Monthly Archives: November 2011
A few things are, Pretty Genius. One thing for example, my dog Chloe, or as some refer to her, “Scrappy” – she’s pretty genius. Another thing, the oversized tribal influenced maxi skirt IÂ am wearing, pretty genius. And lastly, the new company formed from out of Style Section LA’s Erin Weinger and Renee Shaab -Â Pretty Genius- Â a traveling vintage pop-up shop that will blow your mind in style and price.
The best thing about Pretty Genius, is the product and concept withholds the name. Weinger and Shaab geniously source vintage pieces from places you and I wouldn’t even know about, or even have time to go to, then bring them to us vintage loving fashionistas at an insane price! You may have heard of their exclusive private sales in their homes, or read about them in the LA Times. Now, they are official. Â I scored this skirt from one of their private vintage pop-up shops along with 4 other pieces amounting to a total of $75. Â You’ll be hearing and seeing much more of these ladies, first starting this weekend at A Current Affair.
Find out more about Pretty Genius by following them on TwitterÂ @PrettyGeniusLA
Skrit-Vintage; Necklace -Vintage; Clutch – Benah; Sunnies – RAEN Optics
I was happy to attend Christian Loubotin’s 20th Anniversary & Book Launch at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills. Along with the amazing man himself who has impacted almost every girl’s wardrobe with his signature red sole, the event was also hosted byÂ Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lucy Liu, Monet Mazur, Cameron Silver and DitaVonÂ Teese.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley had on some hot black leather pants as she sat on the couch in the corner, she was probably hunger & grumpy since she hasn’t eaten for days. Â Dita Von Teese bounced around the room like a butterfly and looked as she throughoughly enjoyed the event! I, sipped on champagne, chatted with my girls and stalked all the fabulous shoes min the room!
Oh yes, it’s that time again. THREAD Show is back in Los Angeles, this Sunday, November 13 at the Cooper Design Space DTLA! Shop the top apparel trends of the season while supporting local and independent designers. Some designers there will be: MYVL, Hemptress, Lisamichelle, Nolan Jewelry, Neoclassics, Magnetic Grain, Micha Designs and Marida Jewelry!
In addition to shopping, enjoy a festive photo booth, live music, pop-up local art gallery, style lounge, nail bar, wellness lounge, DIY gift wrapping lounge, fashion art installation, swap lounge, full bar and free drink & snacks.
Would you like to win a pair of tickets to the show?
1) Follow me on twitter @stylewaxpoetic
2) Like this post
3) Comment on the post to win a pair of tickets to with your name and email – ready and SHOP!
Winners will be announced on Friday! See you there! xx
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Collective Habit is a new online store launching November 7th out of San Diego. I love the concept as the owner explains she couldn’t afford what she LOVED so she ended up buying mediocure things to fill her wardrobe. Can you relate? Uh, yeah! This online shop is supposed to solve that problem with amazing stylish pieces all ranging from $25 to 200. And, even better, they are offering Style Wax Poetic readers 15% for the first week – yes, please!
The promo code for 15% off the first week (Nov. 7 -14th) is STYLEWAX15
I had the chance to interview Kimberly Lim, the owner of Collective Habbit, and find out a little more about the store, along with a few sneak peak of her favorite pieces.
SWP: Why did you start the store?
First off I should say that I totally agree with you that fashion is an artistic expressionâ€¦ I think itâ€™s one of the most expressive art forms out there. I never had a burning desire to start a business, but almost a year ago I was sitting in my closet full of clothing racks and shoes, and I realized that I was totally uninspired by what I was looking at. I felt like the lack of options here in SD and the fact that I couldnâ€™t afford a lot of what I liked online was getting in the way of me expressing myself to the fullest â€“instead of investing in pieces I really loved, over the years I had built a collection that was just mediocreâ€”and I found that to be totally unacceptable. I knew there were probably a thousand other girls who were in the same predicament â€¦ so I decided to do my own thing.
SWP: What’s your background before this?
I studied product development at FIDM and my BA is in literature and writing. I have a background in e-commerce, fashion writing, graphic design, and styling. So the e-commerce thing was a natural move, once I made up my mind to open a store.
SWP: Where did you shop before this?
At the mothership, LF. And I love me some Zara and good basics from American Apparel. I also did my share of online shoppingâ€¦ there are some really great sites out there, but the problem with a lot of online stores is that either I canâ€™t afford the pieces or the quality is crap.
SWP: What’s your personal style?
Itâ€™s sophisticated and comfortable with an edge. I really love oversized pieces that are simple, beautiful, and well-made. I hate fuss and messy layers â€“for me getting dressed involves pulling on a big chunky knit and something skinny on the bottom, and adding super high heels or wedges. And I canâ€™t say enough about menswear influences â€“button-downs, oxfords, rolled trousers… I love a great blazer.
SWP: What are some of the things that excite you about Fall/Winter Trends.
I am soo excited for fall (always am, even though it hardly ever gets cold enough in SD to really pile on the heavier fabrics), thereâ€™s some really good stuff coming our way this season. Iâ€™m particularly excited about all the 70s glamâ€”big fuzzy fur/faux jackets and vests, all the rich leather and sequinsâ€¦
SWP: What are some of your favorite pieces coming into the store for the launch?
We have lots of amazing jewelry pieces and killer shoes for the launch, and some really great apparel too. Some of my favorite pieces are the Keiko Dress from Kucoon (nice feature, by the way!), the Madison wedge boot and the Sina oxford from Matiko, a beautiful, classic gray poncho from Yoon, and practically every piece of jewelry from Belle Style (some vintage, totally glam).
SWP: Fav designers?
There are a lot of great contemporary designers coming out of Asia and Australia these days, but in terms of the well-known designers: Karl Lagerfeld (who can do no wrong and I love what he does for Chanel each season), Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney, Alexander Wang, Phoebe Philoâ€™s Chloe, Elie Saab, Yigal AzrouÃ«l, Haider Ackermann… and I love me some Rachel Zoe.