SAG awards have just finished and here is the list of my picks for best dressed:
- CHRISTINA RICCI In a Christopher Kane dress with Fred Leighton jewelry.
- AMANDA PEET In Narciso Rodriguez.
- HELEN MIRREN In Jenny Packham.
- JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUSIN MONIQUE LHUILLIER
- SAOIRSE RONAN In a Michael Kors dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
- Julianna Margulies in Antonio Beradi dress, Guiseppe Zanotti shoes.
- SUSAN SARANDON In Max Mara AND EVA AMURRI IN Gabriela Cadena
- NAOMI WATTS In Burberry.
- DIANE LANE IN ANGEL SANCHEZ.
- SARAH HYLAND In a J. Mendel dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
- BRIE LARSON In a Versace dress and Roger Vivier shoes.
- ELLIE KEMPER IN PETER PILOTTO.
- ANNA FARIS IN A NAEEM KHAN DRESS AND STUART WEITZMAN SHOES.
- SOFIA VERGARA In custom Vera Wang.
- LAVERNE COX In a Prabal Gurung dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
- ALICIA VIKANDER IN LOUIS VUITTON.
- EVA LONGORIA In Julien Macdonald.
- JULIANNE MOORE in Givenchy Couture dress and Chopard jewelry.
- RACHEL MCADAMS In an Elie Saab dress, Brian Atwood shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
- ROONEY MARA IN VALENTINO.
- VIOLA DAVIS In a Zac Posen dress and Buccellati jewelry.
- KATE WINSLET In a custom Giorgio Armani dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and Neil Lane jewelry.
- MARISA TOMEI In Zuhair Murad.
A lot of clients have loved the way I tuck in their blouses and tops. Here's a quick styling video on how to perfect the 'KAI-TUCK' Keep in mind, this style sits better on high-waisted jeans and skirts.
Black played a huge part on the red carpet for Critics Choice Awards 2016. Stand out best dressed for me was Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent with JImmy Choo heels. Here are my picks for best dressed from the night :
Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent
Kirsten Dunst In Chanel Couture
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Saint Laurent
Leslie Mann in Monique Lhuillier
Sarah Paulson In Naeem Khan
Krysten Ritter In Zuhair Murad
Bryce Dallas Howard In Balmain
Alicia Vikander In Mary Katrantzou
Gina Rodriguez In Safiyaa
Zoe Kravitz in Dior Couture
Kate Beckinsale In Monique Lhullier
Saoirse Ronan in Antonio Berardi
Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Couture
Mary J. Blige in J. Mendel
Liv Tyler in Cushnie et Ochs dress
The world lost a creative genius as we said goodbye to artist David Bowie. A personal style icon, his music touched the hearts of everyone who heard 'FAME', 'STAR MAN' or 'HEREOS'. His own style became the epitome of the 70's, 80's and he recently was a muse for the european menswear shows. You will be missed Ziggy!
Second event for awards season here in LA and this year's Golden Globes red carpet style were very safe, structured and subtle. A huge year for the house of VERSACE for dressing a total 5 celebrities but stand out looks came from a subtle Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney, Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana and Kate Hudson in Michael Kors Collection.
Here is my list for best dressed :
Taraji P. Henson in Stella McCartney
Alicia Viander in Louis Vuitton
Jennifer Lawerence in DIOR
Brie Larson in Calvin Klein Collection
Saoirse Ronan in Yves Saint Laurent Couture
Cate Blanchett in Givenchy Haute Couture
Julianne Moore in Tom Ford
Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors Collection
Kate Winslet in Ralph Lauren Collection
Eva Green in Elie Saab
Amber Heard in Gucci Couture
Michael B Jordan in Dior Homme
Amy Adams in Atelier Versace
Leonardo Di Caprio in Armani
Lily James in Marchesa
Viola Davis in Marchesa
Kate Bosworth in Dolce & Gabbana
Jada Pinkett-Smith in Atelier Versace
Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad
Malin Akerman in Reem Acra
Jennifer Lopez in Giambattista Valli
Emmy Rossum in Armani Prive
Melissa Benoist in Monique Lhuillier
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace
Laverne Cox in Elizabeth Kennedy
Jamie Alexander in Genny
Katy Perry in Prada
As summer campaigns start rolling out for the SUMMER 2016 season, MARC JACOBS launched his today starring the phenomenal director Lana Wachowski. Known for creating / directing The MATRIX trilogy, SPEED RACER and more recently SENSE8. The campaign was shot by David Sims and styled by long time brand stylist Katie Grand.
The fashion world woke up to amazing Stephen Klein shot images of the ORIGINAL supermodels CINDY CRAWFORD, CLAUDIA SCHIFFER and NAOMI CAMPBELL - starring in the Spring / Summer 2016 campaign for BALMAIN. Creative Director of the french fashion house Olivier Rousteing relived his teenage year with these muses this season and promised that the #BALMAINARMY is more then just a social media PR fad - but staying true to the house's heritage and embracing the core values.
The awards season in LA has officially began starting with 2016 People's Choice Awards. Check out my picks for best dressed on the red carpet:
Priyanka Chopra in Vera Wang Collection
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
Amber Valletta in Balmain
Juliane Hough in KAUFMANFRANCO,
Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi in SAFiYAA gown
Vanessa Hudgens in Kayat gown
Dakota-Johnson in Armani Prive Couture
Shelley Hennig in Gomez Garcia,
Ellen Pompeo in Michael Kors Collection,
Kat Graham in David Koma dress,
Sandra Bullock in Monique Lhuillier,
2015 was highlighted with so many adventures and success. A year of and many firsts as you can see above. But being a Capricorn and having high ambitions, K A I A I Y U B the brand will be my primary focus next year. The brand and my name will be on everyone lips. Here;s to you for being part of my journey - T H A N K Y O U.
