Nick Northstar
July 24, 2015



Shopping for clothes brings me pure joy, and until last week I was under the impression that most people felt the same way. Then some friends told me shopping is anything but fun for them. It made me wonder if others felt the same way, so I began asking almost everyone I met if they enjoyed shopping. To my surprise, about half of the people I asked said that shopping made them anxious and they only did out of necessity. To help the shopping-challenged, I’m sharing my shopping tips in hopes that people will use them to make their shopping experiences more enjoyable.


Embrace what you feel comfortable in. Not everyone feels good in the same style clothing. Decide if you like loose fitting clothes or clothes that are more tailored. If categorizing yourself helps, then figure out your style category. Are you classic, simple, bold, hipster, bohemian, rock and roll, trendy? Once you decide what your favorite styles are you’ll know what to be on the look out for while shopping.


This is probably the best piece of advice I have to give. Every brand represents a certain style and they all cut their clothing different. Some brands run small while others run big. If you stick to your favorite brands you’re less likely to be disappointed once you get in the fitting room. Shopping the same few brands every season means you can keep adding pieces to build a cohesive wardrobe.



If you haven’t worn something in over a year it’s time to toss it. I personally don’t get rid of anything until I try wearing it for a whole day. If I wear something for the entire day and it doesn’t make me feel good, like maybe the shirt rides up or the fabric makes me itch, it goes in the Goodwill pile.


Find “looks” online or in magazines that you like. If a sales associate    (hopefully at one of your favorite brands) asks if they can help you, show them the picture and let them pull pieces that resemble what you’re looking for. It obviously won’t be identical, but remember your going for similar. One of my favorite ways to find cool looks is to pick a celebrity style icon and mimic their outfits.


Knowing how much you can spend will eliminate most buyers remorse. When it comes to shopping, it’s good to remind yourself that it’s ok that you can’t have it all. If you can’t afford something, tell yourself that next season they’ll be something better.  There’s nothing worse than having to return something because you went over your budget.

Shopping is an art form. You’re not required to love it, but knowing how to do it efficiently can definitely help you hate it less.

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July 16, 2015




This week the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) launched its very own menswear dedicated New York fashion week. The men’s fashion week highlights the growing relevance of menswear in the fashion industry.

Officially named the New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the CFDA initiative will showcase Spring/Summer 2016 fashion trends. The shows run the second week of July and will be held at the Skylight Clarkson Square in Manhattan. The CFDA men’s fashion week answers the call for a men’s only dedicated fashion week in New York. As many designers will tell you, fashion week in New York is usually dedicated to women, and men’s designers are forced to either show their collections during  women’s shows or take their collections oversees.



“[New York Fashion Week: Men’s] gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb said in a statement.

Amazon’s portfolio of fashion sites, which include Amazon Fashion, East Dane and MyHabit, will serve as primary sponsors, with additional support from Detroit-based leather goods company Shinola as well as Cadillac. Confirmed designers include Michael Bastian, Tommy Hilfiger, Rag & Bone, Todd Snyder and many more.

It is truly an exciting time for both men’s fashion designers and the people who love to wear their fashion.

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June 25, 2015



Veteran agents Linda Robirds and Marlyn Klaarmond have made a break from OC-based Brand Model & Talent Agency to launch “It Model Management.” The new partners spent a combined three decades at Brand, where they built the agency into a Southern California powerhouse, pulling big business away from nearby Hollywood agencies. It comes as no surprise that a caravan of loyal clients including Adidas, Audi, Coca-Cola, Disney, Harley-Davidson, Mercedes, and Nike have followed the agents to their new digs in Irvine (CA).

Most of the duos’ top models have also leapt to the It Model Management roster. Jack Cain, an actor and one of the industry’s leading commercial print models tells ItsAGlamThing, “I owe Linda and Marlyn so much. For over twenty years they’ve taken care of my family and me. They are truly special people and amazing agents.”

