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

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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 blog […]

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Dreaming of Chanel in Honor of PFW

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Since Paris Fashion Week, my mind has been locked on inter-locked C’s: Chanel. My followers who tune into my IGTV show, Fashion Week with Krischic (specifically the couture week episode) know my feelings toward the Chanel SS20 Haute Couture show–quite lukewarm actually. But Chanel creative director, Virginie Viard redeemed herself of that pilgrim-esque collection with […]

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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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Sibling Style: The Kristin and Sean Edit

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Ever since I can remember, my brother, Sean Vartan and I have been best friends. Granted we’ve butted heads throughout the years due to the nature of our six-year age gap and the fact that I am a girl and he is a boy. Fellow brother-sister duos will understand this! But Sean and I also […]

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What I Wore to the 92nd Oscars Red Carpet

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Is it to presumptuous to say these pre-Oscar snaps deserve to win “Best Picture?” Or for this dress to win “Best Costume Design?” You be the judge of Acada-me. I’d apologize for the triple pun I just served you, but I think you know me well enough to realize it’d be unauthentic to do so! […]

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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 British […]

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

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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. We […]

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That was So Last Decade: My Style Evolution

It was a wintry afternoon in 2010 during cheer practice. I was bundled in a hot pink Victoria Secret Pink crew neck, black velour track pants and knitted black Uggs when my fellow cheerleader and friend turned to me and said: “Kristin, I love your outfit. You have the BEST style.” The last five words […]

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