Accessories Trend: On the Fringe

Accessories Trend: On the Fringe

The ornamental tassel is all the rage, whether mini or large and in charge, adding an expected dose of glam to bags and jewelry this season.

(Diane Von Furstenberg dress, vintage minaudiere, Cartier Ballon Bleu watch & Sylva & Cie cocktail ring)

This print is a total flashback! We are in a full eighties resurgence with pops of neon, street-chic graffiti and graphic black and white accents. The fun color palette of this print had me saying yes to the dress.

(Sergio Rossi platforms & Fifth Avenue Essie nail lacquer)

My shoe staple for the season are these buff patent leather platform sandals. They go with all my neon accessories and perfect with all my summer brights.

xoxo Mish

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My Favorite Accessories

My Favorite Accessories

Here are a few of my favorite accessories I have been wearing daily this spring. Since receiving my Sylva & Cie jade and diamond cocktail ring from my husband I have not taken it off . Happy Birthday to me! It is all about the rock candy large and in charge cocktail ring. In addition I recently found this vintage minaudiere that works with everything in my closet. The perfect little gem to sport for spring.

I appreciate the quality and design of anything Hermes. My Hermes Collier de Chien cuff is a little bit of rock and roll. The perfect piece to wear with a cotton tee and jeans.

(Stay tuned! Video on Birkin coming soon.)

Drum roll please! My very favorite accessory of them all the coveted 35cm Hermes Birkin bag. I can fit everything for work and play in this beauty. It really is the best everyday bag I could ever dream of or fantasize about. I believe in a well curated timeless collection of design. My closet is my happy place and source of inspiration.

xoxo Mish

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Retro Hair: Finger Waves

Retro Hair: Finger Waves

(dress: Badgley Mischka, wrap: Adrienne Landau, jewelry: vintage)

Inspired by the finger wave of the 1930s and most recently worn by Reese Witherspoon in the movie Water for Elephants. I found myself pinching hair between my fingers transforming my blunt bob into a soft glamorous up do.

(Water for Elephants Photo: David James/20th Century Fox)

Next I'll try wearing this do with a casual outfit consisting of wide leg jeans, a white blouse and wedges to really mix up my spring style.

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!


W South Beach

W South Beach


(Juicy Couture hat, Zara jacket, Brooks Brothers men's shirt, JCrew necklace) *Do you see the snow is almost as high as my head...I'm 5.1', that's a bit ridiculous.

Why is it when the weather gets a little gloomy we get a little gloomy? Ever think about that?

So I decided to head south for a little sun to turn my frown up side down.

(Michael Kors dress & belt, Hermes Birkin bag)

Destination W South Beach Miami where I discovered sun kissed skin, healthy bodies and an abundance of creative ideas. Overall a fruitful escape from the doldrums of winter. Other lovely finds along the way...

Art inspired by fashion.

Fabulous balconies and terraces over looking the sun drenched beaches and delicious heated pool.

Colorful lavish gardens and inspiring outdoor rooms.

The cozy chic living room fro cocktails and socializing.

Luxurious furniture, abundant textures and chic color palette.

Now I am back gearing up for NY Fashion Week. Can I get a hooray for Fashion week!

I am also really looking forward to meeting everyone at the blogger meet up tonight at the Ace Hotel. See you then.

Spring 2011 Shoe Trend: The Wedge

Spring 2011 Shoe Trend: The Wedge

(Lanvin snakeskin print canvas wedge available at Jeffery New York)

Spring 2011 designer shoe collections have me longing for the sun of spring and a little chic dress. It is safe to say I am over the snow.

(Louboutin cork platform available at Jeffery New York)

The wedge silhouette is back for another season and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. I will be semi-tall for another season.

(Proenza Schouler available at Jeffery New York)

Here are my picks this week available at fine New York retailers.

(YSL platform espadrilles available at Bergdorf Goodman)

Happy shoe hunting!

