Friday, January 24, 2014

I've moved.

Come on over to the official Curated Woman blog!

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I hope you come with me!

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Spring Ready! Hermès


I'm over the dreary days and ready to welcome a little sunshine into my life. Now I wouldn't mind welcoming that day with Look 18 from the Spring 2014 Hermès collection. #covet 

Photo credit: Style.com

Resolutions.


Track inspiration
Declutter
Listen more intently
Eat well
Exercise regularly, not for image, but for clarity
Be dreamy and childlike when necessary
Read everything + write a lot
Take more risks
Travel (!)

There's more. But this list is pretty ambitious to begin with. 

Photo credit: Boots and Pine

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saltie, Brooklyn


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What better timing than today to come across this feature on one of my favorite design blogs, The Selby. One of their latest features is on Saltie, the Brooklyn sandwich shop that is growing in fan base for their innovative sandwiches and homely cooking. I will be heading to Saltie today for lunch, and from a look at the photos and their menu, I can bet that it'll live up to the hype. Will keep you posted!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretty Young Things



Cute video, courtesy of Elle.

Thanks to Gina for sharing!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wanted: No.6 Clog Boots

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I need these No.6 clog boots in my life asap. I first learned about them when I came across a photo of Michelle Williams (who I adore!) wearing them.

Each pair is hand made and water repellent, great for foul weather and gets better with age. Sold!

Hello, again!

Hey guys!

Thank you so much for your patience. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of exciting events. I just directed my first video lookbook for an amazing designer, Alexandra Grecco. It was such a wonderful experience, and I can't wait to share it with you all.

In the meantime, I will continue to post newsworthy goodies for all of you.

xoxo,
Karina

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Which Statement Are You?

I love these statements, provided by Kate Spade. I think every woman has a little bit of each one in her, if not all. Which one reflects you the most? It's a tough call for me, but the first one says it all.

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Inspiration Thursday: Anna Karina & The XX



Every so often, a song and video will sync so perfectly, you would think that it was intended to be used together. Take this video for The XX's "Basic Space, " which was remixed by Pariah.

The clip taken from Jean-Luc Godard's film Vivre Sa Vie stars his then-wife and muse Anna Karina, who has been a source of inspiration to him and for many artists throughout generations, including myself.

And the song, love.

Warren Fu Directs Mark Ronson & The Business Int'l "The Bike Song"



Here's the follow up video for "Bang, Bang, Bang," directed by Partizan's Warren Fu. Like the first round, this video also features some fun visual effects. And the song, although pretty campy, is actually pretty catchy.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

For The Boys: Albam Shetland Knit

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Here's a cozy knit for the guys. Perfect for fall season, the Albam crewneck sweater evokes vintage inspiration while being exceptionally warm to wear throughout the entire season into winter.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

GANT Rugger A/W 2010 Feat. Deerhunter & The Preppiest Catch



This video lookbook for GANT Rugger made me want more. It captures the essence of friends, traveling, and the winter season. Plus, it features enviably cute duds.

When They Were Young

I love seeing photos of seasoned designers before the height of their career. Something about seeing their baby faced images makes them relatable, and reminds me that they, too, put work into getting where they are today. Plus, it's funny to see that they were also susceptible to trends; the good and the bad (talking to you, Michael Kors!)

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Carolina Herrera, to this day, pristine.

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Diane Von Furstenberg: the visionary behind wrap dresses.

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Can you believe this is Michael Kors?

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Karl Lagerfeld: wowsa.

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A dapper Oscar de la Renta.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Martin Scorsese Directs Chanel "Blea de Chanel"



As the week draws to a close, I leave you with a visual treat: Blea de Chanel directed by Martin Scorsese.

One thing that makes it pretty evident that Scorsese directed this one has to be The Rolling Stones, which plays in the background and is featured on various soundtracks from his films. The commercial stars Gaspard Ulliel.

And here is the making of...




Have a great weekend!

Madewell Archive Leather Boots

As previously mentioned, my sisters were kind enough to give me an awesome gift card to Madewell for my birthday. Now that we're in the midst of changing seasons, I think it might be time for a pair of investment boots. Check out these Archive Leather Boots -- perfect for the season!

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Taschen Books: Christo & Jeanne-Claude

Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude are known for taking drapery to an extreme. They have solidified their reputation for mastering the art of large-scale site-specific installations. Now, their impressive body of work is featured in Taschen's Christo and Jeanne-Claude book ($1000). Add this to the dream coffee table list!

