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Shark Week!

Finally, it’s here! My favorite part of summer- insert the JAWS soundtrack..da-duh..da-duh..da-duh- Discovery Channel’s annual week long series SHARK WEEK!

Since 1987 Discovery Channel has been luring viewers in and catching their attention with entertaining and educational shark-tastic television programming.

This year Discovery Channel is bringing more teeth, more jaws and more heart-pounding TV specials featuring everyone’s favorite undersea predators than ever before.

Are you ready for this? Shark Week will be on for four hours a day (45 hours of programming), with TV episodes featuring celebrities like William Shatner, Tiffany Haddish, The cast of Jackass, Brad Paisley and more. They’ll be joined some of the top marine biologists from renowned science institutions as they explore the world of sharks. Discovery+ will also be airing the first Shark Week series, Sharks academy!

Highlights this year include the first in utero camera tag in a pregnant Tiger shark, a potentially new Great White mating behavior and the discovery of an elusive pupping ground.

Fans can also get in on the Shark Week fun on social media, where Discovery will be adding new AR filters for Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, plus seven nights of livestreams on TikTok.

The TV event started yesterday and will continue all week until July 18.

Here’s the Schedule:

Sunday, July 11

  • Shark Academy (on Discovery+; linear premiere Sunday, July 18)
  • Sharkbait With David Dobrik (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Crikey! It’s Shark Week—8 p.m.
  • Tiffany Haddish Does Shark Week—9 p.m.
  • Jackass Shark Week Special—10 p.m.

Monday, July 12

  • Stranger Sharks (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Air Jaws: Going For Gold—8 p.m.
  • Jaws Awakens: Phred vs. Slash—9 p.m.
  • Expedition Unknown: Shark Trek—10 p.m.

Tuesday, July 13

  • Great White Comeback (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • MotherSharker—8 p.m.
  • Brad Paisley’s Shark Country—9 p.m.
  • The Spawn Of El Diablo—10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 14

  • Tiger Queen (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • MechaShark—8 p.m.
  • The Real Sharknado—9 p.m.
  • Return to Lair of the Great White—10 p.m.

Thursday, July 15

  • Raging Bulls (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Dr. Pimple Popper Pops Shark Week—8 p.m.
  • Sharkadelic Summer 2—9 p.m.
  • Mega Jaws of Bird Island—10 p.m.

Friday, July 16

  • Extinct or Alive: Jaws of Alaska (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Ninja Sharks: Mutants Rising—8 p.m.
  • Monster Sharks of Andros Island—9 p.m.
  • Mystery of the Black Demon Shark—10 p.m.
  • I Was Prey: Terrors of the Deep 2—11 p.m.

Saturday, July 17

  • Rogue Tiger Shark: The Hunt for Lagertha (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Return to Shark Vortex—8 p.m.
  • Shark Week Best in Show—9 p.m.
  • I Was Prey: Shark Week 2021—10 p.m.

Sunday, July 18

  • The Great Hammerhead Stakeout (Discovery+ exclusive)
  • Shark Academy (already streaming on Discovery+) – 10 p.m.
What I’m Wearing: JAWS TEE| Vintage Skirt| ETRO Sunglasses| Vans Primary check Old Skool | Tommy Bahama Macrame Bag|

The Big Flower Fight

The Big Flower Fight Dresses

This past week I escaped into my tv with The Big Flower Fight on NETFLIX.

More than a reality competition show it’s a total much needed mood enhancer.

This new reality competition is similar to The Great British Baking Show, but instead of baked goods, it’s about flowers.

There is something so feel-good and joyful about this show.  Not only does it host the most diverse collection of competitors EVER (from all over the world), it also feeds your soul.

The competition takes place in a gigantic dome in the English countryside equipped with gardening and floristry tools and all types of gorgeous flora and fauna.  It is a beautiful, vibrant, safe space where imaginations can run wild, away from the madness of the real world.

The show is hosted by British comedian Vic Reeves and Natasia Demetriou from What We Do In The Shadows. 

So, why am I writing about The Big Flower Fight here?

Well, episode after episode not only did I “WOW” over the flower creations I also drooled over Natasia’s wardrobe. Each segment she doned a fabulous floral frock which looked like something that would be perfectly at home in my dream closet and more often than not each gown was paired with combat boots- a total Christie heck’s yes.

I spied a literal bouquet of my favorite designers from Agua by Agua Bendita to Vampires Wife, BATSHEVA and Needle & Thread.  Which brings me to this week’s outfit of the day.  This gorgeous Needle & Thread dress I bought for my clients wedding- which was cancelled because… pandemic- so I was never able to wear it.

