Friday, November 28, 2008


If the title didn't tell you enough, here is our complete list of sales from everyone we've ever written about. Just click on that retailers name and there is a link provided here. Happy Shopping! And have a wonderful Holiday Season. OH, by the way I'll keep this list updated every week!

7 For All Man Kind Register with the site and you'll be informed of sales.

Abas Join the site's mailing list for sales information

Acne Jeans Join site for sales information

Addias Join site for sales information

Alexander McQueen Join site for sales information

Amazon Everyday sale at Amazon

American Apparel Get 15% off for joining their site. Get free shipping on order over $75.00

American Tourister Get 50% off (that's almost enough to make me get some luggage!)

Anastiasia's Join site for sales information

Anhropologie Free shipping now through Dec 19. Join the site for sales

Antonia's 40% off Holiday Sale

Apivita 20% off all Proproline Hair Products

Armani 20% off Everything

Baby Phat 15% to 40% off, Click on "Special Offers" in the upper right corner of the homepage

Banana Republic 40% off now selected styles now through Dec 1st

Barney's Select "Sale" in Upper right section of homepage

Barns & Noble Save up to 40% and free shipping on orders over $25.00

BeBe Up to 50% off

Blackberry On sale at Sprint, AT&T

Bloomingdale's Take an extra 40% off. A NUMBER OF GREAT SPECIALS!!!

Bobbi Brown Free Shipping on any order

Borders Save up to 40% in the Wonderland. All kinds of great deals!

Borghese Free shipping for orders over $60.00. Various great buys.

Brooks Brothers 4 Days, 15% off Wednesday November 26th - Saturday November 29th

Brookstone Thanksgiving Sale November 25-November 30 ---Great Deals

Brown's Fashion's Select sale on lower right hand corner of homepage

Burberry It's a SALE! I mean a drop everything sale!

Bvlgari Join the newsletter to receive sales info

Catherine Maldrino Select Sale button in upper right hand corner of homepage

Chanel Subscribe to the website for promotions

Christian Audigier Click on "Sale" in the lower left hand corner

Christian Dior Register For Dior Newsletter

Christian Louboutin Enter your e-mail address in the space provided

Clementine Sale starts November 28th

Clinique Join the Clinique Club for specials

Clive Christianson It's just good info to have the web address!

Coach Free shipping on purchases of $150.00 or more within US only.

Converse Everything you need to know is there under Shopping FAQ in lower right corner

Costco Online gift guide Nov 24th - Dec. 14th, (I might go into a sale coma)

Couture Lab Sign up for their newsletter in center bottom of page

David Yurman You can find him in stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks etc

David's Footwear Just a gift card offered no sales

Diane Von Furstenburg Join her newsletter to learn about sales

Diesel Sale 30% off on F/W 08 apparel

DKNY Private Online Sale-40% off Donna Karan Handbags

Dolce and Gabbana Join the club to stay informed of all special offers

Ed Hardy Join newsletter for specials

E-Luxury 40% off

Emillo Pucci Register with site for sales info

Endless Click on sale in upper right corner, plus lots of other goodies

Erikson Beamon Just to provide you with a link, his products available at Net-A-Porter

Estee Lauder Click on Special Offer to the upper right side of the homepage

FAO Swartz Deals, Deals, Dealz!

FCUK Click on sale in the upper left hand side of the homepage

Fendi No sales on website, but you can go to places like Net-A-Porter

Ferragamo No sales on website however you can go to e-luxury, net-a-porter

Forzieri Click on "Sale" in the upper right hand corner

Footcandy 40% off Designer Footwear (I am so there!)

Gap Gap card members get free shipping on orders of over $100.00

Gayles Chocolate Sign up for email deals on the bottom center of the homepage

Gerard Darel Sign up for newsletter to get sales info

Gianfranco Ferre No Sale at this site but you can go to e-luxury

Gilt Groupe ALWAYS A SALE, Selected designers

Godiva Free Standard Shipping on orders of $75.00 or more

Gucci Click on website exclusives for specials

Guess Click on "Sale" on the upper middle portion of page

Hancock Fabrics 50% off selected items, and other deals too!