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"The work of the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude transcends borders, resists categorizing, and embraces contradiction. This is the only large-format book that includes all of their projects, from Christo and Jeanne-Claude's works from 1958 to urban and rural temporary works of art, such as The Gates in Central Park, the Wrapped Reichstag in Berlin, and Running Fence in California. Part biography, part critical analysis, part catalogue, the book has a lively text by the critic Paul Goldberger that traces both the lives and the works of an artist couple who established a category all their own: a category somewhere between conceptual art, urban planning, architecture, politics, engineering and art."

Tavi for Blackbook



There is definitely a lot of skeptics surrounding 14 year old blogger, Tavi, or better known through her blog as Style Rookie. Her precocious attitude and undeniably savvy sense for fashion has caught the attention of millions of readers, magazine editors, and noteworthy designers (the girls from Rodarte adore her)

Blackbook hired the teeny blogger to style a shoot all on her own, and put her to the test. The outcome? From their response, "flawless."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg "Je T'Aime"



This is one of my favorite videos, starring two very influential people: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. Their much publicized marriage always made people want more, even though the couple was already revealing so much. But looking at the chemistry in this video, you can definitely understand why people were so enthralled with the couple.

Blogging for Dreaming of Palm Trees

Hello, readers! Sorry for the disappearance. These days have been quite busy preparing for an exciting project I'm working on (keep a lookout for details...)

However, I've been given a very cool opportunity to contribute to a great new blog: Dreaming of Palm Trees, started my sister, Claudia. Check out my very first post today! And keep checking back for more.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dune Metallic Spike Flat

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For New Yorkers, in the next month or so, we'll have no choice but to embrace the changing cooler climate. But, given that I'm a native Miami girl, I still have a strong desire to collect sandals - no matter the season. This metallic spike detail flat (£60.00, add £10 for U.S. shipping) by Dune holds it's own, and is the perfect sandal to spruce up even the simplest outfit.

Catskills Wedding Beer: Best Man's Bitter Brew

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As previously mentioned, I attended a Catskills wedding last weekend for two really great friends, Rachel and Darren. It was one of the most uniquely beautiful weddings I've been to. The couple (and maid of honor) put together such a detailed event, it was hard to keep track of everything! But one of the standout details was the custom made beer made by the best man, Bill.

Here is a very thorough background on the birth of this beer, courtesy of the best best man.


Best Man's Bitter Brew

I wanted to make something for the wedding that would be relatively light and drinkable, what beer drinkers would call a "session beer," with just enough bitterness and hop flavor and aroma to keep it interesting. I decided to do a type of English pale ale called a "special or (alternately) best bitter." The style I chose also made naming the beer fairly easy: Best Man's Bitter Brew. English pale ales (bitters, special/best bitters, and extra special bitters) tend to be a bit less hoppy/more balanced than American pale ales. They also tend to be slightly darker in color than their American counterparts. This beer was a little nontraditional, though, in that I used hops from New Zealand that added a little more citrus aroma instead of East Kent Goldings hops.


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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Madewell + Dior + Me = Match Made in Heaven

So far, my birthday is off to a great start. My amazing sisters Claudia (Dreaming of Palm Trees) and Lisa Michelle have already given me their gifts and I am so excited. I received a fancy gift card to Madewell and the Dior Extase Mascara Set. I am one lucky lady! Now I have to pick what I want. Choices, choices!

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Available at Sephora.

Black Swan Directed by Darren Aronofsky

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Darren Aronofsky, the director of such films as The Wrestler and Requiem For A Dream, directs this psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis about two competitive ballerinas willing to fight to the death. If the trailer is any indication of the intensity on screen, then we can only imagine what the whole film will be like!


Synopsis Courtesy of FreeWilliamsburg
Natalie Portman stars as Nina, a ballerina in the New York ballet circuit who has recently won the lead in Swan Lake. Her blossoming career takes a tense and competitive turn when a new dancer (Mila Kunis) joins the cast. If that sounds surprisingly tame coming from the director of Requiem for a Dream and The Fountain, the trailer will certainly remind you of who’s at the helm as it quickly transitions from dramatic rivalry to psychological thriller. 


Frankie Valli "Beggin'" Pilooski Edit

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For the longest time, I would enter party after party hearing this song, but was never able to pin down the artist and name. Finally, I asked my music sleuth boyfriend who told me who it was. Now I can listen to this song repeatedly at my disposal and it never seizes to give me the urge to dance. Enjoy!


Franki Valli - beggin' (pilooski edit)
Found at skreemr.org

Andreas Nilsson Directs Yeasayer "Madder Red"



Director Andreas Nilsson's new video for Yeasayer features an oddly shaped "pet" beloved by actress Kristin Bell, and continues to fortify his reputation as the experimentalist director with a style complete on it's own.
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