Archive for September, 2007


Lauren Wolf & More Statement Jewelry

Readers of my blogs know how I love statement jewelry. I’m always on the look out for independent designers who have beautiful pieces at reasonable prices. Today I found some great items from Lauren Wolf Jewelry.

Here are some examples of her Bracelets:

This is one of my favorite of her bracelets:

My favorite of her Rings is below (They also have it in silver and gold with diamonds):

My 2nd favorite of her rings. I like stacking rings. So I would definitely buy several of these and wear them together:

From Barneys NY:

Rosanne Pugliese Morocco Lace Earring at Barneys New York $890

Here are some pieces I love that are more on the pricier sided (most from Barneys NY of course….lol):

Anaconda Rings at Barneys New York $2,575

Anaconda By Designer at Barneys New York $2,650

Lucifer Vir Honestus Green Tourmaline Ring at Barneys New York $5,985

This one is from Lauren Wolf Jewelry:


It is the One piece of culture everyone in the world participates in. Can you guess what it is?

I was reading an article in the July 23, 2007 New York magazine the other day. The article called, “The Sad Hatter“, is about the sad life of Isabella Blow. Isabella lived a charmed life to outsiders but in the inside she was depressed and ended up taking her life.

“No one,” says [Anna] Wintour, “had an eye like Issie. The more corporate of us look at everything differently than someone like Issie, so whenever I got a phone call that Issie said I should see something I would go.”

And if you know Ms. Wintour you know that was a big compliment.

Isabella was a British magazine editor and international style icon. The muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, she is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as the fashion designer Alexander McQueen. She befriended Andy Warhol and seemed to have been romantically involved with Jean-Michel Basquiat.

But she was also a self-confessed depressive. She had a fragile sense of identity and her insecurities had been excacerbated by the breakdown of her marriage to the art dealer, Detmar Blow as well as her inability to have children. (

Another big factor in Blow’s depression was money and her inability to “find a home in a world she influenced”, wrote Cathy Horyn of The New York Times on May 10, 2007. As one of Isabella’s friends, Daphne Guinness, told Horyn, “She was upset that [Alexander] McQueen didn’t take her along when he sold his brand to Gucci. Once the deals started happening, she fell by the wayside. Everybody else got contracts, and she got a free dress”. According to a 2002 interview with Tamsin Blanchard, it was Blow who brokered the deal in which Gucci purchased McQueen’s label. As photographer Mario Testino told Vanity Fair in September 2007, “She was brilliant at finding new things and could always find new ways of looking at things but it was hard for her to define her job, and it was hard to find ways to pay her. (Thanks Wikipedia).

All this brillance and all this anguish came to an end on May 7, 2007 when Isabella Blow drank a hefty dose of weed-killer. She died two days later in the Hospital. A sad tragic end to a vibrant artistic soul.

Ms.Blow contributed much to fashion and left an imprint on the fashion world that still reverberates today. But my favorite part of the article was the below quote that describes how she looked at fashion. I really like it because it describes how I too look at fashion:

People think that fashion is all frivolity and done by people who can’t do proper jobs,” says the writer Adrian Gill, “but Issie understood that it is very, very serious business in terms of civilization and culture. It’s the one piece of culture that every single person in the world participates in. Not everybody reads poetry or listens to music, but every single person in the world gets up in the morning and puts on something, and whether you like it or not, that’s a statement about who you are.


Helpful things for underthings

Here is what the world is talking about from this company These Commando c.y.a undies were in O magazine. So you know if they were there, they must be good. And they do look awfully comfy. I will have to try a pair or two out. They come in several colors and two sizes. Look below for picture and description BUT DON”T FORGET TO KEEP READING because my favorite product from the company is listed next.

Now enough about Oprah….What about ME….Ok…Ok…Me and You and the thousands of ladies like us who are always on the go and often suffer a last minute snafu or slippage that we can’t deal with. This product might be the little help we need to make the outfit we slaved over for hours (in my case) or minutes (in most normal peoples cases) fixable. Cause a Girl’s Gotta make it work and show up looking Fabulous in order to choose whether she wants to eat or just have drinks 😉 And I think this awesome product might help her do just that.

In fact, I could have used these the other day when I was wearing a wide neck silk shirt that kept slipping and showing my bra strap….(which is so 1980s 😉 I decided to take myself somewhere low-key to eat and was never going to wear the shirt again. Then I saw this ad.

