Task: getting ready with your eyes closed.
Charmed world: Wiggle your nose and a devastatingly cool ensemble unfurls. Reality: The entire contents of your closet end up on the floor; you end up in jorts.
Clean up the mess with Dylan Alexa, a mix-and-match debut collection from 24-year-old designer Drew Ginsburg.
Ginsburg stuck to shades of black and white and based her pieces on the equally polarized sensibilities of her sister Alexa (alluring, feminine) and BFF Dylan (rock solid, intrepid). Translated: assorted fabrics and prints, seductive details, asymmetric hemlines, and easy-to-wear silhouettes.
Layer a snakeskin-print cropped cami, strapless dress with accordion pleats, or fall-weight ivory tuxedo jacket for instant gratification. Not-so-basic staples — a heavy silk cream blouse with a gauzy lower-back ink panel and leather trim, a long-sleeve lace LBD — will rock your winter uniform.
Works like (black) magic.
Available at National Jean Company, 1335 Third Avenue, between 76th and 77th Streets (212-772-2392 or nationaljeancompany.com), $84-$140.