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FASHION: The Good American Desert

Jordana Ripp : April 27, 2017 4:47 pm : Fashion, Travel

I have a million pairs of denim shorts, simply because my search for the perfect fit is never ending. Some fit my waist but not my thighs, some fit my thighs but have excess room around the waist that even a belt won’t fix. This is a pretty standard problem for any hourglass woman and it’s one of the many fit issues that duo Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede have tackled with the launch of their denim brand Good American.

Built for a variety of shapes and sizes, the GA fit and comfort means no need for alterations, pinning and necessary belting. With summer around the corner, the Bombshell Blue 042 is primed to be part of my weekend uniform and was the perfect addition to our Spring trip to Coachella Valley to explore Desert X (more on this in an upcoming post). Some snap happys amongst the desert superblooms and installations below:

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Outfit:

Sunnies: Rainbow Optx

Bodysuit: Naked Wardrobe

Denim Shorts: Good American

Boots: Steve Madden

Denim Jacket: Understated Leather

Location:

Coachella Valley

Photography:

Von Jera Photography

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FASHION: In-N-Out Is Always In Style

Jordana Ripp : April 11, 2017 11:06 am : Fashion, Travel

Growing up with In-N-Out, it was the assumed treat after volleyball and diving practice, it was my favorite food truck at school and was the destination for many a birthday party and after school hang during the 90’s. I now live very close to In-N-Out’s Westwood location and clearly nothings changed, it’s always packed with teens and college kids from UCLA and other nearby schools.

A couple years ago when I was still living back in Australia, I heard In-N-Out  was doing a pop up in Sydney. I was a little confused as to what the fuss was all about and why Aussies were so excited for a burger chain that growing up, I thought was as normal as McDonald’s or Pizza Hut. The marketer in me was curious.

To Australian’s, In-N-Out represents a slice of California yesteryear where summer, surf, burgers and palm trees signify a fun carefree lifestyle, which is not far off a typical Aussie ethos. Collectively Aussies love to travel, explore new experiences and definitely a good bbq burger, so when you bring an unavailably popular brand to our shores, make it in short supply, pop it up in a word-of-mouth location, you are no doubt going to create a love fest.

Most reports on the Aussie success of In-N-Out attribute it to quality product, however I think the biggest driver has been the strong branding, personality and exclusivity. Most Aussies won’t have actually experienced an In-N-Out burger before lining up for hours to buy one at a Sydney pop up. So what convinces them? The pop-culturally recognizable logo and brand consistency have helped the company uphold it’s claim to that 50’s summer lovin feel, making it the experience unique to Australians. Of course quality product is what will keep your customers coming back and In-N-Out literally has this in the bag with a simple All-American menu and widely known “secret” one. Thanks to social media reach, this family run business has global fans, that whilst they can only tangibly reach the product when they are on California soil, are still dedicated and keep the company’s 3 million strong social fanbase going stong.

Keep doing what you’re doing In-N-Out, we clearly love it!

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Outfit:

Croped Sweater: Londunn x Missguided Fleeceback

Track Pants: Londunn x Missguided Black Mesh Joggers

Platform Slides: Katy Perry Collection – The Tracey

Sunnies: RainbowOptx

Location:

In-N-Out Westwood

Photography:

Von Jera Photography

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FASHION: Naked Wardrobe Loves Your Curves

Jordana Ripp : March 29, 2017 11:14 am : Fashion

I’m now obsessed with Naked Wardrobe


Being hourglassy, we all know it can be hard to find form-fitting fashion that flatters your shape. Always on the look out for good quality pieces that won’t break the bank, I came across this LA based brand on J-Lo’s Insta and quickly saw it pop up amongst the Kardashian queens of curve. The smooth double thickness of the material and classic shape with modern twists, not only makes these pieces easy to wear, they instill a confidence and carefree free nature. The NW Taupe Midi Set (as seen below), cost me a crazy affordable $42usd and so now I’m obviously a Naked Wardrobe coat hanger for life.

