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Stylitics’ Picks: NYFW Hot Spots

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With all the shows, parties and street style sightings, New York Fashion Week can become a chaotic blur fueled by lattes and Instagram. Here to help diffuse the madness, our team has shared their go-to spots around Fashion Week capitols Lincoln Center and Chelsea.

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Rohan, CEO, Founder, and Former CK Underwear Model, suggests…

The Lobby of the Ace Hotel: “Comfy couches, good coffee, free wi-fi. A great (but often packed) place to work, as most tech entrepreneurs in the city know.”

20 W 29th Street, New York, NY 10001

Raines Law Room: “A speakeasy in Chelsea without the usual drama. Good drinks and a gorgeous basement interior. Ask for Paul, the keeper of the list on weekdays.”

48 W 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Marea: “If you want to celebrate that big NYFW win or need to take a potential client to dinner, Marea in Columbus Circle has great seafood and pasta.”

240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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Zach, CMO, Founder, and Master Mixologist, suggests…

Bathtub Gin: “Looking for a fashionable, local spot, with amazing cocktails? This is one of the best in the city. Enter the hidden door through the bakery storefront off of 9th Ave.”

132 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011  

Levain Bakery: “A little north of Lincoln Center. They make the best cookies in all of NYC (chocolate chip and walnut for me). Perhaps hit up on the tail-end of fashion week…

167 West 74th Street, New York, NY 10023

Maritime Hotel: “Convenient place near Milk Studios for a business meeting or quick bite during the day.”

363 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

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Jessica, Marketing Manager and Resident Fashion Police, suggests…

Think Coffee: “For late night blogging that requires a glass of wine (and free wi-fi).”

73 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

5 Ninth: “For a non-pretentious drink in a restored 1800’s townhouse.  The outside garden is a nice break from the mayhem, and they have happy hour specials Monday through Friday.”

5 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

Friedman’s Lunch: “For a good, classic meal that also delivers (and is EXTREMELY gluten-free friendly).”

75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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Annie, Marketing Coordinator and Supporter of All Things Chocolate, suggests…

Grey Dog: “For a good cup of coffee and a cold-weather retreat.”

242 W 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

The High Line: “For a break from the mayhem (with the added bonus of some picture perfect views).”

Entrance on 22nd Street and 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

The Jane Hotel: “Stop here for a drink if you’re in need of an old-school-glamour fix.”

113 Jane Street, New York, NY 10014

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Mary Kate, Marketing Intern and Beyoncé Enthusiast, suggests

Santa Fe: “Awesome food and margaritas (and other cocktails, too).”

73 W 71st Street, New York, NY 10023

Magnolia Bakery: “An extra boost of sugar and caffeine never hurt anyone after your fifth show.”

200 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 100

Barcibo Enoteca: “Super intimate with a calm vibe, great for fashionable foodies.”

2020 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Bouchon Bakery: “Yummy sandwiches, salads and desert!”

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Our final hot spot is actually on the runway itself, at the Decoded Fashion event on February 14th. We’ll be speaking after the founders of Fab.com, so check out our Twitter and Instagram for live updates and a recap of the event to follow!

Tried out any of our hot spots? Have a few of your own? Share them in the comments!

Written by Annie Wazer, Marketing Coordinator for real-time trend insights company Stylitics. Annie can often be found wearing leather leggings and has never met a cup of coffee she didn’t like.

New Year’s Resolutions from the Stylitics Team

Another year is coming to a close, and the season of New Year’s Resolutions has begun.  While 2012 was a very exciting year here at Stylitics, I know that 2013 will be even better.  So, to give you some insight into the ways we’ll be working to make your style even smarter in the new year, I decided to poll the rest of the Stylitics team on their resolutions, both personally and professionally.  From new shoes to recommendation engines, here are our resolutions for 2013:

 

What are your resolutions for 2013?  How will you make this year great?  Tell us in the comments!

10 New Year’s Eve Party Essentials

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New Year’s Eve is the one night a year when I feel completely comfortable dressing like a celebrity, no questions asked.  I’m talking sequins and metallics, feathers and superfluous accessories, because on this night there really is no such thing as “too much.”  So, for some inspiration to ring in 2013, I turned to Stylitics’ featured style icons and raided their closets for the best bling I could find.

1. This pretty little lace number is red carpet ready, as seen on actress Jen Lilley.

2. A little sequins never hurt anybody, as seen in the closet of style icon and entrepreneur Apar Kothari of Rue La La.

3. And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!  The more sparkle, the better, I say.  These little numbers are from the closet of fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins.

4. A little bling goes a long way.  Check out this bauble and many others in blogger Caroline Knapp’s closet.

5. Add some sparkle to your typical sweatshirt, as seen in fashion blogger Katya Moorman’s closet.

6. Ring in 2013 with a statement cocktail ring!  This one is from Caroline Knapp’s closet, the blogger behind Caroline in the City.

