Monday, December 24, 2012

Exhibit | Stanley Kubrick Retrospective LACMA

Upon entering the Stanley Kubrick Retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, you are immediately whisked away into a dark room showcasing one of his movies.  Fans of the meticulous director are already shifted into a trace completely memorized by his immensely cultivated craft in which documents of his work and quotes from peers proved how much blood, sweat, and tears the late director put into each and every one of his films.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Movie Maven: Nikki in Alfie

Sienna Miller first burst into the scene as manic depressive party girl Nikki in the 2004 remake of Alfie starring then real-life boyfriend Jude Law. Things have quite changed since then, but fans of the film still hold onto the fearless, fashionably stylish wardrobe Miller donned while portraying the party girl gone array. This holiday season might be a little fun to take a cue from Nikki and pull out all the stops when it comes to our wardrobe choices for all the festive soirées.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Cleopatra: The Exhibit

The legend of Cleopatra is a dream come true for Hollywood directors. The story of a powerful Egyptian queen who managed to capture both the hearts of two powerful Roman leaders Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar with her allure and mesmerizing beauty. Little was known to how Cleopatra ruled or what a loving mother she was to her four children.  With the guidance of archaeologists Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass; a successful excavation was set to uncover and discover what ancient ruins lay beneath the lost city of Alexandria. Discovered were over two-thousand year old documents, statues, and many more artifacts giving us a glimpse into her life as the last pharaoh of Egypt. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Free People | September Sneak Peek

September is one of my favorite months! Not only is it the month of my birthday but it's also the month when the fall previews hit the webs and fashion magazines come stacked as thick as the yellow pages (Vogue is #1 at doing this). With that said, Free People gave us a tiny glimpse of their new September catalog. The concept is simply adorable! 

"Our September catalog was shot by Guy Aroch, who captures model Martha Hunt on the streets of London in a paparazzi-inspired style. Based around the concept of the modern “it girl” whose every move is documented, Martha dodges the camera as she does everyday things like taking out the trash and going to yoga, working on set and going out at night with her boyfriend, played by model Danny Fox. We love this book and the story it tells, and can’t wait for it to drop on Tuesday! Here’s a sneak peek."

Monday, August 20, 2012

Style Spotlight: Sarah Ruba

As the very cliched story of model-turned musician (ah-hem! Milla Jovovich circa 1994) seemingly has a rather short-lived life span, this one story in particular is something destined to be fully lived. Enter Canadian (currently Brooklyn-based) model-turned-musician Sarah Ruba, lead singer of the band New Look created with her husband Adam Pavao. Already creating a buzz in the electronic-dance scene, New Look's electronic-pop, dub-step sound temporarily leaves you in an of out-of-body, slow-motion exuberance that you never want to go away. Ruba's soft voice makes it even more enchanting--hypnotizing you into a realm of surrealistic bliss.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vogue | Summer Travel Diaries 2012

Introducing Vogue's first series of installments of summer travel diaries straight from the snaps of the celebrities themselves.  Take a journey with Kate Bosworth as she and her new fiancé  Michael Polish venture out to Seoul, South Korea or party it up with TV personality Alexa Chung as she helps Louis Vuitton celebrate their flagship store opening at Shanghai’s Plaza 66. Take a journey homebound with model Alek Wek as she visits her hometown in South Sudan.  The rest of the photos can be viewed right here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lookbook | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2012

J.Crew just keeps getting better and better at it. This fall don't even think about fading into the background in all black. Color is still alive and kicking. Printed trousers continue to dominate, while boucle suits and leathers shake it up a bit. Set off with shoulder bags in harmonious colorblock and reptile prints finished off with pointed pumps in a selection of hues and materials giving off that polished-yet-fashionable look J.Crew is so good at. Check out some of the looks for Fall/Winter 2012 below.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Shopping | Kelly Wearstler Sample Sale

Hi friends! Here are a few snapshots of the beautiful goods at the Kelly Wearstler sample sale  I went to this past weekend. Can't wait for the next one!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Sample Sale: Kelly Wearstler

Lifestyle visionairy Kelly Wearstler is having a 75% off sample sale this weekend only. If you have some cash to burn and in dire need of sprucing up your wardrobe with some vibrant colors and bold prints make sure to stop by this weekend!