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Outfit:

Set: Naked Wardrobe NW Midi Set in Taupe

Glasses: Sunnyside Boutique LA

Location:

The Getty Museum

Photography:

Von Jera Photography

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FASHION: Escape with Dead Studios and The Getty Museum

Jordana Ripp : March 17, 2017 10:28 am : Fashion

It’s 4am and I’m wide awake, I’m a terrible sleeper so this is not unusual. I grab my phone, it’s not there, it’s on the floor. I roll over far enough for my fingers to reach and pull it towards me. Picking it up, I turn it over and my brand new iPhone 7 plus has a nice big crack radiating down the screen… WTF!? Ok ok, it happens, we all know iPhone screens break, at least I have Apple Care… I start flipping through my emails and there is an alert from my bank saying I’m over drawn… umm unless I was sleep shopping, how is this possible (I did hesitate on this for a second as I have done this before when I couldn’t sleep and was bored :/ )??? I quickly check my bank app and see that my cable/wifi provider has billed me twice by mistake. Now in the past this may not have been such a big deal and I would have dealt with it, but when you are trying to carve out your second career in Hollywood where wages aren’t what they are in Australia, mistakes like this matter. Trying to stay calm but realizing I literally have no money until pay-day, I check what time the bank opens and decide to get up early and be there for the 8am open time.

At 7:59am I’m staring at the sign on the bank’s shiny glass door and it says “Open: 9am – 5pm”. Ok so Google is clearly not my friend today either, I’ll have to go at lunch. I head to the bus stop and as I step up, I somehow miss, headbutt the person in front of me and spill coffee and handbag contents everywhere. Even the homeless man who I’ve taken to calling Fred (he corrects me with a different name daily) that rides the bus with me, laughed hysterically, so safe to say I really should have gone home and started the day again. As far as first world problems go, this was crappy but when you are chasing dreams, sometimes the shittiness of a morning amongst the palm trees, in a relative LA paradise, can seem mockingly magnified.

Luckily when things do feel magnified, this creatively inspiring town can lift you up, even if you are on a tight budget. The Getty Museum is one of my favorite escapes and the bonus is it’s free to the public and it’s super close to my house. Located atop West LA, I can choose to be calibrated by the clean lines of Richard Meier’s estate architecture, inspired by the city views, lost in the cultural exhibits or lizard laze on the lawn amongst the flora, close my eyes and just breathe.

It’s cultural escapes like these that make waking up at 4am to find your phone broken, your account overdrawn, the bank shut and a Dick Van Dyke tumble onto the bus, worthwhile.

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I tend to live in athleisure these days and I love that I get to support talented friends from back home. Helmed by Sam Moore, Dead Studios always has the best quality fit and feel and the boldest of simple design, taking your regular athleisure staples to the next level.

Outfit:

Crop Top: Dead Studios – Raceway Long Sleeve Tee

Tights: Dead Studio – Studio Tights

Shoes: Converse

Location:

The Getty Museum

Photography:

Von Jera Photography

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FASHION GIVEAWAY: What’s in a Name? Rooftop Views with Jord Watches

Jordana Ripp : March 8, 2017 3:05 pm : Fashion

When I was in grade school I struggled with my name. I now very much appreciate that Jordana isn’t as common as many but there was a time where I would have been very content as a Sally or Kate (definitely not shading any Sallys or Kates here). Having moved from the US to Australia not long before high-school, I was conscious of fitting in and as I saw it, a thick American accent, an apparently hard to say name (the most common pronunciations being Jordan-anna or jordan-na…) and a tail-end entry to junior school cliques, would not help matters. Despite my perceived hurdles, junior school was somewhat seemless, although I did end up quickly loosing my American accent and picking up an Aussie one.

I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to inquire earlier but it wasn’t until the end of high school that I thought to ask my Mom the meaning behind my name. I take pride in knowing that I was named after the feisty best friend of Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. I like to think Jordan and I share some of her more favorable traits like sporty-ness and strength of character, rather than the shallow and cynical side Fitzgerald describes.

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As a child I remember being distinctly annoyed at the fact that I never had my own personalized mini license plate or pen or t-shirt, you know the ones you see in souvenir stores? So many of my friends would go away on summer vacation and come back with personalized gifts and I would have to settle with the generic “You’re A Star!” or “Best Friend” as “Jordana” was never going to be available (I knowwww, so dramatic haha ;) ). Seeing my name has clearly been a defining factor in my life, I tend to hold anything with any resemblance to my name in the highest regard. So when Jord Watches contacted me about a giveaway post, I jumped on it. It helps that their collection of wood crafted timepieces are modern, sustainable, perfectly pairable and light weight so as to easily blend with your day to day.

