How to avoid ruining your new Gucci Skirt

The cover had the words “Gucci” printed on it in a promise. It was fashioned in burlap, the cocoon of a butterfly with interlock-G’ canvas wings. The pattern was a particular branch of logomania: legacy imprint: I’m talking about my new Gucci skirt. At last, after two months of hanging the piece like a prizedContinue reading “How to avoid ruining your new Gucci Skirt”

Preppy Fashion is Back | The Chic List

There’s nothing like a downtown stroll in the crisp California winter air to clear one’s head and test out a new outfit. In my flair boyfriend jeans and Pepperdine University collegiate crewneck with a cream turtleneck peeking out from under, I walked down Downtown Turlock, the charming corner of where I grew up. A signContinue reading “Preppy Fashion is Back | The Chic List”

Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore

Two belfries in the plateresque style reflect in a liquid looking glass, as I walk past the outstretched pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It’s a deliciously sunny day, and the sky is a vibrant blue. My Georgian dress is just as bright, the color of the goldfish in the lagoon (thanks, Mari for introducingContinue reading “Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore”

The patchwork coat – the chic list

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 strutContinue reading “The patchwork coat – the chic list”

give me all the Toile – The chic list

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 asContinue reading “give me all the Toile – The chic list”

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

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 aContinue reading “Pasadena city hall: why it’s one of my happy places”

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

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,Continue reading “in honor of emily in paris, here’s our carrie bradshaw dress recreation”

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

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 immediatelyContinue reading “Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’”

Here is your vintage fashion guide to fourth of july

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! AfterContinue reading “Here is your vintage fashion guide to fourth of july”

Los Angeles Muralist, Ruben Rojas on His ‘You Can’t Quarantine Love’ Campaign

The city of angels is also known as the city of wall art: Crowds normally form to take photos by them, but with the sheltering-in-place order over LA, this is no longer the case. LA muralist Ruben Rojas won’t let that stop him from spreading hope through his craft. On this week’s episode of Keeping itContinue reading “Los Angeles Muralist, Ruben Rojas on His ‘You Can’t Quarantine Love’ Campaign”