the numero uno trend this fall will be TARTAN PLAID. unlike the grungy 90’s (small patterned muted color) plaid you have seen » this is a glam high voltage version.
think punk + mcqueen + scotland yard + bright colors. a great next evolution to summer stripes. because now the lines can be all over ur sexy body » vertically and horizontally. we love any trend that is unisex. that is why PLAID IS RAD.
the blk/red version is the obvi way to go. so of course I went punk pink at the ‘Star Trek’ premiere. love saldana’s reaction when she saw my cray vintage plaid blazer. we know my girl zoe serves gooood fashion.
all these colors and patterns a lil much for ya? take a cue from queen madonna in her BLACK + WHITE tartan/givenchy version at the met. now you too can be a SEX PISTOL.
I’ve been collecting KIMONOS for years. The embroidery, the silk, the colors, the flowers. Ever since I saw Rizzo rock hers in “Grease” = can’t get enough.
Kimono [Japanese: from kiru ~ to wear, + from mono ~ thing]
Every girl (and fab boy) have a beauty/fabric/lounge wear/robe they put on to feel their most feminine/sexy/glamorous at home. Time to take her on a walk.
Throw on that robe (just like u would a blazer) over ur fave skinnys or jean shorts. Night time try serving leggggs w/ fishnets and peep toe ankle strap heels. You would not believe the authentic silk stun gun ones I have scored thrifting (yes bish hit Goodwill now!)
Interior Design inspiration: my fellow vintage collector/sister Tally bought the most exquisite authentic long version from Japan. She put a beam through the sleeves and viola » wall art.
ARIGATO to the amazing team at The Magic Castle in Hollywood for letting me shoot at the iconic spot established in 1963.
lucky 2 have been 2 every coachella since 2007. watched this fest go from one weekend to two, next added major estate pre-parties, then cray carnival post-parties. after doing all that last year > i decided to take it back to my roots. i got my start in this industry as a music journalist > it was time again to focus on the tunes. man oh man > did i make the right call.
every year we (music veterans Julie Hovespian and Andrea Ruffalo aka my sisters from another mister) > return to the scene of the crime > where we first in love under the desert sun in 2007. it is crazy what falls in line when our energies unite.
i am so lucky for the access my job and life has provided me. but getting out in the crowd + dancing amongst the people = is the friggin bees knees man. yes momma looooooooves to dance. MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS: i legit had an out of body experience during Karen O and the YYY performance. Jurassic 5 was beyond. MODESTEP is TRILL. the huge snail coming through the crowd during the Of Men and Monsters while the sun was going down = no words… but MAJOR LAZER blew my friggin mind. when Diplo finally played his Nirvana ’Smells Like Teen Spirit’ remix > every single one on that grass field jumped their asses off. i love Kurt Cobain forever. was so happy to see that the youngins still love him too. still reeling in that moment i walked back to vip. who do I see? Courtney Love Cobain.…. AND scene.
thanks to my MTV alumni for an unforgettable night. gina esposito + erica forstadt + liane su = ride or die bestie crew since ‘98.
my FASHION deets: Diane Tres beaded jacket from Squaresville ~ antique flower brass necklace ~ Shareen Vintage flower gown ~ ADR bracelet + necklace (worn in my hair), vintage Chanel bag + sequin heels ~ taken at the MTV MOVIE AWARDS at Sony Studios in Culver City.