Photo by Ken Nishimura/Los Angeles Times Originally this was a school project. Checking clothing sizing at a major department store. I moved to a smaller town of about 50,00 people, mostly students a few years ago, so I decided the biggest downtown retailer is Forever 21. My quest for sizing differences was leading me there. … Continue reading Welcome to Forever 21 where the size isn’t right, but we have everything. – Why, Forever 21 is headed towards Bankruptcy
Yesterday and today, the fashion world is in mourning. Karl Lagerfeld has died and the industry will never be the same. He was a cornerstone, a foundation, of the industry. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, who lived in Paris. Born in 1933 Karl was quick to learn, … Continue reading Karl Lagerfeld Passes at 85. Je Suis Triste: A Fond Farewell to a Fashion Icon.
I am DEAD. For those of us who were unable to attend Coachella this year (shut up, I hate my self too) Beyoncé proved that she IS EVERYTHING. Goddess, artist and fashionista supreme. Working her bey-otiful booty for 3 hours she pretty much swept the floor with all of us. This is the only time … Continue reading Beyonce and Balmain: A Coachella Love Affair #Beychella #Balmain
(Photo of Stella McCartney SS 2018) This Spring it's all or nothing. A nod to the past has brought back defined shapes and a play on colors. Put away your floral's and head to the stores to pick up your favorite look with an 80's flare. Shoulder pads are in and demure is out. These … Continue reading Spring/Summer 2018 Trends: Bringing Back the 80’s
(This was an article I wrote for someone else. but was never published. I do hope you enjoy my gift guide) It’s the Holidays! Trying to find a gift for your significant other today is extremely difficult. Gift guides are everywhere. There is a great deal information out there and what to buy for your … Continue reading It’s a Jolly old time to shop for gifts. DO’s and Don’ts for Buying for you special someone.
Sarah Burton has taken the Haus of McQueen and made it a fully functioning palais de genius since McQueen's unfortunate departure in 2002. Her sense of style, art and the dramatic have become a beautiful beast with a dash of feminine mystique. This season the Haus of McQueen has brought laser cut garments, with an … Continue reading Alexander McQueen SS 2015 Avant Art #SS2015 #Spring #Leather #Flowers #Flourish #WearableArt #McQueen
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, … Continue reading Trend Report #NYFW Baby Pinks, Blues and Bolds #Day5 #Trend #SS2015
Leave it to the french fashion house of Balmain to take three everlasting and powerful beauties to grace their new campaign. Partnering with W Magazine, Balmain presents one of the most striking covers of the year. The cover itself is stunning, but W mag and Olivier Rousteing, the new head of Balmain take things up … Continue reading Powerful Beauties in New Balmain Campaign #Rihanna #Naomi #Iman
Nicholas Ghesquiere is a man who never stop's amazing me. As a stylist and fashion obsessed follower the man, the designer, is what pure fashion genius look's like. Thankfully, for his first editorial as the head of Louis Vuitton he does not disappoint. Reigning in the talents of Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller … Continue reading ‘Series 1’ by Nicholas Ghesquiere for FW2014 #Genius #New #FW2014
When it comes to the fashion industry we do not take kindly to celebrities turned designers. Our world moves faster than most, is fickle and is overly discerning leaving us hyper critical of our peers. Add the fact a 'celebrity' turns designer (see Kanye/Kardashion's/Nicole Richie/The Olsen Twins) and we are down right bitchy. As we … Continue reading Victoria Beckham FW 2014; Simplicity in Design #FW2014 #Beckham #KISSMethod
After lot's of coughing, Nyquil and a million vitamins I have beat H1N1. Just in time too. NYFW invites are coming in, shows are lining up for LAFW and I need to get back to business in a big way. SO here's the deet's for today's too fab fashion event in LA. In Beverly Hills … Continue reading DKNY Beverly Hills Trunk Show #Today #Fashion #DonnaKaran
Ok, before you ask where has this lovely bloggy been, I have been deathly ill with the flu for the 2 and a half time. This thing is easy to get apparently if you work at a 50,000 person convention for four days. But that isn't what you are here for is it? My flu … Continue reading McQueen, Meisel & Moss #Fashion #Editorial #Win
It's my favorite time of year. Award Season in LA. That means the roads get shut down, people buy ridiculously extravagant things, everyone is primping and preening, and all the fabulous actors come out of their nicely nestled homes. It also means awards. Although I am mostly in it for the dresses, this year the … Continue reading 2014 Golden Globes Nominations and Red Carpet Live Stream #RedCarpet #Fabulous
As always the brilliance that is the house of McQueen dazzles us on the runway this year. A collection made of primary colors with a dash of monochromatic in mesh, which was reflected in many collections on the runway this year. Adding a flair of turn of the century designs, patterned mesh and the predominant use … Continue reading God Save McQueen. Spring/Summer 2014 Collection #SS2014
I thought I had seen it all. Thanks to Youtube and DSquared2, I now know that I haven't. This very insane and unique video with Jasmine Tookes and Cara D. bring the cray-cray. Shot by the mad genius Senio Zapruder, this video not only has some of the most gorgeous pre-fall 2013 womenswear, but walks … Continue reading DSquared2 You Make Me Crazy! Dsquared2 Pre Collection Fall Winter 2013/14 Womenswear with Jasmine Tookes #Cray-Cray #Video