What are your backgrounds? Where did you go to school, and was it for fashion?
I have a background in fashion design and marketing. My design degree is from Parsons School of Design and my marketing degree is from The University of Maryland. Gregg is a very talented web and graphic designer. He studied graphic design and art history at The University of Massachusetts.
When you met, were you both already interested in making something like Covet Shop happen, or did you discuss it and create the idea together?
We created the idea together. We both share a passion for style and aesthetics and wanted to put our experiences together to create a unique business that is rare and limitless.
Is it tough working together as a couple?
There are definitely good and bad things about working together as a couple. You have to learn to separate business and personal.
What makes Covet Shop different from all the other online sample sale websites?
We are a reseller that sells “pre-owned” merchandise. Our merchandise is sourced from individuals who are looking to sell items they own. Each piece is hand selected, unique and one-of-a-kind. I don’t see us an online sample sale but rather a platform to help bridge a gap between the seller who wants to clean their closet and the buyer who doesn’t want to pay retail.
What is your favorite accessory?
I love shoes and bags. They complete any outfit and you can never have too many.
If you only had to wear one accessory for the rest of your life, which would you choose?
Definitely shoes! Shoes are a form of expression. You can tell a lot by a person by what’s on their feet.
What's your earliest fashion related memory?
When I was 3, my Mom purchased a new fall outfit for me--a dress, sweater, tights and Mary Janes. It was August but I was so excited to wear it, I didn’t care it was 100 degrees. My Mom left me for a few minutes and I decided to put the new outfit on. Mom was stunned that I was able to fully dress myself at that age (tights and all) and refused to take it off, even covered in sweat.
What inspires you?
Anything creative…fashion, movies, art, food. People and traveling are also very inspirational.
Who are your all-time favorite style icons?
Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Kate Moss.
Who are your top 5 favorite designers?
Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Frida Giannini for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, and Marc Jacobs.
Do you read any blogs? Which ones are your favorites?
I do! A few fashion and a celebrity ones. I love fashionista.com and perezhilton.com. We also have a Covet Shop blog where I am a contributing editor.
Fashion Fille appreciates the classic beauty held in pearl jewelry.
The Fashionable Gal is giving away a CLARISONIC! Enter before October 31st!!
A Few Goody Gumdrops is giving away a to-die-for Sydney Evan Bracelet with dangling diamond Hamsa sign. Enter to Win!
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Couture In The City shows us how to rock our look for fall.
Fashion Cents shows you how to wear the boyfriend sweater.
Fashion Hippo Lucky Mag collaborates with HSN to create a capsule collection of Rebecca Minkoff and Kooba Bags and Rebecca Taylor Clothing.
Quinta Trends loves DAM new collection: for a happy summer
Raging Rouge kicks off three days of featuring the best lipstick and lip gloss shades for Fall 2009.
Shopping and Info loves black leather pants as seen on Blake Lively for the holidays.
SomeoneSpoilMe.com has great ideas for cheap Halloween Decor!
StyleMaven is inspired by the current “Maharaja” exhibit in London’s V&A museum and has found some opulent Indian inspired fashions to take on the trend including Isharya Moon coral earrings, Giuseppe Zanotti, and a Marc Jacobs clutch.
The Fashionable Bambino is giving away TWO pairs of Pediped Soft-Soled Baby & Toddler Shoes. Giveaway ends Nov 8th at 11:59pm EST.
The Fashionable Housewife shows us the Five Must-Have Tall Boots for Fall 2009 / Winter 2010.
TheFind Blog has spotted the perfect pair of over the top over-the-knee-boots from Jimmy Choo.
What I've been wearing recently. I hope this will hold you over for a little bit; this week won't have any outfits worth posting, not with studying irrelevant French grammar and elasticity and externalities...but, HALLOWEEN! So soon! And I'm so excited. Whoever can guess what I'm being wins something fun! :)
These are the most recently circulating pearl earrings in my own personal collection. I used to stray away from wearing the gold-set studs, for I was convinced they were too small and boring for my own taste. Well, they happen to be the perfect complement to a heavy gold statement necklace or a flashy top. Nothing beats the classic pearl earring- nothing. On the other side of the earring spectrum, the long chandelier earrings were a gift handed down from my grandma. I received them just a few days ago, and have left them out to admire. I love how they effuse such elegance and drama, and I cannot wait to wear them.
If you don't have any pearl pieces for yourself, now is as good a time as any to get some! I really love this pearl lariat necklace from Mikimoto pearls, and they also have some simple and beautiful pearl earrings and necklaces. If they're good enough for Carrie Bradshaw, they are good enough for you!
Fashion Fille ponders if Gen Y is becoming tragically inarticulate.
The Fashionable Bambino invites you to enter our Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Wubbzy Goes Boo DVD Giveaway! TWO winners! Contest ends Friday 10/23!
