CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST

As we were snaking the path of the pearl white Rosewood Miramar Hotel, the grounds laced with well-manicured green shrubs, my blogger bestie, Mari and I realized we were lost. That’s when we came across a petite woman with black kitten heels, the words, “Dior” printed on the white ribbon bow. They were like Dorothy’sContinue reading “CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST”

It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year

*Come back for new posts every ‘Forward-Thinker-with-a-Vintage-Soul Friday!’ Moments before I come head-to-head with the monumental, my mother cheers: “Go get them, my lioness!” Perhaps it’s my lion’s mane (my hair is as thick as rope and I have a lot of it), or the fact that I’m a Leo (August 4), but I’ve alwaysContinue reading “It’s my 24th Birthday! Here are my favorite memories from this past year”

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”

Vintage and Vele: The Chic, Ethical Bag You Need Right Now

There is a common misconception that that fashionistas are women obsessed with dressing well for the mere goal of looking good. But fashion is more than the elevation of aesthetic: it can be used as a force for positive change.   This is the vision of Vele, a travel accessories brand that marries chic withContinue reading “Vintage and Vele: The Chic, Ethical Bag You Need Right Now”

Keeping the Car Krischic

Even cars need to stay fashionable. And let me tell you, the Krischic brand does not stop at clothes. It’s a lifestyle. That’s why I gave my fabulous car, Maximus some Krischic accessories–or rather license plates. It makes driving around LA and road trips that much more enjoyable. Future Keeping it Krischic posts will beContinue reading “Keeping the Car Krischic”

The Reagan Residence

God has an interesting sense of timing, as my interview with Peggy Grande, former Executive Assistant to the late Ronald Reagan happened to fall on July 6. As America knows, this is the birthday of the former first lady Nancy Reagan, who passed away exactly four months prior to the interview. This was also theContinue reading “The Reagan Residence”

A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down,Continue reading “A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel”

The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on springContinue reading “The Lady in Lavender”

Library Lookbook: California State Library

A library touched by Midas. A labyrinth of literature, filled with rich wall murals and cozy leather chairs to gape at them from. It was as if this The California State Library did not even belong in California, but in the belly of an ancient pyramid. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be aContinue reading “Library Lookbook: California State Library”

Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America withContinue reading “Fashion From the Fourth”