Today everyone celebrated Mother's Day.
Something I do every Sunday.
We started the mommy celebration last Sunday with much needed facials. And today we had a delish brunch at Tiara Cafe.
Fitting for a tiny queen in Tory Burch.
Then we walked over to the Fashion District to get our arts and crafty on. We've been talking about making some accessories - headbands and necklaces to start. See if we could create anything luxe enough to sell to today's recessionista who wants high fashion at low prices.
My mom made most of my clothes until I was about 4 so I think we could make some neat clothing too. Maybe. Someday.
Plan to start putting together all the goodies we scored (including pins with interlocking C's !!!!) next weekend. Excited.
In the evening I met up with Juana and her boyfriend. She won tickets (through Perez Hilton!!!!) to an intimate Jewel concert at The Roxy on Sunset.
Juana looooves her some Jewel. Think if she ever went lezbo it would be for her.
The last time I bought a Jewel album I was 18 so I don't consider myself a superfan like most of the people in the audience. But I do think she has a phenomenal voice and an enviable songwriting ability. As I watched her on stage today - sharing poignant stories with an audience so enraptured you could hear a pin drop or belting out her most popular songs as the whole room sang along - it was apparent she is doing exactly what she was meant to do with her life - perform, entertain, inspire, create. I was comforted by the sight of someone who has found her place, someone who is living her gift. Despite having grown up in Alaska and battling homelessness. I remembered it is possible to find your path, find your version of professional fulfillment.
And today of all days, I realized that finding my place is something I want to achieve in large part for my mommy. To show her she did a good job raising me and molding me. That she made the right decision leaving everything she knew behind and coming to America. That she doesn't have to worry about me. That she has a reason to be proud of her little panda.
Elizabeth and James top
J Brand skinnies
Forever 21 necklace and bangles
Marc by Marc Jacobs clutch
Dolce and Gabanna heels
Louis Vuitton earrings
Built my outfit around the Elizabeth & James top I found yesterday at The Rack.
A little piece of the Olsen empire of my very own.
For those of you who don't know the twins named their lower end line after their brother and sister.
Elizabeth recently made her first public appearance. Apparently she is going to follow in her sisters' YSL-clad footsteps and pursue acting. I smell the makings of a hippie dippie line for Urban Outfitters too.
Although fashionistas like LC have been on the Elizabeth and James bandwagon for a while, I prefer their higher end line, The Row. The Row is all about tailored urban chic.
E&J is more free flowing California cool. Which I love but don't need to spend hundreds on.
However, the color and the fluttery flattering drape of this top won me over. The $39 pricetage helped too.
Also reminded me of the Dolce Gabbana spring 2009 looks with the Mickey Mouse shoulders.
Which is probably why I dug out my Dolce and Gabanna leopard heels.
This SICK splash of leopard on Rihanna was definitely an influence too.
Added the blue bag
And the blue jeans for a very languidly hip look. Perfect for a concert.
Wasn't loving the knit dress Jewel rocked tonight. Should have marched up to the stage and handed her my super sweet card. I would have styled her in this drapey Elizabeth & James dress
And this beauty of a necklace. A nice balance of soft and strong. Just like her music.