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Steal of the week: Rebecca Minkoff LA Sample Sale

Pastels, sundresses, and sandals galore.  And up to 70% off?  Yes, please. Check out the LA and online event next week. Advertisements

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Jamie Brewer makes history at NYFW

“Actress Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story fame made history Thursday morning by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Brewer walked in designer Carrie Hammer’s “Role Models Not Runway Models” show, meant to showcase inspirational women from a variety of industries.” Read more about Jamie […]

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Virtual Jet-Setter: 4 international stores you should be shopping

“Thanks to this wonderful thing called the Internet, the world is at our fingertips—and so are global retailers. If you’re sick of the local mall scene—and seeing everything you own on everyone else—your best bet may be to venture outside the tired realm of U.S. retail and see what our friends around the world are […]

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Georges Marciano Since 1978: Here’s to California

One of the most admirable things about fashion designers is, aside from obvious creative skill, entrepreneurial spirit.  It’s certainly the American Dream to forge your own way and succeed according to your own rules, but it’s even more indicative of West Coast panache.  It’s the willpower required and unpredictability inherent in stepping into unknown territory—physical […]

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Shop Local Pt. Deux: More L.A. Brands to Love

I’m finding more reasons to love the City of Angels (finally). The Reformation This brand is quickly becoming one of my favorite brands overall–a retro appeal manifested in recycled fabrics that feel substantial and hold up after wear.  Their dresses are particularly enticing in that they so deftly mix sexy and adorable, functional and unique, vintage […]

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Etsy Spotlight: How Many Cosmetic Bags is Too Many Cosmetic Bags?

Pamela Barsky Shop on Etsy makes me seriously ask myself that question.  Also: how much money is too much money to spend on lots of cosmetic bags? Why am I so taken with cosmetic bags? Maybe it’s because the artist seems to understand my affinity for New York, and not in a I’ve-never-been-to-New-York-but-I-own-the-Sex-and-the-City-box-set kind of way.  But in […]

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Prabal Gurung Resort 2015

Without a doubt, my favorite resort collection this year. A simple, bold color palette grounded in blue and red, and an interesting mix of print, jacquard, and color-blocking make Prabal Gurung’s resort collection, titled “Unconditional Love” and consisting of chunky knits to floor-length gowns, a practical yet eye-catching affair.  I’ve always had a soft spot […]

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A Brief History of the Naked Dress

Last Monday, Rihanna was awarded the coveted title of 2014 Fashion Icon by the CFDA.  Some were happy, some were not, but all of that was eclipsed by the now ubiquitous image of a practically-naked Rihanna on the red carpet at the award show. Full disclosure: I’m not Rihanna’s biggest fan, but for reasons other […]

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To Tommy From Zooey is Everything You Think it Is

A retro flair with a touch of preppy quirk for good measure–Zooey Deschanel’s capsule collection for Tommy Hilfiger, which was finally made available last month, has my heart aflutter. Dubbed by the actress/singer/designer as “modical,” the line is comprised of retro dresses with red and navy color blocking, pleats, and a nautical motif, pretty much […]

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I’m Loving: Organic by John Patrick

Beauty and ethics; those are the two things John Patrick’s eco-conscious line, Organic, seeks to combine.  Everything about the New York-based designer’s clothing reflects an Earthy tone and feel rooted in minimalism and the merging of structure and fluidity.  Mixing neutral tones with deep, rich colors, as well as directional pieces with classic silhouettes, the clothing […]