going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb

The cubic white façade looks like a modern Mount Olympus from the 101 Freeway. But it’s not a haven for the gods—even though much of the European art within the Getty Museum’s wings do depict the Grecian and Roman deities in the brushstrokes of the Renaissance masters. When I lived in LA, The Getty MuseumContinue reading “going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb”

Manet and the Fashion Girl on the Move

It was a chance encounter that I came coat-to-coat with Edouard Manet’s “Portrait of Isabelle Lemonnier with a Muff.” Sure, my Sunday visit to the Getty Museum was the product of intentionality, specifically to see their latest exhibition, Manet and Modern Beauty. I came across longtime favorites by the French modernist painter (1832-1883) like “Spring”Continue reading “Manet and the Fashion Girl on the Move”

Suits and Pearson Costume Designer talks Styling Meghan Markle and Gina Torres:

 Photo Courtesy of Paley Center for Media Suits and Pearson costume designer, Jolie Andreatta has ‘suited up’ the likes of Gina Torres (Jessica Pearson) and Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) so well that their looks have not just turned heads: they have turned cameras. Yes, that is correct. Torres, who is known for her luxuriously legalContinue reading “Suits and Pearson Costume Designer talks Styling Meghan Markle and Gina Torres:”

Emmy-Nominated Costumes Showcased at FIDM Museum

Photos by Alex J. Berliner/ABImages If A Series of Unfortunate Events led us to these larger-than-life television costumes, where a sky-blue gown blooms with embroidered whispers of a garden, well then they were worth it. My blogger bestie, Mari Makatsaria and I were like giddy girls in a costume confectionary at FIDM Museum’s 13th AnnualContinue reading “Emmy-Nominated Costumes Showcased at FIDM Museum”

Inside Louis Vuitton X With Krischic

The ‘LV’ in LVMH has done it again: brought an immersive experience to Los Angeles that has managed to attract the Instagram generation to the brand like a moth to a fashionable flame. I am always fascinated with Louis Vuitton’s cutting-edge approach to promoting brand awareness. The high fashion house has reigned in the luxuryContinue reading “Inside Louis Vuitton X With Krischic”

A Couture Tour with Krischic: Guo Pei in Orange County

For Chinese couture designer, Guo Pei, sartorial stories were her rebellion. Santa Ana’s Bowers Museum, which is currently hosting a retrospective of the designer’s work, is an assurance that her story is amplified in one of the capitals of Western Culture and fashion: the west coast. The couturier was born in Beijing in 1967, aContinue reading “A Couture Tour with Krischic: Guo Pei in Orange County”

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 redboxContinue reading “Inside the Armani Redbox Pop-up”

A DTLA Day and a Dolly Parton Exhibition

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, evenContinue reading “A DTLA Day and a Dolly Parton Exhibition”

BeautyCon Pop: My Makeup Mantra

Last weekend, I ventured through what I would call a beauty funhouse for makeup-lovers: BeautyCon Pop! Beautycon Pop is a ‘pop-up’ experience where different cosmetic brands have taken over individual rooms and decorated according to their aesthetic preferences: Makeup brand, Limecrime opted for a neon museum of bright pinks and greens with “The Birth ofContinue reading “BeautyCon Pop: My Makeup Mantra”

A Digital Dive Inside LA’s Dover Street Market

You know how there’s that saying, “all roads lead to Rome?” Well in my case, all blogging boulevards lead me back to discussing London. This time, it’s not just me reminiscing, okay? I am here to tell you that Dover Street Market, which originated on Dover Street in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, has officially found aContinue reading “A Digital Dive Inside LA’s Dover Street Market”