Thursday, January 31, 2008

On the Street...The Charmer, Milano



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Foley + Corinna Mid City Tote

It’s the shoulder bag, handbag, oversized clutch in one - all for only $400 price tag! Oh the selection, how ever do you choose?Find @ thepursestore$400

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YSL Raspail Crocodile Embossed Tote

January 31, 2008YSL Raspail Crocodile Embossed ToteThe artistic freshly painted Yves Saint Laurent Raspail canvas piece with the Gesso Cascade print, isnt for everybody. Which is why the fabulous design team over at YSL has come out with this solid color crocodile embossed tote version. It comes in the tall north-south style in a shiny [...]

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Editors Choice....Engineered Garments




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On the Street...At Fendi, Milano



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Jeremy Scott & Longchamp: The Pliage Stomp Bag

January 31, 2008Jeremy Scott & Longchamp: The Pliage Stomp BagTrek your way on over to Colette and discover the latest collaboration addition to walk the halls.Los Angeles-based designer Jeremy Scott once again teamed up with French bag company Longchamp. And for the second time they collaborate on a new interpretation of the classic Pliage Bag. [...]

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Tip it Low

Essence Atkins attending Keith Robinson's Birthday Bash at ONE Sunset on January 23, 2008 in West Hollywood, California.
Nicole Ari Kodjoe arrives to perform all new music from 'As I Am', at exclusive LA performance at Bellavardo Studio on November 17, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
Tomiko Fraser arrives at a kick-off party for Maybelline's Beauty Studio October 26, 2005 in NYC.
Zoe Kravitz attends Entertainment Weekly's Sundance Party held at the Legacy Lodge during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2008 in Park City, Utah.
Rihanna meets fans and hosts a Power 105.1 live broadcast from Planet Hollywood Times Square. Rihanna is promoting her new album Good Girl Gone Bad.

Fedoras have that undeniably old school vibe about them. No matter what outfit youre wearing, a fedora conjures up memories of Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. The new school crowd (i.e. our generation) have taken the classic hat to new heights. Women now don fedoras along with their Gucci clutches, Tiffany earrings and Manolos. The women above have this look down to a science and if you need more inspiration check out Erykah and this other Rihanna pic.


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On the Street...The Charmer, part 2



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Anya Hindmarch Perriand Mirror Tote

Add some shine to an all black-look with Anya Hindmarch’s latest Perriand Mirror Tote.Find @ Net-a-Porter$1,150

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Jimmy Choo Cecile Satin Clutch

A timeless evening style made of satin, gilded metal and a large resin tortoiseshell brooch.Find @ Net-a-Porter$1,795

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See by Chloe launches a Bag Line

January 30, 2008See by Chloe launches a Bag LineSee by Chloe, the less-expensive line targeted to those who crave a more youthful and casual look, than the house’s main line, is getting ready for a new addition an accessory line.WWD reports - The line will be distinctive for its graphic plays on the See [...]

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On the Street...Via Roma, Paris



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Introducing: Coach Signature Stripe Bag Collection!!!

Introducing: Coach’s sporty signature stripe bag collection!!!Find @ Coach

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Stylish Puffers

Lets face it. As warm as layering and cashmere coats are, the comfy cushiony warmth a puffer provides is hard to beat. Lucky for us, this season designers finally came out with stylish looking puffers! I just LOVE the new designs for the collar. They are so refreshing (if not very practical. I can just HEAR my mom telling me how my neck is exposed to the cold and I will catch a cold....). I especially LOVE this one from Add Down (left), with the wide neck and the belt that gives it shape, it was the puffer that inspired this post! To "protect" the neck, there is also this one from Marc by Marc Jacobs (right), where you can adjust the neckline as needed. I LOVE this puffer as well. Also from Add Down, you can convert the wide collar into a hoodie!!! How CUTE! I also love the neat simple cutting that gives a more flattering body shape. Some other cute designs, there is this high necked puffer from Vince (left). Judging from the puff, it may also be warmer. And for a more biker-ish look, there is this one from Theory (right). For something more classic, we have these ones from Burberry. I've tried on the beige one on the left, and the cutting is actually not that bad and quite flattering! And I think the black one over here is perfect if you want something simple but still with a little bit of a twist (double breasted and high neckline)- your neck will definitely be warm!

Stay stylishly warm everyone!

Image Source: Burberry and Shopbop


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On the Street...Gianluca, Milano



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Purse Deal: The Fendi Ruched Beaded Bag

January 30, 2008Designer Purse Deal: The Fendi Ruched Beaded BagAlong with a dozen or so other Fendi bags, the spectacular evening Ruched Beaded Clutch has finally received the final markdown of the season - 30% off. According to net-a-porter, this is their final slash on prices. So if you like, run on over to nap [...]

