Sunday, July 24, 2011

Winehouse

Sunday, September 12, 2010

um, ya fashion week is here. Spring 2010 has arrived!!!

W Global Glam Collection was fierce!
snaps to my girls at Leigh & Luca for the fantastic fireworks scarf!  Do I really have to wait another 6 months to snatch one up???  You should see their new bag line too - en fuego!  Tres chic.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

double take...CORK EASE!!!!!

Um, hello?
Do these not look curiously similar to the Veras I blew a small fortune on last week?
This style has been around since the 70's...
I've been duped! duhhhhh

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oscars red carpet parade

Morgan Freeman - chewing gum.... no no no
SJP - stunning in yellow Chanel. Oooh her eyes and make up, outstanding. bravo
Jeff Bridges -  The Dude Lewbowski cleans up so well in Gucci
Mylie Cyrus - channeling Madonna Like a Virgin Tour - where's the jumbo cross and rosary necklace, girl?
Kate Winslet - screen siren in stunning Yves St. Laurent. That necklace.sighhhhhhh
Taylor Lautner - don't know what he was wearing, this boy gives me the creeps
Dame Meryl Streep -  A Greecian goddess in a gorgeous white column gown
Jenny from the Block in a satin stunner in a beautiful soft shade of blue.  Would've been better sans train
Missed George Clooney and Sandy Bullock walking in :(
Catch em later....over and out ciao xx

Friday, March 5, 2010

INSPI THOUGHT

"LIFE ISN'T ABOUT FINDING YOURSELF.
LIFE IS ABOUT CREATING YOURSELF."

-GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Spring Trends 2010

LA La Lace.  Lacey and racey coming soon to a wardrobe near you, Spring 2010.
... leggings, body suits, tights, dresses, blouses, gloves...I think I can I think I can

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

GUCCI fall 2010

Long and Lean trousers in yummy autumn earthy colors.  Over the knee boots done right.  Breathtaking, chic, sexy and sophisticated...   Cut out dresses....I'm hyperventilating. The trousers are a MUST.  Suits are androgyny meets femme fatale.  Very Prada late 90's but uber sexy....meow.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

California dreaming on a winter's day


I'd be safe and warm
if I was in L.A
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day.....

Friday, February 26, 2010

Veni Vidi Vinci


Vera Wang Lavender, Roslyn wedges....oooh la la.  It was love at first sight.  All it took was one click and I found myself prancing over to Vera on Mercer Street and just like that....Roslyn was mine.  Last pair.  The lovely saleswoman told me Intermix was sold out and had been sending all of their costumers over.  Painful obsession aborted in it's tracks.  Fait accompli.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

*inspired


This might just be the best shoe closet I've ever seen.  When Carrie's fairy tale closet is not an option, this glamorous set up runs a close second.  I'm loving the acrylic chair with fur cushions and mirrored fireplace.  I once had a neighbor who carefully polaroided  her entire shoe collection and affixed the pix to the boxes. I always admired her dilligence but found it to be a bit ambitious for my taste.  I'd rather let my Manolos get a little dusty but this is so next level.   Definitely worth the effort.  Go big baby!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jill Sander jewels

I'm kind of obsessed.  I'll have one of these within the next month....I'll bet you my next paycheck.
I've been enjoying a snowcapped fashion week here in NYC.  Can't wait to post my faves for Fall 2010.
Ciao for now

Thursday, January 28, 2010

enlightenment


THE BHAGAVAD GITA
Eres swimsuits
Fresh coconut milk
Sferra
Lilly Reich
Lighting
IPad
Barbara Bui

mark my words, mesh shoes for spring



Voila...the caged ankle boot...white hot!

If she's a bit too severe for you, check out her sporty German cousin,

http://www.barneys.com/Mesh%20Oxford/500343026,default,pd.html

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

HAPPY EARTH DAY


Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

LA FASHION WEEK


I forgot to post this pic last month from the Box 8 Fashion Shows.  This fabulous creature was roaming around and posing during the Li Cari show - was actually more exciting than the show itself.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Good things come to those who wait, comes quicker to those who seek, never comes to those who run, and passes by those who sleep

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My weekend excursion

I Am Obsessed

NEW RICK OWENS STORE LONDON




Rick Owens Opens Store in London
April 7th 09, 2:41 | James Oliver
Rick Owens has opened his first store in the UK, in London’s Mayfair district. After several unforeseen delays, no doubt the fair people of London will be itching to get their hands on Owens’ ominously beautiful pieces. As you would expect, the space is quintessentially Owens, with ‘an air of Romantic ruin…and a modern austerity’. A life sized sculpture of Owens’ head on a platter is the centrepiece of the store, in typical Owens wit and irony. Definitely check it out if you’re lucky enough to be in the neighborhood.

Recessionistas...check this out!

http://www.theoutnet.com


411 to follow...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Would you like some milk with your President?


