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Animal Style

August 12, 2013


While scrolling through Instagram with a friend the other day, we kept stopping to oggle the adorable animals that have taken over my feed. Tuna Melts My Heart, Insta Baby Sloths, Biddy the Hedgehog — I may as well be following a zoo. But while some may think me a bit creepy for following animals like they’re an A list celebrity with a public Instagram account, I find  joy in seeing weird animals doing stupid things or just looking extra fluffy and cute. Why? Because the truth is, I’m a crazy animal lady. I can’t be confined to just being a “cat lover” or a “dog person” — I’m nondiscriminatory when it comes to animals and my Instagram feed is proof.

So, when scrolling through my feed recently and seeing the above picture of a dog who is clearly the canine version of Tilda Swinton wearing Rick Owens on the cover of faux magazine, Dogue, it should be no surprise that I went cross-eyed and my head spun off like a cork shooting out of a champagne bottle. Two obsessions colliding is enough to make me look like Rodney Dangerfield.

Once my head settled back onto my neck and my eyes locked into their normal position, I started thinking that I would totally subscribe to Dogue were Dogue to exist. And, who’s to say that it wouldn’t do just as good of a job in selling me on pieces of clothing than a standard magazine like Vogue? I personally think that Grumpy Cat (another social media savvy animal that’s gone viral) looks just as good as Sasha Pivovarova in the Prada campaign.


Don’t you agree?

So I guess this is as good a time as ever to let you know that I’m now launching an animal fashion magazine and that my dog Finn will be taking over the personal style posts on here. Obviously I’m kidding, but I wish I weren’t.

DIY: Stuffed Fur Stole

March 20, 2013
tags: , , , do it yourself, , fur, fur stole, , lemur, moda operandi, , puppy, , , , stuffed animal,, , vika gazinskaya
by Sonia


Having worked in the fashion industry for several years now, prices rarely surprise me. Clothes are expensive these days, but accessories take the cake for several months worth of rent. I still roll my eyes at a pair of shoes well over 1K and find the price of a Birkin bag to be ridiculous, but I normally know what to expect upon walking into a store like Barney’s. However, I was slapped in the face by a price tag a few days ago and I’m not sure I’ll ever recover.

I saw the above photo of the unstuffed animal stole on during Paris Fashion Week and began a feverish online hunt to track one down. Countless Etsy sites offered up similar faux stoles, but I wanted that one. I decided to put the fuzzy friend on the back burner, certain that its online presence would turn up eventually. Well turn up it did but at a price that not even I, lover of all things stuffed animal, could justify.


The stoles are by Vika Gazinskaya and can currently be purchased on Moda Operandi for the hefty sum of $2,000. That’s right, the lemur stuffed animal — which they call a raccoon — that looks so much like the fuzzy friends you snuggled with on a nightly basis as a kid costs as much as a nice studio apartment in NYC.

So what does one do when they can’t afford the real deal? They DIY. Behold three options below that cost next to nothing.


First, we have our stuffed animal hat. Though I have yet to figure out how to secure such an accoutrement on my head, I’m positive that this look will have me street style snapped in no time. Tommy Ton, meet me in 10?


Then we have the Teddy Bear stole; a personal favorite of mine. Notice how my well-worn teddy balances gracefully on my shoulder? She looks like she’s having a much better time than that $2K plush racoon/lemur. Plus she’s versatile and can double as a snuggle buddy and/or pillow.


And last, but certainly not least, we have the real animal. Finn’s longer body wrapped perfectly around my shoulders and his legs even dangled like the fox scarf pictured above. If you don’t have your own dog or cat at home, I fully support you borrowing one off the street that goes well with your outfit.

Fashion’s Night Out

September 7, 2012
tags: band, , , dexter, , Fashion's Night Out, flats, , puppy, , scoop, , st. lucia, yosi samra, zac posen
by Sonia

Remember that time I hosted Fashion’s Night Out at ScoopNYC and couldn’t get over designer Yosi Samra’s dog Dexter? Yeah. That happened. Last night.

Decked out in my Scoop NYC black dress and more accessories than you could possibly imagine, I headed over to the Meatpacking district last night to hang out at Scoop, meet some fans (hi guys!), play telephone with Yosi Samra flats, meet Zac Posen, and listen to Brooklyn-based band St. Lucia for Fashion’s Night Out.

The crazy thing about Scoop’s Meatpacking district store is that there are four of them – and they don’t connect. So I was literally weaving my way through each store (the men’s store ended up having the best air conditioning and best bar), before ending up on the sidewalk for St. Lucia. But the highlight of the night, and no I’m not ashamed to admit this, was meeting designer Yosi Samra’s puppy Dexter. WHAT A LITTLE MUFFIN!

Thank you to Scoop, Yosi Samra, Zac Posen, and Dexter for a wonderful night!


What are you saying?

You talk to him.

St. Lucia

Awkward dance moves…

One of my wrists wants to kiss you

Hanging with Yosi Samra and Dexter (look at that paw action)

Dexter stealing the spotlight

Last one I swear…

// photos by Anna Kelman

A Week in Review

August 17, 2012
tags: , Book, buildings, , , feather, , , hermes, , , , packed bag, , , , suitcase, umbrella, upper east side
by Sonia

{ Upper East Side buildings from beneath my rainy umbrella }

Oh, this week; a remarkable combination of shitty and wonderful. Even as I try to bitch and moan about all it’s annoyances (i.e. getting locked out of my apartment with Finn while wearing boxers and zit cream on my face…), it also brought a bunch of new projects and a website re-design that looks like it will happen before the start of Fashion Week! Hoodily doodily!

This week’s happenings aside, Friday, boy am I happy to see you. This weekend feels kind of like my last summer hurrah as I’m going up to my house in Connecticut with a group of friends and probably won’t be back there until October. Depressing. But that just means it’s time to live it up! Am I right?

Now go enjoy the weekend!

{ Finn modeling some of my cuffs }

{ A new skirt that I can’t wait to wear with my feather blazer - among other things }

{ Playing around in Juicy Couture’s awesome dressing room }

{ Bag ready to go for a weekend in CT with friends }

A Week in Review

June 29, 2012
tags: , bag, birds, , , , flea market, , grill, meat packing, , , , poached eggs, , , storage, summer, sunglasses, , week in review, west village,
by Sonia

{ A new spot to display my current favorite sunnies }

When I woke up on Monday morning I thought to myself, “wow, this week is pretty low key! hoorah!” Boy, was I wrong. Every minute of every day was jam packed with work, events, meetings, and what nots. Thank goodness I love what I do! And while a couple shots of computer screens, notebooks, telephones, and my fingers typing on keyboards would best encapsulate this week’s happenings, I’d hate to bore you with such banal photographs. So instead, here are some fun, tasty, cute, and pretty images from all those minutes between the endless hours of work!

{ The latest flea market find }

{ Poached eggs at The Standard for a fun meeting }

{ My new summer bag staple from Zara }

{ Cute Attack! }