As part of this post, Jord Watches will be giving away to one lucky reader, a $180USD e-card towards their choice of timepiece. Entering is easy, just click the link below and enter your name and email. Competition is open worldwide and closes midnight March 26, 2017. For those who can’t hold out for the competition close, you can get 15% off by using the code: cfjord15

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Outfit:

Jord Wood Watch: Frankie Zebrawood and Champagne 

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Sunnies: Sunnyside LA

Crop Top: Naked Wardrobe NW Crop

Joggers: Fashion Nova Late Nights in Dusty Blue

Heels: Wittner Shoes

Location:

Westwood Village, Los Angeles

Photography:

Von Jera Photography


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FASHION: Welcome to the Hotel California

Jordana Ripp : March 2, 2017 9:34 am : Fashion

Welcome to the Hotel California… or rather The Beverly Hills Hotel. Iconic flamingo pink walls, palm leaf features, gold accents, retro Rolls Royce glam and a rich history in golden era Hollywood makes this not only an oasis escape, but an immersive experience in country club charm of yesteryear. I have spent many a happy moment here, whether it’s been to stay, celebrate birthdays, Sunday brunches, cocktail catch ups, a go-to for visiting friends or just to enjoy a Bogie era escape.

Lately, I’ve been a little too impatient for summer, which directly correlates with my annoyance at LA’s unusually wet winter season (I do actually feel guilty about this seeing we are in drought…). So in an attempt to channel the sun I’ve taken to updating my wardrobe with new swimwear and outfits (not hard since many of my favorite brands are back in Oz, in the midst of summer collections) and hanging out in summer inspired places like the BH Hotel.

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I’m very much in love with this new one piece from Lioness and can’t wait to break it out for it’s intended use by the pool. In the meantime, I’m content to pair it back with trans-seasonal pieces so I can wear it earlier than later and flounce around The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Outfit:

One Piece: Lioness

Denim: One Teaspoon

Choker: Sachi Love

Sunnies: Rainbow OPTX

Shoes: Wittner

Location:

Beverly Hills Hotel

Photography:

Von Jera Photography

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FASHION: Half the Animal Groupie Goals

Jordana Ripp : February 23, 2017 2:17 pm : Entertainment, Fashion

One of the biggest benefits of living in such creative town is being surrounded by creative people. In Los Angeles, you are constantly exposed to music, film, TV, art, photography, writing, performance, architecture, fashion (I could go on) and on a daily basis, find yourself inspired by the stories of others and propelled to weave your own. It is a city of dreamers, achievers and risk takers.

I have always had so many talented, amazing people in my life and my first experience with serious talent was witnessing my childhood best friend on stage. Mad vocal skills, an infectious smile and a presence you just want to be around, Candace from such a young age was always someone I admired. I now take so much pride in having (bragging ;) ) OG fan status at her frequent gigs. In a family of talent, her younger brother Chase, couldn’t help but flourish with the same amazing traits. Today I get to see him living out his own dreams locally on stage with Half the Animal, whilst touring coast to coast and abroad.

Fan-girling hard in this post, I’ve thrown a bit of fashion and art together, channeling my inner groupie and expressing my love for HTA’s song Babylon:

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Outfit:

Tee: Half the Animal Band Tee

Denim Skirt: Ksubi from The Local by GPC

Sunnies: Rainbow OPTX

Location:

Fairfax District – @LouisCarreon wall

Photography:

Mike Paskin Photography

Inspo Pics: Pinterest

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FASHION: Shag Coats with a Side of Retro Bernie

Jordana Ripp : February 16, 2017 12:46 pm : Fashion

I’ve never been one to get super political.

My Dad is.

I’d like to blame my Father and his over arching views that led me to lazily following his lead when it came to the polls, however I really can’t. My Dad is a very smart and worldly man, so trusting his opinions has never been a challenge (making my lazy political decisions very easy). It took putting a continent between us and a childlike twitter monger to rise to power, for me to actually start forming my own views. If there is any (any ANY?) benefit to Trump’s reign, it’s that motivated back seat riders like myself are waking up to take notice.

There is a famously unused little coffee shop on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax that sits stoic in it’s 1960’s garb. During the lead up to the election, steadfast Bernie Sanders supporters decorated the spot with posters and promotional imagery reminiscent of rallies in the 60’s. Garnering exposure and support for their candidate, the location continues to stand in solidarity. Used as the backdrop for many a film, Johnie’s Coffee Shop is a character of America’s yesteryear and an unmistaken contrast to it’s surrounds. Standing between Johnie’s political uproar (and ironically futuristic look for it’s time) and the modern-day futuristic facade of the Petersen Automotive Museum across the road, speaks to the many personalities and agendas of this city.

