Lynn Loves

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

Welcome to Dove Loves. Here you’ll find Lynn’s definitive guide to what she’s loving at this very moment. Consider them her favorites du jour - the holy grail of items she’s coveting, researching, talking about, obsessing over - the products she’s deemed can’t-live-without-worthy and needs to share with you right now.

Each month we’ll be bringing you these Dove Loves straight from Lynn herself. Consider them tried, tested and approved directly from the source of all things A Wild Dove.

Ben taverniTi Unravel Project

“I love the vibe of this line and what Ben and Joyce are doing right now (They’re also engaged and with 2 kids. Love that)!  This collection feels so fresh compared to everything else out there. Streetwear inspired for sure, but the fit and quality are so on point. I also love it’s not everywhere (yet). This bomber is one of my favorite pieces. I like to wear it kinda slouchy. It comes with removable shoulder pads that may be a bit extreme for everyday, but perfect for Saturday night.”


Published under Virgil Abloh's Off White, this book is styled and lensed by fashion power players Luka Sabbat and Noah Dillon, the duo behind HotMess. It's full of super cool images of women and with a purple reflector cover, it's perfect for coffee table decor.”

Vetements x Dr Martens

“Need I say more? Vet and Docs - best collab ever. From the moment I saw them, I knew I needed them in my world and I’ve been in living in them. They go with everything - dresses, wide leg jeans, cropped jeans...EVERYTHING. They’re already a bit beat upon purchase, which means they will wear-in perfectly."


Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Mineshaft

“For someone who doesn’t really wear red lipstick, I am strangely always on the hunt for new reds,” says Lynn. “ I am loving this one by Nars. It goes on super easy, no liner needed. It applies like gloss but it’s actually not glossy. The color is super strong and really stays on, but doesn’t get cakey.”


Celine Thin Shadow Sunglasses

“These sunnies are SO Laura Biagiotti,  but in the best way possible. I always wearing huge glasses but I love the unique shape. Needless to say I'm obsessed with them for the moment.”

Rings by Jennifer Fisher | Shorts by Vetements x Champion | Camisole by Nili Lotan

Vintage Point

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

Who knew that when Richard Ives came to New York to study art, he would create one of the most iconic vintage boutiques in the world? We certainly didn’t, but we’re so grateful he did.

Richard is what you’d call a fashion triple threat - he began his career styling before becoming fashion director at Bloomingdale’s. He’s also known to design clothing. If that weren’t enough, he opened Pilgrim New York as a place to house the most forward vintage from top designers around the world. We’ll let Richard finish the rest, because each detail of his story - much like the most fabulous Junya Watanabe frock - is just too too good...

Richard! We are obsessed with your store and your vintage finds. Can you describe your journey and how Piligrim came to be?

I came to New York to study art and worked at the Met and the MOMA as well as a few galleries in SoHo. A friend at the Met was a stylist and asked me to assist her. I didn't even know what that was, but was interested in both fashion and photography. My first time assisting on an editorial was for French Vogue with Arthur Elgort. The models were Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista. I freelanced as a stylist and began working for Bloomingdale’s as fashion director. I could still do editorial while working there. I worked for many magazines, mostly European, and photographers like Richard Avedon, Deborah Turbeville, Patrick Demarchelier, Glen Luchford and Steven Klein. I worked with designers like Donna Karan, Isabel Toledo, Tracy Feith and Charles Nolan. I also designed and made clothes, which was really helpful when working closely with designers. I worked on the first home collection for Donna Karan, making many of the samples myself. Pilgrim first opened in 2006 in Woodstock, New York. After selling my home on Shelter Island, Woodstock was the tester store for New York City. We sold vintage clothing, art, and collectibles. We also used it as a gallery to showcase both NYC and local artists. I first introduced the Pilgrim women's collection there as well.

Wow, you have quite the fashion legacy. So onto the clothing. Tell us, how and where do you find your pieces?

We source everything through dealers mostly European and occasionally will buy at auction.

