Tag Archives: BCBGMaxAzria

SILK-CASHMERE-LEATHAAAAAAA

#kesnyc #joie #bcbgmaxazria #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #theory #joesjeans #bcbgmaxazria

Last week there was a day I forgot to bring a mask. I had to wear a standard issue one from the stash the school gave me. Ugh! It is crazy how different school is these days with the masks and the social distancing – the integration of the on-line technology and all the paperwork/organization/mayhem. But it hasn’t put a damper on the fun.

#kesnyc #theory #joesjeans #bcbgeneration
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #frenchconnection #marcjacobs

My students are happy to be back in school. I only actually have classes twice a week and students are there one day and at home the other day. My colleague and instagram photographer, Katy, and I, have been working together to recreate our art courses to align with the new safety protocols and to allow students to access the courses on-line. No clay, paint or collage work this year – the focus is more on formal principals of art, illustration and design.

#kesnyc #rebeccataylor #forloveandlemons #frame #marcjacobs
#kesnyc #halston #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #bcbgeneration #tashkovski

We purchased sketchbooks for everyone, as well as dry media including markers and colored pencils. We are still working with the local Lions Club (awesome!) to create peace posters for their international contest. Some of my students may become professional artists by the end of the month.

#allsaints #calvinklein #tashkovski
#kesnyc #theory #bcbgmaxazria #marcjacobs

I know I haven’t blogged much since the onset of these “Covid-19 months”. I plan to improve my on-line store on this site – I’ve upgraded the website to the bells and whistles one, but I haven’t really gotten around to uploading more than a few bracelets for sale. I have a new email address – artist@karentash.com. And I did go to a museum today. I’ll be writing a couple of blog posts about that soon.

#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #jcrew #joesjeans #calvinklein #tashkovski #rayban
#kesnyc #cinqasept #ragandbone #marcjacobs

I’m happy to be back to school too. I love fashion sooo much – love getting dressed to go someplace. I’m having fun incorporating the mask into the mix – the ones from Kes are phenomenal because I can wear them around the neck during mask breaks. My other favorite ones are by Jonathan Simkhai and, yes, my own, available on www.redbubble.com.

Oh, and, of course, I am a blonde now so I look a lot different than I did in March.

#kesnyc #theory #milly #joie

Change is good. <3

#kesnyc #talithacollection #tashkovski #trinaturk #bcbgmaxazria
#kesnyc #360cashmere #freepeople #bcbgeneration #tashkovski

#ootd at Home

IMG_20200503_165625_035.jpg
Equipment leather dress, BCBGeneration sandals

IMG_20200429_184946_788.jpg
Free People cardigan and dress, Joie boots

I seem to get more work done if I am dressed – that is, out of pajamas and into real clothes, as though I am actually going somewhere.  Today after an amazing hike at Green Lakes and some sunbathing on my deck (what a beautiful day!), I bathed and donned my Equipment leather dress then set out to organize paperwork for my Schoology platform.

I also scheduled some Zoom meetings and emailed students about them and about other stuff.  It wasn’t technically supposed to be a workday, but I like to have things ready – email on Sunday nights so that students can work on their artwork on Wednesdays and Fridays.

It is a weird new normal.

IMG_20200428_174434_340-1.jpg
Saks Fifth Avenue cashmere beanie, Theory cashmere sweater, Free People leather skirt, Joie boots

IMG_20200424_113915_269.jpg
360 Cashmere sweater, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Joie sandals

IMG_20200423_190139_025.jpg
360 Cashmere sweater, 7 for All Mankind jeans, Rebecca Minkoff boots

IMG_20200403_082316_523-1.jpg
Aqua Cashmere sweater, Bailey 44 skirt, Ugg boots

IMG_20200412_114125_625.jpg
Free People dress

 

Before March Madness

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Here are my outfits of the day for the month of March 2020.  No more school for a while.  I just discovered a show on ABC called Schooled to help with my school withdrawal.  It is almost as funny as the silly things kids say at real school. It’s set in the ’90s, which is when I started working at my job.  Back then I think my fashion look was sort of Monica from Friends.

