Hooray it’s summer! That means fabulous clothes, tons of sun and fabulous editorials. I was thing of something very ‘artistique’, but then I realized not all editorials need to be have to be mind blowing, sometimes you just want to have something simple, and gorgeous.
With that I give a sexy, fun, frolicking editorial from are friends over at Wildfox.
Known for their flirty, simple style Wildfox has always been a West Coast favorite. Their dresses in this editorial are light and flowery, their shirts make me want to wear them. In other words a wardrobe must have. They are my summer clothing staple, and I must have the entire collection. Excuse me while go shopping….
Here’s Lauren de Graaf giving us full on Wildfox girl!
Glamour Fashion Week is the newest event in the fashion industry. We are set to launch our first year on 2015.
Our goal is to set and accommodate a platform for our designers to show case they latest collection’s. We will be presenting, along with the designers, live performances, vendors, and events ensuring that Glamour Fashion Week will be an amazing event set for success.
Glamour Fashion Week will be a global event. We will start of in United States going through; New York, Miami, Atlanta, Austin, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Then an international tour will take GFW through; Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Milan, Paris and ending in Dubai in 2016. GFW will be an all-inclusive package including airfare, food, hotel, lodging and transportation for certain international destinations. With packages like these, this tour will not only ensure Glamour Fashion Week an astronomical success, but also create many more years of Glamour Fashion Week in the future.
We have already collaborated with multiple media & entertainment companies. Working with the our director of GFW Richard Zacharakis is, EOTM Media Marketing, 809 Media Marketing, Dreams in Heels and Carla B PR. Their continued sponsorship and support will help make Glamour Fashion Week a monumental success.
Meet the directors of our fabulous Team; Producer and affiliate of RZ Promotions and head of Alaska Fashion Week Dominick Liriano.
Dominick has spent years on the fashion circuit producing AFW, and other events. Liriano created GFW stating, “I’ve been honored to helm Alaska Fashion Week for many years, but now it is time to dream bigger. Glamour Fashion Week is that dream.” To contact Mr. Liriano directly please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glamour Fashion Week will include a full-scale event that includes booths for vendors, a red carpet, sponsorship packages, a photo wall, multiple runways, multi-media views screens and more. Glamour Fashion Week will also be providing internationally renowned spokes models;
Angelica Guillen (Project Runway)
And our international GFW contest winner Isjan Cortes
Call this a case of mistaken identity, or the LAPD doing a smash-up job as usual.
Actress Daniele Watts, of D’jango Unchained, Weeds, Partners is a helluva an actress. With 34 credits to her name since 2008 she has been a busy girl on-screen. After working with Leo DiCaprio, Samuel Jackson, and being the girlfriend of successful Raw food chef Brian James Lucas, Daniele Watts is no stranger to the red carpet.
Daniele Watts playing a cop in ‘Weeds’
Apparently, these LAPD officers thought she was a stranger, and a prostitute to boot.
On 9/11 Daniele Watts and her boyfriend, Brian Lucas, were in a parked car in outside of CBS Studios making out, when they were approached by two officers, after a resident phoned in a suspicious couple.
Daniele had just left a meeting at CBS with a director. Brian tells us … he was told a resident of a nearby apartment saw them making out and called the cops.
Brian tells us LAPD officers came up to them with a suspicious eye. Brian believes it’s because cops saw “a tatted rocker white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were HO & a trick.”
Daniele was fully clothed and so was Brian. The cops demanded their IDs to which Brian complied but she refused. She walked away assuming it was no big deal. The cops however saw this as a reason to cuff her and throw her in the back of the car.
Daniele well dressed in casual street clothes
Poor Daniele suffered not only mentally, but physically. Although Daniele did her best to work with and talk to the officers after they had detained her, they made her break down and cry. The LAPD were very forceful and threw her into the back of the car and her cuffs were so tight, she received THIS INJURY;
That is just horrifying.
Too far LAPD. The LAPD have always had a bad reputation and this is not helping. Assuming they were getting freaky illegally? I don’t think you would bust them unless there was full sex. I would think it’s more likely in a ‘nice’ neighborhood like Burbank it’s because they were interracial.
