Thursday, July 29, 2010

New In Print

Who: Alexia, works in publishing.

What: Slouchy tee and voluminous bag provide proportional counterpoint to the slender silhouette of a leopard-print pant. Worn with a heeled, open-toed boot.

Where: Corner of Lafayette & Kenmare.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Top It Off

Who:  Rebecca, student (above left); Amparo, of Ciudad Real, Esp. (above right).

What: Jaunty fedoras. On Amparo, a neutral outfit gets a double shot of color via the pairing of bold orange hat and red bag.  Meanwhile, Rebecca adds polish to a shorts and tank outfit with a light straw. Also, see Lauren in recent post Hello, Sailor!  Present for several seasons, the look isn't about to hang up it's hat...many retailers have summer's straw versions on offer to make way for fall's lush velvet and wool options. Links below.

Where: Rebecca - East Village; Amparo -Union Square Park.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Contemporary Classic

Who: Mary Page - dancer.

What: Plaid, chambray, penny loafers. Three very of-the-moment components unite for a pretty, classic outfit. Links to similar pieces below.

Where: Union Square Park.

Madewell Plaid Shirt
ModCloth Chambray Skirt
Bass Penny Loafer

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Weekend Re-Creation

What: Re-creating the look of a recent post with pieces assembled from across the web.

Inspiration: Olivia's mixed-print ensemble (click thumbnail above for link to original post featuring Olivia).

Why: The dangers inherent in mixing prints is what makes attempting it so tantalizing. Try  Olivia's method of safely introducing just a touch of contrasting print to an outfit in the form of an over-sized floral tote. Below, two outfits inspired by Olivia -the first of which incorporates her two-bag idea from the original post...

The Olivia Look - #1

Marc by Marc Jacobs"Deco Stripe" Dress

Kate Spade "Emerald Isle Karen" Bag

J. Crew "Ares" Sandal

Kate Spade "Villa Bridget" 
Chain-Handled Min

For the second Olivia-inspired look, the prints are reversed...

The Olivia Look - #2

"Knotted Satchel" Anthropologie
J. Crew "Camden Leather Brogues"    
"Dahlia Vintage Print" Dress - Asos

More next week...have a wonderful weekend!

-Lucy M.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mod Scientist

Who: Halley, physicist.

What: An electric blue dress in a simple cut allows for creative accessorization: bold frames in neon orange, a chunky bangle,  a lightweight scarf, and gold gladiators. Click on the links to recreate Halley's look with similar pieces.

Where: East 45th St. - Grand Central Station.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Striking a Chord


Who: Antonia, songwriter.

What: Red nails against the sorbet palette of a paisley-print sundress. With a tall-heeled oxford.

Where:  Lexington Ave. in the West 40's.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Well-Heeled Traveller

Who: Jackie, from Louisville - via Sak's Fifth Ave.

What: A hot pink bag and gold accessories pop against the backdrop of a classic A-line tank dress done up in sunset-colored silk. Very uptown.

Where: Central Park West.

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Study in Contrasts

Who: Olivia, student, on holiday from London.

What: Mixing prints with a floral Cath Kidston bag and striped sundress.

Where: Columbus Circle.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bubbly Personality

Who: Maria Cristina, banker

What: A bubble dress rendered in a light-colored cotton seersucker that sets off a perfect tan to marvelous effect. Worn with canvas espadrilles and a pulled-back hairdo - a cheerful summery look!

Where: Soho, near Lafayette and Broadway

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cosmetic Appeal

Who: Lauren, cosmetics marketing consultant

What: A smart platinum hairstyle adds mod appeal to an ensemble built around a black A-line dress - a must for any wardrobe. Chunky gold jewelry and an emerald green bag finish off Lauren's look. We especially love Lauren's Chanel button earrings - check out a similar vintage pair at Shopbop.

Just off Prince Street – Soho, NYC

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello, Sailor!

Who: Lauren,  of downtown boutique Kirna Zabete  

What: High-waisted linen shorts and a boat-necked sailor's top redolent of France - but worn with an air that's unmistakeably NYC. Accessorized with stacked bangles, straw Panama hat, and a perfectly imperfect side braid.
Where: Soho, NYC

Monday, July 12, 2010

Professional Edit

Who: Cielita, fashion stylist

What: A mini dress makes a big impact with a graphic print in bold colors. An updo and aviator sunglasses finish off this cool look - perfect for hot July weather.

Where: Lafayette off Houston Street - Soho, Manhattan