“Style is like a symphony. Every wardrobe piece is a note, and the rhythm is your essence. Let it play!” By Elle
Summer is a time for celebrations! In the Hamptons, this generally means a party at a friend's home or a lobster dinner at the beach . But this was a very special event, and I wore a beaded maxi, my version of a LBD. I added depth and detail with oodles of fringe; cocktail attire with a little bit of attitude! I hope you are enjoying your summer celebrations!
THE MAXI DRESS this season is a versatile staple as well as a fashion statement . Whether in lace, as mine is, as featured, or in a tribal print, floral, or stripe, let this GO ANYWHERE dress- let you do just that!
Add a kimono for a cool second layer, or a hooded cardi for the beach! Style with flip flops, espradrilles, or cool booties for a bit of urban edge.
A summer outfit that is both eclectic and electric : a red full skirt with soutache embroidery , a striped tee, and some Asian floral platforms have me on high alert for summer fun!
Ah, Summer in the city! (and weekends in the Hamptons! )
This outfit is even sweeter, as much of it is second hand!
The Fourth of July Holiday is here and I am feeling both festive and ambivalent. It is hard to be a fashionista, and a conscientious citizen at the same time. SOooo, I wore red, white, blue and black.
How about you? Did you dress in the nation's colors for the Fourth?
Trying to stay cool this Summer? I have some tips- lace up sandals that give your feet some extra air, and add style- distressed denim, airy blouses with elbow length sleeves, cool enough for the streets and covered enough for inside shopping and dining. A polka dot fan, too. Always accessorize !
I had a wonderful weekend in the Hamptons two weeks ago. The highlight was dinner at Baron's Cove in Sag Harbor with my family. The water view was calming, the food was fresh, locally sourced and delish; best of all- I felt as though I were a million miles away from the city!
The Kips Bay Decorator Show House is an inspiring amalgam of the best design talent internationally . It is such a enriching experience to see all of the work, displayed to perfection in the UES of Manhattan. Plus, proceeds go to a great children's cause. If you can't get there physically, you can visit their website. It is an annual event that I adore going to! XX, Elle
A few weeks ago, I attended a fabulous charity luncheon to help the fight against animal abuse. The #Phlippine Animal Guardian For Human Societies, Inc. hosted an informative talk on this heart wrenching subject. Credit to #Korina Sanchez-Roxas, and #The foundation for Filipino Artists for their excellent work protecting our four legged friends. The stark darkness of the subject was muted, by the brilliant beauty of the #Rotunda, at the storied Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.
Exploring and defining the sleeve-treatment trend, we find that this is a classic focus and not necessarily a summer trend. Choose the flutter sleeve, the furry sleeve, the bell sleeve : it is all there to add gorgeous detail. Dressing the shoulder is a forever endeavor, and adding drama with a sleeve detailing is a great styling option.
I hope everyone is enjoying true summer weather, at last. Here are some snaps of my Memorial Day weekend, and a bit from the following days. I enjoyed the sweetest, beachfront weather, and great company with friends and family!