FashionIntroducing Gypsy Junkies!

If you love anything, retro, rockin’, or Boho, then you’ve got to check out one of the newest brands to roll onto the block: Gypsy Junkies! From flag-print shorts, to backless maxis, this brand knows what Cali Girl style is all about. These items are already getting snatched up as fast as we can get them in, and we look forward to a promising festival season full of epic Gypsy fashion.

FashionDiya of In Her Stilettos Covers Our Event at Style X!

Style X, SXSW’s fashion conference, was a fabulous two days of fashion forward brands, personalized styling and meeting new faces. We set up shop for it at the Austin Convention Center armed with tons of cute spring pieces, loads of gift cards and one special blogger to help us style the lucky winners who attended!
Diya, of In Her Stilettos, is a blogger who I have had the pleasure of working with for the past year. She always styles the most amazing outfits on her blog and we were so lucky to have her come down and style the winners of our Twitter contest that we held each day! Make sure to head over to her blog and check out her post for full coverage of the event and more fabulous photos!
Diya checking out our racks of cute stuff!
Our set up at Style X!
Will we see you there next year?
(photos courtesy of Diya Liu)

FashionIris Apfel: Ultimate Style Icon

When you don’t dress like everybody else, you don’t have to think like everybody else.” – Iris Apfel
Move over Carrie Bradshaw! Make way for Iris Apfel, 90-year-old fashion icon and master accessorizer! 
The always stylish Iris Apfel has gained some momentum in the past century as an unlikely celebrity whose fame has been constructed almost entirely around her unique look.
Round oversized glasses. Bright red lipstick. Bangles of every color and substance covering each of her arms. This is fashion done right!
Before her fame, Apfel and her husband, Carl, started a textile firm, Old World Weavers, whose reproductions of antique fabrics for drapes, curtains, and furniture have graced the stately homes of clients like Estée Lauder and even the White House! Because of this, Apfel has travelled the world and has since gathered many treasures in her closet.
In 2005, that treasure trove was opened up to the world when the Metropolitan Museum of New York staged an exhibition called “Rara Avis: (Rare Bird): The Irreverent Iris Apfel”. Displaying more than 80 of her fabulous ensembles and accessories, Apfel was rocket launched into fame and spawned a myriad of projects, including her jewelry collections with HSN and, a makeup line with MAC Cosmetics, and even a documentary in the works!
Her wonderfully bold style has even made it into the pages of Vogue and The New York Times, as well as a cult favorite of fashion bloggers and admirers of all ages! 
I really hope I’m as cool as Iris Apfel at 90!
Be sure to check out more of Iris Apfel’s looks from the Peabody Essex Museum Exhibit that we all covet!

(Photos courtesy of and

FashionLooks We ♥: Luxe

Luxe. What, exactly, do I mean? I’m talking opulence, regality, excess, luxury. Gold, brocade, velvet, pearls, intricate embroidery, jewels; textures fit for a queen. It’s all about Baroque. Dolce & Gabbana got me started on this kick, then Balmain vied for my affection, and Valentino! Gorgeous! Now, I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it!
I mean, how gorgeous was Jessica Chastain at the Oscars in Alexander McQueen? The gold embroidery was to-die-for!
The thing is, I’m smitten, and here’s why:
Dolce & Gabbana
Fall 2012
… and Spring 2012
Fall 2012
Alexander McQueen
Spring/Pre-Fall 2012
Pre-Fall 2012
Fall 2012

…and Spring 2012

Fall 2012
Fall 2012

Roberto Cavalli
Spring 2012

Prabal Gurung
Fall 2012

Monique Lhullier
Fall 2012

(Images courtesy of

ArtPeople Pixel Portraits

Oh hai, Audrey…I mean, all the people dressed in red and black to create the coolest-EVER picture of Audrey.
Artist Craig Alan, a 41-year-old New Orleans transplant from California, studied art and theater while in college and has become known throughout the States for his displays of unique visual art. Much of his art has its roots in street portraiture and the human form, evidenced by the incredible “pixelated people” above and blow. Dressed head to toe in either all black or all red, the people are stragetically placed into position so as to create a famous likeness.
Pretty sweet, huh?
Anybody else secretly want to gather up all your friends now and try to make pixel picturess? 
(Pics courtesy of Maxi Tendance. Info courtesy of Vinings Gallery.)