That time I took this Selena Gomez for Coach Look for a Spin in Soho

by Tamu McPherson

I will not take credit for this look, other than adding the Céline goggle-style sunglasses and these pink metallic booties. The outfit was a gift courtesy of Coach from their collaboration with Selena Gomez. The brand delivered it along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to my hotel in NY during fashion week, and it was hanging in my closet when it arrived. It was a wonderful surprise, as I love motorcycle jackets and the embroidered detail gives the wardrobe icon some fresh flavor. I am also a huge fan of slip dresses because of their mega multifunctionality. Wear them to bed, layered over jeans or a button down, go glam, keep it classy and sassy, or say F-that, all I want to be is edgy right now. See, I told you that slip dresses are the most!

When Darrel and I envisioned a location for this look, we knew it had to be Soho. We picked Mercer and Howard Streets, a block west of Broadway and one north of Canal, where barely 21-year-old young men puffed on freshly rolled joints while perched in all their glorious energetic youth on the ever present NYC scaffolding. They were effortlessly cool, and Darrel and I tempted to ask them to blow into the lens, but they left their posts before we were able to shake off our age and approach them with our request for special effects. What an incredible shot that would have been, me in this tough glam look veiled in smoke. But some shots are best savored in the imagination. So, I leave you for a moment with that visual.


What happens after that is me trying to give you my toughest Soho cool. I don’t know if I nailed it, but I really enjoyed exploring this side of my style. And often, that is precisely the beauty of fashion, you get to dress up and express another dimension of your personality.

Is there a trend that you are dying to try out? If so, tell me about it in the comments below!

  • Coach Selena Slip Dress

Check out my NYFW week looks shot by Darrel Hunter in the West Village and China Town.


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