7. This little gold cocktail dress will turn heads, as seen in actress Kate Mansi’s closet.

8. Night cap, anyone?  These gold cap toe shoes have just the right amount of shine for a night out.  Also from actress Kate Mansi’s closet.

9. If you’re going a little more casual this year, metallic denim is a perfect nod to the occasion.  These stunners are from blogger Katy Atlas’s closet.

10. Well collar me happy, it’s a whole new year!!  This festive formal blazer is from fashion blogger Katya Moorman’s closet of Style Defined NYC.

So how will you be ringing in the New Year?  Are you opting for sequins, lace, or a LBD?  Tell us in the comments!

Style Spotlight: Zach, co-founder of Stylitics!

Today’s featured Style Profile is one of our very own, Stylitics co-founder and office style icon, Zach Davis!

When he’s not working to make your Stylitics experience even better, he can usually be found in SoHo searching for the perfect Ted Baker blazer or in the front row at a Bruce Springsteen concert.

He’s on a serious British fashion kick right now, with favorite brands like Thomas Pink, Charles Tyrwhitt, and Ted Baker.  And if you’re looking for a good cocktail recommendation in NYC, he’s the guy to ask!

Follow Zach’s style profile to keep up with his favorite looks and stylish places!  What are your most stylish places heading into fall?

Style Spotlight: Lea from Chile!

This week’s featured Style Profile is Lea from Valparaiso, Chile! With style icons like David Bowie and Charlotte Free, her edgy style definitely makes a statement, and she isn’t afraid to experiment. 

This girl is on top of things, having already bought the number one thing on her wishlist for fall!  These shoes are pretty fierce, but someone with Lea’s sense of style will surely be able to pull them off.  Hopefully, she’ll tweet us a pic once they get here!

Follow Lea’s Style Profile for the latest on her favorite trends, looks, and style icons.  What’s on your wishlist for fall?

September 2012 Ambassador of the Month: Juliana Sheff!

Each month, we honor one of our campus Ambassadors who has truly stood out from the pack.  This month’s featured Ambassador is Juliana Sheff from Lehigh University!  This ambitious, career-oriented fashionista has a truly eclectic sense of style, incorporating vintage pieces with newer trends.  Here, Juliana shares her goals, style tips, and what’s on her wishlist for fall!  Be sure to follow her style profile here

What made you want to become a Stylitics Ambassador?

I first learned about Stylitics when I met Zach at the Parsons Networking Fair. I was immediately  intrigued by the concept of the company and wanted to get involved in any way I could. When Zach told me about the Stylitics Ambassador program they were launching, I knew I had to apply. I loved the fact that by being an Ambassador I would be able to be a part of a company in the fashion industry, while still in College, and have the chance to be part of Stylitics’ initial growth. In addition, since the role of social media and the Internet overall are such essential parts of a business, I thought it would be beneficial to me and my future career path to gain knowledge about Web-based fashion companies. 

How would you describe your personal style?

Eclectic. I like thinking out of the box when I get dressed. I try to make every outfit special by adding a blazer or chunky costume jewelry. My style ranges depending on how I feel and where I’m going, from vintage to chic to girly to bohemian. I love taking my mom’s clothes from when she was in her 20’s and incorporating them with my own clothes. 

What are your career goals and aspirations?

My career goal is to work on the business side of the fashion industry in New York City. I would like to work in sales, buying, and/or some area that deals with fashion on an international level. I want to someday work my way up to hold a VP position in the division I end up in because I like the idea of having a lot of responsibility and overseeing/managing a whole division. In addition, I hope that my job allows me to travel a fair amount throughout the year. Lastly, I want to give back and get involved in fashion and community service organizations. 

What is your favorite thing about being a Stylitics Ambassador?

My favorite thing about being a Stylitics Ambassador is that I get to be part of an innovative start-up fashion company, which I have be able to watch grow from its initial launch to the successful place it resides in today!

What’s the number one item on your wishlist for fall?

Black leather pants.

What’s the best piece of fashion advice you’ve ever received?

Never dress to fit in, always dress to stand out.

Thanks so much Juliana, and to all of our Ambassadors for all of your hard work this month!  For more information about the Ambassador program or to apply, email Jessica@stylitics.com!

Not pumps, nor flip flops, nor sneakers, nor sandals… you guessed it, last weekend the oxford was on the rise!  Taking over a higher percentage of your closet than in prior weeks, oxfords are the perfect dapper duds to take you into the fall season.  
So, what are you waiting for?  I think it’s time we all went brogue…
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To all of you who tweeted in the correct answer, we’ll notify the winner this evening!

Not pumps, nor flip flops, nor sneakers, nor sandals… you guessed it, last weekend the oxford was on the rise!  Taking over a higher percentage of your closet than in prior weeks, oxfords are the perfect dapper duds to take you into the fall season.  

So, what are you waiting for?  I think it’s time we all went brogue…

From left: 1, 2, 3, 4

To all of you who tweeted in the correct answer, we’ll notify the winner this evening!


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