Brian and Daniele have detained a lawyer, and will file a complaint with the LAPD. As they should. They have this blogger’s support, 1000%.
Thank god for Style.com and their runway reporting. They report every collection, designer and runway worldwide and those of us in the industry would be lost without them. Especially when we are on the wrong side of the country during NYFW. But business is business and while I hustle and shake in LA (new products, events and interviews coming up) I still have my eye on Fashion Week’s around the world. You, my faithful reader’s, need to be in the know Otherwise there will be mayhem and fashionistas wandering the streets assuming Crocs, and the Kardashian’s are fashionable (gag).
Let’s get started;
This fashion week has been a bluster of basics and classic, romantic notions bring out baby pinks and icy blue to the runway. Chic silhouettes we saw with a touch of mad men, have turned to classic romantics and A-Line sporty outfits with a dash of sex.
Flowing figures and classic summer sexy hit DVF, aka, Diane Von Furstenburg. Diane is a great go to for classy and clean career wear. I highly recommend if you want to look top-notch A list fabulous for a job interview or day time event investing. Her clothing is always perfection.
DVF came through again on the SS 2015 runway. Relying on stripes and checked material adding length and volume created a work worthy collection with a little extra leg, and flare that came as a sexy surprise to her normally subdued dresses.
Angeline Jolie has inspired a leggy look recently in gown’s and I completely approve.
Though many opted for orange this year DVF took to emerald bring and this stunning yellow on model Lais Ribeiro.
Ending the show in true runway fashion, model Naomi Campbell finished the spring collection in this flurry of tulle boasting orange, bright pink and white in an empire waist-lined, babydoll dress.
Well played Dian Von Furstenbeg.
Moving on to a personal favorite, Zac Posen. His collections always bring me back to embracing my sexy side and make me feel like a woman. His designs create a perfect figure on any woman and his use of textile is genius!
We find that this Spring/Summer season Posen’s simple, classical, feminine beauty reigned free with minimalist black’s and white.
Adding the intensity of crimson orange to his collection Posen pair’s it with tight angle’s that create a thin and tall female form. Beauty fanatics, note the orange nail polish and lipstick Posen chose to feature on his models for dramatic flair.
Zac Posen continues to create the ideal of feminine grace in his collection by ending it with this beautiful gown fit for a queen in pure and simple white.
Over at another NYFW favorit BCBG Max Azria chose a more floral and romantic feel with in his collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Fading from barely-there neutral pink to the palest of blues and back to pink again. BCBG Max Azria touched on an almost art nouveau feel with yards of flowing fabric.
A dash of floral mixed pink’s and blue’s on Miho Mijaljcic create’s a perfect mix of elegant for this maxi dress.
And back to baby blue…
This Spring maxi dresses have dominated the runway, leaving skin bare with a combination of sheer panels, deep V’s and off the shoulder or one shoulder pieces. Glowingly graceful is taking hold with career women boasting tight silhouette’s and deep slit’s in their skirt’s and suits.
It’s all about adding a dash of sexy to your daily routine so if you thought of slacking on exercise this winter, fuggedaboutit. Skin is in, and we’re going girly.
Time to start shopping for those skinny and sporty dresses and skirts for next season. Leave the pants at home and don’t forget to pair some gold greens, yellows, pink and my personal favorite ORANGE in with your shopping. If you aren’t sure how to do color try adding a hint to your nails, lip color or accessories.
I’ll keep updating as we travel the runways around the world. Keep checking back for updates!
Yes I have been missing and yes I am still in California suffering the wrath and indignity of NOT being at NYFW. Actually I am gearing up for LAFW because there is a lot I am involved in and have to stay West Coast bound.
Since you, dear reader, aren’t there either but are most definitely craving the feel, insanity and sore feet, I give you;
MERCEDES BENZ NEW YORK FASHION WEEK LIVE!!!
That above is a screenshot your fearless fashionista took of the LIVE Herve Leger show.
What’s in store so far for SS 2015? White’s, brown’s, pinks/coral, neon with attention to metallic detailing. But I know how dead set everyone is on drawing their own style and details from the SS 2015 fashion season.