IMG_20200214_085717_538-2.jpg
Rebecca Taylor jacket, Milly top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Calvin Klein booties

IMG_20200225_091343_679-3.jpg
Free People dress, Sorel boots

IMG_20200302_110255_747-1.jpg
Joie leather dress, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet

IMG_20200303_085353_696.jpg
Baublebar choker, Rachel Zoe silk dress, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet

IMG_20200304_092858_788.jpg
Aqua Cashmere sweater, Trina Turk leather skirt, Rebecca Minkoff boots, Harry Potter lanyard

IMG_20200309_085522_462.jpg
Rachel Zoe silk dress, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs sandals and sunglasses

IMG_20200310_092639_629.jpg
Honora necklace, Tashkovski bracelet, Halston Heritage dress, Banana Republic top, Marc Jacobs boots

IMG_20200311_091322_475.jpg
Cinq a Sept silk dress, Marc Jacobs boots

IMG_20200313_100834_542.jpg
C by Bloomingdales cashmere sweater, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet

IMG_20200316_091133_210.jpg
Aqua Cashmere sweater, French Connection leather skirt, Rebecca Minkoff boots

 

 

#ootd – January 2020

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

IMG_20191218_092949_078-1.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria sweater, dress, and pants, Rag & Bone booties

IMG_20191216_100658_513-1.jpg
Free People cardigan, Theory sweater, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Rag & Bone booties

IMG_20200123_091508_180.jpg
Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top, Rebecca Taylor pants, Calvin Klein booties

Welcome to my world.  Here are my 2020 #ootd school pictures thus far.  My Studio in Art students have been painting with acrylics – these paintings are going to blow your mind.  They are sooooo good!!!!! I think they only need a couple more weeks to complete them.  I have been wearing stuff that wouldn’t freak me out if it got paint on it.  I guess I am saying that fashion is taking a backseat at the moment.  I’m a control freak about the brushes – I tell them to use however many they want and need, and I will wash them, so, I spend about twenty minutes washing brushes on my lunch period every day.

Today was the first day of the 2nd semester, believe it or not, which means we are already half-way through the year.  I am giving pre-tests and prepping lessons – lots of cool things to come:  oil pastels, collage, more paintings and clay!!!  I’ll be switching up the artwork on the cabinets soon, as well as eventually organizing the excessive amount of white paint on that back counter, lol, for those of you who scoff at the mess. (It is an art room, after all – that’s what makes it fun and funny).  Special thanks to Katy C., my colleague and photographer, who laughs with me every day.  <3

IMG_20191220_091830_796-1.jpg
Theory sweater, Rag & Bone skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20200117_081813_722.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20200115_084257_074.jpg
Theory cashmere cardigan, Syracuse Yoga T-shirt, Banana Republic skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20200122_091943_070.jpg
Banana Republic cardigan, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Sorel booties

IMG_20200124_091750_223.jpg
Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and pants, Ralph Lauren boots

IMG_20200127_084540_356.jpg
Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Nine West booties

Embellishment

IMG_20190912_093017_091.jpg
Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties

IMG_20190916_084447_966.jpg
Rachel Zoe silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet

Just completed a legit full week of work with outfits of the day to show for it.  I am all about silk, silk-velvet, leather and embellishments, and have taken to wearing the bracelets I created over the summer.

IMG_20190917_085525_917-1.jpg
Akemi + Kin for Anthropologie dress, Calvin Klein booties

IMG_20190918_091822_709.jpg
Rebecca Taylor silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties, Tashkovski bracelet

There are over five hundred bracelets in stock with more on the way.  I’m obsessed with this new venture!  I’m waiting for the arrival of tags and some other supplies.  Will be launching the collection soon! <3

IMG_20190919_092121_235.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, velvet leggings and sandals, Alice + Olivia silk velvet top

IMG_20190920_092540_595.jpg
Trina Turk top and pants, C by Bloomingdales cashmere cardigan, BCBGeneration velvet booties, Tashkovski bracelet

Tashionista & Family

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Location #ootd part II: with friends and family

IMG_20190725_182300_673.jpg
Kobi Halperin top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and sandals, Coach crossbody

IMG_20190731_203717_734.jpg
Trina Turk top, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Joie sandals, Coach crossbody

IMG_20190728_174458_524.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria romper, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

IMG_20190802_201926_952.jpg
Trina Turk top, BCBGMaxAzria belt, Banana Republic shorts, BCBGeneration sandals, Coach clutch

IMG_20190802_202043_800.jpg

IMG_20190803_201651_793.jpg
Rachel Zoe top, BCBGMaxAzria shorts and sandals, Fossil bracelets

IMG_20190804_112410_500.jpg

IMG_20190720_202409_575.jpg
Bailey 44 top, BCBGMaxAzria skirt and sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacob sunglasses

IMG_20190720_223503_507.jpg

Tashionista on Location

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

IMG_20190322_185935_183.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress. Ralph Lauren boots, Coach crossbody

IMG_20190417_222609_875.jpg
Theory cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria romper, Joie sandals

IMG_20190613_111213_956.jpg
Trina Turk jumpsuit, Joie sandals

Here are some of my Instagram photographs taken outside of the classroom.  Summer rocks!  So grateful for time off of work, for time to enjoy the sunshine.  And for time to bask in the creation of art, and in the appreciation of it. #blessed <3

