T H E  D E S T I N A T I O N  E D I T: 
INFLUENCERS' GUIDE TO FASHION MONTH
Fashion Month has officially arrived—and on cue, we asked four stylish insiders on the ground to guide us through the cities they know best. From zen oases to after hours hotspots, here are all the places to go this season.

T H E  D E S T I N A T I O N  E D I T: 
INFLUENCERS' GUIDE TO FASHION MONTH
Fashion Month has officially arrived—and on cue, we asked four stylish insiders on the ground to guide us through the cities they know best. From zen oases to after hours hotspots, here are all the places to go this season.

LONDON AFTER DARK 
WITH JEANETTE MADSEN

LONDON AFTER DARK 
WITH JEANETTE MADSEN

LONDON FASHION WEEK

ROTATE designer, Jeanette Madsen, knows good party dressing. If you need any proof, just browse her ‘80s-inspiried mini dresses that walked down the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week. In the spirit of going out, we asked Jeanette where she'll be spending her evenings.

LONDON FASHION WEEK

ROTATE designer, Jeanette Madsen, knows good party dressing. If you need any proof, just browse her ‘80s-inspiried mini dresses that walked down the runway at Copenhagen Fashion Week. In the spirit of going out, we asked Jeanette where she'll be spending her evenings.

1. “I haven’t been there myself yet, but friends tell me to check out The Ned. It´s supposed to be magnificent and since I love a good hotel bar I want to try it—especially the champagne bar.”

2. “I love Chiltern Firehouse, especially when you can sit outside in their courtyard. I´m always there, and not just for their drinks. It´s always a bonus that even the table is Instagram friendly.”

3. Coya in Mayfair is my favorite! It’s so cozy with its Latin America spirit. The food is Peruvian—all delicious, small dishes. I love the whole sharing thing, as I can never make up my mind. And, if you like tequila, they have nearly 40 different kinds to choose from.”

4. “I'm hoping to drop by the newly renovated Annabel’s. Apparently the interiors alone (O-T-T glamour at its best) are worth a visit."

5. "I will start the night at the Burberry afterparty, followed by a couple of strong drinks at the Firehouse. The after AFTER party will as always happen at Scotch of St James, an intimate nightclub tucked away in a tiny alleyway south of Piccadilly. You are guaranteed good tunes and sore feet!”

1. “I haven’t been there myself yet, but friends tell me to check out The Ned. It´s supposed to be magnificent and since I love a good hotel bar I want to try it—especially the champagne bar.”

2. “I love Chiltern Firehouse, especially when you can sit outside in their courtyard. I´m always there, and not just for their drinks. It´s always a bonus that even the table is Instagram friendly.”

3. Coya in Mayfair is my favorite! It’s so cozy with its Latin America spirit. The food is Peruvian—all delicious, small dishes. I love the whole sharing thing, as I can never make up my mind. And, if you like tequila, they have nearly 40 different kinds to choose from.”

4. “I'm hoping to drop by the newly renovated Annabel’s. Apparently the interiors alone (O-T-T glamour at its best) are worth a visit."

5. "I will start the night at the Burberry afterparty, followed by a couple of strong drinks at the Firehouse. The after AFTER party will as always happen at Scotch of St James, an intimate nightclub tucked away in a tiny alleyway south of Piccadilly. You are guaranteed good tunes and sore feet!”

What I'm Wearing to LFW

COUPLES HOTSPOTS IN MILAN 
WITH JENNY WALTON

COUPLES HOTSPOTS IN MILAN 
WITH JENNY WALTON

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Illustrator Jenny Walton, of Markers and Microns, creates lady-like drawings that perfectly parallel her feminine, sightly offbeat style. When she’s not getting lost in her sketches, she can be found traveling (for work and pleasure) with her fiancé, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist. Here, she shares a few of the duo's favorite intimate spots.

MILAN FASHION WEEK

Illustrator Jenny Walton, of Markers and Microns, creates lady-like drawings that perfectly parallel her feminine, sightly offbeat style. When she’s not getting lost in her sketches, she can be found traveling (for work and pleasure) with her fiancé, Scott Schuman of The Sartorialist. Here, she shares a few of the duo's favorite intimate spots.

1. “The first thing Scott and I always do when we arrive in Milan is drop our bags at the hotel (Excelsior Gallia) and take a taxi into the center to have an espresso macchiato (the perfect not-as-milky-as-a-cappuccino drink) at Marchesi 1824. The locations on Via Monte Napoleone as well as in the Galleria are as beautiful as the original one on Via S. Maria alla Porta.”

