Best dressed at The Emmy’s

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Julie Bowen
Kate Mara
Kiernan Shipka
Aubrey Plaza
Photos borrowed from “The Hollywood Reporter”

If I was at the Emmy’s you would see me in any of the above dresses. These girls and their stylists really nailed it!

In order are my top 5 picks: 

#1 Rose Byrne was wearing a refreshing two piece pale pink number by Calvin Klein, with pretty minimal accessories this look is simple yet elegant for a day time award show.
(Claps for you Rose)!!

#2 Julie Bowen from the show, “Modern Family” was dressed in a stunning layered dress by Zac Posen and adding that gold clutch really takes it on home!

#3 Kate Mara from TV show, “House Of Cards” is in a gorgeous white embroidered long sleeve dress with a high slit by J. Mendel paired with no other but my favorite shoe designer, Charlotte Olympia, which adds even more sex appeal to this virgin-esque dress.

#4 Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men was wearing this playful floral dress by Delpozo with a EF Collection ring, and a thin strappy gold sandal. This dress is a femme dream!

#5 Aubrey Plaza from Parks & Recreations was dressed in a long-sleeve gown by Marios Schwab Gown. I love all the intricate detail from the flower petals to the what looks to be like bra suspenders, paired with her box clutch,is a perfect combo.

Trends I’m seeing for the upcoming seasons; A low pony tail and short hair, feel free to trim or cut those locks girls! In the makeup department; neutral smoky eyes and light/neutral luscious lips.

What were your favorite looks?

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Aviator Nation

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I don’t know about you, but when I go shopping I am all about the ambiance and the vibes of the store. When I walked into Aviator Nation on Abbot Kinney, I was immediately greeted by happy and relaxed employees as well as Michael Jackson spinning on the record player in the background. You truly feel like you’re at home, or at least at your local hangout spot when inside of the store. Paige Mycoskie, the founder and designer of Aviator Nation was more than welcoming as were her two adorable doggies. Sitting on the couch with her in the backyard of her store, I got to find out the back story behind her brand and also discuss with her our mutual love for animals and Cetaceans and adventures to Hawaii. She is so down to Earth and has created fashionable women’s and men’s sweats, tanks, flip flops and much more, that I myself may start to live in day to day. If you’re a surfer or skater I am probably not telling you anything new but to my other friends, this is the perfect beach town gear, as well as travel wear, so soft and cozy!

Q&A with Paige Mycoskie (Founder/Designer of Aviator Nation):

How Old were you when you started designing?
“I started drawing as soon as I could hold a crayon. I was sewing at age 3.”

Where are you originally from?
“I was born in Arlington, Texas and that is where I grew up. I moved to California in 2001 and have been here ever since.”

How was the process of trying to launch your very own line?
“Launching my own line was not easy and it’s still not easy. Since I started in 2006 I have put out thirty-six collections, including roughly 250 new styles. It’s a lot of designing on top of just running the business itself. I love every minute and you’ll never hear me complain but it takes a lot of hard work to keep it all going. I know that in order to keep my brand desirable I have to put out new designs every few months. Lucky for me, I have a lot of ideas ;). Another one of the major struggles I experienced in the early days and still experience on occasion is wholesale buyers that don’t pay. It’s sad but a lot of stores simply don’t pay for their orders. The stores buying, know you are small and you can’t afford to fight them so they take the clothes and tell you they will pay in thirty days and sometimes you never see the money. This happens A LOT and there is nothing a brand/designer can do about it except try to file a lawsuit which would end up costing thousands.  When this first happened to me I simply didn’t understand how a store could take my clothes, sell them and not pay me but I soon realized this happens all the time.  I deal with this now by choosing who I sell to very carefully.  I keep it simple and only work with people I can trust.

Where do you see Aviator Nation a few years from now?
“I would love to have a couple more Aviator Nation stores if I find the right locations for them. I only want to open stores in really special areas. Other than that I just want to continue to design great gear for my wonderfully loyal fans. I have som cool merchandise in developement right now, like swimwear and board shorts and the new collection coming out for the holidays this year is going to be super, rad!” 

