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GET THE LOOK: LACY SUNDAY

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Is there anything better than a lace dress?  Lace is so versatile.  It can be classic (a la Audrey Hepburn), rocker-chic (like Stevie Nicks), bohemian, sexy…the list goes on.  Our favorite lace piece at the moment is our floor-sweeping sheer lace gown.  Completely see-through, the dress features a high neckline and long sleeves for the perfect mix of sexy and sweet.

 

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The best thing about this dress?  You can layer whatever you want underneath!  Stylist Jessica went with a plain black slip, but there are countless ways to mix it up.  For a racy look, layer a nude slip underneath.  Rocker?  Try a black slip with a leather jacket on top.  Boho girls might want to try a tank and cutoffs, and those who want to try out the high-fashion look should reach for black high-waisted booty shorts and a corset-like bra.

 

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We’re picturing this piece at Coachella, layered over a little bikini top and shorts!  Add a cross-body bag over top, and the look is festival ready.

How would you wear this piece?  If you want to grab it for yourself, it’s $510 at stylehaus (323-655-5900 to order).

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: 80s AND 90s

Did you know that stylehaus is home to quite a few vintage pieces?  In addition to our extensive archives of designer goodies- discontinued pieces from Balenciaga, Etro, Dolce and Gabanna, and more- we stock some expertly curated vintage pieces dating back to the 1960s.  Our favorite vintage items, though, are from the 80s and 90s.  Luckily, both these decades are back style this season!

 

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This Escada tee shirt is classic 80s.  The oversized fit, the outfit on the screened model- everything about it reeks of the decade.   To make it more modern, pair it with skinny jeans like Bethany does! $199 at stylehaus.

 

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Of course, if you want to go all-out 80s, then add a little more flair.  This beaded jacket ($109) that Bethany is wearing is such a versatile piece: when wore over this tee, it dresses up a casual look; but it’d be equally at home over a classic black dress for a cocktail event.

 

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More of a 90s girl?  Don’t worry about- stylehaus has the BEST 90s piece you’ve ever seen.  This floral number ($80) looks like a minidress- but it’s actually long shorts.  So cool, right??  Wear this classic 90s piece with little black boots for a full-on throwback look.

If you’re not into the 80s or 90s, you can still enjoy our vintage collection.  We have little mod 60s swing dresses, printed tops from the 70s, and some early aughties archive pieces that you can sift through.  Call 323-655-5900 to set up an appointment!

 

3 VALENTINE’S DAY OUTFITS PERFECT FOR ANY OUTING

Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day, whichever one you’ll be celebrating) is just over a week away!  Some of us here at stylehaus have big plans, some of us are staying in, and some of us are awaiting V Days surprises.  We don’t want Valentine’s Day to include any stress- we just wanna sit back, relax, sip wine, and eat chocolate- so figuring out our outfits in advance is a must.  Once that’s out of the way, we can focus on enjoying ourselves!

 

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Stylist Jessica is hoping for a romantic dinner with her longtime bf, so a cocktail dress is in order.  She loves this embellished skater dress from stylehaus, and we do too!  The sheer material at the chest and neckline lends some sex appeal, but the flirty a-line skirt is girly & sweet.  All-black is a little dramatic for Valentine’s, so Jessica brightened up the look with a red crocodile clutch- and her signature red lips!

 

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Bethany’s not quite sure what she’ll be doing for Valentine’s Day yet, so she put together an outfit that’ll be appropriate for any occasion.  Leather pants, classic pumps, a silky tank, and a sharp blazer work together to give off a polished but sexy vibe that’d be perfect for a fancy dinner, drinks at the bar, or dancing with friends.

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If you’re planning on a day-date for Valentine’s Day, stylist Janelle has the perfect look for you!  Our new powder blue jeans are so soft and pretty- we love how romantic this color is.  A plain white tee can be dressed up or down, and Janelle’s red, white, and pink striped jacket adds a celebratory pop of V-Day color.  Toughen the look up with studded boots a la Janelle, or add simple ballet flats for a more feminine feel.

If you want to steal Janelle’s daytime-casual style, stop into stylehaus at The Grove to try these pieces on!

 

Culture Club: James Goldstein

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James Goldstein posing with a model wearing our JG tee shirt!

