Jeffrey’s Style Journal

Papyrus at New York Fashion Week: The Shows!

I’m always super excited for New York Fashion Week, and I love that Papyrus is a part of it too! I always look forward to seeing the beautiful cards they have on display (I always stock up)! This September, Papyrus celebrated their 11th consecutive season at NYFW: The Shows! Every season with Papyrus is better then the last!

Papyrus’ week long activation had so many fun things to check out at the center of Skylight Clarkson, specialty drinks, complimentary cards (so gorgeous!), and so much more!

Everyone was enjoying the Papyrus Café at Skylight! It was the perfect place to relax, refresh, and check out at all of their beautiful cards and fun activations between shows! Papyrus has always been known for their premium handcrafted paper goods and for their attention to detail, and they have always had a connection to fashion and to the arts. Papyrus has had so many beautiful collaborations with premiere artists and world known designers.

How gorgeous is this display?! I can spot two of my favorite designer collaborations - Judith Leiber Couture and Lela Rose! These cards make such a statement - I even framed some of them as artwork in my home!

Everyday, there were 2 different cards being handed out by the Papyrus team. To make things even more fun, you are able to send them to your loved ones and spread the joy and beauty of Papyrus straight from their café at Skylight Clarkson!

New York Fashion Week is always exhausting and show goers need a place to refresh and recharge! I loved how the café was so much more interactive this year! The beautiful display in the back with the cards and coffee books were such a beautiful touch and there were fun custom compliment cards to hand out for fun! The drinks were delicious and I loved all the specialty drinks they had – depending on how my day was going, I would grab a coffee, tea or LifeWater!

I was just obsessed with these displays showing different elements from their cards. The attention to detail that every Papyrus card has is amazing, and I love how handmade and unqiue each card truly is. They are just so special!

So many goodies! These were my favorite drinks! The lavender latte was a huge hit with everyone, and I love everything lavender! And I couldn’t stop drinking the Vietnamese coffee! I just love sweets, so the adorable macarons with the signature Papyrus hummingbird was a great way to start fashion week!

One of the most special and unique parts of The Café by Papyrus was a hand-lettering artist, Angie Durbin, who was at the café everyday to customize fashion week inspired illustrations and select Papyrus cards! I mean, how beautiful is her lettering!? Can you guess which phrase I picked?

I also loved the beautiful and on-trend design of the stationary! I picked the Central Park stationary for myself and the New York skyline stationary for my brother!

How perfect did this turn out?! This a super cool photo-ready art illustration by artist Deanna First It was so fun to be able to take such a special piece back with me from fashion week! Papyrus just thinks of everything!

There’s nothing I love more than a beautiful card, and as everyone knows by now, I only get my cards from Papyrus! They truly make every moment you are celebrating so special, and even with an already amazing event like NYFW gets taken on a whole new level by Papyrus every season! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next season!

Always the most fun when Papyrus is involved!


Emily Men.

In partnership with Papyrus! All opinions are my own.

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Wedding Season Ready with Papyrus!

Wedding season is upon us, and Papyrus has got me covered!  Whether you are a wedding guest or a bride/groom to be, you will find everything you need at Papyrus!  A wedding is one of the most special moments in someone’s life, and there is no better way to elevate and celebrate it than with the joy of a beyond beautiful Papyrus moment!

As everyone knows by now, I’m obsessed with Papyrus! I love how unique and innovative all their cards are, and amount of thought and love brought into the design and details of every single card and product they come out with really makes all the difference.  I am especially in love with their new product categories like entertaining and desk accessories – you’ll see later how I used the entertainment pieces to decorate my sister’s bachelorette party!

Everyone knows that Papyrus has the most luxurious and stylish cards and gift wrap products around, and it is the same when it comes to their wedding collection. They make cards and giftwrap that are just as beautifully detailed as the wedding itself! To me, a card is always the most important and special part of the gift because it is a visual expression of how you feel in your heart.

Shop the photo!:

  • Laser-Cut Cake on Lavender Glitter, buy here.
  • Vintage Lace Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Small Bag, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Forevermore Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Graceful Bloom Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Printed Foil Gold Heart Tissue Paper, buy here.

