Monday, October 17, 2011

My Fave Fashionistas & Their Sweet Strands

Rachel Bilson (Getty Images)

Lauren Conrad (Getty Images)

Its no surprise that my two favorite fashion stylistas both have great hair! Lauren Conrad and Rachel Bilson, are the epitome of California Chic. We got Lauren on one hand who is laid back and beautiful, and Rachel who is effortlessly cool. They wear their clothes like its nothing, and their hair the same way.

With minimal touches their hairdos make a big statement.
One of which I'm loving right now, the ombre hair color effect. L.C. recently dyed her tips peach after her fans suggested the color in a recent poll on her blog. I think it looks great on blond hair, fun and fresh and right off the runway.

Rachel on the other hand has my hair type and color, It's the look I'm trying to reach right now, my next visit to my salon will be to lighten the tips and add some black underneath as well.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012: A Carousel of Dreams.

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This week in Paris, Louis Vuitton showcased the Spring/Summer 2012 collection designed by Marc Jacobs and it was not to be missed! Absolutely stunning and breathtaking, there are no other words to describe how immaculate this show was.

Here I am asking myself, how do I get tickets to this kind of thing? I can only imagine the ooohs and awes that were trying to be held back during this show! Take a look at this You Tube video that Niemen Marcus so graciously captured for all of us little Fashion Palatiers. ;)

You will notice a lot of metallic, silver, coral, light green and a very now and refreshing white. The muted yellows,blues and pinks of the dress color scheme reminded me of cotton candy at a carnival. The shoes were crazy gorgeous, j'adored the metallic straps which accented the shoe color beautifully. The dresses seemed somewhat magical, and the bags well come on, I haven't seen such chic bags like this in awhile, the white bags are serious.

The stage affect made it seem like all of this was just a dream, like a kid on a carousel! Oh and Marc Jacobs looked great in white too I must say. Did you notice Kate Moss ending the show in her overall fab look (a feathery cut out mini dress, hair in a messy bun and chic white shoes)?

Fashion followers, seems like pastels, metallic and white are in for Spring and Summer next year!

What did you think of the show and the collection? Any favorites?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mode Bay Area & Valley Fair Styling Work

Mode Bay Area: Hasti Kashfia, Laura Kathleen (Project Runway designer Season 9), and The Fashion Palate: Franci Gire.

Click above image for Project Pink Runway Show photos & My Styling Looks.

Laura Kathleen & Hasti Kashfia Hosting Project Pink

I had one of my biggest projects as a stylist for the Project Pink Runway Show on Saturday October 1, 2011. Mode Bay Area and Westfield Valley Fair hosted the annual fashion show which benefits the American Cancer Society. A great cause with great fashion. The fashion show featured fall looks from Superdry, Banana Republic, Gap, White House Black Market, Ann Taylor and Franco Uomo. Hair was done in true warrior style by VE Salon and makeup by Asal.

The fashion tent located outside the mall decked out with a pink carpet entrance was ahhhmazing, filled with swag bags containing lots of goodies from the mall (my favorite treat was the Hello Kitty Notepad), there was also pink cocktails for the ladies and beer for the men, cotton candy machine, a full on candy bar and California Pizza kitchen had a delicious assortment of appetizers.

Back to the project, overseeing the actual looks was quiet a task and I had an absolutely amazing time doing it. Take a look at the photo album I created and you will see the looks I had a hand in styling including, Banana Republic both women and men's looks, Super Dry and White House Black Market.

When else can I pick out racks of clothing without looking at the price tags? Best. job. ever.

I'm looking forward to Project Pink 2012 already!

If you missed the event here is a fantastic video of what went down.

Where there is a photo booth you will find me..joining me in the fun: Jeff Gire (The Fashion Palate Photographer)

Friday, September 23, 2011

InPink (9/19/11 ModeBayArea)

The contest is still going strong ladies, 90 more gift cards to give away-each one worth $40! If free jewelry doesn't get you moving, I don't know what else will!

Read the blog and follow the simple instructions to be entered.


I must say, I love my new bangle set from InPink!
In case this giveaway isn't enough, theres another one coming up on Mode soon, featuring a lamb skin quilted black mini bag worth $100. Don't miss it!!!

SJMADE with SJEats (9/16/11-ModeBayArea)

 Did you miss out on this event? Go check out the San Pedro Square Market in Downtown San Jose, there will be more events to come I'm sure!

"I don’t know about you, but when something new and exciting arrives in San Jose I can’t help but get a little pumped."
 SJMADE with SJEATS at San Pedro Square Market