Meghan Douglas | Photography Michael Thompson | Styling by Richard Ives

Trish Goff | Photography by Patrick Demarchelier | Styling by Richard Ives

Cindy Crawford | Photography by Patrick Demarchelier | Styling by Richard Ives

How do you decide if a piece makes the cut?

I'm super critical, since we've become a source for designers and their teams, I only want interesting or iconic pieces.

That totally comes through at your store. Only the best. And how do you stay balanced in this crazy industry?

I use to have a house in the Caribbean, which was a great escape. Now I just use gym and mini escape weekends to deal.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and where would it be?

My dream dinner was actually last summer at Isabella Rossellinis house in Bellport. I styled the dancers for an art performance at her farm and was invited to her home for dinner afterwards. Conversations about David Lynch amongst artists and the most delicious Swedish food! I rode back and had the best conversation with a curator from the Pompidou Centre. It was a magical night.

Artist - Lia Chevaz | Photography by Ira Lippke | Styling by Richard Ives


Amazing! Tell us, who’s your fashion icon?

Fashion icons are all the usual suspects, but Debbie Harry is my all time favorite. And many of the people I've worked with over the years. Indre Rockefeller has supported the store and worn my collection. She's always eclectic and modern. We have a lot of Comme des Garcons and Yohji buyers who always look amazing.

Is there a piece that got away?

I can't even begin to think about it, so many. Many Junya Watanabe pieces. I do remember a Dior evening dress that was spectacular, but I buy for modern wardrobes and that doesn't always include couture or evening pieces.

What’s your most favorite piece ever?

Brian Bennett, my business partner has bought some of the most amazing pieces of costume jewelry. So probably a couture necklace from Christian Lacroix.

Ahh, SO GOOD. What’s your favorite fashion moment?

Stephen Sprouse's store in SoHo. He was the first American that did cool high design. Also the first time I went to Comme des Garcons in SoHo in 1986. I was awe struck. Maybe my first show in Paris, Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld. It so ethereal and the girls were all goddesses! The first show I styled for was Tracy Feith. It was at some stripper bar in Times Square. The whole collection was the Nudie Show. My sister Lisa, who was a dancer, was in it too!

We would have loved to see that! Lastly, what makes you fly?

After many years still being excited by fashion and design. Dressing my customers who tell me how great they feel.  The specialness of vintage and how it resonates with young designers. Sharing all the stories behind how things were made and the quality and craftsmanship that no longer exists.


Walking Tall this Spring

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

From sandals to booties to platforms, Spring is always the perfect time to invest in a few new must-haves to take you from the beach, to outdoor weddings and beyond.  Fortunately, we’ve enlisted David Rosen, AKA @BarneysShoeMan to help us navigate top trends by our favorite brands.  We let David sound off on what he knows and loves best.  Shoes!

Check out his spring picks below -


"This sandal is like having  pillows on your feet. Ridiculously comfortable.”


“The silver sequin bootie is probably the most fun, comfortable boot this season and surprisingly versatile as well because of the clear plexi heel.”


“The black patent pump is a nice ode to the YSL iconic logo. You’ll be the chicest on the dance floor.”


"The arena leather is very cool and the inverted kitten heel gives it a little edge. It’s a play on naughty meets nice.”


“The hi-top sneaker is super versatile and because of its length, it can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses. Great street look.”


“The Unravel bootie has a hidden heel and a rock-n-roll feel to them. It’s edgy luxe.”


“This sandal really has the comfort of an actual Birkenstock, but way cooler look. It also comes in a mirrored silver for a bit more flare.”


“The silver sandal is soft and with the feather detail it makes it a perfect sandal for vacation. You’ll see these all over Ibiza and Capri.”


“This red flat has the softest leather and the square toe fits much better on the foot. The overall them is a continuation from fall and it's all about comfort and versatility.”


"Even though it's a very high heel, its thick and the platform makes it easier for navigating the city, even without an Uber.”