The wedding dress is one of the most important and memorable parts of a wedding, and I love that Papyrus highlights this special moment in their cards too. They really do think of everything!

Shop similar wedding gown cards!:

  • Vibrant Butterfly Wedding Dress Card, buy here.
  • Lace Wedding Gown Bridal Shower Card, buy here.

I always love the handmade feels of every single card – there really is a card for every type of bride! Loving this one for the more rustic bride!

Shop the photo!:

  • Bride & Groom Chalkboard, buy here.

For those who can’t wait to be called Mr. and Mrs.! There are so many gorgeous cards and entertaining pieces for this theme! How adorable!!

Shop the photo!:

  • Whimsy Bridal Outfits Card, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

This is probably my absolute favorite card from the collection. It is from the Judith Leiber Couture collection (which is the newest of Papyrus’ collaboration series), and I cannot believe how gorgeous this card is!! The entire collection of gem-encrusted wedding cards are modeled after some of Judith Leiber’s most iconic wedding handbag designs! I am so obsessed with this card!!! I’ve already chosen it as the one I will give to my sister for her special day coming up – it is so beautifully embellished and perfect for the super glamorous or over-the-top bride!!

Shop the photo!:

  • Pink Pearl Wedding Cake Card, buy here.

How fun are these beautiful top hats from the Judith Leiber Couture Collection??  Love this card for a more modern bride (or grooms)! Also, how cute are the heart gift toppers?

Shop the photo!:

  • Top Hats Wedding Card, buy here.
  • Gemmed Silver Heart Gift Topper, buy here.

Papyrus just has so many different designs and styles to choose from.  This card is another one of my favorites, it is just so delicate and beautiful! This is a great example of a card that is simple in concept but stunning in execution – the colors and glitter and ribbon details are just enough to make everything pop!

Shop the photo!:

  • Lavender Wedding Blossoms Card, buy here.

I recently attended a friend’s wedding and opted for this gift bag to match the card from above! It was the perfect set and really complemented the wedding theme!

Shop the photo!:

  • Forevermore Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Forevermore Tissue Paper, buy here.

Papyrus has what you need for every occasion! I recently planned my sister’s bachelorette party in Palm Springs, and incorporated several pieces from Papyrus’ event decoration collection for the occasion! How adorable is the set up!? I love the “celebrate” banner because it really brightens up the whole room in a stylish way, without being too theme-y or cheesy! It’s the perfect way to celebrate!

Shop the photo!:

  • Jardin Banner, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Dinner Plates, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Lunch Napkins, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I love cupcakes and dessert, so of course I had to incorporate some sweets into the celebration!  The Papyrus plates and napkins were the perfect complement!

Shop the photo!:

  • Happily Ever After Dinner Plates, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Lunch Napkins, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I added even more color and fun to the cupcakes with the party picks!

Shop the photo:

  • Happily Ever After Party Picks, buy here.

I made goodie bags for all the girls, and had to include my favorite Papyrus card for the occasion! This card was especially perfect for the weekend because all of the girls celebrated with rosé!  I also added the puffy silver heart gift topper to decorate and elevate every gift bag!

Shop the photo!:

  • Gemmed Silver Heart Gift Topper, buy here.
  • Cheers Watercolor Champagne Card, buy here.

Don’t you think the gift toppers add a great “something special” to each bag?? Shop more Bridal Party themed here!

Weddings are one of the most special occasions of your or your loved one’s life, and I think that attention to detail really makes it more memorable.  The Papyrus wedding collection is the perfect one-stop shop to get everything you need to make the occasion perfect. And if you need more inspiration for the big day, you can get it here and all things wedding here!

Shop more of my favorites from the wedding collection below! Celebrate with Papyrus! Xoxo.


  • Couture Love Wedding Lace Card, buy here.
    • The Couture line has the most elevated and exquisitely designed cards in the whole wedding line! It takes the art of the card to a whole new level- I just love them!
  • Beach Wedding Scene Card, buy here.
  • Cake on Floral Wedding Card, buy here.
  • Two Grooms Silhouette Card, buy here.
  • Mrs. & Mrs. Bridal Veils Card, buy here.
  • Wedding Vintage Lace Correspondence Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Wedding Dress Thank You Boxed Notes, buy here.


