FASHION | Art Fair Fare9.11.13
L-R: JUMPER: Letter Sweater by Chinti & Parker | NECKLACE: Coin Necklace by Michelle Lowe-Holder | SUNGLASSES: Eco Unit T. by Colin Leslie | SKIRT: Pouf Skirt by Ace & Jig | BAG: Leather Neven Hobo Bagby Maiyet | SHOES: Kente Steed Shoe by A. Sauvage for Dr. Martens
This year's Art Fair Season in London was hectic and amazing. Rain, winds a low temperatures celebrated with us as acclaimed international and local artists came together to showcase their masterpieces. From Christies' Multiplied Art Fair to the Frieze Art Fair, I was running all over London just to make the most of the season, and it's still going on (and not to mention most are free). Currently, the Asian Art is on, but ends today with Clifford Charles and Anthony Key giving a symposium on being South African-born Asian artist at the lovely Somerset House today, and not to mention the vintage furniture fair, and all the fairs fairs fairs that may tickle someone else's fancy. It, finally, all ends on the 19th January 2014 with the London Art Fair. So, with all these art fairs, you could imagine how 1) stir crazy mad one could become, and 2) on the money with what to wear you must be.
For one, all the walking requires the most comfy shoes possible, and it doesn't get more comfortable than a pair of Dr Martens or Melissa Shoes. Both ethical and both rather stylish, so no excuses. Now, for some reason the London Art Season is during the coldest time of the year. I have yet to decipher why, but this means loads of layering, and definitely a nice jumper doesn't hurt. I've been obsessing over Chinti & Parker for the past two winters, and have yet to make a purchase--they tend to be uber pricey. However, I thought it fitting to feature two of the many (I love all from this season) that I love. The monogram jumper was a must: 'C' for Conscience Collective, duh! And the geometric crew neck is reminiscent of what we saw coming off of Edun's runway this year (one of my fav. shows). Throw on a statement piece, such as one of these necklaces or a killer pair of earrings, and grab a bag big enough to hold all the essentials: notebook, fliers and any materials from the art shows, mobile (a girl has to tweet), lippie, and definitely a bottle or two of Vita Coco, and you're set.