Welcome to the “Emerald City”

Joe Vilaiwan, The “Emerald City" Collection

During a recent trip to the El Paseo Fashion Week in Palm Springs, I had the pleasure of running into the couture designer Joe Vilaiwan. During our chat, Joe told me how he was commissioned by Disney, the Hollywood studio to create the ‘official’ jewelry line for their newest film “Oz, The Great & Powerful.” Continue Reading

Children of the Sun – Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

As I laid in the cool dusk of the desert by the Ace’s turquoise pool I was informed by a hotel guest, a band member of ‘The Growlers’ that the hotel had recently remodel a couple of its rooms for the coming Summer tourist season. As good little Fashionista, I simply had to go and see this redesign first hand. Continue Reading