Jessica and Heather, the Fabulous Ladies behind GoFugYourself
The Queens of Cool and the Keepers of the Red Carpet have hit FabCrush– we’re talking about Heather and Jessica of “Go Fug Yourself” fame. We got to steal a few minutes of their time to find out about how things got started, which celebs are totally “fug,” and their own personal fashion triumphs and errors. Mix in the scoop on who’s been looking hot lately and the background on their new book, and you’ve got a great primer on these GFY heroes!
Not everyone can say there’s even one thing they like about their job, but Allison, the creator of RockLove Designs, has combined both of her loves into a very stylish business. Her line of jewelry is highly inspired by her unique taste in music, and beyond that she even partners with musicians to create special collections. Keep reading to see how this twenty something is making it big.
How did you get started in the jewelry industry?
I originally started in the industry designing and production managing for a well known fine jewelry designer in the Diamond District of Manhattan. Though I am very thankful for the experience, I suppose I was jaded right away, learning first hand the kind of quality cuts and complications of overseas mass production. It was a very small company so I had responsibilities in about every facet of the business – it only took a couple of years before I felt very unfulfilled and disgusted by the whole industry. To save my sanity, I took the handmade pledge and began RockLove Jewelry, only working with small independent vendors and producing pieces locally myself to ensure top quality.
Cris Barros’ looks are refined and elegant, but they still retain that little bit of Brazilian spark that makes them covetable. If you were intrigued by Daslu and you want to know more about one of their top “maras nacionais,” this is your chance. Why not embrace a little Brazilian glitz and glamor through a stunning model-slash-stylist-slash-designer? You certainly won’t regret it.
This Spring, women’s fashion trends are going “modern vintage”, merging classic fabrics and cuts of yesteryear with modern, organic patterns and accents. One of the design labels pushing this trend (and doing it very well) is Canadian-based Chulo Pony. In addition to our fabulous $250 Chulo Pony giveaway here on FabCrush, we sat down with the minds behind Chulo Pony for an engaging, fun interview about their work and inspiration. For those of you who want to know where fashion is going this season, continue reading– you won’t want to miss this label!
Gorgeously high heels, an eye for the most beauteous of shoes, and a charming little accent has made The Manolo a celebrated blogger in the world of, as he would say, The Blogs of the Shoe. With plenty of attitude and a charming affection for the “super fantastic girl of the big feet,” Manolo kept his readers around since his blog’s start in 2004 and the subsequent flood of competition. And did we mention that he’s a six-figure blogger? In his own words: “Ayyyy!”
Imagine working in one of the most posh fashion districts in Los Angeles, rubbing elbows with celebrities and being surrounded by only the most fabulous clothing on a daily basis. Welcome to reality for Nancy, the CEO and Founder of ShopRobertson.com. This businesswoman and fashionista knows style, and she’s opened up the exclusive fashions that can be found on Robertson Blvd. to the rest of the world through her online boutique. And for that, we should all be thankful! We go the chance to pick her brain on fashion trends, hot designers to watch for, and so much more.
FC: What initially drew you to the Robertson shopping area? What do you think this area has over Melrose, Rodeo, Studio City and some of the other stylish areas in LA?
N: I managed one of the most popular boutiques on the block for 7 years. I love Robertson Blvd. because it is compact, everything is there! Great food and great shops.
Most of us love just owning fabulous jewelry, but Gorjana, the owner and designer for Gorjana Jewelry, gets to make it for a living. Over the last four years, her unique but wearable pieces have made an impact in the style world, and they can be found at hip boutiques online and across the country. We sat down with her to get an idea of how she comes up with such gorgeous designs, and a lot more.
FabCrush: When did Gorjana first launch? What made you decide to get into the jewelry industry and launch your own business?
Gorjana: Jewelry was actually something I fell into. Growing up, I was always creative and designing things on my own. After college, I worked for Neiman Marcus, in jewelry, and things kind of naturally progressed from there. I felt there was a gap in the market for simple, everyday jewelry, so in 2004 I decided to design my own collection.
Working with designer clothing and working with celebrities are the dreams of many, but Christina Carathanassis gets to do both. She’s the founder of Christabelle’s Closet, a very stylish designer resale online store. Recently the site has been receiving major buzz after teaming up with hot starlets like Hayden Panatierre for clothing auctions to benefit charity. Continue reading for all the juicy details on Christabelle and her fabulous closet!
(Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti flanked by two Vivre.com favorites…)
Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti, founder of the must-stop shop Vivre.com, has been cooking up some great spring finds for us here, and letting us know what’s hot in the world of designer goodies. From how Vivre became a pioneer in “luxury by catalog” to Eva’s spring picks, we’ve got an interview for you that covers both dream pieces and realistic must-haves.
(Rebecca Taylor Smocked Dress, $297.00)
Shop to the stars, Diane Merrick gives you a look that’s a fave to celebs like Kristin Cavalleri, Jessica Simpson, and Hayden Panettiere. We had a chance to catch up with Diane and find out more about the L.A. shop, her plans for the future, and, of course, some top picks for you!
(Missphit Twill Strap Top Jacket, $56)
Just about given up looking for a size 14 top in a current style? Missphit is here to help. This Los-Angeles based team of Yul and Christina Kwon combine Parisian-taught design skills with a family business for just the right balance. From fresh new colors to updated styles, anyone sized 1X to 3X should be able to find a piece to covet this season. With “European chic and California cool,” Missphit makes each piece as though it’s going to be the focal point in your wardrobe. And why shouldn’t it be?
February 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments
AsLuxe may be a new name to you, but that only makes you ahead of the game. This hot emerging line of high end, fashion forward clothing by Ashley Guidi and Sarah Wigman is straight out of Canada but will certainly be making a huge splash in the US and the world in the near future. In under three years the label has already made a splash at BC Fashion Week and has been seen on celebrities like Evangeline Lilly. We were lucky enough to chat with these two style makers about what inspires them, drives them, what trends they love and which ones they hate.
What kind of woman wears Asluxe? And what kind of statement do you hope to make with your line?
“Definitely a confident woman who wants to make a statement with what she wears, but not over the top. As well quality is important for our customers as they want to be able to wear the garments for seasons to come, not just a passing trend.”
“We want everyone who wears our clothes to make their own statement, depending how they feel. The wearer can make the clothes their own, most of our dresses transcend from a dress to a top, can be worn over tights, all can be worn with flip flops or heels, depending on the occasion or how they feel.”
“As Luxurious as “YOU” want it to be”.