Hayden-Harnett Join mailing list for specials (it's worth it)

Hermes Join newsletter for specials

Herve Ledger Sign up for mailing list

House of Deron Join mailing list for all specials

HSN They've got all kinds of deals!


Indi Jeans No sale but well worth the investment

Iossellianni Click "Log In" on the lower left hand side of the home page

Issac Mizahari Join the mailing list for specials

Issa No sale on site but can be found at e-luxury, net-a-porter

Jennifer Alfano Join E-mail list for specials

Jil Sander Register for newsletter for specials in the lower left hand corner. Click on gifts

Jimmy Choo Select the On-line Boutique, then select sale

Jo Malone Shop Holiday Gifts and you can select "Gift" on the right hand side of the homepage

Jo Ann Fabrics 3-Day Door buster Sale, Nov 28-Nov 30, all kinds of neat deals

Juicy Couture Select "Sale" from the menu on the left side of the home page

Keihl's Register to receive information about sales

Kohls Sale! deals on everything!

Kooba Join mailing list for specials

Kmart Sale! Up to 50% off on selected items

LaPerla Click "Sale" button on upper right side of page

LAMB Join newsletter for special promotions

Long Champ Sign up for newsletter to receive info about specials

Lorenz Leather Select "Clearance" in the lower left hand corner of page

Louis Vuitton Sign up for the newsletter to learn about specials

Lutz and Patmos Click "Sale" in the lower right hand corner

M.A.C. Cosmetics Current promotion is free ground shipping for orders over $50.00

Macy's Too many deals to pick just one, so click "Sale" in the upper right corner

Marc Ecko Buy 1 item this weekend get the second item 50% off

Max Azaria Select "Sale" from the menu on the left side of the home page

Michael Kors Select "Sale" from the menu on the left side of the home page

Miguel Ases Select "Sale" on the lower left side of the menu

Miu Miu Subscribe in the upper right hand corner of the home page

Muse Ten Click on "Sale" at the lower left hand side of the menu

Nanette Lapore Select "Sale" in the lower left hand corner of the home page

Neiman Marcus Take 60% off and take 20% to 30% already reduced prices plus more deals

Net-A-Porter Up to 50% off

Nordstrom Select "Sale" in the upper right hand corner of home page

Old Navy Friday only 50% off selected items

Plaza Too Click on Sale in upper right hand corner

QVC Salestacular!

Ralph Lauren Select "Sale" in the upper right (in red) Home Page

Rock and Republic Enter e-mail in lower left hand corner for specials

Ron Herman Click on sale in the upper right hand corner (Currently 40% off)

Samsonite E-mail sign up

Sam's Club You know it's a Sale everyday! (I'm gonna need my therapist!)

Sean John Join the website, look in the lower right hand corner of homepage

Sephora Free ground shipping for purchases over $50.00

Shebang Click on "Sale" in the lower left hand section of the menu

Singer22 20% off and other deals

Sony Register in the upper left hand corner of homepage

Spiegel Save up to 65% and click "sale" in the upper right hand corner of the homepage

Sprint Too many deals! Save on selected phones and plans

Tanga Lingerie Sign up for newsletter

Target Two day sale, deals are too numerous for me to list

Tommy Hilfiger Select "Women's Sale" on the upper Right Side of the Home Page

Toys R Us Doorbuster Sale Nov 28th and 29th plus other deals too numerous to list

True Religion Sign up for e-mail in upper left hand corner of home page

Uggs Join the VIP Club for Specials

Victoria's Secret 50% off and other deals, I'm there!

Vivre 40% off selected merchandise, other deals too!

"Happiness is the soundtrack of my life."---Grey Livingston

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Best Wishes

Have A Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving
& A Wonderful Holiday Season
From The Staff At
The F*Word

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

$50,000 Worth Of Rain

The latest addition to the list of the world’s most expensive items is this crocodile skin umbrella designed by Angelo Galasso for Italian luxury brand, Billionaire Couture.

