Sheer is Here

Sheer, much like florals, is one of those trends that we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon. Really though, why would it? It’s perfect and effortlessly sexy. It’s the perfect date night look!
 You can do almost anything with it. We’re thinking long, sheer blouse with a lace bralet paired with skinny, un-hemed denim. Or a great, sheer midi skirt lined with something printed and shorter. And we, of course, love Ali’s take on the sheer trend. I also love a good maxi skirt so I decided to put both trends together! Pairing it with a plaid, masculine jacket and shooting inside my home gave this look a bit of an edge. Sheer can often be seen as super feminine and girly, but the way I styled it, I gave it a little something extra. Who doesn’t love mixing outfits up by paring two styles that you wouldn’t think could go together, but there are no rules! I love playing with fashion in this way and you can rock it too! 
 
 
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Blogger: Ali Levine

Photographer: Samantha Annis

 

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I meant to write this blog post around an hour ago, but I accidentally got caught up on my new favorite website. A few nights ago, I was searching the internet for a gal named Madeleine and emailed the founder of The Daily Mark by mistake. My new friend Madeleine sweetly emailed me back saying I had the wrong person and actually found old Madeleine’s email address and sent it to me. 

Of course, I was intrigued as to why this lady was so kind and went and looked at this website of hers and I realized she is completely awesome in every way. 

The Daily Mark is a site for basically everyone who wants to make their life a little better. Discussed on it is short, easy and fun to read articles detailing style, beauty, home, food, and tech. I currently have two Safari pages open, one with WordPress and one with an article on The Daily Mark on how to use the app IFTTT

Even though I ran across this webpage by accident, I can promise you that it will never leave my bookmarks tab.

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In Defense of the Crop Top

The hottest fashion trend right now is the crop top.  It has made its mark on several runways   from Balenciaga and Alice + Olivia and trickled its way down to Topshop and Zara.  Every “it” girl has been seen in one. Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce to name a few.  It has even been a trend in bridal wear and let us not forget the Prada crop top that a pregnant Kerry Washington wore to the 2014 SAG awards.

Most women who are not of super model proportions may not think that this look can work for them. Don’t let the idea of an exposed midriff scare you!  A crop top styled in the right way can be very flattering and stylish.  Here are a few tips.

  1. Pair the crop top with something high waist-ed.  Shorts, skirts, pants and even overalls.  Just a hint of exposed skin is enough.  Too much skin is reminiscent of the crop top trend in the 90′s with belly rings and lower back tattoos.
  2. If you want to accentuate your curves and keep the look sexy; pair the crop top with a pencil skirt.  If you want a more conservative and classic take on the trend, pair it with an aline or flared skirt.
  3. If you are still uncomfortable with showing skin, pair the crop top with a blouse underneath.  Still chic and on trend!.
  4. It is of great importance to make sure that all the items in your crop top look fit well.  A too tight crop top will give anyone the dreaded “muffin top’” even if you are a size 2!  A great fit is the key to looking exceptional.
  5. Decide on what you would like to accentuate on your body and then choose a color, pattern or texture to bring your best trait out.  For example, if you wish to play up your upper half, wear a bright top crop or perhaps a bold pattern.  If you wish to downplay your hips, try a darker pant in a straight or flared leg cut.
  6. Confidence.  You will hear this over and over again.  If you don’t feel great in what you are wearing, you won’t look great.  If this crop top trend is not for you, then don’t wear it.  Like all trends, this too shall pass.

 

 

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Dominique Aimee

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People We Love: Stylist Haley Zoller

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Haley Zoller

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I like to think of myself as a ‘jack of all trades’ in the fashion industry, as I have passion for multiple areas! However, most recently, I have been focusing on editorial styling here in Los Angeles. Majority of my work as been on photo shoots for print magazines, multi-media entertainment groups, international magazines, and celebrity personal styling for red carpet events, award shows, music videos, and various appearances! I have worked on sets such as, British GQ, Just Jared, Ladygunn Magazine, Dolly Magazine, American Idol, Smashbox Cosmetics commercials, as well as personal styling for events, movie premieres, launch parties, etc., including the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, US Weekly parties, Vanity Fair parties, Jimmy Fallon, Carson Daly; just to name a few!

