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If you match the quote to a character, you'll find your inner Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda, and Carrie.
Mentioned memorably by Carrie's assistant in the first movie, Beg, Borrow, or Steal, has the actual jewelry, bags, and accessories in the sequel that you can actually have your hands on as the same moment as the movie.
It’s all about being that strong woman.
When it comes to her training and learning in draping from working at Emanuel Ugaro and studying Madame Vionnet, her tailoring innovations ten years ago, the chunky bejeweled bib necklines/necklaces, intricate peek-a-boo cut-outs, and the tastefully yet sensual deep necklines with figure-enhancing draping may be de rigueur today among LA’s trendy designers. But, she sparked it then made them her trademark. Sticking true to luxury.
The best way to describe Catherine, is she's a Parisian woman who soaked American's vitality and freedom. More than a love of Americana. More of a feeling. Based on NY’s energy with Paris’ sensuality.
By using NY’s creativity, energy, and America’s freedom while sticking true to her Parisian roots, this gives her the confidence to do what she does without fear-“I’m here and I’m gonna do what I do best.”
Crafty draping, plunging necklines in matte jersey knits or the billowy halter top with the bibb, bejeweled necklace/line may be the tried and true Los Angeles style today but when Catherine expanded to trend birth spot of West Hollywood Plaza almost ten years ago, through her extensive Parisan couture training and adjusting to LA's sunnier and warmier but active climate and more feminitely glamourous culture, she was the first. Folks had never seen before. Now, it's the standard bearer of Hollywood Casual Glam.
It’s suggestive and sensual but not revealing. From the top couturiers, she learned the skill of artful concealment. Embracing a woman’s femininity. Not androgynous. Even with menswear-inspired garments, there is still a degree of being pretty. It’s all about women, finding what they love, and expressing their individuality. She wants to make sure her pieces are well-made enough that a woman can just slip on a fabulous piece then run off living her life without worrying about it.
You don’t need a lot of accessories to dress up her pieces because the details speak for themselves.
What’s nice about Catherine is her consistency. People have a need for that. With her, you’re guaranteed draping but she has the flair to tweak it with a fresh twist for each new line.
You own it. You have it. You wear it. Can wear in many multiple ways. Not restrictive. Ready for the bar. Ready for the red carpet.
Her bi-coastal clients obviously travel a lot. When you know you’re going to be at 3 different places all at once, it’s nice knowing you can just pull out a dress or a top and knowing it will work regardless of where you are.
Before launching her own company, Catherine used to work for Diane Von Furstenberg, the pioneer of the modern woman style. One compliments the other. Where women add their own personal flair. Great designers begat great designers.Classic, sophisticated lifestyle designer. It’s very empowering to have women designers that have successful names, they make a difference. Women who can interpret any lifestyle can become
Learning your history is not a bad thing. When she does bejeweling, it’s Byzantine. In draping, she uses chiffon and voile on a bias.
There’s a way to take something from the past then showcase it in a very modern way because Catherine is for the modern woman.
How you start determines how you finish, building that foundation.
You study your history then modernize it and it makes for one heck of a terrific dress.
Whenever she travels, it’s always an inspiration. Her Spring Line is inspired by different tribes.
She used the rituals and the beauty standards from each of the cultures she absorbs then incorporate them into her collections.
The Condo Leather Raglan 3/4 Black Jacket can be mistaken for Baroque but actually it's Sudanese, the skillful ripping and punching came from the tribal piercing and body scarification from Sudanese Clans. Madonna wore this.
Since she recently opened a second LA boutique on La Cienga Avenue, she's working on LA. Catherine designs for the LA girl, a sophisticated, strong lady. Designs for Beyonce, Madonna, Venus Williams, and Eva Longeria Parker.
The LA woman loves taking on Catherine’s worn-leather jackets, pair it with jeans then making it her own. Not tied down to one complete head-to-toe look. Mixing it up with her own personality. Again, it returns to showcasing a woman’s own individuality and style.
Since Catherine is evolving into designing for the modern, fashion-forward woman living in hot environments, her clothes translate well for the modern Southern woman who dashes from work to bar to soiree.
Her vibrant Peruvian Collections are great for romping around town whereas her Polyesian Collection is great for lounging around poolside or slinking at the garden party day or evening.
Catherine Malandrino proves a woman doesn't have to forgo her feminine to be powerful and her clothes are mullable for the womanly globe-trotter.
Dropping by to celebrate Norwegian Constitution Day and the Mood’s first anniversary on 113 South Robertson Boulevard are “Camp Freddy’s” Billy Morrison and Matt Sorrum.
Matt, “Bringing color to Hollywood!”
In a one year of a nanosecond, the Moods outfit Hollywood’s rock royalty from Camp Freddy’s Dave Navarro, Matt Sorrum, Billy Morrison, and Donovan Leitch, The Eagles of Death Metal, ZZ Top, The All American Rejects, and Gwen Stefani. They love rock n' roll as much as they love waffles.
The Moods basically call their clothes, “Happy clothes for Happy People" with their suits in hot pink satin, adorably goofy plaid and brocade.
On an freakishly cold, gray, and rainy day in May, they brought on the cheer.
Asking how he got involved, Tom Bergeron said it was through "NCIS" Pauley Perrette, which leads to...
the spunky and sparky Pauley Perrette.
Through the same Project Angel Food pipeline, she got involved with Camper By Camper but with added backstory.
She went to camp all through her childhood and is immensely grateful for that. Now, she wants to give back.
"I’m so grateful I was able to go to camp growing up. I can’t imagine not going to camp."
"All I do in my free time are charities. So when I hear about a good one, I get really excited."
During the dinner itself, Pauley couldn't believe that she went from being a broke bartender with a mohawk in Manhattan to being this awesome actress with a heart. It was a very touching moment. A little bit of trivia, she volunteers at a Hollywood soup kitchen every Sunday and knows everyone on the sidewalk by name.Jennifer Gimenez can pose like nobody else-and she's the one who brings it all home to remind folks what the mission is all about.
Wisely joking, "I’ve been modeling since I was 13 to 24. I know how to model better than I know how to wipe my butt."
Being at the fundraiser has a more meaningful mission for her, "I think it’s a great charity and brings so many kids together. Allows them to have a future and have fun. Grow up together and unite together."
If she only went to camp when she was a kid, it could had been different.
"I think this is so much better than Sober House. These kids have yet to open themselves to drugs and alcohol...I’ve never been to camp. Therefore, I am a recovering drug addict and I didn’t go to camp."
She felt taking these kids out of a bad family situation, putting them in the fresh air and nature, gives them a new and better perspective to improve their lives. That what they endure at home doesn't have to be their future. Jennifer believes going to camp changes a kid's outlook for the better.
As a treat to hurried moms everywhere like herself, New Zealander-turned-New York fashion designer and a mother of three, the ultra hip and girly Rebecca Taylor thoughtfully put together her favorite Jurlique products together in a special Mother's Day box set of stuff she can't live without: Intense Recovery Facial Mask and Rose Hand Cream.
Packaged in purse-friendly sized tubes, the Intense Recovery Facial Mask and the Rose Hand Cream are a mini spa on the go. You can smear on the facial mask to revive your face in ten minutes and wipe then you're ready to face the world and meetings. The hand cream is great to replenish working hands, regardless if you're a designer, artist, chef, and attorney.
The $59 gift set will be available at select Jurlique locations, the Rebecca Taylor boutique as well as Jurlique.com and Rebecca Taylor.com through the month of May.