Thursday, July 30, 2009
We love experiencing unique and personal points-of-view and nothing is more distinct than the 3 power stylists we're profiling. Each have their unique way of viewing fashion and style and each prove that self-confidence is the key to eternal glamour.
Emmanuelle Alt is the Fashion Director of Paris Vogue whose personal style radiates a youthful rock exuberance and edginess that is forever glam and forever fresh. Although her look inspires more American glam rock than Parisian bourgeoisie, it's her risk-taking viewpoint that energizes us.
Andrea Lieberman, new mom to an 8-month-old, and stylist to female rock goddesses like Gwen Stefani and Shirley Manson, to name a few, seeks out savvy separates that are chic and timeless in any international setting. A jet-setter herself like her celebrity clients, Andrea recently launched a contemporary collection called A.L.C. based around wardrobe essentials with a twist.
Nicole Chavez is a rising star in the arsenal of young Hollywood It-girls. Her client roster reads like a page in People magazine. Rachel Bilson, Brittany Snow, Kristen Bell, and Scarlett Johansson are just a few of the starlets that count Nicole as their go-to gal for style. A native of Canada, Nicole caught the fashion bug early and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love, which landed her on the set of The O.C. and numerous films. Her best style advice is to find looks that match your personality and your sense of self. Be a show-off!
Whether it's risk-taking, timeless, or personal, the key to great style is confidence and our 3 favorite stylists demand it in spades.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
We're thrilled to add Isabel Marant to our collection lineup for fall 2009! A cult designer from Paris and a worldwide press darling, the collection features incredibly wearable separates for daily living. Get one piece and it will become the gateway drug to more ... The collection is typically soldout before new deliveries can be had. Call us to find out what's in. We'll have an online link available soon to show styles that may be purchased in store or via phone only.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Anna Sui will debut a collection for Target for fall inspired by TV's Gossip Girl. Although designer collaborations with Target have been appealing, the actual designs and offerings have been dismal, usually affected by cheap fabric and poor quality. This is the first collaboration with Target that we're excited to preview and look forward to seeing in stores. The collection stays true to Anna's aesthetic and looks richly colorful for fall. Stay tuned for this collection to bow in stores in September!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Phillip Lim headed home and westward to celebrate his 1-yr anniversary of his LA shop this week. We loved Rachel Bilson's fashion look, Molly Sims' of-the-moment white tribute, and Willa Holland's ingenious updated leopard trench! Style inspiration in spades!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Louis Vuitton feted the 40th Anniversary of the lunar landing while simultaneously launching their new ad campaign with NASA hall-of-famers this week in NY. Among the red carpet elite, Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and Sally Ride, Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girls fame, dazzled in a boho chic ensemble that may elevate her to new It Girl status. Working a lace dress by Anna Sui for Target (not available until September), Femme for DKNY scarf cardigan, Temperley London military jacket, and Louis Vuitton heels, the young celebrity looked effortlessly chic and sent style bloggers furiously to their computers to blog about her look for the evening.
We couldn't agree more. Her look is current and covetable. We won't be surprised when she becomes the next designer muse.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Contemporary L.A. artist Paul Rusconi unveiled his installation at Chanel in Beverly Hills on Thursday, July, 17, featuring Mary-Kate Olsen as pop icon of choice. Focusing on digital processing with monochromatic photography, Rusconi's subjects tend towards pop culture personas. His most recent work shows portraits of the top influential skateboarders of the world. Photos courtesy of Riot Report.
Monday, July 13, 2009
We compiled the most compelling reasons to be inspired for fall! We present them here to help you gather your point-of-view for the coming season:
1. Strong shoulders – return of shoulder pads and angled, defined shoulders
2. Textured coats
3. Hues: Winter white or cream, purple, rust (burnt sienna), blue, red hues
5. Graphic print dresses
6. Fair isle
7. Capelet: shape in coats/sweaters/cropped jackets
8. One-shoulder silhouette
10. Gilded accents/metallic accents
11. Lace accents
12. Americana – plaids and cowboy boots
13. Embellished/statement necklaces from tribal influences
14. Short hems/skirts
15. Rock music references (i.e. – black leather slim pants, motorcycle silhouettes, over-the-knee boots, skinny black pants etc.)