I’m always looking for interesting and story-like locations to shoot, which in this city we have no shortage of. It’s a my way of learning, exploring, expressing myself in a creative visual way and in this instance celebrating the history of a community that says #MakeLoveNotWall.

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Outfit:

Sunnies: Sunnyside LA

Shag Jacket: Make Me Chic Pink Faux Fur Jacket

Crop Top: Naked Wardrobe

Denim: Urban Outfitters

Boots: Make Me Chic Metallic Pointed Boots

Location:

Johnie’s Coffee Shop

Photography:

Mike Paskin Photography

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FASHION: Sports Luxe in the Arts District

Jordana Ripp : January 31, 2017 11:00 am : Fashion

Sports luxe has always been around in some capacity but with the rise of King Kylie’s (love her or hate her) popularity, this look has moved from the ideals of looking cute to go to coffee, to looking cute to go out to dinner. I personally LOVE this trend, I can certainly be outfit lazy on the best of days. If I can get away with stepping out in a snapback, cute leggings and a print tee, I’m all kinds of down. I think the key to pulling off this look (without looking like you just rolled out of bed to head to the gym) is accessories. Pairing some edgy sunnies and playing around with alternatives to your usual sneakers, are all good places to start.

 

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Outfit:

Snapback: Alexander Simai

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters Spacewoman Rimless Frame

Tee: Kylie Jenner Shop

Leggings: Lorna Jane

Shoes: Aldo (Shop Similar Style)

Location:

Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

Photography:

Jon Vera

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FASHION: Wearing Summer in Winter with Auguste the Label

Jordana Ripp : January 24, 2017 8:18 am : Fashion

I had originally intended to wear this outfit in New York over the winter holiday break but in true 2016 style I was struck down with the flu and confined to my bed in a very festive unicorn onsie… ;/ Back in LA there aren’t many occasions to wear a heavy faux fur jacket. However with the unusually rainy/chilly winter weather we’ve been having of late, I figured I’d get away with an NY intended recreation.

Downtown LA always has so much varying light, color and texture to choose from. From the dark decay to the bright street art, the architectural mirroring to the angled skyline, wandering always means you’re sure to find visual depth. Our late afternoon visit meant in the course of an hour, we were able to capture so many moods and feels in the fading light, that I found it hard to choose a succinct image story for this post. So instead of creating limitations, I embraced the eclecticism and threw together a collage of light and dark, appropriately reminiscent of all that is DTLA.

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Summer back home in Aus means summer collections from many of my favorite brands (like this maxi from Auguste the Label). My seasonal winter fix has been to pair them with heavier coats and boots.

Outfit:

Dress: Auguste the Label – Willow Day Dress

Faux Fur Coat: Wasteland

Boots: Steve Madden – Emotions in Taupe

Location:

Downtown LA

Photography:

Jon Vera

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FASHION: Those Blue Velvet Blazer Goals

Jordana Ripp : January 18, 2017 4:44 pm : Fashion

I’ve decided 2017 is my year. I took a bit of a break from blogging over the last year and a half, somewhat unintentionally. The challenges with moving countries, forging new careers and redfining myself took a bit of a toll and I found my creative spark wavering. It didn’t help that 2016 was a particularly personal downward sliding snowball either. Nevertheless it’s a new year, we pick ourselves up, wipe the slate clean and excitedly manifest new dreams and goals. On my bedroom wall at home I have a Fitzgerald quote, I see it every morning and it resonates:

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

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Outfit

Blazer Dress: Tobi Cara Velvet Blazer Dress

Boots: Lola Shoetique

Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Location

Venice, California

Photography

Jon Vera

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FASHION: Off The Shoulder in Venice

Jordana Ripp : January 12, 2017 6:02 pm : Fashion

I opened my wardrobe the other day and realized I may have a slight obsession with off the shoulder trends at the moment. I have sweaters, sweater dresses, tops, maxis, bodycon versions… and now my latest edition, this easy to wear purple rose number from Tobi. I often go through stages where I’m in love with a certain look. For me, the subtle femininty alluded from bare shoulders helps transform a traditional sillouette into something a little more interesting and left of center. From Marilyn to Betty you can’t help adopt the conviction associated with a bit of old school, off shoulder glam. Dress it up, dress it down, it just works.

