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


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


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


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


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!)


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


You may remember I helped a friend with his living room recently, and we’ve since moved to his bedroom decor. Keeping with the same palette of masculine materials like metals, leather and stone in neutral colors, the bedroom takes on a Mad Men meets Tom Ford sensibility. And bonus: every piece is available for purchase


UPDATED Hello from sunny Miami! I’m here in the midst of one of the biggest art events in the world — Art Basel is exhilarating and inspirational and motivational and exhausting all in one. The creativity, the connections and events all over the city provide endless opportunities to soak in new experiences and I am

CARTE BLANCHE How To Style A Cart-Free ‘Bar Cart’

Jenny here! When I turned 21 earlier this year, the opportunities for liquor-store raiding thrilled me: I could finally have a bar cart! A bar cart, to the avid decorator who never quite developed that biting taste for alcohol, is more of an accessory than a tool. Unlike Erika, raised by wine lovers with the sort

AUTUMN in Wine Country

  Hello! I’m back from a quick getaway to see my parents in Napa Valley, with lots of good food, wine and company along the way. And bonus: there are actually seasons up there! I couldn’t resist but take lots of pics of the beautiful fall colors on our excursions to Schramsberg & Cade Winery.

NAPA VALLEY Thanksgiving Packing List

Off to Napa tomorrow to spend Thanksgiving with my parents! I may be biased, but my mom is one of the best cooks I know, and I’m super excited to be treated to what will be another outstanding gourmet feast (check out last year’s menu). Not to mention (another bias) my dad has the one

THE MIX WITH YUKI Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

 Greetings! I don’t know about you but I’m so excited for Turkey Day! I love Thanksgiving. I especially love bringing together family and friends over a tasty meal and yummy adult beverages. This year is particularly special because my parents are rolling into town. It has been a long time since my sister, parents, and I could all be together on Thanksgiving.

SOHO LOFT #swoonworthy style

Last week I had the amazing opportunity to stay with my dear friend and client Tamra Sanford of ever swoon in her gorgeous loft on Broome Street, right in the heart of Soho. Built in 1871 with wall-to-wall windows, high tin-pressed ceilings, painted brick walls, skylights and original columns, the large space is cleverly constructed