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EDITORSDESK/ KAI AVENT-DELEON

I'm a little obsessed with 'Sincerely, Tommy' boutique owner, Kai Avent-DeLeon. I kind of see myself in her: big curly hair, clean, conversation-starting style, yet a love for minimal design. So when she agreed to give me a look into her day-to-day style, I couldn't wait. And of course, she did not disappoint. Check out all of Kai's killer looks, here.

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EDITORSDESK / Style Resolutions

PHOTOS BY HANNAN SALEH

I chatted with a few fashion editor friends on what their style goals are for 2015. They made some very valid resolutions (hover above to see). Take notes, here

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EDITORSDESK / BLOW ME A KISS

Gap men's oxford shirt; Levi's jeans; SJP pumps.

I stole this book from our beauty editor: "Blow Me A Kiss" by Alice Harris. It's a coffee table book filled with crimson colored lips; from Solange to Cindy Crawford. Whether you're a red lipstick lover or not, I think one could appreciate it. The images really drive home the power of a red lip.

My Favorite? Chanel Rouge Allure in Passion, it's a red that dries matte, yet remains creamy ––unlike a popular red from another brand that dries, cracks then falls off (said brand will remain unnamed). xo

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SNOWDAY

WHITE FUR PHOTO BY HANNAN SALEH; GREY FUR PHOTO BY AMY CREYER.

Fighting the elements fashionably can be a bit of a challenge. It's crappy and cold, and grey. Let's not mention the fact that you don't want to even leave the bed, but you still have to. My thought process is never let days like this send me into a downward fashion spiral, which most folks do and end up leaving their house like frumparella.

The key to combating cold weather and keeping it cute is to have your go-to pieces on ready, set, go. Make a list and check it twice. For snow days, here's mine:

  1. A cool, warm hat (oxymoron, I know)
  2. A fun fur (real or faux, whatever you fancy)
  3. Leather leggings or your choice of warm pants.
  4. A badass boot that's still functional
  5. Red lipstick

The goal: create a uniform to avoid being stylishly confused; and wear it every snow day, who cares?

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CLOSET CLEANSE

From the moment I saw Bally's Autumn/Winter collection I was in love. It was as if that cliche statement: "every wardrobe should have the basic essentials" came to life. What the hell does that mean, right? Who's closet ever looks that perfect? We all have randomness––the things we're holding onto for that one day we just might want to wear it again or pass it on to our daughter.

But, something about this collection of clothes on the rack felt like a real adult closet; at least my idea of one. Like, ah ok, this is what a closet filled with essentials (minus a ton of miscellaneous pieces) looks like: a cable knit of all cable knit sweaters, tailored trousers, a seriously sophisticated coat, among other things. I'll take it!

“Razor sharp in focus, soft in silhouette and defined by the cut we played with
proportion to create a look founded in pared-down ultra luxe separates for a
real woman of today,” said Pablo Coppola, Bally’s new design director.

Looks like I'll be spending Saturday cleaning out my closet.

 

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