Don’t let your outfit go up in flames. To the rescue are matchsticks™. This purse-ready book of clear double-stick tape strips can fix any peek-a-boo bra strap, slipped-down slingback, bursting button-down, gaping wrap dress, fallen hem, dropped tube top or shifty skirt (and so on and so on)…Remember, only you can prevent fashion fires.

matchsticks $10.00


70s & 80s Jewlery flashback….With a BBF necklace thrown in

These remind me of the 80s when stud bracelets were in and Madonna was a Virgin (and so was I for a while but shhhh).

Fallon Circular and Square studded Brass Bangle at Barneys New York

Comes in Silver too.

Fallon Pyramid Stud Earrings at Barneys New York

Manon von Gerkan Claw Pendant at Barneys New York


These remind me of the Graffiti in the 70s that the taggers use to paint on the NYC Subways….ahhhh the Memories

Nishi “New York” Sterling Silver ID Cuff at Barneys New York

Comes in many other styles like Downtown, Uptown, Siempre (Always), Taken, Chelsea, East Coast, Brooklyn

Nishi “Dame La Mano” (Give Me Your Hand) Sterling Silver ID Ring at Barneys New York

Comes in many other styles like Downtown, Uptown, Brooklyn, Contigo (With You), Single,

And if you have a BBF you love and want to get something more permanent to show your BFF-ness than a Cosmo check these necklaces out:

Fallon BFF lyric necklaces at Barneys New York

Sterling set of two “best friend” necklaces with song lyrics. “every time you go away” and “you take a piece of me with you.”

Some other lyric: wild women do” and “and they don’t regret it.”
                        get out of my dreams” and “get into my car.”
                        she wants to lead” and “the glamourous life.”


WhoWhatWearDaily shows a Marni cap toe Mary Jane style heel knock off by Nine West

When I was shopping at Barney’s a few months ago I saw these Marni cap-toe Mary Jane style heels (as shown in the picture below on the right hand side). I fell in love with them but didn’t get them. Now it seems as reported by Nine West has a knock off of the shoes for $89! I’ll have to go see them in person to see if they capture the same elegance as the Marni ones. What do you guys think?

In addition to the multi-hue shoes shown at Prada, other major fall
footwear trends include cap-toe detailing and mary jane style
heels—both of which were seen at Marni. While Marni pumps in Argilla,
Darkviolet (that’s not a typo), and Clay can be found at Marni’s
online store, the satin shoes are priced at $610 before shipping. We
found a slightly less expensive pair in Black, Brown, and Gold up at
Mona Moore in Canada ($573.28, and a super bright pair at Browns ($600,
However, if that price chaps your hide, fret not as Nine West also has
this style covered. Their satin Vasca shoe is a mary jane pump that’s
available in three widths and has 4 1/4 inch heel. Available in Dark
Purple/Fuchsia, Dark Green/Black, or Black/Gray, the Nine West Vasca is
very affordable and currently available for purchase. ($89,


Celebrity Kids sporting fashion

When I was looking thru I saw pictures of two cool celebrity kids. I feel old cause I can remember when their parents were younger and so was I. Ahhh the memories…LOL

#5 is Riley Keough. Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter and Elvis’s Granddaughter.

This picture is of her at the Calvin Klein Underwear Party Riley looked casually chic at the Hilary Swank-hosted
Calvin Klein undies fiesta. Her black-and-white snakeskin Loubis are
particularly sharp.

#9 is Zoe Kravitz. Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet daughter. She is so beautiful just like her parents.

This picture is taken at the Prada Epicenter Party. Lenny’s little one busted out her turban-headband for the Prada
party—how appropriate. The easy charm of her white frock and
strongly-strapped shoes held their own in a crowd of guests including
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and Diane Kruger.


Avon really isn’t your Grandma’s Avon anymore…….Cynthia Rowley for Avon

I was purusing the site when I saw something interesting:

Cynthia Rowley for Avon

In their first ever collaboration with a designer, Avon is just about to release a few limited edition beauty items created by the irresistibly darling Cynthia Rowley. Rowley’s fingerprints are all over the products, from the vine and floral packaging to the cosmetics’ colors. The hues are in the same tones as Rowley’s Fall 07 collection—mainly plums and mauves—and are sure to become collector’s items.

Cynthia Rowley for Avon Nail Enamel ($4,
Cynthia Rowley for Avon Lipstick ($4.50,
Cynthia Rowley for Avon Blush Stick ($8,

How cool is that. Guess Avon really isn’t your Grandma’s Avon anymore. Check it out.


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