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Outfit:

Dress: Tobi – Theon Off The Shoulder Dress

Sunglasses: Melrose Ave find

Boots: Zara

Photographer: Jon Vera

Location: Venice, California

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FASHION: My Last Santa Monica Sunset for 2016

Jordana Ripp : January 4, 2017 5:55 pm : Fashion

New year, new dreams, new doors to open.

2016 was challenging in many respects, the world faced a lot of loss, turmoil and some pretty unprecedented politicially historical events to make the year as a whole, blatently controversial, borderline ridiculous. For me personally it was a year for misalignment, a sliding door moment that pushed my luck off kilt. Despite being more than glad to see the tail end of this year, I spent much of 2016’s last few days taking time to remember the parts I loved, the places I saw, the feelings I felt there and the people I was with. In what seemed like a chaotic time, there were moments of clarity, happiness and exploration. Sometimes that’s all we can ask for.

Some of my favorite moments from the year involved sunsets, good friends, many laughs and beach views. Luckily with this shoot, I was able to do just that. Spending the afternoon hanging out, people watching, generally just being our stupid selves and being lucky to have a bestie that is handy with a camera to catch some of the smaller moments.

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Wandering Santa Monica Beach in Tobi and Sbicca Footwear

Outfit:

Top: Tobi Take A Picture Wrap Crop Top

Heels: Sbicca Footwear

Sunnies: Urban Outfitters Festival Round

Denim: Topshop

Location:

Santa Monica Beach, California

Photography:

Jon Vera

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FASHION: The Art-Eat-Art World of Melrose Ave

Jordana Ripp : December 16, 2016 3:43 pm : Fashion, Travel

Vintage, art, graffiti, flea markets, high end, budget wares and a whole lot of personality. Melrose Ave is as diverse as Los Angeles itself, a street art gallery in the most literal sense and definitely my favorite spot for finding some of the most unique pieces in both my wardrobe and home. On the first Sunday after probably the most controversal election in US history, we distracted ourselves by spending the morning drinking coffee, people-watching, roaming with the camera, capturing elements of both the mainstay and new political art and reflecting on the relative quiet after what was a very noisy week.

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Outfit:

Sunglasses: Hello Parry

Dress and Belt: Wasteland

Boots: Sbicca Footwear

Mala Bracelet and Ring: Tiny Devotions

Photographer: Jon Vera

Location: Melrose Ave, Los Angeles

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FASHION: Venice on a Sunday Morning

Jordana Ripp : October 11, 2016 4:15 pm : Fashion

It’s creative chaos lined with monotone alleys, brightly colored walls, the blur of music, voices and the vagueness of distinctly herbal scents. Venice, whether you love it or hate it, it’s always an extraordinary sensory experience. On a recent Sunday, amongst the gypsy-like street bustle, a talented photographer friend of mine and I, decided to spend the morning wandering the back alleys and side streets. We had no real objectives but managed to capture a little mash up of the quieter side of LA’s seaside melting pot.

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Photography: Jordan Taylor Adams

Secondary Imagery: Snapchat @jordanaripp and Google images

Outfit

Denim Jacket: Understated Leather

Snapback: Alexander Simai

Crop: Kookai

Leggings: Lorna Jane

Shoes: Converse


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FASHION: San Francisco Wandering in Romwe

Jordana Ripp : September 5, 2016 11:32 am : Fashion, Travel

I haven’t done a fashion post in aggeeeeessss, so a weekend getaway to San Francisco was the perfect backdrop for my end of summer (but still in seasonal denial) wardrobe addition. I love anything that is a little different and with the pop color print of this off shoulder top being so Picasso like, I felt a little less regular in my jeans and top combo.

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Top: Pink Painting Print Off Shoulder Top from Romwe

Jeans: Nobody Denim Bowie Cult Skinny 

Location: El Techo Rooftop San Francisco 

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FASHION ON FILM: Zhivago MBFWA Resort 17 Presents Death Becomes Her

Jordana Ripp : May 19, 2016 12:20 pm : Entertainment, Fashion

If you had asked me at the age of 15 what my favorite movie was, I would have answered solidly with Death Becomes Her. Having stumbled upon the videotape amongst our household collection, the comical transformations of Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep into vein notions of ever after, cleverly combined enough dark themes with light comedy to make it a rebellious teenager’s #1.  Over time that videotape turned into a DVD and then a download that even now gets revisited when I’m looking for a bit of dark comedic relief.

