Style Essential: Styld.by with Refinery29 and GAP

In this edition of Styld.by, I am wearing one of GAP’s most stylish and versatile items this season: their ikat shorts.  The day has finally come! I am very excited to reveal to you the final result of my participation in GAP’s Styld.by campaign. About a month ago, Refinery29 asked me to be one for … Continue reading

Style Steal: The Best Prints Under $200 (and as Low as $10)

Vacancy 8×12 – 16×24 print by John Santoni, $75-$125 Great original artwork is hard to find, and to also be able to afford it is even harder. It seems as though our walls are doomed to be bare and undecorated. And if you are like me, you have spent countless hours looking through Etsy only … Continue reading

Look Breakdown: Designing for Men with Restoration Hardware’s Spring Catalogue

Restoration Hardware’s Small Spaces catalogue– London Townhouse. Symmetry is the easiest way to create balance. Perhaps you have noticed that I haven’t been posting much on interior design. The truth is that I haven’t been very inspired by the latest design projects, they all seem to blend in with each other, one neo-classical console after … Continue reading

Cutting Edge: Club Monaco Opens their Online Store

If you are a young New Yorker, Club Monaco is most likely one of your first choices when you are in need of a sartorial pick-me-up. The lofty black and white stores are home to a perfect mix of basic and style forward pieces. To those who worked in my office and within my circle … Continue reading

Style Essential: Best of Spring 2012 Sunglasses

1. C2104 Sunglasses by Chloe: $295 | 2. Bunny Sunglasses by Karen Walker: $210 | 3. Small Cat’s Eye Sunglasses by Stella McCartney: $225 | 4. Translucid Frame Sunglasses by Mango: $34.99| 5. Leonard 2 Sunglasses by Illesteva: $260 | 6. Lennon’s Sunglasses by Henry Holland for Le Specks: $125.34 | Photo of Kelly Framel from The Glamourai Spring … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Street Style is Influencing Fashion Campaigns

This image from Mango’s Spring 2012 Catalogue looks straight out of Elin Kling’s blog. Sure street style isn’t a new concept: there will be a second Sartorialist book, Bill Cunningham’s 25-year career has been celebrated in a full length documentary, and now the Man Repeller is becoming so well known that even men know about … Continue reading

Man’s Best Friend: Saturdays Surf Shop in Soho

Saturdays Surf has a relaxed yet sophisticated feel. The coffee bar in the middle of the store draws in a constant stream of locals.Image from Saturdays Surf. Readers, this is a rare occurrence: this store has rendered me jealous of those with an x and y chromosome. And to think that retail has the power … Continue reading

Hidden Gems: Colonie in Brooklyn Heights

Restaurant Colonie has a wall of verdure, showing its modern take on a French colonial industrial aesthetic. Image from Colonie. It’s very rare in New York City to find a place as incredible as Colonie at a last minute decision to have brunch. It’s even rarer to be seated at a table on a busy Saturday within 10 … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Five Spring Trends to Try

1. Basic Sandal: $ 49.90, Zara | 2.  Batya Wrap-effect Crepe Top by Batya: $200, NET-A-PORTER | 3. Soleil de Mer Leather Handbag by pb travel: $396, ebags.com | 4. Fifi High-rise Denim Shorts by Katherine Hamnett: $67.50, The Outnet | 5. Wide Jigsaw Bucklet Stingray Bracelet: $110, Leigh Elena Many of us here in New York are both excited … Continue reading

Art Show: Jenna Snyder-Phillips Answers a Proust Questionnaire

Jenna Snyder-Phillips in her studio. I have often seen impactful, awe-inspiring artwork in the airy and architectural spaces of the MoMA or the Prado, but it’s a rare thing to see a similarly grand piece in the private context of a home. When art and interior design merge, it reminds you of painting’s true purpose: … Continue reading