The Maidstone

Take the Long Island Expressway and head east; Destination: Hamptons. The lonely winter streets of this getaway transforms in the summer to host a plethora of individuals trying to experience what New Yorkers call home for the summer. Think Park Avenue but with tennis whites and ban de soleil. The Hamptons has already established itself to be the vacation spot of the creme de la creme and the very expensive zip code hosts the summer houses of many celebrities and socialites. Let me take you to 207 Main street East Hampton, New York. A fabulous Scandinavian lifestyle hotel with a structure dating back to the 17th century. This hotel was first used as an Inn in the mid 20’s welcoming the powerful and elite making it a fashionable destination and THE summer spot.  It was bought in 2008 by a Swedish hotelier Mrs. Jenny Ljungberg, and shortly after the purchase it became an iconic must see.

I had the prestigious opportunity to rest my new york fatigued self for a short weekend and I can assure you of its marvel. It took you back to this great Gatsby era where luxury and socializing replaced daily calorie intake. The hotel promotes an atmosphere of comfortability with a dose of youth.  My assertion: the hotel oozes an ambience of champagne, tiaras and meditation. Their eco friendly environment makes up the fabric of this location with a Natura water filtration system that recycles and reuses the water intake. The fabulous  kitchen and housekeeping staff also utilize 100% organic cleaning products to minimize the harm done to our delicate eco system. They encourage the use of green forms of transport including their collection of Kronan red bicycles available to guests, free of charge.

To synchronize with the hotel and the summer Hampton’s vibe I decided to do a very preppy look. Here I’m  wearing my mint trousers from Ted Baker paired with a simple white button down white shirt from American Apparel. On top of the shirt giving a very Chuck Bass playing croquet kind of look my vest sweater from Burberry that actually has royal blue and mint strips on the v cut of the sweater. Matching perfectly with the tones were my 80’s inspired sunnies from Oliver Peoples to keep me from those hot summer rays out of my sight. Last but not least, the Louis Vuitton school clutch with a attention catcher chocolate color scheme and my brown leather Birkenstock was  a match made in Hamptons heaven.

All in all c/o The Maidestone is not a stop along the way; it’s a destination so if you ever go to the Hamptons don’t hesitate and take a sunbath in their fabulous garden with a glass of bellini or two ( or three definitely stop counting after two).

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Winter Whites

There was a time when people stuck to the rule that white clothing was only “allowed” between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This was summertime, after all, a time for picnics, barbecues and a general carefree way of life. Some called it a Don’t once or even twice but for this winter wearing white will be a must. After spotting the off-whites trend quite a bit all over the runway it seemed pretty obvious that this was going to be the upcoming look. Since it’s for winter we definitely need a coat and to keep the winter wonderland tones a camel coat is the perfect element to go with the all-white outfit. For my look I decided to wear my Just Cavalli white denim with a gray two tone French Connection thermal under a simple white Tee from DKNY and doing the all-white look by adding my high rise kicks from Sandro. To complete the look a camel robe like coat from The Reformation and in the accessory department having my hair pulled back in a man bun added a posh aesthetic mixing elegance with a bohemian touch. The brown leather aviators from Chloé where a perfect match to white and brown (camel) color story as for my Louis Vuitton duffle bag had the exact colors needed to complete the look. The brown and camel LV iconic pattern went perfectly with the vibe and color scheme of the whole outfit. So if you are of the people who wonder why is it bad to wear white after Labor Day. The truth is that few people know the exact logic behind this antiquated fashion “law.” There seems to be no explanation, but what can be agreed upon is that it’s a rule that can now be put to bed.

Hubo un tiempo en que la gente se quedó con la idea de que vestir de blanco era lo único “permitido” entre Memorial Day y Labor Day. Esto era verano después de todo, época de picnics, barbacoas y en general un ambiente relajado. Algunos dicen No, pero para este invierno digan lo que digan vestir de blanco es un must. Después de ver los trends en las pasarelas, era obvio que la tendencia que se veía venir era esta. Como es invierno, definitivamente vamos a necesitar un abrigo, y para mantener los tonos invernales que mejor que un abrigo color camello, perfecto para combinar con un look completamente blanco. Para mi look decidí usar mis jeans Just Cavalli blancos con un termal de French Connection en tono gris abajo de una simple playera DKNY y mis tenis de Sandro. Para completar el look usé una túnica camello de The Reformation y como accesorio me recogí el pelo con un pequeño chongo que añadió una mezcla de elegancia con un toque bohemio. Los aviadores de cuero café de Chloé fueron la pareja perfecta del blanco y el café (mejor conocido como camello) colores exactos que mi bolsa de Louis Vuitton tiene, necesarios para completar el look. El patrón icónico café y camello LV iba perfecto con la vibra y combinación de colores del outfit. Así que si eres de las personas que se preguntan por qué es malo vestir de blanco después de Labor Day, la verdad es que pocas personas conocen la lógica exacta detrás de esta anticuada moda. No parece haber ninguna explicación, pero la conclusión es que es una regla que ahora puedes dejar atrás.

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