Events Los Angeles Trunk Show Daniel Rainn

Los Angeles Fashionistas!! One of our favorite boutiques is hosting a trunk show with one of newly introduced designers, Daniel Rainn. The event is THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH at Polkadots and Moonbeams boutique in West Hollywood. The mixer will feature products by LA-brand Daniel Rainn with discounts and cocktails/light food will also be served.

Introducing Women's Contemporary Designer Daniel Rainn

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Daniel Rainn’s collection focuses on a variety of tank tops, short and long-sleeve blouses, as well as tunic style silhouettes in luxurious fabrics with intricate designs. His mix of print and color present fashionable, ageless styles that are on-point with the current market, and perfect for embodying the “boho babe”, Southern California feel. The best part? Each piece retails for under $100! Based out of Los Angeles, the brand is comprised of detailed and constructive pieces that are soft, chic and feminine, yet effortlessly sexy and cool. The ready-to-wear designs can be found in department stores and high-end boutiques across the nation. 

1. When and why did you get into fashion design?

I really found my love for design when I began sketching art & architecture in my early teens. Fashion came as an easy segue from that, as my interest turned more towards form and function in clothing.

2. Describe the “Daniel Rainn” woman-what does she look like?

The Daniel Rainn woman is both parts boho and carefree, as well as chic and femme. We cater to a wide demographic, ranging from 25-65. She is a mother, a daughter, and grandmother who can all go shopping together and find a top. Whether for work to casual, day to night, from brunch with girlfriends to the kids soccer practice…every piece can easily transition for any occasions.

3. Who or what has been your biggest inspiration for the collection? Why?

For the Spring 2016 Collection, inspiration came in the form of “City Meets Desert” I often go back and forth from my home in Silverlake to Palm Springs to relax, draw on inspiration from the desert and vintage shopping in PS. I also take in a lot of inspiration from the French, who embody the “Boho Chic” vibe and lifestyle, as well as designers such as Isabel Marant, Sonia Rykiel, and JPG.

4. Is there anything specific you do to help you get into the “creative zone” to design?

I find I go to music, travel and art/architecture to help me get into my ultimate “creative zone.”

5. Where and how is the collection produced?

The collection is designed in Los Angeles by me and my design team, and produced in China in our in-house owned factory.

6. What is your favorite piece from the latest Holiday/Pre-Spring collection? Why?

I really love the crochet detailed swing tops-they are fun, flirty and feminine, yet still maintain the bohemian style that we strive to implement in some way into each design.

7. Where do you see the collection in one year? Five years?

I already see the line blossoming into a full collection. We already are envisioning dressing every woman from head to toe in Daniel Rainn-blouses, pants, skirts, dresses and outerwear.

8. What celebrity would you love to see in Daniel Rainn?

I think Drew Barrymore would look just incredible in Daniel Rainn!


Creative Director Daniel Norzagaray
Daniel Rainn was founded by owner Mandy Wang and Creative Design Director Daniel Norzagaray. Raised in Los Angeles, Daniel’s eye to detail and construction evokes a line that is feminine, chic, sexy and cool. His aesthetic, both modern and timeless in its appeal, draws its influence from feminine boho chic lifestyles while successfully maintaining a fresh approach to fashion. He draws inspiration from the runway but also from the effervescent street fashion, and transforms these concepts into garments that are ready to wear and on trend with the current contemporary market. A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Daniel previously designed for fashion lines “Jigsaw,” “Cielo by Daniel Norzagaray,” and “Haley K.”

Two Twelve

In its 6th year and favorite location, Swim Collective is by far the best swimwear trade show happening on the west coast. Hosted at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, it is the best way to spend two days doing buying for your store/boutique or if your a stylist discover new designers just landing in the USA!

Ruby Yaya
Our first stop was the colorful, bold and luscious designs of Ruby Yaya from Australia. This line has the most beautiful, vibrant colors, vivid prints and hand embroidery that I've ever seen in contemporary womens wear.

