tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:/posts the world according to sherimaven 2018-05-17T19:52:04Z Sheri Rosenberg tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1284571 2018-05-17T19:49:23Z 2018-05-17T19:52:04Z Don't let the rain getcha down. Because Liam Gallagher.

Good afternoon, Thursday.

Last night I stood in the rain for about four hours to see Liam Gallagher. And I'd do it all again.

He played along with Richard Ashcroft, another favorite, and it felt properly English/Glastonbury to be standing in a pair of Wellies in the mud while British flags waved. My husband was working late and his best friend gallantly agreed to try and tough out the rain with me, but ended up bailing at the end of Ashcroft's performance, which ended in an epic "Drugs Don't Work". Big mistake. Huge. 

Because it stopped raining during Liam's set and he did not disappoint. Maven watchers know how much I live for Liam. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. The parka was on. The attitude was there. The iconic mike stance was in full effect. It was everything. And it made me realize that no matter how old I am, I am forever a fan girl when it come to music. It's hard for me to imagine life without it, it's so important to me and continues to inspire me to this day.  And I'm glad I didn't bail because of the weather.  It was worth a slight case of the chills mixed with a bit of sweat. Thank goodness for Hunter boots.

So on this TBT, let's love up on Liam. I'm still dreaming of his awesome set, short and sweet but altogether lovely. He truly is a rock and roll star. A little older, perhaps a little wiser, but still, very much Liam. And I'd hang in most weather or other pesky situations to show my love and support. That signature voice and snarl and attitude is still so on point. And it speaks to me and all the other loons in the audience who hung on his every word.  Liam's gonna live forever.

Here's a clip of one of my fav songs off his latest albums. The song's called "For What It's Worth", and it's totally worth it. I love him forever and ever. He played it last night and it was biblical.

Cause that's what's up this Brit poppy Thursday in the 212. Yours, in bittersweet symphonies. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1283379 2018-05-14T14:42:52Z 2018-05-14T14:43:25Z Maven Pick: Gucci's new couture candy store will make you feel like a (very stylish) kid again

Good morning, little Monday. I wish I could say it was a relaxing weekend, but alas- no. From the looks of things, your mother is not quite as, well, challenging as my mother. But let's leave that there. I also did the whole Spring/Summer switcheroo this weekend and man, that's WORK. My wardrobe is a bit out of control- glad we hauled out 7 contractor bags to donate. Oy.

But enough about that- I wanted to write a post about my favorite new retail experience- the new Gucci store down on Wooster Street in Soho. OMG.

Unless you've been under a fashion rock, you know full well that Gucci under Alessandro Michele has been nothing short of a revolution. Everyone's clamoring for a small piece of the psychedelic, technicolor Gucci dream- from star stamped loafers to embroidered mules to monogrammed bags, Gucci is kind of everything right now. And though it's beyond expensive, it's luxe that feels really fun and it's even more fun to see in person. We all know bricks and mortar is in peril of late, but I truly believe if you make it fun, they will come. In droves.

Everything about this store is designed to make the hardest fashion girl and boy smile. Picture a couture candy shop. 

I adore the design of the store- it's all set up for play and fun and amazing colorful indulgence. And truly, I've been clocking their shoes and bags of late, but the clothes are SO GOOD TOO. That trench. The lace warm up suit. The beautiful purple dress. I want it all. And I want it now. 

What's groundbreaking about betting on retail these days is understanding the new consumerism, and Gucci gets an A+ here. According to Business of Fashion, they "wanted the store to feel 'inclusive,' with customers encouraged to handle merchandise themselves or just spend time inside, even if they don't buy anything. Customers can listen to a house music documentary on custom-made cat-eared headphones, check out a preview of an upcoming collaboration with Dapper Dan or use augmented reality to design their own bag or shoe." And that's the other big news- collaborating with the very designer who ripped them off is a stroke of sheer genius. Love that.

And the staff, which Business of Fashion referred to as not just sales associates but "connectors" do everything they can to make the store a super fun carnival ride. I can't say enough about how inspired the vibe is in the store- it's making fashion fun again and I am all kinds of in favor of that. It's a must see if you are in New York or plan to visit soon. 

I can't wait to go back- oh and that old school tote you can monogram with your initials? I'm coming for you. One way or another.

Cause that's what's up this interlocking G of a Monday in the 212. Yours, in fashion fantasy. XO

The Gucci Store is located at 63 Wooster Street in Soho.

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1281330 2018-05-07T13:50:17Z 2018-05-07T13:51:19Z Praying at the altar of high fashion for tonight's Met Ball

Good morning, Monday. What a glorious weekend of relaxing and enjoying a few days off. But alas, back to work it is.

Tonight is the Met Ball, where fashion fanatics will come together to laud the latest Costume Institute show, called "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination". Needless to say, this is going to be GOOD. Great even. And if these celebs don't get it right tonight, it's sad. Because truly, fashion has had a divine relationship with religion for a very long time.

I've always been intrigued by Catholicism, as any good Jewish girl would. Plus I love anything Italian, so there's that. I still can't shake that image of Jude Law as the pope. The best. Staunch Catholic readers (as if I have any), please take heed. I'm not in any way making fun of your religion- it's just a fascinating subject and pretty sure it's going to be a stellar show. 

There's the guilt, the sense of family, the iconography. I love Renaissance art and have always been enchanted with religious paintings. I love the solemn nature of Catholicism- it's dark, it's beyond controversial at this point, but there's something very beautiful about it. Blind faith- what a concept. No Jew could ever get behind that- we're taught to question anything and everything, except for our mothers. ;)

Anyway, I suspect there will be a ton of Italian style on the red carpet- Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino are simply no brainers for this soiree. 

I would of course love to see some McQueen- both old and new, who was no stranger to this sort of pious couture. Sarah Burton continues to hold the torch- how much do we love that leather corset look? 

And someone should absolutely wear the Row. Like most definitely. Monastic chic.

Also- I'd take the queen in Game of Thrones's style ANY DAY for a bit of the naughty heretic look. Amazing. Cersei. Love.

And how much did I love Anna Wintour's first American Vogue cover, back in 1988 when model Michaela Bercu rocked the heck out of that Lacroix top at the top of this post, with jeans. SCANDALOUS. (We later found out she couldn't fit into the skirt, thus the jeans. But what a happy bit of divine intervention). 

Anyway, if you worship at the altar of fashion like I do, you must tune in and watch the red carpet. I don't think they're streaming but quite sure Vogue will be live blogging or whatever.  I love this theme and can't wait to see the show. 

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1280003 2018-05-03T15:05:19Z 2018-05-03T15:05:19Z All about bob(s).

Good morning, Thursday. It's hot as a mofo out.

So I was cruising through the Gramz this 'am and always love checking out Jen Atkin's hair inspiration.  Jen is known for tending to the Kardashian clan's tresses but I also love her feed because there's always something trendworthy there when it comes to hair.

And of course, a change in weather has most of us gals thinking about Summer hair. And since I generally almost always have some version of a bob, I adore all of these fabulous looks- I have a huge crush on that Mica Arganaraz by the way. The girl with the curls above. OMG. She's to die for. CHIC.