There’s one particular tee shirt that we carry at stylehaus that always prompts a reaction:  our James Goldstein graphic tee.  People look at it and either say, “Who’s that guy?” or “OMG I need this tee!” So…do you know who James Goldstein is?

 

James Goldstein, Fashion Cowboy

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James Goldstein, in all of his snakeskin, cowboy-hatted glory, has made a name for himself as a fashion fixture.  You’ll catch him at almost every runway show- Gaultier, Cavalli, and Gucci are his favorites- but no one quite knows why he’s there.  He’s not a buyer, an editor, or a writer; he’s simply a hardcore fashion fan.

 

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James Goldstein at our poolside fashion show last year

Marina Monroe with James Goldstein!

Marina Monroe with James Goldstein!

After moving to LA from Milwaukee at 18, James got involved in investments and amassed an incredible fortune.  An affair with Jayne Mansfield and friendships with John Galliano and Maxfield’s owner Tommy Pearse put James on the socialite map, and he started getting invitations to fashion shows.  Nowadays, he doesn’t even bother with invitations, though- he just shows up to whatever show he wants to see and they let him in.  He even came to our stylehaus fashion show last year!

 

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James won’t disclose his age, but we’re guessing he’s 70+.  His tanned skin and long gray hair are permanent accessories, and his daily uniform usually consists of a suit made of some exotic skin, a deep v tee shirt, a bandana artfully tied around his neck, boots, and an exotic-skinned cowboy hat.  This formula ensures that you can always pick out James in a crowd!

 

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Fashion isn’t his only interest though; his business card famously says “Fashion. Architecture. Basketball.”  He’s a huge fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and has been designing and rebuilding his own home for years.   James Goldstein is also known as “The Number 1 Basketball Fan,” holding season tickets for the Lakers and following the team to pretty much every away game each season.

 

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Our James Goldstein tee shirt is a nod to both his iconic style and his mysterious story.  James Goldstein started with nothing but loads of personal style and managed to become a fashion-world fixture.  If he can do it, so can we!

Want to grab this tee for yourself?  It’s $89 at stylehaus; call 323-655-5900 to order!

 

It Factor Friday: Pink

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We’re not sure if we can refer to a pastel tone as a “dark horse”…but pastel pink was definitely the dark horse trend of Fall 2013.  The It color of the season was seen on tons of the Fall 2013 runways, if not a little sparingly: most designers dipped their toes into pastel waters for the traditionally-dark season, but that little taste was enough to make fashion influencers dive head-first into the trend!

 

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Carven’s impeccable pinks

 

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Dusty tones from Mulberry (left) and Marc Jacobs (center, right)

 

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Prada, left, and Lanvin, right

Pops of pink took the Carven, Paul Smith, and Mulberry AW13 collections to new heights, and regular high fashion heavy-hitters like Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Celine featured the girlish hue too.  Popular tones ranged from the bubblegum variety to a dusty rose shade, from ballerina blush to pastel pink.  While the color barely made a dent in the runway shows of Fall, it has dominated the street style world ever since!

 

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If you want to add the It Factor to your look, your best bet is incorporating pink into your winter wardrobe.   You can do this pretty much however you want- a big pink coat is sure to make you an overnight style sensation, and pink fuzzy sweaters are a darling way to throw it back to the mod 60s.  A pink midi skirt is a sweet-as-pie take on the trend!

 

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stylehaus makes getting the look a no-brainer:  swing by and try on our pale pink suit!  Wear the double breasted blazer and slim trousers together or separately.  However you wear them, you’re sure to be on-trend.

 

Balance out girly pink with sporty sneaks!

Balance out girly pink with sporty sneaks!

The one rule for wearing pink?  Make sure your look isn’t overly sweet.  Balance out the saccharine color with something a little off, like frayed cutoff shorts or sporty Nikes.

Are you going to indulge in this It color?  Instagram your pink outfits and show us @stylehausla!

 

Get The Look: American Hustle

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The 70s are back in a big way, as evidenced by the numerous runway shows that referenced the1970s for SS14 and Pre Fall.  Piggybacking off of the fashionable return to the disco decade is the new 70s-era movie American Hustle, staring Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Lawrence.

