Archive for August, 2009

Fashion & Style News: Victoria Beckham Discusses Her New Collection

August 29, 2009

I love Victoria Beckham, and on top of her having great style, we share the same birthday! Coincidence? I think not!

VB on Elle.com

Discount & Designer Sales: The Warehouse Sale

August 28, 2009

The Warehouse Sale 
Upcoming Event Dates 

Costa Mesa – August 29th-30th
Las Vegas – September 4th-5th (Clearance)
Houston – September 4th-7th

 7 for All Mankind 
Los Angeles – September 25th-27th
New York – October 2nd-4th

JohnVarvatos 
Los Angeles – September 25th-27th

Giveaway: Follow Swatch on Twitter and Win!

August 28, 2009

Chocolate Fashion Blog Swatch Fans: 
Log onto Twitter.com and follow Swatch to be AUTOMATICALLY entered to win this watch by Billy the Artist for the Swatch Cre Art Collection

Twitter.com/Swatchus

Beauty: Essie Perfect Treats

August 28, 2009

Love your nails with Essie’s new Perfect Treats collection of nail treatments. The Perfect Treats kit includes the Protein Base Coat to protect your nails while helping keep your manicure longer, a Mega Mini Nail Color in Hi Maintenance, a sheer, soft pink, and the Super Duper Top Coat, a fast drying, long lasting, glossy formula to protect nails and keep them from chipping.

The Perfect Treats collection is sold for $16.50 at Essie.com.

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Fragrances: Cartier’s Time Has Come

August 28, 2009

Cartier is launching it’s time-themed quintet fragrance collection Les Heures de Parfum. Justin time for the brand’s 100th anniversary. The five fragrance come in the label’s signature red, gold-edged packaging. The first five of 13 scents were crated by Cartier’s in-house perfumer Mathilde Laurent. They are numbered I, IV, X, XII and XIII. It was important to the company to use the number 13 because the address of the flagship store is 13 Rue de la Paix in Paris.

Each scent has it’s own unique ingredients some of which include pettigrain, fresh herbs, lemon, sandalwood, blueberry, grenadine, patchouli, and other scents. The fragrancess will retail for $250 for 2.5 oz.

The quintet will appear in seven Saks Fifth Avenue stores in New York, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, and Beverly Hills this October, as well as in six Cartier Boutiques; New York City, Beverly Hills, Costa Mesa, San Francisco, Chicago, and Palm Beach.

Accessories: Classic Handbags

August 28, 2009

Classic handbags make a comeback this fall will all the major designers offering their selections. Here’s a few of our favorites for every day of the week!

 
Yves Saint Laurent top-handle crest leather bag. 
 
Louis Vuitton Pailettes bag
 
Prada leather and nylon bag
 
Chlo

é leather shopping bag

 
Fendi leather Peekaboo bag with calf-hair lining

 
Mulberry Large East/West bag in suede crocodile 
 
Roger Vivier Diligence handbag 

Beauty: Long Waves

August 27, 2009

 
  
  
  
 
 
 

 Hair’s pretty waves frame the face gently, adding a hint of glamour and mystery. Keep your long hair in top condition with Oscar Blandi’s Smoothing Hair Treatment.

Style Reads: InStyle’s 15th Anniversary Issue, Allure, and Glamour

August 27, 2009

 The glossies keep on coming. One of my favorite past times has always been reading magazines, even as a kid. The fall fashion and beauty issues are all here with some great tips!

 InStyle 15th Anniversary Issue
Must Reads: 

75 Ways to Shop Smarter
Clothes We Love
Beauty: 10 Ways to Look More Polished 

Designer Profile: Louis Vuitton’s Marc Jacobs

 
Allure 
Must Reads: 
Fashion Stakeout: Zoe Saldana
Indsider’s Guide 
Your Mother Was Right 
How to be Stylish
Glamour
Must Reads: 
206 Ways to Dress Chic Now
7 Right Now Rules for Being Happier at Work
Your Top 12 List for Fall

Trend Report: Sequins the other Bling

August 27, 2009

A little shimmer never hurt anybody. Sequins are the way to go for fall if you want to add a little kick to your wardrobe. A sequin dress is perfect for nightime glamour when you want to stand out. If sublte is more your style, opt for ap pair of sequin shoes, a sequin clutch, and jacket. Sequins are the new bling!

Item Details: 
Sequined wool sweater, $383.25, Alberta Ferretti
Sequin tank, $28, Ikat 
Sequin oversize tee, $80, Topshop
Duo sequined bangle, $6.80, Forever 21
Sequin bodice sweater, $390, Markus Lupfer
Stripe sequin tube skirt, $80, Topshop
Vintage collection Waking up in Vegas dress, $90, Chickdowntown
Sequin stretch bandeau dress, $100, Topshop
Wiviana sequin mini-dress, $610,  Paul & Joe
Black sequin peep-toe pumps, $500, Giuseppe Zanotti
Petite sequin strand top, $70, Topshop

Style Profile: KeKe Palmer

August 26, 2009

KeKe Palmer might have just celebrated her 16th birthday but is already style wise. Keke is a living doll. She can pull off just about any look she chooses. Keke is ladylike and always age appropriate. With her gorgeous face and infectious smile, Keke turns heads like only a true Chocolate Fashionista can!

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