Tips & Tricks | Wardrobe Organization w/Sasha

My good friend Sasha de Oliveira' has a long history of working in luxury retail and fashion. Sasha has a perfect eye when it comes to 'product placement' and organization. She has organized the closets of many people in need of her skill from athletes, their wives to wall street tycoons. Recently, Sasha landed what many young fashion girls would call their dream job; U.S. brand ambassador at the one and only Balmain store in the United States opening in Soho this spring. That all being said it was only natural for me to have her revamp my closets and have her share some tips and tricks with you.

TIPS and TRICKS by: SASHA DE OLIVEIRA'

1. The most important thing to do before you start on the 'organizing' is go through everything and put aside anything that you're not wearing. You should be able to wear everything you have hanging up. Your closet is not the place for hoarding. Basically Purge.

2. Hangers play a huge role. All your clothes should look expensive even if it is just a plain white t-shirt. Whether the hangers are velvet, chrome or cedar/wood they should all match. I hate when people leave the dry-cleaning hangers or plastic wrap on their clothes, take five minutes to take the clothes out of the plastic and on to a proper hanger.

3. Categorizing is key and this is where my eye for merchandising comes into play...keep like items together and coordinate from there. Example: keep all your blazers together then place them by weight/color (dark to light) /tones, then do the same for knits, button-downs so on and so forth. Your heaviest knits should be neatly folded and strategically placed. Your closet should look like a store. If you have a shoe wall then neatly align your shoes, if you do not have that luxury then line the shoes you wear the most along the bottom of your closet. You don't walk into Saint Laurent and see all the clothes, shoes and handbags randomly thrown together with no cohesiveness so your closet shouldn't look like that either. 

Follow these rules and your clothes will thank you for it.

xx

Sky and Sasha

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People | Carolyn Bessette

Not only was Carolyn Bessette wife to the irresistibly handsome John F. Kennedy Jr. or daughter-in-law to the socialite of all socialites respectfully (a woman of impeccable taste herself) the former first lady Jackie O, Bessette is the woman who defined understated cool. Narcsio Rodriguez designed her wedding dress (fact) and I like to believe Manolo named his signature sling-back pumps after her (however this is probably not true therefore do not quote me on it) because the shoe is a perfect representation of her style (plus it is named Carolyn'e'). Her effortless style has influenced many designers and self-proclaimed fashionistas alike. Bessette was the "it" girl of the 90's. Her perfect white-blonde locks; bare face with bold red lips; white button downs; neutral color palettes; wide leg crop denim and oversized birkins, never looked as if she was trying, yet she was always the best dressed in the room. The late Carolyn Bessette defined minimalism and her influence on fashion, whether you know it or not, is more alive than ever.

xx

 

(Photos are for informative/reference/educational/inspirational purpose only and are not mine)

Halloween | Movie Night

From the time I was too old to participate in trick-or-treating it has been tradition on the night of Halloween to watch scary films and eat tons of candy. I decided I am going to mix it up this year and do movie night on the eve of Halloween (tonight) and partake in some of the Halloween festivities tomorrow. Last year I watched "The Shining", it was so scary that I could not handle watching another horror film and had to put on the T.V. show "Friends" to get out of my state of terror. I really recommend watching it and the others I have listed below.

Recommendations

The Shining (1980): This film is a cult classic. Jack Nicholson is brilliant and you may recognize the leading lady from Annie Hall. Super Scary!

The Strangers (2008): OK.......This movie had me on the edge of my seat! keep in mind I am also easily scared. I know some people may find the movie to be a little cliche', but it scared me so it is on the list.

American Psycho (2000): Scary and Twisted

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003): I did not want to step foot in Texas after seeing this.

Paranormal Activity (2007): This movie is shot in home video doc style so it seems extremely real. Must See!!!!!

On the watch-list tonight is Psycho (1960) and Rosemarys Baby(1968) (I will be sleeping w/the lights on)

If you are going out tonight have fun and be safe

HAPPY HALLOWEEN xx

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Sample Sale | The Row

This is the reason why I moved to New York! (not really but its a huge plus). Pre-having lived here I believed sample sales to be urban myths, how Carrie Bradshaw spent her Saturdays, and something to daydream about but definitely not real. Well, I can tell you sample sales are not an urban myth but very, very real. It is easy to get carried away and buy stuff that isn't so great because the deals are often just that good so I tend to avoid them like the plague; I am a firm believer in quality vs. quantity. However....if it is a designer/clothing line that I have no trouble or remorse paying full retail for then you can count on me being there. The Row is great because the silhouettes are timeless and simple, which is good because that means the items are usually "seasonless". If you are looking to invest in some staple pieces then The Row is one of the few ways to go. For the past couple of days they held a sample sale and I went twice.....Yes, it was that good! (all pictures are mine unless stated otherwise)  xx