chalk it up to a new start.

Flaxen Tawny pop-up shop in Connecticut November 24th, 2012. Invites to follow…

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plus que l’amour…

Let’s face it. There is just something about the French. The french fashion, french kiss, french press, french toast, french fries… all awesome. We american/english seem to have a sweet infatuation with them, sort of a love/hate thing… much more than a weekend fling, it’s that long-term on-again off-again romance that is so far from stable or logical but will never leave you be. So naturally, when one thinks of finding the most romantic place on earth, we are pretty sure that France is going to make it to the top-5 list. I mean, really, what place is more romantic than the south of France??

We stole these gorgeous photos from a friend who recently spent her honeymoon in this fabulously beautiful country. enjoy!

dress: Milly

bag: Michael Kors

hat: Flora Bella

location: St. Paul, France

dress: Karen Millen

headscarf: Oscar de la Renta

sunglasses: H&M

bag: Micheal Kors

shoes: Isaac Mizrahi

location: Antibes, France

dress: Suzanna Monaco

bag: Red Fish Designs

sunglasses: H&M

earrings: Forever 21

location: Monte Carlo, Monaco

romper: L Space

sunglasses: H&M

location: St. Saturnin, France

Il n’y a aucun remede pour l’amour mais pour aimer plus.

-Thoreau

model: Leah Fiedorowicz

all photos taken by her husband: Jason Ward


wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

And for the boys…

Recently, I have been diagnosed with sciatic nerve pain (thank the G-man that it wasn’t a blood clot my hypochondriac mind led me to believe it was). Basically this means I got me a bum leg that I can barely walk on. MRI’s and physical therapy aside, what the hell am I supposed to do on a day to day basis living in NYC and using my stems to walk everywhere?

Well, summertime is here and regular old flips flops for the commute were totally not cutting it. Did a lil’ research and found myself at the Walking Store. Shop Zealand (exclusively sold at the Walking Store) for both foot and leg pain issues. I mean they could be cuter, but this is a matter of life or death. I’d prefer to live while looking semi-cuteskis. πŸ˜‰

industry is a better horse to ride than genius: long island city edition

Shirt - Nordstrom, Skirt- Zara, Linen Satchel- Callalilai (BK), Sandals- ASH (purchased at Lord & Taylor), Ring- Maleeka (BK)


Ok. So you work in a scary industrial area where your competition for “best dressed” is the rastafarian pot smoker you see on your daily trip to seven eleven to scoop your slurpee. But you still want to feel good and put on some clothing that will make your day a little less mechanized…and your new favorite ring.

Shop Maleeka on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn for all One of a Kind crafted pieces

Beat em. Don’t ever join em. πŸ˜‰

looking and dressing well is a necessity. having a purpose in life is not.

It’s not everyday that you walk into a bar and see the perfectly attired gentleman. It’s like a figment of your imagination. Pardon the grainy-iness. But enjoy it. Thoroughly.

Cause you just can’t plan greatness…

Penguin shirt and tie

Hottie watch we will be finding out more information about

Vans Tuxedo Kicks

Being dapper requires little skill, but all know how. You gots it bro. πŸ˜‰

like robinson crusoe, it’s primitive as can be.

Cole Haan's Shaw Slip on $138 (avaialble in different color ways)

I was going to write today about this god awful bedazzled purse I saw on a woman in the subway. But while I was trying to capture a pic, I was caught in the act mid snap-age. Well, some things aren’t meant to be, but as I sadly walked into work, I saw a co-worker wearing some awesome shoes.

“Um… love those! Where did you get them?” (nice way of saying ‘hello’ to someone first thing in the morn).

He responded, “Thanks. Cole Haan, but do I look like Thurston Howell III?”

I said “No. More like the Skipper.”

Either way, I think we’d all like our boys to be rocking these babies. Just not on a deserted island…with Ginger. πŸ˜‰