My preferred mode of travel is walking- it allows you to see so much more, and even better to understand how the pieces fit together, how one neighborhood flows into another. I feel like when I take the subway the city becomes broken up into discreet independent neighborhoods, losing the diversity of new york.
But the one advantage of the subway is the people watching. Last week I got quite excited when Virginia Smith was standing beside me, sweating it out with the rest of the masses, waiting for the A train downtown.
Her outfit was about the opposite of a fashion victim. She was wearing baggy cut off chinos, simple black ballet flats and a grey t shirt (looked like it was from the row). Now that's not to say she was completely devoid of designer goods- she was carrying a giant hermes duffel and a on-trend small structured grey shoulder bag, possibly this season's chloe.
When I got back to my room I began perusing the web and found that this seems to be her signature style- choosing pants instead of skirts, worn loose and relaxed, never tight.
P.s. looks like I'm not the only one to have a virginia smith run-in on the subway (and yes, this is almost exactly what she was wearing when I saw her, but summer-ized)