We have the joy to welcome the -always on the cutting edge of fashion- Laura Harari who works behind the uncommonly interesting and uniquely sophisticated blog Edgify Me. Laura opened her super chic closet for us and showed how style is produced and how she manages all those fashion objects of desire! O! Don’t miss her to-the-point style tips!
Laura with her favorite oxfords and Celine bag
Laura’s bag she scored at the African market in Harlem with her Zalo tribal smoking slippers.
All bundled up, Laura in her favorite Ray Ban Lennon sunglasses.
Some of Laura’s favorite jewelry. From left; Pamela Love cuff, Elizabeth & James ring, her mom’s vintage necklace, Made Her Think necklace.
Laura’s Reece Hudson clutch, so rock n roll.
White heels by Manolo Blahnik, Jil Sander ankle leather boots and Alexander McQueen shoes.
Skirt by Timo Weiland
Nike and Isabel Marant sneakers
NR: You seem so fascinated by fashion. When did you start blogging and why?
I am so fascinated by fashion! I started my blog a little over a year ago as a homework assignment, believe it or not. I was taking a course in styling and one of the requirements was to start a blog. I didn’t know too much about it at the time but found that I stumbled on something amazing. It is a way for me to express my point of view and excitement about fashion through my own creative vision and voice, which is incredible (and so much fun)!
NR: How would you describe your style?
My style changes with my mood. It’s usually a mix of rock n roll edge, masculine polish and a demure, vintage vibe.
NR: Do you have any style icons?
I look up to Coco Chanel and Diana Vreeland for their distinct style and the way they revolutionized the world of fashion. I am also obsessed with Taylor Tomassi Hill and Jenna Lyons.
NR: What are your 3 best pieces you have in your wardrobe?
My navy Celine Trapeze tote was my first major designer purchase. I named her Phoebe and bring her with me everywhere!
My mom’s silver chain tassel necklace that always adds the perfect touch of edgy drama to any look – dress or casual.
My grey patent leather Prada oxfords. They were doctor prescribed – no joke! After having surgery on my feet, my foot doctor told me to invest in a pair of amazing flat shoes so that I would wear my orthodics often. I’ve worn them for 4 years now and they get better with age!
NR: Do you have any unconventional/important style tips to give us?
Confidence is everything. It can transform your basic jeans-and-a-white-tee look from bland to Kate-Moss-cool.
Challenge yourself. Instead of throwing on the same look week after week, pause and think how can I edgify this look? How can I make it look different/better than the last time I wore it? Try layering and accessorizing to add dimension.
If it makes you dance in front of the mirror, it’s right. Fashion is emotional and what you wear should get you excited! When you look in the mirror, your clothes should make you want to bust a move. Let that be your benchmark.
NR: It seems you are a collector! How do you manage to keep them organized when seasons change? Any secrets to share?
Once a year I go through a TDK process: Toss, Donate or Keep. This way I am not overwhelmed with things I don’t wear. As for seasonal organizing, keep the most current season’s pieces in the front of your closet and keep rotating as the seasons pass.
NR: Do you exchange or give away clothes? Or you just use the alibi of keeping it because fashion returns and you are gonna use it in 10 years?
I give away clothes that I no longer wear or that are not in the best quality anymore. If it is a designer piece or something really special that I know will come back in style one day, I move it into storage. There are times when I regret giving things away. For example, I’ve been wishing I kept my Minnie Mouse tee from when I was 5 years old because I’ve been discussing Minnie’s comeback in fashion a ton on my blog. It would have been completely unrealistic to have saved it, and it probably would fit like a crop top but I still wish I did!
NR: What are your favorite brands or designers?
Riccardo Tisci, Phoebe Philo, Philip Lim, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Sarah Burton, Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Eddie Borgo, Pamela Love.
NR: How do you use Netrobe?
By uploading key pieces from my wardrobe, Netrobe gives me a different perspective and allows for a more creative way to mix and match my favorite pieces. I also love the idea of using the app to help me pack for a trip!