Nº50: Oversized

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Kenzo sunglasses // Rebecca Minkoff oversized cocoon coat // Helmut Lang blazer with leather lapel // Alexander Wang velvet camisole // Adriano Goldschmied boyfriend jeans // Stuart Weitzman ankle boots // Chanel classic 2.55 flap bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Vintage cage bangle }

So excited to officially welcome fall and every fashion thing that comes with it: fuzzy sweaters, ankle boots, oversized silhouettes. I’ve been living in these boyfriend jeans way more than usual recently – a surprise, given how much I love my skinnies – so it’s most definitely a sign that I’ve drunk the normcore Kool-Aid. Two coats can be better than one, especially if they’re in such contrasting silhouettes: Love the Helmut for the classic boyish shape, and the RM is my go-to for a statement topper. And finally, a cameo from Nala the superstar and diva-in-training – bring forth your puppy date invitations, everyone, and follow along her pretty camera antics on Instagram.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado

29. October 2014 by jax
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Nº49: Bare

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Kenzo sunglasses // Vintage asymmetrical hem dress // Alexander Wang Freja lace-up booties // Zimmermann structured clutch // Vintage choker // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Marlyn Schiff bangle c/o Marlyn Schiff }

Talk about a belated post…! Here’s a throwback to warmer scorchingly hot days and New York Fashion Week (remember that?). Lounging around the Empire Hotel rooftop for the RewardStyle party to the tunes of Miss DJ Harley V in 7584284-degree weather called for something that was barely there – and this was the best I could do short of showing up in my birthday suit. I typically wear this dress layered as a skirt since it’s just a wee skimpier than I’m normally used to, so my beloved Wangs once again bring on some toughness. On second thought, I don’t really miss the summer humidity. Bring on the leather and sweater weather, NYC!

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Photo Credit: Jason of OOTD Magazine

14. October 2014 by jax
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Dining With Marie: The Style Line

Anyone who knows me knows that I am just as keen on food as I am on fashion – what better way to pay tribute to that than with an editorial spread? Cheers to Rachel over at The Style Line and Marie Turnor for dolling me up with a fabulous Dinner bag and letting me dish on all things dinner, dress, and more. Read on for my Q&A (and say hello to the pup!), and click here to check out the rest of the editorial.

Originally appeared on The Style Line.

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PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF! 

My name is Jaclyn Siu, and I am a Pokémon Master! In all seriousness, though, I am fortunate to find myself living on the intersection of two of the world’s most fabulous industries – fashion and entertainment – in the world’s most fabulous city. I love baking food, eating food, taking pictures of my food, but not grocery shopping. I also love writing, Instagramming, catching up on tech news, and exploring the city with Nala. I’m also trying really hard to like salad. Life is always better when you’re eating well.

TALK TO US ABOUT DINNER…

Dinner, in my opinion, is the best meal of the day because that’s the one time of day when I don’t feel guilty about eating steak (though a great brunch is tough to beat too). My ideal dinner would probably be getting down and dirty with a Porterhouse, cooked medium rare, with creamed spinach and mashed potatoes on the side and a nice glass of Malbec. Loose pants with an elastic waistband or flowy skirts are a must to deal with the inevitable food coma.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT CAFE MOGADOR AND ARE THERE ANY ANECODOTES YOU CAN SHARE?

Many things: Outdoor seating lets me spend time with Nala, salmon is always a good idea, and couscous is such a delicious treat since I don’t know how to make it on my own, and it’s not the most common thing in the world. Very funny story, actually – the first time my best friends took me to Mogador was the first time I ever had couscous, and I had no idea how to pronounce it because English is weird.

I was convinced it would sound pseudo-French, so I said I wanted some “koo-koo” to the waitress, only to be met with fits of hysterical laughter from everyone. It’s been four years since that unfortunate pronunciation blunder and I certainly know how you say it now, but they still won’t let me live it down!

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TALK TO US ABOUT DINNER DRESSING – WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT DRESSING FOR A NIGHT OUT? 

Dressing for nighttime, especially in the warmer seasons, is more my thing because I don’t have to worry as much about layers or wearing too much black! Going out for dinner is always somewhat of an occasion for me personally – I’ve taken to staying at home and making dinner for myself and Nala these days – so I do make an effort to look nice.

