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June 1st, 2010 No Comments

I LOVE this magazine!

It’s wonderfully pretentious and makes no excuses for appreciating the finest things California has to offer.

Open the magazine and you’re greeted with ads from Cartier and Bulgari, you then flip to party pics of socialites from the oldest money families the state has to offer (and of course a few celebs) decked out in couture, move on to diamond studded accessories and designer clothes, and finish off with lush editorial spreads. What more can a girl ask for?!

Andy and I used to read this mag poolside at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Oh the good ole days….He was so sweet to send it to me as a reminder that the gold coast misses me :)

Get out your pens ladies!

You know I’m a shoe fanatic, but when I read C, my inner lust for baubles and beads rears it’s diva head.

I always find a couples things to add to my wish list. It starts here on page 40 with this Bulgari ceramic ring. Obviously it’s versatility is appealing, and it still has character.

Adding on to the wishlist: David Yurman bangles.

One of these lovely ladies (I think the heart is precious) and you wouldn’t need anything else on your hand…well, the hand of your handsome husband wrapped in yours would be nice!

Seriously though, the simplicity of a bracelet like this means you can wear it with anything, even with a black tie gown. When we dress up, usually we feel like we need to be decked out in bling, but truly less can be more. You would wear this forever, at the very least a thousand times.

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Love the Luu.

May 25th, 2010 No Comments

New Chan Luu in Tootsies! Pearl set is $365, the plain is $295. Not too bad for an accessory you’ll wear constantly.

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Chain me to the wall! – Litter SF

November 24th, 2009 No Comments

Chain me to the wall! – Litter SF

By Brandon Trentham

I love a girl with some edge.  A lady, yes lady, who isn’t afraid to take risks.  At the same time I can appreciate that risky isn’t always versatile.  So in this vein I offer you Litter, a clever line of accessories out of San Fran that allows you to rock out your current look, explore the motorcycle trend, and turn me on.

Litter’s head pieces, ear rings, body and shoe jewelry take your outfit to a whole new level of funky.  Play it safe with the shoe additions or go crazy with an ear cuff.  Fashion is still riding the 80’s wave you know.  Designers like Vivienne Westwood, Ann Demeulemeester, and Zac Posen are all over the chains.

Mackenzie and Rachel run the operation on their own now, but I forsee their designs blowing up!

Be cool before this stuff is drapped all over Lindsey Lohan – check out the line here!

August 4th, 2009 No Comments

They’re baaaaack!

I can’t decide if I’m upset leggings are “in” AGAIN this year for the cold months or not. They’re easy and comfortable so I guess we can’t really complain.

I did, however, think it was comical Bergdorf felt the need to send me an email to alert me to this “new” trend.

So let’s think this through a little. Are we going to stick with what we know or are we so bored with leggings and tights we are finally going to venture outside our comfort zone with a pattern, color, or heaven forbid both?!

You probably have no idea what my intention is with my sarcasm so I’ll explain clearly.

For me, I don’t like patterns, textures, or certain colors (white, yellow, pink, orange in particular).  On other people, these variations look nice, but it’s just not me. I bought a pair of blue houndstooth from Fogel last year and they’ve never seen the light of day.

Besides the basics, what leggings or tights have you found you like on yourself or on another fashionista?

March 27th, 2009 No Comments

I think “Drop Dead Gorgeous” is pretty accurate.

March 27th, 2009 No Comments

Putting it all together at Erica Courtney’s boutique.

March 26th, 2009 No Comments

SPRING BLINGMaraquita Masterson

If you’ve been with my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Maraquita Masterson’s signature jewelry.  So I finally made it into their River Oaks store to see the whole collection in person. ::

I used to think MM was only for women over 40, but if you pair it with a trendy outfit, the large pieces become a statement and the squiggle design of the glass becomes funky instead of frumpy.

Earrings run $250 for silver and $275 for gold for any size.  They’re all handmade so size does not effect price.

Unfortunately you can’t buy them online, but you can see the designs close up on the website.  For questions and purchasing call their Houston store at 713-522-6774 or email them at mdesign1@sbcglobal.net.

March 26th, 2009 No Comments

And I love Maraquita Masterson rings too – they’re like the cherry on top accessory for your ensemble. Julia has the white one in a silver setting. (silver: $250-275)