Trend Report – Block Heels


Salvatore Ferragamo Block Heel PumpJimmy Choo Iris Square Toe Patent Pumps $545.00

Charles & Keith Open Toe Heels $66.00Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Block Heel Pumps $595.00

Light Pink Patent Rhinestone Heel Sandals $80.00Roger Vivier Pilgrim Buckle Pumps $788.00

I’ve been yearning for a pair of Roger Vivier shoes for years now. The pilgrim buckle is divine, and it makes for the perfect block heel pump – classic and chic. The Salvatore Ferragamo heels are another favorite, as are the River Island sandals with the rhinestone heel – so fun!

Actually I’m loving this silhouette for many reasons besides being versatile – looks fab with dress/skirts and cropped pants – and chic. At 5’10″ when I wear heels I tower over most of my friends, which most of the time is fine, but there are times when it’s nice to wear a heel and not top 6′.

Clockwise: Salvatore Ferragamo Block Heel Pump $625.00 // Jimmy Choo Iris Square Toe Pumps // Nicholas Kirkwood Suede Block Heel Pumps $595.00 // Roger Vivier Pilgrim Buckle Pumps $788.00 // River Island Light Pink Patent Rhinestone Heel Sandals $80.00 // Charles & Keith Open Toe Heels $66.00

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Slide On Over


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I’ve been fancying a pair of black criss-cross slides all summer long, and at $80.00 Seed Heritage’s pair on the top of my list.  The most comfortable of all sandals, slides have no heel strap or thong to wear in. And, since summer is about easy breezy, slides are the definite sandal to invest in.

While I love all the slides above, the #1 slide on the top of my list, is not the easiest one to come by — they don’t stay in stock long!

Herme’s Oran Box Leather Sandals

Herems Oran Box Leather Sandals

1) Seed Heritage Leather Cross Over Slide $80.00 // 2) Bottega Veneta Metallic Intrecciato Leather Slides $590.00 // 3) American Apparel Capri Slide Sandal $80.00 // 4) Birkenstock Arizona Textured-Leather Slides $210.00 // 5) Chloe Double Monk Slide $845.00 // 6) Joie Sable Sandal $155.00

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Go Gaga


Mother The Looker Frayed Bleached Skinny Jean $196.00Alexander McQueen Graffiti Skull Tee $265.00

Rebecca Minkoff Avery Cross Body Bag $175.00Joshua Sanders Rosa Vipeta Bianco Skate Shoes $440.00

It has been a few months since I have seen a concert and in my world that has been way too long. It’s July 20th and I haven’t seen one yet this summer which makes Lady Gaga’s concert Tuesday night double exciting. Dressing for a concert I always concentrate on comfort (there is usually a lot of dancing involved), but this is Lady Gaga so a high level of fun has to be involved in my look!

Alexander McQueen’s graffiti skull tee is the perfect jumping off point, especially paired with Mother’s frayed bleached skinny jeans. Joshua Sanders metallic sheen skate shoes not only will be uber comfy but just the ticket for the Lady.

Accessories are key for this look; Mikal Winn crystal spiral arm cuff is the perfect statement piece, yet come to think of it so is Annelise Michelson spiked ear cuff. Love the combo. Rebecca Taylor’s caged ring tops the look off nicely.

It so nice to have something to look forward to in life!!

Mikal Winn Crystal Spiral Arm cuff $168.00Rebecca Taylor Caged Ring $198.00Annelise Michelson Carnivorous Ear Cuff $425.00

 

Clockwise: Mother ‘The Looker’ Frayed Bleached Skinny Jean $196.00 // Alexander McQueen Graffiti Skull Tee $265.00 // Rebecca Minkoff Avery Cross Body Bag $175.00 // Joshua Sanders Rosa Vipeta Bianco Skate Shoes $440.00

Mikal Winn Crystal Spiral Arm Cuff $168.00 // Rebecca Taylor Caged Ring $198.00 // Annelise Michelson Carnivorous Ear Cuff $425.00

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Street Style Eye Candy


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Every once and a while even the chicest and most imaginative amongst us needs a little inspiration when their creativity well runs dry. When in need of ways to spice up your daily ensembles, looking to the streets of Paris is always a good place to start, especially when it is fashion week, and the couture collections are in town.

Here are some of the looks during the Fall 2014 couture collections that roused my creative juices. I hope you get a little motivation from these looks as well!!

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Photographers: Tommy Ton, Phil Oh and Diego Zuca

A last few pics of my favorite exits from the Fall 2014 Couture collections.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture Valentino

Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture

Elie Saab Fall 2014 Couture

Vionnet Fall 2014 CoutureUlyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture

Clockwise – Giambattista Valli // Valentino // Zuhair Murad // Elie Saab // Ulyana Sergeenko // Vionnet

 

 

 

 

 

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The Incredible Serenity Of White


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White; some people believe it’s boring, one-dimensional, and lacking in its variety of shades. Well Donald Kaufman and wife/business partner Taffy Dahl would disagree, especially when it comes to paint — “White, with its vast range encompassing tens of thousands of perceptible shades, has many hundreds of paint possibilities.”

