Haute Author

  • NAME Michelle Won
  • BIO Michelle Won is a writer and journalist who has worked on both coasts covering food, fashion and nightlife. She started her career doing entertainment and food reporting at a Los Angeles cable station, and brought her love of all things delicious and fabulous to Manhattan in 2007. In addition to journalism, Won is also an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Queens. Won graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in communication.

Articles By Michelle Won

Haute Secrets New York: Brian Wolk and Claude Morais

Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the designers behind the critically acclaimed cult New York label Ruffian. The designers received the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award and have been featured in top fashion publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, W, Elle, Nylon, Allure and WWD. Read More

Have A (Very) Happy Holiday With Some Spiked “Haute” Cocoa

With the holidays comes presents, fireplaces, family... and of course, a reason to drink and be merry. And if the holiday spirit isn't enough to make you want to imbibe some spirits... Kahlúa has come out with a new, delicious flavor just in time for the winter. The Kahlúa Peppermint Mocha gives you a wonderful mingling of flavors — coffee, peppermint and a decadent chocolate. Read More

Chinese Brunch: The Top 5 Dim Sum Restaurants in New York

It's said that dim sum is the oldest form of tapas; and it makes it to the "top-a" our list as one of our favorite ways to get the weekend going in New York. In a town where brunch is an occasion to break out your best heels and a new dress, we've got your round up of dim sum places from classy to divey. But of course, they all serve up Chinese small plates that will knock your Louboutins off. Read More

Haute Beauty: Celebrity Stylist from Ted Gibson Salon Shares Hair Tips

Founder of the House of Givenchy, Hubert de Givenchy, once said, "Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself." We couldn't agree more; and to make sure your hairstyle reflects the inner you, we spoke to Devin Toth, lead stylist at the Ted Gibson Salon, the hair destination for celebs like Anne Hathaway, Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana. Read More

Opa!: The Top 5 Mediterranean Restaurants in New York

You don't have to just daydream about a trip to the European seaside. Feel like you are actually there by visiting some of the best Mediterranean restaurants the city has to offer. The next time you are craving a simple grilled fish with lemon or some charred octopus, check out our top picks for delicious Mediterranean fare. Read More

Tips for the Christian Louboutin Sample Sale

So we've all heard the rumors, and some of us have gotten the invite. Yes, there is a Christian Louboutin sample sale headed to 306 W. 38th St. on the 14th floor. There is something about the thrill of the sample sale hunt that gets all of our adrenaline pumping, I know. Read More