Once When I Was first living in NYC it took me a few years to get the hang of cold weather dressing. I come from the tropical land of South Florida where 60 degrees is considered biting. Now here I am in sunny California for my first winter and I have gone soft already. I keep hearing how this is an unusually nippy season for LA but I believe it may be me and my thin blood. What I do love is that wearing white is acceptable year round. This Maje dress is my one piece of white clothing and I am such a klutz it terrifies me to wear it. But it is my personal fashion challenge to wear more white now that I am not schlepping on the subway and sloshing through sidewalk puddles.
White dresses, winter edition: Leather or Lace.
I’m wearing a TopShop coat and you might like this one.
I prefer the slimmer sneaker wedge that Puma came out with before the trend hit but here is a current style.
Never enough patterned tights. I call these my Low End Theory pair because they look like Tribe’s classic album cover.
Once When I Was just a little girl I was way into magic and witches. Growing up I loved any characters that could cast spells from Fantasia to the Brothers Grimm, I ate it up. On top of all the fairy tales and cartoons I was raised in a house that always had music blasting and from an early age I was mesmerized by Stevie Nicks. I definitely feel like I am returning to my fashion roots in LA. I find myself wearing things I have had in my closet for ages in a much more romantic way.
I have on a lot of thrift store scores in this look. But if you click my links it leads you to a similar item.
Fringed tee shirt.
Gorgeous necklaces c/o Alexis Bittar and Species by the Thousands.
I love the excitement in the city on Fashion Night Out. I always bounce around downtown to a bunch of different places, drinking in shops and on the street while randomly running into friends. I am definitely sad to be missing out this season. If there was one event I know I would have loved to go to it would be this.
Alexis Bittar x Karaoke and Cocktails!! Sounds like the perfect evening to me. Please someone go tomorrow night and sing a song for me. I am sure it will be Absolutely Fabulous.
Project Show: Jewelry Round Up
I love sparkly things. It’s the magpie in me. Do I get it from my Nana Kitty who worked in a jewelry shop when I was growing up? Or maybe it was the first home we had in Venice Beach had a room I called the rainbow crystal room. It was a sun-room my Mom filled with plants and flowers and she hung all different shapes and sizes of vintage chandelier crystals from fishing wire so when the sun streamed in there were rainbow prisms everywhere. I experienced my first earthquake in there and the light and colors flying everywhere was so amazing that when the room stopped shaking I immediately screamed “do it again!”.
I post a lot about Alexis Bittar because he is the most Ab-Fab glamorous costume jewelry designer so when I spotted his booth I had to stop revisit his baubles. You can see why in the photos above.
A brand new designer I discovered is Kate Cummings. Her grandma was an estate collector and has a motherload of vintage Chanel. She has rings and necklaces reconstructed from buttons and pins as well as vintage rings like these. As soon as her line 8185 Vintage hits the market I will post on where to buy so you can scoop yours up before they are all gone.
If you saw my posts on my engagement ring then you already know how infatuated I am with Anna Sheffield and her BingBang collection. Here are a couple of pieces I can’t wait to get my paws on. The anchor ring and custom ID bracelets are the bees knees.
Chris Habana has been designing rock-n-roll pieces for years. I have featured him many times in Antenna magazine. It was nice to see the bad ass new collection called My Enemy by Chris Habana that consists of rope, wire and bone cuffs with claw pendents for equal measure. This will be the perfect antidote when you need to wear some armor.
Another new find was Dream Collective by Kathryn Bentley. I pretty much fell in love with these colorful layered necklaces of record beads. On top of all the killer handmade jewelry she has a dreamy tumblr too. Swoon!
I always like to check out Bernard James when I hit #ProjectShowNYLV to see what he is obsessing over. Clearly this season it is Native American inspired. This is a mens collection that any girl would steal from her man.
Hope you enjoyed my picks and be sure to click the links to find more on all the designers above.
You know how much I love Alexis Bittar jewelry. Well here is just another reason to love the man. Latest campaign features the dynamic duo of ABFAB. Sneak peek video!