——-SPRING CRUSHES——–

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The air is warm. The cherry blossoms are blooming. The sun is shining. – sighhhhhhhhh- How we LOVE spring!!! Spring wouldn’t be its bubbly bright self without the promises that new seasons bring and the possibilities that sunny afternoons present us with. Spring is the season to try new things and get out and about. So check out our list of spring crushes below that are sure to slap a smile on your face and put a skip in your step.

CRUSH #1 – THE D’ORSAY Suede Flat by Jenni Kayne

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From the city girl to the Hampton brunch set – this fantastic electric flat is anything but over the top. A wardrobe staple, Kaynes’  eternal classic for the chic, these D’Orsay flats are a wardrobe must. From the delicious cobalt suede to the elegant pointed toe -we are crushing hard!

Jenni Kayne Cobalt D’Orsay Suede Flat, 450.00, available at Les Nouvelles.

Crush #2 – THE TRENT EARRINGS by Piper Strand

musthave2As we continue to covet Piper Strand’s eponymous collection of  gorgeous jewlery fit for a queen – we couldn’t help but be taken aback by the beauty of these gunmetal-plated 3″ drop bauble earrings. The balance between both light and dark stones make these elegant statement earrings wearable both day and night. Strand’s vibrant collection  is slowly becoming our biggest costume jewelry crush!

 THE TRENT EARRINGS by Piper Strand, $75, www.charmandchain.com

Crush #3 – SUPERGOOP SPF 50

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This antioxidant-infused sunscreen mist with vitamin C has quickly become our go-to brand for sun protection. As the UV rays intensify we are stepping up our sun protection game as well. Healthy skin is happy skin! How could your skin be any happier than soaked in rich vitamin C and protected from the suns harsh rays? Radiate a healthy- anti free radical – glow this spring/summer with our skin crush SuperGoop!

( we also love their under eye SPF too!)

 SUPERGOOP, $13, available at www.sephora.com

Crush #4 – Mixed GIEJO Print BOY BRIEF by Ron Herman

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While we have many crushes on many boys – this is a boy crush we can all jump behind! “Borrowed from the boys” this retro-inspired patchwork boy short features artistic  print mixing. We love the fuller coverage provided in this style. With a balance of sportiness and classic lines this look is futuristic meets vintage. Any “boy”short this cute deserves to be at the top of your spring crush list :)!

The GIEJO Boy Brief, $110, available at www.ronherman.com

Crush #5 –   Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray by Serge Normant

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Sexy bed head? YES PLEASE!! Easy styling? HELL YES!! Affordable product? &*%$*!!!! It goes without saying that Blake Lively and the Olsen twins (respectively) have a lockdown on sexy bedhead. So we are turning our hair crushes into our hair guru’s and promising ourselves a full season of luxurious beach tresses.  The trick to such a mane? Simple-dry shampoo all over the hair, then put a few drops of oil in your hands raking it through the bottom two inches off your hair. On top of the added amazingness of mucho volume, your also getting added shine, silkiness, and pieceiness.

Serge Normant Meta Sheer Dry Oil Finishing Spray, 24.00, available at Nordstrom.

Crush #6 Tumi Continental Carry-On by Jonathan Adler

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Our main crush this spring is – well – ourselves! We are dedicated to optimizing on our wanderlust spirits. Taking mini-adventures with friends and alone. When we came across this swoon worth carry-on, we immediately decided that lusting for this super cute carrier would not be enough. We love Jonathan Adler! Therefore, we need this luggage piece! After all every jet-setter needs a fab way to keep chic and carry-on. No matter how heavy your load,  it’s the perfect companion for a weeks stay in paradise. Banish that bulky black suitcase and take off in nouveau art style.

Tumi Continental Carry-On by Jonathan Adler, $545.00, www.tumi.com

 Whatever has you crushing this Spring –  follow the beat of your own drum!

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG ———SORT OF

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Despite the ongoing sinister temperatures and freak snow squalls that mother nature keeps throwing at us, New Yorker’s are proving two things; 1) that we are resilient and 2) we can survive a polar vortex. However, enough is enough! As we are on the cusp of April, collectively this city (mother nature not included) has decided that Spring has, in fact, Sprung. We are ready for warm colors, outdoor activities, shorter hemlines, and to get back to enjoying the city we love so much. Check out our spring must haves and to-do list below. The seasons are changing with our wardrobes and we are embracing every second of it!

CENTRAL PARK : A TIME FOR FLOWERS AND FRIENDS

sheapsmedow If your anything like us, the first semi-warm chance you get to ditch the indoors for the outdoors- you do. And what better place to congregate with your friend, then in Sheep’s Meadow. The lawn that ultimately turns into an endless day of  picnics, chatter, frisbee and spring bliss is the perfect way to welcome spring back New York.  The best part about Central Park is that you never know were your afternoon will take you; exploring the rambles, drinks at the boat house , watching the tiny sailboats! All in all we cannot wait for the carefree weekends that spring promises!

