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Designing Sustainably Somedays it can be difficult to come to terms with my role in the fashion industry. The focus of fashion has shifted from creativity, individuality and self expression to today’s fast-fashion trend driven model of producing items quickly and cheaply. When I began designing over 10 years ago, we viewed runway trends months later in Parisian publications who’s […]

Keeping it Cozy | Wool Capes

The weather is getting colder and it is time to invest in stylish ways to look chic and stay warm. The Cape made it onto the must-have list last year and is still my top pick for winter layering. Even when you are wearing a bulky sweater you can top it of with a cape without […]

Victorian Romanticism

Head-to-toe black was a common sight on the runway during fashion week. By fusing historically inspired pieces with more modern silhouettes, I combined combined everyday pieces in my closet for an opulent victorian gothic inspired look. Although this look is much more extravagant and ornate than my usual style, in honor of halloween I wore this look to the […]

#WSW | White Shirt Wednesday

Sports Luxe Have you noticed that it is now okay to wear your favorite sneakers on date night? Or how Adidas Stan Smith and Superstar sneakers have been the shoe-of-choice for many featured in street style photos? Comfort has never been so important, both in footwear and fashion. For SS16 designers including Rag and Bone, Alexander […]

Pop of Color | Accessory Edit

I have already admitted that I gravitate way too frequently towards black and other neutrals in my own clothing. So what is the quickest way to add a little interest to my existing wardrobe? Layer on a colorful accessory. . . or three. Hover over the image below to get details on my top picks! I am […]

Shoe of Choice | The Slip-on

Who doesn’t love the ath-leasure trend? It is now socially acceptable to wear sports clothes and sneakers at the gym or on the street. But if you still want the comfort of a sneaker with a little more polish, the slip-on is a great sneaker substitute. With so many versions in stores now you can choose […]

#WSW | White Shirt Wednseday

Layering with the Boyfriend Blazer Somehow in New York City we are experiencing both an endless Summer and and early onset Winter — at the same time. With temperatures starting below freezing in the morning and raising to above 70 in the afternoon, layering has never been so essential! Take care when assembling in your […]

Pop of Python

An ongoing goal that I have for my wardrobe is to incorporate more Color and Print. I have certainly adapted to the neutral New York wardrobe and I feel like the easiest way to transition towards the bold and the bright is through adding accessories with a pop of color. Enter this fun python-look leather embossed […]