Wednesday, December 29, 2010

dr. fabulous

my doctor is quite fashionable. I can't read if he is gay or just...well, fashionable. I'm guessing the latter. I went in for a visit last week and he was wearing the most fabulous pair of laceless shoes I've seen on a man in a long time. I asked for a cell phone shot as I was so moved by the doc's duds. while he did inform me that he bought three pairs because he loved them so much, he wasn't keen on being photographed amongst cotton swabs and bad fluorescent lighting. unfortunately, I was denied the pic request. I snuck online instead and found it to share with you. it's john varvatos, of course. and it's faaaaavulous.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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lolly vuitton

j'adore the newest resortwear 2011 campaign from louis vuitton. the candy colors and striped yumminess of the accessories and swimwear are a grown up girls dream.

Friday, December 10, 2010

hola argentina

with the end of the year wrapping up, I am leaving in a few minutes on the job of a lifetime. for my newest project, me and my extremely talented lil sis, the urban grocer, may or may not have conjured up a major network television opportunity, bringing us to buenos aires for the week in search of hip, global foodie finds. I'm bringing my digi cam which means mad pix on facebook. click here to add me there and watch for more here on the top secret teevee updates. hasta la huego crocodile.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

how many licks...?

I'm a high heel lover. I love my very high heels. I've got over 50 pairs of Loubies, Manolo's, Valentino's, Steve Madden's, Aldo and Jessica Simpson's that fill up my shoe rack. This lifestyle choice is not conducive to comfy feet. Especially in New York City where I walk more than five miles a day and especially in the Winter. Enter FootzyRolls. The flat with the funny name has saved my feet. A quick dash to the Subway and back now comes accompanied by these roll-up glam flats that I stash in my oversized purse before and after the big meeting. They are easy. breezy, have cute styles like snakeskin and glitter as not to take away from a girls love of g'lamour and they are available in most department stores, making them available to you. Perfect for Bridesmaids and Girls Nights Out. And of course, the dreaded winter walk to the 77th Street Subway.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

color your world ; )

I was in at bliss 57 spa the other day for a quick wax treatment and sampled the new nail colors by essie. fab. fab. fab. especially the tiffany blue (that I'm rocking thanks to insipration from a new coach ad) and the creamy peach. j'adore.

Friday, December 03, 2010

love is in the air.

yesterday it was uber brand zara and today, it's director/writer/uber producer nancy meyers. this is not the first time I've been called a love bug. I love u. I love u. u love me. and today I love nancy meyers. I am a HUGE fan of her geriatric chic films "something's gotta give" and "it's complicated", her sets and stories and actor choices are beautiful to watch, eternally living in a pop culture glow. her latest "i love you, phillip morris" is a homosexual tour de force with a cinematic quirk worthy of a charlie kaufman story. If someone were to ask me what my "platform" was, what I stand for, if I was Miss America, what would I fight for? It's equal rights for all. and following the success of glee's gay friendly storyline pushing our people to see everyone as one more clearly, this film will hopefully make the masses fall in love with everyone too. brava nancy meyers. you're da man.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

my newest crush

I am currently crushing on zara, the international brand that lucky for us, is in most US malls. they have everything my fashion heart desires and for most looks under $100. I snapped a pic of this luxurious faux fur wrap vest with adorable and effortless brown belt, all for $70!? They have animal prints in the chicest places and their fits equal their buyer-friendly price tag. gift certificate anyone?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


they say in new york that close to 45% of women between 25 - 65 never marry. that's because they are so busy kicking ass and enjoying each other's uplifting, empowering and inspirational time. last night was one of those times. style expert and ultimate cutie, pamela pekerman put together an incredibly chic holiday accessory guide party at dasha wellness in the galleria on 57th street. not only was the spa and its owner, shannon, divine, free massages were doled out amongst the guests. as were delicious cranberry detox drinks, fretzels by jill and glow gluten free cookies. then like a new oprah order, hostess pamela took the stage and showered guests with her holiday gift list which she then also gifted. little lingerie underthings from blush, dangling earrings from disney couture, my favorite, a gift card to daffy's for really great cheap chic finds, amongst a list of really fabulous style-y things that only a girl, at a girly party, who loves girly things would absolutely love. thank you pam. what a treat!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


According to Wikipedia, Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday immediately following Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a press release entitled "'Cyber Monday' Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year"... in celebration of Cyber Monday, I want to offer my peoples (that's you!) some personal deals from me to you. Happy Online Holiday Shopping!

