Spring is here and the sun is shining! In honor of the incredible weather, I decided to pull out my orange pleated skirt. So the five-inch court heels were not the most comfortable decision for walking around the city for PR events.... better shoes next time! My favorite part of this look however is my grandmother's vintage Chanel bag that completed the preppy look perfectly. I am a downtown girl at heart, but New York's upper east side style is polished and iconic. This look was inspired by the mixture of "downtown streets with upper east chic".
I am captivated by 60s makeup and style. The classic collared dresses and flirty false lashes have been starting to appear in my wardrobe. My favorite 60s icon however is actress Anna Karina. Her dark doll-eyes and pink pout are iconic. Finding the balance between polished beauty and effortless style is very difficult, however Dior muse Marion Cotillard pulls off both. The key to Marion's makeup is her minimal sharp liner and fresh skin. Tumblr is such an amazing way to organize these inspirations into an infinite mood board. Make sure to follow my tumblr to keep up with my style and beauty crushes.
London Grammar's debut album If You Wait is pretty incredible. This album is all I have listened to for the past month (in all honesty). The ambient mood of the songs mixed with the 'trip-hop' style creates an addicting combination. My favorite song off the album is Strong... which I goes perfectly with sunday spa nights also featuring lavender candles and vogue. London Grammar is already one of my favorite bands of 2014 and I am counting down the days/weeks/months to their next album.
I spend my spare time daydreaming about the buzzing beauty called Venice. I am in love with the romantic culture of Italy....the beautiful language,colorful houses and exquisite food. So until the blissful months of summer, Venice will remain in my dreams. Not so far off....
I had such a fabulous time at the ELLE offices shooting these spring tutorials! The first look is perfect for spring, the delicate mesh flowers strike the perfect balance of whimsical elegance. However my personal favorite is the understated messy bun with the crystal comb. The understated crystal comb adds a subtle touch of glamour to every look. Beautiful.
I know... a leopard jacket is bold statement. However with all the sixties glam circulating around the fashion world, this winter/spring transitional piece is perfect. It instantly changes every outfit you pair it with and surprisingly is a very wearable piece! I also love the trendy black crop top, it is perfect year round and a great wardrobe staple. I finished the look with a slick cat eye and volumizing mascara! Perfect outfit for running around in the city during this cold/hot/cold time of the year...
New York is beginning to show the first signs of spring... and while keeping warm is important, experimentation with bolder colors is key. I love mixing pieces and textures, pairing leather with a softer material. However the focus of the look is really on the subtle pink lip. Every travel series is inspired by a style icon. In my eyes, Olivia Palermo is the perfect New York style muse. Her outfits are always polished yet effortless. Olivia always focuses on the details and accessories of a look by adding bold pieces of jewelry and oversized sunglasses to complete an outfit.