14/09/2012 § 1 Comment
To kick off my coverage of New York Fashion Week,
one of my very favorite collections: Nonoo.
As I stepped into the Nonoo presentation at Milk, I was pleasantly surprised to hear tropical music. Peeking around a throng of fans that included Olivia Palermo, Linda Fargo of Bergdorf Goodman, Jamie Beck and Leandra Medine, I discovered designer Misha Nonoo’s amazing Spring Summer 2013 collection — and promptly fell in love. Drawing inspiration from the faded beauty of Cuba, the collection deftly balances elegance with whimsy amidst a richly saturated palette and some very gorgeous prints. The lace! The flamingos! The Supergas!
Smartly tailored, vintage inspired, and more than a bit Wallis Simpson in the Bahamas, Nonoo Spring/Summer 2013 is glamorous and casually refined. Perfect for a weekend jaunt to the Caribbean…or just kicking around the West Village.
I’ll take it all, thanks.
Be sure to pop by Nonoo.
13/09/2012 § Leave a comment
Bill Cunningham at Suno
The rush at Monika Chiang
Lovely linen at Samantha Pleet
Misha Nonoo and Olivia Palermo at Nonoo
Lani en route to Fashion’s Night Out
The opening of Michael Bastian
Refreshments at Cafe Gitane
04/09/2012 § 1 Comment
Wanted to share a few of my Los Angeles moments before I head back to NYC,
as filtered through Instagram (quitecontinental).
22/08/2012 § 6 Comments
A few photos from my trip to the Jazz-Age Lawn Party on Governors Island over the weekend. I hadn’t been since year before last and it was simply remarkable to see how much the event has grown in that time. While the lines have gotten longer and space on the lawn has gotten scarcer, this event still remains one of my favorite New York things to do. Even if you lack a straw boater or a strand of pearls, I definitely recommend checking it out next summer (held in July and August, more info here). It is a lovely time.
07/08/2012 § Leave a comment
In between cold beverages (there were many) and a little Olympics viewing (probably more than a little) and one well-deserved nap (definitely deserved), I kicked around Washington Square Park for a bit over the hot hot hot weekend. Understandably, because of the blistering heat, I did find the park somewhat emptier than usual, but nonetheless full of lovely, summery things to see. Sidenote: I’m not sure if I’m including the guy covered in pigeons…
31/07/2012 § Leave a comment
A few pictures from this Saturday past. While a terrific storm was promised, it didn’t manage to dissuade us from our plans to venture out to the beach. And while there wasn’t much sunlight to be had, Mother Nature did present us with some strong waves and beautiful — albeit foreboding — clouds. It was a beautiful, foggy beach day, and by the time the sky opened up, we were safe and sound and already on our way home. A perfect day.
08/06/2012 § Leave a comment
Last night, I was very pleased to celebrate the release of Tomboy Style by the exceptionally lovely Lizzie Garrett Mettler at the Rugby Ralph Lauren store on University Place. It was a such a lovely party, I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures to share with you…
So great to see Lizzie on the east coast!
Was hoping to kidnap her and make her stay, but I was unsuccessful.
Loved how Rugby styled four of Lizzie’s Tomboy archetypes:
(from left) the prep, the naturalist, the sophisticate, the rebel.
With my gorgeous friend Marisa Zupan, Managing Editor at Rugby Ralph Lauren, blogger at The Significant Other, and all around awesome lady. I’m especially loving her new bangs.
Haven’t yet picked up your copy of Tomboy Style? What are you waiting for?
And if you are in Boston this Saturday, be sure to stop by the Rugby Ralph Lauren store on Newbury Street between 5 and 7pm to meet Lizzie and get your book signed! Rugby is also sponsoring an awesome Tomboy Style giveaway, which you can find out about on Lizzie’s blog here.