Genius!!!  Spied this brilliant edible assemblage of the leader of the free world at the Armory Arts Show.  Cheerios, Fruit Loops, Coco Pebbles, Fruity Pebbles and Lucky Charms.  Barack, you're magically delicious!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I love this couple

THE BRITISH INVASION








TOPSHOP IS FINALLY HERE! WOOHOO!!!
BROADWAY & BROOME IN SOHO, NYC
Ushering in Spring with Kate Moss' newest collection

Friday, March 27, 2009

My reality

Your Mantra

Don't forget to Breathe.......

Thursday, March 26, 2009

STYLISTA..... Does anyone watch this show?

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Isn't it crazy how time "flies when you're busy?"


Wow.  It's been nearly 3 months since my last post.  I've been thinking about getting back here to my blogging perch for so long and yet nothing happened.  I have no idea why it was so difficult for me to find my way back here - bending spoons with my mind seemed like an easier feat.  

I've been so busy with work - which is such a poor excuse.  I found myself thrust head first into an unbelievably amazing new project.  You see, I've been a fashion girl for as long as I can remember.  I've been obsessed with trends, runways, garments, accessories, designing, styling and all things fashion for most of my professional career.  I'm now knee deep in a whole new design stratosphere....drum roll.  It did appear obvious I was headed in that direction.  It seemed, at least at first blush, it would be such an easy transition.  I have the intuitive skill set for design and aesthetics  so what's the big deal, right?  Well, I'm so far from even dreaming about furnishings and plush textiles.  Let us first just wade through the daunting world of  building codes, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, AV, toilets, walls, wood, green sustainable design, stone, plaster and the list goes on.  My desk is so cluttered with building decisions at that moment, it would make the fearless Bob Villa blush.  There are times when this process gets so seemingly convoluted, I feel like I'm building Hearst Castle.

So wish me luck with this first new venture of this brave new design world and I promise to stay firmly committed as well to my first love, FASHION.
Adieu

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spring has definitely sprung


beautiful tulips at NYU

Thursday, May 8, 2008

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


I heard a really interesting tidbit today on a morning show and so easy to remember...

Secrets for a successful healthy life (the segment on the show was about coping with change in one's life and how the first 30 days of life changes are the most critical) The author advised this easy way to remember that which we need most in life to thrive especially at the most trying times...

S leep
E at
E xercise
D rink (lots of water)

Simple, easy yet sooooo true

Friday, May 2, 2008

WATCH YOUR STEP



Tuesday, April 29, 2008

FURNITURE SALE!!! OOH LA LA!!!




Design Within Reach
is having their annual Knoll Classic sale May 2-11.
The sale includes designs by Mies van der Rohe, Platner, Saarinen, and Risom amongst others.

The incredible chair above is Harry Bertoia's Diamond Lounge chair. It remains a fascinating study in bent metal and a fixture of mid-century design.


If you're a mid century modern design junkie like I am, here's your chance to pick up some amazing pieces and get free shipping too. I think the free shipping only applies for orders placed by May 5.

Good luck - start shopping :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

Green Power Top 25 list

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Green Power Top 25 list compiles the top companies, organizations, and government institutions that voluntarily purchased the most renewable energy.

The EPA defines green power as electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biogas, and low-impact biomass and hydro resources. This type of power accounts for almost 2 percent of the country’s electrical supply.



Annual Green Power Usage (kWh) GP % of Total Electricity Use* Organization Type Providers Green Power Resources
1. Intel Corporation
1,302,040,000 46% Information Technology Austin Energy, PNM, Sterling Planet Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Wind
2. PepsiCo
1,105,045,154 100% Food & Beverage Sterling Planet Various
3. U.S. Air Force
899,143,000 9% Govt. (Federal) 3Degrees, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bonneville Power Administration, Colorado Springs Utilities, Georgia Power, Minnkota Power Cooperative, Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Rocky Mountain Generation Cooperative, Sterling Planet, TransAlta Energy Marketing Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Solar, Wind
4. Wells Fargo & Company
550,000,000 42% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. 3Degrees Wind
5. Whole Foods Market
509,104,786 100% Retail Austin Energy, Community Energy, On-site Generation, PNM, Renewable Choice Energy Biogas, Solar, Wind
6. The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.
457,851,838 100% Food & Beverage Sterling Planet Various
7. Johnson & Johnson
400,702,978 39% Health Care 3Degrees, On-site Generation, Sempra Energy Biomass, Small-hydro, Solar, Wind
8. Cisco Systems, Inc.
373,500,000 51% Information Technology Sterling Planet Biogas, Biomass, Solar, Wind
9. City of Dallas, TX
333,659,840 40% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Gexa Energy, Reliant Energy, Suez Energy Resources NA Wind
10. HSBC North America
300,000,000 93% Banking & Fin. Srvcs. FPL Energy Wind
11. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
299,331,375 100% Govt. (Federal) Various Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Wind
12. City of Houston, TX
262,800,000 20% Govt. (Local, Municipal) Reliant Energy Wind
13. Kohl's Department Stores
236,017,000 20% Retail City of Dover, Neuwing Energy Ventures, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sterling Planet, WM Renewable Energy Various
14. Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
196,003,000 57% Govt. (Local, Municipal) On-site Generation Biogas
15. Starbucks
185,000,000 20% Restaurants & Food Srvcs. 3Degrees Wind
16. DuPont Company
180,063,500 4% Chemical 3Degrees Biomass, Solar, Wind
17. U.S. Department of Energy
157,964,000 3% Govt. (Federal) Calpine, ConEdison Solutions, Mainstay Energy, Other, Pacificorp, Sterling Planet Biogas, Biomass, Geothermal, Small-hydro, Wind
18. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
157,200,000 16% Govt. (State) Community Energy Wind
19. PepsiAmericas, Inc.
157,062,875 100% Food & Beverage Sterling Planet Various
20. Vail Resorts, Inc.
152,000,000 100% Travel & Leisure Renewable Choice Energy Wind
21. New York University
132,000,000 100% Education (Higher) FPL Energy Wind
22. NatureWorks LLC
130,000,000 100% Consumer Products Sterling Planet Wind
23. Staples
121,800,000 20% Retail 3Degrees, Avista Utilities, On-site Generation, Pacificorp, PECO/Community Energy, Portland General Electric, Tennessee Valley Authority Biomass, Solar, Wind
24. The World Bank Group
114,735,000 100% Non-Profit (NGO) WindCurrent Wind
25. University of Pennsylvania
112,000,000 29% Education (Higher) Community Energy Wind