  • Elegant Floral & Scroll Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Chevron Text Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Forever Love Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Rainbow Reflections Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Silver Fiber Tissue Paper, buy here.

Décor, Tableware, and Serving:

  • Happily Ever After Banner, buy here.
  • Happily Ever After Dessert Plates, buy here.
  • Vintage Lace Beverage Napkins, buy here.

In partnership with Papyrus!

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The Andy Warhol at Christie’s Exhibition with Papyrus at NYFW: The Shows Celebration!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

As regular readers know by now, I’m obsessed with Papyrus. One of my favorite stops during NYFW is the Papyrus exhibit – you may not know, but they’ve been a part of NYFW for the past 10 seasons! I love checking out all of the fun and fashionable Papyrus cards on display. Every card is so beautiful and unique.

This season I was so excited to celebrate Papyrus, fashion, art, and creativity through their partnership with Christie’s, the famed auction house, for a special celebration to kick off NYFW: The Shows! hosted by the fabulous and multitalented Zanna Rassi!

Fashion week is such a hectic and busy time – I’m always running around from show to show, so to save time I wore this look all day ;)! I love the retro feeling of this outfit, which felt very appropriate and in line with Andy Warhol’s pop art!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

As soon as I arrived, I was greeted with a beautiful and super fun Papyrus card and a tray of champagne – who doesn’t love that? The entrance was absolutely beautiful and framed with so many flowers!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

There were so many displays of Papyrus cards all over the room, and I had so much fun looking at all of the different designs during the event. The cards are just so gorgeous, and like fashion, always make a statement!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The party had so many creative and fun events going on all night, and one of my favorites featured the amazing illustrators that were on hand: Deanna First and Veronica Collignon.  These talented ladies were drawing live illustrations of guests! How great are these illustrations Veronica Collignon drew of my brother and I?!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The bar was beautiful and there was even a specialty custom pink cocktail created for the event, which was delicious!!!! I may have had one or two (or three!)!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Every element of this part was thought out – even the hor d’oeuvres matched the cards!!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Here’s a picture of the yummy cake that was served – the perfect sweet bite!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

And here’s one more! This was one of my favorite cards of the night. It’s so feminine and the colors are beautiful, with just the right amount of sparkle!

A special part of the night for me was my interview with Zanna Rassi, the lovely and extremely talented host of the event! Zanna shares the same passion I have for Papyrus because they have the perfect cards for any and every occasion! Some other fun tidbits she shared with me included which fashion trend she wants to see more of (60s and 70s inspired looks) and which trend she wants to see fizzle out (high-waisted jeans)! She was so much fun to talk to and a fabulous host!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Because this was an Andy Warhol party, there were several Andy Warhol originals displayed, and Zanna drew out one lucky winner got to take home an original Andy Warhol Polaroid! Sadly, my brother and I did not win, but what an amazing prize!!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

The overall décor was just gorgeous, and everyone was having an amazing time starting off fashion week with Papyrus!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

Simply beautiful!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

And as the celebration sadly was coming to a close - everyone got to leave with some surprises! This was definitely one of the chicer goodie bags I’ve received!  I can’t wait to use all of the cards I got.  One special guest received a Papyrus goodie bag that included a bonus giftcard! Lucky!

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Papyrus)

After the kickoff party, the fun continued at the Café by Papyrus during NYFW.  The Café was based in the center of Skylight Clarkson, where many of the shows are, and continued to display the Christie’s Andy Warhol collection! It was so nice being able to stop by the Papyrus Café between shows to grab a coffee, tea or LifeWater refreshment and mail out a gorgeous Papyrus card to a loved one!  So convenient and fun.  The Café also featured sweet treats like Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova candies and a special Valentine’s Day themed experience! I loved popping in all week long!

Here’s a look at my favorite Papyrus cards from the goodie bag! I love all the special touches every card has!

Shop the cards pictured above and just a couple of my favorite Papyrus cards below! There are too many favorites, honestly!

