIN

shared by Sharra Greene

No time like the 90's... it's an era that I'm always profoundly inspired by.  Tyra Banks and Susan Holmes in "Thrift Shop Twist" for Elle US May 1993 (left),  which inspired the styling for my 2016 "Sartorial Stroll" lookbook (right)

Credits: 

(Left)- Photographer: Gilles Bensimon, Stylist: Todd Oldham

(Right)- Photographer/ Co Creative Director: D. Rice Photography

Model: Sophia Yeshi

Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Brittany Main

Styling and Creative Direction by Me

 

Stay inspired 💃🏽💋💋💋

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."

 

ELEGANT MEETS SULTRY FOR FALL/ WINTER ' 17: VERSATILE LOOK INSPIRATION

Styled & Curated by Sharra Greene

     A curated selection of alluring looks where charming and sexy meet in the middle.  Combine both elegant and sexy elements for an alluring aesthetic this season. Think lace embroidery & florals alongside luxe fur & leather, tall boots, and just the right amount of skin.

Shop the Look: Model Shamika wearing the  Necessary Clothing bodysuit ,  Lola Shoetique Hitlist boots , vintage kimono from my wardrobe (similar one  here ),  Bebe choker , and  belt .   Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Alesia Sad'e

Shop the Look: Model Shamika wearing the Necessary Clothing bodysuit, Lola Shoetique Hitlist boots, vintage kimono from my wardrobe (similar one here), Bebe choker, and belt. Photo by D. Rice Photography. Makeup by Alesia Sad'e

Jaded, Foresta, and Floral Fatale on Polyvore.

Jaded, Foresta, and Floral Fatale on Polyvore.

Tulle Couture by Sharra. Photography by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky of Aesthetic Distance. Model: Polina Kopii.

Tulle Couture by Sharra. Photography by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky of Aesthetic Distance. Model: Polina Kopii.

Photography by Travis Curry. Makeup by Carolyn Thombs. Model: Amanda Nell.

Photography by Travis Curry. Makeup by Carolyn Thombs. Model: Amanda Nell.

Kool Kat & Textured on Polyvore.

Kool Kat & Textured on Polyvore.

Photography by Rasheedha Essence. Model: Cierra Nicole.

Photography by Rasheedha Essence. Model: Cierra Nicole.

Moving & Harsh Winter on Polyvore.

Moving & Harsh Winter on Polyvore.

Photos by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky & Kelvin Bulluck. Models: Viktoria Ivanova & Polina Kopii.

Photos by Eliza Romero-Kovalsky & Kelvin Bulluck. Models: Viktoria Ivanova & Polina Kopii.

Rosa de Vita & Transparency on Polyvore.

Rosa de Vita & Transparency on Polyvore.

More look inspiration for this season coming very soon to the blog.

Sharra,

"The definition of walking art."