What happens when creative friends get together......

Seriously, how lucky can one fashion girl get?
Three of my friends got together in NYC with a pile of my new Clothes and nOir Jewelry and look at what happened...

I mean... Atong that looks like a godest with her gorgeous features and immaculate beauty...

Brayan Calaca who is one of the most incredible hair and makeup artists I've ever met...

And last but certainly not least ORLANDO VIVAS!!! Can I just say, is the MOST incredible Art Director and photographer...

When I saw these pictures I got on a Fashion High for hours, that totally reminded me why I love fashion so much that I couldn't ever imagine doing anything else.

Now, honestly, when you look at these pictures - can you blame me?...

Nony :)

BTW, for the most AMAZING nOir jewelry go to www.noirjewelry.com


The one and only Chelsea Handler, need I say more?

Well… Not only do I go to sleep (almost) every night watching Chelsea Lately, I very often bitch about what Chelsea Handler is wearing and wonder who styled her (and yes, I do tweet about it occasionally)…

I guess I have to eat my words now!
As it seems that not only her home page on her web site, but also her entire book tour is plastered with Chelsea wearing one of my favorite PETRO ZILLIA dresses which I designed some time ago.

I don’t know how she got it, or who dressed her but she looks absolutely FABULOUS! And I’m not just saying it cuz it’s my dress, I really mean it!

Of course looking at her site, I couldn't help reading the chapter her sister wrote, omg!!! HIL-E-RI-OUS I can’t wait to get my hands on her book and read it from cover to cover!

If you wanna give it a read, here is the link:

All I can say is, Chelsea, you go girl! I am your fan forever...

Nony :)


Fashion Time Travel

As I was looking through my favorite treasure, I thought that maybe this time - I should share...

Cuz don't you just think that these pieces could totally time travel?

Cuz don't you just wanna have them all in your closet RIGHT NOW?

I mean... maybe I would change the hair and makeup a bit, oh yeah, and definitely the shoes! and the attitude...

But this is all from Vogue Pattern Book June-July 1957...

Amazing, right? I always feel I'm Time traveling as I venture through my Vintage Fashion magazines...

I hope you likey too :)




House of Petro Zillia: The Next Chapter!

Last July, I started working for not only one of the most amazingly talented people I've ever met, but one of the best human beings I have ever come across. We refer to Nony as our fearless leader, not only because her designs know no boundaries, but because she pushes US beyond what we thought were our own personal limitations. She encourages me to write, and our interns to dream big! She inspires the world to step out of it's blk and gray protective shell,and drape ourselves in a menagerie of bright colors,and to push the limits as to the weight in jewelry one should wear! lol " If you're not jingling, you're not wearin enough!"

Nony's studio is located right next door to the store, so I've had the benefit of seeing the process of all these amazing Petro Zillia originals come to life! She even let me help her with one, but it's not my gift. The pressure of working with silk...well, if a silk top were $1000, you're getting a deal! Cutting silk is no joke! I think I got 3 gray hairs that afternoon. lol Never again!

I've seen her, with a few buttons, a couple tassles, an a couple feet of thread, make the raddest dress! Ok,I'm exaggerating a smidge..but,she really is the Mcgyver of the fashion world, as far as I'm concerned! She'll find inspiration in a trim, button, or a swatch of fabric, an next thing I know, there's a new collection in the store by the end of the day! She's all around inspiring! I've learned, if you have a idea, run with it! The only failure, is NOT trying!

So, you may or may not know, we're closing our doors at the end of this month. BUT never fear, our website will still be goin strong an kickin fashion ass! When you need that something special, that's exceptionally RAD, you can find it at www.shoppetrozillia.com ! The rainbow medley of skills this woman has is redic! Clothes!Jewelry!Handbags! Not to mention, she makes a mean vanilla latte! So,this isn't goodbye, Petro Zillia will be front and center more than ever!!! Right now, we're so proud of the Petro Zillia collaboration with Forever 21! It's the talk of the town!People are excited to shop it,an you can pay no designer a greater compliment! With that said,if ever you look up into the sky and see a random rainbow, just know that means our fearless leader is at it again! Hurry up, an get to a computer! Click on "NEW" on our site, an prepare to have your mind blown!

These are just a few pics of her latest and my fave Petro originals! I can't wait to see what's comin up next! Stay tuned for more radness and good times!!! xx


Onch Movement's Eat It All Launch Party! A Buffet of Cuteness!

