Strewn Belongings

July 24, 2017

Our favorite chair is sometimes the one we choose not to subject to daily wear and tear; it is the one we like to keep close, the one we like to protect and preserve. It is this chair that we entrust to hold our special items after our most memorable evenings and after our most trying days. With unconditional devotion, this chair never fails to catch our most precious strewn belongings.

Featuring: Menu Synnes Dining Chair / Marni blouse (similar and similar) / Maison Margiela booties / Chloe bag

Summer Style - Resort

June 28, 2017

Vintage pieces possess that certain je ne said quoi. Perhaps it is the story and the life the piece has lived, the places it has traveled, the care it has been given or the sentiment attached. It may also be the way vintage exudes elegance, taste and mystery; how unique we feel when it is draped around us, or the timelessness of its silhouettes. Though these pieces have journeyed throughout history, their allure is everlasting.

At DUO NYC, sisters Wendy and LaRae are dedicated to finding these covetable vintage pieces.  Their handpicked vintage collection is integrated seamlessly with unique finds from modern independent designers. In this story, DUO NYC's selection of vintage and modern designs live in harmony, creating an elegant summer style.

featured items:

. patchwork slip dress
. salio mule
. vintage top and skirt
. miro earrings
. aave ring
. optimo hat

This Afternoon's Accessories

When it Rains...

May 17, 2017

Save (something) for a rainy day. This idiom often used to describe saving money or something of value to provide contingency for when times are tough. Though it is unclear how this expression began, it is indisputable that the "rainy day" is symbolic of financial and emotional gloom. 

It is difficult to disassociate rain with gloom, especially since this affiliation can be traced to the 16th century. But what if saving for a rainy day were instead associated with the luxuries we find hard to enjoy during our over-charged lives: an opportunity to lose ourselves in a book, watching a movie while laying close with our loved ones, lingering over a home cooked meal, or even braving the weather, snuggling under one umbrella with our partners and exploring our neighborhood in the new light and textures the rain brings.

Stutterheim raincoat / Instrmnt watch / J.Crew silk tank / Acne jeans

Objects of Interest

April 19, 2017

A little sparkle goes a long way with Menu's tactile vases and bottle grinders. Adding these shiny touches immediately transforms any interior into a polished lux-feeling space. Functionality, simplicity and timelessness are essential when adding elements to my home; combining these aspects with their unique designs, Menu will easily become one's go-to for home goods.

Tactile Vase, Bottle Grinder, Pouch

Acne Studios, Madison Ave

April 4, 2017

At the corner of Madison Avenue and 74th St, Acne Studios has opened its largest global flagship to date. British designer, Max Lamb, combines sculptural furniture, structural pillars scattered with colored stones, gold accents and even custom-made hand-dyed rugs. Aside from the compelling design, the store's women's and men's ready-to-wear is pristinely displayed creating the ultimate gallery-like shopping experience. 

Acne Studios, 926 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

Where to Stay in Paris: Hotel Panache

March 28, 2017

Back in early March, after having been confirmed on a shoot in Paris, I was left with about a week to book a ticket and accommodations. Having had such a positive experience the last time I used Mr & Mrs Smith to reserve a hotel, I was confidant that I would find a special place to stay.

In the heart of Paris's lively 9th Arrondissement, the stylish Hotel Panache became my friendly home away from home. A cozy lobby area, looking out to Rue Geoffroy-Marie, was an ideal spot for an afternoon coffee break and chats with other hotel guests. David Lanher's adjacent restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; however, the hotel staff will gladly serve your caffeinated beverage of choice throughout the day, which can be enjoyed on the lobby's plush couches.

The hotel's playful design fits perfectly with the surrounding vibrance and energy of the neighborhood. With easy access to cafes, museums, historical monuments, shops and wine bars, one does not need to travel far to experience the joys of being in Paris. And with a sweet box of La Mere de Famille chocolates on arrival (a special Smith Extra, if booked via Mr & Mrs Smith), one might not even need to travel too far from the room itself.

Hotel Panache, 1 Rue Geoffroy-Marie, 75009 Paris

Winter Landscapes

March 14, 2017

Atop Mont Tremblant one can see snow-covered, rolling mountains for miles. It is quiet up here, at this altitude and the buzzing world seems to have paused. Inhaling the crisp air while the eyes gaze at this never-ending landscape is truly meditative. They say the best thing for the mind is to go somewhere daily, where one is unable to differentiate between the past and the present. Amongst this incredible nature, I cannot tell whether I am in a world stifled by technology, or amongst a Victorian era snowfall. Time has stopped, the mind is free and the beauty continues to live.

Series photographed in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

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NYFW: Mansur Gavriel SS17

February 28, 2017

For my final NYFW post, I would like to highlight the Mansur Gavriel SS17 presentation. Mansur Gavriel's SoHo shop was transformed into a vibrant Candy Shop where one can shop select products from their SS17 collection as well as sweet treats imported from Italy. The mix of vibrant colors with classic design make for timeless pieces with a hint of bold. The Candy Shop remains open, so pop on over and enjoy a sweet and colorful experience (and maybe pick up a sleek Posternak Bag!)

Mansur Gavriel, 134 Wooster St, SoHo