Monthly Archives: September 2012

{Every Girl Should Own White Jeans}

I FINALLY bought white jeans! I don’t know how I’ve lasted so long without them. They’re sexy, timeless, and definitely not just for summer anymore. They’re a staple often seen on the streets at NYFW.  Usually paired with black boots, they’re a great base to start a black and white ensemble, which always looks classy (bottom left image). A blazer creates a professional look yet fashionable, like seen on the French fashion editors in the top right photo.  White jeans easily go with citron and electric blue; two colors I currently obsessing over.

It’s sometimes hard to know what you really need in your closet, which I’ve spend a lot of time thinking about. White jeans are a great investment, as opposed to colored jeans, which will eventually be out of style. I’ll be posting some pictures soon of how I’m styling my new whities!

 

A skinny white jean is the way to go.

images via Stylesaint; Stockholm Streetstyle, Google Images

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{The future is in the forest}

Sometimes you just need to drive, and that’s exactly what I did. I hit the pavement with my girl Chole (you know, my pups), and we headed up the 101. There is something about the central and northern coast that is straight magical! I stayed the first night in a charming guest house located on a farm in Arroyo Grande (10 mins outside of SLO), and boy is it beautiful. Waking up to say good morning to 16 horses that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Following my morning of feeding hay and hanging with these beautiful creatures, I headed up north to continue my journey to a little town called Mill Valley. I was amazed of all its beauty; let me break it down for you. These gorgeous homes, that look like they’re straight out of Dwell magazine, sit in the mountains surrounded by 50ft trees. The town of Mill Valley is home to a restaurant from celebrity chef and Food Network star, Tyler Florence, cute boutiques and arts festivals. One will feel inspired, creative and relaxed simultaneously while being there. If you need your city fix, which I definitely do, you hop on the Golden Gate bridge and you’re in San Francisco in 15 minutes. If you’re craving the beach, head west for 10 minutes to find some of the most divine caves on the beach you’ve ever seen!

So it’s obvious, I had a wonderful road trip, but we also managed to find some time to be fashionable amongst all the nature. My favorite, as anyone who reads my blog would know, is combining high fashion in nature. I adore the juxtaposition of the two. These were taken just steps from where I was staying. I love the futuristic looks combined with the trees. I hope you enjoy! xo

WEARING
Me: Dress; JF&Son // Shoes; Pour La Victoire // Bag; Rebecca Minkoff // Sunnies; RAEN Optics
Katina: Black dress; Mary Meyer // Necklace; Vintage // Shoes; Joie // Purse; Vintage

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{Fashion Photography | Lost in a Black & White World}

Colorful photography can tell a story while Black & White photography appeals with its more subdued monochromatic character. Lighting, contrast and composition become much more important and those are what speak since there is no color. I personally love black and white photography for it’s simplicity, which in many case, is why fashion designers go back to trends such as a monochrome look, all white, or all black. These photographer happen to all be Los Angeles based.

Photo credits via Ben Travato. #1 Aaron Feavor #2 Dustin Damron #Aaron Feaver #Aaron Feavor

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{Music Mondays | CHVRCHES}

Recently spreading quick through the internet is alternative pop gem from Glasgow, CHVRCHES, with their single “The Mother We Share.” Singer Lauren Mayberry adds an addictive element to this slow-beat, dreamy, pop sensation. Grab the full single November 5 via National Anthem.

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{Sundown in the Park | From Day to Night}


An easy transition from day to night is key and will make your life much easier when traveling or a long day with the boy. I wanted to show how easy a look could go from day to night by switching out flats to heels, adding more accessories and dressing up the look with a jacket.  I posted a couple days ago wearing a day time outfit (which is definitely more appropriate for the park), but wanted to show how easy it was to switch the outfit into a nighttime look.  What do you think? You could also pair this with a boyfriend blazer, heels and a clutch.

Wearing…

Leather Jacker // Ever; Top // Isabel Lu; Jean Shorts // Seven; Necklace; Loft by Giuliana Rancic for BCRF

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{Music Mondays | FYLO – Until The Quiet Comes}

A friend of mine turned me on to this BEAUTIFUL film and beats – the new FYLO. I was blown away. The album release drops October 1st/2nd – looking forward to it. Flying Lotus, aka Steven Ellison,is an experimental multi-genre music producer from Los Angeles, California. Check him out in LA live on September 23rd at the Hollywood Bowl (w/ Animal Collective).