 

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The movie’s costumes are true to the times, and offer a glimpse at the glamorous getups of 40+ years ago: the plunging necklines that made bras all but obsolete, the bell-bottomed pants, the gold lame, the way that everything was somehow simultaneously shiny and tight.  While that’s all well and good for the 70s, the fashion world is putting a fresh spin on 70s dressing for 2014!  Today’s version of disco dressing?  “Yes” to plunging necklines, “No” to super-tight outfits.  “Yes” to a little bit of glitter, “No” to pairing glitter with over-the-top hairsprayed curls.  We’ll take the bell-bottomed pants, but there’s no way we’re pairing them with a skimpy halter top.  2014 is all about balance!

If you want to get the American Hustle look, minus the tackiness, here’s how:

1.  Flared Jeans

 

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We’re super into flared jeans right now, although we’d make them more rock and roll than American Hustle.  Try pairing your flares (we love Free People’s pull-on pair) with a worn-in rock tee for a Janis Joplin feel, or with a button down blouse and a blazer for a more professional look!

2.  Jumpsuits

 

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The 1970s are also known as “The Jumpsuit Decade.”  Just kidding, but really- there were a lot of jumpsuits back then.  What a coincidence- there are tons of jumpsuits available right now!  Try out this one from stylehaus: its wide legs and psychedelic print are all 70s, but the covered-up top and low back feel very modern.  Pair it with present-day accessories- booties and a statement necklace- to up the now factor.

3.  Disco Curls

 

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We LOOOVE big 70s curls- just not paired with big 70s clothes.  Curl your hair up, brush out the curls, and spray to perfection; then pair them with a super-sleek and modern outfit.  Cutoff shorts with a tee and members-only style jacket would be a fun casual pairing.  For a cocktail event, pair your wild hair with a midi length body-con dress.  Love!

4.  Accessories

 

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Available at stylehaus!

Available at stylehaus!

 

Available at stylehaus!

Available at stylehaus!

 

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70s-inspired accessories are the best way to rock the retro style without going overboard.  Adopt the 1970s felt floppy hat as much as you want, just don’t wear it with your plunging-necklined jumpsuit.  Sport these sparkly statement earrings with skinny jeans and a button down, or wear this fringed purse over a cutout LBD.  The best 70s accessory to steal?  Aviator sunnies!  Wear them with everything you own- anything goes with aviators!

 

Are you going to give the American Hustle look a go?

 

Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for others is tough.  In addition to the pressure of picking out the perfect thing and navigating crazy-busy retail stores, it’s also hard to resist buying a little something for ourselves!  To alleviate some of that last-minute-shopping pressure, stylehaus has put together an easy breezy gift guide to lead you to the perfect gift for the fashionistas in your life.  These pieces are universal- no one is going to be returning these items, trust us.    If you’re tempted to grab a second one for yourself too, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

 

1.  Metallic high tops

 

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These silver sneakers are pretty perfect for any girl on your list.  If you’re shopping for a tomboy, these kicks will kick a little bit of sparkle into her wardrobe in a subtle way; if you’re shopping for a girly-girl, these sparkly sneaks will be a fool-proof transition into laid-back dressing.   $137 at stylehaus!

 

2.  Comfy sweatshirt

 

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Stylized sweats have been a huge trend in the fashion world for months now, and no girl is immune to their charms.  Both comfy and cool, this sweatshirt is hard to resist!  The front, 100% leather and textured to resemble bronze snakeskin, is super on-trend, and a side zipper allows the wearer to keep it fully-covered or reveal a little midriff.  $307 at stylehaus.

3.  Perfect leather jacket

 

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Provided you’re not shopping for a vegan, every woman on your list will fall in love with this royal blue leather jacket.  A fun mix of feminine and tough (quilted panels, silver hardware), this jacket turns into a leather vest with zip-off sleeves!  2 pieces in one- your giftee is sure to need one or the other :)  $1398.

4.  A stylehaus Day Pass

 

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None of these pieces screaming your giftee’s name?  Then a one-on-one styling consultation definitely will!  For $100, purchase a Day Pass for everyone on your list- guy or girl- and give them the gift of style.  The Day Pass includes a one-hour consultation and personalized clothing pull with one of our personal shoppers.  The stylist will discuss current trends and styles, what works best for certain body types, and fresh outfit ideas for every wardrobe with the client, who will leave his/her consultation with a new perspective on style.  Can’t go wrong with that!

