Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Week in Pictures: 2.19.11 // New York City

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Near Wall Street with Bianca, Saturday


Hello once again! Here’s what I’ve been up to during the last week. The Week in Pictures is a few days late because I was in-flight from New York to Paris for what felt like ages. But, let’s back up a few days. In true New York fashion, the second I arrived on Thursday night, everything felt like it was on fast forward. I am still wondering when New Yorkers find time to sleep! It was so great to catch up with friends, old and new, that very night.


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week in pictures

In transit (PDX > NYC) / A late night with friends, old and new


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week in pictures

week in pictures


On Friday, I wandered aimlessly, waved to our nation’s first president on the way to the subway and finally made my way to Soho. Oh, and I caved for a pair of leather shorts at Topshop that reminded me of modern lederhosen.


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week in pictures

Mischa and Bianca


On Friday night, I was so excited to revisit my favorite bar in the East Village, Ella. The modern 50s era decor is immaculate and the band playing 50s Sinatra-style throwbacks was spot-on. What I love about New York is that you can walk a few blocks and be in a totally different scene. At a 50s rockabilly night at another bar, I sat at the edge of the room while perfectly styled twenty-somethings danced the night away in full skirts, red lips and curls. In contrast, I felt like a cyborg outcast in my head-to toe black, Rick Owens and zippers.


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week in pictures

week in pictures

week in pictures

week in pictures


On Saturday morning, Bianca and I cabbed it over to the Meatpacking District to visit Bumble and Bumble and her friend, Mischa (hairstylist extraordinaire). The salon is so beyond amazing. Modern decor with a clinical element paired with a view to kill. What’s not to love?


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week in pictures

week in pictures


An early afternoon all-you-can-drink champagne brunch turned into total mayhem; we knew it was time to clear out when a champagne flute was shattered. By the time I got back to Bianca’s apartment and repacked for Paris, there was a drunken dance-off taking place in the living room. I love New York.


week in pictures

week in pictures


Late Saturday night, Gala and I boarded a plane bound for Paris. That was an adventure in itself that I will tell you about someday soon. Until then, I’m off to wander the streets of Paris. xoxo!


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What I Wore: 2.17.11 // Late Nights & Bright Lights

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Hello, hello!

It’s been an extraordinarily busy last few days as I first flew to New York and then repacked my bags and boarded another plane bound for Paris. But, let’s back up to New York. The moment after I arrived at Bianca’s place, we made our way out to a very dark and chilly Wall Street to shoot photos.


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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I have soooo much more to share with you! Hold tight though — posting will be less consistent over the next two weeks as Gala and I are busy traveling abroad. Bon Voyage!


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Link Love: 2.17.11

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link love

I scanned this out of a magazine years ago — perhaps it was Elle?


Hello from New York!


• Useful typography tips for Adobe Illustrator.

• This Q&A about starting a design business is one of the best I’ve seen.

• I’m loving the classic, hand-done look of New York restaurant Schiller’s new identity.

• Have you heard about the LCD Sound System debacle? Thousands of tickets for their final show were bought up by scalpers and understandably, the band is pissed off and fighting back.

• I love it when TV stations take their look in a more modern direction like the Independent Film Channel. Whether you like the design or not, it’s black and white with not a drop shadow or reflection in sight!

• The greatest logos in comics.

• Fashionista’s list of 10 things they learned at NY Fashion Week.

• An inside look at friends and enemies and the complexities of female relationships through the lens of Black Swan.


What I Wore: 2.13.11 // Crosses & Curls

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I’m not gonna lie, the last few weeks have been really stressful. Sometimes, no matter how much work you have to do, you just have to step away and recharge. On Sunday, I drove out to the suburbs to a hairdresser I’ve been going to for five years, caught up on life and I showed her my wedding photos (we hadn’t seen each other since I’d left for Vegas back in September).

She was inspired by my hair in the photos and did a similar style. I’ve always stayed away from curly hair — to me, sleek, smooth, super shiny hair was most appealing. But I guess with age, I’m softening up! This is only the second time ever I’ve had curls. Change is good sometimes — I need to learn to embrace it more!


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What can I say? Luxirare can do no wrong.


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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Cross Vest, Luxirare
Dress and Leggings, Forever 21
Oversized Cardigan, Thrifted
Purse, Miu Miu
Headband, Forever 21
Boots, Sam Edelman


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Urban armor, ready for battle.


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Right in the middle of taking these photos, a guy rode between Joey & I and proceeded to drop his massive collection of bottles right in front of us. BOOM! He looked directly at me and smiled and then he rode away without a care in the world.


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The Typofiles: Moschino Heart


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In honor of Valentine’s Day yesterday, I thought I’d share one of my favorite all-time ads from Moschino. Originally posted back in 2009, classics never go out of style. Joey & I had a really low-key night since I’m leaving for New York soon and still packing and wrapping up projects. We had drinks and dinner at our favorite bar down the street and Rocky even gave me a valentine. I hope you enjoyed your Valentine’s Day!


Graphic: Personal Style Infiltrating Professional Work

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Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how our personal style tends to cross over into our professional work. After all, as designers, isn’t the reason we get hired, at least in part, based on our past work, neatly tucked into our portfolios for others’ viewing pleasure?

As a designer, I never try to limit myself. I’ve been asked numerous times by clients why I’m not working in fashion. While editorial design is a huge passion of mine, I never want to limit myself. I’ve worked at agencies specializing in extreme sports, I’ve designed logos for farms and metal bands. I always love a good challenge. The number one thing I’ve always said is that as a designer, it’s your job to bring a client’s vision to life. You’re working for them; it’s not all about you.

I’ve worked on massive campaigns and can honestly say that there’s not a trace of my personal style hiding in them. But there are times when I’m hired specifically because of my personal style. I truly believe that we each have one and that if you don’t think you do, it sometimes just takes a few years to develop. As I was looking through my archives this weekend, I pooled together some of my favorite imagery, both personal and professional that I feel is representative of my personal style.


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Web design for The Skinny, the Forever 21 blog, 2009


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Identity for Aroha Silhouettes, 2010


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Screen shot and shirt design, 2005


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Ski / Snowboard goggles featuring my collage-based art, Smith Optics, 2009


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Portfolio cover concept, 2009


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Backs of my business cards and wearing the Kors Firebird wedges that started it all


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Screen shot of an outfit and written inspiration, 2010


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Handwriting that was scanned and used on my 2011 identity


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A square business card design for Kristin Cofer. Photo by Kristin.


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Customized script for a t-shirt design, 2009


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Identity for Semiospectacle, NY, 2010


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Early explorations of my media kit design, 2009


Designers, how would you define your personal style? Do you find it to be beneficial when looking for work? Or is your style so defined that it has limited your new work prospects?

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