Friday, October 31, 2008



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Look at this little jacket! How cute! How incredibly warm! What more could you ask for?Etro
Lamb Trim Leather Jacket
Available at Brown's Fashions

You know, I think it's about time for me to just disappear and read a book right now. This is a good one. I mean it would take my mind off the election for a second. Believe me, only a second! Really this book is good enough all by itself!

Narciso Rodriguez
Book Entitled Narciso Rodriguez
Available at: Barnes & Noble and Amazon

OMG!!! You have got to smell this! It's up to you if you want to buy it but my guess is that once you smell it you'll be addicted!
Estee Lauder
Amber Ylang Ylang
Available at Estee Lauder

"If you don't think everyday is a good day, just try missing one."---Cavett Robert

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Google Settles Book Lawsuits For $125 Million

I found this rather interesting.....

Google will pay $125 million to settle two lawsuits with authors and publishers. The settlement effectively gives the company the go-ahead to digitize millions of in-copyright books and other written materials in U.S. libraries participating in Google Book Search.

Subject to approval by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the agreement - reached after two years of negotiations - resolves a class-action lawsuit brought by book authors and the Authors Guild, as well as a separate lawsuit filed by five large publishers as representatives of the Association of American Publishers (AAP).

Under the settlement, Google will make payments totaling $125 million which will be used to establish the Book Rights Registry, to resolve existing claims by authors and publishers, and to cover legal fees.

Holders worldwide of U.S. copyrights will be able to register their works with the Book Rights Registry and receive compensation from institutional subscriptions, book sales, ad revenues and other possible revenue models, as well as a cash payment if their works have already been digitized.

Thank you Kirkbank for this article.

"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."---Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

This dress is sooo reminiscent of the 60's. It's right on point for this season. The beads really set it off.

Tory Birch
Beaded Clover Dress
Available at Net-A-Porter

If you were going to get some earrings this season that were really unique you definitely can't go wrong with these. They are absolutely beautiful! They are sterling silver dangle earrings with a sterling chain, fig leaf and knife and crystal embellishment. I love, these earrings!

Cluster Chain Earrings
Available at Barneys

I could tell you a hundred reasons why I like this little clutch but less is more.

Christian Louboutin
Cancan Feathered Satin Clutch
Available at Neiman Marcus

"You may give out, but never give up."---Mary Crowley

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

How could anyone resist this dress? Exquisitely draped in the front. Go to the back and be totally blown away!

Donna Karan
Drape Back Gown
Available at Neiman Marcus

Now we all know we could rock this jacket. It just goes with too much. Like those leather straight legged pants, or jeans you are just waiting to wear. You know what? You could even lend it to your best friend to wear with that mini skirt and thigh high boots. I'm feelin this jacket!

French Connection
Speckle Jacket
Available at FCUK

Look, I know you don't have to get excited about these boots but when I saw them I was like honey hush!, How much and by who and where do I get them? This is one time when when I am not ashamed to admit I bought an outfit for my shoes!
Modern Vintage
Women's Evanise Ankle Bootie
Available at Endless

"The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor men perfected without trials."---Chinese Proverb

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Because it's the right thing to do!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Actually, I was looking for a pair of jeans when my eyes caught this top. I think it's cute.

7 For All Mankind
Asymmetrical Ruffle Top
Available at 7 For All Mankind

It's a bag for goodness sake! You know I like it! I like it even more because it's on sale! Really, really big sale!

Bergame Glossy
Available at Ideeli

Too & sooo sexy! Regardless to what you wear with these, if you wear them like their suppose to be worn I'm gonna have to send out security with you! I can just see 'em sweating! Now who's brave enough to wear them?

Thigh High Boots
Available at Neiman Marcus

"He who has a why to live by can bear almost any how."---Friedrich Nietzsche

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Now this IS A SEXY SHOE!!! Mmmh! Mmmmh! Mmmmh! I'm just at a loss for words. I mean I was starting to get bored with the Jimmy Choo's, the Manolo's, and everybody else in the regular cast, etc. You know I was really starting to venture out. All of a sudden I see these babies. Low and behold I'm interested again!

Jimmy Choo
Grant Silk Satin Peep Toe Shoe
Available at Jimmy Choo

Really, I literally bump into this look. Then when I found it on Gilt Groupe it looked a bit more stylish!

Ruffle Detail Coat
Available At Gilt Group

Aren't these cute! I think I'll get a pair for Lexie.

Dana David
Heart Earrings
Available at Ideeli

"The only reason for time is so that everthing doesn't happen at once."---Albert Einstein

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Here We Go!!! Posh Spice On Vogue India

Because India is now the hip and happening place where so many wanna bees and Hollywood stars want to be, Posh Spice has agreed to be the cover model for this month’s issue of ‘Vogue’ India.

It really doesn’t matter that Posh is about as Indian as a bowl of borscht, she’s a style icon and can pull off any look--even that of an Indian princess. Check out her Vogue photo shoot, she’s simply stunning with extensions and a traditional Indian sari fit for royalty. She might want to consider keeping the long locks, she looks gorgeous.

