Today I am heading over to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to find some inspiration for a Punk themed photo shoot I am styling next week. Afterwards, I’m heading over to the Reiss store for a few cocktails and some summer shopping. If you are in the area, you should join me!
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I mentioned yesterday that my birthday is coming up (agh!) and the weeks leading up to it were filled with mixed emotions of denial and excitement (excited about planning the party). All the while building a birthday wish list that turned out to be fit for any fashion blogger, and doubles as a must have list for New York Fashion week.
1: An iPad for working on the go and this amazing Narciso Rodriguez Envelope Clutch from Barney’s to house it in (is it wrong that the clutch is more expensive than the iPad?) / 2: An abstract black and white iPhone case designed by Raja Ashraf / 3: Sure to catch street style attention, sunnies by Oliver Peoples, Annaliesse frames in matte ivory with spice brown gradient / 4: My favorite metal of the moment to adorn my nails, Penny Talk from Essie / 5: Keeping my stylish schedule straight with the Marjolein Delhaas Basic Diary weekly planner / 6: Any and all Respossi jewelry is always welcome / 7: When burning the midnight oil, I wouldn’t mind the company of a burning Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle / 8: Tickets to the Independent Fashion Bloggers Conference next week / 9: A much needed post-fashion week massage
(the iPad, nail polish, IFB tickets and massage have already been fulfilled… just sayin’)
This year we are ringing in the New Year, roaring 20′s style in an all out Great Gatsby inspired bash. I was stuck in Detroit longer than expected, leaving me only today to make my flapper dress for the New York City festivities this evening. Thankfully, I borrowed a few head piece options from Rita Watson, the designer of Chiefs of Enchantment weeks ago. No paper or plastic sparkle New Year’s crowns at this party, only head pieces made of vintage rhinestones, pearls, silk ribbon and lace. No time to bead my dress, but these 1920′s dresses are my silhouette inspiration. I’ve got a black velvet burnout fabric waiting to be draped into something special.
(1920′s dresses via my pinterest board old good things )
The holidays are all about eating, drinking and being merry so you never want to show up to a holiday party empty-handed. This year I took on a family tradition when I decided to make Bailey’s Irish Cream to give to party hosts. My family has made this recipe for years, and it is quite a decadent treat!
My Dad usually just tells people to keep it refrigerated for up to two months, but most of the time it’s finished before the end of the party! I thought it would be helpful to make tags (spray mount works best to adhere to glass bottles).
I used vintage bottles and black bows to complete the packaging.
The holiday season is officially upon us, which means there is a lot to do! I’ve enjoyed boppin’ around the city looking for gifts and seeing the shops all dolled up in their holiday best. Other highlights to my week were visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years exhibit, getting a copy of Grace, A Memoir signed by Grace Coddington herself and starting on some DIY Christmas projects (more on that later this week).
Normally my One to Watch segments focus on new designers, but I thought this title fitting for an up and coming photographer, Valeria Castillo. We shared a tiny NYU dorm with a few other crazies one very hot and sticky summer, what seems like a lifetime ago. Since then she has moved all over the world, I can barely keep track of her! From New York to Mexico City and now floating around Paris, Valeria always captures the surrounding cultural oddities on film. I am of course drawn to her Paris Fashion Week coverage. Her backstage images freeze the feeling of calm and crazy that defines any backstage mood.
(images from Maison Rabih Kayrouz Spring 2013 backstage Paris Fashion Week)
(images from Ingrid Vlasov Spring 2011 backstage Paris Fashion Week)
It’s hard to believe November is almost here! The past few weeks of Fall looked a little something like this: art openings, the Manhattan Vintage Show and a spontaneous trip to South Hampton where I was able to hit the beach and a proper pumpkin patch while catching up with old friends. Looking forward to Halloween festivities in the upcoming days. Have an amazing weekend!
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