NYC is one big ghost town when it comes to this day. Most people have little parties or barbecues to celebrate America’s independence. I had brunch with my family, and later had dinner with friends, ending the evening with Pinkberry. Special, I must admit… The outfits people wear for this occasion is the only reason why I love this day! I spotted a man whose outfit resembled a sailor’s: blue & white striped tee-shirt, red jean shorts, white Keds, and to top it off, a white sailor cap. How patriotic!
Some designers choose to incorporate this red, white, and blue theme into their creations. An American flag dress, made by Catherine Malandrino which has been worn by famous women including Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Meryl Streep, and Madonna is one example that is hard to miss. Although I personally would never wear such a bold dress, I have to say that this dress looks beautiful on every one of these inspiring women. This dress was also shown during Barbie’s 50th anniversary in 2009.
Marc Jacobs, who is known for creating very bold and unique collections has also made a certain collection of patriotic shoes.
Me, on the other hand, I was not dressed in a festive outfit, except for the hint of navy on my blouse. July 4th evening at Pinkberry, before the boom of the fireworks began.
Photos by Dana
Blouse: thrift store
Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Purse: vintage Chanel
Gold ring: Cartier
Silver bracelet: Tiffany’s
Copper bracelet: London street fair
Turquoise ‘om’ bracelet: Satya