Thursday, 23 September 2010


Name: Kate Foley
Age: 22
Occupation: Model - recently shot for Opening Ceremony and appeared alongside Chloe Sevigny in her Resort Presentation
Location: divided between London and NY

What is the main difference between fashion in NewYork and London?
I feel in NY there is more freedom to dress how you want. Obviously it depends completely where you live (i.e Brooklyn is totally different to Uptown!) I think NY praises individuality more whereas in London people can be quicker to judge your character by what you wear.

Saying that, I think on the whole people in London are better dressed. Good clothes are more accessible on the high street without spending large amounts of money which is not true for NY where the choice is cheap (and looks cheap too) or expensive or otherwise vintage. There is a lack of really clever high street stores such as COS!

Who’s your fave British designer / American designer
British designer:
An Incredible St Martins recent graduate called Yasmin Kianfar and Theodora Warre for jewellery

American Designer: Proenza Schouler and I love the new shoes from the Resort Chloe Sevigny collection which is available in January.

What's your ideal plane journey outfit? (any do's and don'ts?)
I hate people wearing heels, or anything uncomfortable. I travel in black and white, soft t-shirts and track pants by Alexander Wang with converse and my boyfriend’s big cashmere sweaters to keep warm!

Best places to eat, drink, shop in London/ NY ?
Shops: ABC Home, Opening Ceremony, Brooklyn Flee Market
Restaurant: Diner (85 Broadway at Berry in Brooklyn)
Bars: Hotel Delmarno is an incredible bar with the best cocktails (82 Berry, Brooklyn) and Le Bain at the top of the Standard hotel

Shops: Rellik for Vintage, Liberty and the Bluebird and then Cos for high street.
Restaurant: Roka for Japanese & Polpo in Soho
Bar: Troubador for tea in the garden and Montgomery Place for drinks..

Dress by Louise Amstrup

Dress by Louise Amstrup
Rings by Florencia Kozuch

To see more photos of Kate click on these links:

…And to find out more about what inspires our London/NY fashionista check out Kate’s blog ‘Tale of Two Cities.’ Thanks Kate for a wonderful shoot xx

Photographer: Tommy Clarke
Stylist: Sacha Harrison
Make-up artist: Lillie Lindh using Mac
Model: Kate Foley
Fashion assistant: Christina Everington

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