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Vintage Andi Fridays – Gatsby Style

Vogue cover circa 1920′s, image courtesy of Conde Nast

This image from an early Vogue cover was always one of my favorites. I think I was born in the wrong era for sure and the 20′s was one of the most decadent as far as fashion (and all of the jewelry!) goes. Even jewelry I wear every day comes from that period.

Speaking of this decade of great taste, I just found out—maybe I’m the last to know—that the Baz Luhrmann highly anticipated (3D!!) version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ will no longer be released for the holidays this year. With styles coming out this season inspired by the era, it’s kind of a let down that we have to wait until possibly the summer of 2013.

On the bright side, we can continue to rock those cute beaded drop-waist flapper style dresses and opulent jewels for another season or two!


The Shops At Tar-Jay

I’m not sure if you’ve been in Target lately, but it’s been getting pretty good over there. I’ve been in and out of that store for the past couple of weeks, while prepping for photoshoots and the new “SHOPS AT TARGET” have been catching my eye.

Sure Target—or as I like think of it a bit fancier like, Tar-jay—has been doing limited collaborations with up-and-coming designers like Hayden-Harnet, Libertine, Temperley and Jason Wu for years. Though, I’m loving these “shops” that are now scattered within the store. Check out my picks from their current collections with Patch NYC, Kirna Zabete, and one of my favorite men’s shops in NYC, Odin.



Milan Fashion Week Highlights

 Images of looks at Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Pucci from

While I’m stuck in Boston working on a big advertising shoot this week, I’m dreaming of Milan and all of the exciting fashion that is to be expected for the spring in 2013. It was prints galore on the runways—and some fun ones too. When there weren’t prints, it seemed everything went totally minimalism, yet with a chic updated silhouette.

Go figure, the one designer you’d expect to see tons of prints from was Pucci, yet it was like the prints took over the rest of Milan and didn’t have any left for the usually vibrantly patterned brand. Luckily the brand didn’t disappoint with some gorgeous sheer fabrics.

The one pitfall of the season for me seems to be color is the new black. Wah wah. There goes this New York City gal’s whole wardrobe. Looks like I’m going to have another New Years’ style resolution of adding color to my wardrobe again…

Well, at least white seems to be going strong for yet another season and my girl Miuccia Prada has got my back with the black!


Instastyle in Boston – Part II

 1 –  More bags than I can count for Boston Magazine‘s holiday fashion shoot

2 – The reality of being a stylist: packing, schlepping, unpacking, repeat

3 – My amazing assistant, Nicole Landry, in our styling “boutique” within the studio, working hard to get the credits for each look

4 – This gorgeous Raoul dress from Neiman Marcus and Daniel Espinosa collar necklace sadly didn’t make it in, but I’m obsessed with how chic this look is. Wait ’til you see the rest of it!

Well, I’ve been in Boston for exactly 2 weeks now. After what was supposed to be one shoot up in Boston, it ended up turning into possibly FIVE different shoots that I got booked on while I’ve been up here!
This one for Boston Magazine‘s holiday fashion editorial (due out in the November issue) was one of the shoots that was the most fun and creative. Other than getting suckered into buying some cute things at some of my favorite Boston boutiques like Crush and Good, the least fun part of the job was the unpacking, then packing, then unpacking, then packing…you get the idea.
Still think that the life of a stylist is glamorous?
p.s. Happy birthday shout out to my favorite stylist, my sister!

Instastyle in Boston

1 – Behind the scenes for a video shoot for a popular weight-loss drug with Dianna Quagenti. This exercise look ended up getting nixed at the last minute, but the star felt so great in it that she kept it!

2 – Lots of red ribbon options for shooting still life for the holidays (already!!!).

3 – Quite possibly my favorite Louboutins ever from Neiman Marcus in Copley Place, which sadly wasn’t in stock in our model’s size.

4 – My new obsession, Coco Cafe, which got me going through the end of an exhausting couple of weeks, thanks to Todd Dionne.

5 –  Obsessed with my new Sonya Renee drusy stone ring from Crush Boutique on Newbury Street where I was prepping for Boston Magazine shopping for myself.

6 – I was drooling over this J. Mendel from Neiman Marcus in Copley Place for our shoot this past week

7 – This Helmut Lang dress from one of my favorite Boston boutiques, Gretta Luxe, is so similar to styles by one of my favorite Brooklyn designers, JSDNYC.

8 – Balenciaga bag heaven also at Gretta Luxe


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