Also those little French messy bobs are perfectly je ne sais quoi.  I love the shorter bobs shown here- and that bold eye. Fabulous beyond. I just wanted to break you off a little bit of hair inspiration- Refinery 29 is calling these looks the haircuts of Summer so get on it. I have that last story cut out from Bazaar (The Bob Squad) on my inspo board. Love that hair. 

Cause that's what's up this short hair don't care kind of Thursday in the 212. Yours, in good looks. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1279104 2018-05-01T13:47:57Z 2018-05-01T13:47:58Z On taking it easy

Good morning, sunshine. It is a bloody beautiful day here in the best city in the world. The kind of day where you just want to drink in the goodness, but alas, duty calls. And midtown. The sun's even shining in midtown. And that's something.

So was thinking about this the other day in pilates- when I wanted to curse my teacher for making the class so damn hard. I hated it the entire time. Not a moment of joy. And that got me thinking- why do we award things and give more value to things that are "hard"? Is it because overcoming challenges is important to our growth? Of course. But some of us are not motivated by hard. I mean, I like a challenge as much as the next girl, but at this stage in my life, I wonder if there's anything wrong with making things a little bit easier?

And I guess everyone has their own definition of what's hard. I live in a city that many would argue is the hardest to live in in the entire country, but I tried living somewhere easier (Miami) and found it super hard. Ha. It's true.

What I'm getting at is this conditioning we all endure that tells us we must go through hell to come out the other side, or some version of hard. I don't disagree entirely, but damn if I don't just want to bring on the easy. Or whatever my version of that is. Some people like a deep tissue massage, some people like to be tickled with a feather. That's life. Guess which one I like better?

For instance, finding out what I really want to be when I grow up is hard. Dealing with family stuff is bloody hard. Accepting the way you look is hard.  I suppose it's all perception really but that's stuff I have always found super tough in terms of day to day life.

But here's what's always been easy for me- being creative. Expressing my style.  Laughing a lot. And in terms of work, working with people I care about and admire and respect- that makes the hard work very easy.  I love ease. I'm into it. I want more of it in my life. I guess my point of this whole post is to say- instead of striving for things that are hard (like a marathon for instance), why not strive for life to be easy? What's wrong with that? Of course my Jewish sense of suffering struggles with this way of thinking. I've been raised to think everything is hard anyway. And maybe it's really just about changing my state of mind- is a pilates class really that hard in the scheme of things? I can anything for an hour, right? And sure, the results make it great but if I think of it as too hard, I lose the urge to go. But I persist somehow.

I dunno just something I've been thinking about lately. The focus on "hard" work. Right now, I really would love to just take it easy, whatever that may entail, I'm all in. You go run a marathon. I'll be right over here.

Cause that's what's up this easy, breezy Tuesday in the 212. Yours, in getting there. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1277195 2018-04-26T15:02:02Z 2018-04-27T03:06:39Z Leopard is my favorite color

Good morning, Thursday. It's just gorgeous outside and New York is alive with Springtime vibes. Today I'm wearing a leopard dress I got at Zara, no tights required, and an absolute STEAL. Yes. But I digress.

The reason I bring up leopard is that a writer on Garance Dore the other day was posting about the new Clare Vivier collab with Toms, resulting in a leopard print espadrille. She started the piece by saying something along the lines of "let's face it- it's hard to make leopard print cool".  UM. WHAT?????

Clearly this poor little child has no idea what's cool. As in zero clue. Because there's nothing much cooler than a leopard print, and you can put that on my gravestone.  In my little style neck of the woods, leopard is almost a neutral and a ubiquitous part of my wardrobe year after year.  Also thumb through any comprehensive fashion iconography treatise, and there you will find the following- Ann Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson. Kate Moss (who incidentally is the queen of leopard print- she wears it on the regs and does it so well). Jackie O. Must I go on? 

I have always loved leopard because it's instantly chic and cool. From a leopard coat to that Ganni button up dress I've been craving since I first saw it, leopard is quite simply, the shit. I also love a leopard accessory, particularly a scarf. It's a beautiful way to elevate basic black. I have no idea who this writer is and now I can't seem to find the piece she wrote, but man is she wrong. Perhaps they deleted it in shame.

So today in honor of one of my favorite animal prints, here are five leopard pieces I love and live for and are cooler than just about everything. Also- THAT GANNI DRESS BELOW. I NEED YOU.

This leopard print bathing suit is genius.  Love a one piece you can throw a little skirt over and off you go. Instant chic.

This blouse by Nili Lotan  is so boho chic and perfect for Summer. Love it with jean shorts and a flat sandal, and of course, tan legs. Ooh and check it with leather pants- so sexy.

In a completely aspirational sense, this over the top Gucci bag is magical- ladylike and leopard go well together.

Also, a Golden Goose leopard sneaker is super cute with rolled up white jeans in the Summer time. Love these. 

And of course, my beloved Ganni dress I can't stop talking about. Just love this piece so much as a dress, over jeans with a tank, so versatile and cool. One of my favorite new brands too. Such cute stuff. 

So listen up, ladies. There is nothing uncool about leopard. Period. Full stop. Case closed.

Cause that's what's up this leopard rules my world kind of Thursday in the 212. Yours, in animal instincts.  XO

UPDATE: Here's the piece i was referencing. 

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1276458 2018-04-24T14:28:23Z 2018-04-24T14:28:23Z Maven Pick: The best avocado toast in NYC

Good morning, Tuesday. It's gorgeous outside. I'm so happy.

So I rarely if ever write about food but since I'm fairly obsessed with one particular item of late, I just had to share. Spoiler alert: This is for NY locals only- sorry rest of the universe.

First up, the avocado toast at Gotan, a little coffee shop with branches in Tribeca, midtown, and Williamsburg. If you could put happiness in a take out container, it would probably look a hell of a lot like this avo toast. I would say it's worth getting out of bed for. Seriously. It's the best. It's got feta, radishes, sprouts, chili flakes, and I love to get a poached egg on top. The toast itself is perfectly cooked (medium brown) and substantial but not overly heavy. I literally eat this almost every morning at work. It is by far my fav thing to eat these days and keeps me full for hours. It's so damn good. Trust me- you have to have this. I know you're probably bored to death of said trendy food, but this will make you fall back in love. I promise.  Oh and for those of you who REALLY know me- I order mine without the tomato of course. Blech.

I like to do what I can to help all of you have a healthy, productive morning. This avocado toast has magic powers and that's a fact. Now have it. Go on.

Cause that's what's up this best way to start the day kind of Tuesday in the 212. Yours, in yumminess. XO


Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1274583 2018-04-19T13:30:07Z 2018-04-19T13:30:08Z Maven recommends: Love, Gilda

Good morning, friends. The sun's peeking out and I'm stoked. Who knows for how long but I'll take it where and when I can get it. 

Last night I went to the premiere of "Love, Gilda" an excellent new film documenting the life of Gilda Radner. Tina Fey introduced the movie and she was super choked up. Gilda is everything to female comedians- particularly ladies who are not traditional beauties or amazingly funny women like Melissa McCarthy who are pee in your pants, physically funny beyond reason. I admire and love women who are willing to make themselves look absolutely ridiculous for a laugh. The best.

As we all know, Gilda died far too young from cancer at age 42. Watching all of those frizzy haired moments live from New York in the 70s gave me all the feels. What a profound time to be in this city and what a fantastic time for comedy. I'm so drawn to barrier breaking performances, design, music. I can't imagine how exciting it would have been to be part of all that.

