fantastically girlish..(images)

If dorothy was in L.A. and not Kansas, she’d walk the red carpet (and not the yellow-brick road) in these fantastic Kate Spade rhinestone flats (Noelle) instead of her ruby slippers…Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.  I think we’re in 1950’s Hollywood.

fuschia heels – a girl’s dream come true
got a plain white dress?  Jazz it up with these colorful Kate Spade shoes (Lourdes):

what girl hasn’t dreamt of being a Prima Ballerina?

A-Line Dresses (images)

Color Psych. 101:  Which dress are you drawn to first?
1.  White = purity, innocence, goodness, sterility
2. orange + navy =  vigor, warmth, playfulness + strength, authority, dependability
3.  navy + green = strength, authority, dependability + freshness, health, vitality
4.  yellow + white = energetic, friendly + purity, innocence
5.  teal = invigorating, refreshing (i.e. travel/leisure)
6.  bright color combination (primary yellow) = activity, constant motion, energetic, congenial

Accessories (images)

prettypinkponies recently met marida at a tradeshow in los angeles.  We love her interesting and wearable designs.

The look is modern, minimal, “clean”.

semi-precious stones with metal…semi-precious stones with leather cords…
…so elegantly bohemian.

tailored, yet laid back.  Just what to wear with your white tee and jeans this summer.

…or your yoga pants…

so zen…


and simply lovely..

 don’t forget to follow our blog via Google Friend Connect for a chance to win one of marida’s pieces!  !

Adding to Basics (images)

i was running an errand at my favorite stationery store and had to park my car around the corner.  i was drawn to the interesting aesthetic of a particular store window i hadn’t seen before, and decided to stop in…
although the style seemed familiar (think:  American Apparel), the style of the brand was a bit edgier…more chic.  the store was filled with soft cotton basics in solid colors albeit cut in trendier styles.

while the pieces looked like items one can find in other stores in L.A., the interesting interior design and paintings on the shelves made me curious.  i was greeted by the boutique’s lovely host, miss ashley.  ashley gave me the low-down on the store’s genesis and eventually introduced me to the owner and his family (thanks, ash).

i write about this to point out how easily one can create various “looks” starting with “basic pieces”.  coming straight from a corporate setting, i walked into the store wearing:  a silk cami + sweater, black slacks, pearls, and a pair of black pumps.  by updating my top (read:  throwing something over my cami), i created various styles…with just one piece.
+ classic shirt in navy
+ striped sweater
+ fine cotton hoodie
+ classic shirt + hat
+ light cotton tank
+ kate moss screenprint tank

1.  basics + classic shirt in navy
2.  basics + striped sweater
3.  basics + fine cotton hoodie
4.  basics + classic shirt + hat
5.  basics + light cotton tank

6.  basics + kate moss screenprint tank

thank you jessy, mariam, joy and ashley!!!  this is one of our favorite new stores!!

If the Shoe Fits… (img)

Things to consider when buying a pair of heels to avoid walking like rookie:

Shoe by Oscar De La Renta (2011)
Like buying a bra, knowing your size isn’t enough…you must try the product on to ensure proper and comfortable fit.  The risk of being uncomfortable and being unable to return a worn shoe is worth avoiding.
basic shoe anatomy:
Heel Cup
Padding/Arch Support
Straps (occasional)
The Sole
The Heel
The Decoration

@ Nars book-signing (video)

Thank you for the rockstar treatment…
and the illuminating info about Nars’ trajectory to being the biggest brand in make-up!


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More on Francois Nars’ accomplice, Uzo:
Vogue article (June ’11)
Youtube clip (July ’11)

meet francois nars (images)

sophisticated wedges

(no she didn’t) oh, yes. 

yes, she most certainly did.

pour la victoirie wedge sandalas:

switch beverly hills

If you haven’t been to The Cohen sisters’ Switch Boutique, you’re missing out.
Below is a message from the generous and beautiful co-owner, Jennifer Cohen…

Come join us for our 1st Annual Summer Blowout Sale!
Everything 30-70% off!!!
Designers included are Helmut Lang, Elizabeth & James, J Brand, Raquel Allegra, Cynthia Vincent and many more!
One day only, don’t miss out!
Thursday June 9th 10am-6pm

