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Thursday Chelsea Gallery Nights

As much as I love museums, sometimes the informality of galleries are more exciting. The downtown area of Chelsea is an art hub, filled with hundreds of different contemporary art galleries all within the same mile. I often stop by on my way to a meeting or when grabbing lunch with friends. A quick 10-minute pop-in is enough to see a sliver of creativity and passion during a time where everything in our culture seems to be disposable.
One of my favorite hidden gems in New York is held on Thursday nights in the summer. It is a time when many Chelsea art galleries have extended evening hours and instead of closing at five or six they close at 8pm. These extra few hours are a great time to stop by because both the gallery owners and artists are often there. The spaces are buzzing with art connoisseurs and the constant clinking of wine glasses creates a warm ambience that further highlights the beauty of the work on display. My favorite gallery to visit is the Ceres Gallery located on 547 west 27th st, right in the heart of Chelsea. It is part of a large building that holds close to 30 separate galleries with an array of different art. Many galleries within the building participate in extended hours on Thursday nights so there are many different galleries to consider.

Next time, instead of grabbing a pre-dinner drink I would recommend to stop by a Chelsea gallery before dinner. But, don’t forget to make up for those happy-hour drinks later in the night 😉

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XoXo LenLenStyle

Rooftop Drinks at Cartier

One of the reasons why I love New York is because style and culture is accessible at all times. As I said before, I’m a huge fan of rooftops in the summer because you get to have a bird’s eye view of the hustle and bustle that is New York. You not only get to cool down but you also get to see New York from a different perspective, while usually sipping on a cold drink.

New York City is special because there are so many things you can do without spending a dime. As I was walking down the streets of 5th avenue I remembered reading that the Cartier flagship store had an open rooftop from the middle of June through the 29th. I popped in and went up to the sixth floor to see a group of young people sipping bellinis while the new Cactus de Cartier designs were being displayed. I had read about the event while flipping through the pages of a magazine and I’m so happy that I ended up stopping by. I ended up being there for a little less than an hour but I got to see beautiful pieces of jewelry while mingling with a group of people that were both interested in the décor and design of the new collection as well as how it was presented. And as I was walking out of the golden doors of the Madison Ave store I took mental notes for future presents 😉

After living here for years I call New York my home and remind myself everyday to not take for granted what this city has to offer. Tom Wolfe once said, “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years”. I would recommend to take advantage of all the events, exhibitions and happenings in the greatest city in the world.

XOXO LenLenStyle

Celebrate

The best kind of party is one where you can enjoy yourself and make others around you feel the same way. Last week I had the pleasure of throwing my daughter a birthday party at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. It was a beautiful setting for a very important occasion. This space came to mind when I realized that it was the main setting for the show Gossip Girl. My daughter invited all her friends and for me it was an excuse to invite all of mine as well! And, what better reason to wear a beautiful gown than that?

I wore a teal and black Elie Saab dress with gold detailing on the top. The bottom of the dress flared out and gave it volume without distracting from the intricate designs. I felt like a modern day princess and while I was happy with my look, I was smiling the whole night not because of how the party turned out but because every time I turned around I saw a big smile on my daughter’s face; that’s when I knew it. I knew that regardless of what I’m wearing, her smile is what will make me feel the happiest and the most beautiful.

Fitzerald put it best, “I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy”.

