Monday, February 8, 2016

FROM LANVIN AND MCQUEEN TO REVIVAL OF MASKIT



Last year in July, I had a unique opportunity to meet Sharon Tal, while covering Maskit event for my blog. I fell in love with Sharon, the brand and their amazing story which had led to the most exciting collaboration yet. This month it is the beginning with Maskit's major US tour visiting 15 states. And the first destination is Chicago!


I am thrilled to announce that for the first time, Sharon Tal, the head designer of Israeli first fashion house Maskit, will be featured at the Moriah art fair, Feb 27-29.

Luxury brand Maskit, originally founded in 1954 by Ruth Dyan, became an overnight global sensation. High end department stores like Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman sold Maskit designs, and fashion icon celebrities like Audrey Hepburn wore them. But in 1995, the company went silent. 
Today, Maskit is back, this time with a Parisian trained designer at the helm. 32-year-old Sharon Tal learned the ins and outs of couture from the very best, working with top fashion houses Lanvin and Alexander McQueen. She and Ruth Dyan, now 99 years young, are combining forces to return Maskit to its hey day. Looking at the latest designs, they are clearly well on their way!
 Sharon graduated from Shenkar and worked with major fashion houses Lanvin and Alexander McQueen. Fueled by her passion, courage and a strong identification with her roots, Sharon set out to resurrect the Maskit name.

Sharon's collection was inspired by the vision of a multicultural Israel. The embroidery, details, luxurious fabrics and uniqueness of her designs are like nothing  
 we have ever seen made in Israel before.





The best news is that you can meet Sharon Tal and shop iconic Maskit masterpieces pieces such as Desert coat, unique scarves as well as their newly launched home collection at Moriah show.  
Of course, I will also be there styling with Maskit designs.

I very much look forward to see you at the show!


MORIAH CONGREGATION
200 Taub Dr, Deerfield, IL 60015

 Feb 27,  8pm - 11:30 pm |  Feb 28, 10am - 5 pm  |  Feb 29,  9am - 2 pm



See you at Moriah!

xoxo
Tali

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

BYE BYE BABY WEIGHT, YOGA POST #3



This is probably one of the hottest topics that mommies discuss, how to lose that baby weight?!

The truth is, I was worried that after baby # 2 it would be harder to lose the weight because that is what I have heard. With that in mind, I tried to stay as healthy as I could while I was pregnant. It's not like I didn't cheat. I did pretty much daily:) but I kept a relatively balanced diet with healthy foods and work outs. In the summer, I enjoy running by the lake, occasionally visit the gym and pretty consistently do yoga 3 -5 days a week.
I was hooked on Core Power yoga for years, but when I was pregnant with Leonix my body didn't react well to heat so I decided to start new style, Ashtanga, and now I am obsessed!

Why Ashtanga?

First, I fell in love with my teacher, Alexia. When I looked at her photography, I was so inspired and wanted her to teach me to do all of this! Truthfully I didn't believe that its even possible. We started with modifying practice as I was 4 months pregnant. Although, I still have a long way to go, I can't believe what I am able to do today with my body.

Second, it's like a gift. Once you learn it, you own it and you can practice anywhere anytime. What's also amazing is that once your body memorizes it, you flow without thinking what's next, I love it! 

Third, are the results! Every time I practice I feel like I am getting stronger, leaner and more flexible. And I am confident that this practice was a huge part of losing my baby weight fairly quickly.

Lastly, is classes flexibility. Taking care of both kids in the morning and making it on time to classes is a mission that's almost impossible. With Ashtanga at Yoga View there is a time frame of at least 2.5 hours and you can practice any time during this time frame. Each yogi works on his own practice at his own pace while the teacher adjusts and guides individuals when necessary.
In addition, once a week, when I don't have a babysitter, I have my teacher Alexia come to my home for a private session. This was probably one of the best treats I gifted myself.


















To learn more about Ashtanga please check out Alexia's site and feel free to contact her with any questions you may have.