Ready to start viewing? Don’t worry between show’s they re-broadcast the good stuff and highlight’s so you won’t get bored.
Onward and forward darlings;
Giving to the people, from the people rarely exists these days. Half the charities out there are a tax shelter and the other one’s don’t get any love unless helmed by a celebrity.
But wait! There is hope.
There are those of us on this planet who live with our heart on our sleeve and actually acknowledge human suffering on this planet just….to help. We’re talking about the small donations and ‘random acts of kindness’, YOU bring into this world.
That is why I stood up and became part of Lisa Reilly Photography’s AMAZING Survivor Campaign.
Lisa, who I met at LAFW had originally approached me with this campaign asking me if I would be willing to help raise funds and awareness for Cancer Survivors and their families, who are unable to pay for treatment or are left with hundreds of thousands of bills.
Check out Lisa’s IndieGoGo video for The Survivor Campaign!
I was happy to help. I also joined this campaign, being a Cancer survivor myself.
In 2013, I went for a routine check up and found out I had cervical cancer. I had to have surgery, which saved my life but left me with permanent complications and painful memories. However, they managed to cut the cells out of my body before they did major harm. I was a lucky one.
As I worked on this campaign other began to help as well. Tracie May-Wagner, CEO of May-Wagner PR contacted me. She wanted to help. She brought her client, the amazing Victor Wilde of The Bohemian Society on board. He in turn donated two pieces of his SS 2014 collection. Proving to me that there is ALWAYS support.
(Faith, Humanity, Restored)
No one should have to stand alone in their battle against cancer. Emotional or physical.
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Shooting with Lisa underwater was extraordinary. It took everything I was doing this for and changed it.Not only was I helping others who have been through and going through pain, but I created something positive out of my Cancer experience. I never thought I could look back at this as more than a charitable session but it really changed how I look back at having had Cancer and is giving me a chance to empower others that have had it.
Check out the video out of the amazing video of Amy W. & I shooting underwater and describing our experiences (Video by D’arby Rose) ;
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Click and Donate, or buy this Print to Donate!
The women pictured in Lisa’s campaign have all fought and lived with Cancer. The women above have Stage 4 Aggressive cancer, survived a double mastectomy and cervical cancer. Going through chemotherapy and severe treatments that have costed them time, sanity, health and a small fortune.
Donating to this campaign will help them continue their fight. We’re taking donations as low as $10 to help raise funds and have packages up to $5,000 for every size and income. Please help us reach our goal so Cancer victims stand a fighting chance.
LA at a glance seems vapid at best. Movie stars with purse dogs, overly blond athletic men and women, juice bars and cleanses, power luncheons and a cadre of meandering, very lost tourists. One would never think that there is a massive and newly booming fashion industry and art collective in the land of twinkling stars and tinsel.
With the established Style Fashion week twice a year, the celebrity clientele, the art/runway shows, and Santee fashion district in DTLA, it’s beyond booming, it’s a massive industry on the West Coast demanding attention. Showcasing names like Rodarte, Band of Outsiders, Betsey Johnson, Rebecca Minkoff LA, and James Perse has brought an influx of ex-NY artists and designers to the palm dotted coast.
Being a stylist and writer leads you unbelievable places and doing surreal things. One of these was to the heart of Bohemian Society’s headquarters, and Victor Wilde’s kitchen. I had spoken with his amazing PR people on the phone, and they agreed to do a clothing pull for a charity shoot I was working on. Then they suggested I interview Victor Wilde, the creative director and designer of The Bohemian Society, while I was there.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth, instead run with it.
Victor Wilde is the head fashion designer of The Bohemian Society. The Bohemian Society in the last 10 years, boasts a celebrity clientele, dressing supermodels and musicians and is distributed in several high-end Los Angeles boutiques, and worldwide through ASOS.
In his downtown LA loft, you can see his influences. Modern art, recycled and eco sustainable materials, with a heavy Japanese influence. When I asked about it, he admitted he’d, “been to Japan 7 times.” Being a traveler was the key to bonding with Victor. We talked about travel, the international influences on design, and I asked about his background fashion.
