Capsule Curated Picks: Mariah Kunkel

September 26, 2012 BY CAPSULESNEWS

We invited some of our favorite women’s bloggers to check out the (capsule) NY women’s show and put together a list of what caught their eye at the booths. See what Mariah Kunkel, the classy voice behind Quite Continential, picked out below.

Samantha Pleet

Samantha Pleet’s attention to tailoring and her whimsical eye for detail results in summer suiting of the best sort. Her Expedition blazer, vest and shorts ensemble is a little prep and a little Osa Johnson and is definitely adventure-ready.


When I heard that Billykirk would begin designing their ruggedly elegant leather goods with the ladies in mind, I expected the end result to be right up my alley – and I was completely right. Case in point, this handsome, stripey pouch is perfect for organizing all the small details of daily life. Best part? Its waterproofed interior, making it a dandy of a dopp kit for the ladies.


Made in New York and light as a feather, Araks Yeramyan’s creates some very beautiful lingerie. She has quite a talent for vintage inspired designs in remarkably modern colors, but above all I love how comfortable it all is. This sweet set is a ruffled whisper of the softest silk.

Armor Lux

Stripes and polka dots and a red, white and blue palette? Get in my closet. Beautifully varied and even more arresting to the eye when tied around the neck, I would live in this nautically-inspired scarf by Armor Lux.

Garrett Leight California Optical

Even before I knew these glasses were part of a “Los Angeles meets Paris” collaboration between Garrett Leight and Thierry Lassry, I found myself drawn by their effortless cool. The juxtaposition of the clipped frame with the polished tortoiseshell is the perfect combination of laid-back California chic and Parisian insouciance.

Photography by Ryan Carville