Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Three 'Grams: Evening Romance

Autumn has has made her magnificent entrance and the season is really off to a fantastic start. I just got back from New York a few days ago, where I witnessed one of the loveliest weddings I've ever attended, that of Sharin and Ryan, both very talented opera singers. The wedding was the highlight of the trip, but seeing a bunch of close college friends was a close second in significance... being in New York always reminds me just how much I miss the East Coast and all the great friends I have there.

As the summer has wrapped up, I've noticed a lot of my Instagram photos are darker, possibly because all the fun I've been having has been at night!

A birthday bonfire at Ocean Beach

 HCH Ribbon Corset headed to Dollhouse Bettie

True love at the Hudson

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fashion Love Affair: Lena Dunham's Emmy Gown

Yesterday, Lena Dunham made a splash on the red carpet at the Emmys, wearing a pretty phenomenal Prada gown. While her choice has landed her on quite a few worst dressed lists, I really love it. The color combo is electrifying (reminiscent of Hitchcock's disarming use of red and green in Vertigo) and I've always adored bright red juxtaposed against lighter, cooler hues. Yes, it's a risky choice, but what fun is playing it safe anyway?

Clockwise from left: Dita Von Teese Bon Bon Maxi Dress, Oscar de la Renta Faceted Necklace,
Prada gown, Olympia Le-Tan Handcrafted Heidi Clutch, Valentino Absolute Crystal Suede Scallop Pump

Lena's Prada gown reminded me of Dita Von Teese's delightful powder-blue Bon Bon Maxi Dress which was released a few months ago. While the styles are fundamentally different, both are absolute show stoppers. While matchy-matchy accessories would undoubtedly be overkill with gowns like these, I couldn't resist picking out a few of my favorites.

What did you think of Lena's gown?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Honey Cooler Handmade at Urban Air Market, September 15th 2013

The time has come once again for Urban Air Market! Come stock up on HCH lingerie in Hayes Valley this Sunday September 15th. I'll be at booth 34J on Octavia at Ivy Street and I'll have plenty of new pretties to peruse and a sale rack full of beautiful pieces discounted for one day only!

Be sure to RSVP here and bring your friends. If the weather's anything like it's been over the past few weekends, it will be the perfect day to get a head start on your holiday shopping in the SF sun!