Archive for the ‘OBSESSIONS’ Category

Upcoming Event: COACHELLA-LA 3.14.15

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It’s almost our favorite time of year again: Festival Season. Mark your calendars beauties because Saturday March 14th we bring you our 2nd annual Coachella-la featuring some of our favorite Coachella-ready brands to get you ready to roll to all of your favorites this year… Save the Date & read on for more details!

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Shane Fauve Hobley

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Name : Shane Fauve Hobley Hometown : Venice beach, Ca Zodiac Sign : Leo, duh! lol Secret Talent?: Being able to put together a gourmet meal out of the random ingredients on hand! ;p What are 10 Things you can’t live without? : 1. Coffee with cream “You do not want to interact with me before I’ve had my morning coffee. And I don’t understand people who use half-and-half or soy or anything like that. Coffee was made for cream and vice versa.” 2. Sunshine “I’ve lived my entire life in Venice Beach (and I’m not one of those people who moved here for college and says that! I went to Venice High). I can’t imagine living without constant sunshine.” 3. My dog, Dixie “Quite possibly the love of my life.” 4. A good nights sleep “See my comments on coffee and cream and multiply that by two.” 5. Citizens of Humanity Rocket high rise jeans “I have a hard time with most denim because I have narrow hips and a little waist but I still have a butt. These fit like they were made for me.”  6. A good waist belt “This also saves me–it’s a quick fix for dresses and skirts that overwhelm my petit frame. I love skinny vintage ones–I own about a million.” 7. Comfortable but cute everyday shoes. “Heels just don’t work for me. I usually wear Frye boots or a classic wedge.” 8. Mascara “My eyes are my most prominent facial feature. I like to highlight them.” 9. Music “Old & new!  (Recently I’ve been loving me some Songza!) 10. Integrity

#labelcrush : TULAROSA Abbot Kinney Brunch

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So who doesn’t love Venice Beach sunshine, blogger babes, incredible Gjelina eats
complete with bottomless grapefruit mimosas?…
(No one raises hand)
The beauties of TULAROSA label treated us to a gorgeous lunch atop Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
to celebrate the debut of their Summer 2015 collection (available at Principessa next month!)
Read on for event recap & pictures of our favorite Wednesday morning to date of 2015…

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Cassandra McFarland

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  Name : Cassandra  Hometown : Denman Island, British Columbia Zodiac Sign : Virgo Secret Talent? : Belly Dancing What are 10 things you can’t live without? : 1. My Monthly Horoscope (I’m a bit of an Astrology dork and I love to plan, so anything that helps me plan out my month is always a must) 2. The Pacific coast (I’ve always lived steps from the Pacific ocean; It keeps me grounded and connected to myself) 3. The ‘Notes’ app on my iPhone (Its actually slightly horrifying how much I use this app, I will write anything from shopping lists, songs I like, text/email drafts, love notes, you name it. I use it at least 3x a day) 4. Salmon Sashimi/ Blue Crab hand rolls from Hama Sushi (One of my favorite local Venice sushi spots. I made it my mission to find the best blue crab hand roll in LA, I really did, and this one takes the cake) 5. James Perse White tees (I will literally sleep in them and wear them the next day. Whoops! The best hands down) 6. California Cabernet (I love a good Cali Cab before any Italian or French wines, always a west coast girl) 7. To-Do Lists (Being true to my Zodiac sign, I love a good To-do list. I make them daily. I don’t always finish them, but my intent is strong) 8. Mario Badescu Rose Water and Herb facial spray (CANNOT get enough, I spray this morning, day and night. It even sets your makeup!) 9. Citizens of humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans (Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t live without a great pair of Jeans, I wear these until I can’t anymore, and sometimes buy them In bulk) 10. Spotify (I basically have a different playlist for every day of the week, and even time of day. kind of obsessive)

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Amy Jane

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In honor of one of our amazing Managers’ Amy Jane’s birthday this week (she’s a Sagittarius;) –
we wanted to celebrate her with this month’s rendition of 10 Things I Can’t Live Without!
Every month we will feature one of our Principessa girls & the 10 things they couldn’t exist without…. cowgirl boots, italian take out & the lot… ! Read on!

Principessa Holiday Gift Guide 2014

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We’ve picked some of our favorite Principessa staples to make your holiday gift giving just a little bit easier!

#Obsessions : 10 Things I Can’t Live Without – Mehera Hunter

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Meet the Principessa girls! Every month we would like to introduce you to the Princi gals & 10 things they cannot live without! This month we introduce Principessa’s Manager, the beautiful & incredibly multi-faceted Mehera Hunter!

Why you should be obsessed with our Pinterest Boards too….

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If there’s one thing we love here at Principessa – it’s visual inspiration. Have a look at our Pinterest & get obsessed. All things beautiful make the world go round… !!

UP & COMING: LEKUIN & LIVIN LARGE TAKE OVER PRINCI

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Halloween is upon us! And since it’s one of our favorite holidays, you know we have to throw a party…

Please make sure to join us Saturday October 25th for a very-Principessa-Halloween-party with one of our favorite (and sexiest) designers, Leticia Loza. She’ll be purveying her incredible sorceress inspired webbed dresses just in time for your Halloween costume perusing… and if that wasn’t enough, the babes behind LIVINLARGE PHOTO will be changing out our mural, one Goddess for another… Read on to meet the designer & see what we have in store for you…

Fashion Crush

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Fashion Crushin….. The Monokini As you see from our instagram (follow us @principessa_venice) we’re a little obsessed with Venice local @pacific_and_driftwood! Worthy of a cult following, designer Christian Cox elevates swimwear to the next level by up-cycling coveted vintage rocker tees into the ultimate beach babe monokini. Her unique lifestyle brand Pacific and Driftwood cultivates the essential gypsy California girl style with it’s beyond amazing fashion designs. These one of a kind rocker beauties go from the beach to wherever the day-tripping fever takes you. Can you say Coachella bound?         Available In-Store only at Principessa on Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice. Shop our newest obsessions at principessavenice.com XOXO- Princi

More from Principessa Model Muse Angelina Bordeaux

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Often times when we do a photo shoot, tons of gorgeous pics end up on the cutting room floor…and when you shoot a beauty like Angelina, it’s a damn shame!  So we thought we’d share some of these with you…after all, beautiful pictures are meant to be seen!  xx

Model Muse: Angelina Bordeaux

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Had a fun-filled dreamy day shooting local Venice beauty Angelina Bordeaux…in our own back yard! Much more to come from this gorgeous creature…

Principessa, Luxury Jones & Hanna Beth present: Diamonds in the Desert Trunk Show 3/23/13

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Diamonds in the Desert
The Luxury Jones Coachella Collection 2013 Trunk Show
Saturday, March 23rd 12pm-5pm
Principessa
1323 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, Ca 90291

I’m Obsessed

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Ok, so I’ve been obsessed with my Smith’s Rosebud Salve forever now…I always have several of those adorable little metal pots on hand (home, car, work, bag) so I’m never without one. It’s perfect for moisturizing & glossing lips, taming brows, softening cuticles, or even a little cheeckbone highlight action in the evening. Well yesterday I finally picked up a tin of their Strawberry Lip Balm and I’m so in love I had to share. It’s the adult version of my childhood Bonne Bell Lip Smackers and I’m obsessed. Again. :) xo

A Short Story

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Nothing says ‘summer’s here’ better than adding your favorite pair of denim shorts back into rotation.  The perfect accompaniment to just about any top you can think of, a great pair of denim shorts can be the foundation of a casual summer wardrobe (especially when you live by the beach).  This year it seems there are more styles than ever to choose from…classic cut-offs, high waisted, floral prints, hippie patch-work, distressed, destroyed…you name it.  Whatever your flavor, we’re serving it up…and here’s just a few for inspiration :)

This just in…more amazing boots by Luxury Jones at Principessa Venice

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When Niki Dimitras (the clever mastermind behind Luxury Jones) drops off new boots, we revert to kids-in-a-candy-store around here.  Each pair has a personality all it’s own, made from vintage western boots and adorned with vintage belts, scarves, and various other treasures.  You know we’re suckers for anything one-of-a-kind here at Principessa, and these Luxury Jones boots fit the bill perfectly.  Genius.  Thanks Niki! xo