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A dash of PUNK COUTURE @ The Met

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So what to do when a Central Park picnic takes a rain delay….?

Take the girls to brunch and a bit of culture!

No need to look all too far away – been meaning to check out the PUNK exhibit since admiring all the rocker red carpet style from the Met Gala… while equally pondering just who were the stylists behind some of not-so-punk-tastic looks!?

And wow who knew what genius could be concepted with a few safety pins, studding, papier-mâché, spray paint & garbage bags!

BONUS discovery: new found love for the talent behind Maison Martin Margiela, impressive!

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK @ the Met

PUNK: Fashion at Metropolitan Museum May 9–August 14, 2013

COACHELLA 2013 : style rundown

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New York seemed a touch less stylish this last week – oh yes that’s as the who’s who of the fashionable ladies hit the west for a proper warm up to spring!

A few of our favorite bloggers & designers show their goods off oh so well…

Coachella LOGO 2013 style Coachella 2013 style Top Rouge Cristina Coradona Coachella 2013 style Song Of Style Aimee Song Coachella 2013 style Natalie Off Duty Natalie Suarez Coachella 2013 style Sienna Miller Kelly Osbourne Coachella 2013 style Electric Picks MJ Barton Coachella 2013 style Peace Love Shea Marie

From top: @songofstyle, @troprouge, @NatalieOffDuty, Sienna Miller + Kelly Osbourne, @complexis & @ElectricPicks, and last but not least all that looking good can get tiring… @PeaceLoveShea

Love ya ladies!

-Sienna Ray xx

An Inside Look: NYFW F2013 Street Style @ Lincoln Center

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What is the most anticipated week in fashion that happens twice a year in NYC? You guessed it, NYFW! This is the the industry elite’s Super Bowl, put on your best and play the game from Feb 7-14, 2013. Fashion week is about  running wild, letting your hair down and having some fun at work! This is a time to celebrate with your fellow fashionistas/fashionistos and enjoy the ride.  From purple hair, neon brights, outrageous heels, to over-the-top outwear, this season’s street style was sure to please. Here is an inside look into our world… welcome to wonderland. (photos by Jahmar Armani)

cheetah print & polished

 

cut outs & neon lace

 

baroque esq

 

Koren style

 

spiked creepers

 

mixed prints with "the fashion poet"

 

green beanie & shades

 

helmet hat

 

kenzo duo

 

lime green jeans

 

fur and a fedora

 

long vertical stripes

 

mommy and me

 

oval frames

 

purple braid

 

leather and studs

 

 

 

 

 

… coolest gadgets of 2013

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It’s a New Year, and along with that comes unbelievably cool technology introduced in 2013.  Keeping up with technology is very similar to keeping up with fashion, trends are always changing and you have to “be in the know”. Futuristic and fabulous, these gadgets will have you gasping for more.

 

For the Technology & Social Media Obssessed: Futuristic Specs

These models busted out Google’s new tech on the runway during NYFW! AH-mazing

Google has teamed up with a company called Vuzix creating futuristic specs for people who can’t bear not to be connected.

 More of a headset than a pair of spectacles, the Vuzix projects a small colour image in front of your eye, runs the Android operating system and connects via Bluetooth to your phone. The screen could show you text messages, emails or map directions.

What this device’s killer app will turn out to be is anyone’s guess. It could, for instance, use face recognition to remind you of fellow partygoers’ names, their CVs and their latest Facebook status updates and tweets – never be stuck for small talk again!

When can I buy one? Summer 2013 for under $500.

For the Tree Huger/Energy Saver: The Nest

The “nest” was created by Tony Fadell, a man that worked for Apple Inc for years, and actually helped Steve Jobs created the ipod.

This little device is an at  home “learning thermostat” that looks supper chic. Its screen is slightly domed glass; its barrel has a mirror finish that reflects your wall. Its color screen glows orange when it’s heating, blue when it’s cooling; it turns on when you approach it, and discreetly goes dark when nobody’s nearby.

The Nest has Wi-Fi, so it’s online. It can download software updates. You can program it on a Web site.

You can also use a free iPhone or Android app, from anywhere you happen to be, to see the current temperature and change it — to warm up the house before you arrive, for example. Go shopping all day and then a few minutes before you come home turn on your heat from your phone & BAM your in business baby!  The Nest is supposed to program itself — and save you energy in the process.  For $250 this is an amazing 2013 purchase, check out the video here.

For the Anger Management Tech Lover: Bendy Smartphone

Yes, the bendy screen smartphone. A bendy screen smartphone is a new technology touting a screen that we can bend! Yep. Who doesn’t want to bend and twist their phone into silly shapes sometimes?

