My TopKnot Tutorial



Ever need to find me in a crowd? Easy to do, just look for the gal with a high bun. Probably a red lip. Definitely some heavy fringe across the forehead.


I don't usually do how-to's on the site, recipes aside, but I was inspired by the Dove Great Style Effect to throw my hat into the ring of tutorials.


So, without further ado, this is how I create my after awkward tubes or socks necessary!


Few quick tips: dirty hair usually works best, but I can achieve the same wonderful texture with Oribe dry shampoo. I also adore their hairspray. Also a huge fan of the small, clear elastics you can get at a drug store to secure your pony.


Study up and let me know if you have any questions.

NYFW Spring 2013 Playlist


 Tadashi Shoji:

"Myth" Beach House 

"Hoppipolla" Sigur Ros

"The Choke" Austra

"The Alley" DeVotchKa


Timo Weiland:

"Clique" Kanye West

"Be a Body" Grimes 

"Forces at Work" The Feelies

"Mozaik" Zomby



"I Love it" Icona Pop

"Theme for Great Cities" Simple Minds

"Dancing on my own" Robyn

"Fight for your Right" Beastie Boys



"Give It Back" the Tings Tings

"99 Luftballons" Nena w/ "99 Problems" Jay-Z


Catherine Malandrino:

"Losing My Mind" Summer Camp


Alexandre Herchcovitch:

"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?" Culture Club

"Karma Chameleon" Culture Club



"Brothers" Tanlines

"Trouble" Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

"Jungle Fever" Das Racist  

"The Keepers (The Knocks Remix)" Santigold 


Billy Reid:

"If I Wanted Someone" Dawes 

"Down In The Valley" The Head and the Heart 

"Hot Knife" Fiona Apple 

"The Lion's Roar" First Aid Kit 

"Lost Kid" The Apache Relay 

"Something Fine" Jackson Browne 

"I Ain't The Same" Alabama Shakes


Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Above: J. Crew dress (similar), Zara jacket, Hermes bag, Stubbs & Wootten for J Crew shoes, Super glasses, Banana Republic necklace


I wore this dress out to a wedding one night and then out and about the next day. Sequins, usually hard for me to wear but in this nautical print, suddenly unassuming and ready to go from night to day.

That being said, it was a very sunny day and I am sure to have blinded some people while out and about.

Hard to see in the glare but the dress also has lovely lace cut outs between the sequins. 

I am also loving my Stubbs and Wootten slippers, red velvet, one of my must have picks for fall, and a study in compromise between husband and I. Charlotte Olympia's proved a bit too pricey, other lower end options seemed not worth the investment, and then I found a pair that was just right. Goldilocks moment.


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