Thursday, September 27, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Intellectual

Fall [fawl]: noun
the season of the year that comes after summer and before winter; autumn.

I can't believe it's already fall! 
I've lived in Los Angeles for almost an entire year now. 
So much experience, so many friendships, so many blessings!

I'm getting all mushy. *Squish squish*, here we go! I'm also using way too many exclaimation  points. Let me get it out of my system... !!!!!!!!! 

The unfortunate thing about SoCal is that we don't really get to experience the seasons. Everyone freaks out around January-February. Literally two drops of rain fall and people are doing 15mph on the I-405 partially because they don't know how to drive in the rain, and partially because no one can afford good tires due to the population of starving artists. 
(Also, the roads are pretty bad here. But hey! We could be living in another country where rainfall means flooding and death. So... yay 'Merica!)

Whoops I just used another ! ... 
The ratio of ! to . is 4 to 4 for the overall blog post, by the way. So, really I'm not doing THAT horribly. 

Fall. Autumn. Harvest.
No seasons in Southern  California.
This basically means I look and smell weird when I wear sweaters.
(Partially because I am sweating, and partially because I use all natural deodorant. It really doesn't work that well. I have to shower a lot more than aluminum-wearers.)

I don't really care because I love sweaters. I  wear them all year 'round.  They're adorable and they give women a soft look. Guys look amazing in them too, especially sweater vests. Yummers. I found my awesome sweater vest/crazy button up combo at a NoHo Thrift Store called "St. Anne's Thrift Shop". It was awesome. Twenty dollars for the fantastic getup. Twenty whole dollars that went to good use helping at risk mothers and families.
I got something awesome and hopefully someone else did as well.  

I also got to let my inner nerd out.
(The whole sweater vest thing...)
Now all I need is some hot jock to throw me into a locker.
Hey, that doesn't sound so bad!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Medieval

What happened to the good ol' days when bandits in tightly fitted pants kidnapped princesses in mutton sleeved brocade dresses... Did brocade exist in those olden-golden-awesome times? 

Whatever. It did in the Hollywood rendition of Robin Hood.

Anyway, back to the brocade-clad princesses. Handsome men in funky tights would kidnap them and then princes with better-than-david bodies would come galloping through the dark forests brandishing shiny swords while their loosely fitted lace-up tops blew against their perfectly curled chest hair...(You know those tops. They look like a ship's sail. Why didn't those come tumbling back onto the floor of fashion when skinny jeans marched back in Like they owned the place?)

I don't have a vendetta against skinny jeans.
I really don't. They just should have brought the sexy prince charming shirts along. 

Being the Renaissance Gal that I am; 
Get it? You know, like Renaissance Man... 
I do a lot of things... 
but I'm a girl... 
and the whole medieval theme...
stupid joke.
Allow me to recover.

Being the gal that I am, I adore playing dress up. 
The top that has brought me to these glorious heights of delusional fantasy was purchased for less than $10 at Thrift NoHo. (Which has swiftly become one of my favorite places to shop, by the way.

It has a great feudal feel. how's that for alliteration?
Not to mention the awesome stripes 
and the sleeves that happen to cover the back of my hand.
How very Maid Marian of me! 

Today was the day to be that pretty princess that every 
girl, woman, grandma
I don't care what age you are, you've got that princess inside somewhere. 

Let her out. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Corrin Gets a Little Sinful

"Bright light city gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire." 
 - Elvis Presley 

Hey Everyone!
It's been a month since I posted last. That's way too long. Get it together, Corrin! 
Anyway; I have been busy having fun escapades here in Los Angeles and getting tons of new ideas for blog posts about aspects of fashion for y'all to read and love.
(...or read and hate, whatever. Just as long as you read them!)

Recently; my gorgeous cousin, my father and I visited Las Vegas. 
or Lost Wages, as Dad says. 
We had a great time walking the strip and eating delicious English pub food!
  I had 'Bangers and Mash'... 
what an awkward thing to order out loud. 

While walking the strip;
the most common thought jog through my mind
(besides "Are they a couple or is he her dad?"was 
"Did she get spray painted into that dress?"

Sin City is the place to wear that dress you text pictures of yourself wearing to all of your girlfriends with a caption that reads "Is it too much?" While you're getting ready to go out. Depending on their responses (you take a poll) and what they text you pictures of them wearing; you usually end up putting it back on the hanger and wearing your go-to little black dress. 
Yeah, you know the dress I'm talking about. Don't act like you don't have one.
Wear it in Vegas! 

