New Heels On The Horizon

Sophia Webster, a former assistant to the awesome Nicholas Kirkwood, is the latest designer to collaborate with J Crew for a shoe collection that hit stores yesterday and is available on-line today!

Her shoes are full of vibrant colors, patterns on over-drive and uber detailing. The combined effect is whimsical, sexy shoes that are just what you need to brighten up spring’s lighter hues!! Love that plaid and those heels with green hearts!!

Prices range from $320 to $695.00. Check them out here.

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What To Wear To A Spring Wedding

Seems like everyone I know is either having a baby, or is getting married. ‘Always a bridesmaid, never the bride’, that’s me; actually that’s not even me, I’m just a guest. All joking aside, I’m super psyched to be attending Chelsea’s (Guest Editor of COS) wedding  in a few weeks.

It is an evening wedding so options are boundless. You can opt for the foolproof LBD, whether with a flirty tulip skirt and bustier top –  like Denis Gagnons, or Zara’s sexy open back dress with metal collar. Speaking of flirty, Red Valentino’s  pale pink drop waist dress with its classic silhouette and whimsy front black bow is perfect for a day or night wedding.

If you looking for an ensemble with a little more edge, yet tres chic, I’ve got just the thing – O’2nd Swan pleat jumpsuit. The pants are fitted and cropped and the back of the bodice embodies an open back with oversize pleats.

I think I’ll be leaning towards edge (O’2nd) for Chelsea’s wedding. I’ll dress it up with barely there strappy heels, a Kelly Wearstler cocktail ring and a soft and sexy up-do.

Clockwise from top left: Denis Gagnon Black Neoprene Bustier Dress $460.00 SSense // Red Valentino Drop Waist Dress $650 Elyse Walker // Carven V-neck Gathered Color Block Dress $590.00 Barneys // O’2nd Swan Pleat Jumpsuit $495.00 Shop Bop // Zara Open Back Dress  $79.90 // Isabel Marant Etoile Saba Silk Dress $570.00 Elyse Walker

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Get Your Guy Cool Proof

A somewhat older (no, I won’t say how old) gentleman friend of mine loves the look of jeans, tee shirt and a leather jacket. His question? Was he to old for that look?

We all know the answer is a definitive NO!  What matters is the look of the jacket, the styling, and how one feels when wearing it.

These are six fantastic jackets that don’t break the bank, he’ll have for ever, and will work for your man no matter his age. My favs — Belstaff’sclassic Kirkham jacket and Zadig & Voltaire’s stream lined moto jacket.

Clockwise from top left: Theory Morveck Leather Jacket $995.00 // Belstaff Kirkham Leather Jacket $1450.00 // Zadig & Voltaire  Leather Moto Jacket $930.00 // John Varvatos Leather Jacket $598.00 //Star USA Leather Moto Jacket $898.00 // Diesel Black Grained Leather Biker Jacket $1260.00.

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More Great Music (& Fashion)To Come….

The count down to Coachella weekend 2 is upon us, and if any of the chatter about the first weekend is anywhere close to being true….It’s going to be another 3 days of awe inspiring music with lots of special guests!

If your lucky enough to be going this weekend make sure to arrive early to catch the British ‘It’ guy Tom Odell (he starts at 12:45 pm on Friday). He is amazing!! Other great acts to NOT miss – Solange (sister of Beyoncé), Lorde, Nas, Lana Del Rey, Haim, Foster The People, Beck and one of my favorite bands — Arcade Fire. For complete line-up and set times.

Check out some of my favorite looks from week one above.

If your still ruminating over your foolproof music festival attire for this weekend, any of these delectable pieces will have the paparazzi mistaking you for the new ‘IT’ girl! I can’t even choose a favorite – I love them all (though I must have those Birkenstocks)!!

Don’t forget sunscreen, it’s hot (in the 90′s) out there.

 

Top group of photos – Clockwise from top left: Jamie Chung, Poppy & Cara Delevingne, Julianne Hough, Samantha Hutchinson and Coachella attendees.

2nd group - Clockwise from top left: Zara Heart Print Dress $79.90 // Birkenstock Black Birko-Flor Gizeh $89.95 // Milly Woven Striped Shorts $245.00 // Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Fedora Hat $195.00 // Calypso Embroidered Daisy Blouse $275.00 // Top Shop Moto Ripped High Waisted Sgorts $64.00 // Pixie Market Anouk Florette Set $76.00 // Bella Dahl Split Back Button Down $18.00 available at Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770.

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News Flash!! Blood Moon Tonight!

 

I just realized that tonight’s lunar eclipse — the first of four consecutive total eclipses of the moon between April 2014 and September 2015 in what is called a “tetrad” series (Before the 20th century it had been 300 years since we had seen this series.) — will also reveal a Blood Moon.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the earth, moon and sun are in perfect rare alignment. Tonight you’ll see the earth’s shadow sweeping across the moon and eventually the moon will almost look like it has disappeared, but it hasn’t, it is then that the moon will be a bright red.

Why will the moon look red? If you standing on the moon, after the eclipse, you would see a red ring of fire which are all the sunsets of the earth lighting up the moon. We’re seeing the sun passing through the earth making all the world’s sunsets light up the moon, turning it the blood red color. It’s a cool time to take a moment and reflect where you are in this universe.

It’s also the closet Mars has been to the earth in over six years, with clear skies, you’ll get to see the moon being eclipsed and mars shining bright orange right next to it. Imagine viewing a blood red moon and an orange mars!!

