Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The other day someone asked me, "When all else fails what do you wear?" I replied with, "... A white shirt." There is nothing more crisp, clean and chic than a white shirt. It is the one thing in your wardrobe you can never have too many of and that is appropriate for all occasions; its' fool proof. Jeanie, our intern, teases me by gasping when I wear a shirt other than white. It's my uniform. When I saw this Richard Chai shirt I had to get it. It was all about the details across the shoulders.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Recently the number of men who are responsible for shopping is increasing at a very fast rate. Retailers, buyers and designers have noticed this steady increase in men's shopping and have made some changes in their strategies. J. Crew has opened several shops where men no longer have to walk pass skirts and bikini's to get to their favorite pair of chinos and cable-knit sweaters. You may find more posh boutiques exclusively for men, like, Kesner New York, whose focus is providing clothes that are more accessible to today's man.
Allworth Press is releasing a book entitled, Branding the Man by Bertrand Pellegrin. Branding the Man, examines what has changed in today's modern man and his shopping choices. Additionally, it engages the reader in a discussion of men's retail environments at every level, for example, buying and sourcing, store design, merchandising and advertising. Pellegrin offers an analysis on the sociology of the consumer, and the strategic solutions for buyers, retailers, brand managers and designers. Retailers like Saks should take all the advice they can get.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
We put our skin through drama by what we do, don't do and are exposed to on a day-to-day basis, and with time the drama begins to unfold and becomes visible. Fine lines and uneven skin are a result of all the drama. Detoxify your relapsed skin with a Detox Face Mask by Malin + Goetz. If you are as obsessed, as I am with products that you can feel working then this is a product worth trying.
If you live in New York you know how gross the humidity can be in the summer. Waiting for trains on sweltering platforms for what feels like an eternity can force you to want to go home and deep cleanse that grossness away. To lift dirt and grim, apply the gel and watch it instantly begin to foam, while foaming you will feel tingly sensations that will make your skin experience Nirvana. Allow the foaming mask to sit for 5 minutes and it will begin to lift dirt and oil, while moisturizing, hydrating, and firming your skin. The Face mask contains Vitamin E, which works as an antioxidant and Vitamin C smoothes those wicked fine lines. Once 5 minutes have passed simply remove the foam with a tissue or warm washcloth, then moisturize.
Detox Face Mask
Price: $40 for 4.0 oz
Thursday, August 13, 2009
About two weeks ago, my blackberry was buzzing about a Gilt FUSE Pilot Sale; it was rumored prices would be discounted to almost free prices points. Of course, I jumped on that train as soon as it pulled in. I found this gorg Oversized Marc Jacobs Collection blazer at that exact price- almost free. I must confess my hesitance in purchasing an oversized blazer, as anything oversized is just not my style. I purchased it anyway saying it was significantly discounted is an understatement and if it did not work for me, then I would have a new addition to my styling closet. The oversized blazer is more Mary-Kate and a bit 80’s than I am used to. I thought, perhaps, I should alter it just a bit, but after wearing it and coaxing from Jeremiah and Yoda at Aloha Rag not to alter it- I love it and let well enough alone. You know the saying; if it’s not broke don’t fix it.
Those familiar with my personal style know I have a very specific taste when it comes to fashion and style. I have tried something new still in the realm of my minimal aesthetic just a different silhouette. Isn’t that what fashion is about? It’s all about experimenting and elevating your personal style.
Unfortunately, Gilt FUSE will only host sales exclusively for contemporary women's wear labels.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Vanity Fair has released their annual Best-Dressed List. French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld was oddly absent from the list and legendary photographer Bruce Weber was oddly present under "Originals." President Obama and his First Lady Michelle Obama were also on the list but we knew that was coming. Michelle Obama shared her spot on the list with Carla Bruni of France. Other obviously present names on the list were Lapo Elkin of Fiat, Stavros Niarchos and Daniel Craig, oh and Brad Pitt. When this issue comes out every year I always say," I will be on this list someday." Instead, I added my name to the list that's my way of putting that energy into the universe. You think VF will want stylist/bloggers on their list? Only time will tell!
Monday, August 3, 2009
A few weeks ago, I went Suit Hunting at Aloha Rag. I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek at some of the fall merchandise that will be arriving. These sneak peeks often get me in trouble! I fell in love with these Ann Demeulemeester pony hair boots. What I like about these boots other than the pony hair is that they're not heavy looking like construction boots. You can wear with anything from drop-crotch trousers to cashmere long johns. These sick Demeulemeester boots are now available for purchase.