Alaïa Abode

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What better way to start off the week than with some major interior inspiration from Azzedine Alaïa himself. The fashion designer rents out three 1,100 square foot apartments located next to his Paris atelier in the Marais. Converted from a  loft in a 17th century building and furnished with the finest pieces from his private collection. Jean Nouvel, Arne Jacobsen, Marc Newsom, Pierre Paulin and Charlotte Perriand pieces transform the apartments into inspirational abodes. Each space has its own kitchen but breakfast is served from Alaïa’s personal kitchen each morning. The neutral color palette and minimal design of each piece of furniture and accessory has me longing for a Paris getaway.

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To view more images of the apartments, visit The Wall.

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Beauty Supply: Organic Frizzy Logic Shine Serum

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Do you still blow dry your hair? I ditched the dryer a few years ago during an insanely hot New York City summer, and I never went back. During my dryer detox I discovered I had seemingly nice natural waves, but only in the back of my head. Other than trying to make the pin straight front of my hair mimic the back wavy waves, I had a bit of a frizz issue. Nothing crazy – no fro yo – but I wanted silky strands without the heat damage of the dryer. I’m not a huge hair product junkie either, I usually use one product at a time until I find the next product du jour. Since transitioning to organic and non-toxic beauty products, I haven’t found any must-have hair products… until now.  The antidote for my minor frizz issue was in Original & Mineral’s Organic Frizzy Logic Shine Serum all along. I was lucky enough to get this free sample during New York Fashion Week and it wasn’t until I was in a pinch that I even tried the product, and seemingly fell in love, all in the same day. With certified organic argan and macadamia oil, this serum locks out humidity and keeps strands smooth all day. I usually apply the Organic Frizzy Logic Shine Serum when my hair is damp, but it also works well on fully dried hair.

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Adorn Me: Tom Wood Signet Rings

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My ring game has been quite minimal as of late. Two barely there, thread thin, gold bands have adorned my fingers for almost a year. It wasn’t until I saw this image via xkismet that I had the urge to wear chunky rings again. No rings are more classic and minimal than Tom Wood signet rings. The mini oval ring or cushion ring in simple silver are at the top of my jewelry wish list. Do you have a favorite signet ring?

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Editorial Eclipse: Comfort Zone

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 We woke up to the sound of the steam running through our radiators this morning, which only means one thing… it’s cold outside.  There’s nothing more luxurious than wrapping yourself in head to toe knits when the temperatures drop. This editorial from i-D Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue defines the ultimate comfort zone that I’d like to live in this season. I’ve  gathered some of my favorite neutral knits of the season below, from cashmere parkas to slim knit skirts.

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Cashmere poncho // Draped sweater dress // Straight knit skirt // Asymmetrical hem sweater // Funnel neck sweater  // Ribbed boat neck sweater

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It’s no secret that Jil Sander is one of my favorite designers. Now that I look back on the +J collections that were designed for Uniqlo, I ask myself “Why didn’t I buy more pieces from those collections?” The cuts were perfectly fit, the fabrics were for the most part, of good quality and the colors were almost always neutral. Well I had my chance to buy a few more pieces of the collection yesterday. Uniqlo brought back the best-selling items from the six seasons of the +J collaboration. I loaded up on white shirts, at only $50 each and picked up a pair of navy wool blend trousers for $60. These pieces together epitomize “uniform dressing” and I couldn’t be happier going into the cooler months with these amazing staples. Read more about what was at the Soho store in my Racked report.

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