On the west coast 11:00 is the start of the lunar eclipse and the Blood Moon will be seen at 12:06.

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What’s Going On In Don’s World?

A year can go by in the blink of an eye, or in Mad Men terms (waiting around to see what happens to Don Draper and the folks at SC&P)  it can seem infinite.

When we last visited Mad Men at the end of season 6, Don was asked by the other partners to take a leave of absence. And on his way out when he bumped into Lou Avery , a rival creative director, it was clear that the partners intended that leave be more indefinite than Don hoped. Our last moment with Don, is of him revealing where he grew up (in a whorehouse) to his three children while Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now played.

“This season is about consequences,” says Weiner, the creator and head writer of Mad Men, talking about the new season “We don’t just throw stuff away after it has happened. There are shadows over this season that go back to the first time we met Don.”

Season 7 starts off nearly 10 months later in the year 1969. Megan lives in the canyons of Los Angeles and still thinks Don goes into the office at SC&P (both in NY and LA). Though he is still feeding advertising ideas to SC&P via Freddy Rumson. Pete lives near La Brea Tar Pits and seems to be happy. Ted has delved into work to forget his unhappy marriage, and Peggy is having a hard time keeping it together and Roger….Well, he is Roger.

If you thought 13 episodes went by fast, this season is a mere 7. Don’t Blink or you’ll miss it!

Take a look at these 1969 inspired clothes.

 

Clockwise from top left: DVF Yvette Tweed A-Line Mini Dress $345.00 // Ralph Lauren Round Eye Sunglasses $240.00// Top Shop Geo Jacguard Miniskirt $68.00 // J Brand Low Rise Bell Bottom // Swell Reverse Retro Love Dress $59.00 // Calypso Luna Peplum Silk Blouse $275.00 on sale for $199.00.

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Styling Tips By Kristin

Neck to knee leather doesn’t have to be gothic or ultra-edgy. Cameron Diaz, proves the point in her dress by The Row, seen here at the London premiere of The Other Woman. Keep it uber simple and chic by pairing minimal jewelry, simple hair and nude pumps like Cameron’s Manolo Blahniks.

Jamie Chung, at a screening of Only Lovers Left Alive in NYC, sports the perfect transitional look. Lend a casual cool vibe to your ensemble by pairing leather skinnies  with a floral sleeved varsity jacket, and navy pumps.

At the Montblanc Celebrates 90 Years of Meistruck event in NYC, Chanel Iman sports the cut-out trend splendidly. To stay ladylike stylish keep accessories to a minimum and shoes in the same color family. A-line skirts are a must when baring a lot of skin.

Seen here at the Marianne Williamson event in LA, Kim Kardashian proves wearing all black doesn’t have to be boring. Try a skin baring bustier paired with draped satin pants, try adding a tailored jacket to keep the look clean. Bring in a pop of color via minimal accessories – sleek necklace, small clutch with matching strappy sandals.

Emma Stone tries on the tailored masculine look in Balenciaga while hosting an Earth Hour event in Singapore. Keep the hues neutral and the lines clean, top it off with a sexy pair of heeled sandals to preserve a feminine vibe.

Sporty, sexy, casual and downright chic, Miranda Kerr, took her fresh style to the Reebok Skyscape party in Tokyo. To create your own sporty style, try bright flirty lips and soft luscious wavy hair for a dose of femininity. And remember to keep jewelry subtle and to a minimum.

Also at the Marianne Williamson event in LA, Katy Perry dons two hot trends – floral and cutout – in one smashing dress. Always keep your skirt length on the longer side when baring your midriff to keep it classy. And, you don’t have to be Katy to add a pop of neon color to your hair to let loose your fun side.

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Ths Week’s Wish List

I have a test for you. Which one of these does not belong (remember that game from when you were young)? Actually, it’s a trick question, they all do. It’s my wish list for the week, full of everything I been coveting, like Manolo Blahnik’s on trend white pumps, or Givenchy’s ultra chic silk-satin short sleeve top.

Every spring I like to add a stripe top to my collection and this year I’m turning to the classic Luxe Artist Breton top. Perfect for cool Santa Monica spring/summer nights. I’ve been eyeing the Janessa Leone Victoria hat for some time. Love the wide brim and taupe color, the ideal staple for your spring wardrobe.

I’ve spritzed the last spray of my absolute favorite perfume, L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier, the perfect combo of sweet, milky and woodsy. Can’t live without my signature scent!

It’s time for a new car and the idea of an electric car has intrigued me for a long time. I drove my friends bright orange Fiat recently, and fell in LOVE. Super cute! And, can you imagine how amazing it will feel to never visit a gas station again? I know I can!

Clockwise from top left: Givenchy Silk-Satin Top $890.00//La Garconne Modern X Armor Luxe Artist Breton Top $198.00// Janessa Leone Victoria Hat $166.00// Fiat Electric Car $31,000// L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier $125.00 // Manolo Blahnik BB Pointy Toe Pumps $595.00

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BOYY Oh Boy

Jesse Dorsey, musician and producer, and Wannasiri Kongman, designer, teamed up to create Boyy, a luxury handbag line in 2006. With a keen eye for design and an undeniable unique edge to their line, the industry and clients fell in love instantly.

Creating numerous versatile handbags season after season they have now spread their wings to include apparel and lifestyle accessories.

The above cream Claude Bag ($695.00) is a must have this spring/summer. I’m equally in love with the Ignazio Classic bag available at Elyse Walker. Since I’m all about balance in life, I think I’ll need to secure both of them!!

Check out their wares at Elyse Walker.

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