Victor Wilde grew up in a fast paced NYC in Brooklyn. “Growing up East Coast you have to be cool.” In Brooklyn that is no small feat. “Kids judge you by what you wear, how you look”, he said, and you have to ‘grow some balls’ quickly. Victor had a better eye than most at a young age for fashion, and in Jr. High School he was voted best dressed. Not bad for a young man barely emerging from his adolescence.
Being young and fashionable was not the only reason Victor progressed in his field. “People said I should to be in fashion. I started dating a model; she was working for one of the biggest wholesale/retailers at the time. People would come in to the store, and she would buy their clothes and sell them, and I thought, I can do better than that. I thought of The Bohemian Society.”
Unlike most designers Victor had no fashion or design background. He admitted, “I didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I started creating t-shirts, and within two weeks, she was showing my clothes in the window.”
Yet, Victor Wilde is an artist and his true love is artistic performance. I asked about the part of fashion he loved most and what he was moving towards. ‘(I love) the showiness, and the performance part of it.” His latest projects include working with the insanely talented Swedish film maker Jonas Akerlund, and albino supermodel Shaun Ross (Lana Del Rey’s ‘Tropico’, Katy Perry’s ET), on the ‘Beauty Defined’ project.
Shaun Ross in Bohemian Society
In Akerlund’s last installment, the video explains how unique difference is always right, and others degrading natural and odd beauty were wrong. Supermodel Shaun Ross narrative is about his beauty while visually Ross parades through a throng of tourists on Hollywood blvd., in Bohemian Society couture.
This is a theme in Victor’s continuing vision for The Bohemian Society as well. With the fashion industry being a multimedia animal, this creates the perfect platform for Victor Wilde to create and produce his art. A vision of showing & creating, raw beauty.
Timur and the Dime Museum in Bohemian Society
“My next collection will be highly based on interviews with people without any clothes. I paused, ”That’s actually really brilliant. I mean if you are going to get the bare truth…”.
Part of that is Victor’s choice to use and re-use eco-sustainable good’s. I noticed that the loft is decorated with vintage pieces of clothing, art and random finds. His Spring/Summer 2014 collection was made primarily out of the most amazing, ethereal looking WWII parachute material. How did it start and why use it?
“The recycled stuff I couldn’t afford stuff so my girlfriend and I would go out and steal vintage clothing and remake it”. I went to college in North Carolina and then moved to NY and became and performance artist. He explained he used what he had around him in art and design.
I asked if being eco-friendly was an important ‘part of his personality’. “Yes, it reflects part of who I am. I’ve been a vegetarian my whole life by choice. As child I refused to eat meat. My Mom actually used to chase me around the kitchen with chicken and beef”. Being an ex-East Coaster myself, there was much discussion about the horrors of East Coast unhealthy living.
As we speak more, he admits his most recent project was costuming an opera. Not the traditional kind of course, but a rock opera. “I was there for about a week. It played at a festival so it played only one day. “Really?”, I ask, “Yes, it was in Miami, but next year it’s in Brooklyn.”
His current collection for The Bohemian Society’s Fall/Winter collection 2014? “It’s named Wild at Heart. It’s Victor Wilde. A reflection of me, influenced by the Movie (“Wild at Heart” by David Lynch) and it’s sexy, and androgynous. “
Androgyny brings to mind Bowie immediately and we talk over coffee about that, music, Tim Curry and more art. As far as I can tell, Victor Wilde is an artist, a designer, a costumer, a performer and a multimedia mad genius.
When I asked what he wanted to work on, “Anything that interests me”.
It seems with all of his interests, world domination may not be out of the picture.
Keep an eye out for The Bohemian Society’s Fall/Winter 2014 line online and in stores. Bohemian Society is carried at;
Robin Williams signed off today leaving millions of dedicated fans and friends hanging their heads in loss.
Jay Paul for The New York Times
Not only was Robin Williams and amazing comedian and great actor but his legacy spans over forty years, leaving us with classics like Mork & Mindy, Popeye, Jumanji, The Fisher King and the everlasting classic Dead Poet’s Society.
