Good News/Bad News: RRL & Co.

15/08/2013 § 1 Comment

RRL & Co serape shawl collar cardiganThe good news: this cardigan is amazing
The bad news: it’s going to set you back 7 bills*

This sweater is kind of like that really hot guy who’s always got a girlfriend — just mercilessly flirts with me whenever I walk by the RRL & Co flagship on West Broadway.  Completely shameless.  But I know he’s all talk, at least until I decide to put my money where my mouth is.  I suppose a little banter never hurt anyone.

If you’re ready to pull the trigger, you can find that amazing sweater here.  All I ask is that if you do make it yours, please don’t tell me.  Or get me one too.  Both would work, but of course I prefer the latter.  Everyone wins!

*Do people still say “bills” when referring to $100 or did I just date myself?

Girlcrushing: Daria Werbowy for Vogue UK, September 2013

04/08/2013 § 1 Comment

Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W. Daria W.
Ugh.
So.  Good.
Officially even more excited for those impending September issues.
Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue UK, via Studded Hearts.

QC Prêt-à-Porter || The Getaway

12/07/2013 § 1 Comment

The Getaway

From left:
Mara Hoffman Medicine Wheel bandeau bikini
Band of Outsiders denim shirtdress
Le Renard Big Bag – Hexie Mountains
K Jacques St Tropez Picon leather sandals
Warby Parker Flannery sunglasses
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Specter At The Feast

Quite Continental Breakfast:
Nantucket and Malibu are disappearing [via Vanity Fair]
Gaby Hoffman was the real-life Eloise of The Chelsea Hotel [via NYT]
An Ode to Lauren Hutton [via Miss Moss]
My amazing and beautiful friend Marisa was profiled by Vogue Spain!

On The Docket:
Take the Rockabus to Rockaway Beach
Attend the Museum of the City of New York event on 7/17 on the 1970s club scene
Stop by Fair Folks & a Goat for coffee and design (and become a member like me!)

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Perfect Nonchalance: Bambi Northwood-Blyth for Vogue Netherlands, July 2013

09/07/2013 § Leave a comment

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Bambi Northwood-Blyth stars in an editorial shot by Annemarieke van Drimmelen for the July 2013 issue of Vogue Netherlands that perfectly captures all that I’m feeling this summer.  It’s been a long while since we’ve looked at an editorial together, as I wanted to hold off until I found something that really spoke to me, and I’m so happy that I did…

Images via Visual Optimism, which is kind of a great source — check it out!

QC Prêt-à-Porter || Beach Bound

21/06/2013 § 2 Comments

QC Prêt-à-Porter: Beach Bound

From top L to R:
HUF Highball box logo volley hat
Warby Parker Winston sun glasses in cream soda (only $95!)
MANGOES!
Raquel Allegra shreded cotton-blend jersey top
Isabel Marant Waikiki reversible bikini
Nine Space for J.Crew beach towel
J Brand Vixen distressed denim shorts in white
Vans Authentics in acid denim
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 100+ sunblock
Steel Canvas Basket Co. for J.Crew colorblock tote

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
(I’m excited, can you tell?)

This weekend finds me on the beaches of Long Island and celebrating the birthday of a nearest and dearest in Brooklyn.  I hope your first days of what is truly my favorite season are filled with warm days, cool nights and sea salt — either in your hair or on your mangoes…or both!

Have a lovely weekend! What will you get up to?
xoxo. M.

QC Loves: A.L.C. Resort 2014

17/06/2013 § Leave a comment

ALC Resort 2014

Let’s talk a little Resort 2014, shall we?  I must admit that whenever collections are released it’s a little like a horse race for me.  There are clear favorites, early frontrunners, and every now and then, a dark horse.  This season, while it looked like Rag & Bone was my clear winner, dark horse A.L.C., designed by Andrea Lieberman, emerged to win the day with a restrained palette and clean sense of cool that was a little more approachable than the tough girl chic that Rag & Bone put forward (and I still love, don’t get me wrong).  Aside from that, if you dip-dye or ombre anything — and I mean anything — it’s going to get at least a second look from me, and I especially love the technique on floaty textures immediately juxtaposed with leather.  Well done, indeed.


