1 Style Therapy Old: September 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


My edits for the best of the best slip-on sneakers in ever-chic leopard print.  Run out and grab a pair ASAP, because these babies go with just about anything from shorts to dresses to leather skinnies (and jeans duh of course).

1| mossimo supply co. "dedra" flat via target, $25
2| river island leopard print, snake texture plimsolls, $40
3| vans classic slip-on sneaker in leopard via nasty gal, $55
4| splendid "seaside" slip-on sneakers via shopbop, $108
5| sam edelman "becker" leopard sneakers via lord & taylor, $110
6| joie "kidmore" calf-hair slip-on sneaker via nordstrom, $205
7| saint laurent glossed leopard print leather sneakers via net-a-porter, $495
8| givenchy calf-hair skate sneakers in leopard via saks fifth avenue, $875

Friday, September 5, 2014


Nothing sucks the fun out of a victorious vintage shopping trip more quickly than a residual musty odor.  Ew.  Rule of thumb: if a store smells when you walk in, chances are so will any items they've stocked.  Another warning sign: multiple burning candles or the scent of  room fragrance.  Fabrics absorb perfumes, hairspray and household odors that tend to stay with a garment long after cleaning (same goes for garments that were never worn).

Garments that can be washed are a little easier to deal with.  Many swear by Borax, Wisk or Oxy Clean for major odors.  Even adding a little white vinegar to the wash can help.  I like Mrs. Meyers Lemon Verbena laundry detergent for light odors.  Just be careful and take it one step at a time.  Don't double-up treatments... you wouldn't want to damage delicate fabric.

To treat more delicate items that still smell after dry cleaning, try spritzing them with vodka or vinegar (diluted with water).  Never store clothing in plastic dry cleaning bags.  Remove them as soon as you get home, so they can air out and avoid the dry cleaning chemical odor.

My favorite new trick?  Try fashioning a sachet of coffee grounds (sounds crazy, but it works!)  For bags or shoes, place directly inside.  For clothing, hang the garment inside a cloth storage bag and either hang the sachet on the hanger or place at bottom of bag.  Leave overnight (or longer if necessary) and voila!  Much better!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


If only they were!

Looking to add (a spectacular) bag to your collection?  Search no further.  How about the Chanel Icons "Hidden Label" flap bag?  Or even better, a classic Chanel flap bag in luminous metallic turquoise?  There's the covetable orange leather Hermes Jypsiere and the black calf hair Majorelle from Saint Laurent.  So many choices.

FYI: keep checking back because I've just received additional bags from Nancy Gonzalez, Saint Laurent, Kara Ross and Rachel Zoe for Judith Leiber!