Looks like this remodeling job turned out picture perfect. Check them out at:

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June 19, 2015



Carolyn Hennesy stormed into the final season of ABC’s “Revenge” like a nor’easter. Playing mommie dearest to Louise (Elena Satine). She seemed born for the role. In fact, we’re hard-pressed to fathom anyone else playing the deliciously devilish Southern matron Penelope Ellis.
Hennesy is no upstart.  She’s been paying her dues for years in memorable parts (HBO’s True Blood, ABC’s Cougar Town, ABC’S General Hospital) and a few forgettable ones. (Boob Jobs & Jesus).  But hey, a girl’s gotta eat.
Hennesy is also, by all accounts, an actor’s actor. A gal’s gal and the truest of pals.  She’s a champion of animal rights (hosting “Animal Magnetism” on UBN Radio) and a giver of gifts. With little fanfare, she’s visited LA area colleges and offered encouragement, inspiration, and even scholarships to promising drama students.
There are a lot of unsung actors deserving of an Emmy this year.  Walton Goggins (FX’s Justified) and Reid Scott (HBO’s Veep) come to mind.  But Hennesy gets our Glam Thing vote for years of outstanding work both on-screen and off.

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June 18, 2015

Things Every Woman in her 20’s Should Own


Some woman are born with style. They have ability to dress themselves in a fashionable manor at the drop of a dime. Then there are those women who seem to care less about what they wear. For the ones who are not blessed with the natural ability to pull together a fashionable outfit, I believe there is still hope. For the record, kids and teenagers get a pass if they don’t dress well (I blame the people who raise them), but once women hit their 20’s there are very few excuses for not presenting yourself to the world in the best way possible.

A Blazer

Blazers can take you from day to night. They can be worn to an interview or paired with jeans for a night out with friends. The good news is there are so many different style blazers to choose from. Structured blazers usually have some light padding in the shoulder and offer a more business look. Deconstructed blazers are the ones without padding, and usually made of cotton or linen. My favorite are blazers that have a patterned lining, so when you roll up the sleeves you have a fun detail.

A Genuine Leather Bag

Unless you are anti-leather, it’s an absolute must to have a real leather hand bag. That doesn’t mean you have to spend $500+ on a bag, but it does mean a small investment is required.  A woman’s bag says a lot about who she is. Your bag either tells the world “I have it together” or “the struggle is real”. Trust me when I say, even if you don’t have it all together, if your bag is nice people will assume you’re doing ok. Stick to neutral colors and you’ll get the most use out of it.


The Perfect Black Dress

A black dress is a must have in any woman’s wardrobe. Whether your heading to a fancy dinner, special occasion, or girls night out the black dress will have all your bases covered. The length and style can vary depending on your personality, but just make sure it fits you perfectly.

A Wrist Watch

Even if you still look at your phone for the time, a watch is a very smart look. A stylish watch says that you care about time and is an added accessory to your outfit. You can choose a vintage look with a smaller face, a classic look with a leather strap, or the latest gold and silver trends. There are two rules for wrist watches: remember to wear them and make sure they work.

Quality Denim

These days a great pair of jeans is everything! Just like a best friend, they lift you up and hold all your junk in place. Jeans are the most socially acceptable piece of clothing and can be worn almost everywhere. For most women, they are the essential piece of their outfit. When you do find your favorite pair of jeans, life is all of a sudden better.



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June 11, 2015

The Men Making Women Beautiful


In terms of fashion, the 20th century brought women’s apparel to the next level. Spearheading this reform were a class of male designer artists. Most of these famous male iconic fashion designers are known for their ability to exhibit the beauty of a woman’s body by way of stylish, modernist, creative and elegant clothing. Below you will find a list of my favorite men who have been making women look stunning, beautiful and gorgeous through their interesting and unique fashion designs.


An amazing Italian fashion designer. Noted for his clean and tailored lines. He formed his company in 1975 and by 2001 was acclaimed as the most successful designer to come out of Italy, with an annual turnover of 1.6 billion. Fun Fact- Armani was the first designer to ban models who body mass index was under 18.


The American fashion designer was born in the heart of fashion, New York City in 1942. He originally launched a denim line, but his name rapidly became one of the most recognizable in fashion. In addition to clothing, Klein has also given his name to a range of perfumes, watches and jewelry. Fun Fact- Before going mainstream, Calvin was considered the toast of New York’s elite fashion scene and quickly became known for his ability to charm so effortlessly, and to “work a room”.



A fashion designer, philanthropist, and highly success business man with an estimated wealth of $8 billion. Known for his timeless fashion sense, the man has made his name by way of the famous short sleeve collared shirt with the Polo emblem. These shirts have since become highly sought after and can be seen worn around the world. Fun Fact- Under his high school year book picture he stated that he wanted to be a millionaire.


