Monday, October 31, 2011

America’s Next Top Model Perfume

Just can’t get enough of all the fashion, drama, tears and claws of America’s Next Top Model?  Well now not only can you learn to look and pose like a model, but you can…. Uhh…. Smell like one too!

The show has just announced that they will be launching a fragrance in January of 2012.  The bottled up scent of striving models and ferocious catwalks hits Target then, and you can enjoy the scent titled “Dream Come True.”

It is meant to smell sweet and ethereal the creators say, with top notes of honeydew, white freesias, red currants, middle notes of peony, lilly, and plumb blossoms, and finished off with vanilla, pink sugar and musk.

Prices will range from $12-21.99

Will you be smelling like a model in January?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Friday, October 28, 2011

Beyonce’s New Music Video for “Party” – Watch Here!

As if running around with a bump in the belly and the world watching couldn’t keep Beyonce busy enough, she just released yet another music video for the latest single of her new album “4”.  There are very few women who could keep that pace, and she seems to take it all in stride, whether it be in stilettos or mom friendly flats.

Her new video creates the ultimate throwback party vibe, and her wardrobe?  A vibrant mixture of effortless chic meets retro neon bliss.  And those nails!  How many manicures can you pick out?

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger for London Fog – New Ad Campaign

Busy woman and The X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger just added a new duty to her ever full list.  She’s now the new face of London Fog!

Nicole is the star in the new London Fog ad campaign, modeling outerwear and accessories from the label’s Winter 2011 collection.   What does she think of her new job?  “I love trench coats and London Fog coats are timeless.”  We think so too.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor’s Auction : Jewelry and Wardrobe!

Few words can really describe Elizabeth Taylor’s charisma and fashion… stunning, enchanting, magnificent….. but while I search for words that do it justice, you can now take a peak at the items that will be on the auction block at Christie’s!

From December 13-16 the remarkable collection of jewelry, estimated to be worth around $30 million and her items from her outstanding wardrobe collection will be made available to the public. 

While Christie’s Americas has never featured the items of just one woman at a time, president Marc Porter said “But Elizabeth’s clothes are so surprisingly chic and sophisticated, and in such marvelous condition, we just had to.”

We’ve posted some photos!  What do you think?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tom Ford Documentary

Did you happen to catch the Tom Ford Documentary last night?  Premiering on Oprah’s OWN network, the Tom Ford documentary followed the designer through some of his many celebrity fittings, and through the highlights of his Spring 2011 fashion show.

Featuring faces like Beyonce and Julianne Moore, the “A Single Man” show gave us a rare glimpse of the personal side of Mr. Ford. 

His mantra?  “I love to work…. There’s probably not an hour in the day when I don’t work.”

Here’s a short clip of the documentary, and if you didn’t happen to Tivo it, check listings for online replays!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Kate Spade’s New Handbag by Deborah Lloyd

Fabulous fashion brand Kate Spade has teamed up with Catherine Meyer, the winner of the 2010 Independent Handbag Designer Award for Best Handbag in Overall Design and Style to create a truly gorgeous New York bag. The bag is called The Iconoclast.

Designer Deborah Lloyd, of Kate Spade, was the mentor designer, which was part of the grand prize for the awards.  They took the lovely award winning leather laced up bag and re-created it into a chic dark leather tote.

The bag retails for $545 online at Kate Spade’s site.

What do you think of the bag?

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Carla Bruni and President Sarkozy Deliver Baby Girl!

Well long awaited history has been made!  Today France’s First Lady, Carla Bruni gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, who has just become the first child born to a ruling French leader since Napoleon!!!

While Carla Bruni and President Sarkozy each have children from previous marriages, all eyes will be on this new baby girl.

They haven’t released her name yet, but President Sarkozy has been quoted as saying that he would “allow the mother the pleasure of telling you herself.”

Congratulations to the French couple!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2011

Well boys and ghouls it’s almost time!  I’ve made my annual name change from Spankie to Spookie Valentine as Halloween is just around the corner!  And whether you’re still scratching your head for ideas of what to be this year, or you’re putting the final touches on your masquerade masterpiece, it’s always fun to check out what celebrities have done over the years. 

Some put on masks while others just seem to finally let their true selves shine… either way, you might find some inspiration in their ensembles!  Enjoy!

