When I was in New York, I had the enormous pleasure of visiting Sue Kreitzman, artist extraordinaire and star of the Fabulous Fashionistas movie that I reviewed in this article.

Of course I interviewed her for my style interview series and you will see her this coming Wednesday. I will also show you more of her enormous collection of fabulous art a few weeks later.

Today let’s focus on Sue’s apartment and what I chose to wear to our meetup.

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Of course I had to choose something with color when visiting Sue. I had a limited wardrobe in New York so no multicolored garmets available I’m afraid.

Dropped crotch pants and a blouse with cut-outs in a house full of colour and art | 40plusstyle.com

I was very happy though with this newly thrifted silk blouse that I found in one of the New York’s consignment stores.

It has cutouts both at the front and back!

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Here you can see a glimpse of the back while I’m admiring the many artworks in Sue’s studio.

The statement drop crotch pants are by Stella Carakasi while the shoes are from Lisa Tucci.

Whilst in the studio I was fascinated by some of the necklaces, especially those created through a collaboration of Anothai Hansen and Sue Kreitzman.

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Anothai Hansen/Sue K collaboration: Sue found the African beaded necklace in a shop in London. She and Anothai then added a stained glass piece Sue had for ages and an eye from a piece of cheap and cheerful costume jewelry. The result is protective, beautiful and fun!!

Here is another necklace I loved.

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Anothai Hansen Necklace made from African pieces and machine detritus

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Sue loves to talk about her art and she shared many fabulous stories. I will show and tell you more about her art in a few weeks time.

Here is another statement necklace. Does not look so good with my cut-out blouse but would make a fabulous statement on a simple blouse!

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Anothai Hansen/Sue K collaboration: A mask Sue sourced from the African market in NYC Harlem, painted and combined with an old beaded belt she found in a charity shop and a red ‘gem’ from a dollar store. Nice turquoise as well!

Sue truly loves her art and she loves to be surrounded by it. She did not want to let go of any of it!

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As mentioned, I will share more from my visit in a few days where you will get to hear the fabulous Sue yourself.

Outfit details:
Pants: c/o Stella Carakasi
Silk short dress (worn as a blouse): consignment store, brand is Funktional
Shoes: Lisa Tucci

Apartment: Sue Kreitzman’s New York apartment. Stay tuned for her style interview this Wednesday! For more info on Sue check out Sue’s website.

For now, would you wear statement pants like these or do you feel they are truly (wo)man repelling?

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Photography by Denton Taylor

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