I have styled Kesha many times in the fabulous eyewear that is A-Morir by Kerin Rose, and they have become some of her most memorable looks- from the craziest to the chicest. This week I will be posting my interview with the designer, and I am so excited to share her personal and professional journey with you, as she is not only insanely talented, but hugely inspiring.
To get you jazzed to learn more about Kerin and her brand, I thought I'd do a little #tbt (throwback tues?) covering all of Kesha's best looks wearing the stunning shades.
Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards
Kesha wanted to take her little bro, Louie, as her date on the red carpet- how cute is that? And then, she told me she wanted to be "Dumb and Dumber" with him. Um...Oh. Naturally I obliged, but of course had to spice up your life with tons of customization, and top them both off with some serious sparlers by A-Morir.
Crazy Kids Music Video
Kesha wanted to be, well, a entirely crazy kid for this music video. It was Riff Raff meets East LA Chola and so the bamboo earring sunglasses were a no-brainer. Definitely one of her most notorious looks, but really we were just having ourselves a dang good time. #ByeHaters
Christian Siriano FW15 Fashion Show
Kesha's attendance at NYFW sparked tons of media attention for her style "Chic-over." We had so much fun and I loved having the opportunity to dress her for all the shows, often wearing the designer's collections to their shows. This was one of my favorite looks of the week, wearing a coat by LUBLU Kira Plastinina topped with a pair of way chic A-Morir sunnies.
Timo Weiland FW15 Fashion Show
If you are a retched fan and were somehow unaware that I love a head-to-toe baby pink look, first go here... then, see below for the ultimate winner in the monochromatic look. Kesha wore a Timo Weiland Skirt and Motorcycle jacket, with a Chagoury lace top, and... drum roll... A-Morir shades.
Check back later in the week for the full interview with Kerin, and exclusive pics of her being her gorgeous whacky self at home and in the studio. ♥
An asymmetrical black skirt is an absolutely stellar item to have in your wardrobe at all times, but I find they are extra especially great for TRAVEL. Here's the part why I tell you WHY.
Less fabric than pants ------> Packing friendly!
Matches with everything --------> Easy outfit making on the go!
Versatile -------> Wear to: Museums! City Strolling! Night on the Town! Parties!
Asymmetry makes it interesting -------> You don't have to! Lazy girls unite.
I mean can you even try to argue with me?
Here's me frolicking in NORWAY in many an asymmetrical skirt to show you just how easy it is!
Jacket, Reformation (similar). Top, Vince. Skirt, Topshop (similar). Shoes, Steve Madden. Sunglasses, Gotta Have It.
Holy hell can everybody and their motha just COOL IT with the CULOTTES.
Listen. I love skinny jeans. I like how they fit, I like how they feel, I like how they look. I. Love. Skinny Jeans. Don't nobody come tell my skinny ass to "throw away my skinny jeans!" and imply that I am obligated by law / the mighty, powerful, all-judging fashion gods above to go out and purchase CULOTTES, The Season's Must Have!
If you love CULOTTES, good for you! You go ahead and wear the shit out of Spring '15's Hot Item! But if you think that CULOTTES look like high waisted cropped JNCO's (just sayin) and they aren't your flava, I promise you will survive SS15 without them. I PROMISE.
So many people have asked me if they "need to" buy and wear culottes. You don't need to do jack shoot-a-lee-doot, and I think when people feel obligated to follow any trend is when they often look their worst and least fashionable. (You feel uncomfortable --------> you look uncomfortable). Think of it in terms of any other genre. Let's take the health world, for example. It's all about greek yogurt! Greek Yogurt! I do indeed happen to love greek yogurt. But, if you are lactose intolerant, are you gonna blindly hop on board the greek yogurt train? Of course not. How about the beauty world? The fleekiness of one's eyebrows are of utmost priority in the year 2015. Does that mean everyone looks good (or even sane) doing their best Cara D? Absolutely not. Likewise with fashion, you should know your body, taste, and aesthetic, and never feel a trend is a requirement to "keep up."
And so may I suggest to you, instead of shopping a tricky trend that will barely last the year, invest in a classic that will take you everywhere for seasons to come. If one's closet is lucky enough to have a great fitting pair of black, white, and blue denim skinnys, one's closet is lucky enough.
I for one plan to be wearing skinny jeans for years to come. But if a flare is most flattering for you, or a high waisted cropped pair, or whatever it may be, go with that! When you wear something because you feel comfortable and good, you're likely to look comfortable and good. It is really that simple. Despite what every other JNCO-pushing fashion source will try to tell you. #noshade ♥
Jacket, ASOS (more). Top, All Saints (similar, similar). Jeans, Level 99. Shoes, Topshop (similar). Sunglasses, Gotta Have It.
