The Madisonian

A Madison Avenue blogger's style dailies

I’m mixing a lot of looks here. I look like I beat up Hermione Granger and stole her Hogwarts jacket. I love the pleated tap shorts with these fun tights. And the juxtaposition of the soft and flowy chiffon and eyelash lace of the top with the structure of the jacket. The pearls and bows on my mani are so Chanel. The shoes are Vera Wang. I adore the beaded tassels!!!

Glasses by Missoni.

This look has so much subtle shine. I love it. The grey skirt has a silver metallic tread running throughout. The button down shirt from Milly New York has these amazing pearl buttons. It’s one of my faves. I went a little pearl crazy with this amazing grey pearl necklace by Gerard Yosca. And balanced the sparkle with these bejeweled flats. It’s getting a bit chilly, so the thigh high socks were a stylish must. They are a little cheekier than tights sometimes ;)

For my Birthday, I felt like a princess. I really wanted to wear this dress before it got too cold here in NYC. It is metallic and shimmery in a beautifully subtle way. I also love the open back. 
I accessorized with nude fishnets, bejeweled flats, and fun sunnies. Plus a great necklace from Gerard Yosca’s newest collection. You can read my Huffington Post piece all about the collection here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-demarest/model-citizen-meets-moder_b_5815914.html
And my tangerine Birkin.

For my Birthday, I felt like a princess. I really wanted to wear this dress before it got too cold here in NYC. It is metallic and shimmery in a beautifully subtle way. I also love the open back.

I accessorized with nude fishnets, bejeweled flats, and fun sunnies. Plus a great necklace from Gerard Yosca’s newest collection. You can read my Huffington Post piece all about the collection here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-demarest/model-citizen-meets-moder_b_5815914.html

And my tangerine Birkin.

I found this blueberry dress in New Orleans on vacation. Here I’m wearing it on another vacation to Biltmore Estates. I love the vintage looking silhouette and the buttons down the front. It’s so feminine :)

For Throwback Thursday I’m featuring this fun look from when I went with Model Citizen to St. Maarten Fashion Week. Now that it’s getting chilly I’m wishing for some sun and bright colors.
I love this vintage looking bathing suit. I paired it with fluttery black tap shorts. Sunnies by Stella McCartney. Earrings by Gerard Yosca.

For Throwback Thursday I’m featuring this fun look from when I went with Model Citizen to St. Maarten Fashion Week. Now that it’s getting chilly I’m wishing for some sun and bright colors.

I love this vintage looking bathing suit. I paired it with fluttery black tap shorts. Sunnies by Stella McCartney. Earrings by Gerard Yosca.

I went with a red and pink palette today. I love how full and heavy this skirt is. It’s a nice weight for transitioning to Fall. This tie neck blouse has all these sweet tiny red dots all over. The pink leather d’orsay pumps are one of my favorite TopShop finds. The earrings are Gerard Yosca.

I went with a red and pink palette today. I love how full and heavy this skirt is. It’s a nice weight for transitioning to Fall. This tie neck blouse has all these sweet tiny red dots all over. The pink leather d’orsay pumps are one of my favorite TopShop finds. The earrings are Gerard Yosca.

Today was cool enough to rock tweed. But Summery enough for it to be hot pink.

The Fall Chanel stuff is very old west pioneer with Native American flair. I much prefer the tweed and pearls classic suit look.

Underneath I have a creamy white cami with gold and cream lace along the bust. It’s one of my favorite pieces. It’s so feminine and delicate.

I accessorized with my rope of pearls - the most real pearls I’ve seen in one place. I just finished the book, Tears of Mermaids, a non fiction account of one man’s journey to all the pearling regions if the world. It’s really an amazing read. I’ve learned so much.

I’m also rocking my 400 karat awesomemarine ring.

I love this beautiful green handmade leather clutch from GiGi New York. A super cool local brand. They personalized this for me with my monogram. Thanks for making my New York Fashion Week special. 

Earrings by the amazing Gerard Yosca.

I love this beautiful green handmade leather clutch from GiGi New York. A super cool local brand. They personalized this for me with my monogram. Thanks for making my New York Fashion Week special.

Earrings by the amazing Gerard Yosca.

This look is so retro cute. I love these high-waisted shorts so much. The blue buttons are so adorable. And this pink checkered C Wonder shirt makes me think of this old fishing Barbie from the 50s that my mom had as a child.
Too many cute looks for just one Summer vaycay!

This look is so retro cute. I love these high-waisted shorts so much. The blue buttons are so adorable. And this pink checkered C Wonder shirt makes me think of this old fishing Barbie from the 50s that my mom had as a child.

Too many cute looks for just one Summer vaycay!

Sleek and simple at the New York Public Library. I love this dress by Sarah Parrott. Business in the front and party in the back with a beautiful big cut out. So sad I didn’t think to photograph it. It’s got pockets too. Love!
Leopard flats and this amazing tribal necklace made by my talented friend Joy.

Sleek and simple at the New York Public Library. I love this dress by Sarah Parrott. Business in the front and party in the back with a beautiful big cut out. So sad I didn’t think to photograph it. It’s got pockets too. Love!

Leopard flats and this amazing tribal necklace made by my talented friend Joy.

This little vintage-inspired checkered playsuit is probably my new favorite piece. I love the fabric-covered buttons. I love the little bow ties on the sides. I love this romper. It’s so pinup!

This little vintage-inspired checkered playsuit is probably my new favorite piece. I love the fabric-covered buttons. I love the little bow ties on the sides. I love this romper. It’s so pinup!

Lots of gold, chains, and preppy stripes. I balanced the chain details on the cardigan with the details on the sandals. And ran with the black, white, and gold theme throughout. This looks is polished while still being casual enough for some summer fun.

I tried on this amazing silk dress at the Model Citizen Style Share at Central Park last Saturday. I can’t wait to rent it when the platform goes live in NYC in September!

I tried on this amazing silk dress at the Model Citizen Style Share at Central Park last Saturday. I can’t wait to rent it when the platform goes live in NYC in September!

What a sparkly day I’m having!

What a sparkly day I’m having!

Pearls and gold and beads. Oh my! I’m mixing creamy neutrals and metallics today. This Chanel-cut sweater has a silver thread that runs through the weave. It’s subtle. But it sparkles in the right light. And I love the sparkly glass diamond-cut buttons. This blouse has beautiful pearls and bronze colored beads all over and the neck line is especially sparkly and lovely. 
The gold bodycon skirt feels neutral despite the shine. It’s really fun.
And I added a touch of glam with this great ring featuring a giant golden South Sea pearl. Yum.

Pearls and gold and beads. Oh my! I’m mixing creamy neutrals and metallics today. This Chanel-cut sweater has a silver thread that runs through the weave. It’s subtle. But it sparkles in the right light. And I love the sparkly glass diamond-cut buttons. This blouse has beautiful pearls and bronze colored beads all over and the neck line is especially sparkly and lovely.

The gold bodycon skirt feels neutral despite the shine. It’s really fun.

And I added a touch of glam with this great ring featuring a giant golden South Sea pearl. Yum.