When I found out that Cee was moving to another country, I was immediately reminded of all the changes I went through when I relocated from England to New York City at the end of 2010. The experience of moving to another place, another culture, another climate even, is amazingly transformative and I wish Cee all the best in her adventures in Paris!
I think some of the most interesting changes that I have encountered have been through that of my individual style. In Manhattan I needed new clothes for the humidity of summer and the freezing cold winters, for starters! However temperature and comfort aside, I found myself combining my more classic shapes and silhouettes, very much my style from the UK, with a more edgy, urban look perhaps more typical of New York. I invested in more accessories to shape my outfits including some body wear - harnesses, the likes of which at the time I was living in the UK you would not have seen me wearing on the streets!
I have embraced some wonderful new brands in America. Designers Alice Yim, Morgan Carper and the label Eighteenth are new favourites of mine. I have however remained faithful to my UK favorites too. I still shop in and wear Reiss often (the dress in this post is a wonderful piece from their summer collection, I love the flowing splits and nude / coral colours) and I've accessorized with Fleet Ilya, Bordelle and Lascivious.
I look forward with great interest to how Cee combines her Vancouver style with a new Parisian aesthetic, and I hope you have fun with it Cee, I know I did :-)
Photos taken on Brooklyn Bridge by Lydia Hudgens.