Thursday, September 10, 2009

How to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

Red Sole darlings, I'm introducing you to a new guest writer today, Dulcet Style...enjoy! I'm off to enjoy Fashion Night's Out and will be back tomorrow. Ta-ta!

It's hard to think fall when the temperature is still so warm outside! So just how do you change your look for the upcoming season and still keep cool when it is so warm? The easiest way to achieve this is with accessories. Think rich colored scarves, groovy necklaces and great shoes to create a transitional look. That favorite summer sweater or tee will instantly look updated with a great scarf in one of falls new colors. You can also use that same scarf in your hair to add some fall color or as a belt to again create a new look with your summer wardrobe.

We are both excited that necklaces are still on the fashion radar for fall. Look for multi-strand necklaces in metals that compliment your skin tone. Other necklaces to try would be ombre beaded necklaces, pendants of large stones, and large beaded necklaces also create interest and help to bring in color. Just remember to keep it long this season and full of interest.

Start shopping for your fall shoes early so you can be sure to get your size. We are seeing a lot of great shoes for fall including one of our favorites, the peep-toe shoe boot. This is a shoe that can be worn with tights to update summer skirts and dresses, and we love that same look with capri's. Just make sure the material is not too summery and light like linen.

This is also a good time to start purchasing your fall make-up. Pick a new color to try on your eyes like teal or gold. Paint your toe nails a fall shade like purple which is everywhere now. Choose a shade that is rich and dark, not to blue. Toss out that lip gloss and replace it with a creamy lipstick for a "now" look.

These simple tips will help you get that extra few weeks of warm weather wear from your current wardrobe and get you warmed up for fall shopping at the same time.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Get Shopping, Fashion's Night Out

On Thursday, The Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue are hosting Fashion Night's Out a global event meant to inspire consumers to spend money all in the name of helping out the fashion industry. The worldwide event is the brainchild of Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief at Vogue. Expect champagne to flow, yummy nibbles to be passed and other fun surprises to happen all with the hope to stimulate shoppers to loosen their grip on their wallets.

Here is a list of some of the events that are happening around the Los Angeles area.

3.1 Phillip Lim Los Angeles
6 to 11 p.m.
631 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-1988

Phillip Lim is re-imagining five signature pieces from his archives with today's fabrications and embellishments. Get there early as the special edition archival items are available in a limited-size run on Thursday night only.

Fred Segal Feet
7 to 11 p.m.
8100 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-9500

There will be cocktails and live music adding a festive spirit to the event.
Artist Michael Norice is rumored to be on-hand creating crystallized custom sneakers and album covers.

Fred Segal Flair in Santa Monica
4 to 7 p.m.
500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-4477

Hoping you'll be one of many shoppers deciding you can't live without both outfits, there will be free gifts to those who spend $75 or more.

Moods of Norway
6 to 11 p.m.
113 S. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90048
(310) 271-7172

With 75% off everything in the store it'll be easier to hand over the credit card especially knowing it's for a good cause. Champers and music will be on-hand to help the process along.

Neiman Marcus
6 to 9 p.m.
9700 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-5900

Lisa Love, West Coast editor for Vogue will be on-hand with a trend presentation at 7 p.m. The store will have a New York City vibe that evening with Nathan's hotdogs and Factors New York cheesecake served. Jazz music and runway shows are also set to happen.

Rock & Republic
6 to 11 p.m
105 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 285-0486

Makeovers, giveaways and limited-edition leggings will be for sale at their Robertson's location. Rock & Republic's creative director is set to be guest DJing for the evening.

Ron Herman at Fred Segal Melrose
7 to 11 p.m.
8100 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 651-4129

There will be a plethora of designers, stylists and photographers on-hand for the evening. Some of the designers attending will be Chan Luu, Rory Beca, Paige Geller, and Whitley Kros designers Sophia Coloma and Marissa Ribisi. Limited-edition T-shirts and free gifts with purchase are also being offered that evening.

6 to 10 p.m.
1111 N. Crescent Heights Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 822-3600

Head over to Roseark if you are looking to attend a more upscale event with fine art, music, bubbly, tarot cards and a ton of shiny, sparkling jewelry.

Open those wallets and spend even if it's just a tube of'll be helping to boost the fashion industry and economy. If you don't live in Los Angeles visit the official Fashion Night's Out website for a list of events in participating cities. This will be the one time that your significant other will support your shopping habit since it's all for a good cause!

Fashion Night's Out
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