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

NEW YEAR’S EVE 3 Looks, 1 Night

Hope everyone has had a great holiday season thus far! Now that the craze of Christmas is over, I can actually seriously think about New Year’s Eve…what to wear, what to wear? This year I see three very big trends: gold sequins, the black jumpsuit, and a pop of red. Here are some picks &

ART IN ADVERTISING Guy Bourdin, 1970′s Fashion Photographer

In those rare moments of downtime, I do love getting caught up in one of my fave magazines, PORTER. Without a doubt I find new-to-me forward-thinkers, visionaries, inspirations. The most recent Winter Escape 2014 issue features the provocative work of 1970′s fashion photographer Guy Bourdin (1928-1991), and it fired me up! Inspired by Surrealism and photographer

ONE’S NEST Happy Holidays with 20% Off!

I recently had the opportunity to style this shoot for home decor site One’s Nest, and I had such a blast! The mother-daughter team super duo were wonderful to work with — that mix of smart and sweet and you know you’ll be great friends. They have style and business savvy to boot, and I

BRAND STYLED Rebecca Atwood, Textiles Designer

For the third instillation of “Brand Styled” we’re honored to feature client/textiles guru Rebecca Atwood! This incredible designer got her start at Anthropologie before launching her eponymous line. It was more than a pleasure working with Rebecca to establish a brand that would reflect her handmade, organic fabrics and products. Name & Title Rebecca Atwood

INFORMAL CLASSIC in Barcelona

Yet another apartment in Barcelona that incorporates my ’5 pieces’ rule so very well! Loving the combination of traditional architectural details, mid-century modern classics, contemporary art, and a bit of rustic edge mixed in. (And don’t forget to pay close attention to the details, such as gold-backed bookshelves and chesterfield sofa in the dining room!)

WORKOUT PLAYLIST December 2014

During the month of December, I like to take advantage of holiday lattes and Christmas cookies…which means doubling up the workouts every week. Above are my fave tunes for this month to keep you moving! I’m especially obsessed with #8. Listen to and download the songs here: http://playlists.net/the-e-list-dec-2014-workout-playlist Also check out past months’ playlists for

DECEMBER GIVEAWAY Win a Pillow from TMHstyle!

I pretty much gasped when I first laid eyes on these pillow covers from TMHstyle. And I get to give one away to one lucky reader (a $100 or $150 value)! But which would you choose? The Kelly Wearstler agate cover (love!) or the Pierre-Frey-ish gold leather triangles cover (ooh!)? So tough to choose, but you must!

STYLE INSPO Grey Is The New Black

Theyskens’ Theory skirt via Nordstrom Jenny here. Growing up, I was always a bit of a peacock. I loved showing off in vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow, blue, green, and violet. Basically I dressed up as a rainbow. Like any self-respecting New Yorker who appreciates fashion, there was always a part of me with