It’s the best way to let out your anger, other than just throwing the thing against a wall. Using Samsung’s OLED display technology, we can be expecting a new phone model that will allow us to bend it, roll it up, and hit it with a hammer. (YES!) We already have the specs for this new piece of technological genius as well. The phone debuted as the “Galaxy Skin” (wait..did that say…skin?) features a high-res 800×480 AMOLED screen, 8mp camera and 1Gb of RAM as well as a 1.2GHz processor.

Don’t be surprised to see this new technology implemented into bendy screen tablets released shortly after. SO COOL!

For The Two-Wheeled Explorer: Photojojo Bikepod
Whipping around on your bike all day, you’re bound to catch some blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scenes. But, luckily, there is a gadget here to assist. Strap this little tripod doodad to your handlebars and you will never miss a camera-worthy moment again — at least not while riding your two-wheels. And we know what you’re thinking, yes, it is durable and will protect your beloved iPhone in case a tumble does occur. Buy it here ;) $45 and worth every penny.

For The Paranoid And OCD: Lockitron
We’re all familiar with that dreaded “wait, did I lock the door?” feeling when we’re about mid-way from point A to point B. Well, a new gadget is here to change all that. Lockitron gives you the ability to put your worrisome mind at ease wherever you are. It features a cool cover that fits on most deadbolt locks and has built-in Wi-Fi, so you can check up on the status of your door. It also allows you to lock and unlock from afar. Amazing, right? $125

Sienna Ray Admires: Kaylee Johnston

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My name is Kaylee Johnston, up-and-coming electro pop singer. I write all of  my own material and I’m currently working on my debut album. It’s Influenced by spirited females such as Heart, Joan Jett, Robyn, and Lady Gaga, my sound is up beat, fresh, and iconic.

My Sienna Ray bags are the perfect accessory for my busy life. Aside from the obvious items (cash, credit card, and keys), I never forget to bring a bold MAC lipstick shade and fav Barkleys organic mints. You’ll also find a little ziplock full of almonds floating around in there somewhere.

‘I have two Sienna Ray bags and I couldn’t tell you which one I love more. I have a light yellow leather bag that is really comfortable to wear, and I usually wear it on sunny days. My other bag is white leather with black salmon skin detail… this one is my go-to bag for late nights and good times!’ – Kaylee Johnston

Check out her music here xo

Impromptu Shoot with the Fab Natalie Suarez of “Natalie off Duty” ♥

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Model, musician, fashion lover & vintage maven… Natalie Suarez has it all. We were thrilled when she jumped into an impromptu shoot yesterday @ the Sienna Ray PopUp Boutique with her new “milfie” handbag. Check out her blog here

We are ‘on trend’ for fall 2012… are you?

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ICONIC NYC autumn.winter2012 is about exuding confidence and power for the modern day woman.

Feel the determination in the air and vibrant energy of the streets. Limitless supremacy & strength of a lioness.

This season is about oversize totes, embossed leathers, stand-out hardware, and mixed textures.

We are are ‘on trend’… are you?

Join us for ‘PopUp in a PopUp’ Events!

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Thanksgiving through Christmas will be jam packed with fabulous shopping events and networking opportunities. Hope you can all join us… here is what we have in place:

11/29 (Thursday) Industry Opening, “instaGLAM” hosted by Snapette 6-10pm

 The invite-only event will be held at the Sienna Ray PopUp Shop located on 252 Mott St in New York’s NoLita. instaGLAM© will submerge industry influencers into a playful wonderland, painting a picture of modern minimalist with a holiday bohemian twist. White walls, sleek shelving, and an aroma of complimentary warm apple cider, mulled wine, and ginger snap cookies filling the space. Event attendees will experience a Snapette photo booth station and nail art design by La Voila beauty. The event will also provide Snappette members an inside look of the boutique and product, distributing exclusive shopping offers redeemable during the event and duration of the PopUp Shop.

Prima in robin for Sienna Ray PopUp
12/2 (Sunday) Opening Celebration, VIP Shopping Day TO Night noon-9pm
Come get your shop on! Stay tuned for exclusive offers and details to be redeemable during our shopping night event and throughout the duration of the PopUp.
We will be starting the Holidays out in style with festive beverages (spiked apple cider, mulled wine…) and snapping away  fun pics in a Sienna Ray photo booth station.
eBk eyewear at Sienna Ray PopUp
12/6 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Ebk Eyewear 6-10pm
Vintage one-of-a-kind frames and sunglasses made in Europe.
With over 70 brands, EBK has picked ot the most unique and rare items from the vintage era.
Unlike many other vintage and “retro” sellers, their products have never been worn and are in pristine condition. No matter what the season, EBK will keep you stylish all year around.
Emalle Handbags
12/13 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Emalle Handbags 6-10pm
 Brooklyn-based handbag company. Featuring a capsule collection of handbags made for the busy girl on-the-go. Each bag is designed with unspoken practicality and
sophistication that makes them perfect carryalls from day to night. MORE exciting plans for this event unfolding as we speak so keep posted!

