Monthly Archives: May 2012

{Sponsored Video by ALDO Spring/Summer 2012 Collection}


I remember my first pair of ALDO boots I found in New York City in 2006. They were up to the knee, the perfect shade of reddish-brown, slouched to perfection and wedged heel. Not only that they were marked down for $75! These were, and still are, my favorite boots. Unfortunately, my boyfriend will not let me wear them any more as I’ve worn them into he ground. This is a true testament to ALDO, their amazing styles and great prices. Not only that they are always on trend.

Their Spring/Summer Collection features neutrals, color blocking, monochrome, and more.

NEUTRALS

The PRAK is the perfect summer heel, one one that every short woman should own. I fell for wearing nude shoes a while back because it went with everything, and made it made my legs look longer. We love that!

It’s BLOCK PARTY

If you like to stand out, the BLAYNE platform is for you. These attention grabbing heels will brighten any party! Show up and get noticed. Pair these with white jeans and a bright top for a full color-blocking look. They remind me of my Latin girlfriends who wear color so well. You may feel inspired to try out a Salsa class!

BLACK & WHITE never did anyone wrong..

A wedged DAGRACA from ALDO may be the way for any indecisive shopper. Black and white never dies and an wedge offers height and comfort.

HEELED SANDALS

Bless the heart of the person who put a heel on a sandal. If you are anything like me, flats just don’t do it for you. While I want to embrace the warm summer weather, I also want to feel sexy. The JILLANNE, is the sexy sandal for summer.

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{Style Wax Poetic: Perfect Summer BBQ Looks}

As you wait for this wonderful Memorial Day, three day weekend (which kind of marks the beginning of summer) you’re gearing up for the warm weather and three months of beaches, road trips and all the barbeques! Do not fret that the next three day holiday weekend after Memorial Day is Labor Day, which marks the end of summer. Until then, bust out those shorts, sandals, tanks and sunnies because summer is here and it’s going to be a hot one. Style Wax Poetic has your back and we have picked some of our favorite BBQ-ready pieces you can adore this weekend and all summer. We have Current Elliott star shorts and a J.Crew striped tank for those casual backyard BBQs and an adorable Steven Alan dress for a day date picnic. A Ripcurl hat and PacSun sunnies to stylishly protect you from the sun and a comfy pair of sandals from Dolce Vita. Lastly, a cute bright tote to throw your stuff in all summer long.

1. Ripcurl Hat

2. J. Crew top

3. Steven Alan Dress

4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo Tote

5. Current Elliott Star Shorts 

6. Dolce Vita Sandal

7. PacSun Polka Dot Sunnies

8.  Splendid Polka Dot Top 

 

 

 

 

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{wren x clare vivier totes}

Celebrated Los Angeles based designers and friends Clare Vivier and Melissa Coker of Wren announce a collaboration for Spring 2012. Combining Vivier’s timeless style with Wren’s easy, gamine spirit, the limited edition handbag incorporates a celestial print from Wren’s Spring 2012 collection in a shape inspired by a classic French market tote. Ecologically friendly, too! The bag features vegetable-tanned leather detailing and is fully reversible, to reveal a beautiful, contrast color.

Don’t stop there, further supporting our mother earth, these bags are made and produced in Los Angeles, proudly bearing the moniker “locally made.” The collaboration is an extension of the designer’s commitment to social consciousness, mindful of the local manufacturing community for the jobs it produces and the low carbon footprint it enables. Further, Wren x Vivier is made from Wren’s production remnants — by finding a use for what would typically be a great deal of waste, these bags are not only beautiful, but incredibly earth friendly.

The collaboration was inspired by a conversation between the two friends. Looking for fabrications to incorporate in a series of leopard print bags, Vivier turned to fellow Los Angeles designer, Coker. This marks Coker’s second collaboration with an accessories line, the first being a collaboration with jewelry line Fallon for Spring 12.

The reversible tote retails for $350 and are available exclusively at both the Vivier and Wren online boutiques now.

Photographer – Jeana Sohn of popular blog Closet Visit
Model – Actress Allison Miller, star of the Steven Spielberg’s Terra Nova
Clothing + Accessories – Wren Spring 2012 collection + Wren x Vivier tote.

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Indie queen Zooey Deschanel is latest Pantene ambassador

New Girl star and indie screen queen Zooey Deschanel has just been unveiled as
the new face of Pantene‘s Beautiful Lengths campaign. Following in the footsteps of
previous ambassadors and fellow actresses Naomi Watts and Eva Mendes, the 32-
year-old has big boots to fill.

Zooey will be promoting the Beautiful Lengths Collection, which was created to
complement a charitable effort of the same name. Beautiful Lengths, founded
in 2006, aims to encourage long-haired folk to donate their lopped-off locks to
the American Cancer Society Wig Banks. Human hair wigs tend to be more natural-
looking than their synthetic counterparts, but the donated hair has to be in tip-top
condition before it can be turned into wigs. Zooey, well known for her trademark
fringe and glossy brown tresses, appears to be the perfect advocate for taking hair
care seriously.

