Tuesday, May 5, 2015

INTRODUCING LUMINARY


It was love at first sight when I was first introduced to Russian ballet inspired collection by Luminary.  Maybe because I have a weakness for ballet as my sister and I were dancing from a very early age in our childhood country of Ukraine and now my little mini me is following same path. I love
 the softness and the femininity of the collection that embodies the gentle grace of a dancer. All of the pieces are effortlessly transform from day and night with simple understated elegance. And the most amazing part for me is that I can actually wear some pieces in my 35th week and way after baby arrival as well.
 
Luminary brand was established by two Israeli designers Lihi Shimrich Cohen & Shira Langer Words. They are based in Tel Aviv, and now expanding in to the US market.

I am very honored to present LUMINARY collection on TelAvivCouture.com and to feature their line  at the DePaul University fashion show on May 20 in Chicago.

BLACK & WHITE DRESS AND SASHA COAT
BLACK & WHITE DRESS
SASHA COAT 

BORDO DRESS
KSENIA TOP
ANASTASIA DRESS
Designers Lihi Shimrich Cohen & Shira Langer Words

Shop LUMINARY here

For more pictures including my mini ballerina follow #talikogan on Instagram.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope to see you back soon!

xoxo
Tali



Monday, April 27, 2015

SPRING IN A SNAP


When I style my endlessly growing baby-bump, my code is to keep it simple!

In my most recent photo-shoot I stepped out of my usual maternity denim and decided to welcome the Spring with a stretchy high waisted skirt. I styled it with a basic tee topped with an open button down denim shirt as a light jacket. ...Ok, so I did use some denim, but in a whole new way! :) 







SKIRT ALEXANDER MQUEEN (similar style here)  ||  WHITE TOP CIPORKIN/   ||  DENIM SHIRT LIZ LANGE FOR TARGET (similar here)  ||  SHOES RACHEL ZOE (similar here)  ||  BAG CELINE   ||  SUNNIES ILESTEVA (similar here)

I hope you had a lovely weekend and I wish you stylish and wonderful week!


Photography by JHC Productions

xoxo
Tali

Monday, April 20, 2015

SHOES SPRING 2015

A woman with GOOD shoes is never ugly
                                                                                                        COCO CHANEL

AQUAZZURA MIRAGE SUEDE SANDALS  //  DANIELE MICHETTI CUTOUT LEATHER SANDALS  //  GIANVITO ROSSI LEATHER, PVC, AND SUEDE PUMPS

One of the quickest and best ways to refresh your spring/summer wardrobe is a new per of shoes! Who doesn't love shoes?! Thankfully the variety is endless, there is something new and fresh for any style.
For my upcoming birthday I decided to self-gift myself my dream custom - made shoe closet which I promise to share with you here on my blog. To celebrate the new housing for my favorite accessory,  I did some research about new shoe trends.

I am very excited to report that platforms are back. Many of us were happy to adopt the comfort trend and adding a platform elevates the look to a new level. Some of my favorites are featured below. More options are pinned for you on my Pinterest board, Platforms 2015.


From left to right
PENDULUM   //   HOTSPOTS (SALE $45)  //  WINSOR SMITH PLATFORM HEELED SANDAL //  CHLOE ELIZA WEDGES


MINT & ROSE LOLITA WEDGE  //  NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD EMBELLISHED SILK-SATIN AND CORK PLATFORM  //  STEVE MADDEN THEEA CAGED WEDGE  //  TOPSHOP NINJA PLATFORM 

Flats can look sexy too! The key is to go with the pointed toe style. Also, some sort of ankle element transform the flats in to a flattering work-of-art on your feet. I am in love with Aquazzura brand, particularly love the ballerina lace style that is featured below in red.  Buyers beware they are high - end fashion from heel to tag. But don't worry, if you love the look too but want something more accessible, I have found and pinned some very similar styles for much less here.
 Many more options can be found on my Chic Flats board.



FREE PEOPLE VEGAN NOVEAU MID SANDAL  //  CHANEL (available at Chanel boutiques) //  NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD POINT TOE LEATHER  // FREE PEOPLE FIREFLY LACE UP SANDAL

With all my love and respect to the comfort trend, I can never give up on heels. Even now when I am  8 months pregnant, for occasions that wont require much walking or standing my go to choice would be heels. Lets face it, once you put those stilettos on, the most basic look transforms to the chicest one! And this spring heels just got hotter, higher and brighter! My favorite trend is the the combination of leather and transparent such as those below by Aquazzura and Gianvito Rossi. I have also pinned affordable similar styles here for you. 



