Archive for February, 2008



23
Feb
08

Metallics – Bags, Boots & Shoes

Metallics are also hot this Spring ’08 season. I’ve bought a Metallic bag and some flats to help update my wardrobe. In my search for some great items I found some Bags, Boots & shoes I thought were cute.

Bags

MICHAEL Michael Kors Astor Large Satchel Metallic (Gold) – MICHAEL Michael Kors Handbags Was – $301.95 Now – $213.25

You’ll surely take a shine to this gorgeous handbag in metallic leather.
Holds your wallet, sunglasses, personal technology and a bottle of water.
Dimensions: 16″ wide x 6″ deep x 10 1/2″ high.
Dual handles. Handle drop: 4” length.
Studded accents.
Top zip closure.
Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket and multifunctional slip pockets.

Endless.com: Donald J Pliner Zelda Foldover Clutch: Categories Was $410 Now $328

Featured
in lovely, crocodile-embossed leather, this stylish Donald J Pliner
design has a ladylike appeal. The Zelda foldover bag, though, also has
versatile verve: Carry it as a clutch or unfold the flap, slip your
fingers into the cut-out handles, and swing it sassily down the street.
* Leather * Satiny ribbed lining * Magnetic closure * 8 inches high *
15 inches wide * 2.5 inches deep * Made in Italy

Endless.com: KALE Weyman Clutch: Categories Price $395.00

Stand
back: This bag is hot! The Weyman clutch from Kale is a straight-up
charmer. Its so-of-the-moment leather, in a choice of patent or
metallic, and antiqued brass studs give a bit of a retro feel to an
all-modern bag. The best is yet to come: Inside is an indulgently soft
fuchsia suede lining. * Leather * Suede lining * Magnetic closure * 6
inches high * 13 inches wide * 1 inch deep * Dust bag included * Made
in United States


Boots

Tod’s Jodie Boot – Premier Designer – Neiman Marcus Was – $795 Now – $398

• Pewter grainy leather.
• Rubber bottom.
• 3 1/3″ stacked heel.
• Made in Italy.

Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Clover Mid Calf Boot: Categories Was – $849.95 Now – $424.98

Make a statement with Isabella Fiore’s beautiful Clover Mid Calf Boot. Constructed with sleek suede uppers, rounded toe, tall stiletto heel, and inconspicuous side zipper for the perfect, snug fit. These stylish boots hug your calf like a velvety second skin, making them the perfect choice for chilly fall and winter evenings out. * Leather and suede upper
* Leather sole
* Shaft height measures approximately 13 inches from arch
* Boot opening measures approximately 12 inches around
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/4 inches
* Made in Italy
* Item # B000WG7XY8

Shoes

Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Audrey Ballet Flat: Gold Was $215 Now $150.47
Endless.com: Hollywould Women’s Whitney Ballet Flat: Green Was $295 Now $142.48

Your little sister’s ballerina flat just got a makeover with a little added glam! This adorable Audrey flat from Hollywould has a smooth metallic leather upper with a complementary grosgrain trimmed collar and removable ankle wrap, a pretty and dainty little round toe, and an ultra-low chunky heel. It also features soft leather linings, a fully cushioned insole, and a knobby textured outsole for a confident and graceful step. Add some sass to your favorite cropped jeans with the Audrey! * Soft Italian leather upper * Leather sole * Removable matching grosgrain ankle-tie and reinforced heel * Made in Italy

Endless.com: L.A.M.B. Women’s Daly II Platform Pump: Categories Price $319.95

Rock a fresh, ladylike look in this platformed pump from L.A.M.B. The Daly II features a gorgeous pearlized leather upper in a basketweave design resting on a sexy, stacked stiletto heel and hidden platform that’ll pair prettily with retro styles. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Brazil

Endless.com: Giuseppe Zanotti Women’s E80055 Peep Toe Platform: Categories $694.95

Your elegance is about to shine! Everything about this fine leather pump is absolutely impeccable–even right down to its vamp’s intricately jeweled embellishment. The metallic spiked heel and platform add attitude and sass. A logo-embroidered satin dustbag is included. * Leather upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 4 inches * Platform measures approximately 3/4 inches * Made in Italy


Endless.com: Isabella Fiore Women’s Loreen Wedge Pump: Categories Was $449.95 Now $382.46

