Style tips: Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize

Kate Walsh, Gilt City photo

Let’s talk accessories! There are so many essentials that the trendsetters embrace. One only needed to observe the jet-setting crowd gathered to attend Gilt City’s launch of Kate Walsh’s latest fragrance “Billionaire Boyfriend.”

Yes, an unforgettable fragrance is a must-have accessory, according to Walsh, the stunning star of ABC’s Private Practice. Her scented soiree was held at the Hotel Wilshire’s penthouse suite rooftop bar, The Roof on Wilshire, which boasts 360-degree views of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles skyline.

“It is subtle and daring. It says ‘Let him spoil you,'” Walsh describes her fragrance. She worked with a perfumologist mixing just the right scents. It is a richly layered yet light blend, and you can detect jasmine and a touch of citrus in the perfume worthy of a billionaire. After the big event Walsh jetted off to Italy for a vacation.

More tangible accessories were in the spotlight at the Two Point OH! style show held as a tea party-picnic in L.A.’s Griffith Park.

Two Point OH! LA is an event organized to bring together the newest style brands. The festivities had a royal theme, serving tea and scones. The fashion mavens gathered to check out the latest from the hot brands, GUESS Watches, Sole Society, Ditto.com (great sunglasses), and Sabastian and Hairron Salon.

The fashionistas were signing up for the GUESS Watches’ contest “The One to Watch Global Blogger Search,” as well as viewing the watches on display. The big “wow” for GUESS were the watches with attention-grabbing leopard prints that scream safari fun. www.GuessWatches.com.

The Sole Society shoe club had “haute” footwear that could put a spring in your step this summer. The shoes are always on trend, every day, for every occasion. www.SoleSociety.com.

Famed jewelry designer Alisa Michelle just opened her boutique in Tujunga Village in L.A.’s trendy Valley neighborhood, and celebrated with celebrity stylists. At her unique do-it-yourself jewelry bar, Alisa says, “Every piece tells a story. Wear your story.”

She encourages gals to create one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry that reflect their personalities and/or special moments in their lives. Fans of the designer include Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens and Hilary Duff, who have already unlocked their creative talents for accessorizing.

Okay, now let’s dish on the most important accessory to make your summer outfits look fabulous. It’s a great tan.

We know it’s not good to over indulge in the sun or tanning salon, but now there’s Tropic Spa that’s touted as a healthy guilty pleasure. The Tropic Spa Home Mist Tanning System offers a healthy summer glow without the risk of sun or UV damage. Wouldn’t be nice to have a healthy glow?


Margie Barron has written for a wide variety of outlets including Gannett newspapers, Nickelodeon, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine, Fresh!, Senior Life, Production Update, airline magazines, etc. Margie is also proud to be half of the husband and wife writing team Frank & Margie Barron, who have written together for various entertainment and travel publications for more than 30 years.

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