And in addition, to know in your heart of hearts that you are only meant to do one thing, and one thing only. Gilda was performing from early childhood and there was never any question about what she would be. I have a deep respect for that one track mind/mission. As someone who has flip flopped and back when it comes to career, I truly wish there was that "must do or die" thing. I know that's not an easy path but at least it's resolute. I'm a bit bored of my wishy wash. 

I'm sad Gildna isn't around to make us laugh anymore. Her path was not without struggle and ultimately ended in tragedy, but man did she burn bright, and her legacy continues to mean something with Gilda's House.  Guess it's a bit like Neil Young said- it's better to burn out than to fade away. But I would have loved to see what she did next. And for women everywhere that realize it's not only perfect looks that make you irresistible,  Gilda is a shining example of making the world better through laughter. G-d bless Gilda. And G-d bless the frizzy haired, elegantly wasted, heady days of the 70s. I remember as a little girl watching them go by and wishing I could be a part of it all. My uncle used to let me watch SNL when I was super wee and I was wide eyed watching how cool they all seemed. They still do.

Cause that's what's up this it's always something and if it ain't one thing, it's another kind of Thursday in the 212. Yours, in Roseanne Roseannadanna. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1273883 2018-04-17T15:09:43Z 2018-04-17T15:09:44Z A little old school Summer in a bottle

Good morning, Tuesday. It's less than lovely outside, again. Still my mind surges to Spring and Summer and at least this way we have a few moments to prepare. My clothes are still in storage but can't wait to be barelegged again. A girl can dream.

And speaking of warmer weather, I've recently revisited an old favorite scent of mine, Jil Sander Sun. I have a long and illustrious history with this one- I believe I discovered it in my 20s on a trip to Amsterdam and fell madly in love with it. It's the perfect beachy blend with some citrus, vanilla, and spicy bits.  On a sleepless night last week, I discovered it's still available and it came in the mail yesterday. Oh and fun fact- the nose behind this one is Pierre Bourdon, a a favorite of mine who is responsible for the delicious Frederic Malle scent, Iris Poudre, which I happen to be wearing right this minute.  That's for all you perfume nerds out there. 

And I still love it the most. It's a perfect summer fragrance, it lasts all day, and it makes me nostalgic in only the best of ways. I highly recommend this well priced fragrance for a little taste of beach weather. I know I'll be rocking this one all Summer long. It goes perfectly with rose, tan feet, and sand.

Cause that's what's up this sunny (perfumewise) kind of Tuesday in the 212. Yours, in summoning the beach gods by proxy. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1273469 2018-04-16T14:57:11Z 2018-04-16T15:03:49Z Designer Spotlight: Simone Rocha

Good morning, everyone. As I posted on Facebook, today needs to be cancelled. It's absolute shite outside. I'm soaked. Still. I am desperate to get back in bed.

But alas. I can't. And neither can you most likely. And on a whole other note,  we've all been noticing the state of fashion as supremely f'ed at the moment. With the exception of Gucci, I cant' really think of any designer making real waves. Ok, maybe Off/White, but other than that, it seems fairly treacherous out there.

And for me, it's sad because I truly, madly, deeply love clothes. I appreciate them. I respect them. I love wearing beautiful clothes. So a little trip into Simone Rocha in Soho yesterday almost had me in tears. I am such a huge fan of this Irish designer who won the British equivalent of the CFDA and is simply a genius. Her aesthetic is often noted for it's femme meets tomboy appeal, and needless to say, that's completely my cup of matcha. Her clothes move me. Truly. The dark, romantic vibe soothes my soul. PS- she has an all female studio which is most unusual, and she also was trained from a young age- her father was a designer in his own right and her mother is often by her side. Her sense of narrative is stellar when it comes to storytelling. I'm smitten. Oh and of course- gobs of black. And modesty. I LOVE the modesty of these stunning pieces.

I discovered her awhile ago and first saw her pieces in person at Dover Street Market and flipped OUT. I love the volume, the structure, the drama of the construction. The clothes are intellectual- smart but not stuck up. At some point I must own a dress or two. So incredibly fabulous. And on a rainy day, I need a little boost. Thank goodness fashion can generally get me out my funk. Watch this awesome studio visit film here.

Cause that's what's up this rainy Monday in the 212. Yours, in beautiful clothes. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1271639 2018-04-12T15:50:37Z 2018-04-12T16:21:27Z What's it all about, Bubby? My reluctant love affair with grandma shoes

Good morning, Wednesday. It's getting warm in the city and I'm feeling uplifted. I need bright light n the worst way and am looking forward to some sunshine daydreams. That's a Grateful Dead reference for those not indoctrinated, but for those who know- you know.

Anyhoo, old lady shoes. 

Now that I'm no longer young enough to ironically dress like an old lady, I ponder this trend. First, ain't no way you're gonna see this Maven in a dad sneaker. That's not happening. Please Lord let this silly as s trend go away. It's gross. And only cute on girls from Tokyo. And that's a fact. 

So the other day I was walking my neighborhood and found my way in Meg, as one often does when on Atlantic Avenue. Meg has my number and then some- they feed my dog endless treats and have kept my dress and jumpsuit needs met over the years.  So I came across a pair of black patent sandals that felt, well, there's no other way to put it really- Bubbyish. And since I pretty much loved my Bubby Betty more than any human, I decided channeling her would not be so bad. I'm not sure she'd wear these, but these sandals do conjure up a geriatric moment. And whether you have a bubby or an abuela or a grand mere, these are old lady shoes. And I think I love them. What's happening to me?  Perhaps I've become smitten with the whole Advanced Style moment of culture or perhaps- gah- I'm just getting old myself.

I picture these with all of my Summer dresses, and with jeans too. They're by About Arianne and they're just the coolest.They are beyond comfortable, they are from Spain, and they are certainly not sexy. Not at all. But are they? I'm vexed. But I had to have them. Perhaps you too are embracing your inner Bubby. I've taken to wearing her ring of late, so maybe that's what this is about. I'm worried that my husband is going to give me side eye when I rock these, and I promise not to wear them with a rolled down knee high. But a little sock? Perhaps, my friends. Perhaps. I will admit a weakness for a sensible shoe of late. After all, life's painful enough isn't it? 

Cause that's what's up this advanced style moment of a Thursday in the 212. Yours, in old fashioned chic. XO

Available at Meg

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1268841 2018-04-04T15:06:14Z 2018-04-04T15:06:50Z A little more on simplicity...

Good morning, Wednesday. It's another yucky day weatherwise and really all I want to do is get under the duvet. Has anyone noticed a huge uptick in anxiety? I'm seeing it all over the news- from Carson Daly to Kendall Jenner to The Rock- everyone seems very anxious. Even Kyle on TRHOBH last night had a panic attack. Yes, we can blame Trump for some of this, but these here are anxious times.

Yesterday I posted about how much I love and crave a more stripped down approach to dress, even if today I am rocking a print dress with birds all over it. :)

I think in such anxious times there's something so appealing about order, quiet, and ease. So even though today's not technically a throwback day, I have to shout out this beautiful portrait book somebody bought into my office today, of Gap portraits from the past. I so miss the golden days of this classic American brand (as I've said a million times right here)- and the beautiful, quiet portraits in the book took my breath away. One of my favorites is this one of Shalom Harlow. Sure she is so very young here but you could put her in that same outfit today and she'd still look incredible. It's true she has super genes, but that's not the point- classic, simple, dialed in. Completely age agnostic. And completely in step with today's wild times. And although I take great glee in Gucci's fashion carnival approach, I do so love the feeling of a basic moment. It's top of mind as the times continue to challenge all of us, and as fashion has lost touch with modern life.

