This Week’s Wish List

Wish List

Wish List

My fashion wishes this week began when I happened upon french designer Jacquemus’s a-line wrap skirt, featuring the designer’s signature oversized eyelet, and cropped turtle neck sweater. I instantly fell in love.

All other wishes were curated around my new-found obsession – the skirt. Imagine how divine Acne’s lavender Baylay wool-blend sweater, and Isabel Marant’s brick-red ankle boots will look paired with the skirt. Another awesome look is the skirt worn with Steven Alan’s Austen shirt. And, all tops here take on a more casual vibe, yet still chic, when paired with Alexa Chung’s Sabine jeans (prepare for these jeans to sell out quickly).

I’m off now to get my nails painted blue. If I only could decide which Opi shade of navy! Am I in the mood for dating a royal? Any thoughts?

1. Jacquemus La Jupe Oeillet Porte Feuille (skirt) 2. Jacquemus a Maille Courte (top) 3. Opi Nail Lacquer Russian Navy // Opi Dating A Royal // Opi My Car Has Navy-Gation 4. Steven Alan Austen Shirt 5. Alexa Chung For AG  Sabine Jean 6. Rag & Bone Floppy-Brim Fedora 7. Sophie Hulme Small Drawstring Bucket  8.Acne Studios Baylay Big Wool-Blend Sweater  9. Isabel Marant Brick Red Ankle Boot 10. Isabel Marant Etoile Gabrie Check Jacket

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Inspiration For A New Day

Proenza Schouler Dress

Fall August Bazaar

Fall Looks From Bazar

With such glorious fashion on the horizon it’s difficult not to get inspired about the upcoming fashion season. Fall’s sleek minimal sportswear and easy elegance (above) generates a quiet sexiness. And, what truly makes these looks unique, and inspirational is in the details –the neck line on the Hermes dress, the fluted pleats of Proenza Schouler’s stunning creation, and Bottega Venetta’s strong shoulder silhouette, and nipped in waist.

Bo Ho Chic

Chloe Handbag

The 70’s craze and the boho chic trend have been a great duo these last few seasons. I’ve been looking for a way to change up this look, and Gucci has found the answer in the addition of elegance. The purple blouse is a definite must have on my fall fashion list, as well as Chloe’s cognac suede studded bag.

Top three photos from August Bazaar. Photographed by Sean and Seng.

Fourth photo from August Bazaar. Photographed by Nathanial Goldburg.

Bottom photo from August Marie Claire. Photographed by Mitchell Feinberg.

Shop the look (click on picture to shop):

Gucci Charmeuse Button Down BlouseFurla Perla Onyx CrossbodyZara Micro-Jacquard Waistcoat

Zara Black BlazerProenza Schouler Knit Pleat Skirt

From top to bottom: Proenza Schouler Dress and Bangle, J.W Anderson Earring, Tom Wood Necklace // Bottega Veneta Suit, J.W Anderson Earring, Tom Wood Necklace and Ring, Furla Handbag, Louis Vuitton Shoes // Hermes Dress, J.W Anderson Earring, Tom Wood Necklace and Ring, 3.1 Phillip Lim Handbag // Gucci Vest, Blouse & Skirt, Earrings Celine, Cord (worn as necklace) Stephanie Kantis, Necklace Bottega Veneta // Chloe Cognac Suede Crossbody

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Trend Report — The Best 10 Long Coats

Victoria BeckhamCiaraKendall JennerRihanna

You might have noticed a new trend emerging among today’s “it” girls, models, editors and street style stars. Long coats are showing up everywhere, and are worn with just about anything (witness above).

What started out as the ideal coat to wrap your self up in when the temperature dips, has turned into a go to coat for any occasion. This trend is as equally fabulous when worn with distressed jeans and pumps, or pencil thin trousers/skirts and statements shoes, as it is with a pair of sneaks and shorts/minidress!

And, you can (Chloe’s awesome double breasted felted wool coat), but don’t have to spend a fortune to take on this hot new trend — Top Shop’s suede trench coat and The Laden Showroom X Zacro denim overcoat.