Black Champion Zip Up In Progress Hoodie by Vetements | Satin Slingbacks by Vetements x Manolo Blahnik | Jeans by ReDone | Medium Frame Shoulder Bag by Celine | Rings by Jennifer Fisher



Salespeople, stylists, skincare specialists and all manner of self care mavens—they can be so much more than simply people who provide a service. If we’re lucky enough to score a particularly first-rate one, they might be closer to our therapists, confidantes…basically our support team. They work magic on our wardrobes. They whip us into shape after a rough week. They set us straight when we’re mired in bad vibes. They nix our doubts and fix our hairdos in one fell swoop. They are truly transformation experts. In this series, we’re giving credit where it’s due: to the pros who keep us on point. Get their take on style, wellness, and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little better—even after we’ve left their stomping grounds.

Talking Shop with Totokaelo’s Graciela Molina

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

Add this name to your fashion rolodex. Graciela “Gracie” Molina is uber-stylist behind conceptual, fashion-forward boutique Totokaelo. She has loyal clients who trust her opinion on everything from high-waist denim to the It-boots of the moment. A native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, Gracie has dabbled in a number of creative fields such as photography and styling but saw her journey to Totokaelo as a long time coming. “Working for this company has shown me so much about myself and my view on fashion,” she said. “I feel like I've just scratched the surface of my career.” We feel so chic in Gracie’s hands, whether we’re attempting a new trend or trying to find that perfect gift.

We asked Gracie to sound off on spring trends, how to shop for your body and why wrapping jeans around your neck is totally a thing.

On how to shop for your body

“The best way to shop for your body is to KNOW your body type and what you want to emphasize or hide,” says Gracie. “Stylists are here to help you figure out what works well on you. We can determine if anything needs altering or hemming and which style pieces can flatter your body type. Whether a synch of the waist, half an inch up from the hem or determining what fabric falls best, we are there to decipher what works best for you.”

On how to buy what you love

“I gravitate to what speaks to me. I don't look at what everyone else is wearing, but rather what makes me feel bold and true to myself. I have a vivid collection of T-shirts from various designers, for example, because that's a go-to piece for me. I love quirky quotes, bold graphics and unique fabrications which most designers are fusing with their basic tees as of lately. I stay true to what I like and what is realistic in my world.”


On how to buy for spring

“The best way to buy for spring is to concentrate on pieces that would develop and grow your already existing wardrobe. Try and find new pieces that will compliment your current wardrobe . For spring, find pops of color pieces that would go with a favorite knit of yours from the fall. Fun prints to blend with winter fabrics to make your outfit less strict. Harmonize your pieces so you can have a forever blend of style in your closet.”

On how to make a single purchase go the distance

“Invest in pieces that would last longer than a season in your closet. Find those great pieces that speak to your lifestyle and take care of them.  A garment bag goes a long way.”

On shopping Spring’s top trends

“I am a huge fan of Jacquemus. I love his clothing because of his playful and conceptual silhouettes. For Spring 2017, his colorful striped knit shirt and voluminous wide legs pant are my favorite pieces. It's that perfect balance of practicality and spunk. The idea of a practical jean is turned on it head this season with a corset like top that hugs your waist and an exaggerated voluminous wide leg with huge cuffs on the bottom. 

Also, Demna's biker jeans for Vetements are the perfect jean! The amount of technique and tailoring that are put into this one piece is amazing. Literally, precisely cut pieces of vintage Levi denim, pieced together to form his signature jean. It is an ingenious concept that you can have a pair of one of a kind jean in your closet.”

On trends to buy into

“Avante-garde shirting pieces. Who says you can't make workwear chic? Numerous designers are playing with playful cuts with the basic button down. Really great pieces!”


On her one #protip

“If you want to know quickly if a pair of jeans or pants will fit you, place the waistline of the pant around your neck. If the edges don't meet at the back of your neck, the pant is too small for you. It is not a 100% guarantee but It will give you a better idea of the fit. Take in consideration the cut, but it really works! “

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GRACIELA MOLINA | Totokaleo, 54 Crosby Street, NYC | |

Salespeople, stylists, skincare specialists and all manner of self care mavens—they can be so much more than simply people who provide a service. If we’re lucky enough to score a particularly first-rate one, they might be closer to our therapists, confidantes…basically our support team. They work magic on our wardrobes. They whip us into shape after a rough week. They set us straight when we’re mired in bad vibes. They nix our doubts and fix our hairdos in one fell swoop. They are truly transformation experts. In this series, we’re giving credit where it’s due: to the pros who keep us on point. Get their take on style, wellness, and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little better—even after we’ve left their stomping grounds.

