After over 3 years, I’ve decided that it’s time to say goodbye to Dear Andi.
The name had quite a bit of meaning to me at the time my blog launched. I was unsure of the direction of my career and I found my mother’s journals with all entries beginning with “Dear Andi” on it, and thought “that’s it!”
But “Dear Andi” was cute. It was an idea. It was something I didn’t think would turn into what it did, when fashion blogs were just on the cusp of becoming a thing. “Dear Andi” has also reached its peak.
And now it’s time for time for the next phase of my blog life; aligning my blog with what I do for a living as a NYC fashion stylist living in Brooklyn. Which brings us to “The Brooklyn Stylist.”
While it’s a new beginning, it’s going to be more or less a natural transition with similar posts like:
-my *realistic* personal style
-my insider look into the fashion industry
-my travels, as well as my stylish life in Brooklyn
-and of course, I’m still here as your personal stylist, answering your style dilemmas.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the future of The Brooklyn Stylist brings and to seeing you over there. (and on social media at my name, @LizTeich).
I recently had the opportunity to style Lands’ End’s quarterly magazine, Apostrophe for their fall issue and as you can tell by the images below, had a lot of fun on this shoot at their headquarters in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. I also had fun sharing my styling tips and fall trend predictions while behind the scenes of the shoot (see video above), including the fall coats every woman needs.
Speaking of needs, I also started to make my fall shopping list from their latest collection. Trust me, it’s really good. The details on the coats made them look way more expensive than they probably are, the leather handbags rival ones that cost more than double, and those jeans! I can’t believe they are finally making jeans that both I and my hubby will want every style of.
Start making your fall shopping list below…
STYLIST TIP (top secret!): They didn’t show it, but they caught me on camera weathering a leather watch and belt with a bit of rubbing alcohol and sand paper—try this at home to make your new leather goods feel perfectly aged!
See more and where to shop these looks at Lands’ End
Some of you may have slept through the segment that I styled—and added some of my styling tips to the script—as well as modeled in on The Better Show with one of my favorite discount shopping sites, SnobSwap, this week because it was on in some areas at 5am, 6am and even noon for the non-locals.
Not to worry, you can catch my appearance here and let me know if you would wear these looks and which celeb style is your favorite!
(all in wardrobe styled by me, available on SnobSwap)
If you don’t already belong to the luxury designer online marketplace, SnobSwap, you’re going to want to now. The founders of the site asked me to style and model in their recent appearance on the Better Show and I was thrilled to. Working with gorgeous pieces from brands like Marni, Bottega Veneta, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, just to name a few, and all at affordable prices, made my job easy!
On top of that, my models were these gorgeous bloggers that looked great in everything I put them in. It was honestly the easiest fittings I’ve ever had to style in my entire career as a stylist.
Each look was modeled after a celebrity’s style (I was Lauren Conrad), so it was fun to recreate the outfits you may have seen them in the magazines wearing, with the trends for this spring.
Everything you see here can be purchased on the site (except for what I styled the lovely ladies of SnobSwap in and of course the host, Rebecca, and Kelly Osbourne).
Check out some of the behind the scenes pictures below and watch the Better Show on Tuesday (check your local listings. If you’re a local, it will be on at 6am on WLNY and nationally, 12pm on the Hallmark Channel) for our segment!
I have a plea to all of you: help me get into Vanity Fair’s September Issue!
WHAT: I ended up getting so many likes on Vanity Fair’s “Best Dressed List” competition (shout out to Kat O’Connor for recommending me for it) that I got entered into new level of both user and editor’s picks.
WHERE: Please click on this link and press the little heart buttons on the looks to “like” this look that I wore during NYFW.
My name is Liz Teich. I'm a fashion stylist based in Brooklyn, NY and this is my personal style and lifestyle blog. It's also my fashion advice to you kind of like the "Dear Abby" of fashion.
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