70’s Chic!

On October 30, 2009, in Fashion Week, Kerry Cushman, Style This!, by Kerry Cushman

Seen at: GenArt’s Fresh Faces in Fashion

GenArt always bring out the style-setters and scenesters wearing the next big thing, so last night’s Fresh Faces in Fashion runway show was the perfect event to rock my new obsession, vintage super hi-waisted jeans I picked up last week in Phoenix.

Style This! The jeans are a serious statement, so the key to not making them look like you’re going to a 70’s theme party is keeping the rest of the ensemble modern, clean and chic. I paired them with a cream silk top by Banana Republic, a few wrist bangles from Vita Fede, tan Mary Jane platforms from Shoes for Lovely People and my grey leather Miu Miu. I love how the braided handle looks with the hi-waist, it reminds me of the 70’s, but is totally modern.

Stella McCartney? Chloe? Every fashionista with a blog was inquiring on my fabulous vintage find. Check out some pics below.

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Me being interviewed by FabSugar for their “Look of the Day.”

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Dont forget the shoes!

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Louis Verdad & I talking fashion… “Vintage?” he asked. “They are too fabulous, tell them they are Stella McCartney!”

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And the jeans? I bought them on a road trip to see U2 last week. One of my favorite things to do on a road trip is to check out local vintage and thrift stores. These came from ‘Classic American Kaos’ in Tempe, Arizona. A fabulous mix of vintage jeans, cowboy boots, concert t’s and vintage dresses with a super knowledgeable & friendly staff.

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Classic American Kaos @ 1810 N. Scottsdale Road * Tempe, AZ * (480) 947-8245

Photos by InHouse LA

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Runway to Street-Style

On October 19, 2009, in Fashion Week, Street Style, by Kerry Cushman

I wasnt exactly sold on the fur-tails and tassels from Marc Jacob’s Spring 2010 Collection for Louis Vuitton (it actually reminded me a little too much of the rabbits foot keychains from the 80s), but since his Paris presentation, Ive spotted fur dangling and draping on fashion-forward Angelenos all over town. Let’s see who’s been drinking the LV kool-aid.

The RUNWAY inspiration: Fur-tails at Louis Vuitton

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To STREET-STYLE:

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Spotted outside the shows at MOCA. Surprisingly, I actually kinda love this. The cool leather biker jacket, black trousers and slip-on shoes, all had a cool factor that doesnt look like she’s trying too hard.

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Spotted at Future Heretics in Los Angeles. Okay, a little too Ted Nugent! This one kind of scares me a little. You should be wearing the outfit and not let it wear you, ‘um….like literally.

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Spotted front-row at Future Heretics. So chic! A fur (or faux-fur!) stole looks great when toned down with a casual tee and jeans. I loved the added feminine touch of the white and black pearl strands.

Street Style photos by InHouse LA

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Backstage Beauties

On October 17, 2009, in Behind-the-Scenes, Fashion Week, by Kerry Cushman

Behind-the-scenes at LA’s Fashion on Broadway Spring 2010 Collections.

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Old-school glamour! Model backstage at Fremont.

Me chatting with lead-makeup artist Andre Sarmiento

Me chatting with lead-makeup artist Andre Sarmiento

Transforming the modelsAndre and the beauty team in action

Beauty doesnt come easy! Check out the tools of the trade for the Mineral Essence beauty team, the look for Mike Vensel’s “Wild Horses” show, Future Heretics mood board (loving the braids!)….and my fave pic: the man-braid.

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Old-school Glamour

On October 16, 2009, in Fashion Week, by Kerry Cushman

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The historical Los Angeles Theater and it’s elegant nod to a refined LA before Juicy Couture and Havaianas took over  was a spot-on backdrop for the old-school glamour shown at Fremont. With a live jazz band playing, models eased down the runway in casual yet polished ensembles that evoked a new perspective on weekend casual. While the clothing spoke loud and clear to the future of relaxed fashion, the soft wavy hair and dark crimson lips whispered memories of a film siren from days ago.

The men at Fremont had an air of a brilliant, but tormented professor who philosophies with his students under a big oak tree. Suit jackets and even a tux tails  were the new definition of casual chic in washed fabrics with rolled trousers. The women were equally as polished in refined rompers and flowy dresses done in crimson, polka-dots and fresh florals, taken up a notch with silver statement necklaces.

The easy, chic style of Fremont’s Spring 2010 Collection reminds us that sometimes you have to look to the past to look to the future.

{Just a thought… be inspired that comfortable doesnt have to be super-casual. On your next weekend brunch or afternoon movie date ditch the flipflops and jean shorts and try a little romper or easy, flowy dress with sandals and see if you dont feel just a little more confident.}

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The Future is Calling

On October 16, 2009, in Fashion Week, by Kerry Cushman
The Rachel Zoe dream team at Future Heretics

The Rachel Zoe Project's Brad Goreski & front-row fashionistas at Future Heretics

These may just be the guys you want to party with. A self-proclaimed “band of militia surfers from Southern California who call themselves the ‘Future Heretics.’” And the beverage of choice for said militia surfers and their gaggle of good-looking hipsters? Colt45. Yes, with a rowdy crowd ready to go, the revolution started with Colt45 in paper bags handed out to the seriously-styled front row. Talk about a photo op.

The guts and glory of the Spring 2010 collection were the  gorgeous leather jackets and vests in muted greys and mustards, sent down the runway on both the guys and the girls. I love an unisex statement piece and paired with one of their signature tees and shades, this one is laid-back chic with a Risky Business cool factor.

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Trendsetters like Rachel Bilson, Hayden Panettiere and Jeremy Piven already love contradicting their good guy/gal images with Future Heretics edgy tees. And while the new IT tee is probably not “The White Man is the Devil,” Im pretty sure this gang of militia surfers have a few more choice words for the fashion-savvy crowd ready to listen.

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Photos By:InHouse