I’m always on the hunt for special pieces. I love one of a kind items, things I’ve never seen before. When I find them, I always want to know more about the designer doing the fresh and interesting work. It was at a showroom visit in Soho when I came upon the most beautiful handbags. There were gorgeously carved wooden clutches, embroidered satchels, and embellished pouches. I learned that the line is called Blumera and, the designer, Mehera Blum. I got the opportunity to talk to her about her line and was even more struck by her inspiration and motivation…Read More
I received the first pieces that started my vintage collection when I was 14; beautiful dresses my mom wore gallivanting to places like Studio 54 in the 70s. From there, I started visiting thrift stores and flea markets to find more unique pieces. I loved how each piece was like a discovery, a treasure hunt for style gold. Since then, my love for vintage has only grown. Now, I realize that vintage is not only amazing for being fashion artifacts, but because it is one of the most sustainable and ethical ways to dress yourself...Read More
Let's talk about INSPIRATION. Have you ever listened to a designer be interviewed after their show where they talk about what inspirations they drew from when creating the collection? It can be anything from fruit to revolutionaries…Read More
If you can't tell, I've been on a tonal dressing kick. Keeping a whole look within the same color palette has been a fun exercise in subtly colorful dressing. This time around, I took a step back and turned the saturation allll the way down...Read More
March may still be roaring like a lion (at least on the East Coast), but soon it will be snuggling up to you like a lamb. And for that, I want to be ready with some warm weather looks for every occasion. In my closet, the printed tank is a spring and summer staple because it adds an element of casual coolness to any look. Really, any look. If you thought you could never do a tank for a fancy dinner or night-out, I'm here to prove you wrong. To further illustrate my point, I partnered with Threadless and roped Jon (hubby) into this post to show how anyone can wear a tank anywhere...Read More
Surprisingly enough, as a wardrobe stylist, I actually don't need to be dressed to the nines every day. Much of the time, I'm on set where I dress somewhere between conservative and casual (something like denim with a loose blouse, usually a heeled boot, often a clean sneaker) because styling is a very hands-on, active job: my outfit needs to be more work-ready than fashion forward.
Sometimes, though, a client meeting or networking event requires a more polished look (which I really enjoy putting together. I love creating a good power player ensemble). For those occasions, I do what I call, "The Creative Professional."...Read More
Winter date night. Ahhh, you curious conundrum. How can you dress for romance when you feel like your nose is about to freeze off your face? Well, take it from this stylist, it's easy! How, you ask? Use feminine details in your look to create a sensual appearance without exposing a lot of skin.Read More
Before I realized that my personal style was best expressed with COLOR and lots of it, I leaned toward more toned down, or tonal, dressing. I loved dove grey and pastel pink, creams and pale blue. Often, I return to my tonal roots and play around with layering similar shades for a elongating effect. I love the look of combining pastel and ivory shades for a feminine feel and what better time to do that than during winter with sweater dresses...Read More
In December of 2016, the Pantone color of the year for 2017 was announced: Greenery, a yellow-green shade that evokes nature and the lushness of spring. While, in the past year, literal greenery has certainly reached peak exposure with the skyrocketing prominence of plants in all forms of decoration - from house plants to the now ubiquitous palm leaf print - I have found that Greenery the color has not taken off quite as much.
Instead, on the runways and presentation platforms of September's fashion week, Kelly green was front and center...Read More
have been living in one of my scores from my new favorite vintage shop, Lovefield Vintage. This pair of linen high-waisted shorts are the perfect length and a beautiful clean white for summer. I prefer my shorts longer - it makes them feel more formal - and high-waisted (as I prefer everything) to elongate my legs.Read More
On those scorchers when I all I want to do is eat popsicles and run through a sprinkler but my day looks more like running to meetings and sweating my life away in the subway, I reach for high-waisted bottoms with volume and a crop top.Read More
The pajama trend is up there with athleisure as a saving grace to fashion mavens everywhere who want their look to be socially acceptable but also just kind of want to never take off their jammies...?Read More
New Yorkers are tough folk, nothing fazes them. However, there is something that can strike fear in the hearts of many a hardened city dweller... COLOR.Read More