Friday, December 31, 2010

Bye Bye 2010...Hello 2011

I can't believe that 2010 is almost over.  With only a few hours left, it makes me reflect back on the kind of year I've had and the kind of year I hope to create for myself for 2011.  Many changes have occurred personally for me over the last 2 1/2 years.  So many blessings, that everyday I wake I feel lucky to have the life I have.  Health, love, family and friends, and a little bit of insight is all we need.  Sure we all hit a few speed bumps along the way, but if we believe that things happen for a reason or for a lesson, and we all keep faith in that we are all supposed to be where we are, I believe we can travel seamlessly through this journey of life.

I'm looking forward to 2011 and the professional changes that have been so long brewing.  I look forward to sharing my creative voice and along the way hopefully inspiring others.  I hope that you come along on the journey and in the process keep living with style, grace and individuality.  Happy New Year!!! xoxo

BTW, we're still up in Whistler and my computer is somehow not allowing me to download images.  I don't like not having pics...sorry!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

Happy Holidays to each and everyone of you.  Hope your travels are safe and enjoy your families.  xoxo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Carine Roitfeld

I have to say I was totally surprised when Carine Roitfeld, the editor in chief of French Vogue, announced her resignation.  She has been with the magazine for over 10 years and in the process has become an icon herself.  Many believe that french Vogue is the only Vogue that counts.  I look forward to seeing who her successor will be and most importantly where Carine's next venture will take her.  It looks like she's on to bigger and brighter.  xoxo

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

House of HERMES!

What can I say, or do I have to say that we don't already know about HERMES?  This house is synonymous with sophistication, timelessness and all around a true classic.  In the present day of this horrible recession, it's the only design house that has shown more than a 26% growth rate just in the first 6 months of 2010.  Along with other luxury brands, HERMES continues it's strength.

Ok, that's enough of the stats, lets face it...HERMES is just cool.  What I love most, is how something so incredibly conservative, that hasn't changed it's esthetic since it's inception, can look so "now" and just plain amazing.  Yes, I know, HERMES isn't the cheapest house in the world, but one things for sure, anything that you're lucky to acquire now...will be passed down and worn by your daughter later.  xoxo

Sunday, December 12, 2010


There's a lot of controversy wether to wear fur or not.  Although I'm not an advocate of going out and buying a new fur coat, there are some instances (climate in different parts of the world) that do warrant fur. I'm from LA, so obviously wearing fur here is a little ridiculous, but eskimos in Alaska use fur as part of their survival.

With that said...fur can look incredibly cool.  There's a sense of glamour and sophisticated unkeptness when you throw on a fur over your pajamas (sex and the city!) or the yin and yang of hard (leather) vs soft (fur).    It's almost like I don't care, but I do really cause I threw on a $10,000 fur over my Victoria Secret's Pink sweatshirt.  As much as I like the look, I've never been able to throw one on.  The thought of those beautiful little noses and faces of the animals has always spoken louder.  What do you think!  xoxo

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Well, boot season is definitely upon us.  With the cold temps and wet streets there's not a better time to invest in some classic, comfortable boots.  Boots, I think, are a tricky accessory.  Most magazines always have a spread on the latest and greatest, but they never really go into how to wear a boot.  Ya, okay, there's only a few ways to wear them, over the jean, under the jean, over the knee or stay at the ankle, but depending on your body type and height, the boot you pick makes all the difference in you looking frumpy or fabulous.

There are 4 heights in boots:  Over the knee, under the knee, at the calf or an ankle bootie.  All are equally flattering if it fits your body type.  But the key would there is: body type!  I truly believe that over the knee and at the calf are the hardest to wear boot.  I think for both these styles you have to be extremely tall and thin.  These boots cut you at a place that accentuates curves.  That's not necessarily a bad thing if you don't have curves, but honestly, unless I look like Giselle I won't be wearing these styles.

The boots worn at the knee and ankles booties, I think are the most forgiving, and honestly, the most classic.  I know some of you are saying "ankles booties", "they make my butt look big".  But the booties are very versatile.  Pulling your jean over the boot gives you a streamline leg.  Also wearing a heeled bootie with leggings and a longer tunic or even a dress gives you a proportion that's pleasing to the eye.

Boots to the knee are the most classic.  Whether you like it heeled or flat, you really can't go wrong with a boot to the knee.  The only thing I think to watch out for is the size of the opening at the knee.  If it's too big, it looks sloppy.  I also watch for the proportions of the articles of clothing I'm wearing.  If worn with a jacket at the waist, I like a longer tunic underneath.  If I'm wearing a shorter top, a longer cardigan looks modern and chic.

Regardless of what you choose, just remember to be you.  Being you is your greatest accessory. xoxo

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving to all.  Enjoy the day of family, friends, food and football!! xoxo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Olivia P...Has a new show?

As most of you know I really love Olivia Palermo's sense of style.  When MTV announced that they wouldn't be renewing The City, I was hopping they would be announcing her own show at the same time. Although nothing has been formally announced, the rumor is, that Olivia has a show in the works.  Her flawless style and lady like elitism is surely missed and without doubt Olivia can make a show work within her own right.  Hope you like the gallery of pics! xoxo

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tom Ford is back!!!

After a 6 year absence from womenswear, Tom Ford is back!  All I can say is...Genius.  There's been a few photos released within the last 24hrs and here's a preview of what's to come.  Amazing!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Soho in November

I found this photo on a site I really love, Habitually Chic, and I thought I would share it with all of you...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Soho House...