2. “I could easily spend a whole day at the Prada Foundation. I love the art, the views and the architecture. This season we’re looking forward to going to their new restaurant Torre for the first time. Bar Luce I visit several times each trip and am never disappointed by a simple Campari soda on the terrace.”

3. “This is a bit unusual, but Scott and I both love beautiful stationery, so when we are in Milan we order ours from Ditta Raimondi di Pettinaroli, a wonderful custom stationery store on Corso Venezia. They don’t speak much English, so beware if you don’t speak Italian. But they have binders full of all the different stationery samples that you can peruse and at the very least be inspired by.”

4. “The Armani Bar is a very special place for Scott and me. It’s actually where we got engaged so we always love to go there around Aperitivo. Plus, the cocktails are fantastic as are the panoramic views of Milan.”

5. QC Termemilano is perfect at the end of a long fashion week. They have extremely Instagram-able relaxation rooms as well as thermal and steam baths. Stick around for Aperitivo hour when they serve free drinks and snacks! Tip: Things can get a little hectic so go with a partner and one can man the drink line while the other loads up on small bites!”

1. “The first thing Scott and I always do when we arrive in Milan is drop our bags at the hotel (Excelsior Gallia) and take a taxi into the center to have an espresso macchiato (the perfect not-as-milky-as-a-cappuccino drink) at Marchesi 1824. The locations on Via Monte Napoleone as well as in the Galleria are as beautiful as the original one on Via S. Maria alla Porta.”

2. “I could easily spend a whole day at the Prada Foundation. I love the art, the views and the architecture. This season we’re looking forward to going to their new restaurant Torre for the first time. Bar Luce I visit several times each trip and am never disappointed by a simple Campari soda on the terrace.”

3. “This is a bit unusual, but Scott and I both love beautiful stationery, so when we are in Milan we order ours from Ditta Raimondi di Pettinaroli, a wonderful custom stationery store on Corso Venezia. They don’t speak much English, so beware if you don’t speak Italian. But they have binders full of all the different stationery samples that you can peruse and at the very least be inspired by.”

4. “The Armani Bar is a very special place for Scott and me. It’s actually where we got engaged so we always love to go there around Aperitivo. Plus, the cocktails are fantastic as are the panoramic views of Milan.”

5. QC Termemilano is perfect at the end of a long fashion week. They have extremely Instagram-able relaxation rooms as well as thermal and steam baths. Stick around for Aperitivo hour when they serve free drinks and snacks! Tip: Things can get a little hectic so go with a partner and one can man the drink line while the other loads up on small bites!”

What Scott and I are Wearing to MFW

CULTURAL STOPS AROUND PARIS 
WITH CHLOE HARROUCHE

CULTURAL STOPS AROUND PARIS 
WITH CHLOE HARROUCHE

PARIS FASHION WEEK

A native Parisian who goes by "Loulou de Saison" on Instagram, Chloe Harrouche has inherited Paris’ good style genes—and then some. She knows every arrondissement like the back of her hand, and, like a true Parisian, she's no stranger to the cultural riches of her hometown. Here, discover the places she routinely visits to stay inspired.

PARIS FASHION WEEK

A native Parisian who goes by "Loulou de Saison" on Instagram, Chloe Harrouche has inherited Paris’ good style genes—and then some. She knows every arrondissement like the back of her hand, and, like a true Parisian, she's no stranger to the cultural riches of her hometown. Here, discover the places she routinely visits to stay inspired.

1. “During the effervescence of PFW I love to take a moment with my kids in the Jardin du Luxembourg. The garden is close to my home so it’s quite easy for their small legs. It has old, charming carrousels and a puppet theatre where I used to go when I was a child. This little distraction during shows helps me recharge my batteries.”

2. “I always make a stop at the Atelier Brancusi near the Georges Pompidou Museum. This place is my haven of peace! The amazing sculptures, shapes and mood are always an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me.”

3. “I love to combine fashion, art and architecture. The Maison La Roche built by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret is always a perfect place to disconnect and be inspired. Its angles, geometry and the furniture inside gives me endless inspiration—especially when it comes to proportion.”

4. “Since I travel abroad before PFW, I love coming back and enjoying the city as a tourist. Walking into Les Bouquinistes on the river Seine is always a pleasure. When I’m in a rush between shows, the good news is that it’s always on my way.”

5. “In the heart of Le Marais, I very often stop at OFR Bookshop—the selection of contemporary art books, fashion magazines and travel carnets there is amazing and the location is ideal for between shows. Make sure you walk right to the back—it's the most special part of the shop, where they show up-and-coming fashion labels and exhibitions.”

