Trend of the Week: Patterned Skirts

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In addition to being a wardrobe staple, skirts are all over the runways and stores this spring. Geometric prints, lace, stripes, florals, take your pick. Digital prints are my favorites; many of the florals have a breathtaking three-dimensional depth.  The beauty of fashion today is the wide array of skirt styles to choose from –A-lined, […]

Freestyle Friday: What Style Means to Me

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Style – we all have it!  Part of my work as an Urban Darling Stylist is to help my clients find and refine their unique style. What is style?  To me, it is as Marshall Neilon, actor, screenwriter, and  producer says, “…a semi-mental, semi-physical quality…it depends not merely upon the clothes,” but also how we […]

FASHION NEWS: THE SJP SHOE LINE IS ALMOST HERE!!!

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Like many women, I’ve got a bit of an obsession with shoes and handbags. (Just ask the movers who packed us for our last big move!) No matter how you’re feeling, they always fit and are the perfect solution for an immediate elevation in both  mood and style. They can wipe away the doldrums when […]

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: E’BETH ON HOW TO PCS WITH PIZAZZ

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Urban Darling Presents E’Beth Goad… Our Stylist & Warrior-Spouse on Station in Okinawa, Japan Not sure what PCS means?  Just ask someone who is married to the military.  Our lives are full acronyms and these three little letters pack a lot of punch. Simply put, PCS or “Permanent Change of Station”, means we’re MOVING.   I have […]

Freestyle Friday: Vintage Style

Freestyley Friday: Vintagestyle

My personal style is deeply steeped in my interest in vintage clothes and jewelry. For day I love a tailored 1960s sheath or a loose fitting gauzy cotton maxi dress from the 1970s. For evening, I look for 1920s drop waist gowns, and 1930s bias cut satiny dresses. Of course I rarely wear head to toe […]

Style Spotlight: Sasha Maksutenko, Urban Darling & Vintage Maven

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Urban Darling Presents Sasha Maksutenko… Our San Francisco Bay Area Stylist & Bona Fide Vintage Virtuoso About seven  years ago, as a vintage furniture dealer on the lookout for mid-century designs, I began to notice vintage costume jewelry at flea markets and estate sales. What drew me, were the over the top pieces that were […]