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Coat Trends for 2011

Coat Trends for 2011

It has been quite the snowy and cold week in NYC. I think it is more than appropriate to answer one of our lovely reader's anonymous questions:
"Who makes the best winter coats to brave the NYC winters? Is it possible to have function meet fashion here?"
I am happy to report this winter there is an array of stylish coats to choose from. There is no need to sacrifice style for warmth. Designers have proven this season that they are cognoscente of form follows function. Here are my top picks for every budget.

(Left: 3.1 Phillip Lim Right: Top Shop)
The Cape

(Left: ASOS Right: Karl Donoghue)

Faux Fur


(Left: Burberry Right: Zara)


(Left: Topshop Right: Zara)
As you can see a lot of the these trends cross pollinate. You can't go wrong this season if you love it.Blessed if you do, blessed if you don't, blessed no matter what!
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Accessories Past

Accessories Past

(Alexander McQueen booties)

I have spent the last week cleaning out my photo files and I stumbled across these lovely accessories that never made there way to the blog.

(Vintage dress & Manolo Blanik pumps)

All equally worthy of being celebrated and shared.

(Crystal necklace designed by moi)

(vintage Givenchy cuff, Michele Gramesty cocktail rings, Lambertson Turex clutch)

(vintage blouse & onyx necklace)

Just because they are 2010 model does not make them any less fabulous.


A New Year A New You

A New Year A New You

It is a New Year and everyone is talking resolutions, diets and starting new habits for the New Year. I'm not much for resolutions rather stating INTENTIONS.

(Mr. Chow South Beach NYE)
I like to start the New Year with a list of intentions for myself. It is a time for me to get quite, go within and think about what truly makes me happy.

What are the experiences and moments that truly make my heart sing?

I intend change, freedom, invention and liberation in 2011. So be it and so it is.

(Sunset in Santa Barbara)
I intend a year of beauty for beauty inspires and heals our hearts and souls. May we all find, appreciate and create greater beauty in our lives and world in 2011!
Sending you much love and gratitude,
Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are behind us and now we look to the future and the New Year ahead. I am thrilled with my Christmas extravaganza and wanted to share a few of my decor photos.

(What I wore: Michael Kors Sweaters + lace skirt, Prada leopard pumps, Michele Gramesty necklace)

A few pearls, rhinestones, mirrors and glitter go a long way with my table scape.

Silver glitter pinecone topiaries add glamour, drama and style to the Christmas decor.

Add a few peacock feather to a potted orchid to give it that festive pop of color.

White feather trees are sophisticated and a chic way to dress the tabletop.

A pearl accent pillow to tie the theme together.

A cozy fire to huddle around, converse and conspire with loved ones.
At this time of year I thank you; I honor you; I bless you; I love you; and I give gratitude for following this blog and being a part of my artistic journey.
Happy Holidays!

Love, Mish
Artist Retreat: San Ysidro Ranch

Artist Retreat: San Ysidro Ranch

The last few weeks I have been on an artists retreat. Seeking inspiration I traveled west and landed in Santa Barbara and took shelter at the San Ysidro Ranch, just 90 miles from LA.

Nestled into the lush Montecito foothills, the ranch provided a tranquil retreat for this artist.

Myth and history mingle in gardens where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged vows in the setting of John and Jackie Kennedy's honeymoon. You can feel the residue of the old school glamour everywhere you turn.

My private cottage offered intimate seclusion and a grand opportunity to go within, a place to indulge the senses and invigorate the soul. Sometimes it is just good to listen. Listen to your true voice, your true self. I find those are the times I create my best work as an artist.

The ranch provides exquisite culinary excellence. The Plow & Angel offers dishes created from herbs and vegetables grown in the organic gardens of the ranch.

I have to say my anniversary dinner (8 years) was one of the best I have ever enjoyed. Hands down I had the best cocktail of my life at the Plow & Angel. I sipped on an acai berry basil martini that was refreshing and spirited. Tasty, tasty, still dreaming of it.

Here, mind and body are emptied of care and transformed in the curative power of nature. The secret out. If you have the opportunity I highly recommend a stay at this heavenly ranch.
Laugh too much.
Love too hard and be kind to yourself.
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