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Betsey Johnson always knows how to make fun clothes. Seriously, after trolling through each show online  at NY Fashion Week , Betsey Johnson was pretty much the only one that I would wear. She marches to her own tune- or shall I say bikes to her own tune (are those training wheels?)… Her collection was inspired by bicyclists, The Love Boat (I’m guessing) and her usual flowered frocks that are pretty timeless. This time some of her frocks came in a suit or playsuit of the same fabric. Matchy-Match! I love it! My favorite is the ‘sherbet’ tutu dress- it looks so yummy! I like how Betsey maintains here signature girly look with timeless silhouettes and colorful fabrics. That’s the way Spring should bloom!

PS- If you are an aspiring model, check out this cool new site, Model Management with a list of  model agencies around the world. They have a Fresh Faces contest, listings for photographers, and castings. You can also upload your own modeling portfolio and make your own profile that is searchable by over 300 modeling agencies. Just no duck faces! Ahahahah- kidding…. they might actually like that.

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Check out this photo shoot in Interview by  photographer Craig McDean and stylist Karl Templer. I love this because it looks like the graffiti the deep, dark and depressed dude would draw on their Chucks in American History class in high school. Seriously, I was the Queen of Doodling. I would draw effed up stuff that would make a handwriting expert’s head explode into a million pieces. I mostly drew girls with large heads and sour faces wearing couture with bows and sh*t and fluffy kittens. Basically, I was drawing Betsey Johnson/Bobble head/ Rene Zellweger hybrids. Anyway, going back to this spread, the eyes all sorts of creepy.

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Me with a kitty

It’s that time of year again! Award season. I had the pleasure of attending the DPA Golden Globes Gift Lounge again held at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills. In attendance were Billy Zane, Edie Falco, and Kate Flannery, to name a few. Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, this particular gift lounge is one of the most unique in the business and offers the most luxurious new products and services around. Producer of all the DPA Gift lounges around the world, Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko hosts gift lounges in Cannes, France, Venice, Italy and Dubai during their respective film festivals and cinema awards creating a timely momentum for the hottest and chicest stars to attend.

Kate Flannery

Kate Flannery

Starting with fashion wear, Brazilian designer, Barbara Bela and Canadian designer SODALISCIOUS showed off their formal evening-wear creations for women. Toronto’s Starkers! Corsetry had beautiful corsets on display, each made by hand and in a wide array of fabrics and patterns including one (my favorite) with golden bees upon hunter green. Worn by the likes of Eva Longoria-Parker and other ‘Desperate Housewives’, casual day dresses with a variety of prints and colors by EVA VARRO were also gifted. Tristan + Trista offered a more avant-garde style of clothing with very loosely knit dresses and a butter-soft leather jackets.


me with a Ginger McGann necklace

Punk-inspired jewelry with safety pins and pearls by Ginger McGann were on hand to compliment a bold dress. As well as, jewelry made with precious stones and sparkling Swarovski crystals by Micalla. Fantastic couture headbands with lighting bolts and Hawaiian flowers were gifted to guests by Geisha Fabulous. Diane von Fustenbourg sunglasses for MARCHON and leather bracelets by Royal Blush rounded out the swanky accessories that were given at DPA.

Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko with Edie Falco

Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko with Edie Falco

Tranquil and rejuvenating spa treatments and massages inside the three suites were provided by THE MASSAGE EXPRESS and New York City spa, SPHATIKA. Sphatika utilizes the elixir of quartz crystal in all their skin care products, rendering a pure, high quality and chemical-free product. Their ‘gold finish serum’ is a one of my favorites. A $1500 Natura Bisse skincare Diamond Collection gift box were given to special guests, as well as Kerstin Florian’s luxurious caviar line of skin care products. More beauty treatments were provided by Sisley cosmetics and Brazilian Blowout, a revolutionary, smoothing hair treatment at the Argyle Salon & Spa, used by the likes of Nicole Ritchie and Halle Berry. Tanya of B’Fly by Tanya gave me a wonderful manicure. She also does the new nail technique called Minx, which is a photocopy of any image, heat-transferred onto your nails for maximum wear and tear. I’m tempted to put my cat (Mr. Marmar) on my nails (seriously). If you are not sure about the new lash treatments available, then this breakthrough lash conditioner, MD Lash Factor, may be for you. Thicker and longer lashes without the harsh chemicals are at this brand’s core. Eyebrow artists from Beverly Hill’s Anastasia salon provided on-site eyebrow shaping and their own brand of mascara and brow gel.

me with Tanya of B'Fly by Tanya

me with Tanya of B'Fly by Tanya

Guests traveling to New York City must venture to Harlem for a new, experimental retailer called SWING. With exclusive items from around the world, you can find the very best and rare items from music to house-wares to accessories and kid’s clothes- all under on roof. For the superstitious, Good Luck Horseshoes showed off their unique gift of gold-plated horseshoes, as well as horseshoes in pink, baby blue, silver. I saw an engraved, gold-plated large horseshoe reserved for Robert Downey, Jr. and a large, gold horseshoe necklace fit for a rapper.

The ultimate gift at every DPA gift lounge is the complimentary, exotic escape to Tahiti, French Polynesia at LE TAHA’A private island and spa and the ST. REGIS BORA BORA. This gift was given to a very special guest, usually a nominee at The Golden Globe Awards.

In the wake of the tragic earthquake in Haiti, DPA gift lounge had set up collection boxes for the non- profit organization, Hollywood Unites for Haiti throughout the suites reminding us all of how lucky we are and how fragile life can be.

With impeccable taste for the luxurious, Nathalie DuBois-Sissoko of DPA has an eye for everything superb that attracts the biggest stars (Sharon Stone, Queen Latifah, Scarlet Johansson, and Catherine Deneuve, among others) with discernment.

Other products and refreshments were provided by STEAZ ICED TEAS, Cloud b, Kara Pilates, Brazilian Cabana Cachaca , St Germain, Bird Pick Tea, Roo tote bags, Garret Gourmet Popcorn, Me and Goji artisan cereal, Chokolinis (Austrian organic apple pieces covered with chocolate or yogurt), Volvic, Nature baby and Little Spoon desserts.

Check out this video I made of all the goodies! Click here if you can’t see it.

Photo credits: Kerstin Alm, Ariel Bisbee

My hair clips by PuppycatMeow

Wardrobe by Betsey Johnson

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2007 London School of Fashion graduate, Cecilia Mary Robertson designed this wonderful collection for ON/OFF. I love when clothes are  3 dimensional-like, dresses that defy gravity and have massive amounts of texture. The honeycomb designs are my favorite, reminds me a bunch of party hats. I could totally reconstruct this with, like 50 party hats and a staple gun and tulle, of course! Who needs to sit? Really? That third photo with the funky glasses, looks a little girraffe-y. But I think I would still wear those to the supermarket. I have a pair of buggy sunglasses from Betsey Johnson. And I thought those were wild…


photos: Cecilia Mary Robson

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Betsey Johnson’s  Spring 2009 show was exactly what I think of when I think of Betsey Johnson- youthful, feminine, and whimsical. I really liked the use of ruffles and cage dresses. It was a cross between Victorian chic and pirate wear. With lots of innocent white, lace, bows and ruffles, Betsey Johnson strived for a pure look. Maybe, the Harajuku style is what most influenced her this season.  I’m not sure if they are wearable in some parts, but I would them- but then again, I would  wear anything that is a little out of the ordinary. Final Grade: A-

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