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Miley Does Marc….Jacobs that is. #SS2014 #Campaign

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;

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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.

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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.

Well played Marc Jacobs, well-played.

Read the full WWD Article by clicking the link below.
http://www.marcjacobs.com/world-of-marc-jacobs/detail/ebfdcda4-8d9e-4e19-a5c4-1af6fad22ded?utm_source=enote&utm_medium=email&utm_content=mlyad&utm_campaign=MCSS14

Double the Fun with House of Eleven. SS 2014 Preview at the Falls in DTLA #PrivateShowing #CelebSightings #Bespoke

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Bespoke Listeni/biˈspk/ is a British English word that means a clothing item made to a buyer’s specification (personalised or tailored). While the term historically is applied to only men’s tailored clothing, it now generally includes footwear and other apparel, implying measurement and fitting.

Welcome to the world of House of Eleven. A bespoke clothing line that has not only won my heart, but is now No. 1 on my Xmas shopping list.

Started by the Silva Twins, Darcey and Stacey, around 2 years ago, this line has coming out as a ‘cut’ above the rest. They are winning over the fashion industry at large, but also, a HUGE celebrity clientele.

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Me and the Twins courtesy the fabulous Michael Bezjian/WireImage

The event was at the historic downtown LA bar/club, The Falls. When I arrived it was already packed. So much for being fashionably late.

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The crowd included everyone from local reality stars, to buyers, fashion TV and agency photographers. Some of the admirers and celebrities present were  Angie Everhart, Vianey Arana(Miss California Latina)and  Apollonia Kotero.  Caroline D’Amore showed up earlier and I missed her. She is the runway model who notoriously flipped off reality trash Scott Disick and a Jenner, for being drunk and disorderly in the front row of a runway she was walking recently. Besides being gorgeous, I love her for that, and wish I could have told her so.

I caught Jennifer Jimenez, RHOBH friend of Brandi Glanville, with my cell totally by accident.

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Caught off guard, I see you Ms. Jimenez!

However the reason I go to these is not the celeb heavy crowd. That is an easy draw in LA but I truly came for the clothes.

House of Eleven is beyond what I hoped. The Spring/Summer 2014 collection consists over piece’s with breathable leather in creams, grays, blacks, and some really nice splashes of coral pink. Everything is well-stitched, tasteful with an edge, includes sexy and playful leather trim and made for all body types. The thought of wearing leather during a hot day or night in Los Angeles seems unbearable. Yet, looking at the make of the design you see House of 11 has made it light and breathable, without sacrificing design.

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SS 2014 Leather and Cotton long sleeve

I did get to corner the fabulous twins, Darcey and Stacey Silva, for a moment to grill them about the their line. Turns out this line is a true LA story.

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Born and raised here in LA, they began House of Eleven just a little under two years ago.

After only three fashion seasons, they are bi-coastal, with boutiques in LA and NY. I am beyond impressed to find out have incredible backing by; fabulous celebrity clientele, international recognition, work with amazing PR representation and are busy, busy, busy.

Here’s where the story brings the ‘awwwz’. They are single, hard-working moms, with NO previous design/seamstress experience, and are completely self-taught. With incredible designs that are double stitched, bespoke with perfect designs(leather can buckle and get wavy if seams are done badly) and lines for Women, Men and Children, you have to wonder how they do it.

Obviously, quite well.

After talking to Darcey and Stacey they handed me a lovely packaged ‘Hof11’ gift box with their cards. Way to sway this blogger ladies. I love gifts!

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Thank you ladies. You are amazing.

I met one of the CEO’s, Michael and we talked business,’Hof11′ background, and how badly I wanted his ‘Hof11’ shirt. Last, but never least, I was given a drink and double kiss from my fav PR peep’s at Genevieve/HSMPR.  If you haven’t heard of them you should. They are responsible for creating events for clients like VOGUE/CFDA FASHION FUND Finalist Presentation, Philanthropic Society Los Angeles’ (PSLA) 4th annual Autumn Party with Stella McCartney, and of course presenting these two bombshell designers from House of Eleven SS 2014 collection.

I have to thank them for putting on an amazing event and introducing me to the talented Silva twins. And House of Eleven my newest addition to my wardrobe this spring/summer.

Are you ready to shop and hit up House of Eleven? Click the picture below and head over. Christmas IS right around. Happy Shopping!
PS – They give you 20% off your first order if you sign up with them so save some dosh and do it. We LOVE a good deal!

