Helmut Lang Leather Pants / Zara Blouse and Sandals / Proenza Schouler Bag / Storets Coat / Hermes Bracelet
This was my favourite photoshoot taken while in New York. The cherry blossoms made a stunning backdrop.
I was also wearing some of my favourite new purchases that day; one item in particular, the Helmut Lang stretch leather pants. I have been looking forward to owning a pair of leather pants for a long time. I had three pairs in mind but was always hesitate to purchase them without first trying them on.
I started reading reviews on the Alice + Olivia leather leggings and by the time I was done I decided I couldn’t go another day without these leather leggings. I ordered the size 0; I am always the smallest size in clothing and my concern was whether the fit would be too big on me. When I tried these on I couldn’t get it past my knees (huge disappointment)! The design was what attracted me to these leggings in the first place, however, the leather was thinner than expected and it looked like the leather would scratch easily. I was also thrown off by the unfinished hem so I decided to pass on them rather than exchanging them for a size up.
The other pair I had in mind was the J Brand Super Skinny leather pants which I had also read good reviews on. When I was in New York, I had my mind set on trying on both the J Brand and Helmut Lang leather pants.
I first went into the Helmut Lang boutique in Soho and tried on the stretch leather pants in size US 0. I did not want to take them off! They look amazing on and are very comfortable to wear at the same time. The only adjustment I had to make was to take up the hem (I am 162cm) which a quality tailor can do easily (photos taken post tailoring).
I wore this outfit to lunch at La Bernardin. Le Bernardin is one of only seven restaurants in New York awarded three Michelin stars so we had to try it while we were here. We enjoyed a three course lunch.