Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue

Wearing tweed with toes in the sand rather than in pumps. That is the evolution of fabric iconized by Chanel since its genesis in 1924. Chanel commissioned dresses and suits to be fashioned in the fabric from a Scottish factory which gave the look a more traditional Scottish countryside aesthetic, according to Elle. Since then,Continue reading “Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue”

Finding a ‘Unicorn’ in Huntington Library and Gardens

Medieval legend has it that a woman of the purest heart could summon a unicorn if she was alone in the forest—that the rare beast would lay his head in her lap if her heart was true. I’d like to think that there are gems as rare as unicorns out there in today’s world, andContinue reading “Finding a ‘Unicorn’ in Huntington Library and Gardens”

Marcell Von Berlin: The Hottest New Designer in LA You Need to Know About

You never know when that celebrity that you spot at a trendy restaurant and attempt to snap a picture of will become one of your clients. Just ask designer, Marcell Pustul the creator of Marcell Von Berlin, the street-meets-couture brand for men and women that has been worn by members of Hollywood’s finest: Alessandra Ambrosio,Continue reading “Marcell Von Berlin: The Hottest New Designer in LA You Need to Know About”

Your Backstage Pass to Dior Backstage Pop-Up in LA

As my Dior Backstage Pop-Up makeup artist, Tara applied Dior’s Capture Youth: Age Delay Advanced Creme (also super reassuring hearing from her that I present no signs of aging, yay!) onto my face, we gushed about Christian Dior’s history as a brand. I thought of the parallels between Christian Dior’s timelessness and the time-freezing moisturizerContinue reading “Your Backstage Pass to Dior Backstage Pop-Up in LA”

Trend Report: Berry Bold

Red and pink have traditionally been synonymous with the month of love, but the color combo definitely had some major moments this summer and are continuing to be in spotlight this fall. The color scheme has graced the July issue of Vogue Italia and even the red carpet of Venice Film Festival through stylish starletsContinue reading “Trend Report: Berry Bold”

Style and Scribbles: Thoughts After Turning 22

It’s been way too long since I’ve written a blog post. I feel my fingers loosen on the keyboard—itching to create images with words. So here it goes…I’ve missed writing to you and the wordsmith warmth that accompanies this composition. I can still taste the Baked Alaska on my tongue—the rich flavors of raspberry iceContinue reading “Style and Scribbles: Thoughts After Turning 22”

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”

Krischic at Kenwood [House]

And so the London saga continues… the next setting: Kenwood House. Located in Hampstead Heath, this Georgian abode that was home to William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield according to The Telegraph, is an enchanting estate. Each room is filled with life-like portraits of bygone aristocrats and royals in all their historic finery. But theContinue reading “Krischic at Kenwood [House]”

Hermes Heritage Exhibition

When I studied abroad in London, I was enrolled in an Equestrian class. I used to ride a chocolate-maned stallion named Sirius through Hyde Park as fall leaves crusted beneath his hooves and the wind kissed  my face as he broke out into a trot. I loved every minute of my horseback adventures. And IContinue reading “Hermes Heritage Exhibition”

How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty

Santa Barbara is a place of simplistic beauty, especially the Santa Barbara Mission. The Spanish colonial motifs of white clay-work accented with burnt pink stair rails and gorgeously crafted wood doors display the artistry and hard work of the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region in the seventeenth century. Within the walls they hadContinue reading “How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty”