Monday, March 30, 2009

Adelita Style 101: Styling Erin

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styling 101
step 1 • start with a good photographer
step 2 • goof around with your model to make her comfortable
step 3 • strike a pose
step 4 • flip it up and “say cheese!”

While working on a photo shoot, I decided to drag one of my stylish buddies on set. Erin is a great inspiration to all of us creative gals not only for her fashion flare but for her career path. She is a graphic designer at a leading brand merchandising company where her job entails designing major presentations for high profile clients! For our shoot, she is wearing an adorable GUESS sweater and boots with MEK Sydney Boot Stretch Jeans available at BUCKLE.

Contributors: Kamie Kahlo as stylist, Erin as model, Troy Wilkinson as photographer

Friday, March 27, 2009

Shoes, shoes, shoes!

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$39, gorgeous shoes, no obligation and free stylists' advice? Sign me up! When I saw Kim Kardashian promoting her new business venture on ET, I had to investigate Here's how it works: After taking a quick fashion survey, in a few days shoedazzle's fashion stylist will provide a choice of 5 pairs of shoes. Membership includes one pair of shoes every month for only $39. If you don’t like any of their choices, they'll provide you with new ones. If you still don't like the choices, you can select “Skip this Month” and you won't charged! The only problem I have with this shoe club? Ugh, why didn't I think of it? Well at least you can tell your friends that you heard about it on Adelita Style!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Check Out My New Sneakers!

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$4.98 @ Target! Wow! Xhilaration Shara Splatter Sneakers in White. I got them in store for the bargain price but, it looks like they are full price online- $17.99. Not bad at that price either!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Sorry for the late post today. I was styling at a photoshoot. Since it was on form, I had to be comfy. I chose my favorite little dress from ZETO over my favorite 1969 jeans from THE GAP. (Let 'er rip! I love this look, very bohemian.) The crocheted jacket is vintage and the earrings are TARINA TARANTINO carved lucite and crystal discs in ivory. Lil Star made me this adorable friendship bracelet that I am wearing as a choker.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Look what I got on ebay! This cute little sweater cost next to nothing! (And a lot of shipping. lol.) I am wearing it with my LTB jeans, my favorite pointy, studded REPORT shoes and my jelly roll HELLO KITTY purse. On my wrist are my friendship bracelet from Vanessa and a leather cuff with a cute little crystal button.

Contributors: Thank you Sean for letting me use your portion of the studio!

Monday, March 23, 2009

I Want This!!

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Part of the new Kidrobot by TARINA TARANTINO Collection, this dreamy limited edition extra-long couture necklace is over 42" of hand knotted glass pearls and lucite beads on a satin ribbon, with a 4" tall MUNNY pendant wearing its own Tarina necklace! A true collector's item! You can get this LONG PEARL MUNNY necklace in blue, pink or white. But save your pennies for this one girls, it's a super exclusive item at a super exclusive price $975!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Style Notes from TopShop!

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"With every new season comes a new trend, and that's definitely the case when it comes to Topshop's prints for SS09. Forget itsy bitsy florals or sailor stripes, this week, we can't stop thinking about space invaders!

With bright clashing colours, digitalised and geometric patterns, it's time to get your kit on and enter another galaxy.

Key to the look is wearing contrasting hues and graphics all at once! And even if you've forgotten how to play the arcade video game, in these towering metallic lazer cut platforms you're guaranteed space-age style."


Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Today is all about comfort. I am wearing a SHARON SEGAL tunic/dress over FRANKIE B jeans (no more comfortable jean in my experience) in mechanic wash, a silk JOHNNY WAS scarf around my neck instead of a necklace and cute little TARINA TARANTINO lucite and crystal rose earrings.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Bright and Airy, today I am wearing SUCRE SOIR neon green sleeveless cowl, LUELLA jeans from TARGET, LAURIE WEBBER belt, PETRO ZILLIA cashmere hoodie, TARINA TARANTINO limited edition Barbie necklace and bracelet

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Brand New Bang-Up Work Do

Sean and I are hard at work today at the coffee shop. (Needed a change of location.) But, don't you love my new bangin bangs!! Vanessa (more about her later...) gave me a great haircut last night during my girl party. Had a bunch of lovely girls over for haircuts, waxing and facial peels. It was a regular salon up in the Kahlo residence. How can you make a fun beauty party. Start with talented friends, add some food, a dash of wine or beverage of your choice and some soothing tunes in the background. Tadah! Everyone leaves with a different look!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

No Really! Happy SP Day!

Happy SP Day!!
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Happy St. Patty's Day!

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Sean Watson wanted to shoot me for his SWEET PEAS site and book. Thought this would be appropriate to post for this Saint Patrick's Day. I am wearing a SUCRE SOIR dress/top, TARINA TARANTINO large lucite rose bracelet, and vintage lucite CARA LYNDON earrings.

Contributors: Kamie Kahlo as stylist and model, Sean Watson as photographer

Monday, March 16, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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I am wearing SHARON SEGAL'S killer tiger stripe burnout, my amazing STREETS AHEAD studded belt, LTB skinny jeans, FOREVER 21 fabulous peacock earrings! ($4 girls!!) And in my hand is a cute little teeny stuffed toy I made. Nearly killed me!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mara gave this to me!

hello kitty
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I feel girly!

I feel girly!
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Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Oh my! Where have I been?! Today I am wearing Lil Star's red and black skull and star headband purchased at LILY'S PAMPERING SALON, a fun rag skarf, supercute vest from TARGET, a BURTON long tee that Cherry gave me, jeans and my HARLEY DAVIDSON boots; on my lips, Sweet Jelly in #150 Sugar! from RIMMEL LONDON!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Feeling loverly! Today I am talking to my favorite kitty on my POTTERY BARN teen pink princess phone. I am wearing a SUCRE SOIR in Kiss, LTB Jeans, TARINA TARANTINO crystal and lucite Queen Alice Necklace and crystal and rose lucite bracelet, FOREVER 21 extra large hair clip.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hello Kitty Hearts M•A•C

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Yes, of course Lil Star and I attended the launch party of Hello Kitty Kouture! I am wearing M•A•C's extra exclusive Hello Kitty Kouture Sheer Mystery Powder and Dazzleglass in Dazzlepuss, ERIN FETHERSTON for TARGET Alice in Wonderland dress, HOT TOPIC hot pink and black tutu, SIGAL DEKEL super exclusive platform Mary Janes, Hello Kitty earrings, and TARINA TARANTINO's PinkHead Hello Kitty Pink Ponytail and Skull and Crossbone necklaces. Lil Star is wearing a Hello Kitty t-shirt drawn by Lil Star!

Entourage: Kamie Kahlo stylist, model and graphic design, Sean Watson photographer, Lil Star as model

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Ready to go! Today I am shopping with my MISO PRETTY shopping bag for a photoshoot in my SUCRE SOIR butterfly top in Jade, LTB skinny jeans, snake skin pointy flats that I got from QUEEN ANNE DISPATCH and a NOIR triple drop necklace in purple.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Liz and I at the TeaCup. Some annoying hippy introvert took this picture! Sigh.

On top of a little hill in Seattle, sits a studio with wildflowers growing in it. Not your typical flower, wildflowers are completely unique, the fingerprints of the natural world; each contains it’s own matchless color, shape, size and scent. Elizabeth Power tends to these little lovelies and we wanted to know more.

ADELITA STYLE: Tell us about Wildflowers.

ELIZABETH POWER: I created this workshop for young girls because I believe that journaling is a powerful way to tap into what’s going on inside you. For little girls and older girls writing is a specific way to learn more about themselves. WILDFLOWERS JOURNAL WORKSHOPS are designed for a specific type of self-discovery.

