Tuesday, March 26, 2013

On My Way Back




In the words of the awe-inspiring Coco Chanel, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening". I had to step away from Sugar Coated Style briefly, please forgive me, but I hope in the near future to begin reaching out to all of you once again. I have been full of ideas, living, letting these words guide me and this is what happened...

I have embarked on an adventure I’d love for you to be a part of. Personal styling is something I think every woman deserves, but most of us haven’t been able to afford – until now.

Check this out: I’ve launched a personal styling business with Keaton Row, the only personal styling company that lets you work one-on-one with a Stylist you trust (me!) 100% online. I would love to show you a few ways you can take your wardrobe for the next level or revamp your style for spring.

Sign up with me at www.keatonrow.com/stylist/lisakarst to get a complimentary styling session.

Yours in Style,
Lisa

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Hard At Work


I think I have just come across my first real hurdle as a blogger... What to do when your trusty photographer, obligated to shoot you by being born a younger sibling, simply does not have the time to fit you in? I have so many new clothes and outfits that I want to share with you. Though I have not been able to update my blog as much as I wish, I have been posting to my Tumblr HERE. Check out Sugar Coated Style on Tumblr for a little iPhone action and behind the scenes shots of what has been going on in my life. Let me tell you, I have been one busy little bee of a stylist as of late. Everything from styling for album packaging to a short video, and GQ style menswear to costuming. As a matter of fact, I am scheduled to style two lovely models this Friday, and I have a rack of clothing about ready to topple over it is so full. I will be sure and keep you all updated and a part of what is happening on my Tumblr. It looks like I might have to learn to start shooting myself if I want to share my outfits with you, and that makes me nervous. Does anyone have any tips? I was lucky enough to get snapped in the photograph above wearing a typical sort of shoot outfit for myself, simple yet stylish. You can never go wrong with lovely stylestalker blouse, can you? Even though it will hard to notice my style with those killer wings I am tying on to my gentleman friend, right!?! 

What I am wearing:
stylestalker Blouse (Similar HERE)
Urban Outfitter Jeggings (Similar HERE)
Vintage Hat (Similar HERE)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fashion Film



I pretty much have two girl crushes, remember me telling you about who they are, HERE and HERE. While I was perusing the blogosphere for inspiration this evening, I can upon the lovely Kate Bosworth again, and like always, she stunned. Not only was I captivated my her perfectly natural beauty, I mean come on, who looks that pretty when they are yelling, I was intrigued by the short fashion film its self. I have a few fashion film projects on the horizon, and I am keeping my fingers crossed that they come to fruition. Seeing fashion alive and in movement is no longer only for those invited to runways shows, and I am looking forward to creating such inspiration for others. 

Don't forget, I entered the Market HQ styling contest, so please click through HERE and vote for me. The prize is one years worth of killer threads from Market HQ... It would make me the happiest fashion girl in the world.

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Have you checked out my new tumblr where you can see all kinds of behind the scenes shots from my work styling, location scouting, and get a sneak peek into my life behind Sugar Coated Style. I have also been pinning like crazy on Pinterest, so check out what's inspiring me as of late.
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Styling - Doing Werk



 I promise... I have not been slackin'. Just busy pulling together wardrobe for a last minute shoot. Thought I would share with you a little behind the scenes actions of a styling gig I just finished up yesterday. You can see more behind Sugar Coated Style snap shots on my Tumblr HERE. Working wardrobe for an up and coming artist is always a treat because they are so open minded and willing explore style. This shoot in particular was a breath of fresh air because not only was the talent, sweet as can be, but the gents running the show were a class act. New to LA from Montana, the photography crew was inspiring to work with, not to mention, easy on the eyes. Great on set chemistry leads to great photos, and exciting new working relationships. I will be going back with a refreshed rack of clothes for round two in just one week. Don't worry, I will be sure to share.


Don't forget, I entered the Market HQ styling contest, so please click through HERE and vote for me. The prize is one years worth of killer threads from Market HQ... It would make me the happiest fashion girl in the world.


