MOMMA LOVES… the bat, cat and other animal prints (for us and them)

Inspired by Max’s trip to the pumpkin patch (in his halloween bat tee) I wanted to do a feature on animal prints.  I’m not talking about leopard print – I’m talking about actual prints of animals.  Miu Miu had a big hit a couple years back with a cat print which was featured on the runway on everything from jackets to shoes and now its a fun trend that is adorable on our little ones but equally chic for us to wear.  Here are some of my top picks, first for us:


Asos dress $39.16 available at


Topshop skirt $60 available at


Nasty Gal sweater $68 available at


Zara top $59.90 available at


Zoe Karssen pant $137 available at


Charlotte Olympia shoes $695 available at

and of course, for them…


Gap dress $24.95 available at


CWD Kids sleepwear $23.99 available at


H&M shoes $12.95 available at


Gap leggings $12.95 available at


H&M dress $14.95 available at



OshKosh B’gosh leggings $11.49 available at


Mini & Maximus sweatshirt $68 available at


HM cardigan $14.95 available at


Old Navy shirt $12 available at


MOMMA NEEDS… the star print (this time for us)

A few days ago I posted about the best star prints for our little ones, but I kept coming across great star print option for us so I decided that our kids shouldn’t have all the star fun!  I LIVED in my Wildfox star print deconstructed sweater throughout my pregnancy and the months following Max’s birth because it was cute, comfortable and hid my baby weight so well. They actually still make the sweater which is amazing for me because I’ll get a 3rd winter out of it!  Furthermore, Saint Laurent (formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent) actually showed a star print cardigan in the Fall 2013 collection meaning the star print is not only cute, comfy but also on trend.  Here are some of my top picks:


Wildfox sweatshirt $128 available at


Saint Laurent sweater $1052.03 available at


Jeffrey Campbell sneaker $212 available at


Equipment blouse $260 available at


Zara dress $35.90 available at


Frankie B jeans $174 available at


River Island romper $32.04 available at


Generation Love sweatshirt $176 available at


Jimmy Choo clutch $995 available at


Nishe dress $88.99 available at


MOMMA NEEDS… the motorcycle boot

I know a lot of you might might think motorcycle boots aren’t for you.  That was my initial thought… But they are truly one of the most solid investments I have ever made.  Shortly after finding out I was pregnant with Max I ran out and bought my Jimmy Choo motorcycle boots.  I was freaked out about how I was going to look fashionable as a stylist, yet comfortable while running around on market appointments and on photo shoots.  I think I wore them every day of my pregnancy (up until about 8 months when it got too hot and my feet got too swollen) and every single day women would chase after me to ask where I got my boots.  Now, 2 years later, I still believe they are one of my best purchases and as fall approaches I have them out and ready for another season of wear.  They are STILL current, stylish and in great shape (the great thing about these boots is that a little wear and tear only adds to their look).  Ladies, these are a MUST have for every wardrobe.  They are so easy to throw on with leggings, skinny jeans for a trip to the park, the pumpkin patch, or a dinner out.  Here are some of my top Motorcycle picks:


Jimmy Choo boots $1195 available at


Zara boot $99.90 available at


Frye boots $268 available at


Aldo boots $150 available at


River Island boots $80.09 available at


Asos boots $97.89 available at


Fiorentini & Baker boots $650 available at


H&M boots $49.95 available at

MOMMA LOVES… the love motif

There is a quote by Elizabeth Stone that says: “Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to wear your heart on the outside.”  A friend of mine showed me this quote shortly after I had Max and it resonated so strongly with me.  The word love is so tiny compared to what it actually means to love.  One of my favorite trends is the use of the word love and hearts in both women’s clothing and accessories as well as in the kids market.  Now we actually can wear our heart on the outside… Here are my some of my favorite finds:


