Birthday Aboard the Heron

I love to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends. It seems I like parties big and small, but most important are the people who make my celebrations special. Today I am in  Sag Harbor boarding a sailing catamaran and wearing a nautically inspired outfit, that is punched up with some pom-pom trim and a fresh blue sky in the background! Love , Elle @theellediairesnyc

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How To Wear a LBD: A Fresh Take

Summer is a time for celebrations!  In the Hamptons, this generally means a party at a friend’s home or a lobster dinner at the beach . But this was a very special event, and I wore a beaded maxi, my version of a LBD. I added depth and detail with oodles of fringe; cocktail attire with a little bit of attitude!  I hope you are enjoying your summer celebrations!

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Animal Rescue Luncheon With Korina Sanchez-Roxas

A few weeks ago, I attended a fabulous charity luncheon to help the fight against animal abuse. The #Phlippine Animal Guardian For Human Societies, Inc. hosted an informative talk on this heart wrenching subject. Credit to #Korina Sanchez-Roxas,  and #The foundation for Filipino Artists for their excellent work protecting our four legged friends. The stark darkness of the subject was muted, by the brilliant beauty of the #Rotunda,  at the storied Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

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Why Good Accessories Matter !!

In this post I encourage what Refinery29 calls “bag twinning”. It is a style habit of mine for almost 30 years, Wear two bags at a time, keeping one close . This small bag, Chanel, in my case, is what holds my credit cards, and keys- the essentials. Other items go in the larger bag. Never fumble for keys in the abyss of a large bag again. You can also avoid pickpocketing, and now can feel good about buying a few more bags! 🙂

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Elle, Abroad

I am a cranky, crappy traveler, but once I get to a destination, muscle down the fog of circadian rhythm mutiny, I fall in love with my chosen place. So it was in Porto, Portugal. We arrived in Porto, in the morning, well before the hotel was ready to take us in. They did take… Read More Elle, Abroad


Allie & Elle

Pardon my lamentably late post. These photos were taken during fashion week and a few weeks later. I am both happy and proud to be with my beautiful blogging friend Allie, of ALLIE Allie and I met during NYFW and had dinner together after the wonderfully inspired Verdad show. It is such fun to discover… Read More Allie & Elle