Tuesday, September 29, 2009

JILLIES Fan Page Challenge!


This year 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
JILLIES is a Boston-based company that provides women undergoing breast cancer treatment with stylish, comfortable medical treatment wear that helps lift spirits while also maintaining a sense of dignity.
Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month JILLIES is trying to raise awareness by increasing their Facebook fan page to 200,000 fans by the end of October!

Monday, September 28, 2009

A Model Moment: Dolce & Gabbana SS2010 Finale!


Karlie looks fierce and towers over all of the other girls!

On a Budget: E&J Edition!


Do you love the Elizabeth & James jewelry line by Robert Lee Morris but can't afford it? Me too! But here is a secret- while Robert Lee Morris does design the E&J jewelry line with the Olsens he also does a "low" end line for...QVC! Yes, the shop at home television station that your grandma loves!
While the lines have two distinct looks some of the styles tend to overlap which means you can get the E&J style without the E&J price.

For example the Elizabeth & James Freeform Dish ring in brass is $175 (you can find it in silver for $225)
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while RLM Studio at QVC has the Sterling Erosion ring for $88.50

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It doesn't have the same vintage "hammered" feeling but it recreates the shape and "bowl" look.

Another big theme in the E&J collection for fall is snakes...
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The E&J snake ring is $155 with a clearly defined head and antique look
while the RLM Studio River Ring doesn't have a head but the design is otherwise the same in a glossy silver for only $50.45
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Are they exact replicas? No. But I'm a big believer that costume jewelry shouldn't cost a lot especially when they're "trendy" pieces. And when the same designer is doing similar looks at a lower price point its hard not to look into it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm Going to Need One Of These....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

YOU HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY TO ENTER THE PERRICONE & BOSTONISTA GIVE-A-WAY

Remember!
You have until Friday, September 25th to enter my give-a-way with Perricone Skin Care!

The winner receives a bottle of Perricone MD's Advanced Face Firming Activator ($120)


Good luck!

A Celebrity Moment: Suri Cruise on Newbury St!


Suri cruise looked adorable walking down Newbury St yesterday afternoon!
She must have been in a Babar mood as she and her stuffed friend, Queen Celeste, wore matching pink shirts and her frilly layered skirt featured a Babar print!
As for accessories silver peep toe heels and a silver clam shell purse completed her look!
I've walked Newbury St in heels and it isn't comfortable! But maybe if I had started training at age four it wouldn't be so bad!
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Mom Katie Holmes was also there, looking every inch the young Back Bay mother, don't you think?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

3.1 Phillip Lim SS 2010


So I guess Phillip Lim loves Rodarte, huh?
I mean, I'm obsessed with Rodarte I just didn't think it was a 3.1 Phillip Lim kind of thing.
I always associated 3.1 with clean, sophisticated lines and delicate simplicity.
I think he tried to make a wearable Rodarte collection!
But I appreciate him going out on a limb and trying something new with this collection- except that the Mulleavy sisters might be a bit pissed off!
Still, the chances of me owning a Rodarte (that isn't for Target)? Pretty slim. Chances of me owning 3.1 Phillip Lim? Fairly high! So he can go and make all the Rodarte knock-offs he wants--fine with me!

Do you think the Phillip Lim as Rodarte works?

Of course the collection still included some beautiful pieces that actually look better on real women than on models! And the shoes! Oh the shoes! There are two or three pairs that I've been lusting over since the show!
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Marc by Marc Jacobs SS 2010

As much as I disliked Marc Jacobs SS 2010 is how much I love Marc by Marc SS 2010!
He took all the best parts from previous shows (like the bunny ears from one of his LV collections) and current trends (like tribal prints) and mashed it all together with bright colors, clashing prints, and a dash of dork!
It is youthful, exuberant and I think that is just what we need right now!

I think green is going to be a BIG color this spring- between Chanel's Jade nail polish and the powerful greens in Marc by Marc we'll be wearing green for more than just St Patrick's Day!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Carolina Herrera SS 2010

Carolina must be looking for a (slightly) younger client this season by trying out some sexier silhouettes. Some of the looks were not shown off in the best ways- they seemed to be ill-fitting on some of the models. Even slightly off balance on the girl's shoulders.
But as always the seasoned designer shines brightest when she's crafting lady-like day wear and show stopping red carpet wear.
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Thakoon Spring/Summer 2010

The draping at Thakoon?
Simply mind blowing!
I'm a huge fan of kimono silhouettes because they are so easy to wear and Thakoon crafts some of the best shapes out there.
Some pieces seemed as though they were tightly crafted and fitted and then were about to come purposely undone.
There were some missteps such as the royal blue leggings, and some of the prints were a little too busy to be in one garment.
But for the most part the collection shone especially when it came to the amazing shoes!
He continued the use of plissé pleats from resort which helped give the garments soft movements and the fits wrapped the body in all the right places.
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Shoes At Thakoon!


Loving the shoes on the runway at Thakoon!
Thanks to Style.Com

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Derek Lam Spring/Summer 2010

Sorry this is a few days late!
I don't usually enjoy eighties inspired collections but Derek managed to be inspired while keeping the look fresh (except for the huge hair and blue eyeshadow of course!) with references to the forties! Lam told Style.Com, "I haven't done full-on color for a while, "and it feels like the right moment now."
Color wasn't the only trend-patriotic stars adorned everything from one-pieces to dresses in prints and bold designs. He played off the nostalgia of summers gone by and it works: you'll want to skip winter and head to the cape as soon as you see his collection!
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and my favorite look from the collection:
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