Autumn is well and truly upon us and so there is no better time to win a pair of toasty Whooga ugg boots. Whooga are quickly gaining recognition as a popular alternative brand of sheepskin boots with their legendary thick Thermofleece foot bed. To enter simply follow them on Twitter or sign up to their newsletter. .. .. .... .. . If you can’t wait until the end of the month for the prize draw then enter the following coupon code for an exclusive Cyber Monday JZ 10% discount (valid ONLY for the next week): 1047ZAINO

BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley was doing a Black Friday Buy One Get One. I bet if you're a good boy or girl, the secret cyber sale will be on ; )

Bikini Thief has the most delicious swimwear and for Cyber Monday, free shipping and free water-proof bikini bag including on all purchases. Perfect Resortwear for 2011.

30% on all purchases, ONLY, Monday, November 29 when you shop

Ann Taylor has 40% on ALL online full purchases. Coupon code: SAVE40 when checking out.

...and my absolute faaaavorite brand, Kate Spade is offering 25% off Cyber Monday sale purchase when you plug in coupon code: CYBER25 at online checkout.

Pace yourself. You're welcome. Have fun ; )

Monday, November 22, 2010

dear santa

I've been a very good girl this year. please bring me these amazeballs gold aviator chanel sunglasses, item number 4179. I know those elves do good work... xxJZ

The Exclusive JZ Holiday Giving Guide

(New York City, NY - November 2010)

There is so much to be thankful for from the leaves turning color in NYC to the Lanvin collaboration that launched this week with H&M. As the Holidays near and no doubt, the 2010 'Best Of' lists will be compiling, I wanted to write my own Holiday Guide to share with you, so that you may have your content and eat it too. As a nationally recognized Style Expert and regular Style Correspondent for TV Guide Network's Fashion Team, here is the brand spankin' new JZ Style Guide to the Holidays. Be it for media publication, if you're looking for a Holiday Style Expert or if you just need some help on picking the perfect party dress for the Holiday Party circuit. Like to read it, here it go... and THANK YOU. I am so grateful.

1. Altruistic Accessories
Trinkets are the true multi-tasker of the Style world. Jewelery and accessories can be purchased not only for you but for great gifts, Secret Santas and stocking stuffers and since the Holidays are the time for giving, take it to the next level and give some more by giving back with gifts. These key accessory brands stylishly stand for something: Designer, Attorney and Mother, Jessica Mindich has launched, Jewelry For A Cause (.net), her darling set of Blue Buddha Talismans, Family Crest wrist ties and True Prep charms with proceeds going to benefit Also, the fine folks at Lia Sophia have established an empowerment program where brand hostesses can throw a party, sell some beautiful jewlery and build their business. Be it for financial gain or fun, a trip to is a must!

2. Black and Blue
Everyone loves color and the hottest combination this Holiday is Royal Blue and Black. Think Royal Blue Dress with Black Blazer or Little Black Dress with a royal blue pashmina. So many options, so little time.

3. Cocktail Dresses for Less Coin
You have a list of invitations piling up and not enough in the closet to compensate. What's a girl to wear?! A simple shopping trip to some key stores will have you ready to dance the night away in no time. And for under $50, you'll be looking sparkly without spending the cash. Forever 21 is always my first stop in picking up a fun number. They never disappoint but if a more mature look is your thing, QVC has some beautiful and flattering finds under $50.

