It’s funny when you try to get someone that lives uptown down to Brooklyn from the day. They may reluctantly trek down to the borough—often kicking and screaming—as though you were dragging them out of the country for a quick trip.
It wasn’t far off from that when I suggested for a cool photoshoot location my graffiti wall backyard, as seen here, to the Upper East Side based photographer, Damon Hall-Booth. He never comes down to my neck of the woods, which happens to be one of the trendiest spots in the world at the moment. (#Humblebrag). Now, after this shoot, he found himself shooting down here a couple of weeks later.
Brooklyn has gotten a bad rep lately for just being full of hipsters and strollers, but there’s really a big fashion scene here, as evident by designers like Alexander Wang and Dior showing their collections here. My ‘hood even now has a Barney’s, Intermix, Rag & Bone and soon to have a J.Crew.
Speaking of mixing hi and lo fashion, it was important to me to feature both local indie designers, big designer names and of course more affordable pieces, as that’s what Brooklyn fashion is all about.
Are you ready for summer? I know I am. I’ve been waiting for the summer issue of Lands’ End’s quarterly magazine that I worked on, Apostrophe, to come out and it’s finally here. Check out the current issue online with images I styled in this story, as well as the “Surf’s Up” and “Five For Five” stories, all shot by Daymion Mardel.
Working on this shoot made me ready to layer up my summery pieces over my swimwear, but sadly I will have to settle for wearing a classic stripe, as seen here, which is probably more work-appropriate.
I’ll be set styling the next issue of Apostrophe this week in Wisconsin, so check both @landsend and @dearandi on Instagram for behind-the-scenes on the shoot and possibly my cameo when the issue comes out for fall. Stay tuned!
I’ve been meaning to check out the new inn in beautiful Hudson, NY called The Milliner, which the most impressive couple I know, Shannon Greer and Charlotta Janssen recently rennovated from an old milliner factory to a place that I didn’t want to leave. I almost didn’t when Shannon recently asked me to style a shoot up there and I got to trade the city life for the country life for a couple of days with a fun crew. Check out the “Lazy Morning” we shot on a gorgeous day upstate.
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!
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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