XoXo LenLenStyle

Baccarat

French craftsmanship lasts a lifetime, however change is always necessary for progress. Rather than just creating the most beautiful hand-crafted crystal hardware, about a decade ago, the Baccarat empire transcended crystals and created a livable work of art: The Baccarat Hotel in New York City. With its creation, in the center of the east side, it stood unlike any other. It was traditional yet completely modern. Its décor was a beautiful mix of French traditionalism with New York’s contemporary design.
When I first came from Moscow to New York I felt that I had come across a hidden gem. Although the exterior was modest, the inside was lavish and warm. The hotel itself is spectacular and the Baccarat Bar is one of my favorite, if not my favorite bar in New York. It has an old school New York feel with a 60 ft long bar and burgundy backsplash. However, French décor also plays an integral part in the design. The walls are plastered with old etching and drawings and of course, large glistening Baccarat chandeliers swing from the ceiling.
The baccarat hotel is my sanctuary during busy days and it is a place where I can go to and feel at ease after only 20 min. The Baccarat brand has a strong presence in New York, not only because of the hotel but because the flagship store hosts several events each year and I had the opportunity to go to a beautiful flower presentation in celebration of mother’s day. I did not expect anything less than perfection and the flower bouquets accented the Baccarat hardware even further, making it a sight for sore eyes. The event took place May 11th and I still think about the glistening chandeliers and the reflection of the pink peonies on the crystals. Luckily, I get to stop by the Baccarat Hotel at any time and enjoy a drink while gazing at crystals designs that are truly timeless.

Special Thank You to Juliette Longuet for such a lovely Event

XoXo LenLenStyle

 

 

Stars and Stripes

Winter is officially is full swing and having a winter coat that is both warm and fashionable can be a hard thing to find. During the opening of Moncler’s flagship store in Manhattan I was able to get my hands on the limited edition Thom Browne capsule collection. With everything that has happened in the past few months it may be difficult to be patriotic, however Thom Browne’s reinvention of stripes and stars is the perfect tribute to our nation and the omniscient understanding that things will get better.

Twenty-eight different versions of the same patriotic palette were used and embroidered on clothing ranging from scarves to hats to winter coats. I chose the mainly navy blue jacket with large white stars and stripped sleeves to be my winter jacket staple for this season. I love the boxy fit and duvet-like texture of the coat and it looks great with simple jeans and comfortable shoes. However, it is also the perfect coat for an athleisure aesthetic that has been seen everywhere from the streets to the runway this past year. Paired with leggings and a chucky sweater it is the perfect coat to upgrade your outfit from simple to fashion-forward.

Not only is this limited edition collection fashionable and practical, is also a way to do good! A portion of the profits from this collection benefit the New York based charity Robin Hood. Their single mission is to end poverty in New York and purchasing the new Moncler collection can help those in need. What better way to start of the year than finding a functional, stylish jacket while helping end poverty?

If you can get your hands on the few pieces left from the new collection I would recommend doing so! And make sure to instagram a picture so I can see how you wear your stars and stripes.

 

XOXO LenLenStyle

 

NYFW: Self Portrait

New York Fashion Week, after leaving the centralized hubs of Lincoln Center and Bryant Park before it, has found itself geographically scattered around Manhattan. Designers and fashion houses are quick to find runway alternatives in downtown event spaces like Milk Studios or Skylight Clarkson. Finding a unique venue has become a secondary challenge, and sometimes event production appears as little more than a means to an end.
Self-Portrait, in presenting their Fall Winter 2016 collection, clearly chose a different way.
Located in a sprawling, classic Downtown loft – more the early working kind that was likely a sewing factory in a previous incarnation – the Soho space became as integral to the presentation as the models and production itself.
A vast hall, open to an Old New York skylight, framed in steel and exposed to “un-gentrified” 19th century brick, had the scale and drama of a full catwalk. And Self Portrait’s collection filled the open space with a minimalism that’d be possibly overlooked in one of the more common super-studios.
An up-lit stage and a couple dozen Phillip Starck Ghost Chairs helped stage the collection with grace.
The clothing presented was futuristic but precious. Instead of the bland uniform aesthetic that talk of futurism usually evokes, it was more about color way and form.
The color palette, though inherently reserved due to the nature of the collection, felt unexpectedly harmonious and light. Silvers, blacks and blues let way to elaborate yet refined ornamentation. And the obvious and meticulous, hand worked details left a lasting impression.
Oversized neck pieces, shimmering but downbeat metallic textures, and sleek tubular silhouettes were all styled expertly. Floral prints, with careful cutouts and bold outlines, felt more like modern illustration.
And the space, far from an afterthought, only further emboldened the presentation.
What makes clothing “modern” to you? Is it the colors, the shapes, the textures? Let us know in the comments.

