If these pants look familiar, it’s because I also wore them in my previous outfit post, which was taken on the same trip to Sonoma as these photos. What can I say, with a baby in my life, I’m not getting out all that much these days! And also because of the little missy, I wanted for once in my life to not overpack since I also had to pack for her. And I pretty much succeeded! As you can see, I got double duty out of the pants and shoes. Hopefully no one noticed
Last weekend I was a model. That’s right A MODEL, unlikely as that may sound. I wore a wedding dress—two wedding dresses actually (not at the same time)—while walking down a runway. And you know what it was kind of fun.
It would be even more fun for someone fixing to get married. It was for The Lab Event in Sonoma, which was kind of like a wedding fair but more like a really fun party. All kinds of vendors were there showing off their wedding cakes, invitations, food, photo booths, the whole nine yards. And the venue itself, the Cline Cellars barrel room, was romantic and would be quite a dreamy place to tie the knot.
The fashion show models were mostly my fellow Bay Area fashion bloggers, inluding Natalie Goel of Like Fresh Laundry, Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow, Chandamheer Stacker of Pancake Stacker, Rebecca Gunthrie of 35-Inch Inseam, Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam, Anne Sage of The City Sage, Maria Morales of Kitties and Couture and Angela Tafoya of Refinery 29. And then there was an experienced model, Lluvy Gomez, who starred in cycle four of America’s Next Top Model! She now has two kids and can still rock the runway like a major pro. She just turned it ON walking down that runway and we all dropped our jaws and realized what amateurs we were (perhaps I should speak for myself but that seemed to be the sentiment!).
Bottom line, it was a fun day/evening, and the husband and baby came to support my modeling debut, which I appreciated very much. Here are his photos and (exciting) a video!
If your sweetheart proposed over the holidays, major congrats! How romantic. How exciting. How… stressful is the wedding planning going to be?! Deep breath. If you start with The Lab Event this weekend, planning your wedding will feel like the most fun ever. The event was created by three wedding aficionados: Erin Taylor of Bustle and Heritage & Craft, Allison Silber of Engaged & Inspired, and Yasmin Zialcita Ali of Floral Theory, to create a fun evening where folks planning weddings can experience Northern California wedding vendors in an actual party setting. Industry professionals who create dresses, floral arrangements, food, photography and more will be on hand at Cline Cellars to give a first-hand glimpse of their products. This way to find out how you could win a free ticket!
I am super duper late posting this, but I had to share with you guys the amazing photos our Elizabeth took at the Haberdash fashion show-slash-party thrown by The Bold Italic recently (OK it’s almost two weeks ago now, sue me!).
The Haberdash is all about men’s fashion, which all too often plays second fiddle to women’s. So The Bold Italic takes an opportunity every year to celebrate the multitude of things that can be done with men’s hats, scarves and pants cuffs. [click to continue…]
The busy holiday party season is heating up, so I hope you guys will save the afternoon of Saturday December 1, when I’ll be co-hosting a little shindig with the founders of luxury jewelry website Adornia! Co-founder Bex is a former accessories editor at Lucky and Redbook magazines, and her partner Mo is a former buyer at Catherine Malandrino and Diesel. Together they created Adornia, where they design and sell gorgeous, high quality baubles. It’s fine jewelry—diamonds, rubies, gold—with all the fun and charm of the costume variety. And at a lower price point than you’d find at a stuffy brick and mortar store. These are not wear it once and toss it pieces. They’re intended to last a lifetime, and hopefully your daughters’ and granddaughters’ as well. This way to peep some Adornia designs…
The smoldering love affair between Richard Burdon and Elizabeth Taylor is well known, but we’ll get even more intimate with their romance this month when Liz & Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan, airs on Lifetime on November 25.
But all anyone has to do is take one look at a photo of Ms. Taylor during that time to see why Mr. Burton was desperately smitten. Liz’s smokey stare, her silk satin dresses playing up her assets of which she had many, red lips and voluminous hair–it all added up to unprecedented Hollywood glamour and one of the most gorgeous women to ever grace the screen. Shop the look below!
Fashion and technology is a crossroads where more and more startups are finding themselves. And it’s the one place in the fashion realm where the Bay Area has a leg up on New York. So we’re very excited that Third Wave Fashion, a New York consulting firm that focuses on the fashion-tech space, is partnering with local startup Poshmark and the Ahead of Fashion, an incubator program for early-stage startups. Together they’re hosing “Silicon Valley: Embracing Fashion in Tech” at Zappos Lab HQ, 121 2nd Street in San Francisco.
Poshmark’s co-founders, Manish Chandra and Tracy Sun, will be on the panel along with Enrico Beltramini, managing partner at Ahead of Fashion, and Ligaya Tichy, head of brand strategy and an advisor at Threadflip. There will also be networking and cocktails to get those tongues wagging.
Tickets are $20, but if you hurry could score a freebie! The first 50 registrants on Eventbrite who use the code TWFPoshmark Poshmark get gratis entry! The fash-tech extravaganza starts at 6:30 and runs through 9pm.
Anna Sui is one of those designers who has a super strong, immediately recognizable aesthetic, and one that is so close to what I would likely create if I were talented enough to design clothing. And despite having such a recognizable style, she still manages to create pieces for a wide range of personalities. The adorable romper below, for example? Absolutely not for me, but I would love to see it on perhaps the twenty-something or teen version of myself (who unfortunately favored army shorts and tie-dye T-shirts). The coat above, on the other hand: YES, please. Same goes for the lace-trimmed cargo jacket. [click to continue…]
She wore repeat Michael Kors last night for President Obama’s acceptance speech. She wears something interesting even when she’s wielding a shovel (see slideshow below). I’m so excited we get to be inspired by her, in so many more ways than just sartorially (just try watching her DNC speech without getting teary), for four more years.
Even more importantly, as Jezebel details here, marriage equality and women fared well last night. What a freaking relief. My husband wouldn’t even let me watch or read the news in his presence for the past two months he was so stressed out by this election. Hooray for Obama victory and domestic sanity! I will be proudly sporting my red, white and blue duds today!