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Lancome: L.U.C.I

The other day I walked passed the Lancome counter and caught a glimpse of their new SS08 collection. Intrigued by the pretty shell packaging and vibrant colors, I booked an appointment to try out the new collection the very next day!
The theme of this SS08 collection by Gucci Westman is L.U.C.I, Luminescent Colorless Color Intelligence (And yes, I am aware that Colorless starts with a C and not a U. *shrugs* Maybe its a french thing?). The idea is to have a collection of colorless shimmery make-up that changes color all the time adjusting to different skin tones and the reflections of light. Doesn't that concept sound so awesome???
To begin with, the make-up artist did the whole usual cleaning, moisturizer, toner, pore minimizer (it is such a Lancome thing!) routine with me. Then she introduced me to their new make-up primer, La Base, which she applied to my face/nose (to fill in the pores) and under my EYES! Apparently, this is a special oil free formula that is even suitable as a eye primer! I'm not sure I follow the logic of oil free --> suitable for eye thing, but I LOVE the idea of undereye primer. It is SO annoying when the skin there is dry/flaky (even my eye cream has been applied!) and thus looks AWFUL when you apply concealer there. This product is genius. And it might be my imagination or the foundation, but I felt that my pores did look smaller. After all that base, foundation and concealer, she finished off the face with the Photonic Illuminating Powder, which is just loose powder with the sparkly light reflection stuff that is suppose to help highlight and sculpt your features. I really didn't feel the difference.
Moving on we had the eye make-up, where I daresay is where the whole luminescent thing should be at it's best. One of my favourite products out of the whole collection is the Illuminator, which is basically cream eye shadows. that goes on clear but reflects color when light hits it. How totally awesome is that??? I LOVE it. I got the "ray of pink light" shade. You can also use it as a base before you apply powder, but personally I think the powder would just mask the effect. If you get the more neutral apricot shade, you can also use it to highlight your features. After all, it DOES say it is an illuminator for the eyes and face.

The other eye make-up product is the eye shadow palette in the pretty white shell shaped box, the L.U.C.I EYES light color in motion duo eye shadows. I was really excited about it. I love eye shadow palettes and the colors looked so vibrant! The white shade that comes with the color is not simply a typical highlighting color, but it is a photonic eye shadow that changes color when light hits it. You can use it for highlighting or blend it with the color to create a third shade! The lady did a combination of ray of green and ray of purple (which is really quite blue) for me and let me say, the colors go on VERY sharply. Unfortunately for me what looked soo pretty in the palette did not go so well with me.... it was so overdramatic that it bordered on tacky on me. Maybe I am just unused to it? I mean, vibrant colors looked SO well on the models! Or could it be that Asian complexion doesn't go well with greens/blues? Well, in the end, as much as I LOVE eye shadow palettes, I had to pass on these ones. And a good thing too. I met up with 3 of my friends after and they were all totally horrified to see me as such!
To complete my eyes, she applied the Courbe Virtuose mascara on me (after the mascara booster of course). This one is suppose to make the lash curve and give divine length, but to me it just felt like any old Lancome mascara for me.... like Hypnose. Another thing I LOVE about this collection is the lip stuff. Even though the packaging is a bit bulky, I really like the Color Fever Shine (left). Especially since they came out with THE perfect ice pale pink color (Pink Flora) that I've been dreaming about. I love it. It applies quite smoothly too. They also have a collection of photonic Color Fever Gloss (right). They have this nice sheer shade that gives the perfect shine by itself and over lipstick. But one must be careful with these lip colors though. They have these two shades that are completely white that are loaded with photonic stuff that when you put it on your lips, it becomes a scary glowing alien color- not good.

Over all, I like the concept of the luminescent thing and subtly it works. But I reserve judgment on the super vibrant colors and the photonic overloaded lip stuff- thats just a little too much for me!

Phew~ well that was a lengthy review of a make-up collection. Kudos for finish reading it!

Image Source: Lancome


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Louis Vuitton Miroir Cosmetic Case Bag

Introducing: Louis Vuitton’s new gold Miroir Cosmetic Case BagCall 866.Vuitton for detailsPrice: $368

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Juicy Couture Scottie Charm Wristlet

The sweetest little wristlet with gold chain and signature Scottie charm.Find it @ Saks Fifth Avenue$95

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On the Street...The Shorter Shape Of Outerwear




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On the Street...Check Mates, Paris



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Bag Trend: The canvas shoulder strap

January 29, 2008Bag Trend: The canvas shoulder strapA lot of designers this season are going through a sporty strap phase. Where instead of the usual leather or chain strap, the bags are topped off with a thick detachable cotton canvas shoulder strap. What do you guys think of it?When it comes to comfort, Im not [...]

