Monthly Archives: August 2011

{Ombre! At The Lovely Roman Salon}

I’ve been admiring the two-toned locks on Rachel Bilson, Drew Barrymore, and countless others who have tried out the Ombre trend (FULL POST HERE). Ombre Hair looks like it’s here to stay, but don’t expect to see too many drastic two-toned hair colors… think more natural, gradually becoming a little darker for Fall. And who doesn’t love a hair style that’s easy maintanince?

The Román Salon is a full service salon located in the heart of West Hollywood, is first and foremost, gorgeous! I already felt special from their ubber chic patio out back. I’m thinking of going back between visits just to kick back and relax, so lovely!

My stylist Traci is known for her expertise in hair color and extensions. The goal was to first go Ombre, to add depth without going too dark. Also, to stay natural but without losing too much of my blonde. Yep, I am that customer, many requests. The overall result was PERFECTION. If you are looking for hair inspiration, check out Traci’s blog HERE

BEFORE

A LITTLE ADDED BONUS

AFTER

Traci was a doll. She took her time with me, is extremely personable and has been doing hair forever. Contact Traci Henningsen at the Roman Salon for your next visit!
xx

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{Music Mondays | TV on The Radio}

TV On THe Radio, a decade old Brooklyn born band, is an indie rock group who caught my attention a few years back with their elcletic sound and song, “Wold Like Me,” which garnered over 1.5 million views on You Tube. Their music spans from electro, post-punk, free jazz and soul music.

Free downloads and mixes from Record Download Label: .

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{New Wool Hat, Floral Kimono Top and A Maxi Skirt}

I haven’t been doing outfit posts for a while….but I have some amazing new pieces that need to be pictured soon.

The post was inspired from a hat, which many of my posts are. I found my new wool hat at a garage sale on my street for $7 dollars. It’s not Fall yet, but I know I’ll be getting some use out of this hat soon. If you are looking for great accessory pieces for cheap, scope out garage sales in Los Angeles on the weekends. LA peeps seem to be collectors of great fashion and costume pieces, then they have too much and end up getting rid of a lot of it…I usually never leave a Saturday Garage sale day empty handed.

My top is one of my newest FAVS – how I love a silky floral patters, especially ones that have a little flow to them. I picked it up when I was asked to work at  a fashion event at a darling store in Venice you may know, Ecookie. They have some really great pieces and most pieces are under $100. They carry a good size amount of a LA based line that I had never heard of, EVERLY. Their pieces were really on trend and I ended up walking out the door with the floral kimono top (pictured), a long floral maxi skirt, and a maxi dress. All easy to wear, perfect Summer pieces. Working the event was well worth it!

Shoes – Sam Edelman ; Bag – Garage Sale (Hermes knock off .. I got ripped of but still like it); Skirt – Forever 21; Top – Everly; Sunglasses – RAEN Optics; Hat – Garage Sale

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{Music Mondays | Nosaj Thing US}

Beautiful ambient tunes…. making for a peaceful week, hopefully! xx

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{Bring Me A Red Carpet and Give Me A Bow Tie}

Diane Kruger, Jason Wu Resort suit, at the InStyle
Rachel McAdams chose an Azzaro Fall look for a New York screening of Midnight in Paris
Jaime King tied her lace Jason Wu frock with bow
Chanel Couture, a reinterpreted tuxedo
Freida Pinto wore Chanel Couture to this year’s Met ball
Viktor & Rolf Resort

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{Ombre For Fall!}

Ombre is a French term meaning “two toned”. Ombre hair is the look you get when you normally color your hair but do not go for regular touch ups. This is what naturally happens to kids during the summer months when their hair gets lighter from the sun and then fall and winter come along, leaving the kids with two toned hair. Lighter on the ends and darker at the roots. Having this technique done on your hair, is being happy and proud of your natural hair color. To sum Ombre up, I think it was Sarah Jessica Parker who coined the phase “Poverty Roots”. (extrodinary hair)

What’s great about this look is you will not be going to the hair dresser so often for touch ups. You can do extreme or a more natural look, you decide. The trend has been around for a good year as it rose to popularity back in 2010. Most hair stylist are qualified, or you can use mine…check back next week for before and after pictures!

all images via google search

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{Music Mondays | If you like electronic music and The XX you will love this…}

via The LA Times

Glasser is local Los Angeles trance-inducing electronic indie musician, Cameron Mesirow. You’ll be delighted by her surprise of instruments and an angelic voice that pairs beautifully. It’s LA’s own Bjork. Above is Glasser mix by Jaime from XX, adding a dub electronic version to her original soft sounding song.