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Have you checked out my new tumblr where you can see all kinds of behind the scenes shots from my work styling, location scouting, and get a sneak peek into my life behind Sugar Coated Style. I have also been pinning like crazy on Pinterest, so check out what's inspiring me as of late.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Seriously... $10,000 Worth Of Clothing


Even though the competition is going to be tough, I am giddy with excited over the phenomenal styling contest that Market HQ is currently holding. What fashion enthusiast, and style blogger out there would not drop to floor and plead for the support needed to win a years worth of clothing valuing $10,000. I mean, seriously!?! I could change my clothes twice a day and double my outfit posts. I have submitted four looks from my blog, but all of you who know my style and realize that four looks is a tough edit, please click over and vote for me HERE, by hitting the like button. I just entered, so I doubt I will be on the leaderboard, but you can search me by entering Lisa A. and/or Sugar Coated Style. Well, I am off to yoga, where my mind is going to be far from clear with Market HQ outfits popping in and out of my head. 



Have you checked out my new tumblr where you can see all kinds of behind the scenes shots from my work styling, location scouting, and get a sneak peek into my life behind Sugar Coated Style. I have also been pinning like crazy on Pinterest, so check out what's inspiring me as of late.
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Golden and Sparkly Disappointment


I am not fond of bashing on the internet, but I want to share with you the story of a few new golden and sparkly trinkets I, rather reluctantly, purchased online recently. I will not name the e-retailer, but I can assure you, they have an overwhelming presences on the internet, and come to find out an unfortunate return policy, that they adherer to without logic. Long story short, this summer, I will be the maid of honor to a dear friend of mine, in a casual Texas country style wedding. Due to the distance between us, Los Angeles to Dallas, we skype constantly trying to find the right dresses, and this e-retailer seemed to have good selection, but one that very quickly sold out. Soon enough we found a dress for each brides maid that looked just perfect, and jumped. Well, we all know, what looks perfect on a model, or in a professionally lite photograph, doesn't always appear the same once it is in your hands. I was immediately disappointed with the quality, but could not exactly complain because of the e-retailers unusually low price points. Talk about ignoring a red flag. With that already in mind the dress ending up being too large and entirely unflattering to my frame, which I could tell by the look on my dear friends face when I was visiting for a little wedding planning. Disconcerting for us both, we decided to keep looking that this dress was not the dress she wanted me to wear. The very day I arrived back home, I popped the dress in the mail to place the return. A return that this particular online retailer had no intention of processing for me. After politely explaining the situation, and asking for a refund, they again denied me, stating it was beyond the 30 day mark for which they allow returns to be processed. Unlike the several e-retailers that received returned dresses for similar reasons, during the same time frame, they were making no allowances. Stuck with a store credit to an online retailer that, simple put, is not my style, I decided to use the credit in the best way I knew how... On sale merchandise and shipping fees. Hard to believe two rings, a necklace, and a pair of earrings, all junk might I add, equals a dress, but in their eyes it does. In my eyes, that seriously speaks to quality of the dress, and furthermore the retailer. So there it is, my rant, I held back the blatant bashing, and the story behind the new trinket jewelry I get to mix in with most favorite pieces. Lesson learned, quality extends further than the product, and it is also a direct reflection of the store that it selling it. 


PS - I promise to never bore you with that much written word again. ;0)



Have you checked out my new tumblr where you can see all kinds of behind the scenes shots from my work styling, location scouting, and get a sneak peek into my life behind Sugar Coated Style. I have also been pinning like crazy on Pinterest, so check out what's inspiring me as of late.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Aussie Adventure

Aussie Adventure



(Etoile Isabel Marant fitted dressConverse shoes,  Aurélie Bidermann Cuff, Chan Luu Bracelets, Topshop skull ring, Made Nne Moja Rings, Natalie Dissel Tusk Pendant, Wildfox Couture Ring, Artemis Wragge cashmere shawl, Vintage HatRay-Ban metal aviator sunglasses)


My preoccupation with getting my bum to Australia has grown even greater, if that is even possible. Hence the collage of the perfect outfit to wear on my first imaginary adventure exploring Australia. I girl can dream. I am not exactly sure what the specific draw is in this directions, but let me ask you this... How many Aussie's have you met that were not quite good looking and not the most perfectly pleasant people to be around? Right!?! Truth be told, my jealously cord is difficult to strike, but I can feel it ringing at times with the thought of life in Australia. Many of my favorite clothing lines have emerged from its very shores, and the continent itself seems to becoming a powerhouse in the fashion industry. Makes sense to me, cool people, have cool ideas, that will produce cool stuff. Take MINKPINK for example, and Shakuhachi, clearly there is more to the world down under than kangaroos and koalas, not that such cuddles are not enough for me. Wonder if anyone is hiring?  



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