Wardrobe Staples & Style Tips: The Nude Pump

Nude Pumps

Wardrobe Staple: Nude Pumps by luisalucia If you know me at all, you know that shoes are my number one obsession.  If you asked me to the name the shoe every woman should have in her closet I would come up a list of ten.  I myself own over 100 pairs and can somehow justify […]

Three ways to wear: Peplum tops and dresses

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Last week I asked my facebook followers what trends they haves seen and loved but just have no idea how to wear. One of the responses was peplum which just so happens to be one of my faves!! If you know me you know that I am not about trends necessarily but more about what […]

Austin Fashion Week 2014 Mash Up Team Stylist


It’s almost time for AFW (Austin Fashion Week)!  AFW 2014 is April 23-May 4th and when you are participating, whether as a designer, model, photographer, hair & make-up, or wardrobe stylist, let me just say it takes a lot of work to prepare for the big week! Austin Fashion Week Mash Up Teams have been […]

Trend of the Week: The Halter

Etcetera NYC's Miami Halter dress

One of the hottest trends, yet also timeless, is the halter dress and top.  A great harbinger of summer, the halter can be flattering on many body types. Halter dresses/ tops do not have sleeves or over-the-shoulder straps. Instead,  two straps, strings, or pieces of material begin at the top of the dress or top […]

Food For Thought: Stylish at Ninety

My Grandmother, Vita

I chatted with my grandmother last week.  She’s turning 90 this year and has always been a huge inspiration to me.  Though she lives in Los Angeles, she grew up in NYC and is a true New Yorker as far as style is concerned.  She can’t stand the ultra casual LA vibe…people think it’s appropriate […]


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I recently had to pack for our big move from the chilly weather in Chapel Hill, NC to the subtropical climate in Okinawa, Japan.  This type of packing differs a bit because it’s more than packing for a simple getaway vacay, though the principles are exactly the same.   So how do you pack for multiple climates […]