Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland, of the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40, tipped us off that this FOF we spotted at NYC Fashion Week was actually a fashion blogger by the name of Susan Tabak. She has 7,000+ Twitter followers, her own perfume line and has been named “a sort of perennial presence in fashion,” by The New York Times. She must be doing something right…right? See what our style experts have to say, then you tell us…Is her Fashion Week look haute or does it leave you cold?
Lovey Dash: “Can the fashion police please arrest this woman? The earrings are too much with everything else. The shoes must go immediately. The bag is too bulky for this outfit–a sleeker bag would’ve been a better choice. Now, for the main event–the coat (if that’s even what we can call it) whoever slashed it up had the right idea. If she really must wear it, she should tone everything else down, perhaps by wearing a jumpsuit or monotone stockings, dress and a high boot.”
Lovey Dash is a Beverly Hills-based stylist. She was formerly in VIP sales for Louis Vuitton on Rodeo Drive.
Susan Hersh: “I can appreciate avant-garde fashion and I like women who take a chance by wearing something that sets them apart. However, this cardigan-coat is leaving me very cold. It’s highly impractical for February in NYC, but more importantly, it just looks strange–the coiled rope appears unfinished. I am fine with everything else. Love her shoes!”
Sandra Soich: I ‘get’ it. Her look is so different than what we’re used to seeing. The only thing that really bothered me was the two-tone colors of the shoe. Otherwise it’s a very special look…refreshing.
The Glam Gals: Fashion blogger Susan Tabak is known for supporting and wearing up-and-coming fashion designers, which is what Fashion Week is all about. Even though her look is a little bit shocking, Susan sure hit the mark!
While we would never invest in a crazy coat like this, she pulled it off! She looks elegant in this color palette of taupe and black with the simple black scarf and handbag allowing the coat to be the star. Her funky shoes pull the entire look together. Kudos to Susan for rocking this look!
“Glam Gals” Jojami Tyler and Deborah Boland co-write the brilliant fashion blog, Fabulous After 40.
Terry Gibralter: “I think she’s rocking it! Love the amazing rope concept coat. The black and taupe color scheme is sophisticated, and her accessories work well. Also love the ‘of the moment’ leather clutch. Her shoes are super stylish although a bit painful looking. I even like the the hoops and the heavy link bracelet. Her big hair and sunglasses top the look off perfectly. She’s a very cool looking lady!
Sherrie Mathieson: “This coat is probably ‘art’ to this woman but reminds me of a poodle and looks cumbersome to wear. The layered neutral palette is good, and her great legs are shown off by the high heels and short garment beneath the coat. However, there is not one item in this fussy ensemble that I would want to own.”
Glenyse Thompson: “That coat is wearing her, and that’s all I can say….”
Glenyse Thompson is a personal home and wardrobe stylist and the creator of Styleosophy.