Tag: Vintage Inspired

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The Beaded Boater by Sarah Sokol Millinery

The Boater hat, is an accessory that has been admired throughout the last hundred and fifty years in fashion history as a piece that is charming for leisure wear for both men and women. My first glimpse of such a millinery style came in 2004 with the flirty hit HBO sitcom, Sex in the City where the always fashion-forward, Carrie Bradshaw arrived in Paris wearing a … Read More The Beaded Boater by Sarah Sokol Millinery

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The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery

More than 65 years ago women carried a sense of poise that is hardly seen within today’s main stream. From a golden era which possessed an epitome of glamour, there were two sought-after accouterments which women ideally complemented each ensemble with: Gloves and Millinery. The question for many may solely be, is there an accessory that provokes more conversation among strangers than one on … Read More The Lost Art of Gloves & Millinery

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A Nostalgic Feeling on Main Street

Despite the chill in the air this afternoon, a stroll Downtown here in Pleasanton will greet you with unexpected finds and uncommon treasures. The pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets offer a vibrant blend of parks, historic buildings, specialty boutiques, service businesses, fine dining and coffee shops. Although the historic Main Street entrance of 1894 may seem small from a distance, to walk through downtown Pleasanton a … Read More A Nostalgic Feeling on Main Street

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A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

I find the Niles train station to bring such fond memories, an image that never fades. Standing at the train depots boarding gate, as a little girl, with such anticipation, not only for the thought that in less than an hour’s time I’d be in the presence of a gallery of grand art belonging to my grandfather’s artistic family members. On these bi-monthly excursions, … Read More A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

A Sense of European Flair in Hermès

Alongside a large tidal lagoon in the center of Oakland, just east of Downtown lies the historic Madison-Lake Apartments of 1927 – better known today as Hotel Merritt. A historian at heart for grand architecture I find the San Francisco bay area bestows a nostalgic era when detail was as intricate as the garments worn. Embracing centuries of history that towers before me, I … Read More A Sense of European Flair in Hermès

Moments that Define our Lives

Many times in my career as a Writer, Model and Consultant I find myself interviewing the brightest minds within the industry. What I perceive significant with these partnerships (beside their personal stories) perhaps is the possibility to one day meet them in person. Many of you might’ve noticed a harmonious union I’ve formed with Davis Brimberg of Davis Fashion, a Los Angeles based label … Read More Moments that Define our Lives

A Charming Stroll Through Claremont Upland with a Portrait of a Lady

Built in 1921, the Claremont Upland historic district of Berkeley, adjacent to the Claremont Hotel, gives such a nostalgic feeling of an era gone by. Standing before such quaint, picture-perfect Craftsman-style homes of the neighborhood, I often wonder if some are still owned by their original tenants. Many of us know that home is where the heart is – in my case, it’s my … Read More A Charming Stroll Through Claremont Upland with a Portrait of a Lady

Makes Women Glamorous and Men Look Twice

There is nothing more sophisticated than a luxurious fur stole to complement a woman’s ensemble, as it can be defined as elegance. Fur coats, shrugs, and stoles were essential to a woman’s wardrobe in the 1940s, as elegant ladies would garnish them over tailored suits and evening wear.  I find women are keen to attempt such a trend, but hesitate for a number of … Read More Makes Women Glamorous and Men Look Twice

Capture Glamour with Glitter and the Moon

When investing in lingerie, you should always determine if a piece is either risqué or risky. The right pieces will, without a doubt, make you feel empowered, creating a sense of sex appeal like Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour. With the anticipated release of my pinup modeling debut within the pages of Vintage Boudoir Magazine, a desire for luxury satin lounge-wear comes to … Read More Capture Glamour with Glitter and the Moon

Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

When I first set forth within the fashion industry, I was young, inexperienced, and in so many words, a dreamer of grand possibilities. I found such pleasure in garnishing myself with my grandmother’s prized costume jewelry, fur stoles, and red Revlon lipstick.  Having been enriched by my beloved grandparents’ rich historic roots of fine arts and literature, I’ve embarked on a timeless journey of classic panache. … Read More Old Hollywood Couture with Corsettery Corsets

One Woman’s Style Journey

Owning a sophisticated assortment of vintage costume jewelry I’ve come to realize with each piece I acquire within my private collection, I bring home a moment in history greater than a story once spoken. Each time I stare at the sea of sparkle that I possess, I am reminded of an array of beautiful women that have gifted me with such a profound experience through their … Read More One Woman’s Style Journey

A Commerce of Opulent Taste

One Shoulder ‘Dahlia Dress’ c/o Bitter Root Vintage  Leather Gloves (similar here)  Vintage Onyx Brooch & Earring Set, purchased at The Antique Co-op  Gold Box Clutch, Banana Republic (similar here)  BCBG ‘Opia‘ Lace Pump  The 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, located on the east slope of Nob Hill in San Francisco, gives a sense of history and brings about a desire to live through the elegance … Read More A Commerce of Opulent Taste