Anna Sui
Tory Burch
We walked through the Hall's, quickly realizing just how big in size this show is, I wished I had more time to explore. We stopped to take a sneak peak at Tory Burch's resort collection, Anna Sui queen of hearts designs, found out whats happening with Maxium, met artist Rappi whos prints are from her paintings, the beautifully talented Brazilian designer of Amu and the "just-landed" London collection Moeva screaming sexy editorial. 

Weebop & Shebop
Furthermore, this trade show was not just women's swimwear, the men and the kids were included. I met two amazing kids designers and each product was very specific as themselves. My two favorites where from the ladies at Imagination Creations with "Shebop" and "Weebop" which had the cutest mermaid swimwear ensembles for little girls. 

Mini Sandcrabs

Next was the adorable Mini Sandcrabs from down under. Australian designer Emma Luscombe has your little ones protected from the sun's damaging rays with her well fit, easy on, one piece suits that are UV50 protection in the fabric.


There were also shoes, accessories and jewelry as well at the trade show. This colorfully inspired brand Brasileras gave me 90's flash backs of platform foam shoes I use to wear back in the day. They also gifted my one year son his first pair of flip flops, you can see the little blue one to the right. Follow us on instagram to see him wearing them. 

BEAUTY ADVICE | Pre-Fall Beauty Detox | By Jelena Ley Petkovic

Recently joining Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and Medspa practice, Jelena Ley Petkovic, a board-certified Physician’s Assistant and Health and Beauty expert specializing in anti-aging treatments, nutrition, wellness, holistic medicine and skin care including injectable treatments.

1. Throw out any products containing alpha hydroxy acids, Retinoic acid or citrus extracts

These products might be helpful when rejuvenating sun-damaged skin but they become questionable during warmer months and can predispose you to sun damage.

2. Stop using sunscreen that is more than six months old

Older sunscreens can accumulate toxic metabolites called nitrosamines with effects on skin including stress and aging. Trying using these recommended chemical free sunscreen guide here.

3. Replace harsh toners with refreshing and strengthening lotions and waters

Toners can strip the skin of essential lipids, and alter its natural protective and healing properties. During summer we must be especially cautious of not over-stripping the skin, despite the extra humidity, as the more hydrated the skin is, the better protected from environmental aggressors and UV rays it is. Replacing your harsh cleanser and toner with more gentle varieties helps preserve, protect, and strengthen the skin. Try Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera.

4. Time for new foundation

Liquid foundations contain some of the most concerning chemicals including PEG/PPGs, retinyl acetate, alumina, parabens and propylene glycol. Considering these chemicals have been identified as carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, their accumulation in the body has been linked with brain, nervous system, reproductive, and immune-related consequences. Avoiding chemical-ridden foundations is a great idea year-round, however summertime weather conditions usually encourage higher absorption of the product into the skin, making it especially important to use “clean” products on skin surfaces!

ABOUT Jelena

Jelena’s academic education began at Arizona State University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Pre-Med concentration. She then graduated with honors from the Physician’s Assistant, Masters in Medical Science program from Nova Southeastern University in 2003. Her education continued as she added the studies of Eastern Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Mind-Body Medicine, and doctorate-level Health Science studies to her credentials.

Over the past 11 years, Jelena was able to learn and grow alongside some of the best physicians and wellness experts, while researching and integrating her own holistic style to patient care. Her experience enabled her to practice as an integrative aesthetic medicine practitioner, health/beauty expert, holistic wellness advocate, and clinical expert in some of the most renowned clinics.

Today, Jelena continues to expand her expert service to patients offering comprehensive wellness programs, encompassing functional medicine principles, nutrition optimization, digestive health restoration, holistic healing, stress management, and environmental health education. Ultimately, Jelena serves her patients by working with them to optimize health, prevent premature aging and disease, and depend less on aggressive medical interventions and medications.

Nutrition, rest, exercise, personal development, environmental attributes, mind-body elements, and spirituality are now commonly evaluated during a clinical consultation. Jelena can help you integrate all these elements into your life, despite the challenges of modern living, helping you and coaching you to achieve true health, radiant beauty, and the ability to defy chronological age.

