Tuesday, May 14, 2019

"Honeymoon Part 2"

After a relaxing week just the two of us in St Barth. Ben and I journeyed to Tulum, Mexico (another one of our favorite joints) to meet up with 6 of our closest friends! It was beautiful and relaxing but now time for party time! I highly recommend our favorite beach bar called La Eufemia, it is super local and you can dance to drum circles and jazz music on the beach. Two other favorite restaurants are Posada Margarita (which we didn't have a chance to go to this trip) and Arca. We discovered an amazing new popup bar on a roof called Moderno, its a new tequila brand and goes down so smooth... too smooth! it potentially was the best margarita of my life, and their only rule is if you are going to walk up onto their roof you have to dance! we had the best time as a group. . . . .

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

"Honeymoon Part 1"

We got married in August of 2016 but just managed to take a honeymoon 3 years later! I highly recommend waiting for anyone engaged. It was so much more special to us as we had never taken a vacation just the two of us. Ben is an actor and Was traveling a lot for work the year we got married which made this so worthwhile as we needed a vacation really bad. We went to one of our favorite islands in the world St Barth together for 5 days then linked up with some of our closest friends in tulum for the second week! Relaxing time then party time! Outfit credits at the bottom. Part 1 will be St Barth. . . . . . . . .
We even made friends on our trip that became like family for a final night dinner//burlesque show at Le Ti.

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