The Fashionable Gal is giving away a Clarisonic! Not only that, it’s a PINK one!! Just donate to Fashionable Gals For A Cure, and you’ll be entered to win a pink Clarisonic of your very own! Contest ends 10/31.
The Budget Fashionista wants to remind you that you only have until October 27 to tell them why you’re a Maxxinista and get a chance to Win a $500 Shopping Spree to TJ Maxx. Hurry and enter today!!
A Few Goody Gumdrops finally found the perfect Little Black Dress from Twenty8Twelve! Do you agree?
Being High Maintenance, not Bitchy is celebrating her birthday! Tell her your favorite post and you could win!
Fashion Hippo showcases the Best Over-the-Knee Bootsin Every Heel Heigh.
Handbag du Jour thinks life is easy for Nicky Hilton and her Valentino Maison Hard Tote.
Princess Dominique invites you to enter the YMI Dark Wash Bootcut Jeans Giveaway!
Quinta Trends shows Karina Latorre last collection.
Shopping and Info has a $500 Carolina Herrera gift card giveaway.
SomeoneSpoilMe.com has the best Halloween costume ideas.
Style Eyes checks out a scary collection from Paris Fashion Week in her post Giles in Paris – an Arachnophobes worst nightmare.
StyleMaven relies on Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and Calma Mask for skin care emergencies.
TheFind Blog is excited about the Anna Sheffield for Target jewelry collection and we can’t wait to get our hands on our favorite picks from the vintage inspired necklaces, earrings and “charm-ing” bracelets.
What’s Haute Magazine’s beauty editor spends some time with the hair master, Frederic Fekkai.
I've really noticed over the past few months how our generation is becoming less and less articulate. Many job "interviews" these days are started off with a LinkedIn profile or a splash page, instead of the ubiquitous and notorious interview where you are pressed with pointless questions just to test your level of nervousness, to eventually might come back for another interview. Of course, skills to orally express yourself are obviously still extremely important, but other types of skills are becoming just as important.
I'm aware of my own incoherency ever so often, and do try to work on it. I have a few friends that share this oh-so-endearing quality with me, and also share another quality- the ability and passion to write. I'd be the first one to say that I can write a blog post or even an essay faster, better, more efficiently, and with more voice and personality than I could have an in-depth conversation about [insert topic here]. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm shy or quiet. That has never been an issue for me. It's not not that I'm anti-social, or boring, or too stuck-up to talk to anyone. I love meeting people and having random conversations. I'm not even insecure about my weakness. It's just that I've grown up--and am still growing up--to become a bit of a tech geek, if you will, who not only feels more natural in front of a keyboard, browsing her feed reader, emailing whilst G-chatting, and editing some HTML, but is good at that digital multi-tasking. So, I love what I'm decent at. Is that a problem? Doesn't seem like it...at least not yet.
No real point to this post, I've just been thinking about it for a while. Thoughts?
Here is the I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell contest, and the Chickdowntown velvet leggings giveaway.
Love you all!
Thanks so much to Erica and Katherine!
Fashion Fille hates motorcycles, but is dying over motorcycle jeans!A Few Goody Gumdrops asks when is the Ex-Boyfriend EVER better than the Boyfriend? The answer is in the jeans!
Handbag du Jour loves haute handbag designer and Tory Burch alum, Katherine Fleming.
Shopping and Info loves the Tory Burch ruffle cashmere sweater for Winter.
SomeoneSpoilMe.com loves these Think Pink accessories
Style Eyes wants to sparkle this autumn and winter. She checks out winter sequin essentials - the dress, skirt, top, leggings and shorts.
StyleMaven is totally obsessing over a cashmere shawl vest from luxe knitwear brand, Inhabit.
TheFind Blog spotted the revival of the Mukluk boot this winter. It is the Tory Burch all black moccasin mukluk with a tassle tie.
What’s Haute Magazine features the Sam Edelman Zoe booties that have been causing such a stir!
I have a really quick and fast (hence the title) giveaway- it's fun! It's a I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell movie swag bag--complete with a cinch bag, a WWTD bracelet, a bottle opener, a IHTSBIH pen, a bumper sticker, a pint glass, and an exclusive tour t-shirt that you can't get anywhere (unless you were at the premiere). You heard about Tucker Max and the movie earlier, and now is your chance to win some really awesome merchandise (believe me, I have all of these items, and they're cool to have).
Just enter your name, email address, and something you would tell Tucker if you had the chance to meet him.
Contest will last just 2 weeks, hurry! Go see the movie if you haven't yet!
I love Alanis Morisette and all of her music. She really holds that elusive cool that not just anyone has. That said, she hasn't really been much a fashion icon--until now. Her photos promoting her new album are plain old hot. Above is just one, Hollywire has the more of the set. Nice job Alanis. See, you don't need Ryan Reynolds. (Will you help me steal him away from Scarlett?)
I'll give you some time to enter- contest ends November 22nd. Good luck styling!
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