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New Work Alert – Boston Magazine Holiday Fashion

Holiday Glam:

Stylish Ensembles for

This Season’s Parties and Celebrations

Dress to dazzle with these chic looks, guaranteed to turn heads at every type of celebration.

Boston Magazine Lifestyle Editor – Courtney Hollands

Photos – Todd Dionne

Styling  - Liz Teich/team 

Hair and makeup – Maryelle O’Rourke/team

Happy Halloween!

Sadly with the aftermath of Sandy, Halloween is the last thing on the minds of most New Yorkers today. I have not even thought about dressing up for the occasion. The upcoming holiday season, however, I will be more prepared for.

I recently worked on this editorial for Boston Magazine with 6 different looks for holiday occasions. It just came out in time for me to get over the fact that I’m missing my favorite “holiday,” Halloween.

You can get inspired too for everything from an office fete, cocktail party, charity gala, New Years Eve, brunch with the in-laws, and girls’ night out.

Bring it on holidays!



After The Storm

In lieu of my usual posts, I am posting a plea for everyone out there to please help my beloved home of NYC with some relief from the recent “superstorm,” Sandy by making a donation to the Red Cross.

I am pretty fortunate that in the aftermath, only my car took a hit by a fallen tree, but everything here in Brooklyn seems to be okay compared to the havoc in lower Manhattan and other low-lying areas. It pains me that it may take days—or maybe even weeks—for the city’s infrastructure to return to normal. The 108 year old subway system has been devastatingly flooded for the first time ever and may not be restored for up to 5 days, according to our mayor, Michael Bloomberg. At the same time, things could have been worse and the city was prepared. My neighborhood seems to be already getting back to life already.

Though, a photoshoot I was supposed to work on today got postponed and I can only hope that the city is restored soon so we can all get back to work. So much of the world—not just the fashion industry—depends on our little hub that is NYC, so please do anything you can to reach out to those here that are in need. At the very least, send your thoughts and prayers to those who need it.


A tree falls in Brooklyn…on my car.  

“Frankenstorm” Style

The city that never sleeps (NYC) is shutting down for the next couple of days due to the impending FRANKENSTORM heading this way. I’m currently on lockdown in my apartment in Brooklyn, catching up on Homeland and eating truffle oil popcorn, snuggled under my cashmere blanket. Talk about the “perfect storm.”

Here’s some of my stylist picks to get you through possibly the biggest storm of our lifetimes and post-storm fashionably comfortable:

1 – Dorothy Perkins jacket

2 – MICHAEL Michael Kors sweater

3 – Totes umbrella

4 – Mollaspace mug

5 – J.Crew keychain

6 – Sofia Cashmere travel set

7 – Rag and Bone jeans

8 – Free People socks

9 – Hunter boots

Stay stylish and more importantly safe!



Flashback Friday!

Bird Swift circa 1963

I had a quick trip for a shoot to Boston again and ended up staying with my agent right outside of the city to save time. She not only has the most amazing bungalow style home filled with interesting pieces from antiques and artists that is so my style, but has old photos and mementos galore that are just so inspiring. She even showed me a stack of old letters that her husband’s grandparents wrote to each other and kept neatly bundled with a ribbon. Who does that anymore? With the prevalence of email, will love notes be a thing of the past, just dedicated to home decor?

What struck me the most was this photo and the story behind the woman with the incredible name, Bird Swift. (Yes, that is her real name, and in fact it was her mother’s as well). I loved finding this photo hanging in her stairway, showcasing Bird’s cotillion as a debutante in Chicago. Other than the white gloves and the sepia-toned image, her graceful style looks like it could be either in the 60′s or today with her natural-looking makeup and understated elegance.

What image of the past inspires you style-wise? Send it this way at and I may feature it on an upcoming Flashback Friday!


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Do or Don’t: Skirt Over Pants Trend?

Nicole Kidman on the cover of November 2012 Harper’s Bazaar (Terry Richardson/Harper’s Bazaar)

Chanel F/W 2012 /
Joseph F/W 2012 / 
Emma Watson / Getty Images

So when I first started seeing the whole skirts over pants thing on the runways, I thought it was just another crazy high fashion thing that may only be interpreted in editorials. You know, like things like McQueen’s armadillo-inspired heels that in the real world maybe only Lady Gaga could pull off.

Yet, I am wrong—the “trend” has returned and seems to be going strong now that it’s taking to the celeb world. I have to say, if it’s done well like a peplum over tailored or slim pants, it’s starting to grow on me.

Supposedly it’s going to be the coldest winter we’ve had in years, so this may be one trend I may have to succumb to.

Will you dare to wear pants under your skirt?


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