Now That’s How You Wear A Jean Jacket


Sarah Jessica ParkerMiranda Kerr

Denim jackets: practically an American institution unto themselves. And, definitely a must have to the fashion conscious among us. Gone are the days when it was cool to look as if you were donning your boyfriends (and most likely were) jacket. These days denim jackets are a cleaner slender look (see SJP and Miranda Kerr above). They’re fitted and cropped, embellished with feathers (a la Burberry), rhinestone and gems, or embroidered.

Me, I prefer the soft fitted with plenty of stretch versions —  AG Jeans, Robyn silhouette, being a favorite. Goes with everything, and is oh so soft! What’s your favorite?

AG Jeans The Robyn Jacket in TorrentRag & Bone Jean Unfinished Edge Crop Jacket

Sanctuary Legionnaire Denim Jacket, Ice Blue WashTop Shop Moto Raw Indigo Western  Jacket

Nasty Gal Vintage Janica Embroidered Denim JacketASOS Espirit Classic Denim Jacket

AG Jeans The Robyn Jacket in Torrent // Rag & Bone Jean Unfinished Edge Crop Jacket// Top Shop Moto Raw Indigo Western  Jacket // ASOS Espirit Classic Denim Jacket // Nasty Gal Vintage Janica Embroidered Denim Jacket // Sanctuary Legionnaire Ice Blue Wash Denim Jacket

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What Every Gal Needs In Summer


Design your own Chuck Taylor

Every gal needs a pair of Converse, especially in the summer! This Memorial Day weekend  Converse is offering 25% off all sneakers, making this the opportune time to get yours. You can design your own (mine is above), choose from the basic Chucks – low or high tops, or any of the many other cool styles.

This weekend take a trip to Converse to select yours

Jack Purcell LP Low Top SneakerConverse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Chambray

Chuck Taylor Classic ColorsConverse Chuck Taylor Shorline

Design your own Chuck Taylor // Converse Jack Purcell LP Low Top Sneaker // Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Chambray // Converse Chuck Taylor Shoreline // Converse Chuck Taylor Colors

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Memorial Day Shopping List


Mauritius V-Neck RomperCarven Floral Print Bikini

Le Specs Runaways Luxe Cat Eye Acetate SunglassesJ Crew Banango Malaya Tote

Mara Hoffman Cut-Out Swim SuitNo 21 Pleated Panel Skirt

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30Joes Jeans Boyfriend Cut-Off Jeans

Ancient Greek sandals Thais Sandal In Grey PonyJ Crew Striped Linen Tank Top

For me, Memorial Day means the beginning of summer (unfortunately in Santa Monica it also means June gloom). Ever since I can remember it has been my favorite season, comprised of many of my favorite things: the longest days of the year, balmy nights, outdoor concerts and weekend getaways.

I’ve curated a packing list for a last-minute getaway, which, if you’re staying grounded, will work for any weekend jaunt (planned or not) coming your way.  As an added bonus they also make great items to strengthen your summer wardrobe.

And, since Monday is practically national BBQ day, the list embodies three dynamite looks that will surely get your infallible style skills noticed. 1 – floral bikini, romper, slides, shades and woven bag, 2 – black one piece, gingham skirt, slides, shades and woven bag, 3 – cutoffs, striped tee, slides, shades and woven bag.

Have a smashing Memorial Day!! Remember to appoint a designated driver or Uber it!

Mauritius V-Neck Romper //  Carven Floral Print Bikini // No 21 Pleated Panel Skirt // Joes Jeans Boyfriend Cut-Off Jeans // J Crew Banango Malaya Tote // J Crew Striped Linen Tank Top // Ancient Greek Sandals Thais Sandal In Grey Pony // Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30 // Mara Hoffman Cut-Out Swim Suit  // Le Specs Runaways Luxe Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses

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Rent The RunwayTarget x Eddie BorgoThe Best Memorial Day Sales

 

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When Will I have My Last First?


Madewell Cotton Shirtdress Antik Batik Thor 1 Sandal

Rag & Bone Wide Brim Beach HatFabiola Pedrazzini Mini Clea Lock Bag

Bling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Beaded Ball Chain Feather Leaf Dangle EarringLoeffler Randall Tasseled Lace-Up Leather Sandals

 

Day to night with a ditch of the hat, and a change of shoes. This summer dressing for a date that starts early, and ends with a romantic meal at one of your favorite spots — perhaps on the beach, or maybe with a skyline view — isn’t quite as much work as one would think.

Start with a crisp, clean white shift dress (Madewell’s is super and on sale), add boho chic sandals by Antik Batik, a versatile mini bag (structured bags are ideal), a straw hat, and minimal yet edgy jewelry to start out your day.

As the sunsets, and you make your way to your prized charming night spot, a quick change of shoes — I’m obsessed with Loeffler Randall’s tassled lace up heels — a toss of your hat and a shake out of your hair (though Rag & Bone’s black straw hat is chic enough to leave on) will lend you enough polish for most any whimsical evening.