Saturday, April 26, 2008

BEAUTIFUL

AS DEFINED BY Merriam-Webster's dictionary


beautiful

Main Entry:
beau·ti·ful Listen to the pronunciation of beautiful
Pronunciation:
\ˈbyü-ti-fəl\
Function:
adjective
Date:
15th century
1 : having qualities of beauty : exciting aesthetic pleasure 2 : generally pleasing : excellent
beau·ti·ful·ly Listen to the pronunciation of beautifully \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb
beau·ti·ful·ness Listen to the pronunciation of beautifulness \-fəl-nəs\ noun
synonyms beautiful, lovely, handsome, pretty, comely, fair mean exciting sensuous or aesthetic pleasure. beautiful applies to whatever excites the keenest of pleasure to the senses and stirs emotion through the senses <beautiful mountain scenery>. lovely is close to beautiful but applies to a narrower range of emotional excitation in suggesting the graceful, delicate, or exquisite lovely melody>. handsome suggests aesthetic pleasure due to proportion, symmetry, or elegance handsome Georgian mansion>. pretty often applies to superficial or insubstantial attractiveness pretty scenes>. comely is like handsome in suggesting what is coolly approved rather than emotionally responded to comely grace of a dancer>. fair suggests beauty because of purity, flawlessness, or freshness <fair of face>.

Spring/Summer fashion musings


I have spent quite a bit of time on Robertson Blvd and surrounding environs this week. I'm looking forward to sharing all of my fashion epiphanies and discoveries with my friends.

I'm surprisingly inspired and enchanted by Spring fashion 2008. Designers - both old favorites and new names are churning out some exciting, fresh and new ideas. It's truly rather refreshing.

It's about time. Baby doll silhouettes were getting so old.

Footwear and deliciously flat and comfy or daringly and devastatingly sky high. Yummy!

Fabrics are gossamer with gorgeous hues and prints. I have observed hemlines both daringly "up to there" as well as sophisticated and easy ankle grazing styles.

" What about accessories" you ask... well, I've seen huge bright statement making pieces as well as breath taking whimsical feminine designs. I've even seen the two trends comely betwixt on a number of beautiful mannequins strutting up and down the boulevard.

Feng Shui for the day


According to ancient Chinese wisdom, there are 3 (three) types of luck that influence each one of our lives:

1.
"Human Luck" (free will)
2. "Heaven Luck" (destiny)
3. "Earth Luck" (feng shui)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

quote of the day...


"The course of true love never did run smooth."

-William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I love this article I found on Yahoo today

http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/2211/why-sleeping-is-almost-more-important-than-breathing/

It's all so valid.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Advice of the day...

Spill it out and put it away

Tips from the Emily Post Institute...

5 Ways to Combat Rudeness
  1. Don’t take it personally. Perhaps the offender is having a bad day.
  2. Size up your annoyances. Is it worth it to make a fuss over something small, or is it a waste of your emotional time?
  3. Set a good example. Rudeness begets rudeness. If you speak sharply to the bank teller, don’t be surprised if you get the same treatment in return.
  4. Count to ten. When someone’s behavior makes you angry, take a few deep breaths and ask yourself, “Is it really worth blowing my stack over this?”
  5. Laugh it off. If you can’t come up with a friendly joke, just chuckle and change the subject.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

How cute is this?



Just found this plate in an email from NY Mag. That was easy!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

OMG!!!! My personal Spring footwear obsession

STELLA MCCARTNEY FLORAL PLATFORM SANDALS
$695.00 USD

I saw them at Intermix in Soho last night...
OMG! I'm Obsessed!

Just when you got comfortable in your favorite bra....


A woman's bust size changes 6-7 times over her lifetime.

It could be helpful to update your "bra wardrobe" every season while you are working on hunting down your new season's fashion obsessions... Reassess fit and function.

I find salespeople in most lingerie stores to be more than happy to "lend a hand" in helping you fit a new bra.

Rock out that new Spring wardrobe with your best natural accessories.