Category Archives: Seasonal: Winter

Christian Louboutin Fall & Winter

We love a new season at Christian Louboutin… Some fall looks are starting to trickle into the Roberston and South Coast Plaza stores. Check out the full collection online at http://www.christianlouboutin.com

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Look Who We’ve Spotted

Which red-headed mama is getting into her car after a morning of shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart

It’s our favorite redhead, Debra Messing … duh!  Wonder what’s in the bag???

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And The Winner Is … Jessica Alba Best Dressed at the People’s Choice Awards

It’s been two days of Jessica Alba.  Yesterday we showed you her dressed-down style while hanging out in Santa Monica – but last night was an entirely different story at the People’s Choice Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
Check out her look —>

The 28-year-old Fantastic Four actress wore Antonio Berardi  and accessorized with white gold and diamond and onyx Love bracelets, white gold and diamond and ceramic Maillon bracelet, and a white gold and diamond and onyx Panther profile ring — all from Cartier.

Her slinky mini-dress and diamond bracelets weren’t the only component to her sophisticated and smoldering look.  Jess’ hair cut and smokey make-up is really what pulls everything together.  Here is a closer look at her modern edginess meets Hollywood glamazon.

 

And it doesn’t hurt that she’s lost a few pounds.  Looking good Jessica!

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The Casual Approach

Jessica Alba looks quite comfy hanging out with a girlfriend in Santa Monica.  

Jessica's Relaxed Look

In Los Angeles, the closer to the beach, the more casual the style.  Jessica looks quite comfy in her ballet flats, skinny jeans, oversized bag and wrap sweater.  What do you think of this look?

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Tonight: It’s a Seaside Holiday Party

Tonight from 5 pm ~ 9 pm, Tim Clarke Designs is hosting a holiday party!

2110 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Food by our favorite oyster bar: BP Oysterette . . .

and a special shopping event at Tim Clarke

December 9 – 12th

Featured Designers: Tim Clarke, Art Luna, Seaside Luxe exclusives from Tahiti & India, Gregory Parkinson, Surf Monk, Hinu, Katro, The Woods, Irit Designs, Libbie Lane Totes, Sable & Zac, Sandy Simonian Jewerly, Kendall Conrad, L’Oeil du Vert, Deszo, Irving & Fine, Johnnie O, The Lady & the Sailor, Chan Luu, Jason Dow, Skamandros by Deborah Barnet and Collections from Zvezda

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Insider Tip: Valentino Fall 2009 Trunk Show Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday, June 26th at Saks On Three in Beverly Hills East there will be a Valentino Fall 2009 Trunk Show.  LAShoppingReviews readers are invited to attend.  To RSVP, please call 310.887.5403.

Valentino Fall-Winter 2009

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City Style: Comparing Los Angeles, New York City and Paris

Los Angeles, New York and Paris all offer their own perspective in the world of fashion. These cities are always alternating old trends for fresh, new styles. As seasons change so do the looks of these cities. Each metropolitan area differs not only with speech and culture, but more importantly they differ in fashion.

While Angelinos are stereotypically more laid back due to the abundance of California sunshine, New Yorkers and Parisians are known for living a faster paced lifestyle equipped with skyscrapers and historical landmarks and in turn each environment does shape the fashion of each city.  

Sunny Hues In Los Angeles

The Vibrant Colors Of A Missoni Tunic In Los Angeles

Angelinos have recently reflected slouchy t-shirts, tank tops and floral sun dresses. In California it isn’t uncommon to see a colorful sports bra poking out of a sweater or being seen through a loose white t-shirt. Bright miniskirts paired with gladiator sandals can be seen in Los Angeles year round, while in New York strappy sandals make an appearance mid-Spring to the Summer season, usually paired with more classic, plain summer dresses or long knee length leggings and oversized tees.

While in New York and Paris revealing skin is more appropriate with long gowns or short summer apparel, revealing tops in California seems to be a constant hit. Long tees with oversized armholes paired with colorful lingerie are more common in the sunshine states. Shirts or dresses with low sloping backs are in year round. It seems they have taken the place of belly shirts from the 80s, those aren’t as common anymore with looser clothing now revealing more backs and arms.

New York and Paris do have more in common style-wise, both recently sporting leather jackets. Black leather is now in on the East side as well as in European cities. The smart, edgy look is what Europe is all about. Form fitting, low cut, button-down sweaters from gray to black are always acceptable in Paris. Tall wasted skirts reaching down to mid thigh paired with tights are a classic outfit for the night. Daytime Parisians usually sport slim fitted sleeveless tees in the warmer months. In colder months the form fitting, waist cinching pea coat is always popular both in New York and Paris.

The Perfect Spring Trench In Paris

The Perfect Spring Trench In Paris

While tights are more popular in Paris, leggings in New York and casual jeans in California, skirts and dresses are always flaunted in warmer months. However the styles of the dresses do differ. While in Paris casual and dressy seem to differ greatly with casual being more flowy and loose and dressy being slimmer and more fitting, in New York and Los Angeles casual and dressy seemed to be interchanged more often depending more on event than time. Styles of dresses are always changing but the main message of each style for the city does reflect a pattern with LA being more floral and bright and New York being more earthy colors and darker patterns.

Angelinos may have more colorful outfits, but New Yorkers match this with their colorful and oversized jewelry. Angelinos may be seen wearing a few simple silver rings, similar to Parisians who wear more classic and plain jewelry. The New Yorkers though seem to prefer a simple clothing décor paired with more vibrant accessories.

One thing that seems popular for almost every trendy city is the “go green” apparel. Awareness to saving the environment has grown and with this has come simple tees featuring recycling and peace symbols. Important messages always seem to be in style for fashionable cities around the globe.

The Perfect Look For Riding Your "Green Alternative" To Work

An Ideal NYC Look For Riding Your "Green Alternative" To Work

Styles and trends are always changing which is why sharing with different cities can be something new and exciting. Shopping online helps as well with boutiques like The Kooples from Paris and designers like Alexander Wang from New York now having user-friendly websites.

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