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Winter Blues

ALINA MODELS0189It’s no secret that we New Yorker’s stick to a pretty solid uniform of black and sombre dark colors, especially during the winter months.  We sat down with stylist Angel Macias and photographer Alina Gozin’a and gave them a challenge.  Come up with two looks that inject color into a classic menswear look.  The results show two models with a multitude of ideas on how to add color to your look. More…

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Charlotte Simone’s Winter Popsicles

CharlotteSimoneScarvesThis winter the trend for all things furry and fluffy can’t be avoided. However, if a coat covered in furry matter is all too much, then a Charlotte Simone Popsicle scarf could be just the thing to give a simple wool coat a glamorous update. More…

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Grab A Cardigan

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It’s no secret that we are obsessed with sweaters this season.  With temperatures plunging to below 30 today (and it’s only November) all we can think about is how to stay warm and stylish at the same time.  Cardigan New York, a line best known for its cool and cosy sweaters, is a great way to layer this winter.   New Yorker Lynne Hiriak’s love of that classic wardrobe staple, the cardigan, inspired her to created a line of fantastic, well priced sweaters for both men and women. More…

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Beau Coops Boots

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As winter rolls around and the stores are stocked with a myriad of black boots, it can be hard to find a pair that will go with everything while making a style statement at the same time. We recently discovered Beau Coops boots, a line of footwear from Australia, that is now available in New York.  Well priced and crafted in Italy, we are slightly obsessed by the Beau5 flat black leather boots (pictured). More…

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Wendy Nichol’s Of The Moment Bags

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Wendy Nichol is famous for her exceptional leather bags and cool-girl jewelry.  The luxurious leather bags are made by hand in Nichol’s almost magical looking Soho studio, where a small team of designer’s construct one-off bags and small collections of her classic designs.  This season could almost be called the season of the Wendy Nichols bag, with her Bullet Tassled Leather Bucket Bag and Large Carriage Tassled Bucket Bag being some of the coolest bags around this winter. More…

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Concrete + Water In Williamsburg

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Concrete + Water is a new boutique in Williamsburg that opened it’s doors just last week.  The brainchild of stylist Hannah Dilworth and JD Gluckstern, who as well as stocking the best in local and international design, have also managed to create a store where couples can shop comfortably at the same time.  With a menswear section that is equally as impressive as their womenswear (and their women’s collection is amazing), they sell well-loved lines from New York based designers like Cardigan and Whit as well as foreign brands that are hard to find Stateside. More…

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Louis Vuitton’s Icons

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This week Dover Street Market in New York debuts all the wild and wonderful designs created for Louis Vuitton by a group of legendary fashion and design icons.  Designs by artist Cindy Sherman, architect Frank Gehry, Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, shoe king Christian Louboutin, industrial designer Marc Newson and Dover Street Market’s very own Rei Kawakubo are as much pieces of art as they are bags to carry around our everyday needs. More…

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Chris Ofili At The New Museum

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Today is the opening of the first ever large-scale museum show in the US show by British artist Chris Ofili.  The last time his work was shown in New York was in 1999 at the Brooklyn Museum.  His piece, the Holy Virgin Mary (below bottom right) caused quite a stir, with former Mayor Giuliani trying to have the work banned.  Now that piece and many more are on show at The New Museum, in what can only be described as one of the most refreshing museum shows so far this season. More…

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Sweater Weather

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Not only is this time of year in New York officially sweater weather, but the humble chunky homespun sweater is having a major fashion moment.  From the pages of Vogue to street style mavens, sweaters are being paired with everything from a party dress to a pair of slouchy pants this season. More…

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Milena Silvano’s Natural Winter Coats

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A coat that make’s a statement changes a winter wardrobe in a big way, making even the most simple sweater and shirt, suddenly amazing. British designer Milena Silvano’s handmade coats and vests do that so perfectly.  Using repurposed sheepskin combined with naturally dyed leather pieces, these beautifully made creations take two days of hand sewing to create. More…

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A Vintage Gem In The West Village

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We recently stopped by Doyle & Doyle in the Meat Packing District to try on what can only be described as one of the best selections of estate jewelry in the City.  Sisters Elizabeth and Irene Pamela Doyle opened the store, originally situated on the Lower East Side, 14 years ago.  Elizabeth was formerly a gemologist at the Gemology Institute of America and Irene Pamela, a buyer of colored diamonds, so to say these sisters really know their jewelry is almost an understatement.  The marvellous thing about estate jewelry is that each piece has its very own rich history so we asked Elizabeth to share some background on the jewelry while we searched for the ultimate pieces. More…

