JLo Hair is Haute.. Edith.

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Edith. Aspen. Summer 2016.

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Edith has that Jlo glow.. she is gorgeous!!

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It’s all about the Hair. perfect beach hair, wavy with honey highlights.

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He’s so cute!!

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Always make sure those cutoff’s fit well – – like here on Edith, I need to be better with the fit-  I get them short and too baggy in the booty.

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Man Bun. Beard. Tank Top. Vans. Hot Papa.

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Eric. Aspen, Colorado. August 2016.

Eric and his son skateboarded to a local pizza place in Aspen, after the town’s summer event – The Ducky Derby – a fundraiser where about 30,000 rubber ducks “race” down Aspen’s Roaring Fork River, money raised goes to local youth organizations.

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Eric’s wife Sarah owns a store called http://www.grayaspen.com  – The store carries a collection of classic pieces with a bit of a bohemian tone – based on Eric’s style, I imagine they are a pretty cool looking couple.

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Tank Tops are really current for men right now – they are reminiscent of the late 1970’s California surf culture – — I guess it seems that most men are borrowing from that hippie/intellectual/surfer 1970’s look – I happen to LOVE it.

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Man Buns: I love them. They are cool and Eric knows how to pull it off. I know many of you poke fun of the good old man bun, but you know you love it! Let’s talk shorts on men, they can go very wrong, but this dad know how to make shorts look causal and cool – not dorky. The length is perfect, not too long, not too short – no pleats…

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Eating a quick slice…

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Father/son Van action… love it!!

Do Brazilian’s Do it Better? Jumpsuits at Drop-Off.

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Naju and Hunter. Aspen, Colorado. August 2015.

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A pretty tattoo on a sexy back….always looks cool.

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Naju, originally from Brazil is wearing jewelry made in Brazil by her designer sister.

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Fashion Notes: Glasses: Louis Vuitton, Hat: Asos, Jumpsuit: H&M, Watch: Nixon, Sandals: Corso Como

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Rompers are so current – just in this weekend’s New York Times, Fashion of the Times featured Taylor Swift, as the fashion teacher when it comes to rompers. The spread shows New Yorkers on the street, beating the heat in adorable rompers. Naju says this jump suit is the easiest staple to throw on, and still look fashionable running after a toddler.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/13/fashion/what-taylor-swift-can-teach-you-about-rompers.html?_r=0

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Floppy hat and glasses… if you want to get dressed in a hurry, and still look so cool.

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Brooding Voice. Haute Musician Papa. Bohemian Drop-Off.

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Jeremy. Dad. Musician. Fairfax, California. January 2015.

If anyone could be a style poster child for Fairfax, a bohemian town in Marin County, California–Jeremy would be it. Jeremy has the soul of an artist, and now the soul of a daddy. Jeremy is a musician, playing guitar and singing in the band San Geronimo.  I first heard this band play at a bar, that to me, seemed like it had to be fake and on some movie set. But it wasn’t, this place called Rancho Nicasio is deep in Marin County, and feels like what my image of a 1960 rural hippie town would appear to be.  I even spotted an identical human replica of David Crosby.

Jeremy’s voice is brooding and captivating, but I’m not really a music critic.  What I do know, is that their version of Lyle Lovett’s If I had a Boat will touch you deeply..and make you fall in love with their sound. San Geronimo plays every Thursday at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, owned by famed Grateful Dead bassist, Phil Lesh.  They’ve played at The Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, as well as many other Bay Area venues.  Click the link below, to check them out:

http://www.sangeronimomusic.com

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Iphone Shots. Miami. Brooklyn. San Francisco. Marin.

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Miami. Marin County. San Francisco. Brooklyn. 2014.

I realize the bad quality of the photographs, but I wanted to show these stylin’ parents. I love traveling and admiring the fashion of each place.  I don’t know if this is a real “hobby”, but observing humanity is my greatest love – actually participating in human interaction, while capturing style…. yup, that’s it.

Love to you all. Happy Friday. xxxx Mara

Little White Pocketbooks are so Haute. Aspen Drop-Off.

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Caryn. Aspen, Colorado. August 2014.

Caryn likes quality, as I assessed during our conversation about fashion.  Residing in Miami with her husband and two kids, Caryn was another lucky mama able to enjoy the incredible Aspen summer.  When I talk about Aspen, I feel a little weird, because it sounds a bit out of touch..and I get that most people aren’t using “summering” as a verb – i’m certainly not.

