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 ;)

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[ all images and quotes from Stylecaster.com ]

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Back into Tuesday links… while I should be studying for that mid-term tmrow hmmmmm…. Well, best to head Flirty Fight Club to sweat it out for a bit first; then hit the books!

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Favorite New York Moment: Do I have to name just one?… falling in love with a city for the first time, living on my own (with bff Lauren Scruton) for a summer while attending Parsons, getting engaged and celebrating with my family at Balthazar…

Where to stay: The next hotel that I want to stay at in Manhattan (we generally try to check out something new every second or third visit) is the Crosby Street Hotel. A member of Firmdale Hotels, and their first property outside of London, it is situated on a quiet cobbled street in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood between Prince and Spring. It is comprised of 86 bedrooms and suites over 11 floors, each with high ceilings, full length windows and individually designed (no two are alike!)

Where to eat: Well there are plenty of restaurants that I could recommend but my tried, tested and true favorite has to be the Stanton Social. Close runners up include …

Clandestine Mexican: La Esquina
Hotel bar:  The Smyth Hotel – Plein Sud
Busy bistro: Balthazar
Italian in the Meat Packing District: Nero D’Avola
Greenwich Village:  August
Champagne served in the bathroom: Beauty & Essex
Cupcakes: Babycakes
Back alley LES: Freemans
Williamsburg brunch: Egg

What to bring: If you’re heading to the big apple during the cooler season you’ll need a comfortable pair of boots, warm jacket, light vest, mix & match pieces and some party dresses!

sweet dreams xx

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