Well damn if NYC and vicinity hasn’t had it’s fair share of heinous weather and now Nemo is upon us!!! In fact, as I type this, there’s some sort of air strike sounding siren going off in the distance and I’m not quite sure what it’s alerting me to? Snow? Ice? Nuclear fallout? Since when does NYC use sirens in neighborhoods? Just more drama to add to an already high drama alert situation? YES! See, I wasn’t already amped up enough by all the media coverage on Nemo, so let’s sound some alarms, that probably haven’t been used since the 50′s, to heighten the scene even more! Speaking of, today’s Free Shiot Friday is a real doozie, check it:(more…)
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One of my many ‘job duties’ as a prop & set stylist for photo shoots is to compose items/objects being photographed, like this:(more…)
Y’all, I’m forever on the hunt for some thing. Whether it’s for a prop styling gig or an interiors project for a client or, for my own projects. Usually, it’s an item that doesn’t exist (I dreamt it up, I guess?) or isn’t readily available (mass market) or is out of stock or is custom. One day I just want to open up a store that carries ALL the shiot that I’m endlessly searching for…a one-stop shop, where everything’s in stock and it’s all available. All the time.
My current search was for a restaurant supply table for my clients kitchen. Y’all know these tables, right?
So y’all know what that means? Time to get your drank on!!! And it just so happens that I’ll be enjoying mine from my new bar cart! Oh shiot, lookee here…warning…HOT AFTER ACTION:(more…)
By far, one of the BEST shows on offer at HGTV is Secrets of a Stylist. Hosted by design star winner and stylist Emily Henderson, this show should not be missed! Obvi, I’m slightly biased b/c, like Emily, I too am a stylist with secrets, but more importantly, this girl just kicks ass! She’s so smart, savvy, sophisticated and has such a wonderfully refreshing self-deprecating humor, you can’t help but love her! Upon being born, the girl was just slapped with chic– that’s all there is to it– bless her! Her designs are consistently phenom…I’m constantly slain by style every episode! For some bizarre and seemingly random reason, the show airs every Wed at 9:00 AM, at least according to HGTV’s website, b/c you know, that’s when most of the world is up and at ‘em trying to get their design show fix on, but whatever…find your local listing of this show and watch, watch, watch! And if you’re not home at that hour, by all means fire up that DVR!
Hope y’all are gettin’ your bbq & fireworks on today in honor of our nations Bday?! Tear it up, America– this is YOUR DAY! Celebrate yourself!
July also happens to be the month that all my recent market editing assignments are hot off the presses! Check it:
Good Housekeeping feature, ‘The United States of Style’ shows y’all how to serve up Made in America chic-ery in your own homes! Oh tangy!
This story proved to be more challenging than y’all would think b/c there’s hardly ANYTHING from the world of home decor that’s manufactured from start to finish in our great country, but we managed to round up some gorg’:
Shot by the uber-talented, Anna Williams and styled by genius dynamo, Marcus Hay I think this story turned out brilliantly! Shout out to the tireless two-some, Laura Eckstein and Sara Lyle at Good Housekeeping who did so much to rock the house on this one too!
And when you’re at the newsstand gettin’ your copy, be sure to also grab this month’s Real Simple magazine for double style value:
Every July issue Real Simple helps some highly-deserving folks finish up a home nightmare and turn it into a room of their dreams! Now THAT’S a party, y’all know I had to be at! And lucky for me I was!
Produced by the Senior Market Editor a.k.a., Priestess of Chic, Kelley Carter and styled by Lili Diallo, who’s styling is so beyond sophisticated, it’s actually other-wordly, these homeowners weren’t just served finished rooms, they were given glamour, sweetie dahling– YES! HUGE Holla must also go to Amy Blier-Long, who schooled us in how a market editor really gets what they want, when she just called up the president/ceo directly b/c no one else at the hardware company seemed to have a clue! Oh hi, Mr President…I need 50 drawer pulls…like, tomorrow! Damn, grrrrrl!
I hope y’all can handle all this style that these awesome magazines are serving in July?! Happy 4th!!!
Some of y’all may or may not remember, but a while ago (Dec 2009) I’d shared that our former apartment had been selected as one of the featured spaces in the new Design*Sponge book– well, I’m thrilled to say that the wait is almost over! In fact, the book is available for pre-order on both Barnes & Noble and Amazon…check out this sneak peek below and order yourselves a copy:
It’s a rare thing when I actually slow down enough from serving y’all all this dazzle to relax. And thats just what I’m doing today. We’re at an awesome baby shower in Brooklyn, with amazing home-cooked food, cold beer and one of the BEST views in the world…THIS is summer in NYC and I LOVE this town!