Teen Choice Awards Gives the Style Award to Brittany Spears

TEEN CHOICE 2015, which aired live on FOX from the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. This year, teens logged on to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and cast more than 25 million votes in support of their favorite teen icons in film, television, music, sports, fashion, comedy and the web.

Hosted by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Gina Rodriguez and Josh Peck, TEEN CHOICE 2015 featured performances by EMPIRE’s Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, 5 Seconds of Summer, Flo Rida and Robin Thicke, Little Mix and Rachel Platten.

According to Fox, "Candie's girls, Fifth Harmony, presented the “Candie’s Choice Style Icon” award to Britney Spears, whose trendsetting style has made her a permanent fixture in pop culture and a true fashion innovator." May I chime in here and say that Britney is definitely a fashion icon however she has been a manufactured fashion image by innovative fashion collaborators. 

Also I'm pretty sure that Brittany was or still is a Candie's girl so it only makes sense that its time they gave it to Brit Brit now that she has her shit back together and her kids are growing up. 

Here are some of our choice fashion on the blue carpet and these ladies are leading the fashion train that I'm riding, sorry Brit Brit we will always love you but here's what I'd be wearing.  

TEEN CHOICE 2015 winners include:

Choice Movie: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovie)
“Furious 7”

Choice Movie Actor: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActor)
Paul Walker – “Furious 7”

Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure (#ChoiceActionMovieActress)
Shailene Woodley – “Insurgent” 

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovie)
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActor)
Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiMovieActress)
Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1”

Choice Movie: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovie)
“If I Stay”

Choice Movie Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActor)
Scott Eastwood –“The Longest Ride”

Choice Movie Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaMovieActress)
Chloë Grace Moretz – “If I Stay”

Choice Movie: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovie)
“Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActor)
Skylar Astin – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyMovieActress)
Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Villain (#ChoiceMovieVillain)
Bella Thorne – “The Duff”

Choice Movie Scene Stealer (#ChoiceMovieSceneStealer)
Chris Evans – “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Choice Movie Breakout Star (#ChoiceMovieBreakoutStar)
Cara Delevingne – “Paper Towns”

Choice Movie Chemistry (#ChoiceMovieChemistry)
Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Movie Liplock (#ChoiceMovieLiplock)
Shailene Woodley & Theo James – “Insurgent”

Choice Movie Hissy Fit (#ChoiceMovieHissyFit)
Anna Kendrick – “Pitch Perfect 2”

Choice Summer Movie (#ChoiceSummerMovie)
“Paper Towns”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerMovieStarMale)
Channing Tatum – “Magic Mike XXL”

Choice Summer Movie Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerMovieStarFemale)
Cara Delevingne – “Paper Towns”

Choice TV Show: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVShow)
“Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Actor: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActor)
Ian Harding – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Actress: Drama (#ChoiceDramaTVActress)
Lucy Hale – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV Show: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVShow)
“The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActor)
Jared Padalecki – “Supernatural”

Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy (#ChoiceSciFiTVActress)
Nina Dobrev – “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice TV Show: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVShow)
“The Big Bang Theory”

Choice TV Actor: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActor)
Ross Lynch – “Austin & Ally”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy (#ChoiceComedyTVActress)
Lea Michele – “Glee”

Choice TV: Animated Show (#ChoiceAnimatedTVShow)
“Family Guy”

Choice TV: Reality Show (#ChoiceRealityTVShow)
“The Voice”

Choice TV Villain (#ChoiceTVVillain)
“A” – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice TV: Scene Stealer (#ChoiceTVSceneStealer)
Dylan O’Brien – “Teen Wolf”

Choice TV: Breakout Star (#ChoiceTVBreakoutStar)
Grant Gustin – “The Flash”

Choice TV: Breakout Show (#ChoiceTVBreakoutShow)

Choice TV: Chemistry (#ChoiceTVChemistry)
Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins – “Supernatural”

Choice TV: Liplock (#ChoiceTVLiplock)
Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder – “The Vampire Diaries”

Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)
“Teen Wolf”

Choice Summer TV Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerTVStarMale)
Tyler Blackburn – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Summer TV Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerTVStarFemale)
Ashley Benson – “Pretty Little Liars”

