Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I was selected to design two shirts for andART in Italy and am one of ten designers and the only designer from the United States.

for those in Milan I am pleased to invite you at the
andART Tour Milan Vernissage on the 17th November at the AND shirt Milan shops.

A cocktail benvenue will be offered to press and clients who
will join us at the AND shops in Buenos Aires 55 and P.Ta Romana 55, from 5.00 to 7.00 pm.

AndART shirts Project 2009 will be displayed on windows and
inside the two shops. Every designer will be showing one of
the two shirts in each shop. 
All clients and visitors will have the possibility to vote
for the winning shirt from Tuesday,November 17th to Saturday the 21st of November.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New video

My "undercover" black cotton hooded dress in a video
See it here-it's the first dress opening the show:

This dress was also featured in promos for NYC Prep on Bravo

To see more of my line go to astridland

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Win a free pair of boots

It's time for boots! I love high heeled boots but have to be careful how to wear them. It's also hard to run around in heels in NYC, so for day I prefer flat boots.

Here's a chance to win a free pair of Ugg boots-

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

T-shirt Contest

My entry for the Michael Stars T-shirt contest.
I took a picture of the fish and star fish at a dock
on the island of Culebra, Puerto Rico and I collaged and
photoshopped the image until it fit the guidelines.

Michael Stars has partnered with The Surfrider Foundation
for this contest by donating a portion of all sales from this charity tee.

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization
that is dedicated to the protection of the worlds oceans, waves and
beaches through conservation, activism, research and education.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall 2009

Had an amazing photo shoot today
on my roof and in the garden.
Margerita is from a town near Russia
and she is such an amazing model!
Kingsley the photographer will have even better
shots but I am so happy with my snapshots.
No photoshop here...

And on another note- here are my suggestions
on what to pack when planning a trip to NYC.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fashion Week Spring 2010 -Gottex

These guys made their own outfits and they are amazing!
Saw them after the show at the Bryant Park tents.
I love the camera, the colors, the fashionable FF glasses, so adorable,
and so cool- I wish I knew their names!

The front row-

Fashion Week Spring 2010 -Douglas Hannant

The Douglas Hannant collection was displayed
at the Terrace Room at The Plaza.
The mannequins looked like Grecian goddesses.
I was the stylist on the recent photo shoot for The Plaza
and it was great to see the designer's latest work.
Makes me wish for spring!

Fashion Week Spring 2010 -Petrou/Man

This is Petrou/Man's first menswear line and
the craftmanship and mix of materials was
really amazing. Each piece was so unique.
Very inspiring!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fashion Week Spring 2010-Chado Ralph Rucci

This show was incredibly elegant and chic.
The clothes were gorgeous and the presentation was stunning.

I loved how at the end all the models stood and turned together,
giving the audience an extra moment to admire the clothes.

On the way home waiting for the F train,
I asked one of the models if I could take her picture-

I love the shiny chignon!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fashion Week Spring 2010-Genetic Denim

"A tree that bears fruit bends over.
A tree that bears nothing stands up straight up."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fashion Week Spring 2010-Mara Hoffman

Fashion Week Spring 2010-DAVIDELPHIN

My favorite look

I loved the fringe curtains that the models entered through
-see to the left of the picture-

it made the models magically appear and disappear.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

copper camisole

silk camisole top in copper has a scoop neckline
and is great to wear by itself or as a layer

easy to slip on - 36" wide and fits size small to medium
the hem has an elastic band

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Fall 2009

silk cowl neck dress
this dress is a comfortable option for day into evening

lining is 100% silk

it has diamond insets at waist with 3/4 bell sleeves

the dress is available in a size 2,4,6, and 8

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Sunday, August 2, 2009


We went to the races in Saratoga, New York with a group 
from my school, Parsons, and it was a great time, 
perfect weather, incredibly beautiful horses and it was 
really exciting watching the races-the horses were flying 
and I loved the jockey's outfits.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New style

A new top, my circle vest, just right for the end of summer and perfect for layering in the fall.
Wear it like a scarf or wear it like a vest, it's sleek and chic!

Photography: Jim Jatcko

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Roxy Paine

I love the Metropolitan Museum of Art and today I was lucky enough
to be on the roof garden.
Roxy Paine's sculptures are extraordinarily
beautiful and I found them very inspiring.

The tree like sculpture fits in so well with the green of Central Park
and I have some new
ideas percolating for some new designs.

See the installation video:

See more in the New York Times article:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Isabel Toledo

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

Two of Isabel Toledo dresses on display at the Museum at FIT: left, Half Moons Blossom into a Cornflower Dress, fall/winter 1998-99, in black rayon jersey; on the right, “Diamond Draped Bodice Dresses,” finished and unfinished, fall 2005 in white rayon jersey. The amazing Isabel Toledo, Cuban born, New Jersey raised graduate of both FIT and Parsons School of Design has an incredible show on at FIT in NYC. Not only has she been awarded a Cooper-Hewitt Design Award, an Otis Critics award named for her, but she was only the third recipient to receive The Couture Council Artistry of Fashion Award (2008). She worked briefly with Ann Klein and has enjoyed a working alongside her partner and artist husband, Ruben Toledo.

The show is on through September 26, 2009