I’m so excited to share this interview with you! My dear friend Ella recently partnered with Oribe to style their Oribe Atelier in Chicago. Following the event, the hair care company, known for their insane product line (I’m a devoted fan of their texturizing spray), wrote this article featuring an interview with Ella about her design company Ella Sven. I’ve written of Ella multiple times on this blog, and I am so honored to be the face of the company as she prepares to launch her new e-commerce site this fall. Check out the article and read up on this lady who’s about to take the fashion (and fragrance… and home… and art….) world by storm.
photographs by Rob Woodcox
When this photographer from the new start up Style Says stopped me outside of Lincoln Center on Saturday I asked to turn the camera back on him. It’s no secret I’m giddy for menswear, and this outfit sums up what I really love about this crazy thing that happens when boys dress up. There’s something completely thrown together, yet very thoughtful about this outfit. The patriotic shorts really got me, but I love the way he paired them with chambray and uniquely marbled driving mocs. Each piece is simple, and slightly kitschy, so when they’re thrown together he doesn’t look overdone but makes you pause… since you’re not sure whether to laugh or high five him for having the gall to rock American flag pants to fashion week. And just in case you got confused whether NY was over, or London was starting, or whether you could swing expensing a trip to paris (fake.life.), there’s a little reminder that you’re in the heart of New York City, nestled in with the 50, nifty, United States.
This weekend I had the good fortune of attending some absolutely incredible shows during New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. My favorites were Mara Hoffman, where I want to wear EVERY single bright printed maxi dress, and tonight’s Chado Ralph Rucci show. I’m a sucker for a structured separate, but Mr. Rucci took it to a whole different level, and I silently spent the entire show wondering if my lifestyle could ever warrant a white minimalist cocktail dress (doubtful.)
But really, his show reminded me why I fell in love with this industry. The gowns were each a piece of artwork, and the show itself was crafted into a performance piece of music, choreography, and lights. The models looked elegant, quaffed, and well turned out. It was so refreshing to see women looking feminine and beautiful- a feeling that extended beyond the runway, and into the audience full of powerful, confident, and elegant women. Martha Stewart sat front row, Bill Cunningham stayed to watch, and watching Marcus Samuelson chat with Martha made my heart skip two beats.
The photo above showed up on Italian Vogue’s site this morning, and I’m so honored to have made their NYFW Street Style feature! I’m wearing a Michael Kors blouse, Forever 21 skirt, Prada shoes, Ray Ban aviators, and a Juicy Couture tote.
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For day 1 of the IFB Conference I chose a simple fall look. I was so thankful that the heat lifted a bit so I could finally pull out my favorite leather jacket, and debut my new Stubbs. In a sea of well thought out, and long time planned outfits, everyone looked amazing, but I was much more comfortable in my uniform of skinny leggings, menswear accessories, and the perfect leather jacket. For fall I’m all about simple classic pieces with elegant touches like a red lip and a luxurious velvet flat. Who else has given up on pretty summer dresses, and fully given themselves over to fall?
leather jacket from Notting Hill London, Zara leather sleeve tee and leggings, Stubbs and Wootton velvet smoking slippers, Juicy Couture oxblood tote, vintage necklace, miansai bracelet, ray ban classic aviator, catbird and forever21 rings
photos by: ambika
Last weekend in South Hampton I happened upon the new Stubbs & Wootton boutique. Ever the epitome of wasp chic, I’ve grown up hearing all about the classic smoking slippers from my mother and her friends. Tennis rackets, euro signs, paisley, and my new favorite the “Screw U” slipper… but these ones really caught my eye. I love that something so classic and imbedded in preppy culture can have such an ironic twist. The nautical flags look like your typical nod to yacht club culture but the flags actually spell out “shit”. No one, bar the .01% of the world who knows nautical flags, will know your secret. mierda.
Last weekend I was in Montauk for a very quick trip away from the city. I miss driving (#PureMichigan), and I love road trips so it was the perfect 30 hour trip to spend time with friends and dose off on the beach. We hid out from Saturday’s storms at the new Stubbs & Wootton store in East Hampton, where I discussed the merits of velvet slippers and skull embroidery > sailing flags with a dapper older gentleman and his wife. (“Ask the young girls their opinion. Young girls always have the best taste”) I walked away with my first pair of the iconic smoking slipper, complete with jealous texts from my mom, and knowing my grandfather would be very proud.
camped out on the beach with well loved toms & montauk’s best brew, east hampton roadside markets, montauk lighthouse, beach bag I designed circa 2008, and the feeling of never wanting go back to the city captured in a mid-nap snap
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