Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fashion 411 with Barbra Horowitz

Hi there guys! Here is a fun little radio clip of me on my friend Barbra Horowitz's show, Fashion 411!!!

Barbra, in addition to being an LA based stylist, is also the author of "Closet Control", a great book about how to utilize your wardrobe in different ways! Tune into her show and buy her book!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a look at Clos-ette's New Year's reflections from 2008 and New year's resolutions!! I'll give you mine as well! We have a whole new blog coming for you in 2009 full of tips for organization and the closet, fashion and style, managing space and time, out and about items and my favorite things!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ok, you need to Check out Hautelook.com!!

All these private sale etailers are pretty fabulous, but HauteLook is an exclusive platform where premium brands sell their inventory at up to 75% off of the original retail price!!! Hello?? So RUN, not walk, RUN to fill up your Clos-ettes now!!

Tomorrow is a Clos-ette favorite, Decades!! Featuring bags and shoes from Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Versace, Jimmy Choo, Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, etc…my favorite vintage consignment store in LA and anywhere else for that matter!!

Then Thursday is Rebecca Taylor and Rebecca Minskoff!!

Find out how to become a member and sign up ASAP, because coming soon: the HOME category!
Home and Fashion on sale online at Hautelook.com- How Clos-ette is that?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Locks of Love

Jewelry designer Jordann miller has created beautiful interlocking magnolia necklaces 25% of the proceeds will be donated to Locks of Love, helping to provide hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. The prostheses provided helps to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

Buy the necklaces on Palm beach JEM website.

This is truly a great cause and a beautiful holiday gift!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Lost In Surburbia - Tracey Beckerman's story

You have to check out Tracey Beckerman's very funny blog and very funny book!
I love the idea of the city girl stuck in the burbs figuring out what to do about clothes, friends, fashion, pets and STORAGE! Tracey figures out how to Shop her own Closet in an episode on the CBS Early show! find out how to survive in the burbs!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Melanie wears purple Shoshanna blouse in Newsweek!!

See the picture! Go to Shoshanna.com now for where to buy information for this blouse!

Melanie wears the Jordann Magnolia Necklace in Newsweek!

See Melanie Charlton Fascitelli wearing the extra large magnolia Jordann necklace in Newsweek this week!

Buy it on PalmbeachJem.com!

Clos-ette in Forbes!!

Luxury Closets For Less
Forbes - NY,USA
"Closets today are no longer an afterthought," says Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, owner of Clos-ette, a closet design company in New York City, and author of ...
See all stories on this topic

Also, featured in this article is Melanie's new book which brings Clos-ette secrets to the masses, SHOP YOUR CLOSET, Buy it Now!

Best High-End Multi Gender Consigment in New York City? Designer Resale!

Head straight to Designer Resale- 324 East 81 Street or 212-734-3639 for the best prices on your luxury clothes and accessories! Tell them you were referred by Clos-ette or are a Clos-ette client for special treatment!

Clos-ette in Newsweek!!

Cash Is the New Black
Newsweek - USA
By Jessica Ramirez | NEWSWEEK There's very little that can come between Melanie Fascitelli and designer labels like Missoni and Jimmy Choo. ...
See all stories on this topic

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Clos-ette looking for product designers!!!

Interested candidates please send their resumes to career@clos-ette.com-- we need people who are interested in designing storage and organizational product such as hangers, shoe racks, storage boxes, jewelry drawers etc. and who know how several materials work with these products!
Must be able to create technical drawings for manufacturers as well!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Clos-ette needs two new interns!

