We’re thrilled to introduce Shosh New York on Taigan!

Shosh designer, Carol Pratt would describe her aesthetic as being on the masculine side of feminine, an unboyish tomboy. She is drawn to lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body like a mitten as opposed to a glove. Pratt has found success in designing clothing that she would want to wear… clothing that allows a woman to feel powerful, loved, to participate in community and to show up fully in her best second skin.

Why we chose Shosh:

We were instantly drawn to the lush fabrics with structural properties that hug the body in a more relaxed fashion. Each and every item in the collection allows the wearer to look and feel her very best. Shosh also helps to reform the way clothing is made by participating in the slow fashion movement. Most of the fabrics are up-cycled, reducing waste by using existing surplus luxury fabric; all of the linens are sourced from responsible growers whose processes meet the standards of ecological sustainability. Finally, each garment is born from a small team of dedicated sewers who live and work in New York City.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Shops April 20th, 2015 — by:

As April begins to wind down it’s time to start thinking about showering Mom with gifts and love. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started!

Nothing says I really thought about this gift quite like something personalized. Grace Hayes’ applique monogrammed hand towel would look beautiful in a powder room. The color and style of the monogram are elegant and feminine… just like mom, right?

Mattioli’s Rugiada Chalcedony Rings come in lovely pastel colors. Go really big this year and give her one for each child.

The Pretty in Pink bouquet will be beautiful all year long. Your mother will always think of you when she sees this lovely gem.

For the mom with a sweet tooth we love ice cream sandwiches. The Meyer Lemon and Cardamom flavor from Nye’s Cream Sandwiches is sure to hit the spot.

Few things say “I love you” like cashmere. Mere Basics’ 3/4 sleeve top is a great year ’round option that is available in all the classic hues.

If you cant afford to give mom a trip to the spa then we recommend bringing the spa to her. Chantecaille’s Rosewater is composed of the purest organic extract of the entire Rose de Mai.

 

 

A Paper Story

Shops April 20th, 2015 — by:

It’s National Card and Letter Writing Month… It’s also that time of year when our inboxes (literal, not electronic) are flooded with beautiful invitations. Help us celebrate paper products with these lovely creations!

Looking for a way to invite your friends to participate in your big day? We adore these simple “Will you be my bridesmaid?” cards.

A spring-inspired, sophisticated thank you card for your sweetest friends! Send this any time of year to spread the joy of gratitude.

It’s hard to beat good old fashioned snail mail. These charming cards by Karen Adams are perfect for writing to your favorite camper this summer or a long lost buddy.

If you’re looking for a personalized gift for the bride and groom then we recommend a suite of stationery. The Dotted Line’s custom products all feel unique and special and capture the clients perfectly.

We’ll be together come hell or highwater” feels especially relevant in the midst of all of this bad weather. Send your loved one a card that puts it bluntly!

Send out a custom invitation designed by event guru extraordinaire, Tara Guerard. Everyone loves a party, but these invites let your guests know that you’re throwing a bash that cannot be missed!

 

 

 

Derby Days

Fashion April 13th, 2015 — by:

Believe it or not, it’s time to order those hats! Get your derby gear prepped and ready for the races.

The leaves and horse necklace is a nice way to be “horsey” without over doing it.

The derby just wouldn’t be the same without the hats. This one is sure to turn some heads! We’re smitten with the sweet pink color and smattering of feathers.

If you’re betting big then it will probably help to have your lucky horseshoe cufflinks!

For a more subtle look we recommend Susan van der Linde’s classic black straw hat. It has a lovely shape without being too fussy.

If the weather cooperates then the guys will need a hat as well! Harding Lane’s needlepoint cap with jockey silks is great for stepping down to the tracks to inspect the horses.

If you’re looking for something festive but casual for a derby party then we recommend 49 square miles’ Little Bit Belt.

 

April Showers

Shops April 13th, 2015 — by:

 

Rain, rain go away… unless we have something great to wear. Shop our collection of chic alternatives to the boring rain coat.

Tank Citi’s designs strike a nice balance between form and function. The dramatic collar of this particular jacket proves that you can do rain and fashion!

Who needs an umbrella when you have this fabulous rain hat? The wide brim is perfect for keeping the rain away and super chic as well.

No woman’s travel wardrobe would be complete without Anatomie’s highly-versatile windbreaker. It packs down to nothing and has a smart-looking and ultra-modern vibe.

The buttery color of this rain jacket is perfect for spring. Complete with a hood and a belted waist for ultimate weather protection and a flattering silhouette.

The dreaded pile of black umbrellas finally has a solution. Peter Elliot’s classic umbrella is made of a subtle plaid and has a silver plated dog for a handle. Perfect for differentiating from the masses without being too “loud!”

This is anything but your basic black rain coat. Yeohlee’s clever scarf design doubles as a hood for when the going really gets tough.

In Full Swing

Shops April 6th, 2015 — by:

In honor of the Masters we’re sporting our favorite golf gear. Tee up and get with the program!

I cant imagine anything capturing the emotions of golf quite like Bird Dog Bay’s Slice! Cufflinks. One minute is perfection and the next you’re breaking your club over your knee.

Some of us are in it for the scenery. Check out the most beautiful courses in “Golf Around the World.”

Everyone needs a lucky golf hat. This one has a very Masters-y feel with it’s green and yellow color palette.

These golf club stirrers make the perfect drink accessory for the real fanatic. And who doesn’t love a drink after a long day on the links?

The golf crest needlepoint loafers are perfect for the prep in your life.

Continuing along the footwear theme, the Hole in One socks are a great addition to your collection.