CHLOÉ SS15 Paris Fashion Week

Gaby Aghion, who founded Chloé in 1952, passed away on Saturday. Clare Waight Keller, Chloé’s current Creative Director, showed a spring ready-to-wear line on Sunday that upheld the label’s reputation as the epitome of French-girl-chic — a little boho, a lot of pretty, some intricate detailing here, crisp tailoring there, but most of all, feminine and effortless. Of course I love

THE TREND Gray Moto Jeans

I’m obsessed. And annoyed, because I’ve been looking everywhere in person for a pair of gray moto jeans! Thankfully there are a TON of online options, from as little as $49+. A fall must-have: no. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

HOURGLASS COSMETICS Flagship Store Opening on Abbot Kinney

Just in time for their 10-year anniversary, Hourglass Cosmetics unveiled their very first store in one of LA’s hippest neighborhoods in Venice, CA last week. I was of course so honored to attend the swank soiree and get a sneak peek of the stunning environment they’ve created, open to the public this week. The 1400-square-foot space

FEATURED Domus Nova London

This is so exciting! I just received my very own copy of design magazine Domus Nova with a three-page feature all the way from London! I’m ecstatic to have been interviewed for such a beautiful publication. And honestly, getting contacted for profiles such as this, I have no idea how they hear about lil ol me and

UPDATED CLASSIC Rustic Traditional in Madrid

A beautifully detailed space with a splash of edge is like a dream come true for me — especially if it’s in a cosmopolitan city like Madrid. So it comes as no surprise that the vignette above took my breath away; the rest of the apartment incorporates the same careful blend of sparse and charm.

INTRODUCTION Jenny Rose (My New Assistant!)

I’m so thrilled to introduce to you my incredible new assistant, Jenny Rose! It’s only been two weeks since she’s been on board, and she’s already revolutionized my life, seriously! She keeps me organized with new processes she puts in place, she motivates and invigorates me with new ideas she initiates and develops herself, and

FALL MAKEUP TREND Nude + Rose Gold + Bronze

I’ve been spying some stunning beauty looks in all the September issues, and in particular, these trends: nude lips, bronze cheeks, and just about anything rose gold. I recently decided to try it out for myself. Here’s my palette for fall: EYES Chanel Intense ‘Noir’ eye pencil / YSL ‘L’Afrique’ couture palette / Bobbi Brown

#LFW Matthew Williamson Spring 2015

I certainly can’t keep up with all the beautiful shows during fashion month, but the Matthew Williamson Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection at London Fashion Week definitely caught my eye. Inspired by David Bailey’s photos of models in the 1970′s, the collection is infused with feminine flowy silhouettes and glamorously bohemian patterns in rich colorways. Some of my

LUXE LIFE in 10

Lately I’ve been feeling like I need to infuse a little more glam into my decor, and these picks do the trick: No. 1 silver croc embossed box / No. 2 skull tray / No. 3 Jonathan Adler malachite glass / No. 4 grey owl pillow / No. 5 Jessica Rowe “Ruby” original watercolor (*also check out her

THE MIX WITH YUKI Butternut Squash Salad with Pancetta, Lentils, Feta & Mint

New column! So excited to reintroduce you to my dear (and gorgeous) friend Yuki Pitkin who will be contributing her amazing recipes here every month! (You may remember her from our Society Social bar cart shoot, our Valentine’s Dinner party and her kitchen remodel!) We had so much fun on Saturday doing a photo shoot, and

Announcing ‘The E List’ Weekly Newsletter!

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re launching the first ‘The E List’ weekly newsletter on Friday! With the help of my amazing new assistant Jenny Rose, we’ll be pulling together the most recent posts and the most popular posts from the archives to style your business, your home, yourself, your life! Sign up here to receive

FITNESS FAVES Top-Rated Picks

Last year I decided to finally whip this ol’ mom into shape (read here how I did/do it!).  Through the process I’ve discovered what pieces help me along the way. I can’t workout without these essentials: Yurbuds stay put! Totally worth the $$. Make a few free playlists via Spotify or Soundcloud and try a

FALL HOME REFRESH 4 Quick Fixes

No. 1 Throw a cowhide over your headboard for an instant chic update It was a completely unintentional fix — I had originally purchased the cowhide for my office. When it didn’t work as planned, that lightbulb lit up. Now I can’t imagine using it any other way. Voilà! I got a “headboard” for $199!

