Lemaire Fall 2016


As Lemaire’s first collection for Uniqlo U hits stores, his namesake Fall collection trickles into one of my favorite New York shops, Marayam Nassir Zadeh. These images capture the essence of the Lemaire Fall 2016 collection, laid-back refinement at it’s best. From the simple circular handbag and contrast color trench coat to the reinvented cable-knit sweater, there are many things from the Lemaire Fall 2016 collection on my shopping list this season. mnz-lemaire-fall-2016-6-desmitten mnz-lemaire-fall-2016-desmitten mnz-lemaire-fall-2016-2desmitten


Postcard From Woodstock


A few weeks ago, my closest friends and I escaped the city for a weekend in Woodstock, New York. We stayed at Serena’s beautifully renovated cabin in the woods (see more here). We spent the weekend exploring unchartered areas of a wine vineyard, rambling around town in search of brunch at 4pm and climbing this giant rock in the middle of the night to get the best view of the stars. I’m so grateful to have friends that will join in on such adventures, even if it is outside of their comfort zones. Thanks to Serena, Steven, Julia, Stanley, Elizabeth and Lauren for making it such a memorable weekend!

Xx Christina


Spring Trend to Wear Now | Full Sleeve White Shirt


With the Spring runways looking less bare than previous years, it makes me think designers are beginning to design more seasonless collections (yay)! And as fashion month nears the end, I couldn’t help but notice the abundance of full sleeve white shirts, jackets and dresses that stormed the Spring runways. I am all about a white shirt, there is no better closet staple, but finding a better-than-basic white shirt is key to updating your wardrobe. I have this old favorite from Prada that still feels fresh. From Jil Sander and Marni to Jacquemus and Stella McCartney, the full sleeve white shirt is a must-have, but don’t wait until spring to wear it. Shop it now from The Row, Delpozo,  Ellery, Lemaire, Stella McCartney and Chalayan. For more affordable options shop Cos and Mango.



Beauty Supply: Muji Blotting Papers


The space in my handbag is prime real estate, much like my closet, so the items that inhabit such space are the necessities. Case in point: Muji Blotting Papers. Not only do they absorb the excess oil on your face but do so without disturbing your makeup. Made from hemp and linen, the blotting papers are most effective. When I apply lip gloss with my fingers I use the Muji Blotting Papers to remove the excess gloss from my hand so I don’t spread it  to my clothes. I’m always finding new uses for these papers and at $2.25/100 papers they are worth every penny.




My dear friend Elizabeth stopped by the studio a few weeks ago to chat about DE SMET and snack on vegan cheese. We discussed the current state of the fashion industry and what lead me to create DE SMET. Head over to The Note Passer for the full story and more behind the scenes photos.