FALL TRUNK SHOW: BECAUSE I GUESS YOU NEED AN ENGRAVED INVITATION (geez!)

by kim naci


This week has been crazy. No time to come up with charming observations about the weather or witty comments about climate during the democratic debates.

Just the facts: . Here are your hand-picked vendors for the TRUNK SHOW this weekend:

Lounging done right by  Oyun Studio  - all we need for our weekend R +R = RIBS + RELAXATION

Lounging done right by Oyun Studio - all we need for our weekend R +R = RIBS + RELAXATION

(not-so-subliminal-messages. in fact, pretty damn straightforward)

🍂🍁🍃 FALL TRUNK SHOW 🍃🍂🍁

88 1ST PLACE

APT # 4

BROOKLNY NY

10/18 10am — 8pm

10/19 10am - 4pm

cash / credit cards / barter (applicable ONLY for single-process or highlights)

I❤️SLEEP -  Bronty Beauty  has SIX different tonics: sleep / detox / glow / refresh / restore / cleanse

I❤️SLEEP - Bronty Beauty has SIX different tonics: sleep / detox / glow / refresh / restore / cleanse

Indulge on all six of the various tonics by our new obsession: BRONTY. On top of all the beautifying benefits and the hyaluronic goodness your skin will be marinating in…it smells really, really nice. So say “g’day” to your new scent!

Do you realize how many songs there are about lace? Think about that for a sec…

Do you realize how many songs there are about lace? Think about that for a sec…

When demure french lace meets smokin’ hot molten metal - sparks fly 🔥 and we get to enjoy the show. CamilleD turns pretty nice pieces into sexy Byzantine MUST HAVES with her collection

The model is the designer is the model is the designer. And she’ll teach you the proper way to tie a scarf.  Hint: we’ve all been doing it wrong.

The model is the designer is the model is the designer. And she’ll teach you the proper way to tie a scarf. Hint: we’ve all been doing it wrong.

🎼Cuz baby its cold…” well, actually due to the global warming crisis, one never knows if its hot or cold anymore. The Solution: Accessorize with CASHMERE - Noelani Cashmere has the dreamiest scarves you will never want to take off and fingerless gloves that allow you to IG all your cashmere!

The jumpsuit Ive been wearing ALL WEEK. Seriously, if you’ve seen me at drop-off even once this week, it was in my multiple  Verity & Daughters  jumpsuits.

The jumpsuit Ive been wearing ALL WEEK. Seriously, if you’ve seen me at drop-off even once this week, it was in my multiple Verity & Daughters jumpsuits.

Am I wearing a bra? Am I not? … Who knows? This cotton twill is so structured where it needs to be you are in charge of your own breastiny. The softest combed cotton your body has felt since you wore onesies. And this season Verity & Daughters introduces more colors!

(you’re putting it in your calendar…you’re clicking ADD GUEST)

🍂🍁🍃 FALL TRUNK SHOW 🍃🍂🍁

88 1ST PLACE

APT # 4

BROOKLNY NY

10/18 10am — 8pm

10/19 10am - 4pm

(think Im kidding about those highlights?)

Be honest: have your earlobes ever had this much fun???  Stella & Ruby  brings the party without the heavy baggage

Be honest: have your earlobes ever had this much fun??? Stella & Ruby brings the party without the heavy baggage

I think we here at KNS headquarters figured out the formula: don’t wait for a special occasion - go ahead and wear those fancy / flirty / dangly / sparkly earrings to breakfast / drop-off / Whole Foods / all-hands meeting … paired with an ultra casual look. Minetta Tavern on top + Bar Great Harry on bottom.

Goat-Milk.  Does the very sound of those words somehow convey to you that everything is, well, going to be ok? Goat-Milk…. Goat-Milk. Yep, pretty confident there’s no re-election. Thanks, Goat-Milk!

Goat-Milk. Does the very sound of those words somehow convey to you that everything is, well, going to be ok? Goat-Milk…. Goat-Milk. Yep, pretty confident there’s no re-election. Thanks, Goat-Milk!

Anything but basic, Goat-Milk describes themselves as “organic cotton basics.” We beg to differ. This is an extraordinary company run by elite editorial and creative royalty who fell in love with a pair of comfy undies. They decided the world deserve more. And better. More better organic cottons on the squishy bodies of our babies. Keep your fingers crossed the release a capsule for grown ups soon!

