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Marina Recap: World Cup & Wedding Whirl

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Hopped off the plane from LAX with a dream and a leather jacket… and snatched a couple winks of sleep before waking up at the crack of dawn (9AM) before zooming straight to Stylehaüs! My business is my baby (sorry Ben) so no matter how much fun I’m having on a trip, returning home is a welcome relief. With all the exciting changes and projects looming in the upcoming months, there’s little time to loaf around. And I’m ok with that. Here are some highlights of last week’s whirlwind of friends and family!

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After landing in NYC late the night before, I worked a full but super productive day at stylehaüs, then made it to xiv for my good friend Dean May’s birthday.

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It was a classic Summer white party and I had an amazing time grooving in the DJ booth with Paul Oakenfold, a great artist and one of Ben’s good friends.

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The spot was packed with gorgeous Hollywood types and everyone got super into sets from Oakenfold and the EC Twins.

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I wore: a Cosabella bra, David Lerner white cotton tank top, white Superfine jeans, and Nike wedges.

I’ve got the blues… The leather jacket blues.

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All #summer really means for us at @stylehausla is lighter colored leather

I wore: Topshop jeans, Rag & Bone booties, and two jackets from stylehaus. The blue and white floral print on the left is VEDA, and blue knitted leather jacket on the right is by Price Upon Request.

Blue Hat At Bar Marmont

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Ben and I grabbed dinner and drinks at the ever-glam Bar Marmont for some much needed mushy couple time.

Hot Dog Before Julio

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Ben and I watched the World Cup in style at our friend’s new place in the Hills. As much as I love tequila, I was loving those hot dogs more.

I wore: Benjamin J beige tank top, Topshop black jeans, and trusty Converse. 

USA USA USA YAY

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Not to be superstitious, but I swear my photos are lucky. The shot was taken literally seconds before USA scored a crucial goal. How cute are Ben and his friend in their matching pink button ups? I was calling them the Pink Gents all day.

View From The Top

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When I say a house is amazing, that house is freakin phenomenal. Here I am accompanied by Sarah making the most of a beautiful view before Sunset. Her white crochet dress is to die for.

PhotoBooth For Life

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Photobooths are like amazing toys for adults. Like grown up legos. If we’re hanging out and I see a photobooth available, you know we’ll be taking some weird and wonderful pictures.

Stanford Stadium

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After a wonderful week, Ben and I took a quick trip to Stanford for his sister’s wedding. In a stroke of brilliance that my bridezilla self may or may not slightly envy, his sister held her rehearsal dinner at Stanford Stadium, where she met her husband. I can’t even compete. But I’ll try.

I wore: Balenciaga suspender harem pants, Christian Dior Jazz shoes, Pierre Hardy purse, and vintage striped top. 

The Family Stone/Kusin

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My future in-laws are a damn good-looking crowd. How dapper is Ben? The only one not thrilled is that baby, who looks ready for a nap .

Black & White: The Trend That Never Dies

It’s no secret that black & white will always be a forever trend. Neutrals are easy go-to colors that keep us on our toes when last-minute changes are necessary. Whether your style is runway chic, hipster, preppy or grunge, we all have a B&W look that we love and can count on. Two colors, such as these, not only look great when colorblocked but have the ability to create an unlimited amount of opportunity when it comes to mixing prints.

Style Sinners Balenciaga & Ralph Laurenvia Style Sinners

Spring 2014 was made for these gorgeous hues with looks from Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.

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A classic B&W menswear look never takes a back seat, even to the bold and over-the-top colorful style of Anna Dello Russo.

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Of course the Golden Globes knocks it out and gives us a preview of the glamorous side.

Street Style - Day 2 - New York Fashion Week Spring 2014via The Zoe Report

We can always count on fashion bloggers like Chiara Ferragni, from The Blonde Salad, to bring a trend to street style life.

stylehaus B&WSMYTHE WELT TAILORED BLAZER | CASTLE SKIRT | AVELON ELECTRIC NUDE DRESS

At stylehaus, we are no stranger to this color combo. Looking to add new pieces to your closet to complete the look? Check out these pieces and more at here.

