Michael Kors The Walk

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Michael Kors The Walk

Four It girls. Four bags. One city. Introducing Michael Kors The Walk, our first-ever street style campaign showcasing fall’s chicest handbag styles. The new campaign is led by a diverse group of trendsetters, each with distinct style personalities: Solange Knowles, singer/songwriter, founder of Saint Heron and CEO of Saint Records; models Soo Joo Park and Nina Agdal; and Princess Olympia of Greece. We took five with the four to talk style, travel and their favorite spots in NYC.


Solange for Michael Kors

Favorite place to visit in West Village?
Miss Lily's, hands down...When I was 13 I visited Jamaica, and I've been back every year since, sometimes two or three times a year. The culture really left a mark on my soul, so much so that when I was in my teens I studied a lot of Rastafarianism philosophies and became a vegetarian for four years. I also adopted a lot of the stylistic components in my first album. Miss Lily's reminds me of that time, and of the paradise Jamaica is...It’s a little slice of it right in Manhattan. The energy and music and vibes there are always right on.
Favorite book you’ve read in the past year?
Claudia Rankine’s “Citizen” really blew my mind. A friend of mine in Marfa, Texas, who owns the bookstore there gave it to me as an anniversary present and it is truly a beautiful, honest, and poignant book of poetry about black existence. I just lent it to a friend actually, but it's the kind of book you want to read a few times to really let the words resonate...
You take your style cues from…
So many people, places and experiences...some of my style icons are Erykah Badu, Björk, Kate Bush, Lauryn Hill, but I'm also inspired just as much by my friends. My friend Melina (a video director) and Armina Mussa (an artist and project manager for Saint Heron) have incredible style. It's truly about the woman and what they reflect and represent and the magic they posses that inspires me stylistically.
Artist who most inspires you?
I'm extremely inspired by the colors and textiles of Mark Rothko, Donald Judd, Toyin Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the textures of Nick Cave sculptures—and the list goes on and on and on. Contemporary art shapes the way I see the world so much.
Favorite place you’ve ever travelled to? 
That's impossible to answer! Each trip has such distinctive memories that are sketched into who I am and have become today. Some of my favorite trips were my honeymoon in Bahia, my 30th birthday in White Sands, New Mexico, sailing in Croatia and my trip to Dakar Senegal. Travel is truly my passion. I grew up on the road dancing as a dancer for Destiny’s Child, which really cultivated a nomadic spirit in me.


Nina Agdal in Michael Kors

Favorite place on or near Bleecker Street?
Carbone restaurant.
What spa in New York would you recommend to your bestie? 
Rhemedy by Rhed.
What are you currently binge-watching?

Who is the model who most inspires you?

Helena Christensen.
What’s your favorite workout?
Love mixing it up with Y7 Yoga, SLT & personal training with Andy Speer.


Princess Olympia of Greece

Favorite place in Soho?

I love the vintage shop What Goes Around Comes Around and my favorite place to eat is La Esquina – it’s the best Mexican food.
One personality trait of your star sign that’s completely true for you?

Stubborn but passionate.
One thing you’ve learnt since moving to NYC?

To be more independent and to love all the walking.
You take your style cues from…

My mother.
Favorite place you’ve ever travelled to?
Porto Heli in Greece. I’ve been going there since I was a little girl and love it more and more each time.


Soo Joo Park and Michael Kors

Favorite place in the Meatpacking district?

There's nothing quite like strolling through the High Line—it’s one of the best
examples of beautifying and restoring historic relics to provide an interactive public space.
Most delicious Korean food in NYC?

I love going to Do Hwa in the West Village because I like the vibe and the neighborhood. If you're feeling a little non-traditional and different, Hangawi serves impressive vegan Korean food.
Thoughts on astrology?

I'm huge on reading my astrology horoscope every month from Susan Miller. I even get tarot card readings every so often. I'm not sure if I'd say these are accurate readings, but I find it fascinating. In a way I see it as a tool to be introspective and analyze what kind of person you are. And self-awareness gives me a sense of comfort and confidence.
You take your style cues from…

Everything around me. Movies, films, friends, magazines...I absorb everything like a sponge.
What would you wear for a day in Seoul vs NYC?
I dress pretty much the same in both cities. Skinny leather pants and an oversized t-shirt, or a crop top with high-waisted skirt or pants. The one critical difference is that in NYC, I wear comfy shoes because I like to walk, whereas I fancy it up more for Seoul in heels and boots because I cab mostly.