Michelle’s on the Radio! Listen to Her on The Styled Side Every Wednesday!

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unnamed-2Fashion Trends Daily founder Michelle Dalton Tyree is now on NPR station KPCC! Listen to segments from her radio show, The Styled Side. Tyree bring her razor focus to the airwaves, covering everything from the latest trends in fashion and retail to events that celebrate Southern California’s singular style. From the hills of Hollywood to the hipsters of Silverlake and the blend of fashion and tech throughout the Golden State, Tyree lends her expertise to Southern California Public Radio.

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The Styled Side: Democrats or Republicans – who wore it better?

Hail to the chic! Last week, The Styled Side examined the fashion sense of Republicans at their national convention. This week, we turn our eyes towards the Democrats. “The show belonged to Michelle Obama politically and sartorially,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily, “and, from a style perspective, she really cemented the idea that you can ‘sew’ a great deal of meaning into a dress.”

The Styled Side: How stylish are Republicans?

Republicans are whipping up the party faithful in Cleveland for their national convention. But aside from politics, flamboyant hats, buttons and outfits are all garnering their fair share of attention, too. “Sartorial choices can be carefully calculated messages of party unity and state pride,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: red carpet styling when you’re not size 0

If you’re wearing something strange and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? The Styled Side! Ghostbusters is the theme this week because, ahead of the premiere for her new movie, actress Leslie Jones tweeted that he had a sartorial problem.

The Styled Side: one-piece swimsuits are number one

The bikini swimsuit turns 70 this week, debuting in 1946 to both acclaim and scandal (how revealing!). It was called the bikini as a nod to the nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll that happened just days before the garment debuted. But the beach-side staple isn’t make the splash that it used to.

The Styled Side: Be cool in a heatwave

Southern California has been melting under a heatwave the past few weeks, but we have ways to keep you cool this July 4th weekend. Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily has some advice. The new way to show skin: off-the-shoulder tops. Culottes are still in, too, as well as white sneakers (especially worn with skirts and dresses).

The Styled Side: CatConLA and feline fashion

Crazy cat ladies step back because it’s time for the cool cat owners to shine. This weekend is the 2nd annual CatConLA, a convention for hip cat owners and cat fans. “It’s not your typical cat show,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: tired of ties for Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is just around the corner. But giving ties is kind of tiring. “Dads are tricky to buy for because many are not exactly known for being avid shoppers themselves,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily. But Tyree has some advice on how to get your dad something unique, interesting and cool.

The Styled Side: making s’mores and skirts at fashion camp

Summer is here, and that means summer vacation for some of us. But how does is sound to head out to the woods to Camp Givenchy? That doesn’t really exist, but Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily says summer camps in SoCal have gone couture.

The future of LA’s retail scene

Malls are a changing landscape in L.A. Several of the major ones are undergoing massive and expensive renovations and there are some new concepts in town. We look at two approaches to the “future” of retail spaces and malls in Los Angeles.

The Styled Side: ‘hipster’ flea markets hit a high in L.A.

Forget heading to the mall for clothes, accessories and gifts – hipster markets have become the place for Millennials to shop. “This is flea market shopping for a new generation!” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily. These kinds of events started in 2003 in Chicago with vendors gathering for a handful of weekends to take over a warehouse space.

The Styled Side: Fashion as a museum exhibit

There are many ways to spend this upcoming Memorial Day weekend, but several of them are inside. “A number of museum exhibits here focus on fashion and what we wear as art,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: Alice, fashionable in the looking glass

The upcoming film, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” debuts next week, but it’s also starring in stores right now. “One of the big tie-ins for movies nowadays is through beauty brands,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily. Orange County-based Urban Decay launched a new collaboration with the film featuring a limited-edition eye-shadow palette and 5 lipsticks.

The Styled Side: the trend towards more ‘organic’ nail salons

There’s a movement afoot in Southern California to make going to the nail salon better for the environment and your hands. And it all started with the New York Times. “Last year, on this very week, the Times published a series of articles on the nail industry that made the front page,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: make perfume for Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. You didn’t forget, did you? But if brunch is boring and you’re fed up with flowers, there’s a new way Angelinos can say, “I love you mom” – DIY perfume. “We’re talking custom scents, perfume classes and unique small brands that feel anything but generic,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: extreme wedding planning

Weddings are meant to be romantic, joyous and intimate. But as people who’ve planned one know, planning a wedding can be crazy. And in Southern California, couples have managed to turn the prep up to 11 to make sure their day is perfect.

