October 16, 2014

plaid over all.

overalls, tj maxx // tank, monrow via lola // heels, joie via lola // sunnies, lasry via mertins // checked cardigan [at waist], equipment via lola // cuff bracelet, rachel zoe via lola // handbag, french connection via lola // baby zodiac necklace, thatch via lola // photo credit, mgb photo

yours truly--

October 8, 2014

living in leather.

you don't need a motorcycle + a james dean attitude to rock leather this season.  it's the perfect way to add edge to an otherwise feminine look.  this new dress style by veda is my new go-to, no doubt. 

::get the look::
leather dress, VEDA via lola // white tuxedo button up, equipment via lola // over-the-knee boots, ralph lauren // lip color, 'lady danger' via mac // bangles, vintage via mae's // photo credit, jade howard

yours truly--

September 30, 2014

gone fishing.

last weekend i hit up the lake to style an editorial shoot for lola.  [i think] we managed to pull together the ultimate fall wardrobe for a lazy weekend getaway + i'm thrilled about the final product:: 

shop the look: scarf styled as head wrap, rag and bone // plaid button up, baldwin // sunnies, lola [in-store only] // cashmere turtleneck, vince // lightweight sweater tied at waist, joie // weekender tote, hat attack [in-store only] // denim short, current / elliott [in-store only]

shop the look: blush faux fur vest, joie // grey zip hoodie, monroe [in-store only] // sweatpant, joie

clothing via lola // photo credit, jade howard
behind the scenes besties just braving a bluff [about 40 feet above the water] in heeled hikers... natch

color pallette // inspiration:

enjoy the fall goodness // until next time...

yours truly--

September 25, 2014

come fly with me.

finally posting one of my favorite shoots i've ever styled//modeled for. 
this fall i'm freaking out over all things leather [just add a pop of color + you're set to jet.] 
wardrobe veda via lola//bangles, vintage via mae's//watch, daniel wellington via lola// vintage pearl cocktail ring, family heirloom// sunnies, thierry lasry 'orgasmy' via mertins// styling, tulip louise// photo credit, jade howard

yours truly--

September 22, 2014

NYFW || Harbison + Fekkai

at new york fashion week [why does it have to end?] i had the honor of covering backstage  at harbison + fekkai's spring x summer 2015 presentation at milk studios. it's always a surreal experience being backstage and watching all the pretty, little details come together || here's a peek at the gorgeous hair + genius clothing.
 the lead hairstylist at fekkai said that when it comes to spring 2015, go for "loose 60's waves with slick texture in the back."
 he then commented that for harbison's new collection he wanted the "clothing is to be the main focus // think texture + effortless, clean + simple. 'effortless' being the biggest thing." 
[we like the way you think Mr. Harbison...]

thanks again to Harbison and Fekkai for the amazing opportunity // until next time...

yours truly--

September 17, 2014

a fair to remember.

 joie blouse via lola // printed maxi skirt, mara hoffman via lola
 Striped Dress, Rachel Zoe via lola // Joie Heels via lola

paint splatter top, rag & bone via lola // high waisted pencil skirt, mara hoffman via lola // photo credit, jade howard // hair + makeup, luxe beauty
behind the scenes a c t i o n

yours truly--

September 3, 2014

packing for fashion week.

Well darlings, it's that time again, New York Fashion Week is upon us and I am jetting off to the city to get a piece of the action! I love the hustle and bustle that surrounds the true art and beauty of fashion, such a special time celebrating these incredible, fabulous, wearable creations and works of the imagination...what could be better? Now, as much as I wish I could pack you all up nice and neat into my suitcase and whisk you away to NYC, I unfortunately cannot. That said, I wanted to offer you the next best thing, all my best tips and tricks for packing [and surviving] Fashion Week!

I've put together this little vid to give you a peek into my packing:

Now that you've gotten an insider's view of my bag, here are my tips on all your NYFW needs:
  • My #1 Must Have on Fashion Week (or any week at that!):
    Mophie! The Mophie comes in many shapes and sizes, but is most commonly seen as a case that doubles as a charger for your smartphone! Why is it such a necessity? Well, my very first season at NYFW I was like a fish out of water! I was completely overwhelmed while working backstage at Oscar De La Renta (no pressure...) and yes, you guessed it, my cell DIED!! I was there doing fashion correspondence for my friends at Revlon + Rue Magazine, when Eva Chen, Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine, spotted me trying to snap photos with my iPad (#facepalm)... She was so sweet, took pity on me and shared with me the great wonder of Mophie. From that moment on the Mophie has been my constant Fashion Week companion.
  • Shoes:
    We all know that no outfit is complete without shoes, but don't save them for last when it comes to packing! In order to conserve the most space in your luggage pack up your heels, boots, flats or sandals first! Tuck them to one side of your bag, saving you the most room and ensuring that you've got all your favorites with you!
  • Clothes:
    Taking any specialty items with you? Avoid the inevitable ironing and pack those special pieces in a garment bag or tissue. It'll save you time and work (and frustration) when you're running back and forth between shows and after parties!
  • Hydration, Hydration, Hydration:
    Dehydration is easy when you're traveling, especially in the hot, hot city! Stay on top of your water consumption this time by making sure you've always got a bottle of water by your side, it really is a girl's best friend. Whether you buy bottles or bring your own to refill, it doesn't matter, just make sure you're getting loads of H2O. Trust me, you'll look better, feel better and never wake up with a killer dehydration headache.
  • Skincare:
    In a city as hot and smoggy as NY I need something to keep my face fresh and clean! I never leave home without my Boots No7 Facewipes. They're low maintenance, gentle and even though they hail from The UK, you can pick them up at your nearest Target. 
  • A hat:
    Save yourself from stress on those days when you're running late and haven't touched your hair by bringing a hat!  packing tip: to keep your hat from getting wrecked in your luggage, wear it on your travel! Plus it'll make you look fabulous and mysterious when you're really just trying to hide signs of travel exhaustion! 
  • Music:
    No good trip is complete without a bangin' playlist! Pre-load your favorite travel jams and whatever you do, DO NOT forget headphones!
  • Closed Toe Shoes:
    Airports and airplanes have a tendency to feel excessively chilly; protect your toes from the cold by wearing closed toed shoes on your travel day! My personal favorites are ballet flats, smoking slippers and converse. Your feet will thank you for wearing roomy, comfortable shoes instead of something strappy and binding (less pain for you if your feet swell on the plane!).
  • Mani/Pedi:
    Lastly, don't ignore one of your best accessories, friends! I recommend a good gel manicure, gel polish is perfect because you can do it at home, it's long lasting, it's durable and it looks fab! This week I'm wearing OPI's "I Theodora You" on my fingers and OPI's "Black Onyx" on my toes! 
Alright babes, now that all is said and done it's time for me to stop talking about NYFW and start living it! Be sure to check out my instagram this week for updates and sneak peeks!  Will be back soon to update you on all the fun. . .

yours truly--