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”

The Clothing Cafe

It’s only natural that someone who loves coffee as much as I do would wear an espresso-colored ensemble. Brown is a cheery alternative to black for fall and winter muted mode (fashion in French). The runway this past fall fashion week was all cocoa everything. Case in point: Burberry’s Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear show. Mr. Tisci,Continue reading “The Clothing Cafe”

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”

A Ballad to Belle Sleeves

There’s a magic in city lights, especially in the city of angels where the stars hide away and the cityscape creates its own celestial illumination. The skyscrapers of Downtown Los Angeles or the lit up, eclectic lamps that LACMA is famous for when the sun goes down, become the perfect backdrop for a fun nightContinue reading “A Ballad to Belle Sleeves”

Girl in Gingham

We may live in a minimalist age, but I’ve always been more drawn to the maximalist trends evident in brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Embroidery, embellishments, and rich colors when done tastefully can bring back an air of monarchial grace of the Renaissance noblewomen. Thankfully, Zara a more affordable option, is filled withContinue reading “Girl in Gingham”

All Things Vintage and Faux Fur

The Beverly Hills hotel is an iconic mecca for anyone who is in love with the glitz and glamour of the ‘50s, or just has an affinity for pink and French toast. The second you pull up to the hotel, you are treated like a celebrity from a bygone era since the entrance is literallyContinue reading “All Things Vintage and Faux Fur”

Los Angeles Lookbook

Going abroad to London last year taught me about the importance of being a tourist in my own city. I am perfectly fine with getting all dolled up and making a DSLR camera the extension of my arm when going out and about in LA. No regrets. No shame. This city deserves to be photographed,Continue reading “Los Angeles Lookbook”