Rising to the #VogueChallenge

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The genesis of my love for fashion began at five years old. This was when I first discovered Vogue magazines under my mother’s bathroom sink cabinet. Shop the Look (and here’s the original blog post): Shop the Look: The childhood joy I gained from looking through those glossy pages translated to starting my media brand. […]

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On the Talk show: “protests and pandemic, the ‘Dress doctor’s’ diagnosis”

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This weekend is father’s day weekend, but it’s also the weekend of….JUNETEENTH, the holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States. The past few weeks have been heavy for humankind. In the midst of a pandemic, protests broke out following the tragic death of George Floyd. His final words, “I can’t breathe,” became […]

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Introducing: Keeping it Krischic’s Pandemic Special, Quarantelling Stories

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Keeping it Krischic a  Talk Show for the ‘Chicest’ Creatives is back with a shift of focus during the Coronavirus pandemic! Chic by definition means “elegant” or “fashionable,” but by its origins the adjective also means “skillful.” Keeping it Krischic is a talk show for guests and audiences who are looking to embody those qualities. […]

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Sunday Brunch While Social Distancing

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Clothes gradually piled atop my duvet, the fabrics layering over one another like a Napoleon pastry.  I couldn’t decide what to wear. One of the ways to maintain normalcy during the coronavirus pandemic is to go about one’s day as normal, and this sort of indecisiveness when selecting an outfit is certainly routine for me– […]

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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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The Chicest Brunches in LA

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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 terms […]

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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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LAFW SS20 Day 1: Noe Bernacelli Haute Couture

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Peruvian-Italian designer, Noe Bernacelli is a man of precision. Having the steady hand that comes from being both a designer and having a background in medicine, this attention to detail beats at the heart of his craft. “The beautiful thing about haute couture is that it allows you to explore a much more ornate side […]

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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 Annual […]

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Gorjana Jewelry Founder Talks Inclusivity at Store Opening in Malibu Country Mart

Nestled in the Malibu Country Mart, the retail mecca off Pacific Coast Highway is a cream, 500-square foot retail space with panoramic windows. Malibu natives and the flux of summer tourists alike can now peak inside and find a haven of delicate gold jewelry that is made, “with love from Laguna Beach”: gorjana jewelry. “In […]

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