With a price tag of $50,000, this top-quality, ultra-luxe wet weather accessory for the extremely wealthy is only available by special order from Billionaire Couture’s new flagship store in London.

In addition to the umbrella, Billionaire Couture also offers a range of bags, shoes and coats made from crocodile skin.

"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. Most people believe that aging is universal but there are biological organisms that never age."---Deepak Chopra

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Favorites Of The Day

I'm gonna need added security on my closet space because I know certain people don't know that it just got a whole lot more interesting. This is the time of the year to find bargains and believe me this necklace is just one of the bargains you'll find at Blue Fly!

"Gold CZ Pave Square Link Choker"
Available at Blue Fly

Ha! I finally found my throw on anytime sweater. Now, How do I keep it to myself?

YaYa Aflalo
Open Weave Cashmere/Wool Belted Sweater
Available at Singer22

You know I had to look at some shoes. Mind you, I just said look. I'll figure out a way to buy more when I figure out how to hide more!

Oscar de la Rente
"Alligator Mary Jane"
Available at Oscar de la Rente

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

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Matthew Williamson To Design For H & M

Picking up the pace of its designer collaborations, H&M said Matthew Williamson would create a women’s collection for April 23 delivery, followed by another range for women and men in mid-May.

An H&M spokeswoman said the “exclusive” women’s range would be carried in about 200 stores, with the second delivery slated for all of its 1,700 stores.

The news comes only weeks after shoppers picked racks clean of the Swedish firm’s latest joint label, with Japan’s Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons.

"The best vitamin to be a happy person is B1."---Author Unknown

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Favorites Of The Day

Come on now, you got to have just one little black jacket!

"Marius Leather Jacket"
Available at E-Luxury

I couldn't even pretend like I was going to walk away from this one. It had my name all over it!

Devi Kroell
Available at Devi Kroell

If you haven't got a chance to experience this one hurry up 'cause this is a keeper!

By Gucci
Available Aroma Boutique

"Happiness is a direction not a place."---Sydney J. Harris

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Gianfranco Ferre Expands Worldwide

Gianfranco Ferré's newbie designers Tommaso Aquilano and Roberto Rimondi received rave reviews for their inaugural Spring 2009 collection, and the company must being reaping the benefits. The brand has plans to add up to eleven new stores worldwide by the end of 2009. First up: three stores in China in Guivang, Zhangzhou, and Changsha. After a store opens in Warsaw, five more Ferré Milano stores will be built in Poland by the end of 2009. In addition to the Gianfranco Ferré boutique in London, the company is planning a Ferré Milano Donna location at Harrods. Dubai is already home to one Gianfranco Ferré boutique, one Ferré Milano and four GF FERRÉ stores, but they will continue their Middle Eastern expansion with the opening of a GF FERRÉ corner at the Dubai International Airport.

Thank you FWD

"Anythings possible, if you've got enough nerve."---J.K. Rowling

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Favorites Of The Day

I know, I need help! But wait a minute before you haul me off in a straight jacket. I spied these
shoes by Christian Louboutin on sale at a certain on line auction site. (From a reputable store too!)

Christian Louboutin
"Orlan-Suede Platform T-Strap"
Available at Foot Candy

This exclusive, signature skin care set is definitely worth all the packaging and the price. It's presented in a mother-of-pearl box.

La Mer Exclusive
"The Luxury Essentials"
Available at Neiman Marcus

I really do like this purse. Maybe I'm in the minority on this one but I happen to like the way it's styled. I don't think it is too much. Did someone say something about taste? Suffice it to say that what taste good to me may not taste good to you. And you know what? That's perfectly alright.

Bottega Veneta
"Top Handle Boston Bag"
Available Spring 2009 at Bottega Veneta

"Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise."---Mary Kay Ash

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Don't forget to take care of those nails while you're shoppin!

Butter London
"Christmas Cuticle Miracle Set"
Available at Butter London

Again I say: There's nothing like a stylish bag on sale!

Available at Gilt Group

Just in case this one flew under your radar.....

