If you find yourself in need of a street style upgrade ahead of New York Fashion Week’s September 8 kickoff, model Toni Garrn and her cadre of industry girls have you covered. Garrn’s second annual Supermodel Flea Market will take place in Manhattan on September 7 to 9. “I had the idea three or four years ago when I just realized how many clothes not only models but women and New Yorkers have,” says Garrn. “I wanted to give things away or sell them somewhere, but I realized that some of the pieces are so special—limited editions, designer gifts—and needed to be appreciated. When I started my own charity foundation and was looking to raise money, I was like ‘boom. That’s it!’”
Head to NoHo to sift through clothing and accessories donated by the supermodel’s runway friends, including Karlie Kloss, Constance Jablonski, and Kasia Struss, all to benefit the Toni Garrn Foundation, a charitable outlet created by the Plan International ambassador to help keep girls in Africa, specifically Zimbabwe, in school. And rest assured, for those of us who don’t have supermodel figures, Garrn says not all the items are sample sizes and most of them have never even been worn.
For her part, Garrn is looking forward to the now annual welcoming of fall. “It is a perfect combination between my work in the fashion industry and my work for the foundation,” says Garrn. But, aside from the event, what beauty and fashion changes mark the model’s seasonal transition? “I have dry skin, but using oily products in the summer can get so gross,” says Garrn, who recommends Caudalie Divine Oil for added moisture as the temperatures turn. “You can use it for face, body, and hair.” Style-wise, the model’s transitional routine centers on billowy, printed pants. “I’m not a big jeans fan because they are simply too hot—I’m wearing all these blue, crazy long pants right now that are still summery but will definitely keep me warm if it gets chilly out later.”
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