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Life in Pictures | Week of 10.6.14

LifeInPictures_Odylyne.thelookbookhilosophy.com TGIF!!!  It’s been a busy week around these parts! The LA Fashion Council kicked off LA Fashion Week with shows at Maker City in downtown Los Angeles this week. So far, my favorite of the shows I attended was Odylyne. I’ll be reviewing the line on the blog next week. But for now, here’s a behind the scenes sneak peak of a few of the pieces . . . .

LifeInPictures_Odylyne_thelookbookphilosohy.com LifeInPictures_Odylyne_thelookbookphilosophy.com LifeInPictures_Odylyne_thelookbookphilosophy.com Last weekend we drove up to Central California, Hanford, to be exact, to spend the weekend with Reston’s best friend + family who recently moved there. It’s an agricultural town, lots of dairies and farms, which I love. Fun fact: Hanford is well known for their ice cream, the brand is called Superior and it’s made locally and packaged right there in Hanford. Of course I loved the pink box and old school typography so I had to snap a shot. They have an ice creamery in town, but there was a Renaissance Fair going on and streets were blocked off so we opted for the take home kind. It was delish!!!

SuperiorIceCream_thelookbookphilosophy.com The plan was to stay over at our friend’s house and drive up to Sequoia National Park on Sunday. But I underestimated my dog allergies -they have two little doggies and I was equally allergic to both, even though they were being kept away from me in different rooms :( So after they treated us to dinner at Harris Ranch Restaurant, we opted to stay over at the adjoining Harris Ranch Inn. BTW, did you know that Harris Ranch is California’s largest source of beef, and the largest ranch on the West Coast? I don’t eat much beef, but the steak was good and the loaded baked potato was AWESOME!!!!!

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The next morning we headed out on the open road to Sequoia. Along the way we stopped at Pinky’s Produce, a roadside fruit stand, for some freshly squeezed orange juice. I’m told it is the best around. Of course, I loved the signage and pink lettering . . .

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Sequoia_National_Park_thelookbookphilosophy.com We ended our trip with a really cool cave tour at Boyden Cavern in Kings Canyon. It was both fun and informative. I will share more about it later, but if you are ever in Sequoia National Park, I recommend you go. Our guide was great and it was very beautiful, both inside the cave and out.

Bodyen_Cavern_thelookbookphilosophy.com Boyden_Cavern_thelookbookphilosophy.com Happy Friday!! I hope you all have a fab weekend. I’ll be covering the CONCEPT Fashion shows this Saturday, and I’m looking forward to sharing more of the goodies on hand for S/S ’15 next week.



Concept LA | Wayward Runway Presentation

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Though I usually don’t focus on menswear, fashion is fashion!  I wanted to briefly introduce you to WAYWARD by Sam Adegoke. Wayward’s runway presentation last Saturday was a treat on a few levels. The collection was entitled “Nomads Cycle II.” Direct references to both the nomadic tribe of the Fulani and Adegoke’s love of motorcycles were visible throughout. Leather jackets, pants, shirts and vests were present in the collection, and well worthy of any motorcyclist. The palette consisted of black, taupe, cream, saddle and muted burgundy tones. Models were styled ruggedly, with many wearing dreadlocks or mussed hair styles. I loved the influence of the earth red scarves worn either around the neck or covering the lower half of the face. The juxtaposition of the traditional earth red fabric being worn by a modern day biker would was spot on. Loved the clothes. Loved the show . . . and loved the models!!! (just keepin’ it real. ☺)

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Style Fashion Week:: Swim Trends for Summer | Skinny Bikini + Kinsman

Swimwear trends hitting the runway at the Skinny Bikini show last week included high waisted bottoms, ethnic prints, ruffles, strategic cut outs, animal prints and gold details . . .

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For more information visit skinnybikini.com.


The Kinsman by Joanna Kinsman swimwear collection featured brazilian cut string bikinis in neutrals trimmed with black lace, ruffle bandeau tops and triangle tops in richly colored earth tones like orange, turquoise and sea glass . . .

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Designer Joanna Kinsman + model after the Kinsman Swimwear Runway show . . .

I love the colors used in this collection. The bikini’s were beautifully cut and texture and interest were added via the use of layered ruffles, scalloped edges and lace trim.

What do you think?

For more information visit kinsman.com

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Style Fashion Week:: A/W 2014 | Ina Soltani


Co Founder of Style Fashion Week, Veronica Welch + Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti

Sunday night was the start of Fashion Week in Los Angeles. Veronica Welch, co founder of Style Fashion Week, jump started the festivities by introducing Mayor Eric Garcetti who gave an encouraging speech about the role Los Angeles plays in the fashion industry and it’s ongoing  transformation into a fashion capital.


Ina Soltani is an LA based designer and FIDM graduate who has created gowns for several celebrities in the past. Her collection for Fall/Winter 2014 featured neutral tones of black, silver and creme. This palette is one of my favorites, and Ina’s show was also a favorite during Style Fashion Week. Featuring sheers, and second skin stretch fabrics in black and silver, Soltani’s Autumn/Winter collection was edgy and classy at the same time, which can sometimes be a hard combination to pull off. The collection ran the gamut from grecian inspired empire waist gowns, to second skin cropped leather pants and black leather jackets with with draped chains. I loved the combination of sheer fabrics with leather, as well as the draping used on the gowns. The pieces were wearable and the collection was cohesive.

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See more of the collection below and tell me what you think in the comments!

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Out & About | March Fashion Events in LA . . .

A month of fashion-March-wmk March is a big Fashion month for Los Angeles. LA Fashion Week is just around the corner -next week to be exact! I’ll be covering a few shows via Style Fashion Week and I’m looking forward to being able to share those with you, so stay tuned! Along with LA Fashion week there are a lot of other industry fashion related events going on around town. Here are a few events happening this month, and I will post more as I hear about them (click the images for more information). Get your calendars ready ladies!

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