Friday, November 18, 2011

Cheap & Chic

I know, it's been far too long. I was inspired today by my beautiful friend Wendy Allamby (see blog-she's inspired me before) when I ran into her today at Mystic Journey.  She is an incredible reader and she works with animals as well.  Check Wendy out if you're on the West side of LA.  

I was admiring her beautiful ensemble of a black chiffon drapey mini dress, patterned tights, punk booties and gilded hippie head piece topped off by a giant faux fur yeti jacket.  She looked amazing! I only wish I had taken a picture!

We were talking fashion and she, as usual, complemented me, though I was dressed down today in an L.L. Bean men's sweater, jeans and hush puppies.  Though I did add feather earrings.  I told her that I had dressed a bit more like myself the day before when I went ring shopping with my sis and future brother-in-law.  She wanted a picture of the outfit, so here it is.

Just to prove that it's not hard to dress nicely with very little $, the dress I'm wearing is from Old Navy, but it reminds me of something Michael Kors would do.  

Most days you'll find me in clothes that are recycled or thrifted.  I inevitably get the most compliments on those treasures I have found on the cheap.  You can too!


 Dress: Old Navy, Gladiator sandals: Chloe (from eBay), Jacket: Men's Christian Dior (thrifted), Necklace: vintage/thrifted, Bracelets: Hermes (gift from my dad), bone (thrifted) 2 ethnic woven from Cactus Tree Vintage, bag: Vintage/thrifted

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Versace For H&M

With the recent Missoni madness at Target, I completely missed that Versace is doing a line with H&M debuting November 17th.  I have been thrifting a lot of early 90's Versace inspired pieces lately: mad colors, scarf prints and sexy slip dresses.

I was flipping through my Versace/Avedon book and getting exited by the bold prints, color blocking and the orgy style group shots.  Gianni Versace's collaborations with Richard Avedon go way back to the company's beginnings.  

I remember staring at one ad, in Vogue around 1980 featuring Beverly Johnson, Rosie Vela, Kelly LeBrock, Lisa Taylor and Kim Alexis arms entwined and around a group of gorgeous male models with Brooke Shield's eyebrows, all laughing.  The women wore shiny bikini tops, long open striped print jackets with matching pants; the men were shirtless.  I tried to identify what it was they had, because at 13 years old, I wanted it.

Versace Ads by Avedon:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011



CALYPSO ST BARTH ribbon skirt
$350 -

Miu Miu peep toe bootie
$890 -

Versace gold handbag
$995 -

Tom Binns clear jewelry
£1,575 -

Etro pins jewelry
$710 -

Isabel Marant cuff jewelry
$585 -

Horn jewelry
$505 -

Kenneth Jay Lane beading necklace
€185 -

Yves Saint Laurent floral jewelry
£165 -

Stackable jewelry
$118 -

Vintage looking ring
£37 -