Must-Have Basics by ANAMA

Miami-based label, ANAMA, recently released a collection of luxurious basics using the latest in Lenzing Modal fabric technology. ANAMA’s basic collection is made of an all-natural cellulose fiber, which allows the textiles to become soft and supple. I love these basics because they’re very wearable, yet unique and stylish, and that’s not easy to find when it comes to basics.

Having showrooms in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, ANAMA has a large following, especially with celebrities like Penelope Cruz and Halle Berry. Releasing this line of basics will definitely continue to increase the brand’s ever-growing popularity. Who doesn’t love great basics?

The best part is…you don’t have to break the bank! All items are under $100 and can be found at Fred Segal, Bloomingdales and Macy’s.

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Style Innovators: A New Series on Plum TV

I recently found out about this great new series called Style Innvators. It is a 4-part docu-interview series hosted by GQ Style Editor, Adam Rapoport. The show follows Adam on a journey inside the homes and studios of some of the most influential style figures- from Eric Ripert, Simon Doonan, and Jonathan Adler to Kate & Andy Spade- to uncover untold stories behind their unique visions and inspirations.

The second episode premieres Friday, October 22 at 8:30PM and features Simon Doonan, Creative Director of Barney’s New York and Jonathan Adler of Jonathan Adler Ceramics. The episode offers viewers an exclusive look into the couple’s home where you see what kind of TV they watch, where they get their inspiration, how they met, and the secret behind the Barneys display windows.

Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan

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Here are some videos of Simon Doonan & Jonathan Adler, courtesy of Plum TV

Jonathan Adlers Muse: Jonathan describes the inspiration behind one of his favorite and most iconic vases – Simon’s mannequin heads and Morgan Fairchild.
How They Accomplish More Than Other People: Both men describe obstacles in their past – systematic homophobia, discouraging teachers – that lit a fire in them to succeed creatively and professionally.
The Secret to the Barneys Window: Simon Doonan reveals the secret weapon he uses in almost all the Barneys display windows and how he got the idea from a David Bowie concert.

Ivanka Trump Jewelry Debut at Marshall Pierce & Co

Marshall Pierce & Company, one of the historical go-to Chicago jewelers since 1928, held a private event earlier this week with Ivanka Trump to debut her fine jewelry collection. Ivanka personally presented her collection to the group of 120 notable guests.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka wore: Brioni Dress, Brian Atwood shoes, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry (chandelier earrings, rose gold and rock crystal ring, and Trump Girl Up bracelet)

Ivank Trump Earrings


Here’s one of my favorite pieces from her collection…(I always love myself a tassel when it comes to jewelry!)

Single Tassel Pendant with Black Onyx Beads
Images and info courtesy of XA, The Experiential Agency
Photos by Jeff Schear

My Interview with Celebrity Stylist, Julie Weiss

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Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview with celebrity stylist, Julie Weiss.

Julie has styled everything from commercials and music videos to ad campaigns, editorials and awards shows. She has worked with A-list celebs like Britney Spears and Kanye West. She was also on the MTV show, Styl’d, as one of the stylists at Margaret Maldonado Agency (MMA).

Click here to see my interview with Julie Weiss.

My Interview with Jon Valdez of Orange Juice & Biscuits

When I was in New York for Fashion Week in September, I had the pleasure of meeting Jon Valdez of Orange Juice & Biscuits. He is very passionate about fashion and entertainment, which is obvious from his informative yet witty blog posts. If you aren’t familiar with OJ&B, get familiar…because you will be seeing lots more of Jon in the future.

1. How did you start your blog, Orange Juice & Biscuits?

OJ&B was originally a successful morning show that I did at KTSW-FM 89.9 in San Marcos, TX for 3 years.  During that time I was press at SXSW Film for 2 years in a row and got to do red carpet interviews with Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones, Jaime Pressly, Rosario Dawson and more.  When I graduated college and the show ended, people seemed to still want to hear what I had to say about topics. I was thrilled and surprised! People kept asking me why I was not blogging so finally in August 2009 I started rest is super fun and fierce history haha.

2. What is your favorite thing to blog about?

My favorite things to blog about are funny celeb stories or an odd fashion trend.  I just love using humor to express my thoughts.  Like when Lohan’s shoes exploded or when Armani did male monokini’s, HOT MESS! I also love being able to voice my opinion about what the designers are putting out there each season.

3. What celebrity would you love to interview and why?

Dolly Parton, because she is Dolly Parton. I would want her to write a song for me on her nails because she actually writes music using her nails! Also, Kelly Cutrone because I have always admired her “keep it real attitude.”  These little big eyed, blonde girls ask her who has inspired her the most.  They expect her to say a fashion legend or a celeb but Kelly talks about some Guru or healer that has really changed her way of thinking. The girls are like “WTF?” I LOVE IT!

4. What has been your most exciting moment with regards to OJ&B?

My most exciting moment would have to be going to my first major Mercedes-Benz fashion week show in February 2010 to see Fall/Winter 2010.  I got to see DKNY and Donna Karan. I will never forget being at the Donna Karan F/W 10 show because it was my very first time to see Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington from American Vogue.  It was definitely a “Wow” moment because you realize how lucky you are to be reviewing a show that all of the major players are there to see.  It was inspiring to see them working right in front of me.  Also being official press at Merecedes-Benz fashion week in Sepetember 2010 for Spring/Summer 2011. People came up to me because they recognized who I was! I was flipping out with excitement!

5. Any new adventures for OJ&B in the future?

OJ&B is definitely growing! It is exciting to see the level of events that I am getting invited to becoming bigger and bigger.  What I would love to do more video interviews and to have a talk show on television soon.  My ultimate goal is to have a daytime talk show.  I have a passion for interviewing people and I am itching for the right person to pick up on that and get me in front of a camera for an amazing network on T.V. or the Internet.


Last year, Jon was in the top 5 best bloggers to follow according to the Mashable Web Awards. This year, he’s nominated for Must-Follow Personality on Twitter. Click here to vote for him.

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