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Double Trouble

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Two bags are better than one. It’s true, Fendi, Chanel, Chloe, Mulberry and Louis Vuitton all say so!

The trend of toting two bags at the same time is coming in hard this season. Designers are featuring larger silhouettes like a tote or travel bag as a focal point and then accessorizing with a smaller pouch or clutch. Brilliant! Thanks Fashion Industry! Now all of us fashion addicts can purchase two designer bags at once without feeling guilty and be totally justified.

The first picture is Fendi, a functional and easy look to achieve. Add a tiny novelty bag to the outside of a larger one for a funky look.

The second picture is Chanel. Drape a few cross-body bags over your bodice while carrying your main purse. (It’s all the rage.)

The third picture is Chloe. Just carry two in the same hand (no big deal).

The fourth picture is Mulberry. Cross-body over bodice and tote in hand. (My fave.)

The fifth is Louis Vuitton. Just do it, carry two (everyone’s doing it).

This is one sure way to drive handbag sales up for the season. Pretty soon we’ll see designer shoes hanging off of designer bags. Then we can buy two pair of designer shoes, one to wear on our feet and the other to accessorize our two bags. Woot!

And, if anyone tells you that you have too many handbags or shoes, get rid of that person! You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life! The only extra baggage you need is CHANEL!

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Honorable Mention

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Riviera Magazine is OC’s premiere luxury publication, so when one of the editors contacted me for an interview, I was more than thrilled. After reading my blog, she said she was impressed with the style, the Roadkill Girl name, and the fact that I own a brick-and-mortar store here in Fullerton. We chatted over Thanksgiving weekend and then yesterday I received this link in my email.

I feel so honored to be mentioned in the Best Of 2013 issue. When you work for yourself, you don’t have anyone giving you pats on the back, so this was a much needed pat!

Thank you Riviera for the recognition and the encouragement. I’m hoping 2013 is our best year yet, and what a great way to start it. In writing!

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Mirror Image

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic of the week. Finally, a design for all of the extreme narcissists out there who can’t stop looking at themselves in the mirror. All this outfit needs now is a globe hat, to represent how the world revolves around them.

T.G.I.F.

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Fall in Love

Fall in Love
I woke up to one of my favorite sounds, raindrops dancing on my roof top. It’s the best alarm clock and a nice reminder that  fall is finally here! I love how the leaves on the trees change colors, the summer palettes get packed a way and the autumn hues come out to play. This outfit is my inspiration for the day and sets the precedent for embracing fall. Happy Wednesday!
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Fox Trot!

The fox icon is gaining popularity in the fashion world. Although I still love Mr. Owl and anything with a bird on it, it’s time for the avian creatures to perch for a while. You know the fox is hot when Burberry uses fox head hardware on their handbags and when Tory Burch picks an all-over fox print for her latest totes. Look for jewelry, T-shirts, handbags and details with foxes for this seasons new icon. I’m going to Nordstrom now to purchase the Tory bag, it’s just too cool!

I hope everyone has a great week! And get FOXY!!!

 

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A Leg Up

Here’s my “Freaky Friday Fashion” pic for the week. I think someone told this designer that they needed to get a “leg up” in the fashion world to make it big. Apparently they took it literal.

Let’s see…I’ll take the quilted, down-filled, trench vest with a side of leg. Wait!  Make that two legs! It’s so functional and totally makes sense! NOT!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! And please dress responsibly!

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Designer Inspirations

 

 

It’s hard to believe that the Spring 2013 runway shows are already in full bloom and we haven’t even scratched the surface of fall 2012. It’s always interesting to see what motivates the creativity of designers and what their thought process is behind each collection. Fashion reporter, Taylor Harris, challenged some designers  to drop hints of the inspiration behind their work for 2013. Without giving too much proprietary information, they were to submit a picture and a few sentences of what we can look forward to in spring.

Picture 1: “All things bright, bold and playful.” ─ Kate Spade

Picture 2: “Decadent Splendor” ─ Jill Stuart

Picture 3: “When one door shuts, another door opens… the American dream!” ─ Alice+Olivia

Picture 4: “Anything pink, bubbly with a little sparkle” ─ Julie Rasmussen (OK- I had to put my 2 cents in and pretend that I’m a designer.)

Picture 5: “Believe in yourself and your dreams.” ─ Julie Rasmussen (OK- you caught me again!) This picture was sent to me by my dear friend and creative colleague Heidi to encourage me. And if I was a designer, I would do an entire collection around this!”

Spring should be fun next season.  And remember to be yourself and you will always be beautiful!

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Fur Sure!

Fur Sure!
After hours of walking and talking fashion last week in Vegas, it’s safe to say that fur is a key player in this season’s line up. Look for fur handbags and clutches, colored, fur vests, and fur trim on everything from bracelets to shirt collars. Of course “real” fur is a faux pas, so pass on that (unless you want PETA lambasting and stalking you) and stick with the fun, colorful, synthetic pieces.
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Queens Rocket

Dear Monday, I’m ready to kick your ass!

I survived another trade show in Vegas last week (MAGIC) and it was incredible! The vendors, the merchandise, and the creative vibe was all insanely wonderful! I met a lot of new designers and bought so many great items for the store. I can hardly wait until it all starts rolling in.

One of my favorite new designers is Jon Fulton Adams. His screen print T-shirts are an edgy mix of fairy tale whimsy with an element of hilarious surprise. And, he had a fully decked out “Queen” representing in the booth. How could  I not stop and take pics? You all know how I love theatrical people and their hijinks. Anyway, after we chatted for a while, (and filmed a video) Jon promised that he’d turn his men’s shirts into women’s shirts just for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique! (OK, so a few other buyers were pushing for the same thing, but hey…I made him promise! ) Woot! Woot!

It’s good to be back and I wish I could tell you more about my trip. But, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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Pin Ups and Rock Stars

This week is crazy, jammed-packed with everything that revolves around fashion. Tonight is the Pin-Ups and Rock Stars event at The Roxy in Hollywood. Not only is my boutique, Roadkill Ranch, one of the sponsors, but I get the honor of judging my first “official” Pin-Up contest. It’s not too late to join us, and there’s lots of amazing prizes. Plus, Pin UP America Magazine will be covering the event. Then, I fly out for Vegas first thing in the morning for MAGIC (one of the biggest trade shows in the industry). I can’t wait to scout for awesome merchandise to fill the boutique with. So just in case I’m not consistently blogging this week, don’t worry, I’m fine! I’m just shopping for you (and  I don’t like paying the inflated  internet  prices in Vegas).

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