Style Fyle: Lisa Buhler

The woman behind Lisa Says Gah—a Californian-based retail site that offers up cool, hard-to-find brands you wish you knew about—is full of need-to-know facts. Ask her where to buy great summer sandals, and she knows a fantastic new brand. Ask her what to listen to, and she’ll turn you on to an artist you’ve likely never heard of but can’t stop playing. Lisa Bühler launched Lisa Says Gah as a blog in 2009 when she was working as a buyer for Nasty Gal. Her desire to mix inspiring images, designer interviews, and profiles of cool girls together with shoppable clothes and accessories turned the blog into a website. Now, Lisa Says Gah is the under-the-radar retailer the cool girls visit to shop for their wares. See Bühler’s favorite new things below.

LoQ shoes

 

 

LOQ

It’s a beautifully crafted woven slide that comes in a gorgeous robin's egg blue. They are easy to pair back with denim or a summer wrap dress. 

 

 

 

 

BOUTIQUE HOMES

Boutique Homes is my favorite rental site for finding vacation home rentals. It’s like Air BnB but more curated. 

Boutique Homes
Kelsey Lu

 

 

 

 

KELSEY LU

I really like her music and love her Solange vibes. 

 

 

 

 

 

J.HANNAH NAIL POLISH

Hannah offers the most natural nail polish on the market. We haven’t seen anything like this since Essie and are so thrilled to be partnered with her as a vendor.

J Hannah Nail Polish
Samova Tea

 

 

 

 

SAMOVAR TEA BAR

Samovar is on the way to the office so I like to treat myself to a refreshing yet sassy iced Chai latte.

 

 

 

 

RAEN SUNGLASSES

I love the shape of these sunglasses because they offer a refreshing take on a retro staple. 

Raen Sunglasses

Roksanda x Malone Souliers

 

Malone Souliers has quietly and steadily become an independent shoe brand to watch. Created by Roy Luwolt and Mary Alice Malone, the label is known for its sculptural, heeled mules and innovative shoe designs, not to mention their collaborations with various ready-to-wear labels. Case in point, an inherently stylish and uber chic collection with Roksanda Ilincic. The British designer is known for her bold and feminine designs, which are often created in punchy colors. 

The Spring Summer 2017 collection features mid and high heels, but the standout shape is undoubtedly the Hannah, a pointed toe flat with an embroidered fabric strap. At once elegant and cool, they've become instant Instagram favorites and (we're betting), bestsellers. 

 

Available at StyleBop


Chloe King Style Fyle

Bergdorf Goodman's Senior Vice President of fashion Linda Fargo once described Chloe King as "our resident clothing magpie." For King, the fashion content and social media manager at Bergdorfs, the title is a fitting one. She is a regular on street style blogs and is passionate about her unique combination of vintage, new brands, and classic silhouettes. Forget fashion, King is a purveyor of true personal style. With a background in social media, she got her roots in the fashion industry at Tibi, where she helped grow their social media by 430% in two years. Since joining Bergdorf Goodman, their social media following has grown exponentially, passing the 1 million mark.

Fond of discovering new brands, investing in vintage finds and constantly pushing her stylish boundaries, King is a fashion lover. Here she shares her new favorite labels, Instagram accounts, and what she's stocking in her beauty cabinet.

La Mer Face Oil

 

 

ON BEAUTY

LA MER FACE OIL - This is super hydrating in this weird cold weather. I also like it instead of a bronzer highlighter dabbed on cheekbones.

LA PRAIRIE PEARL INFUSION - Soooo decadent, but gives you a glow when you are bad about drinking 12 liters of water a day. 

CHANEL UV ESSENTIAL SUNSCREEN - The only sunscreen I've ever used that you can wear daily without looking greasy or smelling like the beach. Praise Karl.

 

 

 

 

 

@MillenialFashionDaily

Who doesn't want a daily reminder of the Olsen twins or Mischa Barton's amazing Chanel looks on the OC? #neverforget

Halpern

 

 

 

 

 

HALPERN

Super excited about this young talent. In a sea full of "wearable," his over-the-top sequined disco looks were a jolt of energy during London Fashion Week. 

