Monday, November 14, 2011


In 2004, when Gwen Stefani released her album Love Angel Music Baby, she set off a fire storm in the fashion world. Until then, most people had never heard of a "harajuku girl", the cartoonish street style fashion of young Japanese girls in Harajuku, Tokyo. Gweny introduced her first Harajuku line, Harajuku Lovers, in 2005. Now, 6 years and 2 kids later, she has teamed with Target and this week she launched a trendy childrens clothing line, Harajuku Mini! It will include plaid and leopard dresses for the girls and tuxedo inspired pieces for the boys. Now the kiddies can get their cool on!

Several years ago, when Japanese tourism was still very strong in L.A., I'd get to see
Japanese street fashion first hand. Now I have to follow their lightening-quick
changing trends on-line and I usually go to to get my fix.
An original Harajuku Girl

Gothic Lolitas
80's...creepers and all!

80's...acid wash harem pant.

I love this girl!

Aristocrat (left) and Classic Lolita (right)

Oversized hats...

She reminds me of a modern day Charlie Chaplin!

She's cool...smoking is not.

Sticky sweet Harajukus

She should be walking in L.A.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Que pasa?

Mexi blanket bags...
This bag has a shape that is structured yet the fabrication is
very casual.  You can always carry this bag with denim, but
why not make it interesting and carry it with a dress or suit?
"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird.
Now I know that it is the people that call others weird
that are weird"   -Sir Paul

Painted alley
A twist on the classic mexi blanket tote...
ours has faux leather straps and trim
making it nicer for streetwear.

Lowrider...fer realz.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Scarves and why we love them...

Tie them in your hair when it's down...

or when it's up.

You can add broaches!

They keep you warm : )

They can be dramatic!

Friday, October 21, 2011

"We'll always have Paris"...

Okay, so you've either been to Paris, want to go to Paris, know someone who's
been to Paris or know someone who wants to go to Paris. Whatever the case may be,
we just received the Eiffel Tower collection from Classic Hardware and they've added some great new pieces!
So add to your collection or give a piece as a gift to your favorite Parisian.
Oh..and if you don't know the line "We'll always have Paris", watch the video
at the end of this post!
Au revoir!

Eiffel Tower locket necklace

Eiffel Tower cardcase

Paris meets Los Angeles in Paris

Eiffel Tower collection from Classic Hardware

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Gypsy caravan...

" Let's abandon society, buy a gypsy caravan and write poetry in the forest"
You'll need a maxi dress and beaded bag. The delicate leaves on this bag sound like wind chimes!

Paisley scarves for the hair.

The Queen of gypsy-chic.

Add jingle jangle jewelry...

Photo: Slice of style

Mysterious and romantic.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Minaudiere \me-nohd-`yer\
A small case for cosmetics, jewelry, and other personal items.
These cute hard case clutches have mostly been reserved for the night...
evening wear, formal, or cocktail wear.
Now they are stepping into the light! More casual fabrics, textures, and metals make this old
standard look new and fresh and day wear appropriate! 
This basket weave minaudiere is so feminine and would look great with a tea dress or skirt.
Perfect to carry to a wedding, Sunday brunch, or baby shower.
This mesh metal minaudiere comes in silver and gunmetal. Would look so edgy with dark denim!

It features a  crystal topped kiss-lock and drop-in chain.

Photo: The Sartorialist

The stripes on this minaudiere make it cute, casual, and denim friendly...

even denim shorts!