Annie Leibovitz
"At Work"
Available at Barnes & Noble

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."---Eleanor Roosevelt

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Chanel To Present Paris-Moscow Collection

hough Coco Chanel may be considered the quintessential femme Parisienne, it turnes out that she was fascinated by the near East--and Karl Lagerfeld must agree. Next month, Chanel will debut the Paris-Moscow Collection, a collection using the craftsmanship of the Metiers d'Art. For the yearly fall collection, Lagerfeld has looked to cities like Paris, New York, Tokyo, Monte Carlo, and London; this year, Chanel will take its inspiration from Moscow. The Chanel obsession with all things russe goes back to the days of Coco, who was fascinated by Russian artists like Stravinsky, Diaghilev and Lifar. (She even created a fragrance of Cuir de Russie with Ernest Beaux, the perfumer of the tsars.) The collection will be presented Wednesday, December 3, in the Ranelagh Theatre in Paris.

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."---Henry David Thoreau

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Wear them with caution ladies!

Ralph Lauren
"Phelps Suede Boots"
Available at Ralph Lauren

This bag is just like other bags made on this order.........or is it? You'll get a nice surprise when you examine this bag. It's design is well thought out. Not your ordinary bag at all.

Marc By Marc Jacobs
Dr. Q Riz
Available at E-Luxury

Too sexy! This little number says: "I'm classy, sexy, and intelligent and if you say the magic words I may just talk to you a little while.".

Alice & Olivia
"Grecian Pleated Dress"
Available at Net-A-Porter

"Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth."---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Godiva...And It's Free!

Go to Godiva to locate a store near you!

"The ambitious are forever followed by adulation for they receive the most pleasure from flattery."---Oliver Goldsmith

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

5th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Winners

In partnership with the GAP, and generously underwritten by American Express, Appleman Foundation, Barneys New York, Coach, Evgeny Lebedev, Hudson Bay Trading Company, Juicy Couture, Kellwood Company, Liz Claiborne Inc., L’Oréal Paris, Nordstrom, Theory, and VOGUE
On November 18, 2008, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and VOGUE announced the recipients of the fifth annual awards from the CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund. The winners and runners-up are :

Winner: Alexander Wang

Runners-Up: Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai of VENA CAVA ALBERTUS Q. SWANEPOEL

The winner and runners-up will meet regularly with a team of business mentors, who will be assembled based on the designers’ specific needs for business expertise and resources. Additionally, the winner will received $200,000 and the runners-up will each got $50,000. The cash awards are designed to encourage and enable these “emerging” designers to pursue their design plans.

The CFDA/VOGUE Fashion Fund (CVFF) was established in 2003 to help emerging American design talent find continued success in the business of fashion. This year, 145 individual design businesses requested applications. From the 102 that were completed, the CVFF Selection Committee selected 10 finalists, whose names were announced in July 2008.

The 10 finalists were:
OBEDIENT SONS & DAUGHTERS – Swaim & Christina Hutson
ORGANIC – John Patrick
VENA CAVA – Lisa Mayock & Sophie Buhai

From Cfda

"Anybody can get anything, anytime, anywhere...unique and inspirational."---Lois Huff

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Marc Jacobs To Pay $1 Million In Bribery Case

The New York State Attorney General has nailed designer Marc Jacobs for allegedly bribing a State official so he could get a desirable venue for his fashion show.

A.G. Andrew Cuomo says Jacobs's company, Marc Jacobs International, has agreed to pay a $1 million fine.

According to docs, Jacobs wanted the 69th Regiment Armory, run by the State. The A.G. claims James Jackson, the former Superintendent of the 69th Regiment Armory, demanded bribes from Jacobs and others over an eight-year period to use the Armory.

A company founded by fashion designer Marc Jacobs has paid $1 million to resolve an allegation that it bribed a New York state employee.

Marc Jacobs International was accused last winter of repeatedly paying off a superintendent at a National Guard armory so it could secure the building for its celebrity-studded fashion shows in New York City.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced the settlement Wednesday.

Neither Jacobs nor the company will face formal charges in the scandal.

