ANGELMAN SYNDROME COLLECTIONS PRESENTATION & CREATIVE ARTS EVENT

Runway for a Cause

The runway attracted international designers, fashion influencers, caregivers and advocates. We were all there to raise awareness for the Angelman syndrome. Why? The Angelman syndrome is a genetic disease so rare that it affects just 200,000 people per year in the U.S. While it requires lifelong care, the lack of awareness means it is often misdiagnosed as something else, like cerebral palsy or autism. Why now? Researchers believe because of its relationship to many other disorders, finding a cure for the Angemlan syndrome will lead to cures for similar disorders, like autism and cerebral palsy. Enter: international fashion philanthropy. Continue reading

HOW TO TRAVEL IN STYLE

Like fashion, travel is a privilege, not a right. Consulting a full length mirror shouldn’t be optional just because you’ll spend the next 12 hours of your life in a dark cabin. When the lights flick on you will be caught with your sweatpant drawer ensemble, and will continue in the footsteps of every forgettable traveler, ever. Just because travel is complicated  (from delays to detentions), dressing for aesthetics doesn’t have to be. Here are my 4 rules for “How to Travel in Style” (and comfort, always.)
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DIY: HOW TO SAVE FLOWERS

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Flowers are one of the most short-lived tokens of affection (aside from a box of fine Belgian chocolates.) As a couple we’ve decided that everyday gestures of affection don’t need to carry an unnecessary end to life. So in my world, flowers are even more special, because they are an occasion-only gift. When my fiance does surprise me with a bouquet, I like to find ways to keep the bouquet and its memory living long after the vase-phase, in a way that’s more than just your mom’s potpourri. Enter my first DIY: How to Save Flowers post. Continue reading

FUR COAT: FIRSTS IN ICELAND

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Atop the Hallgrímskirkja Church in Reykjavik

My recent trip to Iceland was filled with many firsts: traveling as an engaged couple, seeing the northern lights, driving through a volcano-side river, and eating foods like shark and whale, etc. Adventures one could write a story book about. Getting lost in the experience of Iceland is easy. But every experience in Iceland is rooted in the country’s natural beauty. Among all the firsts, my trip also had a very unexpected “second-first”: my first fur coat my first, secondhand, fur coat. Continue reading

HOW TO WEAR WHITE IN WINTER | #GIVEAWAY

how-to-wear-white-in-winter-no-nonsense-giveaway-christmas-in-new-york-dc-fashion-blogger-nyc-fashion-blogger-indian-fashion-blogger-winter-fashion-1My holidays kicked off last weekend with a stroll through the Bryant Park Winter Village in New York City. Surrounded by charming art shops and Trump protests, my outfit had to be chic yet on-the-go-ready. This holiday season I am giving away a pair of No Nonsense jean leggings, like the ones I am wearing here, with a few tips on How to Wear White in Winter. Continue reading

5 UNIQUE TRENCH COAT IDEAS

5-unique-trench-dc-fashion-blogger-nyc-fashion-blogger-indian-fashion-blogger-fall-fashion-outerwear-0Life, nor fashion, should be faced with a confidence crutch, nor a style safety blanket. Fall is a time when the leaves change color. When trends are predicted. And when elections are decided. In a city that sees so much change, it’s a wonder that key style pieces are worn year after year, with little update.  Since the beige trench coat is DC’s go-to fall item, here are 5 Unique Trench Coat Ideas. Don’t be beige in a crowd of beige. Continue reading

DAY TO NIGHT OFFICE WEAR AT THE KENNEDY CENTER

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#FashionRule: #OfficeWear should have just 3 to 4 colors

DC blurs all sorts of lines.  Your obsession becomes your career (politics, PR, fashion etc.)  Your career becomes your social life.  And your private and public image become interchangeable.  That’s why you must always dress to impress.  In this town, going from day-to-night means, means seeing the sunset with your work phone in tow. Continue reading

SUMMER BASICS AT YANKEES GAME

If you’re a New Yorker in DC, these days, you find yourself craving a win.  Whether its for the Yankees or for common sense on the issues.  But just like a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning or a side walk run-in with former Congressman Eric Cantor, you can’t predict when your wins and losses will come.  All you can do is dress up, and show up.
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