Click here for more information, pictures, and prices.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

For the Guys: The Academy

Classic, clean, stream-lined--are just a few words to describe the look and vibe of The Academy Store located in the Art District of downtown Long Beach. Ladies, if your bf/husband is in desperate need of a make-over, make a quick stop here to fulfill your fantasies of transforming your significant others' wardrobe.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Style Spotlight: Miroslava Duma

For a fashion blogger/editor, there is no such thing as a dull moment when it comes to wardrobe choices. When you work in an environment full of fashion inspiration with every passing pedestrian (big shout-out to Tommy Ton!), get invited to front row seats at every major designer fashion show, and best of all...receive gifts in the form of designer duds delivered to you by the boxes; it's safe to say you're not one of those girls who stares into their closet every morning and lets out a heavy sigh of discontent.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY | Chalkboard Paint Projects

Source: Wit & Whistle 
Ever since I came across this DIY project I've become somewhat obsessed with chalkboard paint.  The fun, innocent, and artsy look of chalkboard has always been a favorite of mine.  I was quite pleased to discover the endless amount of inexpensive projects you can create with recycled jars and pottery plants.  Baby food jars magically transform into tea leaf storage containers, kitchen walls and cabinet spaces turn into chalkboard menus à la French bakeries.  Love notes and wise quotes become the center focus of your bedroom providing a lovely and positive atmosphere to relax in.  

Monday, July 2, 2012

What to Wear: 4th of July

4th of July Outfits

The fourth of July always comes with two guarantees-fireworks and crowded beaches. Whether your plans consist of a backyard barbecue with friends and family or a day spent at the beach grilling shish kabobs while setting off fireworks; it's also the time to showcase your patriotism through your outfit choices.

Friday, June 29, 2012

The Getty | Herb Ritts L.A. Style

One of my favorite portraits featuring 90's top models: Stephanie Seymour, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, and Naomi Campbell.  

If you are a lover of high fashion, bold architecture, and black and white photography; I strongly urge you to make a visit to the Getty Museum for late photographer Herb Ritts, L.A. Style exhibition featuring a lifetime of his brilliant and iconic work showcasing until September 2.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Style Spotlight: Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor

Atlanta is the type of It-girl that oozes more style in her left pinky than we would ever have in our entire existence. Not to sound impudent-but when you call the bassist of 80's pop band Duran Duran, dad, famed photographer Amanda de Cadenet, mom, and co-founder of Juicy Couture Gela Nash-Taylor, stepmom-it's undoubtedly a given you were blessed with fashion flowing in your veins.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wedding Edition: Margherita Missoni's Wedding Dress

Heiress to the Missoni dynasty and style maven Margherita Missoni wed boyfriend Italian race car driver Eugenio Amos in a Brunello, Italy this past weekend.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Art Exhibit | A Distant Winter

Last night I was suuuper excited to go check out the opening exhibition for 'A Distant Winter' at the Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach. Since the gallery is located right by my house, we decided to take a nice, evening stroll over there to check out the artwork and meet some of the amazing, talented artists.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fashionable Staycation: Planet Blue

Staycation: A vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and 
involving day trips to local attractions.

Inspired by Planet Blue's summer lookbook and with the official kick of summer, it's time to start thinking of some fun staycation ideas. No need to worry about what to pack or sit in paranoia at the airport fretting that you forgot to pack your iPhone charger. Instead, venture out to other cities in your state, explore new scenery right in your own backyard, learn to surf, or do something that you'd never, ever do before. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Home Decor: Wolfum

If you're looking to spruce up your shack look no further than the textile goods at Wolfum. Fusing traditional home goods into contemporary pieces with a nod to vintage prints, you'll be sure to find a piece that works for a room in your home.  Designed by Annabel Inganni and made locally in Los Angeles, Wolfum strives to make sustainable, eco-friendly, quality items that you will love and be proud of. Check out some of the beautiful pieces below. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Love our Earth: Beach Clean-Up

Today I participated in our City's monthly beach clean-up volunteer program. It's so important for us to take care of our planet; whether it be riding our bike instead of driving, composting instead of trashing, switching to reusable water bottles and bags, or simply turning the lights off in your home when you're not using it.  I urge everyone to educate yourself on ways you can diminish your carbon footprint on this Earth. We are all renting this space on Earth for a limited time and we should all do our part to make our planet a safer, healthier, cleaner environment for the future.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Style Spotlight: Kimbra