The armory superintendent pleaded guilty to a bribery indictment on Nov. 7. He is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

The company said in a written statement that it was pleased to be done with the matter.

All I have to say is: 4 real?

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."---Herm Albright

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Favorites Of The Day

What a design! This is sure to be one of the "it" bags.

Diane Saddle Bag
Available at Barney's

Allow me to fantasize just a little bit. I've been a really, really good girl this year!

Harry Winston
Sunflower Necklace
Available at Harry Winston

This sweater is really nice. With it's hand knitted flowers and the slim fitting waist it will be a nice addition to your wardrobe.

Rosario de Armenteras
Baby Alpaca Vest
Available Vivre

"I am confirmed in my division of human energies. Ambitious people climb, but faithful people build."---Julia Ward Howe

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Too Hot!!!-Miami's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Victoria's Secret angels descended upon Miami Beach on the weekend to showcase the next season's fashion in women's underwear.

Singer Usher kicked off the Victoria's Secret show, which featured 35 supermodels, some wearing angel wings.

Models, including Heidi Klum and Miranda Kerr, strutted down the runway at the newly renovated Fontainebleau Miami Beach during the show, which coincided with the opulent reopening of the hotel.

"The theme of the show is a return to glamour," said company CEO Sharen Turney. "Victoria's Secret is about sexy, and the new sexy is glamorous for this season."

The catwalk glittered and two silver palm trees adorned the stage. Models showed 68 outfits, including the $US5 million ($7.5 million) Black Diamond Fantasy Miracle Bra worn by Adriana Lima and designed by jeweller Martin Katz.

It is decorated with white and black diamonds and rubies, and will be for sale in the company's catalogue, Katz said.

"You could wear it as an open top," he said. "It looks like a finished top."

Lima said she was excited to be wearing it.

"I always wanted to wear the Fantasy Bra. It's the first time that Victoria's Secret makes a black diamond bra," Lima said. "A woman could definitely buy it if they love it and men too."

Themes in the show included glamourous goddesses and bold colours with geometric designs influenced from the 1920s. Professional dancers wore one-piece bathing suits for one segment.

Some models wore gilded bras with Swarovski crystals attached. There was also a gold sculpted feather body piece that curved around the model's body. Metal sculpted laurel leaves were also worn around some of the models' necks.

For the finale, Klum stepped onto the catwalk in a red bra, underwear and sparkling, red wings, which were made to resemble a bow on a present.

Wing designer Martin Izquierdo made seven pairs of wings for the show. He said he turned to Greek mythology, butterflies and even designed a pair with spiderwebs on rose branches that are composed of crystals.

Celebrities spotted on the pink carpet included P Diddy, Russell Simmons, Michelle Trachtenberg, John Stamos, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian and Martha Stewart.


"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become."---Jim Rohn

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Favorites Of The Day

In case you've got a second to might want to read this especially if you're a shoe lover.

Camilla Morton
"A Year In High Heels: The Girls Guide To Everything From Jane Austin To The A-List"
Available At Amazon

We are talking gift sets already. You know one our favs is Jo Malone.

Jo Malone
"Cologne Collection"
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue

SCREAMIN SALES!!! I'm giving you the 411 on a major sale! The discounts are deep. So you'd better get on over there while it lasts.

Jennifer Alfano
"Get Away Ostrich"
Available at Ideeli

OK, this is another sale item. It too is offered at a deep discount. Sooo many sales sooo many goodies to be had!

Made Her Think
"Rhodium Sirens Cuff"
Available at Gilt Group

"Every artist was once an ametuer."---Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Barbie-A Fashion Brand?

50 years later and Barbie is still making moves. The iconic doll will be reaching it’s 50th milestone next year with a serious marketing game plan by Mattel - making the Barbie brand more than a household name…but in fact a fashion brand! Mattel will be lining up new partnership deals with Jeremy Scott, Vera Wang, Bloomingdales, IMG and the Council of Fashion Designers of America. In February, as a part Fashion Week in NYC - 50 undisclosed designers will produce life-sized ensembles inspired by the iconic Barbie doll. In addition a new line of beauty products will be featured such as; “All Doll’d Up” for color cosmetics & “Plastic Smooth” for skin treatments - all of which is slated for release in 2009. Mattel will also open House of Barbie in Shanghai, which will be the first of many potential global locations hopes to expand .