Any students with interest with either luxury design, fashion or realestate/VIP sales or all of the above please apply! Please email your resume and days you can work to info@clos-ette.com!
We would love to have you join our team! You'll get first hand experience selling, designing, decorating, organizing and styling large scale residential and luxury dressing room spaces.
We hope to hear from you soon!
The Clos-ette Team

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Asprey to celebrate Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style

Asprey will host along with Violet Von Westenholz, Sophia Rogge, Chloe Buckworth, Daisy Prince and Kendall Cook Sekula, a book launch party for Shop Your Closet at their London New Bond Street Store, September 16th, 2008. Vogue, Harper's, Hello, Tatler and other members of the press will be attending. Surprise Celeb and VIP guests will also be in attendance to show their support for Melanie and Clos-ette as they launch the brand and book in Europe.
Please stay tuned for pictures of the event, press coverage and post party round-up!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Shop Your Closet segment airs on the CBS Early Show!!

Set your DVRS now! Melanie Charlton Fascitelli is set to air on the early show between 7-9 am September 11th, 2008!
It's going to be all about shopping your closet in order to find must haves for fall!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Clos-ette Goes Green!

We already actually are green in our practices, because our stylists and editors at Clos-ette.com perpetuate reselling/consigning and donating clothing, rather than throwing it away!

But now we've gone green in our design/build firm too! After several clients approached us about doing LED designed luxury closets, most of which were our LA based and celebrity clients who are so aware of the need for green! We established a repertoire of recycled wood finishes that are beyond beautiful and inspiring for any new luxury or couture closet project!

It is true, these woods don't come cheap, but what bespoke cabinetry does? And quite frankly doesn't it make you feel better to help save our natural resources?

Make an appointment to come into our New York City showroom and check out our wide selection of LED wood finish samples! 212-337-9771

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

LA Book Launch Party at Ports 1961 with Lake Bell

Clos-ette's second largest market in the US is definitely Los Angeles and surrounding cities. We love LA and LA really loves Clos-ette because we had a great showing at the party for Shop Your Closet held at Ports 1961 store on Melrose Avenue, hosted by the beautiful and talented actress, Miss Lake Bell...

And check out these websites for more about the party:



Saturday, May 17, 2008

Tod's toasts Shop Your Closet in NYC at Madison Ave location!

May 14th, 2008 -Check out what these sites have to say about the party...

Carrots in San Francisco celebrates Shop Your Closet

May 8th, 2008- The lovely ladies of Carrots boutique in the ultra chic Jackson Square neighborhood of San Francisco which dons an edited version of some of the most fashion forward designers gave Melanie and friends a beautiful evening soirée...complete with champagne and yummy carrot cupcakes. Matthew and Jennifer Cook and Alicia Engstrom and Hosain Rahman co-hosted the evening.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Art of Building...who has mastered it???

Ariel- The Art of Building, LLC is a high-end design company specializing in residential, estate, commercial, and collegiate projects. Richard Cameron, the lead architect at the helm is one of the last of his breed...a true architect of art and building. Creating magnificent landmarks of meaning and substance.
This firm is for only the most discerning clients, only avid architectural enthusiasts apply.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Who builds hotel like homes? HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates!

HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates
, the world leader in hospitality interior design, is keenly attuned to the pulse of changing industry trends governed by today's more sophisticated world traveler. HBA is the creative spark behind many of the world’s most elegant hotels.
At the core of the company’s work is a detailed knowledge of design with a depth of experience, creating the ability to identify interior design trends at their source, make definitive predictions about new directions and innovations in the industry, and influence design standards at a global level.
For nearly half a century, the company has been guided by a philosophy of creating a "sense of place" – a well-designed and integrated package of fantasy, drama, and creature comfort delivered on time, and within budget.
HBA’s ultimate objectives are to add value, raise standards, and enhance the brand equity of a project's owner and operator. From continent to continent, each HBA interior is the result of a unique and sensitive response to its location, architecture, and client vision.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and with 12 offices around the globe, HBA’s international presence, combined with its extensive knowledge of the interior design industry, has facilitated the ability to rewrite the language of design with each new project. The company's philosophy is to embrace and drive the influence of new technology, new locations, and fresh ideas.
With a consistent desire to push the aesthetic envelope, HBA gives each project the strong, inspired identity it deserves, based on extensive experience and expertise in hospitality interior design.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Book Signing in Chicago at Tory Burch store

