Friday, June 25, 2010

EDITORIAL: M.I.A. does GQ looking gorgeous!

The beautiful, talented and influential ms. M.I.A. posed for a fashion spread and interview in G.Q. Magazine and she's never looked more beautiful. Love this head piece!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life: Camille Yvette styles Stacey Dash Cover and Editorial for Krave Magazine

bolero by Jerell Scott.

Check out the latest issue of Krave Magazine featuring cover and editorial with the lovely Ms. Stacey Dash styled in Jerell Scott, Herve Leger, D & G and Gasoline Glamour by your's truly. Shot by photographer Kate Szatmari.

bolero by Jerell Scott. Dress by Herve Leger

Blazer by D& G

Necklace by Gasoline Glamour


DESIGN+SHOP: JUST IN! Must-have Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Sandals @ Opening Ceremony

Get these before they're gone! I'm in love with these Bernhard Willhelm x Camper sporty/trail-chic sandals that just arrived at Opening Ceremony.

I can't choose just one but I think if I had to I'd go for the Blue & Yellow lace up or the Army Green strappy version. Both work so well with Spring and Fall's Military trend. I would take them into Fall/Winter (doesn't rain much in LA) by wearing them with slouchy socks and flooded pants. They're perfect!

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My Sunday night was filled with the music that inspires me and helps to fuel my motivation. When I was a young freshman in college it was Erykah Badu's music that made me feel empowered, unique, and responsible to fulfill my purpose... I've even been heard saying her music along with a few others' "changed my life"... And here I am today :)

Erykah Badu performed Sunday night at the Greek Theater in LA (Love my city!). Another favorite of mine, Janelle Monae, opened with Lupe Fiasco. Unfortunately Janelle Monae was the opening act and we along with a couple thousand other people missed the performance entirely. Words cannot express how_____ we all are at the Greek for that line up!!

Of Course, Erykah blazed in her signature style (whatever that may be). She rocked a Yellow tee and sweat pants, towering patent stilettos, a fully beaded African blanket (Zulu I think), and these cosmic "ear wings". Ear Wings are her new collaboration with LA-based jewelry designer, and friend of mine, Baba G.

Erykah's performance was stellar and, as always, she revealed her true personality to the audience, which I love. We also enjoyed Erykah and Janelle backstage after the performance for a Q & A session. It was a treat to enjoy both of these ladies in a more personal setting and see how much they've inspired other people.

It was backstage where I let Ms. Monae how much I love her music and saw just how STUNNING she is in person. When I say stunning, I mean it! She's gorgeous and has an eye or style that's unmatched! She is on fire, so focused, and so gifted. I'll enjoy watching her career ad style evolve. She is HER OWN STYLIST and doesn't need anyone's help doing so. She's amazing!


Friday, June 18, 2010

FASHION + MUSIC: QUADRON is the perfect mix of style and musical flavor

By now you've heard of Danish Duo, Quadron. Of course you have since everyone's in love with them! Singer Coco O's sexy, sincere, inviting voice draws me in with the first track of their self-titled album.

I was fortunate to enjoy them in person at the UCLA Jazz festival last month (love my city!). It was apparent as soon as Coco stepped on stage that Quadron has both an amazing voice and amazing sense for style.

Coco O @ the UCLA Jazz Fest

Quadron's new "unofficial video" for JEANS provides an ode to all things denim as she runs the street in head to toe blues... simple perfection :) Check it out:

Jeans (Unofficial video) Quadron from jenna mangulad on Vimeo.

And then there's the video for PRESSURE, a well-styled video with an equestrian vibe... Check it out:

Pressure by Quadron from Daniel Kragh-Jacobsen on Vimeo.

Lastly, Coco makes you want to get down with her crew as they make hanging out on a lazy Sunday look cooler than cool... Check it out in Quadron's "unofficial" video for SLIPPIN:

QUADRON "Slippin" (Unofficial) video from jenna mangulad on Vimeo.

Miss Coco O, you're a breath of fresh air and your music is timeless :)


DESIGN+STYLE: Katy Rodriguez FW 10 Lookbook and J*Davey Lace bell-bottom love

My next purchase will be a pair of Black lace bell bottoms from the Katy Rodriguez FW 10 collection. The entire collection is 70's sleek meets 90's hippy meets Mr & Mr's Smith (kind of) with a sultry, confident, invigorating tone.

I had the pleasure of previewing the collection at a private gathering and was highly impressed at the way each piece falls on the body. The highlight of the collection is the bell bottom silhouette that I'm so much in love with!

It seems miss Jack Davey of J*Davey has a thing for the lace bell bottom herself. I checked her out at their latest show @ the Roxy LA.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

DESIGN: Resort 2011- Tribal instincts at Proenza Schouler and Missoni

There's no question that the designers of Missoni and Proenza Schouler had day dreams of an escape to Africa for their Resort 2011 collections... and with flawless results.