Sunday, June 30, 2013

Based God

This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing Beyonce perform her Mrs. Carter tour at the BET Experience at the Staples Center in downtown LA.  I have never experienced a large scale concert the way Beyonce tackled it.  It was the most unreal performance.  Her passion in dancing and her beautiful strong voice only paved way to drive her Beyhive crazy. 

Beyonce's costumes for the Mrs. Carter tour were bootylicious. Outfits featured custom designs by Alexander McQueen, Kenzo, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, Ralph and Russo Couture and Dsquared2. Stuart Weitzman worked hand in hand with Beyonce's stylists to design the shoes for the show, which include Swarovski embellished pumps to thigh high combat boots.

If there is a based god we all know its Beyonce.  

"Seduction is much more than beauty.  It's exclusive." -Beyonce

Beyonce in Kenzo
Beyonce in Emilio Pucci
Stunning in Ralph and Russo Couture

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Real vs. Steal: Rockstud Edition

Today I explore other options for the beautiful Rock Stud collection by Valentino.  I know I stare at the shoes each time I go to the store.  The original goes for $695.  If you feel like splurging by all means! You can purchase your very own here.  The steal version can be found at Forever 21 and you can purchase them here for only $24.80.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


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Le Roi Babar

Remember reading the stories of the friendly elephant in the green suit who walked out of the jungle and into the big city?  Last summer, upon visiting Les Arts Decoratifs in Paris, I rekindled the flame with my childhood love, Babar the Elephant.  Jean de Brunhoff's Histoire de Babar: le petit elephant is enjoyed all over the world.  Who doesn't love an elephant in such a swaggy, green suit.  

This summer,  Soulland released their Babar collection based on the adventures of Babar.  This is the first brand licensed to use the old original work by Brunoff himself.  The collection includes cotton shirts, button ups, and even babar shorts.  Originally, the collection is made for men, but it's very obvious that girls, like me, get wet for Babar.  So ladies, help yourselves.  Let us eat cake.      

The collection is sold at Colette, but what's even better is that it's on sale today here at Opening Ceremony.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

White Summer

It's all about white this summer.  Haven't had a chance to ever take OOTD photos, so here is my first entry on my outfit of the day which I will try my best to upkeep.  Yesterday was one of the first days I had a chance to breathe since my arrival back to LA and my busy schedule this summer.  In honor of the nice weather that I wanted to take advantage of I wore this white dress I bought from a vendor in Italy while I was travelling last summer.  You can find a similar one here.  My shoes are recently acquired wood and satin Celine platforms.  They were purchased at Nordstrom.  You can find at any Celine location.  My head band is Urban Renewal.  You can find a similar one here.  My bag was purchased from Anthropologie a few seasons back.  From what I remember it was a handcrafted bag from Peru (unbranded).


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Real vs. Steal: Dolce and Gabbana Rose Resin

This past Autumn/Winter 13 Dolce and Gabbana collection that we all drooled over seems so out of reach for many of us.  Today, I found a shoe at Chinese Laundry that was inspired by Dolce and Gabbana's rose resin sandal from the collection.  If you dont remember the collection featured baroque styles and many details of hand made roses made of resin.  You can get yours today in store only at the fraction of the price of the original shoe.  Happy go lucky!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ancient Greek Sandals

It's officially summer break, meaning you definitely need a new pair of sandals.  My go to this summer are the Ancient Greek Sandals.  Recently featured in magazines such as Grazia.It and as seen on Leandra Medine of ManRepeller, Ancient Greek Sandals capture the essence of the original Greek sandal.  Ancient Greek Sandals based in Athens, Greece collections are all handmade using traditional techniques and soft, beautiful, natural leather.  

This summer I chose to go with the winged-tip metallic gold sandal.  Easy to pair with most any look, Ancient Greek Sandals are the way to go this summer.  

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

News Flash: Isabel Marant for H&M


The announcement of the next H&M collaborations are always like the revealing of a Coachella line-up for us fashion lovers. Early this morning, H&M announced that their next collaboration will be with the Parisian chic queen, Isabel Marant. Previous H&M collaborations include Lagerfeld, McCartney, Lanvin, Versace, Marni, and Margiela. 

For those who are unfamiliar with french label, Isabel Marant's most known collections include silk blouses with Western embroideries, organic fabric tops and cargo jackets with silk embellishments. Let's not forget our obsession with Marant's hidden wedge sneakers and slouchy ankle boots notorious in both Europe and the US. 

Isabel Marant herself sports an everyday youthful look similar to that of Jane Birkin. Her easy jeans and slouchy shirt look however, is still just as fashionable as the classic Parisian look. 

Although, the collections details are unknown we know Marant for her "urban attitude, boho elegance and rock 'n' roll spirit," the collection will include clothing and accessories for women and teenagers, as well as Marant's first-ever collection for men. The collection will be available in 250 stores on November 14, 2013. So girls and boys, set your alarms for the glorious day to come!

Friday, June 7, 2013


Must Have Accessories for both day and night this summer!
Here are some of my favorite picks for jewelry this season.
Real or Steal edition coming up soon!

Mario Testino for Mate pompom necklace, $1080
Iosselliani crystal and chain bracelet, $371
Giuseppe Zanotti gold cuff, $795
Tom Binns crystal necklace, price upon request
Shourouk 'Leitmotiv' necklace, $440
Repossi 'Berb√®re' rose gold ring, $2780
Saint Laurent gold and leather bracelet, $295

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Year Eve

Here's to the music to get me through finals... good luck fellow gauchos.