Kimbra first stepped into the scene as the raven-haired, abstract-painted bitter ex to Goyte's "Somebody that I Use to Know." Aside from her alluring and extraordinary vocal ability there's also her personal style that's caught our full attention. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sweet Buy: LAYERXLAYER Rucksack

If you're a packrat like myself, you cannot leave home without all your must-have necessities. Which can be a downside in terms of trying to find where everything is located.  Luckily for us, couple design duo Patrick Turiello and Leah Fabish of LAYERXLAYER heard our cluttered cries.  Introducing the Peak Dot Wayfarer Rucksack a super stylish, super functional backpack designed to help keep our hectic lives a bit more organized. Check it out below.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Best Dressed: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston can do no wrong in my eyes, and she proved it once again at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards that she's still America's Sweetheart. Clad in a leather Valentino one-shoulder LBD paired with black Giuseppe Zanotti heels, toned physic, glowing skin, and sleek-straight hair; the actress took home the golden popcorn for new category of Best On-Screen Dirtbag Award for her role as Julia, a physically aggressive, sex-crazed dentist in "Horrible Bosses." 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Model Crush: Rachel Rutt

Known for her endearingly, huge doe-eyed, shy-girl smile, and legs that refuse to stop, it's plain to see why nineteen year-old Rachel Rutt is one of the most sought-after, in-demand models of the moment.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Trending Now: Printed Pants

How to Wear Printed Pants

Why should your tops have all the fun? Playful, relaxing trousers in prints such as ikat, leopard, and floral are hitting the scene with bold force and intensity. Since these pants are quite the fashion statement in itself, they are best paired with a solid top, but can be daring when it comes to footwear choice.  So this summer, give your tops a break and let your pants have all the fun.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wedding Edition: The Vintage Bride

With so much more focus on individuality and self-expression it's a lot easier for the modern-day-bride to find a way to express her vintage side.  Enter BHLDN, Dutch for "to keep." Started by sister company Anthropologie and hipster-haven Urban Outfitters, BHLDN caters to the stylishly discerning bride. The online bridal shop offers everything a wedding would call for including one-of-a-kind wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses (your bridesmaids would actually want to wear), delicate veils, antique-inspired jewelry, kooky and creative headpieces, and décor ranging from tabletop trimmings to tongue-in-cheek cake toppers.  Now that's something to say "I do" to!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Confetti System

Originally started by duo Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho, the team magnificently masters the art of hands on arts and crafts. Their stunning work has been displayed in department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Opening Ceremony, and featured in J. Crew and Urban Outfitters catalogs. They also feature a collection of jewelry, pinatas, and blindfolds available for purchase here.

Model Crush: Kate Harrison

If you haven't see Kate's gorgeous face modeling for the hippest clothing sites (Free People, Nasty Gal, All Saints, just to name a few...) then you must not be looking.  With a perfect blend of sexy siren and girl-next-door (not to mention that killer smile!) This blushing brunette is poised to steal the affection of both guys and gals alike.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Style Spotlight: Natalie Obradovich

There's something so artistic about the way an interior designer puts together a room, yet for us fashion feens there's something so sublime about the way an interior designer puts together an outfit.  Upon first glance at this Croatian-born blonde, and you'd know she meant business-style wise! A former assistant to in-demand interior and now, clothing designer Kelly Wearstler, one look at Obradovich's polished, put-together ensembles and you'd instantly trust her to adorn your abode.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sneak Peek: Madewell Fall 2012 Lookbook

Although, summer hasn't officially begun yet, there's something about the anticipation of a new season that gets most of us girls walking with a skip in our step.  That reason alone is the preview of the seasons newest lookbook.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Style Spotlight: Alison Mosshart

If anyone were to be crowned best rock style, all would hail Kills frontwoman Alison Mosshart as the reigning queen. While some may run to a black-on-black wardrobe, Mosshart embraces color with pizazz. Known for their London-beat, dirty-back-bar sound, Mosshart's style seems to exemplify how music and fashion go hand-in-hand. Her effortlessly grunge, toss-on-whatever-is-clean-and-run-out-the-door look has many of us completely mesmerized. Whether combining bright, multi-colored knits or patterned prints along with her wildly-coiffed pink mane; she manages to pull it off like only a rocker could.

Sunday, May 13, 2012