I’d wish you good luck, but you know I’m hoping to win, natch…
04/06/2012 § 10 Comments
I don’t frequently talk about my day job, I realize (I work for a political risk consulting firm), but today is a very special day because we open our doors in a new location. As I packed up in preparation for the move, I came to realize that in the five years I have been in New York, I have only worked in one very small slice of Manhattan. Namely, the patch of midtown between 40th and 45th Streets and 7th and Madison Avenues. Every morning I said hello to Grand Central, Bryant Park, Times Square, and the New York Public Library. The not so distant pinnacles of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center, grandly scraping the sky as I skipped off to grab coffee. And while I am excited to settle in to a new area — our shiny new office will be in the Flatiron District now — I couldn’t help but already be a bit nostalgic for my former digs. And so, in honor of the move, I wanted to share a few of the many pictures I’ve taken over the years.
Onward, upward (and 20 blocks downtown) I go!
(clockwise, from top left) The Morgan Library,
Bryant Park in spring, Lord and Taylor, our former office’s front entrance.
The New York Public Library, in fog, spring, and snow,
and the grand reading room with its paneled ceiling.
The Bank of America tower, northbound on Madison Avenue,
the constellations inside Grand Central Terminal,
the bar at the Campbell Apartment.
Bryant Park: the carousel, the Bryant Park Hotel,
summer movies on the lawn, ice skating in winter.
The Library Walk tiles, the steps to the library at night,
the counter at the Grand Central Oyster Bar,
and a very curious lion (?) I passed every day on E. 41st.
The Knox Hat Building, Times Square at night,
Grand Central in the morning, Fifth Avenue parades.
My morning coffee pit stop, the amazing fashion newsstand Around the World,
and two views from our office terrace.
One thing I will definitely miss: our amazing terrace overlooking Fifth Ave.
A few pictures from the last hurrah.
13/05/2012 § 1 Comment
Had a lovely time visiting the Brimfield Antique Show on Friday with Lani! Luckily, we had lovely weather to match. Unluckily, the week’s rain had kept away a lot of the other antique hunters for the better part of the week, resulting in a very crowded and lengthy drive in, but we didn’t let that get us down!
As to be expected of the Northeast’s (and perhaps the country’s?) largest antique show, Brimfield doesn’t really offer many deals. The Brimfield dealer is savvy, picky even. They know that somewhere, someone is wandering around in the fields that would be willing to pay their inflated prices, either because they don’t know any better or because they just don’t care about the cost. And for good reason, as the creative services and design teams of some of the biggest mainstream Americana brands (Ralph Lauren, Abercrombie and Fitch) regularly sweep through Brimfield looking for inspiration (and pay top dollar for it).
That said, going to Brimfield is still a lot of fun — there’s great food and even better people watching. There’s also some truly weird stuff out there. It’s definitely my favorite Brimfield pastime to play “Didn’t you tell me you needed _______?” In which the blank is filled in with the weirdest thing within sight, e.g, a Liberace pillow, a 5 foot-tall tea kettle, and the like.
Lani is excited for…
04/05/2012 § 2 Comments
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of styling the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook, and I am very excited to let you know that it will be released this upcoming Monday! I’m especially proud of everyone’s work on the finished product and can’t wait to share it with you next week!
In the meantime, your exclusive look behind the scenes:
Casting in Samantha’s atelier.
Anna’s gorgeous vintage jacket is courtesy of Brooklyn Dry Goods.
Me putting the finishing touches on model Victoria,
with gorgeous accessories supplied by The Shiny Squirrel.
Our amazingly talented photographer Mikael Kennedy, was a joy to work with!
Also of note, Mikael just returned from an epic trip across the country with fellow photographer Sean Sullivan, founder of the blog The Impossible Cool. Called Ramblers Bone, they documented their journey in breathtaking, wanderlust-inducing photographic detail that you must check out immediately.
Accessories by Ax + Apple, Elizabeth Knight Jewelry,
Species by the Thousands and Cursive Design; courtesy of The Shiny Squirrel
Me and Anna. Sidenote: Did you notice my straight hair?!
Shoot at the BPMW showroom.
Don’t forget to check back in with me on Monday for the lookbook reveal!
For more information on the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection
by Samantha Pleet, head here.
See my post on the lookbook here.