New York, New York: Canadian Olympic Coat and Vintage Cloche Hat in High Line Park


Here I will show you the second photoshoot I did in New York this winter. After finishing the first one, we went back home, I changed, and we headed to the High Line Park. The park goes along the Hudson river, and I knew it would be arctic cold there. So, I prepared a warm outfit: a woolen sweater, a woolen coat and a vintage woolen felt hat. Warm and cozy.


How To Get The Look

  • Red coat: Canadian Olympic coat (now available only on Ebay for a total rip-off, alas!)
  • Beige cloche hat: vitnage made in 1960s (similar)
  • Geometric print wool sweater: from a no longer existing store (similar)
  • Cleated winter boots: Jeffrey Campbell (similar and a cheaper option)
  • Black skinny jeans: Guess

Vintage Cloche Hat

I found the hat in a second hand store a couple of years ago. Sam calls it “explorer hat” because of its remarkable shape. The official name of the shape is “cloche” (French for “bell”), and it is one of the signature details of the style of 1920s. But of course, my hat is not made in 20s. It is probably from late 1960s, the period when the cloche hats enjoyed a second vogue.
I like the combination of red and beige, and that’s why I brought the modern red parka with the vintage beige hat together.


Canadian Olympic Coat

The parka is actually the official Canadian Olympic coat.  I have been always struggling to find a colourful outerwear. Last winter in the end of February I got so sick of lack of color in my wardrobe, so I rushed to a Hudson’s Bay store desperately looking for something cheerful and stumbled upon this one. The coat was not even on sale despite of the end of the winter season, but I bought it anyway and never looked back. Every time I put it on and look at myself in the mirror, it is like a color feast for my eyes!


Behind The Scene of The Photoshoot

For me, the High Line park is a unique place and one of the best locations for taking photos in Manhattan (see the other six in my post 7 Best Locations For Taking Fashion Photos in Manhattan). It is built onto an old elevated rail line that goes 9 m above street level. The park is about 2.3 km long and provides stunning views over the city and the Hudson river. It goes thorough the Chelsea Historic District and passes by the Chelsea Market. Its south end goes through a hip neighbourhood where one can find many fashion boutiques and offices of such luxury brands as Giorgio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, Kenzo, etc.

On this picture on the left you can see the windows of the Giorgio Armani office facing the High Line.



It was very chilly and windy outside, so we needed to get a break. We stopped at the Chelsea Market to grab a bite and warm ourselves up.

The building of the Chelsea Market is on the left.



The park amenities are made in a unique railway style. For example, these benches have real train wheels attached to them and stand on the tracks that are kept from the original railway! The wheels make the benches movable.



View on the Hudson river.



Yep, it is so far my most favorite place in NYC 🙂

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