Style Inspiration: Jackie O

Whether campaigning on the presidential trail for her first husband, regaling at a ball or strolling the streets of New York City, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s sartorial choices were flush with simple silhouettes, classic colors and perfect tailoring. Oleg Cassini, Halston, Dior and Valentino were just some of the designers that graced the first lady-turned-publishing editor’s closet. And let’s not forget her statement accessories of oversized sunglasses and scarves, the latter of which, despite our best efforts, we never quite mastered looking chic in. In the nearly 20 years since her passing, Jackie O’s style is still as influential as ever. Here are a few of our favorite fashion looks from the legend.



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Bold Moves: Decorating With Black Accents

Black home accents add a simple, sophisticated and seductively modern touch to any abode. Inspired by the interiors of fashion designer Alexander Wang’s New York City apartment, we sourced the Internet for chic offerings that work year round.


Top Row: Jonathan Adler Reversible Letter Throw Pillow ($125), DwellStudio 5 Piece Onyx Black Cutlery Set ($100), Pure Modern Ten Black Modernist Wall Clock ($54). Bottom Row: Target Crosley 302 Wall Phone ($45.99), Pottery Barn Vintage Black Mirror ($279), Z Gallerie Bordeaux Bar Cart ($129.95).

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Actresses Who Love Their Louboutins

Christian Louboutin certainly has a lot of fans in Hollywood. The famed red-sole shoemaker is worn repeatedly on carpets around the globe by stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. The 2014 awards season has been no different, as a parade of actresses proudly showed off their Louboutin stilettos (with the exception of Emma Thompson who threw hers on the Golden Globes stage while presenting an award). See some of our current favorite heels by the designer below.



Top Row: Zoe Saldana, Allison Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Claire Danes. Bottom Row: Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Margot Robbie, Michelle Dockery.

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Peek Inside The NYC Home Of Fashion Designer Alexander Wang

The call of winter has us spending more hours in the comfort of home, so we turned to W magazine for interior inspiration. The glossy toured designer Alexander Wang’s lush New York City apartment a few years ago, and the black-and-white aesthetic is still as relevant as it was then. A black Karl Springer coffee table takes up residence in the 2,200-square-feet space along with black Serge Mouille floor lamps, zebra rugs and a black menagerie. “Having lived in New York, where you’re always out and your friends are always out because no one has enough space to entertain, I imagined an apartment where I could have my friends over and on the weekend not have to leave because I feel claustrophobic,” says Wang. Sounds like the perfect cold-weather plan. (W Magazine)


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Wanderlust: Naples

article-1285253-09EE03C5000005DC-330_634x475When people think of visiting Italy plans generally veer towards the cities of Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence, but Naples is a destination deserving of a trip. Sure, this Southern Italian city has a dodgy reputation for stealing purses and cameras, but keep a firm grip on your possessions and all will be well.

Sprawling views of Mount Vesuvius and the island of Capri are not to be missed, as are the recently excavated sites in the Centro Storico, the oldest part of Naples. For art lovers, the Chiaia neighborhood is teeming with art galleries and the Museo Archeologico Nazionale has a wonderful collection of Graeco-Roman artifacts. Shop a quirky selection of stores on the streets of Spaccanapoli and Via dei Tribunali, where everything from old violins to saints made of plaster are for the taking. Of course, no visit to Naples is complete without a meal comprised of pizza,  and the margherita pie at Gino Sorbillo is worth the long wait. (Naples)

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New York’s High Line

Thanks to the High Line on Manhattan’s West Side, the confines of city living disappear and give way to a new perspective of the Big Apple. Perched 25 feet above the ground, the High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line that runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. As visitors walk along tended plants they can take in beautiful views of the Hudson River as well as commissioned billboards and installations by artists like John Baldessari and Carol Bove. (High Line)


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Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood Releases “Wild Horses” Scarf

If there were one song from the Rolling Stones that we had to keep on repeat for all of time, “Wild Horses” would be it. So, when we discovered that Ronnie Wood, one fourth of the legendary band and an accomplished artist, collaborated on a winter-perfect scarf with LILOGI using the same name, we could hardly contain our excitement.

The concept for the cashmere-blend scarf came after Wood met LILOGI founder Nicole Feix early last year in Canada. The two decided to take one of Wood’s art pieces, “Wild Horses”, and transfer it onto a scarf. The cozy accessory, measuring 55” x 71” and priced at $395, features five horses in earth tones of brown, beige, grey and white. (LILOGI)


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