The “FENDI Bag Bugs” came out in November of 2013 to a really big splash and 2015 is finding these little “Bag Bugs” making a serious almost “comeback” and are even more in-demand now…. than in 2013. I received my first “Bug” as a gift from my beautiful friend, Nancy Jane Goldston, Editor in Chief at The Blonde and The Brunette (a wonderful fashion blog) and little did I know that two years later these little bugs would be picking up some serious fashion traction! Fendi has named each buggie (AKA: Bag Monsters) Lucifer, Kooky, Lucky and Zesty to name a few…. and these bugs have become iconic little creatures of the purse…. each telling their own story. Last year we saw the “Karlito” bug that was Fendi’s ode to Karl Lagerfeld and one of the hardest to secure poofs of fur to ever hit the market (again a gift from my little fashionista friend… #blessed). So much fun! So much fur!
Add in this years “Micro Baguette” to the mix….a Bag Bug inspired tiny little purse with two inner compartments that can be worn alone or attached to your bigger purse….. and now we have a serious bug invasion!!
On me: Gucci Jacket (from the archives), Flying Monkey Jeans, Saint Laurent studded pumps from S/S 2015
Who doesn’t love a good swim?! Last year at this time I bought 15 bathing suits that were on sale for ridiculously low prices. I wore a couple and stashed the rest for winter and spring break. When summer started this year…. I had all these great bathing suits to choose from and I even pulled a brand new one out from 3 years ago that was completely spot on trend. Now is the time to buy…. with the summer coming to a close, most bathing suits are on sale and with labor day weekend parties just around the corner… there’s not a better time to pick up a suit or two. Here are a few I purchased on sale this year that will take me into next year.
p.s. Be sure to check out our boutique page for some great Swim ideas! xx
I dream of Daytime Sequins! My TopShop jeans actually have 3 different trends all rolled into one. Let’s start with the boyfriend cut… going strong and it’s looks like it will be here with us for a while. The comfortable, slouchy feeling (great to hide any body issues) and they can be dressed up with the switch of a shoe. The boyfriend jean is a smashing choice for any body type…. and certainly ANY age! I saw a 70 year old woman sporting a pair of boyfriends last week… and she looked AMAZING! Then add in the distressed and tattered jean… the more rips… the better. Lastly…. sequins for daytime is a trend that’s still going strong from summer into fall…. thank God! Because to know me… is to know that I love anything shiny and the shinier it is…. the better! A pair of Jimmy Choo glitter wedges are gracing my feet along with a simple white button down.
MORAL of THE STORY: Sequins are becoming a daytime staple…. and it looks like they are here to stay.
As always, be sure to check out our Boutique page for this look and other fabulous ideas!
This edition of Pennies & Posh brings us back to one of my favorite “Pennies” stores….. FOREVER 21… and today we are “Diggin on a Trench”…. a gray trench that is! FOREVER 21 sent us this gray trench coat last week and I have to say that I was kind of blown away at how rich it looked. Now mind you we are talking $49.00, so I am not promising you the moon…. but for that price it’s a lot of bang for the buck! Especially if you pair it with a few expensive items like our Saint Laurent (YSL) suede fringed, kitten heel boots. They came in tan and black and are just about as comfortable as it gets. Pricing in at $1,195… you can now find this boot on sale between $700.00 and $495.00. Add in our Rag & Bone skinny jeans that cost $190 and you have a smashingly great “Pennies & Posh” outfit that will take you from summer evenings…. into fall days with the snap of a finger!
Be sure to check out our Boutique page for these pieces and more of our favorites!
My daughter Beau and I had the extreme pleasure of going to a book signing last week at the Christofle Silver Gallery in West Hollywood. The featured author? Robyn Lea, who penned the book “Dinner with Jackson Pollock.” The cover alone is beautiful enough to sell the book – and that is actually what it did for me. “Dinner with Jackson Pollock” is an absolutely stunning cookbook, highlighting abstract artist Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee’s recipes. Who knew that one of the most celebrated artists of all time was also a chef?! “Dinner with Jackson Pollock” is part cookbook, part art book, and part history book that brings us an interesting and new perspective into the life of the artist himself and gives us a context for his work. The stunning photos of Pollocks’ home, art, recipes, artifacts, scribbled notes are all shot by the talented author and the recipes are easy to follow and very sound. It’s a start to finish cookbook that translates well into 2015.
Ana and I picked an easy recipe to try and headed into the Fabulous365 kitchen to cook up some “Brandied Peaches and Custard.” We actually skipped the custard as we are both watching our weight, and went for the straight Brandied Peaches. Easy to make and delicious to eat! This book is a must for the savory chef and a home run for any foodie. But even if you are not a chef (or hate to cook) this stunning book would look great in any kitchen! Bravo Robyn Lea for allowing us a glimpse into the undiscovered food life of Jackson Pollock.
With Some Serious Yummy Lovin,
P.S. And why would I not dress to cook with Jackson? I picked this fancy Christopher Kane paillette front, black dress from my closet archives. It’s one of my all time favorite dresses! I added in a pair of inexpensive opera length gloves for the chic factor! Voilà! An outfit worthy of Mr. Pollock!
