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All You Need Is Love

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I feel so honored when someone I admire wears one of my own designs. When one of my favorite musicians, Quest Love of The Roots wanted a custom pin made, I was blown away.

It was kind of a big deal when he wore an etc… modern vintage piece that I designed for him out of vintage pieces for the President of The United States’ appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, but when he wore my heart pin on the apropos occasion of Valentine’s Day this past week, it, well, melted my heart.

xoliz


Get Naked.

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Even though New York Fashion Week was finally over, another intriguing presentation of a fall collection popped up on Saturday night.

Naked Label debuted their fall “Elements” jewelry collection at the Lower East Side boutique, End of Century. While E.O.C. carries some more established local designers like the clothing label Samantha Pleet and jewelry line, Kiel Mead, it is known for supporting emerging designers that you may get to know. Well, Naked Label is a line you may be seeing everywhere soon enough.

The designer, Allison Press, has a unique vision of combining both organic and futuristic elements—a juxtaposition that somehow creates beautiful synergy. The designer, originally from Florida, mixes her appreciation for nature with what seems like her years of living in NYC.

She mixes traditional materials like metals with vinyl tubing and even some plexi-glass-like material that is made into graphic cut-out cuffs like the on-trend holographic one I had to own and purchased right there (seen on my wrist above with Maria Scali’s blue version).

A closer look at the designs revealed unique details like tubing was filled with colored beads and even line’s label engraved in the same futuristic material used on other pieces.

I can’t wait to get “Naked” this fall. In the meantime, you can check out their spring collection here.

xoliz


Keepin’ It ‘Reel’

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If you haven’t already, mosey on over to my portfolio site, LizTeich.com. You will see there’s a new “Reel” section on there, featuring some recent videos that I styled, now that video is the hottest thing since sliced bread—move over Instagram, all of the cool kids are doing video apps like Vine and Qwiki (find me on both of those as “Liz Teich”).

Stay tuned for another major and exciting video that I worked on and am featured in!

Have a great weekend stylistas!

xoliz


Have a Bauble Bar Valentine’s Day

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As you probably already know, I’m a sucker for jewelry, so when Risa from Really Risa and Lauren from The Style Darling twisted my arm to check out Bauble Bar‘s pop-up shop in Chelsea the other day, it didn’t take much convincing.

The pop-up shop was only supposed to be there through fashion week, but if you didn’t make it, or you’re their biggest fan like Jennie (above with the amazing DIY shirt she hand beaded!), then you’re in luck! They’ve now extended their stay until February 16th.

They’re also hosting a Valentine’s Day party with Bonobos tonight if you want to treat yourself to some baubles (for cheap—the amazing bracelet that both Risa and I scored above cost only $20!) or drag your honey over for a last minute gift, along with cocktails, snacks and giveaways!

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xoliz


#NYFW Highlights / Zang Toi

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The Stage at Lincoln Center was jam packed with what I was told was nearly a thousand people in the crowd by the PR girl checking me in to Zang Tois Fall 2013 show last night. Understandably so, this was not a show to miss.

Russia seemed to be a reoccurring theme among the shows this week among designers like Tadashi Shoji and Christian Siriano, who were also inspired by Russian opulence. Perhaps this trend is thanks to the recent intrigue in the nation with shows like The Americans?

It was only fitting that Zang Toi wowed the crowd with both Sting singing “Russians” and the theme from the classic film, “Dr. Zhivago,” and I wore my Russian style Albertus Swanepoel for Target hat that my husband nicknamed the “Babushka” hat (see below).

Though beautiful, the entrance of the show was underwhelming for the designer with muted fur trimmed coats and modern suiting for both men and women in basic blacks, browns and tans. After all, this is the same guy who wanted to put one of my clients in an extraordinary heavy silk gown with a dragon embroidered down its extensive train. He is known for wowing his audience, and after about half of the show, he did not disappoint.

An emerald colored gown appeared and the audience applauded as if it were a soprano’s entrance to the Russia opera. More stunning jewel toned gowns in both rich silk and velvet followed, some opera-worthy capes, military-inspired embroidery. Models paused and turned mid-runway to show off these details that Zang Toi has been known for and for which he deserved his thousand plus standing ovation at the show’s finale.

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

xoliz


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