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07.21.14

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

Calm within Chaos

I’m sure many women feel overwhelmed with demands and pressures, whatever they may be; yet I’m sure we all have pleasant spots of the day which place the pressures in perspective, often metaphorically so. Personally, I cherish my time in Shelter Island and the peaceful moments such as watching the waves wash over the pebbles. I also have a new puppy Chewy, which although he has boundless energy, he instills in me a feeling of calm.

We have a new print for Fall which I love: the White Noise print. It’s inspired by the energy of the city and modern life; technology, constant communication of competing frequencies, and the luxury of having a clean space where you can zone out, in peace.

06.23.14

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry.  
Tops

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry. 


Tops

05.31.14

White Linen

Out on date night at the refined, cozy Crosby Street Hotel I ordered this cocktail - White Linen - and was delighted.   A refreshing taste and the froth is fun. It’s something special.   The ingredients are: Hendricks gin, cucumber, egg white, lemon juice, sugar, cracked black pepper.

White Linen

Out on date night at the refined, cozy Crosby Street Hotel I ordered this cocktail - White Linen - and was delighted.   A refreshing taste and the froth is fun. It’s something special.   The ingredients are: Hendricks gin, cucumber, egg white, lemon juice, sugar, cracked black pepper.

05.23.14

Marco’s

For a great Brooklyn dining experience, I’d recommend Marco’s in Prospect Heights — it’s rustic yet refined and if the weather holds out, there is a lovely patio.  It is from the same owners as Franny’s one of my favorite restaurants!

05.22.14

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

Weekend Essentials

A weekend away to recharge is an important part of my creative process - I cherish my trips to Shelter Island with the family and a great book. Comfortable versatile pieces work best for my summer weekend style. See more style suggestions in the While Away Lookbook.

Need some book recommendations? See our Great Books Pinterest Board.

05.08.14

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).

J’Adore: Florals

I am in love with the Embroidered Floral Top from our new collection —- I love to take a comfortable silhouette and add couture-like details to make it look and feel luxurious. The light color is luminous and feminine and is wonderful to show jewelry - I styled with a family heirloom bracelet from my grandmother and necklaces designed by my sister, Victoria Tory & Co. I love this top with the Indian Floral Print pant (if I could be transported back to any time it would be Portobello market, London, early 70’s) and with leopard Saint Laurent sneakers (love to mix prints!).

05.06.14

J’Adore: The Embellished Runway Dress

A favorite dress at the Spring 2014 Runway show that is getting a lot of attention editorially in magazines, this dress shines during the day in real-life too. It’s a style that can be dressed down with a classic denim jacket and trainers, or brings the femininity (and fun) to a special occasion. On the runway we layered it over a crisp white shirtdress.  I love to see how our ladies style this!
The Embellished Runway Dress

J’Adore: The Embellished Runway Dress

A favorite dress at the Spring 2014 Runway show that is getting a lot of attention editorially in magazines, this dress shines during the day in real-life too. It’s a style that can be dressed down with a classic denim jacket and trainers, or brings the femininity (and fun) to a special occasion. On the runway we layered it over a crisp white shirtdress.  I love to see how our ladies style this!

The Embellished Runway Dress

04.30.14

The History of Love

Just finished reading this amazing book, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss… it’s richly romantic but with some beautiful yet bitter bits… here is a sample passage I love:

“She was gone, and all that was left was the space you’d grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.”

The History of Love

Just finished reading this amazing book, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss… it’s richly romantic but with some beautiful yet bitter bits… here is a sample passage I love:

“She was gone, and all that was left was the space you’d grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.”

04.21.14

Jean Paul Gaultier
If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

Jean Paul Gaultier

If you’re in London, you must see the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican! I saw the show last fall at the Brooklyn Museum and was amazed.   I’ve always admired Gaultier and his designs, and the show is beautifully-executed reminder of his creativity, wit and influence.

04.07.14

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!

J’Adore: The Lace Sweatshirt

It’s starting to feel like spring in NYC (finally!) and my favorite item from the new collection - The Lace Sweatshirt - is taking a starring role in my spring wardrobe. I love how the melange grey feels light and feminine, and I wear it oversized for extra comfort- although some of the girls in the office prefer a more fitted look. I sometimes wear it over a striped top and let the stripes show through the lace insets for extra interest, and I love it with the Lace Skirt from the runway. It’s sport-inspired modern luxury and beyond trend, I can see myself wearing this for years to come!