Images via Style.com

QC Prêt-à-Porter || Nude & Ombre

10/06/2013 § 1 Comment

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
-Isak Dinesen

 QC Prêt-à-Porter || Nude & Ombre
Clockwise from top left:
Henrik Vibskov lowfire shirt 
T by Alexander Wang muscle jersey t-shirt
Current/Elliot distressed boyfriend jean
Vintage Rolex 
Chan Luu five wrap bracelet 
Jimmy Choo suede Abel pumps 
Claire Vivier foldover clutch
Isabel Marant braided Elia belt

These sandy nudes and faded blues make you think of the ocean, no?  And if one’s body can’t be near the sea, I have to think the next best thing is if one’s mind is.  I didn’t manage to get to the beach this weekend, after Andrea sort of threw a monkey wrench in my confidence in the weather, but there’s always next weekend…

QC Prêt-à-Porter || Spring (Fever) Kit

29/04/2013 § Leave a comment

Quite Continental Spring KitÉtoile Isabel Marant Kiliann cotton-blend cardigan
T by Alexander Wang Classic jersey racer-back tank
Isabel Marant Bady scarf
Equipment Signature washed-silk shirt in white
K. Jacques Barigoule sandal
J.Crew Perfect Shirt in suckered gingham
Current/Elliott The High Waist distressed denim shorts
Levi’s Made & Crafted Flecked cotton-jersey sweatshirt
T by Alexander Wang Classic Muscle jersey T-shirt
Mrs. P. Hicks Honey Chukka Moccasin
Ray-Ban Clubmasters
Clare Vivier La Tropezienne 5″ tote
Billykirk No. 205 Double Wrap Cuff in tan

What a busy few days I’ve had!  Between moving apartments, my computer deciding to go on strike and…well, just life, I’ve been a little quiet as of late.  My sincerest apologies!  I’ve got a terrifically full week this week, but I will be doing my best to keep up with you.  I’m most excited about settling into my new place (!!) and a road trip to Nashville (!!!), but we can talk more about all that later.

In the meantime, I’ve been overtaken with a restless spirit that seems to have been brought on by the slow procession of spring and my recent trip to Los Angeles.  I’m dreaming of wide open spaces and the wind in my hair, which is reflected in my spring kit that you see above, as well as my Tumblr (which you can see below).

QC Tumblr

While I’ve been in the wind (and at times without a computer and/or internet — imagine that!), I’ve found that I can at least keep up with Tumblr with my phone, so if ever you wonder where I’ve gotten off to, it’s a good place to check in with me.

Hope all is well with you!
xoxo. M.

Featured: Curb Appeal Style Dossier

16/04/2013 § 6 Comments

Curb Appeal: Mariah KunkelJust a quick note to let you know that I was featured by Curb Appeal as part of their “Style Dossier” series.  Please head here to check it out.  Many thanks to photographer Shanita Sims for a lovely day!Curb Appeal: Mariah Kunkel

New Additions: Los Angeles Stowaways

16/04/2013 § Leave a comment

Officially back on the east coast after my trip to Los Angeles!  If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already seen my bajillion and three beach and car and Mexican food pictures, so I will spare you.  But you’d like to see my recap of Northern Grade, the American-made men’s pop-up shop, you can find it on the BKLYN Dry Goods blog here.  I’ve also still got plenty of other stuff to share from my trip, so please be on the lookout for future posts.Los Angeles Stow Aways

Of course, no trip home is complete without a few stowaways.  In fact, because it is one of my personal rules to never ever EVER check a bag, it’s become something of a ritual to leave behind an item or two that won’t fit in my carry-on, with instructions to ship it to me (sorry, Mom).  This time around was no exception.

Shown above, from top left:
Vintage Guam t-shirt* from BKLYN Dry Goods
T-shirt* from Deus Ex Machina
T-shirt* from General Quarters (call to order)
Personalized postcards from Black Sheep Postal Service
Veg tan belt from Cause and Effect (that I helped make at Northern Grade!)
Juniper Ridge incense from General Store

*I’m designating summer 2013 “The Summer of the T-shirt,” evidently

Shown below, my magnificent vintage Ralph Lauren blanket coat from BKLYN Dry Goods.  If you want one of your own, they’ve still got a beautiful aztec-y pink and greenish one — but act fast and contact them directly, as it isn’t on the site just yet.

Los Angeles Stow Aways

I do hope all is well with you.  Yesterday’s devastating events at the Boston Marathon left me more than a little shell-shocked and my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.  For more information on how you can help, please visit the American Red Cross.
Be safe. xo.

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