Archive for the ‘luxury’ Category

Accessories: Marchesa Introduces a New Accessory for Spring 2010

September 1, 2009

Marchesa gowns are already glamorous so what else could they do? Upstage them with a handbag collection maybe…Or at least try. Designer and co-founder Georgina Chapman is presenting her luxury handbag for Spring 2010. The 28 item collection features clutches and evening cases made with skins like alligator and crocodile and luxurious silk and satin, grosgrain ribbon, elaborate beading, and embroidery.

 Marchesa will showcase the new collection September 16th at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York. They are unique in design and appearance and Chapman even made sure that the collection allows space for the Blackberry, her tool of choice (and mine too), cosmetics, and keys. How thoughtful of you Georgina!

The elegant bags will retail from $995 to $5,000 so budget fashionistas need not apply. These bags are exclusively for the ladies whose black cards are within arm’s reach.

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Gucci Presents the Jackie Collection

July 9, 2009
New Jackie Coral Python & Khaki Suede handbag, $5,990

New Jackie Violet Leather handbag, $3,100

New Jackie Grey Leather Guccissima, $3,250

New for Fall ’09, the Jackie Collection by Gucci. Every Chocolate Fashionista should have an “it” bag! The collection features an assortment of bags that start just under $3,000 and go up to as much as $10,000. For the discriminating handbag aficionada, these bags are for you!

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July 8, 2009
Roberto Cavalli

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Kate Spade – “Tierney”

Juicy Couture – “Don’t Look Viva La Juicy”

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Chocolate News: Melody Barnes Marries in Amsale

June 25, 2009
White House chief domestic policy adviser Melody Barnes tied the knot with Marland Buckner, Jr., Saturday June 13 wearing a beautiful fitted gown by Amsale. The ivory hued garment with rhinestone detailing, which flared below the knee was a perfect complement to Barnes’ slender frame. Ethiopian designer Amsale Aberra started designing wedding gowns when she needed one for her wedding to film executive Neil Brown more than 25 years ago. Unable to find a simple, refined gown to her liking, Amsale started what is now known as the Amsale Collection. Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, and Lucy Liu are fans. Visit the designer’s website at
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Desiree Rogers & Valerie Jarrett cover Capitol File Magazine’s Summer Issue

May 27, 2009

If you haven’t heard of them by now, let me scold you. Two of the most powerful women in the White House, Social Secretary Desirée Rogers and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, grace the cover of Capitol File magazine for their summer issue.

The New Orleans born and Harvard educated Rogers is a well-known socialite and business-executive in Chicago. Jarrett, who was born in Shiraz, Iran holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Michigan.

The two longtime friends discuss their friendship, their focus, and what it’s like to be a part of the most historical presidential administration of our time. Available at most newsstands or at:

Why the New D.C. is Good for Fashion

April 13, 2009

The new Washington is reminiscent of the fashionable 40s and 50s. Michelle Obama has trademarked elegance and simplicity. This was a time when people put more effort into their appearance. No guy could get a date if he wasn’t well-dressed, and even the “fast” women browsed their closets carefully before setting a foot outside their front door. Even the 1960s brought on a surge of glamor a la Jacqueline Onassis. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even designers named bags after their selected muses. (Think Gucci’s Jackie O hobo bag) Washington D.C. has become the center for upwardly mobile professionals with an affinity for great clothes on a moderate budget. J. Crew has seen a boost in sales since Mrs. Obama publicly acknowledged that she shops online, “You can find some great things there,” she said when she appeared on Jay Leno wearing a J. Crew ensemble. It is important for women to be confident, and Mrs. Obama in all her statuesque glory is proving that style is not about what’s expensive. White House staff members like the 49 year-old Desiree Rogers prove less is definitely more. When support staff members of the White House appeared in a recent issue of Elle magazine, all stressed their sudden need to revamp their image and look the part of nouveau members of the Obama regime. I agree that clothes are influential when determining the social climate of Washington’s movers and shakers. People are going to be paying more attention to the way they look, and rightfully slow. Don’t get caught slipping…