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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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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Here is your vintage fashion guide to fourth of july

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Welcome to socially-distanced summer! Governor Newsom issued ahead of Fourth of July weekend that businesses including restaurants and wineries can only operate outdoors, according to ABC7. As far as I’m concerned, your Fourth of July style doesn’t have to suffer. A stay-at-home holiday is actually a chance to cultivate creativity through what you wear! After […]

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Start 2020 With Your Strongest Suit

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My mind sometimes flickers to childhood memories of my father picking out his workwear in the mornings. It’s funny: I frequently talk about how my mother’s style affected my relationship with fashion, but in a way so did my father’s. As a chief executive officer, he has always had a closet chalk-full of tailored suits […]

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Velvet Trimmings for Christmas

Velvet? For Christmas? Groundbreaking. Steadfast Krischic readers will know that I devotedly deck in the luxe fabric during this time of year (2017, 2018 and 2018 again!), but only recently did I discover the silk thread’s seductive powers on me. The key is in the connotation: during the Renaissance period specifically, wearing velvet was an […]

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Midnight in Beverly Hills

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A cobblestone street dotted with lampposts enchants me. This strip lies at the center of the luxury fashion flagships that lines downtown Beverly hills and attracts visitors from all around the world every single day. As I walk past those well-curated shop windows and step onto the cobblestones with my floral open-toed heels, the wind […]

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