1. “During the effervescence of PFW I love to take a moment with my kids in the Jardin du Luxembourg. The garden is close to my home so it’s quite easy for their small legs. It has old, charming carrousels and a puppet theatre where I used to go when I was a child. This little distraction during shows helps me recharge my batteries.”

2. “I always make a stop at the Atelier Brancusi near the Georges Pompidou Museum. This place is my haven of peace! The amazing sculptures, shapes and mood are always an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me.”

3. “I love to combine fashion, art and architecture. The Maison La Roche built by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret is always a perfect place to disconnect and be inspired. Its angles, geometry and the furniture inside gives me endless inspiration—especially when it comes to proportion.”

4. “Since I travel abroad before PFW, I love coming back and enjoying the city as a tourist. Walking into Les Bouquinistes on the river Seine is always a pleasure. When I’m in a rush between shows, the good news is that it’s always on my way.”

5. “In the heart of Le Marais, I very often stop at OFR Bookshop—the selection of contemporary art books, fashion magazines and travel carnets there is amazing and the location is ideal for between shows. Make sure you walk right to the back—it's the most special part of the shop, where they show up-and-coming fashion labels and exhibitions.”

What I'm Wearing to PFW

FINDING ZEN AMIDST THE CHAOS OF NEW YORK 
WITH VANESSA HONG

FINDING ZEN AMIDST THE CHAOS OF NEW YORK 
WITH VANESSA HONG

 

 

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Brooklyn-based Vanessa Hong (AKA The Haute Pursuit) is the type of woman who can cool up any wardrobe in a Nano second. Her fashion week survival tip? Time away from all the action. Here, she shares the tranquil outlets she'll be seeking out to revive and rejuvenate between the shows.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Brooklyn-based Vanessa Hong (AKA The Haute Pursuit) is the type of woman who can cool up any wardrobe in a Nano second. Her fashion week survival tip? Time away from all the action. Here, she shares the tranquil outlets she'll be seeking out to revive and rejuvenate between the shows.

1. "Fashion week is not official until I see my beloved Joanna Czech. My friend Phillip Lim introduced me to her, and I’ve never looked at facials the same since. For two hours, Joanna slaps, massages, freezes and sculpts my face. She’s a miracle worker!”

2. “I recently discovered Ma Matcha on Bowery. They do CBD lattes there, which is so key for staying chill and balanced during fashion week. I recommend the Beauty Latte which is pink and loaded with all sorts of adaptogens plus CBD!”

3. “I don’t have many indulgences but massages are one of them. I love going to Chillhouse because the vibes are always so good and they have the comfiest massage beds ever. Ask for Christian."

4. “My favorite restaurant in the city is probably ABCV. My agency is close by so it’s a great spot to see my managers, catch up and get delicious, beautiful plant-based food. I recommend the lettuce cups—they are to die for! Another new spot I’m eager to try out is Matthew Kinney’s Plant and Wine, New York’s sister to the same restaurant in Venice (LA) which is amazing.”

5. "During Fashion Week, I make it a priority to maintain my yoga practice. I go to Lighthouse Yoga School in Williamsburg as much as I can and always with my teacher Jared McMann. We do kriya, mantra, pranayama and vinyasa for two amazing hours. If I can’t catch Jared, I’ll do an express 1 hour class in the AM.”

1. "Fashion week is not official until I see my beloved Joanna Czech. My friend Phillip Lim introduced me to her, and I’ve never looked at facials the same since. For two hours, Joanna slaps, massages, freezes and sculpts my face. She’s a miracle worker!”

2. “I recently discovered Ma Matcha on Bowery. They do CBD lattes there, which is so key for staying chill and balanced during fashion week. I recommend the Beauty Latte which is pink and loaded with all sorts of adaptogens plus CBD!”

3. “I don’t have many indulgences but massages are one of them. I love going to Chillhouse because the vibes are always so good and they have the comfiest massage beds ever. Ask for Christian."

4. “My favorite restaurant in the city is probably ABCV. My agency is close by so it’s a great spot to see my managers, catch up and get delicious, beautiful plant-based food. I recommend the lettuce cups—they are to die for! Another new spot I’m eager to try out is Matthew Kinney’s Plant and Wine, New York’s sister to the same restaurant in Venice (LA) which is amazing.”

5. "During Fashion Week, I make it a priority to maintain my yoga practice. I go to Lighthouse Yoga School in Williamsburg as much as I can and always with my teacher Jared McMann. We do kriya, mantra, pranayama and vinyasa for two amazing hours. If I can’t catch Jared, I’ll do an express 1 hour class in the AM.”

What I'm Wearing to NYFW