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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Confessions, STYLE DIY,
How I approach my business
When a customer calls a reputable dog breeder and the first question out of their mouth is, “How much are your dogs?” they will most likely refuse to sell that person the dog. Why? Because they want to place their dogs in the best homes possible – not with a person who wants a ”deal” […]
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Confessions, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, STYLE DIY,
Party where you’re at (style wise)
Oftentimes, I have a client who doesn’t want to wear a certain type of clothing because he or she wants to hide something – sagging arms, belly pooch, varicose veins, stretch marks, etc. I’m happy to facilitate clients being comfortable and working around their issues, but my response is always the same: “party where you’re […]
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ART, Confessions,
Stylish Art Picks at AAF
I’m a big fan of art fairs in general but AAF is one of my favorites because it is so well curated and digestible. It’s never so large that you can’t walk it in a hour-not like the marathon like experience of art at the Piers or Armory Show. And with art priced from $100-$10,000 […]
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Confessions, featured, INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE, STYLE DIY,
Who killed at the Met Ball? and WHY
On twitter: “@fuggirls This year’s Met Gala is totally making up for the lackluster Oscars this year! ” But I saw more fashion, “oh no she didn’ts” than winners, which is odd because we have more stylists and designers than ever! Many will share with you their opinion of what looks good (or hideous) but […]
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Confessions, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, featured, STYLE,
Old Distressed Style Trend
Since working with a very cool 42 year old male client as his personal fashion stylist doing the rounds at all the stylish spots such as Bergdorfs, Earnest Sewn and Barneys I’ve come to see a major lifestyle old/distressed trend.  It’s not the first time I’ve gotten wind of this trend ‘old is new’. John […]
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Confessions, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, STYLE, TALENTED PEOPLE,
Define Stylists-what do they really do?
How often is the word ‘Stylist’ thrown around? What does it really mean? Who are the best? A stylist is a creative position who usually collaborates with the clients, photographer, art director, makeup artist to come up with the visual concept of the project. It’s their job to make the people and also the clothing […]
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Press,
Real Simple Best Shirtdresses for your figure
  Fashion Fit Lab Find the Right Shirtdress for Your Figure     If You Have Full Hips Look for: A defined waist, which nips you in at the middle, and a roomy A-line silhouette that offers a forgiving fit below. “A-line dresses in a woven cotton or a not-too-flimsy synthetic blend mask the lower […]
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Confessions, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE, STYLE DIY,
What to wear to the MET Ball?
If you’re one of the chosen few to be invited to the MET ball it’s a blessing and a curse. As a fashion stylist I realize that all eyes will be on what you wear and you need a gown fit for a ball.  So I’ve compiled a list of designers who would be wonderful […]
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Confessions, FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, LESS IS MORE, STYLE, STYLE DIY,
Stylist Secret Source- Budget Wedding Gown Resource
Last week at a dinner party on the Upper West Side I met an interesting gentleman who is an entrepreneur in the real estate world. Very well spoken and intelligent I was pleasantly surprised to learn from him an amazing bridal resource for those on a budget. As an investor of the organization he shared […]
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Confessions, INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE, TRAVEL,
11 things to do when you’re not at Coachella
1. ‘Take in the waters’. Palm Springs area is home to many mineral pools. Check out The Spring, Watsu at the Riviera Hotel, Two Bunch Palms, Living Waters Clothing Optional Spa. Day passes are available at many hotels and spas for a fee. 2.Check out the other parties-Filter party and pool parties at Riviera Hotel […]
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