Zara jacket / Gap Body tank / Ever skirt (similar online) / Ray Ban sunnies / Nona E. Rose belt / etc… braided watchband bracelet / Gypsies & Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online) / Plenty by Tracy Reese shoes (similar online) / vintage bag, earrings and all other jewelry
I’m not usually one for polished lady-like looks like the fabulous Saucy Glossie—especially with my busy lifestyle and trekking all over the city, but sometimes I can’t resist a beautifully designed find like this silk pleated skirt I found at the Barney’s Warehouse Sale. Of course, I had to make it more my style by mixing it with black pieces to give it an edge.
STYLIST TIP: When wearing a ladylike skirt, make sure to pair it accordingly with ladylike accessories like a structured bag and classic pumps to look put together (stay away from slouchy bags and wedges this time).
Vintage dress / H&M belt / Simply Vera by Vera Wang sandals (similar online) / Cambridge Satchel Company bag / Nixon watch / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online)
photos by Nicole Rowley at The Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
I’m usually not one for up-do’s, but rising temperatures and a back detail like this definitely call for one.
It’s funny that I have friends asking me about hair styling advice recently, when I rarely do more than run a flat iron over my own hair—I’m a wardrobe stylist, not a hair stylist. Though, I’ve picked up a few tricks here and there from hair stylists on shoots that I’ve worked on.
Braids are the easiest way to look instantly more pulled together when you’re having one of those bad hair days and this ‘do, though looks more complex than it is, couldn’t be simpler. It even lasted for what would have been 2 bad hair days thanks to the humid weather we’ve been having in NYC!
- Braid hair into two sections (a loose french braid works best) and secure with clear elastics.
- Next, pull one braid across the crown of the head and secure with bobby pins.
- Do the same with the other braid and tuck the ends under the first braid.
- Secure with u-shaped pins for more hold.
Beauty Secret: Loose hair and hair that frames one’s face is always more flattering for one’s face. Don’t pull your hair into a tight up-do or ponytail unless you’re prepared for a harsher look.
Producer: Anne Vickman
Stylist: Liz Teich (Team)
Hair: Michael Albor
Makeup – Dani Wagener
Model – Erin (Maggie)
This was a particularly fun shoot to work on because it was like planning my own wedding all over again—with a Kardashian budget. The Monique Lhuillier dress in the first image or the Carolina Herrera peplum gown would be dream alternatives to the traditional white gown. I would even wear Erickson Beamon necklace to just about every occasion, like grocery shopping, if I could. Drool.
Kimchi Blue romper (similar online) / Simply Vera by Vera Wang sandals (similar online) / J.Crew hat (mine is from Brimfield Antique Fair, imported from Ecuador and sold to J.Crew!) / Gypsy Nation vintage bag (Artists and Fleas) / etc… Modern Vintage necklace and watchband bracelet / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets (coming soon, others online) / Alex and Ani bracelets / Shaya bangles
I can’t resist studs—especially when they’re on accessories and done right. As much as I love the styles from the classic East Village punk shop Trash and Vaudeville, I don’t want to look like I walked out of an 80’s music video.
I do, however, like to balance out what could look cutesy (like a romper) with an edge.
It was the perfect outfit for a stroll around Brooklyn for my neighborhood’s annual “Sunday Funday” festival where I picked up a hand made coffee table from reclaimed wood and piping, as well as some yummy treats from By Brooklyn. The studs may have even helped me get through the crowds of people there.
No, that’s not me as a kid with Robert Redford.
Being I was away for father’s day last weekend, I didn’t have a chance to do a proper post in the honor of the day. Better late than never—my father just sent me this great picture of in our most stylish looks from way back when.
I’m not sure if I support my pink and grey uniformy look, though those velcro kicks are pretty sweet—in an ironic hipster kind of way.
My father, on the other hand, has taught me everything I know about mens fashion (GQ helped of course too). Check out his cool aviator frames and retro tennis style. Men of Brooklyn get jealous because Dad’s were definitely the original hipsters.
p.s. I’m not sure who that great dog is, but I suspect that one of its owners was Julie Chaiken, judging by where this picture was taken.
1 – Bumble and Bumble “Surf Spray” – This essential is something I’ve found in just about every hairstylists’ kits on photoshoots to create that easy breezy beachy hair without a trip to the beach.
2 – K.Belo swim top and bottom / Beth Lauren bracelet / Jessica Simpson hat (at TJMaxx)
3 – Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 – Get flawlessly even skin, even while at the beach with this moisturizer with light coverage.
4 – Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics “Lip Tar” – This product was introduced to me by my makeup artist friend (with some famous clients like The Roots), Maria Scali, who got me hooked on this all natural, yet saturated line of lip color—which is perfect to get some color on you for those scorchers that you don’t want to wear much makeup on your face.
5 – Xhilaration Watch – For only $12.99, this could be the perfect watch to wear to the beach or at the risk of getting splashed by the pool.
6 – Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment in Rosé – This is the grown-up organic version of Chapstick. It not only soothes chapped lips with natural ingredients (stop eating those chemicals on your lips!!), but it protects them with SPF15 AND gives you a little rosy tint too—a MUST in your beach bag.
7 – Volcom “Fooled You” beach cooler bag – Fooled you is right. This cute bag doubles as an insulated cooler to keep your picnic at the beach or park cool. Cool!
All Saints sweater and scarf / C&C California dress / Worishofer shoes / Gypsies + Debutantes bracelets / Alex and Ani bangles / etc… watchband bracelet / Warby Parker sunnies
While on my weekend getaway in Maine, I completely forget that it’s not quite summer everywhere and it was a bit chillier than I expected—in fact, about 20 degrees colder than expected.
These easy breezy pieces from one of my favorite stores, All Saints, are my go-to travel companions. They worked for not only the long car ride, but for watching the sun set too…from Maine to NYC.
Even the pink haired Lana Soussan of 1 part edgy, 1 part glam jewelry line, Gypsies + Debutantes, told me that the equally edgy meets glam shop, All Saints, was the best thing that happened to the Boston shopping scene recently.
***Check out the ARCHIVE section on AllSaints.com for major discounts!***