You might as well throw away your janky shit because when sitting alongside anything by  Jolly Bijou , it will pale in comparison. Yeah, I know it hurts. Just like Lizzo says it does.

You might as well throw away your janky shit because when sitting alongside anything by Jolly Bijou, it will pale in comparison. Yeah, I know it hurts. Just like Lizzo says it does.

Gorgeous gems in luxury golds but with such an edgy and look. You can’t place it because it hasn’t been done in this chíc way. Caroline brings out the Francophile in all of us with this whimsical Jolly Bijou collection. Get ur manis ready!


Time to class up the joint? Massage your eyeballs by staring at the gorgeous creations by  Taryn Urushido

Time to class up the joint? Massage your eyeballs by staring at the gorgeous creations by Taryn Urushido

String theory finally made comprehensible! I wish Taryn sat next to me in Physics class. Not only because I bet she’d let me cheat off of her, but she’s so fun much to be around!

Selin Olmsted.  For when you’ve finally gotten bored by those Ray-Bans. Or decide to just go on a break.

Selin Olmsted. For when you’ve finally gotten bored by those Ray-Bans. Or decide to just go on a break.

Climate change is tricky! Luckily, we don’t need meteorology to tell us its always perfect weather for looking cool. Or un-hungover. Pick your frame for fame from the collection of Selin Olmsted


I love your guts.

See you on Friday!

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ORANGE-YOU GLAD I BLOGGED TODAY???

by kim naci


There’s something about an overcast summer day that make me want to bust out some brights!

Maybe Im reassuring myself and the rest of the world that it’s a minor blip in the season:

“No! Please don’t leave the party because we ran out of ice…Lisa just ran to the bodega to grab some. Stay. STAY!

Whatever my reasons (we’ll unpack the above scenario at a later date), on these days I gravitate towards orange.

Vince / Michael KORS / Donna Karan

Vince / Michael KORS / Donna Karan

Orange - despite its powerful hue, will always play nice with Reds and Pinks,

Enjoy my favoite looks from one of my favorite colors:

Dress /  Lee Mathews  (leave the T off for “Told you so”

Dress / Lee Mathews (leave the T off for “Told you so”

Cardigan /  Lisa Marie Fernandez  (cuz the beach gets chilly!)

Cardigan / Lisa Marie Fernandez (cuz the beach gets chilly!)

When its so 🔥the only thing allowed to touch you is the A/C vent - Dress  Eileen Fisher

When its so 🔥the only thing allowed to touch you is the A/C vent - Dress Eileen Fisher

More mango than orange but, you get it /  Vince

More mango than orange but, you get it / Vince

Yeah she’s having fun - it has ruffles!  Realisationpar

Yeah she’s having fun - it has ruffles! Realisationpar

Honestly, there will be days when getting out of bed feels like a commercial for allergy sufferers. Dark, dreary and hard to breathe. Deadlines are missed. Emails go unanswered. Efforts are unrewarded and voices aren’t heard. You feel like the world has better things to do than appease you.

In the words of Issa Rae…”Ok, and?”

  • Get up.

  • Put on a bra that means business.

  • Find the brightest thing in your closet and pull it on.

Its something small but can move something inside you, making you feel a little less shitty about the day. After all, isn’t that the dream? Now, sit your ass down, resend / retext and admit to yourself that sometimes your ass delays responses too.

Get over it.

And floss once in a while.


CHÍC WAYS TO KEEP THE SAND OUT OF YOUR CROTCH THIS SUMMER

by kim naci


There’s this:

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Or perhaps you’re suffered through a cleanse and are feeling a bit more confident. Enough to leave your trousers at home.

Whatever level of comfort you feel, know that packing for the summer is ideal!

No bulky sweaters to roll up. No boots to wear on the plane. You are light, carefree and now that the sun’s out so are your proverbial buns. This week we are going for an easier price point. Maybe a recent battle with my 8yr old resulted in a sunscreen stain on my new silk Zimmerman romper. Who knows?

SARONGS (but so right!)