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It Shouldn't Work...But It Does, Paris

Graphic, Pastels,, Utilitarian, Florals - it takes a talent to make such disparate elements look so harmonious together


From a response in the comments section
"again, for me, this is about inspiration - maybe you see mixing just two of the four elements in a new way and that in itself is worth it to me

I rarely think of mixing graphic patterns with a pastels but I might remember this when I am starting to put together early spring outfits - maybe a houndstooth jkt with a pastel tie, cream pants and suede monk strap shoes

that is what I see when I look at this from my perspective."

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Glimpse at the new Anya Hindmarch Bag Collection

January 30, 2008Glimpse at the new Anya Hindmarch Bag CollectionFabulous British Designer Anya Hindmarch recently presented a fresh new polished collection that Anya said was inspired by her mother in the Seventies, with color blocking, geometric lines, rich fabrics and lots of textures.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

L.A.M.B. Shoes

Latest launch @ eluxury: L.A.M.B. footwear!! Price range $225 to $350.Find @ eluxury

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On the Street...Silver & Black, Milan



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Lanvin Python Kansas Bag

January 28, 2008Lanvin Python Kanvas BagLanvin recently re-introduced the popular Kansas bag with an exotic twist.Lanvin bags have won over the hearts of many with the functional design mixed in with the classic everyday look. A couple of our favorites Lanvin in action pics are of Courtney Cox Arquette and of socialite fashion heiress Margherita [...]

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Shake It Like You Really Mean It!

Shake Your Bootys inviting and funky store front in DCs Adamss Morgan.

D.C. natives have a secret. When they want the best in funky, unique and stylish shoes that dont break the purse strings, they head to only one place Shake Your Booty! Most of the shoes are made by unknown designers but dont let that deter you, cuteness does not discriminate. You can also buy some great accessories at the boutique and I hear they have started selling clothes too. With the fun and zest of a New York Boutique but the prices of a regular high-street store a girl cant go wrong. Sorry D.C., I just couldnt keep it a secret anymore!
Left to right: Naughty Monkey, $89.99; President, $69; Madeline, $49.99
Left to right: Sugar Shoes, $39.99; Two Lips Rachelle, $59.99; Rebels Patti

Address:
Shake Your Booty
2439 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Store inquiries: 202 518 8205



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Estethica - London Fashion Week



Yes it is official and soon.the Pibiones eco-conscious collections will be exhibited at London Fashion Week (autumn winter 2008) Estethica (eco-friendly fashion) on the 10th till the 13th February - exhibition number ES21, visit the LFW website http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/ for more information.
This season the Estethica exhibition (eco-friendly fashion) confirms the diffusion of a new passion for simplicity and fashion with values. The attention will be concentrated on a non-toxic, ethical, transparent product, which signifies the use of highest quality materials. Pibiones new handbag collection 2008 is rich in research on detailing, influenced by couture, by search for well-being and materials that are ever more eco-friendly and sophisticated.
The theme is inspired by Sardinian villages (from which each bag takes the name), the lights, the colours that reflect daily life and yet at the some time very much the mood of modern metropolitan city. The black and white, the cream, blue and green with emphasis on discretion with particular attention to linear styles inspired by architecture.

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Sample Sale Alert: Kale Bags

January 27, 2008Sample Sale Alert: Kale BagsA little bit over a week to go until the fabulous Kale designer purse sale begins. Set your alarms now, because at exactly 5:am pacific standard time on February 5th the super sale will begin at HauteLook - the online sample sale site. Here’s the hautelook info -About Kale: [...]

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Coach Miss Davenporte Bag Collection

January 28, 2008Coach Miss Davenporte Bag CollectionGet the limited-edition Coach bags designed in collaboration with celebrity stylists Cristina Ehrlich & Estee Stanley while you still can. Right now these exclusive pieces are available at Ron Herman boutiques as well as online for a limited time only.The new line of limited edition bags feature two styles: [...]

