Bryce Gruber’s Thoughts of the Day (lights, camera…)

Written by Bryce

Sexy clothes, men, & week-long weddings

I actually have never been to a gym. I haven’t had time. I have been working for the last 25 years. I just don’t have time to put on a little outfit and go to the gym and work out and clean up and come home. -Suzanne Somers

1. Another Photo Shoot!I had the extreme pleasure of working on yet another fashion shoot today with some of my favorite people. We decided to take on the editorial challenge of finding chic ensembles at Dress Barn. I know, it’s a wild undertaking… I mean, the store has “barn” right there in the name, but surprisingly we found some really cute looks for the kinds of prices you’d normally pay for pantyhose or an undershirt. I was lucky enough that my darling Pedro from Paul Labrecque (I think I brag about my love for him like every week now) worked side by side with makeup artist Shereen Nicole to create a super edgy-meets-sexy look. We’ll have the photos back by next week, but one of the girls snapped this one with my iPhone. Bonus: Ashley and our good friend Taryn joined us for the shoot in totally glammed-up Mad Men type outfits!

2. I’m Aging. I have but mere hours left as a 26 year old. Friday I will enter into the world as a woman in her late twenties… Sigh. No “oh I’m young, it’s OK…” excuses left in my book.

3. Men. My boyfriend travels a lot for work. We both have kids. That means the time we get to spend together is relatively limited compared to the normal courtship of city couples. We don’t get to have frequent sleepovers or many impromptu “hey, let’s grab dinner!” kind of dates. In fact, we often plan when we’ll see each other several days in advance, and we even have a literal checklist of things and places to do and see during our time together (I like the feeling of accomplishing things). Today was a special treat. He happened to have a work meeting pretty close to where I live, so I popped over to a local restaurant to catch the tail end of his meeting. He was wearing a suit. I love men in suits. He was speaking in an authoritative tone, “I told those lawyers already that I’m simply not paying an astronomical bill!” It was a total turn on. It is my official statement of the day that men should dress in crisp suits and speak like the own the world if they have the intention of getting laid.

4. Indian Weddings! Today I mailed back my RSVP card to my friend’s big fat Indian wedding in Los Angeles. She’s getting married every single day for an entire week at the end of May. I mean, there’s a party every single night for what seems like an entire month. There’s a mehendi ceremony the first night, and then several consecutive nights of music, dancing, food, and drink at varied posh hotels around LA. Truthfully, I have no idea what to wear to any of these events, but I know one thing: any wedding that warrants several days of celebration is going to be damn good. And I’m excited. LIKE CRAZY.

About the author


Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber


  • You are gorgeous–that face, nose, legs, eyes and wonderfully thick hair! I admire how you are embracing your body and seem to be a beautiful person inside and out. In this day and age it is wonderful to see a true natural beauty! You remind me a cross between Maria Callas and Raquel Welch.

  • thank you!!! ever since i had my son i’ve been totally about embracing my body (in whatever state), and encouraging others to do the same:)!

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