 

Sonia O'Mara Art & Design
12/20 (Thursday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Sonia O’mara 6-10pm
Sonia O’mara, fine artists and designer, is a local New Yorker inspired by life’s everyday moments.Among her creations are sturdy and stylish totes perfect for traveling from the city to the beach at a moment’s notice. She also designs lifestyle products that express her seaside philosophy- honest and serenely elegant. This event will showcase Sonia O’mara’s holiday products in the spirit of gift-giving and celebration.
12/21  (Friday) “PopUp in a PopUp” with Jimmy Swagg Eyewear 6-10pm
Jimmy Swagg is tailor made for individuals who exude confiendce poise and regal fortitude. In one word the brand is defined as: undeniable.
Their designs are bold, body-conscious, and intuitive, with a hint of universal mystique; introducing the fashion world to “Urban Uber Chic”.
…more evens to come!

Sienna Ray & Co. PopUp Shop in New York’s Nolita ♥

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 Sienna Ray & Co., lovable leather handbags & accessories, has spread its wings from Vancouver to NYC’s Mott Street in a PopUp shop sure to please. The boutique, which will be open from Thanksgiving weekend until Christmas Eve, offers a selection of special edition handbags, clutches, cosmetic cases and leather goods catering to the East Coast woman. For the first time Sienna Ray & Co. will debut a capsule collection of men’s small leather goods, RAY87, including wallets, cardholders, and laptop bags. The PopUp will be a true reflection of the brand’s marketing statement, ‘luxurious from the outside in’, capturing the playfulness in the overall shopping experience for it’s customers.

The boutique will embody a similar vision to the handbags: clean and inquisitive, giving customers the opportunity to touch and feel the product, also to see that there really is more then meets the eye. Each handbag is multifaceted just like the New York woman, a bag to rely on that can be with you and enhance your energy from day to night.

“Immediately when we signed the lease I wanted to include other inspiring designers in this opportunity and initiated a series of events ‘PopUp in a PopUp’. I wouldn’t be where I am today without all the help and support from friends, family and industry successors. I feel the PopUp shop is a true test to the brand. I see crisp white walls, edited product, multiple color stories; with accent of our signature lining from dress forms to delicately wrapped Christmas parcels, surrounding the atmosphere with holiday love and gift giving.

The location could not be more fitting in the high-end independent design area of NoLita. I feel extremely humbled to be in a radius of talented designers and brands. I am equally so proud to embrace my Vancouver roots, being situated on a prime shopping trail of Canadian success starting with Artizta on Broadway/Prince, John Fluevog footwear on Mulberry and now Sienna Ray & Co. around the corner.”- Founder & Creative Director, Natalie Kathleen

The Sienna Ray PopUp is located at 252 Mott St, just north of Prince St. Open 7 days a week Novovember 23 – December 24, 2012. Store hours: 11AM-7PM Mon-Sat & 12pm-6pm Sun.

View map here 

come visit us and get you holiday shop on! xo

Join the Gang: Sienna Ray & Co. is looking for Events & Merchandising Interns ASAP♥

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We are looking for motivated & passionate individuals to intern at Sienna Ray & Co., leather handbags & shoes brand.

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The position will work on the following projects:

assist in merchandising our holiday PopUp Shop located on 252 Mott st in NoLita

research publicity opportunities to promote in-store events

increase social media traffic for store

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Execute run of PopUp within a PopUp events including:

running cash register/credit cards/receipts for customers

interacting with guests and collecting information (emails, phone # etc)

gift wrapping purchases

distributing cocktails

managing stock room & coat check

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Communication and people skills are required for this internship. Organization skills, punctuality, and personal presentation is a priority.  Intern must also be a multi-tasker and problem solver, able to think quickly on their feet. This position will open the doors to industry events, and will give you the opportunity to meet fashion influencers.

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This Internship Opportunity is a part-time position; intern must be committed to the following event dates:

11/29 Industry Opening, “instaGLAM” hosted by Snapette

11/30 Customer Opening, exclusive VIP Shopping Night

12/6 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Emalle Handbags

12/13 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Ebk Eyewear

12/20 “PopUp in a PopUp” with Sonia O’mara

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This is a portfolio building internship, and this internship is unpaid with *merchandise allowance*.

