The front of Hotel Indigo from Ludlow Street
One of the challenges of New York Fashion Week is finding a great place to stay while in New York. With a week now dedicated to men and a change . in venue from the Lincoln Center, I wanted to find a great location for a home base during my stay. Fortunately, I was able to do just that with my stay at the Hotel Indigo LES on the Lower East Side.The view from the 14th floor of the Hotel Indigo LES Lounging in the lobby of the Hotel Indigo LES

I knew the hotel had to be good just for its proximity to the famed Katz’ Deli. And yes, I did venture in for one of the famous pastrami sandwiches! Owned by the same company that owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and now Kimpton hotels, Hotel Indigo LES is a beautiful boutique hotel designed to pay homage to the famed street art that the Lower East Side is know for.Hotel Indigo Heart from #colorofdiscovery Artwork at the Hotel Indigo LES Artwork at the Hotel Indigo LES

I was in for a treat as soon as I walked in the front door but to my surprise the lobby is located on the 14th floor. The main entrance is used for bell hop and concierge services and it is here where you can immediately see the nod to the street art scene. While I thought this entrance was nice, it doesn’t do the lobby justice. With its open layout and exquisite view of the city from floor to ceiling windows, the lobby truly welcomes guests to the hotel.

DCFashion Fool at the Hotel IndigoThe spacious lobby was a great place to start the morning and also shoot one of my NYFWM’s looks. Boasting a little café at the end for breakfast and plenty of space to sit, it was the perfect spot to read the newspaper, plan my day and do a little work. For more on the hotel, read my review. h9The rooftop pool of the Hotel IndigoThe lobby of the Hotel Indigo

For this look, I went classic tailored suiting. I chose a grey suit and used lavender hues for my pop of color which appeared in my shirt, tie, lapel flower pin as well as my socks. Sometimes grey can be a little drab but it’s easy to give it pizzazz.


The DCFashion Fool working in the lobby of the Hotel IndigoDCFashion Fool in Theory

Details/Shop My Look

Grey tonal plaid suit – Burberry; similar, Lavender dress shirt – Armani Collezioni, Lavender paisley tie – Ike Behar,  Magnolia black calf oxfords – J. Fitzpatrick, Fabrice glasses – Oren Isaac

DCFashion Fool at the Hotel Indigo LES