October 24, 2014

Halloween DIY Decorating

Halloween is just around the corner - meaning there are only a few days left to scramble for a last-minute costume and make sure your party plans are in order. If you love getting dressed up, this is the best holiday to show off your creative styling skills and pull off something fabulous. However if you're more interested in making your place look fabulous, take a look at some of the easy DIY decorating ideas I've used in the past. They're quick, cheap and easy, so you'll have more time for getting ready - and maybe even a quick cocktail before guests show up ;)

 Matte black candle holders and vases create an ambiance reminiscent of an Edgar Allen Poe scene.

White roses give the party a haunted, gothic look.

The glass candlesticks and vase are from the dollar store.  The wine bottles should be rinsed and you can choose to peel the labels off.  Be sure to lay down a tarp and wear rubber gloves to spray-paint; it's a messy job.  I chose a flat black indoor/outdoor spray-paint that you can pick up at your local hardware store.  Let dry completely before using candles.  Once dry, add some white or striped candles and let the wax drip down to add to the eery look.

February 21, 2012

Dreaming of NYFW

If I were living my dream and attending all the fabulous NYFW shows and parties this week, here is what would top my list:

Front Row Sight-Seeing

Michael Kors

W Magazine Party
Joanna Hillman at the DVF afterparty
Courtin-Clarins girls at the Jason Wu afterparty

Food & Drink
Le Caprice, UES

Purple Magazine party at Top of the Standard

NYFW Friday

Instead of the usual Fashion Friday list of amazing outfits from some of the best style bloggers out there, this week I'm honoring the bi-annual New York Fashion Week with a post covering some of the best of the fashion set.  As much as I envy those that got to attend, I appreciate the endless media coverage that allows me to participate from the sidelines.  Here is a round-up of the colorful and chic outfits that strutted down the sidewalks of New York last week.

Courtin-Clarins girls
Coco Rocha front row at DKNY
Olivia Palermo
Louise Roe and Rose Bryne

Aerin Lauder front row at Tory Burch

Joanna Hillman, Sr. Fashion Market Editor at Harper's Bazaar

April Hennig, Buyer at Saks Fifth Ave