Spring Lookbook 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Maje for spring

Maje is one of my favorite lines. I am obsessed. It is dripping with French style. Here are some great looks. Note: Maje is not cheap, but almost always you get what you pay for--gorgeous cuts, buttery soft, quality material--worth the $$$. Start stashing now. Maje is at the upper level of the Santa Monica Bloomingdales: Here are some faves from the Spring/Summer lookbook:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pre-Fall 2013: And so it begins!

I know this seems crazy, but Fall fashion is already happening. Now is when I start looking for the colors and patterns to hunt for for clients. There are some great looks coming your way. It is good to check this out now (even though there is not yet a trace of spring in the air (except in LA where it is going to be 79 today!) to see what you can keep from spring/summer and from last fall. Some recurring themes--graphic stripes and prints, lace detail, peplum, faux furry-coats, longer length coats and skirts, poppy, python, houndstooth, bright yellow, winter white,  royal blue, and booties. These themes are what I am looking for in all price ranges for various budgets. Here are some of my favorites via Harper's Bazaar Pre-Fall:

Stella McCartney

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Nina Ricci


Cedric Charlier 









Christian Dior





Oscar De La Renta

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day and some sales...

The morning began with heart shaped pancakes that were supposed to look like the ones below. They actually ended up looking like Yoda's head, which was just fine with my boys. I'll spare you the photos of those suckers. The ones below are super cute! Happy Valentine's Day!!! xoxo 

The heart attack:

Cookies from K's Bakery in Pacific Palisades:

Meanwhile while the kids were at school...stumbled upon these at  Gap Kids for 40% off. Super cute.

Floral printed skinny jeansFloral printed skinny jeansFloral printed skinny jeans
Gap Floral printed skinny jeans

And at J Crew (things finally costing what they should have cost in the first place... Extra 30% off:

Classic cap toe ballet flatsCollection Everly calf hair pumps
Classic patent ballet flatsCollection classic Liberty floral ballet flats
Clockwise from top left:
Classic cap toe ballet Flat (1/2 size smaller)
Calf hair pump
Collection Liberty floral ballet flats
Classic patent ballet flat (go 1/2 size smaller)

Liberty pajama set in Lord PaisleyLiberty pajama set in Lord Paisley
Liberty pajama set 

Preppy with an edge

One of the things that clients often ask me for is to give them a little edge.  Many of my clients are lovely women, many of whom have small children. Mom's really want to avoid looking frumpy and or too cutesy. If I dress too cutesy I look like a Southern debutante (I sort of am this at heart so I try to add edge to my wardrobe). I want my clients to be described as sophisticated and stylish. Preppy with an edge! Here are some items to give every mama a little edge:

1.  A great cuff:
Balenciaga Arena Giant Gold Double Tour Bracelet

2.  A great black jacket:

Charade Blazer
Madewell Charade Blazer

3.  booties

The Zipcode Boot
Madewell the zipcode bootie

4.  patterned chambray shirt

Current/Elliott 'The Perfect' Denim Shirt
Current Elliot the perfect shirt 

5. interesting bag

Alexander Wang 'Rocco' Leather SatchelAlexander Wang 'Rocco' Leather SatchelAlexander Wang 'Rocco' Leather Satchel
Alexander Wang Rocco leather satchel

6. Black cigarette jeans
Joes black jeans

7. patterned pumps:

Collection Etta calf hair pumps
J Crew Collection Etta Calf Hair pumps

8. Sunglasses: 

Original Wayfarer In BlackNumber One Crazy TortG11 Fog GreyLeonard 2 in Havana

1. Ray Ban Wayfarer in black sunglasses
2. Karen Walker Number one Crazy tort sunglasses
3. G11 Fog grey glasses
4. Illesteva Leonard 2 Havana glasses

Me on the way to work this morning in the Current Elliot Slouchy stiletto--I think these jeans have some edge too.