We just had the events of all events, as far as I'm concerned, it embodied everything I'm obsessed with! Funness! Raddness! And CANDY!!! On Thur, Jan. 27th, Onch Movement mooooved us with his amazing accessories collection! It was the party of parties, hosted by one of our favesies, her hotness Allison Melnick! If you've ever had an amazing night out, at a club in hollywood,chances are it was her party!!!

Let me tell you a bit about Onch...he's about the most precious star angel, you'll ever meet! He lives in a world of vibant colors, easy breezy attitude, an cuteness! Think, a real life Hello Kitty character. Well, Onchie brought us into his world for just one night, an now I know why he's always smiling! Mini gumball machines and candy apples were strewn from the ceiling, and the tree in our yard! We had displays with live lady bugs and butterflies( we gently released them after the party, so don't get all excited lol ), colorful floral arrangements throughout, and a CANDY BARRRR!!!! Snickers, Almond Joy, Lemon Heads, Red Vines..you know, the good stuff! Twinkies, Ho hos, an Zingers! If it was sugary sweet, and edible, we had it! And unfortunately, I ate it. (insert green face) We've talked about this, I have no self control when it comes to yummy foods...

You would think, that would be enough of a snack selection for this chipmunk, but noooo... I also spent a significant amount of time drooling over Onch's "Eat it All" Collection. I fantasized about eating the multi-colored, chocolate covered pretzels! Mmmmm..I could almost smell the flavors of the lollipop charm necklaces. The pizza necklaces, well...were pizza! I don't need a reason to wanna eat pizza! Soft serve ice cream rings, with and without cherries...I could write a whole nother blog on the fond memories soft serve ice cream bring up!

Soooo the mini cakes by Lil Rae Cakes , were most definitely a problem. They were delightful little balls of happiness! I think I ate a whole cake worth (sorry,Lil Rae lol ) Who can resist an adorably dressed cutie, an pastel colored baked goodies? Not, this girl! Though my hips sometimes wish I would! Unfortunately for them ,I'm runnin this ship, so bring it!!!

We were also lucky enough to have some of our really great friends show up an support! The ever so sweet Nicky Hilton, was on deck, showing love to her friends Onch an Nony! I also spied with my big brown eyes, rocker wives, Josie Stevens and Susan Holmes! And the one I'm really geeked about, Charlene Tilton of Dallas fame!!! Who Shot J.R.??? March 21, 1980, that was the burning question around the world!!! Yes, I know I'm dating myself! Lol

An just when the night couldn't get anymore precious, Onch gave us a live performance!!!! All of a sudden you heard a crowd yell " FLASH MOB!!!", an cutee girls dressed like food fairies, began shakin what their mama gave em, alongside T.J. Fantini an Onch! GE-DOR-A-BLE!!! The night busted at the seams with good times, an a great time was had by all! This will definitely be one that is talked about for a looong time!

I must give credit for these awesome party shots to Matt Fisher( http://www.etherbinge.org/ ) , an Jessi Jae Joplin ( http://bit.ly/gaB3nV ) , thanks for the hook-up!

Everybody, you gotta check this out!! Michael Mouris, you are a video genius!!! Loves it!!!



Petro Zillia Therapy: We're Good For What Ails You!

The shirt above, is once again the inspiraton for a blog! First silk, now on color. It's one of my faves, I wear it alot, an try not to wear it everyday...but sometimes... well, it happens. lol Those who have noticed, I appreciate your not calling me out on it! I kid you not, whenever I wear this top, I feel great! Never a damper or a bad day! Is there something about the colors? I feel like I literally light up, in this top! Someone always makes a comment about it! Sooooo, I googled! Do colors have an effect on how we feel? (insert Twilight Zone music). There's several studies that believe colors not only effect our mood, but can also have medicinal benefits!

Now,if we analyze my fave top, here's what we come up with. Blue is 'spose to make you feel calm and relaxed. That would explain the glow,a customer remarked on, the last time I wore it! While green represents rebirth and healing. I always feel rejuvenated and purposeful, whenever I wear this top! (note to self: see if a green wallet would be beneficial to my credit cards, an the lotto ticket I currently possess.)

