Category Archives: Fashion

Modalù Pippa in Pink

I haven’t been that excited about the latest bags from Modalù, and I really thought I wouldn’t want another Pippa bag, but I just got an email announcing the newest color–pink.  I never thought I’d want a hot pink handbag, but I actually adore it and it matches a pair of ballet flats I bought in Paris perfectly.  It just looks like fun and makes me smile, and that’s always enough.

 

Yigal Azrouël

Since I’ve been back from Paris, I’ve been catching up on American fashion and exploring some new designers, at least new to me.  Though he’s been around for years, Yigal Azrouël never appeared on my radar until recently, when I was passing some time in Saks and Neiman Marcus with a little retail therapy.  His designs are fabulous.  Of course, I’ve already found numerous dresses I love, in particular the sleeveless blue dress with the black leather detail.  It’s such a perfect shape for me, but then so are most of the other dresses too.  They’re simple and classy but they all have an edge to them, which I like.

You can find the line at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Some styles found at Nordstrom are not on the designer’s site, and some not found at all in runway shows, which is often the case.  Things get changed dramatically or other things put in if a runway item didn’t sell but really a lot were not found

I actually liked a lot more stuff from the designer’s lower priced line, cut25 .

 

Pineda Covalin

Though Pineda Covalin, which has been dubbed the “Mexican Hermès”, sells their scarves in certain areas of the US, I’d never heard of the brand before stumbling upon it at the market in the Marais in Paris one Sunday when they were having a clothing and jewelry fair.  The scarf I bought isn’t on the website, so I took some pictures of mine to go along with the others from the website.  I just love the colors and the designs.  The Tehuantepec and the Monarch butterfly scarves are two others I wouldn’t mind owning.  It seems bizarre that I had to go all the way to Paris to find this brand when there is so many Mexicans in LA, but I’m so happy I came across these scarves.  The quality is that of designer brands, and the designs are so unique as they showcase Mexican culture, something you don’t see very often in the fashion world.