Towell + sarong  TAVIK

Towell + sarong TAVIK

Oversize fringe wrap  JCrew  / happy mood one-piece swimsuit  Caroline Costas

Oversize fringe wrap JCrew / happy mood one-piece swimsuit Caroline Costas

Ok. I snuck in a caftan. But its animal print so…absolved!  Mes Demoiselles

Ok. I snuck in a caftan. But its animal print so…absolved! Mes Demoiselles

So, what? I guess every single thing made by  SummerSalt  puts you in a good mood? Yep!

So, what? I guess every single thing made by SummerSalt puts you in a good mood? Yep!

SHORTS + SKIRTS

With shorts, you want easy breezy. No one on the beach needs to see you struggle with zippers and buttons when you’re sweaty. sticky and sunscreened up. Think airy, elastic waist preferably and try to follow the simple rule: printed swimsuit = solid cover up or solid swimsuit = printed cover up. Keep our beaches beautiful.


Shorts that make you want to watch “Biloxi Blues”  SALT TREE  (think Im kidding about the price points? CLICK!

Shorts that make you want to watch “Biloxi Blues” SALT TREE (think Im kidding about the price points? CLICK!

I would trust  anything   Lisa Marie Fernandez  tells me to wear to the beach.

I would trust anything Lisa Marie Fernandez tells me to wear to the beach.

I was torn: they’re denim not linen, but go with everything. There’s a button+fly but also elastic waist.  SEA  for the win!

I was torn: they’re denim not linen, but go with everything. There’s a button+fly but also elastic waist. SEA for the win!

The lightweight feel of this  Topshop  mini is perfect for summer, sure. But the fall palette secures its spot in your closet for Fall: pair with tights + booties!

The lightweight feel of this Topshop mini is perfect for summer, sure. But the fall palette secures its spot in your closet for Fall: pair with tights + booties!

Camoflague for the plaj….. NY&Co

Camoflague for the plaj…..NY&Co

REALLY CUTE BOTTOMS THAT DESERVE A PLATFORM:

She’s thinking “What am I doing in ‘Shorts + Skirts’ ?” I I wanted to introduce  Outerknown  to the gang.

She’s thinking “What am I doing in ‘Shorts + Skirts’ ?” I I wanted to introduce Outerknown to the gang.


This blog is turning into a stream of consciousness and Im this close to sharing my secret pesto recipe and analyzing a dream in which I was being chased by the Fruit of the Loom guys which means, its time to turn off.

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HOT MAMA 🔥

by kim naci in ,


Summer is here.

Look…You’re the one who invited her. You knew she was bringing the whole family:

Uncle Humidity - goes on and on about Europe and their amazing healthcare and scorn for A/C

Aunt Sweaty Betty - don’t let her even touch heather grey. You’ll never regret anything more.

Well, they’re here and they’ve booked that AirBnB for 2 months.

How do we deal with family?

Stay cool and calm …

Kalita Clothing. Its like wearing a vacation. @kalitaofficial

Kalita Clothing. Its like wearing a vacation. @kalitaofficial

If you prefer a two-piece to a onesie! @kaliotaofficial

If you prefer a two-piece to a onesie! @kaliotaofficial

Look cool and brag about it in this piece from  @Cuyana  - Fewer, Better Things (how cute does this look on @fashion_jackson ???)

Look cool and brag about it in this piece from @Cuyana - Fewer, Better Things (how cute does this look on @fashion_jackson ???)

I would buy anything this woman told me to:  Cuyana

I would buy anything this woman told me to: Cuyana

A breathable silk dress anchored by leather straps: Naughty and Nice.  Cuyana

A breathable silk dress anchored by leather straps: Naughty and Nice. Cuyana

Honest, this blog is NOT sponsored by CUyano and / or Kalita. Im just obsessed with them right now and can’t stop. WON’T STOP.

Oh wait…just found something from someone else.

Close your eyes and imagine the billion things you would wear this with..and to!  Free People

Close your eyes and imagine the billion things you would wear this with..and to! Free People

And we’re back to  Cuyana . That was a fun digression. Please, please, please give yourself a thrill and click on her. The BEST part is on the back!

And we’re back to Cuyana. That was a fun digression. Please, please, please give yourself a thrill and click on her. The BEST part is on the back!

Too hot to type….go hydrate!

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FRENCH GIRL FRIDAY

by kim naci


If a good stripe makes you lose control, you just might be a Francophile 🇫🇷

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Hear at KIM NACI STYLE headquarters, we often ask ourselves, “ Would a French girl wear it?” and more recently, “Who’s turn is it to buy lunch?”