  • Celebrate Your Existence Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Frosted Accessories Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Leather Cake Birthday Card, buy here.
  • Honeycomb Engagement Ring Card, buy here.
  • Bashful Lotus Gal Blank Card, buy here.
  • Bejeweled Tiara Pattern Blank Card, buy here.
  • Laser-Cut Japanese Garden Blank Card, buy here.
  • Tray of Champagne Congratulations Card, buy here.
  • Beach Wedding Scene Card, buy here.
  • Sushi Roll Trio Friendship Card, buy here.

Each Papyrus card has a special and unique design that speaks to individual style and the beautiful connections that are shared with loved ones just like each individual designer that shows at NYFW: The Shows! There is nothing more personal and touching then sending a handpicked card from Papyrus to your loved ones!


Emily Men

In Partnership with Papyrus.

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Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day with Papyrus!

Valentine’s Day is not only for your significant other! Now you can celebrate with your bests for Galentine’s Day! And as always, the only place I get my cards and wrapping is from my all time favorite, Papyrus!!!

There is no secret Papyrus is my favorite and only place that I get cards for every occasion, but I definitely love their special occasion cards! Of course who doesn’t love flowers and hearts, but that’s not all Valentine’s Day is about. Papyrus gives an opportunity to truly embrace and appreciate real gestures of love through the thoughtfulness of a beautiful and unique message written from your heart!!


It’s crazy to think that there are 180 million Valentine’s Day cards sent annually as it’s the second largest card sending holiday!! There are 173 cards in the Valentine’s Day collection this year, and over 30 new designs! These are some of my absolute favorites from the collection!!


The details that Papyrus employs in their cards are just amazing. They add so much through these unique designs and meticulous details in every card. How cute is the sushi card? I’m just obsessed with them all!


Apart from cards, Papyrus also has the perfect giftwrap products. They use the same kid of details with all their products so it carries over to their gift bags, tissue paper, bows, and ribbons!


I just love sweet treats, so these were the perfect Valentine’s Day small goodie bags to put some candy in for my friends! I love to make each gift a little different, so I love alternating different tissue paper to personalize each one!


Special moments with your special people! Just so many beautiful designs to choose from!!! I always spend hours picking out cards for my loved ones!

Shop the amazing items I used and more below!

Valentine’s Day Cards here!

Valentine’s Day Wrap and Bags here!


This is probably my favorite card. And just really shows how special their cards are. Papyrus puts so much thought into each card – you can’t find these kinds of designs anywhere else! Cards are always my favorite part of the gift because of the keepsake quality of it.  You know that each card was specifically picked for the person. There’s nothing I love more then a gift topped with the perfect Papyrus card!

Cheers! Happy Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day to you all! Hope you all have the most special day!


Emily Men

In partnership with Papyrus.

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Holiday Entertaining with Papyrus!

Everyone knows Papyrus is the only place I buy cards, so imagine my excitement when I heard that Papyrus was launching an entertainment collection just in time for the holidays! I’ve always loved Papyrus’s cards because of the unique designs and meticulous craftsmanship in each and every design, and I was thrilled to see that the Papyrus Entertainment Collection is no different.

I recently held a small get together at my apartment for the holidays, and the decorations I got from the Papyrus Entertainment Collection were the perfect details to highlight my snacks and gifts! Take a peek at how I entertained with Papyrus!


I was beyond happy with how everything turned out! It was so easy to create a fun and festive atmosphere when you start out with great decorations. I was so impressed with all of the handmade details that Papyrus is known for in all of the decorations. The details are what got me obsessed with the cards in the first place, and now I’m just as obsessed with their entertainment collection!


I just love the pom pom banner – it was so easy to decorate and transform my bar cart (I just taped it!).

Who doesn't love presents? The perfect present deserves the perfect wrapping, and these bags and tags are so perfect for the gifts I plan on giving to my friends and family this year!


The food is everyone’s favorite part of the holidays, and I accented everything with these adorable plates and napkins, which add the perfect festive touch to my desserts! The pom pom banner was also a great decoration piece for the table!


I mean! I’m just obsessed with these party picks!!!! The penguin is my favorite!


And how cute are these candy cane party picks I used to decorate my cupcakes?


And of course, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Papyrus’s beautiful cards. I always spend hours in the store looking for the perfect cards for everyone on my list. There is nothing I love more then a card from my friends and family, so I hope they feel the same when I write a card for them! And if you are anything like me, I’m always last minute so hurry and get your decorations, giftwrap, and cards!! They are all on sale for 50% off right now!!

