Ivania Carpio is 23 years old and is based in the Netherlands. What is not to love about Ivania? Her style is  minimalistic, channeling Helmut Lang, Raf Simmons et al. She curates her adventures in style and DIY on her blog Love Aesthetics.Visit her blog for DIY tips ans stylish take on color and monochromatic looks.

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Tastemakers Choice: Becca Alexis

A burst of fresh style and personality, Becca Alexis is definitely on our radar! We absolutely love her blog and personal style which is to die for! You may know Becca as the powerhouse stylist who has worked with many top artist such as Trey Songz!


Her relaxed …..

…to casual chic….

….to the dressy look is admirable as she is able to transcend through various fashion styles effortlessly.

Follow Becca on Twitter and check her for 5 Minutes to Fab on Hello Beautiful!

*images courtesy of her blog

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Tastemakers Choice: Jenne Lombardo

If there was a style chameleon, we’d crown Jenne Lombardo! The fashion director and curator of Mac & Milk is one of the best dressed people in NYC! We just had to sit and admire her style file for a moment…do notice that Jenne is on trend with her colored jeans…fabulous! We’d love to see her in a pair of Vigoss soon!


Don’t forget to follow Jenne!

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Tastemakers Choice: Basia Richard

This simplistic beauty (We love a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl) is the styling genius behind teen queen Selena Gomez! Vigoss loves Basia Richard for her versatility amongst clients ( which have ranged from Forest Whitaker to Hillary Duff)  and style choice which is always classic. Her laid back day to day style reflects the style of many of our Vigoss Girls!

Basia’s work is available on her website.

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Tastemaker’s Choice: Grace Gotham

Grace Gotham

Although I love living on the Upper East Side (more specifically, Yorkville), I find that when I’m jonesing for a delicious, handcrafted cocktail, it is nearly impossible to find. Other than a couple of restaurants that have a specialized drink or two on their menu – a caipirinha here and a mojito there – my neighborhood is mostly long spans of Irish pubs and generic sports bars with a frat house feel. Sure, they offer some good beers, but if you want a decent glass of wine, champagne, or something besides a Cape Cod, you’re pretty much out of luck.

So, I inevitably have to wait until I find myself out in Boerum Hill Brooklyn at Clover Club; on the Lower East Side at Milk & Honey or Freemans; at Weather Up TriBeCa; or somewhere between Chelsea and the Flatiron District for a libation at Raines Law Room.

However, I found a very interesting place last week – in my own neighborhood and only a few weeks old – that has a very interesting wine cocktail menu (created by Meaghan Dorman of the aforementioned Raines Law Room), as well as exceptional food, and a sophisticated (yet rustic) ambience that somehow combines an English country cottage, a London corner pub, and Freemans, sans taxidermy – although the wood-paneled space with multiple skylights and a secret outdoor garden was formerly a taxidermy shop (no kidding!).

Jones Wood Foundry is a British-themed place that describes itself as “a food driven pub” (note the savvy omission of the omnipresent and overused “gastro pub”). The long bar has burlap sack-covered bar stools, interesting beer offerings (including the hard-to-find-above-14th-Street Allagash White), and food menu that will delight any Anglophile.

My cocktail of choice at JWF? The “First Bloom,” a refreshing concoction of sauvignon blanc, elderflower cordial (St. Germain), lemon juice, and club soda. The absence of a liquor license (beer and wine only), may sound disappointing at first, but it gets customers out of their same ol’ boring drinking habits and invites them to try something new – and surprising delicious. (And yes, you still get a buzz! Don’t worry!).

As if that’s not enough to get Upper East Siders tickled pink, JWF also has incredible British food. The cod-n-chips that I had there a few days ago is, without a doubt, the best fish-n-chips I have ever had the joy of devouring (easily beating out the fish-n-chips I ate during a trip to London in 2004, which previously held the title).

Jones Wood Foundry
401 East 76th Street (between York and First Avenues)

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