Sometimes you spend your whole life overlooking a color, then one day it jumps out at you and game over. Chartreuse, where have you been all my life? I have to thank my new friends at Planet Blue for the intro to the mellow yellow. As you know, I am new to LA, so I am finding my way around the fashion scene. “Come visit the store in Santa Monica”, they said; “you will love it!” How did they know that I am a sucker for color organization. It’s where my OCD and love of fashion collide.
I digress, I fell in love with this burnt out velvet, fringe jacket. Not quite a jacket, but, who needs a real jacket now that I live in perpetual sunshine?
Need a 15 minute fashion film break? Try this Wrangler x Thrills Feature Film - Welcome Stranger by filmmaker Riley Blakeway, featuring stunning models Emily Jean Bester, Vinnie Woolston, Tahnee Pinches and Mike Pringle, in what is intensely beautiful story set to an exclusive score by Austrian composer Ali Helnwein.
It is so sunny here in LA. I loved my shades in NYC but sometimes I knew it wasn’t even bright enough to justify wearing them all day. That is not the case here. I seriously can’t live with out them. The sun is headache inducing.
How chic is this Safari collection from Illesteva? The Safari collection is Hand Made in France and they developed these Animal Print color ways through a special Acetate blending Technique.
This release includes illesteva’s classic Albert, Franklin, Leonard 2 and French Frieda Silhouette.
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Limited editions, collaborations, special collections… it’s what drives that feeling of I have to have it; it must be mine. The team over at Edition01 know just how to tap into that gut feeling. They work directly with top designers to create a capsule collection of wearable works of art.
Take these stunning shoes by Chrissie Morris I discovered during a showroom visit the other day. Each item is hand numbered and exclusively available at Edition01. Gorgeous!
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Can you kick it?
Yes, you can! Summer is just around the corner and if you are like me there will be one pair of go-to kicks for those all-day on the bicycle kind of weeks. Here you have it, the new Missoni for Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collection that is dropping tomorrow. You better make moves before you are left in the dust. You know these babies go quick.
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Oh, yeah, you’re welcome. Enjoy your weekend.
Once When I Was about 8 years old I had a faux fur coat with contrast trim that I worn in those sunny but chilly winters in Houston. Here I am with my cousin and her cat Blue. I think it’s these photos and memories that always keep me searching the thrift stores for something old to make new again. In a sense every vintage piece I pick up is just a jigsaw puzzle of a lifetime of fashion memories that I am somehow trying to recreate.