Shop the items I used below! I added in some of my other favorites too!


  • “Ho Ho Ho” Decorative Holiday Banner, buy here.
  • Holiday Pom Pom Banner, buy here.
  • Angel with Gifts Ornament, buy here.
  • Green Sparkly Pig Ornament, buy here.

Tableware & Serving:

  • Peppermint Dinner Plate, buy here.
  • Santa Suit Dessert Plates, buy here.
  • Elegant Floral Dinner Plates, buy here
  • Santa Suit Holiday Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Peppermint Holiday Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Blue Snowflake Beverage Napkins, buy here.
  • Peppermint Party Picks, buy here.
  • Honeycomb Holiday Critters Party Picks, buy here.


  • Holiday Bloom Small Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Jingle Bell Ornament Medium Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Pattern with Tree Shakey Medium Bag, buy here.
  • Treat Gift Bag, similar here or here.
  • Felt Snowman Holiday Bottle Gift Bag, buy here.
  • Plaid Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Red & Gold Metallic Duo Tissue Paper, buy here.
  • Gold Foil Snowflakes Holiday Roll Wrap, buy here.
  • Eco-Friendly Candy Cane Bow, buy here.
  • Patterned Luggage Holiday Gift Tags, buy here.
  • Red with White Pom Pom Ribbon, buy here.


  • Handmade Geometric Neon Trees Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Geometric Garland Tree Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Reindeer with Wreath Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Shadow Box Scene Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Tacky Christmas Sweater Holiday Boxed Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Dog with Scarf Boxed Holiday Cards, buy here.
  • Handmade Laser-Cut Happy Holidays Boxed Cards, buy here.
  • Beaded Sequin Tree Christmas Card, buy here.
  • Iridescent Ornaments Christmas Card, buy here.


Hope you enjoyed a sneak peek into how I celebrate the holiday season. Happy Holidays to you all!!!


Emily Men
In partnership with Papyrus.

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Hem Tassels





Top: Asos, buy here

Leather Pant: J Brand, buy here

Espadrilles: Christian Louboutin, buy similar here

Bracelets: Double High Five BK, buy here

Watch: Rolex

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Vacation in Paris




Polo: Missoni, buy similar here

Pant: Maison Martin Margiela, buy similar here

Sneaker: Lanvin, buy here

Sunglasses: Tom Ford, buy here

Watch: Rolex

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Top: Kinfolk, buy here

Pant: Express, buy similar here

Sandals: Cinzia Araia

Ring: Cartier Love Ring

Watch: Rolex

Braceletes: David Yurman, buy here and here

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Spring Blues




Top: Parke & Ronen, buy here

Shorts: Helmut Lang, buy similar here

Sandals: Jack Rogers, buy here

Watch: Rolex

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Wedding Chic in Express

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It's Wedding Season!

You always want to look and feel your best, especially during special occasions. I fell in love with this modern jumpsuit from Express. It's bold and makes the right statement, but still so simple and chic. I wanted to keep the look clean, so styled it with minimal jewelry and nude accessories. It's the perfect piece to wear to any occasion and in your everyday life. Love it!

Jeffrey opted for this gorgeous summer suit from Express. He loves to keep it classic, but always add a twist. We love to mix prints and he did this in such a subtle way! Mixing a stripe suit with a dotted dress shirt. Men's fashion can be fun too and this suit is perfect- especially for a summer wedding or any special occasion you will attend!

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Photographed By: Chelsea Ma

Emily's Look:

  1. Express, Red Open Back Jumpsuit, buy here.
  2. Express, Geo Etched Metal Cuffs, buy here.
  3. Express, Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag, buy here.
  4. Express, Sleek Patent Runway Sandal, buy here.

Jeffrey's Look:

  1. Express, Skinny Innovator Textured Stripe Suit Jacket, buy here.
  2. Express, Skinny Innovator Textured Stripe Suit Pant, buy here.
  3. Express, Slim Open Dot Print Dress Shirt, buy here.
  4. Express, Blue Chambray Oxford, buy here.

In Partnership with Express!


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