Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The JBrand Short
Pair with an oversized top, maybe one that just hints that you have shorts underneath or comes just shy of the cuff. On your feet -- a pair of pink canvas Christian Louboutin espadrilles? Yum.
These cuff shorts come in white, black, and indigo. J Brand, $141. Available on ShopBop.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
A cute number
Two things immediately caught my eye, and apparently everyone else’s too. I engaged in a quick push and shove to find my size (jk) and victory! – a lone size X just waiting to be tried on. It now hangs, my very first DVF piece, happily in my closet. Next step? To find a hot date to take me on a hot date. ;)
It’s in the same family as the ivory dress pictured below but in tube style with ruching up top and a black sash under the bust. It’s the epitome of girly pleasure and cuteness.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Cash or credit card?
What: Society for Rational Dress
Why: Past collections and one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces are priced up to 70 percent off.
When: Apr. 21. Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 255 S. Santa Fe Ave., near E. Third St., ste. 100, Downtown (213-613-0757).
Why: Perfectly faded T-shirts, tanks, and hoodies, were $60-$120, now $20.
When: Apr. 21. Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 329 N. Wetherly Dr., b/t Gregory Way & Olympic Blvd., ste. 208, Beverly Hills (310-858-1807).
What: Michelle Mason
Why: Jackets, were $450, now $165; dresses, were $350, now $120; tops, were $195, now $80.
When: Apr. 21 & 22. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 2444 E. Eighth St., near S. Santa Fe Ave., Downtown (213-621-9270).
Why: Summer dresses, tops, cargoes, and more up to 85 percent off.
When: Apr. 20 & 21. Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 2323 E. 52nd St., b/t S. Alameda St. & S. Santa Fe Ave., Vernon (323-277-3900).
What: Polkadots & Moonbeams
Why: Get 75 percent off brands like Ya-Ya, Ella Moss, Nu, and more.
When: Apr. 19-22, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 8381 W. Third St., b/t Orlando Ave. & Kings Rd. (323-655-3880).
What: Rock & Shop for MS
Why: Drink, network, bid on photographs of rock legends, drool over the fashion show, and donate to a great cause.
When: Apr. 25. Wed., 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Skybar, at the Mondrian, 8440 Sunset Blvd., at Queens Rd., West Hollywood. Tickets online at msfriends.org.
What: Multidesigner Sample Sale
Why: Clothing, accessories, and jewelry from Tart, Isharya, and others up to 60 percent off. Admission is $10 with R.S.V.P.
When: Apr. 26. Thurs., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., at Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.
What: Studio Workshops by Therien
Why: Remarkable furniture at 50 percent off.
When: Apr. 26-28. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 653 N. La Cienega Blvd., near Melrose Pl., West Hollywood (310-657-4615).
What: 2 B Free
Why: Comfy vests, tanks, tees, thermals, long hoodies, and such for men, women, and kids, all up to 50 percent off.
When: Apr. 28 & 29. Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Castaway Studios, 8899 Beverly Blvd., b/t Robertson Blvd. & Doheny Dr., West Hollywood (310-980-3184).
What: PJ London
Why: New and gently worn clothing from top-notch designers, including YSL, Chanel, Gucci, and Marc Jacobs, at 50 percent off.
When: Apr. 26-29. Thurs.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 11661 San Vicente Blvd., near Barrington Ave., Brentwood (310-826-4649).
Friday, April 13, 2007
quicktip: OIL begone
My aunt is a genius. She has a fix for everything. I was moping around about a shirt I so clumsily ruined with my curry chicken and she came to the rescue. She said, "rub baby powder into the stain and throw it in the wash."
To my surprise, it worked. Since then, baby powder has been the miracle oil stain remover. The powder soaks up the oil and the wash is the final step so you don't go walking around like you were in a bakery kitchen.
If you have no baby powder, hairspray works too - although, i've always looked to the powder first. Good luck....and try it with confidence - I promise it will save you many a shirt.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Mike & Chris - Summer '07
The lightweight fleece material is perfect for a cool summer night when you’re walking on the pier or alongside the ocean.
I love the button & buckle detail combo.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
BBD & DVF bring you...
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Exclusive Diane von Furstenberg Sale – ONE DAY ONLYWhen:
Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8am -7pm
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Donna Dress, $30.00/Lexi Tunic, $24.80
Friday, April 06, 2007
Immediately went from catalog to www.barneys.com to get more.
yves saint laurent/patent wedge slingback/$630
christian louboutin/slingback wedge/$650
the SILVER SANDAL
barneys new york coop/leather twist sandal/$350
lanvin/metallic flat sandal/$425
miu miu/patent leather pump/$395
christian louboutin/platform slingback/$640
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Like skinny jeans, it takes a certain body type to pull off the high-waisted style. They look phenomenal on Kate Moss, but of course, she’s a twig. The mental transition from low risers to high risers is going to take some time. I mean, I haven’t had pants reach near my belly button in years! I have to try it on, wear it around, and see how I feel in it – then maybe reach a point where I’ll like it. Not all trends are for everyone – if it doesn’t work for me, no biggie. They’ll always be another fad to indulge in. Jbrand (left) began with skinnies, then came out with the wide-legs, and is now into the high-waist denim. Jbrand - being one of my more favorite denim designers. Available on Shop Bop.
yay or nay?
Help me so maybe I can help them?
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
So, I’d much prefer the less than $20 costume accessories; at the moment, rings to be specific – though it would be silly of me to refuse the real thing. I’m talking big jewels and rocks encased by metal or flower petals carrying over your ring and pointer finger – and maybe even funky plastics in polka-dot and leapord. All of abstract shapes and colors, of course. Doesn't a luscious strawberry with gold seeds sound delicious?
Where to find? I scouted some at H&M. Intermix has some but pricey. Kenneth Jay Lane, of course, does not cease to disappoint. All the ones pictured above, Rachel Leigh, Lee Angel, Kenneth Jay Lane, and SuRevolution are all around $80.
Rock me. ;)
Monday, April 02, 2007
Kitson Warehouse Sale
Sunday, April 01, 2007
on 12th Street
Slipdress (bottom right) featured in the April 2007 issue of Lucky Magazine.
Cynthia Vincent shoes have also made significant strides as of late, with her footwear editorially featured in Lucky, Elle, LA Times, and Apparel News in the past month.