 

 

 

xDIVINEx

I discovered this amazing French vintage shop through Etsy - it's full of statement designer jewelry dreams!

 

Sanayi 313

 

 

SANAYI 313

These beautiful Turkish slippers are embroidered with bees, cherries or raffia fringe. I want to wear them with everything from denim to a cocktail dress!


Megan Reynolds Style Fyle

Megan Reynolds has the kind of job a 'million girls would kill for.' As the Market Director at MATCHES Fashion, she travels the world in search of the best bags, shoes, jewels, and clothes, discovering must-have new labels (and curating one of the most stylish wardrobes around). Here, she shares her thoughts on the season's brightest moments, and what to look out for this Fall.

"Having just wrapped an epic three month market, the Fall 2017 season was full of clarity. True talent shone brighter than ever and the spotlight has moved away from trends to focus on building an ideal wardrobe. A handful of my favorite collections had a thrilling sense of randomness—as if you had stumbled into the closet a woman with impeccable taste—yet still maintained the cohesion required for a single show. This idea not only diminished my appetite for frivolous fashion entirely, but has my mind racing about the idea of style. Style as a craft, and as skill to be mastered over time. If this season has given us anything, it's a slough of collectable pieces that contribute to a wardrobe of longevity and lasting style." 

 

KOCHÉ ORNAMENT MULE

This buzzy Paris brand confidently showed their 'street meets art' ready-to-wear with a sophisticated satin mule that stole my heart. 

 

 

 

LOEWE POLKA DOT DRESS

Jonathan's show was the perfect example of a comprehensive wardrobe—summed up in 54 looks. This finale dress will feel modern now and for years to come and is undoubtedly my favorite dress of the season.

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JESSICA BIALES SIGNET RING

I have an obsession with signet rings and these solid gold beauties have the perfect balance of heritage and modernity. 

 

 

THE ROW SATIN SHREDDED COMBAT BOOT

These boots made me a bit emotional, they are that beautiful. I'm not usually one for a chunky boot but this refined variation in luxurious shredded silk has been on my mind since New York fashion week.

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BALENCIAGA TRENCH COAT

This was a season of amazing outerwear (it is Fall/Winter after all) but few can rival this shape shifting trophy piece. The checked skirt gracefully draped below the jacket is actually optional. It can be zipped on or off, essentially making it essentially two jackets in one. 

 

Portrait courtesy of Adam Katz Sinding


The Volon

Every fashion month, a new bag emerges as the style du jour. This season, amongst the parades of J.W. Anderson pierce bags, Balenciaga’s Bazar and Loewe everything, bags from new label The Volon appeared swinging from almost everyone’s arm. They’ve been spotted on Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jeanne Damas and Natasha Goldberg, either swinging from their shoulders or carried via the top handle. And with a signature box-style in color blocked candy hues often adorned in tassels, these bags aren’t exactly wallflowers. 

Heralding from Seoul, The Volon is the creation of creative director, E.J. a former cellist and interior designer who in 2013, turned to fashion. Inspired by the balance between classic and modern, fashion and art, her mission is to create sophisticated bags for customers who have a true appreciation for fashion and design. Fittingly, the name ‘The Volon’ is taken from a phrase by philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “Le volonté de tous,” which means ‘the will of all and it is the total of what one individual wants.’

Currently, the line offers a signature box bag (which comes with a long shoulder strap) in different sizes and modernist clutches. What sets them apart are the unique and whimsical designs, fringing, and colors that adorn different styles. These are more than bags, they’re statement makers.

The Volon.com


Gentle Monster x Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton is something of a fashion chameleon. And what are sunglasses, if not the perfect tool to transform yourself into someone more mysterious and glamorous (of which Swinton is both). This Spring, the lauded actress has collaborated with Korean eyewear label, Gentle Monster, on an exclusive collection of edgy and colorful sunglasses that are framed to make a statement.

