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Pairings

#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #rebeccaminkoff

I bought this dress (above) to wear on my birthday two years ago. It is a BCBGMaxAzria with keyhole top and cutout at the waist. I’ve only worn it twice, so, I decided to wear it to work by pairing it with a matching cashmere sweater, as well as leather pants. Next time, I will lose the pants – it was an experiment – details to follow.

BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets
#kesnyc @bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone

Elaine is coming to visit in July. We were talking about the way airlines charge – luggage is extra these days, so, is it less expensive to ship your clothes UPS? Lol – I said, why not just wear all your clothes on top of each other?

That is sort of what these recent outfits represent. I wore the above look on Thursday. We had a two-hour delay/freak snow-storm thingy and it was cold. I dressed in my BCBGMaxAzria turtleneck dress with the uneven hemline then decided to throw on cropped pants and the matching cropped wrap sweater. It was strangely comfortable/oddly satisfying. I think I look like a Punky Brewster-esque monk and yet, I got a lot of compliments that day. Fashion is perplexing when a miss becomes a hit.

#kesnyc #theory #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone #tashkovski
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #allsaints #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #allsaints #joesjeans #ragandbone

These next two looks (above) are adding a skirt and leather pants to my AllSaints leather dress. The skirt look felt genius until I went on errands after school that day. I came home with six inches of rain wetness on the hem of the maxi! Still, I felt fabulous in it. The leather on the dress and pants is lamb – very soft and stretchy.

#kesnyc #allsaints #ragandbone
#kesnyc #tashkovski #saksfifthavenue #rebeccataylor #frame #rebeccaminkoff

I’ve tried to get this Rebecca Taylor denim dress into circulation by pairing it with pants and sweaters, but I don’t think it works or at least it doesn’t photograph well. 🙁

Tashkovski bracelet, Theory sweater, Rebecca Taylor dress, Marc Jacobs booties
Rebecca Taylor dress, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses
#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria

I bought this BCBGMaxAzria dress (above) three years ago to wear to my 55th birthday party. I like using it as a tunic paired with more BCBG stuff – sweater, pants, sandals.

BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs booties
#kesnyc #joie #bcbgmaxazria #joesjeans #rebeccaminkoff

I love this Joie leather dress, but it is one of those pieces where you think people will say – oh there’s that dress again. I experimented with it as a jacket and with a top underneath with moderate success. I mean – it is such a beautiful piece, it can’t look bad no matter what you wear with it! Yes, finally! The perfect item. Think I will wear it again next week. 🙂

#kesnyc #joie #bcbgmaxazria #marcjacobs
Joie dress, Marc Jacobs booties

Skirts with Boots

#kesnyc #theory #bcbgmaxazria #ragandbone #tashkovski
#kesnyc #theory #saksfifthavenue #frame #rebeccaminkoff
#kesnyc #freepeople #rachelzoe #tashkovski #ragandbone

2021 is about skirt length. The maxi for day is popular with the teacher crowd. Instagram fans seem to prefer the mini on me. The midi is the most comfortable for sitting during Zoom meetings. And my new Coach leather skirt, knee length, is my favorite go-to. It is perfection!

#kesnyc #bcbgmaxazria #360cashmere #sorel
#amicale #kesnyc #warnerbros #anntaylor #coach #ragandbone

I love the new proportion. Boots with skirts is my look. And I am loving Rag & Bone right now. Their lug sole is genius. I am truly a fan of the almond toe.

#kesnyc #rachelzoe #saksfifthavenue #tashkovski #rebeccaminkoff
#bcbgmaxazria #equipment #tashkovski #rebeccaminkoff
#kesnyc #rebeccataylor #karllagerfeldparis
#kesnyc #360cashmere #freepeople #ragandbone
#kesnyc #theory #frame #rebeccaminkoff

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

Before March Madness

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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.

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Rebecca Taylor jacket, Milly top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Calvin Klein booties

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Free People dress, Sorel boots

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Joie leather dress, Marc Jacobs boots, Tashkovski bracelet

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

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

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

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

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Cinq a Sept silk dress, Marc Jacobs boots

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

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Aqua Cashmere sweater, French Connection leather skirt, Rebecca Minkoff boots

 

 

February Fashion

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Theory sweater, Trina Turk top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties

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Joie dress, Marc Jacobs booties

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Theory cardigan, Rachel Zoe dress, Calvin Klein booties

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Theory cardigan, Rebecca Taylor top and pants, Marc Jacobs booties

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Michelle DaRin jewelry, Rachel Zoe dress, Enzo Angiolini boots

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Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Nine West booties

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Theory cardigan, Rebecca Taylor top, Joe’s Jeans leather pants, Nine West booties

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Rebecca Taylor jacket, Milly top, Joe’s Jeans leather jeans, Calvin Klein booties

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Free People dress, Sorel booties

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Tashkovski bracelet, BCBGMaxAzria jacket and pants, Kobi Halperin top, Calvin Klein booties

 

 

Embellishment

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Talitha Collection silk top, BCBGMaxAzria silk velvet pants, BCBGeneration velvet booties

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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.

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Akemi + Kin for Anthropologie dress, Calvin Klein booties

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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

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

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

Tashionista on Location

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress. Ralph Lauren boots, Coach crossbody

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Theory cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria romper, Joie sandals

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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

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Alice + Olivia top and pants, Calvin Klein booties

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Rebecca Taylor dress, BCBGeneration sandals, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

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Rebecca Taylor dress, Calvin Klein booties, Coach bag

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

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BCBGMaxAzria dress and sandals, Michelle DaRin jewelry bracelets

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Halston Heritage dress, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

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Trina Turk top and skirt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals, Coach crossbody, Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Prints + Texture = Artsy

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Cinq a Sept top, Trina Turk pants, Calvin Klein booties

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Trina Turk dress, Marc Jacobs booties

I have been playing with mixing patterns and textures in my #ootd.  And layering.  Putting sweaters under dresses and finding unexpected matches, like my amber necklace (I actually designed it myself!) is the same color as the Marc Jacobs patent leather booties in rust (pictured above).

