Elizabeth & James top / Zara jeans (similar online) / J.Lo shoes / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / etc… watchband bracelets / Gypsies & Debutantes friendship bracelet / rings c/o Vanessa Mooney / Free People sunnies (similar online)
With all of the traveling that I tend to do, it’s tough to pack “outfits,” so I usually opt for pieces that are interchangeable—hence my gravitation towards the color black. I love these neutral pieces because they can be dressed down like so, or they can each be bumped up a notch with other pieces.
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.
J.Crew maxi dress (in stores now, similar online) / Converse sneakers / Gypsy Nation vintage bag via the Artists & Fleas / CLO bra / Urban Outfitters sunnies / etc… watchband bracelet / all other jewelry c/o FSMNYC
While I wouldn’t quite consider my style to be “classic,” I do appreciate good classic staples in my wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with an easy maxi dress and a pair of slip on Chuck Taylors for a warm day when you’re running around the city. I like to make it my own by adding some funkier pieces like this studded bag and the edgy jewelry by FSMNYC.
BEAUTY TIP: To get that edgy rock’n’roll hair that looks like you hardly tried (you just thought my hair was naturally that cool, huh?), twist small sections of hair and press with a flat iron to create effortless waves.
Kanvas top (from Something Else, similar online) / Free People jeans / Toms shoes / H&M cuff / etc… watchband bracelets / Alex and Ani bangles / Gypsy Nation vintage bag / Nona E. Rose belt / Urban Outfitters sunnies / vintage necklace, rings and earrings
This spring is all about the prints like tropical motifs, florals and even birds. Don’t be surprised if you see this taking flight on the streets—and I don’t mean the pigeons about to hit you.
Vintage dress (Gypsy Nation); Seychelles sandals; vintage belt and Dooney & Burke bag; House of Harlow sunnies (similar online at Crush Boutique); Vanessa Mooney Pyramid ring and ring from necklace; custom etc… charm necklace; Alex & Ani bracelets; Jane Tran ponytail set (Viola Lovely).
So New York beat Boston in the Superbowl on Sunday and of course, as a Giants fan, I have a bit of New York pride at the moment. Yet, I still have a soft spot for my home away from home, Boston.
I visited this great city last week working on Boston Magazine’s spring fashion issue and was impressed how surprisingly stylish Beantown really is! Here are some of my favorite sartorial discoveries:
Courtney, the editor of Boston Magazine, introduced me to one of my new favorite shops, Viola Lovely. The owners create lots of unique collaborations with some amazing designers like Yigal Azrouël and much of the proceeds go to charities like breast cancer awareness. I ended up leaving with not only great pieces for my shoot, but the best dry shampoo from Serge Normant and cute ponytail elastics by Jane Tran (Chan Luu’s sister) that look as cute on my wrist as on my hair.
This Beacon Hill gem, along with Moxie shoes and Good jewelry, is one spot I have to stop by while in Boston. The two lovely ladies who run this shop carefully edit the cutest and still affordable pieces each season from everyone like Ali Ro, Parker and BB Dakota to those I don’t want to admit I love like Nicole Richie’s vintage-inspired line, House of Harlow 1960. Now Crush is opening an outpost on trendy Newbury Street next week, so I can visit them while shopping at some of my other favorite stores too.
Alex and Ani
Speaking of trendy Newbury Street, I was delighted to find that my new sentimentally special bracelet designs can be found at their own namesake shop there. The “Tree of Life” charm and initial charm on my gold energy infused Alex and Ani bracelets are symbols with a lot of meaning with my childhood BFF that we both will be rocking while thinking of each other. Maybe we’ll add more to the mix in years to come.
Oh Boston, we’ve got to stop meeting like this.
My PINTEREST Inspiration Board for etc… jewelry shoot with some wardrobe provided by Gypsy Nation and photographed by Ehren Joseph.
While you’ll just have to wait to see the amazing collaboration for the shoot of the new collection of my jewelry line today, I will give you a VIP sneak peek at our inspiration I posted on my new favorite time-waster, Pinterest (thaaaanks Rachel). Stay tuned for the real deal soon!
Until then, follow me on this site, check out other inspiration boards of mine and pin away!
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Vintage cape and hat (Spooky Boutique at The Artists and Fleas); Zara button sleeve sweater (similar online); Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent cape sweater (TJMaxx); BDG jeans; Sorel snow boots; Portolano cashmere scarf (similar online); vintage bag (Gypsy Nation at The Artists & Fleas); etc… braided watchband bracelet (By Brooklyn); Vanessa Mooney “Pyramid” ring and necklace (spiked ring from necklace); all other rings, vintage. / photos by Joshua Boccheciamp
Despite the first official winter snowfall in NYC, I took a trip to the Artists & Fleas market in Williamsburg. I pride myself, as a stylist, to be a purveyor of unique fashions and accessories. When you have friends like Martha Camarillo and Ricky Becker (pictured above), then this makes it all too easy to find.
As a lover of vintage, these two boutiques within the market are HEAVEN. I’d live in here over Carrie Bradshaw’s closet any day. Every time I visit Ricky at the dual level Spooky Boutique, he gets the excitement of a child playing dress up and immediately pulls tons of pieces that I can’t leave without—like this fabulous cape coat and one of my signature hats, which was his own mother’s, both from the 70’s. Most items are quite reasonably priced for vintage in NYC, like my Givenchy sweater that was only $80!
Martha travels all around the world to find her gypsy-inspired finds, channeling her Southwest roots and my own love with the culture. My mother, “Andi” brought back much of these styles from her own travels and integrated into her own jewelry designs (like the two rings worn on my right hand).
After Martha’s recent travels to the Middle East to find the most amazing pieces, she just had to share them with me. Of course, I didn’t walk out empty handed. I scored a fabulous frock and a cool hat—supposedly once owned by a famous musician—to add to my already too big collection. She loves her finds as much as I do and offered to trade for the studded Moroccan style bag that she once sold me (shown). She conceded and admitted that the special find at least went to a good home.