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,
In a perfect style world
Last week I heard about Gap closing 175 of their stores and inside I did a silent happy dance. Why would I celebrate the demise of a huge clothing giant? Because for years now as a personal stylist I have been tired of the same ol’ same ol’ safe styles they churn out every season. […]
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Confessions,
How to sell your used fashion online
One of the things my clients always ask is what to do with their stuff once they’re done with it. Is there a good place to sell it all? The online world has decided that consignment is best served – online. What used to be a chore of schlepping your stuff around to various consignment shops […]
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Confessions,
Vetted: luggage
Can we talk about greatness? Tumi greatness? I’m not the one to talk a lot of companies up. I’m not an editorial site and have never wanted paid advertisers. But as a big world traveler I know how beat up luggage gets. My Tumi super leger softpack carry-on got so much use from using it like […]
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Confessions,
The solution to the high heel controversy at Cannes Film Festival 2015
I’m sure by now you may have heard about the recent controversy at Cannes about a handful of women in their 50’s being turned away from the film festival ‘black tie’ festivities for wearing flats instead of heels. It turns out that most of these women were wearing them because of medical conditions on their […]
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Confessions,
Out with the old – in with the new
Last week I mourned the loss of two gems here in New York. Both are included in my next book –  Vetted by a Stylist, which features NYC’s finest style spots. They are Magnolia Organic day spa and Fragments multi jewelry shop in Soho. I had been getting my organic facials at tiny/cozy Magnolia since […]
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CLOSET PROJECT,
The Fastest/Hardcore Way to Get Rid of a Bursting Closet!
Spring is a time for rebirth, change, and more color! We come out of our winter hibernation and spring cleaning feels natural. As humans it’s easier and healthier for us to live harmonious with the seasons and that’s why you should never do a full juice cleanse in winter…yep those juice places never tell you […]
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SAVE or SPLURGE
SAVE VS SPLURGE As a stylist I’ve seen the donation piles of many women. So here is my breakdown on what merits your investment. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DON’T SPEND MEGA BUCKS ON: • Full-length gowns – unless you are a celebrity, the chance of getting multiple wears is slim. You’re better off renting from […]
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My Little Red Book
My Little Red Book With 10 years of working fashion connections in New York City I can hook you up with the following to further aid in your style transformation. Most have been vetted by me: ~Professional organizers ~Professional makeup artists (green organic ones too) ~Professional hair stylists ~Professional hair colorists ~Professional makeup/hair artists who […]
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Confessions, Press,
Here’s How to Keep Your Head Warm Without Totally Messing Up Your Hair
By: Abigail Thorpe Plummeting digits don’t have to mean the end of a good hair day. It’s a uniquely winter dilemma: choosing between a warm head and stylish hair. When the digits drop so low you can’t feel your ears, it’s natural to forgo fashion and pull out the hat. But hat head doesn’t have to […]
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Confessions,
What I learned from dropping my cell phone down an elevator shaft
Yesterday, while I was coming back from meeting with a fellow entrepreneur in Marina Del Rey, I dropped my beloved  blackberry q10 down the elevator shaft. I was in total shock and in a bit of a panic because I’m not usually that careless of a person. I love my blackberry…yes you can make fun […]
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