Monday, August 31, 2009

Ask Adelita: White Idea

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Dear Adelita Style:

For some reason I am very in tune to white at the moment. I understand that it symbolizes clarity. But am I shunned from wearing it after Labor Day?

EQ- Seattle, WA

Dear EQ:

I say bring that stale tradition to it’s knees! Wearing white in the summer has long been a practice but why turn summer’s light clarity into winter’s forbidden pleasure? White spins into glamour, opulence and sparkle in the fall and winter. Take a look at these bright fashions from major players’ Fall/Winter 2009 collections. Which do you think is more daring, breaking convention or listening to the likes of DEREK LAM, D-SQUARED, FREJA BEHA ERICHSEN, GIVENCHY, MARC JACOBS, MUI MUI, or TAG? EQ, after this Labor Day put your white ON not out!

Friday, August 28, 2009

I Want This!

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I want these chairs! If it's good enough for BARBIE, it's good enough for me. I can only dream of sitting in these fabulous corseted, tutu-ed, Barbie covered slipper chairs with my TARINA TARANTINO BARBIE jewelry on. I can only envision myself combing my original Malibu Barbie's straightened locks, carefully pulling down her purple tinted sunglasses over her dreamy blue eyes. Ahhh, what a delightful fantasy. Or is it? There aren't many things that would make me want to go to Las Vegas but knowing that the Malibu Barbie Dream house furniture from Jonathan Adler's tribute for Barbie's 50th Birthday is just sitting there in a suite at the PALMS CASINO RESORT in Las Vegas is enough to make me want to book a VIRGIN ticket this moment! Dana, pack your pink pumps and lets jet!

inspiration: MATERIAL GIRLS

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today's Adelita Style Outfit

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Now remember that I am in Leavenworth, I just got out of the pool minutes ago and wandered into this darling shop called, "MAPEL" and how sweet it is! I am in love with this adorable dress with the split detail, dainty flutter sleeves and butter soft cotton/silk fabric from MELANIE RENEE DESIGN. This cute little dress called Juniper is only $136! And you can only find it at exclusive boutiques like MAPEL. Check out their site or make a special trip to this fraulein's haven in the mountains!

Monday, August 24, 2009

And So On...

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I heard this quote on the radio this morning from Eduardo Galeano, "Sometimes I am optimistic at noon, and then at 3 o'clock I am absolutely down on the floor. Later I recover, and then I fall again and so on." Galeano was talking about what happens to us everyday. Something is given, something is taken. Either way, you have to accept it as one thing leads to another. I awoke dreamy, I put on my layered bright white cotton gauze dress from TARGET with optimism. At 3 o’clock I looked down and saw the spot; Put on something else and that lead to a walk with Erika. Every day I will get and I will sacrifice. Knowing this helps just a little.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Moving Inspiration; Same Song, Second Verse, Korean Accent, Little Bit Worse

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How far is Sunriver? While technically it is 346 miles from Seattle, it might as well be a million miles from me because I CAN'T GO! Again! Every year this happens. I plan on attending D's little family outing and I have a job interview, or a photoshoot or, this year, the day before our departure we find out that no dogs are allowed. My little Maltese does not feel good about our move. If I am not with him, D says Snoopy stands in the bathroom of the house and howls till his little throat gets soar. I can't leave him or little Jelly Bean. I had to call my mommy and tell her that I wasn't coming by on the way to the resort. She sounded sad; she had to put away her Korean Bulgogi and special fish she was going to make for our dinner. I told her that I was missing daddy and she sounded concerned. "Oh I know," she said, "I missa heem too. Don't worry too muchie. You too skinny!" Truth be told, I really am a mess and I wish D and Lil Star would stay home but, I told them to go. Thank goodness none of them read my blog!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Birthday Betsey Part Deux

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Oh what fun it is to shop and shine! Here's the compilation "tape" of Betsey's B-day bash: We arrived as predicted, here I am in my Betsey dress and with me the beautiful food blog writer RACHEL ADAMS and of course, the incomparable SEAN WATSON photobabe! TANYA HARRIS (Saucy Sales Associate in photo #4) greeted us in her darling yellow prom dress while THERA LUCE (Marvelous Manager in photo #2) offered us special TROPHY cupcakes and refreshing wine. ESHA belly danced for us as we perused through the racks and fabulous sparkling jewelry cases. And that's when I fell in love with my special necklace that I posted a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for the fabulous time BETSEY girls!!