Below are my top ten long coats to perfect this latest awesome trend.

 

Chloe Compact Felted Wool CoatTop Shop Premium Suede Trench Coat

& Other Stories Light Trench CoatJust Female Belted Long Coat

The Laden Showroom X Zacro Denim OvercoatDagmar Sadie Woven Trench Coat

Carven Belted Double-Breasted CoatMSGM Long Robe Coat

Zimmermann Fortune Leather TrenchTheory + Activate Jersey Coat

 

Victoria Beckham // Ciara // Rihanna // Kendall Jenner

Chloe Compact Felted Wool Coat //  Top Shop Premium Suede Trench Coat // Just Female Belted Long Coat // Dagmar Sadie Woven Trench Coat // MSGM Long Robe Coat // Theory + Activate Jersey Coat // Zimmermann Fortune Leather Trench // Carven Belted Double-Breasted Coat // The Laden Showroom X Zacro Denim Overcoat // & Other Stories Light Trench Coat

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When Will I Have My Last First?

Top Shop Crinkle Off Shoulder Bardot TopDaily Look Keepsake None The Wiser Skirt

Baggu Drawstring Bucket BagJimmy Choo Gala Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats

Komono Dreyfuss SunglassesLila Rose Crescent Hoops

Summer nights are the perfect back drop for newly minted relationships. Just as this dual personality skirt (mini and to-the-knee) is excellent for sunset cocktails that merge into romantic dinners.

Top Shop’s of the she shoulder Bardot top lends an extra dose of sexiness and whimsicality to your look. And, even though it is still mid-summer you can start preparing for fall with Jimmy Choo’s pre-fall Gala patent leather pointed toe flats, while awarding your look with a chic Audrey Hepburn feel. Baggu’s bubble gum pink drawstring bag adds a touch of softness to an overall smashing ensemble.

For awe inspiring sunsets try cocktails at Hotel Irwin in Venice, California.

Top Shop Crinkle Off The Shoulder Bardot Top // Daily Look Keepsake None The Wiser Skirt // Jimmy Choo Gala Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats // Lila Rose Crescent Hoops // Komono Dreyfuss Sunglasses // Baggu Drawstring Bucket Bag

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The New Stiletto?

Prada Fall 2015Valentino Fall 2015

Chloe Fall 2015Stella McCartney Fall 2015

Dries Von Noten Fall 2015Marni Fall 2015

There is nothing like a good ol pair of stilettos. They’re sexy, do wonders for a pair of legs, and the simple addition of them turn a pair of boyfriend jeans into a chic french look. But, I must say, I am crazy about (so are my knees, back and feet) the block high heel that was rampant in the Fall collections. They have a special unique quality, and an inherent sexiness all their own.

It was love at first sight when I saw Prada’s block heeled patent leather Mary Janes. And, have been lusting after them ever since. I’m also quite keen on Chole’s knee-high lace up  boots, and Marni’s below the calf boots in that exquisite shade of emerald green. (all above).

Let me know your thoughts. Are blocked high heels are new stiletto?

Prada Fall 2015 // Valentino Fall 2015 // Stella McCartney Fall 2015 // Marni Fall 2015 // Dries Von Noten Fall 2015 // Chloe Fall 2015

Shop the look:

Marni Mary Jane PumpPrada Tapered Toe Ankle Boot3.1 Phillip Lim Claridge Crocheted-Panel Booties

Top Shop Aroma Suede Ankle BootsVince Nicole Ankle Strap SandalsBarneys New York Peep Toe Ankle Strap Sandals

Marni Mary Jane Pump // Prada Tapered Toe Ankle Boot // 3.1 Phillip Lim Claridge Crocheted-Panel Booties // Barneys New York Peep Toe Ankle Strap Sandals // Vince Nicole Ankle Strap Sandals // Top Shop Aroma Suede Ankle Boots

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Styling Tips By Kristin

Styling Tips

The duo of denim tops and jeans is a trend that isn’t going anywhere soon. Be inventive and make this duo a trio by adding a layer with an additional denim skirt.

