Friday, November 16, 2012

6 Uniquely Chic Ways To Tie A Scarf

If you have ever been baffled at how to tie your scarf, Studio 1220 is here to help. Don't just keep throwing one end over your shoulder, learn some fresh new ways to create different knots and designs, to keep you looking stylish and warm.

Wrap the scarf around your neck and make sure both ends are even. Then, tie the scarf just as you would tie any bow. You need a longer scarf for this one.

Although it looks complicated, this scarf style is easy to tie. Just double up the scarf and wrap it around your neck. Take both ends and thread it through the loop.

Start by putting the scarf around your neck so that the ends hang in back. Then wrap the ends around to the front and loosen the section of scarf around your neck. For extra flair, add 2 knots at the ends.

Take one end of a wide scarf and place it on your shoulder. Take one corner from the other end and make a little knot on one shoulder. Leave the last corner free to give the triangle look. 

Tie a loop at one end of your scarf and leave it loose. Slip the other end of the scarf into the loop and tighten it to taste.

Take a skinny scarf and wrap it around your neck. Start twisting the scarf until it curls and then start wrapping the scarf around itself. Tuck in the ends.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Autumn By The Sea... California Style

Living in coastal towns and cities has so many perks. You get the oceans, beaches, and cool sea breezes. Although people think that living by the beach in California means hot, sunny weather, that is not always the case. Come fall, it starts to cool down quite a bit, the beaches get less crowded and just like everywhere else, we need to break out our favorite sweaters, boots, and scarves. Since so much of the summer and spring by the beach is full of bright colors, flowing tops, and sandals, it's fun for us to be able to do the exact opposite during fall and winter. Showcased for Autumn at Studio 1220 we feature browns and colors of the sea!



We all start to loose that summer glow come fall, so find other ways to brighten up your face with coral colored hues on the lips. This color looks great with all the more somber brown, black, nude and grey tones in your sweaters and jackets you'll be wearing this fall. The orange tint in coral lipstick is also a great subtle nod to Autumn. Put a dab on the cheeks and rub it in for a beautiful blush too.  
Pear and Goat Cheese Tart

With its chewy bread base and fruit-cheese topper, this luscious tart is ideal to serve between the main course and dessert in place of the traditional cheese course.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Art of Sophistication

The world is full of dualities; good and evil, night and day, girl and boy. But it's not always that black or white, there can be a little good and evil in all of us, sometime you can see the moon in the light of day and sometimes you can be a girl who happens to like men's clothing. Throughout the 20th century a lot has changed for women. They got the ability to vote, stepped out of the kitchen and into the workforce and became equals to men. So it is no surprise that women's attire changed as well. Skirts and dresses they had been expected to wear prior were just not practical for the new working class woman, so they started wearing more pants, suits and button down blouses with collars.

                                                                                  Coco Chanel
There was one person that helped to shape this new androgynistic style for women and that lady was Coco Chanel. We can't help but pay most of our homage to Coco, she lived in a time when ladies were supposed to be dainty and helpless and full of femininity. But that just wasn't her, she started sewing her own fashion line full of men's style coats and trousers in the early 1900's in France. She quickly became the toast of Paris. Now, the entire world knows her name. Her style was synonymous with sophistication and spoke to many women who had felt suppressed for so long and gave them apparel to be taken more seriously. 

                                                                                  Get Coco's Look

                                                                                     Diane Keaton

Another style icon that is hard to ignore when talking about tomboy styles is Diane Keaton, particularly her role in Woody Allen's classic 70's movie Annie Hall. She revived the Coco look and breathed new life into it. Her classic white dress shirt, vest and tie is something that she was spotted wearing not only in the movie, but in real life as well. She is also known for her love of blazers, which were known as smoking jackets by men who used to wear them to special events and to look sharp out on the town. Somehow she has managed to combine a perfect blend of feminine and masculine and still look sharp and beautiful.

