By Marina Monroe Laser cut leather shorts add edge to any day.
Heat and leather clothing is not, historically, a comfortable combination. If you’re longing to rock leather year round without that hideous sticky sensation, laser cut leather shorts are a must have for the sweltering coming months. You’ll also be on trend: designer darlings like Alexander Wang used laser cut leather pieces on the Fall 2014 runways.
Image Sources: DVF ‘Naples’ Laser Cut Leather Shorts at Nordstrom, Laser Cut Leather Shorts at Topshop.
Enter to win the ultimate Easter Bunny photo package! Post your name HERE to enter to win a no-wait appointment with The Grove’s Easter Bunny, (1) 5″x7″ photo, (4) wallet size photos, (1) CD with all images and 1/2 dozen Sprinkles Cupcakes! Winner will be selected April 16, 2014. Must make appointment by April 18, 2014.
*No purchase necessary to enter or win. Contest closes on April 16, 2014. Winner will be selected from eligible entries on April 16, 2014. Winner will be notified via Facebook post. Winner must be able to claim prize in person at The Grove (189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036) by April 20, 2014 and must book appointment by April 18, 2014. If an entrant is found to be ineligible or cannot claim prize in person by set claim date and time, an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Void where prohibited by law. Other restrictions may apply. Subject to change without notice.
This weekend we celebrated Easter at The Grove with a special event benefitting Baby Buggy. Guests enjoyed crafts, face painting and a bunny petting zoo.
Those who brought an unopened pack of diapers to donate to Baby Buggy received a free photo with The Grove’s Easter Bunny! Baby Buggy is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing and services for their infants and children up to age 14. With an extensive network of community-based organizations across the country, Baby Buggy has donated more than 6.5 million items to thousands of children.
Special guests included actor James Van Der Beek and family and singer-songwriter Miranda Cosgrove.
By Marina Monroe
Wide leg trousers are an unexpected way to look long and lean.
Call it the Olivia Pope effect: Wide leg trousers are a defining aspect of this season’s silhouette. Cool girls are trading in their ankle skimming skinnies for billowing, luxurious trousers in a wide array of colors and patterns. Alexander Wang, Charlotte Ronson, BCBG, and Karen Walker all featured the wide leg pant prominently at their Spring/Summer 2014 shows. The easiest way to win at wide leg is to stick with a neutral hue such as ivory or charcoal.
By Marina Monroe
Stripes are the official pattern of Spring 2014.
From Silverlake to Venice, polished Californians are infusing their daywear with slim stripes straight from the French Riviera. Toss a modest navy striped cotton T shirt over black skinnies and demure kitten heels for a lady like look suitable for work or play. Or grab a striped dress and play with mixed patterns to dress your look up or down.
By Marina Monroe Channel your inner Goddess with Greek inspired gold jewelry.
You really should have paid more attention to your Classics professor, because Hellenic inspired jewelry is this Season’s gift from Mount Olympus. Gold necklaces that could have been torn straight from the neck of Athena, elaborate gold cuffs and Dolce & Gabbana’s almond flower hoop earrings that feature an ancient Greek coin are the way to make a statement in this century.
By Marina Monroe Olympic fever must have infected the fashion world, because on the Spring/Summer 2014 runways sports wear inspired pieces were trotted out to much accolade. Sacai and Marni in particular elevated gym wear to next level fitness. Just try not to actually break a sweat!
Image Source: Marni Spring/Summer 2014 via Style.com, Marc By Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2014 via Style.com, Sacai Spring/Summer 2014 fashionising.com
By Marina MonroeClassic cotton dress shirts got a kick in the Spring/Summer 2014 collections of Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Dior, and Altuzarra. If you’re minimalism, channel Lauren Hutton in a crisp white button up paired with an oversize watch and pressed edges. If you dare, leave the bottom portion of your button up undone and let some skin peek through. Just don’t pair these beauties with a pair of khaki cargo shorts.
Image Source: No.21 via Style.com, Nina Ricci via Style.com