Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Carven


Parisian chic meets accessible and understated = Carven.  I am in love.

In an article from W magazine online, Guillaume Henry, who has been the creative director since '09 describes his designs as “quiet,” but there is often a bit of coquetry involved—a prim white collar here, a bustier there. What he calls “the Carven silhouette” includes full skirts with trim midlines cut two inches above the natural waist, a sweet rather than sirenlike look that’s about as universally flattering as fashion gets. 







 

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Most Beautiful Shoes You've Ever Seen


If you haven't heard of Jerome Rousseau, you'll wonder where he's been all your life.  His approach to designing shoes is to first draw from pop culture, design and modern art influences, creating shapes, silhouettes and structure that become this:













Friday, October 4, 2013

One Dress Styled Three Ways

Madewell dress//American Eagle white jacket//ankle boots (similar)//Clare Vivier clutch//Old Navy denim jacket//Old Navy sneakers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How Los Angeles is Reinventing Itself as a Creative Hub




 This past weekend we checked out the Downtown Los Angeles Flea Market, held every 4th Sunday.  For years Los Angeles has been working to revitalize its downtown core and develop residential pockets to appeal to working professionals.  I love checking these flea markets out in different neighborhoods because they serve as a congregating place for those who are passionate about creativity and design.  I'm hopeful that Los Angeles, with it's reputation for being,shall we say not the friendliest of cities, can make its downtown a center for creative inspiration.  I'm so psyched for another upcoming addition to LA's downtown: Unique LA's Unique Space, slated to open this Fall.  The Unique Space is intended to be part co-working space, part venue host for book launches, workshops, fashion line launches etc.  With the launch of the DTLA flea market and The Unique Space this year, Los Angeles is gaining momentum in establishing its role as more than an entertainment and media hub, but as an incubator for creatives and artists alike.  I'm curious to see how our city will change in the next few years, and whether creative-types will actually move into spaces downtown, or if downtown residential spaces will remain vacant.

Scroll below for more pics of the Downtown Los Angeles Flea Market:












Little Tokyo
(Delicious miso ramen in Little Tokyo)