Farewell to My New York Summer
Our resident Dane and fashionista reflects on a summer of style-blogging — and what the future holds
Throwback! My first American hot dog with the Hudson Valley Magazine crew at Noshi’s in Poughkeepsie
It’s Tuesday, I am going back to Denmark in three days, and that means my internship at Hudson Valley magazine is coming to an end. I’ve been an editorial intern for 46 days, or 368 hours, or just about 22,000 minutes if you will. So, to say goodbye properly, I’m throwing a little #TBT (Throwback Tuesday — yes, I can change days if I want to) celebration at the Couture Report today.
There was that day when I arrived in the city, walked the fancy blocks (and the less fancy blocks, because I ended up getting lost), and looked at the Vogue office entrance dreaming about flinging open the doors and yelling “I’m heeeere” (because, of course, they had all been waiting for their important fashion writer to arrive). I was amazed by all the fashionable people coloring the streets in a palette of styles and attitudes, all of them looking like they owned the sidewalk. But in a good way. The inspiration and energy I got out of it is one of a kind. There’s a reason why they call it “the city”; there’s only a single one that matters.
I told you about the ABCs of Fall Shopping, which revealed that the biggest trend in fashion right now is that everything is permitted. You can even call Nike tennis socks tucked into Birkenstocks “fashion.” And all these trends made me wonder about having a signature style: do you really need one? Fashion can be confusing, and trends haven’t even peaked before they’re considered passé, so maybe Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld — some of the most prominent fashion icons today — are not that silly to have identified their unique uniforms. I might need to identify my own style once I’m leading Vogue, but until then, I’ll go with whatever suits my mood as being good enough. Because it is really all about confidence.
And remember when I wrote about pretty patterns? It seemed like we had planned our outfits at the office that Tuesday. And it takes three people to make a trend, you know!
Last but not least, I gave you a heads up on the top five Instagrammers to follow, who always offer great fashion and lifestyle inspiration.
So here I am, leaving New York. I’m much more of a New Yorker than when I arrived. I’ve had unforgettable experiences, I’ve gotten to know amazing people — and, of course, bought even more amazing clothes (just kidding, I’m not that materialistic). I’m going to miss it all so much, but don’t you worry, I’ll be back!
(Miss me already? Keep an eye out for my upcoming posts about traveling like a jet-setter and dressing properly for apple-picking season on the Couture Report blog page.)