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Category: Misc.

Pardon the Dust…

I’m thinking it’s time for a redesign. Please excuse the funkiness through the transition!

In the meantime… one of my favorite related Gap commercials:

PS — What do you think of the new design? Do you like it?

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StyleMint: JewelMint for T-Shirts Designed by the Olsens, Join Now!

If you’re like me — that is, fashion obsessed but on a budget — any way to save money on your stylish purchases is much appreciated. I’ve talked before about online sample sale sites but here’s another great avenue for helping out your bank account: Online membership sites.

The sites typically try to learn what your style is, either by offering you a quiz or asking you to rate their products. You receive a selection of items at the beginning of every month and have the option to purchase any of them for the site’s lower-than-retail price. If you’re not feeling the items or are low on cash, you can “opt-out” for the month and not be charged anything. Painless!

You might be familiar with ShoeDazzle (endorsed by Kim Kardashian), Just Fabulous (teamed up with Who What Wear) or JewelMint (Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter’s project). Well here’s another one for you, backed by some of fashion’s most-embraced darlings — StyleMint by the Olsens.

Launching July 1, StyleMint is a membership site for T-shirts designed by Mary Kate and Ashley, and I’m completely on board. Blame the California girl in me, but I love a great T-shirt for throwing on over jeans when running to the grocery store or under a blazer with heels for a day at the office, and I can’t wait to see what MK+A have up their sleeves!

You should definitely sign up (and do so here). Get your e-mail in now so you can be part of the launch!

DIY: Who What Wear’s Marni Bracelets

I’ve been obsessed with bright colored accessories this spring, and when I saw Who What Wear and P.S. – I Made This‘s DIY braided Marni bracelets all I could think about is how to get myself to my nearest craft store.

Alas, it was a few weeks before I made it to a Michael’s but I finally did today and am happy to report that the bracelets are super easy and fun to make! I wasn’t exactly sure how I’d be using the ribbon when I bought it but now that I know I’m thinking about trying the bracelets again with slits of fabric or rope.

I also have two more DIY jewelry projects I’m looking to try — a braided hex nut bracelet and a woven chain bracelet. I haven’t been able to find a curb link bracelet in the right size for my wrists (they are tiny) but if I ever do you know what I’ll be spending my weekend doing!

Have you tried any DIY projects recently?

How Many Pairs of Shoes do You Own?


Love this new video from Net-A-Porter that was published with their latest magazine issue, “The New Season Shoe Guide.” The online fashion retailer asked various fashion insiders and celebrities how many pairs of shoes they each own — with results ranging from 25 pairs to the hundreds.

Every woman has something she can’t resist adding to her closet. For some, it’s a constant rotation of handbags, sunglasses or jewelry. For others, its changing up their clothing constantly. And for others… it’s shoes.

Which begs the question… how many pairs do you own?

Who What Wear: LA Event

Guess who got to meet Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr of Who What Wear today? Ah!

My girlfriend Nancy and I attended their book launch held in West LA celebrating their new book, What to Wear, Where, and to showcase their new shoe collection “W3” with Just Fabulous. And indeed it was fabulous!

Katherine and Hillary were both super sweet, and I was pleasantly surprised by how gracious Hillary was when I told her I adore Who What Wear. That, combined with her being a USC alum (which I found out today from reading The Coveteur — see the posts on Hillary and Katherine’s closets here and here) made me love her even more!

Both the girls signed my What to Wear, Where book and my copy of their original book, Who What Wear. What can I say? I’m a long-time fan. You should definitely check out both for helpful styling ideas for any event.

The W3 shoes from their Just Fabulous collection were to die for and I already spotted a couple of pairs I’d like to get my hands on… including the black peep-toe pumps worn by Hillary and Katherine themselves. In particular, I also loved their strappy nude sandal and their cut-out, black leather pump. The shoes will be available March 15, so keep your eyes open because they’re really beautiful.

The event took place in a small boutique called Satine, which was cute and offered a great selection of designer items (I almost died when I saw the python Lanvin flats). Samantha Ronson DJ-ed, drinks were served by Las Palmas, and overall it was a great night. Thanks Who What Wear!

YSL Manifesto available tomorrow in LA for first time

On March 5, for the first time, YSL’s in-house publication Manifesto will be distributed in Los Angeles.

The city will get 2,000 copies of the cult publication, the design house’s eighth installment, which will come in a custom-designed tote bag featuring it-model Arizona Muse.

For an exclusive interview with Stefano Pilati providing a first look at the publication, see The New York Times Style Magazine article here.

And if you want to try to grab a copy in LA, here are the times and locations, as provided by YSL’s Facebook:

10:00am – 11:30am
Abbot Kinney (between Venice and Westminster)
The Westfield Century City Mall
Robertson Boulevard (between Beverly and Burton Way)

10:00am – 11:45am
Main Street Santa Monica (between Rose and Ocean Park)

10:00am – 12:00am
Hollywood Boulevard / Walk of Fame (La Brea and North Las Palmas Way)

12:00pm – 1:30pm
3rd Street Promenade
Venice Boardwalk (between Rose and Ocean Park)
YSL Boutique – Rodeo Drive
Sunset Plaza/Sunset Avenue/The Standard Hotel

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center

1:45pm – 3:15pm
Santa Monica Place Mall

Quote of the Day: Gaia Repossi’s Jewelry Best Worn Naked

A cuff from Gaia Repossi's Zadig & Voltaire jewelry collection (Photo: Zadig & Voltaire)

From Elle.com —

Gaia Repossi, however, has already designed her pieces for the French brand [ Zadig & Voltaire] and the lacy rings and cuffs were subjected to plenty of oohing and aahing.  “This is for the girl in the desert, or [who] travels on road trips,” Repossi said.  “As opposed to my [eponymous] jewelry for a woman who lives in an abstract world.”

The rings, which are her favorite, go best with “black pants and a white t-shirt” though really, she says, nothing beats “just naked.”

Hard to argue with that, I suppose.

Dedication: Online Sample Sale Sites

Being chic isn’t always cheap. Those over-the-knee boots you just had to have? Man, who knew leather was so expensive. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t affordable ways to maintain your stylish wardrobe.

Online sample sale sites are here to help! Gilt, Hautelook, Ruelala, Ideeli and Billion Dollar Babes are all great places to steal designer items for lower prices. Just make sure you get there early when the sale starts… things go fast! So head on over and sign up — your bank account will thank you.