Wanna know who I hate? The Long Island woman whose husband hired the “Sex and the City” set designers to convert a spare bedroom into the Park Avenue closet Big gives Carrie. Set designers Lydia Marks and Lisa Frantz said an unnamed retired businessman spent $175,000 to makeover a 400-square-foot guestroom into the closet of any Manolo gal’s dreams. The lucky lady’s “SATC” closet now features sliding drawers for accessories, racks organized by designer, and 400 pairs of shoes, according to The New York Post. The set designers said they inventoried each of the woman’s items to make sure there was a space for it in the dream closet — and the result is it’s “very similar” but “bigger” to Carrie’s. Jealous. [UPI.com] Keep reading »
You remember the quiet but determined Leanne Marshall, who went on to win Season 5 of “Project Runway”? She wowed the judges with her precious designs, proving that vintage styles and airy pieces are exactly what women want to wear. A few seasons after her spotlight moment, she allowed Time Out New York to visit her DUMBO apartment and take pictures of her (well-organized) closet, which, unsurprisingly, holds many vintage pieces, Portland fashion finds, a locket from her boyfriend, and, of course, her own creations. It’s a peek into the designer’s personal style sensibility, and you’ll find a list of her favorite stores in New York City: Kaight, where she sells her line, Urban Outfitters, and Something Else, to name a few. Plus, you can check out her shoe collection. The tour wouldn’t be complete without a bit of “Project Runway” in the mix; her closet is decorated with a Tim Gunn bobble head. [Time Out New York] Keep reading »
There’s something a little special about this new year. It’s not only a fresh start, but it’s also a brand-new decade. Many people are taking the opportunity to re-evaluate their lives, jobs, and current situations. Alicia Kan was one of the brave souls who quit her job in order to pursue her passions — and now her closet is taking a hit. Over the years, she’s accumulated designer pieces like Hermès scarves and Donna Karan dresses, but now it’s all for sale, as her dream for the years to come includes dressing “like Blondie in the ’80s.” Random? Yes, but there’s an interesting idea to take from her initiative. With the new decade, it’s time to release the ties that bind us to the past, and one way to do that is a closet purge.
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Who doesn’t love a little sneak peek into the closets of the stylish and fashionable? That’s what the interiors blog Habitually Chic figured, too—check out a whole slew of super pretty, ginormous (and jealousy-inducing) closets holding the chic threads of fashion and beauty’s most put-together ladies, like designer Tory Burch‘s clothes-space, above. (Looks a lot like the way her stores are designed, no?) Check out the closets that Olivia Palermo, Aerin Lauder, Jenna Lyons, Rory Tahari, Rachel Zoe, Padma Lakshmi and Vivre CEO Eva Jeanbart Lorenzotti get to wake up to, after the jump! Keep reading »
This is a story about a dysfunctional relationship. It was between me and my bedroom closet, and I know you know what I’m talking about. Keep reading »
In the December issue of Elle, cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker talks about becoming a mother (and loving the smell of diapers) and jokes that her two daughters, Marion (called Loretta) and Tabitha, will one day raid her closet: “The only tragedy would be if their feet are bigger than mine.” Having large feet would be unfortunate for the two girls, considering the number of beautiful designer shoes Parker has amassed as a result of playing “Sex and the City“‘s Carrie Bradshaw since the late ’90s.
My personal shoe collection isn’t much, and I’m not sure future daughters of mine would be thrilled if I saved a battered pair of London Sole ballet flats for them. They would, however, have fun going through my jewelry box and piling on the diverse assortment of bangle bracelets I’ve collected — from fancy to 50-cent — along with tying the million and one scarves I own around their necks. What from your closet will you pass down to your daughters (real or hypothetical)? Keep reading »