Monday, November 17, 2014


One of my favorite things about owning Tel Aviv Couture is having the opportunity to meet so many influential artists in this fascinating industry. 
I was introduced to Gioeilli by Liat just about when I started Tel Aviv Couture 9 years ago,  when Liat decided to follow her passion, and started her jewelry brand.

First, I have to say how proud I am of Liat for pursuing her dream and for growing her company beautifully all by herself. Working with Israeli designers for years, I know the challenge they face everyday to succeed. Unfortunately, many artists didn't make this far, while Liat did and I congratulate her for that. 

So what’s the secret for your success Liat?

Having a jewelry line is not enough, you got to have a concept. I listened to a friend of mine who is a fashion stylist speaker,  which was very interesting but I noticed that she was referring purely to body silhouette and how to style based on body shape. I realized that nobody referring to the styling of the face and neck which is the most important part of our body.

She added saying that at the age of 35, I started to see signs of aging, and Botox wasn't the solution I was looking for. So I developed a concept with my jewelry line. 
I think that women get more beautiful with age and I know how to help them find it. 

This is very interesting, so what’s your concept?

By using different forms of superior metals I can create an illusion that will lengthen your neck line and enhance parts of the face that you want to focus on such as jaw lines, cheek bones, and facial shape. 

She continues and says: when we wear high heels we tend to keep a straight posture, I use the same concept with my long style earrings.

Some clients told me that they even feel slimmer while wearing long style. 

So what style you recommend for me?

I would go with the long delicate earrings. Those can be worn two ways, the concave shape will lengthen your neckline and convex will frame your face. I tried them on and loved the illusion of having a longer neckline and the elegant touch. I can wear them with anything! Of course I left the studio wearing them.

What’s your biggest challenge as a designer in Tel Aviv?

I am doing something that is not mainstream, the minimal and modern style is not necessary developed here, but I am working on it and feel like I am almost there. The key is to convince the client to try it, then they simply get hooked and come back for more.

Liat just moved in to a new studio on Nahalat Benimanin, one of the most artistic areas in Tel Aviv where very often you can find street fairs of many different artists. I strongly recommend to stop by during your next visit in the holly land.

Gioielli by Liat collection is now available at

Read more about Liat here 
wearing my new Long Delicate Gold Earrings

Gioielli by Liat is the chicest gift for the upcoming holiday season. Shop your favorite style today and receive free gift from Tel Aviv Couture!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Life is full of surprises! When I was packing for my trip to Israel I had no idea that I will end up traveling the Greece Islands on the most beautiful private boat with my dearest friends. 

Here what I discovered this adventure:

Five Greece Islands: Kos, Leros, Nisos Lipso, Patmos, Kalimnos

The ultimate vacation for body and mind is a boat trip 

Yoga is not for boats, especially balance poses. But swimming in sparkely Mediterranean Sea is the most refreshing work out I have had.

Items I couldn't leave without this trip are swim suite, white button down shirt, warm sweater and my backpack.

My favorite boat music is the sound of sea 

Favorite thing to do on the boat is being inspired by the Mother Nature

I was very lucky to take this memorable trip with my chicest friend and fellow blogger from Israel Luba Jakobson.  Here is her point of view and great tips for you next Greece visit.

Thank you for visiting my blog! New posts from Tel Aviv are coming soon!


Monday, October 13, 2014


Back in March I was inspired to blog about my yoga practice after finally doing the crow pose. Since than, I never stop challenging myself to learn new variations.

I remember when I took my first yoga class and saw yogies doing advanced poses, I thought that there is no way I can do it, it looked impossible. 
But like almost everything in life everything is possible. Its all about making the commitment and believing in yourself.

I have been practicing almost 4 years, mostly at Core Power Yoga and supplementing with cardio and weights.

Besides the greatest satisfaction mental and physical, the strengths I gained is becoming pretty handy in life especially being a mom to my 3.5 year old energizer.

I hope you enjoy and get inspired by my Yoga and the City photo shoot that was taken in my home city, Chicago.

Thank you to one of my favorite yoga instructors, Linnea  Boulger at Core Power yoga who helped me to achieve these crazy goals.



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Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Thanks to my amazing client and dearest friend, Laura Delman, Jason and I had the exciting opportunity to attend a fund raiser event to support a wonderful charity, Prevent Child Abuse America. Laura,who is on the board of this organization, is very involved and active in this important cause.

The event took place at a bowling alley, Pinstripes, in Nortbrook. The unique venue had a large indoor/outdoor area where we enjoyed sharing cocktails and dinner with an electric and generous crowd which included the Chicago Bears. Dinner was followed by a live auction and a chance to bowl with the Bears!
And guess what,  Laura won the first bid and our table got the first pick to choose our Chicago Bear bowling teammate! You can only imagine the amount of adrenaline that was around our table.

 And...Ryan Mundy was the first pick!  He is a remarkable athlete who has been in the league for 7 years. He even played in the Super Bowl! He was extremely nice and super cool to spend time with, we enjoyed sharing pictures of our kids.

 When Laura invited me, I truly had no idea what to expect. I knew we were in for a serious treat and was confident that my husband Jason would be thrilled with the news... even though he is a very loyal Jets fan.

The only question and the most important one was... what should I wear?!
Bowling and dinner, it's kinda sporty I didn't want to feel overdressed but still chic and elegant.
 Harem pants was the perfect to item to start building my look, especially now when skinny trousers are almost over!  I styled them with beautiful cut out tank and topped it with my favorite Persy leather jacket.

photo taken from Modern
Ryan Mundy

Kyle Fuller
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