Hair Affair - Ryan AUSTIN

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

For a small town guy, Ryan Austin has made it BIG. Perhaps that’s why celebrities and musicians from Lorde to Icona Pop to Johnny Weir and Macy Gray trust him with their most precious strands. He’s gracious, funny and humble. The hairstylist got his start the way so many do, in an all-female family where he was resident hair stylist before proms, trips to the mall and other social outings.

He grew up in Dunmore, PA and soon enrolled in beauty school, after which he hightailed it to New York City and then worked for some of the most illustrious names in hair (think Oscar Blandi and Sally Hershberger). Now as a stylist at Cutler Salon in Soho and Williamsburg, he works on shoots with mags ranging from Vogue to GQ to Nylon and with the world’s top photographers like Terry Richardson, Sophie Elgort and Mary Ellen Matthews. We sat down with Ryan to chat Olsen hair, Beyonce break dancing and the products he’s currently loving - 

So we are obviously obsessed with your work. Can you describe your journey and how you ended up doing hair?

From a very young age I was obsessed with fashion magazines, models and musicians. Edgy and powerful women like Madonna, Kate Moss and the Spice Girls all had a role in impacting my obsession with hair and fashion. What I most admired about these particular women was their ability to constantly switch up their looks so effortlessly, especially their hair. On top of this, I grew up with two sisters at home so I was constantly exercising my obsession by cutting and styling them for proms, weddings or just for fun. I even styled my sister for her homecoming ceremony. She won, obviously.

Obviously! Did you always know that's what you wanted to do?

Yes, I love being able to help someone change up their look or vibe with a simple haircut. Making someone feel great about themselves, more confident or sexier is so rewarding. A great haircut or style can truly change a person’s life.

We can speak from experience that it DEFINITELY can! How would you describe your philosophy on hair?

My philosophy is that hair shouldn’t be stressful, it should always be fun and bring you confidence that leave you feeling renewed. So, I would say don’t be afraid to take risks, build a solid relationship with your hairstylist and have fun. Period.

Yes! Period. And how do you stay balanced in this crazy industry?

I try to choose hobbies that help me clear my head. I try to switch it up all the time, so some days I’ll go to boxing or a figure drawing class which I really enjoy. Every now and then a Beyoncè dance class can be fun.


Who has the best hair, either now or in history?

So many good ones but I'd say top 5 would be Cher, Mary Kate Olsen, Anna Wintour, Kristen Stewart, Chelo Alonso and Louise Brooks.

Mary Kate! Yassss. Ok, so...what would your hip hop name be?

I heard that your hip hop name is if you put LIL in front of the last thing you ate so I guess mine would be Lil' Smoothie.

Ha! I guess we’d be Lil' Kale. Does that work? And what's your favorite app?

I'm really into music so I'd say Spotify or Shazam. I recently downloaded Meitu, it's an app that turns you into an anime character! I'm obsessed. Also Uber is important.

So fun, must try Meitu! Lastly, what makes you fly?

Traveling outside the country makes me the happiest…


See below for Ryan’s favorite products of the moment -

Sachajuan Salt Spray - “For for someone with ultra soft hair, this product is super light and build-able. I love to spray it into a messy ponytail or topknot.”

Sachajuan Leave-in - Conditioner - “It’s the ultimate leave-in conditioner! It's great for super dry and staticky winter hair. I use this for every type of hair from super coarse to very fine thin hair.”

Redken Powder Grip - “Perfect for that little added texture in the crown. This product gives you that next day hair look.”

FATBOY Shampoo and Conditioner - “This combo is a perfect shampoo and conditioner. It smells great, it's sulfate, paraben and gluten free. It also protects hair color from sun damage and is keratin safe. And it's made and packaged in Brooklyn!”

