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In Need Of Some Inspiration


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I thought I had a handle on my uneasiness regarding the election results, yet with the handing off of the baton last Friday emotions were stirred up again. Frankly, it zapped my creative energy, and I had turned to my security blanket, as it were, of sweats pants, cozy sweaters and Uggs the last few days. I was in desperate need of inspiration. Thankfully, the Pre-Fall 2017 collections are here and there are plenty of looks to spice up my sartorial senses.

Above are a few of the looks I will be drawing upon to add some zing back into my step when curating what to wear. Also, everything from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s superb second solo outing for Valentino. Especially those terrific over the knee boots paired with dresses sliced with a “touch of dreams”. Just what the country needs now.

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Givenchy // Emilio Pucci // Tome // Versace // Christian Dior // Victoria Beckham //Acne // Fendi  All Pre-Fall 2017

Valentino Pre-Fall 2017

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Zara Printed Midi DressALtuzarra Fenice fringe-trimmed slub stretch-crepe blazerThree Dots Ponte Seamed Leggings

Rag & Bone Double-Faced Merino Wool Reversible PonchoShrimps Bonnie faux fur clutchAnna Rachele Black Label Jacket

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The Top 10 Trends From Pre-Fall 2017 The Top 10 Trends From Pre-Fall 2017

A Look Back at Mary Tyler Moore's Life in Photos A Look Back at Mary Tyler Moore’s Life in Photos

5 New Ways to Wear Flats in 2017 5 New Ways to Wear Flats in 2017

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Can I Be These Ladies, Just For A Day


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f I could have any of these style icons wardrobes I’d be hard pressed to choose just one. If pushed a little harder I, most likely, would select Alexa Chung’s. In a fashion sense I feel most connected to her. She’s classic, elegant with a touch of whimsy and rock n’ roll sensibilities to her style. The lady has spunk, class and a bit of edge.

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The beautiful Giovanna Battaglia Englebert may have a designer wardrobe at her fingertips, but it is what she selects and how she wears them that makes her a style maven. She is sophisticated, chic and polished with out be stuffy. There is plenty of fun in her sartorial choices.

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I don’t know her, but I imagine it would be about 10 minutes before Leandra Medine had me in stitches. Maybe less. Her wardrobe reflects a woman with a sense of humor and great taste. She is a master at mixing prints, and never shies away from taking a risk. I can’t remember how many times I’ve turned to her blog, Man Repeller, and her Instagram feed for inspiration. She is one in a million!

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Monica Rose may not be as famous as the women she styles, but she has quickly become a household name for dressing the likes of Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen and more. She is responsible for setting the major trends of 2016. I’m sure this stylist will be a major presence for many more years. The rise of Monica Rose has just begun!

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Sarah Jessica Parker has, and always will be a style favorite of mine. Hers is another closet I die to raid! She brings as much finesse to her casual, everyday looks as she does for her philanthropic and working events as well as the red carpet. She too, does not shy away from taking risks with her style, while always looking chic, modern and amazing!

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In Photos: Jane Birkin's Iconic Style In Photos: Jane Birkin’s Iconic Style

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Holiday Gifts For The Guy(s) In Your Life


Holiday Gift List For The Men In Your Life

Fathers, brothers, boyfriends, guy friends, and husbands. No matter what your relationship, men are notoriously hard to shop for. Us girls, we’re not so difficult. Jewelry, a cozy sweater or a delicious smelling candle, and chances are we are one happy camper.

This year I’ve rounded up some of my guy friend’s favorite picks so you can gift the man/men in your life something he really wants. From unusual shot glasses, to a superb grooming kit, to a pair of awesome kicks, this list is loaded with the coolest gifts for men.

Vince Camuto Austin Military Coat // L:A Bruket Grooming Kit //  John Hardy Men’s Classic Chain Braided Leather Bracelet // Polo Ralph Lauren Fingerless Driving Gloves // Gianvito Rossi Justin Sneakers // Moya Liqueur/Vodka Glasses – Set of 2 // Patrón Añejo Bottle With Limited-Edition John Varvatos Stopper

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The Menswear Moments of the Year Oh, Man: That Was So 2016—The Menswear Moments of the Year

After Traveling 100K Miles This Year, Here’s What I’ve Learned About PackingAfter Traveling 100K Miles This Year, Here’s What I’ve Learned About Packing

Is Cleo Wade the Millennial Oprah? Is Cleo Wade the Millennial Oprah?