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Zero: Countdown To Tomorrow At The Guggenheim

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Zero: Countdown To Tomorrow 1950s, 1960s opened today at the Guggenheim.  The exhibition showcases the history of the experimental German artists’ group “Zero”, an international network of artists that shared an aspiration to redefine and transform art in the aftermath of World War II.   More…

 

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Fringe Benefits

fringe cardiganNot since the 1970s has fashion seen so much fringe.  Worn in a decidedly different style than the last time fringe made a resurgence, this season its elegant and a little understated.  Ulla Johnson’s Indie Cardigan in coal (above) makes for a subtle soft fringe look and a great winter layer. More…

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Art At Lincoln Centre

DSC_7112There’s a giant frameless box placed right in front of the fountain at Lincoln Centre.  Irish artist John Gerrard is the creator of “Solar Reserve” a large-scale LED installation.  Created by photographing a solar power plant in the Nevada desert over the period of an entire year, the artist speeds up the footage of more than 10,000 photographs to show an entire year of solar energy being generated in just a few short moments.  More…

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A Shoe That Opens Doors

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You might say that the new Mary Jane’s debuted by Dolce & Gabbana as part of their Spring 2015 collection is a shoe that opens doors.  TheBlack Dolce & Gabanna T-Strap Mary Jane with a fully functioning window pane in the heel, truly blurs the lines between shoe and art. More…

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A Skyfarm Fortress

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A Skyfarm Fortress is a fitting title for the epic and beautiful paper installation by New York artist Jacob Hashimoto that currently fills Mary Boone Gallery on 24th Street. Comprised of thousands of tiny paper and bamboo kites that are carefully strung together, this breathtaking show delicately takes over the entire gallery, from floor to ceiling and wall to wall. More…

 

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Advanced Style The Movie

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The recent emergence of street style as a cultural phenomenon has changed the way we look at fashion forever. In 2008, Ari Seth Cohen, a recent transplant to New York City, became fascinated with super stylish women of a certain age and began his successful blog Advanced Style, dedicated to documenting the incredible style of the senior set in Manhattan.  This month sees the release of “Advanced Style: The Movie” where Ari Seth Cohen and director Linda Plioplyte follow the personal lives of New York City’s most fashionable seniors. More…

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Flat Out

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One of the most fun things about standing on the streets snapping street style during fashion week, is that trends quickly emerge in the flash of an eye.  One trend that was immediately apparent for fall is the departure of the heel and the firm arrival of sensible flats. More…

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Caped Crusaders

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In New York this winter, a cape might just become your best friend.  Not quite a coat nor a poncho, this season’s cape is almost a hybrid between the two.  Seen all over the runways at New York fashion week for fall/winter 2014, the coveted capes are starting to hit stores. More…

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Prada’s Essential Skinny Scarf

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Prada has yet again produced one of this fall’s biggest fashion trends, The Skinny Scarf.  In a nod to all thing’s 1970s, the skinny scarf should be draped with ease casually around your neck, but preferably with a rock star cool shearling jacket or a slinky dress like Alexa Chung (above). More…

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What We LIKE Guide To Home Goods Shopping In NYC

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New York is home to so many fabulous home goods stores, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start.  We have a select group of unique stores that are our favorite go to places whenever we are in need of a home update.  From vintage finds, to locally made ceramics, to the latest in modern design, here is our list. More…

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The New Ludlow Hotel

DSC_4178The beautiful new Ludlow Hotel has quietly opened on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side.   This is the latest in the mini empire of New York hotelier, Sean McPherson, the LA transplant behind New York’s The BoweryThe Jane Hotel and Montauk’s The Crow’s Nest. More…

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Ryan Roche Knitwear

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To truly understand the exquisite beauty of a piece of Ryan Roche knitwear, you have simply to touch it.  As soft as air, Ryan Roche makes the kind of knitwear that will change your winter wardrobe.  Designed in her stone farmhouse in Upstate New York where she lives and works, Roche selects the most delicate hues and luxurious yarn for her line. More…

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