Like i’ve mentioned before, Miami is brutal in the summer and people who can escape the humidity to hike, bike and be outside in gorgeous Aspen – definitely take full advantage. This is why Aspen is filled with Dallas and Miami visitors in the summer – they all need an escape.   Aspen is a town filled with high end stores, amazing thrift shops (I will share my finds soon), music festivals (mostly classical and Jazz), bars, free buses etc… It’s a gift to be able to breathe the fresh air in the summer and spend time with my family.

And talk about music..besides the incredible musicians you hear all over town, studying at the prestigious Aspen Music School, Aspen is also home to the iconic Belly Up.  Belly Up is a special place to hear music in an intimate setting.  We saw Ryan Adams, Super Diamond (The Neil Diamond cover band) and Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.  Every night at Belly Up is another impressive band..some less known..some famous..but all really unique and talented.  And back to fashion….

I LOVE Caryn’s white Celine handbag.  White “pocketbooks” were really big this summer, I got an amazing one..and will be wearing it all year, winter white baby! And I’m pretty confident white leather boots, will be worn on the most fashionable feet this fall….

Fashion Notes: Handbag: Celine, Shorts: J.Crew, Cashmere Sweater: Chan Luu, purchased at the boutique 02 Aspen, Sunglasses: Prada, Watch: Cartier and Flip-Flops: Louis Vuitton

Haute Aspen. Mara Drop-Off Shot.

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Mara and Asher. Aspen. August 2014.

Here with my gorgeous nephew Asher in Aspen – hanging out at the park.

Fashion Notes: Mostly Zara – Vintage Coach… Lace top. Long cardigan. rushed to get dressed for an Aspen night out.

Haute Miami Mom in Aspen. Army Looks Rule this Summer.

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Christina. Aspen, Colorado. August. 2014.

Christina is visiting Aspen from Miami..Aspen is a summer escape for many in Miami who can afford and want to escape from the debilitating humidity…Miami in the summer is like winter up North, you pretty much stay inside or in a body of water.

I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in Aspen, even though I live in a place that happens to be gorgeous in the summer.  Aspen is a great place to spend with the ones you love -music, hiking, food, parks and even free buses, because of the town’s wealth, services are abundant.  The students at Aspen’s famed Music School serenade residents and tourists at the local bakery Paradise, with classical renditions of modern and old songs.  Intellectually Aspen rules with the prestigious Aspen Institute, fostering leadership, free dialogue and thinking  – with multiple programs running all year.  I think of it as college for adults…

Fashion Notes: Army Shirt: Zadig & Voltaire and Shorts: Anthropology

Haute Aspen. Outdoorsy Style Rules.

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Delfina. Aspen, Colorado. August 2014.

This shot was taken at the Aspen Skating Competition – it was so awesome to watch skaters fly on the half pipe – from young kids to men and women. Originally from Argentina, Delfina currently makes her home in Aspen, where she works as a mental health counselor.

Aspen style is all about combining athletic gear with stylish pieces – to make it look not so “athletic”.  Ya see in Aspen, most people hike, bike, rock climb, raft, kayak…daily..so everyone is prepared.  It’s a Lulu Lemon/Gucci combination kind of town..and throw in some bohemian Moccasins for good measure..

Fashion Notes: Bag: Nine West, Kicks: Guess, Jacket: Lulu Lemon, Glasses: Michael Kors

She’s a Luxury Bohemian. Haute Style Aspen.

DSC_2073Wendy. Mom. Therapist. Aspen, Colorado. August 2014.

Wendy lives in Miami Beach and is on vacation with her family in the amazing town of Aspen.  They were watching a famous Aspen summer event, The Ducky Derby, where millions of rubber ducks are emptied in a river, purchased by visitors and residents of Aspen – to raise money for local charities.  The ducks are recycled each year, and it’s so fun to observe the wholesome excitement of the town.

I know Wendy personally, and have always been a fan of her style.  Miami has a specific style, and when I lived there, it was refreshing to see Wendy’s own “designer boho” look.  She combines a bit of natural sexiness with funky accessories, which creates this young, urban look.  Wendy is wearing a lot of luxury designer pieces, but she is an expert at combining pieces – creating her own unique style.

Fashion Notes: Glasses: Oliver Peoples, Kicks: Prada, Handbag (I love): Henry Beguelin, Black Dress: Cynthia Vincent, Bracelets: Mi and Ro and Cartier, Watch: Rolex, and funky earrings and necklace purchased in Park City and Aspen by local designers