4. What to get the Guy
The dude in your life, be it lover, brother or friend is always a toughie when it comes to gift giving. That said, there are some very chic gifts that are a home run when it comes to style. A wallet from Jack Spade has humour but still says grownup. An Adidas watch or better yet, luxury leisure wear by David Beckham for Adidas is a great gift. Finally, grooming is key to kick off the new year with a new look and the people at The Art of Shaving are doing their best to clean up the boys in your life. A kit or better yet, a proper salon shave is a great gifty for any man, bosses and friends with benefits included.

5. Thrifty Girl
I've recently moved in to the Upper East Side section of New York City. And to each block there are at least two Thrift Stores. Which got me thinking. A great gift idea for intimate friends and family are Thrift Store books. The thought that goes into each as you customize who you are giving what to mixed with the yellow, dog-eared pages, phrases underlined in a past read is an intimate and even romantic gift to give. Some thrift shops to stop at: Salvation Army, Housing Works, Goodwill, the local Library.

And end of the year props to some brands that I have had the pleasure working with this year, swimwear line Bikini Thief and luxury sportswear brand, BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley both have incredible styles with terrific Black Friday and holiday sales for maximum online shopping fun!

Happy Holidays! 'Tis a beautiful season. xxJZ

Saturday, November 20, 2010

button up

I came across the above candid shot of the uber cool nicole richie and I am now on an obsessivo hunt for the perfect structured navy blue with gold buttons blazer. I have a great one I picked up at barney's from theory but it doesn't quite do the job. and I have a lovely little boys school jacket but there is no curve so that too doesn;t measure up. where oh! where are you perfect casual yet structured jacket?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

jess loves lanvin loves h&m

I have the fortune of living a hop & skip from h&m and a nyc one at that, ensuring that the windows are dressed beyond divine. we fashion lovers all know by now that lanvin is working the h&m collab and the adorable windows reflect it... so, with a November 20 launch date, what are you thinking? I am sucker for lanvin, placing alber elbaz's deisgns at the top of my top three fave houses but if it's between us girls, I'm minimally shocked at the prices.everything over $100, most cocktail pieces close to $250. If u recall a few past designers: lagerfeld, stella mccartney, the prices were never this bloated. and while, the pieces are perfectly lanvin, is it a wise purchase to pay out so much at h&m, while great in a pinch doesn't hold it's own on the real thing. I might be sticking to eBay for my lanvin couture. a bit more money but "the real deal" quality that pays for itself.

Monday, November 15, 2010

dietrich and dimaggio

It's Monday and I'm expressing my inner Dietrich. Strong, Structured. Menswear for women. Black trousers. Rolled up sleeves. A strand of long pearls to soften the sapphic style. Come on, Vogue.

Friday, November 12, 2010

luxury for less

a few posts back I commented on the studded shoe that is rocking right now. jimmy choo has a collab with ugg on a black boot studded out in gold and silver grommets. they retail at $800. after a quick pop in to the harlem costco today (I buy their two dozen roses for $15 that last a month!?), I peeped these pictured above kirkland brand ugg-inspired boots for $35 and decided I am absolutely going to stud them out proper for winter. so what if kirkland makes everything from tequila to toilet paper to tires. I do not discriminate. bedazzle party anyone?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

cowl's are zing

chunky knits are the rage this winter season and I cannot get enough of the homemade, chunky, necky, comfy cowl to wear over tees and under winter coats. etsy is a perfect place to start.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

thrift store nation

the UES is home to a sh*t ton of thrift stores. really. like one or two per block. makes one wonder how the shops stay in business in this bad economy. they stay in business coz each is PACKED!? I popped in to housing works on 77th today. random 4pm visit on a random wednesday afternoon and sure enough the party was bumping. tons of great finds including the adorable patchwork shoulder bags and nifty ombre disco dress pictured above. for a great cause as well. makes me reevaluate my holiday shopping strategy....hmmmm......

