Lemaire Fall 2015

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 I woke up this morning to my favorite collection, Christophe Lemaire Fall 2015. The oversized, yet tailored silhouettes in timeless neutrals are forever inspiring. He makes dressing look effortless, sophisticated and seasonless. I even love the simple turtleneck collar he styled with most looks. Remember my easy DIY from last year on this little accessory?

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March List 2015

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To Edit // In an effort to streamline my wardrobe and cut down on shopping, I’ve gotten into the idea of uniform dressing. This month I’ll break down the best uniform dressers around (hint: the Queen of uniform dressing is pictured above) and how to find your own personal uniform.

To Beautify // Last month I gave you a quick rundown of “clean” personal care products you can find at your local drugstore. This month, I will highlight the cleanest beauty supplies available at the drugstore.

To See // Just as The Armory Contemporary Art Show hits New York, Harper’s Books is hosting a pop-up “anti-fair” at the Carlyle Hotel. Featuring rare books and original artwork, this is a source for unlimited inspiration, a must-see. Details: March 3 (6 – 11 p.m.), 4 (2 – 10 p.m.) and 5 (12 – 8 p.m.) at the Carlyle Hotel, 35 East 76th Street, New York, NY. Ask for Harper’s Books at reception. More info this way

To Do // I’m spending the second half of this month in California. From San Diego and Los Angeles to Palm springs, I cannot wait to escape the New York winter. If you have any (vegetarian) restaurant recommendations, or must-shop stores, I’d love to hear them! The Row store, in LA, is at the top of my list (just as the Olsen’s announced they will open The Row on the Upper East Side here in NY). If you’d like to get together while I am on the West Coast, drop me a line…

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Project de. II IX

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I’m all about easy, versatile dressing and there is nothing easier than a wool jersey dress with the highest slit you’ve ever seen. I love this as a layering piece, it adds another dimension to an otherwise basic jean and white shirt ensemble. I thought about putting thin straps on it, I still might, but for now, this is how I’m wearing it.

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worn with Zara high waist raw denim // COS button down white shirt // Céline black suede pumps from here

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Design Inspiration II IX

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One of my design philosophies centers around the idea of pure simplicity, this is especially important when drafting patterns and draping. This month, I looked to simple folding techniques as I made my pattern and chose a neutral palette inspired by the salt beds of Peru. As always, this month’s design focuses on freedom of form and movement…

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Editorial Eclipse: Simple 70’s Style

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1970’s are the decade of the moment in fashion, but the age-old question is how do you wear this vintage trend while still looking modern? This editorial from Vogue Spain highlights the simple 70’s style I’ve dreamed of. Paired down, minimal and modern. With the focus on 70’s silhouettes in luxe black and white fabrics, this trend looks better now than it did 35 years ago. I’m also a fan of the natural textured hair and baby cat eye.

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 (images via visual optimism)

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