No need to let a long winter give you the blues. Have fun with outerwear and color this winter. We love this Alberta Ferreti coat because it plays with different textures and gives a pop of color. You can mix and match with real and faux fur. You can pair a long fur/faux vest over a coat. It gives you that change in texture. Play with different colors. Make it fun. Change it up. Have fun with it this winter, we don't know how long it will last!
Avant-garde designer and style icon Malini Murjani was born in Hong Kong and raised in London, Switzerland, and New York. A true child of the universal art and fashion worlds, Malini attributes her love affair with aesthetics to her musings with an array of cultures and stylings. Malini was first propelled into the international spotlight as a result of her roles as creative director and consultant to legendary fashion houses spanning from Tommy Hilfiger to Halston. While perfecting her craft, she was inspired to launch her own line of luxury accessories, thereby christening the birth of the acclaimed Malini Murjani brand. The line, founded upon an intermingling of exotic skins, edgy metals, bold tones, and classic shapes, embodies the designer's rich upbringing.
style icons: Coco Chanel, Gwen Stefani (love what she wore to the Grammys!) Sienna Miller
favorite designers: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney
favorite stores: Kirna Zabete, NYC. 10 Corso Como, Milan. Stacey Todd, LA
handbag: Malini Murjani Blondie wood clutch and anything python
shoes: Gianvito Rossi, Alaia
city day look: The Row….jeans, boots, silk blouse, long gold chains
country day look: Isabel Marant … leggings, Hunter boots, Rag and Bone cashmere sweaters
evening look: so depends on my mood - skinny jeans with Charlotte Olympia pumps, jacket OR a dress…
currently eyeing for your closet: A vintage cuff
items you save on: Handbags- always carry my own
beauty essentials: Mario Badescu products, Bliss body butter, Tracie Martyn eye pads
signature scent: Tom Ford
salon: Sally Hershberger
destination: Udaipur, India
hotel: Taj Lake Palace
restaurant: Nobu, Malibu
3 essentials you can't live without: Iphone, Sunglasses and my 4 year old daughter
Pili Restrepo is a Colombian-born business major turned jewelry designer. A longtime admirer of the fine arts and artisan design practices, Pili created her jewelry line, PR Series to complement the woman who appreciates a good story, be it a fairy tale or a fleeting moment, the story is at the heart of Pili's work. In 2012, Pili decided to branch out on her own with a personal mission to create for the woman who embraces life and to never compromise quality for quantity. New York inspired and New York made, each piece in the PR Series collection is born from a good story. Month to month, a unique, stand-alone piece is released and the theme changes accordingly. Evolution being at the heart of the PR Series philosophy, each piece easily transitions from day to night, season-to-season, story to story.
Pili's newest collaboration is with Charles Harbison for HARBISON. They will present on February 17th, 2015 during New York Fashion Week.
Photo Credit : Larry Busacca
style icons: Diane Keaton in Manhattan, Iris Apfel, Coco Chanel, Lauren Baccall
favorite designers: There are too many! To name a few: Comme des Garcons, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Marni, Tibi, Proenza Schouler.
favorite stores: Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Creatures of Comfort, Kirna Zabete, A Piedi Nudi Nel Parco in Florence Italy
country day look: Suzanne Rae's flowy pieces and the comfiest and chunkiest sweater
evening look: open back, a clutch, red lip and a PR Series piece of jewelry
currently eyeing for your closet: the perfect trench coat
items you splurge on: sweaters, coats, shoes, beauty products
items you save on: gym clothes, handbags, and the "everyday" essentials - tees, shirts, jeans.
beauty essentials: argan oil, darphin satin oil, Embryolisse, Oribe dry texturizer, Rahua shampoo, Mac liner in Teddy, RMS illuminator, Lancome mascara.
signature scent: Voyage d' Hermes
salon: I rarely get a blow dry and usually get my hair done in Colombia but lately I have been going to Aki at Cowlicks Japan here in NYC. He is fantastic!
