Thursday, December 23, 2010

Boy Crazy

Dear RoseBow,
O.M.G. O.M.G. O.M.G. Rose bow Help! I got all my bases covered and got holiday gifts for my sister, parents and friends…but I somehow forgot my boy. WTF?! He always gets me the shittiest gifts for the Holidays but none-the-less I gotta hook up my boo’ with @ least some fly gear. Suggestions?

Paramount CA

Dear LeKrystale (Castles),

First off if you’re looking for some “fly gear” I suggest the latest edition of the FUBU collection. Buying for your “boo” may be a tad difficult-Sure its’easy to buy for your girlfriends or mom-You just get them something you would like-But boys are a bit more tactful and you obviously want them to look Holiday chic not Holiday geek.
Since each guy is different here are a couple of holiday suggestions for your boy:

The Pretty Boy Swag:

He likes to look fly all the time- Why not try a Leather fitted jacket that makes him look cool but @ the same time keep him warm from the weather.
He could pair it up with a simple tee or a nice button up shirt. 

The Sneaker Head:
Unless you know exactly what shoe he is missing from his NIKE SB collection, its better to let him choose the shoes. So don't stress too much and get him a pair of fly-ass kicks from a special shoe boutique. My personal favorite, PROPER in Long Beach, CA. If the shoe isn't to his pleasing he can always exchange it  for something else. 

The Professional:
His career is well on his way.  He dresses up almost everyday. Get him a nice bottle of Whiskey for after work and a pair of nice socks. You will make him warm from head to toe!

The Imaginary:
Call me Devendra.

The Asshole:
Send him a nonchalant e-mail saying that you have leprosy an unknown STD.He stood you up twice in one week-Get revenge from all that time wasted waiting for him, by having him wait unnecessary @ his local Plan Parenthood to get tested. (Hee Hee)

Hope this works for you LeKrystale and remember Tis’ the Season to get fucked up be jolly!

Rose Bow Fashion

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


If you are tired of wearing your UGG boots, over and over but want to stay warm, take cues from this seasons biggest trend: Over the knee socks and boots. Preferably sky high platform shoes. Not only will you manage to stay warm but the over the knee socks could be the flirty touch to your winter outfit. 

Will you be wearing socks this winter?

(MIA booties//Marc by Marc Jacob technicolor socks)

(images via {in order}:, and Rose Bow Fashion)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guess I got my Swagga back...

It's so *good* to have good friends...but it's even better to have good friends with a camera and a passion for the aesthetically pleasing. Meet my friend Rafa-the mastermind behind the A daily photo blog that captures life in Los Angeles through the eyes of a bohemian soul.

I always wanted to style a fashion shoot, and commented this to Rafa a while back. So we finally decided to get together and work on our very own first fashion photo shoot. Our inspiration was DTLA, and the modern city girl who wants to stand out amongst the monotone colors of the city crowd (but not  clash!) This is the first collaborative project  with both of our blogs (and hopefully not the last) and I couldn't be any happier! I know I can't model but Rafa is a genius behind the lens and made me look top notch! Hope you guys enjoy!

(Yellow Coat: Tulle  Dress: French Connection, Printed Geometric Shirt: Tory Brunch, Black Legging Jeans: True Religion, Black Cardigan: Michael Kors, Brown Heels: Nine West, Burberry Bag, Aviator Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gold Clutch:Vintage)

(Photographs via, Styling via Rose Bow Fashion) 

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Legend of LA DORADA

Company Holiday parties are fast approaching, and obviously you want to show-off to your co-workers that you look like a decent human female when you actually put effort clean up pretty nice. Well, one way to make sure that you'll be a show stopper is to add some sparkle to your outfit. Take cues from Régine Chassagne (The Arcade Fires lead singer) on last weeks SNL performance. There's one point in her performance when she dances and all you can do is focus on the glittery reflections that she gives off...sort of like a human disco ball. And though that much gold looks great on ice skaters, South American folk legends and entertainers, here are a couple ideas to add some gold to your Holiday party outfit:

Lumiere Dress by J.Crew. 

Pair this up with some cute nude color heels, and you will be the belle of the ball!

Add a small amount to your eye make up as a final touch and SHINE!

Little Black Dress plus these shoes-you'll for sure turn heads.

Below is the actual video from the SNL performance by The Arcade Fire. If you haven't already, please do yourself a favor and listen to the entire album "The Suburbs". 

Is gold too Gaudy for you?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Tranquilita de noche y de día.

