Photographed by Madhava
Hair by Seto McCoy
“Re-Werk It” is an ongoing style segment in which some very stylish NYC bloggers have been given the test of re-working 1 piece from their closet 3 different ways. Proving to us, that it’s not about what you have in your closet, but how you work it. Or shall we say, “Re-Werk It.”
Challenge Item: Leather Jacket
AB: Tell us about your blog.
SC: My blog is called Fashion of a Novice and it’s predominantly about fashion, but I also include a lifestyle aspect, including a look into some activities, festivals, and events I go to. I started my blog in February 2012, so about 3 1/2 years. I actually started with Lookbook.nu first and got convinced to start an actual blog from the feedback I received on Lookbook.
AB: Where are you from?
SC: I’m from Nashville, Tennessee. I moved to New York because I got signed to a modeling agency! I happen to be into fashion, so moving here was always the goal anyway. Now I live in Brooklyn! I love it because it’s chill, but not too chill. It has everything without going into the city, but it’s not as hectic.
AB: What’s the best thing about living in Brooklyn?
SC: Probably the coffee shops. There’s more open space and industrial type setting coffee shops than in Manhattan. I do love Soho too though. If you’re looking for great New York street style, it is definitely there, even if you have to weave through the tourists!
AB: How would you describe your style?
SC: Minimal, chic, and comfortable!
AB: Where do you usually shop?
SC: I absolutely love Zara, even though it seems like the whole population of New York shops there, it’s still one of my faves.
AB: Describe each of your 3 looks.
SC: My first look I put together is very causal. This is my go to, ‘off duty’ look, usually if I’m just out and about and have nowhere specific to go. Denim cut off shorts with a button up. I added more to the look by getting a ribbon and tying it into a girly bow tie, added the hat, and topped it with the leather jacket!
SC: This outfit is a lot more girly than the other two, but more so a mix of girly and edgy with the use of the leather jacket and contrasting black color. For fall, I really love the use of sweaters over a skirt or a dress, it makes things a lot more comfortable and not over the top if you just want a daytime outfit.
SC: For my last look, I used my favorite color scheme to wear, black and white. This one is a little more boyish, with high waisted, loose trousers. I love pairing crop tops with high waisted bottoms because they seem to balance out perfectly. I simply wore my cut out loafers and pulled the look together with my leather jacket.
AB: The septum ring you’re wearing in your last look, you actually designed right?
SC: Yea! I have an online handmade jewelry shop via Etsy.com called Enamour Entirety. I make a wide variety of pieces like ear cuffs, slave bracelets, rings, etc. EnamourEntirety.etsy.com
AB: You model too. Do you feel like modeling has helped you in any way with your style blog?
SC: It has definitely helped me. I have met a great handful of people in the industry through working with them on set. I probably would have never been able to network that way [photoshoots] if it wasn’t for modeling.
AB: What would you say is the best thing about living in NYC?
SC: My favorite thing is being able to meet people at any time of the day, anywhere. You tend to find that a lot New Yorkers aren’t actually from here. They may be from another state or even from Europe!
This will be an ongoing segment featuring different NYC based style bloggers.
Send us photos of some of your favorite looks to firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured!