Sarine Marie Photo Shoot

Over the past couple weeks, I was lucky enough to style Yerevan Magazine’s fashion feature shoot featuring Los Angeles local designer Sarine Marie. Sarine Marie has been designing since she itty bitty and her line is a fresh take on sophisticated California living. Here are a few unedited pictures from the shoot.

Photos taken by Tikko Studios

Styled by Sol Kojababian

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Weekly Fix

weekly-fixFashion: I have asked myself this question a million times too! How to pronounce ASOS:

Beauty: I have done it. The world will have softer hands due to this amazing product from Archipelago Botanicals. I hate hand cream. I hate the way it makes my hands greasy and cannot stand smelling like flowers or chocolate for that matter. The “Soy Creme Milk No/3” is probably the best hand creme I have used in my life. That is a bold statement readers. It truly keeps your hands moisturized through numerous hand washings and smells delightful. Find it at your local beauty supply store.

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Lifestyle: Tomorrow I start my first Fly Wheel Spinning Class. I am not going to lie, I am nervous and excited at the same time. I used to spin for a good year straight but since have fallen off the bandwagon. Fly Wheel Sports is a new swanky spinning studio from New York setting its mark on West Coast Territory. Check them out here.

Music: Drake- Girls Like Beyonce

Random: I tried Coconut Water for the first time. Um, Bad idea. I want my $7.00 back.

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On The Radar: Pastel Pants

Maybe its the whole Easter thing but I just cannot have enough pastel colored pants lately. This obviously isn’t anything new considering color denim has been trending for a couple of years now. Not being a fan of color much, I am proud of myself.

Pink is obviously my favorite.

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Project Ethos In Los Angeles ’13

Rushing out of work it’s 7 PM, I get changed, apply make up, grab my co-worker and off we went to the official Project Ethos bash in Hollywood. Traffic was a mess; naturally. Lucky enough we were on the buyer guest list and gained easy access to one of the most anticipating nights of Los Angeles Fashion Week. We walk in the music is loud and fashionistas are strutting their stuff around the lobby with drinks in hand. Non stop whispers about the fashion shows and friendly outfit detail exchanges were interesting to overhear. I wore a black Marciano jumpsuit with YSL black pumps and a statement necklace I scooped up from TJ Maxx. My co-worker wore a lace Diane Von Furstenberg LBD number with a golden zipper panel in the back. We talked, we laughed, and we enjoyed all the LA based designers showing their latest collections. Deandri, Hale Bob, Pas Pour Toi, and K. Dorsey were amongst the designers whose runways were fun to watch. The gig was sponsored by Scion with a sold out venue and guest models from America’s Next Top Model and Shahs of Sunset. Nightlife marketing platform French Tuesdays were there to add a dose of sophistication with their exclusive members who also attended the party. Till next year LAFW.

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Fight the Freeze & Save Your Lips

This sudden weather change is really playing a number on my skin and lips. For the past couple days I have been walking around with the red lipstick effect that is very much unintentional. Even with continuous lip balm application, I still look like a little kid who cannot stop licking her lips. Awful. The aesthetic is not my only concern.To top of the embarrassing looks, my lips hurt and itch!

I am taking matters into my own hands. Try these tips if you are suffering like I am.

1. Naturally, stop licking your lips. You may think this provides moisture, it only does the opposite.

2. Do not apply lipstick. The dyes in lipstick further irritate your lips.

3. Drink water. Hydrate your body.

4. Use a balm that is petroleum-based. Vaseline and Aquaphor are good ones.

5. Apply balm at night. This allows your lips to heal while you are sleeping.

6. Exfoliate. Use a wet toothbrush gently to remove dead skin. GENTLY.

These will only help, the rest is a long waiting process until your body adjusts to the seasonal changes.

The Crystie Studded Clutch by BCBG

I am a walking contradiction. I hate to wear color, I run away like its some form of kryptonite or something. UNLESS it is in an accessory. Gimme more more more.

Love my new casual BCBG grapefruit red clutch.

Photo Credit: BCBG 

Weekly Fix

BEAUTY TIPPIN: Keeping your eyes open while applying liquid
eyeliner will give you a straighter line.

FASHION TIPPIN: Shop for a pair of velvet leggings for the holidays. So festive.

LIFESTYLE TIPPIN: Manage your time wisely and you will see how much more you can fit in your day (As I waste time on Facebook.)

SONG OF THE WEEK: Calvin Harris ft. Florence- Sweet Nothing

RANDOM THOUGHT: I just cannot wrap my head around harem pants.