A favorite formula of a French girl? A feminine dress with masculine or ugly/pretty shoes…

See? Totally pulling it off… Dress /  A.P.C.

See? Totally pulling it off… Dress / A.P.C.

Pinafores are a huge draw! Moths to a 🔥… Dress /  Comptoir de Cotonniers

Pinafores are a huge draw! Moths to a 🔥… Dress / Comptoir de Cotonniers

Since its sunny on a Friday, Im going to share a secret. Remember when your chícest friend took pity and told you about that hidden Tribeca gem Anbar Shoes? It was like being invited to the Louboutin sample sale but with no lines, no limits and every single day! This is my Anbar. Sure, you have to push through the Memphistos and the Franco Sartos but we did it then and reaped the rewards. LaRedoute gives you quintessential French girl looks with Zara prices.

My formula = unwavering… Dress /  LaRedoute

My formula = unwavering… Dress / LaRedoute

Is the shoe too much? Freestyling but you get the gist - Dress /  LaRedoute  LIpstick /  NARS  / Sneaker /  GUCCI

Is the shoe too much? Freestyling but you get the gist - Dress / LaRedoute LIpstick / NARS / Sneaker / GUCCI

Add a bow and Poof!…its chic and Parisian
Really, anything you can tell yourself to get the confidence to wear it and own it. Another pro tip: any time I need an extra surge of confidence, be it an interview / the balls to wear a new color / new lipstick / high-waisted pant when I feel bloated … I listen to Icona Pop. Works. Every. Time.


I love your guts

XKim





SO, YOU GOT STUCK HERE WITH THE REST OF US LOSERS AND NOT ON VACAY...

by kim naci


…And that’s OK!

We still have April break to look towards…


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…and we’re going to need to know what to pack!

You know I love my clothing to multi-task. This goes for my swimsuits as well.

From breakfast, to beach to bingo:


Swimsuit  Talia Collins  / Sunnies  Fendi  / Sandals  Isabel Marant  / Bag  Johanna Ortiz  / Wide Leg Pants  Ulla Johnson

Swimsuit Talia Collins / Sunnies Fendi / Sandals Isabel Marant / Bag Johanna Ortiz / Wide Leg Pants Ulla Johnson


Swimsuit  Norma Kamali  / Sandals  Chie Mahara  / Skirt  Realisation Par

Swimsuit Norma Kamali / Sandals Chie Mahara / Skirt Realisation Par


Bikini  Solid and Stripe / Slip-Ons  Soludos / Denims Skirt  Levi’s

Bikini Solid and Stripe/ Slip-Ons Soludos/ Denims Skirt Levi’s


Bikini  Johanna Ortiz  / Sandals  Gianvito Rossi  / Sun Hat  Jacquemus  / Trouser  Alice & Olivia

Bikini Johanna Ortiz / Sandals Gianvito Rossi / Sun Hat Jacquemus / Trouser Alice & Olivia


Swimsuit  Matteau  / Sunglasses  Dior  / Belt  Gabriela Hearst  / Skirt  SACAI

Swimsuit Matteau / Sunglasses Dior / Belt Gabriela Hearst / Skirt SACAI


Swimsuit  Peony  / Earrings  Stella & Ruby  / Skirt  ZARA

Swimsuit Peony / Earrings Stella & Ruby / Skirt ZARA


Bikini  Flagpole  / Earrings  Matta  / Dress  MIKOH

Bikini Flagpole / Earrings Matta / Dress MIKOH


Bikini  Solid & Striped  / Sandals  Ancient Greek Sandals  / Sunglaases  Apercueyewear  / Dress  Zimmerman

Look, I hit you with lots of options in this post. Truthfully I wanted you to get used to the idea of wearing accessories with your swimwear. Sarongs are appreciated but not the only game in town.

So, start locking in those fare alerts and plan for some ☀️ weather my pets….

I love your guts!

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TOUCHY-FEELY TEXTURE TRENDS

by kim naci


⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ NEWS FLASH⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

This happened.

Before we jump into the long overdue blog - bait that breath just a little longer - lets a take moment and recognize that 127 of our sisters just got sworn into Congress.

127 sisters in the house.

“I am the storm”

⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

WE ARE TOUCHED.


