Monthly Archives: September 2011

{Music Mondays || We Love Apparat}

Free Download: Apparat – Ash/Black Veil by Mute UK

If you know any of Apparat songs, and like them, then you’ll most likely think this is genius. Aparat is German producer Sascha Ring, and his latest record, The Devil’s Walk, has been catching a wide audience creating soundscape that’s subtle and melancholy, yet also uplifting and cinematic.

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{Music Mondays || Apparat}

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If you know any of Apparat songs, and like them, then you’ll most likely think this is genius. Aparat is German producer Sascha Ring, and his latest record, The Devil’s Walk, has been catching a wide audience creating soundscape that’s subtle and melancholy, yet also uplifting and cinematic.

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{The Emmys Fashion Review}

Was I the only one who was let down with the toned-down look at this event? Katie Holmes and Gwyneth Paltrow decided to not do their hair and Kelly Cuoco decided not to wear makeup.

My favorite female looks:

Red was definitely the color of the night but, of the many looks (I counted 10), Kerry Washington‘s cherry red strapless gown with silk tuille skirt by Zuhair Murad won the ROJA prize of the night.


Zooey Deschanel had the CUTEST outfit of the night. Cotton candy pick Monique Lhuillier gown with red belt and pockets. The eyeliner and teased hair make her the darling of the night.

Maria Bello was my favorite – the one shoulder design by Kaufman Franco was so flattering on the hips and it Ms. Bello kept it simple with tousled hair and jewel rimmed eyes. GLAMOUR was delivered and Im glad she got my memo.

Runners Up: Martha Plimpton in a body-conscious cranberry sequined Zac Posen gown and I was happily surprised!

My least favorite female ensemble was Laura Linney. This is an awards show not a luncheon.


My favorite male looks:
Jim Parsons and his adorable 3 piece, one button velvet tux by Z. Zegna – he takes the male prize for just being cute :) Zegna makes the best suits and to make a velvet tux look good, you gotta be great.

My jaw dropped when Scott Caan came out to present an award. He has the chisled facial features and the matinee idol rugged shape – he cleans up VERY well.

Best Cast Ensemble Ensemble:

The men of Entourage won for best dressed cast. Hands down.

This is a guest post by Erica Mann Pearson.

*All images from Google Images.

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{Music Mondays | The National, About Today}

One of my all time favorites from The National. I was reminded of how much I love this band over a dinner the other night. Hands down this is one of their bests.

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{Vintage sale from some of L.A.’s tastemakers}

Vintage shopping is already fantastic, but what’s even more amazing, is to have your fashionable friends source it all for you, then sell it all at a great price. Think St. John, Bill Blass, and Gucci, all under $40!

I was invited to a vintage sale at Erin Weinger house, co-founder of Style Section LA.  Being in the know of some of the best vintage stores around, which she will not reveal, I was expecting some great finds. I walked in to an array of reds, yellow, oranges and tourqoise prints, and I knew then and there, this was going to be good  I walked out with 5 pieces for $75.

A turquoise dress with shoulder pads, a polka dot sleeveless button down top, an a-line plaid skirt and a long tribal maxi.

We ended the night at Little Doms to complete a perfect Thursday night.

Thanks Erin! xx

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{Victoria Beckman Takes Chances With Her Spring 2012 Line}

You don’t hear much about Victoria Beckman as a designer, and frankly, I forgot she was designing.

Spring 2012 mixes athlectic trends, with impeccably tailored dresses.  Her past collections display sleek lines and chic classics, very VB-esque, with satin fabrics in moody colors.   Her first look was perfection. Body conscious on top and flowy angel like on the bottom – a perfect juxatposition of sexy and sweet.  Her satin looks paired with cut out heels feel futuristic and classic, similar to her style.

 

Taking chances can sometimes be a good thing, in other cases it can be a disaster. In VB’s maybe she should hit the drawing bored one more time before going out so far from what she is used to. I can’t stand the use of pleather leggings under skirts, its all together trying to hard. Bold color such as the use of blue and orange feel mod and sophisticated, but black leggings make it all look odd. The all cream look has potential if used as separates. Stick to simple Victoria and you have yourself a collection.

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{ LA Street Style |Vintage Gem}

I went to the opening of Mishca Barton’s Art Exhibit at Echo Park Independent Co-op a few weeks back and out of everyone there, this belle stood out.

She works in fashion, of course, bought both her top and bottoms at a thrift store, we love, and had perfectly undone hippie chic hair.  The night had an overall “goth” feel to it, so seeing her made our night.

Other images from the night:

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{Music Mondays | “Higher Love” Remix by James Vicent McMorrow}

Dublin native James Vincent McMorrow announces his first North American headline tour that kicks off September 8 in Philadelphia and currently runs through September 24 in Los Angeles.

His music has compared to Bon Iver and Ray Lamontagne.

James’s critically acclaimed debut album, Early In The Morning, has brought him to the U.S. and his music has already appeared in TV shows. After this tour, I would expect him to gain a huge recognition and following here in the U.S.

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{The Best Picks Lauren Conrad & Louise Roe’s New Line For The Shopping Network}

It’s always a bit of a risk when a reality star turns designer. Working in fashion, we tend not too take them too seriously, unless they are themselves, a style icon. But with Lauren Conrad and Louise Roe, they’ve proven time and time again to have a classic style that the everyday LA girl could relate to.

Lauren Conrad’s new lookbook is the best we’ve seen so far from her, staying simple and beachy classic, like herself. We’ve crushed on Louise Roe since we first saw her in The City, I wouldn’t expect anything but a stellar line for her. Style Wax Poetic narrowed down the pieces, so you don’t have too…

Lauren Condrad – Channeling a California Vibe in everyway. You can’t take the Laguna Beach out of this girl. Lauren designs simple classic basics, similar to her own style, which is very smart being a new designer.

Louise Roe – Making her name first on the reality show, The City, then on CW’s Plain Jane, Louise clearly is anything but plain. She’s full of life and personality, super stylish, stunningly beautiful and smart! Her line is the same with rich colors and prints that are noticed. The pieces below are classic, such as the army green trench coat worn as a dress. Funky and tasteful at the same time.

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{Fashion Photography Thursdays || Girl Crush On Poppy Delevigne}

Total girl crush on the adorable Poppy Delevigne. I love the styling here, pulled from Natalie Joos’ Tales of Endearnment. Poppy Delevigne, 25, and her sister Cara, are regular fixtures on the fashion circuit, both stunningly gorgeous and have chic style. Poppy has notched up campaigns for Anya Hindmarch, Mango and Burberry and is making he mark in the industry, and I am sure you can see why. She has eclectic taste and Natalie Joos writes she recently cast her in a short film by Fancesco Carrozzini for Imagine Fashion with Elisa Sednaoui, Paz de la Huerta and Zoe le Ber, stating “She was stunning.”

Read more HERE.

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