Confessions of a (young) old fashioned girl / life *style* reality

Vetted by a Stylist


GOT STYLE EMERGENCIES? In desperate need to find a knockout dress? Got a hole in your favorite sweater and need it fixed? Hate your hairdresser and need a last minute stylist to come to you? You’ve got style problems I’ve got solutions! For the past 13 years as a fashion I’ve scoured New York City [...]

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More Info: The Paid Stylist Program

The Paid Stylist Program

  Click above for the *NEW* WEBINAR 5 major keys to building a successful personal styling business. with Alexandra Greenawalt+Michelle Rodriguez Want to find out my styling business secret weapon? Let me tell you my story… I’ve always been a lone wolf when it comes to business, always thought I was smart enough to figure [...]

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Donna Distefano: Interview


 I met Donna Distefano over 10 years ago at Chelsea Piers gym.  We connected over chilling on a sun deck and loved talking about style and design. When I was hired for a first-time bride in her 50′s with discerning taste and not a size 2 body I knew I was in for a challenge.  I [...]

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Coat Clinic – 6 tips to looking skinny


Want to buy a coat that doesn’t make you look like a stuffed marshmallow? Face it, when winter slams down on us we all want to curl up and never leave the house or bundle up in a puffer coat (or a walking sleeping bag as I call it.) I personally pull out my Mother’s 1970′s [...]

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pop-up shop: Ariana Rockefeller


  NYC is home to hundreds of amazing designers and it’s exciting to see new ones pop-up on the scene year after year. What is more exciting, is to see a designer who isn’t jumping on the “let’s grow and manufacture in china, use polyester and make cheap goods” bandwagon. Newish designer Ariana Rockefeller has [...]

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The Real Cost of a Designer Bag

Recently I met up with my bestie for mani/pedis and I noticed she had a new bag. “Where is your Neverfull Louis Vuitton?” I asked. She replied “I had to throw it out after carrying it for 7 years. It was growing legs!” It’s funny I always thought of Louis Vuitton and designer bags as an [...]

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Holiday Party Style Cheat

Lord & Taylor

Last week while getting my private clients ready for the fall and holiday seasons I came across this piece that could truly work double and triple duty this holiday season. We found a short metallic quilted bolero by Carmen Marc Valvo in pewter which could be styled with jeans for a home holiday party, over a [...]

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self care challenge

Self Care Challenge

#selfcarechallenge How do you change? Stay healthy? Bring more serenity and space into your life? Keep your body mind and spirit soaring? For the most part most habits are built over time…sometimes small steps are needed. This Self Care Challenge is just 7 days. Every day for 7 days you will get an image and [...]

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Bootcut Pants


Where have all the boot-cut pants gone?  Are you having trouble finding boot-cut pants? I know I am! Just this week I helped build a new wardrobe for a petite finance executive who prefers boot-cut pants. Then I get an email from a potential client in Australia who works in Hong Kong who is having [...]

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My first designer suit

My first suit by Vivienne Westwood which made me feel like a million bucks everytime I wore it.

 In college my Mom encouraged me to get my first job waitressing at Armani Cafe. It was pretty swank but I knew work would be in my future because my Mom kept saying to me, “you’re going to have to work”. She drilled it in like a sergeant! I decided if I was going to [...]

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Loving yourself… ALL of yourself

courtesy Desigual

This week I was working with a client and she brought an issue to the table… skin discoloration on her leg. My client wanted to know what to do about it, she currently doesn’t show the skin discoloration by wearing dark hose. I think she was looking for validation or my help to make her [...]

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