                                                                                  Get Diane's Look

Friday, October 5, 2012


It's October, the month that All Hallows' Eve falls under, the night that long ago was created to celebrate Pagan harvest and honor the dead. Naturally then, October has become the month for all things dark, spooky and taboo. So here at Studio 1220, we are honoring black this month, the true anti-color.

We also can't help but be reminded of some fashion rebels of the 60's and 70's who looked like they were born to wear black. These were all women that men described as having a sense of magic surrounding them, luring men into their lives and becoming muses of rock musicians, fashion designers and girls of the past and present. 

                                                           EDIE SEDGWICK
Edie Sedgwick was best known for her association with Andy Warhol and his Factory. This well-heeled American debutante became a symbol of Sixties style, rebellion and freedom. She inspired Andy's art and captivated Bob Dylan who was said to have written many songs about her. She loved to wear big fur coats with black tights and made them look elegant and effortless.  

                                                           Get Edie's Look


Marianne Faithfull became a fixture in the wild social scene that was dubbed, "Swinging London." Then a four-year relationship with Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, in the mid Sixties cemented her status as a true rock-n-roll muse. Marianne looked like such a good girl, but would edge up her look with leather and jean jackets.  

Get Marianne's Look 


                                                              STEVIE NICKS
Stevie Nicks is a true rock n' roll queen. She was the beautiful bohemian woman best known as the female singer from the band Fleetwood Mac in the mid 70's. Her style was always unique, she could usually be seen in oversized clothes with flowing sleeves, wore mostly black and some would say had a pagan/witchy way about the way she'd dress. She wrote and sang in one of her most famous songs Rhiannon, "She is like a cat in the dark and then she is the darkness, she rules her life like a fine skylark and when the sky is starless." She was truly a woman of mystery and intrigue, with an amazing voice and a sense of style all her own. 

                                                           Get Stevie's Look 

                                                                                  Have a spooky October
                                                            And watch out for black cats crossing your path


Monday, September 24, 2012

Cuff Love

Cuff bracelets are back again this season and we are LOVING them at Studio 1220. Cuffs make a bold statement alone but can also be worn with other accessories. Don't fear the size of the cuff bracelet,the bigger the better, right? With that being said, You can still over do it. I'll teach you some ways to work some cuff love into your wardrobe while remaining a "sensible stacker".

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fashion Past, Present & Future: The Evolution of Plaid

From 50's rockabilly, to the 70's punk rock era, to 90's grunge, plaid has quite the colorful history. Plaid actually goes as far back as the 17th and 18th centuries and was derived in Scotland. During England and Scotland's rival years, the English actually banned plaid and would throw anyone who wore the Scottish trademark into jail, sometimes for years. You can see then why all the rebels of the 20th century decades were attracted to plaid so much. The rockabilly greasers who listened to music their parents just didn't get, punk rockers who were so anti-establishment and the angst ridden youth of grunge. Yet plaid was a fashion that you would normally see only on men.
How women started wearing plaid, I picture going like this; 'On a cold and rainy night in New York, Seattle or a quiet little town somewhere in the Midwest, a couple is watching a movie and drinking wine. The boyfriend's plaid shirt is lying next to them on the couch, he offers it to her to warm her up. She forgets to give the plaid shirt back, oops, brings it home and realizes how amazing it looks with jeans, some boots or heels and how fun it is to accessorize with jewelry and scarves. She starts to wear it out and about. People in the town or city streets see how cool and casual this look is on her, and it spreads like wildfire, sweeping the world of women, creating plaid thieving gals everywhere. Needless to say the boyfriend didn't get his plaid shirt back.' Now plaid is made for women as much as it still is for men.
Many designers have incorporated plaid into their collections of dresses, pants, suits, hats and scarves. It looks like plaid will continue to be a part of fashion culture for generations to come and why not, it's probably, dare I say, the most versatile staple piece of all time.