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Finding Comfort In Food, Friends & A Damn Good Table Setting


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Hands down, my favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. This year it is particularly needed. By that I mean, the chance to sit down and break bread with family and friends and remember all that we have to be thankful and grateful for. Let’s not forget all the progress we have made in the last 8 years, and that we have the freedom to use and express our voice in this country. We need that voice now more than ever.

Putting together a creative, festive table inspires joy and a sense of accomplishment for me, besides making a huge impression on your guests. I’ve pulled together a few photos of table settings I find to be inspirational, festal and joyful in the hopes it will give those of you hosting a few design ideas to work with.

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This Week’s Wish List


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Fall is here, and it finally feels like it. With the new season feel my color palette desires have switched to warmer, richer hues like navy, camel and burgundy (of course, there will still be plenty of black, white and grey). I tend toward neutrals, yet I love DVF’s Louella printed skirt for a pop of color and pattern, and Loeffler Randall’s Isla embroidered ankle boot.  I’d be hard pressed to name my #1 wish on this list, but Loeffler Randall’s burgundy fringed suede clutch has to be a strong contender!

My sense of smell also tends towards warmer spicier scents when the temperatures start to drop. Rose Des Vents acts as the anchor scent for Louis Vuitton’s entire new perfume collection. Known as “Rose of the Winds”, this base note is a sparkling floral that develops a delicate spice aroma over time.

Diane von Furstenberg Louella Printed Silk-Chiffon Midi Skirt //  Joie ‘Jemina’ Over the Knee Boot // Louis Vuitton Rose des Vents Collection of Parfums // Rag & Bone Jean Denny High Rise Ankle Skinny Jeans // Isabel Marant Anders Wrap-Effect Coated Cotton-Blend Mini Skirt // Loeffler Randall Lock Fringed Suede Clutch //Stella McCartney Wide-leg Tuxedo Trousers // Loeffler Randall Isla Embroidered Boot // Kenzo Poplin High Neck Ruffle Blouse // Tom Dixon London, Orientalist and Royalty Set of 3 Candles // J Crew Long Sleeve Italian Cashmere Sweater

Don’t Forget

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To say a prayer for my Chicago Cubs! Tonight the drought can be broken. If they win it will be their first World Series title since 1908!!  #flythew

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Celine Haider Ackerman Spring Summer 2017Vionnet Spring Summer 2017

Dries Van Noten Spring Summer 2017Haider Ackerman Spring Summer 2017

Lanvin Spring Summer 2017Balmain

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My head is still reeling from last night’s debate. Wow! It’s hard to even comment……. suffice it to say, it is difficult to believe what we witnessed last night was a debate for the office of the President of the United States. Don’t know if I can take another month of this madness.

At least a month can go by fast, take fashion month for example, it seems like it was just last week that I wrote about the spice, sex and cool of Alexander’s Wang’s S/S 2017 collection when in actuality that was a month ago! When feeling daunted and perplexed by who can, and is passing as a presidential candidate, (and I’m not talking Hillary here) one must look for silver linings where ever they can grasp them, and be grateful for them no matter how small.

Also, we should revel in beauty where ever we can find it — my top ten looks from Paris fashion week S/S 2017.

 

Valentino // Givenchy  // Vionnet // Haider Ackerman // Balmain // Alexander McQueen // Louis Vuiton // Lanvin // Dries Van Noten  // Celine //

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12 Next-Level Ways to Absolutely Live in Your Sneakers This Fall 12 Next-Level Ways to Absolutely Live in Your Sneakers This  Fall

25 Times Alexa Chung Nailed Cool-Girl Style 25 Times Alexa Chung Nailed Cool-Girl Style

AnOther's Highlights From Frieze Art Fair 2016 AnOther’s Highlights From Frieze Art Fair 2016

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This Week’s Wish list


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I’m still milling over, digesting and absorbing all the beauty, creativity and all out awesomeness that is Paris fashion week. While I’m studiously viewing the collections I’ve curated a selection of my favorite street style looks from the Paris S/S 2017 collections to keep you company.

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Taylor Tomasi Hill // Yasmin Sewell // Street Style  // Ursina Gysi // Christine Centenera //  Taylor Tomasi Hill // Sarah Harris // Street Style // Street Style // Hedvig Opshaug // Cat McNeil // Giovanna Battaglia // Street Style // Constance Jablonski

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15 Can’t-Miss Sales to Shop This Weekend 15 Can’t-Miss Sales to Shop This Weekend

The 50 Most Important Bags from the Spring ’17 Runways The 50 Most Important Bags From the Spring ’17 Runways

screen-shot-153 Memorable Pairs of Shoes from Fashion Month 153 Memorable Pairs of Shoes from Fashion Month

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