EMPORIO ARMANI Top $300
MARCHESA (Net-A-Porter) Tulle & Silk chiffon Blouse $3,495
L'AGENCE 'Elysee' Indigo Flare Jean $240
DVF 'Fit & Flare Jacquard Dress $299
JAYSON BRUNSDON "Love" Dress $999
VERSUS by VERSACE 'Acquarello Print' Dress $975
TORY BURCH Silk Jumpsuit $395
T by ALEXANDER WANG Mohair Wool Coat $950
ZADIG & VOLTAIRE 'Clark Leather' Deluxe Cardigan $485
DVF 'Lena' Sunnies $115
SAMANTHA WILLS 'Precious Dreamers' Cuff $303
TIFFANY & CO Paloma Picasso Band Ring $325
SAMANTHA WILLS 'Sway my Way' Earrings $110
GUCCI 'Jackie' Hobo Leather Bag $2990
TORY BURCH 'Dorset' Booties $197.50
GUCCI 'Mallory' Crystal Suede Sandal Heels $429
I've decided that every month, I am going to give you an essentials for him and her.
Items for your wardrobe that will take you from boardroom to bar that are hand picked
me... K A I A I Y U B .
Click on the images above to be taken to their online store :
GUCCI Suede Trench $6,740
DSQUARED2 Denim Jacket $495
JEFF RUDES Tailored Blazer $1800
VERSACE Notch Lapel Suit $1375
TEAMM8 Tank $59
ADIDAS Tanky $20.99
ARMANI EXCHANGE Pima Cotton Crew Neck Tee $29.50
ARMANI EXCHANGE Mountain Logo Tee $44.50
MARC JACOBS Hirst Mickey Tee $98
HUDSON Skinny Jean $320
HUDSON Camo Biker Pants $255
HUDSON Skinny Jean $320
HUDSON Moto Drawstring Pant $185
GUCCI Horsebit Suede Loafer With Web "Light Brown" $620
CALVIN KLEIN (NORDSTROMS) "Tyson" Boots $140
NIKE Free Trainer $110
Nike Free Trainer (Camo Print) $110
GUCCI Techno Color Sunnies $375
TOM FORD "Cliff" Sunnies $390
GUCCI Supreme Carry-On Duffle $1590
MICHAEL KORS Modal Brief $26.50
I first heard about American artist Richard Phillips and his body of work when I was designing a line for hit CW tv show "GOSSIP GIRL" in Australia. His work captured on new medium and pop-cultures icons of the time. Lindsay Lohan was a muse as well a crew of young hollywood. But one of his most famous works was the "Spectrum" piece featured in Lily Bass's penthouse on the Show. Check above on my favorite pieces by Phillips.
Its been a whilst since both Eva Longoria and good comedy hit the air waves. And her latest tv show, TELENOVELA has the markings of the return of the great TV comedy. In the same vain and comical styling of "SOAP DISH", Eva plays lead actress of a telenovela, "Las Leves de Pasion", where unexpectedly, her ex-husband returns to boost ratings. Thou the series premiers on January 4th 2016 on NBC, you can catch the first three episodes on on the above youtube link.
I know sometimes gifts for the fabulous and stylish can be quite confusing. Here is my recommendation for the best Christmas gifts around this season. Click on the images and be taken to their online store.
SAMANTHA WILLS "Rose of Sabine" Earrings $109
TOM FORD Feather Necklace $4,490
SAMANTHA WILLS "Bohemian" Bardot Ring $89
APPLE iWatch $349
TOM FORD Padlock Mini Bag $1,390
REBECCA MINKOFF "Finn" Leather Clutch $195
MARC JACOBS Domo Cross Biker Bag $248
VERSUS Handbag $625
GUCCI Sandal Heels $429,
JAYSON BRUNSDON "Reno" Beach Towel $59.95
NATE BERKUS Beaded Pillow $16.99
JAYSON BRUNSDON "DOT" Illustration $149
NATE BERKUS Clear and Gold Barware $19.99
VOLUSPA 'Maison Holiday' Candle set $65
CALVIN KLEIN 'Down Town' Fragrance $65,
SK-II "New Year's Eve Beauty Ritual Set $296.
AERIN Beauty 'Rose De Grasse' Parfum $185
MICHAEL KORS Saffiano Leather iPhone Case $50.
SKULLCANDY XTfree Wireless Earrings $99.99,
TORY BURCH Fret Jacquard Scarf $350
One of the many highlights of working as a lifestyle reporter for Australia's The Morning Show, was an "at-home" segment where i would feature celebrity homes/wardrobes. Back in 2011, this one was my all time favourite with Supermodel and Designer of Little Joe, Gail Elliott. Check out the segment above and I owe a huge thanks to my wonderful producer, Paula Crawford for making it happen.
Looking for a change to my gym routine, I tried BASECAMP FITNESS in West Hollywood tonight. Its like Cross-Fit but less intense and cult like. How it works is your set yourself a a short term goal and in a a duration of a quick 35 mins, you can achieve it quick. You do one minute of cycling then either barbell or TRX cable work. Your trainer is motivational and knows how to support you when you need it. I did arms and shoulders in tonights class and felt like a proper workout. Walking in, i did feel over dressed and fabulous like "Dorothy and Blanche" but leaving, I felt quite euphoric. Click the link above to be taken to their site for more information.
File under "You need this" , Palazzo Pants have transitioned away from a resort staple to a holiday season item. Check out my picks above and click the images to be taken to their online stores. From left to right : L'AGENCE $495, ZIMMERMANN $290, TORY BURCH $325, CAROLINA HERRERA $1,290, ALICE+OLIVIA $698, VALENTINO $2,100, JUST CAVALLI $995 AND RALPH LAUREN $1,690.