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Vintage Andi Fridays – Disco Faux Pas

The Teich family (minus me) circa 1970′s 

The members of the Teich family have been known to have good style genes…but now I’m speechless.

I came across this brilliant photo while staying with my sister in Boston for a couple of weeks for what was supposed to be 1 editorial photoshoot, and turned into 3 additional shoots, so I’ve been digging up some of her old photos for Vintage Andi Fridays.

Being the baby of the family, I missed out during this era of fashion, but this photo apparently lives on.

I’m not sure what’s more brilliant:

-That my father was taking my sisters to “the kid’s disco” in these outfits

-My father’s seemingly floating head

-…and his sweet 70′s ‘stache

-My middle sister (on the right) was NOT auditioning for “Little House on The Prairie”

-My eldest sister (on the left) is wearing socks with numbered dates on them

-That same sister is a super successful fashion stylist

-…and allowed me to post this image

-That these are three of the most stylish people I know.

Hey, everyone has had a fashion faux pas at one point. The best you can do is laugh at them and keep on looking stylin’.

xoLiz


Lions + Tigers + Bears…Oh My!

1 – Religion at ASOS
2 – Miss Selfridge 
3 – Gnome Enterprises at Modcloth
4 – Just Cavalli at Net-A-Porter  
5 – Dorothy Perkins 

Whether you go tough or cute, this ferocious micro-trend is the perfect way to transition into the cooler months. Throw on a tailored blazer with one of these easy tees over jeans, push up your sleeves and say rawrrrr.

xoLiz


Nailed It!

I’m a sucker for a great manicure, but in this business, it’s rare that I can keep my nails looking good while I’m working. I also usually don’t have the time—or patience—to wait for polish to dry. There’s also something that creeps me out by the chemicals in gel manicures (the one I used to get was more “natural”…but how do you know what that means?).

I recently came across an amazing nail polish line called JULEP that has me totally hooked. I was intrigued by the differently shaped bottles, but mostly because I found out that their products didn’t have the toxic chemicals that most polishes out there have.

Did you know the nail polish you use most likely contains Formaldehyde, among other carcinogens? Gross. JULEP’s polishes are “4-free,” without the 4 most toxic chemicals found in polish. 

It also helped that they started me off with everything a pro would need to get a salon-perfect manicure at home:

-a glass nail file
-base coat
-quick dry top coat
-quick dry drops with lavender
-acetone-free nail polish remover (with the cool top that they use in salons!)
-3 of the latest shades for this season
-cuticle oil
-glycolic acid hand scrub

I was amazed by how quickly everything dried and I was smudge-free within 20 minutes of my first coat! Some chemical-free polishes also can be watery or too matte, but so far every shade has been smooth and even looked better than the designer nail polish my sister was painting on her nails beside me!

xoLiz

Check out the endless amount of shades JULEP comes in!

Overwhelmed? Find out your style online (I’m a “bombshell”) and they’ll select colors based on your style profile!


New Work Alert – NEW BALANCE

Photographer: Conor Doherty
Stylist: Liz Teich
Hair & Makeup: Tonya Noland, Mariolga, & Stacey Kuehn

Creative Director: Mark Keegan
Location Producer: Mari Quirk 
Photo Assistant: Jerome Eno 
Digital Tech: Dan Aguirre 
Assistant Stylist: Carolyn Reich 
Models: Bryce Thompson (NEXT), 
Danielle Halverson (Sportsu.com), Maria (Wilhelmina) 

Receiving these images that I styled for New Balance’s catalog and in-store posters about a year ago couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

I recently decided that I wanted to take up running (crazy, I know). I’ve been a somewhat dedicated yogi for the past six or so years, but after seeing these fitness models do their thing, I was in awe.

I recently picked up some running gear, like a zip-up jacket with the holes thumbs (as pictured above) and got inspired to do what these athletes do. For someone that hasn’t ran more than a mile since high school, I’m impressed with myself that I made it up to 2.5 miles over the weekend!

Speaking of which, I styled a video for a popular weight-loss drug last week and had to put the actual patient into some great work-out wear. When she put on a jacket (also similar to the blue one above) and some great slimming yoga pants, she looked (and felt) like she was ready to take on the world.

It’s amazing what some good workout gear can do. 

Oh, and if we can all have the fantastic lighting on us, like Conor Doherty captured, maybe we’d all look that good too!

xoLiz

p.s. I had no idea until reading Conor’s blog that NEW BALANCE is the only major athletic brand that still manufactures in the US!


Going Brogue

top: Zara | dress: Chaiken (sample) | shoes: Miista | bag: Rebecca Minkoff  | bracelets: etc…, Gypsies and Debutantes | rings: c/o Vanessa Mooney

Real stylists wear flats. We’re on our feet all day on photoshoots or running around prepping for them, with rarely a chance to sit. Unless I’m in a meeting with a client or at an event, it’s rare you will find me in a heel while I’m working.

During fashion week last week, the last thing I wanted to do is trek around the city in heels all day and night. Now with the new cab fare rates in NYC, I certainly wasn’t going to break the bank with taxi rides all over town—if you could find any with all of the fashionistas cab hopping.

Some stylish gals will hide a pair of flats in their purse and quickly switch into heels a block before their grand entrance. When you’re carrying a ton of papers, an iPad, and other things that weigh down your bag—or carrying an envelope clutch—this isn’t always an option.

My solution was to “splurge” on these shoes. While other ladies were parading in their Louboutins that can cost around $1000, these brogues were a great fashion week find. They not only saved my soles, but they were also conversation starters at the events I attended.

xoLiz

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