and hes back!

Long awaited first look at Tom Ford's Spring 2011 Women's Collection.The photo was shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue. Can't wait to see more pictures!



I've always been a stud kind of girl. Burberry has a new Winter Storms capsule collection this year. 
This studded classic trench makes my heart swoon.


boy meets girl

Sometimes I like shopping in the mens or little boys section. I've been looking for a easy shirt for work day and weekend. I found the perfect one in the mens section at J.Crew.

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J.Crew shirt, Club Monaco skirt, YSL shoes

I've been looking for these YSL shoes for awhile. Luckily, for me this past Spring I found them at the YSL outlet for an extra 50% off. I totally scored! 


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My outfit at the Ports 1961 show. Going for the nerdy editor look.
Blouse by J.Crew, blazer by Club Monaco, cargo pants by J.Crew, shoes by YSL, bag by Balenciaga.

Outside the tents was a runway of its own. Everyone came dressed to the nines. So many more street fashion photographers this year.

Will from Will and Grace.

Don't forget the men!

Photographer in action.


"Riding in a taxi one afternoon between very tall buildings under a mauve and rosy sky, I began to bawl because I had everything I wanted and knew I would never be so happy again."

F. Scott Fitzgerald


fall back

It's been awhile since I've done an outfit post.

Fall is officially here in NYC. In a blink of an eye, the summer is gone. The cold weather and grey skies have brought on a slight seasonal depression. The only thing I do love, is layering! I'm still loving my grey sweatshirt from last season.

Gingham shirt from J.Crew, sweatshirt from American Apparel, skirt from Amanda Uprichard, tights from Club Monaco, necklace from Forever 21, shoes from YSL.

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Been obsessed with this perwinkly blue color from Essie called Lapis of Luxury. They have the cutest names. It would be such a fun job to think of nail polish color names all day long.

 The return of the pointy toe shoes this season. 


on my to do list

Photo from Jak & Jil Blog.

Obsessed the black french manicure!


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Inside the doors of NYFW, there is even more frenzy.

There was a pit of people, hard at work.

You could sign up for a quick free manicure. Too bad it was booked. I would've loved to try Essie's new colors!

I did however, fill up on some Starbucks and coffee shaped Silly Bandz!

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NYFW - Ports 1961

This year, I was lucky to get to see the Ports 1961 show. Lincoln Center definitely has a different vibe then the tents at Bryant Park. The open atrium feels like a big runway itself. Everyone is dressed to the nines.

The Port 1961 show got off to a late start as most fashion shows do. The collection was pretty. There were a lot of pieces I wouldn't mind adding to my own closet.

All the photogs waiting for the show to start.

Waiting for the show to begin!

Freja is waiting for the show to start too!

Months and months of planning and designing, for a show that probably last no more than 20 minutes.

The theme of the show was based on the sandy landscapes of the North African deesert. The color palette was neutrals with purple and green and sapphire blue. There were alot of pretty drapey looks.

Freja closing the show!


contest time

There is an amazing contest going on at Merci. I've only won two contests in my life. So I'm crossing my fingers I win this one!! :)


eataly, new york

I went to check on Mario Batali's new Italian food hall, Eataly. It was a sensory overload. Everywhere I turned there was something delicious to entice my sense of smell, taste and sight. It was like a slice of Italy right in the middle of New York City.

I should have waited until the hype died down before I went to check it out. Going on the second day was a mistake. I had to fight my way through. I don't even think I got to see half the foodie mecca.

What I did get to see, didn't disappoint. The size of the space alone is overwhelming. It occupies the old Toy Factory building.

Inside there is a:
  • book store
  • wine store
  • housewares
  • cooking school by Lidia Bastianich
  • beer garden on the roof
  • wood-fired pizza ovens imported from Italy
  • gelato
  • coffee bar
  • bakery
  • produce
  • cheese
  • butcher
  • fish monger
  • dry goods: canned tomatoes, tomato sauces, olive oils, vinegars, jams, honey
  • restaurants

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Left: Mario Batali with his signature orange Crocs. Right: Map

Love this quote.

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Left: So any different types of jam. Right: Italian sodas and sparkling water.

Is this  an Italian version of mountain dew?

So happy they carry my favorite chocolates!

My hubby is excited to try an expresso next time!

Delicious carbs!

Bakers hard at work. 

There were rows and rows of different shapes and types of pasta.

I cant wait to go back again and really taste what Italy has to offer!