5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Morgan Pitts

New York is full of those girls. You know the ones—on the train, ahead of you in the line for coffee, on the ‘Gram with an aspirational feed you can’t help but fall face-first into—that leave you wondering why didn’t I think to wear that? These are their closets. Welcome to 5 Style Lessons.

Morgan Pitts

I’m going to tell you a secret. I have an excel sheet full of brown girls who work in fashion. It started out as a list of editors and reporters I admire but has grown to include women working in all facets of fashion. I’ve titled it #BlackGirlMafia and I am constantly updating it with girls who will no doubt be movers and shakers in this city’s $1.4 billion industry. Morgan Pitts is on that list.

Not to say that she isn’t already making moves. @cosMORGpolitan an e-commerce associate at Gucci and the creator of the award-winning hashtag, #BlackGirlsWhoBlog, an online community that supports, celebrates and creates a sense of connection for black women in the blogosphere.

In her Midtown apartment with a gorgeous view and an even better closet, Morgan walked me through her favorite pieces and spouted off her tips for looking effing amazing in the city that requires you put your best foot forward (it helps that hers is in Chanel).

Ready? The revamped 5 Style Lessons starts now.

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Eva Chen

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.


Eva Chen is one of those women  I look at and wonder how does she do it?

She is the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine and chief creative operator of LuckyShops. By her own account, she had a baby, launched a website and moved into a new apartment all in the span of, like, two weeks.

All while Instagramming her #EvaChenPose.

Can you even?

One thing is for sure, her sense of style is to be admired. There are five things in particular that we can take from this amazing multitasker. I mean, what would you expect from the woman who caught Anna Wintour’s eye?

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Why Don’t You… Shop Your Favorite TV Characters’ Wardrobes?

Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”

Shopping Your Favorite Characters' Wardrobes

Let me tell you, I had a time, finding Michaela Pratt’s outfits on How to Get Away with Murder for her style post. But you all seemed to appreciate the tips and screen grabs (Aja did too!).

Your response showed me I’m not the only one who is curious about Aja Naomi King’s character’s style. In fact, some of my better performing posts revolve around our favorite characters and their wardrobes: Jessica Day, Mindy Kaling, Hannah Horvath and Blair Waldorf.

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Michaela Pratt

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.


I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with my life on Thursday nights for the next two months. I’d been in a committed relationship with Shonda Rhimes, her primetime shows, and a good pour of red in a mason jar.

And now, it’s gone.


Winter break or some mess.

In its absence, I’ve taken to scouring the Internet for outfit inspiration courtesy of How to Get Away with Murder’s Micheala (Makaylah? Mikalah? Buller?) Pratt. I hope this doesn’t come off the wrong way, but she is everything sartorially that I hoped Viola would be. Whip smart and stylish to boot. My kind of girl. Aside from that whole Aiden debacle because #GWORL.

In my research, I noticed a few patterns that I would like to apply to myself, and so, here where are, with five style lessons courtesy of Ms. Pratt.

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Mira Duma

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.


I’d seen Mira Duma all over the Internet before I knew who she was, or what she was famous for. I just knew that she was my height–or, so it appeared–with hair that was both chic and messy, and she always looked impeccable. A little research told me that she was Miroslava Duma, a former editor at Russian Harper’s Bazaar, who now runs Buro 24/7, the fashionable, Russian version of the Huffington Post. Duma is also the digital director of TSUM (a fancy Russian department store on the order of Bergdorf Goodman). And when she isn’t hard at work on her site, she’s more than likely posing for street style photographers or actual fashion campaigns for Oscar de la Renta’s collection for The Outnet, Roger Vivier or Ferragamo.

Though the-28-year-old stands a just a little over 5 feet, she reads taller than she actually is, giving me so many ideas for looks to try. I won’t even try to hide the fact that I’m obsessed with her (and she may or may not have taken over my Style-piration board on Pinterest). Let’s examine her style, shall we?

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