Monday, April 8, 2019

"Dakota Jinx"

I had an absolute delight visiting Le Salon as she calls it of Dakota Salt. The Magical Fairy Pastel silky wonderland of my new favorite brand "DAKOTA JINX" You walk into a literal castle like historic residence building in West Hollywood and are gobsmacked by the gorgeous yummy textiles of pastel dresses, shell purses, and hand dyed rhinestone encrusted belts. I was shocked how wearable the collection was and how I felt so much better the moment I tried on piece after piece. Its a good sign when you do not want to take a dress off. Dakota Launched her line less than a month ago and already had a major write up in Vogue Espana.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"The Way We Wore"

The Way We Wore is a favorite vintage store of mine. When you walk in the door you are greeted with a plethora of style on the team members; these kind, eccentric individuals could be wearing lavender tights and a brocade mini dress, a velvet maroon top hat with flowers on it, pastel handmade 1970s patchwork dusters, or 1920s ruffled blouses with newer pants. I always passed 'The Way We Wore' in my neighborhood for years but had no idea what I was missing. I discovered how incredible this hidden gem was by their reality show called "LA Frock Stars" on the Smithsonian Channel. Every episode was so decadent and up my alley. The Way We Wore was founded in 1981 by Doris Raymond in San Francisco, CA. Later the Store was moved to Los Angeles, CA which is a perfect fit for their star studded clientele. I was able to make my first purchase from The Way We Wore for a birthday dress and fell in love immediately with this 1950's rhinestone encrusted cocktail gown. I was fortunate enough to get to sit down and ask a few questions to the incredible Queen of Vintage Doris Raymmond as well as capture her beautiful store...... Tell me a bit about where you got your start in vintage clothing? Started wearing vintage as a teenager in the 70s as a starving student and the obsession grew from there. When a customer walks into “The Way We Wore” what do u want the experience to feel like? I want customers to feel like they are walking into my home. I want them to feel welcome and comfortable so they can fully enjoy the experience of immersing themselves in the history of fashion available here. I want everyone to leave happy with their purchase or just withe the overall experience. Might be a tough question but if you could live in another time era what would it be? I love the fashions of the deco/Gatsby era. I think all those luscious lames and slinky bias cuts represent an amazing time in fashion as well as history - after the Wall St. crash before WWII. Such a desire for beauty and decadence. If approached, would u ever do the television show “la frock stars” again? LA Frock Stars was an amazing experience but I believe in moving forward. I am working on some new concepts I hope to bring to frock Stars fans as well as anyone else interested in fashion past, present and future. I think i know the answer but, Could you name a favorite episode of your tv show and why? Every episode was a joy to do but I had the most fun with Dita Von Teese. She is a friend and the perfect mannequin for many of the pieces from my personal archives. it's nice to play with someone who has as great appreciation for vintage as I do. THE WAY WE WORE

Thursday, January 3, 2019

"Love Shack Fancy Holidays"

As the holidays come to a close and we reflect upon ways to be the best version of ourselves in 2019 with goals, budgets, looking forward with a kind and open heart. Remember to be a good listener, that is my goal every year and its always a work in progress. I speak too often and quickly sometimes to fill a void, over share with friends and family, and don't like silence. You never know when someone really needs you, they may need your ear... that is my wish for us all to be better listeners. When you listen you learn. Happy New Year Friends
Dress Love Shack Fancy socks j crew shoes Loeffler Randall

Friday, December 21, 2018

“THIS is what Merry looks like”

Happy holidays from my family to yours

Monday, December 17, 2018

"Lula and Sailor 2018 Holiday Style Guide"

im wearing love shack fancy dress and belt the "Desiree" is sold out similar styles all across their website www.loveshackfancy.com the desiree belt is sold out but this belt to me looks the most similar from their brand here socks j crew sold out similar here shoes loeffler randall needle and thread doen dress inc sweater tulle skirts jeffrey campbell heels poshmark birdies slippers shabby4me belts on etsy and instagram world market hamper target bows sold out check your local dollar store

Friday, August 31, 2018

" A Midsummer Nights Dream"

I had my first dinner party ever this summer. You know I love a theme, and i have always been inspired by William Shakespeare's Midsummer Nights Dream, mainly because of the fairies, mermaids, sparkle, and costume. I told some of my closest girlfriends to come over for a vegan potluck and to dress the part. We drank Rose' and Prosecco. We enjoyed eggplant, quinoa cranberry salad, cashew cheese cauliflower, fried potatoes, arugula, and a custom vegan chocolate cheesecake. We laughed and danced with sparklers in my tiny backyard. Here is a glimpse into our midsummer nights dream, stay tuned for the next themed dinner party!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

"St Ann"

Dress Kiki Riki Necklace St Ann on Etsy a gift from my cousins