AS: What subjects do you talk about?

EP: We talk about the things most vital to young girls growing up, sexuality, self-esteem issues and body image, but in a safe, enjoyable atmosphere. We handle these very serious issues with humor and fun.

AS: Sounds terrific! What’s an example of what goes on in your fun workshop?

EP: Well one of our journal questions might be, “If you were a certain color, what would you be?” The girls would then carry out their journal entry through art and words.

AS: When you say art, what type of medium would the girls use?

EP: Not only drawing, but scrapbooking, collages, stickers and fabric are used to express their feelings.

AS: How long is a typical workshop? What age range are the girls?

EP: Workshops range anywhere from 2-3 hours with 8-12 girls per workshop with classes for different ranges of ages. They start as young as 8 years old and each workshop is tailored to that specific age range; 4th and 5th graders in one class, middle school girls in another, high school girls have there own class and then of course there are even adult classes.

AS: Really? How would an adult benefit?

EP: Adult women are constantly reinventing themselves, getting to know themselves and hopefully, through the workshops ultimately accepting themselves. My goal is for women, no matter what age, to walk away more enlightened about themselves.

AS: What do you gain from teaching these workshops?

EP: It’s empowering for me! My favorite thing is watching people discover something about themselves and then appreciate their own beauty and celebrate their wild, unique individuality.

Dedication: For Mable, the world will miss your sweetness. You were the true definition of a wildflower...

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Feeling a bit under the weather today so Lil Star has decided to show her outfit?! Today Lil Star is wearing my AMERICAN APPAREL unisex california fleece zip hoodie in asphalt, her cute little stretchy denim-look capris from TARGET and her "fuggs" (fake uggs). Miss Jelly Bean Bambi is wearing a great Burberry-style front pack that her Auntie Ellen sent!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Barbie

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Exactly 50 years ago today on March 9, 1959, Miss Barbie Millicent Roberts, from Willows, Wisconsin, made her way into stores and in our hearts. Today is the 50th birthday of our beloved BARBIE!

I have so many stories about my love affair with the blonde beauty. I still have many of the dolls that I played with in my childhood; Malibu Barbie, Skipper and Francie, Quick Curl Barbie and Midge, even Donny and Marie among many, many more! On the top shelf of my closet rest vintage 60’s and 70’s carrying cases. Inside each container countless evening gowns, swimsuits and casual outfits (some store-bought but, most made by my mother and grandmother) live among tiny little pumps in every color floating between the crevasses of the matching fabric.

Hate her or love her, she sure looks extraordinary after all these years!

Contributors: Lil Star as stylist and model, Kamie Kahlo as photographer

Friday, March 6, 2009

Girl Bands Part 2

Living the dream Lil Star and M start a mini girl band- Tonic 98! Unquestionably Tween, these sweethearts are the perfect end to our Girls' Week. Despite the somber pusses on these kittens, we had a wonderful time shooting this "album cover" Some highlights are Lil Star's Tarina Tarantino Skull and Crystal necklace and M's cute little Target hoodie with rows and rows of hearts. Happy Girls' Week!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Hello Kitty Meets MAC

Every girls dream? Maybe. I'm not just talking about being tickled by numerous Kitty boys, I'm talking about budget! Wouldn't it just be the best to make a mini movie like this? Truly this girl's dream. Meow...

Adelita Style 101: How to Make a Rockstar

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styling 101

step 1 • hit your mark and focus
step 2 • a fan ads that rockstar element
step 3 • strike a pose
step 4 • “say cheese!”
step 5 • add type and rock on!

Contributors: Kamie Kahlo as stylist and model, Sean Watson as photographer

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Girl Bands

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Did South Korean nine-member girl band Girls’ Generation (fans usually refer to the group as SNSD, the acronym of the group's Korean name So Nyeo Shi Dae) just add another singer? The original members include (in order of official announcement) Yoona, Tiffany, Yuri, Hyoyeon, Sooyoung, Seohyun, Taeyeon (the leader), Jessica, and Sunny. Kamie was a natural addition to make SNSD a ten-member girl group! After all with similar backgrounds through acting, DJ-ing, and modeling, wouldn’t Kamie be the perfect fit? Well, not really.