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Please email interning@siennaray.com, attn: jaclynn, with the following:

‘Events & Merchandising Internship’ as the subject

Your resume pasted in the email body OR as a pdf (no doc’s please)

Tell us a bit about yourself in the body of the email (no cover letters please)

Feel free to ask any questions, or email is if you’d like to see examples of the type of work we’re looking for. Thank you!

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For more information on Sienna Ray & Co., please visit: www.siennaray.com

xx

haute halloween costumes… what will you be this year?

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Halloween is quickly approaching & dress up never get’s old, so the questions of the day- do you have your costume yet? I am not talking about going to party city or Halloween depot and picking something out of a plastic bag. Let’s get creative! Here are some supper HAWT costume ideas for you.

 

Wether you are 4 or 40 Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a timeless classic! What you will need:

1. black dress- it does NOT have to be plain! You can choose a poofy one, peplum dress, simple, or long dress depending on your style

2. princess tiara or tiara hair clip

3. black Jackie O style sunglasses

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: add in long black gloves, awesome costume jewelry, and hold a croissant in one hand!

For all of my social media fans out there- tweet me! Here is an awesome twitter costume!

What you will need:

1. Blue dress OR blue shorts OR blue high waisted skirt (your choice)

2. yellow  knee high socks OR yellow tights (try american apparel)

3. Angel wings

4. small dry erase board & ribbon/rope

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: top off your costume with blue feathers & paint the twitter icon on you cheek

here is an AWESOME group costume… rock paper scissors!

What you will need:

1. 2 of your best friends

2. poster board paper/markers/felt

3. an old card board box/gray spray paint/gray tights/duck tape

4. silver metallic strapless dress, markers, poster board paper, white string

…I don’t think you can get more creative then that!

Im a barbie girl- in a barbie world! (literally)

What you will need:

1. pink dress/belt/pink shoes

2. large cardboard box (cut in half)

3. pink fabric or pink spray paint/white paint

4. saran wrap

TO GET EVEN MORE CREATIVE: add in a pink feathered boa, get your boyfriend to be ken, dye your hair blonde/wear a blonde wig

Get your gameboy on!!

What you will need;

1. gray cotton strapless dress

2. red, gray, and black felt

3. hot glue gun

cuttest couples costume idea! cookies & milk!

What you will need

1. brown dress, plastic cookies (or real) and a hot glue gun

2. cardboard box, spray paint, and markers

Hope these costumes inspired you ;) Happy Halloween xx

tourist heaven in Time Square….bring on the billboards♥

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Times Square is the breeding ground for tourists in NYC, stretching from west 42-47th street. It is jammed packed with 100 million things going on all at the same time. For some, it can even be a bit overwhelming. The best part about the area are by far it’s billboards, even a native New Yorker can appreciate a fabulous marketing campaign and creative ways to show it.  Here are some top trending billboards right now. GAGA & RhiRhi have been getting A LOT of attention over the past few days for their perfume adds…nudity and provocative poses are creating quite the stir around town. (personally, we love them so power to em…if you’ve got it flaunt it)

What do you guys think?

tuesday night @ the tribeca rooftop

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If you have not been to the Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, you should beg, borrow, or steal and invitation because it is absolutely FAB-ulous! Hosting the most exclusive social events, weddings, and galas this place is sure to please. Talk about a 15 thousand sq foot penthouse with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building…this one is for the books! The Tribeca Rooftop will be BOOMING this month with top notch Soirées including music artist album release parties, fashion week designer presentations, and a little CFDA fashion week action. Although, it might be a hot ticket to come by, we strongly suggest working your magic into this magnificent rooftop.

Sienna Ray Handbags Strut Style ♥

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check out our "prima" pleated satchel in jet on Stylust

 

"Simply Stylish Mom" rockin our medusa doctor bag in cocoa

 

Sienna Ray & Co.'s "prima" pleated satchel in maple featured in Vancouver Mag

 

flawless! our "tux mak" in capri- Vancouver Mag

 

Sienna Ray & Co. oozes style from the outside in! Check out these amazing features in Stylust, Simply Stylish Mom, & Vancouver Mag! We are so honored & love our bloggers.

