Wedding Paper Divas & Mindy Weiss

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I have turned into a total girl about everything. Give me a gorgeous flower bouquet, some gardening tools and cookies to decorate, (did I mention scented rose petals in lace baggies?) Yup, that’s my jam now. Lock me in a wedding prep closet and throw away the key because this punk rock chic is officially a woman now. Wedding Paper Divas hosted the loveliest event yesterday at the Lombardi House in LA to celebrate their new bridal stationary collaboration with wedding goddess aka celebrity party planner Mindy Weiss. Lots of pretty familiar faces amidst the cheery Wednesday afternoon crowd, but don’t let the innocent faces fool you, we ate plenty of grilled cheese and dessert while still looking like ladies. Pics from the day below. Continue reading

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Luisa Beccaria Fall 2015

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One can only hope that a Luisa Beccaria gown from her fall 2015 collection will end up on a red carpet in Cannes this May, which would definitely be the case if one of my clients was going. This woman creates feminine romance like no other. More below. Continue reading

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Dolce Gabbana Floral Heels

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Eyes bugging out right now. Dolce Gabbana floral heels for spring. For winter. Forever.

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What to Wear to an Art Opening

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T Bags cutout oversized jumpsuit, Guiseppe Zanotti heels, YSL clutch and a Vita Fede two tone bracelet. Kenny Scharf is having an opening this Saturday at Honor Fraser gallery in LA. Check out some new work below. Continue reading

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Gucci Fall 2015

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I am totally digging the geek chic boho vibe at Gucci this season. There is nothing wrong with going far into the archives of an iconic brand that everyone else has been ‘inspired by’ for so long, which the new creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, exclaimed with his fall 2015 collection. Continue reading

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Oscars 2015

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This years Oscars ceremony was one of the most inspiring and political shows I have seen. Aside from the fact that Boyhood should have won Best Picture, and Selma was disgracefully missing from every other category, director Alejandro González Iñárritu asked for respect for Mexican immigrants, Patricia Arquette gave a kick ass speech (watch it below) on women’s equality and Common and John Legend performed their winning track from Selma, delivering a powerful message in both their performance and acceptance speech, creatively and politically. CitizenFour won for Best Documentary, and several of the films in this year’s line up were of the indie variety, which is already a coup. The best quote of the night came from Graham Moore, who won for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game, another film that deserved to win so much more, “Stay weird, stay different, and when it’s your turn…” I loved it, as usual it inspired the film chick that lives inside me at all times. But more on that later. There were some swell parties during the week as well, including one of my favorites, for Women in Film. This year’s Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party presented by Continue reading

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Pussy Riot, I Can’t Breathe

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Thank god for these girls. Pussy Riot’s first English language song gets right down to it. Both versions of the video, including the one featuring the protests that took to the streets after the Eric Garner decision, a collaboration with Nick Zinner, Andrew Wyatt, Shahzad Ismailli and Richard Hell, are below. Both are powerful reminders of everything we need to keep paying attention to. Continue reading

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015

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One of the best collections in recent years is Peter Copping’s Nina Ricci pre-Fall 2012 extravaganza of feminine chic. I go back and look at those clothes constantly for lust and inspiration. Though he was originally set to work alongside him, and presumably ease into taking over the legendary ship, the passing of Oscar de la Renta sped up the process. And when Copping was appointed to succeed his brilliance I thought it made perfect sense (still do), considering the impeccable eye and flavor both designers have for making women look gallant but not over the top, sexy but not ‘vulgar’ (though I hate that word because really… what?) and stylish without trying too hard, in a classic way with a modern edge. I really like a lot of the pieces in his first collection for the house; there are touches like the dress above that infuse both visions, and let’s be honest, it all happened quickly, amidst a ton of pressure and these are really big shoes to fill, which will take a minute to perfect. Continue reading

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Last Night’s Parties, Oscars 2015

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Last night LA’s party goers and throwers kicked off the weeklong champagne fest that is the Oscars with events all over town including the Costume Designers Guild Awards sponsored by Lacoste, Art of Elysium’s 8th Annual Pieces of Heaven Art Auction presented by Samsung Galaxy, Bulgari’s Save The Children event at Spago and Vanity Fair and Fiat’s Young Hollywood soiree at No Vacancy in Hollywood. Above, actress Michelle Monaghen at the Costume Designers Guild Awards. Pics from some of the parties below along with the list of winners from CDGAs. Continue reading

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Vanity Fair Campaign Hollywood 2015

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Vanity Fair‘s annual Campaign Hollywood week long series of Oscars related events kicks off tomorrow with their Young Hollywood party at No Vacancy. Sponsors L’Oreal and Chrysler are funding the roster of fun, which continues through the weekend, so expect some of their great beauty products at the events and guests arriving in style in the Chrysler 300. The full list of parties, luncheons and dinners below, with pics from the festivities to come later this week. Continue reading

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