Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WINTER CHIC ESSENTIALS

Accessories are the key to stay warm and stylish during winter. If you follow my blog or Instagram page, I am sure you noticed that I am all about accessories, especially hats and vests! With a great collection of hats, leg warmers, scarves and vests you can create exciting looks and stay chic all season long.
This post, I pulled some of my favorite and super affordable finds from Amazon  and couldn't help it to post those super adorable sleepers for baby boy or girl :)





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xoxo
Tali

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Monday, January 26, 2015

STATEMENT COAT


For a fashionsta who lives in a winter city, investing in a statement coat is a really great idea. Simply beacuse we are wearing coats at least 1/3 of the year so we may as well have some fun with it. Thanks to Blake boutique Chicago, I discovered this Fausto Puglisi fabulous coat on sale! This is an ideal piece to add some color to my mostly black and wardrobe and perfect for me to wear during and after pregnancy :)






COAT FAUSTO PUGLISI   //  RAFFLE DRESS  BARAK LAHAV  //   BAG ALEXANDER MQUEEN   //  TIGHTS GAL STERN   //   BOOTIES BALENCIAGA  (Blake Chicago on sale)  //  NECKLACE TEL AVIV COUTURE  //  RING TEL AVIV COUTURE

Items that I wear on a daily basis, I like investing in high end designers (especially if they are on sale).  Most of them keep pretty high value which always give me an opportunity to sell and buy a new one, almost like borrowing. But I have also found some great deals for you below. 





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Tali

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ISRAELI FASHION'S RISING STAR, MEET BARAK LAHAV

 There is nothing quite like the excitement of discovering new talent - especially when it comes from my homeland Israel.
This time the discovery was easy as Barak Lahav brought his entire collection all the way from Israel to my showroom in Chicago.


I was amazed by his ambition, creativity, hard work, and of course couldn't resist the opportunity to interview Barak for my blog. 




When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?


Since I remember myself at all. When I was a little kid I was drawing my mom’s dresses during breakfast.

You mentioned that so far you launched 4 collections; what's your favorite piece?


The jumper from my last collection! This was a true challenge for me as it was the first pant I ever designed. I put a tremendous amount of work into it and it ended up being my best selling item.




Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

As much as it's challenging to be an emerging designer in Israel, I hope to be recognized worldwide and to continue living my dream.

What's your inspiration as a designer? Who is your idol?


I am inspired a lot by street fashion and what I see on social media. I am a huge fan of Instagram. Alber Elbaz is my idol, I adore his style and every single detail in his designs.

What is the “must-have item" every woman should own?


Put that hat on! It’s just amazing what wonders this accessory can do to your outfit. I was looking for a piece to complete looks for my last photo shoot and a hat I found in an Israeli flea market was the perfect complement!




I am thrilled to welcome Barak Lahav on telavivcouture.com
For those of you who live in or are visiting Chicago, you can make an appointment to see his collection at my showroom. (email tali@telavivcouture.com to make an appointment)
For those that live in or are visiting Israel, Barak will be making an appearance at the amazing Limka boutique this weekend! (2 Shlomo Hamelech St)


In my next blog post I will be featuring one of my favorite pieces from Barak's Lahav collection. 
I love the loose yet chic style of his Ruffle dress as I can comfortably wear it while expecting my baby boy :)  Here is a sneak peek.


BLACK RUFFLE DRESS

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xoxo
Tali


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

VEST AND LAYERS


When it comes to styling an outfit while weather is below zero, I am thinking layers and vests. I already mentioned in this blog my obsession with vests and even had a dedicated post Invet in Vest
I love it because vest adds so much chic and spins around the entire look.
I suggest to invest in neutral colors such as black or white, it will make your styling decisions easy. And try layering it on anything, including, jackets, button downs, cardigans, dresses and coats! Here I layered mine on button down and jacket.

PS None of the featured pieces are maternity clothing yet. I am about 20 weeks pregnant and am trying to be creative with my existing wardrobe.








