Style & Ease

Hi I’m Alexandra, style expert+personal stylist since 2001 and this is my blog yes I write everything (except for the press pieces) sorry no guest posts nothing’s sponsored just my unfiltered opinion of where style, self care, and reality intersect.
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INSPIRING EVENTS, NYC,
The Laundress Event in Soho
It was an exciting week here for me with the Laundress event in Soho. I shared a very personal story that I don’t often reveal and the most common mistakes I see women make, closet-care wise. We also had live cleaning demos, sparkly sips, nibbles, and juicy questions from the guests. Lauren Gabrielson, a local fashion […]
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INTERVIEWS, Press,
Alexandra Greenawalt — Vetted By A Stylist: New York Style Secrets
In this episode, we chat with Alexandra Greenawalt who wrote and published the bookVetted By A Stylist: New York Style Secrets. Show notes at SheWroteABook.com/103 ————————————————————— BOOK SUMMARY — Too busy in New York City to research your next tailor/hair colorist/custom shoe maker? Vetted by a Stylist is your resource guide curated by a personal stylist […]
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Style TRUTHS,
Met Ball Fashion
{You or the Dress?} Where is the focus? I’ve been thinking about the gowns at the MET ball and wondering why the whole event has lost it’s luster for me. The difference between what I do and what red carpet stylists do is very simple. I showcase my clients. It’s all about them and making […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, FASHION SHOWS, INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE, Style TRUTHS,
Are You Wearing The Dress or Is The Dress Wearing You?
The dress or you? Where is the focus? I’ve been thinking about the gowns at the MET ball and wondering why the whole event has lost its luster for me. The difference between what I do and what red carpet stylists do is very simple. I showcase my clients. It’s all about them and making […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, STYLE, STYLE TO LOVE,
Be honest… do you love your coats?
Are you excited when it rains because you can wear your coat? I AM! But that’s because I have a variety of fantastic coats in my closet. In NYC a coat is like your car… it’s your first impression vehicle (the ultimate luxury in nyc is a driver at beck and call so you don’t […]
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STYLE, TALENTED PEOPLE,
Style lesson thanks to Prince
I must admit I’m more of a visual person than an audio person so music isn’t a big part of my adult life. But I was deeply saddened when I heard that Prince passed away at such a young age of 57. I have very strong memories of listening and dancing to Prince all throughout […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, FASHION BS, STYLE, STYLE DIY, Style Esteem,
Fuck the LBD
Recently I’ve been asked for style must haves like the LBD. Well, don’t hate me, but I don’t believe in them! We are all unique so why should we all dress alike? I myself do not own a little black dress. ( I wore brown to the last funeral I attended and no one noticed) […]
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Client Style Files, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS,
The main reason you hate to shop and how to fix it.
This week I was talking with a new potential client who shared with me how much she hates shopping. She described to me how she recently got a jacket for a speaking engagement. She went shopping with a friend and they saw one jacket that she liked but it wasn’t in her size. She didn’t want […]
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Confessions, INTERVIEWS, Press,
If She Can Write A Book Why Can’t I?
  If She Can Write A Book Why Can’t I? by Esther Fink I met a beautiful woman dressed in red. She was a stylist and talked fashion, which is not my language.  I talk writing. I have 5 of the same black t-shirts and 3 pairs of jeans that I wear daily. “Like Obama […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, LESS IS MORE, STYLE TO LOVE, Style TRUTHS,
How to wear leopard and not look like a whore
Leopard is here to stay but it can come off a bit ‘my cousin vinny’. The nice thing about the print is that it adds some personality to basics like black, brown, cream, tan and even red. Here are a few tips to make sure you look classy and not trashy: Under NO circumstances do […]
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