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Haute NYE Looks For The Kim (Kardashian), Kate (Moss), Jennifer (Aniston) and Cameron (Diaz) in all of us…or What are Kim, Kate, Jennifer and Cameron wearing on New Year’s Eve?

In Celebrity personal appearences, Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Fashion trends, Hollywood Update, New Years Eve Fashions, Style and fashion trends, Uncategorized on December 29, 2009 at 5:45 am

Who are you going to be for New Year's Eve??

…So like every other new year’s holiday it becomes a battle in your head.

The familiar refrain begins such as

 I -don’t- have- plans- yet…I- am- not sure- what- everyone- else- is doing- yet battle,

the I- don’t like -any- of- the- options- being-presented objection,

then there’s I- hate- new years- but- I- don’t- want- to- stay- home- watching- Kathy Griffin- trying- too- hard-to- be- controversial arguement,

Ms Griffin and Mr Cooper NYE 2008. KG seen here in strategic comtemplation on how she can steal the moment/evening/week from AC thereby extending her fame a few minutes more by employing gratutious controversy and vulgar jokes. Compelling reason enough to leave the house.

and the ever popular I- am- fat- from- all- the- holiday- food- cookies- candy- sprinkles- gingerbread- eggnog- lattes- and- have- no- idea- how- I- will- shoehorn -my- body- into- anything,

and finally my personal favorite the I- hate- new- years- but- I- like- the- clothes- so- I- need- to- build- an- event- around -the- dress- I -need- a- good- excuse- to- buy….

 Familiar?? I for one have uttered each of these statements silently in an obssessive duel between my practical nature that knows better than to expect really cool things to happen surrounding this holiday and my A type personality which in the past has taken matters in hand and has either thrown parties even  Diddy would admire or I have made sure I am off to NY or some foreign country to see what they’re doin for New Year’s Eve…

For the record, come on… we’re women. We re genetically predisposed to overthink and overanticipate this holiday. Ive worked my way through the 12 steps to getting off this holiday addiction… but I confess I still fall off the wagon now and again. This year its Sam Edelman’s SKY HIGH  black suede platform pumps encrusted with black, grey and clear crystals  …Georges V anyone??? Look, I can quit anytime I want…

So… dear friends who are struggling I have a few thoughts on NYE glamour for each of the style icons we have covered in the “Who is your style icon” exercise on this very blog…

Who do you want to be when the big ball drops??!!? Here’s a few ideas to get your glamour girrrrrrrl to come out and play!!

Lil Kim / Big Kim (Kardashian) Styles for “The Bombshell”

Go for the Gold...leggings and gold, 2 big trends that go great together!

The Iconoclast (left) The Bombshell (right) these 2 friends showed upto shop for NYE looks and within 10 minutes it was clear they had found THEIR iconic looks for the evening! Dress and skirt by Laroc. It's hard to see here but the clothing is comprised of metalic pailettes which shimmer and flutter alluringly! Definately a party showstopper!

Kate (Moss) Chloe (Seveigny… enough with the Kardashians pleez!) and SJP.

 Channeling The Iconoclast

a great dress deserves great boots! The high low textural contrast between this shimmering Jenny Han dress and strong leather shoe boots strike just the right note of rebellion...

For the Kate Moss boho sensibilty, apres ski lodge party for 2 or anywhere in the midwest...

Options for The LA Woman…

Studded leggings a boyfriend blazer and plaid...Grunge Moderne....

Metal chain top and Goth leather jacket courtesy Nikki Sixx and Kelly Grey of Royal Underground.

Going to the Key Club Re opening on New Years are you...here's a hott idea that will give you access uhm maybe even all access...Metal Chain Top and Goth Leather Jacket courtesy Nikki Sixx and Kelly Grey of Royal Underground

Lest we forget, Dear Modern Classicist, this holiday is yours! Between all the highly dramatic LBDs, restrained but luxurious use of sequins, paillettes and feathers, my dear, this is a Holly Go Lightly Holiday on parade! Here are but a few examples of moderrn chic that pay serious homage to Grace and Audrey…  

A little David Meister in the evening is a very good thing!

Holly Go Lightly redux by Marc Jacobs. A girly yet ultimately sophisticated sheath and a field if organza rosettes on the sleek but softly tailored skirt. Ladylike refinement for the urban fashionista...

Finally Styles Cool Sister, Ms Casual Chic vis a vis Jenn, Cam and Cindy are the impossible chic epitome of american style. Here’s how it looks when this girl goes out on the town…

Easy, Breezy and Flirty Fun for the Boho Casually Chic Girlie Girl. A sensous Milly LBD! I see shoe boots or the gorgeous flat heeled coach riding boots with this one for a little contrast...

This is a Cameron Diaz style for the quirky but casual girl. This is actually more dramatic and delicate in person. The fact that I am completely distracted and annoyed by the fact that this model’s legs are so long and thin that she has a gap as wide as the Holland Tunnel between her thighs is not helping my mood one bit…the black nets are tacky too… Cindy or Jenn would wear perfectly tanned bare legs, gorgeous pedicure and effortlessly chic sandals as the perfect accessory but then again it’s 70 in so cal right now : )

This is shown as a top but it really shines as a shimmery simple chic shift best worn alone (think Cindy Crawford getting married barefoot on the beach, only different or as a great layering piece under a simply elegant boyfriend jacket or evening coat.

So there you have it , a few moments of sanity for a very tricky holiday. Best advice? (not that you asked) Be comfortable and be very much your gorgeous self ! It’s a long night (life) so you might as well wear what shows you to your best advantage, your personal style and confidence!

For shopping info on these looks and more contact me here…your cyber stylist is at your service and wants the details on your NYE!

