BEHIND-THE-SCENES Paris in NYC Fashion Shoot

Happy Friday! I wanted to share some of what goes on behind-the-scenes on a photo shoot. On my recent trip to New York, I had the opportunity to work with a team that came together to recreate a Parisian atelier in an East Village Million Dollar Listing property for online magazine Home on the Runway. It

GIVEAWAY! Canyon Beachwear $100 Giftcard

No matter how old or young you are, a spring break is often a necessity to get you past the doldrums of winter. And what better way to celebrate that upcoming getaway than with a brand new swimsuit or coverup! Get a jump start on spring with a $100 giftcard to Canyon Beachwear to use online

WORKOUT PLAYLIST February 2015

Since February is the month of love, I thought I’d share some new and old loves of mine. The tried-and-true tunes (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 8) have motivated me for a couple years now — I hope they do the same for you! And kinda obsessed with #9, a Duran Duran remake! Listen

HOW TO STYLE A Bookcase

I’ve got my design library transferred to my vintage brass etagere in the studio revamp, so I thought I’d share some tips to help you style your next bookcase! Tip #1 When creating your stacks, remove book jackets to help create uniformity of tones, and spread spine colors out between the stacks: / Tip #2

PAPER FASHION Oscars 2015 Q-Tip Illustrations

Chrissy Teigen in Zuhair Murad Have you seen these incredible paintings by artist Katie Rogers? On Oscars night, she teamed up with Q-Tips to create on-the-spot illustrations of her favorite gowns of the evening. Using gouache paint and sequins, she whipped up these precious works of art in 5-10 minutes each. What a talent! Anna

#NYFW #STREETSTYLE Ground Report

I’m back from a whirlwind four days in New York, working on a photo shoot and working those streets of Manhattan in the freezing cold! It was an amazing trip and I am so inspired by the looks this year around the shows for NYFW that included a lot of layered coats, jackets, sweaters &

POP ART APT. in Paris

I know: I’m so predictable. But I can’t help myself when I spy a traditionally detailed space mixed with contemporary art and decor. This Parisian apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine is akin to a mini-museum of modern sculpture, paintings and furnishings. The vibrant vs. classic contrast gets my blood going, cheeks flushed, heart a-flutterin’. See the rest of

THE MIX WITH YUKI Pressed Juice Cocktails

Awww love is in the air!  I hope everyone is having a great week and doing something fun this Valentine’s Day weekend.  I have come up with a couple of yummy cocktails that are not only tasty but healthy too.  I know this is about the time we fall of the bandwagon with our resolutions but stay

BRAND STYLED Christine Dovey

We are overjoyed to introduce Christine Dovey for our latest “Brand Styled” segment! Christine is not only an artist and stylist, she is the interior decorator—the lady behind the curtain, working tirelessly to bring clients a coveted touch of her signature ‘edgy femme’ style (and also to populate your Pinterest boards with drool-worthy interior shots). As a

LACQUER LOVE Infinite Shades of Nude

This Valentine’s Day, go nude. It’s the #1 nail trend for Spring, and there countless variations on the hue from pinky purple to dusty rose to sunkissed buff to flirt with and maybe keep around for awhile. Six to try: Dior ‘Lady’ / Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’ / Deborah Lippman ‘Chantilly Lace’ / Dior ‘Lili’ /

AHEAD OF THE CURVE 12 Trends for Spring 2015

I’ve asked my fashion-savvy friend Jolie E. Smith to come back and tell us what the big trends for Spring 2015 are. Her Top 12: We learned about the bell curve in school, but what you may not know is that the bell curve also pertains to fashion trends.  It’s the Fashion Adopter Lifecycle.  Fashion

ART PHOTOGRAPHY from These Fine Walls

“Fashion photographers are the new painters,” ~ Peter Lindburgh In a recent New York Times article, fashion photography was declared as the art world’s rising star. With its commercial popularity, imagery previously given the once over in print magazines now attracts the attention of the masses — a growing public audience, private collectors, and corporate