destination: Dominican Republic
hotel: The Crosby
restaurant: Fat Radish or Uncle Boons
3 essentials you can't live without: hand cream, my sketch book, and a nice tinted lip balm (currently loving EM pillow plush in berry)
Today, we are thrilled to feature our friend, Hayden Lasher, an up-and-coming designer who I was privileged to work with at Oscar de la Renta. In 2014, Hayden launched her namesake handbag collection which is sold exclusively at the iconic New York retailer, Belgian Shoes and haydenlasher.com. Her sophisticated handbags are instant classics; hand-crafted of fine Italian leathers, their design and quality will stand the test of time. As great-grand niece to Henri Bendel, fashion is in her genes. In addition to her incredible talent and eye for design, she also has an impeccable sense of style. Here, Hayden shares some of her style essentials!
style icons: My mother, Lynn Lasher…she has real style and something even more important: taste. Others include: Queen Letizia of Spain, Katharine Hepburn and Coco Chanel.
favorite designers: Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Roland Mouret, Alexander McQueen- I think they really know how to make women feel beautiful!
favorite stores: Five Story and Beretta.
handbag: A Hayden Lasher Belgian Bag…of course! If you carry a great handbag, you can wear anything and go anywhere.
shoes: Pumps: Oscar de la Renta: I designed a pair of pumps for my wedding and I dyed them black so I can wear them all the time- they are always my go to for a night out on the town. Flats: Belgian Shoes - any color!
denim: Mother jeans...don't be fooled by the name...they are not your mother's jeans. They have the perfect skinny jean and the most comfortable lazy day jeans...what more do you need?
city day look: For tearing around town...I am usually in a black cigarette pant, with a silk blouse, my leopard belgian shoes and a black belgian bag
country day look: Jeans, monogramed Lucchese boots, a Beretta blazer and a brown pebbled belgian bag.
currently eyeing for your closet: A Rendor and Steel white gold Electron Ring- its the perfect everyday piece and a Chelsea Scarf from the Katie Fong Collection...its the easiest thing to throw on to go from a day to night look.
lusting over: This embroidered Oscar de la Renta dress
items you splurge on: I am a sucker for a great coat...you can always wear something conservative and wow with a statement coat and bag. Hermes scarves are another weakness of mine- nothing is chicer than jeans, a white shirt and an hermes scarf. For my home, I cant resist splurging on the White Flower candle from the Ritz in Paris.
items you save on: Anything trendy...I buy most of my trendy items from Zara. Its an easy way to get the play around with new styles without investing too much. Even if the trend comes back in style again one day...you will want something new.
beauty essentials: Laura Mercier “Oleander” cream blush – great for a matte lip too! Also, Laura Mercier Infusion de Rose Nourishing oil - smells amazing and gives you a really great glow. Lastly, Aerin Rose Lip Conditioner is a must for harsh New York Winters...
signature scent: Miss Dior Cherie - I have worn it for years and I love that my friends can pass other people wearing it on the street and think of me.
salon: Frederik Fekkai
destination: Positano, Italy.
hotel: Le Sireneuse Hotel in Positano, Italy
restaurant: Le Bilboquet or Ralph Lauren Polo Bar
3 essentials you can't live without: A sketchpad/pencil (that counts as one right? I'm greedy), a great book - right now, I'm reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and a Belgian Bag to tote the other two around. :)
Last weekend was Refined co-founder, Michelle's, birthday! For those who don't know Michelle, she is the quintessential uptown girl, so, naturally, her birthday celebrations took place at some of our favorite spots on the Upper East Side. The night started with dinner at le Bilboquet (their cajun chicken is to die for) and ended with drinks at Beautique. Michelle wore the most incredible Alberta Ferretti broadtail coat with grey fox and crystal embroidery and a stunning Moschino sequined dress. Happy birthday, M!! x