Sunday, June 30, 2013

Top Fans $100 Giveaway Winner: Andrea St. Aubin

Thank you to all who entered our monthly Top Fans Giveaway. Congratulations to this month’s winner, Andrea St. Aubin! To enter our monthly Top Fans Giveaway, be sure to "like" our Facebook page and stay tuned for our next giveaway.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner, Aikemia Jones! To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Nights Outfit Idea

Summer is officially here, and we couldn't be happier... really.... not one tincey wincey little bit!  Why? Because we loooooove summer!

And what better way to kick off the heat than to find new ways to sport our summer dresses for the evening!  Take this little pastel pink number for example... adorable right?  We love the lace d├ęcolletage  details and the uber flirty pleats and layers in the skirt... it's a perfect Spring/Summer day dress...

But what if you want to transition it for that hot summer date at night?  Simple.  Try adding some dark, semi-sheer tights underneath for instant va-va-voom.  To ground the tights, opt for dark or black heels to really elongate the look of your legs.  We love the look of the lucite heel which adds an unexpected element without taking too much attention away from how smoldering hot you look in the dress.

To dress it up even further, add a black blazer.  Blazers have a way of making just about any dress cocktail hour friendly... sometimes even work friendly.

And that's it!  Grab some earrings and a chic ring, and you and your little summer dress are ready to raise temperatures on the town.

Peep some of our favorite lucite heels here.
What do you think of the look?

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(photos: LEHAPPY)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Who Wants to Smell Like Adam Levine?

So, for those of us who are perfectly happy spending times out of our day gazing at Adam Levine whether on TV, a music video, or photos (you know who you are!) you can now seize the opportunity to smell like Adam.... well... at least, smell like he wants you to!

Much to the surprise of many, Adam Levine has just launched his own, first fragrance for men and women.  Why the surprise?  Because it wasn't all that long ago that he publicly encouraged a ban on celebrity perfumes....

Well now he's changed his tune, and releasing his own, along with a video campaign to try and explain himself.  "It's not that I hate celebrities, or that I hate fragrances..."he explains, "It's that, when I see them, I don't necessarily believe that the people promoting them were particularly connected to what they were making..."

So what do you think?  Do you think Adam was totally involved in the process, or is it a creative new approach to marketing?  He seems sincere, but of course probably got a lovely deal out of the whole thing...

Tell us your thoughts!

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Manicures to Match Your Makeup Bags?!

I'm not typically a fan of matchy-matchy fashion trends, though I do have some fun exceptions... and this might be the new exception to add to the list.

Many of us have coordinated our nails to our outfits, our cell phone cases, and our tosies to our peep toes and sandals, but now, the new shift is headed towards our bags!  Makeup bags to be more specific.

And NCLA and Shopbop has this trend, well, nailed!  NCLA, leaders in those fun printed nail wraps, have teamed with Shopbop to bring some adorable makeup cases that come paired with 88 nail wraps that match the bag!  Who would have thought.... 

The bags also come with 2 nail files, clear top coat, and a choice between 2 makeup bags.  Swap out your evening clutch with the bag and you've stretched the usage even farther.

What do you think?  Unfortunately the nail wraps won't last as long as the bag, but hey... all in good fashion fun right?!

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner, Madeleine Carr! To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Christian Louboutin Paints the Town Red

Christian Louboutin is painting the streets of New York, all the way to Pairs, red.  Well, not just any red.... Louboutin red to be exact!

There aren't really other heels that have a supremely recognizable signature the way a pair of red bottoms do.  Women and fashion forward men's eyes flock down to the ground when they spot a glimpse of the hue, and Home Depot's everywhere get a continual flux of those who desire the signature mark, but can't afford the couture price, asking for a can of "Louboutin Red!"

I just caught this video on YouTube by accident, but thought it was adorable!  I shows the very squeezable CL in a small shoe shop, with a line of fashionable women stretching down the road.  They wait eagerly as he hand paints, one by one, a pair of the ever-famous nude pumps.  

