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The era of the IT shoe

The New York Times declared this week that, “that the age of the It bag is over, and we are fully in the era of the It shoe.” By IT shoes, they mean Jimmy Choo (which just became the world’s first luxury shoe brand to list on the London Stock Exchange) and others of the designer brands ilk: Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Rene Caovilla, Casadei, Charlotte Olympia, etc.

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Sneak peek: Babette's makes its West Coast debut

We can hardly wait: Babette’s, the popular East Hampton eatery in New York, is set to debut its West Coast location — doors open at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Crystal Cove Shopping Center. The space is stunning, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and textured white walls for a pristine but relaxed setting befitting of its coastal locale. But the centerpiece of Babette’s is a gorgeous hardcarved walnut bar surrounded by slate-blue leather stools. Above it? A dramatic, vaulted atrium sky ceiling …

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And that's a wrap: STYLEWEEKOC finale

STYLEWEEKOC 2014 closed out with a bang this past weekend at Irvine Spectrum Center. The evening started off with a gorgeous parade of red-carpet worthy evening wear from NIKOLAKI, from none other than STYLEWEEKOC host Nick Verreos and his design partner, David Paul.  Next came the Celebrity Cruises Design Competition, where the designers from FIDM were […]

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Model aspirations

Local O.C. teen Juliet Larsen, a model since the age of 14, has walked for designers such as Alber Elbaz of Lanvin and brands like Chanel and Dior – lucky for us, the stunning 17-year-old is also walking in several STYLEWEEKOC shows! We nabbed her for a quick chat about what it’s like to be an aspiring model …

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Triple-digit weather snack: Bear Flag Fish Co.

Because this heatwave doesn’t seem to have an end in sight (we’re melting!), we present you the perfect cool-you-down, triple-digit weather snack: Bear Flag Fish Co.’s famous duo of ceviche + ahi poke. Don’t forget to wash it all down with some fresh coconut juice! You’re welcome. Bear Flag Fish Co. is located at Crystal […]

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STYLEWEEKOC: Week One Recap!

It’s been a hot, hot week and by hot we mean haute. Triple-digit heat aside, STYLEWEEKOC’s first week at Fashion Island was full of great runway shows & shopping parties, perfect for getting inspired for all of fall’s best trends. Here are some of our favorite looks from the runway …

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