1 – Gypsies & Debutantes bracelet / 2 – Wrecords By Monkey iPhone case / 3 – Beth Lauren earrings /
4 – Nona E. Rose belt / 5 – Olivier Green A/W ’12 dress
With the movie Rock of Ages coming out next week, I’m ready to get in the rock spirit. I love mixing my usual feminine bohemian style with some edgier pieces daily, but now I have some excuses to add some subtle indie rock nods with feminine details to my look.
Nona E Rose neon leather belts with vintage inspired casted metal buckles
If you haven’t noticed my raving about my good friend Rachel’s gorgeous line of belts inspired by vintage buckles and designs, then you must have at least seen me wearing them with just about everything (case in point).
Pieces from her spring collection just debuted at Henri Bendel and I’m so excited about these new eye-catching neon leather belts. I can’t wait to actually be able to incorporate the neon trend into my wardrobe with just a hint of it.
I’m also psyched that she was able to get inspired by my mother, Andi’s, old belt that was just collecting dust in my closet. Rachel completely updated the design of the belt (the buckle was plastic and the rest was not as chic) and made it modern. Now this vintage design is totally modern and fresh.
Is it spring yet?
Want to get your hands (or waist) on this belt? Come get your Nona E. Rose at the Fashion Center trunk show on March 7th in Manhattan. Click here for more info.
You may or may not know by now that when I’m not busy styling or blogging, I’m working on my other passion—my jewelry line.
You probably have seen all of my fabulous jewelry on this blog designed by yours truly for etc…, along with the gorgeous belts by Nona E. Rose, and you may not have heard of E. Kammayer Accessories (yet!!), but now is your chance to check these all out in person and stock up on unique gifts for the holidays.
If you happen to be in the NYC area this Thursday the 15th, The Fashion Center® (think, the people behind the famous giant needle and button in the middle of the Garment District) is hosting a trunk show for us.
Lucky you, you’re in the know now.
etc… will also be having a sale of 10% off EVERYTHING! Okay, just at least come for the snacks/drinks/people watching of the fabulously dressed people of the fashion industry.
***********If you can’t make, here are some other great spots to shop online for the holidays***********
etc… watch necklaces at By Brooklyn
Shop the DEAR ANDI personally curated shop
Nona E. Rose online shop
E.Kammeyer online shop
On Liz: Dolce & Gabbana dress; Echo scarf worn as a shawl (ShopBird.com) etc… cluster necklace; vintage clutch, diamond earrings and rings; Wolford Day & Night Stay Up stockings (wolford.com); Cole Haan with Nike Air pumps.
On Elaine: Inas Couture gown; Philippe Audibert bib necklace with Swarovski Crystals.
This week I had the pleasure to dress the gorgeous and talented, Elaine Kwon, for her benefit concert at Carnegie Hall. She paired up with the Best Buddies organization to raise money and put on an amazing show with some other great talents.
When I took this project on, I figured it would be a piece of cake, being Elaine is a fitness model and has been featured in some renowned places like on OPRAH. The woman could look good in a paper bag, but she didn’t want to have any of the other fabulous women on the stage outshine her—I mean, MISS USA was the emcee of the event! I think we accomplished that with the stunning gown by up-and-coming designer, Inas, and a bit of extra sparkle on her Swarovski Crystal adorned necklace. Not only did her music shine on the famous stage, but she did as well.
Is it fair to say, I didn’t look bad myself for someone who was sweating getting everything ready to go behind the scenes prior to the show?
I apologize in advance for the lack of “style candy” posts this week—I’m on a photoshoot in Boston sans Wi-Fi on my laptop, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging…
This past weekend I was fortunate enough to style my dear friend, Rachel Sax‘s gorgeous line of belts for her Spring 2012 collection of Nona E. Rose. I love that Rachel has a knack for mixing vintage glamour with a preppy, classic twist to everything she does. Her belts are always the (affordable) icing on the cake that can easily transform an entire outfit into one of those styles.
I can’t give away too much just yet, but she will be featuring styles that are part of her classic leather artisan designs, looks for the jet-setter that wants a pop of color to add to their wardrobe, as well as her glam designs that always add a touch of femininity to any outfit. I’ve already put my pre-orders in for a little of each style!
Here’s a sneak peek from her glam belts:
Alexander Campaz limited edition cape (similar—but more subtle—version on alexandercampaz.com); Gap Body cotton slip; cashmere scarf (Saks Fifth Avenue); American Apparel opaque tights (store.americanapparel.net); Marc by Marc Jacobs riding boots (Barney’s Warehouse Sale); etc… watch band loop earrings and watch band bracelet (coming soon to bybrooklyn.com), vintage clutch and rings. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
Now that it’s really November, I guess I should come to terms with bundling up every day. I’m so happy that cozy capes are EVERYWHERE this season, because they may be my favorite way to do so.
Okay, so this awesome number from my favorite Brooklyn-based menswear, Alexander Campaz, designer is not my typical bohemian-vintage-rock’n’roll-chic style, but when I saw it, I knew it had to be mine! Alex’s original intention was to sell it to his usual male customer, but was surprised when I put it on how it works for anyone. Soon, he was bombarded with fashionable men AND women, like yours truly, buying them quicker than he can make!
His capes—along with his entire color-blocking cool collection—are made locally with recycled, dead stock, and organic fabrics. Oh, and did I mention nothing is over $100?!
Speaking of rad capes that are taking the fashion world by storm this season, I’m drooling over the unique poncho capes by Jennifer Stewart of JSDNYC that she just debuted this season. Like Alexander Campaz, these capes are handmade in NY with recycled and dead stock fabrics and are now selling out quicker than she expected. Better get your hands on one of these before the limited run of them is gone! The striped one totally has my name on it.
STYLIST TIP: WHEN WEARING SOMETHING BULKY ON TOP LIKE A CAPE OR PONCHO, MAKE SURE TO BALANCE YOUR SILHOUETTE OUT WITH A SLIMMER BOTTOM. OTHERWISE, YOU MAY AS WELL WEAR YOUR DOWN COMFORTER OUT OF THE HOUSE.
J.Crew top; BDG for Urban Outfitters pants; TOM's shoes; Marc by Marc Jacobs bag; vintage scarf and belt; Marc New York sunnies (TJMaxx). / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
etc... modern-vintage watchband bracelets and cuff in silver (By Brooklyn); Marina Pecoraro "subtle skull head for the shy skull wearer" silk rope bracelet; Vanessa Mooney zip me up wrap bracelet in purple (c/o Vanessa Mooney); vintage rings. Gel manicure/"Ink" by OPI from Dashing Diva.
This weekend in Brooklyn, one of my favorite annual events occurred: The Atlantic Antic. It’s a great opportunity to stroll through the neighborhoods spanning through Atlantic Avenue—hence the comfy TOM’s shoes—to people watch, and catch local designers, crafts, shops, antiques, food and performances.
In case you missed it, here are some of the local people you should get to know:
Gnome Enterprises Cool tees for children and your inner child.
Steve’s Key Lime Pie Frozen key lime pie on a stick…what’s not to like?
Eva Gentry Perfectly curated consignment shop of designers you now can afford.
Floyd Beer and indoor Bocce courts. The perfect combo.
Kaight Green designers represent at this shop