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a fund raising event at the Soho House West Hollywood.  I don't know if most of you know, but the Soho House is a members only club.  It was founded in London in 1995 for those in film, media and creative industries.  So as you can imagine, it has that uber cool, almost brooding vibe.  It has different lounging area's/rooms, that apparently the night before Angelina Jolie was working on her IPAD in.  Their exclusive restaurant is owned by the same people that own Cecconi's on Melrose, and, even though, I did not see the pool in West Hollywood, the pool at the Soho House in New York is famous in of it self.  We had an amazing time and if you ever get the chance to go try not to turn it down...xoxo

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sweater Season!?

Well...being that it's been about 100 degrees here in LA, I'm not really that motivated to be talking about sweaters.  But, as fast as it got hot, it's sure to feel more like winter soon.

Sweaters have made a huge comeback as a wardrobe staple.  It's definitely one of those items that you can take out of your closet year after year.  Cardigans and Knit sweater coats are pieces that I encourage people to spend money on.  Sweaters definitely run a roller coaster of trends.  Some seasons are more "trendy" for sweaters than others, but they always seem to make their way back.  There's something esthetically pleasing pairing an old pair of boyfriend jeans with a luxurious, beautifully made sweater.  Hope it gets cold soon! xoxo

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A relative unknown...

Last week I read that one of the stars of ABC's Brothers and Sisters,  Dave Annable, wed Odette Yustman.  This information really didn't mean a whole lot to me, I don't watch Brothers and Sisters, and I didn't know who Odette Yustman was, but as I read on and saw a few of their wedding photos I noticed how incredibly beautiful Odette is.  As most of my blogs can attest too, I like natural, unfussy beauty and because of this I thought I would profile Odette.  She's relatively unknown, but I'm sure with her latest nuptials, that's sure to change.  She has an ease that makes her an approachable girl next door, but her internal grace gives that undeniable sex appeal.  Hope you agree...xoxo

Saturday, October 23, 2010

What's my style!?

I often get asked this question, "what's my style" or "how do I find my style".  It's kind of a tricky question.  We all have fashion trends and styles that we follow and are comfortable wearing.  Some of us fall in the more casual, ready to wear category, some fall into more couture and some really just don't care and anything from anywhere is fine.  Honestly I really don't think there's a wrong or right way to look at fashion.  I know for me I love fashion, I love the creativity it brings out in me and I love trying to make old things new and new things last.

I don't believe that fashion and style is only about following the next trend.  I think it's important to update, and to take your interpretation of what a trend is and make it your own.  If grey nails, red lips and leather leggings aren't your thing, try legging jeans with a red coat and a leather bag.  You will still be following trends but interpreting them to fit you and your lifestyle.  I think that's where most of us make the mistakes.  We feel the need to follow what's literal on the pages of magazines or the runways of fashion week.

Always remember being true to who you are is your biggest accessory.  If you approach fashion from who and what you are, versus who someone else is, you can never go wrong.  Feeling confident and whole in your own skin is what's going to set you apart.  Not the Chanel bag or the Louboutin heels.  But those accessories are fun to have as well.  Happy searching.  xoxo

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Season for Scarves

It's been pretty dreary in LA this last week.  Although it hasn't been terribly cold, it's been really wet.  I don't know about you guys, but humidity and rain is not a good combination to looking cute.  The drowned rat effect isn't one of my favorites.  Something I like to pull out, that's easy to wear and gives a bit of sophistication, is a scarf.  Not only is a scarf functional, but it can add a pop of color to any grey day.  Wether worn with flats, boots, jeans or shorts you really can't go wrong wrapping yourself in a love quote. Stay dry!...xoxo

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall 2010 Beauty Trends

There are a couple of different beauty trends that have stood out this season, and I'm happy to say that they're all pretty wearable.  Keep in mind not everyone will be able to wear them verbatim, but they are very easy to tweek.

The first trend takes a bit of an attitude, but when done right it's absolutely beautiful.  Bold, red lips is as classic as classic gets.  I sometimes have a hard time with this trend because it's very easy to look "overdone",   but paired with a fresh face and minimal eye make-up it can be stunning.

Another trend we're seeing a lot of are grey colored nails.  This trend isn't for everyone, as it can make the hands look lifeless and a little old, but it's a nice alternative to the overdone black palate.  Deborah Lippman, Lancome and Chanel all have varying degrees of grey.  (you can always wear red)

The third trend and one of my favorites, is a bold brow.  This is a trend, that I believe, we should never let go of.  Having a full brow keeps a youthful look to the face.  There are different degrees of thickness to play with depending on the shape and structure of your face, but keeping them on the fuller side could add some softness and youthfulness that is cheaper than botox and fillers:).  Good luck on playing with your new looks...xoxo

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Julia Restoin Roitfeld

You're probably not familiar with this name, but she's basically fashion royalty.   Her mother is the editor-in-chief of French Vogue and her father a successful business man.  Besides her amazing good looks, Julia is a working model and has a small art-direction firm in New York City.  Growing up in the midst of fashion shoots, stylists and photographers something was bound to rub off.  She's recently been named the new face of Lancome and her campaign should start making it's way to the pages by spring.  I think she's someone to watch in the ever evolving world of fashion and I hope you find her interesting as well...xoxo