Not only for little girls. Women are wearing pretty pastels on trend for Spring + Summer. They’re soft and feminine. They look like…
But that doesn’t mean giving up on brights and neutrals. Of course not. You can make room for a pleasing little pastel hit here and there and not feel like you’re going to an Easter parade. Personally lilac is my favorite with soft yellow a close second.
But for ice cream in general I love a good pistachio.
If you want to just play try a pastel eyeshadow for starters. Puts the fun in fashion.
Inside a stylish box featuring California-founded brands.
It’s always special to receive a seasonal box filled with a carefully curated selection of luxury fashion and beauty products by Rachel Zoe, the fashion force behind the box of style. This California edition was delivered to me recently and I love it all. It’s what’s inside that counts.
According to Rachel nothing epitomizes California glamour like an effortless duster in a playful print. It’s the ultimate ode to West Coast cool. As I’ve discovered, it can be worn a multitude of ways; to the beach, belted over a slipdress or as shown in above photo.
These playful sunnies are a little bit Audrey Hepburn and a little bit Twiggy. They suit a variety of face shapes. I have lots of sunglasses but these round out (ha,ha) my collection.
Kopari Lip Lovers coconut oil and shea butter lip balm (not shown). Love this super hydrating balm which goes on silky but not sticky. Truly one of the best I’ve tried to date.
A little glitter goes a long way especially to dress up your tresses. This one is designed by Rachel’s friend and hair genius Jen Atkin. It also works well around the neck as a choker or on the wrist.
I’ve always been attracted to the appealing Moroccan aesthetic. It’s warm, it’s inviting and it’s glamorous. Here are some ideas to incorporate for your home. Even a few pillows, a lantern or candle strewn here and there might be enough to get a little welcome to my casbahvibe going.
Moroccan STYLE Bedroom
Moroccan style in the design of a bedroom is a real favorite. This bedroom is truly luxurious. This decor combines the ideas and traditions of Far East, South Spain and North Africa!
Moroccan STYLE Patio
Moroccan STYLE Terrace
Moroccan STYLE Bathroom
It all started because I walked into this store called Pure Atlas with Modern Moroccan Accessories the other day:
“His are the only clothes in which I am myself,” Hepburn once said of Givenchy,
according to Vogue. “He is far more than a couturier, he is a creator of personality.”
Audrey Hepburn, as the designer’s muse, accompanied him in inventing a style that would redefine standards of beauty.
The House of Givenchy is sad to report the passing of its founder Hubert de Givenchy at the age of 91 (February 21, 1927 –March 10, 2018), a major personality of the world of French Haute Couture and a gentleman who symbolized Parisian chic and elegance for more than half a century. He will be greatly missed.
THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE
Hubert de Givenchy founded his namesake fashion house in 1952. No sooner did it open than it earned a reputation for breaking with fashion codes of its time. After an incredibly successful 40 years career he would be succeeded by some of fashion’s great talents that contributed to the house of Givenchy ongoing story.
Hubert James Taffin de Givenchy founded his namesake House in 1952. That same year, he presented a collection that would leave an indelible mark on fashion history: his “separates” – elegant blouses and light skirts blending architectural lines and simplicity – met with enormous success in light of the more constricted looks of the day.
He also dressed the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and many other famous and non-famous women. The most memorable fashion moment maybe: Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress, in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.
The NY Times referred to him as the Fashion Pillar of Romantic Elegance.
Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys —Willie Nelson
How about cowgirls?
If you don’t reside in places like Tennessee or Texas, you seldom see cowboy hats worn except as a fashion statement. But they’re back! As a fashion statement or otherwise.
Cowboy boots are among the top spring/summer 2018 shoe trends, but to fully embrace your cowgirl spirit, you definitely also need a cowboy hat. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this Western style to reappear on the scene. That’s why I didn’t let go of a few pairs of cowboy boots that sat dormant at the back of my closet. And maybe that’s why I recently bought another pair of cute cowboy inspired ankle books.
I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to perusing open houses.
Mostly because I end up loving a lot of them and hate the fact that I can’t move right in or more likely, cannot afford to. But it’s fun to look. I realize how many different styles of homes I’ve come to appreciate. From Mid-Century Modern easily influenced by where I’m at, to old world Spanish hacienda and country cottage chic but in a Cape Cod sort of way. I like furnishings that are modern, vintage, collectible and contemporary but comfortable. Mixed with vibrant colour or plain neutral. I don’t like too stark. I prefer warmth. But then I saw this:
I literally stumbled upon this unassuming ranch style home for sale in my neighborhood when out walking the dogs. It’s not quite finished being updated (at least on the outside) but I was curious so I wandered inside.
It was not showy; actually kind of simple in a bold statement kind of way. What I like is how clean and elegant black and white looks. Very parisienne. Very timeless. Very me. at the very momentCould it be I’m suffering from homestyle schitzophrenia?
Seeing something opposite to what you already have gives fresh perspective to how you can decorate. It doesn’t make it better, it just gives it a different personality. It’s always fun to see what others are doing when it comes to home decor or anything else for that matter.
In my opinion, these are all academy award winning dresses.
Let’s just be clear that as much as we admire many of these stars, love the films they’re nominated for and even the ones who are there only for the sake of presenting an award, we really love seeing what they’re wearing and who wore it best. After all this is the time to pull out all the stops. The fantasy is being able to dress like a storybook princess one special day of the year.
There are so many past and present stars who wore it best. It was difficult to choose, but looking through the archives and in no particular order, I narrowed it down to some of my all-time favourites. So beginning with someone named DEBBIE:
On Monday we’ll have a look at some of the dresses from this year’s Academy Awards.
I am somewhat obsessed with vintage designer fashion.
As someone once said it can be easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. Of course that’s true but what I appreciate is the workmanship, attention to detail and luxurious fabrics the designers of that era used, which is almost impossible to find in the fast fashion market of today. And many talented designers have ended up making their designs more accessible (or selling out) to appeal to the masses. Although the prices are reasonable, the quality is not the same.
This happened to famous high fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The Italian-born French designer was best known for his geometric avant-garde designs. In the 1960s his use of stark tunics, goggles and helmets launched the Space Age look. Cardin expanded into the automobile market in the early ’70s and designed haute couture muscle car interiors. He now owns a chain of Maxim hotels and restaurants. He’s 96 years old.
Fashion returns to Modernism Week with the new Modernism Fashion Show – “Spanning the Decades.” Attendees will step back in time as they “Span the Decades” through fashion. They will be transported through the eyes of Coco Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Christian Dior, and Pierre Cardin as Mitchells Palm Springs collaborates with M Vintage to display “Haute Couture” at its best. Guests will be escorted to the Grand Warsaw Ballroom at Temple Isaiah to enjoy a glass of bubbly and nibblies and view the amazing fashion retrospective. February 18, 2 PM; $45
Emilio Pucci was an Airforce 1 pilot under World War 2, who surprisingly started out making skiwear for a college team. Then he was approached by Harpers Bazaar in the late 40’s, to design for a European skiwear story. When raging reviews from the U.S. and tons of offers to manufacture still didn’t sway him – he set up his own house. Key pieces were swimwear, silk scarves, silk dresses and shirts – with amazing colorful prints. He later created the Braniff Airlines uniform (the bubble helmet). Vintage Pucci in prisine condition is very sought after and expensive.
See what I mean? We don’t dress like this anymore. Not that I ever did only in my mind and while it’s somewhat of a relief it’s also kind of sad we don’t have the capacity to try so hard. Because fashion is meant to be fun. But you can see that these designers were fabulously multi-faceted. They tell their stories through their designs.