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon

EXPLORING THE NEIGHBORHOODS: FROM BRUNCH TO SHOPPING

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Less bulk means more freedom! As we toss our down filled coats aside and throw on our new patterned pumps, New Yorkers take to the streets of Manhattan with a hungry appetite for social fun. Each spring relatively territorial neghbourhood loyalists venture around manhattan and to the outside burrows to take in the new restaurants and shops in hopes of finding there new “gem” of the season. Wether exploring the open window eating concepts in meatpacking to find your new favorite brunch spot like Beaumarchais or grabbing an afternoon coffee in soho at Gasoline Alley- the city is your playground.

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” John Lennon

BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS

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With warm weather comes bright color and bold patterns. We see unconventional pairings that are more risky then our fall/winter uniforms. Ultimately, we see people re-examining what it means to be express themselves through clothing. I think its quit special that first warm days of the year when you look up and down Lexington Avenue and see pastels and pokadots dressed with the smiles of those wearing them. Fashion is art and this spring we are thinking light and bright.

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” John Lennon

ART AND THE OUTDOORS: MUSEUMS AND CULTURE

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The start of spring is a direct translation to the start of outdoor party’s and art happenings around the city. We covet our nights sipping martinis on the MET rooftop. What better way to take in central park and its surrounding skyline then amongst art sculptures hundreds of feet in the air? This season The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden  is welcoming Dan Graham’s installation. One of Graham’s unique steel and glass pavilions will be featured. We cant wait for sensory overload in this visually complex environment!

“Art is not a thing- it is a way.”  Elbert Hubbard

HOLIDAYS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THIS SPING

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While the sheer joy of warm weather is reason enough to celebrate. We cant help but be a little excited for all of the fun holidays that fall in this quarter of the year. There is April Fools Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Earth day , Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Memorial Day and Flag day — just to name a few! However you spend your spring I hope you enjoy the beautiful season and all the new beginnings it brings…….Oh and don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers :)!!

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FASHION WEEK RECAP – OUR FAV OMFG!!- MOMENTS

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MILAN – ON FIRE: ROBERTO CAVALI

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At a glance, you may think you were watching the third installment of The Hunger Games. However, don’t expect these models to head for the quarter quell any time soon! Roberto Cavalli brought an entirely new meaning to the word fiery at Milan’s F/W Fashion Week 2014.  Extravagance was paramount on the runway and we can expect it to be paramount when it comes to our fall wardrobes this September.  Its evident in these beautiful new styles that Cavali was inspired by multiple eras and themes.  Cavali combines a 1920’s flapper with equestrian rider to give you a rock and roll vibe of bygone eras.

New York – finding the sparkle in its roots : Prabal Gurung

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Prabal Gurung’s fall collection was one of his best to date. Gurung has said “that this collection was heavily inspired by his home country, Nepal.” His home grown roots branched through his new collection, well noted in his color and fabrication choices. Gurung made his super chic line “city friendly” by adding complex layering patterns which created an edgy refinement that was carefully laced throughout. Additionally, he happily welcomed the use of Swarovski crystals into his line this season.

“Over the years we’ve really thought about the unique ways we can incorporate Swarovski crystals into the collection, and the different effects we can achieve. Whereas the crystals started out as aesthetic embellishments, we now look to use the crystals in the original construction of each piece, they succeed in bringing our more classic silhouettes into a contemporary sphere.”

Paris Fashion Week – Shopping goes Couture

German designer Lagerfeld and model Delevingne appear at the end of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais transformed into a "Chanel Shopping Center" during Paris Fashion Week

Well, you may have thought your local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods was cool… but imagine walking in, expecting to grab some groceries, and being surrounded by endless Chanel-branded products. Amongst your grocery list, you will find things like: Chanel laundry detergent, Chanel pop, Chanel canned soup.  Now, even better, imagine you’re surrounded by models dressed in the fashion house’s latest designs while you browse; all of this going on right in the middle of Paris Fashion Week!

Aptly titled the “Chanel Shopping Center,” the show transformed the Grand Palais into a mecca of groceries all in the iconic C logo we all know and lust for. Show goers were given  the opportunity to peruse the isles along side Uncle Karl, Rhianna, Cara and even Kendel Jenner. Karl – yet again has blown the minds of everyone in the fashion industry by changing the “rules” of the game and the contraction of what fashion week has always been.

London  Fashion Week – China Red

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One thing London fashion week reminded us of – is that China is still the most lucrative shopping market globally. London fashion week saw most designers tailoring there looks and color schemes (and yes even there models) to a China-focused “brand”. Red held center stage for the entire week auspiciously without a second thought. From Zang Toi to Kate Spade we saw the glamour influence of chinese art and culture shine through the designs.

With our culture palettes saturated with new ideas on future fashion trends, and our minds full of beautiful silhouettes and vibrant colors, we say goodbey to another fashion season. Don’t get us wrong, we love pounding the pavement of the worlds fashion capitals just as much as the next Louboutin-wearing-girl but we are excited to sit back and enjoy our spring and summer fashion finds and leave fall in the distant future.

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