Jonas Studio’s pop up market in San Clemente TODAY!

Jonas studio

I love meeting new designers and recently I got to meet the mother-daughter team at Jonas Studios in San Clemente.

Liz and Christine Jonas make jewelry with a story — collecting beads, artifacts and materials from all over the world and fashioning them into statement pieces unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere.

Jonas Studios tusk and bead pendants and assorted styles by Liz Jonas
Jonas Studios tusk and bead pendants and assorted styles by Liz Jonas
Shorter necklaces from Jonas Studios -- the necklaces are meant for layering
Shorter necklaces from Jonas Studios — the necklaces are meant for layering

Their designs are in 20 stores all over the U.S. (including Blue Eyed Girl, Millie and 503 Found here in Orange County) and their jewelry was worn by cover girl Lupita Nyong’o in the July issue of Vogue.

Lupita Nyong'o in Vogue (July 2014) wearing Jonas Studio
Lupita Nyong’o in Vogue (July 2014) wearing Jonas Studio

Today they are holding a pop up market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Casino San Clemente, 140 Ave. Pico (Behind Ellie’s table). They’ll be joined by friends from Rocket & Rosie, Todo a Mano Artistry, and artist Ale Germann (to name a few) and there will be a raffle benefitting the Nick Pasquale Foundation.

Stop by if you’re in the area, you can do good, support local artisans and maybe get a jump on your holiday shopping!

Ciao for now …

 

 

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Pepper Project: Shop with a purpose this weekend

Pepper Project's new home is stocked with  fun and affordable accessories, jewelry, scarves, home goods and even some toys.
Pepper Project’s new home is stocked with fun and affordable accessories, jewelry, scarves, home goods and even some toys.

 

The only thing better than shopping is when your purchases give back to someone less fortunate. That’s why I love buying gifts, home goods and even fantastic handmade jewelry and accessories from my friends at Pepper Project (pepper project.org).

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Fall Fashion at South Coast Plaza with Rachel Zoe

Video: Live the Look South Coast Plaza

 

Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza
Oscar de la Renta at South Coast Plaza

South Coast Plaza (aka “the happiest place on earth”) is in the middle of its three-day style celebration “Live the Look”  this weekend.

First up was a fall fashions presentation featuring designer/celebrity stylist and reality TV personality Rachel Zoe. The petite blond (dressed in a black Fendi midi dress) presented a runway show  fall fashions from some of South Coast Plaza’s luxury designer boutiques.

Zoe, an obvious fashion enthusiast, drooled over the looks from Gucci, Max Mara, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, Brunello Cuncinelli, Barbara Bui, Fendi, Chloe,  Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and Lanvin at South Coast Plaza Thursday night.

“Fall fashion means layering; it’s an excuse to wear more clothes,” said Zoe, pointing out what most true fashion fiends feel: Fall is the best season of the year.

Fendi cape at South Coast Plaza
Fendi cape at South Coast Plaza

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Save the Date: Lessons in Style with Leslie Christen

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Ever feel like you need a little help getting your style on? Well, you’re in luck! My friend Leslie Christen — lifestylist  extraordinaire — is holding the fall edition of her ” Edit, Organize, Style, Wear” class in a few weeks.

According the lovely Leslie the class will teach you how to … :

1. How to define your personal style and based on that, eliminate the pieces you no longer wear.

2. Understand different materials, what pieces to invest in and how to mix and match pieces into outfits for all occasions.

3. Design your most ideal closet space and tips for organizing and storing your clothes.

Leslie is a sought after stylist and is a fashion contributor to Riviera Magazine, Greer’s OC, and VisitNewportBeach.com.

I’ve worked with Leslie many times and I can tell you no one is better at helping a lady define her style and pare down to the most classic of luxe essentials. Leslie is also an experienced organizer and she styled a piece for the me at the Orange County Register on packing for a get-away.

Weekend getaway styled by Leslie Christen
Weekend getaway styled by Leslie Christen

The class is Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 pm at Bardot, 2043 Westcliff Dr. in Newport Beach. Cost is $125 and the tickets go fast so RSVP at lesliechristen.com to secure your place. Guests will receive refreshments, light bites and a goody bag (nothing better than some swag, right?).

Go see some fashion at OC Style Week

I love this time of year: it’s when everything starts happening — style wise that is.

One way to see lots of cool stuff you can buy NOW is StyleWeekOC with events happening at Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum.

The week started off Wednesday at Fashion Island with a Fall Trends show by Neiman Marcus featuring a tons of ornate looks in saturated colors and piled high with glittering jewelry and furs …

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Models walk the runway at Fashion Island in a Neiman Marcus trend show.
Models walk the runway at Fashion Island in a Neiman Marcus trend show.

 

It continues tonight at Fashion Island (Friday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m.) with a retailers’ show featuring looks from American Rag, Ella Moss and more.

Then 5 p.m. Saturday with “Fashion Island’s Evening of Glamour” Featuring designs by FIDM students for Celebrity Cruises ad a evening looks from Fashion Island boutiques.

Next week the action shifts to Irvine Spectrum where, on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m., yours truly will join celebrity designer Nick Verreos to judge another Celebrity Cruise design competition.

In between the Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum shows there will other presentations such as a Children’s runway show from Neiman Marcus at Fashion Island and a Street Scene show at Irvine Spectrum.

Check out the entire calendar of events here: StyleWeekOC.

Hope to see you on the 20th at Irvine Spectrum …