Sock Action is Haute…

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Marin County. April 2015.

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This mom works at a very cool clothing store, Erica Tanov, http://www.ericatanov.com

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Love these matte ankle rain boots paired with socks up to the calf. I’m a huge fan of pairing socks with any type of shoe, I get made fun of for it – but I don’t care. My theory is if Parisian women are pulling it off – so can I.

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All black is always chic – but adding these socks makes this look funky and stylish. With summer coming soon, throw out your levi cut off’s with ankle socks and flats.. it’s a great way to take away from the sexiness of the short shorts. Here’s an example:

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Fashion Notes: Seven jeans cut by me, Chanel Flats, Black ankle socks, Bohemian bag from Barcelona, Top from Anthropologie, Glasses are Ray Ban in green, earrings from India

My Chanel flats were stolen in my luggage at JFK  – I miss them. You can wear them with anything and automatically it adds some chicness to an otherwise grungy outfit (which is usually my look). Just ask Alexa Chung, the hip British model and style icon. Alexa wears her Chanel flats with everything – and still manages to look edgy/Downtown and not Upper East Side.

I call it “sexy hippie”, or Coachella Style..

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It’s Coachella time, so here are some Haute Drop-Off parents with looks that remind me of the style so prevalent during this music festival….

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Fairfax, California mom.

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LA Mama in Aspen.

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Brooklyn Mom and Friends..they would rule at Coachella

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Philly Mom

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Layering those “Coachella” accessories in Philly

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Berkeley Mom  -the original Bohemian city

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My gorgeous friend and yoga teacher, California born and bred Mama

Here are my Coachella looks captured by Cara Bloch, clothing from Hollen & Jen Showroom Miami – designer vintage amazingness!

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Haute Havana in Marin County….

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Nina and Felix. Fairfax, California. Spring 2016.

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Felix grew up in Cuba, I was very excited to connect with him – because he obviously reminded me of Miami. Nina (who also has roots in Cuba) and Felix are actively involved in making Cuba a better place for its citizens. They founded the organization, Bay Area Cuba Community Alliance, www.baccagroup.org

Most of us who grew up in Miami, consider ourselves partially Cuban – we were lucky to be raised with so many people from different cultures, and with a large percentage of Cubans making Miami home – we got to start our mornings with a Cafecito and pastelito and grew up speaking “Spainglish”, the unofficial language of Miami. So when you meet someone who’s Cuban outside of Miami, you feel like you already have a great deal in common.

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Adorable family style…

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Nina grew up in Northern California, but lived in NYC for a long time – she has that natural New York sensibility (her parents are New Yorkers) mixed in with the open minded California spirit. When you have tattoos this large, you’ll never come off as uptight – only creative and cool (even if you are the opposite).

Paradise City. Miami Drop-Off.

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Amber. Miami, Florida. April 2015.

It was amazing to be in Miami again, and check out the school pick up fashion. When I lived in Miami, I loved capturing Amber’s style on Haute Drop-Off.

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How cute is Amber?

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We all need an oversized, cool bag like this, especially with three kids.

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As you know, Miami is so hot – it’s hard to go out without revealing skin. Confidence is key!

Vintage Ain’t Cheap. Crazy Bag Lady.

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When I was in NYC a few weeks ago, at the suggestion of my mother, I strolled into Barney’s to check out their “new” collection of vintage Coach bags from the 1970’s. She was right, I was visibly twitching from the perfect specimen of a bag resting perfectly on my shoulder.

But, I also paused, with a very hefty price tag, it was hard not to feel like somewhat of a sucker. First of all, I had the exact Vintage Coach bag circa 1973, purchased at a local vintage store in Fairfax, California. The bag cost me maybe $40.00 – I remember telling the store owner that THE hippest of the hip were scouring NYC flea markets for the particular bag – almost suggesting she charge me more.

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My original Vintage $40.00 Coach bag, Mill Valley 2015.

I loved this bag and added a fancy gold chain, to make it my very own Couture vintage Coach. But this bag, along with many others was stolen at JFK this summer – never to be seen again. I just hope the thieves appreciate my unique creation.

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So I did get this beautiful bag – the added fringe and the cool packaging was impossible to resist. It’s scratched and marked, and will only get more worn in over time. I know why I love this bag – it’s different, it’s unique, if I see one more Goyard bag, I may start spraying them with ketchup (oh, but they don’t get ruined – I forgot).  I’m only kidding – vintage bags have always excited me, and I’m happy that Coach is recycling, not just re-making the originals.  For more information on Coach’s Vintage Collection at Barney’s click below….

http://www.barneys.com/barneys-new-york?pagetype=brand&prefn1=brand&prefv1=Coach%20Vintage

 

Photographer Superstar. NYC is Haute.

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Hakim. Celebrity/Art/Fashion/Music Photographer. NYC.

I met Hakim a few weeks ago on the NYC pavement, he was taking photos of the anti-Donald Trump rally…he started shooting me, and his skills and passion are mind blowing. Check him out on instagram, https://www.instagram.com/lowlight_performance/ Check out his shots of this mom below:

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NYC. April 2016.

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Do you see the Nirvana t-shirt?

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Ankle boots, the official NYC walking shoe…

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Bag: Longchamp Le Pilage, this bag is great for toting baby stuff – it’s nylon and can be washed out…great bag to use as a diaper bag