One of the many reasons I love shopping at Klozet is the access to brands that are hard to find on my side of the coast of California or anywhere for that matter. The second Christine Caria pulled out the new piece by boemo, my heart started to flutter as this dress is everything I want out of a dress. It can be worn day or night, sexy but still covered, a unique and beautiful print… I do! Having worked in visuals for years, I love a well designed department store, however, when I’m looking for new labels nothing beats a well curated boutique. Shopping becomes an adventure for me when I walk into a store and see labels I’ve not heard of yet or are from abroad and hard to find.
boemo a brand new collection (launched this year) from Los Angeles is for “THE URBAN BOHÉME WITH A ROMANTIC SPIRIT IN LIFE AND STYLE.” Looking through the collection of flirty feminine pieces, I would agree that this line embraces the quintessential California look.
Dress: boemo | Necklace: Pacific Gypsea | Shoes: Sol Sana … All available at Klozet, Sausalito.
My memories of pleats are not just limited to my St. Joseph’s uniform, I have precious memories of watching my mother pleat her saris and elegantly drape the gorgeous silks over her shoulder. My love for pleats has always grazed my wardrobe with some version of a pleated skirt or blouse.
On last weeks shoot for Klozet, I couldn’t resist throwing on this gorgeous, femme fatal piece by Laila Azhar. Running around the property, barefoot with a piece from Shirley and my Men’s line, Pacific G., I felt free and feminine. Pleats are one of those trends you can basically wear year round and remain a classic. Here are some other nonconventional and classic pleats I love
Stripes are not just to express your love for anything nautical or Persian anymore. I have spotted the mixing of stripes on some of my favorite street starlets mixing this pattern for a mesmerizing look. It’s definitely bold and a statement that you are making when you mix two completely different stripes, but I find that if there is ever a time to be adventurous with your wardrobe it’s during the summertime and on a Friday! While looking through my striped pieces this morning I choose a comfortable jersey dress with beautiful draping and a vintage sweater to create my look.
I’m sure most of you are actually experiencing summer weather; as I have mentioned many, many times in the last few weeks, the fog has decided to hug the West Coast of California for what seems like moths now. Meaning, you would be insane to leave your bungalow without a sweater. Not to fret, for your resort wear you can easily accomplish this look with opposing stripes in lighter materials. I think they key is to have one color in your stripes that ties both pieces together. Here are some pictures for inspiration to help you bring out the bold stripes in your wardrobe:
Dress: S-Twelve | Sweater: A Milano | Wrap: Burberry | Short Necklace & Earings: vintage from India | Long Necklace: Pacific Gypsea | Clutch: Vintage Balmain | Sandals: Sam Edelman
What is it about Beverley Hills that makes every girl feel like they are experiencing some sort of Pretty Woman moment? While my days have not been filled with bubble baths and Richard Gere seems to be nowhere present, shopping in la la land for a client has me dreaming of khaki silk short suits and thigh high boots. Not to be worn together…
Volume was a huge trend (pun intended) at NYFW and luckily I packed an easy a-line dress to keep me comfortable during my hunt for the perfect pieces today. I will happily be injecting volume into mine and my clients wardrobes for SS16 as I definitely got my fix of bodycon dresses living in Miami!
Dress: Forever21 | Shoes: Miu Miu | Bag: Gucci
Only two more days of NYFW Street Style shots filling my Instagram feed; I am not looking forward to the transition back to different variations of avocado on toast and inspirational quotes followed by #enlightened. This season I was not front and center at the shows, my California Endless Summer tour continues in LA the next few days. That being said, I can not be more thankful to the designers who have streamed their shows live. Between that, Twitter, and Instagram, I almost feel like I am standing on a corner in Brooklyn about to throw my phone in the street waiting for a Uber in the most uncomfortable shoes I own and late for the next show.
I have been seeing your usual suspects during the SS16 season shows- botanical inspired prints, crochet, and muted pastels in light, easy fabrics. One trend I was particularly happy to see is black and white stripes. Whether it was mixed mediums or to offer structure to the garment, hints of black and white have been popping up on the runways the past few days; I have full faith that the London shows will continue to bring a little edge to our SS16 wardrobes.
Dress: Forever21 | Belt: Linea Pelle | Boots: Arandu Argentina
My 30’s have been a different story; there is a look that I like to think of as casual luxury that seems to be more fitting for my pretty much daily routine of hunting for seashells and meetings with clients. Jersey dresses will always be a staple in my closet as the casual material in feminine shapes easily takes me through my day. It also provides a clean backdrop to my vintage Argentine belt, Ralph Lauren sandals, and Antik Batik bag. One of my favorite labels for luxurious basics, like my dress, is Parisian brand Zoe Tee’s. Each one of their pieces has the laid back look French women have mastered and I admire.
My love of fur dates back to the first time I visited family in Argentina when I was 10. Exploring Buenos Aires was like walking through a museum, one beautiful muse after another passing me in the street. It was wintertime and I was sitting inside a restaurant in Recoleta with my eyes glued to the street; women with classic style wrapped themselves in fur to bare the chilly weather. I knew then I wanted my personal style to have function (keeping myself warm) and still maintain an air of luxury and glamour. Two words you rarely hear when paired with function.
When I was packing to move to Miami it occurred to me that my years of collecting sweaters, coats, and fur was not going to assist in my ever-evolving personal style. How was I going to incorporate my love of fur into a wardrobe that contained mostly resort wear? The answer was simple- fur vests, clutches, and scarves. I decided to forget the fashion rules and began incorporating small touches of fur into my resort wear look. Fur would no longer have to be packed away during the arrival of spring.
It is has become common practice when traveling to pack a fur vest as my layering piece; this trip was no different. My Elizabeth & James vest was the perfect accent to my Zara paisley dress, Marc Jacobs purse, Jeffrey Campbell gladiators, and Givenchy cuff.
It was simply a matter of time before we would start to see designers incorporating fur into their spring/ summer collections. A few years ago when I launched a collection of fur cuffs I was thrilled that we were evolving from a basic brown mink to a color collection that mimicked the colors you could find in a box of crayons. So you can imagine my enthusiasm when I saw the SS15 collections…