While surveying all the women in their glitz and glamour I noticed something besides the spandex;
everyone was wearing black.
(Okay, not everyone)
And don't get me wrong, I'm obsessed with black. Half my wardrobe is black...
So if you are taking a trip to the party hardy city and want to stand out;
try wearing a bright color.

I would suggest green for your night at the casino.
Green represents luck and money and it's trending. Win Win.
Plus how hot would you look sitting at a poker table in green? 

For your late night club escapades, paint yourself into a red dress. 
If you follow my blog; you know that red is a great color to attract attention! The eyes are naturally drawn to red. 

Have fun,
Be safe,
and above all else; 
remember that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Red

The Color Red. 
The eyes naturally are drawn to it.
It is said to evoke passion and courage when looked upon.  

Since we just passed Valentines Day
(Or should I say
"We made it through Valentines Day".
One carton of ice cream, 
one box of cookies, 
and two times through 'The Notebook' Later.
Am I right single ladies?
And Gentleman. Don't act like you didn't do that too.)

*ahem* Since we just passed Valentines Day,
I thought it would be appropriate to write 
a post on the color of 
love, lust and passion!

Over the years, 
Red has held symbolism in the religious, as well as day to day  activities of many cultures.
(Unless you're the Pope or Hester Prynne
you probably have never worn red because the church forced you to.)  

For example,
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, people don this famous color.
In the Russian culture, our featured color symbolizes beauty
Islamic and Hindu brides traditionally wear this eye catching hue. 
Buddhist and Shinto priests are often dressed in this color from head-to-toe.

I came across and interesting fact (maybe it's not a FACT, but whatever.)about Red.
 You singles out there might be able to use this to your wardrobe's advantage... 

"[Red]Stimulates energy and can increase the blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat, and pulse rate, increases enthusiasm, and encourages action and self confidence"
  - Kate Smith; CMG, CfYH []

Lets be honest,
when you see that sexy stranger across the room
you can rarely find the right words  to say
(or sometimes even the courage) to talk to them in the first place.
Why not bring them to you? 
If Red is really all it's cracked up to be, 
your new found shade might increase their blood pressure, heartbeat, enthusiasm...
and have them bee-lining it for your table. 

So next time you're out at the bar or a fun event; 
to h-e-double hockey sticks with the little black dress!
Blow the dust off of that hot little number in the back of your closet
or just go out and buy yourself a new one.
Spice up the last month of winter with your little Red dress.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little K.Y.L.A. Ricci

Kyla Haren & LaTroy Richie
What do these two names have in common? 
(I'm about to tell you... Don't get all worried.)

They both love fashion 
They are both the owners and designers of the K.Y.L.A. Ricci line.

I've been fortunate to know Kyla since my days as a young teenager in Children's Theater productions. Every memory I have of Kyla has embodied how fun, fashionable and beautiful she is. I was fortunate enough to get the 'inside scoop' on Kyla's dreams and desires for their line via email.

Kyla wrote; "I Started this line up because it was a dream of mine and i was tired of sitting around wishing it could happen. So after a few bottles of champange one night i took over my upstairs loft and began my work, and boy lemme tell you... ITS SO MUCH WORK. I had no idea this was going to take my blood, sweat and tears but everyday is so much fun."
Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"The black and Yellow dress was my first dress i made for this line. I was feeling kinda "fashionably" edgy one night and thought of 80's london punk. I added a little greek style to it for flow. and the ribbon for a girly touch. I also make sure to add a little paper stud to all my clothes as a signature. I love this dress because you can play it up so many ways..whatever style you want."

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Like many artists, Kyla is a dreamer. Her canvas is the human body and fabric is her paint. Fashion allows her to 'transcend into another world' through material and luxurious design.

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

"Many times I want to be in another world. I'm almost in a wonderland. So when I made my alice in wonderland dress I was soo eager for our photoshoot and model to transend us to another world. My fans LOVE this dress and I don't blame them. It was so easy to make and the material is almost spandex like."
(See, told you she transcends. I wasn't lying.) 

Dress Design by Kyla & LaTroy

Kyla's talents as a designer go beyond starting from scratch to create her own design; she also spends a lot of time re-vamping clothing to give it a more modern feel and make it wearable for women in today's fast-paced fashion world. 

"So many items like the sweater dress and top are actually made from my boyfriend's old armani sweaters he didnt want anymore. as well as his work pants. I revamped those into slouchy boyfriend fit for myself :)"

That's a men's sweater?! Never would have guessed. Good work, Kyla.

"I have been feeling pretty this week so I’m working with lighter colors for spring but changing to a more 60’s look. This purple gown was originally my sister’s old brides made dress so I only used the skirt to make the dress. This would look perfect on you Corrin. Anything that accents the waist I Love!"

