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Cucu for Coco

C H A N E L.

A few words come to mind… Timeless. Iconic. Couture. Freedom. Equality. Fashion. Effortless. Classic. Forever.

Coco Chanel, the brains & beauty behind the signature label. A woman who evolved into a full fledged business woman with an eye for superior style. Her fashion sense created waves, influencing many designers over the decades.

Known for her exemplar esthetic, Chanel became famous for her paragon collections featuring sophisticated silhouettes in silk, tweed & jersey. Creating coveted visionary constructions was her modus operandi… A clever Coco knew too well what women wanted when it came to fashion and thus she delivered! Updating the closets of many was her standard, as she wanted women to look and feel fabulous in her designs, while also maintaining an element of comfort and ease– hence the little black dress, a piece she famously conceived. Clean lines and simple shapes with decadent fabrics, fancy embellishments, as well as adornments, made for a shining example of House ChanelRemembered as a fashion legend, Chanel was the beautiful mind behind the innovative– and now, often duplicated– use of stripes, jersey, pearls, hats, tweed, drop-waist dresses, pristine combinations of black & white, and the ever distinguished quilted handbag with gold chain-linked straps. In addition, Coco worked closely with exclusive French perfumeries to develop her own signature scent: Chanel N˚5. 

As a tribute to her imaginative fashion spirit, I have gone ahead and compiled a series of photographs featuring her designs as well as her look, both personal and commercial… View the pictures below for a taste of Chanel!

Enjoy! XO, SC

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Stoner Chíc Essence

Wanting to keep up with the theme from my earlier post on definitely MIXING navy & black, I made sure to wear an outfit styled in such a manner for last night’s outing.

My Hubby & I went to Bimbo’s 365 Club to see Junip play. They’re a Swedish band with a stellar, psychedelic, heavy sound featuring Jose Gonzalez’s soothingly dynamic vocals.

A few pics of the show & one of my ‘fit– in true Stoner Chíc style!

XO

 

ps. the name of this blog is based on the shenanigans of a wild & blurry night partying with friends… we took a gazillion pictures and by far our favorite shots where in which our heads had been severed and only our bodies in action, sporting fabulous fits, could be seen. we termed pictures of this nature  “stoner chíc” since they possessed an alluring and mystifying quality inspired by movement and good-looking clothing. 

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Fashion Myth Debunked

When it comes to fashion advice, there is plenty out there… From Marie Claire to Vogue to In Style– fashion magazines suggest what to wear and how to rock it!

Lately, however, it has become increasingly clear to me that style is a means of self expression where your personal creativity of spirit is meant to shine!

Although I still find some useful tidbits here & there, I prefer to dress for m y s e l f.

That is why this post is all about debunking fashion myths… Particularly, the most common of them all: that black & navy OR black & brown DON’T mix. Fashion Blasphemy! 

Now don’t get me wrong. Trend tracking by the experts is fabulous… It helps guide us through all the style choices to be made as seasons fly by and new looks emerge… Yet after all is said and done, no one but YOU can chose what to wear, how to wear it, why and when!

Tired of being confined by fashion experts, I’m choosing to expand the possibilities… StonerChíc Rebellion, Done Right!!!!

I’ve included a killer gallery of further proof that Navy & Black or Brown & Black actually do work well together by creating richness in color & texture, while adding an element of drama and sophistication. It doesn’t matter how you chose to rock this look!  A simple accessory such as a smashing belt, a luscious handbag or a stellar pair of shoes can add just the right amount of depth to an all black look; otherwise, color-blocking is a fantastic option, taking the style further by creating a dynamic look where various patterns and textures can be used to spruce up an everyday black ensemble…

Behold the possibilities to be worn! xoxo SC

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Pretty In Punk

Long Live Vivienne Westwood: Queen of Punk!

As a Punk & New Wave fashion innovator, Vivienne Westwood created an exquisite synthesis between clothing & music. 

Shaping her designs around this aforementioned union gave birth to the 1970’s PUNK FASHION SCENE. Collaborating with Malcolm McLaren of the Sex Pistols made this transformation possible as his influence directly correlated with Vivienne’s vision. Westwood was interested in “seeing if one could put a spoke in the system.” Thus creating styles that revered anarchy and chaos– as a means to express self identity without compromising to the attachments or obligations of the greater social schema… Political Fashion Indeed! 

Vivienne drew from various looks to construct her Punk Collection: BDSM Fashion; Bondage gear & attire; Safety pins; Razor blades; Bicycle chains on clothing; Spiked dog collars as jewelry; Crazy Hair (mow-hawks) & Heavy Makeup (thick eyeliner). Additionally, Westwood sought to make the traditional elements of style seem risqué, using fabrics such as tartan to add dimension, texture & further shock value.

Leading the pack as trend setter, and always maintaing the cutting edge, Vivienne Westwood’s creations have had transformative, metamorphic effects on fashion. A Sophisticated Rebel, Vivienne epitomizes the StonerChíc mentality … XoXo!

 

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Sporty Spice

For Fall I am loving the continuing Sporty Chíc trend.