One of my friends wrote a great piece about the rise of a more utiltarian/outdoorsy approach to fashion which, quite frankly, will never align with my tastes. I'm not a girl who's going to wear a Patagonia jacket. Or a hiking boot. I'm not a hiker. I never will be. Well, never say never but there are some things I just know.  To me, that feels very mass where somehow the perfect tee shirt does not. I can still shine through in a tee shirt, without looking like I'm headed to some grown up version of Outward Bound. Not. For. Me. I guess my own version of "functional" is a bit more akin to city life than mountain life so there you have it. 

So a classic wardrobe of jeans, white button downs, grey sweatshirts, and a few other staples? I think I could go to there. And back to that anxiety thing- it certainly would alleviate the morning huff and puff breakdown of what shall i bloody wear? 

So yea, I guess basics are top of mind. I just wanted to share my morning inspiration in the face of so much meshugas in the world. Let's take it down a notch people. Shit's getting a little too real. 

Cause that's what's up this dreary morning in the not so basic NYC. Yours, in an unplugged approach to dress. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1268549 2018-04-03T18:50:12Z 2018-04-03T18:53:50Z Back to basics: 5 must haves for basic b's

Good afternoon, Tuesday. It's just shite outside. Freezing. Awful. Rainy. Ughs.

But the view from my laptop is lovely because I've been exploring a theme that comes back into my life from time to time and that is the notion of basics.

Of late, I've been wearing more prints, brighter lipstick, a general uptick in a more maximal than minimal vibe. But I still love to strip it all down and when I'm feeling a bit hari kari in life, I like to unplug. Retreat. Strip it all down. So it's no surprise I'm craving the very least when it comes to feeling the very most. We've all been there, and with the world and life and whatever else in constant panic mode, I'm hitting the off switch and powering down for a minute. Here's some stuff I'd take with me on that journey to nothingness:

This fisherman sweater from the very new brand Entireworld,  from the former Band of Outsiders designer. I love this American Apparel feeling, super minimal collection of elevated, wear anywhere basics. And I love a summer sweater for chilly nights sitting on the beach. Because in my mind, when all else fails, there are beach vibes. And that's what I'm looking to channel right this very moment. From midtown. Whatever. You get it.

This cute Urban Renewal white jean- loved the frayed edge, perfect with the above sweater. All good. Love these with a navy tank or tee for that Jane Birkin je ne sais quoi moment.

This nail polish from YSL in Beige Leger  is barely there. And it's beautiful. So in the mood for this with a bit of a tan. 

This Christophe Robin low shampoo/cleansing mask  is genius. I love using it- you rinse it in and out 3-4 times and let your hair dry naturally for that perfect crunchy wave. I personally hate "perfect" hair and love the unmussed chic that this gentle cleanser provides. Great for color treated hair. Great for girls with texture who want to embrace the wave. Strong yes on this, friends. Must have.

Oh and these sneaks from Rag and Bone are a down low dream. Lest you feel they are a bit too bare,  you get two free velcro letters to customize them. I had to have them. They are mine. I love them. And I'll be rocking them all over town, my "S" and "R" in tow.

And maybe you're wondering why I'm not showing a bag in this lineup? In my version of unplugged life, I'm not carrying one. Too many metaphors and such. :)

So there you have it, a must have list for the minimalist. Wondering what you're craving of late, but for me, it's most likely back to basics. Cause that's what's up this not terribly basic kind of Tuesday in the 212. Yours, in picking up stuff to pare it all down. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1264163 2018-03-22T18:50:53Z 2018-03-23T11:30:30Z Honestly, though. Some thoughts on Vogue's branded gear

Good afternoon, Thursday. Snow's in the rearview and hopefully we can set our sights on actual SPRING. 

So here's something- has anyone else been noticing the ridiculous amount of Vogue collaborations happening? I've seen them partner with Splendid (which seems odd) as well as Birchbox for a limited edition box handpicked by their beauty director. In addition, there's Urban Stems for floral arrangements and a coterie of other schwag available on their site. It's so funny- Vogue has always been such an authority- I realize we live in different times now but when Vogue would tell you to buy a pair of pajamas or frequent a florist, you would. Now when they tell me to buy stuff they actually collaborate on, I don't want ANY OF IT. It just seems so damn cheesy. It's like glorified gift with purchase vibes. Yuck.

Maybe I'm hardwired differently than a millennial, but I find all of this really tacky. I know younger folks need to read Vogue, but not sure taking cheap shots at them is the way to do it? Does this stuff sell? The least offensive offering is the Birchbox, which to me somehow seems slightly ok because there's a very curatorial/editorial approach to the product selection whereas the other stuff feels like cheap trade show merchandise.

Sorry. Me no likey. How do you feel about it? I'd love to know. Oh one thing- I do love these espadrilles from Soludos though- on Vogue's site as a collaboration and kind of lovely. I like that you would never know they're Vogue branded. And they're cute.

But in general- no to a big honking logo like this Hood by Air disaster. Oy. The sentiment is probably correct but a hard no on that. Cause that's what's up this well branded Thursday in the 212. Yours, in what in the world is Anna thinking? (Hint: Money and desperation). XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1263100 2018-03-19T14:39:08Z 2018-03-19T14:39:08Z Maven retail alert: The Hourglass flagship is the most when it comes to makeup

Good morning, Monday. It's a cold day in NY again and I can't believe snow is coming this week. Crazyyy.

So yesterday found me in Soho of all places and got to do a fun window shop as well as pick up a few fun makeup things from Hourglass. I have always been a huge fan of this makeup brand and think their Veil Mineral primer is in my product top ten of all time. It's beautiful and makes your makeup look ten times better than it would alone. I also have always been a fan of their red lipstick- I love that one called Icon that is a red that is flattering on most skin types and lasts FOREVER without feathering or decomposing. Nothing worse than a decomposed red lip. You ladies know what I mean. 

So back to my little pop in yesterday. There's an Hourglass flagship on Crosby Street right by Bloomingdale's that makes you happy to be a woman. I walked int to the beautifully lit store looking for some new eyeshadow and came out with a few more things. A lovely woman asked if I needed help and then asked if she could put some makeup on me. I know- we all fall for that. It's like candy. Or crack. I can't resist a little touch up/pick me up. PS- retail junkies- this store IS STUNNING and super Instaworthy. That wall of lipsticks is so cool.

But what I loved about this experience was the care. It was not a rush job in any way. Four of us were lined up in front of big mirrors while we got glam. There was a woman from England with the creamiest complexion, a mother and daughter experimenting with highlighters, and makeup free me- rarely do I put anything on on Sunday. So my girl got to work and gave me the loveliest glowy cheeks and prettiest neutral eye. And a gorgeous red lip that felt more Spring than Winter. I just loved the experience and if you live here or are planning a trip to New York soon, you must check out this store. It's the loveliest and the products are so worth it. They also have some services like a keratin lash lift where your lashes stay lifted and lovely for 6-8 weeks. Who wants to try with me? 

