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Happy New Year! by Kamie Kahlo

A traditional Champagne cocktail consists of champagne poured over a sugar cube soaked in bitters
and garnished with a twisted orange rind. You can try it with sparkling water too!


Last night D and I rung in the New Year with laughter, while Lil Star wrapped her ears in a Skull Candy cave listening to “Bones” on her iPad and texting friends. We perched ourselves near a roaring fire as comedian after comedian “belted” out a secession of rapid-fire jokes from my Pandora station on my iPhone. I guess you could say we brought 2012 into our hearts the techno-way.

I made all of us Champagne cocktails and we toasted the New Year as the fireworks barely glowed over the rooftops on Queen Anne. It was, a very good year for me as a stylist. Just like those rapid-fire jokes, my 2011 was all about booking after booking. Finally, after too many years to tell, I worked steadily as a photo stylist and finished with the most successful year of my career! How did I do it? In the tough years preceding I just kept working. If I didn’t have a shoot, I made one. If it was below my pay-rate, I took it. If it was portfolio material, I was on it! I arrived with a smile on my face and I never, ever complained.
I also built a culture around me with Adelita Style and I made no compromises with my writing or “photojournalism”. And you all watched, read, followed, tweeted, and facebooked as I found my way through the years. You stayed post after post. I wrote fictional fashion stories; remember the one about the talking shoes? All of the triumphs and tragedies of the world didn’t go unnoticed, like Japan's 8.9 earthquake and Elizabeth Taylor’s passing. And mostly I wrote about style; Beauty Andrej Pejic’s rise to fame in a gender-bending fashion world, a Fashionista’s App for shoe-lovers , Vigoss jeans, Jeffery Campbell shoes, Missoni for Target and fashion advice.

It’s no surprise to me, that the first thing I did this morning, January 1st, 2012, is write a letter to you all. And I promise to do MORE. Because as much of a great year I had, I suffered tremendous losses the years preceding and often times my only nourishment was my family, friends and writing to you about my eternal love of fashion and style. Keep watching, reading, listening and commenting!



I wish you all the sparkliest, funniest, happiest, healthiest 2012!

Today's Adelita Style Self Portrait: Six Feet Tall! by Kamie Kahlo

Today I felt six-feet tall because, well, I was! Remember those Jeffrey Campbell shoes I wanted? I got 'em! I received this special delivery from Cherry and I couldn't wait to put them on. 5 hours of bliss on the sales floor! I wore my "grandmother's couch" with a zippered floral top and Vigoss jeans from Meadow, a darling little headband from Lily's, a layered necklace made of vintage medallions and Lil Star lent me a pair of zipper earrings. I no longer have to be jealous of my leggie bosses. (They tower over me at 5' 10" and 5' 11".) I can just slip these tapestry booties on and look them in the eye.

Jeffery Campbell Shoe Sentence by Kamie Kahlo

I did it! Annnd, they are in order too!
The challenge? Make a sentence out of my favorite Jeffery Campbell shoe names.

Here's the SITUATION, while some designers try to HARNESS my inner FOXY, JC is able to RINGLING my bell with a TAPESTRY of prints that make my PIXIE feet sing to the heavens above to our lady of FATIMA.

Whew! I did it! And for under $200, you can wear it here.

Black on Black by Kamie Kahlo


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Here I am playing with mixtures of feminine and masculine, much like Chanel does. Justin Gollmer and I shot this in his amazing new studio called Lucile. Here is a rundown on the goods:
  1. Jeffrey Campbell lace up booty sans tongue, wear fun tights with these!!
  2. Prada wedge, perfect with a wide leg pant.
  3. Report Signature pumps, you know what to do with these.
  4. Mara Fitch Jewelry aka Knitcake, layer these vintage babys on and even Karl Lagerfeld will swoon!
  5. Betsey Johnson open-toed pump, throw on a fabulous 40's dress and go Swing dancing.
  6. Juicy Couture jewelry boxes, I wear the bangles and showcase the boxes in my home. Bonus!
  7. Matisse Joplin rocker boot, skinny jeans and a black tank will take you to the next level, add a touch of fur (or faux fur) and you're "Almost Famous."
  8. My deliciously wicked and extra large Tano bag is not for the faint at heart. I carry my laptop in this one.
  9. All props are stylist (that's me!) own.

So next time you want to grit up your look a bit, think Biker Chic meets Lacey Siren and bring out your Dangerous!