Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I feel like every time I turn on the TV, or flip through a magazine all I see is Macy*s. There isn't anything wrong with it or anyting...right now, the department store is on fire buying May Company and many others...Stores like Meir & Frank have been changed over night and people are shopping because of it...with the great discounts and coupons on top of discounts, who wouldn't? I have personally never shopped at Macy*s, but with the constant advertising I see and so many people I know that have been finding great deals, I figure I have to check it out...I doubt anyone has missed this...but, I thought I would put this on everyone's radar.
What might you ask is back...well, since every trend recycles...this should be expected by now...but, the broach is back in full effect...but, the way to wear these accessories is to place them on a low point of the clothing near the décolletage, rather than on a lapel or over your heart...it is a sexy new way to catch ones eye:)
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Carla Mason Mathis explores this idea more in her book, "The Triumph of Individual Style: A Guide to Dressing Your Body, Your Beauty, Yourself". Check it out! Also check out her website at: http://bodybeautifulonline.com/.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
BTW, I forgot to update this and tell everyone that this didn't run last week~thank GOD because I was worried and it is running this week:) SO everyone watch this Thursday, Sept. 28th! I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
1. Of course I am dreaming of having a goyard bag with my initials on it, but I have already shared that;)
*I couldn't find an image with the initials on the bag, but basically the initials are hand painted on...I think I will get mine in yellow and white...or maybe just yellow:)
2. Until I get the Goyard...I am looking at two other options...option one:
The L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bag, which is cute and versatile and can go anywhere:)
I can't seem to find the image...but, I had read in a magazine about a year ago that Jack Spade had some plastic large black and white bags that look like the plastic bags that you can get in New York to lug things around when you are moving or buying lots in the city:) And they just add your initials to it...it is pretty cute...just another option I may have to invest in until I get the Goyard bag...
I also want to use my initials on a round pendant on a gold necklace close to my throat/neck...I think it would be very classic with a cursive font...no image for that until I get it done:)
These are just some things I am really liking right now;)
Friday, September 15, 2006
Beyonce and mom, Tina Knowles were guests on The Tyra Banks Show today and I found out that the House of Dereron has a new addition, a junior line called Dereron. The new line is more affordable and has a more relaxed, street wear look. The line should be available by December 06.
Plus, go to the site for fashion tips and get this, recipes:)
Thursday, September 14, 2006
I was selling clothes at Buffalo Exchange in Portland, Oregon on Burnside the other day and I think I got VERy, VERy Lucky!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had a new obsession with finding and buying fabulous scarves...I think that scarves are a classic that every fashionista should own and wear...I went rummaging through the scarves while waiting my turn to sell my high school and college clothes that have been at my mom's house forever and I thought I found a PUCCI scarf...as I grabbed the scarf with excitement I started examining for any hint of PUCCI markings to confirm I had an authentic...and to my EXCITEMENT I found that it may be an Hermès scarf...after examining the scarf thoroughly I came to the conclusion that with all of the detail in this lovely scarf and what seems to be all of the markings that are needed to confirm that this is an authentic Hermès scarf...I am sure that I got lucky and bought/traded for a mere $3!!!!!!!!!!!!!! An Hermès scarf that could be worth $350 or more!!!!!!!! It could even be VINTAGE! What a lucky find!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just had to share this...My very first Hermès piece and it is only $3:) I will have to confirm that the scarf is real as soon as I am able to go to an Hermès store...we shall see what they say:) The next purchase will have to be a lot bigger to make up for this of course:) so ladies and gents...you never know what you can find at the second hand stores and thrift stores for that matter...some people just don't know what they have or just don't care for it:) "Other People's trash can always be other people's treasures"...or something like that, you get my point:)
P.S. You pronounce Hermes: air-may
Tracy Reese can never let you down...each season she stays true to her style and her customer...with classic design with a punch of glitter and print you know her pieces a mile away...with her new boutique this year in New York and the addition of accessories and home to the Tracy Reese line whose to know what will come next year...but, we all expect nothing but the best!!!!!!!!!
Inside info: I had dressesd for the past two season for Tracy Reese and the experience was AMAZING! Tracy is very hands on and meets and works with everyone...
Victoria's Secret Pink Graphic Sweats
Free People Riding Hoods Hoodie
Love by Ya-Ya
Storefront: Bee and Thistle
While in Portland, Oregon I found out that one of my favorite boutique, Bee and Thistle is on myspace!!!!!!!!! (To those people that don't participate in MySpace check out their site at: www.thebeeandthistle.com) Everyone has to check out the myspace page, or the store if you are living in Portland or visit the store online...the owners and stylists know all about fashion and the store has clothes and accessories like shoes, purses and jewelry that everyone can easily afford and stand apart from the crowd...and there is not just Bee and Thistle...There is also Sole (which specializes in all things shoes:) and their discount store the Bargain Bee (which has the best deals). Kim, the owner and creator of Bee and Thistle is AMAZING and truly knows about trends and style...check out her site and ask her anything and I know she will be able to answer you:)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Not only did I love the Nicole Miller's Spring 2007 line, but I loved the hair style during the show. Though this photo does no justice to the style. The style is simply this:
A french braid on each side next to the ear. Then the center is pulled back to create a look similar to a faux Mohawk and pulled together with a hair tie.
The Premiere issue of MISSBEHAVE is on newsstands now...I went to Barnes and Noble and was excited to see that there was a new magazine to flip through:) This Magazine is for the Fashion Rebel...this magazine is based out of Brooklyn, New York and will start by having four issues a year. There is an edge to the magazine similar to a Zine...I love the realism to this magazine. The articles range from fashion to inside information on subjects like the well known Hello Kitty.
Monday, September 11, 2006
A previous magazine accessories editor is now launching a great new website called Chic Sherlock that finds all of the new jewelry designers, high-end and low-end...for every fashionality. The site hasn't launched yet, but check out the site and sign up to be notified once the site launches.
Buffalo Exchange is a second hand store that is usually based near colleges. This company is quickly expanding. Just recently, a store opened in Brooklyn, New York. Most magazines have articles about great shops to check out in New York and highlight Beacon's Closet as the second hand store out to sell clothes or buy vintage, designer, and second hand clothing...but, now there is Buffalo Exchange...check out the site for stores near you! The buyers for this store are amazing and have a great variety.