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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RIP Peaches Geldorf

Peaches Geldorf

I didn’t know a lot about Peaches Geldorf, mostly what most of us knew: Daughter of Bob Geldorf and Paula Yates, married to Thomas Cohen (lead singer of SCUM), TV presenter, writer and model. It was easy to tell she had a whimsical and full of life spirit which I admired immensely. Peaches had fantastic style and for sure, left us way too young. My heart goes out to her husband, her young daughters, her siblings and her father (another amazing spirit).

I’ll leave you with statements from the 2 men in her life. It sums up her panache, vitality and passion better than I ever could.

” Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.

Writing “was” destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever. How sad that sentence is.

Tom and her sons Astala and Phaedra will always belong in our family, fractured so often, but never broken”

Bob, Jeanne, Fifi, Pixie and Tiger Geldof.

“My beloved wife Peaches was adored by myself and her two sons. I shall bring them up with their mother in their hearts everyday. We shall love her forever.” Thomas Cohen

Peaches and Bob Geldorf

Peaches Geldorf 1

Peaches & Thomas

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“A Day With Out Music…….

is like a day without sunshine.” Patti Ellis — Wife of legendary Jazz guitarist Herb Ellis.

And check out this amazing acoustic version here.

Pre-order Nas’ 20th Anniversary Edition of Illmatic here.

Happy Monday!

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Trend Report — Dresses Over Pants

Dresses over pants? Yes! The trend has made a resurgence (was on the radar in the 90′s) and I’m loving it. From gauzy, sheer layers, to ultra slim cropped trousers with opposing colors or prints, to perfectly matched top and bottoms, this will be a look I incorporate into my wardrobe this spring and beyond.

One thing to keep in mind – make sure to keep your tops and bottoms in the same genre. It might not be a good idea to mix acid washed jeans and taffeta!

Here is one look I can’t wait to wear! And, of course, the dress is superb on its own.

Clockwise from top left: Acne Studios Chow Dress $430.00 // Vince Cropped Trousers $195.00 // Premium Suede Clip Backpack $130.00 // Sam Edelman Addie Sandals $242.00

Top photos – clockwise from top left: Chloe, Helmet Lang, Christian Dior, Ralph Rucci, Alexandre Herchovitch, The Row.

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My New Style Icon

I love all things French: champagne, croissants, the Louvre and Caroline De Maigret. My new fashion icon. Caroline (the granddaughter of Prince Michel Poniatowski and the daughter of Count Bertrand de Maigret) — model, music producer, mom, Chanel muse  — has so many talents (not to mention intelligent) it’s almost not fair that she is beautiful and one hell of a stylish woman to boot.

She began her modeling career in 1994, working with photographers Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson. The catwalks soon followed, walking for Chanel, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs to name a few. Yet, her love for music was what motivated her in life, and that was where she desired to make her mark in life.

Upon returning to Paris to further her career as a music producer she met Yarol Poupaud (musician and actor), and together they created the rock music label –Bonus Track Records. It wasn’t until later that they fell in love (they have a 7-year-old son). They have since started a publishing company, Yarock Editions, where they produce soundtracks and music for various projects. In 2011 the pair (Caroline and Yarol) were nominated by the Cesar Academy (the French Oscars) for “Best Soundtrack of the Year” for their work on Bus Palladium.

The duo sold Bonus Track Records last year, but there is no slowing down in Caroline’s world. They still produce independent rock bands they feel strongly about, and she has been in high demand modeling again. From the beginning of last year, she’s appeared in Italian Vogue, Vogue US, Vogue UK and i-D and has shot with Steven Meisel, Inez & Vinoodh, and of course, everyone’s favorite uncle – Karl Lagerfeld.

Caroline’s style motto is of particular interest to me at this moment in life — Always dress to meet the love of your life. This gorgeous creature is my style icon for more than her unique style, it’s just as much her brains, her talent and her zest for life that make her so badass!

I know my status. Do you know yours?

Speaking of badass, my dear and totally awesome friend, Mimi Fuenzalida (another talented and ultra stylish woman) is Director of Photography and Producer on this awesome and penetrating movie/campaign. Check out the project and the review on Huffington Post.

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An Ultra Chic Date Night Look

 

A few days ago I was in Intermix for their Frame jeans (made in LA) trunk show, not only did I see their cool new styles, but I spied this blush Mason by Mason Michelle leather mini. It is a fantastic staple for transitioning into spring and summer nights. Since I actually have a second date I’m excited about this week, this skirt will be the start of the ideal look to wow him.

The skirt not only has an ultra chic look, I love the back zipper pocket details and super soft leather, but has a super smart design element — the back is a few inches longer than the front. It sure does make it a lot easier to bend over!

Paired with Isabel Marant’s yellow Rodd blouse for a spot of color, and Zara’s high-heeled wide strap sandals I’m sure to be making quite the entrance on my rendezvous. For the final accoutrements I chose Vita Fede’s Capri 5 wrap bracelet (will definitely be wearing this all summer – available at Chelsea Brentwood), and Clare Vivier’s fold over clutch in blush — another great basic for spring!

Clockwise from top left: Isabel Marant Yellow Rodd Blouse $800.00 Elyse Walker, Mason By Michelle Mason $585.00 Intermix,High Heel Sandal With Wide Straps $79.90 Zara, Backside of Mason By Michelle Mason Skirt, Vita Fede Capri 5 Wrap Bracelet $241.00 Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4776, Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch $185.00 Need Supply Co.

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