Monday, November 08, 2010

she's got l'eggs

leggings have become a closet staple in the past few years so it's important to find a brand that fits because ladies, you know, we wear them over and over and over again. my favorite legging find is not a pant, but a tight and an opaque one at that. a drugstore brand I trust is the old school egg, l'eggs in black. for less than $10 this is a perfect winter accompaniment with over the knee riding boots and heels (especially cute peep-toe, wooden soled ones). and if you're looking for a more traditional legging, BL BODY shapewear, which is the shapewear brand from NBC's Biggest Loser has some pretty great stuff at pretty great prices which tone making your assets look pretty great. legs up!

Friday, November 05, 2010

you're such a #stud

everyone from jimmy choo flats to adidas and christian louboutin sneakers to ugg boots are studding out their gear. get in the game and get yourself some serious stud. and if your into the D-I-Y, break out the bedazzler and get going on a ol' fave to bring it up to date on right on trend.

Monday, November 01, 2010

true blue

I have a big week. with some important meetings and two television shoots. which means I am in need of a mani. I want something fun and trendy for fall. my all too loved go-to red needs to step aside for the moment and Imma let my true blue shine thru. It's been on all of the runways and it's different and it's my first time, so I am actually nervous. eek. will it complement my skin tone? my outfit? can u believe I think about this decision for more than five minutes?! high class problems people. I love the ritual of going in, picking a color and the hour long craftmanship of a local cheapie hood place. what color is on your nails this week?

Friday, October 29, 2010


I'm moving. and it's a bitch. most nights these days, I'm found under boxes of stuff, fighting my way out to find my inner sanctuary feng shui. since I am home, I'm watching teevee. and last night while organizing my media cables and old issues of domino magazine, I had the apprentice on. I haven;t watched it since my girl claudia jordan was a contestant. and while, I'm over the forced reality show format, there was a style stand-out. masha, who got kicked off last night, made it through the show in a trendy lace top, fire engine red nails and an awesome fitted black dress, blazer combo. she was so on trend, that I had to write a blog about it. she may be fired but masha was a fashion winner.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SPiN New York is the sh*t

Last night was an incredible event at SPiN New York! Hosted by BodyRock Sport, we raised over $5,000 for breast cancer research to benefit the Carol M/ Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Stephen Baldwin showed and played and won (?!) against a team of a dozen super models from Independent Model Management. My Mom, who is a breast cancer survivor even played?! We spread the love. We played pong. We also made Wire Image. A great time was had by all. And a great cause was supported. For more info or to donate some cash money to the cause, click here.

Monday, October 18, 2010

yes, miss tina

I am a sucker for wal-mart. I do not agree with their business and union practices but gosh bless their clothing offerings. on a recent trip over I saw that it was out with the ol' norma kamali collection and in with the new. beyonce's mum, tina who is also ceo and head designer for house of dereon has got some wal-mart happenings happening with her new line, miss tina for wal-mart. pictured here are some hot looks, which focus on plus girl fits, which fit... hotly. all for $18. yes, miss tina.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


I am currently a maid of honor to be for my lil sis, caitlin. I am also a raving and loyal fan of we's say yes! to the dress. the fact that the world famous bridal emporium kleinfeld is having a november sample sale on sunday, november 7 with 70% off on top designers and other goodies makes my head want to explode. get in early to make the appointment because they will book up fast! say yes!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

one night stand trunk show

BodyRock Sport hearts Nolita lingerie shop, Only Hearts and we can't wait to see you tomorrow night from 5 - 8pm when we'll be doing complimentary sports bra fittings, wine toasts and free gifties with purchase... which may or may not include a 1 week free membership to the hottie infused Chelsea Piers. Feel free to please repost and pass it on. We like to share ; )

Monday, October 04, 2010

rainy day women #12 & #35

behold! a stranded young thing in a brooklyn coffee shop on a rainy monday morning. well, not so young. maj & I are moving this week so our cable and internet is down declaring #atlascafeny in williamsburg my new office. plus, they have free wi-fi. booyah. this rainy - slash - humid - slash newly cold-ish weather has got people in a fashion funk. for an instant hit of #glam to combat this gloom, pair your rainy day comfies with a dash of red lips. a quick #glam fix to any situation. mac russian red is a surefire winner while maybelline cherry does the trick on a dime.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

fine wine.