(Above: Kim Kardashian, Wendy Williams)

(Above: Heidi Klum & Seal, Kate Beckinsale, AnnaLynne McCord)

(Above:  Joan Rivers & Snooki, Snooki as a Pickle, Anne Hathaway)

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Rachel Bilson Ready to Launch

Miss Rachel Bilson is at it again…. And she’s got company.  Steve Madden and just partnered up with Rachel Bilson and her long time stylist Nicole Chavz to create

The most endearing part?  Rachel Bilson only wears a shoe size 5!  So the petite footie will work to usher in a new wave of lovely designer shoes, at prices starting at $79. will offer it’s affordable brand shoe collection exclusively to their social commerce platform  featuring Rachel Bilson’s signature style, and Steve Madden’s quality products.

Are you a member of  Tell us about it!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Top 6 Hair Colors for Fall

If you’re anything like me, Fall is your favorite time of year as hoards of women all over love to update their wardrobe.  The trees are shedding their leaves in prep for a new cover, so why shouldn’t we right?

And while you may be adding awesome new changes to your wardrobe, have you thought about doing the same for your hair?  A revamped, fresh change to your hair can do absolute wonders to your groove, and prime you up for new things come the new year. 

So here’s a look at the top 6 new hair colors for the season:  Natural auburn red (Emma Stone), grown out blonde (Sarah Jessica Parker), blended brunette (Mila Kunis), tawny, (Maria Menounos), chunky brunette (Ciara), and pure coffee (Freida Pinto). 

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Prada and Schiaparelli at the Costume Institute at MMA

If you were lucky enough to be in New York earlier this year, you hopefully stopped by the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit the showcase for Alexander McQueen’s most coveted and iconic pieces. 

The show was a raging success, and the Costume Institute has just announced that their next exhibition will feature 2 hot Italians:  Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. 

The show will display a total of 80 glorious pieces, with Prada pieces ranging from the late 1980’s to the present, and Shiaparelli pieces from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.  The exhibit opens May 10th through August 19, 2012. 

If you can be there, be there!

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Vera Wang for David’s Bridal Spring 2012 Collection!

I think it's safe to say that the words “wedding” and “Vera” are interchangeable at this point.  Know one knows how to dress a bride quite like Vera Wang, and her affordable new collection White by Vera Wang for David’s Bridal is coming this Spring!

Photos of the collection were just released and all we can say is, “wow!”  Not that there was ever any reason to doubt that her collection would be magnificent. 

One of the featured pieces is inspired by the Kim Kardashian wedding dress which she also designed.  The inspired dress will run a girl $1,500 and carries with it chantilly lace and full elaborate trains.  The collection will be available February 2012.

What do you think of the preview of the collection?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rihanna Reveals New Album Talk That Talk Album Art

Just a couple days ago Rihanna allowed her facebook fans to unlock the new album artwork for her soon coming new LP “Talk That Talk.”  Available in both a standard and deluxe version, fans everywhere now have 2 reasons to celebrate the November 21.

On the color cover, RiRi is wearing a $420 camel dress by Opening Ceremony from their Fall 2011 collection.  The other cover is a black and white headshot of the singer looking intently at the camera, smoke rolling out of her mouth.

Rihanna’s new single “We Found Love” is doing well, and Esquire just named her the “Sexiest Woman Alive” so things are looking pretty good for the girl.

What do you think of the album covers?

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

California Bans Teens from Using Tanning Beds

It’s official…. Or at least, the California Governor Jerry Brown is finally making it official. 

Children and teenagers under the age of 18 are no longer allowed to use tanning beds.  We’ve all known (hopefully) for some time now, that tanning beds are seriously dangerous to your health, and have hopefully kicked the bed habit long ago.  After all, there’s really nothing less fashionable than skin cancer don’t you think?  But the news about bronzing your buns in a bed may have alluded teens, so I for one am happy that our California government has stepped in.

The law will go into effect January 1, 2012 and honestly, not a moment too soon. 

Are you satisfied with the new law?

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tyra Banks Modelland is New York Times Best Seller!

As if Miss Tyra Banks’ career wasn’t impressive enough, supermodel, actress, TV host and producer, she can now add New York Times bestselling author to her long list of accomplishments. 

