Monday, September 1, 2014

Getting Graphic

Back in January, I chatted with eco friendly tote designer Tara Martin of My Other Bag. I'm excited to share Tara's latest brainchild, Bag Junkies, a "Made in LA" graphic tee line that pays homage to designer bags and the muses that inspire them - brilliant. In addition to having the chicest graphics I've ever seen, the tees are made of special fabrics and washes to ensure that they are vintage soft.

The classic Chanel bag (inspired by the beautiful and elegant Jackie) is my personal favorite. Who is your muse?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Designer Dialogue: Echo + Air

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of previewing Echo + Air's dreamy collection at Curio boutique in Downtown Los Angeles. I also got to meet Jordana Howard, the FIDM trained talent behind the brand who is just as cool and effortless as her designs. Jordana has managed to bring together her Scandinavian heritage, her love for art, mythology and Japanese pattern design into one perfect LA made line. Shop the full collection here and meet Jordana below.

What's the story behind Echo + Air? 
After working commercially for a few years, I decided to take the plunge and start my own line. I have always been a big admirer of conceptual design and I wanted to translate that idea into wearable fashion. My business partner and I both wanted a brand that was based in LA and producing quality garments in the US is also an integral part of our brand philosophy. 

 Favorite item from the current collection? 
 The Florence Skirt in the Matrix Print ( we designed the print in house) 

 Who is the Echo + Air girl? 
 Our girl is a woman. She has a strong sensibility of what she likes and what is functional for her lifestyle. She is both effortless and sophisticated. She appreciates thoughtful design. 
 What celebrity/model/icon do you see wearing Echo + Air? 
Tilda Swinton Grimes Saskia De Brauw Marina Abramovic 

 Favorite spots in LA? 
Huntington Library (pasadena) Eastern Building in DTLA The Pie Hole ( best pie and coffee)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Side View

Fabletics Tank (c/o), Zara Skirt, Lauren Merkin Clutch, Hovey Lee Wrap Bracelet, Sam Edelman Booties

Taking advantage of the last few weeks of Summer in the most summery clothes possible. Now that I'm splitting time with the East Coast, tank tops, short shorts and mini skirts won't be a year-round thing anymore. I love pairing a lace bandeau or black bra with a basic tank that has open sides (like this one from Fabletics). Definitely a look that only works when the weather is warm!

See below for some more open side tanks. Wear them while it's hot!