PANTS VINCE(  SIMILAR HERE ) ||  JACKER ARMANI EXCHANGE (SIMILAR HERE)  ||  VEST INTERMIX   ||  BOOTS MIU MIU   ||  BAG CHANEL  
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Thank you for visiting my blog! Stay warm and don't forget to smile :)
 And please feel free to comment here with any styling questions/feedback that you may have. I would love to hear from you!

xoxo
Tali

Monday, January 5, 2015

ALL ABOUT DRAMA HAT

This look made an appearance at the dose market post,  as I shot it same day. I was about 15 weeks pregnant and still tried to hide my bump which probably wouldn't be possible today.  The cozy cropped sweater and flair style skirt hopefully did the job. To assure Iaccomplished my goal and to stay warm, I layered it with fury vest. Since I wanted to redirect the attention away from my waist area, I finished this look with my new favorite drama hat.








SKIRT HERVE LEGER  //  SWEATER KENZO   //  VEST INTERMIX  //  
 CROSSBODY PHILLIP LIM //  BOOTS VALENTINO
RING DARIOS FOR TEL AVIV COUTURE (contact Tali to preorder tali@telavivcouture.com)

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Thank you for visiting my blog! Stay, warm, keep your smile and try something new this week to celebrate the beginning of the 2015.

xoxo
Tali

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

NEW YEAR, NEW MIRACLE AND RECAP OF 2014



It's time say goodbye to a wonderful year full of memories, but I am the most excited to welcome 2015 and soon in this post, you will find out why :)

2014 was truly an incredible year for me.

On the the professional level,  I celebrated 2 years for this blog which allowed me
 to connect with so many of you around the world.

TEL AVIV COUTURE.COM continues to grow and this year we welcomed 15 new Israeli designers to the online boutique!

Amazing events, partnerships, travel and endless great opportunities that I just can't be more grateful for.

I would never have done any of this without you, my readers, clients, Tel Aviv Couture partners and of course my friends and family. I am so grateful to be able to do what I really love the most! And I can't thank you enough for this opportunity.

AND.... the biggest miracle of this year happened on the personal level :)
 I am ecstatic to share with you that my little mini-me Katya will become a big sister to her baby brother in June 2015.

Jason and I are so excited for this new journey!
Of course I can't wait to style my new baby bump :) I will be sharing a lot of it with you on this blog!

 Below are some highlights, most popular posts, favorite looks, events and my family snap shots.

CELEBRATING FAMILY
BLUE AND WHITE
LALAPALOOZA
THE SECRET IS OUT
EVENT FOR ISRAELI WOMEN IN CHICAGO
YOGA IN THE CITY
BOWLING WITH CHICAGO BEARS
PERFECT WINTER WHITE 
TREE WAYS TO WEAR A JUMPSUIT
ISRAEL MAGICAL MOMENTS
FLORALS FOR SPRING



Happy, Joyful, Healthy, Stylish New Year!


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cheers 2015
  Tali


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

DOSE MARKET CHICAGO



Living in Tel Aviv where fashion and food markets are very popular I was super excited to finally check out the famous Dose Market Chicago

Dose Market is a mega shopping event supporting all kinds of Chicago's' incredible talents. Dose has been founded by extraordinary entrepreneur April Francis four years ago and been rapidly growing since than. 
The concept is brilliant! It's a great opportunity to meet freshly emerging vendors and their chance to make their mark and quick cash without going into crazy expense at the same time.  

I had a blast mingling among happy vendors and guests, staffed myself  with yummy treats and drinks while enjoying amazing atmosphere, music and great affordable finds. 
The event had an amazing turn out! Thousands came to HolyDosed, shop, eat, laugh and support. More than 100 diverse Dosers showcased their craft and some even had a "sold out" sign before the end of it!

Below are some snap shots and some of my favorite dosers and finds.

 April Francis, creator of the Dose Market, Haute Closet founder and freelance consultant



How fun is the T-Shirt (only $25) by super talented Nicole Maret, founder of The Order 
Nicole Maret founder of The Order  
 What a creative concept! Make your key your accessory! So brilliant by LLAVIN! 



C/FAN Chicago based beautiful fur designs

Modern Sprout


Couldn't resist the adorable designs and quality of Lila Barn,  had to got few pieces for my little mini me.
To die for cookies at Defloured Bakery

Delightful chat with Terry, founder of the Terry's Toffee. His gourmet treats that have been served at Academy Awards for the last 10 years! It's SO good that is no surprise that is Jim Carrey, Rober De Niro and Penelop Cruz favorite treat.
Gelt for grown ups, kosher delicious dark chocolate by Veruca



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HAPPY BRIGHT AND STYLISH HOLIDAYS

xoxo
Tali

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