Your Backstage Pass to Dior Backstage Pop-Up in LA

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As my Dior Backstage Pop-Up makeup artist, Tara applied Dior’s Capture Youth: Age Delay Advanced Creme (also super reassuring hearing from her that I present no signs of aging, yay!) onto my face, we gushed about Christian Dior’s history as a brand. I thought of the parallels between Christian Dior’s timelessness and the time-freezing moisturizer […]

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LA FASHION WEEK DAY 2: The ’80s Are Back (And Bigger Than Ever)

Eighties trends have spun right back around, ‘like a record baby right round, right round!’ Front Row for day two of LA Fashion Week’s Autumn/Winter 2019 season, I noticed an overarching theme for womenswear: go ‘80s-shoulder-pads big, or go home. Designer Romy Hourani’s Autumn/Winter 2019 collection may not have had shoulder-pads per say, but she […]

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LA Fashion Week Day 1: Naeem Khan and the Walter Collection

I traded the red carpet for the runway during my LA Fashion Week debut. The entertainment world and the fashion world are more alike than onlookers may expect: designers are just as dedicated to their craft of telling narratives through needle and thread as film directors are through the lens of a camera. And when […]

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Inside the Armani Redbox Pop-up

Everyone has their ‘power’ color: a hue that when you wear it, it makes you feel as if you can take on the world fearlessly. For me, red is that color: it’s powerful, it’s sultry, it’s classic (I’ve written a previous ode to red before). So as you can imagine, stepping inside Giorgio Armani’s redbox […]

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A DTLA Day and a Dolly Parton Exhibition

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Dolly and I can relate on a couple of levels–first off, despite her infamous song “9 to 5,” Dolly and I have both chosen career paths that do not fit within the time constraints of a nine-to-five job. Second, Dolly and I both love to sing. Third, we both have a knack for fashion, even […]

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Castles and Clothes: How To Dress for Hearst Castle

California has its own archaic gems to share—one need only seek the old-world magic to find it. I thought it was about time to bring these photos from Hearst Castle out of the Krischic archives to spark a little inspiration before heading into another work-week! Sometimes, I am so on the go with graduate school, […]

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A Tour of My Bachelorette Pad in the City!

Sometimes, I feel like Carrie Bradshaw on the West Coast–wearing my Jeffrey Campbell’s instead of Manolo Blahnik’s editing video packages and writing articles, because let’s face it, if Carrie Bradshaw was placed in this generation, she would be a multimedia journalist too! Maybe a little different than Carrie is my fascination with history: as I […]

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Brunch Babes: A Celebration of Female Friendships

Former United States Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright once said, “there is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” That is something that has definitely stuck with me. This past weekend was a reminder of the value–not a monetary, ‘what can these people do for me’ value,’ but one […]

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A Case for Extending ‘Christmas Colors’ Beyond Christmas

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Ah Christmas…a time of merriment: The scents of gingerbread and pine leaves in the air, heartwarming music and a blur of red and green has passed by too soon. But perhaps there is a way to extend some of the Christmas magic beyond the “acceptable” timeline. I am proposing here on the blog to extend […]

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Another ‘Krischic’ Year: 2018 Highlights

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Another 365 days have passed–each one of them filled with a myriad of memories, adventures and you guessed it, chic outfits. 2019 is days away which means it’s that time of the year where I reflect on the exciting experiences I was blessed with this past year: -I spent the final semester of my undergraduate […]

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