Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Style.com shrewdly pointed out that the New York Times recent op-ed on the "No Frills Sex Appeal," the kind that Carine Roitfeld and her fashionable filles exude on the Tuileries gardens each Paris Fashion Week, the kind that Givenchy and Balmain have enlivened that past few seasons and the kind personalities like Rihanna and Lady Gaga have championed with their strong shoulders and deadly hairpieces has all but confirmed that--it's all going out. I couldn't agree more. Which is why I'm searching the Spring runways for something a touch more delicate, romantic, and well, girly! Here's what I found.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Designer Phobe Philo is back. The stylish seamstress who single-handedly redefined the French label Chloe is now at the helm of famed house Celine. As you can see Philo has brought back her retro sensibility, clean lines and subtle bohemian flair. It-factor? The leather and wood clogs. Can't wait!
I was watching the riveting music video for Alicia Key's new anthem "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" and not only was I mesmerized by the beauty of the song (it's my current favorite), but by how hot her leather perfecto was. Since Mary Kate donned her Givenchy armored sleeves last year, everyone's been going motorcross. Not until now has the mainstream like Megan Fox on the cover of Nylon and Ms. Keys caught onto the stud trend. Now back to playing her song on repeat...
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
From the striking Peter Beard inspired the Row lookbook (styled by DB Questionneiress Danielle Nachmani) to Jalouse's savage editorial, this spring is all about going tribal-- and we're not talking Lauren Hutton safari, but unleashing your inner Pocahantas goddess with everything from warpaint to headdresses and lots of leather
Friday, December 18, 2009
1.Name: Danielle Nachmani
2. Hometown: Old Westbury, NY
3. Age: 26
4. Occupation: Stylist
5. Dream: To continue to work with incredible creative people....oh and to be photographed by The Sartorialist Scott Schuman
6. Favorite Place in NY: Wherever my friends are
7. Favorite Designer(s): Pierre Cardin, Joseph Altuzarra, Lanvin, Isabel Marant, Chloe, The Row
8. Can't Live Without: Bobby Pins, Moleskin Notebook, Aquaphor, Digital Camera
9. In Your Pocket: I-Touch, Blackberry
10. On your iPod: Phoenix, Etta James,Jay - Z, Pearl Jam, Pete Yorn, The Postelles
11. On your nighttable Smart Water,"I was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosley (reading it a second time)
12. Favorite Blog: garancedore.com, somethingnavy.blogspot.com
13. On your Netflix queue? Great Expectaions (I can watch it a million times) Kramer vs Kramer, All About my Mother
14. Icon?: Jane Birkin, Lauren Hutton, My Mom
15. Favorite NYC restaurant meal? Anything at Il Cantinori or Cafe Habana
16. Favorite place to have a drink in NY? Garden at 1B
17. Favorite shop in NY? Mick Margo, Atomic Passion, Isabel Marant (Winter 2010)
18. Cab, train or walk? Walk
19. Where do you get your haircut? I cant commit, so im going to say more often then not on a shoot set.
20. One odd thing about you: I save everything..very sentimental.
21. What's your beauty secret? Moisturize
22. The Best Piece of Advise You've Gotten? "The only person who can make me you feel insecure is yourself."
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Ever since Princess Grace Kelly, the famed Kelly bag by Hermes has represented all thing luxury but in recent times it's become almost overshadowed by the Birkin bag, it's younger, cooler sister. Until now. The Olsen girls donned theirs at the TIm Burton show at the MoMA, all but officiating that the Kelly bag is back. Now just try and get yourself on a list. In our instant gratification era, the Kelly may be the only thing worth waiting for.
1. Name: Nicole Berrie
2. Hometown: Englewood, NJ
3. Age: 27
4. Occupation: Writer
5. Dream: Someday to be a real writer
6. Favorite Place in NY: My bed
7. Favorite Designer(s): Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, Chloe
8. Can't Live Without: A pen and my notebook
9. In Your Pocket/Your Bag: Green and Black Dark Chocolate
10. On your iPod: Chairlift, Passion Pit and Lissie Trullie
11. On your nighttable: The Artist's Way
12. Favorite Blog: garancedore.fr
13. On your Netflix queue? Junebug, Food Inc., The Squid and the Whale
14. Icon?: Jane Birkin, Queen Rania
15. Favorite NYC restaurant meal? Goat cheese salad and mussels from Pastis
16. Favorite place to have a drink? La Plaza Athennee in Paris or the Florida Room in Miami
17. Favorite shop? Ludivine, NYC or Alchemist, Miami
18. Cab, train or walk? All of the above
19. Where do you get your haircut?: Yui Salon in the West Village
20. What's your beauty secret?: Dancing, Yoga, and my acupuncturist Ming
21. One odd thing about you: I have piano hands
22. Best piece of advice? Be yourself, it's enough.
This East Village resident doesn't need street cred like former Beatrice Inn DJ, model, or Lit regular to make people take notice. Her music speaks for itself. Here's what I'm listening to now: Boy, Boy. Definitely pick up her album which drops soon!
While "looking at expensive clothes we can't buy," at the Webster in Miami (the new shop-cum-restaurant that houses every designer under the sun plus the famed Caviar Kaspia of Paris) my friend/stylist Danielle and I were eyeing a gorgeous silky white two-piece by a designer I never heard of. Danielle of course had and said he is "everything". I have to agree. Maybe it's the muted palette, maybe it's that I'm feeling very native American this spring, or maybe it just screams Isabel Marant, but here are my three favorite looks from the Spring 2010 season.
One fad that never fades is Breton Stripes. Ever since American starlet Jean Seberg made all of France fall head over heels in Godard's epic Breathless, the simple style is virtually foolproof. Even in the stark winter NYC girls including stylish socialite Poppy Delvigne wear the look effortlessly.
Or maybe in this case you can. French designer and girl about town Olympia Le Tan has designed the definition of me-- literature and fashion in an easy to carry hand-stiched clutch. The Moby Dick version is my personal favorite. Too bad they go for about $1700 exclusively at Colette in Paris and the Webster in Miami. Maybe I'll stick with my kindle. Tear.