Mattel General Manager / Senior Vice President said: “At a time most brands will retreat, we will move ahead aggressively.”

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard Of OZ” - Waner Bros. Partnered with Swarovski along with 19 designers such as; Manolo Blahnik, Botiker, Alberta Ferretti, Giuseppe Zanotti, and many more to re-create Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers - which were also exhibited at Bryant Park during Week this past September. Among other projects, Vera Wang will be designing a life-size wedding gown - priced over a whopping $15,000, which will also include a miniature version of the Wang creation. Jeremy Scott will unveil a capsule collection inspired by Barbie for next spring. Mattel is planning to launch a Barbie theme “shop-in-shop” at Apothia in the Fred Segal retail complex in Santa Monica, California.

Barbie’s parent company Mattel will jump start things come February, where the three-year partnership with the CFDA will begin sponsoring the IMG-organized Mercedes-Benz Week in New York festivities. Mattel is considering helping fund scholarships and organize panels, while the CFDA is helping Mattel find designers within the association’s 350 members who will participate in February’s runway show.

Thank you WWD for this story

"If you do not hope, you will not find out what is beyond your hopes.---St Clement of Alexandra

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

I dare anyone to touch me in these!

Roberta Furlanetto
"70's Corsage Trousers"
Available at Revolve

A good read and good looks!

"American Fashion Accesories"
By Candy Pratt Price, Jessica Glasscock and Art Tavee
Available at Amazon

Now these booties are stylish.

Acne Jeans
"Chiquita Suede Bootie"
Available at E-Luxury

"Life's most urgent question is; what are you doing for others?---Martin Luther King

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Michelle Obama----Her Style ----Her Way

Of course all the fashion world is a-buzz wondering who Cassandra Bromfield is and why did she get the honor of designing Michelle Obama's inaugural gown and exactly what it will look like. I know it will be one of a kind, I'm not promising anything else. I respect what First Lady-Elect, Michelle Obama is doing here. Ok Ms. Broomfield you're up! Front and center! No pressure. I personally would have been on the phone to Garavani Valentino, Georgio Armani, Karl Laggerfeld. (Sorry about any retirements I may be interrupting) I would have them submit three sketches a piece to me. (Of course the 9 signed sketches would have become my property for later placement in the museum of my choice.) This would be a display of diplomatic courtesy like you've never seen! Heck, America would just have to understand you have to go to VERY BEST there is when you're making these types of decisions. I'm VAIN!!! DO YOU HEAR ME, VAIN!!! When it comes to that outfit that I have just got to get right. VANITY IS AN ASSET!!! These three gentlemen would know where I'm coming from.

Seriously though, I think Michelle's got it under control...I hope she does..we can't afford any slip ups! I'm not worried...ok I'm worried just a tiny, minuscule bit! But she's shown excellent taste with the majority of her outfits. I can truly say I like all of the outfits I've seen her in with the exception of that one.......we won't even say which one because no body's infallible.

Michelle Obama seen here with Jay Leno The Tonight Show October 27, 2008.
Like the outfit. Nice, casual, and most importantly appropriate.
J Crew Ensemble

Here, Michelle Obama wears Narciso Rodriguez from the spring 2009 collection.
I have to tell the truth, I didn't like this dress on Michelle but then again I'm not Mrs. Obama.
I'll keep my personal criticisms to myself however this is the ONLY time I've seen her in an outfit that I didn't like or even go ga ga goo goo over.

This dress, by Maria Pinto was to say the least...A BRILLANT CHOICE.
Michelle is strong, very stylish, yet very sexy!

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."---Martin Luther King

This Article written by Michelle Hayden, thank you

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

I like this little coat, based on style alone. However it is on sale!

Stella McCartney
Over sized Belted Coat
On Sale at Barneys (Deep Discount)

This dress is simply beautiful on. Don't let it fool you! This is one of those pieces you don't fully appreciate until you see it up close and personal.