Harry Josh Hot Tools -  “ I use these tools everyday!! The curling iron has a detachable clamp and can be turned into a curling wand and the flat iron’s ceramic plates create the shiniest hair you can ever imagine. Best in the game.”

Amika Blow Dryer -  “It’s super light and easy to use. It’s also really modern looking, which I like.”

Sachajuan Sea Salt Spray | Sachajuan Leave -in Conditioner | Redken Power Grip | Fatboy Shampoo | Fatboy Conditioner | Harry Josh Hot Tools | Amika Blow Dryer



As modern mamas living in the over information age, (where everyone is an expert and parenting opinions are shared as freely and easily as an Instagram post) it can be tough to filter through the white noise to find the facts. Naturally, we’d love to consider ourselves wise in all sorts of ways, but the truth is sometimes we’re scrawling SOS in the sand. Good thing we’ve got the guidance and expertise of our own personal rockstars: the people who inspire us on the daily. Our rockstars (our flock) are enthusiasts, professionals and influencers in the fields of wellness, travel, education, style—the list goes on. Each one brings a profoundly different perspective to the table, one informed by their own experiences and outlooks. And that perspective is priceless.

They say it takes a village…we say it takes a flock.

Lynn Loves

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

To us, being sexy isn’t just about wearing head-to-toe lingerie and a three-inch stiletto (though it certainly can be). We love carving out small opportunities to feel sexy and beautiful everyday, even during the most banal of getting out of the bath or finishing a super intense workout.

So while we don’t need a designated day to be “sexy,” we can still use February 14th as an excuse to elevate our sex appeal with a few simple items. Be it for the body, the home, the wardrobe or for our own self are some of our favorite gifts to steer us in the direction of love all around, this Valentine’s Day.

Shoes by Saint Laurent | Lace Cuffs by Aurelie Bidermann | Rose Moon Sea Salts by Shiva Rose | Room Scent in Tabaco by Coqui Coqui | Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe | Invincible Living by Guru Jagat | The Body Book by Cameron Diaz | Red Socks by Vetements | Cade 26 Candle by Le Labo

What’s in your Bag? - A Wild Dove’s Lynn Levoy

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

For our first WIYB series, we look no further than Founder and Creative Director of A Wild Dove, Lynn Levoy, who is always toting an oversized sack full of goodies to take her from AM to PM. When running around the city, whether for work, play or Mama-ing, (yeah we just made that up), Lynn’s   go-to bag these days is a large Celine Cabas Twist tote. “The bigger, the better,” says Lynn. “Somehow they seem to get larger each time I buy a new one. And then they become like a big black hole...” Well, let’s do a deep dive into that black hole, complete with makeup, tech gadgets, sunnies and so much more...

Lip Balms - “I don’t wear much make up, but for some reason I need multiple clear glosses at all times. Lately, Glossier’s Coconut Balm Dotcom is my go-to. I have one at all times and even all around my apartment. I also love Glossier Lip Gloss. It’s so gooey. On that random occasion that red is in order, I go for Glossier Zip.  It's very satin and not heavy at all. It's super low maintenance. And Rodin Lip Balm with a slight sparkle. Just because.”

Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler - “I use it everyday, even when I’m not wearing mascara. It gives my eyes an extra pop.”

YSL Shocking Mascara - "I've used it forever. I have tried everything but I always go back."

Shu Uemura Mascara Brush/Comb - “A makeup artist told me about this years ago. It’s a lifesaver. When I do wear mascara, I like lots and lots of coats. It’s the only way to get the clumps out and separate your lashes.”

“And I always use Glossier’s Pink Pouches perfect for make up and just about anything else."

Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom & Lip Gloss | Rodin Lip Balm | Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler | YSL Shocking Mascara | Nars Copacabana Multiple | Nars Concealer | Shu Uemura Mascara Brush/Comb | Anastasia Brow Pencil & Clear Brow Gel



Vintage Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses With Yellow Lens - 

“My latest find. Obsessed.”


Eye Glasses by Culter & Gross | Yellow Vintage Sunglasses by Ray Ban | Black Sunglasses by Saint Laurent

Notebook by Moleskin | Wallet by Commes de Garcons | Graphic Pen by Pigma | Camera by Canon

Moleskin Notebook -  “I love a list. And nothing is better than crossing off to do’s.”  

