Trend starters and women that look like they’ve gotten high on Vogue or Nylon magazine quench my never ending fashion appetite. Few are these beauties in the Midwest but I’ve had the opportunity to see such rarities strutting it on the streets of KCMO. I love that even in the Midwest there are women that LIVE , LOVE FASHION.
These risk takers in my opinion – since fashion is not on the No. 1 to-do list of the majority of women in this region – have earned the coveted title of FASHIONISTAS.
New Yorkers are highly influenced by European styles and trends (most high fashion designers are European).
These women embrace the European’s subtle flare for daytime feminine je ne sais quoi. This would be the only ingredient that I would like to help add to the pot of fashion deliciousness in KCMO.
And after many years of hitting Madison Avenue, Times Square, Fort Greene in Brooklyn, and Forest Hill in Queens, I humbly say that high fashion art is as indigenous to NY as are the street side hotdog carts.
Fashion is an art. The art of pairing colors, prints, textures and shapes to make a beautiful and unforgettable ensemble that makes an onlooker stare in awe. Not only is it every fashionista’s goal to be original but to see her sense of style being replicated by her peers. Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
There’s a revolution happening on the streets of KCMO. Fall is here and I’ve already seen some of the major trends for this season; the puffy shoulder blazers and dresses, cargo tights, old school sunnies, platform ankle booties, military-inspired jackets. And one of my favorites that never goes out of fashion, self confidence!
So get your brushes out and start a collage the likes of which has never been seen on these yellow bricked roads. Are you ready?
VIVA LA FASHION!!
Nikki is the owner of NGB in Westport.