Even though the sun is beating us to the ground here in Southern Califas.(and no, I'm not complaining!) that doesn't mean one can't dress up with all the fun fashion has to offer in the Fall. Fall has always been my closet's favorite time of the year. It means dressing up with more layers of clothing and putting on all my favorite winter coats and boots...and even though in the past years I've shied away from tall heel boots this year I'm embracing the "inner Amazon woman" and rocking high heels like the baddest bitch on the block.

My favorite accessory this fall is the bold statement necklace, particularly this statement necklace by Tranquiltelas. This particular color really compliments well with the color palette Fall is known for: Khakis, Browns, Military green.

On a last note, if you're like me, you probably would like to run over the holiday music like that reindeer did to Grandma. This has to be at least once on your Fall/Holiday playlist. "Night by Night" by Chromeo.

 What trends are your favorite during Fall?

(Images via: Etsy, Sephora, Top Shop, and Khristian Diane Berrio [locations: Medellin, Colombia//Frog Town,Los Angeles])

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I kiss boys and drink champagne...

Living in So. Califas, one has the advantage of having the fashion, sun and fun. But the best part of living in So Cal. THE MUSIC! The plethora of musicians that emerge from Southern California culture is amazing! The Doors, Cold War Kids, Sublime, Snoop, etc... Which is why my heart danced the one-two-step when I found out that one of my favorite local bands "Love Grenades" is part of "The Collaboration Series" by PAC SUN. The series allows upcoming photographers design custom shirts.
The designer, Taylor Brittenham , "is a Los Angeles based photographer whose subjects range from pop art to pop music", captured the bands' lead singer to create this limited edition tee. The shirt is only $18 and it allows you to show the whole world how much you like "Love Grenades"!

(image via Pac Sun)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fashion Quiz: Punk bike oi!

I went for a casual summer bike ride in Long Beach, and to my amazement look what I found! A bad-ass 10 speed road bike with some punk accessories!
Fashion Quiz:
Which famous female British designer uses punk motifs on most of her collections? The bike above seems like something she would totally ride :)
Click here for the answer.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Have a fun, festive and safe holiday. Today we celebrate "independence" and everything American!  Happy Birthday U.S.A.! 

As much as I hate Bruce Springsteen, there's no better day than today to listen to this song!
Be safe guys :)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Red, White & Chic

 So the world cup didn't turn out quite the way U.S.A. wanted it to be... But hey! We're the United States of America, and tomorrow we celebrate the birth of our nation! Woot-Woot! Which means, bbq parties, friends/family, and fireworks to celebrate the fact that we are that powerful to not care about the world cup. 
Now your mind still might not be thinking what you will be wearing tomorrow, but here @ Rose Bow we have a couple of suggestions to make you look "Patriotic Chic" without looking like Tommy Hilfiger ad circa 1995.

Simple ideas to make yourself look a little more patriotic:
Baseball Cap:

What’s more American than allowing corporate conglomerates destroy 3rd word nation's economy Baseball? The baseball cap is an informal patriotic accessory and great for the weather :)

Plain White Tee:
Crisp, clean and white, the plain white Tee is an American fashion staple. Pair this tee with any jeans and you're as American as Apple pie. 

Bald Eagle:

What's more American than an actual endangered Bald Eagle? This is the accessory du jour! Bring this baby to a 4th of July BBQ, and you will most deffo be the most American bad-ass in the nation. You will bleed America, if not from Patriotism but caused by the eagle's claws. 

Check out this article from to give you more suggestions on how you can add an extra U.S.A. flair to your 4th of July outfit.

What are you wearing for the 4th?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ponte-Ponte-Ponte bomb!

Summer is here and I'm so excited. Finally I can let the sun kiss my skin and enjoy all the fashion summer has to offer. This is a quick little photo essay of things that I want this summer. Which include bikes, skull rings, Indian headbands, and a call for people to use more public transportation! I feel like bright colors are so passe this summer. Instead i'm trying to opt out for a more classic approach with color schemes. Putting color in small details of your outfit (like floral print docs or a glitter eye-liner) are some ideas to add some Summer flair to your outfit with out looking like a Pollock

The song I decided to put up is a cover of "Pump the Jam" by the always body groovin' Colombian band "Bomba Estereo".  I still haven't decided what this summer 's anthem is going to be but this is most deffo on this summer's playlist. Some of the pictures above are from random adventures i've taken in the past days and pictures I've picked from random websites. 

What's on your mind this summer?

(Images via: Khristian Diane Berrio, Urban Outfitters, Sephora,, The satorialist)