IVY PARK

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Well Done Bey !  We approve. The athleisure line co-founded by the Queen herself alongside Topshops’ owner Sir Philip Green is definitely going to be an in demand item. The collection is a deliberate mixture of active and leisure wear that of course caters to women in different shapes and sizes (Thanks Bey!).

Leave it to Bey to empower women to feel sexy while working out or in “a la leisure” mode. Surely, I will definitely be picking up my favorite pieces from the collection! The sexy and versatile line officially launches April 14th  and can be picked up at your nearest Topshop location or online. You can also visit IvyPark.com  for more information on exclusive retailers.

Still not feeling empowered by that bodysuit? Check out Elle.com, where Bey is all things Ivy Park in an interview for the May 2016 issue!

Let us know what you think of Ivy Park!

Freda Salvador Fall 2013

“These boots are made for walkin”…. actually the entire collection is. Freda Salvador designers Megan Papay and Cristina Palomo-Nelson wanted quality and style, but comfort above all else . The high-end footwear line features leather, metallic and animal print styles that can be perfectly paired with your favorite pair of shorts, jeans, or any casual look!  Ladies Freda Salvador is also available at ShopBop.com Take a look!

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(: Just In: Jewelry That Has A lot To Say :)

It’s true. We are very fond of the Alison Lou emoticon jewelry. Actually it  rocks!!!  The whimsical  jewelry line puts  a “new face” on jewelry  that is oh so familiar.  C’mon you’re guilty of using this expressive language too😉

Although we are all fluent in this language, seeing it on 14k white and yellow gold  makes it just that much better doesn’t it? The fall 2013 line of  bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings  allows for simple but fun creativity when accessorizing .  Who wouldn’t fall in love with such a fun way to be so expressive with jewelry?

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of RBBR

Keep Calm and Go Casual

Yes ladies, be honest we all love a casual day every now and again, and I don’t mean a  tragic pair of yoga pants, sweats or an over-sized tee.  Casual can be  just as sexy as any other polished ensemble. 19 4t  designer Linda Monaskanian nailed it with  her line of chic casual knitwear. The line has been featured in publications like WWD, Nylon, and Elle to name a few, and celebrities spotted rocking the laid back look include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway and Kim Kardashian.   Here’s a look at the fall 2013 collection.

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Photos: courtesy of  RBBR

It’s a Lifestyle…

That it is, and one I suggest you dabble in.  Designer and Co-Founder of  C&C California  Cheyann Benedict embarked on a journey of rediscovering after three years of building the successful brand and it being acquired by Liz Claiborne in 2005. Upon deciding to create a new brand that not only carried her name but was inspired through her travels,experiences and yet true to her vision, Cheyann launched her new line. 

The collection features dresses, tops, bottoms, and sweaters.We really love the easiness to dress this collection up or down. Versatility is always welcomed.  All I will say is… Vega, Teenager, Windflower,  The Crop Tee, ( we know about her tees) and The Tuk Tuk. Oh, what am I talking about? Just our top five from the collection!

P.S. Did we mention the curated vintage? Well it’s just another reason to pop in to her boutique. 

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Photo Credit: RBBR

Hunting Season Fall 2013

Talk about setting the bar!!  Hunting Seasons’ Fall 2013 collection is pure handbag excellence. With top leather and exquisite skins like python, lizard and ostrich, designer Danielle Corona’s desire for quality and detail is immeasurable.

We  love the  simplicity paired with rich bold colors and exploration of skins…it’s just… Timeless Luxury. Stay tuned, I’m pretty sure my favorite Hunting Season bag will make it on our Fall Must have list, but until then head over to  hunting-season.com  for more info and a complete list of retailers.

Large Black Python Compact Case

Large Black Python Compact Case

Natural Ring Lizard Roll

Natural Ring Lizard Roll

Brown Diamond Python Cylinder

Brown Diamond Python Cylinder

Blue Crocodile Foldover

Blue Crocodile Foldover

Small Natural Python Envelope

Small Natural Python Envelope

Small Taupe Python Drawstring

Small Taupe Python Drawstring

Large Cognac Python Drawstring

Large Cognac Python Drawstring

Chiqui Tote Grey Ostrich

Chiqui Tote Grey Ostrich

Chiqui Tote Navy Blue Python

Chiqui Tote Navy Blue Python

Bone Python Hobo and Cosmetic Case

Bone Python Hobo and Cosmetic Case

Small Emerald Lizard Envelope

Small Emerald Lizard Envelope

Chiqui Tote Red Python

Chiqui Tote Red Python

Solid Horn Box

Solid Horn Box

Checker Horn Box

Checker Horn Box

Stripe Horn Box

Stripe Horn Box

Pyramid Horn Box

Pyramid Horn Box

Emerald Shagreen Box Clutch

Emerald Shagreen Box Clutch

Small Taupe Ring Lizard Compact Case

Small Taupe Ring Lizard Compact Case

Photos: Courtesy of RBBR

Killer Arm Candy

I’m always obsessed with something and right now it’s sweet arm candy… cuffs are great statement making pieces and so fun to grab when accessorizing!  Here are the bracelets that are at the top of our “wrist list”