BARDOT REDUX Mango Spring 2015

So basically, I’m buying my entire spring wardrobe from Spanish retailer Mango. After seeing their Spring 2015 campaign featuring model Anna Ewers looking quite Brigitte Bardot-esque in stripes, mixed denims, wide-legs, neutrals and suede, I’m convinced that 70′s French chic is the only way to go this next season. Oui ou non? Some of the pieces are

JANUARY GIVEAWAY Garance Doré Stationery

It’s the start of a new year which always makes me reevaluate and take stock of what I have and what I’d like to accomplish. And what better way to check in, be grateful, and set new goals than with the prettiest stationery?! Send a note of appreciation to someone you value, or write your

VALENTINE’S DAY Gift Yourself Guide

Who needs a man (or a holiday) to spoil you? You work hard, you deserve a treat now and again. Here are my 10 picks to give yourself a little love… Kelly Wearstler ‘Classic Little Kiss’ in Negro Marquina / Diptyque ‘Rosafolia’ candle / EF Collection ‘Diamond White Topaz’ stud earrings / ‘Vogue and The

WEEKEND WARRIOR Cameron Russell

Cameron Russell is a woman of many talents. But she’d probably be the first to tell you that modeling isn’t necessarily one of them; the deck was simply stacked in her favor. And what a deck: tall, slender, perfectly tanned skin tone, long gorgeous hair, a striking face. Despite her degree from Columbia, her passion

COLLECTED PARISIAN Vintage Luxury

The Parisian apartment of photographer Stephane Kossman and his wife has me wishing I could invite myself over a mini-break. The couple shops flea markets, vintage stores and art fairs to decorate their stunning soft white paneled, herringbone wood floored space in the 7th Arrondissement. Pieces by Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Christian Liaigre are thoughtfully

WORKOUT PLAYLIST January 2015

It’s that time of year again: hit the treadmill/trails/classes to work off that holiday weight and start off the new year with a fresh start. These are some of the tunes I’ve got going to keep me moving… Listen to and download the songs here: http://playlists.net/the-e-list-jan-2015-workout-playlist Check out all the workout playlists here: http://erikabrechtel.com/category/workout-playlists/

KATE MOSS Street Style Muse

Happy birthday Kate Moss! Anyone that’s followed me for a smidge knows that Ms. Moss is style muse for me. I dig her talent and definitely her off-duty model looks. In celebration of her 41st birthday today, I thought I’d start a log of fave Kate Moss street style looks. I’ll add to it every so often so

THE MIX WITH YUKI Shrimp with Clementine Salsa

Popping some bubbly, eating yummy food, sharing laughs with my girlfriends and the Golden Globes this past weekend made for the perfect Sunday! Tina and Amy killed it! In celebration of their last year I decided to host a little gathering with my besties; plus it was a great way for us to catch up

D.I.Y. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT Winter Whites in 5 Steps

This past weekend was busy and packed with volunteering, quality time with friends and a little entertaining. Sunday morning I hosted a small brunch for a few ladies, and whipped up two arrangements using flowers I picked up with my groceries at the supermarket. As I was making them I wondered if I should share

ARTSY ACCENTS New Year, New Look

With new floors, doors and paint for my office remodel, I’ve been moving back in…but not without a refresh of the new studio’s look. This go-around I’m inspired by a vibe that’s a bit Art Basel Miami meets muse Kelly Wearstler. No. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

THANK YOU! Top 10 of 2014

It’s been such an amazing year, and I’m so grateful for all the good that’s come! I wanted to give shout-outs to those that offered me such wonderful opportunities in 2014, and a big THANK YOU to all of you for your support! No.10 Adore Home Book This was huge for me, my very first

CONTEMPORARY GLAM in Portugal

Going into the new year, I’m all about cleaning out the old and bringing in some fresh, crisp glam. This Lisbon home has inspired me to embrace the chrome and mirrored finishes, the edgy art, the clean of whites (marble, fur, silk, floor). Mixed with the warmth of antique woods and velvet, this contemporary space