Spring trends are on high-alert right now, but there are a few that have really caught my attention. Wild printed dresses are selling like hotcakes and designer, Mary Katrantzou, has made a major splash in the fashion world. I noticed her designs lately on blogger Atlantic-Pacific, and ‘It’ girl Lupita Nyong’o.
Over the winter, I spotted a neon and navy leopard print dress at Zara and went for it. Sure, my dress here is more Khloe Kardashian than Mary Katranzou; but I went for the long sleeves on a chilly night out in Paris in search of the perfect Italian restaurant. Truffle pasta is fancy enough for my palate in France. I paired the ‘ready-to-wear’ printed dress with my favorite Spring trends and one to skip… Read more ›
Part 1 of today’s post is about this season’s hottest prints. While Mary Katrantzou has created a buzz around her designs, there are other options I found below if you don’t want to drop $1K+ on a trendy Mary Katrantzou frock this Spring. Part 2 in Paris coming later today! ~xoDale
It’s a mega fashion week from the Oscars red carpet to the catwalks of Paris. We flew to Paris over the weekend during PFW packing in mini-getaways this Spring – thanks to flight miles from countless Zurich -> SF roundtrips. Not that I was going to any fashion shows, my imaginary Chanel invite got lost in the mail, but Saturday we attended the Tranoi trade show checking out Swiss designer Van Bery at the Carrousel du Louvre.
As we made our way to the Champs-Élysées through the park, I noticed a familiar sight. Off to the side, there appeared to be a fashion blogger prepping to take pics. However, I noticed she had a friend fixing her hair and two photographers around her. About a minute later I saw other photographers running past us to capture…who? What happened next is an ‘inside look’ at what really happens behind all those street style shots you see in magazines and fashion sites during Fashion Week, plus the photos we snapped starting with Van Bery and Anna Dello Russo… Read more ›
Are you a reality show lover? If so, there’s a new cast to add to your Monday night DVR. Meet TNT’s new show the ‘Private Lives of Nashville Wives.’ I had the chance to interview cast member Sarah Davidson just hours before the show’s pilot premiered on national television. As I called Sarah in Nashville atop my charcoal Ikea duvet with my notebook in Switzerland; it was clear from the first 5 minutes why she’s already the stand-out on the show.
I have to admit I was eager to interview Sarah because I hold a special place in my heart for country music. It instantly reminds me of summer evenings at my parent’s house north of San Francisco in the country. The vineyards, dirt roads, lemonade on the back porch, go-karts, big trucks and yes, a nice selection of country radio stations. But the simple life isn’t so simple when you’re trying to make it in Nashville. Sarah spilled about the reality of show biz in Nashville, her workout tricks and what it’s like to be 1 of 6 kids. Meet Sarah Davidson… Read more ›
I think most bloggers will agree, after a couple years, you get a fair share of daily emails. There’s the good, the bad, the spam and the PR ones. Thanks to a Neutrogena press release earlier this month regarding its acne wash, I learned February is National Grapefruit Month. I was actually happy to be re-introduced to my 2nd favorite fruit (raspberries are my #1 hands down) because I forgot that grapefruit is actually the perfect snack to lose a few pounds. Why?
Whenever I eat a grapefruit, I have a bit of an obsessive routine. I take a knife, slice it in half (like I did today above), and cut out every single section so it’s easy to eat with a spoon. Then I squeeze the juice out into a glass to drink later and repeat with the other half. It’s about a 10-15 minute process which takes up time and helps me avoid a snacking-sesh on greasy crackers or candy. Calories saved? A lot.
PS - You have no idea how much you appreciate an US Weekly subscription (even if it is a few weeks late) until you live in a foreign country that could care less about American celebs. Happy National Grapefruit Month! Here’s a few of my favorite grapefruit products below if you’re a citrus lover too…