Olive Goil: Radarte

Rodarte is the absolutely beautiful brainchild of not one, but two fabulous gals – sisters in fact – whose eye for color and cut and unexpected and matchless looks, has made their fashion line one of the most fascinating in the whole wide world!

Miss Kate and Laura Mulleavy grew up exploring and adventuring from their California home, cutting and pasting and building and wandering through Sierra forests or Big Sur cliffsides. Now all grown up, The Mulleavy’s have conquered the fickle fashionistas and charmed clothes lovers everywhere.

This is a duo that knows a thing or two about glam and glitter and glitz and they have dressed many a bright starlet in their signature designs. But they are also good at cozy knits and amazing shoes and art collaborations that stray far outside the boundaries of ordinary clothing.

Today  the lovely ladies design costumes for operas and uniforms for Olympic athletes, create magical installations in museums and work on books and journals and other sorts of sweet storytelling, which captures their very experimental, very California aesthetic.

Ah California! The Golden State! I have been there many times my friends, and I never grow weary. Ocean, mountain, desert – and of course, the streets of Tinseltown, where I have strutted my stuff time and time again!

If I had my way, my dears, I would be wearing Rodarte, every single day! The fantabulous gowns for the nights when I am belle of the ball, or their pretty, flirty dresses for waving from the dock to my handsome man Popeye, just as he’s sailing back home.

No matter what creations I donned from these endlessly imaginative sisters, I can guarantee you, I’d always be looking both chic and unique!

Check them out at rodarte.com

Olive Loves: The Bamford DRx Popeye Watch

Okay dearest readers, hold on tight – and take a gander at this! Revamp artist Darren Romanelli, watch masters Bamford and the fine folks at my very own King Features have teamed up for this titillating time piece!

You might recognize the inspiration for this one, a strapping fella by the name of Popeye – who just happens to be my one and only, spinach-eating, pipe-tootin’, sweet sailor man!

Doesn’t my beau look divine, telling time?

Now, I know what you’re all thinking, where is the watch of moí??

Well, I had the same question myself, but for now, let’s go ahead and give my gorgeous guy his due. He can be the star of the show, for the moment… and besides, a lady doesn’t get jealous – it is simply not a flattering look.

Am I correct, girls?

So let’s all shout out congrats to my beloved Mr. P,  for his immortalization on the wrists of the multitudes!!

Live Olive: Spring Safari

Lions and Cheetahs and Rhinos, oh my!

Just take a gander at these select looks, just the right fashion forward pieces to pack for a smashing safari! Imagine donning these duds for zebra sightings and giraffe gallivanting and cooking s’mores by the fireside light.

The lovely stylist Courtney Lowe has done it again – creating a variety of styles to strut both out on the plains and while swashbuckling through jungles – of wild or the urban kind!

Olive Goil: Wendy Lam

Fashion, fashion – fabulous fashion!  Everywhere you look there is something wonderful to look AT!

Sometimes it does get a tad overwhelming though, doesn’t it my dears? This endless and ongoing array of clothing and bangles and baubles and shoes… a lady can really get a bit dazed by it all.

That’s where our favorite fashion bloggers step in, clearing out the rubbish to make room for the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the most glamorous and lovely of the latest batch of fashion offerings.

One of those bloggers who always seems to be perfectly on point is the lovely Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious. This is a young gal with exquisite taste that is just broad enough to include all sorts of styles – whether you are feeling sophisticated and subdued… or vivid and vivacious.

Explore her site and find your way.

Thank you Miss Wendy, for lighting the road up ahead for the rest of us!