Here's a few things I love from the most recent collection:

This palette is neutral and pretty yet deep. Love the way you can experiment and take your eye from neutral to smoked out. Long lasting and all day durable too.

This highlighter stick is magical- use a small brush with it and dab in the corners of your eyes for a brightening effect and use your fingers along your cheekbone to light up your face. I love glowy skin so this had me at first cheek.

This new primer helps blur- a trend in primers of late- think primer +. I love the consistency- goes on like silk and really sets the stage for makeup and you really look lit from within. So great.

And this lipstick is small but it's mighty. Nice pigment and nice lasting power that stays creamy and never gets dry.

 Bonus if you get the lip fix product before applying- winter dry lips are no joke. This one has a touch of Icon, my favorite shade. So good.

So that's my little shop round up from yesterday- saw some fun stuff in Soho and was nice to stroll around, even if the wind was coldddd. Still feel lucky to live somewhere where going for a walk is so very entertaining. Expensive in this case, but oh so much fun.

Cause that's what's up this well made up Monday in the 212. Yours, in retail therapy, alive and well in Manhattan. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1262045 2018-03-16T13:25:24Z 2018-03-16T13:30:20Z Retail alert: The Gap is back with some great must-haves

Good morning, Friday. I'm wfh today and excited to still be under the duvet. Lovely breeze coming in from outside and it's all good.

Since Spring is (supposedly) on the way, we're all thinking about clothes, or at least most of us are. You know I love myself some great basics, and since I've decided I don't need to spend a lot of money on clothes anymore (more on this next week), I'm grateful to find some amazing and fun pieces from the Gap. Spring and Summer are a great time to rethink your wardrobe, and in an inexpensive way. I find winter clothes are hard to "cheat" - a great coat and a great pair of boots will cost you, as well as cashmere sweaters. But in the warmer months, us chicks can get away with less- breezy sundresses, sandals, straw bags- no need to spend a ton.

So with that, I give you a few of my favorite things from the Gap, all available online, and all massively on sale.

Check 'em. There's plenty more there, but these are just things I want to snag for myself.

Love this little denim jacket in a new shape- so cute over dresses and trousers and just about anything. 

I adore this simple straw bag for Summer- from day trips to the beach to farmer's market finds- so perfect.

Love these little scuffy slides for padding around the neighborhood on long, nighttime walks. So adorable with white jeans or a simple dress. 

Three jumpsuits. All amazing. First one has that 70s vibe I love, second one is just pretty and modest and easy, and that knit one in the last shot? Sold. Love how they styled it with those flat sandals too. So cute. All available here

And this little floral dress is right up my alley. I love a feminine dress like this- one piece dressing is so my thing in the warmer months. Easy peasy. They're doing some cute ones with SJP too- and her kid's line is adorable.

Hope you are inspired to find some affordable looks. Cause that's what's up this minding the gap kind of TGIF in Brooklyn. Yours, in basic pieces. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1261322 2018-03-14T14:38:30Z 2018-03-14T16:12:54Z Trend alert: Pool slides (they're back again)

Hey, Wednesday. I'm so ready for it to stop being cold. Ugh.

So nothing new really in terms of this trend, but I'm seeing pool slides having a huge moment again this Summer, and the more logo'd the better. 

It seems like every designer is doing some iteration of them- from Gucci to Ferragamo to Off White (my fav of the designer ones ps) and then some. Oh and those green Balenciagas above? They're clocking in at a cool $670. Crazytown. No. Just no.

But as a bit of a classic gal when it comes to Summer shoes, I can't help but still love my OG Vans version, and I'm a big fan of the Adidas terry cloth version. So cute with a crisp white shirt dress for a bit of sportive appeal. Also why pay hundreds of dollars when you can pay way, way less for the OG versions? 

I'm a fan of this trend because I love to be just about barefoot all Summer long and have long retired my Havaianas in favor of a slide. I also love that aforementioned sportiness when I'm wearing something feminine like a sundress. Just dials down the girly thing a notch and makes it much cooler. I remember being in one of my favorite stores, Warm, last summer, and peeping a girl wearing a super boho dress with the checkered Vans slide. So chic and effortless and Summer laid back.  Needless to say, my Birks will still be in rotation. This whole "ugly shoe" trend is still happening and it's not going away.

So the question is- to slide or not to slide? Well, you know what my answer is. A very strong yes, please.

Cause that's what's up this dreaming about sandal season of a Wednesday in the chilly 212. Yours, in Spring is almost here. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1260316 2018-03-13T18:18:20Z 2018-03-13T18:23:38Z A little story from college (about acid, the Beatles, and my reluctant superpower).

Hey, Tuesday. Another sorta snowstorm. Better be the last. Enough, please. So here's something. 

You know how certain songs jog a memory you will never forget? That's how I feel about The Beatles "I Want You (She's So Heavy)". Here's why.

I remember being a freshman in college and I recall sitting in my dorm room late one night, probably around 1 am. Remember when you would stay up till 1 am ps? Pondering the universe, a recent hook up, or something wholly weird? Those days are long gone...

So I'm sitting there minding my own beeswax when there's a knock at the door. I open it up and it's two of my friends, with this kid I sort of only vaguely know. Let's call him Joe (mostly because I don't remember his name). 

Joe was in the throes of what can only be described as a psychotic break caused by LSD. You know how people used to scare the crap out of you by telling you acid may just send you into a state of insanity from which you may never return? Yea, I know. Crazy. I suppose that's why it always scared me to death.

So Joe was completely freaking out on a bad trip and was insistent upon coming to my room to hang out with me. Only me. Why, I have no idea. I hardly knew the kid. But these two friends who were basically holding him up (his arms draped around their necks) were also freaking, and they dumped him on my Pier One area rug, where he crumbled into a cross legged ball of cuckoo-  writhing and muttering and shaking. I told my friends to leave, that somehow, I'd handle this lunatic. For some reason I knew why he was there, and I knew that I could calm him down and take him from dark to light.  I felt his fear and just knew what he needed.  I'm good like that. And I'm not good at much.

These were the days of CDs, so he begged me to play that Beatles track off Abbey Road again and again. On repeat. Nonstop. I WANT YOU. I WANT YOU SO BADDDDD IT'S DRIVING ME MAD, IT'S DRIVING ME MAD..."  I agreed and made him a cup of hot pot tea and let him lay in my lap and wiped his tears as he babbled about the futility of life, the spiders from mars, and whatever else came to his mind. As dawn approached, he eventually passed out in his own slobber, after listening to that track for what seemed like an eternity. I let him take the bed. I slept on the floor.  (In case you thought this was going somewhere romantic, sorry. No chance).  It was one of those moments you can't forget, no matter how hard you try. The time the wild eyed kid who you barely knew came to your room looking for some solace from psychedelics. A real aha moment though I didn't know it. More on that in a minute.

I'm not sure I saw him again after that, this crazy eyed Joe. His parents came to get him from school and we all assumed they put him in a looney bin.  So what's my point with telling you all of this, you may ask? 