(September, 27 - NYC) Another year older for moi and loving every minute of it! I love feeling like a woman. Coming into my own and knowing I can kick some serious ass in life. Balls to the wall, Bebe! I celebrated my 34th with a relaxing facial at Gurney's Spa in Montauk, thanks to my sister, The Urban Grocer. Day of, me & Maj threw an intimate bash at Norwood with the help of my college bud, Lady E. Hostess Cupcakes and LOTS of Champgne and strawberries. I wore an $8.50 scoop neck, Cheetah dress, red Chanel Rouge lips and had my hair did Betty Draper style by Meg D. at Salon V. Love my friends! Loved the day! Loving life! Especially loving you. Insert wink emoticon here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

love me, love my tips

I am obsessed with active wear and even more so that I found and fell in love with bodyrock sport. check out my fitness to fashion tip list here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

the ultimate rock n' roll stylist

with new york fashion week wrapping up, the fashion illuminati is inspired and ready to create! for all such inspiring stylists out there, you should know the name luke storey. the man is a rock n' roll legend working with the likes of marilyn manson, dave grohl and perry farrell. his dash of leather mixed with tailored fits make for a grown up rock vibe which has most of hollywood's rock royalty calling. being the super cute style g*d that he is, luke launched the school of style in l.a. taking aspiring stylists to the next level in their wardrobe career. collaborating with amazing partners like smashbox, ace hotel and a v.i.p. contact lists that will leave students drooling, luke is taking his show on the road and hitting the big apple. the weekend of october 10th will mark your chance to learn from the best and leave all the rest in your dust, dolls. hit up the site and sign up for class today. the school of style is in session. xx.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley NYFW S/S 2011

Yesterday marked the fashion presentation at Chelsea Piers for the new collection of BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley. 25 models styled in the hottest Supertrash leather leggings, stilettos and luxe BodyRock Sport sports bra. Our style cycle class was held overlooking the Hudson River in the all new Cycle Studio and the class was held by famed triathlete, Andrew Kalley. We had Alicia Keyes' make-up artist and my darling friend, Ashunta Sheriff keying the looks and I styled the wardrobe on the girls who all incredibly chic while cycling away. The designer Kelly Dooley rocked The Trenta, the world's most expensive sports bra witha pair of Supertrash sequence leggings and a Supertrash cropped leather jacket. Major! We had a blast and everyone was in great spirits. Plus, NBC came through and shot a fun piece that ran on Taxi TV. Keep your eyes peeled on that if you're in a NYC cab... And, if you're looking to buy your own BRS, the facebook fan page has an easy to purchase store wit FREE SHIPPING to FB fans. Get going!! This is a brand you don't want to miss.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

NYFW Trend Watch #2: Denim Do's

I admit it. I've been a flip-flopper on the whole denim issue. One day I love denim and the next day I loathe it. Having been out and about on the Fashion Week scene this week, I can confirm that denim is here to stay! And not just denim, but skinny denim. Everywhere. I found a favorite pair at Macy's in the Material Girl collection. Not necessarily nicely made but fit perfectly and on trend with a high waisted top. And if not her, every brand has a pair! Some good brands to stick by Jessica Simpson, always Levis, Converse at Target. if you're looking to spend $$ J Brand, Paige, Joe... Wear with flats or on special nights heels. Chuck Taylors also work... Do u have a pair?? A great cashmere vneck for Fall or beautifully fitted tees with "the necklace" or a long skinny one strand pearl-like necklace is a good pair!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

let's get physical!