AQUAZZURA SUNSET METALLIC LEATHER PUMP  //  GIANVITO ROSSI METALLIC LEATHER AND TRANSPARENT PUMPS   //  ALEXANDER WANG CUTOUT LEATHER PUMPS // KATE SPADE LICORICE TOO PUMP

VINCE CAMUTO FONTANELA SANDAL  //  SOPHIA WEBSTER JOURDAN LACE-UP LEATHER & FABRIC SNEAKER SANDALS  //  JEAN PIERRE BRAGANZA //  AQUAZZURA  J'ADORE SCALLOPED LEATHER STRAPPY SANDALS
 
I don't know who invented heels but all women owe him a lot
                                                                                         MARILYN MONROE

What's your favorite style? Share your thoughts in the comments below, you know I love hearing from you :)

Have a great week!


xoxo
Tali



Thursday, April 2, 2015

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING FOR PASSOVER DINNER?


I don't know what about you but I usually leave those decisions for a last minute.  Unless I see something fabulous to buy prior to the holiday I tend to play with my own wardrobe and challenge myself to style a new look.


 For dramatic elegance maxi dress is always a great idea! 



Also try styling maxi or high waist skirt with white lace or button down-shirt and top it with your chicest blazer.






Hit the holiday in white style! To make a festive cool statement, try white denim with lightweight blouse. For a feminine approach, you can never go wrong with white lace.





Pretty heels with funky harem pants paired with your favorite top is also a chic way to go!


If classic white button down is your top choice, try styling it with statement pieces such as those stunning creations by Nulah.  



If you were still in doubt what to wear I hope this post inspired you with stylish ideas. 

Share your outfit on Tel Aviv Couture Facebook page, to receive a free Tel Aviv Couture gift!

Happy and glamorous holiday!

xoxo
Tali

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LEATHER DRESS


As much as I try to be consistent with my blog post, I am so overdue with new post. Between running Tel Aviv Couture, styling, new projects and being a mommy and expecting baby #2 in about 2 months, I have to admit that completing my weekly to do list is becoming more of a challenge. 
At least,  I have been pretty consistently posting on Instagram,  I hope you follow me there :)

Next week, I finally have my photo shoot to showcase some of my favorite maternity pieces. 

This post, is all about timeless leather dress. Those photos were shot more than 2 years ago and never been posted.

I am a strong believer that beautiful things never go out of style. This leather dress was purchased a while ago and was worn many times to different occasions. I even wore it during this pregnancy at relatively early stages just because I didn't want to stretch it much.

I adore this piece because it can be worn year-round, it's timeless and versatile. One on of those items that you should own!









I am wearing Halogen dress which is no longer available but I found some fresh options for you to consider.



From left to right: Willow & Clay  ||   Alice & Olivia   ||  IRO
    Lovers & Friends   ||  Lovers & Friends

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photography JHC Productions 

xoxo
Tali





Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NEW YORK NEW YORK



How lucky that my other half grew up in Manhattan and now we have many exciting reasons to go back. For example, this weekend we flew in to attend a super special wedding of Jason's childhood friend.

I am in love with this city. It has so much character and so much to offer that no matter how many times you have been there you always find something new.

Here are some high lights from this trip.

The extraordinary international modern art show that takes place once a year for the last 16 years! I was so excited to attend this iconic event. Besides the inspiring art, I loved watching the incredibly cool crowd that filled very quickly this creative space. And we saw Oscar winner Patricia Arquette who also came to explore the show.


Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and her sister

- Grandma visit

Unfortunately, not every visit we get to see all our friends and family but we never miss on meeting  Jason's 93 year old grandma Ida. She is my instant dose of inspiration. This time grandma welcomed us wearing super chic black & white kimono dress, make up and hair done to perfection. I decided from that moment and on to keep the chic at home as well, even if I am alone.



- 2nd Avenue Deli

If you are up for something different such as a picnic in Central Park, I would suggest you to make a stop at the 2nd Avenue Deli and get some cold cuts, knishes or any of your favorite kosher treats.  I wasn't surprised that this deli been around so long as their food is simply spectacular. They also have  a restaurant with a full menu if you prefer to dine in.


It was very short but very sweet trip. We enjoyed every minute of it and already looking forward for our next visit :)


Outfits details

ORANGE COAT FAUSTO PUGLISI  ||  MATERNITY DENIM AG   ||  SNEAKERS COLE HAAN   ||  SHADES SUPER

FUCK THE RUNWAY T-SHIRT THE ORDER  ||  MATERNITY DENIM AG  ||   RED SNEAKERS MIU MIU  ||   VEST INTERMIX  ||  COAT TEL AIV COUTURE  ||  BAG PHILIP LIM 


Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you enjoyed and come back soon!

xoxo
Tali