If any of these gifts are calling out to you, just e-mail Jessica@stylehaus.com for more details.

 

Throwback Thursday: Marisa Berenson

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Today we’re gonna throw it back about 50 years, to the turn of the decade of the 1970s.  Marisa Berenson, a model who rose to fame in the early 60s, had just been hailed as “the girl of the 70s” by Yves Saint Laurent himself.  With fashion literally in her blood (her grandmother was Coco Chanel rival Elsa Schiaparelli- the one responsible for “shocking pink”), Marisa’s olive skin, dark hair, and attention-grabbing personal style propelled her to the top of the fashion industry.

 

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After making it as a model in the 60s, Marisa turned her attention towards the silver screen in the 70s.  A few starring roles helped cement her status as a celebrity and fashion icon.  Andy Warhol even immortalized her in one of his famous silkscreen pop-art paintings!

 

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We love Marisa because she seamlessly mixed her favorite trends of the 1960s with the emerging styles of the 70s.  Bright colors, crazy prints, giant earrings, head pieces, and plunging necklines were her calling cards, and she wore a jumpsuit like nobody else.

 

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Marisa Berenson left, Marc Jacobs SS14 right

Recently the runways have paid tribute to Marisa Berenson, most notably at Marc Jacobs’ SS14 presentation.  The wild makeup, big disco hair, and oversize flowers that the models sported were 100% Marisa!

Since the 70s are back in such a big way, of course stylehaus is in on the action!  You can grab Marisa’s iconic look here with a few of our 70s-inspired pieces.

 

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We know she’d love this vintage-inspired floral and crochet dress- she’d probably wear it with an updo and some statement earrings.

Always a fan of jumpsuits, these printed onesies would be right up her alley!  For a more subtle nod to Marisa, grab this earthy, long-sleeved jumpsuit and accessorize with a studded belt.  If you’re ready to go all-out Marisa, this black and white jumpsuit might be for you!  It’s swirl print is totally 60s, but the long pearl tassel necklace ties in some 70s trends.

 

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You can always add the MB look to your outfits in small doses though: this statement necklace, these colorful bangles, and this leather fringed bag will give you just enough 70s sex appeal! All pieces available at stylehaus.

Who would you like to see us throw it back to next Thursday?  Let us know in the comments!

 

These Boots Are Made for…Summertime!

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Can we all take a moment to stop and appreciate the cutout boot?  Honestly, this has to be fashion brilliance at its smartest in the shoe department, and it practically has its own season after winter and throughout summer. With the breezy feel of sandals and the structure of a boot, it’s the perfect transitional shoe for the transitioning seasons. We’ve found ourselves addicted to almost every attempted style from stilettos, to brogues and even combat boots. We’ve seen them dressed up in skirts of various lengths or going casual-chic paired with skinny pants. This sandal/boot fusion is the slickest way to pull off heavier footwear in these hot summer months ahead, so check out some of our favorite styles and tell us how you wear yours best!

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Summer Sunnies

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If you wear glasses then we’re considering you one lucky lady. ‘Why’ you might ask?  Think about it, my fashionista… you actually get the privilege of switching up the style and accessories that adorn those dreamy eyes everyday! You’ve probably already done the tedious experimenting on what’s ‘wild’ VS ‘tame’, what’s ‘professional’ VS ‘funky’, and your various favorites are ready to go no matter what your style is for the day.  If your frames only come out in the sunshine and you’re a little unfamiliar with which stylish direction to go venturing out into, allow us to introduce to you some of our favorite sunnies for the season!

We’ve already touched on the newly trending colored lenses for spring, which is a unique diversion from the classic black-out and semi-reflective lenses in previous years.  After investigating our favorite Coachella street-style looks from this years’ show, we fell in love with the big, round, retro-inspired sunnies that kept a steady appearance amongst bohemian beauties and wild-child cliques. We dig the classic Ray Bans for their notoriously smart edge, but if you’re trying to go the extra style-mile, try an equally classic pair with the upper corners peaked a bit. Those edgy cat-inspired frames will add a dash of sexy, femme-fatal to your summertime vibe!

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