Dreaming of Chanel in Honor of PFW

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Since Paris Fashion Week, my mind has been locked on inter-locked C’s: Chanel. My followers who tune into my IGTV show, Fashion Week with Krischic (specifically the couture week episode) know my feelings toward the Chanel SS20 Haute Couture show–quite lukewarm actually. But Chanel creative director, Virginie Viard redeemed herself of that pilgrim-esque collection with […]

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The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

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Crossing the threshold of the jewelry district to the Spring Street Arcade building—a Spanish Renaissance hole in the wall built in 1924—I could truly say I found a diamond in the rough of Downtown Los Angeles. I used to be a local downtowner from the financial district but rarely crossed over to the grungier side […]

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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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Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue

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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, […]

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