Candice Held – www.candiceheld.com

28. June 2010 general 0
About two years ago I was walking downtown around Main and Spring and happened upon, much to the dismay of my accompanying husband, the dream boutique.  Showcasing original designs by Candice Held my favorite were the vintage silk scarf dresses.  I felt like I had stumbled on the next Diane von Furstenberg and was reminded ...

Arts District Art Walk

27. June 2010 general 0
My husband and I hit the first Arts District Art Walk yesterday,  www.artsdistrictartwalk.com, and had a blast.  I hope there are many more to come.Sponsored by Fabrik Magazine this newbie event was well organized and little like a punk sister to the ongoing downtown art walk ever second thursday monthly.Covering the areas from 1st – ...

My Japan

23. June 2010 general 0
My favorite place in LA is downtown and more specifically, Little Tokyo.  There’s a lot of reasons, so let me just list a perfect day for me…Daikokuya Noodles, it’s worth the wait.www.daikoku-ten.com Kimski Makes, best selection of baubles, vintage and new at incredibly reasonable prices.www.kimski.com Tokyo Japanese Outlet, great false lashes for $1-$4 and tons of dishes, ...

Urban Decay Rocks

23. June 2010 general 0
I was out in Newport Beach today meeting with the Urban Decay team. They are literally the loveliest people, inside and out.  Their office has the laid back vibe of an edgy brand whose founder still tests every product and the comfort of a well run company whose employees genuinely love their job, each other ...

Natural Beauty

18. June 2010 general 0
When I teach at FIDM or pitch beauty companies I am often asked about “trends”.  What I have found is that trends are incredibly overrated.In spiritual leader Wayne Dyer’s new narrative movie, “The Shift”, he speaks about how women’s priorities early in life are family, independence, career, FITTING IN and APPEARANCE.  Thankfully we experience a ...

Shareen Vintage – www.shareenvintage.com

16. June 2010 general 0
I read about Shareen Vintage several years ago and was overwhelmed with joy the first time I stepped into her giant warehouse in downtown LA.  Shareen Mitchell is truly a genius at not only building treasures out of thrift store bins but helping women to see themselves in a whole new light.I am on her ...

HerCut

12. June 2010 general 0
One of my dear friends works for this great new hair care brand called HerCut. (at Sephora)  I was the blunt model  for the training videos and learned about how the products are designed for your hair CUT instead of hair TYPE, genuis!  (note: it is physically impossible to get a good angle photographing yourself with your ...