The patent leather Loreen Wedge Pump by Isabella Fiore is a stunning open-toe platform shoe that is as comfortable as it is striking. Constructed with patent leather uppers, an adjustable back ankle strap with an aged brass buckle, a leather sole and insole, and a decorative leather bow at the vamp, this well-designed wedge heel turns even your drabbest jeans and T-shirt into a fun and flirty ensemble. * Patent and suede upper * Leather sole * Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches * Platform measures approximately 1 1/2 inches * Made in Italy

Endless.com: Cynthia Vincent Women’s Anna Platform Pump: Categories Price $354.95

Featured in snake-embossed leather with a completely on-trend, metallic, ombre-effect coloration, or crackle textured patent leather with a clear acrylic heel, the Anna platform pump from Cynthia Vincent has a luxurious and refined, but eye-catching look. Its high-style design is rounded out by a kicky, cone-shaped heel. Dust bag included. * Leather upper
* Leather sole
* Heel measures approximately 3 1/2 inches
* Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
* Made in Italy

23
Feb
08

Has Priscilla been getting appearance advice from her Ex-Son-In-Law Jacko?

I hate to be mean…OK ok not really 😉 but when I saw Pricilla Presley on Oprah the other day I was shocked :o…..I guess everyone in the world (at least the blogging world cause I found many blog posts referring to it) knows about her plastic surgery but I was surprised. I always thought she was an attractive woman. Now she looks horrible. I think she has been getting appearance advice form her ex-son-in-law Jacko!!! It is scary. Here are some recent pics of her so you can judge for yourself: Then Popsugar posted an article about Patrick Dempsey being the face of Versace. He is pictured with Donatella Versace at her latest show for Milan’s Fashion Week. And OMG did she look like a man. I know mean but really. She looks like a drag queen….A bad one cause I love drag queens. They always look prettier than me. Donatella looks like a bad drag queen with a cute dress on. Her lips look like Glodie Hawn’s after she got too much collagen in the movie “The First Wives Club“. Her lips look like they belong to a guppy. See if you agree with me, here is a pic of the two of them:Look aging worries me. It is happening to me everyday just like everyone else but I’m trying to age gracefully (with treatments, creams and maybe botox in the future). I use whatever I can get my hands on that helps me maintain a youthful look while still allowing me to move my forehead and retain a smile that doesn’t resemble the Joker’s. I get that to be in the limelight one needs a little help but when the stars go over board on plastic surgery you gotta call them out on it and say PLEASE step away from the scalpel for a little bit. A wrinkle in time is not such a bad thing…..Actually it is a great book…..LOLLet me know what you guys think?

20
Feb
08

Patent Leather is the rage for Spring 08…Here are some bags & Boots I like

BIG BAGS

Sigrid Olsen Nora Large Patent Leather Shopper at SmartBargains.com Was – $220 Now – $99.99

A big and simple shape can have a spellbinding effect if it’s rendered in high-gloss patent leather. Let this shiny shopper from Sigrid Olsen create magic for your look, while providing ample room for all your essentials. Features

  • ”Nora” large patent leather shopper with brushed gold-tone hardware from Sigrid Olsen
  • Genuine patent leather
  • Holds your wallet, sunglasses, keys, make-up case, small planner, and other everyday essentials
  • Measures 13.5” wide x 14” tall x 4” deep
  • Strap measures 15”
  • Drop is 6”
  • Strap is connected to another leather strap with metal buckles
  • Open top with magnetic closure
  • Heavy topstitching on lower sides and over raised panels at bottom corners
  • Interior back wall zipper pocket
  • Two interior front wall open-top accessory pockets with two pen holders and key hook
  • Cotton canvas lining
  • Patent Leather Slouch Bag – Bags – Leather – Accessories – Topshop Price – £45.00

    * Patent leather slouch bag with a shoulder strap. Dimensions h38cm,w 39c. 100% Leather. Should not be washed.


    MEDIUM SIZE

    Amazon.com: MAXX NEW YORK Sonata Satchel: Apparel Was – $135 Now – $99.00

    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Sonata’ Faux Patent Satchel
    Chic, high-gloss satchel has built-in handles for comfortable carrying. Cinched belting at the sides completes the look. * Fit: Large: Holds at least a magazine, wallet and water bottle
    * Dimensions: 16″W x 10″H x 6″D
    * Tab with magnetic snap closure.
    * Exterior slip pocket with magnetic closure.
    * Center zip compartment.
    * Interior zip, cell phone and MP3 player pockets.
    * Polyester lining.
    * PVC faux patent leather.
    * By MAXX NEW YORK; imported.