I hope you are inspired to stay fit and healthy :)

Cheers,
Tali


Previous yoga posts here and here

 Hair by Alexa at Zazu

Photography
JHC Productions

Monday, January 18, 2016

FAVORITE POSTBABY SWIMWEAR

GABRIELLE ZWICK KAILEY SWIMSUIT 

It's kind of crazy talking about swimwear while the temperatures in Chicago are below zero. However, I am sure that I am not the only one who is seriously craving sunshine. Even some of my clients are getting ready for the resort season. So, I thought this would be an appropriate post that will hopefully bring us Chicagoans some warm vibes.

Days before our family trip to Mexico, I attended a super cool dinner/event The Inside Outfit. I enjoy this style of events for many reasons. One of them is because I get the chance to meet inspiring people. This time I met Chicago based fashion & swim designer, Gabrielle Zwick, whose swimsuit I am wearing in this post.

This swimsuit was perfect for my 6 months post baby body. It's beautifully cut, has a smart design, and the color blocking element creates a slimming effect. Who wouldn't want that?! The zipper in front added some edge and made the nursing experience easy :) In other words, this swimsuit is practical, chic and flattering.

More photos from Mexico on my Instagram #talikogan.

Stay warm and fabulous!

Cheers,
Tali
 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 RECAP and MOST POPULAR POSTS


End of the year post is my favorite one! It's an opportunity to look back and admire again an incredible, emotional and super influential year of my life. 
First and foremost, my baby boy, Leonix was born. He tripled the joy in our family and made it feel so complete!

Although I felt like this year I had to slow down, I am thrilled to look back and see how much was accomplished. Starting from constant development of TelAvivCouture.com, various blog posts, photoshoots, collaborations, events and of course my clients.

Clearly, this was my favorite year so far. But I am really excited to welcome 2016. I have been working on exciting projects and collaborations that I can't wait to reveal!

Of course, my world wouldn't be complete without all of you, my husband Jason, my family, my friends, my team, my clients, and followers. Thank you all for your love, patience and continued support. You are my inspiration and drive to continue, create and inspire.

I wish you a year full of love, health, and style!

TEL AVIV COUTURE FASHION SHOW AT DEPAUL
THE VEST STORY
LEATHER ON LEATHER AND LOVE FROM POPSUGAR

Monday, December 28, 2015

DRESSING CHIC


One question that I have been asked many times is, what is the secret to dressing chic. I wish I had an easy answer for that. However,  I am happy to share some of my personal styling guidelines with you.

First, identifying your favorite style and make it your own. I am sure you noticed the black and white affair I been having this year. This was a big change, as I am used to wearing tons of color. It's not that I won't wear color ever again. But it will most likely be one tone, or black & white with some color as I am wearing here black, white and gray.

 Look for unique pieces that are not too over the top. The cape that I am wearing in this post is a great example of one that instantly transforms any look to ultra chic. 

Invest in fabulous accessories, such as new styles of shades and a great bag that will go with your entire wardrobe. My current favorite brands of shades are Illesteva and Super.






CAPE BY GREEDILOUS @ 3NY SIMILAR HERE & HERE ||  DENIM IRO || VINCE SHIRT(IN BLUE ON SALE) || SHOES ALEXANDER WANG || SHADES SUPER
EARRING ELAINE DINOWITZ  NYC
 BAG CHANEL


I hope you are inspired. Plenty more style tips you can find here on my blog.

Stay warm & stylish!

xoxo
Tali


Photography
JHC Production



  

Monday, December 21, 2015

CELEBRATING IN LACE AND LEATHER


My favorite part of this season is attending all of the holiday parties...and of course choosing all the outfits!

Some parties I go with a dress, which is an easy solution. But sometimes I love playing with separates to create an interesting look that you know for sure nobody else will have.
Lace and leather is an awesome combo, as we are playing with contrast and soft feminine and punk moscular.

Both pieces were purchased at 3NY during my last shop in NYC. And since I love that boutique so much, they were kind enough to offer my readers 15% off! This month only, promo code TALICOUTURE.









SHOES VALENTINO   ||   SKIRT BLAQUE LABEL @ 3NY (ALSO AVAILABLE IN GREEN)  ||   TOP GREEDILOUS SIMILAR HERE  ||   MAXI COAT SIMLAR HERE AND HERE  || SHADES SUPER 
BAG CHANEL

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

I wish you all a healthy and stylish holiday season :)

Cheers!
Tali

Photography
JHC Productions