Im trying something new this season. I find fall/winter to be a difficult season for me to dress. I live in LA where we have plenty of sunshine and not many chances to wear typical seasonal wear including warm coats. I will be, what I call, closet shopping. Going into the depths of my closet to find items I have not worn in a while and shopping for new items that I can add to my everyday looks.
I love a classic vintage look with lots of color. In the cooler seasons, my look completely changes. Here, I still have a classic inspired look. Sandals are ok to wear in the fall in LA. My top is a wool minidress paired with a vintage circle skirt. I brightened up this ensemble with a new giant purple necklace. I am loving this new necklace, as it's going to be a staple throughout the holidays. Now if I only had a colorful simple knit dress. Pants is a whole other story that does not work for me at the moment.
I have started a lookbook to get inspired and feedback on what others think. Click on the link above to check out what Iv'e come up with . Feel free to leave a comment or suggestions.
Diwali is a beautiful time of year. We light our lanterns to dispel the darkness of our ignorance. The light shows us our journey through life. We clean our homes, accounts, everything around us including our hearts. This is the festival of lights for the new year.
I remember going down to Artesia, CA for the celebration. A section of Pioneer Blvd is closed off with jewelry, clothing, and food vendors. What more can you ask for but good food, good shopping, and good music. Our favorite vegetarian spot to eat at is Udupi Palace. Oh do I love their simple masala dosa. This is a family friendly festival where everyone is in good spirits.
I'm in the zone. It's been a long time since feeling this inspired. I attended the Avalon Ball this past weekend and had a grand time. When I got back to work, the salon had received a ton of upcoming hair events. I'm particular about which of these shows to go to, however, the 2012 Davines show seems fun. I checked out some of the photos from this past years' event, and wow! I'm truly inspired.
I've had every style you can possibly imagine. Super long (to the knees) to shaved. Bobbed, pixie cut, spiked, mohawked, shaved one side, shaved two sides, shaved all around, dread extensions, braid extensions, braid and dread extensions together, bangs, no bangs, betty bangs, the no bang bang, angled bangs, every shaped bangs, and don't get me started on colors. It has been done already. Even colors without a proper name.
I've been growing my hair with a similar color pattern for the past 10 years. And lately, I've been sporting this cool, long version, a symmetrical cut.
My new challenge is to combine long and short hairstyles.
The photo above is of me today. Nothing special. It was a bit windy. I will be documenting these fun changes. Starting tomorrow...Stay tuned!
An evening of vintage gambling.
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Casino Moderne is the lastest fundraising event held at the Historical Los Angeles Athletic Club. Yet, another night of stepping back in time. Admission is good for entry, hors d'oeuvres, gambling chips, and if interested, a discounted room in the newly renovated rooms of the hotel.
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This is my latest pair of plugs for myself! Wood combined with irridescent blue crystals and turquoise swarovski crystlas.
These mother of pearl with red crystals are not my latest...but one of my festiv favorites!
What a big Pin Up weekend. Sturday 1/23/10 turning little lovlies into Pin Ups. This was a first time event of its kind for playclothes and it good bookesd up quick! They girls got to do photoshoot to keep for themselves or as a Valentine surprise for that special someone. The whole store was 15% off for the day. It was any girls dream. Doing a photoshoot in a GIANT vintage closet. Every prop imaginable was at their fingertips. Make up was done by Besame Cosmetics, Hair by me Sandra D, and Photography by Julia. Photos to come soon!
On Sunday 1/24/10...more Pin Up. A day spent at the Historic Warner Grad Theatre in San Pedro. What a grand theatre it is! If you did not make it, you missed a good one. This was a 100 minute fashion show modeling original garments worn by great hollywood actresses like Bettie Davis and Norma Sheaer just to name a couple. Each model had such elegance and charisma gliding across the stage channeling old hollywood. The photo below is a quick shot just before curtain call of me and one of the models Tiba.
Here is a little write up:
and some photos:
and more on the event:
be sure the clock buzzscene at end of article for more pictures! What fun!
I will be styling a vintage fashion show put on by Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA). Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 7pm.
I have styled this vintage fashion show before and it is not to be missed! This is a very unique fashion show where you will see authentic peices from the 1920s thru the 1950s.
Held at the historic art deco
Warner Grand Theatre 478 W. 6th Street San Pedro
Here are some photos of the show-
Be sure to check out above..."Pin Up Weekend" for more pictures and articles on the show.