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Photos by Jerry Pigeon Courtesy of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Over the past weekend I had this great encounter with a San Franciscan. We had one of those conversations where our souls connected and we covered a plethora of topics but the most profound was our talk on art. We discussed the power of art and how it goes deeper than just the physical act of viewing a piece. Art is something you experience and feel within you. It evokes emotion and speaks to you. You may love or hate a work but a least  you felt something and next time ask yourself why you felt this way.

One quite riveting exhibition suggested to me by the San Franciscan was The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the De Young museum in SF. The technology and hologramming on top of Gaultier’s parade of fashion through the ages makes this exhibit a MUST EXPERIENCE.

Here’s a sneak peak of the special exhibition going on now until August, 19 2012.

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Shirt : Erin Wasson x RVCA  | Shorts : DIY’d by Yours Truly | Shoes : Just Fab  | Earrings & Ring : H&M | Bracelets : Lost & Found Forever 21, and Vintage

So I’ve basically been obsessed with these ultra encrusted floral shorts by Christopher Kane for J Brand ever since  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley whore them to this past Coachella. If you don’t recall here’s a little recap to jog your memory click here Anyway, after scouring the interweb to no avail, I couldn’t find these short shorts sold anywhere – so I took matters into my own hands. DIY’ing seemed the most sensible option, so with a little instruction and a whole lot of determination, I just did it. I got some basic instructions from P.S. I Made This but quickly deviated from their how-to, to create something more like the real Christopher Kane’s. The differences between their shorts and mine is that I hand painted my flowers and I glued ultra tiny rhinestones around the extra large rhinestones for that over-the-top embelished look. Now – will the the real Christopher Kane’s PLEAE STAND UP … here’s a look at the shorts coming down the Spring 2012 runway click here and  here

Happy Friday and Happy DIY’ing xx

ColorBlocked

Electric block colors are so fun right now and they are always hot for summer. The bold hues of the fuchsia, mint, emerald, and lime work well over a neutral white or black for a more sophisticated look. For the bolder more playful get up try layering on solid pieces each a    different color.

 

BCBG_R13

BCBG MAX AZRIA | RESORT 2013

MARC JACOBS | RESORT 2013

CHRIS BENZ | RESORT 2013

JILL STUART | RESORT 2013

YIGAL AZROUEL | RESORT 2013

10 CROSBY DEREK LAM | RESORT 2013

BURBERRY PRORSUM | RESORT 2013

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Photography Mikael Jansson

Images Courtesy Interview Magazine 

This editorial shoot with Kristin Stewart and Charlize Theron was inspired by  the dark fairytale flick Snow White and the Huntsman that opened this past weekend. With all of the anticipation and expectations that I had for the film  it turned out to be even better than the previews led me to believe. Kristin Stewart was likable as the fair Snow White but it was really Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna who stole the show. Theron was wickedly beautiful and her costuming was spellbinding. Costume designer, Colleen Atwood was responsible for the jaw dropping garbs in this film and she has also worked her magic in countless other films such as all of the Tim Burton films (even the most recent one Dark Shadows), Memoirs of a Geisha, and Chicago just to name a few.

I’ll leave you with a preview of the film to entice you further.

PalmTree

These trendy trees are popping up everywhere and they’re a perfect fad to sport this summer. I mean, what’s more literal than wearing palms to the beach?  It doesn’t get any simpler than that.

I love each one of these palm printed items above and I’m also lusting over (never though I’d say this) a few palm inspired pieces from Juicy Couture below.

Click images below to shop.