Love to see a trend manifest itself on everything from a Lanvin iPad case to a classic Sebago loafer, and a backpack look as elegant as an evening bag. From flip flops to a leather mini skirt, the quilted stitching gives everything that chic touch… especially in black! As the holiday shopping season is upon us, I present the first of many gift ideas to come.


Row 1: BELSTAFF Anysley Jacket $695; LANVIN Amalia iPad Case $927; SPERRY TOP-SIDER Shearwater Boot $98; Row 2: BALMAIN Quilted Leather Mini Skirt $6870; SEBAGO Coast Two-Eye $89.99; MARC JACOBS Quilted Stam Bag $1395; Row 3: GIVENCHY Quilted Leather Clutch $1563; MOSCHINO Quilted Leather Jacket $4220; BARNEYS NEW YORK Quilted Cap $195; Row 4: CHANEL Quilted Lambskin Ankle Boot (price available upon request); H BY HARRIS Q3 Quilted Leather Rucksack $795; REEF Dreams $34





When developer Bruce Ratner embarked on the journey to buy the New Jersey Nets and build a new home arena  in Brooklyn, he recruited Jay-Z, who grew up in public housing just a couple of miles from the site, to join his group of investors. Despite his relatively small 15% ownership of the team, Jay-Z has become the face of the Brooklyn Nets, in particular helping to design the team’s new logo and uniforms.




The look is surprisingly simple compared to other NBA logos and while we know Jay-Z loves “Black”, he says his inspiration came from old New York subway signs… “They were a strong, beautiful, iconic black and white. I just wanted something to withstand the test of time and be here forever.

As the much anticipated Barclays Center, home of the new Brooklyn Nets, nears it September opening, I thought I would share some of these new logos and old signs. This simple retro design seems quite fitting for the new hipster style of Brooklyn.