Visiting Black Halo

Hello Darlings, While in Los Angeles, I was fortunate to visit the design studio of one of my favorite labels — Black Halo. I am a big fan of designer Laurel Berman, so seeing where her creative ideas are born was a special treat. Unlike any other dresses, my three Black Halo signature Jackie O dresses hold a special place in my closet. The way I feel when wearing them is incomparable.
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International Women’s Day

Hello Darlings, Growing up in Ukraine, International Women’s Day was celebrated in a much bigger way than it is in North America. In school, boys always gave us flowers and at home I always remember my father and grandfather bringing flowers for all of the women in the family. Cards were sent, flowers were receive and women were showered with love. Valentine’s Day, Birthdays or Christmas often brings such pressure and expectation that the true joy of the celebration can be soured. Yet,  Women’s Day is a more relaxed occasion when men can express their appreciation for the women in their life . There are…
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Malibu is Beautiful

Hello Darlings, People always say how fabulous is Los Angeles. And they are right, but I just didn’t realize it until my second trip when learning that to experience the real beauty of Los Angeles, you have to leave Hollywood and Beverly Hills and hit the road.
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Welcome to Hollywood

Hello Darlings, Good and bad, there’s no place quite like Hollywood. And during Oscar weekend, I surely experienced my fair share of both!Starting with the bad, since it’s the ugly stereotype and also impressively terrible. Staying at a hotel at celebrity ground zero on Sunset Boulevard, almost directly across from where Vanity Fair hosts their Oscar after-party, one could expect a self-indulgent and raucous crowd.
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California State of Mind

Hello Darlings, After an elimination process with at least dozen pairs of shoes,  I finally successfully packed for my ten day trip to sunny California then wintry British Columbia! No girl loves to play favorites with her shoes but even when packing for two seasons, there is no option but to bring only a few pair!
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