Monday, December 16, 2013

Selfie Sunday 9

Hester: White men's button down, vintage velvet croptop from NiftyThrifty, BLK DNM Mohair Sweater, Acne Suede biker jacket, Zara Gingham pants, Vince horse hair slip ons. 

Lucia: Jenni Kayne mohair sweater and coat, Nina Ricci circle skirt, Valentino Rockstud flats. 

This is one of my favorite outfits. It's a heavily layered mish mash of some of the items I was wearing just before it was officially coat weather. I love the mix of lengths- the undone white shirt tails streaming out from the croptop, and the long mohair sleeves pushing out from the leather jacket. 

While I'm all bundled up Lucia is keeping in light and airy in a mix of winter white textures-Love,love, LOVE! Tres Chic Lucia!     

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gift Guide Part Two: Lucia

Clockwise from top left: Jenni Kayne Penny Sandals, Jonathan Adler Dolls canister, Coqui Coqui perfume, Benedetta Bruzziches CHE bag, Yazbukey x Cire Trudon candle, Alexander Wang Junk Bowl, and Lena Wald leaf earring.

Jenni Kayne Penny Sandals:  These are perfect for the LA winter- a little chilly but still sandal weather. Needless to say, these are a great casual flat. 

Jonathan Adler Dolls canister: Not that this is breaking news, but Jonathan Adler makes great hostess gifts. Hostess gifts can sometimes be formulaic, but this has some great added shock value. 

Coqui Coqui perfume: My friend goes to Tulum every year and stays at the Coqui Coqui hotel. They have an on site perfumer and my friend now carries the scents at her store, VOD Boutique, in Dallas. They supersede every scent I've smelled out there. (CALL 214.754.0644 FOR PURCHASE) 

Benedetta Bruzziches CHE bag: I love this designer. She is the Charlotte Olympia of handbags, as far as I'm concerned. This CHE bag has everything I love- it's loud, it's italian, and it's bright pink. 

Yazbukey x Cire Trudon candle: Another hostess gift with a pop of personality. I love this collaboration. Yazbukey is amazing when it comes to kitsch. 

Alexander Wang Junk Bowl: I LOVE HIS OBJECTS. I would be the happiest person alive if someone showed up to my holiday party baring this gift. **HINT HINT** 

Lena Wald Leaf Earring: So maybe not something to give to your mother, but this would be a great gift for a friend. Or just call it a friendship earring and buy a pair! One for you, one for your besty. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift Guide Part One: Cesar, Creative Director of Jenni Kayne

Clockwise from top left: Fendi Buggies, Hermes ashtrays, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Tom Ford Private Blend Fragrances, flowers from Bloom and PlumeValerie Confections, Royal Coppenhagen dinnerware, and J-Crew camp socks. 

Fendi BuggiesI spotted these little furry friends on the Fendi runway a while ago.  I stopped into the store in Florence and I couldn't leave there with out one.  They are so ridiculous that they make everyone smile when they see them.  It's the perfect companion to any bag!

Hermes ashtraysEveryone loves the promise of that orange box.  These ashtrays won't let anyone down.  They are a perfect catch all for keys, change and mail.  You could also use them to hold your jewels!

A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrackYou know it's Christmas when this movie and or its soundtrack start playing.  I like to have it on when I decorate my tree or wrap presents.  Both the movie and the soundtrack make great stocking stuffers.

Tom Ford Private Blend FragrancesI can't get enough of these.  The packaging is just as fantastic as the scent. These will look great in any bathroom or on any vanity.  My favorites are Rive D'Ambre and Plum Japonais.  You can get one for you and the other for a friend.

Flowers by Bloom and PlumeNot only is Maurice Harris my fabulous friend, he is also a fabulous botanical artist.  His arrangements are turning the floral industry on its ear!  Everything he does is completely original, super decadent, and fantastically beautiful.

Valerie ConfectionsEverything at Valerie is delicious!  I love that they have resuscitated classic cakes from legendary restaurants of a bygone era.  My favorite is the Chasen's Banana Shortcake.

Royal Coppenhagen dinnerwareI always prefer white dinnerware.  However, there is one exception, Royal Copenhagen.  I fell in love with it when a friend served me tea in the most beautiful and delicate cup I had ever seen.  Hers was vintage, but they make something similar.  My favorite pattern is the Blue fluted full lace.

J-Crew camp socksJ-Crew makes the best camp socks!  They are perfect for stepping out or lounging around the house. They come in so many colors that I like to give several pairs when I give them as gifts.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Selfies from sometime ago... 8

I wanted to make this leopard tank feel a little more sporty. Paired with the knit skirt with sides zips and of course black socks and sneaks the tank looks more like a jersey and less like a "going out top" or something Tara Reid might have once worn. The look has a bit of a skater vibe to it. Lucia also went against type by layering the her ruffled floral skirt over a lavender silk shirt dress. It's a little bit like a school uniform with the mix of masculine and feminine. I love both these looks

Hester: Parker Leopard Print Tank, 3.1 Phillip Lim side zip skirt (sample sale) Theory trench, Vince pony hair slides, Hermes cuff.

Lucia: Jenni Kayne Shirtdress, Forever 21 Skirt, Alexander Wang Loafers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Traveling with Lucia: Wedding weekend in DC

Clockwise from top left: Dooney and Bourke bag care of Harper's Bazaar, Isabel Marant sweater, MIH jeans, Opening Ceremony Sweatshirt, Jenni Kayne mules, Acne skirt, and Prada heels. 

In October, I was invited to celebrate the marriage of a good friend to the love of her life in Washington DC. I always have so much fun in DC as it could not be more different than LA… the city has all four seasons to offer, people abide by rules such as "no white after labor day", etc… So, I got to bring out all the best pieces that were going to sit quietly in my closet in LA until it got a bit colder… The "Love Me Tender" sweatshirt by Opening Ceremony definitely got some good stares in the hotel lobby bar, as well as the clunky Prada shoes that made me go from 5'8" to 6'2". My most favorite piece, though, was the gown by Nina Ricci that I wore to the wedding. Such a stunner! All in all, it was a fabulous weekend. Cheers to Sam and Tom! 

Snapped a selfie in the Nina Ricci gown! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Want It All NOW! November Shopping List

Clockwise from the top left: Sophie Bille Brahe pearl bar, Vintage Levi's, Proenza Schouler camo satchel, Barbara Bui Pre-Fall 2013, Barbara Bui creepers, The Reformation denim jacket, DKNY sweatshirt, and Sophie Bille Brahe croissant pearl earring

This November, I'm really just all about a good 90s throwback. After seeing all that will be amazing for Spring 14, the 90s are not going anywhere. Creepers, logos, ripped jeans, and pearls are my plan of attack for November. Thanks to designers such as DKNY x OC, The Reformation, Barbara Bui, Proenza Schouler and Sophie Bille Brahe this is all possible. Plus- I discovered the new vintage denim site that makes finding a good pair of vintage levi's easy ( So, while I patiently wait to check some of these items off my list, I'm going to put on some dope 90s hits and make sure my acrylics are lookin' right

xx Lucia 

Thursday, November 14, 2013