The Coffee Table with Lauren Messiah

Happy post-holiday Thursday favorite blenders! Whether or not you’re looking to end the year in style or get inspired for a new look in 2013, get to know trained (by Stacy London) and certified (with a BFA in fashion design) personal fashion stylist:

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Currently Brewing

I’ve got a lot of things brewing right now! Between personal styling gigs for my Hollywood clients, keeping up with my blog, teaching classes at School of Style, and working as a style expert via brands partnerships … it’s hard to pick just one to dish on.

The most recent brew I have going is a partnership with Rimmel London. For this project I am styling eight unique looks that correspond with custom lip colors I created by blending their Stay Glossy lip glosses. It’s been really fun to be able to incorporate beauty and fashion into one big project. I have a couple of super cool projects coming up but for now they must remain top secret. Cue the maniacal laughter …

Favorite Drink

I am a sucker for hot mint green tea but also love gynostemma tea, which is said to be the healthiest tea in the world. It’s caffeine free but still manages to give me all the energy I need.

It’s the Little Things

  • Playing with my friend Miguel’s dogs, Lotus and Picasso
  • Watching Dexter and Breaking Bad even though it gives me bad dreams
  • Shopping. Sure it’s my job but I still count it as one of those little things

My Coffee Table

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I have a bunch of little random tables around my house that act as my coffee table. They usually have books, magazines, a weird toy, and a candle on them. On my current “coffee table” I have fashion books from the fashion heroes that inspire me – Brad Goreski, Stacy London, Amanda Brooks, and Sasha Charnin Morris. I also have a View Master that was gifted to me at a press preview. Now if only I could find my old She-Ra and Fraggle Rock View Master slides …

The table is from Home Goods aka my favorite place to find home décor. I am a sucker for a bargain and treasure hunt – so it’s perfect. The table is also portable so I can move it by my bed or into my dressing room to set jewelry and accessories on it; I’m all about versatility.

Words of Wisdom

Hard work pays off!! If you want something bad enough, go get it, and don’t let anyone stop you.

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(posted with love by Kathryn)

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My Top 5: The Macedo Twins

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(originially posted on Yello!)

You can never have too much of a good thing! When it comes to beautiful music, lyrics and vocals, twin sisters Michelle and Melissa Macedo (Mah-SAY-doh) are the real deal. Although raised in Pasadena,CA, Michelle and Melissa have a unique East Indian/European background, went to different colleges and abroad programs, and have now formed music layered with their personal experiences. Before forming their own band, Michelle recorded an album, La Luna, showcasing her ethereal sound reminiscent of Regina Spektor or Fiona Apple. The duo’s current album, Flags and Boxes, is available on iTunes. Michelle talked to us for a bit and when we asked what she loves to do when she’s not busy recording, she said she can be found on her Top 5 Online Shopping Sites: 

ModclothMy twin is upset that I found out about this even though she splurges too! Now I CANT STOP BUYING THINGS! Everything is so cute and each item has a really clever name to go with it. I love vintage inspired dresses and trinkets-I’m hooked.

One Kings LaneMost of the things we can only admire from afar but they have amazing furniture sales! There are some little treasures that are definitely worth the design inspiration.

Etsy — Crafty people go on this site and CREATE. Everything is individual and most likely hand made. We like that we know where it’s coming from and that we’re supporting local artisans.

Overstock— This is where we can actually get things we need like sheets and curtains. The prices are affordable and it’s all on sale!

FAB — This one just put me over the edge! FAB is very specialized and send emails to remind me of all the cute things they have. It’s different every day and it is made by individual designers and artists. It’s always a pleasant surprise.

Get inspired by the twins and their music right here:
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♥ K