stylish in new york

Luigi Tadini, Market Director, Paper Magazine  

Who is your most stylish New Yorker? I think a recluse Garbo was a pretty stylish character in New York. Who else… Max Fish was pretty stylish in a very different way. I think somewhere in between is really the essence of New York—someone who has this unique kind of uptown style that is timeless, and then the ever-changing trend-centric downtown.  

Lori Goldstein, Stylist

What’s your favorite New York museum? I must say I love The Whitney

Cabiri Calisto, Head of Sales and Press for VPL

Who do you think is the most influential New York designer right now? I think Victoria Bartlett because she always does her own thing. She is never following trends and I feel like a lot of other designers look at the trend reports and follow them exactly, but she always has her own inspiration, her own focus for each collection. Other designers seem to take inspiration from her.  

Olivia Palermo, Model, Actress, Designer  

Do you have a secret, off-the-beaten-path shopping spot in New York?Not specifically. I think sometimes you find the best things when you least expect it. Just to go to small little boutiques that have one-of-a-kind pieces. And probably Nolita, I would say, is a great area.  

Do you have a favorite date spot that you like to go to? I really enjoy going to Café Gitane. Johannes and I really like going there. So when we’re home we go there for dinner—so every once in a while.  

Jeff Laub, Owner – The Blind Barber

What’s your favorite local hangout spot? The best night spot would have to be the Blind Barber. But if I’m going to go anywhere else, my personal favorite place to go is always the Manhattan Inn for drinks in Greenpoint. And then for dinner right now I’m kind of digging Beauty & Essex. That’s a good spot.

Pamela Love, Jewelry Designer

Is there any emerging New York talent that you’re really excited about? That’s difficult because I live in a hole. I live in a bubble. My friend Yara has a line called Nomia that I really loved. I really like this band called Wild Yaks. They’re in Brooklyn and awesome. I think that’s probably it. I live in a bubble. I make jewelry all day and I don’t pay attention to anything so I can’t tell you anything!

Kelly Framel, Fashion Blogger, The Glamourai  

Do you have a secret shopping destination in New York? Well I always tell people to go to Beacon’s Closet in Williamsburg because it really is like a massive warehouse. If you can’t find something there, you can’t find something anywhere!

Reece Solomon, Designer

Which New York fashion decade do you think you’re most inspired by? I would say from ’65-’75. Because it’s just such an exciting era in fashion and music—that whole beginning of Studio 54 and The Factory and Edie Sedgwick and Jane Birkin. I just love their fashion. It’s super relaxed and cool, but really unique also.  

Stylecaster covers the 50 most stylish New Yorkers in a recent feature. I have covered just a sample above; to check out the rest click here!

Enjoy all the tips and hints they have to offer… and have a lovely weekend ;)

xx

[ all images and quotes from Stylecaster.com ]

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bernadette pascua: illustrator extraordinaire

Bernadette Pascua is a freelance illustrator based in New York City (living in Brooklyn) whose wonderful work can be found in W Magazine, British Vogue, Flare, and Harpers UK just to name a few. She has also done work for Stylecaster, Refinery 29, and Tiffany & Co.

I highly recommend checking out her blog Decade Diary“Decade experiments with the structure of posts and original content. The result is a presentation where splatters of watercolor and sketches appear to be drawn on the screen as if a real handmade book.”

More of Bernadette’s sketches can also be found on Flickr.

Enjoy ;)

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[ all images from bernadettepascua.com ]

a set designers apartment & studio in brooklyn

“Every year, just as the holiday season begins, the windows of the big department stores turn into imaginative wonder worlds and Johanna Burke is one of the masterminds behind the spectacle. She welcomed us with open arms and when scheduling a time for the interview she already was in the final production stages of her holiday display at Bergdorf Goodman. With foresight she summoned us to her place just a couple hours before the sun was about to set and invited us to a stunning nature show – certainly also keeping in mind how the lighting will affect the photography.

She was a fantastic host and we literally hung out most of the interview on her couch, enjoyed some sparkling wine and in the end witnessed a stunning sunset from her panoramic window overlooking the East River and Downtown Manhattan. She not only showed us to her wonderful apartment but also walked us through long, spooky concrete corridors of the building – mainly inhabited by artists – to her studio where she was working on the final touches to her holiday windows devoted to the theme ‘Carnival of the animals.”

For the full interview, and more fantastic images, click here!

xx

housekeeping

So… Clean house. Clean pug. Clean laundry. Blog time… time for Tuesday links!!

night night xx

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