What I Love Today…

  • 27th January 2013

Indian-inspired clothing and accessories are consistently à la mode.

Georgina Chapman

Georgina Chapman, Courtesy of Vogue Magazine

Harvey Weinstein's Daughter

 

We love the combination of gold zardosi work with smart trouser pants from Dondup Italy

 

Dondup Trousers

Dondup Trousers, Photo Courtesy Vogue Italia

 

Available at Dondup boutiques worldwide.

 

http://www.dondup.it

Parting Words

  • 27th January 2013

Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner.

Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram


Rose et Bleu

  • 26th January 2013

As deep purplish blue woodland hyacinths and pale pink crocus poke through the ground in Los Angeles, we are reminded of one of nature’s most beautiful combinations…blue and pink. It´s the sea meeting a rocky pink cliff, the twilight sky over sand dunes set a-flame in the sunset. Whether it’s a landscape or spring blooms, this pairing has inspired artists for centuries.

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Try pink and blue and incorporate a luscious combination into your spring wardrobe.

 

Zara coat

anthropologie lace tee
Melissa Obadash

 

 

Navy turtleneck, Zara boutiques nationwide, $16.90

Navy leggings, Zara boutiques nationwide, $35.90

Baby  pink overcoat, Zara boutiques nationwide, $159.99

 

Eyelash Lace Tee, Anthropologie.com, $48.00

 

Melissa Odabash Sanela embellished jersey maxi dress, $294.00

Nicholas Kirkwood Elaphe & patent-leather sandals, net-a-porter.com, $995.00

 

Take a cue from Mother Nature and bring deep-purplish blue and baby pink together in homage to the season. This stunning centerpiece, begging to be painted by a master, was created by Designs by David, Los Angeles using hydrangeas, hyacinths, orchids and garden roses.

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If you are trying to recreate this look you can also try delphinium, tulips, asters, lilac, ranunculus, but only hyacinths will give this syrupy smell.

Designs by David, Los Angeles, 310-854-3544

2222 Federal Ave, Los Angeles, 90064

 

Last Look…Rose & Bleu pour Elle Francais

French Elle

Des Coeurs Partout

  • 25th January 2013

Who is not in love with hearts?  Apparently, designers the world-over are falling for this trend (just in time for Valentine’s Day!)  Heart prints by Sonia Rykiel are sold-out nearly everywhere, but there’s one fresh look still available (see below!).  Here are a few fun ways to insert yourself into this love affair this spring.

 

heart collage

 

 

Play Comme Des Garcons Converse Sneakers, Jcrew.com $100.00

Lanvin Clear Heart Brooch (doubles as pendant), neimanmarcus.com, $650.00

Gorjana Peace and Heart Studs, Shopbop.com, $31.00

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Heart Tee, Shopbop.com $150.00

iPANEMA Black & Gold Summer Love Heart Flip Flops, amazon.com $24.99

Chinti & Parker Love Heart Cashmere Sweater, net-a-porter.com $545

Heart Graphic Lounge Pants, Forever21.com $20.80

For 8-18 yr. set

Fun Jumper, Bodenusa.com, $44.80

What I Love Today…

  • 25th January 2013

patchi box

Chocolate decadence out of the Middle-East comes by way of Patchi.  We’ve all heard of Lindt, Maison du Chocolat, Ritter Sport, Lake Champlain, Bissinger’s, Godiva, the list goes on and on, but…if you are a certified chocolate lover you need to meet Patchi.  I just did on a recent trip to Oman and I am in love. They are not new, just not that well-known here.  Originating in Lebanon, Patchi is famous for integrating roasted nuts and using only the finest natural ingredients.  Here are some flavor favorites—read and drool!

 

patchi truffle

Patchi25—Dark chocolate filled with gianduja cream and hazelnut pieces

The Parfait—Dark chocolate filled with a caramel truffle

Emotion—Dark chocolate filled with Pistachio croquante

Charmante—White cotton candy with sprinkles of roasted pistachio bits blend into a traditional treat of milk chocolate

Peanut Butter & Caramel Dolce—Roasted peanut butter chunks are mixed into a peanut butter center and topped off with a layer of caramel an rich chocolate

The Chocolate & Spice Box—Ginger, Chili, Pink Peppercorn, and All-Spice blended in gianduja cream in milk or dark chocolate.

Elegant wedding favors, adorable gifts and party favors are also available for children.

http://www.usa.patchi.com

patchi dog

patchi wedding favor
patchi ballet

 

 

 

Show-Stopping Sandals

  • 25th January 2013

The title says it all! I’ve tried most of these on and had a very hard time taking them off!  These sandals are definitely worth a shout-out.

 

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Ponyhair Strappy Thong Sandal, Chloe, Barneys.com, $645.00

Dion Demi Wedge Sandal, DVF, Shopbop.com $228.00

Kiveli Demi Wedge Sandal, Shopbop.com, $305.00

Thong Flower Applique Sandal, Prada, Barneys.com, Pre-Order Now, $650.00

Basketweave Sandals, Forever21.com, $19.80

Metallic Corded Suede & Leather Sandals, Gucci, $595.00 net-a-porter.com

Belle by Siegerson Morrison Roma, zappos.com, $225.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximize Your Impact

  • 24th January 2013
Getty Villa Malibu

Getty Villa Malibu

Lanvin First Look Été

Lanvin First Look Été

Getty Villa Malibu

Getty Villa Malibu

With a nod to the classical, this season’s maxi dress takes its cue from the Greco and Roman prima donna of yesteryear.  At any price range there are styles to help you find the goddess within.

Anthropologie Bankot Dress

Anthropologie Bankot Dress

 

 

Forever 21 Dimpled Button Bracelet

Forever 21 Dimpled Button Bracelet

 

 

 

Bankot Maxi Dress, Anthropologie.com $228.00

Dimpled Button Bracelet, Forever21.com $10.80

Shown with Louis Vuitton wedges available in Louis Vuitton boutiques

 

Celestial maxi’s with a modern edge:

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1.) Padma Maxi Dress, Anthropologie.com $198.00

2.) Marchesa Notte One Shoulder Gown, Shopbop.com $895.00

3.) Rory Beca, Gemma T Back Gown, Shopbop.com $198.00

4.) Snake Print Blouson Maxi Dress, neimanmarcus.com $530.00 available for pre-order

5.) BCBG Maxazria Constantine Woven Maxi Dress, saks.com $448.00

6.) Fair Dress, TrinaTurk.com $398.00