More loving leopard: Rebecca Minkoff Macey Oxfords

IMGP1253I feel like there’s a casual element to everything I design so that it never feels too stuffy or too dressed up and I definitely feel that I got that from my San Diego roots.”                       ~ Rebecca Minkoff, designer and native Californian

Designer Rebecca Minkoff started with a signature handbag, the “morning after bag.” Most people may not know this but four years before she launched her first handbag, she launched a 5-piece apparel collection. Since those early days in her career, she has developed a full-scale lifestyle brand. In yesterday’s second installment of  #shopthehangout with Google+ and in partnership with the CFDA, Rebecca Minkoff talked Continue reading

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Back in black

IMGP1191Autumn’s here and what do I do? Return to my basic black. This is not to say that I don’t love wearing color, but usually the color pops against black. And there is nothing quite like black when the weather cools and the crisp autumn air rolls in. Today I am wearing black faux leather pants and coat, both by Calvin Klein, a black v-neck sweater and black pumps (Kate Young for Target). My pop of color: a leopard bag that I found at my favorite consignment shop.

It feels good to be back in black.

Photos by Alexandra

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Loving leopard

ROAR! Wearing my G by Giuliana Rancic Leopard Ponte dress

ROAR! Wearing my G by Giuliana Rancic Leopard Ponte dress

A simple black heel downplays the fitted fit of the dress

A simple black heel downplays the fitted silhouette of the dress

Does it seem to you, too, that leopard is a huge fashion presence this fall? Animal prints have always been a staple in the transition season but this year we are ROARING with animal magnetism. Just ask Katy Perry! The key to wearing animal prints successfully is to do it sparingly as touches to your outfits and not overwhelm yourself with too much print at one time. Think of accessorizing with animal prints: shoes, clutches, blouses, jewelry … or perhaps this exquisite dress from G by Giuliana Rancic for HSN (which happens to be on sale!).

I love leopard prints. When I saw Giuliana Rancic recently on HSN I was mesmerized not only by her personality but by her design sense. She spoke so charmingly about her Italian father, Eduardo DePandi, who happens to be a master tailor. Continue reading

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