Pigma Graphic Pen - " I'm very particular about pens for some reason. This is my current fave.”

Epi Pen - Callum was diagnosed with a peanut and nut allergy at two years old. I never leave home without two pens at all times.”

Love Note from Callum - “Nothing makes me happier.”

Snacks - “Especially with Callum’s peanut/nut allergy, I never know what the food situation will be, so I basically carry a small shop at all times.”

Kid Robot and Plus Plus Building- "Best distraction."

“And I of course never leave home without my iPad, iPhone, chargers, headphones, water, Trident Minty Sweet Twist and my wallet - the stars

make me happy."


Aurelie Bidermann pouches (these bags come with your your purchase. They're the best, I use them for everything).  “My bag is full of them to stay organized, except I then can't remember what’s in which one and I end up opening everyone one. People behind me in line love it..."


Pouches by Aurelie Bidermann | Hand Sanitiser by Aesop | All Electronics by Apple


Oversized Twisted Cabas Bag by Celine | Top by Nili Lotan | Jeans by Vetements | Boots by Balenciaga | Ring by Jennifer Fisher

Great Khaite

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove


Sometimes a new label is so good that you want to keep it all to yourself,  but at the same time, shout it out from the rooftops. That’s how we feel about Khaite, a new ready-to-wear brand by Catherine Holstein which debuted this fall at mecca-of-all-things-chic, uber-boutique, The Line.


Everything about Khaite is so good - it’s refreshingly straightforward and features clean lines that feel both minimal yet totally luxurious. It’s ready-to-wear that exudes confidence in the form of a masculine meets feminine aesthetic, which we love.

It’s strong, yet soft. Classic yet modern.

Not to mention, the jeans are perfection. It’s like your favorite pair of worn-in Levi’s, but better. We’re talking Legs. For. Days.


Bodysuits reminiscent of old school 90’s, but way cooler. Timeless pieces that aren’t trendy, but rather, true investment items that are seasonless, effortless and will take you from day-to-night with the simple change of a shoe.

The quality is fantastic - super soft cashmeres, sexy silks and crisp cottons. AND the fit is on point. It’s cool, easy dressing that has already become our uniform this season.


Jeans by Khaite | Black Bodysuit by Khaite |

Green Sweater by Khaite | Black Boots by Vetements

Rings by Jennifer Fisher


What to Wear this New Year’s...Anywhere

Written by A Wild Dove 

Ahh New Year’s Eve... 

Never in the English language have three words conjured up so much anxiety. What are the plans? Do we even have plans? To go out or not to go out? Somehow, we tend to overthink that whatever we do or don’t do, on New Year’s Eve is some greater metaphor for the current state of our lives. Well, whatever it is you do - be it a visit to your old standby restaurant or a night out at the latest hotspot, we’ve got your wardrobe covered.


From your best friend’s house party to a chic dinner out, high-waisted denim, either vintage Levi’s (from What Goes Around Comes Around of course) or Khaite are our favorites. Pair it with a Nili Lotan cami or vintage Alaïa sequin plunging top for WOW.



Leopard Print Cami by Nili Lotan

Black Cami by Nili Lotan | Jeans by Khaite | Vintage Levi's Jeans by What goes Around Comes Around | Black Sequin Top by Azzedine Alaïa from What Goes Around Comes Around | Grey Fur Jacket by Marc Jacobs (Stylist's Own) | Black Boots by Balenciaga | Bag by Gucci | Choker by Jennifer Fisher | Pendant Necklace by Aurelie Bidermann


The beauty of velvet, aside from being fall’s IT texture, is that it can somehow transcend almost any evening out. Our favorite velvet slip dress by Nili Lotan can also give serious vibes when styled underneath a Vetements jacket.


Dress by Nili Lotan | Jacket by Vetements Boots by Vetements


Going out, as in all out? When you’re popping bubbly in the back of your Uber, only the chicest look will do. Channel your inner glamourpuss with most luxe of fabrics, velvet. Nili Lotan’s cami dress is perfect, layered under fur-white fur, that is. (Preferably vintage. Our pick? What Goes Around Comes Around.) Add some Aurelie Bidermann pendants and you've got major decadence.