 My most recent project was styling Disney’s Crash & Bernstein actress Oana Gregory for the Nationalist Magazine January 2014 issue. The theme was very ‘LA girl’, rocker-chic, which was a total blast for me considering my own personal style being very similar! I used a lot of leather pieces, with graphic tees, and metal accessories to give this Disney girl the tougher vibe we were going for. I had a lot of fun shooting this feature in and around the streets of Santa Monica, CA. I absolutely loved working with Oana and the Nationalist Magazine team (http://www.nationalistmagazine.com/#!january-2014/c143w) , they were an inspiring group of creative minds. 

As for the future, I plan to continue styling editorial shoots here in LA and get started on some design projects in the works! 

  

Behind the scenes:

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I feel ridiculously cliche by posting a blog entry about nail polish. Don’t you all feel that every article you read as of lately is about nail wraps? Part of me feels like I’m in 2004 when I had acrylic nails with designs on them but part of me still secretly loves it? Usually by the time I decide whether or not I can appreciate a trend, it’s on the way out anyway.

So in the mean time, I will stick to my “manicures” which are actually just me sitting in my bed painting my nails a solid color and calling it a day. Of course, I have a wide range of bright oddly colored polishes that I thought were a good idea at some point or another – but the majority of my tiny somewhat toxic paint pots are grey, silver, charcoal, and black (I know, my personality is so crazy). However, around a week ago, I was in Ulta and they had polishes buy two get one free. I got 9. Don’t judge me. One of the colors though was a new hue for me – black with a tiny tinge of metallic-y glitter. Shocking!

I just finished up my DIY manicure and decided against posting a photo of my less than perfectly shaped nail beds, so I included the picture from the Ulta website.

The color name is Little Black Dress and it’s only $6!

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Updates Including some Magazine Stuff

Just a few days ago, I received a notification on my WordPress iPhone app letting me know that I have reached a milestone on number of blog followers! I really do feel blessed that you all think I’m at least somewhat interesting and enjoy (hopefully) reading my thoughts!

Some of you who follow my social networks more closely may know that I’m working as the PR girl for KEEL MAGAZINE. I have started up a blog for the magazine that you should all absolutely follow. Because of this, you may see some repeated posts. I will be dedicating a bit of time researching the latest fashion stories for the KEEL blog and social networks. After I write for them, I may post the same post on this blog as well. Don’t worry – I’m only going to double post the things I feel my readers will be interested in! 

I believe I’m going to begin posting a few shots from photoshoots I have styled and perhaps some behind the scenes shots as well! My job is a ton of fun and I want everyone who works in other fields to be able to live vicariously through my posts!

If you are interested in staying in touch with me in other outlets, I would absolutely LOVE it. I’m going to post links below.

Personal Styling Website

KEEL MAGAZINE Blog

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

 

 

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Fancy Flying?

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I have sat with my fingertips poised on the keyboard of my computer for around three minutes now and still cannot find the words to adequately describe this gift from the fantasy section of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. For $150,000, you can own this unique Bespoke Global Falconry Companion. Don’t worry though, $1,500 will be donated to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation. The description on the NM website is as follows:

“A prime locale has been found, and you and your fellow hunters set up camp. Gazing upon your portable case and matching custom trunk, you marvel at the 20-karat gold-plated perch, hand-carved stands, leather perch scale, and hand-sewn glove, anklet, and exotic-skin hoods by Ken Hooke, the world’s preeminent falconry hood maker. A day in the countryside has never been so luxuriously appointed! Next, the furniture: Chatwin chairs and a foldout table by Richard Wrightman, the foremost designer of bespoke campaign furniture (the King of Jordan is a client). You unfold the beautiful, handmade backgammon board from Alexandra Llewellyn, pour yourself a drink from one of the lead crystal decanters, and select the cigar you’ll enjoy, using your matching cigar cutter by David Linley. The birds are ready, and your gauntlet is in place. Time to hunt!”

I’m not the best at giving gifts, but I can’t imagine this Falcon will be on my list of things to buy.

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