FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST”

MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST

“Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your suit. Where did you get it?” “Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your [green and blue houndstooth] dress (pictured above). Where do you shop?” Every time I get these questions, I grin at the appraised garment with delight, and say: “It’s this really chic boutique called “Mama’s Closet.”Continue reading “MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST”

HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE

As Nancy Sinatra once sang in her nonchalant manner, “these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do,” and I’ll step into a time machine in them and make my way over to the midcentury any day! Anyone who knows me knows I love emulating vintage motifs in my on-camera style. The ’60s areContinue reading “HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

How to wear: Regencycore | The Chic List

To quote Duke Simon Basset: “to have a beautiful wardrobe is one thing, but to wear your best outfit in the most beautiful of wardrobes is something entirely apart.” Okay, maybe he did not quite utter those words, but close enough, right? I’m about to share with you some outfit editorials that would be theContinue reading “How to wear: Regencycore | The Chic List”

I Only had a Fraction of My Closet During This Pandemic– Here’s how it went

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday! I have a confession: I survived the last few months of this pandemic on ten percent of my closet. Yes, you read that right. The illustrious, “lady with lots of luggage,” who four years ago brought four pieces of luggage to her London study abroad program, spentContinue reading “I Only had a Fraction of My Closet During This Pandemic– Here’s how it went”

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”

Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center

The Crown is one of the most expensive shows ever made according to Business Insider (and costs even more than the actual Queen Elizabeth “costs the UK” according to the BBC, so granted, the costumes are going to be equally resplendent. Now, having the opportunity to see, in person costume designer Michelle Clapton’s (she alsoContinue reading “Ensembles and Exhibtions The Crown Costumes at the Paley Center”

Summer Dresses For Winter in Pasadena

Pasadena: a city filled with well-manicured lawns accessorized with established homes reminiscent of the white picket fence, American charm. The city is quaint. The city is eclectic—a duet of suburbia and a culturally artistic city. Whether walking down the historical buildings of Old Town where one finds themselves walking into an antique mall of magicalContinue reading “Summer Dresses For Winter in Pasadena”

2017 Highlights

My clothes are preservers of the memories I carry. In every thread, in each stitching, lies an invisible mark of the things I’ve done, the things I’ve felt, the things I will never forget. 2017 was filled with many memorable outfits—and milestones. Here are some highlights: I began the year as Editor-in-Chief of my university’s featureContinue reading “2017 Highlights”

Annotations

Sometimes, I dream about my life being an LA version of a Jane Austen novel with golden-edged pages. Recently it’s been more like a heavily annotated, weathered copy of a Jane Austen novel. When I say heavily annotated, I mean by myself. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflection lately, as my life hasContinue reading “Annotations”