Meet TALA SAMMAN, of My Fash Diary. This is the first in a series done with My Wardrobe, called Day into Night.
Back when I was a single girl in NY, being Carrie before there WAS a Carrie - I lived in a small rental apartment in the Upper East side with a fire escape that looked just like these stairs (we used to hang out on it - my friend BK lived two floors below, on the garden level, and we'd climb thru his window).
When I left for wherever I was freelancing that day, I had no idea what I'd need to wear that night (this was before cell phones/text/EVERYTHING) so I'd carry a little black dress - one of a few that I bought from a designer called Isia, at Barney's - in my bag. For convenience sake, I had to do the 'dress it up, dress it down thing' because, let's face it, life is one big adventure and you never know when you're gonna need that little black dress. I literally carried it 'for emergencies'. Along with a swimsuit: even in winter. You never know.
In that vein, with the Christmas party season starting, I have collaborated with My Wardrobe, Natayla and Tala Sammon of My Fash Diary to do a little quick fashion shoot. I want to smash apart the preconception that editorial fashion has to be laboured and involve a whole team of 'experts'. We did everything in the series that will run over the next few days in under two hours. And that included each girl choosing her own clothes, drinking coffee, hanging out, and having a laugh. And freezing our asses off in the process.
First up in our Day into Night series: Tala in her chosen Day Look. She has chosen HELMUT LANG Shearling vest, BY MALENE BIRGER leather leggings, and THEORY dress, all available, as we speak, at MY WARDROBE. Biker boots, YSL cocktail ring and Starbucks, model's own.
View Natayla's story on ITS FASHION WEEK and I'll be posting Tala's night look.. tonight.