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Cheer Up Little Girl Blue

When I found a copy of Jazz singer Nina Simone’s debut album “Little Girl Blue” at our Venice store I couldn’t stop smiling all day. The album was first released in 1958 when Nina was in her mid-twenties and it contains some of my favorite songs of hers; “My Baby Just Cares for Me”, “Plain Gold Ring”, and “Mood Indigo”. The album art was inspired by a shoot she had done earlier in Central Park, and so inspired by the lovely Nina I did a mini shoot in West Hollywood’s own “Plummer Park”.

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I am pictured wearing an Isabel Marant Etoile dress from the Fairfax store paired with my own Repetto loafers and tote-bag from H&M

Nina Simone meets Chanel


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Exciting News

I am pleased to announce that our new Fairfax store is slated to open Nov 3! Not only will this be our newest and biggest store but it will also feature carefully curated merchandise selected just for this location. I got to stop by the “store in progress” today and I can’t be more psyched to shoot the many beautiful objects that are going to be sold there.

Issey Miyake photograph by Irving Penn


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Layering turned Crushing

“Crushing. The energy of an explosion.”

-Rei Kawakubo

Rei Kawakubo (founder of Comme des Garcons) is a personal hero of mine. This season the Comme des Garcons collection was inspired by piles of fabrics and clothes laying on her design studio floor and referenced; “dirty laundry, muslins/toilles piles, junk yard, explosions, and crushing”. Not only does Rei Kawakubo inspire me but she directly influences other industry greats such as Marc Jacobs. It’s easy to see a reference to Comme des Garcon’s history of artful layering in this Marc Jacobs collection dress found in the Venice store:

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Marc Jacobs is a professional fan of Comme des Garcons genius Rei Kawakubo

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Me trying on a perfectly tailored Norma Kamali blazer that features a layered hem

 Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 13′

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I think these Robert Clergerie lace-ups are a classic alternative to the glittery creepers sent down the Comme des Garcons Spring runway


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Wishful Thinking

I know it’s really boring to keep resorting to writing about the weather but I just can’t help myself when I feel like I am having a constant hot flash every time I step outdoors. Can it please PLEASE cool down ( at very least so I can start showing off my coat collection) ?! This week at Granville I found two amazing pieces: a Jil Sander leather and fleece lined coat and printed trousers by Mondi. Even in this current heatwave these items are irresistible!

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I’m pictured wearing the Mondi trousers from the Granville store paired with my own tote from H&M and flats by Repetto

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Trying on the coat in the store

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These sweaters are my picks for layering with that coat/pant combination. Both available at the Granville store.

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Last Days of Summer

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Thanks to the sudden return of “Indian Summer” I am able to indulge in my love for crazy floral pants for a bit longer. As you may have noticed in my last “One Girl: Three Looks” post, printed pants can be both bold and versatile. This week I found a pair of great printed silk Kathrine Hamnett pants at our Granville store that I paired with an Armani crop tank and velvet lace-ups for full effect.

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Paired with an Armani cropped suede tank top with all original tags.

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(purple booties optional)

Katharine  Hamnett CBE  is an English fashion designer best known for her political t-shirts and her ethical business philosophy. At one point, Hamnett met with then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wearing her own t-shirt with the slogan “58% DON’T WANT PERSHING”, a reference to polls showing public opposition in the United Kingdom against the basing of Pershing missiles in the country


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