Recently or not so recently, I've noticed I've got a karmic tendency to take care of crazy people. That's just what I do. I've done it in work, in friendship, in general. It's probably because I'm fairly crazy myself, or that I just know how to handle a wacky parlance. Perhaps this is why I continue to find myself in abnormal or chaotic situations. I'm sure my ability to cope with crazy came long before that night in my poster-filled dorm room, but it's there. And I'm here. And I think I'm still doing it. And I don't think I'll ever stop. Like I mentioned, karma. Bashert. Whatever you want to call it. So in most situations in life,  I channel that evening. And I talk people off ledges.  It's a pattern, for sure. I think that served me well as a producer all of those years. Strange that. I've been surrounded by lunatics my whole life. I guess this is how I cope.

Literally just heard that song in a coffee shop and it made me think of that poor kid and wonder if he truly flew over the cuckoo's nest or not. Amazing how sharp certain memories can be.For all intents and purposes, it seems I have. After all, look where I live.  The entire city is an acid trip, really. So if you're ever freaking out completely in the throes of whatever you've got going on, you can call me. I can make you some tea. Play you a song. Sleep on the floor. Or for less severe situations like work stress, love stress, life stress, we can hang. But this time, I'll choose the music thankyouverymuch. I've always been more of a Stones girl, myself.

Cause that's what's up this strange and funny story of a Tuesday in the very trippy 212. Yours, in college life and calming down. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1258574 2018-03-08T19:47:29Z 2018-03-08T19:47:54Z The revolution will be accessorized

Good afternoon, Thursday. Happy International Women's Day to all of my sisters in arms. I love you all very much and feel super lucky to have so many fantastic femmes in my life. Thank you for all of your love, laughs, and life. 

Was just taking a post-lunch peruse around the interwebs and found this fabulous little revolutionary accessory. A perfect bandanna from perfectly bad ass female Clare Vivier, who will be donating a portion of sales of this scarf to the Women's March. I love this one for today's sentiment and I love the green one for so many other reasons. Felt like it was a nice little moment to share today. Let's keep fighting the good fight. And if we want to look chic along the way, so be it. It's our right.

Cause that's what's up this future is female kind of Thursday in the 212. Yours, in haute revolutions and celebrating womankind. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1257691 2018-03-06T20:04:15Z 2018-03-06T20:04:15Z Maven Review: The David Bowie show at the BK Museum is missing one very important thing...

Hey, pals. Who's ready for another round of snowmageddon tomorrow? Jesus. 

So this weekend the hubs and I took in the David Bowie exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and wish I had better things to say about it. Although comprehensive, the space is not in any way conducive to such a canon of greatness. It felt cramped, cluttered, and completely disorienting. It was also about a thousand degrees in there, making it a challenge for anyone wearing a coat or not as skinny as the Thin White Duke himself. Awful. Just awful. 

But what was amazing about the show were the performances being shown on monitors throughout. That was worth the price of perspiration. 

It struck me that with someone as alien-like and bombastic as Bowie, a post mortem exhibit does not do him justice. Because you can look at all the amazing costumes, his Coke spoon, and some other artifacts, but without the man himself- it doesn't add up to much. At least for me, anyway. A friend said it best- the clothes did not make Bowie, Bowie made the clothes. It's hard to look at a museum show of his enormous contribution to creativity and bending the rules without realizing what a huge loss his death was to the world. I can't think of anyone more groundbreaking in terms of being so profoundly ahead of his time- from challenging us with notions of gender and sexuality to plugging into the zeitgeist before there even was one, Bowie was transcendent. I wish the show did not leave me so cold. The merch room is pretty good though. If you like expensive rock tees. I know I do. A weakness of mine for sure.

Anyway, wanted to fill you in on my take- the show's nothing without the showman, the star man.

Here's a few of those performances should you want to check them out. 

Here he is seeming very, um, out of this world on Soul Train

And this one on Dick Cavett

And the original Space Oddity with those teef and those hot chicks. 

Oh and Star Man from Top of the Pops. Love.

And this Life on Mars. Eyeshadow. Copper hair. Oui et oui.

I wish I had liked the exhibit more, but the stage is really nothing without the show and that's that. For me the show is a miss. Because without him, it's really not the same.

Cause that's what's up this Bowie all day kind of Tuesday in the 212, Yours, in aliens and icons. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1257175 2018-03-05T15:25:12Z 2018-03-05T15:25:13Z Oscar recap: Much ado about much ado...

Good morning, Monday. Happy Post Oscars. I gotta say- the show was pretty boring for the most part. I love Frances McDormand and do appreciate that diversity and inclusion and equal rights is taking center stage. This whole new "me too" model of doing business is truly fantastic- I'm not just talking about "time's up"- I'm using me to as a way to suggest we all have something to say and all have a right to say it. Well done on Hollywood for making that crystal clear. Now on to the fashion.

I'm gonna just say it- I'm so over awards season and am so happy it's over. The endless charade is tiresome isn't it? That said, i did see a couple of standout moments. Here are my top five:

For something modern: Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton

For a strong color game: Nicole Kidman in blue Armani Prive

For a powerful, carb free silhouette: Laura Dern in Calvin Klein

For all around perfection: Mary J. Blige in Versace

For nailing that nude moment: Gina Rodriguez in Zuhair Murad

Those are my favs- did also like Saorise Ronan and Jennifer Lawrence. Oh and of course, St. Vincent. Not sure what that was but it was fairly major.

Other than that, the usual suspects. I did find the set design to be far, far too opulent considering this rather stripped down epoch in which we live. I would have loved an Oscars unplugged show myself, but that would probably be unglamorous. Plus never sure why supposedly the most entertaining people in the world can't seem to entertain on Hollywood's biggest night. Snoozes galore for the most part.

As for the men, there's one clear winner in the style wars for me, and that's young Mr. Chalamet. I adore him and love how he rocked Off White to the Indie awards, and now, all white Berluti for the Oscars. He's fabulous and that's that.  Oh to be young and talented and adorable.

Cause that's what's up this post Oscars kind of Monday in the 212. Yours, in afterparties and recaps. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1254677 2018-03-01T15:30:41Z 2018-03-01T15:34:23Z TBT: The undeniable fierceness of Diana Ross

Good morning, pals. Happy Thursday. Looking forward to a birthday party tomorrow night and then the Bowie show on Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. Goodness all around.

So it's a throwback kind of Thursday and this am, I was reminded of one of my first style icons, Ms. Diana Ross. I was in my fav coffee shop this am and they were playing "It's My House" which is such a jam. There's my chair, I put it there. It's my house and I live here. Hells yes.

In this defining time for women, we have to celebrate this queen. Because before women were feeling super empowered, Diana paved the way. I will never forget how much my parents dug her, particularly my mom. We always listened to her growing up. I always loved her funky coolness and smooth voice and empowering female anthems, because sometimes, enough can really be enough. Throw in a little wackiness for good measure (all divas must be a little wacky otherwise it's no fun) and you have one fierce female. Still got mad love for you, boo.

Oh and if her empowering music is not enough, HER STYLE. That photo at the top of this post is one of my all time favorites. Who rocks wet hair and a white tee and jeans better? Um. Nobody. Not a single human.

Feast your eyes on all of this goodness.  She's undeniably major. And if you're feeling so inclined, hit up her playlist on Spotify. You'll hear all your favs and then some. I couldn't make it through "Endless Love" for some reason. ps- #hormones.

