Thursday, June 28, 2012

Donna Karan

Nordstroms at South Coast Plaza hosted a Donna Karan fashion show and luncheon last week, showing the latest line of one of my favorite American designers.  I've always been a fan of the line, as the pieces often have a timeless quality that can be worn for many seasons.  Donna Karan has been described as a designer that creates clothing to flatter a woman's shape, with clever draping and supple fabrics.  I love how packable and durable they are for travel, and will often have at least one or two Donna Karan pieces with me wherever I go.  It's stylish and classic, without looking forced or contrived.  The layering that was shown in the preFall 2012 line had a youthful energy to it, and couldn't we all use a bit more youthful in all our lives?

Gold was a strong look.

Adore this dress!

Cashmeres perfect for travel

The layers and flow were great new features of this season

I can see myself in this outfit during a typical day of errands

Love this look as well

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Instagram Outfit Posts

My outfit posts on instagram the last several months, as I haven't done any outfit posts on the blog.  I'm just thankful I'm not doing the Friends Chandler smile in any of them...

Haute Hippie dress, Chopard watch, Oscar de la Renta cuff,
Chloe purse, Alexander McQueen skull pumps

Barneys Co Op dress & belt, crocodile purse from Argentina,
Juicy Couture booties, Henri Bendel choker,
hermes cuff, Jessica Grant wrap bracelet

Zara kimono jacket, 575 jeans,
Sergio Rossi snakeskin & wood heels, custom necklace

Brunello Cucinelli feather dress

MaxMara dress & belt

packing for New Orleans

Pearl chandelier in closet

The MJ from Jessica Grant named after me!

Brunello Cucinelli fitting
with Jeffrey Mark of Bravo's Million Dollar Decorators
 and Suzan Paek of Jessica Grant Handbags

MaxAzria runway dress, Sergio Rossi crocdile & snakeskin pumps,
Hermes bracelet scarf, Franck Mueller men's watch

Ever blouse, J Brand jeans, MaxMara ponyhair belt

Lululemon tennis outfit

Fur Gillet

Tiffy bracelet, Henri Bendel chain & tassle,
 Jessica Grant lizard bracelet, Hermes cuff

Rene Caovilla pumps

Italian knit dress, YSL earrings & ring

Day at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach

Seven jeans dress, Longchamp messenger bag,
Jeffrey Campbell Litas, Hermes scarf,

Vince sweater, Michael Kors blouse, Armani slacks & scarf,
Hermes Birkin, Jimmy Choo pumps

Arm Party

Hermes scarf, YSL ring, Vintage 1920's Tiffany's men's watch,
Brian Atwood pumps, Pucci clutch

Jill Sander coat, YSL ponyhair & horn handle purse,
Manolo Blahnik shoes

Young Fabulous & Broke Fringe blouse, Armani scarf,
Hermes Birkin, snakeskin Serio Rossi pumps

JCrew white shirt, Armani scarf, YSL ponyhair shoes,
Vintage gold chain necklace

Oscar de la Renta jacket, Vince shirt, Seven jeans,
Hermes bracelet & charm,
Lizard purse from Argentina, Gucci shoes

Acne dress, MaxMara belt, YSL clutch, Manolo Blahnik shoes

Topshop blouse, Chloe slacks,
Vintage snake necklace, 1960's vintage Saks Fifth Avenue purse

Zara dress, MaxMara coat, Henri Bendel earrings

Topshop blose, Zara red jeans, Hermes belt & wrist scarf

MaxAzria dress, Sergio Rossi pumps, Python gold clutch

Splendid tank top, Saks Fifth Avenue skirt,
various bracelets, Chanel watch

Ori dress, Armani scarf, Chanel ponyhair purse,
House of Harlow booties

Armani jacket, 575 jeans, hermes scarf,
Vintage turtle purse

Kelly Wearstler dress, one of a kind belt,
Ippolita ring, Snakeskin & stingray clutch

Red ombre shirt, Armani scarf,
Christian Louboutin patent leather pumps,
Saks Fifth Avenue ponyhair bracelet

Alexander Wang evening gown, Judith Leiber crocodile clutch

Purple Hermes birkin, scarf, cuffs, Vintage broach

Helmut Lang dress, Vintage gold chain necklace,
Oscar de la Renta cuff, Black Starr & Frost 72 carat diamond!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Oday Shakar at Black Starr & Frost

Oday Shakar, famed local fashion designer, showcased his new line this past weekend at the renowned Black Starr & Frost store in Newport Beach, during an intimate Brunch.  His designs have been seen on numerous celebrities from Sandra Bullock, Kyle Richards, Ke$ha, Camila Alves, Audrina Patridge, Kaley Cuoco, and many more.  He creates one-of-a-kind runway pieces and Gala wear at his Atelier showroom in Costa Mesa.  Neiman Marcus stores also carry his evening collections, as well as his Ready To Wear line.

Oday Shakar and I

Anyone have a spare $150K???
Black Starr & Frost is the oldest jewelry firm in the United States, first opening in 1810.  They gained popularity for adorning royalty, celebrities, and being immortalized by Marilyn Monroe in her song "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend".  The Newport Beach store by the bay showcases stunning jewelry pieces, antiques, and crystal chandeliers at this warm, but posh location.

Ladies enjoyed an intimate Brunch while watching Oday's lovely frocks.  His foray into daywear was well received, although his strengths are definitely his evening wear.  The detailing of the sequin work and low backs on gowns are his trademarks, and are perfectly suited for the red carpet or a black tie affair. 

My favorite gown with exquisite sequin work

The 12th largest clear diamond in the world at 72 carats.
It's valued at over $120 million but selling for $60 million. 50% off sale! Yay!