How to Throw An Afternoon Tea Party At Home!

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This Saturday’s descent down the family staircase felt like a passage out of an Elizabeth Gaskell novel meets Audrey Hepburn film. After all, I wore a Victorian-style off-the-shoulder dress trimmed in black lace, the low-scalloped neckline the right cut to show off my mother’s gold coin necklace. I grinned ear to golden-ornamented ear with red-rosy […]

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The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

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Crossing the threshold of the jewelry district to the Spring Street Arcade building—a Spanish Renaissance hole in the wall built in 1924—I could truly say I found a diamond in the rough of Downtown Los Angeles. I used to be a local downtowner from the financial district but rarely crossed over to the grungier side […]

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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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Breaking News… I Graduated! Here’s How I Celebrated

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I stepped into the luxurious, Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in my clear Jeffrey Campbell heels on the afternoon of my graduation from Pepperdine University. The footwear was characteristic of Cinderella—but not the only reason I felt like a princess—no, not even my frilly, powder pink Cinq a Sept lace gown did the trick. Where […]

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High & Low Fashion For Fall

The black whole of academia, consumed with law papers, journalistic video packages, grad school apps–even medieval manuscripts has officially swallowed me whole. While I enjoy all of these scholarly activities, fashion is quite a necessarily retreat to stay inspired. My fashion therapy sessions have included curating my fall fashion closet. The key to a successful […]

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Krischic’s Guide to French Country Style

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In the midst of a Malibu heatwave, my mind drifts back to the vineyard landscape of Napa at the height of summer. The heat was dry rather than humid, and the sun cascaded over the grape leaves rather than the ocean. While a seaside scene is hard to beat, there is a hidden beauty to […]

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