Being feminine and flirty doesn’t have to be limited to sequins, pearls, glitter, feathers or ruffles… In fact, think outside the box! With this trend you can take a very simple, sporty item, such as a jersey inspired tee or a letterman influenced jacket, and spruce it up with fun accessories or sexy heels! Mixing and matching looks, styles and patterns can expand your outfit potential while additionally creating a spunky look. Be bold, embrace your inner grit!!

I’ve created a gallery of looks that embody the in vogue sensation: sporty chíc … 

Think of jersey influenced “touchdown tees” embossed with graphic numbers reminiscent of your high school days… And who could forget the letterman jacket? An Americana staple taking us all the way back to the 1950’s when all the babes wore their beau’s team proudly on their sleeve! Not to mention, baseball tees & caps with panache, making them versatile enough to accommodate any styling you chose… Additionally, I am loving the sporty spin on fashionable, signature items; sweaters, sneakers, clutches and backpacks, all designed with the sporting edge in mind, using clean lines & sophisticated materials.

This trend is casual and lighthearted leaving it up to you to decide on how much sporty spice you want to factor in.

Dare to turn up the heat, flirting with trouble while looking effortlessly chíc… That’s the SC way!!! 

Enjoy the pics, xoxo StonerChíc

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Minkoff-tacular, Wang-A-Licious, Whole-Lotta-Hoffman

Earlier this month was the ever alluring New York Fashion Week.

A fantastical time of year where creative spirits collide in a frenzied week of fun, fashion, flirtation, & fabulousness!

Scanning the images of various stylish runway fashion shows I came across my all time favorites! I’ve included looks from all three designers: Rebecca Minkoff, Alexander Wang & Mara Hoffman.

I love the versatile looks created in all these fashion forward collections.

Specifically, however, the colors & prints found in both the Minkoff & Hoffman collections speak directly to my style esthetic. I just love how bold & bright their designs are!

As for Alexander Wang, his Spring line is daring.  An edgy exploration of menswear inspired fashion, made with the most delicious feminine twist and a lusciously simple color palette; featuring structured  pieces to be combined with your favorite everyday looks or put-together for a work-friendly, business approach or finally, dolled up for a glamorous night out!

Get carried away with these whimsical fashion designs! Enjoy!

xoxo, StonerChíc

MINKOFF, SPRING 2014:

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Gravel & Gold

This store is perfection! Located in the heart of the Mission, off of Valencia at 21st, this tiny little shop is charming and delicately curated.

You can find the most luscious thermals and cozy indoor comforts, as well as yummy winter sweaters, colorful jewels, playful accessories, leather goods & plenty of beautiful house ware trinkets and gifts!

Below a few pictures of this fabulous store… xox, SC

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NYFW Street Styles

New York Fashion Week, stylish from beginning to end…

Amazing looks found all over town as fashionistas make their way from runway to runway to view designer’s fabulous new works of art!

Below, a gallery of some of my favorite looks… from head to toe outfits, jewelry, shoes & handbags! All the goodies that make for an impeccable ensemble!

xxoo, StonerChíc

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Fashion Inspiration of The Day

Free People Fall Shoes

I found this FAB photo of some scrumptious shoes while peeping the Free People website. Instantly I began to ponder the various outfit opportunities!

Cute everyday boots made of distressed suede in the most perfect and versatile color: Slate. Accentuated by the very best caramel toned leather straps… Pair these Paperback Ankle Boots with some dark denim skinnies, a cozy oversized sweater in a luscious winter cream & add some fabulous, punchy accessories to personalize, as well as brighten up, the look– picture a colorful arm of bracelets, a few gemstone pendants dangling around your neck and small or medium hoop earrings…

Next up: the Desoto Cut Out Oxford. If you feel like keeping it posh while still rocking just the littlest bit of edge, this is the shoe for you! These high-shine flats are sophisticated and polished; an updated nod to the ever classic brogue design. When I saw these beauties my mind immediately thought they would be the perfect pair of Oxfords to wear with a crisp, classic, white button-down blouse & a sleek, sexy black pencil skirt; keeping the accessories simple and refined, with pearl or diamond studs and a few dainty necklaces…

The Lonesome Fringe Ankle Boot & the Perspective Heel are two adventurous style choices! If you are down to wear these fancy feet around town, by all means: GOD SPEED Personally, I find these two pairs to be striking. It’s hard to go unnoticed when your shoes have personality & charm that stands all on their own! With the alluring peep-toe, lace-up sandal I am compelled to throw on a textured mini dress (fab pattern or embellishments, please!) while wearing the bare minimum in accessories; brazen without going overboard… As far as the fringed bootie is concerned, this is a spunky & sassy style choice that is much easier to weave into everyday fashion planning. Wear these boots with leggings, a flowy tunic and make sure to incorporate some Native American inspired accessories: feathers, gems, animal talismans, you get the idea…

No matter what shoe best describes your fashion esthetic & identity, wear them with confidence and pride! You look fabulous, sassy, classy, sexy, spunky, funky & fresh in everything you do, BELIEVE IT!!!!

lots o’ love, StonerChíc

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Snap Shots

Instagram Whore: guilty as charged. I have taken over 1,000 pictures using my iPhone, many of which have been uploaded onto my Instagram account and I’d like to share them here, with you. Many of these pictures where taken in San Francisco or Marin County, with a few exceptions!

Don’t you fret, I’ll make sure to let you know where these images are set…

Happy Browsing! XoXo, Sc

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