Honestly YUM

Ohhh, do we have some mouthwatering news for you. We, along with my sister Karen Chan and friend Todd Wagner, have spent the past few months developing a really exciting project. Introducing Honestly YUM: a destination for all things related to food, cocktails, and entertaining! Expect a plethora of recipes for seasonal dishes and delightful libations, festive DIYs, and hosting tips that are sure to impress your guests. We hope that you’ll tune in come March 12th. Come hungry, thirsty and ready to party . . .

(video by Claire Thomas; visit HonestlyYUM here)

Valentino Fall 2013

Design duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino looked to Flemish Old Masters and Dutch painter Vermeer as their main inspirations for fall. The designers wanted to frame the face, with focuses on the neckline with the finest leather and lace embroidered collars. The real show stoppers were the gorgeous gowns in China blue prints inspired by Delft ceramics that Valentino himself had used in a dress in 1968.


DIY Woven Charm Bracelet

You might remember our woven chain bracelet tutorial, one of our favorite DIYs to date. As we’re starting to get a taste of spring, we’re revisiting this oldie but goodie with some minor adjustments – this time with delicate chain and the addition of mini skull charms. So grab some of that embroidery floss and let’s get weaving!

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Into The Deep

While I’ve been parting my hair down the middle for ages, I’m suddenly inspired to transition to the deep side part thanks to this youthful yet sophisticated hair trend. Experts say it’s best to not let the part go past the outer tip of your eyebrow – a great tip to prevent an overly lopsided do!


Céline Fall 2013

No-nonsense chic. It’s what makes Céline so damn desirable. Soft leather clutches held tightly against woolen coats and boxy turtlenecks paired with flared skirts had us wondering which street style mavens would be emulating this look come fall. And though a beautifully soft and minimalist palette dominated the collection, I was most smitten with the plaids inspired by those ubiquitous nylon shopping carryalls. Brilliant!


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