Tastemaker Tuesday


Shopping is an art form. Of course we get it.  And for us, organization is the key element to any successful acquisition. We used to screenshot images of what we wanted and things we dreamed of. Our iPhones were filled with notes upon notes. But, now we have Keep, and all is right within the world of commerce. We can thank Alexandria Murphy, Style and Communications Director at Keep, for helping make our wish lists a reality.  

What pieces and/or designers in your closet do you find yourself wearing again and again?

I am constantly in denim and I'm always wearing my Citizen of Humanity Rocket high-rise jeans. They fit like a dream. I have also been living in my Vince leather pants. A good pair of leather pants should always be a staple in any closet. Every spring/summer I find myself constantly wearing a pair of Bottega Veneta sandals from years ago. They literally can go with any outfit and don’t kill your feet!


Favorite dining spots? 

Joseph Leonard has been one of my favorite spots ever since I moved to NYC. The vibe is always energetic, no matter what time of day. The staff is always having fun and the playlist there is unreal and on point. Brunch is my favorite time there. They have everything from avocado toast to kale salad to monkey bread!

Morandi is my go-to neighborhood spot that I visit on a weekly basis. Not only is the food always excellent, the staff is so friendly and welcoming.


Where in the world do you travel to for peace of mind?

Rancho Valencia in San Diego, California is one of the most relaxing and peaceful places I have ever visited. Outside of the United States, I would have to say Cinque Terre in Italy. You can’t beat hiking along the cliffs through the five villages with a picturesque view of the Italian Riviera.

What’s currently on your nightstand?

Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso via my iPad and plenty of fashion magazines.


Workout regimen?

I like to mix up my workouts otherwise I get bored and end up not going as much. I do a lot of spin classes whether it’s at SoulCycle, Flywheel or at my gym, Equinox. I have also started to get into power yoga. It is a really great way to detach and focus on your mind and body.


In terms of emerging designers, who is reinventing the wheel?

One of my favorite emerging designers right now is Misha NoNoo. She is a womenswear designer based in New York City. I love the way she uses contemporary art in her designs. I particularly love all the organza inserts in the simple silhouettes she does.

Any beauty rituals you swear by?

Katherine Cosmetics “wow” stick I use everyday. I use it as a moisturizer that helps prime my makeup as well as protecting my face with SPF 20. I also use Clarins Beauty Flash Balm whenever I need a beauty pick me up.


What music are you currently listening to?

I am all over the place when it comes to music. My Spotify playlists include everyone from St. Lucia to Robyn, to Nicki Minaj.


Any art galleries you frequent? Who is hanging on your walls?

I have to admit I'm not the biggest art connoisseur. I do enjoy the renovated galleries and special exhibitions at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Go-to libation?

Summertime calls for rosé and only rosé!


What film could you watch over and over?

Pretty Woman


Most coveted decade for fashion? In which time period would you have lived, and how does it inspire your way of dressing? 

I would have to say the 1970s. I am a big fan of fringe, suede and flares!  I also think the '70s were a great time for women and power dressing. Diane Von Furstenberg launched her famous wrap dress in 1974 and it is still worn today symbolizing empowerment. Chloé also found its brand voice in the '70s that it still holds true to today. Boho chic is a trend that will never go away.