Posts Tagged ‘love’

a color story: featuring hester van eeghen

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

according to rachel schechtman, founder of fabulous new shop story, the landscape of retail is ripe for change. ”one of my beliefs is that the future of retail is going to be less about consumption and more about content and community,” she says. and that’s precisely why rachel created the concept of story. story is a 2000 square foot store located on 10th avenue in chelsea, overlooking the gorgeous highline, that has the point of view of a magazine. its offerings change every 4 to 6 weeks like a gallery, and it sells products just like a normal store. what sets story apart, however, is that story will change out all its merchandise, design, and fixtures and completely reinvent the entire theme every couple of weeks around a new idea. story debuted with the theme of love when it first opened in february. this month’s theme? color!

this month is extra exciting for us here at the markoff group because story will also be featuring one of our own beloved clients, hester van eeghen, a natural fit when it comes to to color. don’t you agree? we highly recommend stopping by this bright, colorful space. and if you have yet to get your hands on hester van eeghen’s vibrant designs, you must stop by for a unique opportunity to see, feel and try the pieces on for yourself. we just know you’ll fall in love.

here are some photos we took on our most recent visit to story.

let’s take a look inside, shall we? (location: 144 10th avenue at 19th street)

this month’s theme: color

hester van eeghen’s confetti clutch dipped in brown, orange, pink, and green – what a burst of color!

hester van eeghen’s confetti clutch in black, grey, and cream – perfect for anytime of day!

on the right: hester’s fishy ray in deep red
on the left: hester’s amazon clutch in red and orange


here’s another fishy ray in a mesmerizing turquoise. i absolutely love the sparkle. this is one of my absolute favorites and always a great conversation starter at parties.

as you can see, each section of story is sectioned off into different vibrant colors – oranges, pinks, greens, and hester van eeghen fits right in. i love the concept, and can’t wait to go back to pick up some lovely trinkets for myself. what’s your story?

~ irin



your bag says everything…

Friday, June 25th, 2010

as most can attest, i simply love handbags. i think they would even go so far to say that i have an obsession with YSL handbags. it has come to the point that i visit the YSL boutique on 57th and 5th and walk out with a new Muse or Roady that i then proceed to hide from my husband, who knows exactly what i am doing, but he humors me anyway. he gives me that look. you know the one?

the look...

i think your bag and the color of your bag speaks to your mood and feelings. it is like a pair of shoes. it ALWAYS fits. and on these hot and humid summer days that counts. most recently, i have departed from my navy blue Roady bag and into a more structure classic dove grey large Muse by YSL. I am loving how subdued and relaxed it makes me feel. i know some may say i am crazy. but it does the trick for me. i look at it and i seem to exhale, my shoulders relax, and my jaw loosens.

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yesterday, i had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Jennifer Hassell of Orange and Pear . she has a keen, amazing eye. i am loving everything on her site. so much so that i have departed from my YSL addiction and have purchased a new bag and a new designer. could it be? yes it could! i bought a Flea Bag. it should arrive any day and until then i am filled with nervous anticipation. i just know i will love it. i already have such plans for our new adventures. it will become my traveling companion for my upcoming jaunt to Greece and Turkey, perfect for my Istanbul market purchases.

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stay tuned for more updates on the adventures of my new bag, and until then… visit Jennifer’s site and buy one for yourself.

~ natalie

happy valentine’s day!

Friday, February 12th, 2010