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Barbie Loves Wildfox!

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Barbie LOVES Wildfox Collection launched and it's every girl's pink childhood dream come true.  It was a pizza party with grown-up drinks such as blush-colored martinis that matched my hot pink lipstick. The Swarovski crystal ice cream truck was back to serve sweet treats and hand out glowstick jewelry. Barbie's pink Corvette was parked out front next to the red carpet.  Party was at the new flagship store in Sunset Plaza, which looks even dreamier with the holiday light decorations outside right now.

My favorite pieces from the collection: Miss America Malibu Pullover, Call Me Walk Of Shame Tee, and the Happy Cat Oversized Sweatshirt. All the pieces are a fun funky look perfectly paired with high-wasited skinnies or vintage denim Levi cut-offs. 

Wearing dress from For Love and Lemons, shoes from Isabel Marant, rock candy ring by Androgyny Design and candy-colored earrings from Kate Spade. Photo with blogger gal pal Talia from Feather Cat.

Violet Grey on Melrose Place

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This place is total hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Was on Melrose Place window-shopping seeing the new collection at Chloe and a gal who worked there told me I should check out Violet Grey across the way. This is the cutest little shop that has all the best beauty products used within the industry. They carry the best of every brand from Tom Ford, Mac Cosmetics, Nars, Dior, YSL and so many more. This is a one-stop destination to get the finest must-have products without have to shuffle through an entire line on various counters. This is so much better than be overwhelmed by bright florescent lights at a department store.

All sales representatives are make-up artists themselves, and you can make appointments to get your makeup done here too! I was greeted and chatted by Merrady, who was very knowledgeable about all the products on the shelves. Loved this little store and cant wait to come back soon! xx

Violet Grey

8452 Melrose Place

Los Angeles CA 90069

323 782 9700

Brentwood Farmer's Market

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In no way is this post fashion related, which I guess makes this totally irrelevant to a fashion blog. I went to the Brentwood Farmer's Market for the first time yesterday and saw the most perfect gorgeous roses I've ever seen in my entire life. AND they were $20 for 25 long stems. Umm brb dying I'm in heaven. Come here on Sundays they're open until 2pm and has more than just fruits and vegetables; there is food trucks, carts with trendy popsicles, a petting zoo, and so much more.

Artists and Fleas Market in Downtown LA

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I’ve always been such a sucker for flea markets. Maybe this is a sign of the beginning stages of hoarding, since I don’t think I’ve ever attended a flea market with intentions to buy something that I really needed. I found out about the Artist and Fleas Market via Instagram from one of my favorite jewelry companies in LA, Androgyny Designs. The market is located on 6th street and Mateo downtown in the Art District; it’s open every third weekend of the month!  Here you can find the best trinkets and treasures all from local artists, designers etc. You can find an array of handmade jewelry, trendy succulent air plants, unique leather pieces and so much more. If you have a significant other, don’t be basic and put Tiffanys on your wishlist this Christmas. Come here and find a gem.  I scored a crystal geo rock ring from Androgyny and I am so mesmerized by it that it will be my go-to distraction this Monday morning. The only picture I’ve taken with it is this snapchat *~SeLFie~*, enjoy.  Photography of me taken by Jose Gallina.

Dress: Free People

Booties: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hat: Forever 21

Sweater: Free People

Necklace: Urban Outfitters

 

Go Gala 2014 at The Montage in Beverly Hills

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First things first, met my (future) boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Hey, Rob.

I attended the Go Campaign Gala last Thursday night at The Montage in Beverly Hills. The Montage is one of my go-to places to go in west LA when I have nothing to do. My best friend Lauren and I would always go to the rooftop bar with Starbucks to kill time before going out on the town and causing trouble in my teenage years. The Montage is a gorgeous hotel and the architecture and gardens get me every time. 

Go Campaign is an organization that improves equal opportunity to unprivileged children. The event included an auction to benefit the campaign and raise awareness. The venue included the most beautiful vibrant flowers scattered everywhere, handmade truffles and belly dancers. 

One of the attendees of the event was Robert Pattinson. To be completely honest, I haven't even seen all the Twilight movies. After this night though, I am most definitely 'Team Edward.' And one time my dad and I drove through Forks if that counts for anything. I talked with Rob about the organization and asked him if he goes back to the UK often. Turns out that we'll both be there over the holidays. I was waiting for him to invite me go on a ride on the London Eye with him or take all the escalators in Harrods...but he didn't. Obviously my future soulmate is playing hard to get. I can play games too, Rob. 

Dress: For Love and Lemons 

Tribute to Oscar de la Renta

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One of my favorite spots in LA is Melrose Place. I discovered it a few years back when my love for Marc Jacobs was at it’s peek (it’s still pretty up there, just lowered with the Fall 2014 collection that I just can’t bring myself to like), and lately I’ve been meandering the streets searching for inspiration.  I usually end up staring at the mystical-garden-of-a-dream store, Isabel Marant, while sipping on a chai tea latte from Alfred's Coffee (located on the same block, highly recommended). When I gaze at the store entrance of Isabel Marant my head slowly tilts to a 45 degree angle and I wouldn't be surprised if my face looked equivalent to the heart-shaped eye emoji. 