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27 Dresses

Ever since I heard about this movie a few months ago, I've been waiting in great anticipation to see it. After all, this is probably one of the few chick flicks coming out... since Knocked Up!
Just the name 27 Dresses is a selling point for me. And this cute poster with mention of "Devil Wears Prada" helps too! The actual plot is about how Jane (Katherine Heigl) is a professional bridesmaid, who has willingly donned on some pretty horrible dresses in order to "be there" for her friends on their special day.
In fact, she has 27 of them. Usually I'm quite envious of people's overflowing wardrobes in movies (think Clueless), but I think I'll make an exception in this case....
The story revolves around how Jane's sister, Tess (Malin Akerman) comes into town and falls in love with Jane's boss George- who Jane happens to be in love with for a loooong time! I thought it was quite amazing how they managed to make Katherine Heigl (whom I always thought looked quite pretty in Grey's Anatomy) look like the "plain Jane" in this movie compared to Tess.
During that time, Jane also meets Kevin (James Marsden!) the wedding journalist for the New York Journal- and the chick flick romance begins.
I've loved James Marsden since his appearance in Ally McBeal many years ago (where he sang Frank Sinatra...sigh!) and his recent Prince charming role in Enchanted was not bad either (if a bit dumbed down). But I LOVE LOVE LOVE his look here. While in his other roles, he'd always had that clean, preppy pretty boy look, his role in this movie as a journalist is ruggedly handsome and charming...sigh............ :)

Over all I liked the movie. I love weddings. I love chick flick happy endings. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE James Marsden. It was just the light hearted fun movie I was looking for. I know that many reviews have found this movie to be sexist because it portrays getting married as the life goal of women, but personally I think that is just the opinion of the female lead here and everyone is entitled to their own opinions and so its not reflective of a whole gender. What did everyone else think?

Image Source: Yahoo Movies


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Fabulous deals not to miss

January 27, 2008Fabulous deals not to miss…Here are some sweet deals not worth missing:giveaways> Sign up to win a new Thomas Wylde Mustang Bag!!!! (a $2,350 value)sales, promos, etc> Save $5 at Nordstroms (everyday)> adasa got sucked into the CandyCouture designer boutique. In celebration, get $25 off on orders of $150 or more (code: adasacc)> [...]

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Mr. Angelo Inglese



I love this mix

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On the Street...Updated Poncho, Pitti Uomo



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SAG 2008 Fashion

Fashion at the SAG Awards this year was a bit of a yawn. There were very few (or argueably no) super impressive dresses. With the fewer number of award red carpets this year, one would imagine the actresses would put more effort into this ceremony, or that more actresses would have turned up. Nevertheless, here are some that I liked:
My favourite was surprisingly Kate Hudson's dress. OK, so her hair is admittedly a bit werid (-it's so shiny and sleek but it looks like something's off about it,) but I love her dress! It's so pretty and flowy-looking. Plus it's got that graceful, bohemian feel to it.
Marcia Cross was gorgeous as usual. Her hair is so perfectly curled. And even though she's wearing green again, that dress has got such gorgeous draping.
Not sure about that hairstyle on Eva Longoria, but this white, backless dress fits her amazingly, as usual. Not a particularly interesting dress though.
Normally I'm not a fan of Debra Messing's red carpet outfits, but I thought she carried off this Oscar de la Renta dress well. I think it's because the gold colour and those embellishment compliment her skin and hair colours well. But the point is, she's looking great and sparkly!
Both Kate Beckingsale and Vanessa Williams wore yellow, but the effect turned out to be very different. Kate looked really elegant and lady-like; kind of Valentino-esque. Vanessa looked feirce -the power of Versace!
I'm not sure how to feel about Amanda Bynes' outfit here. The dress is pretty and fits her well. And her hairstyle is very fun and elegant. But for some odd reasons, the dress kind of reminds me of American prom dresses, (a riduclously well-made prom dress of course.)
Michelle Pfeiffer's outfit looks plain, but everything fits so well and match perfectly. Maybe it's not the most interesting outfit around, but she looks fantastic. I can't get over how she's almost 50 years old!
Becki Newton's white dress is my other favourite dress. I love how it's got such a classy silhouette, but the tiered skirt bit gives it a much more youthful and stylish touch. Loves it!! Plus, I love her perfectly curled and styled hair! (And her Amanda smirk!) As for America Ferrera, I really think she could have done better. Grey and lacy dresses like that should be left for the more mature ladies.
To end this post, I chose this fun photo of Olivia Wilde. I actually really like that dress, and the cool tone matches her cool brunette hair so perfectly!
That's all for now. Hopefully Oscars will still happen and there will be more gorgeous dresses! Whose dress was your favourite?


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Jimmy Choo Bakelite Magazine Clutch

Vintage-inspired clutch by artist Richard Phillips resembles a folded magazine cover.Find @ Saks Fifth Avenue$595

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The Men from Haversack, pitti




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