"Just think: Oh yeah, we really can work together, all of us!---Author Unknown

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Thursday, October 23, 2008



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

VALENTINO---The Last Emperor

The October 20th screening of Valentino: The Last Emperor was shall we say, to die for. Even though it was in the middle of the day.

But then there was free popcorn, and Andre Leon Talley sat in the seat behind me. The movie started, and it was awesome.

The documentary opens with Valentino's Spring 06 collection, looks back on the Dolce Vita days and ends with his three day Roman blowout and retirement.

It's part love story (him and Giancarlo), and part tragic end of an era (of couturiers that simply won't exist again). It's about a man who's wants nothing more than to make women feel beautiful but who can't, or won't, find a way to fit into a changed industry, and I totally cried at the end.

But the best bits, which happen all though the movie right up until that final runway bow and Valentino's heartfelt tears, are all the hysterical Odd Couple moments between Valentino and Giancarlo. They bicker over sets, over models, over pleats, and when Giancarlo asks Valentino why he's using pink for his finale dresses instead of red, Valentino responds, disgusted, "Enough with the red! The red dresses are the most simple, the most stupid!"

Giancarlo says, "To be with Valentino as a friend, as a lover, as an employee - it's all the same. You need a lot of patience." And then he tells Valentino he's too tan, which was, I think, Andre's favorite moment.

Mine? When Karl Lagerfeld congratulated Valentino, "This is how it's done. Compared to us, all the rest are making rags!"

Member's Only Luxury

WHAT: Members Only's chinchilla and lambskin bomber jacket

WHY: Baby, it's cold outside, and what better way to beat the chill than with this too-cool-for-school bomber? When Members Only relaunched last year, the brand was embraced by hipsters and uptowners alike. The universal love is sure to extend to this super-luxe lambskin jacket trimmed in chinchilla.

Available: At Member's Only in Mid-November 2008.

"To me every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle."---Walter Chrysler

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Black Sabbath Converse

Here's a little trend I almost forgot to tell you about.

Considered to be one of the most iconic sneakers of all time, the Chuck Taylor has been kicking it for 91 years and counting. Definitely a favorite amongst musicians due to its classic, simple styling. As part of their music series this year, Converse releases a collection of Black Sabbath joints. Keeping it simple two pairs of Chuck Taylors are seen in a black and white colorway alongside a 4-strap Jack Purcell Hi reminiscent of the Nathan Cabrera for Dr. Romanelli’s seen a couple of years back. All three have hit select Converse accounts. Journey's has one style for pre-order and you can pick the other styles up November 1, 2008 at the Converse website.

"The world always looks a little brighter behind a smile."---Author Unknown

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Favorites Of The Day

Seriously, I tried to walk away....slowly....But I couldn''s just soooo beautiful.

Louis Vuitton
Monogram Canvas Etoile Bowling Bag
Available at: e-luxury

I liked this necklace when I first saw it, now, after a few months I love it! It has grown on me.

Stone Embellished Necklace
Available at Net-a-Porter

If you're feelin' a little crazy, a little wild, a little free...these ear muffs are a do!
Emilio Pucci
Lapin Earmuffs
Available at: Net-A-Porter

"Impatience never commanded success."---Edwin H. Chapin

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

So I'm thinkin' a walk on the wild side. I can do the wild side.

Vanessa Bruno
Marabou Feather Bolero
Available at Brown's Fashion

Did I tell you how much I love Miu Miu? And I love it even more when it's on sale!

Miu Miu
Multi Leather Bamboo Patchwork Hobo
Available at Rue La La

It's getting real close to Christmas. I can get some Swarovski on sale. At deep, deep, discounted prices.

Woven Crystal Necklace
Available at Gilt Group

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."---Charles Du Bois

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$34 Million Net---From Bankruptcy Sale

Shoe Pavillion Inc. said late on Monday that it will close all of its 64 stores after a liquidation sale.

The Sherman Oaks-based discount shoe store filed for bankruptcy in July and joins Mervyns LLC of Hayward and Linens-N-Things Inc. of Clifton, N.J., on a growing list of major retailers that are shutting down this year.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Maureen Tighe approved the liquidation order Friday to have 10 to 12 weeks of sales run by a joint venture group of Great American Group LLC of Los Angeles, SB Capital Group LLC of Great Neck, N.Y.; Tiger Capital Group LLC of Boston and Hudson Capital Partners LLC of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The liquidation is expected to bring in $36.3 million.

Shoe Pavilion had been in business for 29 years and at one time had 117 stores. The company has stores outside of California in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Signs in the store at Sansome and California streets in San Francisco’s Financial District said, “Everything must go.”

“It is always tough to close down stores, but consumers will benefit from the extreme discounts on every item in the stores until all the merchandise is sold,” Danny Kane, managing member of Tiger Capital Group, said in a news release Monday.