2018 introduced us to the Scandinavian concepts of Hygge and Lagom. Two words that:

a) no one can agree on how to pronounce

b) everyone seeks

Focusing on touch and balance in 2019, Im going to bring tactile awareness into my wardrobe. I want ruffles! I want pleats! I want fluffy! I want ruching…lots and lots of ruching!

Put bluntly, I want to touch myself…and like it.

Vegan never looked soooo delicious!  Nanushka  pants

Vegan never looked soooo delicious! Nanushka pants

This  3.1 Philip Lim  skirt caters to every shoe u own

This 3.1 Philip Lim skirt caters to every shoe u own

My clothing should have movement and personality, giving me a break. If Im balls deep into my Dax Shepard podcast, my skirt can exchange pleasantries with the ladies on my left. Completely holding her own.

Such a delicate look, but also cozy enough to fall asleep on the couch… Happy Hygge!   Missoni  skirt

Such a delicate look, but also cozy enough to fall asleep on the couch…Happy Hygge! Missoni skirt

This dress takes care of everything: She booked ur table at Misi and ur Lyft is 2 minutes away.  Isabel Marant  dress

This dress takes care of everything: She booked ur table at Misi and ur Lyft is 2 minutes away. Isabel Marant dress

This top stands by me throughout the various sizes of ta-tas during my week. 127 women in Congress - We don’t have time for nonsense.  Sid Neigum  top

This top stands by me throughout the various sizes of ta-tas during my week. 127 women in Congress - We don’t have time for nonsense. Sid Neigum top

Carven  dress

Carven dress

If we choose this coat, we choose having strangers come up for hugs. Not weird at all. Sometimes ur ❤️ gets to pick out ur OOTD.   MaxMara  coat

If we choose this coat, we choose having strangers come up for hugs. Not weird at all. Sometimes ur ❤️ gets to pick out ur OOTD.

MaxMara coat

127 women.

We are moving up and it’s only Day 4.

I can’t wait to see what the next 361 bring. Let’s make each one count….

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MY FAVORITE FALL HACK!

by kim naci


Who needs all these scarves in their home? Or a bird perched (smugly?) on a tree branch?

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No one. You already HAVE all these scarves! They go by codename “Sweaters.”

My sweater hack came to me, as most hacks do, out of desperation on a chilly day.

STEP 1: REALIZE YOU’RE COLD

STEP 1A: REALIZE THERE’S CAR COMING. AND, WELL, LOOK OUT.

STEP 1                                                                           STEP 1A

STEP 1 STEP 1A

STEP 2: PICK OUT YOUR COLOR.

STEP 2  This is a Stella McCartney from a few seasons back that Im wearing, but this  option from  Celine  would work just as well

STEP 2

This is a Stella McCartney from a few seasons back that Im wearing, but this option from Celine would work just as well

STEP 3: PULL YOUR HEAD THROUGH THE NECK. AND STOP.

STEP 3

STEP 3

STEP 4: LET THE BODY OF THE SWEATER REST ON YOUR SHOULDERS. TIE THE SLEEVES BACK FOR EXTRA WARMTH…

STEP 4

STEP 4

What do you think? Pretty easy stuff.

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Let’s find your Fall scarves-disguised-as-sweaters and triple the looks living in your closet by booking an appointment today. Promise I will share a more tips during our sessions.

Book it!

1) Text 646.206.9831

2) Instagram

3) Email: KimNaci@gmail.com

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

by kim naci


In yellow.

The  Samsøe & Samsøe  dress is a gimme. But those flats? They'd go with E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

The Samsøe & Samsøe dress is a gimme. But those flats? They'd go with E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.

Im not alone in feeling this strong gravitational pull towards a color. This one in particular.

Let's see where Yellow has left her paw prints:

"Yellow" - Coldplay

"Yellow Submarine" - The Beatles

"Bodak Yellow" - Cardi B 

....no doubt, inspiration was shared generously among the artists.

Great with  heels  - take it on subway with  sneakers .

Great with heels - take it on subway with sneakers.

Pink + Red = always my first crush.. .(sigh) ...(dress:  STAUD )

Pink + Red = always my first crush...(sigh) ...(dress: STAUD)

What makes yellow so disarming? Its our go-to color when they want to keep the gender a secret. Its the tangible good mood we pull on despite what our emotions are campaigning for...sometimes successfully.  

