also was fortunate to meet the ever elusive and charming He of Fashion by He… yes, those are his hands and the only glimpse of He that will be revealed. Tess has one of the most enviable jewelry collections of anyone I know.
my mom and I share a love for fringe; wearing her vintage 80′s suede fringe vest & blouse (thanks for the new clothes, mom!)
I’ve said this a number of times and will continue to do so as long as I’m living on the left coast, but it’s always bittersweet whenever I go back east. And though I am temporarily bitter, or rather sad when I leave, I can’t complain too much when my time was pretty damn sweet. Spent most of last week in New York City for work and this weekend in New Jersey with my fam, managing to squeeze in just enough time to catch up with friends and meet a slew of people I had only known virtually… until now.
Whenever I’m fortunate to meet such incredible people (and for the record, every single person I’ve ever had the good fortune of meeting through blogging has been AMAZING), I find myself thanking the lucky stars that I had the common sense to start this personal online journey two years ago. Just thinking about all the potentially missed connections seems out of this world. But I’m a firm believer in destiny. As cheesy as that sounds, I strongly believe that certain people are meant to be in your life — whether it’s for a short or expansive time, a casual or meaningful reason.
Mel and I also got to catch up with fellow WWDMAGIC Teen Vogue bloggers Taisa of Amahzing Blog and Renee & Rebecca of Styluste ( <3 you gals ). Other sub-adventures during my short trip? Spotted Betsey Johnson (only have a distant camera phone pic — dammit); emergency landed in Pennsylvania on my way to New Jersey; ate a Shake Shack burger for the first time (trumps In-N-Out; New Yorkers, I’m jealous); visited Pixie Marketfor the first time (majorly disappointed with the store, though I still love the online shop); and spent time with my 99-year-old grams who asked us to comb her hair for photos while she laughed when we told her how pretty she looked. Love it!
Thanks again to everyone who made my short visit so very sweet. Until the next time…
Last weekend, Melanie and I headed to the Nuart to see Bill Cunningham New Yorkon opening weekend. A bonus was having the director, Richard Press, and producer, Philip Gefter, on hand to introduce the documentary.
Highly respected 80-year-old New York Times Style section photographer, Bill Cunningham, is the type of individual who you aspire to become. You read about his life and wonder if someone like that actually exists. His passion, work ethic, dedication, talent and zest are truly inspiring.
I could go on and on about how great Mr. Cunningham is, but you should just go ahead and witness this remarkable man’s life on the big screen. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Attempting to insert some testosterone on this blog, I asked several of my favorite men’s style bloggers to weigh in on various trends. Their responses often gave me a good laugh, including their input on jeggings. R.I.P. Menday, you were fun while you lasted.
Asked Dan from The Style Blogger (who kills it with every post) to round up his top picks for a stylish Father’s Day gift guide. Thanks to Dan’s great ideas, this post also made the cut for IFB Links à la Mode.
2010, it’s been real.
Thank you times 10 for continuing this journey with me. Wishing you all the best for an amazing 2011!
Los Angeles fashion & beauty bloggers came together on Saturday night to celebrate the holidays in style at the inaugural Two Point Oh! LA Snowball. Held at the beautiful Penthouse Ballroom of the Pacific Electric Lofts in downtown LA, the festive fete featured an open bar; tasty treats including cupcakes from My Delight Cupcakery; a DIY Lounge for guests to get their craft on; a Beauty Lounge where attendees got fun colorful hair extensions & makeup touch-ups; and a raffle with proceeds benefiting the Downtown Women’s Center.
I kept it simple in my 80′s style dress with super pouffy shoulders from H&M. Rarely do I wear my hair up, but the pouffy shoulders screamed for an updo, along with some red lips. Everyone looked so fetch (hello Mean Girls reference) and it was fun to see everybody glamified. The first annual Snowball was certainly a night to remember and reinforced why I love and feel so fortunate to belong to such an amazing community.
Last Saturday, Melanie and I headed to Six-Hundred in DTLA to toast blog buddy Sasha and the one-year birthday of her uber fabulous blog, LA Inspiration. How cute is Sasha (sandwiched between me and Mel)?! Met great people, caught up with the usual suspects that I completely love running into, and had a smashing time. Cheers to another fabulous year and beyond, Sasha!
Lately, I’ve been obsessing over gold clothing. Currently scouring the web for metallic gold pants and boots. In the meantime, this Erin Wasson x RVCA dress is the only gold item hanging in my closet right now. Paired it with my Alexa Chung for Madewell blouse, Forever 21 shoes and Zara men’s hat.
Melanie dressed up her Converse sweatpants from Target (I have the same pair– so comfy) with Bebe heels, Topshop t-shirt, Jacqueline Kennedy Collection necklace and Marc by Marc Jacobs bag.