Winter Blues

ALINA MODELS0063_LOWRES PROOFSIt’s no secret that we New Yorker’s stick to a pretty solid uniform of black and sombre dark colors, especially during the winter months.  We sat down with stylist Angel Macias and photographer Alina Gozin’a and gave them a challenge.  Come up with two looks that inject color into a classic menswear look.  The results show two models with a multitude of ideas on how to add color to your look.

Adam (above) paired a wool coat by Hancock with a Neoprene color block sweater by Pantone and a cheeky pair of orange socks from Scotch and Soda.  Khorey (below) rocked a bright yellow coat by Kent & Curwen, a blue turtle neck by Topman and anchored the look with a pair of classic black leather Converse. Any color injection, no matter how big or small, makes for a dandy style update on a cold winter day.

ALINA MODELS0189Adam is wearing: Wool Coat by  Hancock, Neoprene color block Jumper by Pantone, Pants by  Topman, Shoes by Barneys New York, Socks by Scotch and Soda, Flower pin by Givenchy

KHOREY is wearing: Wool Coat by Kent and Curwen,Turtle Neck by Topman, Pants by Vince, Printed shirt by Public School, Leather shoes by Converse 

PHOTOGRAPHER  Alina Gozin'a, PRODUCER Pascale Roux de Bezieux, STYLIST Angel Macias, 
MAKEUP & HAIR Maria Di Marco,RETOUCHER Brittainy Dale, MODELS Adam Bates & Khorey Mcdonald, 
MODEL AGENCY ReQuest Model Management

Charlotte Simone’s Winter Popsicles

CharlotteSimoneScarvesThis winter the trend for all things furry and fluffy can't be avoided. However, if a coat covered in furry matter is all too much, then a Charlotte Simone Popsicle scarf could be just the thing to give a simple wool coat a glamorous update. Based in London but educated here in New York City, Charlotte Beecha, pictured below with one her Popsicle scarves, is the cool-girl designer behind the label. With scarves and hoods in wonderful color combinations, these are the perfect New York winter accessory. 

We love the Popsicle which comes in many colors including black & white with a green tail (pictured above left)and the luxurious Hero large scarf which will keep you super warm and wildly glamorous all at the same time. Each design is available in both ethically sourced fur as well as faux fur.

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Grab a Cardigan

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It’s no secret that we are obsessed with sweaters this season.  With temperatures plunging to below 30 today (and it’s only November) all we can think about is how to stay warm and stylish at the same time.  Cardigan New York, a line best known for its cool and cosy sweaters, is a great way to layer this winter.   New Yorker Lynne Hiriak’s love of that classic wardrobe staple, the cardigan, inspired her to created a line of fantastic, well priced sweaters for both men and women.

As well as knitwear, Cardigan New York also has a line of ready to wear which includes gorgeous knit dresses, trousers and tops, making layering these looks, super easy.


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Beau Coops Boots

DSC_7749As winter rolls around and the stores are stocked with a myriad of black boots, it can be hard to find a pair that will go with everything while making a style statement at the same time. We recently discovered Beau Coops boots, a line of footwear from Australia, that is now available in New York.  Well priced and crafted in Italy, we are slightly obsessed by the Beau5 flat black leather boots (pictured).  With a super cute back zipper and a heel that makes walking in New York a breeze, these boots manage to be both practical and fabulous at the same time.

Available in New York at Concrete + Water. 485 Driggs Street. Williamsburg. NY

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Wendy Nichol’s Of The Moment Bags

Screen Shot 2014-11-09 at 5.30.35 PMWendy Nichol is famous for her exceptional leather bags and cool-girl jewelry.  The luxurious leather bags are made by hand in Nichol’s almost magical looking Soho studio, where a small team of designer’s construct one-off bags and small collections of her classic designs.  This season could almost be called the season of the Wendy Nichols bag, with her Bullet Tassled Leather Bucket Bag and Large Carriage Tassled Bucket Bag being some of the coolest bags around this winter.

Along with the must-have bags, the store is packed with her line of jewelry which includes delicate pieces like her Black Diamond Victorian Eye Ring and her signature Gold Pyramid Hoop Earings. Her line of etherial clothing feels a little gothic Victorian and a little Downtown bohemian and is draped around the Soho store, making Wendy Nichol one of those rare original New York stores, where you can always find something truly original and unique.

Wendy Nichol. 147 Sullivan Street. 10012 & 252 Mott Street. NY. 10012
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Photos courtesy Wendy Nichols Instagram

Concrete + Water In Williamsburg

concrete and waterConcrete + Water is a new boutique in Williamsburg that opened it’s doors just last week.  The brainchild of stylist Hannah Dilworth and JD Gluckstern, who as well as stocking the best in local and international design, have also managed to create a store where couples can shop comfortably at the same time.  With a menswear section that is equally as impressive as their womenswear (and their women’s collection is amazing), they sell well-loved lines from New York based designers like Cardigan and Whit as well as foreign brands that are hard to find Stateside.  Hannah’s background as a stylist is apparent, here you’ll find the perfect sweater of the season, styled alongside the just-right bag to wear it with.

The shoe selection for both men and women is fantastic.  It’s carefully selected, well priced and includes super cool Australian line Beau Coops and British shoe designer F Troupe. The store itself is a former flower store and in the back half of the large airy shop, there’s a homeware space filled with beautiful items including locally crafted rugs and cushions, Mazama ceramics (discovered by Hannah and JD on a road trip to Portland) as well as a well stocked apothecary section.

This is the kind of one-stop shop where you can pick up a great outfit, a gift for a friend, something for your home and a killer pair of shoes that you won’t find anywhere else in New York.

Concrete + Water. 485 Driggs Avenue. Williamburg. Brooklyn. 11211
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