The Styled Side: how Marie Kondo made organization fashionable

Letting go is hard, especially when it comes to stuff and things. But recently, Americans have shown a real penchant for it. “The hottest trend in home styling isn’t a hot, new paint color or type of furniture,” says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily. “It’s the act of decluttering.”

The Styled Side: Coachella and festival fashions

Coachella is more than a music festival: in many ways it’s the West Coast’s best answer to New York Fashion Week. Festival wear is a huge aspect of the event, and top brands and retailers are doubling down on their commitment to the desert fest.

The Styled Side: from runway to your closet…and no delays

Spot a look on the runway that you’d love to buy and wear right away? Tough. What debuts during fashion week traditionally finds their way to the racks about six months later. But there’s a movement afoot towards a “see now/buy now” approach, says Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily.

The Styled Side: paying for some inner peace

Dim the lights, play some relaxing music and hand over your credit card. Relaxation comes at a hefty price in Los Angeles, says contributor Michelle Dalton Tyree from Fashion Trends Daily. “There’s a new wave of serenity in L.A. with businesses to help busy, stressed-out Angelenos bliss out,” she says.

The Styled Side: fitness trackers get fashionable

Colorful watchbands were the only upgrade announced for the Apple Watch, earlier this week. It may not seem much, but it’s an important for Apple to keep pace with the growing market of wearable – and increasingly stylish – tech.

The Styled Side: fashionable tennis, anyone?

People in LA will go about their day wearing yoga pants and basketball shorts, even when they’re not doing yoga or not playing basketball. Add tennis to the list of sportswear-turned-everyday wear, where people are falling in love-love with they style all over again.

The Styled Side: The growing market for plus-sized women

For larger women, clothes are out there but they’re not so great. That’s what they have to say about offerings in the fashion world: 74 percent of plus-sized women say they are “frustrated” with shopping, and 65 percent said they felt “excluded.” By contrast, there are some small cultural movements making these women more visible.

H&M x Balmain might be the biggest fashion collaboration ever

Apparel is one of the biggest economic industries in Southern California, and the holidays are naturally one of the most important times of year for clothing companies. But it’s not all about socks in your stockings and ugly sweaters underneath the tree. It’s also when H&M debuts a collaboration with some of the biggest names in fashion.

The Styled Side: presidential campaign couture

Forget about who’s wearing what on the runway. Today, it’s all about who’s wearing what behind the debate lectern. The next Republican presidential debate takes place Wednesday night. While we’ve parsed over the candidate’s platforms and statements, their looks are just as important.

The Styled Side: Halloween’s here, so it’s time for…Christmas shopping?!

No, we are not kidding. Even though Halloween isn’t here yet, some of our staffers have already seen Christmas displays in stores. Michelle Dalton Tyree with Fashion Trends Daily looks at how you might be shopping differently this holiday season. “People are turning to videos for shopping advice,” she says.

The Styled Side: how to find that spook-tacular Halloween costume

Even though Halloween is weeks away, we’re in Southern California. There are a lot of professional costumers, make-up artists, cosplayers and more who live here. It can be tough to look good in a costume when they can do it so much better.

The Styled Side: A preview of Modernism Week in Palm Springs

February is a long ways away, and that’s when the first presidential primaries take place. Yes – that means five more months of debates before anyone casts a vote! If you want to take your mind off that for a while, here’s another thing to look forward to in February – Modernism Week in Palm Springs.

How to look cool when heat waves keep happening

It’s fall, so that means it’s time for pumpkin spice lattes, hay rides, and – in Southern California -heat waves! While summer ends in the rest of the country, SoCal tends to get hot weather. When your friends elsewhere are donning their sweaters, what are you going wear?

‘The Minions’ and their influence on fashion

The Minions, those cute and silly yellow characters from “Despicable Me,” have struck out on their own. “The Minions” film opened this past weekend and blew away box office expectations, which shows that their influence stretches far beyond little kids.

Fashion industry’s latest trend: older women

Cher is a featured face in designer Marc Jacobs’ new ad campaign. She’s 69, and it’s an unusual move in an industry where younger models tend to be the norm. It helps that Cher is a mega-celebrity, but recently several other design houses have turned to older models – famous and non-famous – to feature their new clothes.