I had a great time in Chicago at the book signing party at the new Tory Burch store. Ellie Berlin along with some others from the Tory Burch corporate staff in New York were there...Kelly Ryan O'Brien, Chicago "it" girl and local fashionista, co-hosted the event, and that alone drove dozens of glam Chicago girls to the party (and believe it or not lots of boys showed up too)...Samantha Leas Gaunt, Avery Keller, Kelly Ryan O'Brien and many others were among the chic crowd.
See attached pic of Melanie Charlton Fascitelli and Kelly Ryan O'Brien!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Insider's City Guides to the Design Build World - The Franklin Report

Where do you turn for the best contractor??? the most expensive decorator??? the "only choice in closets" (that's Clos-ette if you were wondering)??? the highest quality plumbers and electricians etc etc etc ??? In every city from LA to NY, Palm Beach to Greenwich? Well, if you have not heard of them already you are not only NOT in the know but your home repairs and remodels, new builds and redecorating jobs are more than likely suffering...it's the Franklin Report of course! Elizabeth Franklin put together this guide which basically does all the due diligence for you...buy it or visit it online today.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Designer Resale in NYC

Clos-ette's favorite NYC consignment house is Designer Resale at 324 East 81st Street In Manhattan. 212-734-3639. Ask for Myrna or Christina and tell them Clos-ette referred you.
They price well, and inventory by season. They have a great consignment program and they pay on time.
and for people looking for great priced designer outfits and accessories: we refer all our clients in the tri-state area here so it is very well-stocked at all times!
Stay tuned more consignment store Clos-ette recommendations across the US..

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli is featured in Every Day with Rachel Ray

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli and her book "Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to organizing Your Closet with Style" are featured in the April 2008 issue of Every day with Rachel Ray!!!
Visit Clos-ettetoo.com to buy your copy of the book today!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Favorite Luxury Auction Online - Portero

Clos-ette loves this site www.portero.com
Portero sells luxury online for you. So you can call Portero and have them sell your watches, jewelry, handbags and china...this is a great way to consign and resell your luxury goods you no longer use or want...go to www.clos-ette.com and check out Melanie Charlton Fascitelli's book, "Shop Your Closet" and read chapter on consigning, donating and collecting...plus, you can go to www.portero.com to buy designer and luxury items others are selling.
All the items are in new or excellent, like-new condition.
Clos-ette loves Portero and so will you!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Shop Your Closet" reviewed on LadiesWhoLaunch.com

Read a review about the much awaited book by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, "Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style" on the hottest website for women working on building their businesses or even if you're starting a new one, LadiesWhoLaunch.com!

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli in Glamour!

Please check out "Shop Your Closet" The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style in the April 2008 issue of Glamour! Melanie Charlton Fascitelli gives tips on how to merchandise and "shop your closet"! Her best tip: Buy all the same hanger for your closet, divide your clothes in separates and color coordinate them!
Buy the Clos-ette Signature Hangers!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thinking outside the bin. Think Atlas Homewares or Nanz.

Lately it seems like just about every kitchen I see showcased in a shelter magazine features the same kind of hardware: the bin pull. There’s no doubt it’s a great style: it’s clean-lined, unfussy, with the retro/industrial vibe that’s been so popular in kitchen design for the last several years. But it’s also everywhere. Why not try something a little unexpected?

The 8750 pull from Nanz is a knockout: its sleek, round-cornered silhouette recalls the heyday of American Deco and the Machine Age, but it’s not obviously vintage-inspired, and can blend easily with any number of design styles.

For a rich take on a simple bar pull style, I love the leather-wrapped Zanzibar pull from Atlas Homewares. It’s slick, but the leather dresses it up and adds an element of textural richness that’s quite surprising and pleasant, and allows it to blend well with more traditional or handmade elements.

Or, if you’re really into the vintage thing, why not try something like the Duluth pull from Restoration Hardware? It looks like it belongs on the weathered oak desk drawers of a turn-of-the-century law clerk.

