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I have visited and lived in many amazing places and cities all around the world, but it may not come as a big surprise to you that I left my heart in New York City. One of the factors that destines why I fall in love with a place, is the history and the architecture behind the buildings (which is why I don’t love the suburbs because there is little to nothing beautiful or remotely special about anything there… Hello soccer moms, freeways and badly dressed people). When I travel and explore new places, I’m searching for originality, extravagance and beauty. Design is like a time capsule. It captures the aspirations of the moment during which it was made. I’m obsessed with historic design because it tells a visual story of our human experience.

“Every era had its own look. Turn-of-the-century aesthetics show SF’s struggle with the advancements and losses of industrialization”

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Time to let your Spring Flag Fly

After wearing a uniform of turtlenecks and puffy coats all winter long, it feels amazing to welcome spring. Say goodbye to scarves, gloves and layers of clothing to keep us warm in the cold. Although I’m a fan of attire that is more appropriate for colder weather, spring and fall are my top two favorite seasons when it comes to both fashion and nature. The in-between transitional weather of spring and fall gives us more freedom when it comes to our wardrobes.

“Having a zip up is like having your own personal air conditioning… when I’m down by the beach I can zip up and stay warm, and when I’m cruising through the desert, I can let me flag fly and enjoy the warm air”

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How to Dress like a Parisian

Effortlessly chic by nature, nonchalantly elegant in approach, Parisian women win hands down in the style stakes. Parisian fashionistas develop a signature look, and stick with it. They might update their wardrobe with a few trends, but they always stick to a similar aesthetic. Break down the wardrobes of the French woman, and the style rules they live begin to crystalize. Forgo a trendy embellished sweatshirt for a perfectly fitted LBD dress you’ll wear for years, for one. Invest in a few classic luxury items, like a Hermès Kelly, knowing it will ultimately be a value spread over time. And above all, work to perfect a unique style all your own, because half the battle when it comes to dressing well is feeling good in what you are wearing.

“When in doubt, ask yourself what a modern Coco Chanel would wear! She redefined the way that women dressed in the early 20th century, but the look that Coco Chanel created is just as significant today”

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How I Wear My Favorite Leather Jacket This Winter

I love when Fall time rolls around… The leaves are changing and the temperatures are definitely cooling down. One of my go-to layering pieces has always been a leather jacket, and today I’m sharing two different ways to style a leather jacket this Fall!
Leather jackets are a staple in both the male and female closet, giving a tough and edgy approach to your outfits. Not only are they stylish and luxurious, but they look amazing when worn with anything as they are extremely versatile. 

“The best thing you can do for a Fall and Wintertime leather jacket is opt for a size bigger than what you would normally wear”

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How to Dress Like an Italian Bombshell

If New York women have mastered power dressing and Parisians have effortless elegance down to a science, then Italian women should be credited with excelling at dressing like bombshells, and oozing with easygoing sex appeal—the kind that has you do a double take and wonder “did she wake up like that?”

After visiting Italy almost every Summer as a child and teenager, I’ve realized that most of Italian women always look put-together, even when they’re just heading to the grocery store (their ability to practically run along the cobblestone streets in the highest of heels continues to impress me). To get the look, you’ll have to invest in a few things: A chic pair of stilettos, a dress with the just right amount of va-va-voom—a la Sophia Loren, THE Italian glamour girl, and sexy – yet smart -accessories such as a pair of statement gloves, a beautiful handbag, or playful baroque detailed costume jewelry. Build outfits starting with a statement piece—be it sassy stilettos, gloves, or to-die-for chandelier earrings—and go from there.

“Some of my favorite Italian style-setters know the secret to any great outfit is starting with a statement piece, and then building an outfit around it”

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