At first when you see Ace & Jig’s collection you think, oh, that fabric is too thick for me. But when you look closer you see the intricate details that go into each piece along with its charming, if not country-slightly-little-house-on-the-prarie coolness. Like subtle gold metallic threading woven throughout…or the fact that once you remove the inside label most of their pieces are reversible. On their own each garment is so wearable for city or country and that’s what makes this brand so cool. Only when you slip on your first piece do you realize how many of these you need; easy, comfortable and super cute, Ace & Jig keeps it under the radar and we for one, hope it stays that way.
Well, that didn’t take long. Mes Demoiselles quietly sneaked in a small delivery and poof, most of it is already gone. This ridiculously cute embroidered thread cardigan is one of my favs, we still are expecting some black tunic pullover styles to still land, but for now, we only have 1 of these left. And, btw, I just saw Spring ‘15 and O. - M. - G., you should get on our wait list to be called when it arrives because it is, by far, the best I’ve ever seen from them. Well done, Mes Demoiselles, well done. Can’t wait.
Humanoid just gave us a little bit of our Fall Winter ‘14 order, and I think I may have seriously under-ordered. Their knits turned out super soft, and the bottoms are Fall in look but summer in weight. I love the dusty minty blues mixed with the autumn sienna’s. This french brand is quickly becoming a shop favorite, and I, for one, have got to nab one of these babies for myself. :)
Just a quick shot of our yummy rack of summer goodies in our Laguna Beach shop - loads of Echo, Jens Pirate Booty, Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Tambourine…..delish!
Navy has become my color of choice lately. Its close to black, greys and all of your other neutrals but gives it all a slightly more relaxed feeling. Pair with deep purples and golds for a richer vibe. This Tambourine tunic is my personal fav. right now. DS
Although I love how Spell & The Gypsy Collective mixes rocker tees, lace numbers and hipster onesies, my favorite pieces are their florals. There’s something about them that remind me so much of when I was little, playing dress up. Those little delicate, vintage romantic flowers against soft lightweight silks melt my heart. I’m definitely wearing my maxi floral silk kimono over a vintage slip dress with my chinese flips around the house. So dreamy. :)
I got a request from Peta today to participate in an upcoming vegan shopping event and of course said yes & suggested they get the City of West Hollywood involved somehow. I still love what CWH did; taking a very bold stance on legally banning the sale of fur in the city. And recently the law was upheld in Federal court this past month although contested by a large retailer. It’s pretty awesome that in one fell swoop they stopped a very significant number of animals from harm - and although its a very small dent every little bit counts. That’s what I would say to anyone considering going vegetarian on any level, both in food and fashion - every little bit counts.
LP has been vegetarian for a really long time now, I would say almost 10 years at this point (although I’ve personally been vegetarian for (eek) 25+). Not only no fur, but no leather, suede, skins, teeth, bone, horn….or feathers even. Yes, its annoying when a designer makes something so insanely cute that I HAVE to have it but I also have to stop and say no because it contains those things. My life is no different and neither is my store’s - it hasn’t changed our bottom dollar one bit.
So, thank you WEHO, for taking the first of what I hope many cities will do, and thanks Peta for spreading the word that vegetarian fashion is easy and accessible. We’ll be there. :)
I LOVE this dress. Easy, cute and somewhat hot enough to not look frumpy. I wore it with a floral racerback ruffle bralet from RVCA and it was so super adorbs. Wish I could have 10 in 10 different colors - would def. be my go-to dress for the summer.
We’ve recently got a huge shipment from local fav brand Flynn Skye. Their dresses and apron maxis are wins for sure but usually pants are a little harder of a fit for any designer. I love the easy going fit of these silk-esque rayon blend pant in floral hippie prints, making them very wearable for almost everyone. Our model Kate is of course, perfect in this flat front, side pocket relaxed fit version in shades of pale blue and lavender. Pair with a fitted jersey heather grey tank from Monrow and muted gold sandals or tennies.