The Texas born designer is counted among the most famous designers today, his portfolio includes serving as a creative director for both Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. His designs are sexy, yet elegant. He encompasses modern glamour and is known for using superior materials and workmanship. Fun Fact- Tom is also a film director. His most notable film “A Single Man” starred Colin Firth, who was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

When it comes to males creating fashionable clothing and accessories for women, these men are the cream of the crop. They’ve spent their lifetime designing and producing some of the best fashion the world has ever seen.

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June 4, 2015

Now Is The Time To Take A Fashion Risk


As most fashion followers know, June is not only the first month of summer, but its fashion month. It’s a time for people to show up and show out. Whether going to the grocery store, dinner, or red carpet events, June is a time for the conservative and sloppy dressers of the world to throw their style inhibition to the wind and take fashion risks.

Let’s be honest, wearing the same look day in and day out is boring. The problem is, too many people are afraid of what others think about what they wear. The little voice in our head is constantly questioning our outfits, “is this too tight” or “is this too loose”, but what’s tight for one person may be loose for another. That’s why June is all about finding fashion trends that people can actually wear in their everyday lives. Let’s discuss the latest Summer 2015 trends that can take people for blah to BAM!


Designers are reimagining this classic shape with drop waists, double high slits, and different width belts. It’s hard to figure out what to love more about this look: the sleeve, the collar that frames the face ever so perfect, or the comfortable yet flattering length. One things for sure, It’s a one stop shop for effortless chic.


Before you roll your eyes and say “not for me,” hear me out. From amber and canary to saffron and marigold, trust that there is a shade of yellow for everyone. The tricky part is figuring out your skin’s undertone, then finding the hue that best complements it. Keep in mind that yellow is a happy color, and has been known to attract positive vibes


Fall may have brought us proper plaids, but for summer it’s all about the tiny well organized check. Whether you opt for a fitted or loose look, those little checks have a sexy written all over them. Check Please-

Black and White

The trend’s not groundbreaking, but black and white is everywhere. Always has been and always will be. Some people just need to be reminded how to keep it fresh. To keep this classic color combination interesting, one must mix various textures, patterns, and silhouettes.

Kimono-Style Light Weight Trench Coats

Slouchy, lightweight trench coats—belted just so—were spotted all over the runways this season. I’m a sucker for a good layer, and why wouldn’t I be? This look is comfortable, stylish  and a mix between a robe, a proper coat, and a kimono. It’s a win any way you look at it.


Head-to-Toe White

At this point, it isn’t about the rules of when you can wear all-white; it’s about how you wear it. New styling tricks include mixing textures, layering multiple pieces, and teaming various shades. All white everything is a statement that we should all be attempting to make. It oozes confidence.

Flats, Slides, and Sneakers

Thank the fashion gods, comfortable shoes are here to stay! So whether you’re a sneakerhead, appreciate minimal two-strap sandals, or love plain slides—there’s something cute and comfy out there for you. Feet around the world are saying thank you.

What’s most important is having fun with the looks, not wearing them all at once, and remembering that clothes are temporary ways of expressing yourself, they’re not life changing. Just think of June as a one month pass to try different styles and not worry about anything but how each piece makes you feel.


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April 30, 2015

The Coolest Denim CEO Talks To It’s A Glam Thing!

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Warren Green is the CEO of Golden Girls Clothing and GGJeans, a clothing/denim company out of Canada that has taken Hollywood and America by storm being spotted on countless celebs and red carpets. It’s A Glam Thing got to chat with Mr. Cool about his ever-growing brand…


How would you describe your own personal style?

My personal style is very casual and laid back as you can see… Jeans and sweats all the way!

What fashion trends in the denim world do you see happening that you either like or dislike?

I really like the return of the sixties and seventies. The resurrection of acid wash and tie-dye denim is so cool and fresh. What I really don’t like is bell bottom pants and super flares though. After seeing girls in slimming and flattering tight stretch denim jeans and now going to bell bottoms is not an attractive look.

What makes your jeans different than others?

We are all about comfort and sculpting all women’s bodies into fitting into a perfect jean. The fabric moves with your body so it continuously keeps your body tight, while being able to wear our jeans all day and night… You will never want to take them off!