NYC Swagg with Denny Balmaceda

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of top male fashion blogger, Denny Balmaceda, visit our new office & showroom in NYC’s union square. We were inspired by his vintage/thrifted outfit & asked him to rock our brand new “medusa” doctor bag from Sienna Ray & Co.’s unreleased autumn.winter 2012 collection. His confidence, sophistication, and overall “swagg” made our medusa really stand out. A special thank you to his photographer Lee Reyes- it was a pleasure working with you guys! xo

Denny’s World on tumblr ♥

Trendy Travels

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Have you been following our makayla’s? Stay up-to-date on our “locate the bag” page to see exactly where the [wander|lust] journey has gone. International bloggers get ready! April is the month we will be coming your way. We cannot WAIT too see all of our fab international fashionistas.

Favorite Fashions: 2012 Grammys

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Rihanna- damn yousa sexy b****! elegant & sexy at the same time in Giorgio Armani

 

Gwyneth Paltrow takes the stage in Stella McCartney- lovedddddd

 

Taylor Swift- normally I would not add her to my best dressed list BUT she looked AH-Mazing in Zahair Murah couture

 

Kelly Rowland- absolutley STUNNING in Alberta Ferretti

 

Alicia Keys- sophisticated & chic in Alexandre Vauthier- PERFECT styling...hair, makeup, accessories, and shoes = 100

 

I am NOT a fan of Jessie J...but I AM a fan of Julien McDonald

 

Corinne Getty- LOVE me some Christian Siriano

 

Adele- she looked like a sparkling goddess in Armani , not to mention her amazing hair and makeup

 

#1. WORST

Anne V- one wrong move from this Victoria Secret model and her whole Va-jay jay will make a guest appearance. We know you have a hot bod...but, really?

MISSED ;(

gaga- we missed you boo!! the red carpet was just not the same, I'm sure you had your reasons xoxo

All of my ladies dazzled in chic nudes, classic blacks & bits of sparkle. The topic of the night was of course Huston ♥ Nikki made a strong statement performance (and not my best dressed list) AND Gaga- we missed you on the red carpet boo!

Designers that Made a Splash: Paris Haute Couture S/S12

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Chanel- this midnight blue/saphire dress comes with a sure-fire guarentee you wont end up on the worst dressed list

 

Armani Privé- all about the statement silhouettes & snake like textures

 

Christian Dior- ABSOLUTELY delightful!

 

Stephanie Rolland- this stricking 2tone gown is red carpet ready

 

Jean Paul Gaultier- makes a tribute to Amy Winehouse

 

Valentino- the 1st thing that comes to mind when thinking of Valentino is sexy & red, this collection was a step in the opposite direction. They really turned on the soft feminine charm♥

 

Givenchy- black & beautiful, loving the "dark" vision

 

Close your eyes for a moment and image your an Oscar-nominated actress. Now open them and take a pick of these fairytale gowns from Paris Haute Couture for your big night…

- fashion.telegraph.co.uk

 

sienna ray’s select best dressed: 2012 SAGG Awards

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natalie portman in Giambattista Valli & Harry Winston...she is WINNINGGGG

 

Viola Davis in Marchesa- what a vision!

 

Lea Michele in Versace- from glee to glamour girl

 

Jayma Mays in Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Neil Lane & Judith Lieber- her own personal fashion party

 

Zoe Saldana in Givenchy Haute Couture- hawttttT

 

Amber Heard in Zac Posen- absolutely chic

 

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa- she is one sexyy senorita

 

The stars were shinning bright last night! From strapless mermaids, to a-line silhouettes, to va va VOOM slits, Hollywood’s finest stepped out on  the red carpet with no regrets.  Spring fashion made an appearance showcasing muted tones and dusted pastels, and of course black & white classics (with the occasional pops of color).  We must say- the designer who gets our “you dressed her best” honor  for the 2012 SAGG awards is ………(drum role please)- MARCHESA!

 

…..we couldn’t resist throwing in a couple pics from our worst list (ladies…..really??? what were you thinking?)

Busy Phillips- 1 word ...BUSYYYY (the red carpet is not the beach?)

 

Shailene Woodley in Warren Scott- ....sad

 

Jenna Ushkowitz in Rebecca Minkoff- really rebecca? stick to handbags (jenna terrible styling on your part)

 

Golden Globes= GLAMOUR …except a few who missed the target

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BEST

#5.

Angie rockin Atelier Versace- stunning + I am a sucker for red trims

 

#4.

Miss Nicole fits the bill in a studded Versace gown

 

#3.

Salma....ughhh WOWW love love love this Gucci + shes killin it with the ombre hair! DIVA!

#2.

Chic Charlize- the poster girl for Dior....I wouldn't expect anything less

 

#1. DRUM ROLL PLEASE…..

