Fresh Trend: Ombre Hair

From Pinterest. Part accident, part economics, and somewhat intentional, I decided that I’d give the ombré hair style a go. If you have your hair highlighted or colored in New York City, you’ll know it can cost up to almost half your rent. Which is why, to my stylist’s dismay, I tend to go to … 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

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

Fresh Trend: Quixotic Chain Mail & Studs

Isabel Marant S/S 2012 Ready-to-wear collection Often when we think of Spring we think of color, flowers, and light fabrics; rarely do we think mesh and studs. Well, in this Vanguard world I can forgo the silly flowers and overrated color (let’s save them for one of Monet’s masterpieces). Instead, I have looked to Isabel … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Opaque and Sheer from Fall 2012 Runways

Harper’s Bazaar stylist Christine Centenera Perhaps it’s my love of bold contrast or sophistication with a punk influence, but this year’s Fall Ready-to-wear runway shows have been incredibly intriguing with the mix of opaque and sheer fabrics. Leather has been a huge part of the transitional Winter to Spring fashion this 2012. It has been a … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Abstract Cross Design

Frédéric Méchiche’s incredible home Perhaps it’s my obsession with Suprematism or just my love of geometric design, but this season’s cross infused fashion and home decor has me inspired. It must be mentioned that you do not need to be religious to embrace this motif. Just as an architecture student admires the gothic churches of … Continue reading

Fresh (& Classic) Trend: Edison Bulb Lamps

Frank Muytjens’ home in Lonny Magazine, December 2010 The Edison Bulb, named after the renowned developer of light bulbs, has become a key component of modern interiors. Who can resist its warm glow and sculptural filaments, or even its reference to a simpler era? The odd thing about the Edison Bulb is its broad appeal: … Continue reading

Fresh Trend: Oceanic Style from Givenchy Spring 2012 RTW

Image from Style.com Shagreen, fish scales and shark teeth are not unfamiliar materials used in fashion and home design. Working for a shelter magazine, I have seen countless faux-shagreen and capiz shell decor pieces, probably to the point of exhaustion. However, I was completely electrified by Riccardo Tisci’s Spring 2012 collection for Givenchy; he revealed … Continue reading