Around this same time every year I become quite nostalgic for Miami. From the crystal turquoise water and color-splashed architecture to delicious mojitos and to-die-for sushi, Miami is one of my favourite cities in the world. The Raleigh on South Beach has a special place in my heart as the spot of Mr StyleBomb’s and my wedding. Not to mention, there are references to my favourite furry friend on almost every corner – seriously there are flamingos are everywhere!
I am a lady torn between two countries, lots of traditional festivities and an internal debate whether I should call woven tops sweaters or jumpers. I may be a new Londoner, but I'm still a tried-and-true New Yorker who loves Thanksgiving. Starting this weekend, I'll have my first Sunday roast, followed by a Japanese-inspired Thanksgiving dinner and several champagne-fueled holiday parties. All of this revelry (and Cadbury chocolate consumption) is best managed when wearing a cozy/cosy top and pants with a whole lotta stretch. What is on your radar this holiday season?
Truth be told, I didn't use to like Chelsea Boots, but then the brilliant Christopher Kane came out with a neon and patent leather style that completely altered my mindset. After I failed to buy a pair at the Net-A-Porter sale last year, I instead focused my energy on finding THAT PERFECT CHELSEA BOOT. The one that has the capability of becoming my everyday staple, and can be worn with everything from dressier pants ‘trousers’ or a printed dress. Target found: Robert Clergerie hexagon-patterned ‘Jorn’ black leather Chelsea boots.
It's been about two months since I landed in London. The first few weeks weren't smooth sailing as I expected, but now that our furniture has arrived, the internet is hooked up and I've discovered the best shortbread in town, life is looking peachy.
Smythson Panama Black Leather Tote // ISWAI Paris Print Silk Top // What About Yves Ain't Laurent Without Yves: Couldn't have said it better myself ... // Sarah Angold Studio Grad Minor Geometric Bracelet // Kurt Geiger 'Lexington' Croc Leather Cap Toe Leather Sneakers: I've been hunting high and low for black croc-embossed leather sneakers, and these are exactly what I've envisioned in my mind. // Alice Menter 'Ruby' Gold Cuff Bracelet // Eve Lom Cleanser: New LDN friends say it's the best cleanser of all-time and I'm very keen to give it a try. // Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Pre-Shampoo Treatment: I've read numerous rave reviews that this is a wonder product that softens and moisturises hair like no other. // Tatty Devine Aarrghhhh Necklace
One of the less fun things about moving across an ocean is starting over with your go-to beauty gurus. Sifting through Yelp and endless reviews online, the risk is high of getting orange hair, a bonkers haircut or over-plucked Drew Barrymore circa 1995 brows. London is crazy expansive (and expensive), much more than NYC. I don't even know what neighbourhood I should look at for someone to manage my finically eyebrows or color my mane without a long hair surcharge. So in the meantime, I'm going to relive my NYC glory days with the best of BEST hair stylists, colorists (colourists), eyebrow wonder workers and manicurists. Enjoy!!
Christina // Manicures & Pedicures @ ten over ten : 212-767-1010
Elke Von Freudenberg // Eyebrow Specialist @ Elke Von Freudenberg Salon : 917-475-6845 (Try her eyebrow scrub & serum, believe it or not, it will actually stimulate eyebrow hair growth you haven't seen in years.)
Hannah // Stylist @ Cutler Soho : 212-308-3838