Holiday Plaid All The Way!

There is never too much tartan and egg nog during the holidays.  It is fun, festive, and traditional.  Don’t just wear one piece.  Mix and match many pieces together to really get into the spirit.  Here is my selection from J.Crew to get you head to toe excited.  They have a fab selection.  FYI, holiday sale is in progress!  Happy Holidays.  Go tartan. It is a classic!  There is nothing here that you can’t wear year after year.  J.Crew

French Twist

Super fan of this cool girl clean look!  Sylvain Le Hen from France is designing sleek hair accessories that will delight your eyes.  They are minimalistic and beautifully crafted.  Who knew hair accessories could take on an architectural vibe?  Subtle, bold, clean, and utilitarian all come to mind when I see these art forms disguised as hair clips.  Sylvain Le Hen hair accessories would make for a lovely gift.  I am asking Santa for the red raw band.  I have the disc and long clip.  Hopefully Santa reads my blog! (all images from Sylvain Le Hen)  For a local US online retailer with the most selection head to Founders & Followers.

Get Ready For Vogue Paris

Mother And Daughters, Three beauties!

It is the little things that can get you excited.  Thank you for print!  On December 6th, Vogue Paris will be hitting the shelves with their special Christmas issue featuring the Birkin clan.  Three women that don’t need an introduction: Jane Birkin with her daughters Charlotte Gainsbourgh and Lou Doillon.  They all are admired for many things but most definitely for perfecting the effortless style of denim, a white t shirt, and a Birkin bag.  A casual and unpretentious style.  Promising to share everything from film, fashion, life, music, and more.  This issue has already earned its spot on my shelf for eternity!  image from WWD.  Can’t wait to see it!

Be Bold This Season

Monies is a Danish company making sculptural statement jewelry founded by goldsmiths Gerda and Nikolai Monies.  All pieces are handcrafted from natural materials in their Copenhagen workshop.  Think elegant yet playful.  I discovered these beautiful gems over the summer but now layering up with oversized accessories seems perfect to match with those cozy knitted sweaters.  I am a fan of Monies and their clip on earrings have caught my attention.   You can find a nice selection on Farfetch.  (images from Farfetch)

Get Playful This Winter Season

Lirika Matoshi
Glitter From Lirika Matoshi

Gucci
Gucci Showing Off Some Fun Below The Knee

Any one can play in this game!  Socks and tights are one of the easiest ways to transform your style instantly.  I also love the fact that this fashion accessory can be gentle on your wallet unless you go with the Gucci option.  There is no way around not wearing this essential accessory so you might as well make them interesting.  Have some fun and let loose this holiday season.  Think about adding texture, color, and print to your long pleated skirt, cropped pant, or that fancy dress .  Festive flair!  Check out Net-A-Porter

Just Add Some Attitude

 

 

Everyone needs a workhorse boot.  I have been contemplating Dr. Martens.  Originally designed for the British working class, they have evolved over the years to be a subcultural necessity with everyday appeal.  I like the versatility and utilitarian style of the Dr. Martens.  They simply mean business.  The yellow welt stitch, thick sole, and yellow heel loop with their brand label are the distinguishing features.  You can’t help but notice them on the street.  They are quality, modestly priced, and have been around since 1901.  They certainly compliment denim but would give a skirt or dress some edge.  Dr. Martens are for those who choose to deviate from the norm.  “Music is the heartbeat of the brand” thanks to Pete Townshend of The Who and the early multi-cultural ska-loving skinheads for changing the brand forever!  Always to be worn with your own individual style! Dr. Martens (all images from Dr. Martens)

Another Cool Girl

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson
Photographed by Zoey Grossman, Stylist by Leslie Fremar, Image from Elle

Let me just add another fierce female to my current list of cool girl crushes (check out my earlier post on Claire Foy).  Sarah Paulson in this month’s November issue of Elle nails the relationship between chic, feminine, and edge.  There is a rawness about Sarah.  She effortlessly exudes confidence in her own skin only to be highlighted by the fashion.  The sexy yet modern ladylike black laced gown by Dior is accentuated by the leather belt but then off set by the handful of chunky jewelry and deep burgundy nail polish. This reveals Sarah’s unconventional style.  It is unexpected and I admire it.  Also, lets not overlook how she rocks neck tats and short hair.  My short hair lady friends are definitely making power statements. Badass and stunning!

The article is a good read.  Sarah simply talks about her life and the challenges she faces.  But you quickly understand that she is trying to live an authentic life as difficult as it may be in the Hollywood spotlight.  She touches upon her relationship with Holland Taylor.  You can’t help but simply appreciate Sarah Paulson.  She is making her own story in Hollywood and standing behind it.

I will be watching Ocean’s 8 over the weekend and I look forward to her upcoming Netflix show hitting in December, Birdbox.