Photographed by Bek Andersen.

The kickoff of New York Fashion Week brings with it an onslaught of gorgeous #shoefies, brilliant #ootds, and killer looks to be enjoyed via Instagram and the like. In pursuit of a little good natured style-stalking, we asked a few editors which of their fashionable counterparts they’ve been taking cues from of late. And so, our very first “Editor Style Crush” was born. Below, a pay-it-forward clan of supremely cool ladies led by our current style-crush, the whip-smart and notoriously hilarious Danielle Prescod of Elle.com.

Danielle Prescod
Fashion Editor, Elle.com

Danielle Prescod

Your style is described as…
A weird combination of Sally Draper meets a fly girl. It’s the the effect of being influenced so heavily by New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. It’s a strange mix but somehow works—or at least I hope it does.

You can’t live without…
I wear a lot of denim, like a lot. I feel very comfortable in jeans, and luckily they are appropriate for the office and beyond. Jeans provide a very good base layer for making something more interesting, so I always feel comfortable playing with proportions and layers when I know that I have a good pair.

The driving force behind your NYFW looks is…
Ok, so, something you should know about me is that I am obsessed with the weather. I have several weather apps that I check obsessively, and I watch The Today Show every morning, in which they report the weather about every eight minutes. The weather mostly dictates what I am going to wear for the day, and then I cater it to whatever I am doing. I like to pre-plan as much as possible, but you know, as the chance of rain creeps past 50%, that usually means a last-minute wrench in the plan. For Fashion Week, by day three, any pre-planning goes out the window because I have seen new cool things on the runway or on other show-goers. Fashion Week seems to make me more creative and adventurous.

Topping your fall wish list…
Since I got back from the men’s shows in Florence this summer, I have been obsessed with ways to make my look more masculine. I love how this Harvey Faircloth vest is not too girly but also fitted so it’s not awkwardly oversized—an excellent look.

Your editor style crush is…
Preetma Singh. Preetma and I became friends after I stalked her and forced her to like me. Kidding, sort of. We began getting seated together at a lot of shows and we cover the same market, so it was a very natural progression into friendship that I only gently forced.

Preetma is…
One of the coolest girls that I know. She dresses in such a way that is distinctly her, which I really respect. Preetma also has green hair, which is so rad I can’t handle it. She actually inspired me to dye my eyebrows green this summer. She makes everything look cool.

This Fashion Week, Preetma might show up wearing…
Preetma is not afraid of something a little conceptual. Even though the holes in this JW Anderson skirt might make some other women nervous, I think she would wear it without a second thought.

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Preetma Singh
Market Editor, WSJ. The  Wall Street Journal Magazine

Preetma Singh

Your style in a nutshell is…
Eclectic and practical, with a dash of prep and grunge.

Confidence by way of clothing arrives via…
Men’s shirts. T-shirts, button-downs, polos—for some reason they always make me feel more powerful.

For fall you’ll be wearing anything…
Comfortable that’s not boring!  I like taking the comfort part of the whole “normcore” fad and using it as a jumping off point. Not one to ever embrace being “normal,” I look for interesting textures, fabrics, and/or color combinations to spice it up!

Your daily inspiration includes…
Curiosity inspires my style—I love investigating and searching for new things. I also somehow always return to Kurt Cobain. It’s a belabored choice at this point, but his attitude has been very important throughout my life. I like dressing in a self-aware, self-deprecating yet humorous, genuine, and elegant way.

Topping your fall wish-list…
I absolutely LOVE the Victorian-inspired ruffle blouse and sequin vest from Dries Van Noten! Will someone please buy them for me?

Your editor style-crush is…
Rachael Wang. I love how unique and effortlessly cool Rachael’s style is. She never looks like she’s trying too hard, but she takes risks that always looks innovative and elegant.

Rachael is…
One of my favorite seat-mates at NYFW!

This Fashion Week, Rachael might show up wearing…
It might be a little too warm, but I would love to see how Rachael would style this Edun tunic.

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Rachael Wang
Fashion Market Director, Style.com

Rachael Wang

Your style is…
Hard to pin down, but I always gravitate toward things that are boyish, old, and of far-flung origin.

The most unlikely fashion source…
I always feel best in the things that I pilfer from my husband’s closet.

This fall…
I’ve been hovering over this sort of cozy, rugged spa vibe inspired by places like Taos, Rekjavik, and Kyoto. Lots of thick hand knits, origami folds, and sensible shoes.

Fashion Week outfit planning begins with…
Each day—and Fashion Week is no exception—the first thing I do after switching off my alarm is check the weather, my muse of sorts. Then it’s about assessing my schedule, whether it’s preview appointments, styling a photo shoot, or a day of meetings in the office. I also always take into consideration after-work plans because I live in Brooklyn and would never schlep all the way back just to change. It’s really important for me to be comfortable during long days on my feet, so I’m a sensible shoe girl and I sort of build the outfit from there.

Topping your fall wish-list…
Chitose Abe’s Sacai runway collection blew me away, and I’ve been dreaming about wearing her layered masterpieces for months. The chiffon layered melton skirt was one of my favorites.

Your editor style-crush is…
Melissa Ventosa Martin. We were comrades at Glamour a few years ago, though neither of us works there any longer. Melissa exudes this cool polish that’s never stuffy or overdone.

This Fashion Week, Melissa might show up wearing…
Perhaps I’m projecting my own fall wish list again, but Melissa might wear something beautiful and subdued like The Row Lynn flare skirt, which perfectly walks the line between sophistication and ease.

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Melissa Ventosa Martin
Fashion Director, Self

Melissa Ventosa Martin

Your personal style is…
My style is understated and classic with a twist. I don’t like feeling like I’m wearing a “look” or anything super recognizable, so I gravitate towards refined silhouettes and basics like button downs, sweaters, blazers, and pencil skirts.

My closet all-star is…
I have a crewneck sweater obsession—especially in grey and navy. If I’m ever feeling unsure of what to wear, I’ll choose a navy crewneck from Céline. It’s my go-to basic and is a nice balance when I want to wear a statement skirt or shoe.

Lately you’ve been drawn to…
Camels—especially when done in a modern way. Whether it’s a portrait collar jacket from JW Anderson, a wrap skirt from Sacai, or mixed with leather or interesting texture. It really suits me in how it’s slightly traditional and proper, but unexpected at the same time.

Three current muses include…
I’m inspired a lot by music. Most recently I can’t stop thinking of Marianne Faithfull’s more boyish looks in the late ’60s. Marcia Brady and Gloria Steinem are also at the top of my list lately.

Fashion Week outfits—pre-planned or by the seat of your pants…
I used to think about it more and try things on, but now that I have two babies, the outfit planning happens within the few minutes of shower time I have in the morning. The key to Fashion Week for me is keeping it simple. If I could wear a uniform, I would. I choose my anchor pieces and work around them quite simply. This season, it’s my Jil Sander bustier, cotton blouse from Altuzarra, baggy skinny jeans from 6397, Derek Lam crop top, and Sacai mixed fabric skirt.

Topping your fall wish-list…
Sacai sweater and blazer combo—this is the perfect blend of classic with a modern approach. It looks cool with my new favorite jeans from 6379 and equally chic with a more feminine skirt and boot.

Find out who Melissa Ventosa Martin’s editor style-crush is next month as the lineage continues.


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