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{Sundown in the Park}

One of my favorite parts about being a blogger is getting to play not only with fashion – colors, trends, textures and layers – but photography. If I didn’t do what I did today, I am pretty sure I’d be a photographer where you capture emotion, light and create a story with stills using subjects and scenery. I’ll be brining back Fashion Photography Thursdays twice a month, as there are so many talented photographers that need to be celebrated! Stay tuned.

For today’s outfit post, I attempted to create a casual, yet still romantic day look.  One challenge I always face is finding a day outfit that I’m not over dressed in, and still feel chic. Heels just don’t go for day time unless you’re headed to an event or work. Flats can make me feel short and unattractive, especially in shorts – you may agree?  While struggling all through summer to find the best casual day time look, as you can’t wear jeans (it’s way too hot!), I stumbled up these boots by Luxury Rebel and I knew they were perfect. They have just the slightest wedge and they’re perfect for daytime. I’ve been braving the shorts, even though I didn’t get too much tan this year, and I wanted to pair it all with a chic top to bring the look up a notch, so I paired it with my Isabel Lu top, which is girly, chic and fun. What do you think? It’s a good thing too because I ended chasing Chloe all over the park. She still needs her training.

Check back tomorrow to see how I made an easy transition from day to night.

Top // Isabel Lu c/o Bollare; Jean Shorts // Seven; Bag // Rebecca Minkoff; Boots // Luxury Rebel

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{Top 5 Picks for Fashion’s Night Out Los Angeles}

Fashion’s Night out is here and while the excitement is probably killing you as you buckle down at work today, you may pondering with so many options, where to go! I’ve broke it down to the top 5 areas so there’s no reason to stress, just chose one or two (a max), and enjoy!

We hope to see you there. x

ROBERTSON BLVD

If you’re a fan of KCRW, you absolutely know Mayer Hawthorne, who is playing a special performance at a huge block party surrounded with some amazing shops like Alice + Olivia, BCBG Max Azria, Kitson and more. PLUS, Philip Lim will be giving away an exclusive “Kill the Night” comic book from 6-9pm. See what your future holds with a tarot card reading at Christian Louboutin from 6-8pm or dance the night away at All Saints through 10pm.

WEST THIRD STREET

Their will be goodies at  Madison (8745 West 3rd; 6—10pm) and Trink Turk (8008 West 3rd; 6—9pm). They might jut have all you’re looking for with  customizable LNA T-shirts, fashion blogger Ashley Nevah, and some English Tea with Trink Turk.

LA BREA AVE

Find your way between 1st and 2nd street for food trucks, photo booths, live music and a chance to win a $100 dollar gift card for the best FNO photo snapped at La Brea’s participating retailers and Tweeted to @DistrictLaBrea #FNOLA #LaBrea.

MELROSE AVE

In my opinion, this may just be the place to be. Think chic with Diane von Furstenberg (8407 Melrose Ave; 6—10pm) where their giving complimentary styling sessions, Helmut Lang (8382 Melrose Ave; 6—11pm) with special treats, Kelly Wearstler (8440 Melrose Ave; 6—10pm) offering  NCLA nail art designs inspired by the designer’s vibrant fall collection ( PS _first time hosting), and Vivienne Westwood (8320 Melrose Ave; 6—9pm) celebrating their special collab with Merino Wool.

YATCH | Presented by CHEAP MONDAY X SPACE 1520

Cheap Monday is taking over Ivar Boulevard with a full blown BLOCK PARTY on Fashion’s Night Out to ring in their new pop up shop at Space 1520. With the help of our friends at Pabst Blue Ribbon and DJ White Arrows, the shop will be stocked full of free drinks, fresh remixes and the newest Cheap Monday collection- just in from Stockholm.
That’s only the beginning. At 9 PM the Portland duo YACHT are going to fill the shop with their chilly electro beats at a live concert. Food trucks, photo booths and air dancers will line the streets outside so all of Hollywood can join the party.  To close out the festivities – free gear will rain from the sky as we burst open our Cheap Monday piñata.

If you have any thing left if you after all of that.. there truly is more #FNOLA after party fun.

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West Hollywood FNO Afterparty at The Standard, Hollywood
Located at 8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood
10 p.m. – midnight
*Complimentary cocktail hour 10-11 p.m.

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