She even gave me a shout out.
I feel like a celebrity.
Maybe she'll let me wear it for my first red carpet event.
Shut up, guys. Let me dream.)

If you liked what you saw today; and are interested to find out more about K.Y.L.A. Ricci
Check out their FaceBook page 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Classic Rock

"Touch that dial, turn me on

    Start me like a motor, make me run

      Lovin' every minute of it "

- Loverboy

Classic Rock
What comes to mind when you read those two little words? 
It's nothing 'classic' like lace doilies or Johann Sebastian Bach;
 and it's surely not igneous, metamorphic & sedimentary.
(har dee har har...)
The term 'Classic Rock' is loosely used. It means something slightly different to just about any person you might ask. I can tell you three words that will come to mind for just about anyone when the word Classic is said right before the word Rock...
Rock & Roll.

I'm not here today to debate what is or is not 'Classic Rock'.
I'm here today to talk about the Fashion within those two little words. 

1.Steven Tyler
2.Axl Rose
3.Sebastian Bach

Four legends. 
Four amazing musicians. 
Four gorgeous men.

Let's be honest people, these men exude sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll with their fashion. Fashion has been and still is a major part of the music industry. It's a way for artists to create a visual persona that walks hand in hand with their musical persona. 
Fashion can make or break musicians in the 'industry'. 

I enjoy celebrating all different types of Fashion in my day to day life 
and also with the use of this nifty little blog! (woohoo!) 

Last night I went out to Karaoke with some new friends from work. I was feeling a little Rockish due to the fact that I was listening to 'Joan Jett Radio' on my Pandora. Needless to say, my outfit was modeled after these fore-mentioned rockers. I did the Sebastian hairdo and i threw on one of those sexy  Steven scarves; but I tied it around my head like Axl always did with the bandanna. Slash sported cut off tees or tanks a lot so I tried a more feminine version of that with a split-backed tank top. 
Of course I did the leather embellished leggings and the studded leather boots as well. 
Come on. Get real. 
Leather = Sex,Drugs, Rock & Roll  

I will forever & always be enamored by the laid-back, slightly disheveled, sexy look that my rock idols wore and wear in their time onstage and off. My proverbial 'hat' is off to you, gentlemen. 
(I need to get one of those hats like Slash wore.)

(Pictured: Merona Gold Oblong Fashion Scarf $14.99, Target. Leather Studded Open Toe Boots $19.99 Rue 21 (no longer available) White Split Back Tank $5.99 AnchorBlue (no longer available) Daisy Fuentes Leather Embellished Leggings $26.00 Khol's (no longer available) George Dreamfit Lace Demi Bra $10.00 WalMart) 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Corrin Gets A Little Smelly

After taking one look at the title some of you may have thought to yourself 
"I'm not reading this.
or possibly 
 "...I have to read this
or maybe you thought something random like
 "Shoot did I leave my straightener on?! Lemme check out this blog post real quick.

Either way, you're here. Reading my blog post.

"Why are you thinking about smells at 1:30 in the morning?", you might ask. 
The Answer Is: I have no idea. 
I think about scents a lot. You may not even consider perfume or cologne to be a part of someone's "closet", but hear me out... maybe you'll change your mind! ;)

People have referred to me as having the nose of a "bloodhound". I think someone even nicknamed me 'The Bloodhound' once. What I'm trying to get across here is that scents are extremely influential in the little world of Corrin Evans. 

(...and I mean Little.Seriously. Not much happens here.) 

Oftentimes scents can make or break a wardrobe ensemble. 

If I am dressed for a night out on the town or a hot date wearing that little black dress or a sexy skirt and top; I love to pair a richer, spicy, intriguing scent with my outfit. If I'm out for an afternoon with the gals in a summery dress accented by wedged sandals; or even just jeans and a slub tee or sweater I spritz myself with a little something that is fresh, bright and maybe a little translucent when it brushes your nose. 
( get what I mean. Shut up, Corrin.)

If someone can dress well, I am impressed. If someone can wear their scent well on top of that I am beside myself. Male or Female; (and many of my dear friends can attest to this) if you have a subtle hint of a classy scent on your body I often get distracted or dazed and I am inclined to follow you around for the rest of the day. Old, young, women, men, gay, straight...
I don't care. 
Wear your scent well, and I am 
in love.

(Pictured Left to Right: Chanel "Chance Eau Tendre" Eau De Toilette Spray $68. Chanel "No. 5" Eau Premiere Spray $125)