ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Cupcakes and Silk
Tonight was full of cocktails and cupcakes. First stop was Mexico for my friend Taryn‘s birthday—not the country, the West Hollywood restaurant and bar that’s painted all colors of the rainbow. So I wanted to add some brights to my neutral ensemble. I threw on a gorgeous silk scarf I received from Sabina Les and took it one step further with orange sandals.
After drinks, I went with my friends Dahvi and Michael to the launch of Bridget Marquardt’s Bridget Watch at Pascal Mouawad’s showroom. In typical Bridget fashion there were sweets (compliments of Sprinkles) and plenty of pink from the accessories to the decor to even the drinks. The reality star was wearing a flirty little dress that would have looked like a nightgown on most people but she pulled it off by being as sweet as the cupcakes.
Banana Republic cardigan, Sabina Les Circle Chain scarf, Forever 21 tank and jeans, Pedro Garcia sandals
Fashion Staples Used: Leopard cardigan
ttF Fashion Staples Series Diary: Scarf It To Night
Scarves are a great accessory to take you from day to night. When Sabina Les sent me this gorgeous snake chain scarf I immediately knew I had to pair with my green silk top. Since the cami was a little too low for the office, I layered the tank I wore yesterday underneath and just tucked the straps into my bra. Wearing the scarf as a headband gave a boho vibe and the orange stripes peeking out underneath brought out my red highlights.
For night, I quickly swapped my gladiator flats for gladiator heels, removed the under tank and grabbed a black jean jacket in case it got cold. My best friend Michelle and her fiancé were in town so before taking them to Katsu Ya, we indulged in some retail therapy at Refinery 29′s West Coast launch party. To announce their arrival on the LA scene, the cool website is having a huge tag sale at Space 15 Twenty. My friend and I tried on a bunch of pieces from Helmut Lang, Balenciaga, Zachary Smile and Vena Cava… all at 50% off! The sale is going through Sunday so if you’re in the area I highly suggest checking it out. Head over to Refinery 29 for more info.
Gold Hawk top, Shopbop Basics tank, Forever 21 jeans, Steve Madden gladiators, Sabina Les Reptile Chain scarf, vintage necklace, B. Boheme necklace (Night) Manolo Blahnik heels, Earl Jeans jacket, Gucci tote
Fashion Staples Used: Ring Necklace
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This weekend, I’m having a Swanky 60s Birthday Soiree. One of my friends told me she wanted to wear a turban but had no clue how to make one. So I emailed my friend Sabina Les, who makes the most fab silk scarves, to share her expertise in another ThinkThruFashion how-to guest post. Here’s Sabina’s step-by-step tutorial on how to tie a glam turban…
All time glamour symbols like Joan Crawford, Faye Dunway and Joan Collins frequently wore turban styles created from scarves. They knew that a scarf tied low on the forehead makes the eyes and eyebrows stand out in a sexy way. For extra eye impact either match the color of the scarf or choose the opposite complimenting hue. For instance, with the scarf used here, Architecture Blue, both blue and brown eyes colors would appear more intense. You can use bobby pins to secure the scarf style in place. Here are some of my step-by-steps on how to create contemporary and fashionable turban styles out of a large square silk printed scarf.
Silk scarves instantly add an element of glamour to any look. But that one question always remains: how do I tie it? Sabina Les, the founder of SL Designs, is a pro at wearing her gorgeous silk scarves many different ways. So I asked her to show ThinkThruFashion readers how to get the most out of their scarf purchases. With her easy steps, wearing one scarf five different ways is a cinch. And if you’re in New York for Fashion Night Out this Friday, buying these printed beauties just got 30% less expensive with the promotional code FNONY.
Here are Sabina’s tips on how and when to wear a long silk scarf…
1. Fashionable Knot Look
This scarf look makes a great relax and professional look at the same time and works well with open neck lines and form fitting tops and dresses.
Step 1. Fold 10″x60″ long oblong scarf in half and make a wide knot if the middle of the scarf.
Step 2. Wrap the scarf around the neck with the knot centered in the front and hang the ends in the front.
Step 3. Loop both ends through the knot to achieve an elegant and fun big knot tie look.
2. New Scarf Choker Look
This style makes an updated scarf chocker look that looks great with a button down shirt or an open neckline.
Step 1. Fold 10″x60″ long oblong scarf in half and wrap around your neck with both sides equal and make a knot on one side.
Step 2. Loop one side through the knot in the front and twist both sides.
Step 3. Wrap twisted sides around the neck and tie in the back to create a choker look with a knot in the center.