*fun fact- the color blue is believed to soothe illness,and reduce your appetite! I'll test this theory, the next time I go to a donut shop! And in China, a man wearing a green hat, means his wife is being unfaithful! Okay,that one wasn't so much a "fun" fact. lol (I giggle when I'm nervous)

White/Cream is suppose to evoke feelings of innocene and purity. Hence, the bride wears white. But, I've been to a couple weddings where, the bride might have wanted to consider a color alternative! Married,an a few drinks in, she became a whole nother person. It's kinda weird seein a bride in white, doin the electric slide like it was her second job!...just sayin. lol But, I get it. I always feel light an fresh asa daisy, in whites! :)

Purple is suppose to make you feel exotic! Back in the day, purple dye was made from the mucous glands of snails! It took THOUSANDS of snails to make 1 GRAM of dye!!! Thus, it was a color only nobles could afford. And further thus( I know that's not a word, but I like it an I'm the author. So there! ;)) the color purple is associated with royalty! When you wear it, you should feel very grand! Strut it!

Orange makes you feel all balanced, warm, and enthusiastic. Makes total sense! Think about it, anything orange makes you think of pleasant things. Jumping in fall leaves, when you were a kid( or last fall, if you're me. Come onnnn.. It didn't stop being fun, just because I got taller!). Candy corns, pumpkins...all good stuff! Aaand it's supossedly connected to the health of your lungs, and increases your energy level.

Yellow is calming,makes you feel happy, like you don't have a care in the world! I'd like to suggest all high stress locations be painted yellow, IMMEDIATELY!!! Airports, high schools,my mom's house, an every street in Los Angeles! And ladies, it is also thought to stimulate the nerves,purify the body, an speed up the metabolism! :))))

Oddball fact: Yellow is the hardest color for your eye to read, so it can be too much, if used excessively. Totally explains why I never liked Big Bird, as a kid. He just rubbed me the wrong way, couldn't put my finger on it til now!

Now we get to red,it's the most emotionally charged color. We think of love and Valentines, passion, desire, and power! It's a real attention getter! Sets an exciting mood! You wanna take a date up a notch, RED! You have an appearance in court, not so much. lol

We thought we were just havin some fun, with all the colors we work with! Turns out, we spreading joy, calm, love, exoticism, an good health alllll over the world! You're welcome! ;)

P.s. What mood is your wardrobe in?


Once Upon a Little Silk Worm...

You guys know me by now,I'm a ponderer... this time, it was about the origin of silk. I mean, I knew it came from silk worms.. but how did it become something that I'm wearing on my body, at this very moment! I practically live in our oversized silk tops, and I'm currently surrounded by the dreamiest new silk collection, from Karen Zambos! How did it come to be this amazing material, from the worm, to this spectacular piece on my body?!!! So, I googled! And I found the story behind it's discovery, was a magical as it feels against the skin!

Around 2600 BC, this enchanting discovery began with Lady Ling-Hsi-Shih, and an innocent cup of tea. The wife of The Yellow Emperor, was having her afternoon tea, when a sweet little silk worm fell into her cup! The warmth from the tea began to unravel the silk until it flowed across her garden, and it presented a tiny cocoon!!! I'm J! There was a bug in my salad at The Cheesecake factory,once. Nothing awesome happened. Well,they comped dessert,but it led to no discoveries. I already knew I liked chocolate!

Another version tells, she discovered silkworms eating the mulberry leaves in her garden, and spinning cocoons. She picked some of the cocoons, and while having her tea, one of the cocoons fell into the hot water. The fine silk thread began to unravel from the cocoon,an the 14yr old royal discovered she could wrap it around her finger! Again,these things never happen to me...prob,cause I woulda screamed like girl, dropped the cup, killing the worm, an we'd all be wearing polyester. :/

She convinced The Emperor to give her a grove of mulberry trees, and she began to domesticate her little worm babies! (another versions tells, that it was the Emperor's idea for her to study them, but I prefer this one! Us girls gotta stick together!) She then taught her entourage "the art of raising silkworms" . I used quotations, to emphasize the amazingness of that, cause I couldn't raise a fern! I'm impressed! She was also said to have invented the loom! Umm..she was a child of 14..15.. I'm starting to feel like my mom should have pushed me more, as a child!

In it beginnings, silk was only accessible to Chinese Royalty, and their court. For well over 200 years, the Chinese kept the secret of silk to themselves. It was the most vigantly kept secret in history! It isn't known to have been used widespread until almost 400 YEARS, after the young royal sat down for a cup of tea! Also another possibility why these things never happen to me...I gotta big mouth! : )