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Twofer Tuesday / New Site AND Work Alert

Rick Pitino book

photography: Bill Miles
stylist: Liz Teich

Lucky you. You get what we call in the business a “twofer” today.

You know when you see a sweater and the collar is attached to it already? That’s a twofer.

A dress that looks like a top and skirt together but it’s really one piece. Now you get it.

So not only am I sharing this cool book cover I worked on for the famous basketball coach, Rick Pitino, who’s book is coming out in October (on presale here now!), but I’m also excited to announce that I my styling portfolio website has been revamped for the first time in years and it’s finally up and running. Check it out.

 

Shout out to the Bronx Bathgate Bulldogs Baskeball team for lending your nicely worn basketball, which looked way more authentic than the new one that I also purchased for this shoot!

Video Killed The Photo Shoot Star / How The Business Is Changing

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Video for T.J.Maxx with Helena Glazer of Brooklyn Blonde, styled by Liz Teich

It seems like video killed the photo shoot star.

The industry is changing and digital video is everywhere—whether it’s footage for someone’s site or an online advertisement for a product.

I recently styled a look book shoot and nearly landed on my face after tripping over someone who I didn’t see on the ground filming the behind-the-scenes video. You have to be careful because it really is everywhere.

In addition to styling for TV show segments like Good Morning America and The Katie Couric show, I’ve been busy this past year or so with styling a bunch of videos.

I’m finally adapting with the times and having Livebooks update my stylist portfolio website to one with better video capability and discovered the amazing site SaveVid.com, where I can convert a link from where the video lived online to an actual file for my portfolio.

Then I took all of the files and compiled them into a Vimeo album, which you can have a SNEAK PEEK PREVIEW HERE until my updated site is up and running later this week.

See you on the video.

#FridayFavorites / Keep Cool and Carry On

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I’ve lost count as to how many days exactly this heat wave has been going on in NYC, but it’s getting to the point where, I don’t know about you, but I don’t even want to get dressed because it’s so hot!

I’ve been dreaming about wearing the dreamy loungewear by Brooklyn based brand, She and Reverie. Designer Quinne Myers makes the most feminine and romantic pieces with a vintage throwback. It’s only apropos that I met her at my favorite retro soda shop, Brooklyn Farmacy a couple of months ago.

All of the pieces are incredibly soft and perfect to wear on days like these. If walking around in your underwear looks like this, count me in!

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It’s also way too hot to wear a bra. For all of you dudes that read this, I know you don’t have any idea about this, but imagine wearing really thick double layered tighty-whities on these 100+ degrees days. Doesn’t sound appealing, right?

I pretty much only wear these soft “Fortuna” bralettes by NYC and Columbia based lingerie company, CLO, in the summers. They’re incredibly breathable and light. I can even throw them in the wash and they remain in great condition and the straps are moveable to make them into a racer-back bra (you can wear them to yoga!). Even better, they come in a variety of colors and look cute when they peek out of your sundress or tank.

k+p vintage jewelry etsy

Get this one while it’s hot—literally. In honor of the heat wave, the Brooklynites of K+P Vintage Jewelry are taking 10% off orders on Etsy of $15 or more with code HOTHOTHOT for today only! They only carry one of each piece, so once it’s gone, it’s gone. I’m still kicking myself over not getting some of their limited collection, but today I have no excuse.

Stay cool today stylistas!

Disco Inferno

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In case you haven’t noticed lately, NYC has been HOT. I felt terrible that my new blogger buddy, Renata of Scorpion Disco, was visiting NYC this week from Boston for some meetings. We commiserated about trekking in this city during the heat wave over some delicious Latin food—in some glorious air conditioning—at my new favorite 24/7 spot in the West Village, Coppelia.

Like a true city girl (by way of Philly) Renata swapped from flats to the espadrilles she carried in her bag. I, on the other hand, like a true stylist in NYC, opted for comfort while running around the city. Of course my footwear was just as fashionable, but we definitely looked like we were headed to two different fashionable places from the ankles down. Otherwise, we both coordinated with our on trend black and white and bold stripes. Birds of a feather truly do flock together.

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tank: T.J. Maxx | skirt: Geren Ford (old) | bag: Topshop | shoes: Adidas | sunglasses: Rayban | earrings: c/o Sophie Hughes | bracelets (from bottom) : c/o Mae Movement, PatchNYC, Gypsies & Debutantes, etc…

photos by Renata

Check out the photos I took of Renata’s adorable summer look in NYC on her blog here.


Another New Work Alert (Well, Sort of New)

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Sophie Hughes Recycled-gold and oxidized-silver lariat with lemon quartz, $1,898, Sophie Hughes;
Yigal Azrouël silk blouse, $550, Viola Lovely.

Photo: Todd Dionne
Styling: Liz Teich
Hair and makeup:
Maryelle O’Rourke
Model: Anna/Click

This is somewhat new work for me, even though it came out back in November! (!!!!) I recently connected with the talented jewelry designer, Sophie Hughes and found this image on her Instagram and thought, wait a minute…that looks pretty familiar…wait, I styled that.

One of the annoying parts of the job as a stylist is tracking down all of the things you’ve worked on because when they come out months or even a year later, you’ve forgotten about it by then. It was nice to see a this beautiful image and connect the dots to how I originally fell in love with Sophie’s unique designs.

Check out more on the article here and the designer’s site here.

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