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Get the Look: Day to Night

When people see our neoprene printed dresses, they say two things.  One, “OMG I love this!!” or something along those lines; and two, “But when would I wear it?”  Our answer?  A resounding, “Everywhere!”

 

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Oftentimes we get intimidated by loud, attention-grabbing clothes even if we LOVE them.  Today, our stylist Bethany shows us how to tone down an in-your-face piece.

 

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At first glance, this dress is a party dress.  The print is made up of blooming florals, cheeky stamps, graphic checks, and even cigars- definitely a dress to show off.  For a night out, wear it simply so that the print and body-con cut can take center stage.  We like how Bethany chose simple pointy-toed pumps and put her hair in a topknot.

 

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But with just one little adjustment, this dress can go to the office too!  A blazer like Bethany’s is the key:  this boyfriend-esque style is slightly longer than your average blazer, so it provides a lot of coverage.  We love how just the bottom of the cigar print is peeking out here- so tasteful!  Keep your pumps and topknot, and voila!  A fun but totally appropriate office outfit.

 

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If you need a few more outfit ideas to justify this purchase (the dress is $273 at stylehaus), here are a few more options:  with a denim jacket and white Keds for a daytime event; layered over a turtleneck and worn with statement heels for a street-style worthy look; with tights, boots, and a bad-ass leather jacket for a winter night out.

How would you wear it?

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!

 

Throwback Thursday: Edie Sedgwick

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Edie Sedgwick…the It Girl of the 60s, Andy Warhol’s muse, the reason girls think it’s OK to wear leggings as pants.  Unfortunately, Edie Sedgwick was only person in the world who could pull that look off and look stylish- though that hasn’t stopped us from trying to emulate her!

 

Pre-Pixie cut Edie

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She came from the ultimate American family: her great-great-great grandfather signed the Declaration of Independence, but her American roots reach all the way back to 1635, when her seventh-great grandfather was the 1st Major General of one of the first settled colonies.  Edie got sick of being seeped in all that tradition though, and set out to make a totally unique name for herself in the early 60s.

 

Her signature makeup & mole; hanging with Andy Warhol

Her signature makeup & mole; hanging with Andy Warhol

In 1965 Edie met Andy Warhol and became his muse- she was an actress in many of his avant-garde films.  She was rumored to be dating Bob Dylan, and is widely thought to be the inspiration behind his hit song “Just Like A Woman”.  She quickly became one of the most famous socialites of the decade, although that took its toll: Edie was addicted to drugs and alcohol, and managed to spend her entire inheritance in just 6 months.  Her wardrobe during this time was positively inspirational, though!

A shot of Edie from Vogue

A shot of Edie from Vogue

Her famous fashion looks- no pants!

Her famous fashion looks- no pants!

Edie’s  short bottle-blond haircut, mod eye-makeup, and thick eyebrows have become iconic.  She was even known to draw on a mole a la Marilyn Monroe everyday!  Edie wasn’t fond of pants, and dared to wear black opaque tights or black hotpants in lieu of proper bottoms.  Graphic stripes, giant chandelier earrings, and big fur or feathered coats were staples in Sedwick’s wardrobe, and to this day these items scream “Edie!”

 

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Since the Swingin’ 60s are back in full swing for Spring 2014, the signature Edie look is easy to recreate.  Our disco-ball statement earrings are 100% Sedgwick, and we know Edie would die over our perfect black leggings.  Paired with a striped top and black and white blazer, they’re right on trend.  Edie loved chunky sweaters, too- our neon knit mixes modern-day trendiness with 60s flair!

If you want to get Sedgwick’s style, minus the no-pants thing, try our green shift dress!  The cut is all 60s, but it offers a little more modestly that Edie’s traditional fare.  Want more Edie inspiration?  Check out the movie Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller (with a cameo appearance by Mary Kate Olsen, for all you fangirls out there).

All items available at stylehaus- call 323-655-5900 to order!

 

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!

