Joan Smalls, Making Waves

Watch what happens when two icons collide.

Triumphantly Free

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Triumph’s Amourette collection, and the triumph of female confidence.

Chanel Is My BoyFriend

A love story between Chanel’s new Boy.Friend watch and supermodel Alina Baikova.

Spanish Harlem Summer

Spanish Harlem Summer

Shot in a secret garden in Spanish Harlem, our sartorial ode to this steamy city summer.

A Sweet Escape

The allure of pretty party dresses can only be beat by the sway of the sea.

  • Summer’s End: Part III

    |THROUGHOUT| vintage headpiece & fan, Chris Benz dress, Jessica Hicks bracelet,  Hue floral tights, Jean Michel Cazabat shoes |CLICK IMAGES| to view fullscreen // Summer’s End Part…

  • Summer’s End: Part II

    And so the story continues, and a sly coquette unfurls from within our innocent flower… “It excited him, too, that…

  • Summer’s End: Part I

    Summer is suddenly drawing to a close; while the days are still long and hot, the nights grow quickly colder… “I love…

  • Back To School Beauty

    In honor of the back-to-school season, FLIRT! and I teamed up to create three fun, fall-ready beauty looks, with an…

  • The Deep End

    |ABOVE| vintage Chanel sunnies, House of Lavande Made In Italy necklace, Caitlin Kelly swimsuit We’re heading into August ~ seemingly the…

  • Marrakepic

    |ABOVE| Eugenia Kim hat, Moroccan necklace, Carolina Herrera dress, Christian Louboutin shoes Together, two friends traded the streets of the Big Apple for the souks of…

  • A Summer Story

    |ABOVE| Eddera headband, Lyra Lovestar earrings, Swarovski Crystallized necklace, Oscar de la Renta dress, Casadei shoes |BELOW| Tracy Reese top, Melanie…

  • Three Beauty How-To’s

    Depending on your age, this time of year might be simmering with prom parties or the seasonal swelling of wedding invitations….…

  • Sinfully Zen

    |CLICK TO ENLARGE| Selima turban, Dennis Higgins necklace, Carolina Herrera dress, Christian Louboutin shoes|ABOVE| Urban Zen dress, Sisco Berluti beaded…

  • ImPRISMed

    | ORANGE | Fenton necklaces, Sachin + Babi gown| YELLOW | Daniel Espinosa cubed necklace, bracelet and ring, Asha bangles,…

  • Rubedo4

    Introducing: RUBEDO

    In honor of their 175th anniversary this year, Tiffany & Co created RUBEDO, a new metal meant to evoke the…

  • Living on Dreams

    One of my favorite things about fashion is that sometimes it allows you to bring your fantasy world to life…

The Glamourai Shop

  • Made a new friend at lunch today 🐥 #ontheroadagain
  • Getting back to my roots 👩🏼‍🎨🌿
  • Pure happiness is a messy paint palette 🎨 in absolute bliss taking plein air painting classes this weekend in Austin with my sweet ol' dad to celebrate his birthday 👩🏼‍🎨✨
  • Pack, unpack, rinse, repeat 💥✈️✌🏼**side note: I must admit I love these miracle moments when there's actually room for me on this @perigold chair — meaning for once it's not fully buried under a pile of clothes in my dressing room!** 🙇🏼‍♀️😬💁🏼 tap for luggage credits!
  • Less than a week in NYC and I'm itching to trade skyscrapers for big skies yet again 💙💕
  • Date night with @globaliza + @cartier, coordinating in gloriously beaded silks from @figuelove's new couture collection 👯 photo by @bfa
  • Despite so many devastating headlines, a new era is truly brewing. There is an amplification, hopefulness, power and connectivity in women's collective voice that is getting stronger and more in sync by the minute. Never have we had so many outlets to share truth, to embolden, and to protect each other — outlets like @otherfestival, organized by @deepoku, in partnership with @maryalicestephenson and @glam4good, happening all this weekend at @citypointbklyn.
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I'll be speaking there THIS SUNDAY at 12:15pm with my favorite flower @lily_kwong — the queen of green — on the topic of monetizing your work while protecting your authenticity. I hope you will come, listen, ask questions, and contribute your own wisdom to the conversation. We all need each other. #otherfestival
  • We all begin as clay, and if we are paying attention, life molds us into enlightened beings ✨so proud of this little soul-fire and ecstatic to discover the further work that will be born of it 🔥
  • Simply existing in 2017 has really hurt — and like so many of us, I have been searching for a way to personally resist and publicly react to the daily parade of lies, environmental poisoning, and toxic masculinity. This search for expression began in an instinct to defend our brothers and sisters in Mexico, and the many deeply disadvantaged immigrants and minorities who live among us in unfair fear. For me, the creation of beauty seemed to be the most authentic defense against so much ugliness.
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I began designing small sculptures inspired by pineapples, the symbol of hospitality — a way to say, ‘you are welcome here.’ On my sketchpad, these quickly grew into large-scale totems — a purposeful theft of the masculine / phallic — covered in peaceful flowers and thus reclaimed for the divine feminine. Among these symbols, I further embedded the organic poetry of the pine cone — the universal representation of human enlightenment, the Third Eye — because our collective consciousness MUST lift us out of this mess. .
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As the ideas evolved, I wove my favorite myths into the work as well, for the loss of ancient wisdom accounts for much of our modern suffering. .
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Today I finished the first of many sculptures still to come: The Legend Of The Phoenix, wherein feathers and flames burst into a mushroom cloud of destruction, but ultimately blossom into bright new life. She is a totem of hope.
TheGlamourai is a webzine produced by Kelly Framel, a multi-media creative director based in downtown New York (but constantly bouncing around the world). Part fashion blog, part glossy mag, part fantasy travel portal, it's your ultimate online destination for stylish daydreams. Tune in for inspirational editorials, beauty tutorials, outfit ideas, DIYs, jet-set travel tips and more!
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