FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2016



New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday of the year because I have been celebrating this special holiday with my family since I was born. I have such wonderful memories of NYE over the years as Russians loves celebrating it with the best parties of the year!

During the year, I tend to be hard on myself when it comes to my goals. Are you familiar with that feeling of, "am I doing good enough?" This is why I love the end of the year when I take time to reflect upon and feel proud of what I accomplished in 2016 which gets me super motivated to bring you an even better 2017!

The biggest challenge for me since I have children is time. Time is precious and I realized that I can't continue doing everything I did before because now family is first! So this year focused on investing my time into blogging and I am so pleased with results.

There have been so many amazing highlights that have appeared as a result of the blog, one of them is collaborations with Israel's first fashion house, Maskit and touring with them around the States. Working with Sharon Tal, Maskit's new head designer was pure honor and a remarkable experience. 


Events like AICC annual featuring Tel Aviv Couture and Moriah art fair, featuring Maskit.


Celebration of the big 4-0 and the crazy Chanel paper flowers that we made for the party. This post became quite popular on the blog.


Super fun styling projects, like Styling with Fall Trends from Zara




Also blog collaborations with Shany Dahan, Hidas (coming in 2017), Frett, Samimai, Sackpack and more.


Adorable mommy and me posts with my mini including, Super Stylish dress for your little girl and Add this Essential to Your Wardrobe



Saying goodbye to baby weight featured on my 2016 yoga post



Travel post from Tel Aviv, including My Tel Aviv and Israeli Wineries



And style posts, the most popular: 













Last but not least, my Instagram page reached over 10,000 followers in the 2016! (ahh)


Looking back on these posts, I feel a great sense of pride in what I accomplished in 2016 and it also provides inspiration for what type content to work on for the coming year. I already have so many exciting ideas and potential projects, yay! As always if you have any special requests for content of 2017, please comment below. I would love to hear them! 

Thank you for an incredible year and for allowing me to create a platform to share everything that is fashion, art, and beauty. I sometimes want to pinch myself because I am so happy to do what I do and I feel extraordinarily lucky to have you! 

I wish you the happiest 2017, full of laughs, love, peace, positive vibes, good health, empowering goals, AND of course, style. 
If this year was a difficult one for you, I am sending extra hugs and strength your way. 


Here’s a cheers to you!

P.S. I am celebrating with a 70’s disco party at the Soho Chicago. Follow along on Instagram stories.


HAPPY NEW YEAR











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QUALITY VERSATILE INVESTMENT PIECE


You know how much I love layers and versatility. It is the secret to dressing chic and creating an efficient wardrobe. Furthermore, I whole-heartedly believe that the best investment pieces are those that are versatile, tailored, and made with high quality materials. I prefer to invest in quality rather than quantity and encourage my friends and clients to as well.

This is why I adore SAMIMAY, a Chicago based brand that was founded by two friends, Sylvia and Izabela. All of their pieces are hand-made by Sylvia's sisters at their home in Poland using high quality materials from England and Italy. 



For the crazy weather here in Chicago, SAMIMAY’s versatile shawl capes, beautiful oversized shrugs, and fabulous short vests will keep you plenty warm in style! (You know I am a huge fan of vests!). And the meticulous craftsmanship is exceptional - you can just feel love in each piece! 

Wear this number with denim like I did here or pair it with Hold Your Haunches  leggings. I would also wear it with fitted mini or midi dress



Wearing this piece on top of leather jacket is a game changer for an outfit. Here is a look from a few years ago that showcases this trick. 

I also love wearing it under a coat or jacket as I did here.


Check out SAMIMAY online shop and use the promo code TALI15 
to receive 15% off! 


You can also shop Samimay in select Chicago boutiques, such as Cinnamon Boutique, Milk Handmade and Obsession in Arlington Heights.



And don't worry about figuring out how to wear this shawl! Samimay created this tutorial especially of you. Now, you can get the most out of your chic investment. 



Samimay deliver in Chicago same day before Christmas - it's a perfect last minute gift! (please contact Sylvia to arrange same day delivery)






SHAWL SAMIMAI  |  DENIM (SIMILAR) TOP SHOP   |  TURTLENECK ZARA    |    FRINGE BAG (on sale) CHLOE   |   HAT MILLINERY   |  BOOTS MIU MIU 

Shop Samimay versatile elegance here


Happy Holidays!
Tali

PHOTOGRAPHY 
HALLIE DUESENBERG
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KNITWEAR TO FALL IN LOVE WITH: FRETT


When I wore these pieces from Frett’s line of slow-made luxury knitwear, it wasn’t just love at first sight. These sweaters will make you fall in love with everything that is Frett. 

You know that moment when you receive a special package and the packaging itself is so special, you almost don’t want to open it? 

I just had a moment like that this past week when I received three incredibly luxurious pieces from Israel-based slow-made luxury knitwear brand, Frett. Luckily, I did open the package. :) 

(I’ve also got an exclusive coupon for Tel Aviv Couture readers to receive 15% off a Frett purchase...keep reading…)



Slow-Fashion Never Looked This Good 

Frett is the creation of Meitar Karni-Zvik, who found her home in Tel Aviv after emigrating from South Africa. She studied textile design at Shenkar where she specialized in electronic knitting, and she went on to complete her Masters at the prestigious Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Her fine-tuned skills are more than evident in the way every Frett piece is impeccably crafted. 

The idea behind Frett is unique as they lead the way for other slow-fashion brands that create high-quality design with environmentally-friendly, sustainable, and ethical standards. 

In their own words, Frett defines slow-fashion as “a design and production process that acts independently of major industry timetables, preferring timeless design over passing trends, limited production over mass quantities, and ethical production over sweatshop contracting.”


Evolved Style That Goes With Everything 

As you know, my personal style has evolved as have my priorities in life, and with that mindset shift comes a different type of wardrobe. 

Frett’s unique knitwear line really meets my need for basic pieces that look and feel fabulous. The line may seem almost angelic from the color palette to the softness to the ethical production behind it, but these knitwear pieces are beyond indulgent, and they are perfect for any woman who appreciates quality as much as she does fashion. I love that I can take a Frett sweater and pair it with anything, like how I styled it here with this lace skirt by T&J Designs.



And remember when I mentioned the excitement I felt opening up the package Meitar sent to me? Well Frett’s packaging is EVERYTHING. If there ever was a brand whose packaging matched its design, Frett is it. 

The Perfect Gift This Season

Everything about Frett is sensory, and in a really good way. From the unique packaging to the delicate details in the knitwear to the smell of the textiles. And that wool just feels so good, especially this time of year! 

Frett is truly a special brand because it gives you a full sensory experience and is luxurious AND sustainable. I find that super refreshing.



I’ll probably be gifting a few of my dearest with some Frett pieces this holiday season...and I may just gift myself with some more, as well. I just can’t resist the luxurious textures of winter whites, and that kimono is just too much delicious perfection! 


Get 15% Off Your Frett Order


Join Frett in NYC through December 21st for their holiday popup shop and get 15% off online purchases with coupon code TLVFRETT15.
56 Green, Soho






SWEATER FRETT | SCARF FRETT | SKIRT T&J DESIGNS | COAT (similar) ZARA | BOOTS (similar) ZARA | BAG CELINE | SHADES RAY BAN

PHOTOGRAPHY HALLIE DUESENBERG



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