IMG_20190618_202047_638.jpg
Alice + Olivia top and pants, Calvin Klein booties

IMG_20190623_192204_654.jpg
Rebecca Taylor dress, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

IMG_20190624_185140_647.jpg
Rebecca Taylor dress, Calvin Klein booties, Coach bag

IMG_20190630_180610_982.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria top, Rag & Bone skirt, Marc Jacobs bootiies and sunglasses, Coach crossbody

IMG_20190705_202341_345-1.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets

IMG_20190712_203523_075-1.jpg
Halston Heritage dress, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

IMG_20190713_165138_432-2.jpg
Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Final Countdown

IMG_20190520_090139_847.jpg
Trina Turk top and pants, BCBGMaxAzria belt, BCBGeneration sandals

IMG_20190523_094707_706.jpg
C by Bloomingdale’s cashmere cardigan, Trina Turk dress, Marc Jacobs booties

Nine days left of the 2018-2019 school year – I wonder what I will wear?

IMG_20190524_092348_705.jpg
Free People cardigan, Max Mara top, 7 For All Mankind jeans, Marc Jacobs sandals

IMG_20190528_092827_044.jpg
Free People cardigan, Rachel Zoe dress, Marc Jacobs boots

The classroom will be messy until next Friday.  We are still painting.

IMG_20190529_092811_356.jpg
Banana Republic cardigan, Free People top, Alice = Olivia pants, Calvin Klein booties

IMG_20190605_092032_709.jpg
Michelle DaRin necklace, Free People tunic, BCBGMaxAzria top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20190604_085323_996-1.jpg
Honora necklace, BCBGMaxAzria sweater, top and skirt, Nine West booties

IMG_20190530_084002_201.jpg
Kobi Halperin top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, BCBGeneration sandals

IMG_20190603_085130_672.jpg
Theory sweater, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Marc Jacobs boots

IMG_20190612_083658_501.jpg
Cinq a Sept silk top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20190611_085015_117.jpg
Theory cardigan, Rachel Zoe dress, BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt, Marc Jacobs boots

Theory Week

IMG_20190429_084959_589.jpg
Theory cashmere cardigan, Banana Republic T-shirt and pants, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20190430_083425_659.jpg
Theory cashmere sweater, Trina Turk skirt, BCBGeneration booties

I am currently obsessed with Theory cashmere sweaters.  I have five and wore them every day this week.  Love, love, LOVE!!! <3 . I guess I also love that it is still chilly enough to wear them to work, lol  (it is May, after all).

IMG_20190501_102114_144.jpg
Theory cashmere sweater, Trina Turk skirt, Marc Jacobs boots

Love how you get one new thing and all of a sudden everything in your closet feels new too.

One more week until the school fair.  It is on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at Chittenango High School.  On Monday, I will make final edits on what I will be bringing this year.  And after that, we will be on the tail end of the school year!

There is still a lot to do.  My Art-8 students are all making papier-mache sculptures or reductive floral foam sculptures.  Next week, 8th grade Studio in Art students are going to take a time-out from their still-life paintings to do a clay project and my Art-5 students are glazing clay sculptures.  We are very busy/very messy right now.  It is really fun!  I love my life!!!

IMG_20190502_104148_393.jpg
Theory cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20190503_083541_779.jpg
Theory cashmere cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

Marc Jacobs Boots

IMG_20190325_084604_700.jpg
BCBGMaxAzria sweater, BCBGMaxAzria skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

Here are my #ootd from Instagram for last week.

IMG_20190405_105655_143.jpg
Trina Turk top, Honora necklace, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Marc Jacobs booties

I am wearing Marc Jacobs boots in every one of these shots.  They are perfection.  Although we had a minor snowy-storm thing-a-ma-gig on Friday, we are mostly finished with snow in Syracuse.  These shoes all have leather soles.  They are not for wearing on salted driveways, parking lots and sidewalks.

IMG_20190404_090114_848.jpg
Cinq a Sept dress, Marc Jacobs booties

IMG_20190327_091202_041.jpg
Free People jacket, Alice + Olivia top, BCBGMaxAzria leggings, Marc Jacobs boots

We also survived the ELA testing, glazing clay projects, and the end of the marking period.  Monday starts the final quarter of the school year!

IMG_20190326_083924_570.jpg
Theory cashmere cardigan, Lucky Brand top, French Connection leather skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

Sandal weather soon!!!  <3

IMG_20190403_105854_843.jpg
Coach headband, Halston Heritage dress, Marc Jacobs boots