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My [Fashion] Oscar Predictions


Oscar De La Renta and an Oscar // runway image via style.com (composed image via DearAndi.com)


It’s one of everyone’s favorite times of year: Oscars time!

While most people are making their predictions as to what actor or film is going to win on March 2nd, I’m always rooting for the red carpet.

It’s one of the best moments in fashion during the year not only because showrooms will finally have pieces to loan me once again for shoots, but because it’s where we see the looks that wowed on the runways come to real life.

Based on what I saw on the catwalk, these are my predictions as to what the celebs will be walking in on Sunday and what I would style them in. Which are your favorites?













While I won’t be styling for the Academy Awards this season (sigh), I will be styling fabulous lucky ladies in NYC this evening for a pre-Oscar party with Damsels In Design at Chelsea’s VINTEDGE NYC.

Check out the invite below and click on it to sign up (there’s only a few spaces left so get on it!).

See you and your stylish self there.

Damsels In Design and Vintedge

The Most Coveted Vintage Tee


The past couple of weeks have been dangerous being a stylist! I’ve been working on photoshoots where the collections have been totally my style and I’ve been shopping for the closest thing to my own style lately.

I had a client this week that asked for great vintage tees for their look book shoot, so I scoured one of my favorite resources in NYC, Buffalo Exchange. I scored some great ones, including this one that I found in the men’s section and ended up buying for myself. Even the male photographer on my shoot yesterday asked if he could buy this one from me and I told him that this was one I couldn’t part with just yet.

It was only fitting that I found this “NeMTV York” tee came in to my life during the same time as this past week’s MTV VMA’s in Brooklyn made us all nostalgic for the days of old school MTV when…dare I say…there were actually music videos (sorry Miley and YouTube).




top: vintage (found at Buffalo Exchange) | shorts and jacket: Lucky Brand | bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | sunglasses: Ray-Ban | sneakers: Converse | jewelry: c/o E.Kammeyer (now on OpenSky!)

STYLIST TIP: Vintage tees look best and more sophisticated when they’re worn a bit more fitted and polished. Pair with a jacket, statement jewelry and a great handbag for best results. If you found the perfect tee, don’t be afraid to take your hopefully frugal find to the next level by cutting off the sleeves and making it more fitted by tying a knot in the back. If it looks too new, take some coarse sandpaper to the t-shirt for that perfect worn in look. Don’t forget to look out for stains before purchasing and give your “new” shirt a good washing before wearing!

Boho In Brooklyn







jacket: Zara / top and shoes: from T.J.Maxx / jeans: Madewell (similar online) / earrings: c/o Beth Lauren / bag: vintage / bracelets: Bauble Bar, Hathamade, etc…

You know when you wear something in your wardrobe that feels very “you?” I found it with this kimono-style jacket from Zara recently. As much as I tend to dress a bit edgier in the colder months with lots of black and leather, I feel quite bohemian in the summer and tend to dress with loose fabrics and dresses.

I’m loving anything with a bit of Asian-influence lately—especially after seeing it all over the runways for this fall! It could also be because I’m shooting an Asian style editorial this week that I did some fittings at the local Brooklyn shop, Kimera, at and am falling in love with the fabrics and silhouettes.

Stay tuned for those images!

Happy Mother’s Day!


“Andi” circa 1960′s and me a bit more recently.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you moms out there. Hope you inspire your children as much as my mother, the namesake of this blog, has inspired me. Enjoy today—you deserve it.

The Fashion Behind #IFBCON

Cambridge Satchel Co winner

 jacket: c/o Darling Clothing / top: Zara / pants: Elizabeth and James / shoes: Christian Louboutin / bag: Cambridge Satchel Co. (won at the IFBCON! similar online) / bracelets: c/o Beth Lauren Jewelry bracelet; c/o E.Kammeyer; c/o twistband / necklace and cuff: etc… modern vintage

Christian Louboutin shoes

Christian Louboutin shoes on Emily Kammeyer  and on Liz Teich of Dear Andi

Vanessa Mooney Haute Hippie

top: Haute Hippie / necklace: c/o Vanessa Mooney

zara jackets on robyn m ward, justmamor, dear andi and e.kammeyer

jackets on @robynmward @justmamor @dear_andi and @elkammeyer : Zara

free people pants

my pants (on bottom): Free People

You may be confused why I’m not posting my usual #FlashbackFriday vintage-inspired post of a style icon or old photograph, but I couldn’t wait to share with you what I’ve been up to.

Bloggers and experts in fashion and social media gathered this week in NYC to network and learn from each other at the International Fashion Blogger (IFB) Conference. Boy, did I manage to do both of those things.

Aside from running into other blogger friends like Really Risa, The Style Darling, Meredith and The New Yorkie, House of Jeffers, and Scout Sixteen, making new friends like Style and Pepper, VLuxeImage, ModeMarteau, and HeelsandCrumpets, advising from top bloggers like The Man Repeller and Susie Bubble, my favorite part of it all was listening to inspiring CEO’s of some of my favorite companies like Warby Parker and Lulu Frost speak.

I’m not normally all that starstruck among celebs or popular tastmakers—especially being I have to style them on occasion—but I was practically shaking after I got the most amazing one-on-one advice from my jewelry designer idol, Lisa Salzer, founder of Lulu Frost.

She and I have a ridiculous amount in common: we’re both the same age, grew up on Long Island, had family that worked with antiques and started our jewelry businesses developed from vintage pieces in the same year. Of course, only one of us is collaborating with J.Crew at the moment, but I love how she figured it all out on her own with trial and error.

Just like how I started this blog after I found diaries of my mother’s that were labeled “DEAR ANDI,” Lisa was driven to start Lulu Frost in homage to her grandmother after seeing her grandmother’s favorite bird outside her window. Sometimes all we need is a sign to make it happen.


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