What better way to feel comfortable, yet still alluring than in a mini skirt, an easy sweater, and sneakers. Mixing prints like stripes, florals, and animal can look lovely so long as you can stay within the same range of color. The Elder Statesman sweater with its Beer message is totally in line with my passion for contradiction. High end cashmere combined with the most casual beverage. Topshop's furry fringe backpack is something I will be wearing this summer. So many fantastic backpack options today.
It's no surprise I'm fond of color in my wardrobe. During colder seasons I can get in the habit of wearing a darker palette with tons of black, so when spring and summer come around, I am thrilled to be in color. I have no fears about standing out in brights and pastels. You will find yourself astonished by the happiness all the hues of the rainbow can bring about.
Odile Gilbert is a prominent hair stylist in the fashion community, having worked with heavy weights like Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino to name a few. She has also worked with many designers like Karl Lagerfeld and been at the forefront of all the mega fashion shows. Her work with Sofia Coppola on Marie Antoinette was probably my favorite moment. Odile is someone I look to for inspiration, so when my french friend Ambre turned me onto her accessory line, I was happy to order her hair pin from Paris. It allows you to style your hair in an effortlessly classic Updo and comes in a range of metal finishes and colors.
01. Agent Provocateur Bikini Top | 02. Agent Provocateur Bikini Briefs | 03. Prism Sunglasses | 04. Aurelie Bidermann Shell Bracelet | 05. Odile Gilbert Pastel Blue Hair Pin | 06. Miguelina Lace Dress | 07. Globe Leopard Skateboard | 08. Opening Ceremony Lilac Dress | 09. Charlotte Olympia Girls Clutch | 10. Alejandro Ingelmo Tron Trainer
Spending my earlier years in bigger cities like London and Tokyo have engrained in me this hunger to live in a metropolitan city, one that is vibrating around the clock. Los Angeles was a tough adjustment early on, but these days I have grown to appreciate the culture. Since I was about 16, I have traveled to New York often. My husband and I had an apartment there when we were first together, and we always had an office there up until recently. Whenever I did spend time there, I felt completely at home and invigorated. The dress code in Los Angeles is casual. As most of you know, it can be easy to live in a pair of jeans, a tee-shirt, and, of course, one of my least favorite shoes, a flip-flop sandal. You may also see ladies run around in their gym clothes. Although many folks still wear jeans in New York, their choice of jacket, purse, shoes, or jewelry tend to be a bit dressier. My husband teases me because I dress up to go to breakfast, to the beach, work, during any occasion, which seems less unusual in the city. This look embodies fun in New York. Making a statement with a single color!
During this transitional month, where most cities are experiencing irregular weather, I felt this palette was best suited with its combination of nudes and creams, gold accents, and a single splash of color on this fun fur clutch. Body suits worn with jeans have always been an all time favorite. The oversized mohair sweater with it's open knit allows you to show your shape without being too revealing. I believe sex appeal is created with mystery.
I love a matching set, especially with these proportions. A slim crop top with a high waisted, full skirt can be flattering. Gold is something I gravitate towards during the summer, so it only felt natural to include the 90's comeback Moschino purse, the plated sandal, and ring set. A clean face with a pop of orange lips makes a beautiful match with Ryan Roche's black woven hat.
Contradiction is so important to me in dressing. If something is over the top sexy, masculine, or focused on just one particular feeling, it can read thoughtless or tasteless in my opinion. This look is filled with tonal emotion. The bright pink dress by Cedric Charlier reads feminine and clean, but with a modern red and orange PVC sandal, mirrored ray bans, scorpion earrings, and a metallic purse it feels fun spirited, with casual undertones. A polaroid camera is the perfect accessory allowing you to capture moments during a party or luncheon. Polaroid photos almost always look great!
I am not the type to wear a super slim bandage dress or anything like it. It's never made sense with my personality or lifestyle. I prefer to play with proportions. If I am wearing something easy fitting on the bottom, I tend to wear something slimmer on top or vice versa. I love how extravagant this sequin turtle neck is, but I cannot imagine wearing it with anything but a pair of boyish destructed jeans. Since the top is such a statement, I wanted to keep the other elements minimal and masculine. Makeup and hair should be super simple. Either a bare face or a matte look with darker eyes and a nude lip.
Since day one I have been a fan of Christopher Kane and his tees covered in digital prints of flowers, mushroom clouds, faces, and all sorts of other beautiful things. I believe he was a big part of bringing digital printing to everyone's attention. He has kept up with incredible techniques and equally as cool prints. This dress is a perfect example of his iconic tee stories. Styled with the ultimate fringe bucket bag by new designer Sara Battaglia, sister to the ultimate Giovanna Battaglia and paired with bold blue calfhair espadrilles by Manebi ( learn more about Manebi here ). If you are a devoted iPhone or iPad user with constant power loss throughout the day, this supercharger by Puku is a necessity. I am so pleased they come in a range of pop colors.
The surf culture has had such an influence on fashion and fashion types in the recent years, leaving us with an assortment of lovely options for a day of surf. Although I have surfed a handful of times and only in warm waters, I felt inspired to create this look for all my girlfriends who can't keep out of the water. I still don't own a one-piece, but with the range of amazing one-pieces out there right now, I am feeling the need for one. I adore Filles A Papa and this fluorescent pink and black swimsuit!
I am a total beach lover and prefer warm exotic climates over cold weather any day. Yvonne S., who has designed the dress in this look, created one of my favorite tee dresses which I bring back to the beach every summer. She has a whimsical way of doing flowers and voluminous shapes. With my vibrant pink hair, I am inevitably drawn to softer moods from time to time. The florals, nudes, rose gold, and pastels contradicted by a single statement earring and lightening bolts on the sandals create a happy mix in my opinion. Dreaming of turquoise waters now.