in honor of emily in paris, here’s our carrie bradshaw dress recreation

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What is it about Darren Star’s storylines that have that sort of, je ne sais quoi? Well, I think I’ve managed to put my finger on it! It’s the allure of leading a creative life in a living and breathing city, in New York or Paris. It’s the fantasy that you can be a columnist, […]

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Gucci osteria de massimo Bottura makes the ‘the chic list’

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Feast your eyes…and your stomach on the Gucci Osteria de Massimo Bottura, where your boutique-sized Italian cuisine is served with a large helping of fashion. Bon appetit, indeed! But before, I get into the Gucci goods, I must take you to the very beginning… On another mundane morning, breakfast and the promise of coffee immediately […]

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Summer suiting tips for scorching summer heat

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This has been a scorching summer–and for some reason ‘business casual’ doesn’t take triple digit heat into account. As an on-camera journalist, I’m expected to look extra polished on-the-job because I’m so visible. The thing is, wearing a full on pantsuit is out of the question in SoCal during August. I recently moved to Bakersfield […]

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On The Talk Show: Freedom and Fashion Founder on Style and Domestic Violence Survival

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This week on Keeping it Krischic’s pandemic special, Quarantelling Stories, I spoke with Laverne Delgado, the founder of So-Cal based Freedom and Fashion. The non-profit has helped countless women and children who have survived sex trafficking, domestic violence and “other abuse” heal through fashion and beauty. “We do things that utilize fashion design and how […]

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LA Designer Creates PPE for an Airline, Doctors and Consumers!

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Style takes to the skies and COVID-19 cannot stop it! On this week’s episode of Keeping it Krischic’s pandemic special, Quarantelling Stories (more explanation about it in this post), I chatted with LA Designer Puey Quiñones about his stylish line of PPE for AirAsia Doctors and eventually… consumers! The style savant who has been featured in Harper’s Baazar, […]

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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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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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