Elle Macpherson needs to be on the cover of "ELLE" in this Zac Posen masterpice! from the runway straight to the red carpet, she took a risk and it paid off

 

WORST!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?! (your stylist should be fired)

#5.

sorry Michelle- this was a miss, you didnt do Jason Wu any favors on this red carpet

 

#4.

nearly there Natalie- but this is just wayy to much for you! you are swolled whole by a prom dress

 

#3.

material girl what are you thinking?!?! why are you covering up that hot bod?

 

#2.

this is down right WRONG Kelly!! how the hell are you a comintator on fashion police?! you cant even dress yourself

 

#1. WORSTTTT

seriously Sarah...NEVER let your daughter pick out anything for you EVER again, this is terrible!

 

Hope you enjoyed our scandal and praise! What were your misses and hits?! xo

5 BEST FASHION COLLABS FOR 2012! (these are a must read)

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#5.

Seophora exclusive nail laquer stickers by OPI

Up your nail-art game! We are obsessed with these artsy stick on options. Just when we thought we have seen it all-along comes Sephora with their totally rad entry into the category. The new Sephora by OPI Trend Tips are the same trusty old nail polish strips we’ve all come to know and love, but in an amazing array of super-cool new patterns. (much more variety & better quality then Sally H.)

 

#4.

genious designer Jason Wu for Target!

Next month, Jason will debuts his 53-piece “gamine chic” collection for target, a very tightly edited collection compared to the 500 missoni pieces that took target by storm. The goods look pretty cool, with a certain ladylike appeal to match that of Wu’s very pricey main line, and the prices are certainly cheap ranging from $30-60. CANT WAIT!!!

 

#3.

Maini for H&M= MAGIC!

Versace relaunches line for H&M...i smell sucess?

H&M is on fiyahhhh! They just announced its next designer collaboration will be with Italian fashion house Marni. The Swedish retailer caused global hysteria earlier this month when the Versace for H&M line went on sale, and its earlier collaborations with high-end brands such as Lanvin and Sonia Rykiel have been just as successful. It will be available in 260 stores worldwide and online as of March 8, 2012. Will you be buying? 2012 will also see the release of a second round of designs from Versace creative director Donatella, whose Fall 2012 sold out in just half an hour in some stores. Fans of the collection can start preparing for the launch of the Versace for H&M cruise collection. Last week a spokesperson for H&M confirmed Donatella’s Spring pre-collection will be available January 19, although only in countries where H&M has an e-commerce site such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Get your credit cards ready!

 

#2.

Oscar de la Renta for Beats by Dr. Dre

gime gimie gimie!!

Oscar de la Renta just released a set of luxe headphones in collaboration with Dr. Dre, which we are extremely excited about. The Beats by Dr. Dre headphones are covered in silver fox fur and of course, PETA has something to say about it. They sent a letter directly to Dre asking him to keep fur and exotic animal skins out of the product. Dre & Oscar haven’t made any comments about it yet- but lets just say I hope they stay just the way they are.

 

#1.

artist Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the late graffiti artist Stephen Sprouse in 2001 was probably the most exciting thing to happen to the monogrammed bag since the invention of the alphabet!  Their newest collab with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who’s known for her red-and-white polka-dot art, might be just as brilliant. What fashionista doesnt have a soft spot for a little Lewy? Her spots will appear on LV products ranging from bags to clothing to jewelry this summer (though don’t plan on finding them on the Fashion Week runways in February)

trendy tips: Remember…Hair is Your BEST Accessory

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one of the hottest winter trends- "blue black"

 

grown out blonde- the "ombre" came into fashion over the last year or so. colorists have now perfected the art of the impeccable "fade"...who knew roots could look so good?

 

dark & daring- you have to have some serious kahunas to pull this one off. the trend is a dark base with bold vibrant shades of color such as purple, blue, red, and green.

 

dark chocolate brown- these hues make your skin look younger and more feminine

 

metallic blonde- it doesn’t look good on everyone...but, if you’re already a blonde, go a little lighter this season

 

red hot- the IT color this season and the great thing about it is that it works for almost all skin types

 

Ladies- remember your hair is your BEST accessory. Coloring your hair is the ultimate creative way to express your personal style and fashion sense. Serious trend influencers change their hair as they change their seasonal wardrobe. Don’t  be afraid! Take some risks! We suggest that you start with something small, such as some highlights or lowlights (even an overall color booster) to ease you into the process. After you feel comfortable with the change try something new next time. And don’t worry- I know you do not want to poison your hair and make it dry or fried…there are some amazing organic and natural color products in the market now. So next time you go for that boring trim- take a chance on some color!

musical monday: the most stylish men in music…from old-school 2 new-school

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Johnny Cash- The original man in black, and the only one.