Dress by Nili Lotan | Vintage Fur Jacket by What Goes Around Comes Around | Shoes by Saint Laurent | Necklaces by Aurelie Bidermann | Rings by Jennifer Fisher



Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

Everything Graciela Molina touches turns to retail gold. The stylist behind Totokaelo’s clean, crisp aesthetic ensures that the store is looking as cool as ever while also maintaining key relationships with clients.

A native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens, Graciela dabbled in a number of creative fields like photography and styling, but her journey to Totokaelo had been a long time coming. After working in the fashion industry for eight years, she finally got on the right path when she joined the boutique in 2015. “Working for this company has shown me so much about myself and my view on fashion,” says Graciela. “I feel like I've just scratching the surface of my career.” We hit up this uber-stylist for her expertise on the perfect gifts for everyone on your list.




Rick Owens Weekender Bag


Jacquemus T-shirt




Wienerblut Freudian Wood


GRACIela Molina |

Salespeople, stylists, skincare specialists and all manner of self care mavens—they can be so much more than simply people who provide a service. If we’re lucky enough to score a particularly first-rate one, they might be closer to our therapists, confidantes…basically our support team. They work magic on our wardrobes. They whip us into shape after a rough week. They set us straight when we’re mired in bad vibes. They nix our doubts and fix our hairdos in one fell swoop. They are truly transformation experts. In this series, we’re giving credit where it’s due: to the pros who keep us on point. Get their take on style, wellness, and how we can all learn to love ourselves a little better—even after we’ve left their stomping grounds.

We’re Feeling Ourselves

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove


We were big fans of the whole “self-gifting” thing way before it became retail jargon.

We do it totally guilt free and you should, too. Why? Because you deserve it. And because sometimes (most of the time) the only person who truly gets what you want this holiday season is YOU. We should actually be doing it more often! And what are we bestowing upon ourselves this year?


Jennifer Fisher’s architectural, stackable rings, bracelets and chokers. These pieces make great “self-gifting” items as well as presents for your favorite women as they hit that sweet spot, price-wise, and flatter just about any finger/wrist/neck.

Fisher’s pieces are always editorial and on-trend without trying too hard, which is another reason we love them.

 It’s the perfect wear-anywhere jewelry that you don’t even need to think twice about. Throw them on and you’re out the door. Tis the season for some self love.


Our Choice of Voice

Written by A Wild Dove


Activewear is generally divided into two camps: The head-to-toe black ensembles that read “do not even look at me until my adrenaline kicks in”, and the ultra-neon, intensely patterned spandex concoctions that are almost more Burning Man than Barry’s Bootcamp. Fortunately, Tyler Haney—a Parson’s graduate turned fitness fashion dynamo—saw the need for something new. She launched Outdoor Voices: a casual collection of active-slash-ready-to-wear that has sent the collective athleisure crowd into a must-have tailspin.


The hoodies and tanks are versatile, super soft essentials, and the Merino blends have a special kind of magic that makes them surprisingly seasonless. According to Haney, the materials are produced at the same factories as other, bigger activewear lines, so you know they’ll be getting the job done right while you’re mid-sweat. Bonus: the compression feels great against the skin. You won’t be stuffed in like a sardine, so you’ll feel like you can move freely through a workout and through the day.


The line reflects Haney’s upbringing in Boulder, Colorado, where exploring the great outdoors and breaking a sweat are seamlessly integrated into the everyday. The pieces are minimal with a cool, clean aesthetic—so while they’re perfect for the front row of The Class, they’re just as appropriate for brunch or errand running around the city. There are none of the ubiquitous, shiny black capri pants. Instead, OV has lighter options in a chic heather gray or weathered, washed out black. We’re obsessed with the two and three-tone leggings and all of OV’s fun, fresh color-blocked ensemble sets. A combo of hunter green, ballet pink and slate blue? Yes, please.