Styling Tips

Color block your separates, adding vibrancy on the top and a strong neutral on the bottom. Give the look some pizazz with printed slip-ons and a striped clutch.

Styling Tips

If you are starting with a beautiful maxi skirt with sheer lace inserts (usually worn dressed up with heels), and want to create a casual chic look, try adding a conservative silk button down blouse and high top sneakers. So visionary!

Styling Tips

Is there a more casual item than distressed cut off shorts? Not one comes to my mind. Yet, there are plenty of ways of amping up the chic quotient on the denim staple. My new favorite is adding a fluid trench coat, and stacked heel fringe lace up sandals.

Leandre Medine

The great feat of a statement piece is you don’t need much else to create an awe-inspiring look, except maybe gorgeous strapped heeled sandals. Leandra’s Alexandre Vauthier’s amazing asymmetric jacket/dress needs no other accoutrements (except for the aforementioned heels). If you have an extra long blazer, try buttoning it off-center for the above look.

Styling Tips

Want to take a 70’s trend in a modern direction? Follow Diane Kruger’s lead and keep it simple with classic silhouettes. The print in her blouse, and her vibrant blood-red shoulder bag also take this look into the 21st century.

Couture Fall 2015 Street Style

Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Couture Fall 2015 shows that wrapped last week. Such inspiration!

Elana Pirmanova In Isabel Marant & Chloe BagAraya Alberta Hargate

Anja Rubik In Emilio PucciParis Couture Street Style

Nicole Warne & Chiara Ferragni In Christian Dior

Paris Couture Street Style Paris Couture Street Style

Paris Couture Street Style Sofi?a Sanchez de Betak in Tramando

Leaf Greener In Perrin Paris Clutch

Anna Della RussoCandela Novembre

Elana Pirmanova In Isabel Marant & Chloe Bag // Araya Alberta Hargate // Paris Couture Street Style // Nicole Warne & Chiara Ferragni In Christian Dior // Paris Couture Street Style // Sofi?a Sanchez de Betak in Tramando  // Leaf Greener In Perrin Paris Clutch // Candela Novembre // Anna Della Russo // Paris Couture Street Style // Paris Couture Street Style // Anja Rubik In Emilio Pucci

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Gotta Get Away

Faithfull The Brand Mirror Door Maxi DressASOS Monki Crop Flared Jean

L'Agent By Agent ProvocateurMaykool Black Stripe Chiffon Beach Cover-Up

Tory Burch Cropped Printed Silk-georgette TopValia Gabriel Lia Leather Sandals

Top Shop Boutique Twill Eyelet CamiAfter Party Vintage Devin Halter Top & Flutter Shorts

I’ve been feeling the itch for a get away. While I love Los Angeles, especially my home in Santa Monica, I think we, the city and me, need a little break. Some time apart, just for a few days, so we can fully appreciate what the other has to offer. I’m thinking Santa Barbara. It’s close, I still have friends there, but most importantly, it is not Los Angeles.

Summer is the perfect time for travels whether far and wide, or a smaller weekend getaway. I’ve curated the ideal packing list for a three day get away —  five outfits, a bathing suit, and cover up, and you are good to go! One maxi dress, a two piece short set, jeans and three tops (one of which is part of the short set) with Valia Gabriel’s leather lace-up sandals, and Clare V’s Simple tote bag that match every look.

Bon Voyage!

Faithfull The Brand Mirror Door Maxi Dress // ASOS Monki Crop Flared Jean // Maykool Black Stripe Chiffon Beach Cover-Up // Valia Gabriel Lia Leather Sandals //After Party Vintage Devin Halter Top & Flutter Shorts // Top Shop Boutique Twill Eyelet Cami // Tory Burch Cropped Printed Silk-Georgette Top // L’Agent By Agent Provocateur Bikini

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My Life As A Couture Gown

Christian DiorAtelier Versace

ValentinoMaison Margiela

SchiaparelliAlexandre Vauthier

ChanelElie Saab

Ulyana SergeenkoGiambattista Valli

When I’m reincarnated I’d like to come back as a couture gown — they have such the glamorous life! Couture season allows designers to be infinitely creative, tapping into their genius to come up with the most masterful clothing. Envision being the most elaborate, breathtaking, custom fitting and exclusive gown.

