The patchwork coat – the chic list

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Dolly Parton once wrote song about a “coat of many colors.” Well today, I have composed for you an ode to a coat of many patterns. This is my tribute to the patchwork coat, a conversation piece that feels and looks like a bedspread when you put it on but is totally acceptable to strut […]

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fall fashion for on-camera journalists

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My office is all over town, and my cubicle, is a rectangular TV or iPhone screen belonging to our various audience members. That’s because I’m an on-camera reporter, which if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you probably know by now. As far as I’m concerned, there are a few components that make my live […]

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give me all the Toile – The chic list

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I love clothing that tells a story. Toile to me is a type of hieroglyphic—the blue clothing dye on this dress depicts pastoral scenes of a French couple in the countryside sitting under a flourishing tree while staring into each other’s eyes. Their expressions are brimming with life, as their romance seems to bloom as […]

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Pasadena city hall: why it’s one of my happy places

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I find serenity in my surroundings—whether that’s the setting, the sounds, the people—what I’m clothed in. That’s why Pasadena City Hall was the ultimate sanctuary for me a couple weekends ago. Surely, it’s no plot twist that my sister in style, Mari Makatsaria accompanied me on this venture. The marvel of columns crowned with a […]

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in honor of emily in paris, here’s our carrie bradshaw dress recreation

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What is it about Darren Star’s storylines that have that sort of, je ne sais quoi? Well, I think I’ve managed to put my finger on it! It’s the allure of leading a creative life in a living and breathing city, in New York or Paris. It’s the fantasy that you can be a columnist, […]

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Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’

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Feast your eyes…and your stomach on the Gucci Osteria de Massimo Bottura, where your boutique-sized Italian cuisine is served with a large helping of fashion. Bon appetit, indeed! But before, I get into the Gucci goods, I must take you to the very beginning… On another mundane morning, breakfast and the promise of coffee immediately […]

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How a maxi dress can take you from summer to fall seamlessly

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We have reached that point in the month where September is beginning to flirt subtly with October. The point where slight breezes here and there tease those of us in Southern California with the promise of cooler air, the troth of fall. The plight of the mosquitos checking out of Bakersfield along with the heat. […]

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a walking emmys golden statuette for the primetime emmy awards

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If you’re wondering why I’m dressed like a golden statuette, it’s because the Emmy Awards were yesterday, and I had the absolute privilege to interview a 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy award winner who hails from Bakersfield! You can go here to watch my on-camera story for 23ABC. But here on the fashion blog, we’re going […]

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A FLATTERING ON-CAMERA DRESS THAT IS STILL WORK-APPROPRIATE

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*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday! Mastering reporter-ready style looks different in cable-only era than it does in the social media age. There’s a whole community of journalists who share their looks via Instagram, with only one accessory in common: a mic. It’s refreshing, because as a fashion blogger, I worried that there […]

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Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

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This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to Bakersfield […]

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