Thursday, February 28, 2013

#WhatIWore Thursday

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013


This outfit in real life is nooooot what I saw in my head :(

WOOPS! And I'm realizing (by taking photos every day) that my clothes are HUGE!

So bummed.

The Fashionista 

#WhatIWore Last Night

Never wear suede to a bar.



The Fashionista


Black turtleneck, black pants. 
Happy Friday eve!

The Fashionista

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Suit up! I really like a suit that has shoes and a purse to match! Tweed at me! 

The Fashionista

Archives WHAT?

Ok, so I had this rather misplaced idea back in 2011 that I had reached max capacity for my blog posts. 

Not true. 

So I've re-downloaded and uploaded  all the posts of all timeee! And my archives page no longer exists and all the posts are back where the should be. 

Right here. 

Happy Hump Day my friends. 

The Fashionista

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Some may know this coat already, some may not.
I wear it often, because I like it a lot.

The Fashionista



Sunday, February 17, 2013

"I Never Consider Myself An Icon...

-Audrey Hepburn

The Fashionista

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Everything goes with a tutu skirt, especially polkadots!  Happy Valentines Day!

Audrey On Love

I'd like to merge my two favorites on this day to celebrate wuv, Audrey Hepburn and her thoughts on love: 

"I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it."

 "Your heart just breaks, that's all. But you can't judge, or point fingers. You just have to be lucky enough to find someone who appreciates you."

 "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

" I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person."

 "Sabrina was a dreamer who lived a fairy-tale, and she was a romantic, an incorrigible romantic, which I am. I could never be cynical. I wouldn’t dare. I’d roll over and die before that."

"I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone."

  "Sex appeal is something that you feel deep down inside. It’s suggested rather than shown. I’m not as well-stacked as Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida, but there is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain."


It was cold and rainy yesterday, so I went with this look for comfort! Warm and fuzzy! :)


I had a lazy day and did my go-to lazy day formula: leggigngs, tshirt, large purse, black flats and a coat. However, my 2 best friends took me out for a much belated birthday dinner! On Mardi Gras! :)

So this is me getting friendly with a tree:


Monday, February 11, 2013


Happy Monday! Nothing says business like a crisp white oxford! Stay sharp my friends!

The Fashionista




Beaus and Bows

Undoubtedly this conundrum arises every year in the back of your minds around this time of the month...
What to get my BEAU?

Funny, because Metro Retro Apparel has an idea, BOW ties! (Hahaha play on words!) There's nothing like a sharply dressed guy in a bow tie! Or any tie for that matter!

Featured in the likes of GQ  the Chicago Sun-Times, we were excited to sit down for an interview with the NYC designer Kamrul Hasan:

What inspired you to create a line of men's accessories?

Well I started designing at age of 14 but of course, not ties. As a teenager I used to like wearing and creating unique items that no one else would wear. So, basically I wanted to be cool among friends wearing a unique items.
I would rip my jeans and add different color fabrics or I would spray some paints to make it look one of a kind, add some metals vintage buttons to my jackets.
I developed my love for men’s fashion when I started working for a Luxury Custom Clothing Company on Madison Avenue in New York City back in 2001 “Addison On Madison”. 
After graduating from college with graphic design degree and minor in photography my love for fashion evolved into a passion to outfit the sartorially conscious man, and Metro Retro Apparel was born.

If you could describe your line or brand with 5 adjectives or less, what would they be?
Superb Quality , Handcrafted, Limited Quantity, Locally Made

If you were to cite a muse or a source of inspiration for your line who/what would it be?

My inspiration comes from past, as our brand name says metro retro, basically brings the retro style in to the metro.
Plaids, gingham, checks always has been my favorite, but would love to make some accessories from hand weaved wools.

As far as clothes are concerned, which is your favorite area and/or region?

Of course, Men’s accessories and Love NYC. 

Who in the fashion world, past or present, is your ultimate role model?

I don’t really have a role model but love I admire Ralph Lauren

Which trends in men's fashion or in general are you excited about for spring?

Well in general, I love spring. Awesome weather don’t have to put too much around you. Great time to dress up and  walk around the city..Beautiful colors.

Did you always know you'd be a designer? If not what were you or what might you do with your life?

Well I wasn’t sure I would be designing accessories but I always had passion for fashion, and always wanted to work for  [a] top fashion label.
Now beside designing accessories for men, I am a photographer, I love capturing images that remind me the exact moments. I am in love with black and white photography.
Of your personal wardrobe, what is your favorite item of clothing?

Shoes, big fan shoes and boots, vest, bright colored scarf, and of course a skinny tie.
Who typically wears your clothing?

Guys who want to look unique and standout from the crowd, I love making ties that are fun and carry a personality with it.
Most of my accessories lovers are young men. Ages between 18-40 but that doesn’t mean nobody at 50 won’t wear my tie. I had one great customer when working for Addison On Madison. He was 70 plus. But his sense of style and color was amazing.
Some ladies started to wear my ties as well. I also have some ladies that loves my polka dots and leather ties.

Thanks so much for the interview! For more info and up-to-date info, visit their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK PAGE.

Sunday, February 10, 2013


A wrap sweater  (NOT HOODIE!) Make note! :)
Oh, and pink cowboyboots! <3

The Fashionista