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Top Model: Best Dressed Model Off Duty Day 1 of NYFW

This morning, backstage at Creatures of the Wind, I did a double take at model Maya‘s top as I gingerly maneuvered past the Essie nail station (no smudging!). I asked her if she was already dressed for the show; the hues were strikingly similar to that of the Creatures’. But nay! It was her own outfit, and the kind of hi-lo that isn’t a tired mullet shirt (thank gawd!). Half swag from Balenciaga, half fast fashion, the look is a refreshing change from the standard ripped jeans, tees and leathers that swath the average model. Guess which part is high and which is low. 

Top Model: Best Dressed Model Off Duty Day 1 of NYFW

The voluminous brushed blue shorts are by Balenciaga. Good girl, Maya, choosing the Nicolas Ghesquiere-made piece that has great staying power.

The shirt of chartreuse, violet and mint capture the moment’s prettiest paisley in linear form. It’s either from Topshop or Zara, but Maya is far too chic to care to remember which.


Written by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.