HOW DO YOU CELEBRATE PERSONAL STYLE?

One thing I love about personal style is exactly that – it’s personal. As cliche as it might sound, fashion has always been said to be an extension of yourself, and I’ve really seen my wardrobe and style evolve as I moved from fashion into music. My typical outfit is now much more sporty and casual, I’ve started embracing snapbacks, and I always somehow end up wearing sneakers. Most definitely embracing the Roc!

WHAT ARE YOUR THREE NEIGHBORHOOD GO-TO DINNER SPOTS AND WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL RECOMMENDATIONS? 

GIANO

Address: 126 E. 7th St. New York, NY 10009

Transportation: L to 1st Ave./F to 2nd. Ave/4, 6 to Astor Place

GO-TO DINNER DELICACY: You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu: EVERYTHING from their bread and olive oil, all of their homemade pasta, to their insanely delicious cappuccino dessert (seriously, it’s heavenly beyond words) is worth a try.

CASIMIR

Address: 103 Avenue B New York, NY 10009

Transportation:  L to 1st Ave./F to 2nd. Ave

GO-TO DINNER DELICACY: Because who doesn’t need a dose of Paris (and steak tartare) now and then? Also, escargot. I live for that garlicky buttery goodness. Mmm…

MINCA

Address: 536 E. 5th St. New York, NY 10009

Transportation:  L to 1st Ave./F to 2nd. Ave/J,M,Z to Essex St.

GO-TO DINNER DELICACY:  In my opinion, one of the best and most authentic ramen I’ve had outside of Japan. Thick, soupy, and always hits the spot. Everything on the menu will make you fall in love.

Check out the rest of the #diningwithmarie spread here!

What I’m wearing:
First look: Åland Korea mesh top // J Brand leather shorts // Marie Turnor dinner bag in Tapestry
Second look: Roc Nation snapback // Bailey 44 leather tank // Vintage asymmetrical hem dress worn as skirt // River Island Chelsea boots // Vintage bangle // Marie Turnor dinner bag in Tan

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Photo Credit: Christina of The Style Line

30. September 2014 by jax
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Nº48: Fresh Crop

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Kenzo sunglasses // Rebecca Minkoff bustier crop top // Broadway + Broome sequin drop-waist pants via Bib + Tuck //  Saint Laurent Paris Chyc flap bag // Christian Louboutin Pigalle pump // Vintage choker // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Jeweliq pearl ring set c/o Jeweliq }

Aaaand it’s New York Fashion Week! With this new season in full swing, there’s no better time to pull out all the stops. I had always wanted to find a way to don these crazy sequinned pants I found on bib + tuck, and now is pretty much the perfect time for them. The crop top I pulled from the sample pile back in my fashion days proved to be just the right counterpart to these street-style-bait pants, paired with simple black and gold accessories to keep the rest of the look from getting too busy as I run all over the city. Sending lucky vibes to everyone who’s braving the NYFW waters this season; I had almost forgotten how crazy it gets around town this time of year.

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Photo Credit: Natalie Alvarado

08. September 2014 by jax
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Nº47: Camoufleur

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Kenzo sunglasses // a.moss camouflage jacket c/o a.moss // Zara muscle tank // J. Brand leather shorts // Alexander Wang Freja lace-up bootie // rag & bone Pilot leather backpack // Marc by Marc Jacobs watch // Shop Jeen, Marlyn Schiff cuffs }

It’s been a relatively mild summer this year here in New York City, and before I could get some serious wear out of my go-to summer pieces, it’s already time to start thinking ahead to fall – I mean, NYFW is really just right around the corner. Personally, I don’t mind; fall has always been my favorite season and I can’t wait to break out my trusty favorites again. But first, let’s talk about this camo jacket from a.moss: versatile, sturdy, warm. Subtlety is always best when it comes to a strong pattern like camouflage, and this jacket nails it while remaining a statement piece on its own. The backpack stays in line with the utilitarian theme from the jacket, while the heeled Wang booties take a classic lace-up boot to the next level.

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Photo Credit: Alex of Delayed Missives

27. August 2014 by jax
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