The anticipated shades come in three different and striking silhouettes, including thick acetate frames (offered in three color ways each) as well as thin stainless steel rims with mirrored lenses.

Naturally the actress—whom Gentle Monster has long admired for her exceptional artistry—showcases her cinematic skills and cool demeanor in the campaign’s accompanying short film (bellow). Written and directed by Erik Madigan Heck, the film, titled The Endgame, is loosely inspired by Swedish director, Ingmar Bergman’s acclaimed drama-fantasy The Seventh Seal. In the video, Swinton is seen playing a game of chess that somehow leads to a fencing duel. Much like Swinton herself, it’s wonderfully otherworldly and endlessly chic.

Tilda Swinton ✕ Gentle Monster,

- Written by Sofia Sosunov


Aurelie Bidermann Style Fyle

Aurélie Bidermann has excellent taste. The Parisian-born jewelry designer is beloved for her bohemian yet polished creations, but upon meeting her, it becomes evident that every aspect of her life is stylish. Her own personal style is a mix of insouciant Frenchness meets chic wanderlust, and her stores are a study in beautiful design. She also cooks, has recently become a mother, and has admitted that when packing for a vacation (her favorite summertime spot is Corsica), she likes to pack her jewelry according to event and occasion. Here, as Paris Fashion Week begins, she shares her favorite new things about the City of Love.

 

@HOLIDAYMAGAZINE is my favorite new Instagram account. It's a fantastic mix of international art, lifestyle, and fashion. The content offers a lot of great Parisian style inspiration.

 

VIVANT CAFE I recently came across an amazing and quaint new restaurant in Paris called Vivant Cafe. The space is small and cozy, and the kitchen runs right alongside the bar so you can see all of the food being prepared. The menu consists of many seasonal vegetables and healthy options as well—my favorite!

 

MIMOSA MOBILE My favorite piece from my new SS17 collection has to be the Mimosa Mobile Earrings. They are such a statement piece that can complete any look.

 

HOLIDAY CAFE I recently stumbled across a new coffee shop, Holiday Café, and I cannot get enough of it. The store front is incredibly inviting with its all-white charm. When the weather is nice, I like to sit outside and enjoy an espresso and chocolate croissant. The granola with yogurt, seasonal fruits and honey is another of my favorites to pair with a morning coffee.

 

 

ANDY WARHOL My favorite book is The Philosophy of Andy Warhol : From A to B and Back Again. It's a classic that I can read over and over again. I have always adored art since I was a little girl, as my parents and grandparents are art collectors. Andy Warhol has always been a family favorite.

J.Hannah nail polish collection

Subtlety is indeed an art, and no one has mastered it quite like LA-based jewelry designer Jess Hannah, whose new collection of carefully-edited, high-quality polishes are a testament to the allure of understated chic.

Far from basic, Hannah created lacquers that carefully consider the gracefulness of hands and the role of subtle color as an element in a considered wardrobe. Inspired by artists’ palettes and natural elements, the line is comprised of eleven seductively muted colors (all polishes are seven-free, highly-pigmented, not tested on animals and made in the USA). Much like her sleek and modern jewelry, J. Hannah’s nail polish line is exceptionally-crafted and evokes the idea of timelessness. The hues are not season-specific or trend-driven, but are created with everyday wear in mind.

J. Hannah Nail Polish, $19 each

-Written by Sofia Sosunov


Joan Juliet Buck- The Price of Illusion

Joan Juliet Buck has a storied history. The lauded writer is the only American to have been editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, she has contributed to every major publication across the globe, and she spent most of her youth gallivanting with fashion icons like Manolo Blahnik, Antonio Lopez, Lauren Bacall and celebrities like childhood friend Anjelica Huston. Known for her intimate yet worldly perspective, she is beloved for her writing yet has also had her own fair share of personal and professional catastrophes. Now, she’s sharing it all in a new memoir titled, ‘The Price of Illusion.’ Throughout the tome, Buck recounts her almost unbelievable and incredible life. She had dalliances with movie stars and famous authors, wed in a mauve wedding dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld and pursued adventures across the world. She was also thrust unknowingly into rehab and during her early thirties, witnessed the quick succession of AIDS. As intimate as a letter from a best friend, Buck draws you into her world with an instant intimacy, where you’ll happily spend hours engrossed in her enthralling tale.


