Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dolce & Gabbana
Launches Collection of Luxury Men's Watches

Dolce and Gabbana is launching a luxury watch line set to debut in boutiques on June 18th.  The timepieces will be Swiss made and comprised of about 52 models, designed in-house. Prices will start at upwards of $2100.  
I tend to love everything Dolce & Gabbana does. The women's collections are always so feminine and romantic and by the same token they create an equal sense of masculinity in their men's collections. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the line and I can already think of a couple of men in my life who will be eager to shop it! 


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Pick-Me-Up For Your Pick-Me-Up

While browsing the Net-A-Porter sale, I came across these sexy Jimmy Choo leather coffee cup sleeves.  I never thought of my coffee mug as an accessory, but I suppose  if I can addorn it with python or croc-embossed leather, why not?!

The truth is..

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shop Like an NYC Local

Zaden Row is a new e-commerce platform that allows shoppers to shop some of New York's hottest boutiques! Now, you can access some of the best shopping in the world straight from your computer..
Like what you see? 
Click here to shop the video!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Birchbox Favorites

1. Twistband Hair Tie - As a kid my mom was always on my case about wearing my hair-ties on my wrists -- she thought it looked awful!! These hairbands are the perfect compromise because they double as a cute wrist accessory :)
2. BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir - I love jasmine scents, and nobody does sophisticated floral fragrances quite like BVLGARI.
3. Stila Eyeshadow - The first shadow I ever owned was Stila and to this day I still have my 4-pan compact and use it every day of my life.  These shadows are great beauty staples, and not so pricey. My favorite shade is Dune.
4. Deborah Lippmann Stripper To Go - I cannot imagine anything more convenient than these polish removing wipes!!Chipped polish is like nails on a chalkboard..I can't stand it!! When one is ruined, they all have to go..ASAP! These are a MUST-HAVE.
5. Lipstick Queen Chubby - This little number is fantastic. It goes on glossy, easy, keeps your lips moisturized and provides just the right hint of color. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
6. TOCCA SPF Wipes - Sun protection is really important to me and these wipes make it hassle-free to touch up all day.  They are also great for traveling since they don't spill and can be carried right onto to your flight!
7. ZOYA Polish - Zoya is an amazing nail polish brand! Unfortunately, it isn't as readily available as others. I discovered the brand a couple of years ago at a nail salon in DC but I've hardly seen it again. Their colors are great, and they last on the nail! Their polish remover is also really nice. So, I order online and I'm so happy Birchbox carries it!!
8. & 9. Kiehl's Shampoo & Conditioner - During a stay at the 60 Thompson is when I first got hooked on Kiehl's and ever since I make sure to keep my bathroom stocked.  They smell amazing!!!
10. Coconut Cream Pie Larabar - I am HOOKED on these coconut cream pie Larabars! They are so good! It all started when I was on a Vegan diet and looking for a delicious, healthy dessert option..and VOILA! The snack size is perfect and buying them by the dozen is definitely more economical than getting them one by one at Whole Foods! Win/Win/Win
11. Anastasia Brow Gel - Like Stila, Anastasia is one of those brands that has been in my makeup box since I knew what makeup was. I have thick brows, so brow care is ESSENTIAL and my mother only buys Anastasia for her brows.. they don't say "moms know best" for nothing!


Summer looks from LF

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LOUIS VUITTON: Timeless & Endless

A couple of months ago, I posted an announcement of Louis Vuitton's collaboration with world-renowned Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.  Finally, we can get a sneak preview at the line of clothing and accessories.. thoughts?

Friday, May 18, 2012

Love, Dad

I don't generally "Re-Post" but my girlfriend sent me this post from Letters of Note this morning and it is too lovely not to share...

In June of 1971, just days before his 26-year-old son, Michael, got married, future-U.S. President Ronald Reagan sent him the following letter of advice. It really is quite stunning.

(Source: Reagan: A Life In Letters; Image: Ronald Reagan, via.)

Michael Reagan
Manhattan Beach, California
June 1971

Dear Mike:

Enclosed is the item I mentioned (with which goes a torn up IOU). I could stop here but I won't.

You've heard all the jokes that have been rousted around by all the "unhappy marrieds" and cynics. Now, in case no one has suggested it, there is another viewpoint. You have entered into the most meaningful relationship there is in all human life. It can be whatever you decide to make it.

Some men feel their masculinity can only be proven if they play out in their own life all the locker-room stories, smugly confident that what a wife doesn't know won't hurt her. The truth is, somehow, way down inside, without her ever finding lipstick on the collar or catching a man in the flimsy excuse of where he was till three A.M., a wife does know, and with that knowing, some of the magic of this relationship disappears. There are more men griping about marriage who kicked the whole thing away themselves than there can ever be wives deserving of blame. There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out. Sure, there will be moments when you will see someone or think back to an earlier time and you will be challenged to see if you can still make the grade, but let me tell you how really great is the challenge of proving your masculinity and charm with one woman for the rest of your life. Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn't take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music. If you truly love a girl, you shouldn't ever want her to feel, when she sees you greet a secretary or a girl you both know, that humiliation of wondering if she was someone who caused you to be late coming home, nor should you want any other woman to be able to meet your wife and know she was smiling behind her eyes as she looked at her, the woman you love, remembering this was the woman you rejected even momentarily for her favors.

Mike, you know better than many what an unhappy home is and what it can do to others. Now you have a chance to make it come out the way it should. There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.



P.S. You'll never get in trouble if you say "I love you" at least once a day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


The latest H&M buzz is that Anna Dello Russo, VOGUE JAPAN fashion director, will be the next collaborator.  ADR is one of my absolute favorite fashion personalities so I wish I didn't know about this yet because I'm seriously already counting the days and there is still a ways to go! The collection will launch in of this year and will be a line exclusively of accessories. Being the self-proclaimed fashion victim that she is, I don't expect anything less than AMAZING!


This Dior Cruise 2012 Campaign is totally rockin my socks off! 
And now I have a new bag crush: the Diorissima! 
And vacation crush: Portofino!
...oh and those bumble-beeish sandles...totally growing on me, as well.