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Style File: Fur Vests

The fur vest is a piece seen consistently on fall runways the past few seasons. It was seen in the Autumn/Winter 2009 RTW collections of Milly, Ralph Lauren, and Oscar de la Renta, each with unique flare. The fur vest probably gained most of its street-cred thanks to celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe who exemplifies how to wear the vest in a way that’s effortless yet polished.

So sure, the fur vest appears to be undeniably cute—but how does one exactly wear it?

In today’s style file, we’re breaking down three essential steps to assembling the perfect look with the fur vest, all centered around our hero piece, the Eternal Child Fur Vest ($420).

1. THE VEST-MENT: Step one clearly is the central focus, the fur vest itself. We love the Fur Vest by Eternal Child ($420) for it’s non-bulky shape and ideal lower-hip length. It’s an investment worth indulging in because you will be able to wear with in many ways and for many years to come.

2. FOUNDATION: Creating the foundation layers that go beneath the vest is a matter of preference. If you like slacks, you should choose a blouse that won’t steal the show. Stick with solid colors and shirts that tuck in easily. With a neutral-colored pant, add a pop of autumn color like red, burgundy, cream, or forest green. Take a cue from Zoe and choose dark-wash, wide-legged denim. If skirts are your thing, choose a neutral, structured skirt as done on the Milly runway, and tuck in a fun patterned blouse, like the Printed Illusion Top by WINK ($195). The idea is to keep your foundation pieces tucked in close to your body so that your silhouette isn’t lost underneath the vest. With skirts and dresses (try the Aaron Ashe Area No. 3 Dress as seen on our model) tights are a must—we’d go with some ribbed tights and a cute ankle bootie like the Alexandre BirmanAnkle Booties ($365).

3. ACCESSORIZE: You may want to leave the vest hanging open like Zoe, but another way to streamline your vest is to cinch a skinny belt around your waist. Try the Emerald Snake Belt by Streets Ahead ($120) to pull together your look. 
Ta-Da! You look fur-rific!

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Mannequin Muse-10.19.09

Today’s MM is wearing the perfect everyday fall get-up. Supersized cardigans paired with a tee and worn, tattered denim are an ideal uniform for everyday errands. It’s minimal effort with maximum cuteness!

Shop MM’s look:

Necklace- Vintage Tribal ($155) – 310.360.1660
Cardigan- Eternal Child ($310) – 310.360.1660
Top- Hero Crane ($140) – 310.360.1660
Bag- My Tribe Large Cognac Handbag ($548)
Jeans- Current Elliot The Skinny Shredded ($240)

Mannequin Muse-10.14.09

Beyond boarding airplanes and lounging at home, tracksuits are yesterday’s solution to comfortable fashion, and now a passé trend. That doesn’t mean we don’t still yearn for comfortable outfits that give us free-range in movement!

Today’s MM shows that it’s possible to look polished yet feel completely relaxed. Pair this Quail Reversible Skirt($206—yay for two-in-one skirts) with a soft, shapely K.Allyn V-Neck Tee ($65) and pull it together with a cropped jacket like Crispin & Basilio’s Relaxed Crop Trench ($445). Add a sparkly necklace for a pretty touch.

Mannequin Muse: Busted

Busted

A recent arrival to LIVE! On Sunset’s racks, the Recollection Bustier ($200) is most certainly a head-turning number. MM wears the cropped corset with a high waisted skirt from Aaron Ashe ($275) and the Malin Heel by Report Signature ($185). 

Other ways to wear the sexy cut might be with a blazer or sweater and slacks, or even over a chiffon blouse if you’re a little modest. 

Call 310-360-1660 for more information!


Mannequin Muse: Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle

Today’s MM exemplifies use of a popular trend: sequins. When you choose to wear sequins, you want to go with one show-maker piece (hero item), and keep everything else minimal. Our MM paired the glitzy top from Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent with plain black pencil leg jeans by J Brand (see links below to shop). You could also wear it over a casual tank dress or with tailored pants. Whatever you choose, keep it basic and you’ll no doubt Razzle Dazzle ’em!

Top: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Isis Sequin Top in Pewter ($395)
Jeans: J Brand 912 Pencil Leg Jeans ($175)
Hat: Lila Feather Cloché ($140, available in store)

Mannequin Muse: Cozy and Casual

Cozy & Casual
Today’s MANNEQUIN MUSE wears an uber-comfy sweater-and-leggings combo—perfect for pairing with flat over-the-knee boots. Wear to a movie-date or out shopping as the days get cooler. 

Sweater: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Oversized Navajo Sweater ($350, available in store)
Tee: K.Allyn Tank ($52)
Necklace: One Great Day Tangled Chain Necklace ($210, available in store)
Leggings: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Leggings ($200)

For information about items available in the store: 310-360-1660

Deonte Styles Brandy

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This past weekend one of our favorite stylists Deonte had the pleasure of styling Legendary Singer/Actress Brandy.  He traveled with her to Memphis where she sang the National Anthem at the Grizzlies/Pistons game.  He styles her in a Quail pencil skirt, Seaton striped top, and 213 Industry belt all from Live On Sunset.  Come by the store and have him style you too.