The lace trend will be seen more than ever this Fall 2012 season. Lace has always been a classic staple, most frequently adorned on formal blouses and cocktail dresses. What I love most about the trend this season - the creative use of lace mixed with multi-colored layers, color-blocking, and unusual texture combinations (which was seen earlier this year in the designer runway shows).
My style tips: to spice up a classic lace cocktail dress this Holiday season simply add a vibrant purple or emerald slip underneath. Pair a basic lace blouse with denim or patterned jeans for an everyday look that can go from day to evening. Mix feminine lace blouses with a leather jacket or leather accents to give your outfit contrast and edge.
The best way to get the most compliments on your lace trend…have fun and be creative!
Clockwise from top left: Joie Nevina Top $208.00, Sanctuary First Peek Dress 108.00, DVF Sarita Lace & Leather Dress $398.00, DVF Ladder Sweater $258.00, Joie Cina Blouse $228.00 and Sanctuary Good Fortune Lace Dress $148.00.
All designs available at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310)471-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com.
Once again, Vogue Magazine, Council of Fashion Designers of America, and cities around the country and the world will join together to host Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Fashion’s Night Out is an International fashion and shopping extravaganza with participating cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Milan, Paris, London.
Los Angeles is celebrating with events and sales across the city, from Silver Lake to West Hollywood to Santa Monica there is more than enough fun and fashion to go around. Here are some of my favorites!!
To check out all the events happening in Los Angeles check out Fashion’s Night Out – Los Angeles.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
631 North Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood , CA 90069 310-358-1988
1) Store stays open for extended hours 6:00 – 9:00 pm 2) Special ‘fashion week’/ ‘Kill The Night’ visual merchandising 3) Special shopping incentive on Pre Fall and Fall 12 Merchandise 4) Exclusive gift with purchase – signed copy of ‘Kill The Night,’ a Fall 12 Comic Book. 5) Limited edition Fall 2012 scarf with every bag purchase.
107 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-732-0599
Celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez (Rachel Bilson, Kristen Bell) will stop by the Robertson boutique to help girls put together their best “Red Carpet Style,” using the pieces from Rebecca Taylor’s gorgeous fall line. 8:00pm to 9:30pm
alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet
134 South Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048 310-247-0120
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! It’s the ultimate slumber party at alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet for Fashion’s Night Out on September 6, 2012. Guests will dance along to our favorite 80’s jams and watch slumber party chick flicks while enjoying sweet treats and browsing the boutiques for the latest Fall frocks! Braid bars, manicures, charm bracelet stations and tattoo booths will be making over FNO shoppers with aura and palm readers on hand to predict our (sure to be bright) futures!
8379 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-782-4983
No details available but have to stop by one of my favorite designers.
8670 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-854-0057
Balenciaga NY and LA welcome you to a Fashion’s Night Out champagne reception to celebrate the launch of a limited-edition “Pumpkin” accessories line created by Grace Coddington and Nicolas Ghesquière. This special line of accessories features Grace Coddington’s whimsical drawings of Pumpkin, her cat, modeling iconic Balenciaga looks. 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
8407 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069 323-951-1947
Get Ready to Rendez-vous at DVF! Find the perfect look to wear for any rendez-vous, whether it be your first date, girl’s night out or a job interview. Also enjoy music, cocktails and desserts. Join the conversation at #DVFnightisyoung.
7266 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046 323-413-2110
Meet the masterminds behind KILL CITY and check out our Fall 2012 collection. COMPLIMENTARY FOOD, BOOZE AND TUNES. Check out our in store art gallery, 11/3, featuring local art school dropouts – all prints for sale! Stop by and party with us!
9700 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-550-5900
Join us for a Fall Fashion Presentation to view the latest trends. 7-7:30 Enjoy Beats, Bites and Bubble throughout the store! Visit Cosmetics on Level One for lacquer, lashes and lips.
337 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-278-8661
Prada invites you to celebrate FNO with a percentage of sales to benefit P.S. Arts.
355 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-276-8888
FENDI celebrates FNO 2012 with an exclusive preview of a specially designed Pequin sunglasses style. Pequin is FENDI’s classic heritage print that represents the brand’s originality and modernism. A special visual display will highlight the Pequin sunglasses and celebrate everything Pequin.
Temperatures are rising and Summer is officially here -and if you’re at all like me you’re thrilled to be wearing barely-there skirts and dresses like they are going out of style. The whole notion of dressing for the season can be a bit confusing however when you walk into a boutique or department store and Summer’s already on sale and Pre-Fall is starting to arrive.
You don’t have to wait until the temperatures drop to wear Pre-Fall’s amazing looks. In fact, the great thing about Pre-Fall ready-to-wear collections is many of the designs embody colors and shapes that are transitional and can be layered for warmth once Fall is officially here.
The Diane Von Furstenberg Pre-Fall Collection is a great example of trends that could virtually work for Summer or Fall and it’s stocked with offbeat color combos that are incredibly chic. The collection is deceptively expensive-looking, and couture-like touches pull together the perfect pieces.
DVF Pre-Fall Collection is available at Chelsea Brentwood 11704 Barrington Court, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (310)471-4770 www.chelseabrentwood.com.
