THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE

It was the best of times, it was the simplest of times: The ‘90s. The finale to the 20th century was also the era I was born. The prologue to the new millennia was full of minimalist fashion. But it wasn’t this concept of doing “without” something. The neutral pinstripe suits with high-waist trousers, thatContinue reading “THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

Gucci Goes Hollywood: A Look Inside the “Gucci Love Parade”

Hollywood Boulevard, a sidewalk with stars that line a street of dreams. These are the aspirations, realized, cemented into the ground iconizing actors and musicians who have “made it.” The Walk of Fame also represents the hopes of aspiring creatives and legends in the making. As Creative Director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele points out inContinue reading “Gucci Goes Hollywood: A Look Inside the “Gucci Love Parade””

PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess.” She was a combination of relatable and aspirational in the way she cared about others and the way she dressed. I’ll never forget seeing a picture of her for the first time amongst my mother’s mementos in my grandparent’s house. I was about eight years old, andContinue reading “PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST”

summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Okay, I know I’ve recently made the case for off-duty style that isn’t loungewear, but in my defense this comfy set of isn’t sweats! There are ways to make laid-back look luxurious instead of lazy (and it’s totally fine to have your lazy days too, because let’sContinue reading “summer Loungewear you can take from home to town after the pandemic”

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”

The Gucci Beauty Pop-up – A Day in the Chic Life

Not pictured: the start to my day was spilling coffee on my white duvet that my grandmother gave me. I immediately doused the lace bed-dressing with Shout and threw it in the wash. It miraculously survived!  Why am I telling you this? To peel back the thick and luxurious curtain that an Instagram or blogContinue reading “The Gucci Beauty Pop-up – A Day in the Chic Life”

The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

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 sideContinue reading “The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To”

The Chicest Brunches in LA

Brunching is an LA institution, and in my opinion the most fashionable meal of the day. What better accessory to an outfit than a side of Eggs Benedict or fluffy blueberry pancakes soaked in syrup and melted butter, especially when either option is picture perfect? Ahead are the chicest brunches in Los Angeles in termsContinue reading “The Chicest Brunches in LA”

British Things to Do in (And Around) LA

This guide was a long time coming, and I’m sorry I drew it out longer than the War of the Roses!  Dedicated readers know all too well that I’m an anglophile, something I haven’t been able to shake since living in London for an entire year (granted I had an obsession with all things BritishContinue reading “British Things to Do in (And Around) LA”

Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case

They call me Shirley Holmes, fashion detective (actually they don’t, but I’m manifesting it). I’m always sleuthing to find what’s the latest in fashion so that it’s no mystery to my followers. In this installment of the Shirley Holmes: The Clothing Chronicles, my best friend, Mari Makatsaria joins the case, like a wardrobe-conscious Watson. WeContinue reading “Four 2019 Trends Here to Stay: Shirley Holmes is on the Clothing Case”