Long Look Coat Dress
Available at Anthropologie

Now this bootie has got a "vintage" feel to it. From the narrow lace up ankle to the detailing on the heel. Cute boot!

Zoe Lee
Available at Te Casan

"Happiness is a form of courage."---Holbrook Jackson

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Victoria's Secret Miami Fashion Show Weekend

A Victoria's Secret show is always an extravagantly sexy affair, and this year's spectacle is shaping up to be no different. The festivities will begin this weekend in Miami, when Heidi Klum, Alessandro Ambrosio, Selita Ebanks, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Adriana Lima, Marisa Miller, and 30 other winged beauties will arrive at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach--aboard Fontainebleau owner Jeffrey Soffer's 100-foot Sunset Predator yacht. The party will continue Friday night with A-listers like Chloe Sevigny, Molly Sims, Jason Lewis, James Caan, Terrence Howard and Eve joining the festivities. Lingerie aficionados, fear not: the Victoria's Secret fashion show will hit the Fontainebleau runway Saturday night, (November 22) set to a live performance by Usher, and the after party at Liv is sure to be as hot as the show itself.

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet."---James Openheim

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Ferragamo Gets Dirty, Sexy, Money

ABC show to feature fashion show in an episode

If Michael Kors' appearance on Gossip Girl wasn't enough fashion on prime time to satisfy, take note: an upcoming Dirty Sexy Money episode will feature a Ferragamo fashion show. The short synopsis: while the Darlings are away for a Thanksgiving holiday, Letitia (played by Jill Clayburn) holds a fashion show at the Darling mansion. Television drama ensues, naturally. As far as the fashion--don't hold your breath for never-before-seen pieces. The show called for a spring collection, and as the show was shot back in June, the collection used was Ferragamo's Spring 2008 offerings. The episode will air November 26 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

"What a wonderful life I've had. I only wish I'd realized it sooner.---Colette

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

This definitely caused me to to do a double take. This Tunic is too cute for 2009.

Roberto Cavalli
Silk New York Tunic
Available at E-Luxury

Wow! Now this is a bootie with personality!
Lace-Up Tromp L'oeil Shoe
Available Spring 2009 at Fendi

Girl!, This purse will make you want to do some serious things! I try to stay away from snakeskin anything but, I have got to give it up to Valentino! He did what he does on this one! Can you imagine this in a red with a little black flower?

Available Spring 2009 at Valentino

"Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.---Andre Gide

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Here's An Idea

Custom made jeans are definitely the way to shop for your next pair. Indi wants you to wear jeans made for you designed by you. Indi makes sure your jeans reflect your own style. You tell them how you want them to look and feel. Then Indi custom makes a pattern just for you and only you. Then your customized pattern is then sent to a highly specialized manufacturing facility, where it is cut, sewn, tested for quality, and shipped direct to you.

"Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spiritually.---Alfred Painter

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The Peace And Love Campaign

Barneys New York, the luxury emporium that has been winning the hearts of fashionistas and celebrities since it opened in 1923, is kicking off their holiday campaign "Peace and Love: Have a Hippie Holiday," by offering ideeli members the chance at a gift that keeps on giving. Ten ideeli members will be offered tickets that automatically enter them into a promotion to win a one-of-a-kind, hand-painted Volkswagen Beetle (worth $25,000 dollars), as well as a $50 dollar gift card to the ultimate fashion mecca. (November 10 through December 31, 2008)

Barneys invited artist John Paul Phillipe to decorate the car in a psychedelic swirl of doves, peace signs and flowers. Always ahead of the curve, the department store partnered with Volkswagen of America because the auto company shares the same environmentally conscious values. With that in mind, all the proceeds from this promotion go to VW Carbon Neutral Project, which helps to reforest and protect endangered species. Starting today, ideeli members have access to buy tickets at the Barneys website.

The Peace and Love campaign also marks the 50th anniversary of the peace sign. During the holiday season, the store will offer exclusive products like Fendi baguettes with a peace sign key chain, tie-dye Converse All Star high tops, and recycled t-shirts from the hip line Loomstate, plus many more fabulous gifts.