 

Andre 3000 -"Anybody can wear crazy clothes and anybody can wear classic clothes. Balancing the two can be an art."

 

Marvin Gaye- There is so much style on the cover of What's Going On that it hurts.

 

Mick Jagger- Sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and polka-dot scarves. "Do you have the moves like jagger?"

 

Elvis Presley- The King was comfortable in stripes-over-stripes. Automatic pass.

 

Jay Z- The king of what? The king of styyyle."

 

Frank Sinatra- The Chairman of the Board: always proper, always drink in hand.

 

Beastie Boys- Take a walk down to your local sneakerhead store and take a look around at the Beastie Boys.

 

The Smiths - Looking good even without Morrissey!

 

Wow! They are the definition of “style” in the music industry. These trend setters have influenced pop culture over the years and continue to make their mark in fashion. Don’t drool too much!

 

trendy tips tuesday: Get Inspiried & in the Holiday Spirit- Christmas Windows are Here!

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Entrance of Barney's NYC-Leave it to Lady Gaga to turn Christmas into a holiday for her Little Monsters.

 

Macy's Herald Square was all about charities this year- their theme was "make a wish"

 

it's all about the "snow & bubbles" this year for the famous Saks Fifth Avenue window

 

Bloomingdales' windows showcase designs that were used on previous years holiday shopping bags.

 

"What is Christmas made of?" Lord & Taylor teamed up with children in nearby schools and rescue shelters to and featured their drawings as inspiration for this years holiday windows.

"fantasy world" pretty much sums up Bergdorf's windows this year. It can be described as "Narnia" meets "Under the Sea".

 

I hope we inspired you to check out this amazing holiday windows! It only happens once a year- so bundle up, grab some hot cocoa, and get on it! Here is a walking map of the windows, have fun! xo

 

walking tour

 

 

 

 

musical mondays: AMA Awards Fashion Recap…Love it or Hate it?!

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The question of the night that's got everyone buzzing- did j.Lo copy britney spears' nude bodysuit look? My answer= NO! This fashion diva looks fab & is working it (even after two kids)

 

Taylor stole the show! (with awards & her fashion) This 21-year-old country superstar won artist of the year, the ceremony's highest accolade. You go girl!

 

HATE IT! I know your trying to make a rocker girl statement- but the shoes + terrible hair was not flattering to say the least. (baby your the firework tonight...literally)

 

All grown up! Power couple of the year looked "old hollywood glam" last night and we LOVE IT.

 

The "black barbie" looks like a green balloon! I love you nicki and at least you take risks...but your stylist should be fired.

 

WOW! This 90's feminist hippie cleans up beautifuly. Simple, elegant, and figure flattering...we LOVT IT!

 

this genie does NOT fit in the bottle anymore! Cristina we love you & know that you are a mom now- we are ALL for curvy figures but girl WEAR SOMETHING THAT FITS! One wrong move & you'll be pulling a janet jackson.

 

 

wish list wednesday: I Wish for a Manicure that Actually Lasts!

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black shellac long lasting manicure

 

shellac polishes come in a variety of stylish colors

 

beyonce rockin the metallic minx (shoulda put a ring on it)

 

celebs are loving the minx- Katy Perry

 

Ri-ri reppin a minx manicure

 

3 step process for Sally Hansen nail stickers

 

funky patterns & bright colors - Sally Hansen stickers

 

Listen up ladies, we have the inside scoop for manicures that last more then a week. We all know that in the fashion industry nails are part of your complete outfit- they are also the first thing a potential client can notice while shaking hands. Who has the time to sit in a nail salon weekly? As women, we are constantly on the go and manicures tend to chip easily. Try out these three solutions to a long lasting manicure and see which one works best for you:

Shellac- Shellac is billed as the ultimate long-lasting manicure, and as I can’t keep my nails neat for more than three days, I was unable to say no to the chance of perfect nail polish for up to two weeks. Shellac combines the resilient finish of a gel nail overlay with the ease of paint-on color. The application process is simple. A clear base coat is applied, which is then ‘cured’ for 20 seconds in an ultraviolet lightbox. Two coats of colored polish follow, each of which needs a minute’s curing, then a high-gloss top-coat, a final 20-second blast of light and, voila, it’s all done. The average shellac manicure runs about $40.

Minx- Minx nails are the latest rage in Hollywood, and the trend is quickly picking up everywhere else. Celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Rhianna are big fans, and the manicures were seen on the Paris Fashion Week runways, and in Vogue, Allure, Elle and In Style. Minx nails are a heated, flexible film that fit on top your nails, like a sticker. Your Minx manicurist will trim them up and seal them onto your nail. They are waterproof, chip-proof and chemical free. (AH-mazing!) The price of Minx nails range from $30-$55…but well worth it.

