Sydney Interviews Carole Radziwill

In Interview/Personal Appearance on January 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

carole-radziwillJournalist, author, and Real Housewives of New York City star, Carole Radziwill started her fairytale right in the newsroom. From her career path to her personal style and beyond, this New York City fashionista tells Style Solutions her story.

S: Unlike the other RHONY, you had a well established career coming into it. Was this good or bad for you with the other women?

C: Yes, I had already established myself in my journalism and writing career, but I never saw it as my accomplishments are better than yours. I celebrate women and the choices they make for their lives, even if they differ from mine.

S: You used to write the “Lunch Dates” column for Glamour. Where did you get this idea? Also, if you were writing this column now, who’d be your dream lunch date?

C: A friend of mine in London wrote a column for Tatler magazine called Blonde Date, which was the same idea, different title (she’s a hot blonde!). My dream lunch date is my perennial, President Clinton. I had dinner with him once and he was the most engaging man I’d ever met.

S: I heard your most recent book is being turned into a TV show. Details!

CWidows Guide to Sex & Dating caught the attention of several Hollywood producers. The novel really lends itself to make a great series–sort of Sex and the City meets Six Feet Under.

S: Everyone tries to act cool, but you just exude coolness. Where did this attitude originate?

C: That’s funny, I don’t know! I think I exude realness. Perhaps realness is the new coolness. There is nothing less cool than pretending to be someone you are not.

S: What does “Style” mean to you?

C: Style is a feeling, a mood, it’s a state of mind. If you can describe it, you don’t have it. It’s feeling fantastic in whatever I’m wearing.

S: What brands/designers are you loving right now?

C: I love Balmain anything, Helmut Lang leggings, and my vintage levi’s and Paige jeans–always. I’m also into Costume National jackets this season. Amazing.

S: What’s a Style Solutions tip you can give to my readers?

C: Don’t wear the same designer head to toe. Mix it up. Wear long skirts in the day with flats, wear sequined tops with jeans. And always buy the best shoes that you can afford.

S: On your site, your story begins with, “It’s a classic Cinderella story, except that my ballroom was a newsroom.” What’s your story like now?

C: Good question. I guess ultimately, Cinderella is a metaphor for hard work and goodness prevailing over bad. I believe as a life lesson it’s important to work hard, be a good person, and more than anything else, believe in yourself. Don’t focus on what someone else has and great things will happen for you. In that way, I still live my life as Cinderella…except with much better clothes!

Winter Cravings

In Accessories, Beauty, Clothing on January 24, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Halston Heritage

Halston Heritage





Could it be any colder outside? Although it’s almost unimaginable, it honestly could be. But that doesn’t mean that wearing a pair of fuzzy sweatpants and sipping on hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows while indulging in Fifty Shades of Grey or Sex and the City re-runs in bed doesn’t sound like the perfect option. However, there’s still work, school, traveling, parties, and other life responsibilities that we all have to attend to. Therefore, we still have to get dressed and keep it chic despite these cold temperatures, so get inspired by some cute pieces (accessories, shoes, clothing, beauty products–whatever it may be) that will make you want to get dressed up this chilly season.

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Chobani Soho

In Food on January 23, 2013 at 12:45 AM








In the island of Manhattan, New Yorkers find great delight in options that fulfill their sweet tooth without splurging on hundreds of calories. Most find this pleasure in fro-yo and all of the stores that serve–Pinkberry, 16 Handles, Tasty Delight, Red Mango…the list certainly goes on. Although we’re obsessed, there’s nothing like a fresh, innovative, and even more delicious change–it’s Greek yogurt at Chobani (150 Prince Street).

Not only can you get your spoons in some of the most delicious packaged flavors the company has to offer, but you can also customize your order DIY-style and even keep the glass bowl that it comes in. Here was my order: yogurt topped with figs, pineapple, carmel, chocolate shavings, and almonds. Delish!

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