Jacket, Topshop. Shirt, Naked & Famous. Jeans, Rag & Bone. Shoes, B by Brian Atwood (similar, similar, similar).
I love shorts. I love them with my whole heart and I have since I was little (ah, the Umbro days of yesteryear). I also love being lazy and comfy, but now that I'm supposed to be an adult I don't always want to be advertising it. Enter: Leather Shorts. Simultaneously satisfying my passion for tiny inseams, comfort, and ease, all with a polished appearance and cool-girl vibes.
Invest in a pair for summer, and I promise you will not only love them all season, but also wear them for years to come for all kinds of warm weather occasions. They work just as well with a collared shirt as they do with a tee, and are complimented by just about any kind of jacket you can think of ... as long as its not leather. Because, come on people.
Just got to Norway and SO IN LOVE. Our friend Aksel took us to the Astrup Fearnley Contemporary Art Museum in Olso which housed some super cool art local by artists, as well as superstars Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami (btw want his Vans that launch tomorrow realz badz!), and Damien Hirst. Up until then I found it somewhat embarrassing that we were a walking trio of reflective lenses, BUT once I realized what a FAB photo op it created, I could´t be more pleased with our accidental team uniform. Cause like WHOAH dem lenses + dem butterfly wangz, YES.
Ah, the shirtdress. It appears to outside world that you, dearest shirtdress lady, have your shit together: buttoned up, not flashing too much of that slammin female figure, crisp, clean, tailored. But, in reality, you, dearest shirtdress lady, are simply wearing what I like to call "A Comfort Sack." Indeed. For under said-shirtdress lies, if you so please, the comfiest of granny panties, the largest of burrito babies, and nothing to squish, squash, mash or smash that free-flowin bod of yours. So next time you wanna look semi-profesh or polished, but can't imagine wearing much more than sweats- let alone body-abusing spanx- look no further than our accommodating pal, The Shirtdress ♥
Dress, Mango (similar, similar, similar). Shoes, Dolce Vita (similar, similar). Scarf, TenOverSix X Vacation Days. Bag, Liebeskind (similar, similar).
Photos: Carly Otness
If I could only wear one color for the rest of my life it would absolutely positively be heather grey.
I go through waves of color obsession- currently orange; baby pink for over a year now; before that cobalt blue. But heather grey always seems fresh, never feels trendy, and is super easy to match with. In fact, whenever I have a tricky item that I cannot figure out WTF to wear with it - my answer, 9 times outta 10, is heather grey. Leopard print pants? Heather grey top. Crazy embellished skirt? Heather grey crew neck sweatshirt. Those new yoga pants that have more colors than a squad of my little ponies? Heather grey tee shirt. Asymmetric, draped, pleated, tie dyed, bedazzled, upside down wakadoozle babmboozle new blouse? Heather grey mini skirt. See where I'm going with this?
Ya know... just thinking out loud here...but if I ever have a baby girl, Heather Grey Curtis just might have to be an option.
My favorite heather grey pieces are vintage: tees, hoodies and crewneck sweatshirts. If you are in LA, my best finds come from Booth 83 (near the women's restroom) at the Melrose Trading Post, and SLOW on Melrose. If you're in NYC, try 10ft Single by Stella Dallas in Brooklyn, and No Relation in the East Village.
But, I also love finding great new pieces in unique shapes, or tops that are an eensy weensy bit nicer than some old man's dirty tee (though rarely as comfy). These prove helpful in the heather-grey-with-everything department, especially if you're looking to dress (class) it up at all.
There is no clothing item I love more than a Motorcycle Jacket. In fact, they are some of my most trusted friends. There for me no matter what, giving me a shoulder to lean...into, and complimenting my figure even when I feel foul. (It's really wonderful that I'm using compliment/ complement as a double entendre here because at 30 I still don't know which is witch).
SRSLY these son-of-a-guns are my forever go-to. Edgy and tough, yet classic, clean and tailored. I love them with jeans, dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, shorts... literally with everything. They're a no-brainer babies.
Experiment with colors, textures, fabrics, prints... BUT! Keep the shape super classic- and don't zip that shit up. Wear it open, or hung over your shoulders.
If you've got a grand to burn (you lucky little dog, you), there are so many to choose from. If you're looking to spend under $500 (like all of mine) you've still got options, but hunting becomes a more skilled pursuit. Check out my faves below in a range of prices and styles! And then go meet (buy) your new best friends ♥
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit