So finally, Maury and I made it to the brunch just in time to see John Varvatos making his way through the crowd. I approached him and told him how much I love the sequined skinnies he designed for Converse, which of course, I was smartly wearing. John said "Wow, you look hot! I've only seen one other person wear those, my wife, and she looks hot in them too!" Maury took our pic.
Paulie from ZO2 Band was there too! He came and introduced himself to us. "We have the same hair!" he joked. LOL. He gave Maury and I some great tips on keeping curly hair healthy. "Never towel-dry" he said. Paulie and his band currently have a TV show on IFC. We have yet to watch it but hear its hilarious. Go to www.ifc.com/zrock
We took a few pics of the redesigned store. Wicked!
Some pics of Maury and me.
Maury couldn't decide on a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa, notice how the cocktails match her gorgeous multi-colored Hermes Scarf!
Cool-lookin revelers below..
But not before checking out Filene's Basement where I got these cool patent Nike's. I hit the jack-pot with these, and just in time, my feet were hurtin!
One more pic of Maury and Me!
Gisela wears Old Navy jacket, Alexander Wang tee, John Varvatos
for Converse sequin pants, Nine West suede booties, minutes ago purchased Ray Ban Wayfarers and Chanel Bag (which was open, yikes!)
Maury wears her Jill Stuart leather jacket, vintage studded tee,
Guess snakeskin pants, Guess fringed boots and Jill
Stuart across-the-body bag.
So we were on our way out of the LF store when we saw this stunning beauty walk right past us. We gagged and I went back to ask if we could take her pic. She was sweet and agreed. I didn't get her name or any info on her but we hope one day to find out who she is. Isn't she stunning?!
Right after LF we hit Sunglass Hut because I've been long overdue for a pair of those Ray Ban Wayfarers. I was going to buy the black ones but Maury convinced me to get the Granite colored reflective pair, which I ended up loving.The sales guy, who was super sweet, gave me an extra case for my old Ray Ban aviators too :-) Maury is considering getting the Polarized Ray Ban Aviators or the John Varvatos pair, she can't decide. What do you guys think?
We couldn't help but stop at F21 where my hubby/sugar daddy (lol) met us for a quick sec. He works around the corner at Rockstar Games where he is the Senior Animation Specialist, or SAS, as I like to call him. Maury took this pic of us.
I bough this denim skirt. Maury says this looks reminds her of something Vogue Paris Fashion Director Emmanuelle Alt wore once.
Here we are running fashionably late to the John Varvatos Brunch..
Maury and I met again for our usual Saturday brunch n' shop escapades. On our way to the John Varvatos Brunch party, celebrating his redesigned Soho shop, we made a few pit stops. We checked out DSW in Union Square and had no idea they were carrying a couple of designer shoes from SP09. In the bottom two shots Maury shows off two pairs of Givenchy strappy sandals. The lace ones are on net-a-porter for $840 but at DSW they are priced at $599. DSW also is currently carrying a selection from Giuseppe Zanotti as well. Next we headed down to Soho and stopped at LF Store, which is having a wicked sale (later on we'll post what we purchased).At top, I'm sporting Jeffrey Campbell's Balmain and YSL kock off, which were designed immaculately and are priced at approx. $160 at LF Store. Please excuse the blurry pics, some store did not allow us to take pics so we were secretly taking shots with our iphones.
This story epitomizes hardcore fashion at its best! Fashion Stylist Lucinda Chambers cleverly puts together an onslaught of visually impressive glamorous rock n' roll gear and Daria fiercly portrays Mario Testino's Iron Maiden. Stunning! We want every single piece in this editorial! (pictures scanned by Yellowtpink at thefashionspot.com)
Two weekends ago my niece's fab mom, Stephanie Baez, who works for Rachel Roy, invited me to the Friends & Family Sample sale. As soon as we went throught the doors, I made a beeline for the Manolo Blahniks for Rachel Roy SP 09 shoes that were neatly displayed on the table. After I quickly picked up the embroidered strappy stilettos (and the sister gladiator sandals) I hurriedly went to the $25 rack, which Maury was already browsing and found this slick grecian, one-shouldered dress which retails for $995! The Manolos were $175. Maury will soon post her finds which includes an amazing silk jersey strapless gown and the same pair of Manolos but in stark white..Talk about steals!!
