Selected by Citiphile’s Alexandria Geisler:
Meticulous Minimalism and Elegant Objects
“Your bi-coastal best friend.” That’s how Alexandria Geisler describes Citiphile, the style-savvy digital city guide she founded in 2014. The site is a fun-to-browse repository of places and spaces favored by the likes of Donna Karan, Reed Krakoff, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Cass Bird, and Simon Doonan, among many others. “It’s the urban hideaways, edited shops, and neighborhood standbys you’ve been searching for,” said Geisler during a recent visit to The Apartment by The Line – New York. “Put simply, Citiphile is your concrete, curated.”
With a busy fall and winter ahead, she scouted the airy SoHo space of The Apartment for special pieces as well as elevated essentials. A bouquet of spoons in a spectrum of woods immediately caught her eye. Geisler balances the chaos of city life with the solitude of cooking and creating in the kitchen. “Cooking is the happiest part of my day,” she says, “because it’s the only time that I can really quiet my mind.”
She prefers interiors rooted in classic elements, with plenty of eclectic details to add a personal touch. “I love interiors filled with quirky accents and playful objects—they always feel more intimate,” Geisler said, reaching for Carl Auböck’s giant paperclip. “This adds a bit of unexpected satire, while still appearing elegant on a coffee table.”
Geisler lives by the same principles when it comes to personal style; her own is best described as “Santa Fe pottery teacher meets elderly Japanese woman.” In The Apartment’s newly expanded walk-in closet, she gravitates towards form, comfort, and function, selecting a Protagonist dress with a deep-V neckline and a well-placed slit in the tailored skirt. “I’ve worn many a black dress in my lifetime, but not one has made me feel as strong or as sexy as this one,” she declares. “The meticulous architecture, the sleek lines, and the subtle slits—it’s perfection.”
Another favorite emerged in a cropped flare trouser from Khaite. “I’m drawn to airy, easy fabrics, tailored construction, and minimalist design,” said Geisler. “In the fall, that translates to a crisp tee, cropped flare, and smoking slipper.” Her final fall wardrobe addition is a fuzzy variation on that very slipper: NewbarK’s shearling mules (“chic with just enough funk”). And with her perfect fall outfit complete, she prepares to return to the streets of SoHo: the city awaits.
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