Style Fyle: Sarah Staudinger

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard of Sarah Staudinger, and it likely won’t be the last. Known to her friends (and Instagram followers), as '@staud', Staudinger helped launch cult label Reformation before setting out to create her own eponymous brand (which she fittingly called STAUD). It’s quickly become known for its accessories (there seems to be a Bissett bucket bag spotted on every New York corner), and her new faux-mink bag, the Deneuve, is a winter must-have. Like any good label, STAUD the brand is a direct reflection of the Staud the girl. Its laid-back, easy to wear separates and rompers make getting dressed in the morning really, really easy, while her accessible price points make it a contemporary label to have on speed dial. Here, Staudinger shares five new things she can’t stop thinking about, including a new app that has become her full time obsession, and her favorite restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

REBECCA DE RAVANEL's SARA beaded earrings. I'm going to Mexico this week and cannot wait to wear them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new STAUD GRACE BAG in butterscotch is my new obsession. I’ve been wearing it every day since it came out

 

 

 

 

 

RADIOOOO I’m obsessed with this app called Radiooooo. It's the most beautiful app I have ever used and is a really fun way to find new music from all over the world. The only thing is I can’t figure out how to connect it to my Sonos system so if anyone knows how to do that please let me know.. 

 

 

A friend of mine from Farrar Straus and Giroux sent me some amazing books to read. I'm currently reading THE SELFISHNESS OF OTHERS AN ESSAY ON THE FEAR OF NARCISSISM by Kristin Domek. It’s a very compelling sort of scary cultural reflection. It’s a quick read and really moving. 

 

KISMET is this amazing new restaurant in Los Feliz. I've eaten there probably five or six times since its opened, it's sort of a youthful take on modern Mediterranean. I also really like their branding. I want to steal a napkin every time I go ( I don't though, promise). 


Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha creates the types of romantic; whimsical dresses you might imagine existing in fairytales. Instead, they’re constructed from billowing transparent tulle and floral appliqués (primarily in red, blush pink, ivory and black), and are often oversized in bold sculptural shapes. 

The London-based, Irish-born designer has become a fashion wunderkind, beloved for her romantic creations. Now, she’s opened her second ever store (and first in America), on Soho’s infamous Wooster Street. Just steps away from Céline and Byredo, Rocha’s boutique is a veritable playground of her inspiration, favorite things, and impeccable taste. A giant, wrought iron cage houses some of Rocha’s more floral-focused dresses, while a Perspex cubed bookcase is full of honeycomb sculptures. An homage to the pieces that influence Rocha’s work, there is also Louise Bourgeois artworks and photography rests on the marble countertop. Rocha’s lesser known bags and shoes run along the back wall, while her oversized pearl jewelry sits atop plump, blush pink cushions. 

Simone Rocha, 71 Wooster St, New York.


Style Fyle: Amelie Pichard

Amelie Pichard has a sense of humor. For her first collection, the Paris-based accessories designer set about creating fuzzy, furry shoes and miniature bags with tiny gold crocodiles crawling over them. Then, she partnered with Pamela Anderson on a suitably sexy vegan collection featuring ‘80s-inspired patent shoes with Perspex heels. She’s paired up with cult-loved Miami store The Webster on a pepto-pink capsule collection and introduced sunglasses, and now she’s preparing to take on the fashion industry with a whole new approach, releasing a collection whenever it feels right, veering right off the typical schedule and headfirst into pure creativity. Here, discover five new things she can’t get enough of.