Our heart goes out not only to him, but his family and wife Susan Schneider, who released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Robin Williams had been battling depression and died from an apparent suicide from asphyxia, in his home, in Marin County.
Nanoo, Nanoo to a great actor. We’re sorry you signed out Robin Williams.
Well, it’s been a week or internet snafu’s and idiocy. First Stephen Spielberg killed a Dinosaur and now ‘Orange is the New Black’ is cancelled. The first may be true (we just don’t know. Actually we do.), but Orange is the New Black getting cancelled?
Of course, there are great sites you can go to if you need to debunk a myth or, in this case, a HORRIBLE, HORRIFYING Internet rumor, I recommend SNOPES.COM.
No that we have debunked that hot mess, you may carry on with your Netflix-ing.
If there is one thing I know, and love, it’s street style. We Angelenos pride ourselves on making mad, sexy street wear for divas who know how to bring it. The other thing I know is that women know clothes, and know we have the ultimate label to satisfy out ‘Beautiful Addiction’.
Now that I have your attention let’s talk shop, or shopping.
‘Beautiful Addiction’ is the very saucy and multi-faceted collection by CEO and designer Sheila Marie of Sheiki Jeans. After years of dressing sexy celebs like Aubrey O’ Day and Kendra Wilkinson, Sheila has created this amazing new line. Welcome to the sexy line for street style, ‘Beautiful Addiction’.
Split into three categories, for the discriminating shopper, you can shop the collections ‘Tribal, Electric and Serenity’. ‘Beautiful Addiction’ has everything from Coachella cool to OzFest awesome.
Even cooler fact. Sheila makes every piece of clothing ecologically sustainable. What does that mean? Beautiful Addiction uses fabric derived from eco-friendly resources, and her company motto is: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle sooooo, this collection is a no-guilt buy!
Beautiful Addiction just released their sexy, and very edgy, Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Their collection consists of edgy printed leggings and maxi skirts, with coordinating crop tops and hoodies. That way you can mix and match as the Polar Vortex melts into sexy sun. It’s time to shop for a new wardrobe that shows off that HOT gym body you’ve been hiding all winter.
Let’s satisfy your Beautiful Addiction ladies! Click any of the pictures and shop Beautiful Addiction clothing NOW!!
As the fashion world reels to the news the the ever relevant irrelevant ‘Kimye’ has taken over the Vogue cover, Naomi Campbell has spoken out. Or perhaps pulled the most epic LOL on the face of the planet. Normally I think she is stone cold B*tch, which can be great in fashion and modeling. No, really. However this time I want to hug that frozen goddess and thank her. Her rebuttal to the nasty made everyone smile. Possibly even Anna Wintour.
This company is one of the reasons I love and adore working in the fashion industry. Smart, chic, modern and damn sexy, Skingraft is ‘IT’. To get back to business, here is their Spring/Summer editorial video.
After seeing articles in the Huffpost, and spread across Facebook like some mad Miley disease I finally gave in, and took a look at Marc Jacobs SS 2014 Campaign. I expected to frankly, HATE it. I am over Miley Cyrus, here twerking, her tongue, and her goddam wrecking ball. I don’t really want to see her naked and smoking a blunt. That is why this totally took me by surprise;
I now believe in God. Or that God believes in Marc Jacobs.
This is astounding. Androgynous, and utterly beautiful. It shows a Miley Cyrus that is deep, genuine and stunning. Who knew?
When I got the actual campaign in my inbox and understood completely. Marc Jacobs has been working with Miley Cyrus on the skin cancer campaign. Featuring a bevy of nude celebs, as well as Cyrus. The campaign slogan is ‘Love the skin you’re in’ and the tee’s are racy, sexy and fun.
When Marc decided to feature Miley is his editorial campaign it came as no surprise. However, this is truly is. This is Marc Jacobs making art.
It was for WWD Magazine! And it is a stunning editorial. He captured his line in spades. No wonder this came out as stunning art. I really have to say that the full photo has such intensity it reminds me why I am in the business.
