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09.26.14

Chris Stein / Negative

I’m so excited about this book of photographs from Blondie’s Chris Stein. I’ve always been fascinated by New York’s music scene in the 70’s and 80’s and Debbie Harry is an idol of mine - beautiful voice, amazingly photogenic, and the essence of downtown cool.

Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk

Chris Stein / Negative

I’m so excited about this book of photographs from Blondie’s Chris Stein. I’ve always been fascinated by New York’s music scene in the 70’s and 80’s and Debbie Harry is an idol of mine - beautiful voice, amazingly photogenic, and the essence of downtown cool.

Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie and the Advent of Punk

09.24.14

A Shining Example: Day to Night

Blogger Stephanie Duncan of Her New Tribe styles the Floral Raffia Dress — a highlight of the Fall 2014 Runway - for real life, from day to night:


Wearing a dress meant for night in the daytime feels rebellious and fun! By keeping my makeup simple and accessories casual, even sporty, a party dress can feel modern and edgy for day.

For day, it’s the classics: Ray Ban Wayfarers and Vans slip on sneakers (which are sure to be paired with every feminine and flirty thing I own this saeason). Hair down and messy, textured with Surf Spray from Bumble and Bumble. Tarte Cheek stain and MAC lipstick in Cherish - I’m obsessed with a nude lip for day. Tote by fashionAble, a sustainable fashion brand.

For night, form meets function: Tights for night in the fall are a must for me, especially with short dresses —- no risk of flashing anyone, legs look thinner, and I feel more put together. Platform booties by Loeffler Randall, which go with everything except my swimsuit and pajamas. Hair is an undone not-so-fancy updo…basically I just twist, tuck and pin and hope for the best. Stila Stay All Day Eye Liner for a sharp cat eye and Bobbi Brown creamy matte lip color in Valencia Orange, which I think is more unexpected than red or pink.

The Floral Raffia Dress

Her New Tribe

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

05.22.14

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.

05.11.14

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

Site We Love: What My Daughter Wore

Brooklyn artist documenting the sartorial choices of her daughter, her brothers, and their friends.

What My Daughter Wore

05.04.14

Summer Stripes

A staple in my family! Classic and cool. Illustration by my husband Wayne Pate.
 See my Pinterest board Stripes.

Summer Stripes

A staple in my family! Classic and cool. Illustration by my husband Wayne Pate.


See my Pinterest board Stripes.

03.24.14

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point. 

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.

 Shop the Black Tie Lookbook 
Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

The Messy Up-Do

A classic, feminine style that accentuates a long lovely neck—- the key is to make it look effortless, though it’s not. Hairstylist David Keough explains how to achieve this look.

On damp hair, spray a little John Frieda Root Booster on the roots and a little Fine To Full Blow Out Spray on mid lengths to ends. Throw your head over and use your hands to create texture (you don’t need to use a brush at all through this process). Once hair is dry, throw your head up. Use a little dry shampoo on the roots to create more texture. You will see your head looks messy, but that’s the point.

Have an elastic handy and pull into pony tail, split the pony into two and twist them around themselves, loosely. Secure with a couple bobby or french pins. Now the secret is, once it is all in place, pull it apart to finish the look. This is a versatile style that can be worn day or night, and could be gorgeous for a bride on her big day by just placing some beautiful flowers into the side of the notch.


Shop the Black Tie Lookbook

Follow David on Instagram and Twitter:  @dklahair

02.10.13

Street Style: RT in RT


Seen in Rebecca Taylor, outside our Fall 2013 Runway show.

Photographs by Phil Oh


Lindsey Frugier, Market Editor, W, in the Fringe Mesh Pullover
Kelly Framel, Blogger, The Glamourai, in the Pintuck Dress
Aimee Song, Blogger, Song of Style, in the Tweed Top
Amri Kibbler, Senior Fashion Editor, Cosmopolitan, in the Aztec Chiffon Top and Tweed Moto
Becky Malinsky, Market Editor, Glamour, in the Crepe Skirt
Gina Kelly, Senior Fashion Editor, Seventeen, in the Frayed Fit and Flare Dress
Laura Ellner, Blogger, On the Racks, in the Crepe Romper
Jaclyn Cobourn, Fashion Assistant, Vanity Fair, in the Mesh Crew
Mayte Allende, Freelance Fashion Editor, in the Bleached Denim Dress with Fluted Sleeve

01.09.13

Like Fine Wine
Like a true creative genius and style icon, David Bowie has quietly and surprisingly released a new single and video from his upcoming album, on his birthday, and I couldn’t be happier..anyone who knows me knows what a huge inspiration he is for me. I did meet Mr. Bowie once and was overcome with nerves —-couldn’t believe he was there in front of me… the voice…the eyes…the legend, David Bowie. Looking forward to everything he has coming up: the album, the videos, and hopefully, the tour! xx rt
David Bowie: Where are we now?” new video
A gallery of David Bowie photographs, through the years
photo : Hulton Archive

Like Fine Wine

Like a true creative genius and style icon, David Bowie has quietly and surprisingly released a new single and video from his upcoming album, on his birthday, and I couldn’t be happier..anyone who knows me knows what a huge inspiration he is for me. I did meet Mr. Bowie once and was overcome with nerves —-couldn’t believe he was there in front of me… the voice…the eyes…the legend, David Bowie. Looking forward to everything he has coming up: the album, the videos, and hopefully, the tour! xx rt

David Bowie: Where are we now?” new video

A gallery of David Bowie photographs, through the years

photo : Hulton Archive

12.07.12

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Home Style

Celebrity stylist and RT fan Lysa Cooper, a native New Yorker with a deep passion for music, considers her apartment a true retrospective of her life and travels. Lysa’s clients include Interview, Vibe, and Rolling Stone and for the last several years she has been working exlusively for Rihanna.