Entourage: Kamie Kahlo stylist, model and graphic design, Sean Watson photographer, Rachel Adams, Tanya and Thera as super models, Esha as Belly Dancer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Moving Inspiration

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I have mixed feelings. I am moving out of my gorgeous townhouse and back into my darling little 50's rambler office and all. When you move from one place to another, you leave behind memories and begin new ones. There will be several posts for this. But for this one, Jelly and I were going through this year's collection of magazines and I pulled all of these ads for inspiration. I used to keep ALL of my fashion magazines. In fact when D and I met my headboard was constructed from stacks and stacks of magazines like VOGUE, HARPER'S BAZAAR, W and WOMEN'S WEAR DAILY. Of course the first move we made, he wasn't packing the several tons that I had collected. So, now every year I sit down with my puppies and pull sheets then I recycle the rest. One year, I had accumulated so many I was actually able to sell them. Made about $50!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Vocabulary Lessons

Buyer's Remorse is often related with the purchase of costly items some may consider superfluous but it may also stem from a sense of not wishing to be "wrong". In addition it is not always about the expense, often it is attributed to vulgar purchases. You know, you “thought” it was a good idea at the time. Like this wedding dress; I'm sorry but this is just a NO!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Kickin back in a KITSON vintage Pink Floyd tee, HORN jeans, STREETS AHEAD belt and, oh yeah!, my killer BETSEY JOHNSON necklace with tons of everything I love: adorable pink teddy bear, ruffled dress, sweet kitty cat, hot pumps, sexy corset, frilly panties, black leather bows and chains, lots and lots of chains!!! Have a great weekend! Mah!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tautou You, Coco!

Coco Avant Chanel came out the end of July in the U.K. and Coco Before Chanel is hitting U.S. theatres mid-September. In the story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world, Audrey Tautou plays Coco. Anne Fontaine, the director says she cast Audrey as Coco because she looks exactly like Coco in her youth. In this clip Audrey talks about the fashion icon: "She wanted to be free. And it starts by free herself in the movement — by get rid of the corset and, you know, having the possibility to feel comfortable and have practical clothes, but which highlight woman personality instead of making them only a decoration, object.”

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Love is Never Camouflaged

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Just so you know, I can hardly look at this photo. And sometimes we all need a reprieve from fashion to take a look at life. CJ has to go and his little one will miss him dearly. The wife that he leaves behind, P, was kind enough to let me post this shot. I am grateful to know this man for over half of my life. He gives so much and his family sacrifices. But he can look at this photo everyday and know that he has so much waiting for him, his family is proud of his courage and that love is never camouflaged.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait

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Mixing prints can be difficult but once you get a good theme going, it's lots of fun. Today I paired my purrrfect FOREVER21 sweater with a roaring wild SHARON SEGAL super soft tee and my biting PAZZO snakeskin flats from QUEEN ANNE DISPATCH. Voila!! Kamiflage!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Birthday Betsey

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Hey girls! Just got a call from BETSEY JOHNSON in Seattle. August 5th is Betsey's birthday and you all are invited to celebrate! Discounts throughout the store and giveaway scheduled from 5pm to 7pm at 1429 5th Ave. So grab your crinoline skirts and meet me at the party! I will be the one wearing the black satin t-shirt mini with "Betsey" stitched in crystal on it.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

From Inspiration to Translation: Antoinette

Just in case you forgot what we were all about, click on this image for a closer look! Old and new, romance and cuteness. I was inspired by Marie Antoinette. So for this shot, I styled our model Rainbow in a borrowed layercake dress, surrounded her with several beautiful antiques assembled from Lisa's "s**t sprawl" (her words, not mine.) Then I finished it all up with a beautiful TARINA TARANTINO Barbie necklace.

Contributors: Sean Watson as photographer, Rainbow as model, and Kamie Kahlo as hair, makeup, wardrobe and prop stylist and art director and graphic designer.