Wait! Hold on: before you get all "are you wearing a sweatshirt during fashion week?" let me remind you, it's cold out there. Very cold. Snow seeping into my combat boots, swaddled-in-enough-layers-to-make-the-Michelin-man-feel-petite, shuffling through the half-frozen puddles on the street cold. Plus, it's Sunday. Sunday is my day for lying in bed and reading the paper and making lists of things to do next week while waiting until an appropriate hour to drink warm alcoholic beverages. And yet! Here we are. Not even the latest Snowmaggedon scare can hold down NYFW: I've got places to go (that'd be the Y3 show, produced by my genius friend Etienne Russo of Villa Eugenie, followed by an early-evening screening of a pal's new film, and a smattering of parties after that) people to see, models to peer at, backstages to navigate, you get the picture. The point being, it's a little hard to get it up for the street strutting scene, and so I'm doing my best to make the whole sweatshirt-and-blue-jeans combo look more pulled together than I feel. Praise be (hallelujah!) to Giorgio Armani for the vivid, game-changing Lip Maestro, which I've called upon today to deliver a serious wallop of deep wine/berry color (in #201). It's got that burgundy tint I was l-o-v-i-n-g on Daria back in September, and makes my casual look seem somewhat intentional (...right?). At least I know I've got the lower-half of my face sorted out.
Alessandra, wearing Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in #201 and a 194t sweatshirt, photographed in New York on February 10th, 2013. This series is sponsored by Giorgio Armani.