Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Look of the day: Karen Tamblyn

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Summer BBQ: 4th of July

It is summertime!!!!! And right around the corner is one of the most anticipated American celebrations, Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and democracy was born. Each 4th of July, we Americans celebrate freedom with barbecues, picnics, parades, fireworks and gatherings of friends and family.

It is always a challenge to decide what to wear for such a patriotic celebration. Here in San Francisco the unpredictable weather is always a factor as we try to pick the most desired ensembles. Here are a few suggestions.

As a fashion stylist I have to recap the "must-have" accessories for the summer as part of your every day routine:
  • Sunblock. Wear sunscreen every day and make sure your sunscreen has at least titanium dioxide or zinc oxide that prevent ultraviolet rays from penetrating the skin, and broad-spectrum coverage to block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Oversized Sunglasses. Add instant Hollywood glam as well as protecting your eyes from the sun.
  • Makeup. Keep your make up to a minimum by adding just a touch of bronzer and keeping your lipstick to light and fresh colors.
Summer Barbecue

Whether you are by the pool, by the beach, or just outside in the backyard, we must incorporate...Gosh, I can't believe I'm saying it ;-) ....a little bit of comfort without sacrificing too much of our style for the summer barbeque look. Think light....a little floral dress, a light chiffon sundress, or just a white dress are key pieces. Team them up with strappy (jeweled) flat sandals, or with beautiful wedges (espadrilles) and accessorize with a slouchy bag or a straw tote. Of course, don't forget to put on a pair of oversized sunglasses and the big floppy sunhat, any type of wide brimmed hat will protect your face from the sun and look fabulous. You can always incorporate patriotism by adding a hint of red or blue, but don't overdo it.

Happy Birthday America!!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Red Carpet Ready: American Fashion Designer Neil Bieff

Red Carpet Ready

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Lady Noire Affair: By Christian Dior

Click on the above link to watch the film

Dior does it again! Leave it to the creative minds at Christian Dior to showcase their line in an exciting and innovative way. Dior just released a phenomenal black and white short film. The six minute thriller features French actress and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard and was directed by Oliver Dahan, the director of Cotillard's Oscar-winning film, "La Vie en Rose."

The Lady Noire Affair Chapter One is the first in a series of four planned mini films. Film director Dahan describes the work as "an enigmatic story about a heroine named Lady Dior and the tempting and romantic alchemy between a mysterious and entrancing femme fatale yet so fragile and determined by love."

In essence, this amazing production is a motion picture evocation of Dior's Parisian style. Highlighting the Lady Dior bag, the Lady Noire Affair uses glamour and beauty as a meaningful way to market Dior's luxury brand. Dominated by the beauty and masterful performance of Marion Cotillard, the film brings out Romanesque luxury inspired by the grand classics as a way to turn Dior back into an iconic brand......Fabulous Film conceived by Icon John Galliano!!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fashion Scoop for July

July Fashion Calendar

July 01 to 04
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2010


It takes place at Bebelplatz, in the historic heart of Berlin. This fashion event is open to the general public. This season Showroom-Mile will represent 50 designers and artists from Berlin and around the world. The list of Designers confirmed are Anja Gockel, Custo Barcelona, Eastpak, Escada, Gant, Green showroom, Guido Maria Kretschmer, Kilian Kerner, Lala Berlin, Lena Hoschek, Michalsky, Michael Sontag, Mongrels in Common, Pablo Ramirez, Patrick Mohr,Penkov, René Lezard, Sabrina Dehoff, Scherer González, University of Fine Arts Berlin just to mention a few.

July 05 to 08
Vendome Luxury

A fashion fair with selected designers, contemporary art and luxury. Vendome Luxury is an accessories and ready-to-wear trade show in the most prestigious places in Paris: The hotel Le Meurice and the Park Hyatt Vendome.

July 06 to 09

Paris Haute Couture women Collections

The by invitation only biannual Haute Couture season in Paris showcases the work of art of major couturiers from houses like Valentino, Chanel, Dior, Christian Lacroix and a few other that are adhered to the criteria to be designated as Haute Couture.

Valentino Haute Couture

Chanel Haute Couture

Even though Haute Couture is not for you and me, it is still a platform to influence the way people dress around the world.

July 15 to 19
Mercedes Benz fashion Week Miami Swim

MBFW Swim Miami '09

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim is presented annually in Miami Beach, Florida, at The Raleigh Hotel. Coinciding with the swim wear industry's largest trade show, the invitation only event provides a runway platform for designers' swimwear and resort collections with exposure to national and international media, style setters and fashionistas. Fashion, beauty, supermodels and celebrities come together in South Beach to celebrate the sexiest swim wear designs in the world

Monday, June 1, 2009

San Francisco's Fashion Designer: Joseph Domingo

His designs are sensuous and sexy and yet classy......We are talking about San Francisco's own fashion designer, Joseph Domingo. The acclaimed designer has been creating beautiful pieces for his muses and men for years and takes pride in designing clothes that incorporate classic design elements and emphasize construction and the aesthetic of symmetry.

Model from Vancouver

Joseph Domingo, began as an architect but was drawn to the fashion world and has been clothing San Francisco's elite men and women out of his San Francisco studio. Joseph's range includes custom made fashion alternatives that are impeccable and fit to perfection including sports wear, swim wear, and evening wear.

Domingo debuted his own amazing fashion line, after years of intense work, during the 2006 Mercedes Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios in Los Angeles. Three years later, his increasing mastery and innovative fashion designs shine ever brighter in the fashion community. His designs now also feature at the Vancouver Fashion Week. Domingo continues to rise as a major designer in the fashion world.

His work has been featured in fashion magazines nationwide: LA Direct, Cosmopolitan, and Nirvana, among others. And his designs have been worn by celebrities including Jenifer Esposito, Shakira and Rebecca Romijn.

Pink Feather Minidress

Model and Joseph Domingo

On May 31, he celebrated his 10 year anniversary with a retrospective fashion show. The celebration took place at The Supper Club in San Francisco. It was an evening filled with a mix of fashion and art. He presented his retrospective art of ten years in the industry. The hour long show was preceded by cocktails and followed by a delicious dinner for VIPs.

Models after the show

Domingo's models were styled to perfection with extravagant jewelery by Vancouver jewelry designer Morgan Mallet for Design and Conquer. The show was organized into flights, grouping ten years of Domingo designs by color. This showed, to great effect, the different textures, designs, and fabrics that are his signature.

The fashionable crew that stayed for the after party enjoyed a spectacular multi-course meal. Wine was provided courtesy of Wente. The music and dancing were fabulous and everyone had a great time.

Princess Fati Farmanfarmaian and Joseph Domingo

We hope that this is the first of many local shows for our beloved designer. It's ironic that Joseph Domingo has been better known in other cities and we hope to see a lot more of his events here. More information is available on his website (www.josephdomingo.com).