Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Manolo Blahnik Documentary

Last night I had the pleasure of viewing MANOLO: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards at the new Landmark at 57 West theater. It was everything I expected and more! Not long ago I had a conversation with a gal at Saks about the benefits and longevity of choosing Manolo Blahniks over a certain red soled shoe. We started chatting about how ridiculous it is when women buy a luxury shoe designer because of the certain color of the sole over buying a true pair of well-crafted designer shoes, such as Manolo Blahniks. Carrie Bradshaw had it right, ladies…. Continue Reading »

The Look: Loafer Mule

The Look: Loafer Mule

Back to life, back to reality. Is it just me or does September always seem to sneak up on us? While I am trying struggling to get back to my regular routine after taking time off in August I like to think of September as the start to the new year. Another chance to get it right, another chance to get it together. It still feels very much like summer outside but I think I speak for most of us that we are ready to switch it up when it comes to our wardrobes. The look I am embracing while… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Summer Travels

Pajama Sunday | Summer Travels

Let it be Sunday!  I hope you are savoring this last month of summer. There hasn’t been a dull moment for me. As for the “white space” I talked about at the beginning of the season continues to be filled with spontaneous trips and visits with friends. Last week I was in Southampton. Of course you know the first thing on my list is: TO GO SHOPPING. Oh wait, we actually stopped at Duck Walk Vineyard (shown above) first. We had a great time wine tasting and my personal favorite was their 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. After the winery we bee-lined… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: The Dress Floor at Lord & Taylor

Shop The City: The Dress Floor at Lord & Taylor

While the news portrays retail as a dying art there are some retailers who are doing it right. Lord & Taylor has the largest dress buying customer. So what did they do? They renovated and dedicated the entire 5th floor at their flagship store on Fifth Avenue entirely to dresses, which makes it the city’s largest dress floor. Rumor has it there are more than 2,500 dresses. I am not the typical Lord & Taylor customer but paid a visit to the new dress floor and was quite impressed with what I saw. The newly renovated 5th floor is spacious, modern and… Continue Reading »

The Look: Powerful Pinks

The Look: Powerful Pinks

“Think pink! think pink! When you shop for summer clothes. “  -Funny Face I can’t help but think of this jingle from the movie Funny Face when I see all the vibrant pink wardrobe options out there. Pink is here to stay. The powerful pink movement will carry over into next season as well. I recently attended a seminar with Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. He talked about how we are moving towards a “season-less wardrobes”. Whether it’s global warming, political views, etc etc… people want color all year round. I must say, even my New York clients want to… Continue Reading »

Pajama Sunday | Relax, Refresh, REPEAT

Pajama Sunday | Relax, Refresh, REPEAT

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… Happy Pajama Sunday, everyone! It’s been quite the summer so far and needless to say I am following the advice mentioned in the title of this post. Relax, refresh and repeat. Back in the dark winter months a dear friend suggested we take a tropical vacation. I thought to myself; it has been a while since I have traveled for pleasure. Well, I take that back – even when I’m traveling for work or to visit family & friends I take pleasure in it. What I mean is I could not remember the last… Continue Reading »

The Truth About Shopping Outlets

The Truth About Shopping Outlets

After speaking with a couple of clients during recent closet edits, it has come to my attention that most people do not realize the truth about shopping outlets.  Here's the thing: only about 20% (give or take) of the merchandise at brand name outlets is from the retailers main collection or stores. What I mean by this is the apparel you are buying at let's say, J.Crew Outlet, is made specifically for J.Crew Outlet. People assume all clothing found at shopping outlets is heavily discounted merchandise moved from main retail stores. Nope! Cheaper price point = cheaper quality of product. In other… Continue Reading »

Sabrina Dahan Bridal Collection

Sabrina Dahan Bridal Collection

During Bridal Fashion Week I was introduced to Los Angeles based designer Sabrina Dahan. I previewed her collection at the London Hotel and it was nothing short of glamour. Dahan was a designer for Monique Lhullier before branching out and launching her own bridal collection. Dahan’s bridal gowns are embroidered masterpieces that pay attention to fit and details. The gowns I previewed were exquisite and displayed effortless luxury. This collection reminds me of the modern princess bride. No gown was too puffy but portrayed a princess-like feel. Effortless luxury. And yes, the gown above has pockets!! For those brides who are not… Continue Reading »

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

Shop The City: UK’s The White Company

This past weekend I ventured downtown to see what all the hype was about regarding London’s The White Company.  I am familiar with their catalog and have heard great things about their products from others. It is the British empires first US flagship store. Let’s just say it did not disappoint. Welcome to New York! I would recommend The White Company to those who love neutrals because yes – as you may have guessed – the store is mostly white and neutral tones. Great wardrobe pieces to build upon. I bought myself a lovely pair of black suede sandals. They were… Continue Reading »

‘Tis the Season for Summer Sales

‘Tis the Season for Summer Sales

Can you believe we are half way through the year? So much to do, so little time. C’est la vie! The month of June has me in a bit of a tizzy. I look forward to a change in pace and welcoming the summer months of July and August. Speaking of summer, ’tis the season for sales! Right now major retailers are marking down spring and summer wardrobe items. I couldn’t resist. I put together my top picks for you from Net-a-Porter, Saks, J.Crew and Nordstrom. Click here to view and shop my top picks.  Enjoy! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave