Monday, September 28, 2009

ANNALYNNE MCCORD (in the Addison belt)

ASHLEE SIMPSON (wearing the Kit belt)


What is it??? It is the name of my belt line. Elegantly Waisted was created years ago when my adorable friend Selma Blair came to me to help her recreate her mothers vintage belts. Since then Selma has turned the business over to me and it is now 5 years later and still going strong. I am still creating the cummerbund belt that was one of the originals and have moved into studded cinch belts as well as chain and faux leather. Please check out the latest creations at: or

Saturday, September 26, 2009


I have been in the fashion business a long time..on the retail and wholesale end. What has always been an issue is women complaining about their size or the size of the garment they are trying on. I cannot tell you how many complaints I have heard over the years about this..."i'm fat"..."this is running small".."do you think these are mismarked?".. I am here to tell you something that might make you feel a bit better about "buying your size". Just because you are a size "6" and do not fit in a particular garment that says says "size 6" does not mean you are fat. It simply means that all designers fit and size their collection differently. It would be in your best interest to buy the garment by the fit not by the number. Sometimes garments look better worn a bit go up a size..big deal. I always buy my pants and tee shirts one size bigger for a loose fit. It is just my preference. 

So next time you are out doing a little retail therapy...remember what I said...SIZE ISN'T EVERYTHING!

Friday, September 25, 2009


So I went to the viewing of the new Holmes & Yang  collection at Maxfields in West Hollywood last night. I have to say I was absolutely blown away. What Jeanne and Katie created was very simple and elegant. What I viewed were mostly silk pieces that were beautifully constructed...A hammered satin silk jumpsuit to a cropped biker jacket...and many beautiful dress in between. I had a chance to speak to Katie briefly and she stated that she wanted to create quality pieces that people could wear everyday. Well nailed it!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Ashley and I are currently at Project in Las Vegas. If you happen to be around, come visit us at booth 2007! We are debuting the Spring 2010 Collection, as well as showing off the Pre-Spring 2009 Collection. Fun prints, easy silhouettes, and bright colors. You must check it out!