But its difficult to be angry when youre wearing yellow, isnt it? Like trying to maintain an imposing stance and intimidate whilst sipping through a straw. 

Wear this.........(dress:  MKors)

Wear this.........(dress: MKors)

...and this.....(dress:  Asos)

...and this.....(dress: Asos)

With these and...(shoe:  Balmain)

With these and...(shoe: Balmain)

...blot with these!

...blot with these!

Whatever your reasons; we can all agree that Yellow does her job and DOES IT WELL!

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May she never reveal what keeps us so captivated.

 

XKim

 

 

 

 

 

 


"CAUSE YOU'RE HOT THEN YOU'RE COLD..."

by kim naci


Mother Nature has every right to be pissed. She's been ghosted by Winter. 

So, let's give her a beat while we figure out how to dress for this emotional roller coaster of a season. 

1) Keep your torso warm -- and you can ditch the socks!

Sweater by Acne - but sold out! Here are alternatives  one ,  two   and  three

Sweater by Acne - but sold out! Here are alternatives onetwo  and three

Sweater /  Ganni  - the playful design here says "Business in the front,  tasteful-cocktail-party-thrown-by-the-partner-of-the-editor-with-whom-you're-dying-to-collaborate  in the back. 

Sweater / Ganni - the playful design here says "Business in the front, tasteful-cocktail-party-thrown-by-the-partner-of-the-editor-with-whom-you're-dying-to-collaborate in the back. 

Sweater /  Marc Jacobs  There's something so #throwback about this pattern. Thrown in a pair of @freezyfreakies, a Trapper Keeper, and my 3rd grade crush on Craig Maniscalo is real again.

Sweater / Marc Jacobs There's something so #throwback about this pattern. Thrown in a pair of @freezyfreakies, a Trapper Keeper, and my 3rd grade crush on Craig Maniscalo is real again.

Not one for a logo emblazoned across my chest, something about this reminded me of a simpler time.

Sweater /  Bella Freud   Era /  Priceless

Sweater / Bella Freud  Era / Priceless

Is it just me or has everyone been falling H.O.H with the curation of Intermix lately? Definitely the thumbprint of my absurdly stylish friend Jyothi Rao.  

I feel like this look below has morphed into my signature silhouette - driven by my (medically baffling) high body temperature + winter days:

Sweater / LLBean + Skirt / Tanya Taylor

What's your signature? Let me know in the comments! (or, I guess you can just call me and keep from the world how much you enjoy my 4ish posts per year)

 

XK 


FAIRYTALES AT FERRAGAMO

by kim naci


Once upon a time, there was a young girl who imagined herself surrounded by soft Italian leathers and dreamy 12-ply cashmere. 

Her Fairy godmother Marie Claire granted her wish with an invite to host at Salvatore Ferragamo. She booked her ticket, crammed a 30-day cleanse into one afternoon and fled (whilst insisting her carry-on did indeed fall within the strict TSA size regulations)....

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The Somerset Collection in Troy, Michigan is beyond stunning. Imagine what living inside of a Tom Ford bag would feel like. Exclusively luxury shops with nary a Lady Foot Locker nor Aunt Annie's Pretzels seen. Keep that shit outdoors.

We crammed the night before in our hotel bar (how many ppl confirmed? do we have enough magazines? will they listen to my speech?... is this joke even funny???) and learned that our celebrity guest Rhonda Walker, has stolen the hearts of many. Especially Dean, the chatty bartender who sheepishly admitted his crush. Sales would benefit The Rhonda Walker Foundation which mentors girls from 8th grade (when we're nothing but nerves, anxiety, weird elbows and hair growth) through HS graduation. In awe!

The Rhonda Walker Foundation -- rockin' my fave combo of pink + red! #GirlBoss

The Rhonda Walker Foundation -- rockin' my fave combo of pink + red! #GirlBoss

My looks arrived, alerting us it was time to play "But What's It Really Supposed To Look Like?" 

 

Beautiful  mid-calf  dress in leather so soft it almost feels like liquid.  Stunning.

Beautiful mid-calf dress in leather so soft it almost feels like liquid.  Stunning.

???????????.....Uh.....  Oh, yes. Im about 7 INCHES SHORTER.   Hello, Plan B. 

???????????.....Uh.....

Oh, yes. Im about 7 INCHES SHORTER. 

Hello, Plan B. 