    Sigrid Olsen Nora Medium Patent Leather Hobo at SmartBargains.com Was – $188 Now – $79.99

    The glassy shine of patent leather is amplified in soft folds, creating a fashion-forward design you’ll love showing off. Sigrid Olsen’s bold hobo fits neatly over the shoulder, and holds all you need for the day.Features

  • “Nora” medium to large patent leather hobo with gold-tone hardware from Sigrid Olsen
  • Genuine leather
  • Holds your wallet, sunglasses, keys, cell phone, make-up case, and other everyday items
  • Measures 16″ wide x 13″ tall x 5″ deep
  • Handles measure 15″
  • Drop is 8.5″
  • Rolled leather handles
  • Open top with three interior compartments; two with magnetic closures, one with zipper closure
  • Pleating in leather along upper front and back
  • Interior front and back wall compartments have inner magnetic closure
  • Interior middle zippered compartment has two accessory pockets, two pen holders, and a welt pocket with zipper closure
  • Floral printed cotton lining

  • SMALLER/CLUTCH/WRISTLET

    Patent Oversized Clutch – Bags – Leather – Accessories – Topshop Price – £35.00

    * Patent leather oversized clutch with crossbody strap. H7.5″ W12″ 100% Leather. Should not be washed.

    Goldenbleu – Mercedes Snap Clutch – eLUXURY Was – $350.00 Now – $265.00

    Goldenbleu
    Mercedes Snap Clutch * Crinkled patent leather
    * Polished gold metal hardware
    * Tiny pintucked gathers along top seam
    * Metal frame top with kiss-lock closure
    * Sumptuous suede lining
    * Interior patent-trimmed zip pocket, cell phone pocket, patch pocket, and pen slot
    * Dangling key clasp inside
    * 13″x 8″x 2.5″

    Hobo International Double Frame Patent Clutch – Patent Accessories – Nordstrom Price: $98.00

    Hobo International Double Frame Patent Clutch Crinkled patent leather creates a two-sided design, perfectly proportioned for traveling light. On the inside, one side has a zipper pocket and the other has two slip pockets and six credit card slots. * Snap closure on both sides; single magnetic closure in the middle. * Center interior ID window; three credit card slots; zip pocket. * Black-and-white checked lining. * Leather. * By Hobo International; imported. item # price: 113884 $98.00 Fit: Clutch: Holds at least a cell phone, small wallet and lipstick. Dimensions: 8 1/4″W x 4 1/2″H x 1 1/4″D.

    Patent Clutch Bag – Sale Accessories – All Sale – Womens – Armani Exchange Was $98.00 Now $49.99

    Patent Clutch Bag A|X logo clasp shiny finish adds polish 100% patent leather Style: E5BA395 Sizes: one size

    I really liked this bag just as a wristlet to carry around at night. They sold out on Amazon but still have some at Overstock

    Overstock.com: Michael Kors Jet Set Wristlet: Apparel Was – $78.00 Now – $69.99

    Color: Safety Orange
    Taxi Yellow
    Safety Orange

    Then there is the satchel version of the above bag:

    Amazon.com: Michael Kors Jet Set Satchel Was – $198 Now – $99.99

    • “Jet Set” small patent leather box satchel with gold hardware from Michael Kors. Genuine patent leather.
    • Holds cell phone, small wallet and a couple of essential make-up pieces. Measures 8″ wide x 5″ tall x 4″ deep.
    • Handles measure 19″. Drop is 7.5″.
    • Interlocking gold chains attach to leather handle. Top zipper entry with gold O-ring pull.
    • “Michael Kors” engraved in gold metal ring surrounding chain straps. Interior back wall slit pocket with leather trim.

    And after much consideration I ordered this one from Nordstrom:

    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Fenway’ Patent Bowler – Patent Accessories – Nordstrom Price – $148
    MAXX NEW YORK ‘Fenway’ Patent Bowler Slim, buckled straps detail a glossy bowler with a fun zebra-print lining.
    * Top zip closure.
    * Silvertone hardware.
    * Exterior front and side magnetic-flap pockets.
    * Two interior zip pockets, cell phone and wall pockets; key hook.
    * Protective feet.
    * Polyester lining.
    * PVC.
    * By MAXX NEW YORK; imported.
    * Item # 212511
    * Fit: Dimensions: 17″W x 10″H x 6″D.
    * Hand-held strap. Strap drop: 5″.