Charlotte Olympia shoes $1250 available at


Crocs boots $49.99 available at


Zara t-shirt $19.90 available at


J Crew kids sweater $69.50 available at


Wildfox t-shirt $74 available at


Gap kids t-shirt $14.95 available at


Old Navy kids shirtdress $15 available at


Shy by Sydney Evan $125 available at


Sylvia Toledano clutch $1650 available at


Mini Rodini kids leggings $32 available at


Old Navy skirt $8.94 available at


Sarah Chloe ring $98 available at


Old Navy dress $26.94 available at



MOMMA WANTS… the earrings

I am slightly obsessed with these Earrings – maybe because there’s a party in the front AND in the back.  The ear cuff is so major right now – basically its a cropped earring that extends up the lobe rather than dangling down and I have fallen in love with these ones from Maria Black. The post is actually as much a part of the earring design as the earring itself!  They’re beautiful and modern and the assed bonus, not too easy for little one to grab pull out!  The best thing is I could wear these with jeans and a tee as easily as I could wear with an evening gown to a wedding…

RUNWAY REINVENTION – the pop art comic trend

One of the greatest thing about working in fashion is seeing how one look on a runway can turn into a massive trend.  Sometimes you have to ask yourself who is influencing who.  The above shot is from Tom Ford’s 2013 Autumn/Winter collection in which he featured red carpet gowns emblazoned with the comic book Ka-boom style print – amazing how childhood memories continuously inspire even the most glamorous designers. Here are some of my favorite comic/pop art style selects for both our little ones and a few things for us too…


H&M boys shirt $12.95 available at


Marcus Lupfer sweatshirt $380 available at


Junk Food sneaker $29.95 available at


Jimmy Choo heels $795 available at


Zara kids t-shirt $9.90 available at


Asos skirt $64.07 available at


New Look clutch $17.78 available at


MOMMA NEEDS… the cross body bag

When starting out as a lowly fashion assistant at Allure magazine back in the late 90′s, a fashion legend turned to me as I was helping her and proclaimed, “Free your hands dear,” and it stuck with me ever since. How can we do anything well if our hands aren’t free? Yet, we run all over town bogged down by our handbags… While pregnant I fell in love with, then subsequently bought, the Givenchy Pandora bag, in orange, (seen in the picture above).  Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but I can carry it on shoulder or across body, leaving me hands free to carry all manner of things I laden myself down with, be it large garment bags from appointments, my son’s toys on a trip to the park, or my very favorite thing to hold, his little hand.  Also, carrying a bag across the body is so much better for us, because the weight we’re schlepping around all day, is more evenly distributed, so no more sore shoulder!!  Here are some of my top cross body picks:


Givenchy bag $1,810 available at www.netaporter.comaldocrossbodyeditAldo bag $50 available at www.aldoshoes.commarcbymarcshopbopcrossbodyeditMarc by Marc Jacobs bag $278 available at www.shopbop.comseebychloecrossbodyshopeditSee by Chloe bag $495 available at www.shopbop.comphilliolimtargetbgedit2Phillip Lim for Target bag $44.99 available at select target stores crossbodymarcshopbopeditMarc by Marc Jacobs bag $598 available at www.bloomingdales.comcrossbodyrebeccaminkoffneimanedit      Rebecca Minkoff bag $195 available at






MOMMA NEEDS… chic ballet flats

Every woman needs a great pair of ballet flats in her shoe arsenal…  Something super chic that allows you to be both comfortable and fabulous.  I could not live without my Chloe scalloped ballet flats.  Whether I’m schlepping around on market appointments, on set with celebrities or simply chasing my little one around the house, they are a necessity.  The key is to choose something special whether its a sparkle, a metallic, or just a beautiful design that elevates it from just functional to form AND function – here are some of my top picks.


Chloe flats $475 available at www.netaporter.comtargetballetflateditTarget flats $17.99 available at Louboutin flats $895 available at www.netaporter.comaldoballetflateditAldo flats $29.98 available at www.aldoshoes.commarcbymarcballetflateditMarc by Marc Jacobs flats $250 available at www.shopbop.comtopshopballetflatedit      Top Shop flats $30 available at us.topshop.comvalentinoflateditValentino  flats $845 available at

zara flats $99.90 available at

Zara flats $99.90 available at


MOMMA WANTS… this hot shoe

I realize these fall outside of the realms of practicality.  I know I can’t wear them while chasing my toddler through the back garden.  And I don’t care.  They are beautiful and its good to want things…  Sophia Webster is a hot new shoe designer who may not be a household name (yet) but she is doing everything right.  I believe accessories can make the outfit – and these shoes can transform your casual denim look or your little black dress into a va-va voom look for a night out on the town… so book a baby sitter.