The movie itself may have been released in 1992 but the notions and takeaways are still (if not more) relevant today. With the lightening speed growth of social media, it’s validation in the commercial sector and the comparable rate of our increasingly narcissistic society, it’s not hard to draw parallels between a 90’s satirical commentary of vanity and the world today.

It’s these parallels that helped inspire Australian based fashion empire Zhivago’s latest Resort 17 collection. Stepping onto the MBFWA stage, citing Death Becomes Her as their muse, the show opens in similar fashion to the movie itself, with a reinvented new gen dance number reminiscent of Streep’s opening act, I See Me. Typically dominated by strong luxe geometrical shapes and lines, Zhivago’s collab with the Death Becomes Her tale is the perfect fit for a new collection of fashion commentary.

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A cohesive meld of Zhivago’s signature look and the Death Becomes Her motif defined the MBFWA Resort 17 offering. With homage to memorable scenes and style elements, the collection unfolds with a cutout version of the Shotgun Showdown, a gowned reimagining of the velor jumpsuit Madeline wore in her pursuit of eternal beauty, the off shoulder shaping of Madeline’s black ball dress and various accessorized details pointing to a fantasized ideal of mortality and vanity.


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Pushing the parallels further, each model took to the stage with fractured facial elements representing the decaying beauty that Hawn and Streep’s characters come to endure by the end of the film.

img_9279.jpgFashion in film and film in fashion – an often coexisting continuium. Context and history are what I find most appealing when delving into a collection and better yet when it involves filmatic inspiration. Zhivago brings detail and thought to this fashionable portrayal of a 90’s cult hit, whilst keeping true their own signature and identity. To view the whole collection you can jump over to MBFWA or see the show below.

Image Credits: MBFWA, Getty Images and stills sourced from Google Images

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FASHION: California Summer with Jets Swimwear

Jordana Ripp : April 19, 2016 5:18 pm : Fashion

Sunday. 82. Sunny.

Spending a legit (almost) summer day in Santa Monica is way too easy and appealing when your week is spent watching the sun drenched palm trees from the office window. There are so many fun Cali coastal destinations I love but nothing beats an impromptu Sunday beach picnic with some my favorite beings. I’m a little ways off from reclaiming my summer tan, so jumping into a bikini was daunting but def do-able with the help of Jets Swimwear and their awesome prints and cuts.

Jet Swimwear California Summer

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Swimwear: Jets Australia Bazaar Halter Top and Jets Australia Bazaar Tie Bottom

Mala Beads: Tiny Devotions 

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters Festival Round

 Round Towel: SunnyLife Australia Lenox Towel Jordana Ripp

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FASHION: Who What Wear’s #BOSSNOTES ft Nicole Richie, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Gabi Fresh

Jordana Ripp : April 3, 2016 9:19 pm : Fashion

In relative terms I’m still very new to Los Angeles and even more so to blogging here. My emersion strategy has been to get out to as many fash/blog/entertainment events as much as possible, however, as with most research and learning experiences you quickly find that some are worth your while, others not so much.

When the Who What Wear x Westfield Topanga  BOSSNOTES event popped up, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but was fairly certain it would be a great event with WWW at the helm.

Who What Wear Boss Notes Event Los Angeles

From experience, when Nicole Richie is involved with anything there’s usually a fan mob, so going means getting there early to avoid being trampled. This said, my plans of being substantially early didn’t quite happen. I arrived at the Westfield Topanga Mall about 5 minutes early and was slightly confused when I was met with a beautifully laid out event space but no doublewide line in sight. Ensuring I had the right time, I was approached by an organizer who mentioned they would be opening in a few minutes. Still confused as to why I was about to be the first to check in (but happily embracing the thought of not being stood on by a million stilettos), the 12pm start time hit and the line finally materialized (I’m guessing everyone was running on the same late clock I was?)

Whilst it ended up being a packed house, it was probably the most intimate and well presented event I’ve been to thus far. Attendee numbers were capped explaining the intimate vibe and the space was highlighted with blush and neutral tones giving a clean feminine feel, accented with succulents, flowers, lemonade and small bites. Prior to the panel starting, guests were treated to DryBar hair makeovers, Blushington makeup tutorials and a chance to mingle with bloggers and other fashion enthusiasts alike.

