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, NEW AND NOTEWORTHY,
On my high horse
I convinced one of my honorary uncles (the funny one) to come horse back riding with me at Smoke Tree Ranch. We chose the 2 hour tour because it’s more scenic and visits an oasis. I am used to riding english on the east coast and I’m clearly out of my element. Even though I […]
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INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE,
Empire of what?
7:30pmempire hotel rooftop barfriday nightwhy do they think that loud music creates the illusion of more people?where are the civilized but unstuffy people of manhattan? I realize that the red dress by velvet may be a little too sexy after getting groped/massaged/kneeded by a mannamed ‘john’. Despite banter and ensuing conversation no drink is offered […]
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LESS IS MORE, STYLE DIY,
Just Say NO to Harem Pants
Ok Ladies.I’m all for fashion. I work in fashion but I believe in looking good. What I stress to my clients is to showcase their best features and to WORK IT. So I ask you, what does the Harem pant accentuate?The fact that you have a low crotch and wear diapers. I saw them on […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, INSPIRING EVENTS,
Green with Envy
American Museum of Natural History’s Green Benefit DanceAs an old fashioned girl the idea of attending one of nyc’s benefits tickles me pink.Get a chance to wrangle a gorgeous dress from my bursting closet?Have my hair and makeup done by my good friend Agata Helena (917-687-0235)?Flirt with the young, hip, and fabulous in 212?People watch/outfit […]
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INSPIRING EVENTS, STYLE,
Toledo no show
I have always paid attention to indie designers. Truthfully I would chose RED MASALA over Gucci. Last year if I had mentioned the designer Isabel Toledo to a friend I would have gotten a blank stare. Today thanks to Michelle Obama wearing her creations even my little 12 year old nieces have heard of her. […]
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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY, TALENTED PEOPLE,
This Lady Launched too Soon
The funny thing is that even though I am an “old fashioned” girl I have always been an “early adopter.” The truth is…when I opt to ‘launch’ I get it out of my system and fast…but timing is everything. For example…in 1999, I created a website that was a cross between firstVIEW and Patrick McMullan, […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, POLITESSE,
REALITY CHECK!
I don’t know about you but I kinda think this whole recession may be a hard but healthy dose of medicine that the world needs. What happened to a world where if you wanted something you had to earn the money? Our reliance on credit has been disgraceful. I was taught by my family that […]
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FASHION AND STYLE INSPIRATIONS, STYLE DIY,
cutting cost in this economy. thinking smart
My Mother used to dish out advice about how my Great Grandmother “Gram” could scrape every last micro ounce out of the mayonnaise jar. This concept seemed foreign to me growing up in the 80’s in Marin County. At school the ‘cool’ girls had the whole line from ESPRIT..But my Mother explained that during the […]
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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY,
In times of economic crisis
I heard this joke last week.“I’m not worried about the economy. I’ve put all my money in high maintenance women.”
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POLITESSE,
Ipods-Friend or Foe
I love my red ipod. But I have found that when I wear my ipod in public it is a bit like walking around in a personal bubble. At first this sensation is kinda addictive but then I realized that it actually takes me away from being present in the moment. On the subway when […]
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