Category Archives: Shopping

A Current Affair Vintage Pop Up . . .

a_current_affair_mktplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com I spent last Saturday traipsing through tons of amazing vintage clothing, jewelry  and accessories. There were 60+ vendors showcasing an array of vintage delicacies from every era imaginable. Inspiration was everywhere, from the clothing racks to the people perusing them. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.  vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com The event was put on by A Current Affair and held in a bright and airy penthouse space on the 11th floor of the Cooper Building.  a_current_afffair_vintage_mktplc_thelookbookphilosophy.com Walking the aisles proved to be a treat. There were beautiful displays of well curated jewelry, clothing and accessories at every turn . . . vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com vintage_clothing_marketplace_thelookbookphilosophy.com I loved the decor of the lounge area, which featured mid century modern furniture provided by Urban Americana. Even the furniture was available for purchase.
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vintage_clothing_shopping_ los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com vintage_clothing_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com These racks of clothes and their color (or lack of) make me so happy! vintage_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com I fell in love with so many of the vintage frames in the Allyn Scura booth. It was definitely a little slice of heaven for this sunglass addict . . .  vintage_clothing_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com lights_cooper_building_vintage_shopping_los_angeles_thelookbookphilosophy.com Loved the light fixture at the elevator bank upon entering/exiting the 11th floor. cooper_building_lobby_art_thelookbookphilosophy.com I was drawn to this work of art by Berlin based artist, Nike Schroeder. This particular piece can be found hanging in the Cooper Building lobby.

A Current Affair vintage pop up was founded in 2010 by Richard Wainwright of NEW/FOUND and Joey Grana of Scout. ACA is a 2 day pop up held 3 times/year in Los Angeles at the Cooper Building Penthouse and recently added a Brooklyn New York pop up to it’s roster this past Spring. Ticket prices for the event range from $12-$28. Vendor prices range from around $40-$2000+. If you are planning to go, I suggest getting the preview admission tickets in order to get a first hand perusal of the goodies in a relaxed atmosphere.  Visit itsacurrentaffair.com for more info, upcoming show dates and vendors.
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Werkspace Wednesday | New Samples in!!!

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Presidio fringe tote . . .

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Renaissance cross body clutch . . .

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Haight fringe cross body . . .

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Shooter tote . . .

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St. Francis clutch . . .

Happy Wednesday guys! Lots going on around the werkspace these days. Since I last posted, I’ve turned 43, (yay me!) spent 4 fabulous days in one of my fav cities and wait for it . . .  I got the new samples in for my holiday line!!!! They will be available in the shop for pre-order shortly. I am so excited to finally have them here in the studio. The babies have finally been birthed, and mama is excited and happy! There’s so much to be thankful for!!

Things have been sooooo busy lately, I have barely had time to blog. I know that is not something a good blogger should admit to, but it’s the truth! And to top it all off, I still can’t believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving!! Do you guys have plans for Thanksgiving? I’ve been consuming more gluten than a bread factory lately, and it’s definitely not a track I want to stay on, so I’m working on reeling it in . . . And what better day to start back than Thanksgiving right? Lol. I know I’m not making it easy on myself, but, such is life. Where there is a will, there is a way.

I want to wish you all a happy + safe Thanksgiving. I pray you are blessed to be surrounded with loved ones and good food. Check back on Friday for the launch of the new holiday line in the boutique! We’ll be offering Free Shipping on all domestic orders!

Blessings + hugs!

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THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY BOUTIQUE | Grand Opening + Sample Sale!!!

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Hi guys!!! I want to welcome you to check out my new shop, THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY BOUTIQUE. You may have noticed the coming soon photo in the sidebar. Well it’s finally here! I have been working hard to get the shop up and running. So with this initial foray into the vast array of internet retail shops, I am bringing you my first sample sale! These are all limited edition handbag samples from my line and they have been reduced in price in celebration of our grand opening! I want to personally thank you guys for coming along on this ride with me. Stick around because I will be introducing more fun things to the shop, all designed by yours truly!!!

TLBP BOUTIQUE Sample Sale +

Click the button in the sidebar ☛ or the Shop link in the menu bar to take advantage of our super sale prices + free shipping! Quantities are limited so peruse at your own risk. :)

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Dreaming of Beautiful Things . . .

