Meet Yvie: A late '70s/early '80s purple vintage brocade jacket I bought on eBay last year for a mere song (hint: It was well under $50). When YSL asked us to join their blogging trip across the country, we knew that bringing Yvie along was a good idea. She loves a good time. She knows how to make an entrance. She's fashionably inappropriate in all the right ways. Because of all these things, we knew she would help us sniff out each city's most stylish women—ladies with real attitude, who own their personal style and eat predictable fashion rules for breakfast…basically women who weren't afraid of purple brocade and big sharp shoulders. As we had hoped, Yvie really got around—and, as you can see, she looked damn good doing it.
Above, from left: Our associate editor Connie Wang wears Yvie on the street in TriBeCa; Yvie sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Above, from left: Yvie on Chicago shopgirl and stylist Kristina Philipova; Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso gets glams with Yvie in San Francisco.
Above, from left: Chicago stylist and wonder woman April Francis hangs with Yvie outside Reckless Records; Yvie got the row to herself en route to Chicago from New York.
Above, from left: Our friend, artist Francesca Di Mattio, gives Yvie a sneak peek at her solo show in Miami; jewelry designer Caroline with Yvie on the street in Chicago.
Above: Christene hides behind Yvie at our journey kick-off celebration at Pierre Loti in NYC.
Above, from left: San Francisco's Renaissance woman Seema Hamid shows Yvie her trademark shades; French shop girl Julia Gourdon with Yvie at Miami's chic department store The Webster.
Above, from left: Yvie relaxing by the pool at The Setai in Miami; our friend Elizabeth truly feeling the Yvie spirit at Universal Cafe in San Fran.
Above, from left: In Chicago, Yvie with fashion consultant (and former Hejfina owner) Heji Choi (who guided us around despite being eight and a half months pregnant!); our fellow PARISIENNE blogger Joanna Goddard sports Yvie in her room at The James hotel.
Above, from left: Yvie on our intern Laura Yacoe outside our office; Stylist Stacey Nishimoto in Hayes Valley, SF.
Above: Even Yvie needs a rest sometimes. A time out in the awesomely comfy bed at the Campton Place hotel in Union Square, SF.