Girls, it’s time to add those extra ab crunches and lunges to your work out, get plenty of H20 for luminous skin and rid yourself of pasty white skin with your favorite faux tanner. Spring is here and soon the beaches will beckon, luring us to their shores with the promise of cooler air and warm sand between our toes.
To top off your newly toned, tanned skin you’ll need an awe-inspiring new swim suit. If I feel brave enough I’m going to add the white Vitamin A bandeau bikini from Everything But The Water. But if not, Missoni’s Zig Zag bikini is right up there on my bikini wish list.
For those of you who want to sport a one piece without feeling old school, monokini’s are still trending strong. Another strong trend in this year’s swimsuits, prints — flower, stripes, aztec — you name it, it’s out there. Get ready for some Hot Fun In The Summertime!!
Clockwise from top left: DVF Adisa Bikini $215.00 www.dvf.com, Missoni Zig Zag Bikini $235.00 www.barneys.com, Anna & Boys Tangle Top With Rings Bikini $185.00 www.shopbop.com, Vitamin A Bandeau Bikini $177.00 www.everythingbutwater.com, Floral Bikini $56.00 www.topshop.com, ASOS Cut Out Suit In Palm Print $71.62 on sale for $42.97 www.asos.com.
The Holiday’s are creeping up on us and tis the season for parties, work events, and family gatherings. According to Miss Manners, the secret to a packed party calendar is to impress your hostess. For a status quo gift a nice bottle of wine will surely do the trick , but to really make an impression, you need a little creativity and advance planning.
Go for a twist of sophisticated 70′s chic with the Chainlink Rectangle Large Tray. A DVF classic, use it to top your own coffee table or as a gift to impress even the most discerning hostess.
Kate Spade’s adorable and cheerfully colorful coasters make the ultimate party gift. Each one is gold embossed with a party phrase like, “I’ll cheers to that” or “make it a double”. Perfect for getting the conversations and libations flowing.
For the world traveler, Louise Vuitton has created the ultimate hostess gift — a luxurious guide book with major cities like London, Dubai and Paris offered in bright-colored albums that will sure to be coveted.
For the Las Vegas lover, Hermes has created the ultimate poker card set presented in their ultra-luxurious signature orange box.
Clockwise from top left: Hermes Poker Cards $85.00 www.hermes.com, Louis Vuitton Travel Notebook $85.00 www.louisevuitton.com, DVF Tray $80.00 www.dvf.com, Kate Spade Coaster Sey $20.00 www.katespade.com.
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This past weekend I went pre-fall shopping and scored some dynamite clothes I want to share with you – I even got Chelsea in on the act. Our first stop was one of my favorite stores, Barneys New York, where there was so much we wanted to take home, but we restrained ourselves and each left with our favorite piece. Chelsea scored a vivid cobalt blue silk romper with a skirt overlay from Mason By Michelle Mason – it sets off her blue eyes like nobody’s business. She can wear it now with sandals and in the fall with tights and a leather jacket. I purchased a cozy gray kimono cardigan by Vince that I will save for fall – unless I end up on a late night run to the beach and have nobody to keep me warm.
Next, over cappuccinos at Cafe Luxe we hit some of our favorite online stores – Top Shop, Net-A-Porter and Diane Von Furstenberg. We found some great bargains and some have-to-have pieces – namely an Eugenia Kim Carly rabbit felt hat from Net-A-Porter and a Diane Von Furstenberg martini wool-blend boucle pencil skirt that had my name on it.
We did find some bargains too, Top Shop had a blue heart lock cross body frame bag that Chelsea fell for and was only $50.00. (also comes in red). And I found a pair of Andre wedge lace-up boots for $136.00 that I am sure to live in this fall.
Hopefully, one or all of these inspired you to break out the credit cards and start your pre-fall shopping – any one (or more) of them will make great additions to your Fall wardrobe.
Clockwise from top left corner: Mason By Michelle Mason Tank Romper $335.00 www.barneys.com, Eugenia Kim Carly Rabbit Felt Hat $335.00 www.netaporter.com, Diane Von Furstenberg Martini Wool-blend boucle Skirt $265.00 www.dvf.com, Blue Heart Lock Cross Body Frame Bag $50.00 www.topshop.com, Vince Kimono Cardigan $325.00 www.barneys.com, Andre Wedge Lace-Up Boot $136.00 www.topshop.com.
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Diane Von Furstenberg is well-known for her ready-to-wear apparel and shoe line as well as her new home collection at Bloomingdale’s. However, what you may not know is she has a full line of accessories for all the traveling and technology in your life…with bathing suits to match-you think of everything Diane!
For the ultimate fashionista, dress your technology as well as you dress yourself! Imagine sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel this summer and having your iPhone case match your swim suit or sun hat–can we say tres chic?
Here is just a sampling of these accessories which also come in multiple pattern and color combinations:
(Clockwise from top left): Paddie Ipad Case In Brambles Small $135.00, iPhone and Blackberry Holder in Swirl Small $65.00, Passport Cover in Chain Link $65.00, Lori Printed Tote $185.00, Laptop Case in Twiggs $150.00, Hat and Tote Set $98.00. All items are available at www.dvf.com.