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1. I swear I am turning into a cat lady slowly but surely. Soon everything in my closet will be leopard! Le Specs Hatter Leopard Print Cat Eye Sunnies . . .here.

2. I love the shape of this mule. Haven’t worn mules since the 90’s but I think I would give these babies chance! Gianvito Rossi leather mules here.

3. Oh to don these fingers with such beauty . . . This ring takes my breath away. Simply Divine!! A sculpturally exquisite work of art to be exact! Christina Ortiz 9kt Rose Gold Diamond Ring here.

From the looks of this list my dreams of late seem mildly materialistic! But a girl can’t help wanting to be surrounded by fabulous clothes and accessories can she?

What beautiful things have you been dreaming of lately?

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Label Love | Grey City Shoes . . .

GreyCity1_thelookbookphilosophy.com I love the cut out details, rivets and buckles on this bootie that Grey City is debuting for Spring. 

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I recently discovered Grey City Shoes @ LA Market Week’s Transit Shoe Show last month. Not only do I love their shoes, but I also discovered that Grey City’s designer is a fellow FIDM alumni, which, honestly, made me like the line even more! It’s always inspiring to see other FIDM grads pursuing and achieving their dreams. Grey City is based in Seattle, Washington and is designed by Vikki Andrews, who co-owns the company with childhood friend, Kyle Grant. Vikki debuted the line in the Fall of 2012 and Grey City is now in it’s 4th season. This season’s line features a lot of really great booties with cut out details and buckles. Being that the line is so fashion forward, I thought it would be fun to create some outfits based on a few of their styles to show you how I would wear Grey City . . .

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I LOVE the playful gold capped “fringe” and chunky heel, not to mention the gorgeous saffron color. This style is called LEO and it can be found @ solestruck.com 

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I’ve always been partial to peep toes, and the bowed shape of this heel accentuates the lace-up front and side cut outs of this peep toe bootie spectacularly! This style is called Kennedy and can be purchased here.

Grey City retails from $150-$200 and can be found online @ RevolveClothing.com, SoleStruck.com and Urban Outfitters.

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Instantaneous Obsession:: Christian Louboutin Pik Boat Slip Ons

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Christian Loubouitn Pik Boat Studded Leather Slip On Sneakers $795 here

You guys already know I’m a sucker for studs and leather, and these Louboutin studded slip ons are calling my name!!! I really love the current trend of combining luxury with sport influences. Is it possible to have too many pairs of slip ons? I already own 2 pair and I’m drooling over these!!

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Instantaneous Obsession: Sophia Webster Leilou Stripe Sandal

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Sophia Webster Leilou Stripe leather, suede and canvas sandal $595 here.

Ok, so Sophia Webster is quickly becoming one of my fav shoe designers!! I know we are in the throws of winter, but I couldn’t pass up sharing this beautiful graphic conglomeration of bold orange, pink, black and white patterns. It takes serious skill to mesh stripes, chevron and tassels, and this shoe just knocks it out the box!!!

I LOVE THIS SHOE!!!!! –Santa, can you hear me???

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Instantaneous Obsession: Sophia Webster “Jessica” Pumps

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This is how I would style these babies . . .

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Thakoon Addition Leather sleeved tweed bomber jacket | Chanel Le Boy Large handbag | Throwback Nirvana Crop Top | T by Alexander Wang Leather pencil skirt  | Sophia Webster Jessica printed pump | Hive + Honey Arrow Bracelet | Eddie Borgo scaled triangel earrings | Victoria Beckham metal butterfly sunnies

Loving these printed leather and vinyl pumps by Sophia Webster!! The mixing of prints in fashion today is really addicting and inspiring! I love how Sophia Webster has mixed polka dots and classic tortoiseshell. You could wear these pumps with pretty much anything and they would kick your style up a notch in a really playful way.

How would you style yours?

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➌ KEY PIECES | What to Look for When Purchasing a Biker Jacket

The first of our ➌ Key Pieces for Fall is the biker jacket. Here are a few BIKER BASICS to look for when purchasing one of your own::

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The biker jacket is being re-interpreted in so many ways. These days there are tons of options to choose from! Decide if you want to go classic with your style or choose something a little more unexpected. Most importantly, make sure you love it!

Next week I will share part II in our ➌ KEY PIECES series, in which I will focus on how to choose a great tote.

Happy Shopping!

xo

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