    I ADORE IT!! And can’t wait to wear it with my short green trench coat. And I’m considering these gloves to go with my boots:


    Saks Fifth Avenue – Patent Leather Gloves – Saks.com Price – $198
    * Eight-button gloves of rich nappa leather paired with shiny patent stretch to the elbow.
    * Silk lining
    * Made in Italy

    And what boots am I talking about that will go with these wonderful gloves you may ask? These:

    Kate Spade “Aziza” Patent Boot Was – $545 Now – Sold out except for size 6.5 $379.99

    I got them on sale for $284.99

    Dress up your flat boot with a little shine. Patent leather upper with rubber sole. Full inside zip. Signature Kate Spade goldtone hardware on zipper pull.

    • Catalog Item Number: 80801
    • Black patent (08)
    • Full and half sizes 6-10M
    • Imported from Italy
    I ADORE THEM!! If you really like these boots but are sorry you missed out on them, here are some similar boots I found:



    Endless.com: Aquatalia Women’s Wasabi2 Boot: Knee-High Was – $234.95 Now – $164.47

    The sleek Wasabi2 boot from Aquatalia is a knee-length stunner. The smoothly textured patent leather upper gives it a stylish mod look that’ll be great paired with this season’s retro-sixties silhouettes. You’ll be covered in the comfort and innovative design departments, too: The full-length zipper entry, elastic gore, soft, silky lining, and thickly padded shaft and insole really deliver.

    • Patent leather upper
    • Manmade sole
    • Heel measures approximately 1 1/4 inches
    • Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Weatherproofed
    • Made in Italy
    • Item # B000RCIOE

    Endless.com: oh…DEER! Women’s Ice Princess Flat Boot: Boots Was – $225.95 Now – $124.27

    You just can’t get too much patent leather into your life these days. The Ice Princess flat boot from oh…DEER! is one glossy accessory you’ll need to include. Its punchy, of-the-moment detailing–like its superlow heel and fully zippered back–will give you a fashionable boost, and the feeling of the soft, faux-fur lining against your calves, we promise, will be worth the price of admission.

    • Patent leather upper
    • Rubber sole
    • Shaft height measures approximately 17 1/2 inches from arch
    • Boot opening measures approximately 14 inches around
    • Heel measures approximately 3/4 inches
    • Platform measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Made in China
    • Item # B000Q8SKGC

    Endless.com: FRYE Women’s Annie Double Zip Flat Boot: Boots Price $387.95

    Leave it to Frye to dream up a knee-high black leather boot with classic sleek styling made special by the two zippers that run up both sides of the shaft. As you can also expect from Frye, the boot rests on a flat heel and ends in a squared-off toe that will make your feet happy, even as it complements your trendy wide-leg pants or short-short skirt.

    • Leather upper
    • Leather sole
    • Shaft height measures approximately 16 inches from arch
    • Boot opening measures approximately 13 3/4 inches around
    • Heel measures approximately 1/2 inches
    • Foam midsole for added comfort
    • Made in Brazil
    • Item # B000V41JBO

    Delman “Kimana” Tall Patent Leather Boot – Shoes & Handbags – Bloomingdales.com Was – $495 Now – $329.99

    Pull-on style. Patent leather upper, leather sole.pull-on tabs on inside of boot.

    • Catalog Item Number: 81916
    • Please note, not all colors may be available
    • Black patent (08)
    • Slight 1/2″ wedge
    • Full and half sizes 6-10, 11M
    • Imported

    16
    Feb
    08

    Some creative dress ideas to fill your Project Runway craving until the finale

    Project Runway is almost over. So in my search for creative way to create dresses without using fabric I found some Balloon Dresses. I know I know you think TACKY but I think some of these are way cool. Do you think Rami, Christian or any of the other Runway contestants could do this? And what kind of designs would they create if they did? Enjoy:

    More cool Balloon Pictures can be found at the blog Splendid Pictures Around the Net. Check them out.

    16
    Feb
    08

    Purple Satin all over the place….Oh My!

    In reading blogs this week I noticed a trend towards purple, satin and lady like dresses. Look at Scarlett Johansson at the 58th Berlinale Film Festival:

    Stunning I thought.