But whatever your taste, don’t be afraid to look for something beyond the usual! It will help your space feel more custom, more unique, and more you.

Luxury Closets

Luxury closets have come a long way in the past ten years. Clos-ette has dubbed the closet, "the last frontier of the home." Like their counterparts, bathrooms and kitchens, more and more people want closets designed with personality, innovation and maximal use of the space.

At Clos-ette, we focus on the architecture of the space and the details of the cabinetry or millwork design, and pay special attention to our clients' inventory in order to marry the two halves of any closet: the structure and the clothes. We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of all the finest gadgets and gizmos one could possibly imagine to functionally and aesthetically enhance a closet. There's no doubt, a beautiful, organized, custom-designed closet is a luxury indeed!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Douglas Friedman Photography

Douglas is not only a friend of Clos-ette, our top interiors photographer but he also shot the photos for the much anticipated book, "Shop Your Closet" The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style. Buy the book and you'll get to enjoy more of Doug's work.
See some of Doug's work on his website
or book Doug by contacting Ray Brown

Clos-ette loves Doug! Take a look and you will too...be sure to check our site for all of Doug's latest work and shows.

Clos-ette called "the only choice in closets" in The Franklin Report

The Franklin Report, the premiere guide to home services, has long awarded high marks to Clos-ette, calling the firm's results "extraordinary" and reporting that its clients consider it "the only choice in closets." Currently, the editorial staff is hard at work on a new guide for the Palm Beach/Miami area, forthcoming early Fall 2008. It's sure to be, as Kate and Andy Spade put-it, a "must-have accessory" for Southeast Florida dwellers.
We anxiously await the next book!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Kemble Interiors Inc.

Celerie Kemble is not only a fabulous interior designer and New York City socialite, but also a mother of 1 and almost 2, wife and dog owner. She creates whimsical and fun rooms throughout New York City and surrounding areas but she is also the daughter of
Mimi Mcmakin who began Kemble Interiors with her partner Brooke Huttig..they are Palm Beach based serving south Florida and the islands.

Check out all the things these ladies are doing on their website www.kembleinteriors.com. We love their furniture and fabrics!!!

Erika Brunson: Interiors for Palaces

Erika Brunson is a fabulous interior designer based In Los Angeles with a large international clientele. Her knowledge of distinguished design and custom furniture led her to create exquisite showroom pieces which she features on her website www.erikabrunson.com.
Her one-of-kind pieces were born from the realization that this expensive and rare furniture would become extinct if not replicated...www.Clos-ette.com anyone who creates unique furniture. Especially, designers who work on palatial homes all over the world. Erika Brunson has a keen eye and elegant taste which sets her apart from current trends.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Bridal Couture by Lara Helene

Lara Hélène is a luxury bridal gown company offering couture and custom wedding dresses. The company's flagship store is located on the ground level at 13 East 69th between Madison and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan.
Lara Hélène produces its gowns in New York ensuring high quality for the bride. Each gown boasts the finest Italian, French and English fabrics as well as hand-stitching and attention to the smallest detail. The Lara Hélène collection offers the bride a wider range of options than many other designers, as Lara Hélène is focused on delivering the best style and shape for each bride's particular body. Lara Hélène also has a made-to-order evening collection.
The common theme is incredible luxury and attention to detail.
In the flagship store, Lara Hélène offers unparalleled customer service and the designers forge personal relationships through private appointments with their clients. During a customer's appointment the house is closed off to others and the bride and her loved ones are given star treatment in the garden and dressing area of Lara Hélène.
email: larahelenebridal@gmail.com

Garde Robe

Imagine having endless closet space... Named "Best Secret Service" by New York magazine, Garde Robe is New York's premier wardrobe storage and valet service. Ideal for New York residents with extensive and expensive clothing and footwear collections, Garde Robe provides a host of elegant and convenient services including climate-controlled luxury storage, professional photography and online wardrobe catalogs, complimentary same-day pick up and delivery, luggage-packing and shipping services, and more. When your closet square footage is just not going to cut it, this is who Clos-ette recommends to their clients!
www.garderobeonline.com (212) 255-3047

Monday, February 18, 2008

Not quite nickel, and not quite gunmetal...Try Baldwin's antique nickel!

