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Designer Donte Livingston’s Successes and Strife in the Fashion Industry

Designer Donte Livingston’s Successes and Strife in the Fashion Industry

  [This interview initially appeared at LA Splash.com.] Incredible luck seems to have lead Donte “Luxe” Livingston down a successful path, but it’s his own inextinguishable innate talent that’s taken Donte from a fashion passionate Philadelphia boy to head designer at his own ready-to-wear costume line. His mother nurtured his early crush on clothes, and especially appreciated … Continue reading

SNL’s Cheeky Spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 Ad

SNL’s Cheeky Spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 Ad

[Originally posted to Gather.com] This weekend, acerbic sketch-comedy show Saturday Night Live took a jab at legendary luxury brand Chanel No. 5’s misguided new ad campaign. The scent’s attempt at subtle sophistication kind of stunk, and the funny franchise got a whiff of a wonderful opportunity for parody. The original ad for the titillating fragrance is titled “There You Are.” Harkening classic … Continue reading

Abingdon Co.’s Elegant Approach to Aviation Watches

Abingdon Co.’s Elegant Approach to Aviation Watches

[My interview with entrepreneur and aviatrix Chelsea ‘Abingdon’ Welch for LA Splash.] The Abingdon Co.’s distinctive brand name reflects precisely the sophistication, style, and efficiency of their chic line of timepieces for savvy female pilots and travelers. “Its origins, though, are not as glamorous perhaps as what the name evokes,” its founder explains. “I was born in England, … Continue reading

Hello Giggles Mani

Hello Giggles Mani

[My first piece for HelloGiggles.com.] Tossing aside my tendency toward what can best be described as sweatpants sophisticate, or perhaps tomboy chic if I’m feeling fancy, I picked out a pretty a-line dress for a night out last weekend. But it was tough to find the right accessory to complement its simple form yet still … Continue reading

Pinterest’s Nail Boards Are Sharp

Pinterest’s Nail Boards Are Sharp

[A piece I wrote nearer to the inception of Pinterest (when it was still invite only) for HelloGiggles.com.] Friends and fam have been accepting (and glaringly ignoring) my pushy requests for them to join Pinterest, the trendy virtual pinboard site that’s utilized to grab interesting images from the web, then organize and share. In addition to … Continue reading