    Then I came upon this in In Style’s The Look section:



    Talk about Hollywood royalty! Regal purple satin is the latest fabric to adorn red-carpet princesses. “I love feeling womanly,” Anne Hathaway told In Style. In her formfitting Dolce & Gabbana bustier dress (also donned by Fergie), Hathaway lived up to her promise. Those who want to follow her lead must think fit—a too-small satin dress will accentuate every lump and bump. “[Hathaway] still likes being Cinderella for the night,” stylist Rachel Zoe has said. Well, if the glass slipper fits….

    BUY JENNIFER GARNER’S PURPLE DRESS NOW
    Derek Lam silk kimono dress, $1690; at net-a-porter.com.

    Then I realized why I loved these dresses all along. I had bought a similar dress and have it on sale in my eBay store. It isn’t my size otherwise I would be wearing it and none of you would have a chance to own it…..But alas I’ve gained more than my fair share of winter padding ;). So it is available for any of you would like to get on the Purple Lady-like bandwagon. Here is the dress:

    You can buy it here: Barneys NY Silk A-Line Dress

    15
    Feb
    08

    Patricia Field Found…..Alive and well

    A few months ago I wrote a blog called: Awww Remember Patricia Field on 8th St in the Village? recounting my disappointment at the fact that the Patricia Field store I use to frequent, when I was younger, in the Village had closed down. I always loved Patricia Fields original design aesthetic and then when she became the stylist on Sex and the City my adoration of her grew. Well someone stopped by my blog the other day to tell me that there is a Patricia Field store at 302 Bowery NYC (I also found a Patricia Field Online store ). So she wasn’t really lost ;). She was alive and well all along. I’m so excited. I’m definitely going to check it out. In my search, I also found a Patricia Field Blog which had posted on it a clip of the new Sex And The City movie. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE MOVIE COMES OUT!!! You should totally check out her blog and see what else she has been up to.

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    14
    Feb
    08

    Last minute Valentine’s Gifts for a Desperate guy to give his Girl

    So here it is Valentine’s Day and you haven’t gotten your Girlfriend/Significant other/Booty call a gift. A stop into Duane Reade or CVS won’t do. The florist is outta roses or your pocket is outta cash to buy roses 😉 What do you do? Well I have a few suggestions. I’m a girl (at least last I checked) and I’m good at gift ideas. So I have a few thoughts for you that are not your usual box of chocolates:

    If she likes OPRAH:

    Book – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle $ 14.00
    Candle – Tocca Candle (I LOVE the fragrance Sophia) $16 for the small/ $36 for the large or Ginger Pillar Candle $16.00

    Found at:
    Book – Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Borders or your local Bookstore
    Tocca Candle – Tocca or Sephora or Amazon
    Origins Candle – Origins or Macys or Bloomingdales

    If she is a fashionista (likes fashion) one or more of these things:
    Marc Jacobs Shiny Heart Compact – $5 Gold or Silver
    Subscription one year to Vogue ($15) or Lucky ($12) or INSTYLE ($24)
    Marc Jacob T-shirt promoting Skin Cancer Awareness $35

    Found at:
    Compact & T-shirt – Marc Jacobs
    Magazines: Vogue or Lucky or or Instyle or or Amazon

    Music lover:
    iPod nano – Pink ($199) or Red ($199)
    You could also add 2 tickets to her favorite singer/group the next time they hit your town

    Found at:
    iPod – Apple


    Gardener/Outdoors lover:

    Planet Earth DVD set or book

    DVD – $80
    Book  – $40

    Found at:
    Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Borders or your local Bookstore/DVD seller

    Instead of Just chocolates for a chocolate lover:

    A dozen of Fat Witch brownies – $33.00 (you can get one for $2.75)
    Gift tin with 27 Baby Fat Witch Brownies – $43.00 (you can get one baby brownies for $1.40)

    Found at:
    Fat Witch or if you are in NYC in Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave on the corner of 15th Streeet


    New York City lover:

    Subscription to Time out Magazine (if she is more of a downtown/indie person)
    Subscription to New York Magazine (if she is more of an Uptown/ Foodie person)

    Foodie/Person who loves Food/Cooking:
    Certificate for Cooking classes slipped into a cookbook

    Likes to try new things:
    Pay for a semester of Language classes
    Dance classes (and to make it even more romantic you can take them together)

    Just some thoughts. What did you end up getting or buying for V-day?

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