Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I am a big Christmas person. I enjoy the festivities, the traditional food, the chocolates, gingerbread, decorations, presents (both giving and receiving), music, and the chance to quiet the mind and heart in the middle of it all to remember the real reason we celebrate christmas and take in the blessings we have. We had a lovely Christmas and it is still continuing this week and until New Year. Santa was generous but practical and brought me things that I've been needing: Ugg's all weather boots and North Face light and packable down jacket. I also got Thierry Mugler's new perfume, the Alien - a quite unique scent which comes in a refillable bottle. Thanks Santa!

Today I am off to see the Christmas Carol play in the City with two of my girls. One of my daughter's friends has a part in it and we will take her celebrate after the play. And maybe we will have a chance to peek in on some of the sales.. The discounts are steep this year because the retailers were too optimistic and have a lot of inventory left. Just have to remember that a good deal is only a good deal if you really will wear the item. Better to stick with the classics like cashmere sweaters and good jackets, etc.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Great Fashion Magazine

I may have mentioned this before, but I LOVE the Wall Street Journal Magazine. It's a monthly and it is one of the best fashion magazines I know of. It's none of the nonsense and all great articles and interesting photos and it's just fantastic. For some reason I did not receive the November issue, and I never had time to call and complain, but I was really upset. I have probably never been so upset over a magazine before (well maybe that one fall when they missed the delivery of the September Vogue and it was sold out everywhere when I realized they were not going to re-deliver).

The December issue features a photo editorial on jewelry with models that are not models at all but the great dames of the fashion and art world, aged 55-70. It's beautiful and so refreshing. The issue also has stories on Roger Vivier's Bruno Missoni and the house Max Mara. And of course great fashion photos.

If I ever left the financial industry, I might continue my subscription to Wall Street Journal just to continue to receive the WSJ Magazine!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Couple of Outfits

This fall has been the warmest ever! I just now have taken out my winter stuff.. I am so bad at taking pictures of myself, not sure the outfits are very visible here, but the first one is my Thanksgiving hosting outfit, and the second my Black Friday shopping outfit:

My Missoni Poncho - I LOVE it!

Burberry sweater coat, Escada jeans, Bottega Veneta bag

Monday, December 5, 2011

Life is an Art of Circumstance

Most people try to plan their lives and careers and make strategic moves that help them get closer to whatever goal they set for themselves. However, the line moving forward is not always linear and vertical. Sometimes, and maybe most of the time, because of circumstances, you may need to stay in one place for a long time, or move side-ways or horizontally, instead of upwards. Sometimes you even need to take a step back. These moves may open up new possibilities that were not even part of the original plan. That is what I call the beauty of life. If you let life carry you, be grateful of all the good things that you have, and do your best to live fully and present, learn new things and be open to change, push yourself just a little bit outside of your comfort zone every now and then, the plans will eventually fall into place and you will find yourself in an amazing place that you never thought possible...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Items on Ebay

I am in the process of posting these items on Ebay. My seller name is nycfashionistastore. Come and see my listings!

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi

Sergio Rossi

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik


Friday, December 2, 2011

More is more and starting something NEW

I am one of those people to whom one is never enough. I try to embrace the less is more philosophy but I never quite succeed because it's just not me. My closet is bursting in the seams and spilling over to the attic and various other places but I can't help myself - I am so bad at letting go of things, and so bad at not shopping. Retail is therapy - and having something new to wear is the ultimate feel good medicine for me.

I guess in this same vein, one job or career is not enough, and I have been planning to start another. This time I want to be in business for myself and do something fun in an area that I love: fashion, clothing, retail, style. However, I have invested so much time and effort in my career in the financial industry that I am not ready to let go of it yet. It also affords me a safety net as I explore this new business as more of a hobby first. I want to invite new and exciting developments to my life and career, learn new things, do something fun and make something cool happen one little step at a time.