I am definitely NOT the tenth pickup to this adorable group. (There isn’t one.) But, haven’t you ever wished you could be in your own girl band? This is one dream that countless girls share. It has been my “castle in the sky” for decades. (Won’t tell you how many. Too shocking.) When I was 10, my sister and I would put on our own backyard variety shows and invited the neighbors to view our lip-syncing abilities. I would daydream endlessly about appearing on talk and variety shows. I practiced my responses as much as I would practice actually singing.

Today, I still practice, in my head of course, just what I will say when being interrogated on Oprah or Chelsea Lately. I begged my husband to buy me a Fender Hello Kitty Stratocaster guitar for my birthday and I intend on playing it. Sean and I even did this photoshoot to demonstrate that, at least aesthetically; I might just be a good fit. And maybe, just maybe, someday soon you will see me in my own girl band called Adelita.

Sources: Korean Arena Magazine
Contributors: Kamie Kahlo as stylist and model, Sean Watson as photographer

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Girls' Day!!

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The Girls’ Day festival or Hina Matsuri was legally established in 1687. On the third day of the third month a day of purification in the Shinto religion comes from ancient times. In the purification rites, The use of dolls is mentioned in the Tale of Genji, written almost a thousand years ago!

Thomas Hull writes: …the Dolls' Festival (a.k.a. Girls' Festival). This happening originated as a purification ceremony using many folded dolls. "This ritual was performed by breathing on the dolls, rubbing them against one's body to rid oneself of impurities, then throwing the infected dolls into a river to be carried away" (Kenneway, Complete Origami, New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987, p. 82)....

Today, girls and their mothers take out the hina and arrange them on a red cloth which may cover a structure, the hina-dan, with as many as 7 steps, each with its own designated set of hina: the Emperor and Empress at the top, three ladies serving them sake on the next step, then five or even ten musicians, two "guardians" with weapons, and three servants. Girls play hostess to their friends who are "fed" in tiny dish sets.

Lil Star and I celebrate Girls’ Day by honoring all girls, mothers, daughters, their dolls and, yes, their candy! Lil Star took these photos to share our small but, sweet ritual.

Sources: Fascinating Folds - The History of Origami, Judy Shoaf
Contributors: Lil Star photographer and stylist

Monday, March 2, 2009

Girl Power Hot Off the Press: Lindsay Tarpley:

Take a look at Lindsay Tarpley, by the age of 21, she had scored two of the most important goals in U.S. soccer history! The first was a rebound shot in the championship game of the 2002 FIFA U-19 World Championship, giving the USA a dramatic 1-0 Foudy & Tarpley sudden death overtime victory over host Canada and the first-ever world title for youth women. Her second came in the 2004 Olympic gold medal game “off a blast from 25-yards out into the lower left corner for the game’s first score.” She has moved into the top-13 all-time scorers in U.S. history! Now that’s Girl Power!!


Girl' Week at Adelita Style

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March 3rd is Girls' Day in Japan! (More about this tomorrow since it's the "real" kickoff.) So this week is of course, Girl's Week at Adelita Style!! We are starting the week with our power girl, Lil Star. (aka Jelly Stelly) Up till now you have heard of her as a contributor but this is her first appearance. This week is a great week for Lil Star to showcase her many years of experience as a girl and her new experience as a writer and photographer and of course, a model. At 10 years old, Miss Star is Adelita Style's muse and collaborator, a great example to the little girls out there as well as to all of us "older" gals. We look forward to more and more contributions from her as she grows!

Contributors: Kamie Kahlo photographer and stylist for top photo, Sean Watson photographer for bottom photo, Lil Star stylist