MHS Wish List: Celine

MHS Wish List: Celine

Truthfully, it’s probably not healthy to covet a bag the way I covet this Celine Luggage Tote. The combination of the serious style and silhouette with the whimsy of the color is too perfect. And while this bag belongs to the Resort Collection, the color pink (as an accessory) is actually much better suited to the cold weather months, where it beautifully compliments the neutrals of camel, brown, black and navy. Word on the street is that MAX in Boulder will be receiving this bag in Red…

When I die, please bury me with it.

Working With A Fashion Stylist- What Are You Waiting For?

Working With A Fashion Stylist- What Are You Waiting For?

Fashion Stylist Liz FinkelsteinIf I had a dollar for every time someone confessed that they want to work with a Fashion Stylist and ‘have been meaning to call me but…’, I’d be well on my financial way to a Birkin bag.* I have a growing list of almost clients, women who I know want the help but aren’t quite ready to pick up the phone. And I completely understand their hesitation. Working with me is never just about changing the clothes, and while some clients prefer to gently ease into the transition slowly and over time, it is still a commitment to change. And change can be overwhelming at best, paralyzing at worst. But as we approach the new year and make those silent promises to ourselves to try and be better, consider taking the first step with me.

 

*Full disclosure- I’m not sure I’d buy a Birkin even if I could afford it, as there’s a disappointing element of where do I go now once the penultimate level of anything is reached or attained. But they sure are pretty!!

Gift Picks!

Gift Picks!

If you still need gift ideas for your neighbors, coworkers, friends, significant other or yourself, here are my picks for Holiday ’11.

gift picks - fruitcake Your grandmother’s fruitcake, this is not. Perfectly packaged sweets from epicurean dynamo Dean and Deluca are a modern girl’s gift.
gift picks - jewelry Treat yourself to a forever piece of jewelry that goes with everything, to everything.
gift picks - lip gloss
Ideal to stuff a stocking, glossy lips can compliment rosy cheeks.
Gift picks - sparkle top Sparkle at your Holiday party or any time you need a shot of glamour. Pair with dark jeans and a black tuxedo jacket.
Gift picks - Robert Frost For a personal touch, Frost’s beloved poem speaks of the magic of the season.
cards
A new format for your Holiday cards. Every bit as personal, much more convenient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Style

Sweet Style

I love boxes. Both decorative and functional, they work alone (on a dresser in a guest bedroom) and in collaboration (with books and other objects) as part of a modern tablescape. But my personal favorite? To hold candy, and in the case of the lucite box pictured, to display it as well. Add Jelly Bellys or your favorite confection, and place atop a stack of beautiful books as an unexpected and sweet dose of style.

Age Appropriate Revisited

Age Appropriate Revisited

large_logoWorking as a style consultant for the last two years, I am sometimes surprised by challenges to my firmly held opinions. For example, I’ve changed my mind on Diane Von Furstenberg’s clothing by witnessing the amazing things her dresses have done for my clients. Additionally, I’ve seen cardigan sweaters from catalogue behemoth Boden (typically a place I reject on principle) look fabulous in person. However, there are a few key tenets that only get reinforced with experience, and high on that list is age appropriate dressing for women over 60. I get requests from clients and friends with relatives in this particular demographic, but after an experience with a lovely 70-year old, I feel it’s important to re-state my position, as I’m more confident of it than ever.

IMPECCABLE BASICS- The older you get, the more your wardrobe must contain the best basics. A v-neck white t-shirt, a crisp buttondown, dark and tailored denim, a beautiful blazer, and classic shoes all comprise the canvas your outfit builds upon. And while it may appear simple, on someone over 60 it translates to a sophisticated and modern look. My client had many fabulous coats (some belonging to her mother) that needed this modern palette to avoid looking costume-y. At this age, any bold, stylized pieces should be limited to one per outfit and always over your backdrop of basics.

FINISHING TOUCHES- By the time many women hit 60, you’ve amassed quite a collection of jewelry (real and costume), vintage fashion, and accessories; now is definitely the time to wear them! At this age, it’s not only appropriate to wear big baubles, it’s practically expected! Broaches should adorn clothing, sparkly studs should decorate ears, fine silk scarves should drape from the neck or shoulders, and beautiful rings should be out of the safe and in your closet, at the ready, remembering of course, that moderation is key.

OTHER PIECES- Some additional staples to consider when building or rethinking your wardrobe: ballet flats, large pearl studs (real or costume) and simple small gold hoops, black cigarette trousers, a trench, and a great tote.