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To Reiterate: Hey, boys…we don’t dress for you

My snarky albeit honest piece on Tres Dope is turning out to be pretty popular. Because really, boys…we don’t dress for you. Advertisements

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Tres Dope: The Oversized Coat Trend

It’s finally getting cold in LA. Head over to Tres Dope to see why I want to essentially wrap myself in a big blanket.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year: Perfect for Fashion & Beauty, Bodily Fluids Aside

Pantone Institute of Color has introduced the 2015 Color of the Year, christening it Marsala and vaguely reminding us of things more sinister than wine (which, coupled with a giant pasta dish, is exactly what I wanted upon reading the name). But then I saw it.  Maybe it was because I first heard of it […]

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Ruevenue Magazine: Why Ethics are En Vogue

Check out my new post for Ruevenue Magazine, “Shopping with a Conscious: Why Ethics are En Vogue.” It will totally inspire you to take in that box of recyclables in your kitchen.  Maybe.

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The Lady is a Vamp

Halloween is the season of creepy-chic—that strange albeit enviable intersection between sinister and glamourous.  Nothing so deftly combines old Hollywood beauty with eerie allure like dark lipstick—we’re talking rich, robust hues a la merlot, cabernet, and other wino-inspired shades that conjure images of vampires, witches, and ghouls with berry- (or blood?-) stained lips.  Yes, burgundy […]

Ruevenue Magazine: That Turtleneck Trend

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Check out my latest post for Ruevenue Magazine!  If you know me by now, you’ve figured out my favorite trend for fall.

Online Shopping: When No Doesn’t Mean No

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Check out my latest post for Ruevenue Magazine.

Plum Pickings

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Check out my new favorite color on Tres Dope.

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Tres Dope: Five Fashion Trends That Need to Stop

I got a little snarky this morning (surprise!) on Tres Dope.  What can I say?  The truth hurts. Also check out my previous post for them–ten trends I’m looking forward to this fall.

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Fall Trend: Wrap Coats Are Just Fancy Robes (Which is Totally Fine)

Some genius in the fashion world decided to take my love of blankets and overall coziness and turn it into a fashion statement, which would be great if I wasn’t now living in HelLA. Is it a robe?  Is it a coat?  I don’t know know, but if it looks good and keeps me warm, […]