Monday, September 1, 2014

Art Of Fashion + Neiman Marcus

Each year I watch and eagerly wait for Neiman Marcus to release their "Art of Fashion" Campaign and although it was presented earlier last month, I am still in awe of how after twenty years, they still seem to come up with something more and more fabulous. Below are a few of my favorites photographed by photographer Nadav Kander from London. You will love the looks of these labels as much as I do. How about a little Tom Ford, Oscar de La Renta and Valentino?















Kimono Cardigan


I'm loving all the kimono-esque cardigans I've been seeing and in fact, went out to get one of my own. It really is a great way to liven up a simple jeans and t-shirt look or add some spice and flare to a monotone outfit. The way it lays perfectly on the body with open front design, makes it the perfect light coverup to add to any ensemble. Here's a look at a few of my favorites and maybe they will offer a little style inspiration for you as well. 







Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Valentino Rockstud Rocks On

This shoe just keeps getting better and better...IF that's even possible. This color block version of the Valentino Iconic Rockstud shoe is EVERYTHING! Both the bag as well are available at Neiman Marcus. #thatisall


Tea Party In NYC

Recently I had the opportunity to take my daughter to Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel. The event was a Children’s Potions & Planting Tea Party so you know my Princess, aka. the "MiniMayvin" loved that! I simply cannot think of a better way to spend my morning and if you have a stylish little lady or mini man of your own, this is definitely an experience you want to consider.
Located atop The McKittrick located in Chelsea near The High Line, we had a glorious morning and since she was invited to bring a special friend (her American Girl Doll, Ashly) to join us in the garden for tea, a bite to eat, planting and potion-making with the garden’s residents, it turned out to be a fabulously fashionable family affair.
Want to know all about our time there? Of course you do! Children who attended the event were encouraged to bring a recyclable bottle to make their own potions with "special powers". My little one brought hers home and loves all of the beautiful colors inside and it all started with a beautiful little crystal.
A magical story about what each of the ingredients mean...


...and of course, rose water! What else would make the potion perfect?


The garden’s residents also provided lessons in planting as well as offering take-home mini flower press, plant soil, and seeds so the children can teach others how to plant and seed.  


I think that the planting project was my daughter's favorite part of the morning...yes, even in a white dress. She even told one of the garden's residents' that all of New York should look exactly like this!
While all adults and children must have a paid reservation, dolls and teddy bears may enter free of charge and will get their own miniature seat and personalized bib. Is that not the cutest?

Admission includes a traditional English high tea platter, refreshing pink lemonade, and hands-on lessons in potions and planting. For more information and to book one of the most enjoyable, fashionable, morning events ever... visit www.mckittrickhotel.com/childrensteaparty#McKittrick.


More about Gallow Green: Gallow Green is a meticulously-designed green space in the heart of Chelsea featuring an extensive cocktail and punch menu, vivid scenery, and a garden snack menu designed by Chef R.L. King. Daily service, beginning at 5:00 p.m., offers early guests an after-work or evening/weekend snack & drinks setting which, as the evening progresses, takes on a more vibrant cocktail-nightlife atmosphere.  Reservations nightly for parties of 8 or more are recommended, and can be booked online at www.mckittrickhotel.com or by calling 212-564-1662.  

Gallow Green also serves up bottomless brunches that feature a variety of selections including: Scallion Scrambled Eggs with gruyere; Cold Fried Chicken with black pepper honey; Kale Caesar Salad; and more. Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Lincoln Style At The Emmy's

The Lincoln Motor Company recently announced a multi-year collaboration with Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, who will act as a storyteller in a series of upcoming TV and digital campaigns starting with the first-ever 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility. And this...just in time for tonight's Emmy Awards where Matthew is up for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. 
“Authenticity is a word that kept coming up in our initial meetings. It was clear from the start they appreciated me as an individual first and foremost, and I would be able to be myself in this collaboration,” said McConaughey, a longtime admirer of Lincoln. “Lincoln is an iconic, American brand and I like where they are heading with their transformation. I had the chance to drive the new MKC around Texas and I think they’re doing a good job.”

In a nod to McConaughey’s storytelling talents, Lincoln and director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) created a storyline for him around the MKC. In the spots, McConaughey invites viewers to experience the vehicle through unscripted moments in the commercial.

Be on the look out for McConaughey as he steps out of the new Lincoln MKC on the red carpet during this evening's Emmy Awards. I've been told by a little fashion birdy that he'll be dressed in a blue Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo too. So dapper!

Friday, August 22, 2014

ela Goes Mod


Looking for a cool, mod carry all shopper to take you through the daily routine of NY Fashion Week? Well ela has just the thing!

For Fall 2014 ela is collaborating with Club Monaco on a capsule collection of bags available exclusively at Club Monaco stores and online.  The collection includes silhouettes in black and white to reflect Club Monaco's traditional aesthetic.   Several of the luxe styles also include calf hair - a nod to ela's Fall 2014 collection. Prices ranges from $249 - $690. The bags are available at select Club Monaco stores and online now!
From subtle asymmetry to luxe hardware and leather, every design element is infused with the highest level of craftsmanship, materials and a signature aesthetic. All ela handbags and leather goods are crafted in Spain using premium leather and custom hardware. The collection retails at specialty stores across the United States, in addition to Saks Fifth Avenue, ShopBop.com and now Club Monaco.

Converse + Missoni

As New York Fashion Week seems to be getting closer and closer, I have seriously been considering incorporating more sneakers into my look. I've been doing that quite a bit as of late. Not just because they are so much more comfortable than my super high heels but also because it's very trendy and chic these days. With that in mind, I saw these really cool Converse and trust me...I'm a sucker when it comes to Chuck Taylor's but these have an unmistakeable pattern...Missoni!
Italian label Missoni and iconic shoe brand Converse have teamed up for a new sneaker collaboration with Chuck Taylor All Star styles. Missoni’s well-known prints adorn Converse’s Chuck Taylor’s All Stars for an awesome looking shoe if I must say so myself. Available online at Nordstrom, the prices start at $84.95 and go up to $99.95.