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Introducing the newest Fall MUST HAVE this season!! I am absolutely mad about leather!! I cannot get enough, and have been on a massive man hunt to find that perfect leather vest. I searched high and low, and came up with my favorite motorcycle duds for this fall. Leather vests are a great way to complete an outfit and seal the deal. If you ever feel like something is missing, just throw the vest on and load up on arm and neck candy and your good to go ;) enjoy my favs by Phillip Lim, Alexander McQueen, the forever stylist and trendsetters, the olsen girls at The Row, Lanvin and the list goes on. xoxo, DTR


Jennifer Goodman didn’t anticipate starting her own company when she began a hobby to keep busy and find a release for her creative itch. After her three children went off to school full time, the mother/wife/physical therapist decided to turn her design talent and passion for accessories into a business. “I could wear the same clothes everyday. For me, it’s all about accessorizing. Layering different accessories and jewelry changes your whole look!,” says the self-proclaimed ‘boho chic’ designer. Groovy Goods by Jennifer Goodman is approaching it’s two year anniversary this summer, fully encompassing the Earth Meets Glamour aesthetic.

With a heavy influence from Turkey and India, Jennifer combines natural, organic elements such as bone, metals, leather, diamonds and wood together to create stunningly unique pieces. Quality and luxury is evident throughout Groovy Goods’ entire collection as all of the materials and gems are authentic – you won’t find any rhinestones on these pieces. Jennifer believes that “jewelry is personal,” and creates many one of a kind pieces to ensure that you won’t be wearing the same jewels as the person next to you.

Last week, Jennifer invited me to her Manhattan showroom, and it took my breath away! She has such an extensive collection filled with exceptionally crafted, rare pieces and unique, edgy designs. Her website is currently under construction, but you can email me for pricing, details, and to purchase. Here are some of my favorites (so obsessed with the oversized shaved diamond rings!!)

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art is once again paying homage to the magnificence of the fashion industry as fine art and is focusing on the Punk genre for the Spring 2013 exhibit. Punk trends are often associated with gothic culture and sometimes seen as taboo. Drenched in chains, studs and leather, held together by safety pins; this counter culture movement, initially seen as a revolt, has paved the way for modern fashion.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture, will examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the early 1970s through its continuing influence today. Featuring approximately one hundred designs for men and women, the exhibition will include original punk garments and recent, directional fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear borrow punk’s visual symbols.

Moda Operandi’s exclusive PUNK Shop opened today with all items ready to ship, in perfect timing for the exhibit’s premier. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from Givenchy, Balmain, Gigi Burris, Eddie Borgo, Zana Bayne, Charlotte Olympia, Tom Binns, among others:


And, of course, my favorite piece of the collection the Moda Operandi x Hermès 32 Kelly bag graffitied by Hacuilla. Is this not one of the most amazing bags you’ve ever seen?

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The Costume Institute’s exhibit is made possible by Moda Operandi and Condé Naste and opens to the public on May 9 until August 14, with red carpet premier gala on May 6 at 7pm.