 

Cannes Street Style

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We all know the streets of France are filled with stylish streetwalkers all year ’round, but when the Cannes Film Festival annually comes to town in Cannes, France, we get to see the chicest of the chic strutting their stuff! With Hollywood A-listers, bloggers, producers, and “It” style mavens flocking about this seaside town, we are loving the glimpse into the daily fashions of these trendy townies.

 

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We spotted bold hues and plenty of Chanel bags and accessories, and are loving the variety of blues being represented for a town by the sea. While these looks are less dramatic then those spotted during fashion week, we love the trendy simplicity and edge that each outfit has, and can see ourselves rocking any of these looks. Which street style is your favorite?

 

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Pretty in Pink!

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Pink is undoubtedly one of the most flirty and feminine colors and is always a must for spring, and we are obsessed with Marina Monroe and Olga Valentina’s “Pretty in Pink” photoshoot in Venice. Here’s a sneak peak inside their looks, filled with Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Camilla and Marc, and of course —  vintage jewelry!

See all of the photos on Marina’s blog!

 

Make sure to follow Marina and Olga on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MarinaMonroe

https://twitter.com/beautyfromoscow

 

Foodie Friday: Stefan's at LA Farm

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Stefan Richter, a finalist on season 5 of Top Chef, has turned an old office courtyard in Santa Monica into a restaurant where the decor reflects the food exactly: comfortable and classic but with a creative and delightful twist. With an enclosed patio space, modern sleek fire pits around leather booths, vines covering the walls, and a blend of classic tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, and present, the atmosphere is welcoming with just the right amount of a modern touch. Being a finalist on Top Chef, everything on the menu is innovative, delicious, and definitely worth trying, which is why we’re sure to be frequent visitors.

While everything looks amazing, we love the spicy tuna tartare with the spicy thai dressing (it’s less spicy than it sounds,) and the crispy scallops in pumpkin seed oil with a sweet corn puree is simply mouthwatering. If you’re not a seafood lover, don’t worry: there are all sorts of American classics, including mini corndogs, turkey burgers, acorn squash ravioli, and sausage risotto. The open fire pits are perfect for lounging, enjoying a cocktail, and most importantly— getting your s’more on! How rustic chic is that?!

For an intimate yet upbeat setting, we paired this neon green leather top with bright orange skinny jeans and crystal sandals to compliment. Since the vibe is laid back but still trendy, we love that this outfit encompasses all of those elements, and the crystal and coral earrings add the perfect amount of glam to the look!

For outfit inquiries, contact info@stylehaus.com or visit us in the lobby of The Grove!

Foodie Friday: Stefan’s at LA Farm

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Stefan Richter, a finalist on season 5 of Top Chef, has turned an old office courtyard in Santa Monica into a restaurant where the decor reflects the food exactly: comfortable and classic but with a creative and delightful twist. With an enclosed patio space, modern sleek fire pits around leather booths, vines covering the walls, and a blend of classic tunes from the 70’s, 80’s, and present, the atmosphere is welcoming with just the right amount of a modern touch. Being a finalist on Top Chef, everything on the menu is innovative, delicious, and definitely worth trying, which is why we’re sure to be frequent visitors.

While everything looks amazing, we love the spicy tuna tartare with the spicy thai dressing (it’s less spicy than it sounds,) and the crispy scallops in pumpkin seed oil with a sweet corn puree is simply mouthwatering. If you’re not a seafood lover, don’t worry: there are all sorts of American classics, including mini corndogs, turkey burgers, acorn squash ravioli, and sausage risotto. The open fire pits are perfect for lounging, enjoying a cocktail, and most importantly— getting your s’more on! How rustic chic is that?!

For an intimate yet upbeat setting, we paired this neon green leather top with bright orange skinny jeans and crystal sandals to compliment. Since the vibe is laid back but still trendy, we love that this outfit encompasses all of those elements, and the crystal and coral earrings add the perfect amount of glam to the look!

For outfit inquiries, contact info@stylehaus.com or visit us in the lobby of The Grove!