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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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SUTRO

“Can We Give That ONE Statement?” …That’s the question SUTRO shoe designers Mehran & Nooshin Esmaili ask themselves daily.

Founders and owners of Shoe Biz SFthis husband & wife duo have spent 33 years cultivating a business model that works exquisitely; boasting beautiful shops wonderfully decorated, courteous and efficient staff, and most importantly: superior shoe styles!

Having experienced their own growth and learning in the years that came before such rampant success, Mehran & Nooshin have seen an outpouring of support from their local and trend savvy San Francisco community. When they began their efforts towards creating an in-house label for expertly crafted shoes, their only prerequisite was that each design evoke California heritage specific to the identity of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Drawing inspiration from their regional environment, as well as maintaining core SF values, Shoe Biz SUTRO shoes are made in Mexico, yet with an eco-conscious frame of mind while taking pride in treating their factory employees with dignity and respect. Providing quality of life work conditions makes for happy shoe construction! Each pair is lovingly made within 22 hours from beginning to end and by approximately 5 people sharing 1 sewing machine. Featuring a goodyear welt construction where each panel is hand-cut, formed to shape and then stitched to the sole of the shoe, thus creating a welt, or ribbon like seam, SUTRO shoes are a one-of-a-kind fashion statement while being extremely durable.

Nooshin oversees the operations from start to finish. Involved and very passionate about the design, creation and manifestation as each pair is brought to fruition, Nooshin is available for her workers to provide them with care and support during the laborious process. She has also created strong business bonds with those who are employed at the factory and her presence allows for the quality of each hand crafted SUTRO shoe to undergo optimal supervision during assembly. SUTRO shoes has made a commitment to being eco-conscious; therefore, they use recycled products with minimum filling, natural rubber, are lead and mercury free and use non-chemical dyes opting for vegetable treated tannins instead. In addition, each shoe is made using glove leather to which an assortment of processes allows for a variety of finishes, achieving a new look in texture: from smooth and sleek leather to grainy and rustic suede. Embellishments are added as a finishing touch; including zippers, eyelets, laces and stitches.

Fortunately, SUTRO has become an increasingly more desirable shoe for Bay Area folks since each pair has a unique SF charm coupled with versatility in the form of fashion expression. Meaning, these shoes are comfortable and easy to wear, while looking fantastic with a variety of different outfits! Additionally, as SUTRO shoes are influenced by the city of San Francisco, everything from the brand name, the seal & the shoe is bursting with that special SF poise, with each pair being dedicated to an SF landmark or street, such as: Golden Gate, Valencia, Market, Sutter, Dolores & Fell.

Take a look at the pictures below to see if you find some spectacular soles that speak to your specific style!!! With such thoughtful construction and attention to detail it is hard not to fall in LOVE with SUTRO. And if you happen to be from the SF Bay Area then you will appreciate the look of these shoe styles since they truly capture noteworthy, individual SF character… “that one statement.”

xxoo, 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:

WANG, SPRING 2014:

HOFFMAN, 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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Hat Head

Hats! Hats! Hats!

I LOVE Hats!

Fun, stylish, sexy, mysterious, hipster, chic, and the list goes on…

Wear them with dresses, skirts, jeans or trousers, this bold fashion accessory adds glamour to any outfit…

No better companion for textured, cozy sweaters or layered jewels, hats also look effortless with simple looks: dark denim & a white tee or your favorite sexy black dress…

Step out of your comfort zone and try a hat on with your next outfit! Once you find the one that fits your style and feels good on you, there is no holding back… Have fun, get creative and dare to be confident & sassy!!

I have chosen a series of pictures that combines various fashion stylings, all paired with the simple and refined HAT.

xxoo, SC

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Star Power

Star*Light*Star*Bright!

Starry*Eyed!

*DIAMONDS* in the SKY!

Seeing*Stars! 

For as long as I can remember, stars have always been a theme throughout my life… A symbol that has come up time and again, magical and luminous!

I truly believe we are all made of stars, and thus connected to the greater universe, waiting to shine, for our time so we can tap into our own brilliance, for the feeling of STAR POWER. Not some trite Hollywood celebrity bull… But the POWER that comes from harnessing our own conviction and confidence toward the direction of our dreams! For me, that’s what Star Power is ALL about. These celestial beauties comprise our universe, of which we are apart of, and thus they represent our deepest desires… Those dreams, hopes and aspirations that feel so far away, they are almost unattainable… Until one day, you can see with clarity, your eyes sparkle, and inside you KNOW you have exactly what you need within YOU to make the most of what you wish for YOUR LIFE.

Needing to tap into that energy myself these days, as I am facing changes and transitions that are challenging, but  just as they should be at this point in my life, I find myself holding onto the image of a glimmering, glittering STAR. I feel its warmth and radiant glow on my cheek, and from within… Instantly, I know I am good. Life is good. This constant reminder to love the life we lead and to be grateful for the gifts we have, that is another blessing of STAR POWER.

Recently, to hold as an amulet, I had my dear friend Amanda, Owner of VOCE KEEN, design a custom Star Necklace. This gorgeous sterling silver pendant (pictured below) is a treasure, one that helps me channel my inner clarity and brilliance, so I can shine from within! Extra magical and juicy ju-ju when worn with the VK Crescent Moon Pendant ;)

Custom Star Necklace by Voce Keen, SF

Star Necklace

Additionally, I am including the stunning Star Card from The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck collection. I love this hand crafted, made with love Tarot Deck. The energy and magic from this deck is enchanting! Every card reading I have done has lead me to connections, encounters and revelations that have been uplifting and surprising… I am truly grateful for the work of Kim Krans, who has poured her heart & soul, devoting her artistry, wonder, beauty and charm to the art of illustration & Tarot.

The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck

The Star, The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck

Thanks for stopping by,

xoxo, Stoner Chíc

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Bold Adornments

A photo gallery of some bold, bright, beautiful adornments… For me, good accessories can make or break an outfit. Additionally, excellent fashion ornamentation can take a simple look, add flair with various jewels and embellishments, and amp up the appeal. Here are a few that I am currently rocking!! xxoo, SC

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Calypso St. Barth

This  lovely boutique in Larkspur at the Marin Country Mart is luxurious! The opulent decor includes soft fur rugs, glistening chandeliers and pops of luscious textures and colors found in everything from the seating, pillows, throws to the clothes, accessories and handbags…

The price point at this resort-wear and contemporary fashion boutique make it a delightful place to stop by and gather vision for future outfit ideas… And I’m sure that once in a Blue Moon a splurge will ensue! A beautiful store with a classic and colorful esthetic, Calypso St. Barth features artists and designers from around the world, thus providing an exclusive venue in which their craft can be showcased and admired. With decadent clothing and effortlessly elegant home decor, this shop is pure indulgence for the senses.

Xoxo, Enjoy! Stoner Chíc 

Gorgeous Table Display.

Fall/Winter Whites & Creams

The Perfect Dressing Room.

Metallics, Bright Whites & Black

Chandelier

Colorful and Unique Home Furnishings

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