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DSquared2 You Make Me Crazy! Dsquared2 Pre Collection Fall Winter 2013/14 Womenswear with Jasmine Tookes #Cray-Cray #Video

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 the fine line of insanity. Way to go boys, you did it again.
Enjoy the crazy below…..

And the full collection is featured below.

‘Etro’ for What Ails you, 2013/14 Fall/Winter Collection

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ETRO Fall Winter 2013 by Mario Testino

After covering Chanel and giving the classic side of fashion for fall, it seemed appropriate to give you ladies and gents an eyeful of Fall madness as well.

The ETRO label has always had an eye for creativity in design. Giving us a taste of their brilliance for fall, their designs encompass color and print with angular edges and futuristic diva-tude. They are all about flair and dare and leave the conventional behind.

Helmed by Gimmo Etro, who started the label in 1968, these designs are an alternative to the sullen colors of fall we often see. Think of ETRO as the cure to all your fall blues, scarlet’s and blacks.

Think you can embrace the insanity? ETRO does too. Check out the runway below.

Lady Gaga Newness, ‘Applause’ Drops for the Masses #HappyMonsters #ClubHit #BodyRock

I know you want it. I know it’s a must.

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That’s right Lady Gaga goodness just dropped and it’s wicked good. Welcome to the newness that it ‘Applause’. A sick beat, rife with club goodness that screams Lady Gaga and head’s back to the original fun that we fell in love with in the first place. Ass shakin’, body quaking, yes, yes, yes with a twist of top 40.

Are you on board yet? Of course you are. Just listen!

Recipe for Men #GiveGoodFace #FathersDay #GiftGuide #TeamSweden

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If there is one lesson I have learned in Los Angeles, it is that men are just as worried about skin care as women. In fact, in Los Angeles they are often more high maintenance than the women.

Father’s Day, an evil spin-off holiday from Hallmark, is just around the corner. Dad’s everywhere will be suffering ‘man gifts’, like ties, Old Spice and socks.

Why make Dad suffer this holiday? Why not be original, health oriented and give your dad something that does not suck, is directly imported from the brilliant mastermind’s in Sweden and DOES NOT smell like or smell like Old Spice (like Old Spice).

Why go to Sephora and buy a an overly smarmy man product with 90 bi-products you can’t pronounce?

Instead, why not grab some Recipe for Men’s natural line?

Recipe for men, traditionally has had a huge amount of product for her.  I could by something from a high end beauty store in their collection for my Dad BUT, I don’t think my dad wants to smell like vanilla, lavender and tea tree oil.

The people at Recipe for Men are mind readers. They decided Father’s Day was the perfect time to introduce new, clean, and fresh smelling products.

Recipe for Men tackles the common misconception that men can’t take care of their skin by giving them a simple product without smelly fragrances and natural ingredients. Easy to use each bottle comes with directions, and effects on the face. This is a no-brainer.

Behold a Father’s Day savior!

Although I love a good man product, I wanted to make sure this is actually worth shelling out for. It is. They are.

The boxes offer you way more than average product.They are nicely packaged and look sleek. All the ingredients are high quality. this makes it worth the price.Ranging between $22-48 Recipe for Men is very affordable for such luxe item’s.

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Of course I needed to get up close and personal with this stuff to give you the skinny and deet’s on this new line.

The under eye gel is perfect, small and compact. Easy on, and yes, it works. I LOVE product that works. It has caffeine in it to minimize puffiness and black tea and zinc with a cache of other minerals to make the skin baby soft. In other words he’ll go from DAD to dude in no time flat.

The Anti-Shine Moisturizer is brilliant!! I do not want my dad walking into a board meeting looking shinier than Nicole Kidman’s forehead after Botox. It’s made for oily to combination skin so it’s got a thumb’s up and OK for every Dad out there.

Lastly the shave gel. I know that most guys worry that a shave gel will be slimy and unmanageable.

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No problem there. It is easy to use and nice for a clean shave. You may even want to get yourself and extra tube. It has an easy to use pump top, comes out light blue to clear and smells really nice. There is a touch of lemon extract and menthol in it AND comes with anti-irritating allantonin and aloe. No razor burn and no MAN SMELL. And it’s not a tie or socks!

Even better it as just released  across the country making it readily available online or in store.

Skip the Old Spice centaur, bypass black socks. If you thought Father’s Day was going to give you an aneurysm or drain your wallet, you are in the clear.

For more info, hit up the site.

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