…and say hello to TheBrooklynStylist.com.
Dear loyal readers,
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
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.
ABOVE | Zara hat, top and skirt, E.Kammeyer bracelet
ABOVE | Deivie top // Marc Jacobs // Vans sunglasses // stylist’s own ribbon
ABOVE | Topshop top // Zara skirt // Urban Ears headphones
ABOVE LEFT | Deivie dress // Zara bag | RIGHT | Deivie top and skirt
ABOVE | Topshop top and jacket // Rosin hat
ABOVE | See By Chloe dress // White Chocolate jacket // stylist’s own necklace
ABOVE | T by Alexander Wang dress // Topshop sweater // ASOS socks // E.Kammeyer earcuff
ABOVE LEFT | Adidas x Topshop jacket // K.Belo swimsuit // Brian Lichtenberg hat |
ABOVE RIGHT | vintage Prada jacket // K.Belo swimsuit // Adidas x Topshop pants // ASOS backpack
PHOTOGRAPHY | Damon Hall-Booth
STYLING | Liz Teich
HAIR/MAKEUP | Ashley Rike
PHOTO ASSISTANT | Soraya Kim
STYLIST ASSISTANT | Nick Adedokun
MODELS | Maria & Nathalie of Frame
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.
All lingerie by CLO // flower crown by me
photography // Shannon Greer
Styling // Liz Teich
Hair & Makeup // Ashley Rike
Models // Amanda Montoya, Brock Gloor, and Dioji the D.O.G.