leather vests, ny fashion week, slumflower and other things

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The other night, I finally had an excuse to wear my faux leather vest. This very much excited me as I had gone weeks of going to H&M every day right when they opened, just to be there when they would finally undress the mannequin in the window and give me that damn vest already. And when I finally got my hands on the glorious thing, well…I never wore it. Very anticlimactic. That is until last week, when my sister invited me to a Fashion Week gallery showing and told me to wear something along the lines of “TriBeCa/downtown cool/effortless chic/street style blogger fashion/whatever floats your boat”. That is exactly what she wrote in her text (and then some). I really love her and her detailed texts. So helpful, right?!

janey and tree


Oh, real grass on the basement level. Naturally! 

So me, Bob and some friends headed to TriBeCa to see the editorial for Slumflower, a short film that my brother-in-law wrote (which might be almost as exciting as the vest). The event, which partnered men’s fashion blog Street Etiquette and VSCO promoted VSCO’s new photo app filters called —what else?— Slumflower. It was all a very glammy, artsy New York kind of night.

bar, me and janey

Everyone looked fabulous and the photos, which were shot with VSCO film, were pretty amazing. Oh and free drinks! Kind of. Only because you really had to work your way to the bar. Apparently, everyone else likes free drinks too.


I read the script for the film and it’s terrific. I think there’s a pretty good chance you’ll like it too, so I’ll let you know what happens once it’s out there.

group shot

Side note: If you don’t already have the VSCO app on your phone and you love taking pictures, be sure to install it! In my opinion, the filters are heaps ahead of Instagram’s and there are way more options for editing your photos. The Slumflower filters can be found in the in-app store and best of all, it’s completely free. In case you were wondering, all my photos in today’s and yesterday’s posts were taken with my iPhone and filtered using VSCO. I’m a wee bit obsessed.

5 responses to “leather vests, ny fashion week, slumflower and other things”

  1. A) That dress code heads-up would have left me spinning for days trying to figure out what to wear. You did good. You look great. B) Thank you for explaining what VSCO is. I’ve seen it on a million photos and had no idea what the hell anyone was talking about until now. You schooled me.

    • Jillian says:

      A) Thank you! I barely made the cut for that description. It was the leather vest that saved me. I swear that thing works wonders.
      B) I had no idea what it was for the longest. But, like I said, I like it better than IG’s filters. I mean, what’s up with IG’s their Kelvin filter? I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone use it. It just makes you look neon orange (not cute).

  2. ashley says:

    You’re such a Hottie McTottie!

    P.S. I have a pleather jacket and I love it. I don’t care what anyone says!

  3. Janey says:

    LOVE this.. but I’m bias of course.. 😉 um HI, what’s up with my “CRAZY eye” look in that pic with Tre? hilarious. & don’t make fun, I like to be thorough with my texts. 😉
    & that vest is waaay cuter on you than it is on me by the way, i need to lose some arm poundage in order to really rock it out… LOLOLOL…

  4. rooth says:

    You look totally adorable in these pictures (and the film looks really really interesting!)

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