Is there one really popular item in the store, style/color? X
“That’s tough because we have a lot of favorites but if I had to choose one I would probably say the ‘Sunburst Hoodie’. The amount of detail that goes into that hoodie is pretty incredible and every time someone buys one, I think they also know they are getting something special. A lot of love and hours go into making that hoodie.”

What was your design aesthetic behind building your first store on Abbot Kinney?
“The truth is I had no real plan for the Abbot Kinney Store. I basically started putting all of my favorite personal “stuff” into the store and it quickly took on a life of it’s own. First, I brought over my 1975 Indian Moped, then my skateboard collection, my record player, and my 720 degrees arcade game. Next thing I knew I had a pretty rad store starting to take shape. At the time I had no money to spend on it but I had a pretty cool collection of vintage belongings, so that’s how I made it happen. Once everything was in my store I realized that my personal vintage collection was the perfect backdrop for my clothes because my designs are all inspired by my passion for vintage goods. It all works together because it’s everything that I love all under one roof. When you walk into Aviator Nation you are basically walking into the brand because you are surrounded by real elements of the 70’s. It’s not just a store it’s a window into the past”

Do you surf? Where is your favorite place to surf?
“Yes I surf…as often as I can.  When I first moved to Cali I surfed everyday at sunrise and sunset.  Now I don’t surf nearly as much as I would like to because Aviator Nation keeps me pretty pre-occupied,  but when I do surf my favorite spots are, surfing in Malibu and down south near San Onofre.”

What is in the works for your Fall 13 collection that a “Fancy Hipster” should look out for?
“Watch out for my new Moto Collection. It is pretty incredible and definitely one of my personal favorite collections, to-date.”

Snag some goodies here!

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To Shoe List™

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Color blocked, T-strap, curved toe heels, say that three times… These shoes by Jerome C. Rosseau can be worn barelegged, or even dressed with a stocking, or fashion tight. I could picture these girls with a flowy above the knee skirt, or with a low back sweater dress in black.

Get yours now!

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Bolo

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Photos By: Lina Esco

Yesterday, I wore a neon pink Bolo tie by Gabriela Artigas for a little spicy kick over a “LA night Tank” by Free People, which is a great layering piece to have in every color. Choose your color here. I wore a new pair of the coziest, black DUFFIE “Stewart Jegging” jeans that never lose their stretch, get them while they’re hot. I wore this 60’s-like “Suede Bohemia Hat” by Lovely Birds here. More accessories include; My classic Chanel, caviar black flapback, “Vesta” booties by Sigerson Morrison here, Middle finger ring is made of rosegold and is called the “Signet” ring by Gabriela Artigas, which you can find here, the diamond finger bracelet by Jacquie Aiche more style right here. On the opposite hand are three Axis Rings, one rose gold with diamonds here, and two rosegold with black diamonds here.

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To Shoe List™

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Today’s “To Shoe List” is the best kind, because there is a sale on Shopbop !! If you are a size 36.5, 37, or a 37.5 snag these immediately. If I didn’t have such a baby foot I would be a hop, skip and away from getting these classic, Rag&Bone “Durham Boots”, that will have a long run do to their western style look, and their simplistic, brown shade. I’ve always loved this style boot, the elastic band is the best, no claustrophobic feet happening over here. There’s also a little help from friends such as; the leather strap detail and the perfect heel width and height.

Grab your Durham Booties now!

Don’t get discouraged my friends with bigger feet… There is much more on sale for you here!

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Zara Autumn/Winter Campaign

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I’m going to let you guys in a tiny little secret of mine… Don’t get me wrong when I say this because I’m all about luxury and splurging on great shoes, handbags and other accessories but from time to time a girls gotta purchase some more affordable threads. Zara, has nailed it with their Autumn/Winter collection. The way this campaign was styled has, “Fancy Hipster” written all over it from top to bottom. I’m counting down the time and the days when it gets colder again so I can get my hands on these gorgeous jackets and these hats, and little lacey slips, OH MY….Beyond extatic!!

Make sure you grab yours quickly I’m sure this collection will blow through the doors.
In the meantime this trench coat right here, is looking pretty tasty…
www.zara.com

What are your thoughts on this collection and campaign?
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