Who What Wear Boss Notes Event Los Angeles

The first panelists to take the stage were Katherine Schwarzenegger and Gabi Fresh, hosted by Who What Wear’s co-founder Hilary Kerr. I have to admit that prior to this panel, I hadn’t come across these two before. However, hearing their origin stories and seeing them talk about life, their loves and inspirations, I have become their newest fan.

Katherine Schwarzenegger may be the daughter of the Terminator but she has also paved her own way as an Author and Blogger. Having produced two books focused on topics important to her as a woman today, Katherine is also a contributor to InStyle Magazine and runs her own blog katherineschwarzenegger.com. Amongst the many topics discussed, her most important and simplest advice is to “trust your gut and instinct”, breathe and be true to the goals you set out when you started.

Who What Wear Boss Notes Event Los Angeles

Gabi Fresh: Swimwear designer, blogger and an inspiration to plus and traditional size fashion seekers alike. Cataloguing her fashion adventures through her blog, Gabi gained a strong following that loved her risk taking style and the relatable challenges she faced finding her favorite looks. With swimwear often being the hardest to find, she launched her Gabi Fresh x Swim Sexy collection (which I’m in love with) to rave reviews and sales. Her advice for blogging and life is to “embrace your evolution” as a means of celebrating how far you’ve come and “find what makes you unique and different and go with that”. Quality is found when you break away from the pack and shine in your own right.

Nicole Richie Quote

With a quick break, the second and last panel took the stage in the form of Who What Wear co-founder Katherine Power and actress, designer and author Nicole Richie. I’ve been to a few NR events before, her pocket rocket personality and bubbly yet laid back energy is always entertaining. Talking as two old friends, the panel took on more of a living room feel with playful accusations that in working life, Katherine is hard on Nicole and Nicole doing shoutouts to unexpected high school friends as they passed by in the mall.

On Personal Style: Richie is known for her comfortable ode to the 60’s and 70’s stating ” I always think about what I can dance in, you never know when Beyonce is coming on the radio. On Mantras: “I don’t have one but maybe ride or die?“. On Dealing with the Feeling of Being Overwhelmed: “I lean on my friends” for support.

Who What Wear Boss Notes Event Los Angeles

I walked away feeling just that little more inspired having watched some great woman talk about their very real up and down paths to success in their own right. Supporting each other and meeting new like-minded people was the theme of the afternoon thanks to the fashionable efforts of Who What Wear and Westfield Topanga. Toted as a national series, make sure you are following @WhoWhatWear for details of their next events in NorCal and New Jersey.

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TRAVEL: Desert Wandering with the DJI Phantom 4 Drone and Tiger Mist

Jordana Ripp : April 1, 2016 11:39 am : Fashion, Travel

Palm Springs has really become a theme for me this year, a great way to escape the city for a bit of creative soul searching, desert wandering and Joshua Tree exploring. This particular trip was made extra special by the addition of alternative perspective made possible by DJI’s newest drone the Phantom 4.

Really the last thing you want to do amidst some of the most inspiring surrounds is to crowd around an iPad… but in this case that’s exactly what we did. Captivated by the birds-eye footage unfolding in front of us, the Phantom (or Lillie, as I’ve come to affectionately call her, I’ve decided it makes her sound less creepy) had us soaring the heights over and through Joshua Tree’s baron and rocky terrain, capturing sunsets, color and one expansive magnitude. It was Hot-Air-Balloon-Amazing to stand firmly planted, yet feel miles high.

I’m currently working on an extended cut of the video we put together. However in the meantime, the short clip and imagery below will give you a little insight into our afternoon spent amongst the trees, exploring corners and roads less travelled, all under a painted desert sky.

Joshua Tree Desert Fashion

Roadtrip through the California Desert to Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree Roadtrip

Joshua Tree Fashion

Roadtrip through the California Desert to Joshua Tree @jordanaripp

Joshua Tree Fashion

Joshua Tree Roadtrip

Joshua Tree Pink Sky

Roadtrip through the California Desert to Joshua Tree in Tiger Mist

Location: Joshua Tree, California

Photography and Video: Kieran Bell

Outfit Details

Dress: Rise of Dawn Love Child Mini

Aviators: Witchery

Boots: Back Catalogue Tony Bianco

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