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Rebecca Taylor top and pants, Alice + Olivia top, Calvin Klein booties

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Theory cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Calvin Klein booties

And a new cardigan pairs nicely with a four-year-old dress (above).

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Theory cashmere cardigan, Rachel Zoe dress, Via Spiga tights, Calvin Klein booties

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Trina Turk top and pants, Calvin Klein belt, BCBGMaxAzria sandals

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Rachel Zoe dress, Sorel boots

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C by Bloomingdales cardigan, Banana Republic leather top, Free People leather skirt, Nine West boots

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Kobi Halperin top, BCBGMaxAzria jacket and pants, BCBGeneration sandals

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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Marc Jacobs sandals

It is now spring.  I have started to slowly reintroduce sandals.  The weather in Syracuse/Chittenango will just have to catch up.

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BCBGMaxAzria tops and pants, BCBGeneration booties

In other news, students are glazing textured clay projects, finishing up patterned paintings and some fashion drawings.  The quarter ends on April 5th, I believe.  Then we will be gearing into the homestretch with sculptures, more paintings and artsy mayhem (the good kind – there is no fartsy in the art room).

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Michelle DaRin jewelry ring, Coach crossbody bag, BCBGMaxAzria sweater and dress, Ralph Lauren boots

Art Room Chic

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Rachel Zoe dress, Nine West booties

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Honora necklace, Lord & Taylor cardigan, Trina Turk top and skirt, Marc Jacobs booties

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Free People cardigan and dress, Marc Jacobs booties

Here are my looks for January and February 2019.   I started with new students so we are easing into the mess.  Three students got paint on their clothes on Friday, lol, and one slapped her painting into her chin while attempting to place it on the drying rack.  Another got paint on the back of his forearm.  What is that about???  Of course, I made it through the week unscathed.  I am a professional, as you know.

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Free People cardigan, Ulla Johnson dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots

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Free People cardigan, Rebecca Taylor dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots

Disclaimer – I have a couple of repeats here.  I tried to change it up, but you will notice that I have those over-the-knee Karl Lagerfeld boots in two colors and about four or five similar Free People cardigans.  And – I just bought the Theory Malinka belted cashmere cardigan in three different colors!  I still want the black one too, if I can find it.

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Theory cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Calvin Klein booties

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Theory cardigan, Banana Republic dress, Sorel boots

I know what I like and when I find something that works, I want it any way I can get it.  My new desires include the Joe’s Jeans leather cropped pants in all three colors, more Theory sweaters and I have my eye on a white BCBGMaxAzria gown (for no particular reason) and a couple more Rachel Zoe things.  I also have 3.1 Phillip Lim on my radar and, of course, more silk Ulla Johnson dresses.

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BCBGMaxAzria sweater, Akemi + Kim dress, Sorel boots

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Free People cardigan, Akemi + Kim dress, Karl Lagerfeld boots

I <3 fashion!

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Theory cardigan, Rebecca Taylor top, Alice + Olivia pants, Calvin Klein booties

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Free People cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria T-shirt and leggings, Alice + Olivia top, Calvin Klein booties

#fashionintherealworld #fashioninreallife #fashionblogger #fashionista #fashioninrealtime #syracuseartist #arteacher #lovefashion

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Cinq A Sept dress, Calvin Klein booties

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Cinq a Sept top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Calvin Klein booties

Photo cred: Katy C.

 

2018 Fashion Finale

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Rebecca Taylor top, French Connection skirt, Calvin Klein booties

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Talitha top, Banana Republic pants, Nine West booties

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Saks Fifth Avenue sweater, BCBGMaxAzria skirt, Eliffete tights, Marc Jacobs booties

Here are my #ootd pics from December 2018.  A few new pieces are in the mix, like the lace tights and my first Milly top.  OMG, I love stretch silk, which is a silk blend with a bit of spandex in it.  You can tell that I am a huge fan of silk, cashmere and leather.

I wear two smocks while painting and using Mod Podge, which is my new go-to instead of using Plaster of Paris for sculpture.  I’m doing a form of papier mache instead and it is amazing.  Can’t wait to share my donut project!

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Aqua Cashmere cardigan, Trina Turk skirt, BCBGeneration booties

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Rachel Zoe dress, Calvin Klein booties

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BCBGMaxAzria dress, Karl Lagerfeld Paris boots

The other big project is…Artist Books!  My Studio in Art students are creating these very cool books using sports equipment, lunch boxes, ceramic bowls and musical instruments.  They will be done by the end of the semester.  Then we will start watercolor!

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Trina Turk dress, Marc Jacobs booties

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C by Bloomindales cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria dress, Nine West boots

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Milly top, BCBGMaxAzria pants, Marc Jacobs booties

I will eventually clean off the back counter and prepare for new students in February.  Art – 8 only meets every other day for one semester.  I am able to do about three or four projects in that time – a drawing, a painting, a sculpture and a clay project or some combination of those things.  Right now we are finishing up sculptures in the five classes and drawing in the other two.

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C by Bloomingdales cardigan, BCBGMaxAzria top and leggings, Ugg boots

I did not get any clothes for Christmas, lol.  Or did I?  Santa was good to me.  I know him!  (I really do!) <3

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Rachel Zoe dress, Coach clutch

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BCBGMaxAzria top, pants, and belt, Nine West boots