In its annual Official #NYFW fundraising Gala, FASHION, FUN & POP BY RICHIE RICH, the Carol Galvin Foundation presented a fabulous Broadway styled evening of fashion, celebrity and music. Meredith O'Connor performed as well as Aaron Carter. MIMI Tran was the lead designer and her feminine and form fitting pieces drew enthusiastic applause. What a fabulous night, and a great way to support breast cancer victims.
We find ourselves a bit past the mid-point of #NYFW. I have enjoyed many runway shows, but was especially enthusiastic about the Runway Gala hosted by The Carol Galvin Foundation to benefit cancer. This post just is a preview of the shows to come, and a bit of a #WIW post as well. More to come!
Stay safe from the storms! Sending love from New York City!
Wondering how to wear white after Labor Day? Lets ditch the old rules and look at white as a cool neutral for autumn. Think cozy sweaters, soft capes, white shirtings over denim, in any color. Do not forget a winter-white coat in a good wool or cashmere, a true luxury piece that will always be in style. I added some shopping and styling ideas to this post. Remember , when possible, shop small and local!
Sam, Linna and I took to the streets for this authentic street style shoot! We are all from 3 different generations, but we share common values. I enjoyed styling these gorgeous , and so much younger, girls ! We had a wonderful time, the way friends do, and the photoshoot ended up with an early, ad hoc dinner, New York style ! Check my Instagram feed for more of this shoot. Have a great week!
Labor Day is quiet and filled with the sweet warm days of summer. Family is gathered and it is a special time to relax and enjoy what matters. I wish everyone a good holiday weekend, and I hope you are safe from the storm .
I met my friend Sam in the very chic Kimberly Hotel last week. I styled her before we walked to this fabulous place, that features a great restaurant, elegant lobby, and lively rooftop bar. Despite our age difference, we had so much fun discussing art, politics, and love. We actually think very much alike. -- She looked stunning of course, and all eyes were on her!
Dressed in a #EvaMendes wrap skirt, via NY&C , I went out to see the solar eclipse The sky went dark and the crescent moon was the same fiery orange as my bag, and dimmed to the coral of my top. I did not intend to mirror this miraculous natural event with my random outfit choice , but there it is. What wonderful experience : throngs of New Yorkers were lining the street and erupting into gleeful OOHS and AHHS- What a lovely change of venue and mood for this city, and elsewhere, I am sure!
Shot on the streets of Manhattan, I am wearing an eclectic look defines my style: colorful, creative, and anti-formulaic. I own it. But the best part of the shoot, was when a passerby saw my friend shooting this look, and offered to shoot us together. New Yorkers Rock! I witness, and practice, kindness everyday. That's my style, too. First and Foremost!
I love to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends. It seems I like parties big and small, but most important are the people who make my celebrations special. Today I am in Sag Harbor boarding a sailing catamaran and wearing a nautically inspired outfit, that is punched up with some pom-pom trim and a fresh blue sky in the background! Love , Elle @theellediairesnyc #theellediaries.com
I enjoyed the grand opening of the Midtown East location of Studio 34, a salon that specializes in balayage and ombre hair color . The opening celebration was lavish and fun. I wore a silk tiered halter dress, a mini bag by Coccinelle, and a cuff bracelet via Etsy, made by Swarovski. I love to support small and local! --- Ok, this city blogger is off to the Hamptons for a bit! Happy weekend!
I am wearing a thrifted dress. It was discarded, and then up styled by me for $10.00. The proceeds support shelters for battered women. In this precarious world, it is important to remember that we vote with our dollars. I try to shop local, shop small, and up-cycle. True style should include a social contract that brings light into the world.
Wearing a cold-shoulder floral and striped blouse, I went out to a fabulous fashion design exhibit. The talented designers? You will be surprised to know they are high school students at the High School of Art and Design in NYC!
A busy city day in Manhattan has me on the street and wearing ruffled black trousers, pearl trimmed Gucci boots, and a vintage Gucci bag, I added a metallic and lace sweatshirt . Am I the only one who is a bit tired of the cold shoulder look? Its a cute trend, but I though I would offer a less formulaic look today! Happy mid-week
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