10/20/19

The Polo Playing Field

From Long Island to the Rocky Mountains, the Polo Ralph Lauren playing field has hosted five decades of authentic American style.  Ralph Lauren has reinterpreted equestrian garb into classic pieces that fit the casual lifestyle that Americans love.  His unique design perspective has transformed traditional workwear into clothing for all walks of life.  Moreover, he’s shown us how liberating fashion can be.





Crafted from supple, full-grain lambskin, this fit-and-flare dress accentuates the form with saddle stitching, princess seams and signature hardware.


10/10/19

New York Nonchalance by Nili Lotan

For women who aren't easily swayed by the fleeting pace of flyby trends, Nili Lotan is a breath of fresh air.  The eponymous label has a nonchalant vibe that appeals to women who know how to prioritize equanimity in the urban jungle they thrive in.  They know how to coordinate comfort with sophistication to achieve a balanced look that complements their dynamic lifestyle.  From carefree crop pants to luxurious silk blouses, there’s a fluidity to the Nili Lotan collection that allows women to move effortlessly from a business lunch at a neighborhood bistro to an uptown dinner party.






A power jacket with a bit of a '70s vibe is tailored from suiting wool with a hint of added stretch and sartorially sharp pinstripes.


10/1/19

ALTUZARRA

Women tend to hold power with an open hand rather than a tight fist.  They welcome diverse viewpoints and value the creative solutions achieved from collaboration.  They’re skilled at making smart, insightful decisions.  They don’t rely on sports analogies to describe their strategy because it isn’t always about winning.  Sometimes, it just comes down to having the courage to do what’s best for everyone.





A rich red hue makes a stand-out statement in this impeccably tailored two-button blazer styled with strong shoulders and a sharply nipped-in waist.



9/20/19

ba&sh

Best friends often have a steadfast bond that makes them feel like they can accomplish anything. They think alike.  Conversation flows effortlessly between them. They finish each other’s sentences and share secrets.  As business partners, they inspire each other with blue-sky ideas like:  “What if we design a victorian blouse with delicate ruffles on the collar—in black leather?”





Floral fireworks burst beautifully on this airy minidress styled with sheer sleeves and frilly finishes.



9/10/19

Carmel by the Sea: A Many-Splendored Destination

If you’re heading to a special place in Carmel by the Sea and expecting to put an address into an app for directions, you’re out of luck—but that’s ok because it’s a charming place to get lost and wander around.  




Enjoy the cozy-luxe feel of cashmere with this boxy turtleneck pullover made to drape effortlessly in a seamless knit without ribbing at the cuffs or hem. Vince.


9/1/19

The Soft Side of Yoga

A lot is said about the hard side of yoga:  tight abs, strong arms, powerful this, and firm that.  Not as much is said about the soft side of yoga:  quiet meditation, gentle stretches, mindful this, and transformative that.






Retro color blocking and logo embroidery brighten up this relaxed fleece sweatshirt made for round-the-clock style. New Balance.

8/20/19

Accentuate Your Personality

Accentuate your Personality with Brilliant Accessories.

JEWELRY

Embrace edgy glamour with Freida Rothman’s “Industrial Finish” collection
designed to “elevate Brooklyn grit” to a new level of style.
Add an eclectic touch to a sleek evening look with abstract shapes by Alexis Bittar.
Highlight your global spirit with jewelry by Anna Beck—handmade in Bali.

BELTS

Etro combines their penchant for paisley with a distinctive Pegasus belt buckle.
Isabel Marant embellishes leather belts with bold metal accents.

SCARVES

Tory Burch, Rag & Bone, Allsaints




Pave crystals heighten the modern elegance of this luminous, polished hinge bracelet. Alexis Bittar.


8/11/19

"Directional Design" by Reiss

Whether you’re seeking upward mobility or downtime tranquility, the Reiss collection helps you navigate the vast fashion frontier with confidence.  Since 1971, Reiss has charted new territory in the world of cosmopolitan style.  Discover the pleasure of wearing clothes that are designed with a philosophy of “holding creativity at its heart” at Nordstrom.





Amp up your sophistication in this fluid tie-waist frock covered in an enchanting leafy print that works for the office or any occasion.



8/1/19

Chloé Charisma

Chloé charisma is magnetic.  The brand exudes a confident allure that is desired by women who value their independence.  While Chloé leans toward sophisticated silhouettes, See By Chloé has a more jaunty style to match her social finesse and lofty aspirations.  The family resemblance is evident in the way See By Chloé emulates her big sister’s irrepressible charm.






An abundance of gleaming snaps gives this tailored wool-blend jacket a military-inspired vibe.



7/11/19

BiCoastal Bikini

Create a beach sensation in luxury swimwear designed to flatter your 
curves with sultry silhouettes and alluring colors.





You might run out of sunny days before you run out of ways to wear this printed cover-up that can go from a dress to a skirt quicker than you can catch a wave.



7/2/19

A Streak of Independence

Summer shorts have a rather sassy attitude this year.  It’s like they’re daring you to step out of bounds just for the sake of disrupting the status quo.  Reformation puts the emphasis on rebellion with their “you’re not the boss of me” ripped cutoffs.  Sporty styles, like Tibi’s shimmering track shorts, have undergone glamorous makeovers.  If you’re looking for a chic alternative to a miniskirt, then you’ll love how Alice + Olivia dressed up flared shorts to flatter sun-tanned legs.





Show your cheeky side in these distressed cutoff shorts made in the USA using medium-weight nonstretch denim from leftover stock so nothing gets wasted.

6/22/19

Mind-Body Poetry

Outdoor yoga flows more freely in the summer.  After a vigorous trail run, your vinyasa feels more powerful--as if your inner warrior likes standing on rubber soles rather than a rubber mat.  There’s a natural rhythm to your breath that guides you from one pose to the next—perhaps it’s all the fresh air that gives rise to your confidence.  Beneath a brilliant blue sky, the cadence of salutations fluctuates between surges of energy from the warm sun and moments of calm from cool, westerly breezes.





Sunny, bright colors liven up a tropical-print tee made from soft French terry with a cute knot at the front hem.



6/9/19

RSVP: "oui"

A Festive outdoor Event calls for a fun, outgoing Dress.

Say “yes” to brilliant orange.
Say “yes” to frothy ruffles.
Say “yes” to a jaunty silk dress by Nicholas.

 jolies robes
pour le jour et le soir

Lela Rose, Maje, Ted Baker, Jason Wu, Saloni, Equipment, Ganni,

Shoes:  Alexandre Birman, Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman, Via Spiga, Manolo Blahnik,





Pintucked pleats, rouleau buttons and a beautifully draped and tiered flounce skirt enhance the vintage charm of this pretty floral-printed silk mini.



6/2/19

Topshop Talk

While fashion shoptalk tends to trend, Topshop upends the conversation with unexpected twists and ties.  From kimono sleeves and denim skirts, to broderie dresses and striped shirts, Topshop is well versed in the prevailing street buzz.  If you prefer a more refined dialogue, try the Topshop Boutique collection and elevate your look with top-of-the-line fabrics and top-notch touches.








5/26/19

Linum Usitatissimum

Like a lofty onshore breeze, linen lightens the mood on a hot afternoon. The loose weave keeps you cool on a tropical vacation or a picnic in the park.  Linen also blends well with cotton and silk to add nonchalant ease to tailored silhouettes like the blazers by Veronica Beard and Theory.





Subtly oversized proportions give this warm-weather-friendly blazer a cool sense of slouch. Frame.