When you're looking to spice it up a bit in the hardware finish department, but find that a black iron or oil-rubbed finish is too severe, try something like Baldwin's antique nickel. It's rich, unexpected, and can blend beautifully with either contemporary or more traditional designs. Actually, not unlike the pictured knob itself: it's Baldwin's classic knob on 3" squared rose. Sharp and geometric, yet classic.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Check out Clos-ette on the Fine Living Channel

Melanie Charlton Fascitelli appears on the show "What's Your Time Worth?"on the Fine Living Channel. Clos-ette helps n upper eastside mom and wife of top surgeon figure out how to organize their wardrobes and their closet spaces so she can spend less time figuring out what she needs to wear in the morning and more time with her kids.

Wardrobe NYC

New York City's most luxurious wardrobe rental salon offering the latest couture, ready-to wear, and vintage.
It's the most the alternative to buying new every season. Now anyone can obtain high fashion items by renting them!
Great idea!

Check it out: wardrobe-nyc.com


Unique Editorial Voice and Point-of-View
From Prada to P. Diddy to Chrysler to Conde Nast, Founder Celia Chen has produced events for the most influential luxury, consumer and celebrity clients in the world. With over a decade of experience, Celia has amassed a coveted database of talented and hard-to-find local vendors in New York as well as Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco.
Notes on a Party is a new digital media property that celebrates the art of entertaining by covering Events from the Inside Out™. Written for the stylish and sophisticated audience, the site features daily posts or “notes” on the most talented vendors in New York, cool resources from the Web, original gift ideas and tips on party planning.

Visit NotesonaParty.com today!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sandra Nunnerley, Inc.

Sandra Nunnerley, Inc. is a full-service interior design firm based in New York City specializing in high-end residential projects. She also has designed homes for internationally-based clients in London, Geneva and Australasia.
The firm’s strong visual sense combined with a holistic approach culminates in a seamless integration of architecture and design – a product of Sandra Nunnerley’s diverse and rich experiences in the worlds of art, architecture and interior design.
Her work has been regularly featured on Architectural Digest’s prestigious AD100 list.

We over at Clos-ette love working with her and with all her clients in their homes!


Friday, February 8, 2008

"The Driver" by Alexander Roy

Clos-ette client Alexander Roy wrote a fantastic book about the dangeroud pursuit of speed!
check it out!

Clos-ette Couture in Palm Beach and South Florida

Clos-ette offer edit, design and build out services for luxury closets in the South Florida area, primarily focused on the Palm Beaches, Miami and Naples. Please email SMiller@clos-ette.com or call 561-951-4458!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Noel Jeffrey

Noel Jeffrey is a renowned interior designer with over 39 years of experience, Noel Jeffrey is known for his broad versatility in styles while also creating VERY livable spaces. Easy to work with and nice, Mr. Jeffrey's entire office works hard to please their clients and meet their needs.

I highly recommend this designer.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Topdeq.com - design classics

A design classic I’ve been tapping back into lately…

The Valet Glass Nesting tables are both practical and elegant, when space is limited but you still want an open and airy feeling.

As they’re constructed of glass they allow light and vision to pass through, their nesting capabilities allow you to use just one table or all three when needed.

One seamless curved piece of glass, no hardware, no legs, no pegs, no seams, these tables just “float”.

Also comes in a coffee table as well. Not to mention they go perfectly with the look of our Lucite shelving because they look like Lucite.


Favorite Fabrics...Donghia

My favorite fabric in months has got to be Donghia’s fun twist on toile.

The aptly named SHANGRI-LA line truly is “paradise on earth” in any room. A beautiful fabric for an upholstered ottoman or chaise, shade or drapery in your dressing room! Also, fun to upholster this fabric to the back of a stand alone three-way mirror so that it doubles as an inspiration push pin board!