FIRST OF FALL Sparkle, Lace, Denim & Booties

I suppose it’s Fall now, but here in So Cal the temps are in the high 80′s and it definitely still feels like summer. During this transition period, I seem to always bring the boho back with a few fall pieces mixed with summer staples. And having just acquired this lace tunic from my birthday

FUELING CREATIVITY My 5 Offline Sources

No. 1  Fresh Flowers If I have one weekly indulgence, it would be buying $10 supermarket flowers for my desk. Not only do they literally make me stop and smell the roses throughout the day, but that little change of something alive and new in color, scent and texture keeps my workspace feeling fresh too.

WOMAN WEAR For Love & Lemons x Free People

“I’m very happy about being a grown woman. I think there’s a lot of sexuality, and glamour, and allure, and mystery to being a woman that you just don’t have when you’re young.” ~ Sharon Stone I love being a woman, and I love being a woman in my 40′s. What better way to celebrate

WISH LIST for the Rocker Boho Birthday Girl

Not that I needed an excuse to make a wish list, but I’ve got a birthday to celebrate on Sunday!  This year I’ve got some big items on it….well ok some of these items are on the list for LIFE I’m afraid (anything ‘Rockstud’ and the so-close-but-still-so-far Alexander Wang Rocco duffel!). But for now, they are

DIGGITY DIGS Ryan Korban’s NYC Apt.

Designer Ryan Korban is one of my absolute faves right now (along with his pal Alexander Wang), and all I can say about his NYC digs is…purrrrr. It is sexy soft silky sophistication in silvery gray goodness. Take a tour of this lush pad and take note of his signature formula: velvet/fur (check), animal (check), chrome/Lucite/lacquer/mirrored

THE EVOLUTION of an Inspiration Pinboard (Four Themes)

Yay it’s Friday! It’s been such a busy week that it was imperative for me to take breaks here and there and work on a new inspiration pinboard for my office. Exploring what’s inspiring me at the moment and collaging it together really helps me to stay creatively motivated and excited.  I don’t know how

RECIPE Dos Caminos Traditional Guacamole

Not that anyone needed an excuse for a little guac, but I’d say summer gatherings, Labor Day BBQs and the start of football season are three fantastic reasons. And here’s one of the best (and easiest) guacamole recipes I’ve tried, from a NYC standby: DOS CAMINOS TRADITIONAL GUACAMOLE Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons finely chopped

FRIDAY REFUEL: 7 Inspirational Quotes

Since returning from my six weeks in Miami, it’s been total mayhem. It could become completely debilitating if I didn’t have a million things to do and obligations to fill upon my immediate arrival. But yesterday I finally had to take a little breather, clean my desk, work on a new inspiration pinboard, and just

HOW TO Build a Gallery Wall (5 Rules)

Back in 2011, I did a guest post for my dear blogger bud Tobe over at Because It’s Awesome on the “5 Rules of the Gallery Wall.” Because I’ve done three versions of a gallery wall in my office since, I thought it might be time to post those tips here on this page, with

#MCM Designer Diego Revollo

My #MCM (“Man Crush Monday”) is dedicated to Brazilian designer Diego Revollo, a master at mixing large-scale contemporary art and edgy photography with iconic furniture and ornate antiques. An aire of effortless cool permeates each of his spaces, a sexiness that is both confident and serene. Needless to say I am inspired to redecorate after

NIGHT SWIM with Triangl Swimwear

I’m back in Cali, but not before I had the opportunity to do a little night swim shoot on Miami Beach for Triangl Swimwear (…a python bikini? Yes please, they know me so well!) It’s such an honor when a company reaches out to gift you an item, and I do my best to honor that in