This Spring season I am obsessed with handbag designer Deux Lux. I have re-ordered them numerous times for my Los Angeles boutique and am stopped daily on the street when I wear my own. Inspired by art, architecture, movies, vintage jewelry, the runways, and loads of color, Deux Lux strives to bring grace and whimsy to every collection in a way that is accessible to all women.
Designed by mother-daughter du0 Fati Mahdavi and Sara Naghedi, Deux Lux bags are glamorous, edgy, flirty, and ethical (by using animal-friendly synthetics in their designs). These bags are the perfect gift (and price) for Mother’s Day, sure to please every taste and style.
I’ve curated a selection of my favorite pieces:
(Clockwise from top left: Memo Clutch in Mango $80.00, Greenwich Clutch in Indigo $90.00, Memo Tote in Jade $130.00, Brrome Clutch in Pink $115.00, Bizcayne Tote in Silver $115.00 and Laurel Canyon Messenger Bag $115.00)
Available at Chelsea Brentwood Boutique 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, Ca 90049 (310)471-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com
I got my first pair of AGL ballet flats two years ago as a birthday gift from my mom and have been hooked on the brand ever since. They have literally “walked a thousand miles” with me…and to this day, my first pair still look brand new! They are the most comfortable shoes you will ever put on and I feel so passionate about them that I recently started selling them at my boutique in Brentwood.
Passion is a hereditary gene that has guided the Giusti family for over 50 years in the creation of shoes. AGL’s founder Piero Giusti’s three granddaughters—Sara, Vera, and Marianna—run the Italy based company today. According to Vera, “The Attilio Giusti Leombruni woman all over the world is creative chic: she adapts current fashions to her personal style – a style that should be desirable but never showy. In our opinion, shoes should never be too trendy or flashy, but always classic.”
Styles shown above available at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310)471-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com.
I am completely obsessed with Vita Fede jewelry-a classic and sophisticated line with a modern edge twist (rock & roll meets Tiffany). A fusion of American, European and Asian cultures inspire each design, which are meant to be mixed, matched and layered.
Each piece from the collection has been hand crafted and finished in gold, silver or gunmetal plate. The Capri 5 leather wrap bracelet features a gunmetal, rose gold and sterling silver curb chain on bronze lamb leather. This is my favorite piece from the collection because it can also be worn as a necklace and the variety of colors to choose make it easy to fit one’s own personal style.
Vita Fede’s most popular style is the Titan bracelet, a 24k gold-plated bracelet featuring a swarovski cone detail with hinge closure. It is timeless, glamorous and even makes the Cartier Love bracelet look a little old school.
Finally, for the ladies out there who really like to make a statement, Vita Fede’s Futurro ring is truly one of a kind. The ring features a geometric see through cut-out pattern that is dramatic enough for the red carpet! Paired with the Half Moon necklace is a picture-perfect look for getting noticed at that special Holiday party!!
Clockwise from top left: Capri 5 Wrap Bracelet in Bronze $225.00, Futturo Ring 275.00, Half Moon Necklace $225.00, Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet $375.00.
Mention this post and receive 15% off Vita Fede at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310)471-4770, www.chelseabrentwood.com.
Spring break is here for some and right around the corner for other’s…which means warmer temperatures and hopefully a nice tropical vacation. It’s Hawaii for me!! I am absolutely coveting Tart’s Spring 2013 collection…especially the maxi skirts (love the hi-low version) and dresses.
Designed for comfort and travel, every piece is made to flatter women’s curves and comes in gracefully draping modal/spandex or lightweight cotton fabrics. And they are a dream to pack!! Try folding the dress/skirt in have length wise and roll in the shape of a tube – they’ll take up minimum space in your precious luggage real estate, and with no wrinkles! Upon arrival toss one on and hit the beach for cocktails!!
Clockwise from top left: Lizbeth Dress in Black Stripe $158.00, Adrianna Maxi Dress in Ikat $182.00, Yvonne Dress in Grey $185.00, Selena Hi-Low Maxi Skirt $128.00. Available at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049 310 471 4770.
Every woman’s wardrobe need’s the Essential button down blouse from Bella Dahl’s new Spring collection. The LA Made line marries luxury fabrics with sexy, casual style along with the “perfect” fit. The line stems from creative styling in ”soft-touch” fabrics to easy basics with a twist, including simple bodies with specialty washes, textures, and vintage, seasonally-inspired coloring. With comfort at the top of the list, Bella Dahl is for the woman whose everyday look is enviably and effortlessly put-together.
The Essential button down can be dressed up or down, and is the perfect day to evening piece. For a chic casual spring outfit pair it with a pair of shorts and sandals. To add some spice throw on a pair of black leather pants and a blazer and you’ve got yourself a sure winner.
Celebs like Olivia Palermo and Minka Kelly love their essential button downs so much they’ve even been seen breaking the cardinal celeb rule of only wearing an item once!
For more information or to purchase the Bella Dahl Essential Button Down contact Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com
Bella Dahl is LA made!!
60 years after his family stepped foot on the Malibu sand, founder Garrett, taking inspiration from his great grandmother, wanted to showcase his Malibu heritage through clothing design. His grandmother, a fashionista clad in high heels and accustomed to a socialite lifestyle, surrounded by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Clark Gable, founded the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu. Getting his start by designing uniforms for the ranch employees, Garrett found he could create “wearable art.” While co-founder Jesse Ray, originally on the track to law school, found his call to fashion when he learned the process behind production. Although he describes himself as a “bookworm,” his excitement in discovering that fashion was a new form of expression was vital to the brand’s success.