Much better! Rhonda Walker resplendent in the show-stopping coat of the season and model Venessa Mekled @veemekled is the signature belt. 

Much better! Rhonda Walker resplendent in the show-stopping coat of the season and model Venessa Mekled @veemekled is the signature belt. 

Fulvio Rigoni went out with a bang! In his final collection for Ferragamo, he boldly embraced orange and royal purples in a variety of hues while maintaining the silent pillars of strength brought to us by greys and black.

The big news in the Vara world in the secret Rainbow inserts!  The Vara Bag has been a long standing signature of Ferragamo and now comes in every size imaginable, serving ONLY to make your life easier. And glamorous.

#TastetheRainbow

#TastetheRainbow

Wrapping a belt OVER the sweater which went OVER the slipdress. No doubt, blowing minds everywhere. 

Wrapping a belt OVER the sweater which went OVER the slipdress. No doubt, blowing minds everywhere. 

Such a successful night. Never enough time to try on as much as we wanted, especially the bad ass accessories...

"It's handled." - Olivia Pope

"It's handled." - Olivia Pope

As much as we anticipate the latest collection by Paul Andrew -- the superstar footwear designer @ Ferragamo -- saying "arrivederci" to Rigoni will not be easy.

My apprentice and I may not see eye-to-eye when it comes to matching your accessories to your ensemble, but we both agree that nothin' beats a great pair of gloves.  

Cap sleeve and a metallic shoe? Damn, she's good...

Cap sleeve and a metallic shoe? Damn, she's good...

-XKim

(Its not like I expected Eminem to show up to my event in the motherland of Michigan, it just would have been nice if he would have rsvp'd)


Grrrrrr.....

by kim naci


Let's make this easy, shall we? We don't have a lot of time what with Summer-Winter-Spring-Winter-again-Summer-Summer-Summer-Fall right around the corner. Here's your cheat sheet of Leopard Coats.

The neutral for Fall:

Cigarette and tortured French lover not included, sadly  Avec Les Filles

Cigarette and tortured French lover not included, sadly Avec Les Filles

PETA approved /  Express

PETA approved / Express

Animal lover /  Calvin Klein

Animal lover / Calvin Klein

Neither faux nor fur, but great for dive bar drinks /  Vigoss

Neither faux nor fur, but great for dive bar drinks / Vigoss

Obviously we weren't going to discuss coats without Max Mara /  S Max Mara

Obviously we weren't going to discuss coats without Max Mara / S Max Mara

And you thought her shoes were good? /  Loeffler Randall

And you thought her shoes were good? / Loeffler Randall

There is SOOOOOOOO much more to show you, but this being Election Day and all I had to take this freelance job called "Mommy, what should we do today?!?!?". The pay sucks.

Enjoy. Vote. Bundle up with with your favorite animal or kid. 

XK


STRENGTHEN YOUR KORS

by kim naci


Bi-polar weather patterns in Gotham City means we don't get excited when we hear "SPRING FASHION." We proudly remain jaded New Yorkers.

But wait, what's this I see?

COLOR!

Michael Kors - a name synonymous with camel tones and nautical stripes - takes on color.

A whole lot of it...

I was thrilled when Marie Claire magazine and Michael Kors asked me to host MICHAEL KORS WEEK at Macy's (our staff is working diligently on having it recognized as a national holiday. Start planning your vacays!)

And just like that, the skies cleared. I shopped the collection #kidinacandystore, picked out my favorite mandarin dress, picked out my goes-with-everything shoe and picked up the microphone.

                               Photo credit: Alexander Kusak

                               Photo credit: Alexander Kusak

Truth. I have this dress in 3 colors. Its engineered perfectly and lends itself to heels and flats. How many dresses (with studs!) can make that bold a claim? Which brings me to footwear...

# WARDROBEUP was the buzz word at the event. Start with your shoes, and the rest will follow. Once you've got the right kicks you can think more clearly and not make impulse moves. Like buy movie tix to The Fate of the Furious just for the promise of a comfy seat.

To his loyal KOResponders, Michael didn't forget where he came from. The Spring 2017 collection has an abundant amount of nautical stripes with a trenchcoat that begs for a heist.

And so my dear jaded NYers, let's acknowledge a few things:

* The 2nd Avenue Subway is up and running.

* BookCourt ain't coming back.