XoXo LenLenStyle

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Jill Stuart

This past Saturday at Downtown NYC’s Industria SuperStudio, industry icon, Jill Stuart, presented her Fall / Winter 2016 collection in full psychedelic regalia.

Featuring kaleidoscopic oil-art light installations by Joshua Light Show, the runway event was fast, colorful and reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s cynical, urban aesthetic.

Along with cultural counterparts on the west coast like the Merry Pranksters, Warhol popularized the psychedelic oil-and-art effect as part of his over indulgent art and music presentations of 1965 and 1966, then dubbed the “Exploding Plastic Inevitable. Featuring the Velvet Underground and Nico playing live behind models and performance artists, it’s come to represent a very specific time in New York’s fashion industry.

Jill Stuart captured this collection’s rock and roll origins without relying too heavy handedly on any linear fashion chronology. Flashing lights, burning guitar sounds and a pulsating kick drum drove, but didn’t overtake, the collection itself. And in spite of the maximal inspiration, the show actually presented with a sleek and driven character.

Featuring metallic dresses, studded fabrics and mod sheer tops, the show was wild yet driven. Rhinestone collars and red fishnets continued to engage its palpable rock and roll influence. Dark bell bottom trousers, and black off-the shoulder-gowns looked far more familiar to Max’s Kansas City than the Summer of Love before it; the collection’s rough and tumble glamor was confident and self-calculating.

Long silhouettes, and a series of red metallic boots cemented it as very much a New York show.

What fashion trend do you predict for these coming seasons – 60’s boho with its flowery ornamentation (as many designers are suggesting), or the fierce rock and roll spirit that gave New York it’s once-tough repute?

XoXo LenLenStyle

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Happy New Year 2016!!!

New Year is the time to visit our relatives and friends to warm up relation and strengthen friendship. Wishing you a New Year with fun, and party with relatives and friends Happy New Year!!!

Wishing you a New Year that brings luck and , prosperity fills your home with joy and spirit. A lots of health and love!!!

Its been a while I did not write as I was traveling and had to catch up with friends and family. But I promise you I will catch up and I’m preparing a lots of interesting articles and more news about fashion and beauty tips.

Today I would like to talk about the subject how your style adapt to the country you live in?

Do you have a clear sense of your personal style? Does it change , depending on the country you live in? I have lived in more than 5 countries, and looking back on living in all those places , I would say that the place you live in always has an eggiest on your style. Now that I write about the style and fashion all the time , I thought it would be interesting to talk about it…

I was born and raised in Moscow… where we dress to impress. Fashion is a priority here , we can’t go out without make up or in jogging , people would think that we are sick. Its always takes a time for me to adapt that I have to dress up even if I am running for errands . We could think that its a bit annoying but then we realize that actually its not bad as it keeps us on the fashion and beauty button)

Switzerland was my second home , swiss people , who do not like to show off their possessions too much so it was a big contrast after moscow… Society is very much based an equality and millionaires could just as easily own a simple car, rather than fancy once. Big brands are certainly not the norm in the Switzerland . Very concervative people and style but very proper and classic. The hairdressers full of old ladies who can barely walk but they do brushing and look after themselves . People buy expensive cloth and bags but we cants really see the brands .

London where most of my friends went for college so was spending a lot of time there. Confortable shoes and very laid back style in terms of clothing during the daytime (at work dressing is very formal) but really dress up for parties. Ladylike style, with a good hand bags and shoes with heels!!!

Paris … my experience is that you always pick up the vibe from the local style scene, so in Paris that certainly meant shopping! My style each time Im here is lot more fashionable and tailored. The latest fashion trends are meticulously followed and high quality items are favored .

New York major brands are hugely important. New York is where all the latest fashion are gathered together . Most wearing color is black, expensive hand bags , latest trends are followed .