238 S. Beverly Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
p.310.860.1650 f.310.860.1640
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Retro Handset (images)

what’s more ridiculous than seeing a prettypinkpony walking around Larchmont Village talking on the phone using a large red handset?  suggesting you do the same.

something to consider if:

  • you’re concerned about radiation transmission from your cell phone to your head
  • want to draw attention to yourself
  • want to speak on a cordless phone handset connected to your charging blackberry
  • or, any combination of the above..

about $30 dollars – contact me for more info re: “Moshi Moshi”

dark day

feeling a bit dark today?  perfectly fine.

but, please leave your batman costume in the closet (unless you’re 5 years old); the joker’s over it.  EVERYONE has their dark days…however, no need to dress for Gotham City when when you’re just running errands in Westwood.  And, leave your silver bullets at home with your time machine. xo.

dark day

dark day by prettypinkponies featuring a sheer tank



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(my studying material…)

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Victoria’s Secret

Jimmy Choo at a discount: £550 million (article)

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Labelux to Buy Jimmy Choo 

Upscale shoe-maker Jimmy Choo is being sold to German luxury-goods company Labelux, the latest deal in a flurry of luxury-goods acquisitions as the industry rebounds from the economic crisis.
Labelux, a small holding company that already owns the Swiss shoe brand Bally, said it is buying the iconic stiletto label from TowerBrook Capital. Financial details weren’t disclosed, but earlier reports suggested Jimmy Choo was valued at £400 million to £550 million ($650 million to $895 million).
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Wednesday – Grace Kelly (img)

What she wore on Wednesday…


wednesday by prettypinkponies featuring clutch handbags

orange you glad it’s summer?

orange you glad it's summer?
what other color bright enough to compete with the glare of the hot sun?

what other color so perfect with white, neutrals and deep brown sandals??

orange you glad it’s summer? by prettypinkponies featuring metal shades

outfit by ‘fashionqueen76’

romantic pallette

post-recession shopping

think luxury brands and the affluent aren’t influenced by tough times?  a recent survey of consumer behavior compares affluent shoppers in 2010 vs. 2011:

l.f. sale!

see you on larchmont boulevard!!!

anti-consumerism logo (images)

fashionable tops with subversive chanel logo (melted chanel logo):

contact us for more information:  info @

bobbi brown event

This May, attend bobbi brown’s event, “secret of the universe” at Bloomingdale’s in Sherman Oaks and/or NM in Beverly Hills and learn a thing or two, will ya???
Not in SoCal???  Check out these other event locations nationwide by clicking here.


amazing one-of-a-kind gowns…it’s like watching puppies whimper and scratch the window — they want to come home with me!
I can’t help but take pictures of the dresses in this shoppe everytime I walk by…

eyeshadow vs. eyeliner

Dear Rachel,

Why do you recommend using charcoal eyeshadow to create a “smoky”
effect on the corners of eyes instead of an eyeliner?

Dear prettypinkponies, 
In my years of experience working with dancers and other performers, I’ve noticed that eyeshadow tends to last longer when exposed to heat from extreme lighting conditions and withstands perspiration better than eyeliner.  In addition, charcoal eyeshadow doesn’t melt as easily as your typical eyeliner.  If you tend to perspire on your face, and/or if you live in The Valley, your eye make-up will last longer if you opt for the eyeshadow vs. eyeliner.  

spring cleaning?

‘shed’ some ‘stuff’!
Donate clean professional wear and accessories to the Dress For Success (DFS) Organization.  The specific chapter in which we are actively involved is the DFS/Worldwide – West Headquarters.

If you work in the Los Angeles area and would like our assistance picking up items you wish to donate, please contact us with your name, business address, telephone number and email address to schedule an appointment.

L.A. Store Windows

What the windows in Beverly Hills, and the Westside were stylin’ this week:

rodeo drive

may 2011
storefronts on rodeo drive

Now THAT’s a Dress Shoppe! (images)

When would I ever have the opportunity to wear such gorgeous frocks as these?

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Flower Shopping

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