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Wear it Three Ways | Arcana ‘Marinus’ Buttondown

Everyone needs a versatile buttondown in their wardrobe. Arianna Reagan, designer of Arcana NYC, designed this buttondown to encourage the wearer to make it their own. Here are three ways that I styled the blouse throughout the day during our shoot in Chelsea. Not only is this buttondown extremely versatile but it is made from “Peace […]

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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 […]

Buy Now // Wear Now

Winter Ready Boots Winter Storm Jonas sent me into a wardrobe crisis. Limited to 2 pairs of water resistant boots in my closet to wade through 12″ deep lake-sized puddles in Manhattan has been severely limiting my outfit options! Since we are so late in winter retail season, it has been difficult to locate cozy […]

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 […]

#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 […]

#WSW | White Shirt Wednesday

The Mullet Shirt? Should we call this the Mullet Shirt? Business in the the front party in the back? Despite the pun, with my white shirt look for today I focused on balance — the balance of business and casual, polished and distressed, covered and exposed. In my NYFW street style post, I lamented that much of the publicized fashion […]

Backpacks | Back-to-School

#WSW | White Shirt Wednesday Backpacks aren’t just for back to school — nothing has improved the life of the style-conscious New Yorker as much as the fashion backpack trend. As a freelance designer I often carry my office on my back and after I had to say goodbye to a shoulder tote about two […]