You might have noticed chatter on Twitter a week or so ago about some beauty videos we were shooting at Warren Tricomi. You wanted hair secrets? Well get ready my friends, because along with Nancilee Santos and Chris Petroff from Warren Tricomi, we are about to share everything you never wanted to know about my hair. That is right, our first ever LOF videos are a-coming with tips like: How to make a beach wave. And my personal favorite: How to avoid washing your hair. I can tell you can hardly contain yourself. And since I don’t want to leave you with nothing (we still need a few weeks to iron out the kinks!) below are a few shots taken by the incredibly talented Christopher Brown who was on hand to document our craziness.
Today is officially the day. After much planning, scheduling and dreaming, the ladies and I are off to Napa for a long lady weekend. What does one pack for long days filled with vino and nights spent laying on the couch with more vino? Well I can tell you what not to pack - vino. I hear they have plenty there... Just a rumor. Which brings us to the clothing department. In the hopes of not looking like a hoodlum who has no business in wine country and conserving precious carry-on space, here is what I have in my bag:
In today’s installment of “I Can Dress Myself,” spring has sprung and yet, while all others are rocking pastels, for some odd reason I am still in black. I blame it on early mornings and easy color coordination. That being said, I promise I will make an extra effort to lighten the mood from here on out.
Just a little look at what has been going on at my house the last few days, and an update to follow the most recent updates (here and here) on the transformation of our third bedroom into a "dressing" room. After a last minute design change to add wainscoting (i.e., we didn't have enough wallpaper), the wallpaper in "Project Dressing Room" has finally been put up. Although there are still a few finishing touches remaining, the next step is to move on to actually furnishing the room. It is official: The never-ending DIY Project is finally coming to an end.
It is off to the races in my floral duster, whose sole utilitarian purpose is to prevent dust from getting on your under garments (and by under garments I mean the garments under said garment). Ultimately making the duster the perfect coat for the dustiest place I know... You guessed it: my office.
Today’s source of office inspiration is none other than Shirley Cook, the CEO and Co-Founder of Proenza Schouler. Simplistic, chic and modern, I am starting to re-think that jumbo LoveSac I just ordered for my workspace… I kid, I kid. Nothing could make me re-think that. LoveSacs aside, if there is one thing we can learn from this office, it is paint your pipes red. That and photo collages are chic to the max. According to Shirley’s interview with The Coveteur, most of the images on the wall are from Vogue and all were given as gifts. Now I don’t know about you, but I am starting to think had these been my office gifts they wouldn’t have been as susceptible to re-gifting.
As you are witnessing, today of all days, I am pushing the limits with black and white. And by pushing the limits I clearly mean walking directly within them. You see, as much as I am about coloring outside the lines, sometimes it is just as chic to stay within them.
I am not much of a do-it-yourself-er. However, when I looked up infusing alcohol and it was given the the lowest possible difficulty rating, I thought I might give it a go. The impetus to this project was twofold: (1) a visit to a restaurant where I had the most amazing chamomile infused tequila cocktail, and (2) I noticed on Path that one of my friends had given infusion a shot and I thought, if she can do it… While there are countless recipes and options for infusing spirits, I decided to stick to what started all of this in the first place: Chamomile infused Tequila.
When it comes to dressing for the office, one of the most important staples (second only to the blazer) is the pencil skirt. And this spring I am obsessing over pencil skirts in every color, print and fabric. Although I generally attempt to avoid the Elle Woods comparison at all costs (i.e., fashion major turned legal), which in turn requires me to avoid pink at all costs, I am taking a little break to think pink this spring. And a pink pencil skirt seems the perfect place to start.
The first thing that struck me about this editorial from Vogue Latin America was the office itself. Thank goodness mine looks NOTHING like this. Although, I have heard rumors that there are still many low-light, dark wood, retro spaces out there. And since today is the today we normally take a look around “fashionable” offices, I thought it might be interesting to take a look around a not-so-fashionable one, save for the models in it. So in the vein of “What Not to Wear,” here is “Where Not to Work.” That being said, the editorial is also good for some killer corporate outfit inspiration, if you are into that sort of thing.
This look was in large part inspired by the lovely Amy of Wear to Click – which if you haven’t checked out, you simply must. I figure there is no better time than the present to wear a braided crown to the workplace. For the first time in a really long time, I am actually wearing this to work today.
Happy Humpday! I am off to go make waves with some braids.
In case you needed some inspiration to get out of the office, prioritize your life and live each moment to the fullest, see the below and make it count. And on that note, I'll see you kids later. I have to catch a flight to Morocco. I kid, I kid. I am just driving to Santa Monica, which is basically (only not at all) the same thing.
At the suggestion of a very observant reader (whose observation was merely my floral obsession), for the month of April Casual Friday’s here on LAW OF FASHION are gong to take a back seat to Floral Fridays. And to kick off our Friday floral fancies, take a gander at the Spring 2012 campaign from Spanish label Stradivarius. Some serious floral Friday inspiration if I do say so myself.
Today’s fashionable office is none other than that of New York based jewelry designer, Jennifer Fisher. Ever wonder where the queen of brass vertebrae and bullets takes her conference calls and fills purchase orders? Well, wonder no more. It is time to get up close and personal with Jennifer Fisher’s new Soho showroom and office. The space is spacious, the jewelry glamorous and the light fixtures concomitant. Which makes perfect sense when the space's entire purpose is to highlight and complement the gorgeous baubles that have taken up residence in the display cases front and center. Kinda makes me wish I was one of the lucky ladies typing away in the line below, or at least a frequent visitor. Le sigh. Back to my stapler.
In this installment of paper pushing to happy hour, I give you an ensemble I actually wore to the NCLA x Melody Ehsani launch party. After stripping the black tights, black sweater and flats I donned to the office, I threw on a pair of pumps and this leather jacket and we were on our way. The trunk of my car may be serving as a makeshift closet, but sometimes changes like this are as easy as changing shoes, so it's better to have options handy.
The two things I miss the most about being in school: (1) naptime and (2) spring break. So to celebrate the coming of Spring (or perhaps just because we need a break), some friends of mine and I are planning a last minute “faux spring break" to somewhere warm, which means
Mexico bathing suits. And the newest bikini to my collection? This teeny-weeny no-polka-dot bikini from Teeny B.
The business casual dress code is very clear about when and where you can wear denim – i.e., only on Friday’s (assuming you have Casual Fridays). But what about denim’s chicer little sister, chambray? When is she welcome? Given the overwhelming popularity of chambray blouses these days, I thought it might be worth discussing where chambray fits into your nine-to-five wardrobe, as it is quite possible the dress code creator (mistakenly) considered the two to be the same. Thoughts, complaints, suppositions? Adopting the “just another cotton button-up” approach to chambray, I wore this to work today. I’ll let you know the fall out at a later date.