After binging The Big Flower Fight I was finally inspired to wear this stunning piece. Of course, it had to be debuted in the setting of a nature preserve.

If you haven’t watched it yet and you need a little feel-good mood boost, tune in to The Big Flower Fight on NETFLIX and marvel at the insane floral and plant sculptures they dream up and create with their hands in less than a day!

Needle & Thread Gown

The Big Flower Fight Inspired Dresses

The Big Flower Fight Dresses

The Big Flower Fight Inspired Dresses

Needle & Thread Dress

The Big Flower Fight Inspired Style

The Big Flower Fight Inspired Style

Coach Troupe Kaffe Bag

The Big Flower Fight Inspired Dresses

What I’m Wearing: Needle & Thread Lilacs Garden Gown | Coach Troupe Crossbody with Kaffe Print | INC Boots |

SHOP DREAMY FLORAL FROCKS (Some of these are the same ones Natasia wore on the show) :

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld is back, and my obsession with the series has reached peak levels.

I can’t get enough of it, the amazing characters, sets and of course the style.

The women of Westworld have a bit more of a prairie vibe than a wild wild west type of fashion sense, a trend that I am oh so happy to get on-board with and don’t mind snagging some inspiration from.  It’s the perfect fusion of Western and Boho and it’s oh so wearable.

Think light airy fabrics paired with layered cuts, frills, pioneer worthy lace trims, delicate floral prints, high necklines, pretty calico yoke blouses, long hemlines, gingham prints and Little House on the Prairie-esc patchwork patterns in sun-faded shades.

Prairie style is one part romantic and feminine and one part wild rugged free-spirit.  It’s boho meets pure hard working country.

The key to pulling off the Westworld inspired trend is all in the styling. Wear a yoke print blouse with a pair of boyfriend jeans or a pretty prairie dress with a pair of chunky boots or a long tiered prairie skirt with a ruffled top.  Denim is always a good choice to pair with this trend, make sure it has some good sun-faded texture, and you can never go wrong with a saddle bag by your side.   Experiment with mixing different sized prairie florals that are in the same color range to create prairie perfection.  Stay away from cowboy boots so that your look doesn’t become too western, instead opt for wood sandals, lace up boho boots, suede booties and please NO cowboy hats!

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

Westworld Inspired Prairie Style

What I’m Wearing: Ulla Johnson Blouse | Vintage Skirt from @StilettosinSinCity | Chloe Sandal | Marc Jacobs Saddle Bag (I bought this at the Premium Outlets NORTH here in Vegas but you can also find it here) | Halogen Belt |

Click to SHOP some of my favorite pieces to help you get that West World meets Little House on the Prairie Style:

How to rock the Westworld inspired Prairie Fashion trend.

Pizza and Horror Movies

Pizza and Horror Movies

October isn’t just about pumpkins, it’s also about Horror Movies and what goes better with horror movies than Pizza!

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the perfect time of year to share my Seven Sinister Slices.

I teamed up with California Pizza Kitchen at Downtown Summerlin for the ultimate list of pizza and horror movie pairings.  These go together better than fava beans and a nice Chianti.

Mwah ha ha.  So snuggle up grab a slice and let’s get scary!

ONE: Texas Chainsaw Massacre-(1974 & 2003)

This classic horror movie was so good they made it twice, you might want to order two of these pizzas because they are THAT good too! The Original BBQ Chicken Pizza (legendary BBQ sauce, smoked Gouda, red onions and fresh cilantro) at first you will be like, nah man, BBQ on a pizza?

Like the Old Man in the movie said, “Look… I got some good barbecue here!” Although, I don’t think he was referring to the pizza.

TWO: Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) And the other 8 movies N.O.E.S.

Wes Craven must have been cravin’ some Pepperoni Pizza when he created the character Freddy Krueger. Talk about a pizza face.

(A combination of rustic and spicy pepperoni with fresh Mozzarella and wild Greek oregano)

THREE: The Lost Boys (1987)

 Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza won’t protect you from these smokin’ hot  vampires, “Garlic Don’t Work, Boys!” but it’s worth a try anyway and tastes so sinfully good!  (Sweet caramelized onions, fresh Mozzarella, Parmesan, slivered scallions and cracked black pepper.)  Word from Comic Con is that we will see a CW series in the next year based on this cult comedy horror movie!

FOUR: Children of the Corn (1984)

What was Stephen King thinking about? I mean kids in horror films already scares the bejeezus out me but creepy kids in cornfields — ØMG!