Activewear as day wear is a trend that is quickly making its way into our hearts. Check out my latest Stylecaster piece here on the many ways to rock your aerobic chic.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

How to Identify Trends

NYFW 2011 Trend Watch #1

This Thursday, September 9 is the kick-off to New York Fashion Week. All of the fashion world will have it's eye on what trends are headed down the runway and into your closet. I'll be on the scene at the shows and even producing one of my own for BodyRock Sport by Kelly Dooley at Chelsea Piers in the all new cycle room in a simulated style cycle class led by celebrity triathlete Andrew Kalley overlooking the Hudson River. I pledge to deliver as many as "real girl / guy" trends I find. First up! Direct from the rehearsals at Lincoln Center, word from and as worn by Ms. Anna Wintour herself, is that super round, John Lennon like glasses are what's hot for glassware this Fall. Stay tuned, Fashion friends! xoJZ

Thursday, September 02, 2010

school of style Q & A

school of style is an awesomely fabulous school in L.A. run by famed celeb stylist luke storey, offering classes and workshops on how to be a wardrobe stylist. I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with my west coast buds on what it takes to make it in the world of style. read all about the juiciness here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

pony up!

it looks like the 'do to do tonight at the emmy's is the pony tail, be it high, side chignon or slicked back, the girls walking the carpet are all about it. add a trendy one-shoulder gown in white or navy blue and you've got award winning style! I dressed my good friend lisa anne hillman, whose husband jon corn is nominated for 'curb your enthusiasm' in a chloe & reese cocktail gown paired with a mix of harry winston and ny & co. jewels. talk about high brow, low brow. I tried to convince her cutie hubby to rock the converse on the carpet with his tux, so time will tell if he did it or not... keep a style eye out! xo.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


the past year has proved that I am OVER jeans. totally over it. I can't find a good pair to save my bum and I've tried them all!? joes, seven, paige, target brand... skinny, wide leg, boyfriend... nothing fits well enough to look nice and as a result I've declared denim dead! that is, until today... I have a levi's curve ID event to hit in the lower broadway levi's location. they say they can measure my curves and customize a perfect pair of jeans. we'll have to wait and see....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a faux-ll must have.

fur is the rage for this fall and a must have for your closet. if you're like me and you like a little faux with your pelt, net-a-porter has an ultra luxe selection.

Monday, August 16, 2010

you can dance. for perspiration.

I have been wearing the same sports bra for five + years. its pretty gross. I've recently been turned on to bodyrock sport by kelly dooley and my fitness life has not been the same. kelly, is a professional triathlete and fashionista so you know girl works it out when she's working out. for funsies, she created the worlds most expensive sports bra, the trenta. get yours here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a vote for levi is a vote for stupidity!

levi johnston is a tool. have you heard he is running for mayor of wasilla? for a reality show? ummm, yeah. read more facts I dug up about this guy here:

Monday, August 09, 2010

designer to watch

move over gaga, there is a new girl on the block. nicki minaj is the latest fashion trendsetter to hit the hip pop scene. so, when girl stepped out on the red carpet in melody ehsani, you know this is a brand designated to watch. born and raised in los angeles to a persian family, melody cut ties with her culture to follow her couture dream. and with amazingly chunky, funky accessories and shoes, it looks like miss thing is self expressing her desire to rule the runway.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

glam god: supertrailer

Glam God: Supertrailer
press play on that link above. I co-host realitywanted on CBS radio every wednesday from 6 - 8pm. last night we have shante & jamie from vh-1's money hungry on as guests. they were super cool girls which had me nostalgic for the gays on my VH-1 style compeition show, glam god. interesting times for sure.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

CBS Early Show is cooler than you

last week I was taken by surprise when the CBS early show hit on a trend that most young, hipster ladies are seen wearing on the brooklyn L train -- the granny shoe. I was so impressed with the fashion forward piece that I had to blog the world. or at least the massive australian audience on lostateminor who also coincidentally created that other ugly boot, uggs.

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