You can purchase all of your future favorite OV items on-line or at the brand’s new shop on Centre Street. Think bright and dreamy with chic fabric cushions you’ll want to steal for your home. And if you bring your wee ones along for holiday shopping, they’ll have as much fun as you are. The space definitely makes you want to stay, lounge longer and then try on every variation. There’s even a super cool collab with APC.


But the real best part (and it’s hard to choose just one) is that at just 27, Haney is helping to pave the way for young women to take risks and inject themselves confidently into traditionally male-dominated spheres—which is as impressive as the line itself. #doingthings


PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC WHITE | Styling Lynn Levoy  | Model Vanessa Moreira at IMG | Makeup Marcelo Gutierrez

Just For Kicks

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove

Finding the right kids footwear often poses a challenge. It’s got to be something that can withstand day after day of playground abuse, yet cool enough to win your kids approval.  With fashion’s sneaker craze showing no signs of slowing - from street style stars to the runway - why not add some street-cred worthy kicks into your child’s wardrobe?

One of our favorite’s is Supra, a line born out of South California skateboard culture with funky silhouettes, unique materials and bold colors. The Kids Vaider style is a more classic style with a hint of old-school, while the Skytop, in futuristic metallics is poised to become Apollo Rossdale’s future obsession. For the more minimally-minded, the Westway offers a hip take on your traditional low-top sneaker.

Trico Treat

Written & Photographed by A Wild Dove


While you’ve been outfitting your kids for fall, you’ve probably noticed how hard it is to find clothing that fuses the best of kidswear with the kinds of things stylish parents often seek for themselves. Cue Trico Field. The niche boutique with outposts in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo carries a impeccably curated selection of just three super luxe brands: Fith, Denim Dungaree, and Go To Hollywood—all Japanese lines with a classic, casual vibe and a thoughtful approach to craftsmanship.


Trico Field recently relocated to a new Soho location on West Broadway, where you’ll find the same highly sought-after labels. Their super soft hoodies are true layering multitaskers, perfect for slipping over a worn out tee, and their winter coats manage to be extra warm without packing on the puffy factor. The coats are made of an insulated fabric that’s beautifully breathable and light, but will keep your kid’s body temp snugly trapped inside. Plus, they have a cozy, worn-in quality and fur-lined hoods. Did we mention there’s an especially amazing denim version?

trico field

The designs are mostly unisex (something we celebrate at A Wild Dove) and their collection spotlights some of the finest Japanese vintage washes on the market. Luxe materials mean garments that really last. What more could you want? If you’re anything like us, the answer to that question is “adult sizes, please and thank you”. Well, we’re in luck—they even make sizes for the women who were not-so-covertly coveting their kids’ pieces.

If you want to add a few items to your little one’s fall/winter wardrobe, anything you pick up at Trico Field is sure to check all the boxes on your list. Comfy, cool and beautifully constructed—a perfect combination.




What Goes Around Comes Around

Written by A Wild Dove


We’re Fall-ing for Vintage this Season.

Where do you shop for fall if you want something cool, original? Something no one else has?

What Goes Around Comes Around.


Yep. What Goes Around Comes Around is our go-to choice for worn in tee’s, easy dresses and the perfect length denim cut-offs in that just-so vintage wash. We first discovered WGACA in Soho back in the 1990’s, when vintage was a religion, not just a source of clothing. Founded by Gerard Maione and Seth Weisser, the shop elevated the secondhand market with its curated vision and concept that features the most coveted fashion labels on the market like Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton, just to name a few.


But more than that, WGACA offers a ton of chic “of the moment” items even without designer labels. Its assortment of ‘90’s style dainty slip dresses bring us back to the era of Kate Moss and Courtney Love. Its 1970’s rocker t-shirts are the perfect compliment to our high-waist Levi’s. And what is fall fashion without a totally badass bomber jacket? And lest we not forget their selection of vintage Gucci that puts the M in Major. Looks like we’ve got fall shopping in the bag...


PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC WHITE | Styling Lynn Levoy | Model Maja Brodin at The Society | Hair Sonny Molina | Makeup Marcelo Gutierrez