I was at Alfred’s today, with a copy of the October issue of Vogue. I used to only flip through Vogue to see all the latest ad campaigns, but I recently discovered many of the cover stories very intriguing and stimulating. One of my favorite articles in this month’s issue featured one of my favorite writers, Jonathan Van Meter, about how as one of the top respected fashion journalists of Manhattan he made the dramatic decision to move upstate. He reveals in the article how he became "bored with Manhattan." Reading those words actually might have physically hurt my eyes for a second.

Next, I stumbled to the article Princess Bride and my heart completely stopped. Not because of George Clooney’s soon-to-be wife in the white gown, but because of the man standing next to her: Oscar de la Renta.  Oscar de la Renta passed away a couple days ago but it didn’t hit me until that moment I saw him on the page of Vogue, so charming with a huge grin across his face. I'm not much of a history enthusiast (unlike my sister), but I have always been fascinated with how he mastered elegance and has dressed every First Lady since Jackie Kennedy. In the article it talks about the custom gown he made for George Clooney’s bride (don’t remember her name, not relevant), and it brought me back to the first time I saw his bridal gowns at his boutique on Melrose Place.   I knew the first time that I laid my eyes on his exquisite dresses that one day when I get married that there was no choice but to get an Oscar de la Renta, I have to have one. So here I am. At a coffee shop reading about how this fashion icon of a designer said in his interview: “Any girl from any walk of life dreams of that special dress, and I try to make that dream a reality for her.” I totally forgot where I was and started tearing up like the condensation on the cup of my pomegranate green iced tea. I’m in no way an emotional mess of a girl, but something about couturier does it to me.

Before my parking meter expired, I walked a few stores down to Oscar de la Renta. Inside they have one of my favorite pieces from SS15 runway (dress with a massive bow in the back), home collection (which I didn’t even know existed until now and so totally in love with it), and of course a room filled with the dreamiest wedding gowns. Here’s a few pictures from inside the store. Rest in paradise Oscar de la Renta; you are responsible for my infatuation with floral patterns and one of the most brilliant fashion designers to ever walk this planet. 

Restoration Hardware Store Opening on Melrose 10/22/14

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I know what you’re thinking…Restoration Hardware is a furniture store. But let me tell ya, this isn’t an ordinary furniture store. This place is absolutely unreal. It’s the kind of place you dream of having slumber parties in even though you’re in your mid-twenties. Like I'm 87.3% positive that Grey Gatsby is living somewhere in there. Each room has a unique look. There are huge windows that lead into balconies that overlook all of West LA. I didn’t make it to the top level because there was extra security because apparently Paris Hilton and her gal pals were up there (lol idk). This three story massive store is located on Melrose Ave across the street from Urth Café and next door to Kitson. The interior decorations are elegant and cutting-edge all at the same time. The store opening included wine tasting from their very own cellar in-store and live music. If you’re ever in the Melrose District this is a must-see destination. Restoration Hardware is taking over.

I am wearing a black dress by James Perse (my go-to LBD), fur coat from Rehab Clothing (its faux fur, don't chu worry), and shoes from one of my favorite Aussie brands Senso. Wearing the lip color Heroine from Mac Cosmetics. It’s a matte and it makes me feel like a diva and an alien in all the best ways. You might need it too. P.S. Babe in matching fur with me is my BFF/roommate, Birdie Lyons.

Take Me to Wildfox! Wildfox Couture Flagship Store Grand Opening 10/16/14

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To this day, I’ve never read a company’s mission statement that I’m more in love with than the one for Wildfox Couture. “For dreamers, for lovers, for skinny dippers, for barefoot explorers, for late night chocolate eaters, for those who believe in love and themselves.” Wildfox is a whimsical dream; I have always been a fan of their quirky screen tees, legendary ad campaigns and watching their swim show at Miami Fashion Week.

I am SO excited for Wildfox to have their own store and it is conveniently located in the most charming blush colored bungalow located in Sunset Plaza on Sunset Boulevard. I attended the grand opening party of the flagship store last Thursday night, and to my prior knowledge I know that Wildfox parties don’t disappoint.

The party included a sushi bar, complimentary manicures, lavish floral arrangements, a ping-pong table and of course an ice cream truck covered in Swarovski crystals. Red carpet guests included Alessandra Ambrosio (who I haven’t seen since I attended her birthday earlier this year, lol) and Scott Disick (who kindly patted me on the back and said “excuse me”, another lol).

If you were to ask me what my favorite thing about Wildfox is, I would have to say their denim. The Marissa Boyfriend Jeans actually make my heart skip a beat, and the Marianne skinnies are the perfect compliment to any oversized tee. The denim designer, Michelle Siwy, is a dear friend of mine and her creations get more desirable by the minute. She even made overalls! I promise they’re cute.

I’m also so in love with the swim collection. Probably the cutest one pieces, like ever. Roam into the store and see for yourself. My words don’t do justice to how dreamy this place is. And I can’t think of any other adjectives that can describe the store other than dreamy, that’s why I’m so repetitive. Go visit Wildfox, it’s absolutely breathtaking! 

I'm wearing a lace dress from Free People, leather jacket from All Saints and earrings from Kate Spade. Pictured with my lovely friend Monique Giselle.