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Chill Out With Gorilla Cold Brew

We’re coffee freaks at the Blonde & the Brunette. First thing in the morning, at 4 PM when we disintegrate, and mostly all day long. When it’s ninety degrees, like right now, we start thinking about cold as in iced. Hmmm…we just discovered Gorilla Cold Brew pure black coffee on the shelves at the super […]

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Juan Carlos Obando: Amps It Up

“It takes a lot of reality to build a beautiful fantasy.” Ain’t that the truth! Enter fabulous  LA-based designer Juan Carlos Obando. I had zeroed in on his Fall 2012 collection, which was showcased at Barneys New York in LA months ago, and almost completely sold out on the spot. Gone. Gone. Gone. Everything from […]

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Shop:Keene LA

I have just discovered the newly opened retail delight, Keene L.A. ; and its no surprise, we embrace their philosophy, “Life is short. Wear your party pants.”  The merchandise is a fabulous and affordable mix of “East Coast Classic Meets California Casual” aesthetic.  The best news is everything is under $100 with the average price […]

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Alvin Valley:The King of Pants

Photo by Alvin Valley. Heads up!If you don’t know about Alvin Valley, you should. His nickname is “The King Of Pants”.  Circa 2000, he was hotter than hot as the designer who knew how to cut a pair of pants for the female form better than anyone on the market. Now he is making a […]

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Stubbs & Wootton: The Smokin’ Slipper

The smoking slipper. It’s the perfect luxury loafer that is a a forever chic statement and  the hot shoe of the season. As one of the best fall trends, we are loving the collection from the original cult slipper makers: Stubbs & Wootton!  Edgy, classic and comfortable, they are the perfect leisure to luxury loafer […]

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Digital Trend

Being an artist, designer and design enthusiast, I’ve always loved bold and graphic patterns and prints in fashion.  Moreover, I have always especially loved the way digital prints combine the arts of photography and fashion.  In the past few years we have seen this trend applied to tops, bottoms, dresses, you name it.  Well, I’m happy […]

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A ‘Clutch’ Above The Rest

If you have good taste in literature, it’s easy to want to wear it on your sleeve. We’ve seen bags made out of books in the past, but the funny, imperfect and oh-so-chic creations of Olympia Le-Tan’s are a cut above the rest. Inspired by vibrant old book covers, Olympia Le-Tan launched her ‘You Cant Judge A […]

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Fall Trend: Leather Trim

Leather trim clothing and accessories is the new must for Fall and Winter 2012. Not only are leather trimmed items more budget friendly than full leather items, but they make an effortlessly cool sartorial statement.  Two of my favorite designers,  Alexander Wang and Helmet Lang (who both received their own shout-outs in the September issue […]

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Must Love Mophie

Aside from friends, music, dancing, and more music making my weekend in San Francisco nothing short of perfect, my new Mophie was a top contender in what made it oh so wonderful!  Yes, that might sound insane saying an iPhone juice pack case aided in making my festival experience all the better, but its true! Most […]

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Magic Tint!

First, mood rings. Now, mood makeup! Fresh on the market are four new lip products designed to change into your absolutely perfect custom color once you get them on your pout. So clever.  “Magic” lipstick that enhances the natural color of the lips! Count me in. The way it works is each one of these […]

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