Once put on, they leave cute little red footprints everywhere the woman travels.  All down the streets of New York, and across Pairs, into Saks Fifth Avenue, announcing the arrival of Christian Loubuotin to their stores.  

It gave me a smile this morning and hope it does you too!

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Gisele Bundchen Launches Lingerie Collection

When you hear the name Gisele Bundchen, you instantly think: frumpy, reserved, turtlenecks right?!  WRONG!  How about sexy, skimpy, lanky and angel?  That's more like it.

The 32 year old mother of two, who just so happens to be the world's most powerful model who flew to such soaring heights as a Victoria's Secret Angel, is embarking on a new venture, and one that highlights her area of expertise: lingerie.  What else?

The new line is called Gisele Intimates, and as indicated on her new Vogue Brazil cover, it's going to be a sexy launch.  And yes, she will be modeling the line.  

She teased the world on social media with a quick couple of glimpses with some behind the scenes shots from the line's latest shoot, saying "I hope you like it!"  

What do you think of the upcoming line?  Will you be getting your Gisele on?

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(photos: Gisele Instagram)

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner, 
Magnolia Haskins! To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Angelina Jolie's Bold Return to the Red Carpet!

Angelina Jolie's name has been in the press quite a lot lately (well, more than usual) because of her brave announcement that she had a preventative double mastectomy.  And while we continue to salute her decision and her poised and candid elegance in respect to going public with such a private matter, we were also waiting with bated breath for her fabulous return to the red carpet.  After all, what's a stellar press event without one of Hollywood's most gorgeous girls?

Well, this week we got our wish, and saw our favorite humanitarian and acting star return to the red carpet since her announcement, standing proudly beside fiance Brad Pitt for the premieres of his new film World War Z.  And she looked UH-MAY-ZING!

She arrived in her traditional go to favorite hues, black and white, retaining stunning simplicity and elegance.  

So cheers to Angelina!  We think she looked just lovely, and we're happy to have her back and better than ever!

Which was your favorite look?

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(photos: Rex, Wire Image, PA Photos)

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Tony Awards 2013: Fashion Recap Photos!

The 67th Annual Tony Awards happened last night as Broadway's biggest stars came out in fashionable droves full of hopes, excitement, and anticipation.  Neil Patrick Harris hosted for the 4th time, and didn't disappoint, as his variety of dancing, jokes, singing, and even rapping got the crowd to their feet.  Seriously, they might as well book him permanently and rename it to, Neil Patrick Harris Presents: The Tonys!

But before the musical stars folded inside to the Radio City Music Hall, they walked the red carpet, showcasing their fashion choices.  Some were expected, safe, and some were bold, and even puzzling.  But all in all, stars like Cyndi Lauper (who won a whopping 6 awards last night!), Scarlett Johansson, Debra Messing, and Sally Field didn't hit the carpet shy.  

Take a look at some of the fashion from the night.  Who was your favorite?

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(photos: Tony Awards)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Thank you to all who entered our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway. Congratulations to this week's winner, Amber Horton! To enter our weekly Free Shoes Giveaway, visit our Facebook and follow the instructions. Link does not work on mobile devices. Good luck!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Jonathan Adler's Fabulous Paperless Post Stationary

We all know that fashion comes in many fabulous forms.  From what we wear, to the colors on our nails, to our home decor and even what we eat (gourmet sushi lunch anyone?).  So it's no surprise that we'd be seeing fashionable extras pop up in ways we may not have even thought about.

Cue: the world of invites and announcements!  We all love getting an invitation to some fun party, and since we live on the internet world rather than the physical mail world (at least most of us) designer invites have taken the hint.... 

Jonathan Adler, a promenant home designer, just made sending out an invite more colorful and fun.  He  teamed up with Paperless Post to create 50 different styles of invites and announcement cards that you can send to your friends online.  Well, you can also order them to be printed, or both, so fear not if you'd rather have a physical version of them.

They're 25 cents per invite, and ready to be customized online...

We thought they were adorable.  What do you think?  

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