OK, only in these times can we see a liquidation sale of $34 Million and it still not be enough to save the corporation! Simply staggering amounts of money being lost. Now I wonder who's on the other side of the loot!

"The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook."---William James

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OR...NOVEMBER 4, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

These gloves are oh, so cool.

Neiman Marcus
Croc Embossed Patent Gloves

This bag is just a little bit curious. Nice blue color though.
Aplaca Fur Bag
Available at Browns

Ohh, how I wish you had the right now! The scent of this candle will transport you straight to heaven and the memory of the scent will keep you there infinitely. The 10 oz. candle is housed in a signature hand blown frosted glass vase. Delightfully packaged in signature silk hat box. A portion of the proceeds benefit cancer research.

D. L. & Co.
Pink Diamond Candle
Available at Barney's

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."---Helen Keller

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Designer Dolls

UNICEF partners with designers to finance vaccinations

(PARIS) From November 18--23, the Petit Palais, which just played host to a Patrick Demarchelier exhibition last week, will host dozens of "sweet face" dolls created by the world's top designers to benefit UNICEF's vaccination programs. Some of the designers include BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Céline, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Dolce & Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent.

This year marks the sixth anniversary of the Frimousses de Createurs event, which last year raised 220,000 Euros for the cause. The funds helped to create 250 centers in Darfur dedicated to vaccinating under-five-year-olds against the six most deadly childhood diseases: tuberculosis, measles, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus. To date, the charitable venture has vaccinated over 31,000 children.

"Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing."---Arundhati Roy

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Vogue's Stranger In A Strange Land

While W Magazine’s cover shot of Angelina Jolie breastfeeding taken by Brad Pitt is getting all the buzz right now, the October 2008 issue of Vogue Nippon features a less buzzed but very captivating editorial that fashionably showcases what it feels like to be a ‘Stranger in a Strange Land.’

Styled by Anastasia Barbieri in true haute couture that is worthy of a Vogue editorial, model Carmen Kass is captured by talented photographer Yelena Yemchuk as a European or American in Japan.

In addition to the exquisite couture fashion, the art direction of the shoot adds a subtle yet deep dimension that transcends an otherwise typical fashion shoot into a captivating story.

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."---Bertrand Russell

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Repaved For Paciotti

Cesare Paciotti to reopen Madison Ave boutique with charitable bash

Cesare Paciotti has revamped and redesigned his Madison Avenue boutique, so what better way to celebrate than with (ahem) a cocktail party? On October 16, the luxe new 2,000 square foot flagship will reopen. Inspired by the interior of a jewelry box, it will feature translucent white crystalline marble flooring, a mirrored ceiling framed with a baroque border, and custom-made LED illuminated glass display cases. "It's a new beginning for Cesare Paciotti in the U.S.," said a spokesperson for the brand, "and this renovation and change of layout concept marks a rebirth of the brand."

The boutique, which will serve as design models for all future Cesare Paciotti boutiques along with the recently renovated London store, will carry both men's and women's shoes along with handbags, small leather accessories, eyewear, and jewelry. But though the trademark dagger motif might seem a bit aggressive, not to worry-the designer has a softer side as well. The opening party, which will be hosted by Mary Alice Stephenson, Annabel Tollman, Lucy Sykes, Amanda Ross and Barbara Wilhelm Dwek, will benefit nonprofit organization Free Arts NYC.

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."---Christopher Reeve

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Diesel's Dirty Thirty

Brand to release limited edition jeans just in time for their anniversary bash

e've been anxiously awaiting Diesel's "Dirty Thirty" anniversary bash for quite awhile, and given its imminent arrival, only one question remains--what to wear? Diesel's taken care of that, too. On Friday, limited-edition $50 jeans will be going on sale at Diesel stores nationwide. Expect a frenzy of shoppers trying to take advantage of the chic steal; the Dirty Thirty jeans will feature a back patch embroidered with "xXx," side embroidery with the dates 1978-2008, and customized buttons with "Diesel 1978."

As for Saturday's fête? Diesel's 24-hour global party will end with an epic bash in New York. The Rock and Roll Circus-themed party, held on Pier 3 on the Brooklyn Waterfront, will feature music by Benji and Joel Madden, Chaka Kahn, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, M.I.A., and N.E.R.D. Everyone from models Agyness Deyn and Chanel Iman, to Gossip Girl stars Chace Crawford, Ed Westwick, and Taylor Momsen, to socials Lauren Santo Domingo and the Traina sisters are expected to show.

"There is nothing we receive with so much reluctance as advice."---Joseph Addison

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Guess this is a recurring theme (all this black and white). The daughter of Yohji delivered her collection in the same oversize proportions, asymmetry, and masculine/feminine interplay that you expect in the work of her dad. Never-the-less Limi made the line all her own anyway. Here's the Spring 2009 collection.

Sspring 2009

"There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."---Freya Madeline Stark

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