A Free Download HERE from Sterogum.

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{Coveting Romantic Patterned Gowns}

Long and longer came about to the fashion scene a few seasons back.  Maxi skirts and long dresses took over Spring as fashionistas everywhere bought their vintage sheer skirts, paired with a gothic hat and simple t-shirt – the summer festival look! The patterns and length continue onto the red carpet with sweet, elegantly graphic gowns. Paired with a small clutch and simple jewelry, as the dress does the talking.

Eva Mendes in Peter Som

Rachel Bilson in Derek Lam & Ebay

Jordana Brewster in Carolina Herrera

Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab

Images via Red Carpet Fashion & Fashion Foie Gras

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{Looking Ahead | Fall Trends 2011}

Dot…dot…dot

This Fall, look for a new spin on the classic polka dot; dots of all sizes and colors,  everywhere from accessories, pantyhose and hats, to even full dotted uniforms. Looking for something extra exciting? Try polka dots on unique material, like pleather, or sparkly sequin dot accents.  Dot marks the spot — for trend-setting style.

Image 1 and 2 (from the left): David Koma- Fashionising; Image 3: Diane von Furstenberg – Front Row View; Image 4: Marc Jacobs – Front Row View

Kinda kinky
Maybe we should thank Rihanna for this one, after her S&M hit, but fashion designers are bringing out the ropes and chains this fall. Look for bondage-inspired accessories, leather and patent leather, high necks, corsets, high waists and black, as well as sheer fabrics accented by strips of shiny fabric — which looks a lot like stripes of bondage tape. It’s all a little punk, but taken to a new level of edginess.
Alexander McQueen — Elle.com; Emanuel Ungaro —  Elle.com; Louis Vuitton —  Elle.com; Giles — Elle.com

Bright and fluffy
Forget your grandma’s simple, classic tan fur coat. This fall, keep yourself warm and make a colorful statement, with some pretty crazy shades and styles of fluff. Some are calling this trend “psychedelic fur,” and where’s why: Look for pinks, blues, greens — every color in the rainbow that Mother Nature never made animals in. Other designers have found unique ways to accent with fur or created some cutting-edge cuts that we’ve never seen before.
Diane von Furstenberg — Style.com; Emanuel Ungaro — Style.com; Emporio Armani —  callitfashion.blogspot.com; Louis Vuitton —  Style.com

Choker necklaces
Time to start swapping out your long, dangling, multi-stranded necklaces of 2010, because 2011 is cinching up the neck accessories much tighter. Designers are pulling out some beautiful chokers, which are mysterious and sexy, yet more subtle than the over-the-top necklaces that we’ve seen so much of lately. Look for thicker chokers than in the ‘90s.
Michael Kors — Glamour.com; Michael Kors —  www.fashionising.com; Max Azria —  theairtonight.blogspot.com; Lanvin — stylewitherika.com

This article is a guest post of Cassie Smith, who loves fashion and interior design. She is one of the owners of outletstoredeals.com. A website about different outlets like polo outlet, outlet of BCBG or a brooks brothers outlet.

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Music Mondays || Dubstep from an anonymous Indie DJ duo}

In real life they go by the name of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell, but as DJs they remain anonymous, having yet to release anything under the name Flight Facilities. The duo claim to be from Trinidad and Tobago, but widely known to be from Sydney, Australia. Not sure what these two are up to in their undercover status, but their remix “Crave You” featuring Giselle Rosselli, has many taking notice receiving considerable airtime on the Australian radio station Triple J in 2010.

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Crave You – Flight Facilities (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) *Free Download* by Dubstep.net

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