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!
You may remember some of the easy breezy bohemian pieces I wore in these posts and unfortunately I couldn’t tell you where to buy it just yet, but now I can at least direct you to where you can. I styled the look book for the new Chilean-based collection of clothing and accessories, Vagamundo, back in the fall and it’s finally out online.
The majority of the clothes in the store in Chile are handpicked from vendors and fabricators in India. According to Brandy, one half of the design duo, “We then specifically choose the fabrics for each design, make changes to the fit/sizing as appropriate for Chilean or American bodies, etc., sometimes make some design modifications, and then have the clothes made to our specification.”
They also have a section of vintage clothing to combine with the more ethnic clothing to create a complete “urban bohemian” feel, in addition to an “eco-fashion” section of clothes where they upcycle vintage pieces with fabrics that the owners find in their travels.
With beautiful and unique styles like these, it’s no wonder why I got snapped by a few street style photographers wearing one of their jumpsuits during New York Fashion Week in the fall!
The store and site have launched, but if you can’t make it all the way to Chile (sigh), then like their Facebook page and stay tuned for updates. Let them know if there’s anything you like here too!
Just a heads up, prices are too good that you’re going to want to own it all—trust me.
You probably can’t tell by these springy looks that we shot on location in Palm Beach in January, but the entire crew was bundled up in jackets and boots while the poor models suffered in the abnormally chilly weather for Florida.
I’d say it still looks pretty hot as the models sizzled in printed trends inspired by warm weather cultures and regions.
Speaking of trends, mark my words: the visor is the new baseball cap. It’s no longer for the retirees and tourists, but it’s legitimately cool with details like leather (see my previous post that included one).
Is it spring yet?
top and skirt: Tibi // visor: Helen Kaminski
jacket, skirt, and earring: Dolce & Gabbana
dress: Nanette Lepore // headwrap: MINT by Dakar Boutique // earrings: Amanda Sterett // (Left hand) ring: Azaara // Ring: Wendy Mink // (Wrist to elbow) bracelets: Mexican Hill Tribe; Cruciani C Boutique; Sisco and Berluti; Magda; Gypsies and Debutantes // (Right hand) ring: Wendy Mink; Slight Jewelry // bracelets: (Wrist to elbow) Whiting & Davis; Sisco and Berluti; Gypsies and Debutantes; Sisco and Berluti; Magda; Gypsies and Debutantes
Produced by: Lydia Santangelo Photographed by: Montana Pritchard Styled by: Liz Teich
Models: Stacy Ann Fequiere, Mikaela Schipani, both of Ford Models Miami; Anastasia Radionova of Wilhelmina Miami Hair and Makeup Artists: Mish and Angel of Mish Makeup Artist Assistant Producer: Mary Elizabeth Loncich Assistant Stylists: Dianna Bedrosian of TESstylist, Kat Griggs, Nick Adedokun Digital Tech: Megan Blank Assistant Photographers: Philomena Polizzi, William Dion Grip: Eric Cecere
As you can tell by my recent post and look, I’m all about the sporty chic trend for this spring.
You probably can also tell by my physique that I tend to opt for a pair of Lululemon yoga pants over track pants any day, yet there’s something about this trend that I gravitate towards.
Maybe it’s that I long for 90′s minimalism because it looks so timeless and effortless to look polished. Maybe it’s because I still hold a grudge for being cut from the basketball team and then broke my arm at a Knicks sponsored basketball camp. I can at least finally look the part while sticking to my fashionable roots.
I definitely didn’t show my athletic side when I nearly hit the model with a heavy-weight tennis ball a few times, as the crew on this shoot had fun throwing the old school balls onto set while shooting in the oldest racquet club in the world.
Check out more of the shoot and where to buy these fabulous clothes and accessories here.
Usually, most people would agree that the most arduous job on a photoshoot is one of a wardrobe stylist. We schlep, we have to stay organized, and of course we don’t just show up on the day of the shoot, but we spend time prior prepping, often concepting and my least favorite part, the returning/wrapping of it all.
This was not the case for my recent menswear shoot shot by Shannon Greer. His talented partner and artist, Charlotta Janssen most definitely had the most work of us all, creating museum-worthy film noir style sets and even making my job easier with saving me from tying a bow-tie (guys, it’s actually less challenging than it seems!) with a cardboard cut out of one. With such a fantastic crew on this one, we had more fun channeling our inner Bogies and Bacalls than this was actually work for us.
This year it seemed like Thanksgiving hadn’t even come yet and stores were already putting out their holiday decorations—of course Thanksgivukkah didn’t help.
As a stylist, I’m thinking about the holidays as early as the summer, believe it or not. The designers are thinking about it even earlier than I am and when their holiday and resort collections come out then, we’re shooting those designs or planning shoots with them.
I started to think about holiday around fashion week in September, and while I’m already working on spring fashion projects at the moment, I’m so excited to share this holiday editorial I styled with you.
Maybe I’m watching too much Walking Dead and post apocalyptic tales, but I can’t help to think about what people are wearing as they’re fighting off zombies and/or starting new civilizations in the aftermath of the downfall of society.
I’ve noticed that there’s always a lack of color and they always look like they’re ready to kick some butt or sit down for brunch at a casual downtown bistro. I guess that all came to me when I scouted out the run down Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn for my shoot with the talented photographer, Jessica Weiser.
There’s something so beautiful in the ruins of Gowanus made it the perfect backdrop for working with all local NYC designers, who use this great city as their inspiration and most of which I found through the wonderful local resource, The Fashion Center BID (Thanks Ryan!).
By the way, if you don’t know about The Fashion Center, it’s a great resource to call when you’re looking for anything in fashion in NYC like sample sales!
I styled these videos for Marks Clothing over the summer, as the rest of the crew from Canada was shooting their lookbook. Both the NY and Canadian crews had a blast together, shooting around Williamsburg, Long Island City, and SoHo—that is until my car got towed (and I was parked legally!).
Luckily, my amazing crew picked me up with the passenger van to move to the next location and we had such fun time working together that I totally forgot about what happened. Even our male model decided to insert funny lines that had us belly laughing, as he knew we weren’t filming sound.
You also would never know that these were some of the hottest days of summer, as the models kept smiling, despite wearing 10 layers and wool!
How adorable are these stop motion “how to” videos below?
I know what you’re thinking. C’mon Liz, really? You’re endorsing Crocs?
Yes really. Just when you were getting sick of my New York Fashion Week posts (it’s over, don’t worry!), I have one more spring collection to report on. I’ve been waiting since I shot this look book months ago to tell you all about it and I can’t wait any longer. I’m so excited to find that WWD and Racked both reported on this week that Crocs is officially coming out with their new upscale collection of women’s shoes called “Alter Ego” by Crocs, which is totally not what you’d expect from the brand.
No joke. The collection includes comfortable rubberized pumps, flats and even sandals that rival this past summer’s Birkenstock resurgence. I wouldn’t be endorsing it unless I actually loved them and I have to say, the pumps were actually not only incredibly comfy when I wore them (even a size too small!) for a crew photo shot and then running all over the photo studio, but they actually made my set styling uniform of jeans and a tee look a bit more polished.
These aren’t Mario Batali’s or your mom’s gardening Crocs. I can even see these being the perfect shoe for me to run from meetings to events in the city without giving me about six new blisters (hello, NYFW!).
Whether you’re a lover or hater of Crocs, you should check out “Alter Ego” and maybe you’ll be pleasantly surprised (in person!) like I was. They’ll be available in March of 2014 in retailers like Zappos and in specialty boutiques.