Thursday, November 28, 2013

Looking Forward, Being Thankful

Jean Woods started her second career at 70 working for the Gap and later made
her way across the street to Bloomsbury, a fashion boutique.
Daphne Selfe is the oldest and most beautiful super model at 85 with an enviable resume. She has appeared in Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Italian Vanity Fair, Tatler, The Observer, The Times, and the Independent to name but a few, and been photographed by the likes of Mario Testino, Nick Knight, and David Bailey.

I love Gillian Lynne's defiance of conventional age. At 87, she continues her career in
dance as a choreographer and producer with her own production company.

This Thanksgiving I am looking forward to aging and being thankful for my health to carry me there. Find out why in the video, "Fabulous Fashionistas" about 6 women whose average age is 80. Among them, a youthful shop girl at age 75, the oldest working super model at age 85 and a mini-skirt wearing 87 year old dancer. These women indeed prove that if the personality fits, wear it!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

From the Comfort of Home

I'm always surprised at what I have tucked away in cabinets and boxes beneath the stairs. I collect small items for photo shoots and home decor, things that I am not even aware I have put aside for just the right moment. So when I started searching for my winter transition, I was delighted to see a bevy of vintage finds; several different kinds of antlers, my father's old bible, animal pelts and even an old broken gun. Pow! This years theme came to me, "Hunting Lodge." And all this from the comfort of home. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Today's Adelita Style Selfie

It's been a while. And in that time, I have had much to contemplate. What will be my next move? And who do I look like after all of these years? Some times I think you know better than me. In the short span of a couple of years, things have changed. Self portraits have turned into "selfies". Well, you know me, I'm up for anything. That's why you will always see me. Whether it's on my instagram, my websites, facebook or my tumblr. I'm everywhere, I'm mine, I'm yours. Some times I'm a puppy or a plant. Sometimes I'm a dress or a pant. And, sometimes, I'm just me. Here I am in my Maker's floral jeans and my Jelly tee. What do you think? Would you like to try a couple of my looks out? Well, stay tuned...


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Warby Parker Takes it to the Beach via Ocean Ave

Warby Parker, the eyewear designers with revolutionary style and social-conciousness, are introducing the Ocean Avenue Collection TODAY and they have asked me to tell you about it! This unique collection is "one for the boardwalk truants, amateur spongers, and aspiring beach bums." Count me in...

Each of the 8 optical frames and 14 sunglasses are custom acetate, with dreamy new hues like Sea Glass Blue, Driftwood, Orange Fizz, and Chocolate Soda. Just looking at these juicy colors makes me want to pop open a popsicle and sink my feet in the sand.

So, where did you get your inspiration?
We’ve returned again and again to cult film The Warriors as a source of inspiration. Walter Hill’s grimy 1979 thriller charts the interborough rivalry of New York City gangs as they rumble their way to Coney Island over the course of one long night. It’s a metropolitan spin on The Odyssey—sirens included. 
We wanted to commemorate the similar lawlessness of a bygone summer with a film of our own. When school’s out, responsibility and playing by the rules take a vacation until further notice. Chrissie Miller teamed up with director Cass Bird and stylist Turner to stage a Warby Parker-style beachside scuffle in the form of a dance-off. The setting? Coney Island, of course. “The collection and the film celebrate the fun and mischief of summer in New York, and nothing is more classic summer in the city than escaping to the Coney Island boardwalk and eating Nathan’s with your friends,” co-founder and co-CEO Neil Blumenthal says.
When I look at certain frames in this collection in your video, like the Jaspers in Orange Fizz, why do I feel like I've thrown on my mother's bell-bottoms and a vintage tee from the thrift shop?
“You feel like you’ve stepped into a time warp,” Miller says of the area’s preserved boardwalk, vintage signage, and scream-inducing rides. “We wanted it to feel like it could have been shot in the ‘70s, or it could have been shot yesterday.”

Take a look at this video, released today, go to their website and tell me what your favorite frame is. I'm pretty sure you will see me sporting the Wheeler in Cream Soda this summer… along with a pair of hot pants, of course!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Haas Brothers for Versace Home

In April, Versace teamed up with Nikolas and Simon Haas,  LA-based artists and designers, and launched a new collection of 12 luxury furniture pieces. Presented at Salone del Mobile in Milan, take a look at the Haas Brothers' process in making this stunning homage to Donatella and her brand.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Bring Me a Unicorn!

