Set against the backdrop of NYC’s strong lines and bright lights, fashion and lifestyle blogger Kristina Bazan reveals her fashion icons, why fall is her favorite season, and why the perfect pantsuit is so versatile.
“The pictures were shot near the Ace Hotel area. I really enjoy this part of town as it is so proper to New York, with great buildings and architecture,” says Bazan who is no stranger to the city. Founder of luxury blog Kayture, Bazan often covers New York fashion week, as well as shooting on location, which she documents on her blog in her dreamy, uplifting style. The city’s landscape feels perfectly apt for showcasing her tailored pantsuit from the new BOSS Womenswear collection, which has an assertive, sensual look. “I wanted to keep it very edgy and structured, yet add a feminine touch by wearing nothing under the blazer. Less is always more,” says the Swiss-born model, stylist and writer. “I am really into suits and having an androgynous style. I think there are no rules to fashion anymore and womenswear is inspired by menswear more and more, and vice versa,” says Bazan, who has given the trousers a boyfriend feel. “Trousers always make me feel strong, comfortable and confident.”
These characteristics could easily describe Bazan, who has a distinct sense of style that balances femininity with a certain self-assurance and poise. “I’ve always been a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn; I think she was one of the most elegant women in history. I also love Gabrielle Chanel, Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin,” says the ombré-haired beauty.
As if channeling her style icons, Bazan perfectly balances the contrast of masculine and feminine in the versatile pantsuit. “Depending on the styling, I think this look is easily worn for any occasion, whether it’s a business meeting with a blouse underneath, or a lace bra for a late-night cocktail,” explains Bazan. The new BOSS Womenswear collection has been designed with this in mind, with modern silhouettes that can be worn day or night, and dressed up or down. “The suit has this absolutely gorgeous, sharp structure, which is very flattering for the silhouette. The lines lengthen the body, and the fabric is soft and comfortable. I love the pattern as it adds a fashionable twist, as do the sandals and clutch bag, which are timeless and elegant signature pieces,” says Bazan, who also wears accessories from the BOSS Womenswear collection.
Summer has been a busy time for Bazan, who is currently working on her music. “It’s been two years of hard work and artistic development, but things are coming into shape. I will spend a few weeks in L.A. to record a bit, then fly back to Paris for some studio sessions there as well,” she says. But Bazan always looks forward to fall. “I love a warm and cozy fall, when it’s still a bit warm outside, just enough so you can wear a jacket over the shoulders. That’s my favorite period of the year because the weather allows you to experiment with layers and be creative with structures.” With a multipurpose pantsuit that can be worn for work or play, she’s got fall covered.