* Spring has finally arrived.

-XK

 

 

"ALERT: Dangerous Storms on the move for New York area...."

Seriously?

 

 


WALKING FOR FREEDOM? WEAR THESE!

by kim naci


How can you protest anything @WomensMarch with sore tootsies?

photo credit: Frank Oscar Larson

photo credit: Frank Oscar Larson

This Saturday marks the beginning of a movement. It's a moment we've seen take many forms in the past. From Women's Suffragist to Roe vs. Wade in the form of literature, marches and Snapchats.

(gimme a sec...this soapbox is a little wobbly so Im looking for a matchbook...There we go!)

Walk this Saturday @WomensMarch. Not because you're a woman but because you're a person. That's it. All you need is a pulse to be affected by this impending government. All you need are comfy shoes to walk. Check out my picks below and #BeHeard.

Rose Gold is the metallic of 2017 - in the spirit of womanhood, check out her  sister colors!

Rose Gold is the metallic of 2017 - in the spirit of womanhood, check out her sister colors!

Remember when these were strictly known as Soccer shoes? #highschoolcrushJeff

Remember when these were strictly known as Soccer shoes? #highschoolcrushJeff

Hear me out, you know how every #redcarpetlook has the starlet wearing nude heels cuz they elongate and go with everything?  Samesies here.

Hear me out, you know how every #redcarpetlook has the starlet wearing nude heels cuz they elongate and go with everything? Samesies here.

I'm color-blocked, I'm a slip-on,  I'm Italian. Your boxes? Checked. Your feet? Happy.

I'm color-blocked, I'm a slip-on,  I'm Italian. Your boxes? Checked. Your feet? Happy.

We've come so far from Playboy Bunnies - let's celebrate @GloriaSteinemand the steps she took for us in these bunny kicks! #HipHop #ABunny'sTale

We've come so far from Playboy Bunnies - let's celebrate @GloriaSteinemand the steps she took for us in these bunny kicks! #HipHop #ABunny'sTale

You cannot argue with star power. Or footwear by @SaintLaurent. We  may  have to pull out the cost-per-wear calculator here, but seeing how 2017 is unfolding - we have  a lot  of walking ahead of us.

You cannot argue with star power. Or footwear by @SaintLaurent. We may have to pull out the cost-per-wear calculator here, but seeing how 2017 is unfolding - we have a lot of walking ahead of us.

Look, I dont want to argue about these girls any more. If the shoe fits...AND it's damn cute....

Look, I dont want to argue about these girls any more. If the shoe fits...AND it's damn cute....

Because we are marching for everyone.....

Because we are marching for everyone.....

Thanks, RhiRhi! (If Rhianna can't get you moving, you are made of stone my friend. Stone)

Thanks, RhiRhi! (If Rhianna can't get you moving, you are made of stone my friend. Stone)

 

How to move forward in the face of Fear? With one step.

 

See you Saturday,

XK

 


FIND YOUR FERRAGAMO

by kim naci


Celebrate the Fall collection of Ferragamo and channel your favorite Fellini character. Need more F words? (nope, no election talk here my friend). Fabulous prints paired with inky knits.  Feminine heels that can challenge a glass ceiling. 

Join me TUESDAY, NOV. 15TH  as I host the Ferragamo Ready-to-Wear collection. Bring your favorite items from Fall - tall sexy boots, suede motorcycle jacket, leather pants that have finally broken in to perfection! - and we will find your Ferragamo match! 

If there were Dorothy's coveted shoes, she would have stayed in Oz, far from danger of anyone being her same shoe size...

If there were Dorothy's coveted shoes, she would have stayed in Oz, far from danger of anyone being her same shoe size...

Ferragamo made it easy for us this season. Play it safe and pair the bold, sexy pieces with denim. Or declare my favorite, "Everything goes with everything!" and wear them all at once

With footwear from Ferragamo, you're allowed to wear your yoga / jeggings / sweats and get a pass. A temporary one (!)

Let's find your match! Join me next week...

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO AND MARIE CLAIRE MAGAZINE

AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION

KIM NACI

STYLE EDITOR  

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15  --  11 AM TO 2 PM PRESENTATION AT 12 PM

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

GARDEN STATE PLAZA

RSVP BY NOVEMBER 8 EVENTS@US.FERRAGAMO.COM OR 212.756.6515

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