The Row Sample Sale 2017

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It’s an annual event that is not to be missed. The Row Sample Sale started this morning at 9am. Grab your closest friends and make a day of it. I’ve missed this sale the past two years (because we were getting married/scouting locations for the wedding). So this year I was not going to miss it. I stopped by The Row sample sale for a sneak peek and here’s what you can expect: 70% off ready-to-wear and handbags. The handbag selection was vast and inviting. Crossbody bags, top handle totes and specialty clutches in multiple colors. Shoes are 60% off and there was an array of styles from velvet Mary Jane flats to suede slides and black heeled boots, prices ranged from $300-$700. If you are in the market for a winter coat, don’t get your hopes up, there were only a few styles spotted including an oversized grey blanket coat and a few short hooded robe coats. Seasonal offerings included tables full of cashmere sweaters priced between $300-$400.
Saturday, October 28 9am – 7pm
Sunday, October 29 10am – 6pm
Monday, October 30 9am – 7pm
Tuesday, October 31 9am-3pm
Metropolitan Pavilion 123 W 18th St New York, NY 10011

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Speaking Trench

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Do you speak trench? When the weather is in flux, your overcoat options are endless. The most classic choice for navigating the seasonal transition is the trench coat. This month, as I scroll through my instagram feed, I can’t get away from the trench coat. From Low Classic and Agger Flachs to Burberry, everyone can find one that works into their style. Classic, quirky, asymmetric, what’s your trench style?

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Camel Suede Shoes for Summer

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When your wardrobe consists of primarily black and white, introducing a rich neutral like camel is an easy way to mix things up a bit. This summer, camel suede shoes are the go-to hue. The richness of the camel color effortlessly punctuates any monochromatic look. Whether you go for a more seasonless style like the mule, or a summer sandal, camel suede is the perfect update to the nude shoe. Here are my top contenders (some of which are deeply discounted for the end of the season sales).

Lou Earl Aix Mule | Maryam Nassir Zadeh Suede Palma Sandals | Paul Andrew Alba Suede Slippers | Maryam Nassir Zadeh Suede Maryam Mules | Marais USA Jane Mule | Jenni Kayne Mule

 

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Editorial Eclipse: Introducing Viden

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I’m not sure if you noticed lately, but Totokaelo has really been upping its editorial game. The overall art direction has been awe-inspiring, to say the least. My latest favorite is an editorial featuring New York based brand Viden. The use of color is subtle yet bold. The juxtaposition of the soft blurry photos and the high-contrast black and white imagery feels fresh. The clothes are the centerpiece of the story; oversized silhouettes and elevated basics that every woman can wear.

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View the full editorial and shop the looks at Totokaelo.

Photography: Ryan Willms | Art Direction: Lauren Shooster | Styling: Alison Mazur @ ACN Studio | Model: Liisa Winkler | Hair and Makeup: Yuhi Kim | Casting: Nicola Kast

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The Maryn Shop

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My dear friend, Michelle Adams has created outstanding interior imagery in her own home and for many interior design publications and now turns her talents to her own shop, The Maryn. “I learned as a magazine editor that trends are fleeting,” she explains, “so I’ve curated pieces that are here to stay—the kind you will love today, and years down the road.” An ethos that is true to my heart as this is the same approach I have when designing clothing for DE SMET. It was hard to edit down my wish list, but after a few hours, these are my must-haves from The Maryn.

Art lives in our home as another member of the family. This print, Untitled (orange), by Pavel Feinstein reminds me of 17th century food paintings. The moodiness of the print would add a much-needed dark layer to our stark white walls.

 A reinterpretation of the Bolshoi Theatre chandelier in Moscow, this delicate, organic structure would add ceiling interest without creating clutter in our Brooklyn apartment.

Black spice bowls add a sculptural element to any table. I especially love that they are all made right here in New York and each one is slightly different. These are the items that make a space feel like a home.

We have been on the hunt for the perfect reading chair, our criteria was simple: comfortable enough to read in, but not too comfortable that you might fall asleep. We also didn’t want anything too chunky. The cognac club chair by Taylor Forrest meets all of our requirements while adding extra style to the room.

The Anderson ottoman by Hawkins New York is a generous size which allows it to double as a side table. I especially love that the founders of Hawkins New York, Nicholas Blaine and Paul Denoly split their time between Brooklyn, New York and the historic Hudson Valley. We spend most of our time between those three locations as well.

Cy Twombley is a favorite artist of mine. I especially love his ability to move seamlessly from one medium to another. His blurry photographs in this book feel real and mysterious. A perfect coffee table book.

We all have them: stacks of magazines taking over entire corners of rooms, filling every inch of table space and stacked as high as I am tall. In my mind, a magazine rack allows you to keep a small edited assortment of the best magazines. Overcrowding a well-designed magazine rack like this one would be sacrilegious.

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