The beauty of white, and Donald and Taffy’s new approach and expertise on the color, or lack thereof is the focus of The Line’s latest blog post — Chapter 23. In 1976 when they transitioned from being fine artists — he a painter, she a ceramicist — to become color, especially white, experts they have “collaborated with leading architects and designers to create unique palettes and special pigments, all informed by their ongoing research on and understanding of the complex interactions of color, space, and light. “

The Donald Kaufman Color Collection, made up of 104 hues, each identified by number, is predominantly neutral colors with the collection containing only a handful of bolder hues. As Kaufman explains in The Line, “Probably ninety percent of all paint purchased are whites and neutrals. All of those other colors on the racks are there to attract people’s attention, but they don’t buy them or paint with them. And if they do, they’re often disappointed. So white is a default fail-safe that really works. And the reason it does is, simply put, it reflects more light.” And this man should know he has worked for Richard Meier and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (just to name a few) in finding a just-right-white — not to warm or not to cool for their specific needs.

I’ve always been drawn to white, even as a little child. It feels so pure, so clean, and the simplicity and ease with which you can pair it with any other hue is a definite added bonus. But, white on white, especially in different textures and shades holds a special kind of allure for me.

My dishes have always been all white, and I can’t ever picture myself sleeping in anything but white sheets. At the end of a long arduous day, slipping into white sheets soothes and relaxes me in no time. My closet contains more than its fair share of t-shirts, white button downs, dresses and bottoms in the chic and enticing hue. I wear it all year round changing up the shade depending on my mood or the season.

To shop The Line’s exquisite selection of home and clothing in white and other fabulous neutral hues click here.

 

White Corron Shirt $360.00

The Protagonist white cotton shirt $360.00

The Protagonist white cotton tunic $380.00

The White Tunic $380.00

The Line Home

The Line coffee cup and saucer $20.00 / salad plate $10.00 / dinner plate $15.00 / Palomita floor pillow $315.00

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Monkey See, Monkey Do


Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, a movie that charts the life of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) along with his sister (Lorelei Linklater), mother (Patricia Arquette) and father (Linklater staple, Ethan Hawke) who are divorced and living their own lives is a true gem of a movie. Not only is this movie an amazing organizational feat, shot with all the same actors over a 12 year span, but as Time magazine puts it, the work is “a thrilling epic of ordinary life.” That is just what you see, the good and the bad of life that happens to us all, and how those moments help shape and mold us into the adults we become.

Boyhood is both tender and small, while epic in what it has accomplished in terms of breaking ground in the film world. The running time is three hours, yet not once did I want it to end, or believe it was showing us more than the story needed. It goes by in the blink of an eye, kinda like life itself.  A definite must see!

Country Portrait Of An American Sound

Currently on display at one of my favorite ‘museums’, the Annenberg Space for Photography, is Country: Portraits of an American Sound. The exhibit employs historical and contemporary photographs, videos, and an original thirty minute documentary (commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography) to explore how “images shape the public identity of country music performers and of the genre itself “.

Besides the 110 prints  – country music biggest stars, such as  Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams – and the use of film, the exhibit also has on display country albums and film posters, a slideshow of digital images, archival artifacts from musical instruments to stage costumes and a jukebox containing rare audio files.

For more info on the exhibit and the Iris Nights Lecture Series, and Saturday night country music concerts that supplement the exhibit – Thursday and Saturdays from July 17th through Sptember 17th click here.

Exhibit runs through September 28, 2014.

Annenberg Space for Photography // 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Summer Days Make Me Feel Fine


See By Chole San Gallo Ribbon Trim Dress on sale for $310.00Rebecca Minkoff Lars Dress $278.00

Theory Tierra Adraya Days $295.00 West Coast Wardrobe Mayan Tunic $53.00

Karl Lagerfeld Hannah Mesh Trimmed Stretch-Jersey Dress $350.00Zara Dress With Faux Leather Sleeves $35.99

ATM Striped Terry Cotton Baja Dress $198.00Band Of Outsiders Slit-Sleeve Shirtdress on sale for $159.00

With the sun not popping out till 4:00 pm these past few days, it hasn’t exactly felt like summer here in Santa Monica. But luckily in Los Angeles all it takes to capture a sunny day is a few miles drive east. Today, I’ll go for a visit to Chelsea at her boutique in Brentwood for some long over due catching up. So while it may not seem like a summer dress day, it a few short minutes I’ll be basking in the sun appropriately dressed in my chambray dress. (The Theory chambray dress above is available @ Chelsea Brentwood.)

There are a million great summer steals going on, along with a diverse selection of fabulous new summer dresses, and with plenty of summer days left and an Indian summer to look forward to, a hundred excellent reasons to take home your favorite. Me, I’ve got my eyes on the See by Chole off-white ribbon trim dress.

Clockwise from top left: See By Chole San Gallo Ribbon Trim Dress on sale for $310.00 // Rebecca Minkoff Lars Dress $278.00 // West Coast Wardrobe Mayan Tunic $53.00 // Zara Dress With Faux Leather Sleeves on sale for $35.99 // Band Of Outsiders Slit-Sleeve Shirtdress on sale for $159.00 //  ATM Striped Terry Cotton Baja Dress $198.00 // Karl Lagerfeld Hannah Mesh Trimmed Stretch-Jersey Dress $350.00 // Theory Tierra Adraya Dress $295.00 Available at Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770

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