Style In The City of Manhattan: Brooklyn Bridge & All Saints Black Dress

Manhattan has an uncanny ability to make me feel like Carrie Bradshaw at times.  The energy is infectious, the people full of spirit – New York City really feels like a place where anything can happen.

I remember arriving in the USA on December 27th 2010 after several huge snowfalls had hit New York.  My first adventures in Manhattan were experienced through the snow, including a walk over the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge where I recall a big feeling of ‘wow’ hitting me as I took in the views of Manhattan and the islands.

Before my trip back to the UK this week, I returned to Brooklyn Bridge with my photographer Lydia to take some new photos of one of my favourite dresses from All Saints.  From their premium collection last year, brought out in time for the party season, I am still in love with the gothic construction and parachute themed styling (an All Saints signature) of this gown.

There is a wonderful Harpers Bazaar cover with Sarah Jessica Parker running on Brooklyn Bridge in a pale blue dress full of layers of chiffon.  I have this print to remind me of my wonderful stay in NYC:

Image above from here.  All other photography: Lydia Hudgens.

Lots of people have asked me what it was like moving to Manhattan from the UK and living here: Was it amazing? Expensive? Friendly? Unfriendly? Rude even? Would I recommend it? Absolutely.  To quote Carrie Bradshaw again:

If you can only have one great love, then the city just may be mine. And I don’t want nobody talkin’ shit about my boyfriend.”  (Sex and the City TV Series)

I’ll be back for a visit in September, Blog Reader.  I’ve also worked with Lydia on lots of outfit posts over the last month in preparation for my various adventures and travels.

Normal blog service will resume from back in the UK very soon.  I’m excited about my visit.  So pass the crumpets.

Until then!  StyleOnTheCouch xo

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This weekend the weather in NYC was glorious – the first peek of spring time sun, hopefully signalling the beginning of warmer weather (fingers crossed).  I returned to Dumbo for the amazing view across to Manhattan and the Brooklyn bridge – a true ‘New York moment’ I love to repeat over and over.  I also wore my new MOKODO hat – MOKODO are a recently launched collection of sporty fashion accessories founded by Irene Tang, who previously held roles at Catherine Malandrino and Elizabeth and James.  Inspired by a trip that was supposed to be short term, and instead saw her travelling and snowboarding all around the world, Irene returned to NYC with the idea of designing accessories that marry form and function with a stylish urban edge, at a competitive price.

I love hats but I don’t wear them often – with the New Year resolution to accessorise, accessorise, accessorise (you saw my statement necklace post, right?) these are perfect.

Are you a hat person, Blog Reader?  Where do you buy your head wear?

Wearing: Hat, MOKODO; Tee – Eighteenth.  Sunglasses, GUESS.