Madewell Cotton Shiftdress // Antik Batik Thor 1 Sandal // Fabiola Pedrazzini Mini Clea Lock Bag // Loeffler Randall Tasseled Lace-Up Leather Sandals // Bling Jewelry 925 Sterling Silver Beaded Ball Chain Feather Leaf Dangle Earring  // Rag & Bone Wide Brim Beach Hat

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Why I’m Already Missing Mad Men


Betty's Rome DressPeggy Olson

Sally DraperJoan Dresses Like A Boss

Megan & Sylvia

Peggy as a SecrataryMegan's Bisou Bisou Dress

Joan's Red Dresses

Megan DraperBetty Francis

Sometimes life lands you in the absolute right place at just the right time. That is, if you’re lucky. Ridding one’s self of your demons can be an arduous, long and difficult process. It’s never as quick a discovery as one desires, often ripe with what appears to be twice as many failures as rewards (and many times it is happening without us consciously being aware of its presence). But that is why it’s called a journey.

Watching Mad Men was like witnessing Don’s wild ride: his progressions, lessons learned to his steps backward, to his modus operandi of running away when life was simply to emotionally difficult. These past 7 seasons ultimately led him to exactly where he needed to be to gain his long sought after self acceptance. Don’s “ah ha” moment if you will.

Many critics thought Sunday’s series final was cynical — he gains enlightenment to turn it into an award-winning ad for Coke! Or not tied up in a perfect pretty bow. (To these latter folks I ask: do you remember another dramatic series Mather Weiner wrote for?).

For me it was perfect. Just what I needed to imagine the rest of Don’s journey as a happier, more content man and reliable father. I’m sure the ride will likewise have its share of bumps and detours, but isn’t that how it’s meant to be when you’re one of the most successful ad men on Madison avenue?

Oh yes, and I’ll miss the fabulous fashion. Living out the sixties and seventies aesthetic through some of tv’s more memorable characters!!

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Canne’s 8 Best Non Gown Looks


Emma Stone In Oscar De La RentaRooney Mara In Alexander McQueen

Liya Kebede in Louis VuittonCharlize Theron in Valentino and Jennifer Meyer ring.

 

Rachel Weisz in Narciso RodriguezLea Seydoux In Prada

 

Diane Kruger In Dolce & GabannaNatalie Portman in Rodarte

While the gowns on this year’s Canne’s red carpet are drop dead gorgeous and stunning, they’re not the only game in town. Witness the best non gown looks gracing the day events at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Many starlets choose this time to not only plug their movies, but to advertise a great pair of legs (or for Rachel Weisz a form-fitting totally hot black Narciso Rodriguez jumpsuit). From Charlize Theron’s edgy leather fringe and swiss dot lace Valentino mini, to Emma Stone’s uber feminine silk and lace cocktail dress, these ladies proved that the art of dressing to the nines comes in all silhouettes and lengths.

Emma Stone in Oscar De La Renta // Rooney Mara In Alexander McQueen // Charlize Theron in Valentino  // Lea Seydoux In Prada // Natalie Portman in Rodarte // Diane Kruger In Dolce & Gabanna // Rachel Weisz in Narciso Rodriguez // Liya Kebede in Louis Vuitton

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The Best Cannes 2015 Gowns


Charlize Theron In Christian Dior Couture with Chopard Jewels.Zoe Kravitz In Valentino

Miranda Kerr In UngaroJulianne Moore in Givenchy Couture With Chopard Jewels.

 

Michelle RodriquezRachel Weisz In Louis Vuitton

 

Emma Stone In Christian Dior CoutureJulianne Moore in Armani Prive? with Chopard Jewels.

 

Sienna Miller In LanvinLupita Nyong'o in Gucci With Chopard Jewels

 

Naomi Watts is Elie Saab Couture.Doutzen Kroes in Atelier Versace With Chopard Jewels

Stunning floor length gowns, brilliant glistening diamonds, men in tuxes with gorgeous women by their side surrounding roulette tables; those are the images that come to mind when I imagine the Cannes Film Festival. Glamor at its highest form. Oh yes, and the movie premieres.

This year’s 68th annual Cannes Film Festival, as usual, did not disappoint. Though I believe the roulette tables are purely notions in my imagination, the enchantment and charm came to life once again at the world’s most prestigious film festival.

My noteworthy stand-outs were Sienna Miller in the impeccable navy one shouldered Lanvin gown, Zoe Kravitz in an ethereal cloud-like number from Valentino’s Sala Bianca 945 Haute Couture collection, the always stunning Julianne Moore in Armani Prive (and again in Givenchy Couture), yet the belle of the ball was most definitely the breath-takingly beautiful Charlize Theron in dazzling yellow strapless Christian Dior Couture!

Chime in on who was your epitome of gorgeousness this year.

Charlize Theron In Christian Dior Couture with Chopard Jewels. // Zoe Kravitz In Valentino // Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture With Chopard Jewels // Rachel Weisz In Louis Vuitton // Julianne Moore in Armani Prive With Chopard Jewels // Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci With Chopard Jewels // Doutzen Kroes in Atelier Versace With Chopard Jewels // Naomi Watts is Elie Saab Couture // Sienna Miller In Lanvin // Emma Stone In Christian Dior Couture // Michelle Rodriguez // Miranda Kerr In Ungaro

Rest In  Peace B.B. King

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night at 89 years young.

The Mississippi native’s reign as “King of the Blues” lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, influencing a generation of rock and blues musicians, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Sheryl Crow and John Mayer.

It’s safe to say the blues wouldn’t be what they are today without him. He will be greatly missed.

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