The bright-eyed star is “thrilled” to be Pantene’s new spokeswoman, and she feels
passionate about both the brand and the cause. In an official statement following
the announcement, she revealed: “Anyone who knows me knows that I am really
into hair. I’m a real girly girl and love doing my hair and experimenting with different
styles.”

Zooey’s signature quirky look and charming fashion sense make her a great style
icon for the summer months. Often seen pairing cute summer dresses with kitsch
jewellery and comfy-looking flats, the self-proclaimed girly girl usually keeps her
make-up to a minimum, sticking to an ‘au naturel’ look.

The key to copying Zooey’s fun fashion sense is to invest in an essential summer
dress. Aim to find a versatile piece that can be either dressed up by slinging on a
pair of high heels and grabbing a glam clutch, or kept basic with a denim jacket and
flats. There’s a plethora of day dresses online that would sit comfortably in Zooey’s
wardrobe – so why not grab a comb and have some fun experimenting with a few
new hairstyles of your own?

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{George Gina & Lucy Handbags Decorate for Heal the Bay}

On Thursday, Fred Segal Santa Monica hosted the George, Gina & Lucy’s collection launch event benefiting the Heal the Bay organization. This was a great event for the DIY and crafty as upon arrival attendees were given a tote to decorate. Guests were surrounded with tables with dozens of fabric markers, studs, silly bracelets and more! By the end of the evening, my tote was bedazzled to no end! I love it.

Guests also oogled and obsessed over the George, Gina & Lucy handbag collection. The brand from Germany who started in 2004 is making it’s way to the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier. The nylon bags are a hit in Europe and Germany says George, Gina & Lucy’s U.S. Director of PR Amy Radich. What makes this line of handbags unique is “there is a bag for every person,” she says. With an array of colors, prints and sizes we can truly see what Radich is talking about. There is a bag for every women for every stage in her life.

And thanks to Michael Segal and Kristen Segal, George, Gina & Lucy have partnered with non-profit Heal the Bay to raise awareness on how people can help clean and save the ocean. Heal the Bay’s mission is to educate people with science and legislation and to “encourage people to take steps to make a difference in their neighborhood and ocean,” says Kate Nevels, Development Manager for Heal the Bay. With summer around the corner, Nevels also encourages beach goers to download the beach report card app for your smart phone to know when the ocean is safe to enter and when it is not.


Julianna and Alyssa is their chic ensembles at the event


Twins Jessica and Vanessa wearing popular spring/summer trends.

*all photos were taken by Style Wax Poetic

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{Music Mondays | Mt. Wolf}

Mt. Wolf is a four member band based in London, but have been gathering significant attention internationally. Although now city folk, each of them were born by the sea – Kate and Stevie in Guernsey, Bassy in Dorset and Alex in Brighton. This dual experience of living in two different locations play a huge influence on their music, which conjures a dark and isolated but beautiful world.

Their music is described as ‘dreamfolk’; a fusion of Folk and Electronica. They take the best elements of sequenced synths, melodic strings, deep UK bass grooves and soulful vocals and combine them all into a cinematic hybrid of heart-melting harmonies and contemporary, endlessly danceable electronica. The band draw on influences such as M83, Little Dragon, Sbtrkt, Bon Iver and Youth Lagoon. Front woman Kate Sproule draws inspiration has been compared to Bjork and Martha Wainwright, with her voice capturing the attention of the most restless of audiences.

The band is currently working on material for a upcoming EP as well as live shows. Mt. Wolf will be flying to the US to perform at this year’s Symbiosis Gathering, Nevada alongside James Blake and Little Dragon.

Inspiration musically for their upcoming EP and songs comes from a fusion of bass and electronic music with the ethereal and earthy sounds of folk. This reflection is of the band’s influence as four friends who grew up by the sea but who now live in big cities.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Mt. Wolf will come to LA sooner rather then later, be sure to keep this European band on your music radar.

Current tracks can be found on band’s Sound Cloud
Mt. Wolf Facebook page
Mt. Wolf Twitter

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{Yellow and White | From Your Home to Your Closet}


From home to your closet, bright pieces on a neutral palates, is bringing new life into everyone’s day. If neons are not your thing, Spring into this beautiful warm weather, with a bright alternative – yellow and white. We all could shine a little brighter, and decorations in your home, and wardrobe, is one sure way to liven your day!

Shop The Look
From Top Left to Right
1. BCBG Necklace
2. ROKSANDA ILINCIC Ivory Cotton Crepe Dress
3. H&M Yellow Dress
4. Mariella Silk Pleated Skirt by Nonoo
5. Rag and Bone
6. All Saints White Lily Dress
7. JCrew Shorts
8. Sportmax White Panerea Leather Trim Chunky Knit
9. See By Chloe Platform Color Block T Bar Sandals
10. D&G Scarf Print Silk Trousers
9. Derek Lam Patchwork watersnake skirt

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