And that's what's up this do you know where you're going to, do you like the things that life is showing you kind of throwback Thursday in the 212. Yours, in transcendent divas.  It's my turn. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1254288 2018-02-28T15:31:25Z 2018-02-28T15:32:57Z Good day, sunshine (and a new product must-have)

Good morning, pals. It's warm and sunny in New York today- I repeat- WARM AND SUNNY. 

So naturally I have Spring fever. And I wanted to share one of my favorite discoveries of late, this Rene Furterer 5 Sens Dry Oil that is giving me so much life right now. This is the type of product you'd find in one of those amazing pharmacies in Paris.  I am in love with it.  Put it on after you shower and it gives the loveliest sheen to your skin and the smell is so subtle and heavenly. But the real joy comes from spraying some on your hair when it's dry. If you're prone to flyaway/frizz you will rejoice.  Because it's a dry oil, it never makes your hair greasy. it literally just adds shine and mellows out those hairs that don't want to behave. I also like putting some on before bed for a little lovely smell while I sleep.

The good news? It's under $50 for a pretty substantial bottle. I can't recommend it enough for pretty limbs and gorgeous hair. J'adore. It's like sunshine in a bottle.

Cause that's what's up this product alert kind of Wednesday in the 212. Yours, in French pharmacies and sunny days. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1250763 2018-02-21T15:50:46Z 2018-02-21T15:50:46Z Accessories alert: The perfect LBB (x3)

Good morning, Wednesday. It's going to be 70 degrees today and I've got bare legs, kids. I am so happy to not be wearing a big coat I can't even tell you. Rumor has it the warm weather is not going to stick around, but loving it today even if it's not super sunny.

So let's talk about handbags. I was just watching the Gucci show live and almost had a breakdown over how much I was LOVING the new Gucci leather tote with the middle stripe and the gold chain. So fabulous. 

But beaming me back to Earth, I need more reasonable, affordable options that are still great looking. Enter & Other Stories, H&M's grown up and chic big sister to save the day. You know how much I love this store- such great looks, and fairly affordable. Mind you, these are not the big Schleprock bags we all carry around town- these are just nice little chic baes that will look lovely with floral flocks and just about everything else.

So here's three little black bags aka LBBs to take you into Spring with style. Take your pick.

LOVE this little clutch number. So chic for everything from quick walks with the pooch to impromptu nights out. Fab.

This little chain bag is so Parisian chic- wear it crossbody with an oversized plaid blazer and jeans and have a nice little moment.

This six pocket satchel is a fantastic bag for city girls. Very functional and very cool.

All three can be found on & Other Stories, again my hyperlink feature is not working so seek them out yourselves. Hope to figure out WTF shortly. Cause that's what's up this in the bag kind of Wednesday in the 212. Yours, in trifectas and chic older sisters. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1250391 2018-02-20T20:07:47Z 2018-02-20T20:07:48Z Maven picks: Five crushworthy products for that case of Spring fever

Hey, team. It's been about forever since I've written here. I miss all of you so very much- truly. But I'm busy, you're busy, we're all so damn busy. How to find the team to do the things you truly love? Steal a minute here and there. That's what I do.

And since I haven't written in a while, thought I'd just share five of my fav beauty products I'm digging on right this very second as the temps feel promising. I've been trying a few new things of late and there's some oldies but goodies on this list too. So without further adieu, let's get ready for Spring with a few fun ones- they're not cheap, ps. At all. But they're worth it because you're worth it so there. And sorry I can't provide links to these goodies but my hyperlink just won't link today. Hopefully they'll fix it by tomorrow. 

Diptyque L'Ombre Dans L'Eau Body Wash- I have always been a huge fan of this very "currant" scent. I'm aware it's intense and not for everyone, but I'm a strong yes on it. And now it comes in a body wash that is so delicious and decadent at shower time you'll just love it. Makes the skin (and your bathroom) smell absolutely delicious.  Just rub onto wet skin and you're golden, pony girl.

Chanel Quad in Tisse Vendome- There are oh so many Chanel eyeshadow quads out there, but this one is a new favorite. It's super neutral for ladies who like to keep it light but can be made a bit more dramatic with a slick of dark liquid liner and lots of black mascara. Gorgeous. I love a more neutral face in the Spring with lovely glowy skin.

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick in Blush No. 24- I love keeping this stick in my bag for afternoon touch ups when you need it most. It gives a lovely flush to the cheeks without being over the top and you can even use it on your lips and eyes. I love this shade because I'm a coppery redhead, but feel free to try some that match your skin tone.

Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick  No. 169- OMG this lipstick. I love it so much- I have searched high and low for the perfect neutral lip of late and this one is a bit  brownish/beige and just perfect. Super creamy texture and very hydrating too. Soft and pretty just like you.

Kerastase Fluidissime- Have not used this brand for a minute (so bloody expensive). But this frizz spray is magical in fighting the fuzz. Spray it on damp hair and marvel at the lack of frizz, even on foggy, misty days like today which are generally hair's worst nightmare. 

Cause that's what's up this fiver of a Tuesday in the product obsessed 212. Yours, in Spring fever, the retail edition. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1243960 2018-02-07T16:10:35Z 2018-02-07T16:10:35Z Maven pick: Groove is in the heart (when it comes to new sunnies)

Hey now, Wednesday. Not so pretty outside. Snowy, rainy, yucky. Ughs.

Well we're one week away from Valentine's Day and since I shopped around Soho last weekend, I thought I'd share a bit of trendspotting.

Seems designers have some love for heart sunglasses this Spring. From Chloe to Saint Laurent and back again, the Lolita inspired frames are kind of everywhere (in the #metoo world we live in, Lolita references are a bit off brand). If you are under the age of 30, you should have at these. I know there are no rules when it comes to age appropriate anymore, but very few mature women can wear these and not look silly.  Some eccentric types are excluded from this rule, but for most of us, hard no on these. Cute for the young ones. Not so much for anyone who is on the high end of millenial +. Unless you are Giovanna Battaglia. She can do anything. Truly.  That's her above. Ridiculously chic. Always.

These are from Saint Laurent. Cute non? 

I do love these rose gold (another big sunglass trend) aviators from American Eagle. And at just under $16, you can try the trend without breaking the bank. 

These from Marc Jacobs are fun. Full stop. I would almost consider these if I was slightly less stick in the muddy of late.

 Totally crushing on these from Miu Miu- something about red and hearts going well together, right? 

These Target rimless are a little weird, but cool. More modern. And of course, completely affordable.

And these from Chloe were the ones I saw at the Chloe store this past weekend. Cute. Love. Rose gold lenses for the win.

Now that I'm looking at all of these cuties, maybe my stick in the mud is moving to a sunnier place. I like these. I'm not likely to purchase them, but very cute. Worth falling in love over? You tell me.

Cause that's what's up this love is in the air kind of Wednesday in the 212. Yours, in hearts and frames. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1243263 2018-02-05T14:43:07Z 2018-02-05T14:46:36Z I live in New York, but today I'm a Philly girl

Good morning, Monday.

Welp, we got it done Philly. As many of you know, I was born and raised in Philly and left there after college. Truth be told, Philly was not somewhere I wanted to spend my adult years, but as I get older, I get more Philly pride. And last night, the 215 had my heart.

Also I know I'm hardly someone you'd expect to watch the SB for anything other than the commercials, but last night's game was truly exciting. Funny thing- each year David tries to explain football to me and each year I lose interest before the very first down. But this year I watched a video on all things football and rules of play, and it finally sunk in. Only took 40something years. NBD.