Pictures from Neimanmarcus.com and fashionlogger.blogspot.com
Today Maury and I were talking about Nicholas Kirkwood shoes. She found some great knock offs on GoJane.com and thought about purchasing two pairs. I was almost going to join her when I thought to myself, jesus! I've bought 14 pairs of shoes in the last 2 months and not to mention the 60 other pairs I own that I have yet to wear more than once. So is that going to stop me from getting more shoes? Probably not. Below, check out my new purchase. I got these stripper shoes at the Housing Works on 18th st. for $15. I like to say they are Nicholas Kirkwood meets Azzedine Alaia at Score's. lol
Gisela wears Zara bf sweater, Alexander Wang pocket Tee and F21 latex mini skirt
While apartment hunting on the Upper West Side we stopped at Loehmanns, Filenes Basement and Barneys Co-op to check out the merch. We kept track of time by using Gisela's new Croton watch she purchased in Toronto's Winner's Dept. store, on sale. She paired her new watch with a Ralph Lauren chain bracelet from Loehmanns, her Bling Bling large rings that she bought from a street vendor in Washington Heights, a marquisite ring she purchased at La Guardia's airport sterling tjewelry store and her deco diamond wedding ring. As you can see, in the background is her famous Goyard bag that she uses to stuff her baby Jacob's diapers and milk bottles. How chic is that?
Although Maury and I were separated this weekend, by forces beyond our control, lol. We still managed to take pics of our outfits and emailed them to each other. This is a ritual we've practiced way before we thought about blogging.
Maury wears her newly purchased Rachel Roy SP09 parachute parka (from a sample sale for $25) along with her Guess "Rami" fringed boots, which we both own since they are so fab! Her Armani Exchange Skinny Jeans, Jill Stuart Fringe Bag, Vintage Swirl Belt, Target printed blouse and vintage gold bangle.
Gisela wears an Anne Klein by Isabel Toledo FW07 sweater jacket which retailed at $1,250 but purchased it at Loehmanns on sale for $50!! Alana Zimmer sports the sister sweater on the runway.
Gisela wears a Topshop mongolian lamb fur coat, Zara jersey tee, F21 latex stirrups and her favorite shoes of the moment, the Alexander Wang knock-offs from F21.
Maury wears a striking BF, double-breasted studded blazer, which she found on a sale rack at F21, AA tie-dye leggings, AA Sexuali-tank and Stella McCartney platform boots.
This past week I flew out to Toronto to style the iconic Iman for the finale tapings of Project Runway Canada Season 2 (I've been her stylist for both seasons.) I lived in Toronto for 5 years before moving back to NYC this past November to have my first baby. While I was there I caught up with a couple of my great friends as well! Check out the pics below..
Iman wears sequin jacket and leggings at Zara, Alice + Olivia top, Giuseppe Zanotti gladiators
Gisela wears BF blazer at Zara, Alexander Wang Tee, J Brand jeans, Marni boots and Kenneth Jay Lane accessories, belt custom-made by my dear friend, jewelry designer Rita Tesolin
Here with my my dearest friend and fellow fashion stylist Ms. Yen. Checkout her wicked PHI FW08 jacket which she caught on sale in the NYC flagship store this past winter! It rocks!
Ms. Janet Jackson, Iman's Hairstylist...nuff said! (peep Iman behind us getting touched up by make-up artis Beau Nelson :-)
Iman's GLAM SQUAD: Bea Nelson - Makeup Artist, clad in J. Lindeberg, Janet Jackson - Hair Stylist, in vintage garb and Me - Fashion Stylist, rocking my awesome Alexander Wang knock-offs from F21 along with a Marc Jacobs BF blazer and Lee Angel by Roxanne Assoulin necklace.