Let’s face it, the entire idea behind Children of the Corn and its numerous sequels is one big creepy-children horror fest, from its brainwashed children with pitchforks chanting “KILL!” to its charismatic child leader Isaac and his eerie preaching about the evil god of corn known as “He Who Walks Behind the Rows.”  I have never been able to look at corn the same again.

All I know is, taking a bite into the Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pizza (Chipotle adobo sauce, shaved poblanos and Monterey Jack with housemade roasted CORN & black bean salsa, fresh cilantro and tangy lime crema) would make even the KING of ALL THINGS SCARY scream for more.

FIVE: Carrie (1976)

“They’re all gonna laugh at you” when you have marinara pizza sauce dripping all over the place once you bite into the Untraditional Cheese Pizza (Mozzarella and marinara pizza sauce.) Margaret White (Carrie’s Mom) just needed to try a slice maybe she would have loosened-up on poor Carrie a bit more “It was bad, Mama. They laughed at me.” Here Carrie, have a slice.

SIX: Suspiria (1977)

In the 70s this movie scared me so much that besides not having seen it again, I refused to go to a ballet class, granted I can’t dance but still NOPE not going to go to ballet school. Now they are re-making this expressionistic horror film which will be released in 2018! The Italian terror maestro Dario Argento knew what he was doing and so did California Pizza Kitchen when they created The Sicilian Pizza (Spicy marinara, Italian sausage, spicy Capicola ham, salami, Mozzarella, shaved Parmesan, fresh basil & oregano. Rustic meets refined).

SEVEN: Friday the 13th (1980)

Who doesn’t think of this movie every time Friday the 13th raises it’s ugly head? I mean come on, Jason Voorhees, his white hockey mask and Camp Crystal Lake- I am convinced Jason lived on mushrooms out there in the forest while stalking campers and he would have gone wild over the Wild Mushroom Pizza (Shaved Cremini, Shiitake, Portobello and white mushrooms with slivered scallions, cracked black pepper, Romano and Mozzarella. Finished with Parmesan).  It’s just a shame about all those campers, well more for Jason I guess… ki ki ki, ma ma ma or ch ch ch, ha ha ha.

These pizza’s are so good, all that’ll be left will be the bones (pieces of crust) in the bottom of the boxes from these serious eats!

Don’t forget to ask for the “double cut” so you can get more slices and if gluten terrifies you California Pizza Kitchen also offers these horror movie perfect pairings in gluten-free!

Pizza and Horror Movies with California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza and Horror Movies California Pizza Kitchen

Pizza and Horror Movie Pairings

What I’m Wearing: Killstar Stayin in Knit Sweater | MODCLOTH Bugle Boy Midi Skirt | Donald J Pliner Boots | Kate Young for Tura Sunglasses |

Steal the Style: Kingsman The Golden Circle

Anyone who is fan of Brit spy flicks knows The Kingsman and on Sept. 29 the sartorially clad gents will return in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

In the Matthew Vaughn-directed follow-up featuring Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges, the Kingsmen travel to Kentucky, where they meet the U.S.’ the Statesmen, their U.S. counterparts who run a Kentucky bourbon distillery.

Of course any spy who’s secret headquarters is located behind the facade of a Savile Row tailor HAS to have a clothing collection inspired by it!  Three years ago (when the first film was released) e-retailer MR PORTER created something stylishly unique: Costume to Collection.  A collection inspired by the films bespoke tailored clothing.

For the second installment of the film, MR PORTER and director Mr Matthew Vaughn have created yet another bespoke collection inspired from Arianne Phillips’ costume design for Kingsman. The collection focuses on both The Kingsman and The Statesman.  That’s right the Savile Row-inspired styles of the first film will be joined by Jean Shop denim, Stetson hats and Mister Freedom bomber jackets.

“It’s the Mount Rushmore of Americana,” says Phillips of the 80-piece line created with Mr. Porter managing director Toby Bateman. “Doing costume-to-collection with a global online platform is what it takes to launch merchandising within a narrative — and do it right.”

The Kingsman Collection features an authentic English wardrobe for the modern gentleman.  Fully canvassed, Savile Row-style suits, bench-made shoes from George Cleverley of the Royal Arcade and shirts from royal warrant holders Turnbull & Asser.  While the Statesmen Collection offers a range of rugged American classics such as jeans from Jean Shop, padded vests from Rocky Mountain Featherbed, bomber jackets from Mister Freedom and, of course, cowboy hats from Stetson. 

Stealing the Style has never been so easy!   Here’s a peek at some of my Favorites from the Collection:

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Kingsman The Golden Circle hits Theaters Nationwide on Friday September 29th.