Monthly Archives: October 2012

{Music Mondays | Fol Chen x Baths Remix}


Forgot how much I loved this song…

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{1 Pair of Jeans, 4 Ways To Wear Them}



Look ONE – The Elegant One

A white pair of edgy jeans can transition seamlessly into an elegant look with a little gold and a little shimmer.  A fitting sweater keeps it classic and a sweet, elegant heel will add a softer appearance.  Add a little bling with a classic cocktail ring and a good bracelet and you’ll be good for brunch in Beverly Hills.

Shop The Look

 J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy White Noir Jewelry – Bat Ring (Black/Crystal) – Jewelry ; Noir Jewelry6pmNoir Jewelry – Modernist Bracelet (Gold) – JewelryTopshop USGEM Crystal Covered Bow CourtsKnitted Lurex Trim TopRebecca Minkoff – M.A.C. Clutch with Gold (Sand) 

Look TWO –  Casual Cool

Go casual with striped sweater and a pair of wedged boots. I love the combination of blue, brown and white. Pair it with a dainty necklace for an everyday fall look.

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J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy WhiteJ.CrewNet-a-PorterStriped cotton top THE ROWBarneys New YorkThe Row Day Luxe Tote – SiennaGabriella Rocha – Abarne (Taupe) – Footwear

Look THREE – Sophisticated and Sexy

Edgy, sexy and fashionable is the way you’ll be described when wearing this look. I love the combination of white, black and gold – it’s simple and sophisticated. The blazer adds class to the outfit and a bootie with a skinny heel add a sexy feel. This is a great dinner outfit in any city and is also sexy enough to carry on the night for an evening of dancing.

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 J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy White;  TOPSHOPTopshop USCrop Back Collarless Blazer;  Rachel RoyShopbop.comRachel Roy Gillian Platform BootiesRebecca MinkoffShopbop.comRebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip ClutchTOPSHOPTopshop USPU Strapless CorsetASOSASOS USASOS Plate And Spike Detail Waist BeltASOS USASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet

Look FOUR – Rocker Cool

A white jean can be casual when paired with a moto cross body  jacket and a grey turban. A flat boot will keep you comfortable all day yet looking stylish enough to go straight to dinner.  Day time wear never looked so cool.

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 J Brand Zoey Corduroy Skinny in Creamy WhiteASOS USASOS Chunky Knit TurbanDV by Dolce Vita – Sera (Black) – FootwearASOS USASOS Spike Stretch Bracelet;


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{Music Mondays | New Metric}

I forgot how much I loved Metric until I stumbled upon their new CD, Snythetica Reflections. I’ve posted about them before. In my opinion, the voice of Emily Haines, a Canadian indie rock singer-songwriter, is what makes these songs amazing. She is the lead singer and keyboardist of the band Metric and a member of Broken Social Scene.

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{Oxblood for Fall}

Oxblood, burgundy or a deep red, different words for the same color that was seen all over the runways during a fashion week and a staple color for fall. What’s great about this dark red hue is that it’s great on all skin complexations and like the color black, compliments all colors. My favorites on this list is the Giorgio Armani lipstick and the Phillip Lim hangbag. I’ve been obsessed with dark lips and the oxblood color is mysterious, exotic and is must-have this autumn. Be it in your closet or makeup bag, add a hint of red to your life.

1. Marni

2. Alexander Wang

3. Giorgio Armani

4. Sam Edelman

5. Topshop

6. Dorothy Perkins

7. Essie: Carry On

8. 3.1 Phillip Lim

9. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

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{Interview with new Los Angeles based apparel line NAMI }

I have a special place in my heart NAME. I had the opportunity to meet and work with the designer before she started her line, and she’s one of those people that is hard not to love. On top of being just gracious and lovely, I’ve been following her collections from season to season and every year I’m more impressed with what she’s creating.   The first two-three years of a designer is key and I really feel you can get a sense of how far they’ll go from these years. It’s clear NAMI has talent and a beautiful esthetic based of her love for fashion and background. Not only that, we just discovered the designer is newly pregnant! Exciting year ahead.

Read below my interview with the lovely Sarah Nami Ahn and check out images of her Spring/Summer 2013 presentation.  You may also recognize Miss California 2012, Leah Cecil, who opened the show in the black gown.


What is the Spring/Summer 2013 collection about?

This collection is about nostalgia. It’s a combination of the 50s – cinched waists, big billowy tea-length skirts and 3/4 length puff sleeves –  juxtaposed with the more irreverent era of the 80s and the Rockabilly movement,  incorporating leather and experimenting with the three dimensional capabilities of fabric. You’ll also see the use traditional features of masculine attire into something that looks and feels quite feminine, as seen in the bow tie dress and the tuxedo jackets in this season’s collection.

How would describe in your own words the overall aesthetic of NAMI?
Our collection uniquely combines casual California chic with worldly details.

What does NAMI mean?
It’s my Korean name. It means “beautiful”.

Where else are you showing?
I was confirmed as one of the designers for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Beijing this month, however, I decided to defer to the following season to avoid traveling while 7 months pregnant.

