If your like me then you’re the type of girl that doesn’t always like the girly girl look. You like something slightly edgy and flirty, let’s call it Slightly Flirty;) ;) Well, then I’ve got the tip for you to help you edge up your look without sacrificing femininity.
Traditionally the gown is a piece worn to formal events and black-tie affairs. However, the modern woman has taken the gown from the ballrooms and red carpets to the streets. The trend for some time now on many fronts has been to take unconventional pieces to events and shows. For one my previous posts I showed how tees, sweaters, and streetwear once reserved for the concrete jungle made its way onto front rows at fashion shows. The point here is that the gown can be edged up and worn out with the girls and still keep its elegant appeal.
For my last post I focused on the robe, now I’m putting on a slip. I am surprised no one has asked me to get a room yet with all this pajama chic wear I’m sporting. There is nothing better than a piece that’s so easy to put on and comfortable to wear that makes it look like your bed is on the corner of Spring and Crosby. The real beauty of this versatile Christina Economou dress is that it lies at the intersection of comfort and elegance.
While thinking about my story the first thing that came to mind was 1950s Hollywood glam! Picture a black-and-white image of a women sitting in front of her vanity with impeccable posture. The camera blinks across her outfit showcasing a long flowing robe and feathered slippers. Perhaps she is getting ready to host a party, or better yet, waiting to catch a breeze off her balcony as she sips bubbly from her champagne coupe with a long cigarette holder in hand. What was a fantasy to many during that time has now become reality to the modern-day woman.
The bridge. It’s been used far to often in common English idioms becoming cliche. We’ve been encouraged not to burn our bridges, to build bridges and not walls, or that our mistakes are the usual bridges between inexperience and wisdom. However you cross it (saw what I did there) the word play has been used and ingrained in our psyche. So I thought, why not shoot my latest post on bridge. Wait, what? I chose the location of the bridge not because we typically use it as a symbol of visual transition but that far to often we don’t realize that we are on one of life's bridges until we’ve crossed it.
Nothing says minimalism better than monochrome and angles. And nothing says angles better than a structured trouser, an asymmetric top in front of a piece of geometric art.
Tucked away on a unassuming narrow West Village block lies a hidden gem. Golden plush sofas, thick layered drapes, dangling canopies and extra deep velvet chairs you can sink yourself into adorn the space. The floor to ceiling windows are all swung open letting in the gentle breeze of summer. You can't help but ask for a chilled glass of rose and their homemade pita bread accompanied by an assortment of hummus, baba ganoush, and tahini. I found a sweet spot at this Moroccan denizen which became my new go-to for Northern African cuisine and the inspiration for this post.
I thought I would take it back to the 60s and 70s since it’s been in the 80s and 90s out in NYC. I wanted to channel the style of that time as classic chic took center stage from the runway to the white house, from Bridgette Bardot to Jackie O. Since work has got me in NYC for the Summer I took time to close my eyes and envision myself flying across the Atlantic to the South of France right along the Mediterranean.
It’s officially June and summer is finally here!! While most NYer’s make the trek out east (aka the Hamptons) or to the Jersey shore for the weekend I usually like to make myself at home in the city. It’s one of the more quiet times of the year which makes scoring a reservation or pulling up a seat at the bar prime real estate.
What's better than having an ice cold margarita on the rocks? An ice cold margarita on the rocks on Cinco de Mayo! Yes, its that time of year again where city patrons crowd cantinas, Mexican restaurants and watering holes everywhere to have a drink (or five) of the classic south-of-the-border cocktail.