I would be made from only the finest and most expensive fabrics, embellished with stunning sequins and beading, and paired with elaborate silhouettes. I’d be lavished with the up most of care, and constructed by hand from start to finish (often in the hundreds of hours) by only the most experienced and capable sewers. I would be owned by ladies with impeccable style, and, oh the jewelry they would wear with me!

I imagine it would be quite the life.

Fall 2015 couture shows just wrapped, and above are my favorites looks (whittling them down to ten was immensely difficult).

Christian Dior // Atelier Versace // Maison Margiela // Alexandre Vauthier // Elie Saab // Giambattista Valli // Ulyana Sergeenko // Chanel // Schiaparelli // Valentino

Photos from Style.com

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This Week’s Wish List

Wish List

Wish List

This week’s wish list all started with a broken pair of sunglasses — an exemplary reason to buy a new pair. I’ve been coveting Dior’s So Real with their architectural lines and light wight panto frame.

From there I was on a roll (I could barely stop), discovering Saint Laurent’s buckle cinched ankle boot (a new must-have for fall), Zanadoo’s gold sunburst chandelier, and Clare V’s fun new mini flat clutch.

Love the simplicity and back cutout of Victoria Beckham’s snow-white crepe mini dress. It was difficult, but I fell even harder for it when I found it was on sale!!

1. Roger Vivier Belle Du Nuit // 2. Victoria Beckham Cutout Crepe Mini Dress // 3. Dior So Real Sunglasses // 4. L’Artisan Parfumeur Premier Figuier // 5. Clare V Supreme Flat Clutch // 6.  Zanadoo Large Gold Chandelier // 7. Portero Vintage Platinum Diamond Wedding Stack Band Ring // 8. Chloe Faye Suede Clutch Handbag // 9. Saint Laurent Ankle Boot In Black Cracked Shiny Leather // 10. Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation

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Continuing America’s Birthday Celebration

Reformation Jasper JumpsuitWhit Cage Skirt & Gwen Crop Top

Imogen + Willie Avarca Brown SandalJames Perse Brushed Jersey Racer Back Tank

Whit Tech TutuCynthia Desser Collar Tassel Necklace

Zady Classic Striped 3/4 Slleve T-ShirtAmour Vert Chanel Skirt

Let us continue America’s birthday celebration! Many of us have a birthday weekend, why not the U.S. Help support our United States, and buy American made products today (and always). These companies, not only excel in creativity, quality, ingenuity and design, they don’t make their product overseas, they utilize one of our greatest assets –  its citizens!

Reformation’s stylish clothes, a favorite among celebrities (Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), and Cynthia Desser’s unique and fabulous accessories are made right here in Los Angeles, with Reformation’s in a sustainable factory, no less. Amour Vert also utilizes a zero-waste design philosophy, non-toxic dyes, and sustainable fibers.

A new-found designer for me, Whit, founder Whitney Pozgay, creates her chic designs, from idea to fruition in NYC. Nashville’s denim royalty, Matt and Carrie Eddmunson, creators and designers of Imogne + Willie, recently expanded their repertoire to include jewelry and home goods that are turning out to be every bit as covetable as their jeans!

Not only does American made goods mean better working conditions for employees, but better quality items for you. It is a win win for all!

Reformation Jasper Jumpsuit // Whit Cage Skirt & Gwen Crop Top // James Perse Brushed Jersey Racer Back Tank // Cynthia Desser Collar Tassel Necklace // Amour Vert Chanel Skirt // Zady Classic Striped 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt // Whit Tech Tutu // Imogen + Willie Avarca Brown Sandal

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