Back in Black

Break out your wish lists, ladies! The Superbowl of shopping days is upon us…Black Friday! Throwing elbows and waking up at the crack of dawn is no way to spend your coveted vacation days. So cozy up with some cocoa and check out these designer deals and steals online!

Kushcush Black Friday Sale

Planning a winter escape (yes, please!) or need an early inspiration for Spring? Hotties like Jessica Biel and Audrina Patridge frolick in my Kushcush bikinis. Thru Monday, our entire website is discounted 50%!  Click to shop.



Accessorize your holiday party dress or find the perfect gift for a style-savvy friend. Vita Fede is 30% off until Monday with above coupon code. Click to shop.



I’m totally hooked on the designer shopping site, They have killer deals on some serious designer labels. Can you say up to 90% off for labels like Badgley Mischka, Fendi, BCBG, Pucci and Calvin Klein? Yea, I thought you could. The sales are all limited-time events, so get them before they’re going, going…. gone. Click to shop.


Hot in Hollywood

It might be chilly outside but oh baby, it’s hot in here! LA spot du jour, Voyeur, hosted the annual UsWeekly ‘Hot Hollywood’ Party last night to celebrate all things, well…. HOT.

With burlesque dancers lounging above head, a gifting suit in the back and an open bar serving up Skyy vodka cocktails, everyone’s favorite love-to-hate celeb magazine, UsWeekly, packed the house with guests like LL Cool J, Audrina Patridge, Taryn Manning, Joel McHale, Jenna Fischer, Mya and Bridget Marquardt.


Feeling a little under the weather, I didnt have a lot of energy for wardrobe. I added an instant style update to my favorite LBD by adding some chic pattern-knit tights and a cream velvet wrap trench.



Office Hottie: Jenna Fischer. I love the dry, witty humor of The Office and so enjoyed chatting with Jenna (aka Pam) and her fiance, Lee. Jenna and I use to work in advertising together back in the day (we were both assistants!)…and said she recently wore a Kushcush bikini I designed on a SELF magazine shoot (love that!). She is just lovely and can we have a moment on how flawless her hair & makeup were? So polished & pretty!



Hot Mom: Julie Bowen. If you haven’t seen Modern Family, you should tune in immediately if not sooner. It’s quirky, documentary style is like The Office meets Desperate Housewives. So funny! Julie Bowen, who’s hilarious on the show and so cool in person, was on hand rocking the leopard trend. The dress looked great, but unforch the coat just felt a bit frumpy & was not working for me.



The Hot ‘Girl Next Door’: Bridget Marquardt. Looking sexy as always, Bridget partied with friends in her amped-up LBD and bright pink shoes. Kushcush Scoop: Bridget recently wore a Kushcush bikini on her Travel Channel show Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches and told me it was one of her favorites!



Spotted: Kristin Cavallari. The black straps and layered zippers are New York fierce with an overt sex appeal. I love the look but it was feeling a little ‘another time, another place’ for me. Perhaps too edgy and serious for a mainstream mag party celebrating all things like hot ‘n stuff.



Spotted: Taryn Manning. The silver dress… flawless. The detailed black leather jacket…love. Together? Um, not so much. She looked sooo hot in this silver mini but I really wanted her to take the jacket off! Without the jacket and perhaps a pair of nude ankle boots….now that is LOVE!



Spotted: Audrina Patridge. Love the look! The draped dress, the pretty hair, bracelets on both wrists (a new trend Im loving!) and fabulous grey heels. Spot on & so perfect for the event.



Spotted: Mark Salling (aka Puck from Glee). This picture does not do him justice! With his little faux hawk and bad boy sex appeal (aka: the..I couldnt be bothered to dress up for the party, so I just threw on this plaid shirt), Mark is turning everyday life (like high school choir?) into something oh so much sexier…


Fresh Faces in Fashion

Held at the Petersen Automotive Museum last week, Gen Art brought together five emerging designers for their annual “Fresh Faces in Fashion” runway show.  With a tastemaker crowd and alums like Zac Posen, Rachel Pally, Jeffrey Sibilio and ahem…Kushcush (yes, a shameless plug), the show is always one to watch!


Somewhere in-between floaty florals and Doc Martens is Seneca Rising. The juxtaposition was like a of coming-of-age story where feminine youth is replaced with growing despondence & grunge.



Safari chic at Leyendecker



Hardcore music pumped as MG Black mixed James Dean cool with disgruntled ivy-league prep



A 60’s kaleidoscope at Rory Beca



Fashion loves some drama and Valerj Pobega certainly brought it. Behind the ball gag and nipple tassels were kimono sleeves and white silk caftans with gray hand-dyed stains. The finale proved no less the wallflower, with a beautifully disturbed ballet dancer twirling on high toe to an operatic pitch.



Kaley Cuoco and friends watching the drama front row



Pretty little things! Jewelry installation by Ludevine



The evening’s hostess: Kaley Cuoco from “The Big Bang Theory”



Fashion off the runway….cant go wrong with Gucci and a velvet blazer!



Loving the look…These boots are made for more than walkin’!

Photos by InHouse LA