As for the commercials, there were a few that were worthy of the price of admission. My favorite was absolutely Amazon's Alexa spot where Alexa loses her voice and celebrities like Cardi B. stand in for her. Excellent and funny and celeb filled, which is always a big game day draw. Other good ones were Tide's domination of the entire night and spoofing the genre itself- great use of air time and a fun play on all the spots we've come to love. Oh and let's not forget the "Dirty Dancing" spot with Eli Manning and Odell Bechkam having the time of their lives. Hysterical. What's clear to me is the country needs humor right now- anything that smacked of rah rah 'merica fell flat on its starry striped face. Dodge's use of a MLK speech/voiceover felt excruciatingly pandering and tone deaf, while Weathertech's (not) building a wall spot felt just awful. Lots of misses during the commercials. Only thing that worked was humor. Check out a good roundup of all the spots here.

And Justin Timberlake's half time delivered for me, although many thought it was a bit of a snore. I love him. So talented and positive and fun. Great job and I liked the Prince tribute too, since it felt in step with the SB being in Minneapolis.

I've taken some things with me as a card carrying Philly born girl- I love the scrappiness of the city. I love the heart and soul of a real working class town. And I love the passion, even if it's for sports which is not typically my wheelhouse. I know everyone in my family was thrilled with the outcome, and to beat the Pats and Tom Brady's baby bangs is no small feat. 

I'm proud of my hometown today and wanted to share. I wish last night did not turn ugly  (why turn cars over and set fires and create mayhem why why why?) but I'm a happy girl from the city of Brotherly Love today and that, my friends, is that. But Philly fans be cray.

Cause that's what's up this Fly Eagles Fly kind of Monday in the 212. Yours, in Philadelphia freedom, and big wins. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1241437 2018-02-01T17:18:24Z 2018-02-01T18:11:33Z TBT: Let's play what was your look?

Good afternoon by the time you read this post. I'm late to the soiree today.

Funny thing- someone asked today on Facebook what your go to outfit was when you were 20. I love this question. Some of you are closer to that age than others so you may not have yet deviated from that look. And even though I'm not close to 20, I remember very clearly what I was wearing then. I came of age in the 90s (I am a child of the 80s and a young woman of the 90s) and it was a fun hang when it came to fashion. So what was I wearing at 20?

For me, it was a long sleeved bodysuit (Bodysuits are yesterday's jumpsuits ps. Getting out of one to pee was always a fun time), a pair of 501 Levis' and some Frye engineer boots or motorcycle boots- the engineer boots were black and the moto boots were the brown ones with the harness. With this look I used to do a western vintage belt- found a few good ones at a flea market back in Philly and loved rocking them- one was brown and braided with a big silver buckle and the other one was black with a plain round disc buckle if I remember correctly. So happy to see Gigi and Kendall rocking this of late. Everything old is...well, you know.

It's funny to even imagine wearing that now- I mean the separate components are still very much in my lexicon- but perhaps not all together. I'd wear the boots with my beloved dresses, the bodysuit under a blazer, and the jeans with everything. I'm all grown up I suppose. But I take little pieces of my past with me wherever I go when it comes to style. It's all part of the big picture.

Though truly a fashion pinnacle for me came in my late 20s, when I wore nothing but lingerie (slip dresses but actual nighties), ribbed tanks, and kitten heels with a cardigan, or a slip skirt with my Hole tee shirt (Courtney was kind of my jam). I think that was one of my fav looks of all time. The winter version of that was either done with black tights or I lost the slip and went with cords with a bit of a flare and a baby tee. For real. A BABY TEE. I wore something called a baby tee. Jesus, we all did. Drew definitely did. Look how cute she looks in it, too. Oh, and there was an awful lot of Betsy Johnson. A ton of panne velvet slip dresses, girly LBDs,  and lace trimmed denim skirts and the like. 

Oh and if you're old enough, you no doubt remember the black pants phenomenon. If you lived in New York or were of age anywhere in the 90s (the earlier part), you no doubt had several pairs of black pants that were for "going out" when paired with a cute "top". My favorites were by a brand called Parallel and were flat front and straight and slightly cropped. On top I'd rock a silky button down and a faux fur. I'd keep the pants and the faux fur now- not so sure about said silky top, or at least the Gucci Fall '95 version that I was endlessly trying to emulate. Let's not even talk about the hairdos. That's for another time.

Was just a fun little exercise to think about what I wore back in the day. I'm wondering what your look was when you were 20 or what you loved to wear in your more youthful years? Looking forward to responses so please write on the comments below or email me at sherimaven@gmail.com if you feel like sharing, or hit me up on Facebook. There were many other looks, ps. But these were top of mind.

Cause that's what's up this looking back to move forward kind of Thursday in the 212. Yours, in fashion icons and the way we wore. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1240826 2018-01-31T16:03:23Z 2018-01-31T16:03:24Z Maven pick: A white wash when it comes to Spring footwear

Good morning, Wednesday. It's bloody cold outside. I'm a little bit over it.

So as I'm thinking of Springtime my mind usually goes to dresses, but it also goes to shoes. And I just spotted these white loafer mules on Everlane and they appear to be a must have. I love a white shoe of late (bit of a craze for them this winter) and think these would look great with everything from cropped black pants or jeans to midi dresses to minis. Gotta have 'em. White shoes used to scare the bejeezus out of me (nurse fears), but now I love, love, love them. And love that this is a mule too as I like to be as close to bare feet as possible when it gets warm outside. They feel so fresh to me.

What are you thinking about for your Springtime look? Keep me posted. Would love to know.

Cause that's what's up this dreaming of a white shoe kind of Wednesday in the very unSpringlike 212. Yours, in wishing and hoping. XO

Sheri Rosenberg
tag:sherimavenblog.com,2013:Post/1240403 2018-01-30T20:11:01Z 2018-01-30T20:46:20Z Maven man crush: Gary Clark Jr.'s rock and roll style

Good afternoon, Tuesday. Tonight El Presidente is on the telly and I'm scared I'm going to throw things. Let's just wait and see.

But more importantly, I'm here to tell you I have a man crush. It's not what you think.  Not a "crush crush" but a style crush (ok maybe a little bit of a standard regulation crush too). I think I'm obsessed with Gary Clark Jr. because he's one cool mofo and an amazing musician. Just watched him slay on the Grammys and went down a windy Google path and man- that boy has got STYLE. They don't call him "The Chosen One" for nada. 

I LOVE how he dresses (tons of it is John Varvatos, which in my mind, can either look horribly wrong or horribly right depending on the man). In my mind, this is how a dude should dress. Yea, I know all dudes are not rock stars from Austin, Texas but still. I just adore his look. And not only do I love his look for men, I love his look for me. I always love wearing boyish clothes and I'd love a female version of his looks for me to rock.  Just so good. Everybody needs a style crush. This dude is all mine right about now. Bonus points that he likes a good timepiece- a gold Rolex Daytona to be exact.  Just in case you were wondering. Don't you always look at a dude's watch and shoes? I do. 

Cause that's what's up this rock and roll forever kind of Tuesday in the very unTexan 212. Yours, in boys and girls and all that good stuff. XO

Sheri Rosenberg