Choice Male Artist (#ChoiceMaleArtist)
Ed Sheeran

Choice Female Artist (#ChoiceFemaleArtist)
Demi Lovato

Choice Music Group: Male (#ChoiceMusicGroupMale)
One Direction

Choice Music Group: Female (#ChoiceMusicGroupFemale)
Fifth Harmony

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (#ChoiceRBHipHopArtist)
Nicki Minaj

Choice Country Artist (#ChoiceCountryArtist)
Carrie Underwood

Choice Song: Female Artist (#ChoiceSongFemaleArtist)
Ariana Grande – “One Last Time”

Choice Song: Male Artist (#ChoiceSongMaleArtist)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”

Choice Song: Group (#ChoiceSongGroup)
One Direction – “Steal My Girl”

Choice International Artist (#ChoiceInternationalArtist) - NEW
Super Junior

Choice Country Song (#ChoiceCountrySong)
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”

Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song (#ChoiceRBHipHopSong)
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again”

Choice Rock Song (#ChoiceRockSong)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”

Choice Love Song (#ChoiceLoveSong)
One Direction – “Night Changes”

Choice Break-Up Song (#ChoiceBreakupSong)
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Choice Party Song (#ChoicePartySong)
One Direction – “No Control”

Choice Music Breakout Artist (#ChoiceMusicBreakoutArtist)
Little Mix

Choice Music: Next Big Thing (#ChoiceMusicNextBigThing)
Bea Miller

Choice Music: Collaboration (#ChoiceMusicCollaboration)
Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”

Choice Song from a Movie or TV Show (#ChoiceMovieTVSong)
Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth – “See You Again,” from “Furious 7”

Choice Summer Song (#ChoiceSummerSong)
Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink – “Worth It”

Choice Summer Music Star: Female (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarFemale)
Taylor Swift

Choice Summer Music Star: Male (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarMale)
Ed Sheeran

Choice Summer Music Star: Group (#ChoiceSummerMusicStarGroup)
One Direction

Choice Summer Tour (#ChoiceSummerTour)
One Direction – “On the Road Again Tour”

Choice Male Athlete (#ChoiceMaleAthlete)
Stephen Curry

Choice Female Athlete (#ChoiceFemaleAthlete)
The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team

Choice Female Hottie (#ChoiceFemaleHottie)
Fifth Harmony

Choice Male Hottie (#ChoiceMaleHottie)
One Direction

Choice Comedian (#ChoiceComedian)
Ellen DeGeneres

Choice Selfie Taker (#ChoiceSelfieTaker)
One Direction

Choice Dancer (#ChoiceDancer)
Chloe Lukasiak

Choice Model (#ChoiceModel)
Kendall Jenner

Choice Web Star: Female (#ChoiceWebStarFemale)
Bethany Mota

Choice Web Star: Male (#ChoiceWebStarMale)
Cameron Dallas

Choice Web Star: Comedy (#ChoiceWebStarComedy)
Colleen Ballinger ("Miranda Sings")

Choice Web Star: Music (#ChoiceWebStarMusic)
Shawn Mendes

Choice Web Star: Fashion/Beauty (#ChoiceWebStarFashionBeauty)
Zoe Sugg ("Zoella")

Social Media King (#SocialMediaKing)
Justin Bieber

Social Media Queen (#SocialMediaQueen)
Caitlyn Jenner

Choice Twit (#ChoiceTwit)
Taylor Swift

Choice Viner (#ChoiceViner)
Cameron Dallas

Choice Instagrammer (#ChoiceInstagrammer)
Ariana Grande

Choice YouTuber (#ChoiceYouTuber)
Kian Lawley ("SuperKian13")

Choice Fandom (#ChoiceFandom)

Source: Fox

100 Years of Men's Swimwear in 3 Minutes

With summer in full swing, Mode Studios has created a new three minute video giving viewers a visual tour of men's swimsuit styles during the past century. 100 Years of Men's Swimwear takes viewers on a journey through the wild, wacky and revealing bathing suits men donned starting in 1915 through the present day using authentic looks from each time period. Maybe it's time to bring some of these looks back and maybe some should be left buried in the past!

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