Rachel Zoe at South Coast Plaza. It's like a dream come true! Nine weeks ago, I attended a fall fashion show and Rachel Zoe was the host providing commentary on the trends. Some takeaways: she loves fur, she thinks we need a coat because it gets cold in California, and she hopes to have a store someday in South Coast Plaza. Yay!
I included my favorites from the runway show. Enjoy!
Gucci: I absolutely love black and white - especially this schoolgirl vibe.
Max Mara: Rachel Zoe has me convinced on fur. I dig this mysterious look.
Salvadore Ferragamo: Stay gold in this ensemble. The furry bag is a nice touch.
Brunelllo Cucinello: An evening gown with pockets, yes please! If I were a tall model, I would rock this dress.
Roberto Cavalli: This red dress with fur detail exudes pure sexiness. Love this for a fashion night out.
Lanvin: Love the simple styling of a fur vest with black slacks. Pure genius yet so elegant.
A fashion show isn't complete without watching it with blogger babes. I'm pictured with Kimberly Luu from According to Kimberly, Amanda Nguyen from Feast.Fashion.Faves, and Alyssa Denny from Living In Style OC.
I love that my friend Erin attended. Can you believe her dress is really a kimono styled backwards?
Watching with my mom makes for the perfect night.
And saving the best for last, always so great seeing Katie & Rachael from OC Style Report and Dee from swell Beauty. I have collaborated with them for Serene
Happy birthday to me! Before heading to dinner tonight, I celebrated by getting a free ice cream cone at Baskin Robbins since I'm part of their birthday club . The winter white chocolate was delish. You can't beat white chocolate, chocolate covered cherries, and cherry syrup. It's like a lighter version of Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia. Yum!
It’s been about a month since my family and I survived a house fire. It's been a roller coaster of ups and downs. I feel optimistic and very thankful to survive and recover from my injuries. We have been blessed by family, friends, colleagues, and the community for the generosity and support we have received. Our firefighters told me most fires occur in the kitchen or bedroom, either started by electrical or candle. I wanted to share some tips to prevent house fires: Don't light candles Be trained w fire extinguishers Have 2 exits out of house Have an emergency fire escape plan Call 911 ASAP Test fire alarms Have fire extinguishers in kitchen and bedroom Resources : https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/fire.html https://www.ocfa.org/SafetyPrograms/FireSafety.aspx https://www.lafd.org/safety/fire-safety
Upon reflecting on racism in my life, a few key episodes stick out in my mind. Denmark - My first encounter with racists was in high school when I stayed with a home stay family. They made me feel unwelcome for being an Asian American and kept saying they wish they got an American student, but in my mind I was an American study. They kept inquiring where was I from & I said I’m from California. I complained to the group chaperone and was quickly switched to a more welcoming home stay family and able to have a better experience. Denver - I was on a date with my boyfriend/now husband waiting for our table at a restaurant. I noticed subtle racist Behavior when a white couple who came in after us was seated first. I brought it up to my boyfriend and he says don’t worry about it and we’ll get seated first. This restaurant is first come, first serve. In my mind, it made me sad that this was dismissed as normal behavior. Irvine - Police officers thoug