 

 

 

This amazing rug by Armadillo & Co. is hand coven and fair trade and sustainably made. 

 

 

I am obsessed with this entire white ensemble by Eve Denim, a Los Angeles-based denim designer. 

 

 

The classic Amélie Pichard Nancy boot—it's a must-have.

 

I am obsessed with these earrings from N2 jewelry!

 

 

 

 

When I want some sun, this helps :)


Kusmi Tea

There's nothing quite as comforting as taking the time to sit quietly with a freshly brewed cup of tea. Whether you opt for a delicate green tea detox (which is as good for your skin as it is for your taste buds) or an intensely rich Rooibos blend, Kusmi, the French tea house with a Russian heritage, has perfected the art of tea-making. Founded in 1867 in St. Petersburg, its newly opened US flagship store beautifully pays homage the brand’s Franco-Russian legacy through a baroque and modern lens. Located within the Oculus of New York City’s Westfield World Trade Center, stepping into Kusmi’s luminous boutique is nothing short of a sensorial experience. From its grandiose chandelier to the picturesque bespoke mosaic all the way down to the parquet floor of Italian marble and French oak, the space would certainly live up to the standards of a Russian Tsar. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the new location boasts over 50 herbal and black tea varieties, which are as aromatic as they are flavorful. 

To ease the decision-making process, the store features a central tasting station with turned-polish stainless steel and oak samovars allowing the visitors to taste Kusmi’s celebrated concoctions. The store also offers a selection of tea accessories, including a Christopher Jenner designed silver tea strainer (exclusive to the US flagship), lavish handmade crystal caddies and Japanese Nippon teapots. And for a touch of sweetness, the store sells Kusmi’s sugar lumps carved in the shape of matryoshkas, the traditional Russian dolls (they come in male and female forms). Kusmi believes that “having a cup of tea is like sharing a common language, a multicultural means of expression, an opportunity to share wherever you come from." That’s something we’d raise a cup of Kashmir Tchai to.

Kusmi Tea, Westfield World Trade Center, New York.

- Written by Sofia Sosunov


DeMaria NYC

New York City is known for its quirky food obsessions: The cronut, matcha almond milk lattes, fresh juices and dragon bowls have all taken the city by storm. Now, Camille Becerra, the creator behind the dragon bowl (a dish full of coconut grains, roasted vegetables, and a delicious sauce concocted for Café Henri), is opening up a brand new establishment. Called De Maria, Becerra paired up with co-owner and creative director Grace Lee to create the all-day café (dinner will be coming soon), which is sure to become the next It-spot for New Yorkers in search of a healthy yet delicious meal and beautiful atmosphere. The NoLita space is of-the-moment chic, with blonde wood accents, brass lamps and gentle neutrals throughout. Designed by MP Shift—the duo behind similarly lovely spaces like Clinton Hill's Tilda All Day, newly-opened salad spot Verde and ACME—Paul Rand’s graphic typography and Donald Judd’s geometric paintings were also prominent inspirations for the space.

Thankfully Becerra’s bowl is back on the menu, rebranded as ‘rooster’ and ‘fire dragon’ bowls, in addition to bone broth (another New York-specific It-food), and avocado toast. ­Each dish is focused on Becerra’s trademark: healthy, vibrant offerings made from seasonal ingredients, paired with a smattering of teas and infusions.  

De Maria, 19 Kenmare St, New York


Style Fyle: Annelise Michelson

Annelise Michelson is a rare find in the jewelry world. Not only does she approach her line with a good dose of humor and a typically French je ne sais quoi, she also creates some of the most avant-garde (and recognizable) pieces out there.