Sammy, my 12 lb baby brother, has an assortment of toys. This morning he decided to destroy a pink fluffy treat. I know that eating horses seems cruel but when it's mythilogical and stuffed with cotton... Well, maybe just this once. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Never Too Much

Growing up internationally, I remember my mother going out to several Naval events. Her look was always put together but never overdone. Her hair coiffed perfectly into an understated beehive she carried on her the perfect accessories; a matching belt, pastel angora sweater, dainty charm bracelet, grapevine earrings and, of course, a fabulously chic clutch. With the resurgence of 50's style, due to Mad Men obsessed women turned ladies, I think this is the perfect photo to reflect on this Mother's Day. Take a tip from this original fashionista, my mama.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shine On!

Take Frizz-Ease® Hair Serum Original Formula's super slippery hair serum on your next vacation! It's the perfect size, 1.69 fl. oz., for no-hassle security when traveling on a plane. And you won't need much, one pump was plenty for my extra long locks! I applied it before blow-drying my hair for extra shine and a natural look. It's perfect for sunny weather because it blocks UV rays and takes care of frizz when you are in foggy or beachy locations. If your traveling with a sweetheart, I am sure he will love the fruity-floral scent the formula leaves behind.

I took along John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock Leave-On Perfecting Glosser for that extra glamorous hit of polish for after I straightened my hair. It added a finished, sleek look and made my brown hair color richer and more saturated! This gelish-textured glosser has a soft, muted scent that's not too overpowering. Once again, the 2.4 oz. size is perfect for traveling and you won't need much to make a big shine wherever you are!

Get both for the perfect combination in hair care and sexy shine for at home or when you are on the go.

Frizz_Ease® Hair Serum Original Formula
Dimethiconol (smooths and adds shine); seaweed extract (smooths); ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (UV filter)

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John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shine Shock Leave-On Perfecting Glosser
Trimethicone and dimethiconol (shine enhancers)

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Butter Way to Start the Day

It's a grey day in Seattle, but don't let that get you down. Grab your comfiest tank (for me it's my crossback Stylemint in heather) and laquer up your nails with a creamy smooth dove-grey. I love Butter LONDON Billy No Mates! The title may say, "loser" but you definitely won't be with this combo.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter! The Devil Inside

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DIY photo from
Mmmm. Add a little devil to your Easter celebration!
You can get Foodjimoto's recipe here!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I'm Excited About Warby Parker Glasses!

I was in a boutique when I saw this adorable woman with the coolest glasses on. "Sorry, but where did you get those frames?! You look so adorable," I squealed.

"Warby Parker," she giggled, "you can only get them online but they send a bunch to you to try for free, they give a pair to someone in need for every pair you buy AND they were only $95 with the prescription lenses!"

Of course I typed the name into my iphone immediatly! It sounded too good to be true. But two days after I put in my order for 5 free trial glasses, here I am trying them on for you. Everything she said was true, go to their website and see for yourself. The only problem is, which one's do I choose?!

Comment below and help me pick the best Liz Lemon look for my face:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

tierra del fuego

A few months back, photographer Brian Hartman and I did a test shoot with this hot model Tierra. This is one of my favorite shots. I don't know what she was thinking of, must have been LUNCH! We were shooting in a studio right above a pizzeria in Georgetown. Go to my website to get this style for yourself!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gangnam District

What is Gangnam Style? A subversive message about class and wealth based on a neighborhood in the heart of Seoul, Korea. Here's a little peak at the shopper's paradise.

Photos- Reuters

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Mulberry's Under Sea Treats

The release of Mulberry's Spring/Summer 2013 campaign portrays a dreamy world of sugary pastels any mermaid would envy. Photographer Tim Walker shot model Meghan Collison at Copped Hall on the outskirts of London wearing key catwalk looks and bag silhouettes like the Willow, Cecily and Cecily Flower from the latest collection surrounded by a giant coral reef and glossy floating bubbles.