Monday, September 16, 2013

What I'm Reading Now: CSM: A Style Maven's Diary

I'm really excited to continue my blogger series of "What I'm Reading Now" and introduce you to Ana from CSM: A Style Maven's Diary. Ana has over 10+ years of experience in the Fashion/Retail industry from retail buying, visual merchandising , sourcing to client styling and model management which is why her fashion blog is one of my all time favorites for staying up to date on the current trends. I'm currently loving her NYFW posts with details on why designs are relevant and where to wear some of the pieces.

Get to know Ana:

1. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading, Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty by Michele Fitoussi. It's an amazing biography about the iconic Helena Rubinstein who built a cosmetics empire with nothing and all while standing up for women's rights and fighting to get women in the boardroom instead of just answering phones.

2. Favorite recipe or restaurant?
My current restaurant obsession of the moment is Homestead on the roof. The view is to die for and you can't get a more fresh meal in the city!

3. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
Sharing all of my different style obsessions and fashion discoveries with others who understand me. After years of trying to explain why receiving my new copy of Vogue each month is like the smell of Christmas cookies to my husband and him stare at me like I'm an alien I realized I needed an outlet.

4. Five things on your wish list?
  1. Saint Laurent Grey Suede Heels
  2. Markus Lupfer Necklace Sweater
  3. Le Metier Sydney Lipstick
  4. Alice + Olivia Katelyn Dress
  5. Saint Laurent Derby Oxfords
5. Favorite quote?
My favorite quote is, "Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life" by the iconic Bill Cunningham.




  1. Love the quote by Bill true!

  2. Love this series - it introduces me to fabulous new-to-me bloggers! Love the Bill Cunningham quote + want to read the Helena Rubenstein bio.

    xx, Brenna


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