As a student at Paris’s École de la Chambre Syndicale de Couture Parisienne, Michelson studied fashion design and went on to work at houses such as Hermès and Vanessa Bruno. A few years in, however, when a friend asked her to create a jewelry collection for a Carine Roitfeld–styled Vogue Paris shoot, she discovered a niche in the market for beautifully designed costume jewelry and launched her own label. Michelson approaches her creations as accessories rather than delicate jewels. She takes inspiration from art, sculpture, architecture and the minutiae of nature and everyday objects Think barbed wire and sea algae). The result is a fusion of organic yet brutalist shapes that play with the idea of what jewelry should be but remain innately feminine. “I have pieces that are a mix of two different schools,” Michelson says. “I like this clash. It’s really the idea of moving from one mood to another.”

 

 

 

 

 

CÉLINE TRIFOLD BAG I love this bag because it's not an It-bag! It's also light and structured at the same time.

 

ANNELISE MICHELSON ECLIPSE EARRINGS My eclipse earrings are a must-have!

 

BAMBOO VASE BY ENZO MARI I've wanted this vase forever! I'm a big fan of Enzo Mari. I love the détournement with the touch of minimal and industrial feeling.

 

 

 

LOUIS VUITTON BOOTS These boots are simply a must-have.

 

 

CADMO LAMP BY RASHID KARIM I love this lamp for its organic and minimal form and its beautiful diffusion of light. It will be a great addition to my apartment.


Balmyard Beauty

Take one heady breath of Balmyard Beauty’s Romantic Call body oil, and you’ll instantly be transported to an island paradise, where wild jasmine blows on a warm ocean breeze and sweet summer roses nod their heads in your direction. The newly launched, all-natural beauty line is the creation of casting director Larissa Gunn, whose cool style and barefaced beauty make you want to steal whatever beauty products she’s got stashed in her bag. After falling in love with the Caribbean (particularly Jamaica), Gunn set about blending two passions—her love for the laid back and all-natural lifestyle the island is infamous for, and feel-good beauty products that invoke an ‘I’m still on holiday” feeling. The result was a five-piece skin-care line named for the Jamaican neighborhood apothecaries that dispense spiritual and physical remedies. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, and each brings its own Jamaican flavor (and healing property). The hibiscus in the Baby Love Balm, a lip-and-cheek-tint, supplies the plum-colored pigment, while the Moonlight Lover Facial Oil features prickly pear seed, rosehip seed, and sea buckthorn oils. Then there are the Bush Baths—two muslin encased concoctions that blend local herbs and flora to detox the body and even the skin tone. All-natural never looked so good.


 

Heidi Merrick

Heidi Merrick is LA personified. The fashion designer not only grew up living the quintessential Los Angeles lifestyle (her family owns Channel Islands Surfboards), but her very essence embodies it. Raised in Southern California, Merrick's approach is refreshingly easy and warm—a feeling that also emanates through the easy-to-wear quality of her namesake clothing line. When you want something simple and elegant to wear as opposed to the effort of "dressing up," Merrick is your girl. Now, she's opened her first store in Downtown Los Angeles, combining her eponymous homewares line with clothing made in-house, all nestled amidst a chic array of sculptures and furniture, and a wall filled with candy-colored surfboards crafted by her brother, Britt Merrick. The space also conveys the warmth of a beachside LA home—deep pink bougainvillea from Merrick's backyard adds a personal (and especially Californian) touch to the store, as does a wooden day bed beckoning for a seaside escape.

H. Merrick of California, 115 W 9th St, Los Angeles, CA


Style Fyle: Deborah Pagani

Deborah Pagani has style in spades. The Manhattan-based jewelry designer not only looks like a rockstar (she's often clad in leather, Alaïa, and custom-painted Hermès bags), she's also worked with a handful. Pagani began her career in beauty, working as a hair stylist for clients like Prince and Cindy Lauper for over 14 years. Shortly after, she followed her passion for fine jewelry, launching a namesake line that focuses on classic, Americana-inspired jewels that feel both stately and infinitely cool. Here, she shares five new things she's loving right now.

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Deborah Pagiani Earrings
Hermes scarf
 

CÉLINE BLAZER I'm so into this blazer from the Resort 2017 collection because it’s not the typical boxy look. The waste is cinched perfectly, which balances it between feminine and masculine. 

