CED Blog

The Evolution of a Little Black Dress

February 21, 2014

I always say the biggest luxury is having something custom made specifically for you. While that is what I do for others this time I was able to experience that for myself. My friend Rory Cunningham, gifted me with this amazing little black dress which I describe as out of this world!

Skeletal Chic

February 7, 2014

I saw this picture on Harper’s Bazaar and it was just so striking. The minimalism of the design paired with the intricacy of the skeleton is breathtaking and elegant to me. I was curious to see what other modern, avant-garde skeletal-inspired beauties I could find.

Radiant in 2014

January 17, 2014

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.” Pantone has announced their 2014 Color of the Year as Radiant Orchid. Leatrice Eiseman,

Viramontes’ Passion for Fashion

January 3, 2014

“Draw for yourself, paint for yourself, take photographs for yourself, you will love them much more.” — Tony Viramontes I recently saw the work of fashion illustrator, Tony Viramontes on display at L.A.’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum Gallery space.

Warrior Princesses, Arise

November 22, 2013

I love contrast. The contrast of leather and lace, sugar and spice. Sometimes women need to be both a warrior and a princess. Having discovered my inner princess during a recent costume party I do not deny that there is a warrior in me as well.

Handmade And Far From Homely

October 4, 2013

I love weddings. I love, love, love rings (I could be biased). I love flowers. I love the pictures and the stories. And of course, I love the dress. Every girl has her own style, and I think that is beautiful.

Fall 2013: A Palette of Many Moods

August 23, 2013

Way back in February we talked about Pantone naming Emerald their “Color of the Year.” It’s gorgeous and I love it, yes. But since September and fall are almost upon us, it’s onto the whole entire Fall 2013 Color Forecast.

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in…Pants

August 2, 2013

As a little girl, when you dreamt of your wedding day, the flowers, the color palette, the guests, the pant suit. Wait. What? Typically, brides wear dresses, everybody knows that. Did you ever dream of wearing an oh-so-chic and feminine, pants suit?

Coco Chic

July 26, 2013

Every woman has that go-to pick in her wardrobe. That one outfit that makes us feel empowered, gorgeous, fierce. For most of us, it’s our beloved, Little Black Dress. Each LBD has a different twist and each woman’s personal style helps to individualize her look.