Designer Pick Of The Day/Son Jung Wan

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Son Jung Wan, Spring 2013. Impeccably executed separates including tops, skirts, shorts, pants, and jackets as well as dresses all made from the must sumptuous fabrics. Son Jung Wan captures the dual nature of women and how they like to dress; at times pretty and feminine, and other times chic and stylish.

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Designer Pick Of The Day/Rebecca Minkoff

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Rebecca Minkoff, Spring 2013 collection. This collection is exciting to me because I was just looking at pieces from her fall collection at Nordstrom. Rebecca’s playful and subtly edgy designs are worn by girls everywhere from downtown to uptown having a wide market appeal.

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Designer Pick Of The Day:Tadashi Shoji

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Spring 2013, Tadashi Shoji. His design’s reflect the utmost in luxury and elegance, the much-anticipated collection continues to receive rave reviews. I am in love with the color palette and does anyone else notice the Audrey Hepburn iconic neckline?

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Restoring The Faith: Restoration Hardware Re-Invented

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Yesterday I received the massive Restoration Hardware catalog in the mail. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but WOW a huge style change has taken place!  For years I have specified their furniture for my clients;  having a similar feel to styles at Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel it appealed to a wide market. Today, I am having difficulty getting any of my clients to see past the moody color schemes and monster size pieces of furniture. As a designer it is a very different story, the new line is pure eye candy. While school shopping at the mall the other day with my daughter, my heart actually skipped a beat when we walked by RH. I just stopped and staring into the windows, with that glazed look in my eye, like a kid looking into a candy store.

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Designer Pick Of The Day:Pamella Roland

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Designer Pamella Roland, designs for the confident woman who requires a versatile wardrobe in which she feels polished and impeccable, yet feminine. Pamella strives to create clothes that allow women to exude their strength and beauty,  maintaining a feeling of elegance and grace in her collection.

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Designer Pick Of The Day:Diane Von Furstenberg

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Who can resist  Diane von Furstenberg ? In 1974 , she created the iconic wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women, selling over a million dresses. Today DVF now offers four complete collections a year as well as accessories including shoes, handbags, scarves, eyewear, fine jewelry, luggage, fragrance and home.

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NYC Fashion Week Is Here!

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New York City is alive with the buzz and excitement of Fashion Week.The fashion industry’s top designer’s and the celebrities that wear their creations are flocking to Lincoln Center for the Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Week taking place, September 5-13, 2012. It consists of a week long series of runway shows featuring over 70 designers that will premier their collections for Spring 2013. Check out the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week site for the dish.

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Happy Labor Day 2012

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Today I want to acknowledge all of the working Mom’s out there!  You are truly wonder woman even if you don’t feel like that some days. Hopefully you had a chance to relax a bit today in between the barbecues and final purchases for back to school. I was still hunting today for sneakers for my middle schooler hahaha. Look at our patriotic sweetie.

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Chelsea Thrift Shop:Housing Works

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Recently my daughter attended pre-college at The Fashion Institute of Technology which is located in an eclectic neighborhood in NYC called Chelsea. If you haven’t experienced Chelsea before be sure to stop by some of these favorite spots, Chelsea Market and High Line Park. She commuted by train but I took the opportunity to meet her after class to fit some shopping in. We stumbled upon this fabulous thrift store by Housing Works and I wanted to share some of the finds. This place is unique because it combines a nice mix of furniture and designer clothing. Typically I find thrift stores seem to be stronger in one area than another but this place was a real find. What an easy way to give back and get some good stuff. Housing Works engages in relentless advocacy in pursuit of their mission to end the dual crises of AIDS and homelessness. Feel good shopping, I love it. Check it out!

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Quick Fix: HomeGoods

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Lets be honest, when it comes to accessorizing our homes this typically happens when we have nothing left in our budget and our patience is wearing thin. One of my solutions to this problem is to take a run to HomeGoods, they have an ever-changing selection of intriguing accessories and furniture. I go to find those pieces that can complete my design or even to inspire a renovation. The HomeGo0ds blog is also a great place to find tips about the latest store finds and design topics. Check out this article on accessorizing your coffee table HERE.

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