The Styled Side: the bloom boom for local florists

If you are looking to honor a mother this Sunday, flowers are always a nice way to go. But like how local bookstores took a hit when Amazon came onto the scene, florists lost the bloom of big business when national and online services such as 1-800-Flowers came around.

MET Gala 2015: Beyonce, Sarah Jessica Parker grab attention

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held it’s annual MET Gala on Monday night. It’s the fashion world’s Super Bowl, an event where celebrities and couture walk hand-in-hand, and the outfits on display ranged from the barely-there to the “what were they thinking.” Michelle Tyree of Fashion Trends Daily has the highlights.

Is Coachella LA’s true Fashion Week?

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival begins this weekend. The music and arts festival is held annually in Indio, California. Although it is primarily know for the musical acts, it’s becoming an event that’s also attracting the attention of the fashion world.

The style of AMC’s Mad Men

Last night was the beginning of the end for many fans of AMC’s hit show Mad Men. It’s the show’s final season, and while many will miss the adventures of characters like Don Draper, Peggy Olsen and Joan Harris. But there’s also something else fans are sure to miss …

Be like Cinderella with $5,000 Jimmy Choo shoes

Cinderella truly is the belle of the ball. Disney’s new live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale led the box office this week with an estimated $70 million debut. Ticket sales won’t be the only revenue generator on this one. There is a whole line of merch and it’s not just for the kiddos.

The winning looks at the 2015 Oscars

“Birdman” may have won the big prize at the Oscars, but there were many more winners on the red carpet. Michelle Dalton Tyree, founder of Fashion Trends Daily, highlights some of the best looks and her predictions of what styles will make it onto the racks in stores near you.

Do DIY tattoos sound like a good idea?

Being a DIYer makes sense in some cases: growing your own vegetables or building a coffee table can be really satisfying. But DIY tattoos? While the practice has been around for a long time, what is new is a prepackaged kit is being sold for people to take tattooing into their own hands, literally.

What’s hot? Flu-fighting fashions

Many people behind-the-scenes at KPCC have been feeling under the weather, lately. It’s not pretty seeing hacking coworkers through the cubicle slats. But designers are finding ways to turn germs into fashion gems. Flu- and cold-fighting clothes are hitting the market, says Fashion Trends Daily’s Michelle Dalton Tyree.

Target’s plus-sized problem

The average American woman is a size 14, so you’d think 14 would be the most common size sold on the racks. Think again. Retailers seldom carry clothes in the double digits, and the latest sting for plus-sized fashionistas comes from Target.

FaceHaus, Drybar and the beautiful business of single-service salons

Beauty is a hugely lucrative business, and a growing number of salons are finding a niche by cutting back to offer fewer services, not more. For example, Drybar opened during the midst of the global recession. However, it broke expectations despite offering only blowouts.

Famed designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The fashion world lost an icon of immeasurable influence and stature on Monday — Oscar de la Renta. He was 82. Born in the Dominican Republic, he became one of America’s best ambassadors of haute couture. He also had an important influence on Hollywood — it’s rare when his name isn’t uttered on the red carpet.

Should men ever wear shorts to work?

Temperatures reached triple digits in some areas this week. And, if you’re working in an office with little to no air conditioning, you can remedy that with a change in wardrobe. Women tend to have it easy with dresses and skirts, but should men ever dare to don shorts?

Are yoga pants the new jeans?

Could America’s long-standing love affair with jeans be on the rocks? The popularity of denim is due in large part to its versatility and comfort, at least when compared to dress pants. But there’s a competitor on the horizon that’s beating out jeans on the comfort scale: yoga pants.

Fashionistas forecast: The jumpsuit is back

Is the jumpsuit the new dress? Is the ’70s staple making a leap beyond hipster-wear and into the mainstream? Fashion Trends Daily’s Michelle Dalton Tyree joins Take Two to talk about how this versatile, yet “tricky” garment may or may not be fashion’s next big cash cow.

The T-shirt turns 100: A fashion icon’s SoCal roots

If you look in your closet right now, how many T-shirts would you find? If you’re like most people the answer is probably, “quite a few.” This year marks an important milestone in the life of the T-shirt: its 100th birthday.