Thank you for reading me

LenLenStyle XoXo

Fargance New Exclusive Boutique with Products from Marrakech In Geneva

We dont need to write much about friendship , real friends stays forever in our life, we share all the moments with them. But what can be better in life than seeing your friend successfully open the new shop in Geneva, FARGANCE, by Christelle Rolland.

FARGANCE has been opened in July 2015 in Geneva, with exclusivity in Switzerland to sell the products LES SENS De Marrakech known as a professional products using at the SPA and Hotels. French establishment in Morocco, Les Sens de Marrakech was founded in 2003.

Argan oil and prickly pear seed oil are the main ingredients in the product mix. 90% of products Les Sens de Marrakech Contain argan oil. Particular care has been taken in the packaging of products that are made ​​one by one by Moroccan artisans. Research, development and manufacture are Conducted in Marrakech. Les Sens de Marrakech performs all tests and is a partner in one of the best laboratories French control.
The products are not tested on animals, They Are dermatologically tested, the main ingredients are listed in Percentages.

FARGANCE (les Sens ) specialist in pure natural beauty products from Morocco, is delighted to announce its success at this year of exclusive shop is based at the centre of Geneva 19 RUE Neuve-du-Molard.
We all searching for Bio natural products , and now thanks to FARGANCE shop we can have it in Geneva.

Marocco is well known destination for the SPA, where with amazing products we can recharge ourselves . New Natural Beauty & Spa Product Award is from Marrakech with its Moroccan Rose Nourishing Body Argan Oil , runners up to Pukka Herbs , Nourishing Brightener.

A fusion of Pure Organic Argan Oil and Pure Moroccan Rose Essential Oil, Essence of Morocco 100% pure, natural and organic Moroccan Rose Nourishing Body Argan Oil, is the perfect product to help you achieve the wellness of body and mind.

Moroccan Rose, known for its uplifting, stress relieving and soothing properties, is one of the most expensive and sought after Essential Oils in the world and has a delicate, exquisite and sensual aroma.

Extracted from the finest quality, non-toasted kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree, Essence of Morocco Argan Oil is one of healthiest, anti-ageing and nourishing natural skincare products. It is rich in Vitamin E, Omega 3, 6 and 9 and squalene (a natural moisturiser).

Argan Oil nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin, slowing down skin ageing. It neutralises free radicals, improves skin elasticity and minimises the appearance of fine lines and scars. It stimulates hair growth and prevents and mends split ends, whilst giving the hair a silky glossy look, without frizz. It has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with Psoriasis, Eczema and Arthritis.

Both Argan Oil and Moroccan Rose have been used by Moroccan women for centuries for their unique skincare and healing properties.

FARGANCE carries a lot of products with Moroccan Rose Nourishing Body Argan Oil is non-greasy and absorbs easily in the skin leaving a delicate, irresistible sensual aroma that transports you back to the valley of the roses in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It is best applied after a bath or shower on slightly damp skin. The skin is left feeling nourished, hydrated, smooth and silky. It is also perfect for a luxurious, soothing and relaxing organic massage experience.

Ethical commitment of the brand Les Sens de Marrakech doesn’t use the misleading packaging and doesn’t do excessive promises.The packaging is made by Moroccan craftmen and respects human rights
Les Sens de Marrakech privileges the ingredients of natural and local origin. Clinical tests are realized on several products of face and body (french clinical test). Clinical tests ensure safety use and transparency.
Paraben-free, phtalate-free, phenoxyethanol-free, dye-free, mineral oi-free.

Les Sens de Marrakech sells a variety of beauty products that are sure to please. For the bath, a creamy mousse with an argan oil base, sea salts and shower gel with black soap extract are best-sellers. For body care, the Eastern body…

For further details and information on Essence of Morocco products, including products go and check at FARGANCE shop where you can escape to this face and body products the exotic aromas and natural ingredients engage your senses to treat yourself at home.

Congratulations to Christelle Rolland and thank you for giving us the opportunity to make the best retreatments with a products Les Sens de Marrakech without going to Marrocco !!!

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LenLenStyle xoxo

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