 

FILORGA LIP PLUMPER I've always been skeptical when it comes to lip plumpers. Usually during the cold winter months my lips are so chapped, but this lip balm is non-sticky, adds shine, and makes my lips pinker—even though there is no color. There is minimal plumping, but the conditioning aspect of it is near perfect!

 

OCHRE CHANDELIER A huge inspiration behind my latest collection, Americana, is the light installations by Leo Villarreal. I absolutely love chandeliers – I think every room should have one. This one is modern but still has an art deco feel.

 

PUZZLE PILL EARRINGS A more elaborate take on the pill, my Puzzle Pill Earrings are a stunning statement piece. Usually my pieces are created with balance and in a channel fashion. However the baguettes are set in multiple directions with no particular rhyme or reason to create more sparkle.

 

HERMÈS ZEBRA PEGASUS SCARF I love the size and the feel of silk and cashmere scarves, they are timeless, chic, and super warm. They add a pop of color and are the perfect accompaniment to any outfit.


Style Fyle: Tamu McPherson

Tamu McPherson wears many hats. She’s a street style photographer, blogger, editor, mother, bona fide style icon, and one of the fashion world’s most beloved faces. Based in Milan, Jamaican-born McPherson has been on the fashion circuit for years. She began her career as a street style photographer for Grazia Italia, until her own playful style (she favors mixed prints, bright colors and bold accessories) caught the eye of her fellow photographers and editors. Now, she runs her own successful blog, All the Pretty Birds, where she regularly posts interviews with her fellow fashionistas and shares recipes via a section called ‘Tamu’s Café.’ Here, she shares five of her new favorite things.

 
 
 
 
 
 

TEA TIME  I'm obsessed with Yogi Tea's Ginger Hibiscus tea. 

 

 

REFLECTOR I'm crazy about my Vetements reflector-heel ankle boots. They turned out to be so comfortable, and I would have bet the other way.

 

CHECKING INVOICES I really love Checking Invoices' Instagram account, @checking_invoices. The creators photograph themselves with their faces hidden in items that they are checking in for photo shoots. I think the concept is original, clever and the images themselves are editorially worthy. 

 

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD I love Colson Whitehead's award winning novel the Underground Railroad. His story of a female slave's attempt to flee slavery is poignantly written, sincere and impressively imaginative. 

 

MARCO DE VINCENZO This coat is incredible. I could sleep in mine!


Style Fyle: Lola Rykiel

Inimitable French girl around town, Lola Rykiel, founder of consulting agency Le Chocolat Noir, is everything you’d wish for in a chic Parisian friend. With undeniable charm, a penchant for Marie-Hélène de Taillac jewelry and a true romantic side (she pens a column for Harper’s Bazaar called ‘Lola on Love’), Rykiel is a force to be reckoned with. Most recently, she launched her own creative consultant agency, Le Chocolat Noir, where a plethora of other brands will benefit from her excellent taste.

Here, she shares five of her new favorite finds.

 
 

"BALLS" RESTAURANT IN PARIS The new "ball" from Balls restaurant in Paris. It comes as five balls of veal mixed with caramelized onions in a light yoghurt dressing—it's delicious! I like it with the new salad as the side, it has pomegranate, lentils, feta, green apple, and organic nuts. 

 
 

MARIE-HÉLÈNE DE TAILLAC RING A padparadscha ring from from Marie-Hélène de Taillac. Pink is my favorite color, and this very rare sapphire looks like a candy.

 
 

GRILLZ BY DOLLY COHEN I would love to have some and I think it would be so chic and original to wear them with a classy outfit.

 
 
 

ELLIS BROOKLYN'S RAVEN SCENT I'm obsessed with the Raven scent from Ellis Brooklyn. I already have the candle, the body lotion and finally, the perfume is out. 

 
 
 

THE WING I just started my own business and I was looking for the perfect place to focus. It's hard to find an office by yourself. This place has the best energy and makes me feel safe.