Today brings us to The Lemon Grove at Coldwater Canyon. Wearing an amazing Fendi sheer, ruffled front skirt, a crisp white button down shirt by Zara (talk about Pennies & Posh) and a pair of insanely fabulous YSL platform pumps. Not exactly the perfect lemon picking outfit… but when you find out the how many benefits this little yellow sphere holds…. you will completely understand why I dressed for the occasion!
A few years back…. I did a little story on my dear friend and actress, Dyan Cannon. It was a tip based story about how a woman in her mature years could look so beautiful, thin and sooooo young. Let me please digress….
Right before I wrote that story…. I had dinner at The Ivy with the beautiful Dyan. Ms. Cannon ordered enough food for a pack of hungry truck wolves. I am the Queen of ordering… but even I was surprised! She proceeded to eat most of it… I am talking an order of fried mushrooms included! The Ivy has the best specialty drinks on the planet… so I of course expected Dyan to order up something fun and exciting to go along with her massive quantities of food…. Not! She had cup after cup of hot water with half a lemon squeezed in each serving. Now Dyan is one of the thinnest women I know. What allows a woman with the body of a teen-ager to consume that amount of food…. and still stay so thin? After grilling her all night on anti-aging tips…. The Lemon Water is the one thing that stayed on my mind. There had to be a correlation between the…. ageless skin, the most amazing body I have ever seen on a woman that age, the shiny hair… the list goes on. Dyan drinks hot lemon water all day and night and I am 100% convinced that is her secret to the fountain of youth….
When life gives you lemons… do like Dyan…. and squeeze them into hot water!
This is one of the best things we can do for our bodies!! Grab a cup of steaming water… and squeeze a half of lemon. Let’s find out Dyan’s anti-aging secret…..
I had the great pleasure of meeting the RETNA himself in person for the first time at his studio right after his collaboration with Louis Vuitton in 2013. RETNA was one of three artists that were chosen to design a series of LV scarves for the “Street Art Collection.” And it just so happened that on that bright sunny day in downtown Los Angeles, I had one of those scarves in my car! He signed it and it now resides framed above a fireplace in my home. It truly is a perfect mix of Art and Fashion! After a tour of the studio, I spied one of my all time favorite pieces of art – a highly polished, chrome airplane wing that was painted with the signature Retna calligraphy. Stunning does not describe the piece where upon viewing for the first time… my body was engulfed in goose bumps and the world stopped – at that moment I became a fan for life. Mr. Lewis was also commissioned in 2011 to paint the tail wing of a VistaJet valued at $60 million US dollars. We personally own several RETNAS, including a surf board that was part of a charity collection and can be seen in the archives here on Fabulous365. Not only is RETNA a great talent… he is an amazing human being. One word describes the Man and his Art…. Fabulous.
We are officially half way through the Summer of 2015…. and I am so hoping that at least once you have pulled together a nautical oufit. If not… I am hoping to inspire you today!! It is so easy to go Nautical – Red, White & Blue are our base colors, add in stripes, anchors, sequins, a navy double breasted blazer, a crisp white button down (mens or womens), a straw clutch or tote, some white Keds, red Louboutins, black or navy lace espadrilles, loafers, a knit skirt…. the list goes on. I think you get the picture.
We kept it simple today as we headed down the stairs in the Neiman Marcus parking garage… hahahaha! We started off today’s “Nautical Pennies & Posh” with a Zara sale top that came in around $19 and our black lace espadrilles from Target ($29) then we added in the Posh with a white Valentino knit skirt from the archives of my closet. If I remember correctly, it cost in the vicinity of $1500 and it was worth every penny….. as it looks as good today as when I bought it 6 years ago. Please remember… when buying the classics…. go for the posh!
The hottest sunglasses of Summer 2015….. The Dior “So Real.” If you want to sit in the front row of the trend wagon…. pop a pair of these babies on…. simple, easy & stunningly fabulous. Made of metal and plastic…. these Dior sunglasses come in three different colors… black (black with an insanely fabulous two tone lens) Havana (brown) & Paladium (silver). I purchased the silver and I must say they are totally brining out my inner Andy Warhol.
Between $485.00 & $560.00
The Classic Aviator
You have seen these classic Porsche Aviators on me in so many different photos. They come with black and brown interchangeable lenses. Easy to pop in and out… so easy to wear and classically beautiful. Bringing out my inner Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
It’s finally easy being green! Move over florals…. It’s all about the Leafy Greens for mid-summer. As we hit the mid-mark of summer 2015, it’s time to pull out all of our Fresh Leafy Greens…. a great floral alternative and a serious trend look. The leafy prints are a continuation of last years Banana Leaf trend… fun, kicky, and bright. Rock this bold pattern with ease by mixing it with your basic black and white, or, match up the greens and yellows found in the leaves.
This summers hottest green tone? Pantone’s “LUCITE GREEN.” Basically, it’s a mild mint tone and any article of clothing in this shade will have you sitting pretty on the trend wagon. Our Michael Kors leafy dress is spot-on! So let’s recap….. Anything Leafy…. Anything Minty…. Anything in shades of light GREEN…. will have you rocking it for the rest of this beautiful summer!!
Big Bold Kisses!
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