Bijoux De Famille

Bijoux De Famille

Mawi

Mawi

House of Harlow 1960

House of Harlow 1960

ELLEJB

ELLEJB

Eddie Borgo

Eddie Borgo

Mawi

Mawi

Lara Bohinc

Lara Bohinc

ZIIO

ZIIO

Domonique Lucas

Domonique Lucas

Halaby

Halaby

Dsquared

Dsquared

Valentino

Valentino

Aqua Di Lara 2013 Collection

There’s nothing that makes a woman feel sexier than the perfect swimsuit, and Aqua Di Lara definitely delivers. Canadian designer Reyhan Sofraci’s passion for swimwear is clearly communicated through her designs, with her inspiration coming from her world travels and cultural experiences.

The Spring/Summer 2013 collection is complete with bikinis, monokinis, and exquisite cover ups for the White and Black labels. Women who desire beautiful, electrifying hues in  high-end swimwear would love White Label designs. Black Label kicks it up a notch boasting  bold prints and colors, metallics, and cutout designs.

Visit Aquadilara.com to view the 2013 Aruba campaign and for info on retailers near you!

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credit: Aqua Di Lara and Anthony Turano

PUNK! Chaos to Couture: Met Gala 2013 Red Carpet

It’s that time of year again! Except this year is exceptionally special with  the “Punk” theme and Beyonce serving as Honorary Chair and Rooney Mara as Co-Chair. The red carpet this year featured some of the most exciting looks and we couldn’t wait to share.  The “Oscars of Fashion” was underway with A- listers arriving on the red carpet in fashions most exquisite designs from top designers.  This years PUNK: Chaos to Couture theme  is in recognition of the museums upcoming exhibit. What are your favorite looks of the evening? Mine? One word….. MADONNA

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New! Illamasqua UV Glow Nail Polish

Since it’s Manicure Monday I felt obligated to share … I just received my Illamasqua UV Glow nail polishes in the mail (huge online shopper) and can’t wait to use them! The new UV colors are part of the Paranormal Collection. This is one of my favorite nail items because the colors are so rich, bold, and last a long time.  I’ve been a big fan of the Faithful,Bacterium, and Charisma nail varnishes in the past and absolutely love them.  You can find your favorite Illamasqua hue and other beauty goodies at Sephora.com

RiRi’s Here!!

 Surely a  girl after our own heart, Rihanna loves M∙A∙C.  Today (May 2, 2013) the superstars RiRi Woo lipstick hit M∙A∙C. retailers. The go-to matte red lipstick Ruby Woo was overhauled by Rihanna and is finally available. A complete M∙A∙C.  collection by Rihanna will launch over the course of the year, but until then ladies RiRi Woo is here !!!! What are you waiting for? www.maccosmetics.com

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Gladiator Goodness

In one word…. Sexy! Thanks to Tom Ford, Altuzarra, Gianvito Rossi, Jimmy Choo and a few other shoe genius’ we have something else to go completely nuts over. The Gladiator Knee High Sandal. These babies didn’t just pound the runway, it’s one trend we will see quite a bit of this Spring/Summer. Some celebrities that have been seen  parading in them include Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, and Nicki Minaj. While definitely making a statement as a heel, don’t under-estimate these show-stoppers as flat, as they really take a classic pair of shorts up a couple notches…. Enjoy!

Get In the Mix!!!

Ahhhhh!!!! Spring is here and so is the need for new pieces, jackets to be specific. Intermix is one of my favorite places to buy jackets, blazers and accessories and this seasons picks are of no exception. Let’s be honest,  it doesn’t get better than a great jacket to compliment an overall look  or be the statement piece. Here are a few  jackets you can find on intermixonline.com and while there take a look at the 2013 Summer Look Book …. Haute! Haute! Haute!

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March Magazine Madness!!!

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Every now and then we like post about the upcoming issues of our favorite fashion/beauty magazines, and March is one of those times! Dakota Fanning on the cover of Glamour is our favorite! Dakota’s fab Mickey Mouse top is Marc Jacobs. Also huge fans of the new hair and makeup! Absolute yes on a  lacquer red lip and dramatic lashes!!

Red Carpet Faves: 2013 Elle Style Awards

The Red Carpet at the Elle Style Awards was on fire… but these are my favorites of the evening…

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

Daisy Lowe in Dolce & Gabbana

Daisy Lowe in Dolce & Gabbana

Samantha Barks in Celia Kritharioti

Samantha Barks in Celia Kritharioti Couture

Zawe Ashton in Julien McDonald

Zawe Ashton in Julien MacDonald

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Roseamund Pike in Tom Ford

Roseamund Pike in Tom Ford