Can you tell me about the cuts of this collection? I see a lot of high-low incorporated into your vests, tops and dresses. I feel that from collection to collection, I’m evolving, learning, experimenting but I am beginning to see that my interests in architecture is influencing the cut and shape of my garments. I also keep in mind my mantra of dressing… I want women to feel “effortlessly beautiful” and want looks from my collection to reflect that.

What have you learned so far since designing your first collection? Wow. It’s only bee 1 year but I’ve learned sooooo much about this industry. The learning curve is quite steep. I learned to design with specific women in mind, not just what I want to wear. It’s a service industry, we’re striving to provide items that women want that make them feel confident, beautiful, like a million bucks so they feel like they can take over the world!

Tell us about the fringe accessories that you used to style the models? I was always a fan of the fringe necklace but wanted to use it as a way to visually break up the structured lined of my garments (see attached sketches – no one has seen this image yet – Style Wax Poetic is the first!). Initially, I wanted to have it made from leather but when it came down to start making them, I was in my 1st trimester of pregnancy and the smell of leather made me extra nauseous. The fringe in black satin made a great alternative… inexpensive, odorless, and incredibly light so it moved wonderfully going down the runway.

Who is Sarah when she’s not designing? I’m a proud wife, an overprotective sister, an expectant mother, and a loyal friend. Likes to go to Disneyland with the hubby, drink boba, and loves traveling to discover the fascinating features that makes a place and its people unique.

To view the full Spring/Summer collection, visit here.


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{Odylyne RTW Spring 2013}

Designer Stephanie Lampkin, known for her creating a modern day goddess with her line Odylyne, debuted her Spring/Summer 2013 collection last week with Los Angeles Fashion Council. This season, incorporating a mix of lace, creams/reds, chiffon, and 70s prints, into flowy maxis, high-low dresses and wearable pieces such a jagged cut skirts and sheer oversized shalls.

The presentation consisted of models in a large circle with slowly rotating in and out with a new look. They were styled with beautiful headcrowns from Jenny Dayco jewelry and flowy curly hair.

The brand is highly celebrated in southern California with women everywhere wishing to bring out their inner hippie goddess in a modern day look. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that Odylyne is one of my favorite lines. I would say as a designer, you know your successful once people start ripping off your designs. I think Odylyne has made it.

Expect to see a ton of Odylyne at the music festivals this year – Coachella anyone?

XO Style Wax Poetic

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{Music Mondays | Florence and The Machine x Beiruit}

If you’re a fan of Beiruit, you’ll love this.

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{Beautify Your Life #1 | Organic Suki Skin Care}

Is it time for a weekend getaway, trip to the cabin with your man, or a work trip? This TSA-approved head-to-toe essentials travel kit by Suki Skin Care is truly and gem while away, bringing the comforts and necessities of your home with you. I took this along for a few recent trips I had and I’m wishing I owned more than just the trial size. Seriously, adore it all.

Here’s what I’m loving..

  • suki is the first and only clinically proven, 100% pure comeceutical line of skincare blending nature and science
  • 100% -(no petrochemicals, synthetics, cruelty or comedogens) – I’m truly not sure what all of those terms means, but I can assure you, once you use the product you can tell that all of those fancy words do mean something. Plus, I am a huge animal lover and it’s so great to know the products in your home don’t support animal cruelty.
  • sustainable packaging aiming to promote the inner and outer beauty of not only you but the environment
  • the aroma – the scent of the scrub is truly invigorating. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and the aromas will create a peace within you.

What it is:
A skin and hair travel kit in a zen-like, zip-up case.

  • Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser – tiny granules to exfoliate just the perfect amount (award winning and best selling too!)
  • Velvet Moisturizing Cream – melts on to your skin without feeling heavy
  • Daily Revitalizing Shampoo – their original lemongrass aroma blend doesn’t strip your natural oils
  • Daily Revitalizing Conditioner – feels great, I didn’t have enough to see the long term results but the single time use felt great

head-to-toe essentials travel kit are available for purchase online at sukiskincare.com for #38.95.

 

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{Music Mondays | London Duo AlunaGeorge }

 Is it pop, R&B or hip-hop – no one is really sure, but we’re diggin’ it. These electronic magical twinkles, claps, and vocals, all flow together magically, innocently, and yet seductively.

Aluna Francis pairs up with George Reid, to become . Their recent, “Watching Over You” marries pop and a little dub to create a masterpiece.
 

They recently made waves with this piece, also equally amazing.

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{Hot, White, Jeans!}

There are a few things that recently I knew I must have in my closet, one of them being white jeans. I did a white jeans round up a few posts ago exemplifying all amazing street style caught during NYFW, many of them wearing white jeans. I found these at Bloomingdales for a steal from their signature line Aqua. They have a couple pairs left here.  Most white jeans are on discount now although I plan to wear them through winter. It’s a good time to buy.

Paired with a super soft citron top by Vince and my BCBG Generation Booties, I kept an overall light feel to this look. I look forward to wearing them with black booties too, maybe an electric blue top and a leather jacket. White jeans are a must! Just hope I can keep them clean.

What are you lusting over this fall?

 

 

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