Sjobeck is a collaborative expression of Garrett and Jesse Ray’s love of both the arts and the entrepreneurial spirit. Their innovative designs never follow the trends and stand on their own through their unique screen-printing techniques and their willingness to push the envelope. The line works however, because there truly is a piece in the collection for everyone. As a buyer looking at the line for my store I found myself intrigued and in awe of many of the designs that were too risky for my Brentwood clientele…like art, many of the designs either speak to you or do not. At the end of the day, I respect smaller lines (like Sjobeck) that have solid vision and values and can stand on their own next to the DVF’s and Joie’s of the world.
Clockwise from top left: Side Button Sweater $235, BF Tee $125, Collared Sweater $245, Cold Shoulder $198, Boatneck Pullover $238 and Shell Cardigan $298.
Sjobeck is available at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310)71-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com.
It’s fun to shop and give at the holidays. It’s also a great opportunity to sneak one or two things home for you! But, of course, it can be expensive and sometimes close to impossible to find rad, cool gifts worth giving, that don’t cost an arm and a leg. Secret Santa’s, office parties, school teachers and even the post man, holiday gift lists can get mighty long. But gifts don’t have to be expensive to be fabulous. Case in point, my list of 10 awesome gifts under $50.
There is something for everyone, from shot glasses (add a bottle of (RED) Belvedere vodka for that festive touch) to a mini travel blow dryer (that works as well as its bigger sister), to iPhone’s fish eye camera lens, to Grace Coddington’s memoir. I’ve got you covered.
For your environment and health conscious friends, Scotch Naturals, are a non-toxic, safe and eco-friendly alternative to conventional solvent-based polish. They don’t chip and make great stocking stuffers!
Sit back, relax and have a blast shopping!!
Clockwise from top left: Grace- A Memoir $35.00 on sale for $19.55 www.barnesandnoble.com, Rio Earrings by Foxy Originals $24.00 www.foxyoriginals.com, Surell Faux Fur Tech Earmuffs $38.00 www.nordstroms.com, Nachtmann Crystal Vivendi Shot Glasses (set of 6) $39.99 www.bedbathbeyond.com, Voluspa French Vanilla Bourbon Candle $30.00 www.rkapothecary.com, Sur La Table Tea Kettles $39.95 on sale for $29.96 www.surlatable.com, Corioliss Mini Vintage Hair Dryer $49.99 www.cioioliss.com, Scotch Nail Polish $14.99 at Chelsea Brentwood 310.471. 4770 , 13′ Gold Drip Vase $85.00 on sale for $39.00 www.onekingslane.com, iPhone Fisheye Camera Lens $30.00 www.urbanoutfitters.com,
Small businesses and community values go hand in hand! This Saturday, November 24 is SHOP SMALL, a day to celebrate and support small businesses in your community. Spread the word to your friends, neighbors and loved ones, and remember to shop small but spend big!
I recommend shopping at CHELSEA BRENTWOOD, it’s practically one stop shopping with a magnificent selection of jewelry, an extensive assortment of women’s and men’s clothing and the damn best customer service in town!
Mention the code – Jewelry – to receive 15% off your purchase on Saturday at Chelsea Brentwood. 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles Ca. 90049 310.471.4770
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Last week, Ashley Tisdale, best known for the “High School Musical” movies, was caught rocking a California casual vibe while grabbing a cup of joe in Los Angeles. Ashley donned Free People’s wildly popular faux shearling distressed leather bomber jacket paired with the ideal pair of boots - Jeffery Campbell’s Cavalier western ankle boot with stitch detail (must have been inspired by Isabel Marant’s Berry boot, but much more affordable).
Ashley added a pop of color with her Givenchy red (one of Fall’s strong hue trends) oversized Nightingale shopper. Add a pair of skinny stretch jeans (make sure to cuff above the boot) and comfy, super soft tee and you’re good to go. Loved how she added the perfect amount of trinkets for the finishing touches.
Here’s how to get Ashley’s California cool look for less!!
Clockwise from top left: Faux Shearling Jacket $129.95 on sale for $90.96 www.nyandcompany.com, Joes Jeans Elasticity Jean in Dark Denim $189.00 @ Chelsea Brentwood 310.471.4770, Armani Jeans Large Shoulder Bag $114.00 on sale for $79.00 www.yoox.com, Ariat Billie Ankle Boot $169.95 www.zappos.com.
The Holiday Season is just around the corner…my favorite time of year. It is a time to celebrate with good friends and family while getting dolled up for parties and festivities. The trends in clothing and jewelry for this Holiday 2012 season will be all about sparkle and timeless elegance.
My favorite go-to jewelry designer for endless sparkle is Rachel Miriam — a luxury jewelry line featuring handmade one of a kind creations. Rachel Miriam Jewelry is sparkly, playful, sophisticated and elegant. Whether you crave an everyday favorite or a one of a kind creation, her jewelry will make you feel special.
Feeling special and emphasizing personality through jewelry is the foundation of Rachel Miriam. Traveling to different cities and countries in search of beautiful materials is her mission.
Here are my favorite pieces from the 2012 Rachel Miriam Holiday Collection:
(Clockwise from to left: Sparkle Multi Strand Necklace $298.00, Wrap Bracelet/Necklace $225.00, Faceted Gold Bezeled Stone Bracelet $105.00, Millions of Crystals Necklace$698.00, Botswana Agate Necklace $498.00 and Faceted Onyx, Smokey Quartz & Pyrite Bezeled Stone Bracelet $105.00.)
For more information or to order call Chelsea Brentwood(310)471-4770.