And never to be outdone, creative director Simon Doonan is also designing the legendary window displays using the same sixties-style counterculture theme. The customized Beetle will be on display in the windows of the Madison Avenue store along with giant size peace signs, vintage album covers from musicians like Jimi Hendrix and the Doors, as well as a homage to the era's female icons including Janis Joplin and Joni Mitchell. There are certainly enough stylish reasons to give peace a chance this holiday.

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."---Albert Schweitzer

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

This is the perfect black evening bag for that perfect dress.

Jet Stafani Evening Bag
Available at Couture Lab

Allow me to fantasize for just one moment! I had a sapphire that I wore everyday of my life when I was a teenager. That's how much I love these stones. Now I am not saying that this ring is totally out of the realm of my possibility, but it's highly unlikely. Which is why I choose to fantasize.

Majestic Sapphire Ring
Available at Asprey

Didn't I tell ya! Necklaces made on this style are popping up everywhere. This is just one that I happen to love!

Erikson Beamon
"Icon Necklace"
Available at Vivre

"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions."---Charles F. Kettering

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The Godfather Family Album

Never-before-seen photos of Copola's masterpiece.Selections from Steve Schapiro's photographs provide an insider's view of the making of the legendary trilogy.This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro.

Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema’s most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Copala's Godfather trilogy, Schapiro immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton.

His photographs of the Godfather holding the cat and the whisper in the Godfather’s ear have become iconic images known throughout the world. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, reproduced from Schapiro’s original negatives.

This lavish, limited edition book allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes in the making of film history.

Thankyou Momist for this story.

"Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle."---Ken Blanchard

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Favorites Of The Day

Who wouldn't love this alternative to our BIG, OVER SIZED, Hobo bags. A little wristlet! Just big enough for your lipstick and id's. I love it.

Yves Saint Laurent
Available Spring 2009 at Yves Saint Laurent

Talk about my style, this necklace is totally my style. You've got the smaller squares give way to the bigger squares. Trust me YOU WILL SEE MORE NECKLACES MADE ON THIS STYLE IN SPRING 2009!

Herve Van der Straeten
"Square Details Necklace"
Available Spring 2009 at Vivre

These boots are just on point! You know how you see something and it immediately catches your attention and causes you to do a double take? These boots did that to me. So you know I had to find out the who, where, what, and why of the situation.

"Suede Knee High Boot"
Available at Net-A-Porter

"Do something worth remembering"---Elvis Presley

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Adidas To Lauch New Line

Adidas is rolling out a new line and retail concept for the Spring 2009 Season.

The Adidas SLVR Label will include sportswear (not performance activewear), accessories and footwear for women and men. The line will be introduced in February during New York Fashion Week with its first stand-alone store in SoHo, and a second store will open in Paris during fashion week there. Two more stand-alone stores in Los Angeles and Miami will bow during the first quarter of 2009. Each store will be between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet, and fashion week events to fete the New York and Paris shows are expected.

Additionally, in Paris and Beijing, SLVR will be sold at the new Adidas Brand Centres.

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."---Abraham Lincoln

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Firth on Ford

COLIN FIRTH has revealed exclusively to VOGUE.COM that he has supreme confidence in Tom Ford's move from the design studio to the director's chair.

Firth will take the lead role in A Single Man, an adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's novel of the same name, which will mark Ford's first foray into film direction.

"If he turns his hand to this with the brilliance that he's turned his hand to everything else that he's ever done in his life, it'll be a masterpiece," Firth tells us.

Following on from his latest box office hit, feel-good musical Mamma Mia, Firth is certainly ready to get his teeth into the complexities of his character, a bereaved gay professor.

"It's the world seen though the eyes of a man who is seeing things for the last time and it has a particular resonance for that reason," he explains.

Filming starts this week in LA, with stars Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult and Ginnifer Goodwin also on board.

This story by Leisa Barnett

"I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution."---Werner von Braun

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