What styles / collections do you have coming out later this year and into the future?

We are in the midst of putting together our Spring collection. We will be adding the dye and super bleach denim into the line. We are also adding skimmers and flare legs.

If you weren’t running GGJeans, what would you be doing?

I would probably be really bored. This company is like my baby.

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April 22, 2015

Chatting Glam With Dr. Sergio Alvarez!


Dr. Sergio Alvarez is one of the top plastic surgeons to the stars working out in Miami, befriending the likes of Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Elton John, Audrina Patridge & countless others, and he gave It’s A Glam Thing a few moments of his time to chat glam and beauty, along with some tips of the trade.


What is the definition of glam and beauty to you?

I believe beauty comes in many different forms. It also changes from culture to culture, from person to person, and from time to time. What we in North America have set as the “ideal of beauty” isn’t necessarily what Europeans or Middle Easterners find as “beautiful”. I truly believe that beauty is rooted in someone’s character, which ultimately presents through his or her external features. It is how they groom themselves, how they dress, and how they present themselves; and that is different from person to person. In plastic surgery we are privy to an individual’s insecurities about their bodies, but I think it is amazing how addressing those issues for each individual changes the way they think and feel. It still boggles my mind how much plastic surgery can change a person’s life and how they feel about themselves.

What trend in the cosmetic surgery world do you see happening a lot these day?

Trends are a huge part of our field but I like to separate out the marketing from the science, because the marketing is way ahead of the science. From a scientific trend, fat transfer is the hot topic in our field today. We are seeing some amazing results from transferring fat to the face in small quantities due to the fact we tend to lose fat throughout our face in our later years. In Miami specifically where this trend is being seen clinically is in what we call down here the Brazilian Butt Lift. We transfer a large quantity of fat into the gluteal regions to help shape and enlarge the gluteal silhouette. Women come in asking to look like Nicki Minaj or Kim Kardashian.

What is the number one compliant most females have when they come in for a consultation?

One of the most common complaints I typically get from women is that they don’t feel they fill out or accentuate their curves in clothing. I think a lot of women have a desire to look great naked, but also have a desire to feel they can make an outfit look amazing by filling it out or accentuating their curves.

Why do you normally turn down potential patients?

When I turn down a patient it typically is due to a lack of understanding about expectations. I think that understanding one another is key to having a happy patient. If I don’t feel like a certain patient understands or accepts the limitations of what I am able to provide I would rather decline the patient than have an unhappy patient down the road.

Does your offices sell any types of beauty products besides the surgeries you perform?

Yes I have a medispa component to my practice as we like to offer a one-stop shop for ones beauty needs. I have aestheticians that provide an array of facial and bodywork. We currently carry the new Zein Obagi products called ZO but are always on the lookout for the newest and hottest products that work!

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April 10, 2015

5 Questions With Miss Los Angeles Annabella Gutman!


Her name is Annabella Gutman and she is the current Miss Los Angeles 2015 that has been making quite a name for herself in Hollywood recently with several big screen projects in the works, including a role on HBO’s Entourage. It’s A Glam Thing got to chat with her about her stunning an fabulous style/looks!


How would you describe your style?
For daytime, I usually like edgy and trendy cool, but at the same time comfortable. For evening wear, it depends upon which event I go to and what the venue is. For less dressy events, I would wear something with leather, leggings and boots. For red carpet events I would wear gowns by my favorite designers.

What fashion trends do you see happening that you either like or dislike?
Recently more than ever we are seeing a lot of see-through outfits on the runway, which I think is kind of cool. I don’t particularly care for dresses that look like tents, or 10 sizes too big. I don’t find that very flattering.

What makes your style different than others?
I usually dress without regard for trends. My favorite look is dark denim jeans, shirts and skirts. I put that together with cool accessories and shoes or boots. I love the spring and summer colors, and beautiful floral prints. My favorite colors are light blue, yellow and light purple. And of course you can never go wrong wearing black.

What fashion brands are you personally a big fan of wearing on red carpets and to events?
I like DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Dior, D&G, Prada and Vera Wang. When I dress down, I also like AG, Top Shop, and Guess.

What is your definition of “Glam”?
Glam has to start with a confident woman. You can wear a vintage outfit or glamorous Dresses.

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