Minimal

Minimalism in fashion might seem like a one note to some people. But not to me. Emerson Fry is the perfect example of how minimalism will always be in style and effortless. I know these shots are basic grey, black and white. But seriously, can these ever be wrong?

The above picture is amazingly chic. My life has no need for such designer outfits, but if I had somewhere to go, this would be it.

Maybe Carolyn Bessette would have rocked these down the sidewalk in Tribeca.

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Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

I have always had an obsession (in a good not scary way) for Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. Her style can be translated into today, tomorrow, 3 decades from now and two decades prior. Her untimely passing makes her even more of an enigma. She was free of the annoying over sharing mediums of Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc. A time when you only knew someone if you actually knew them.

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The daily pap shots were wonderful for us, but obviously an annoying and intrusive aspect to her life. I can never begin to relate, but am very thankful to have visuals of her style and sophistication. ¬†Minimal style at its best. Classic and clean-lined. Nothing was “a piece of the moment”. Tailored and impeccable. The hair. The minimal make up.

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I think what resonates most with me is that she was human. She fought, she laughed, she lived and she did it in the spotlight because of who she married. Interestingly enough, I think that was also a major component to the public’s infatuation with her.

Her fate was tragic.  I wonder what her look would translate today, where her life would have led her and how she would have impacted society, not just on a superficial role as a style icon.

Black and White with a dose of Green

It is so strange to look back at pictures from the beginning of construction and see how quickly we actually built this home.

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The exterior portion of the house has gone through some major work. It has been a work in progress for months, and we are far from finished in terms of the back yard, but the over all look is basically complete. I want to add more boxwoods in the front next spring and build a stonewall in front of the property alongside the street. All of these things can slowly evolve. This is what the home looked like late spring. We added a privacy fence, finished the trim and planted seed.

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This is what it looks like now. I love how the garage doors pop with everything else being stark white. The doors originally came white. It was impossible to find already black exterior garage doors. I searched forever. We decided to have them professionally painted black. Best decision ever. I added three black barn lights above them too stand out against the white siding.

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It has been nice to not have the endless tracking of dirt in the house. Clean and simple.

Onto the next project!