Miss Tyra, creator and judge of America’s Next Top Model, debuted her novel “Modelland” recently which not only topped the Barnes and Nobel charts this week, but landed #2 in the New York Times Children’s Chapter Books chart.

The book is far more whimsical and almost majestic then people might initially think.  With character and country names like 'Digeridoo' and 'Cappucina' for countries, and 'Bestosterone' for a male model academy, and the protagonist ‘Tookie De La Crème’
it is definitely a youth read.  But many boast of it social commentary and life lessons. 

Either way, it is part of a coming trilogy, and all signs point to full steam ahead for its success.  Bravo Tyra!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Inside Kim and Khloe Kardashian’s Closet

You may or may not follow the juicy details of the Kardashian’s lives on their reality show, but there are always elements that have gone secret until now… their closets! 

Kim K, freshly married and just having aired a 2 part wedding special, one of the most asked questions at the moment is how they plan to mesh their lives together now that they’re moving in together… what viewer’s really want to know, is how’s a fashion girl like Kim going to part coveted closet space to fit her new acquisition?  Perhaps she doesn’t!

Kim Kardashian bought a house where she converted one of the guest rooms to a closet sanctuary, and we’ve got some photos of both her, and her sister Khloe's closets! Enjoy!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Friday, October 7, 2011

Stand Up 2 Cancer - Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Star Wars Pink

October is breast cancer awareness month, and to show support and dedication to fight and end breast cancer, women and men all over are going pink. 

And in celebration of the release for Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Lucas Films teamed up with celebrities with smart Tees that support the stand against cancer. 

You can grab your tee at just $24.99 at

So here are some chic pics of strong women fighting the good fight.  Enjoy!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2010 : On the Runway

One of my favorite designers showed a delicious preview in Paris Fashion Week.  It’s beloved French designer Jean Paul Gaultier, and his Spring 2012 collection is effortless and divine. 

Gorgeous dresses, revolutionized takes on the classic trench coat and stripes stunned the runway, as he added his signature playful side of tattoo print tights and oversized corset belts. 

To enhance each look, he added chunky shoes, studded chokers and layered necklaces.  

What do you think of the looks?

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The New iPhone 4 Has Arrived!

Ok ok, I know what you’re thinking… this is typically a fashion blog.  But I’ve always been a firm believer that fashion comes in all forms, and technology is one of the sexiest forms I can think of. 

On Monday, Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone 4S and tech lovers everywhere couldn’t be happier.  Touted to be the finest smartphone in the world, the new iPhone 4 will be 24% thinner than the previous 3S model, and has four times more resolution from the former, reaching 800/1 pixels on it’s 3.5 inch screen, versus the 326 of earlier phones.  That’s almost as many pixels as it’s lovely sister, the iPad.

The phone also now as a newer, larger battery capable of 300 hours in standby, 40 hours in music mode, 6 hours on 3G. 

But this fashion doesn’t come cheap, a 16 gig will cost $200 with a 2 year contract, and a 64 gig costs $400. 

Will you be getting one?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Catherine Middleton’s Wedding Dress Breaks Records!

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge just broke a record!  Well, her wedding dress did at least…

The Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen design worn by Kate was held on display at Buckingham Palace from late July until yesterday, October 3rd, and earned over 600,000 visits from people all over the world.

A rep from the Royal Collection commented that it was easily a record and, We were thrilled to welcome people from all over the world and delighted it has been such a huge success.” 

And just where else do you think this dress will make a glorious appearance?  Well…. Er…. At the moment… in storage.  But fear not, you can always revisit it in photos while eagerly awaiting its personal appearances again.

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

Monday, October 3, 2011

Jason Wu for Target!

After the massive instant sell out success of the Missoni for Target launch, the red and white has landed on it’s next celebrity designer, Jason Wu. 

This Spring, the beloved designer will release a more affordable line of clothes, handbags and scarves.  The line will fall between $20 and $60, and will launch online February 5, 2012.  In an interview with WWD he remarked, “it was very interesting for me to translate my signature touches into a more affordable collection without compromising quality, design, and sophistication.” 

We’ll see how he did, but with the likes of Michell Obama and Diane Kruger in his devoted fan corner, we’re sure he’ll dazzle us just fine!

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine