The beauty of the basics, I mean…they just can’t be beaten. For days when you seriously don’t know what to wear and even when you have complete sartorial clarity these pieces are our saviors. They can take you anywhere. Just as slick with a flat sandal, cool high top or a sexy heel. A crisp white collared shirt and black pants is perfect instant chic and here’s the cool thing you don’t have to spend a fortune to channel Audrey, Coco et al. I bought these stunning wool crepe high waisted vintage Nina Ricci pants…

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Military is a reocurring muse for me…its a must have for instant chic and street cred. It gives you an edge, a toughness without being unapproachable…it’s says I’m ready and I totally didn’t try, yep I’m just naturally this cool! I love this color palatte, Khaki is such a great base to work with acting as a neutral that you can add to and play with. High/low, pretty/poor boy, grunge/luxe…this style dichotomy has been strong on the catwalks this season particularly with Dsquared and Rodarte – I can’t even cope with how much I dig…

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The illusionist

March 5th, 2015

 Mother nature may have made me 5’4 but fashion can totally trick you into thinking I am 6 feet tall -ok maybe not that tall but picking the right pieces can certainly create glorious illusions of length. This one is for all the little ladies out there. Here’s how to be The illusionist. Tip 1. The pencil skirt is your partner in crime – wear just below the knee and team it with a heel, especially a nude one does wonders for making your legs look like they may have belonged to a giraffe. Tip…

Kimono Flow

March 1st, 2015

Anything that resembles wings… I’m all in. In a kimono I feel that if I squint I could perhaps be Stevie Nicks, a gorgeous geisha sauntering through a Japanese garden or a bohemian babe taking a sebaticle from the 70’s. So whats not to love. Perhaps the playful girl in me, they instantly make me feel a little prancey and dancey. The kimono/obi belt trend has been featuring alot on the 2015 runways of late and its one that suits so many of us, no matter your shape or size. They are a great transeasonal…

From Hose to Haute

February 24th, 2015

While one must never discount the importance and dynamic appeal of a fireman [see also: totally hot], we forget the other unsung hero in this scenario…the hose! These guys serve a serious purpose, deployed in active duty for over 25 years…saving lives along with their human counterparts. They do so much but after they run out of steam, what happens? Sad to say they are discarded and sent to landfill…not much of a thank you really…that was until sustainable British accessory designers Elvis and Kresse came along. After a chance meeting, they fell in love…