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Beauty Tips from Makeup Artist Kabuki

In Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Fashion trends, Style and fashion trends, Uncategorized on December 2, 2009 at 1:21 am

fall 2009

Check this out! Invaluable info for getting that incredibly-glowy-20-y-o-skin with- great blood-red-pouty-lips-and-perfect-smokey-eyes-look! Kabuki is in demand as the go to makeup artist for the top designers’ runway shows. See below how he creates a that “perfect lighting” in any light illusion for the recent Dennis Basso runway show!

Beauty Tips from Makeup Artist Kabuki.

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The Sartorialist Conquers LA: Scott Schuman’s Book Signing Party

In Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Style and fashion trends, Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 at 7:00 am
photo of Scott's booksigning at Collette, Paris

Image of Scott's booksigning at Collette, Paris

Photo courtesy of The Sartorialist

Book Cover. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist


Famed street style photog Scott Schuman, famous, even among fashion’s elite ( Mario Testino contributes a jacket quote that proclaims Scott’s blog as “the place to see and be seen”) named by Time magazine as one of  The Top 100 Design Influencers for chronicling inspiring images daily on his internationally renown blog  The Sartorialist has been making the book-signing rounds from Paris to London to New York to Milan and made his way to Los Angeles, specifically Barney’s and the Beverly Center.  Both events were Thursday, October 22. A Book Signing Party was hosted from 8pm-10pm on the viewswept  rooftop of the Beverly Center at the Terrace Lounge.

Scott Schuman's appearance at Barney's LA earlier on Thursday

Scott Schuman's appearance at Barney's LA, Thursday afternoon

The line started outside the venue at the velvet rope as some of the most stylish people Ive seen in LA in a very long time waited patiently for entre. (Thanks to my spontaneous networking skills and shameless name-dropping I mentioned event producer and trendsetter Susie Vance’s name so as to sail by jealous onlookers and into the big event).

 I thought I’d wandered into midnight at Skybar as waves of sexy remixes courtesy of the dj whose name I was remiss in getting set a sensual, loungy feel and Simon LA provided fabulous food and drink. Large, illuminated, photo displays of some of Scott’s fashion spottings from the book framed the terrace and became photo ops for the party attendees … the effect was California Chic meets New York Glamour.  The Sartorialist book was available briefly at Traffic Men and Traffic Women (the paperback $25, the Bespoke edition $175) in the mall however they sold out in the first hour.

Leigh, Paris photo courtesy of The Sartorialist blog

Leigh, Paris. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

Man of Style, Milan

Man of Style, Milan. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.


Woman in white Paris. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

Woman in white Paris. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

The atmosphere was a mash-up of red carpet exuberance meets clubby overindulgence and posturing mixed with polite restraint by the literary devotees waiting in  orderly silence for their books to be signed. Schuman signed each book and greeted each fan graciously and with great interest.  He mingled briefly due overwhelmingly to the long line of fans waiting for a moment with the maestro. He signed up to the appointed 10pm cutoff after which event security made it obvious the party was over.


Effortless Chic: Man in Florence. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

Effortless Chic: Man in Florence. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

Lauren Hutton @ Calvin Klein. Image courtesy of th enew release The Sartorialist.

Lauren Hutton @ Calvin Klein. Image courtesy of the new release The Sartorialist.


Woman of Style New York. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

Woman of Style New York. Image courtesy of The Sartorialist blog.

I left the event wishing for the opportunity at some point to see Scott in a completely different context. One where he might speak to the process of capturing spontaneous examples of style. I would also love to hear his observations on the fashion industry he left after 15 years in order to reconcile the gap between that industry and ultimately the audience it serves who typically have little in common with 6 ft tall supermodels from Brazil. Until that day, a signed copy of this graceful tribute to the art of fashion and the gift of style will suffice!


Book available at Amazon.com. See the review below, courtesy Amazon.com

Scott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people on the street who looked great. His now famous blog (‘the bellwether American site that turned photo blogging into an art form’ – “New York Times”) was an attempt to showcase the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people – not only those of the fashion industry. The book is a beautiful anthology of Scott’s favorite shots from around the world. They include photographs of well-known fashion figures as well as those shots of the anonymous passerby whose imagination and taste delight the viewer. From the streets of Rio to Beijing, Stockholm to Milan, these are the people who have inspired Scott and in turn, inspired designers and people of all ages, wages and nationalities with an interest in fashion. Intimately designed and created with Scott, the book is a handsome object in its own right, in full color on hand-picked, quality paper. –This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Hello World!

In Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Fashion trends, Uncategorized on August 13, 2009 at 3:22 am
What's new Kate??

What's new Kate??


lookbook 2

...Not much Edie...

Zipper is an ongoing dialog and homage to all that’s new in fashion, culture, real estate, travel, trends and lest we forget, trash too.

Zipper chronicles the connective trail of creative expression that when meshed together, creates a strong and cohesive whole. There is logic and progression to all invention. One can see origins of Valentino and Edie Sedgewick in the most ubiquitous designs of Banana Republic. To paraphrase the venerable Keith Richards ’nothing is really new in music, it’s all been done before dearie…’

To see the future of pop culture trends is to mine inspirations of the past. To seek the best in design from any era and every medium, to appreciate the transformative quality of pure design and invention and to make it modern and accessable…that truly defines the art of living well… and that’s what this ol’ hedonist is all about… dearie!

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In Fashion Blog, Fashion news, Fashion trends on August 5, 2009 at 2:59 am

If you’ve seen the cover of WWD today then you already know: Georgia May Jagger – the youngest daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall – is officially the new face of Hudson Jeans. Yeah.