Monday, October 29, 2007
This is great news for those of us who can't afford these bags at full retail prices, or just refuse to buy anything at full price. We all like to boast about the fact that we got something great, and we got it on sale! Here are some of the deals that were highlighted, courtesy of shefinds:
An Ellen Tracy Sandalia Satchel (was $368, now $221) makes an elegant choice for the office.
Want some winter white? Look no further than the Andrew Marc Large Kelsey Tote (was $750, now $450).
MORE DEALS :
Free shipping plus a 6-piece sample set with all overs over $50 at Lancome .
Ann Taylor LOFT suit separates up to 60% off through 10/31.
30% off select Create-Your-Own styles at Ralph Lauren through 11/7.
Remember, if you don't have a Neiman Marcus store in your area, you can always shop on-line. Ahh, the beauty of the internet!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Grey Ant designer Grant Krajecki took a sophisticated conceptual approach with his collection, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios:
Spanning three weeks, Los Angeles Fashion Week featured fashion shows and events at Smashbox, BoxEight at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, and several independent venues around the city.
Check out this beautiful gown from top designer Kevan Hall's Runway Show:
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Stainless steel appliances have grown in popularity in the kitchen. But what about stainless steel in your wardrobe? We found one trend, in stainless, and another in recycled aluminum, that you can throw over your shoulder and carry in high style. The artistic detail really works for me!
Nieja Bend has introduced the Opera Collection, a line of sophisticated handbags and clutch purses from designer Bo's Art Studio in Los Angeles. Each bag of woven stainless steel, features unique details, such as 24K gold plating, 23K gold leaf, copper, brass and even peacock feathers.
This stainless steel wallet, from the Stewart Stand Collection, is durable and resistant to corrosive materials, but to the touch, this material feels like silk. This wallet has a sleek look to it.
The Socorro shoulder bag by Escama, is hand-crocheted in Brazil and features more than 700 recycled aluminum pull-tabs. I love creating handmade items myself-- this bag truly has a uniqueness of its own.
Matching belts for these bags would be really nice-- just putting it out there!
The dark-haired woman, described as in her 30s, approached the shoppers in the U.K. The woman, who had a foreign accent and wore a white jacket, asked the victims questions to distract them. A police spokeswoman said: "This is a particularly nasty crime committed against vulnerable elderly females."We would ask everyone, particularly shoppers to be vigilant and ensure they keep their handbags and purses secure at all times."
That's a darn shame, especially that a woman would be in on this foolishness!
Friday, October 26, 2007
Actress Thandie Newton attended the show and looked stunning, wearing a beautiful Fendi gown and coordinated Fendi bag:
Fur made its presence at the show. Although Fendi is known for its very extravagant fur collections, I wonder if animal activists are giving them a hard time...
Thandie Newton is photographed here with Kate Bosworth, who is sporting a very striking fur ensemble:
Again, here's proof that bags are taking centerstage-- they stand out just as much as the clothing!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Judging from the video, there were some truly amazing clothing and accessories being showcased, shipped in from all over the world. I love vintage clothing-- wish I could've attended this show!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Here are a couple that I've been checking out:
The Juicy Couture "Classic" Velour Laptop Sleeve is in the cute category, and it's in my favorite color, brown (expresso, to be exact!).
On the other hand, this Sumo Laptop Bag is also cute, and appears to be more functional. I think the Juicy bag is more cute, though.
Both are under $100.
Does it matter if I choose cute over functional? I'm sure they're both sturdy bags-- after all they are both designed to hold laptops.
I'll have to think more about this one-- I'll keep you posted!
You can choose from fashion categories such as clothing, shoes and accessories, to even makeup and nail polish! Pretty clever, huh?
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It's only a matter of time before knock-offs of this purse will be spotted everywhere-- what a shame!
Saturday, October 6, 2007
As mentioned in my previous post, I am very excited about the fact that this movie is currently in production. What I loved most about this series was the role that fashion played. The clothing and accessories worn by the ladies reminds me of something that would come straight from a top designer's sketchbook-- very fashion-forward, racy, and on some occasions, very extravagant. I found myself tuning in at times just so that I could "ooh" and "ahh" at everything!
Looks like photographers from In Style Magazine have been at the production site, snapping away as the ladies appear on the scene, sporting all of their "eye candy". As the photos are made public, I can't help but want to share with everyone all of the gorgeous clothing and accessories being showcased, fresh from top design houses.
Check out the Salvatore Ferragamo Pheasant Feather Bag in the picture above that Sarah Jessica Parker is holding, as she poses in character as "Carrie Bradshaw". One word for this bag: Scrumptious!
Now I'm curious as to whether the movie will be able to raise the fashion bar even higher than the series did. What I do know for sure is that the ladies are being fashioned from head to toe!
Here's a larger version of the pheasant feather bag:
I love this beautiful, exotic bag! You can read more about this bag here.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Let me tell you, watching this show became a regular date for my husband and I (although I'm sure we were watching the show for different reasons!). No matter what, we always made sure we were home on Sunday evenings in time to plop on the sofa, with popcorn and drinks in tow, and tune in to HBO to find out what the ladies were up to. The show was entertaining for so many reasons: there was so much humor, and the ladies were colorful and dimensional. Their lives seemed fast-paced, exciting and complex at the same time. Their "sexcapades" made the Desperate Housewives look like nuns!
What I loved most about the show were the trendy fashions that the ladies wore. "Carrie Bradshaw" became the epitome of fashion-- her clothing was very fashion-forward, and the color and pattern choices that you might not otherwise consider wearing somehow worked for her. The confidence that Carrie exerted as she strolled down the streets of New York City made it the "in-thing" to look unique. I had never heard of Manolo Blahnik before the show came into existence. And now, I don't know of anyone who hasn't heard of the famous shoe designer.
Here is a peek of some of Carrie's fashion looks:
This outfit is so Carrie Bradshaw! That huge flower would look hideous on anyone else, but she is workin' it!
I love this look! The long socks are cute and very flattering for this outfit. If you're not so crazy about your legs, buy yourself a pair of those socks!
Of course, we can't forget about the handbags!
Word is that the foldover clutch , like this one, is one of many gorgeous bags being used in this movie. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, it is one of my personal favorites!
Check out more pics taken on the movie set by clicking here.
This movie is long overdue-- I'm really looking forward to hanging out with the ladies again!