Jeffrey’s Style Journal
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!
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!
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!
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?!
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!)!
Every element of this part was thought out – even the hor d’oeuvres matched the cards!!
Here’s a picture of the yummy cake that was served – the perfect sweet bite!
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!
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!!
The overall décor was just gorgeous, and everyone was having an amazing time starting off fashion week with 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!
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!
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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!
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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!!!
In partnership with Papyrus.
Top: Asos, buy here
Leather Pant: J Brand, buy here
Espadrilles: Christian Louboutin, buy similar here
Bracelets: Double High Five BK, buy here
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Polo: Missoni, buy similar here
Pant: Maison Martin Margiela, buy similar here
Sneaker: Lanvin, buy here
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Top: Kinfolk, buy here
Pant: Express, buy similar here
Sandals: Cinzia Araia
Ring: Cartier Love Ring
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Shorts: Helmut Lang, buy similar here
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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!
Photographed By: Chelsea Ma
- Express, Red Open Back Jumpsuit, buy here.
- Express, Geo Etched Metal Cuffs, buy here.
- Express, Quilted Chain Strap Shoulder Bag, buy here.
- Express, Sleek Patent Runway Sandal, buy here.
- Express, Skinny Innovator Textured Stripe Suit Jacket, buy here.
- Express, Skinny Innovator Textured Stripe Suit Pant, buy here.
- Express, Slim Open Dot Print Dress Shirt, buy here.
- Express, Blue Chambray Oxford, buy here.
In Partnership with Express!
Top: Monitaly Merino Wool Poncho, buy here
Trousers: Brooklyn Wolf, buy here
Shoes: Kenzo, buy here
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Home decor is something we are absolutely obsessed with! We had the pleasure to meet and talk to the talented and extremely successful interior designer, Stephanie Cohen. She describes her style as "clean with an opulent flare", which we completely agree with.
She has a unique eye and we absolutely love her work and all the pieces she has curated on her site! Take a look at all the amazing things on her site here. We have also handpicked a few of our favorite home decor items below - use code ‘Emilymen10%’ to get 10% off with no minimum on your purchase!! So much gorgeous stuff.
Shop some of our favorite pieces below! Honestly, check out the online store for everything, so many beautiful pieces and gifts!! Don't forget, put in code 'Emilymen10%' for 10% off!Read More