Monthly Archives: October 2013

NYO, New York Observer (October)

What’s Your Fall Guilty Pleasure
By Neesha Arter

Alison Brod

Dannijo S/pring 2014 Fashion Presentation

“Most of my money is going to chic décor, not clothing these days. For fall, I bought a 5-inch thick Lucite and copper Art Deco 5-foot by 5-foot cocktail table for our office.”

 Whats Your Fall Guilty Pleasure?

Sara Mearns
Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet

School Of American Ballet 2013 Winter Ball - Arrivals

“This October I will be giving myself a day trip to Kyoto while on tour in Japan with the New York City Ballet. Beauty and inspiration at its purest.“

Autumn Colours In Kyoto

Mehmet Oz 
Host of The Dr. Oz Show

DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn and Forever Young Wine's Seth Greenberg & Arty Dozortsev Host Deepak, Mallika & Gotham Chopra Launch Of The Chopra

“Every fall, my wife Lisa, family and I look forward to going apple and pumpkin picking. Then we make apple and pumpkin pies from scratch as soon as we get home and eat them fresh and hot the same day.”

Farmers Harvest The Autumn Apple Crop

Gail Simmons
Food and Wine Special Projects Director and Head Critic, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters”

QVC Presents "FFANY Shoes On Sale"

“There’s always that one day toward the end of the month when the air turns crisp and you need to turn on the heat in your apartment for the first time. For me, that day is also always the day to break out a pot, simmer some dark, spicy cocoa in milk and have a cup. Pure heaven.”


Brooklyn Decker

The Sixth Annual Golden Heart Awards benefiting God's Love We Deliver

“Every Halloween I gorge on Skittles like they will not be around the following year. Oh, who am I kidding? I do that monthly, regardless of whether it’s October or not.”


David Stark
President and Founder of David Stark Design and Production

Opening Celebration Of Anthropologie Chelsea Market

“The Maison Martin Margiela store in the West Village has been my guilty pleasure for years. I am generally a little late to the party when shopping for fall clothing, but as October hits, the seismic pull for a new suit drives me to Greenwich Street.”

Maison Martin Margiela - Mens Spring 2014 Runway - Paris Menswear Fashion Week

Kyleigh Kuhn
Philanthropist and Model

Milly By Michelle Smith - Front Row - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014

“October means the return of butternut squash soup and being able to wear sweaters again.”

Butternut squash soup

Daphne Oz 
Author and Cohost of ABC’s The Chew

Skin Sense Award Gala 2011

“Candy corn, fresh apple-cider donuts and pumpkin everything! My family and I go pick our own and spend a day peeling, boiling and pureeing enough pumpkin to fill the freezer. Delicious!”

A girl selects pumpkins to buy at a loca

Spencer Paysinger
Linebacker,  New York Giants

ESPN The Magazine 10th Annual Pre-Draft Party

“My October indulgence is on my off days going into New York City late in the morning, put my iPod on shuffle and exploring parts of the city I haven’t been to yet. Lots of fall leaves to crunch!”

 Whats Your Fall Guilty Pleasure?

Oscar Blandi
Celebrity Stylist and Owner of the Oscar Blandi Salon

Kelly Ripa Co-Hosts Dr. Fredric Brandt's SiriusXM Launch Event

“October is my birthday month. I’m designing myself a BMW HP4100 racing style motorcycle.”

 Whats Your Fall Guilty Pleasure?

 Published in the New York Observer.

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NYO, New York Observer (September)

By Neesha Arter

By Neesha Arter

What’s Your Fall Fashion Must Have
By Neesha Arter

Featuring quotes from Charlotte Ronson, Amanda Hearst, Tinsley Mortimer, Shoshanna Gruss, Melanie Charlton, Douglas Friedman, Amy Phelan, Timo Weiland, Kelly Rutherford, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, Danielle Snyder, Jodie Syder, Veronica Miele Beard on their favorite fall trends! Published in the New York Observer.

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October 22, 2013 · 8:42 pm

New York Magazine

NY MagI covered the red carpet at opening night of Romeo and Juliet on Broadway for New York Magazine. Here are three of my quotes from that evening!

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October 8, 2013 · 4:01 pm