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Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs: The Exhibit

In Accessories, Designer on August 6, 2012 at 2:50 AM

One of the most interesting and fun things that I did while in Paris was going to see the Louis Vuitton-Marc Jacobs exhibit at Les Arts Décoratifs Museum. The exhibit showcases 150 years of Louis Vuitton history, where Jacobs has been creative director since 1997. I was totally captivated by the transformation of the brand, and I’m happy to now know the story of the brand, rather than just admiring LV for aesthetic and appeal.

There are 2 floors. One displays the beginning of the LV empire (the company started by only producing trunks for upper-class jet-setting women). The other floor is where I melted–the Jacobs era, bringing in a modernity that the brand never had before, featuring all of the limited edition handbags through his years, pieces from his first ready-to-wear line, and collaborations with fellow designers such as Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.

Below are some of my favorite limited edition handbags through the years.

The exhibit runs through September 16th, so there’s still time to catch it while you can! But if not, there’s a wonderful coffee table book about the exhibit which is available for purchase–it will bring just as much satisfaction.

with style,


Sydney Goes To Karl by Karl Lagerfeld’s Pop-Up Shop

In Designer on April 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Calling all Karl Lagerfeld fans and fashionistas! A rather new haute-spot has taken over the West Village’s Bleecker street, and it’s time for you to swing by. Karl Lagerfeld launched his pop-up shop featuring his new line, KARL, selling everything from iPhone cases and Karl dolls to makeup, detachable collars and a mix of edgy and glamorous clothes (plus more), all running from $69 to $600. The store screams Lagerfeld with the metallic details and simplistic white and black color palette implemented throughout the store. New merchandise can be found every few weeks, and I especially like the KARL t-shirts as they are great summer staples.

So make sure to take a trip to Karl’s jungle of galore for a fashion safari unlike any other–you don’t want to miss it.

with style,


Matthew Williamson Pour Laduree

In Designer on October 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM

If there is something that I love just as much as fashion, it’s sweets.  I have a ginormous sweet tooth that doesn’t seem to ever go away, and it is apparent that I have gained this from the older generations in my family (thanks mom and grandpa!).  My favorite sweet this season?  Macarons.

Ever since I was a little girl, I’d go to Paris and get delicious macarons at Laduree.  I don’t know what I loved more: the cookies themselves, or the adorable mint green boxes that they came in.  Once I’d get back to the states, I would have a total craving for macarons and be on a treasure hunt to find one just as good, yet none were as delicious as Laduree’s–not even Francois Payard’s.

My macaron hunt is finally over as Laduree has come to New York City, and better yet, right in my neighborhood.  Since the day Laduree opened, lines have been rapped around Madison Avenue consisting of Laduree devotees, and then those who know nothing about the legendary cookies from France but want to try them based on popular talk.  My favorite flavors are blackberry, raspberry, and of course chocolate.

As I was walking home this afternoon, I saw a new addition to the Laduree store: Matthew Williamson cookie boxes!  I was so thrilled to see these colorful boxes placed in the windows as fashion and sweets are my favorite combo.  I had to walk into the store and see what this was all about.  I learned that Williamson collaborated with Laduree to design limited edition macaron boxes for Fashion Week all around the globe in his signature kaleidoscopic graphic style- so chic.  The boxes, which contain eight macarons, are the perfect gift.

I just can’t decide what I love more: Matthew Williamson designing clothes, or designing macaron boxes for Laduree.  

“Twinterview” With Michelle Smith

In Designer on August 4, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Most celebrities, designers, and fashionistas in the eyes of the public are usually interviewed by the likes of fab fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle, newspapers like The New York Post, tabloids like People and Us Weekly, and popular blogs.

A new way of interviewing?  A “twinterview”.  No, it has nothing to do with interviewing twins like my favorite Olsen girls, but it does involve Twitter. will be hosting their first ever “Twinterview” with Michelle Smith, founder and designer of Milly, this Friday, August 5th and 10am EST.  This gives Milly fans an opportunity to submit their questions to Michelle that they’re just dying to get an answer to.

The “Twinterview” will last for one hour tomorrow, with Michelle tweeting her responses live to all questions ranging from fashion to inspirations and NYC favorites to guilty pleasures.  All the questions and responses will have a hashtag (#Twinterview) so that followers can follow the entire conversation if they miss it.  A full recap of the interview will also be included on the blog, “Fashion Fix“.

So whether you’re hanging on the beach, busy at work, or traveling to a fun place, be sure to check out Net-A-Porter’s first ever “Twinterview”.   I can’t wait!

2011 CFDA Fashion Awards

In Celebrities, Designer on June 8, 2011 at 7:13 PM

On June 6, 2011, the best designers in the fashion biz gathered at Lincoln Center for the 2011 Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Awards.  Swarovski was the underwriter for the event, and has been for the past ten years (incredible!).

As said on, the annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision and lifetime achievement. This year’s nominees included Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, and many impressive others.

Tracy Reese attended the Awards with friend and Gossip Girl star, Tika Sumpter.  Both ladies looked elegant and sophisticated in black Tracy Reese dresses, both of which were appropriate for this important evening.  Whose dress do you like best?

Gaga was presented with the Fashion Icon Award, and accepted it in an ever-so-dramatic black dress with a huge black train and high heelless shoes.  Gaga’s outfit was definitely the most talked about of the night-and still is.

Sydney Interviews Shoshanna Gruss

In Designer, Interview/Personal Appearance on June 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

If you want to fashion the hottest bathing suits this summer, shopping Shoshanna Swimwear is a must.  Talented designer, wife, mother, and fan to the Hollywood stars, I present you my interview with Shoshanna Gruss.

SS: What are your suggestions to finding the “right” bathing suit?

SG: When you go shopping for your summer suit, make sure to go into the dressing room bikini ready.  Between the horrible lighting, tiny dressing rooms and terrible mirrors, many women put off trying suits on because they’re not up for it, but I always say go shopping the way you would go to the beach!  You want to feel confident, so put some makeup on and a little self-tanner to get you in the mood!

SS: Your Baby Girl swimwear “mommy and me” collection is so on target.  Did this concept originate from being a mom yourself?

SG: Initially, the idea started in a conversation with Saks asking for the prints to be put onto little girl swimsuits.  However, the entire concept didn’t come into fruition until after my daughter Sienna was born.  Once I had her, it just seemed like a natural step for the line to take and has been such a huge success that we continue it each season!

SS: Tell me about your collaboration with BFF Charlotte Ronson.

SG: Charlotte and I have always been big supporters of each other.  We decided it would be a lot of fun to work together on a swim collaboration and fortunately it has been so successful that we continue it each season!  Even though our own collections look so different, when we hang out, shop and design we actually start with a lot of the same inspirations and just interpret them in really different ways.  I know what she likes, she knows what I like, and a lot of the time we like the same thing.  We knew there would be a cross over between her customers and mine, so we thought it would be fun to find prints and add our own individual touches to the same collection.

SS: How hands on are you with the concepts, designs, and marketing of your collections?

SG: 100% involved-I have a great team in place in my studio, but am still in full control of everything that we do.  I love it so much; I would never want it to be any other way! (In photo: High Tide Halter & Ring Bottom)

A big thanks to Shoshanna!  Check out her collections at Saks, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and hundreds of speciality stores around the US.  To find a store near you, check out the Shop Now section on