Because Fashion is art. And if you cannot see the art in fashion, you probably should not be in it. And yes, you can quote me on that.
With an epic performance at the VMA’s and ‘Applause’ kicking the charts in the nads I would expect a crazy, fun, pop art, gay friendly Gaga to bring the greatness to her persona. A new Andy Warhol-esque diva perhaps? Something that is totally ‘ArtPop’?
Instead the Huffpost revealed this.
Oh, snap with a side of incredi-fail. Gaga is starting to look like a drag queen at 2:30am, after partying at The Abbey in West Hollywood, on Halloween night, aka, not so pretty.
I’m not sure what’s worse. Is it the smushed wig under a turban only Elizabeth Taylor could pull off? It looks akin to something that grew under my fridge a couple of months back. Her boobs are so squished, it literally is starting to give me sympathy pains.
Maybe it’s the dress that is screaming K-town $5 special? Perhaps it is the stoner glasses left over from the Lennon does acid while doing Yoko era? Maybe it’s just the ‘I did to many drugs and need a 14 hour nap’ face? Perhaps, it’s the fact my roommate thought I was showing her another picture of the 50-60 something year old Angelyne (at least she has style). The only redeemable thing here is the shoes. They are plain and simple and truly DO NOT match the outfit and that’s why they work.
Yes, Gaga has truly hit the ‘Diva down for the count’ look. Didn’t she just tell Miley Cyrus that drugs ‘eat your soul’?
I remember the days of new, young, hot and svelte Gaga. She was wry, witty and uber, uber fierce with a side of fucking awesome. She made videos with hot piece Alexander Skarsgard and worked it in rubber better than any bitch.
What happened? We will never know. Here’s hoping Gaga brings back the fierce. Just in case you need to remember what that looks like here is the video for ‘Paparazzi’. Maybe she will read this and it will snap her back into shape.
If there is one thing I am totally behind in this world of ours, it is out troops. No matter where you stand politically, the men and women over seas fighting for us are beyond brave and deserve every bit of praise they get.
That is why there are so many movies over the years like this.
Stirring, dramatic and reminding us how much we take for granted. They are amazing counts of how everyday heroes save the world.
Unfortunately, Tom Cruise didn’t get that memo.
Once again our winsome not so heroic Cruise has let the Scientology devil take over with a good dose of verbal madness. Recently court documents came to light suggesting Cruise felt his job as an actor, was akin to ‘fighting in Afghanistan’.
According to The Gawker,
When asked by a lawyer if he was aware that his own counsel had “equated your absence from [his daughter] Suri…to someone fighting in Afghanistan,” Cruise said he hadn’t heard the analogy, but agreed that “that’s what it feels like.”
“And certainly on this last movie, it was brutal,” he added.
This of course had to be said during a press Q&A for the new movie ‘Lone Survivor’.
Cruise’s co-star, and leading man of the movie, Mark Wahlberg was not amused. And he flipped out. Very much in the right. Wahlberg cam back at him with a very lengthy tirade telling Tommy Boy, to STFU;
“For actors to sit there and talk about ‘Oh I went to SEAL training,’ and I slept on the — I don’t give a fuck what you did,” Wahlberg exclaimed.
“You don’t do what these guys did. For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as somebody in the military’s. How fucking dare you. While you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.”
“I don’t give a shit if you get your ass busted,” the tirade continued. “You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order fucking chicken. Or your steak. Whatever the fuck it is.”
Ohhhhh, snap. Although it was a bit out-of-bounds, Wahlberg just OWNED it.
Later he apologized for his ranty-rant and said he was ‘proud to be part of the movie’. I figure it was because PR told him to. I think it’s so Scientology, Tom Cruise’s handlers and Xenu don’t hunt his ass down.
Oh Tom Cruise when will you come back to us? Remember the days of ‘Cocktail’ and ‘Top Gun’? You were akin to a sex god. Now, you are riding the Scientology short bus. I guess when you’re co-pilot is Xenu, you are on a fast train, bound to end on the bad end of business these days.
Here’s hoping Cruise learns to control the ‘alien’ in his head, aka his brain. Team Wahlberg for the WIN!