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VOLCOM Spring 2012 Fashion Show

Last weekend was Volcom's Spring 2012 Fashion Show, here in the LA area.


Pairing up with ELLE magazine for this exciting event, the show was the perfect summer fare with outdoor space, delicious cocktails, hot models clad in bikinis and a special capsule collection by POSSO, who also provided the music.


Bikini clad models slinked down the runway in classic silhouettes that boasted sexy details, like cut-outs and straps, that lent the timeless shape a futuristic feel. Versatile blacks and tans were punched up with bold, bright colors and intriguing earth tones.


The POSSO capsule collection was a collaboration between bffs, Marylouise Pels and Vanessa Giovacchini, and was a completely unique, yet wearable collection of quintessential California style with a hint of nonchalant rebellion. Many of the pieces went easily from day to night and meshed with the Volcom style well.


We can't wait for Volcom€™s Spring 2012 Swim and Posso collaboration to hit stores in November! Get a sneak peek of this fun event and some of our fave pieces by clicking on the slideshow!

Colo:rize - The Watch for All Seasons

Colo:rize watches, an Italian brand, represents trendy watches for everyday casual wear, giving your outfit a perfect accessory.


Watches these days are merely gadgets for keeping track of time. They can be fun bracelets which give a spark to your personality. An outfit is never complete unless it is given a finishing touch with an accessory.

What better than wearing a stylish watch that helps you manage your time and acts as a perfect accessory?



Read more by clicking over to our friends from Couture in the City!

Loving Jewelry Designer 'The 5th Cloud'

Certainly one of the most innovative minds to have blessed the world of jewelry design has been that of Cinthya Cuba and her label the 5th Cloud.


In her own words, the 5th Cloud is that state of mind which is halfway between the earth and the state of absolute bliss that we call heaven. The 5th Cloud is therefore that state of mind which engenders beauty and fascination.


This is the feeling that one has when contemplating the designs of Cinthya Cuba. It's a dreamer's take on the world. Pure bliss transcends her creations. Let us take a look at her most fabulous stokes of genius.



See more 5th Cloud designs by clicking over to our friends at Couture in the City!

Bob Mackie Sells His Sketches Online

The next best thing to owning a vintage Bob Mackie gown is owning one of his colorful archived sketches and now, you can actually purchase the latter online.


Today Bob Mackie Design Ltd., responsible for costuming such legendary divas as Liza Minnelli, Diana Ross and Tina Turner, has put 46 prints from throughout the last 50 years of the designer's storied career up for sale on their website. They're available in 14 by 17 inches for $69 and 21 by 25 inches for $179.


Those really aren't bad prices for what you're getting - a piece of fashion memorabilia that pays tribute to the days when Bob Mackie's name was synonymous with Hollywood glamour and over-the-top style, both on the stage and on the red carpet.


Most people wouldn't actually hang one of Cher's outrageous black leather and lace ensembles or an old costume from The Carol Burnett show in their closet, but with this latest offering from Mackie, at least you can have a little bit of that star quality hanging on your wall instead.



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Billabong's 5th Annual Design For Humanity

I recently was lucky enough to attend the Billabong 5th Annual Design for Humanity Event held at the L.A. Paramount Theater.


Pairing up with VH1's Save the Music Foundation, it's a night of food, drinks, fashion, art and music, all coming together to raise awareness and money to save the arts and instrumental music programs in our school system.


A strong believer that the arts and music are extremely important to the next generation, this event wasn't only fun and exciting, but dear to my heart as well.


Check out the video and pics of the fashion, people and fun that went down at this years Billabong's Design for Humanity! See you there next year!

Billabong x Alexandra Cassaniti Limited Edition Collab

It's the perfect pairing. Billabong and Alexandra Cassaniti have come together and created a limited edition t-shirt collection.


With Billabong's signature SoCal surfer style and Cassaniti's motto of, 'It's always summer somewhere', these nonchalantly edgy t-shirts are soft, flattering and too-cool-for school ... which is perfect since school's out!


In stores now, this three tees and two tanks collection comes in a variety of colors and are sure to be flying off the shelves!

Daily Obsesh - Fishs Eddy Bridge & Tunnel Tray

Summertime means long lazy days at the beach that seamlessly move into endless evenings sipping on cocktails and barbecuing in the backyard. Mmmmm ... bliss.


Whether you are hosting these casual get-togethers or attending a party as a guest, we€™ve found a perfect piece of flatware for the fete!


Serve up summer's most tasty dishes on this NYC inspired tray from Fishs Eddy! The Manhattan mainstay boasts some of the hottest house wares around. From quirky to edgy, classic and vintage inspired, Fishs Eddy has something for everyone.


The Bridge and Tunnel tray is a lengthy piece at 17 inches long making it the obvious choice for treats like grilled veggies or killer kabobs. The NYC cityscape scene pictured is presented in a deep ocean blue color.


And at just $29.95, it is a great gift idea for the hostess!



Where to Buy - Fishs Eddy



Price - $29.95



Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Bridge and Tunnel Tray to the Hive.

Rachel Comey Spring 2011 - Runway Review

DESIGNER: Rachel Comey



INSPIRATION: The cool indie-spirited girl that Comey always designs for.



TOP LOOKS: A high-waisted white cotton skirt with matching vest and diaphanous blouse with bandeau top; breezy bow blouses with short shorts; a cropped tank top with a button front high-waisted black skirt; bustier top dresses that were flowy and asymmetrical at the bottom; lots of mixed prints



ACCESSORIES: The designer's own selection of sandals in the form of lace-up flats and wedges, platform booties, and thick heeled open toe shoes



WHO WAS THERE: Plaid-meister Steven Alan, Cathy Horyn from The New York Times



WHAT WE THOUGHT: It's always nice to watch a show where a designer knows their target customer and hits the bulls eye. As the parade of very wearable pieces went down the runway - breezy white dresses and tops, silk plaid blouses and shorts, sweet halter dresses, and even a darling Chloe-esque summer suit - you could envision the girl who buys Rachel Comey's clothes. She seems, to this reviewer anyway, to embody a Zooey Deschanel-like charm and quirkiness. And she would probably scoop up everything that Comey showed.



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Couture in the City Adores Sachin + Babi

Up and coming husband and wife designer duo, Sachin & Babi, rocked the fashion news last year when Jennifer Lopez decided to wear a sleeveless two-tone dress from their Fall 2010 collection for the fashion awards.


Since that day, Sachin & Babi have been on everybody€™s lips and have been at the forefront of the celebrity fashion trends. The Ankasa Fall 2011 Ready to Wear Collection by Sachin & Babi was presented on the runways of 2011 New York Fashion Week recently.


Sachin & Babi takes the fashion trend of minimalism to new heights, giving it new meaning. Each piece in this collection is a demonstration of Sachin & Babi€™s love for patterns and travel.



Check out some more amazing pieces by clicking over to our friends at Couture in the City!

Daily Obsesh - Mog Plate

Calling all cat lovers ... The girls here at the Hive have found the purr-fect plate for your dinnerware collection!


Donna Wilson's Mog Plate will bring a smile to anyone who fancies the feline! Hailing from the Royal College of Art, this quirky British designer started her business in 2003 designing curious things for the home. From cushions to blankets, dinnerware and even accessories like hats, gloves and scarves, Donna Wilson's philosophy is to create things that people can connect to and treasure forever.


She's certainly done it with the Mog Plate. Fashioned from 100% bone china, the cat-face plate is nothing short of cute! And surely a conversation starter at your next high tea!



Where to Buy - The Future Perfect



Price - $35.00



Who - Melimeli was the first to add the Mog Plate to the Hive.