Cashmere Mafia trend alert

Cashmere_mafia_juliet_draper_5_2Unique ways to wear scarves

Caitlin Dowd (actress Bonnie Sommerville) of the hit show Cashmere Mafia proudly sported a growing trend of wearing silk scarves around the wrist. In the episode "Conference Call", Ms. Sommerville sported a silk scarf around her wrist. 1057058680_b05ae091cb_mAll of these ladies are trend setters. This fashion forward cast is all about playing up their female assets with sexy skirts and bold accessories like scarfs, gloves, bracelets, necklaces, oversized sunglasses, and statement-making Gucci handbags. What I love about this show is that each character's storyline is interesting, without any character outshining the other (at least not yet anyway). Comparing the wardrobe from the upcoming Sex & the City movie to that of the Cashmere Mafia make the SATC ladies look like they're shopping last season's sample sales. Oh and Women's Murder Club? Forget about it. 

::A.Covington for Belisi Fashions

Madison Los Angeles: Belisi Be List

Madison Los Angeles

What it is: Madison in Los Angeles offers designer clothing including shoes, handbags, & jeans, and is the coveted secret of celebrity stylists who rely on Madison’s generous inventory of the most renowned designers--and rising stars in the fashion world.

They have a bricks-and-mortar store on Melrose Avenue, Robertson Blvd, in Brentwood on San Vicente, and in Malibu. But they also have a fashion website, www.MadisonLosAngeles.com, for those of us who don’t have a Southern California zip code.

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Are you ready for Swimsuit Season?

You know you've been thinking about it for the past six months. You knew swimsuit season was right around the corner. So why does it feel like it just crept up and caught you off-guard? It's okay. We're right there with you. Swimsuit styles are varied and flattering this season, with tons of 60s inspired bikinis and one pieces (Yes! One pieces are sexy and cool again!).

Here's a quick-hit list of some of my favorite suits with all the essential beach/pool gear for a red hot summer.

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Summer Trends: What to Wear

This summer is all about bright, playful colors and patterns. For women, everything is casual—even work clothes are lighter and brighter. The generational influences run the gamut of 50s glam to 70s bohemian to 80s rocker.

Tunics and free flowing tops rank high on the wish list for summer, like this fluid empire top from Nordstrom .


For tops, dresses and skirts it’s all about thick stripes, modern geometric patterns and nautical themes. For a re-interpretation of the bold stripes look, I like this Ella Moss dress.

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Paris Hilton & Nicky Hilton Glam It Up With Oversized Sunglasses

The ultimate trailblazers of style, Paris and Nicky Hilton go incognito (okay, not really, they are the Hilton sisters after all) with their oversized aviator/Jackie-O shades at Olympus Fashionweek.

Jessica in Boots


MTV Studios - Times Square, originally uploaded by peterbelisi.

Trend setter Jessica Simpson showing off one of the hottest trends in ladies boots, rounded-toe knee boots and oversized Jacki-O sunglasses. Make this look your own--wear your boots with a baby-doll dress like Miss Simpson, or a long billowing skirt or gauchos. And don't forget your big handbag.

Just Jewelry

Update your wardrobe with jewelry

“A great way to update your wardrobe without depleting your budget is with accessories,” said Sara Rogers, trend specialist for Mall of America. “For women this includes belts, handbags, hoop earrings, leggings, big sunglasses, and chunky jewelry in gold pewter or copper.”

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