Sally Hanson Nail Stickers- If you are running low on cash & time try out Sally Hanson’s do it yourself nail stickers. These aren’t like the nail stickers of childhood, i.e. stick-ons of flowers or stars. Sally Hansen strips are made with real nail polish, and are supposed to look like they were painted onto your nails. The nail strips come in 24 different styles ranging from bright solids like orange and yellow to a multitude of patterns including animal prints, glitters, camo, and denim. Three easy steps and you are on your way to fabulous fingers! The best part about Sally Hanson’s are the price $9.99 a pack.

 

trendy tips tuesday: Ready-Set-GO…Sample Sale Week!

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November 15-16, 2011, 10am - 5:30pm- 381 Fifth Ave (35th/36th Sts), Suite 2a

 

Christian Louboutin November 15-18- 306 W 38th St, New York

 

Giorgio Armani Nov 12-16 - Soiffer Haskin 317 West 33rd Street

 

Anna Sui Nov 14-18, 2011 - 250 W 39th St., 6th floor

 

Eugenia Kim Nov 12-16, 2011- 347 W. 36th St., Suite 501

 

If you’re in NYC, prep your pocketbooks for a few hot sample sales this week! From Armani to Ana Sui to Christian Louboutin , brands are slashing prices. Mark your calendars! This week’s sales are so good, we’re getting giddy just thinking about them! NYC sample sale season has officially begun! Finally affordable high-end designer pieces we have been craving & lusting all year. Ready-set-GO…get your shop on!

 

musical monday: Teen Hearttrob Transforming in Fashion (Justin Bieber)

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3 years & drastic transformations in fashion

 

MTV Video Music Awards, Sept. 13 2009

 

nerdy chic- Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE on Feb. 13, 2010

 

all grown up- Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2011

flashy central- Aug. 14, 2011 VH1 Do Something Awards

 

with the queen of fashion during D&G celebration- Fashion's Night Out on Sept. 8

 

Breaking hearts all over the world, teenage music sensation Justin Bieber has some serious style. Over the past  three years he has completely transformed his look from geek to chic. (he also probably has the best styling team to help out) Justin is not afraid to take risks in his wardrobe, and is now even considered a fashion icon. Baby, baby, baby, OH …we want to see more from the “biebs”!

 

musical monday: Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ Makes Hot 100 History

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making of the video "we found love"

 

clips from rihanna's "we found love" video

 

Even though Rihanna pushed some boundaries with her video “We Found Love”, she also pushed her way into the history books! (& passed a pair of all time-greats) Her new album “Love” just completed it’s climb to the top of the Billboard 100, giving Rihanna her 11th #1 hit…ahead of Stevie Wonder & Janet Jackson! With her latest chart-topper, she’s now tied with Whitney Houston and the iconic Madonna. How do you feel about her accomplishments & new video?

celeb sighting: Reality Star Goes “roxanne” for Sienna Ray (Kim Kardashian)

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reality queen kim k

 

roxanne satchel

 

Queen bee of the Kardashian clan spotted sporting a jet black satchel. This reality star has actually become a household name (known for drama, paparazzi, and now the fastest divorce from Chris H. ever!!)- but always looks chic in the process. Sienna Ray’s “roxanne” east west satchel in jet black could really help ease the stress- it’s dual compartments & straps allow you to store and go effortlessly. Destined to become your go-to reliable bag, roxanne will quickly be referred to as your new best friend.

musical mondays: Music’s Biggest Bash of the Year: z100′s Jingle Ball!

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biggest names in the business!

 

nyc's "magical" madison sqaure garden

 

Celebrating it’s 11th year, Jingle Ball (Clear Channel Radio) will light up New York City on December 9th at Madison Square Garden.  What is “Jingle Ball” you ask? (unless you live under a rock)- it is ONLY the biggest concert of the year where every major artist in music teams up to put on an amazing series of shows….not to mention the star studded celebs that usually introduce each act. This past Friday (Oct 21) Miss Demi Lovato joined the z100 team at Areopostale’s Time Square store to make the official announcement of the mind-blowing lineup for 2011: Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Kelly Clarkson, Demi Lovato, David Guetta, LMFAO, Foster the People, Gym Class Heroes and Hot Chelle Rae. Special guest hosts will include: Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Lamar Odom and Karmin, with more to be announced.

How can this concert get any better? Every year Z100′s Jingle Ball gives back to the community to celebrate the holiday season.  This year’s official charity partner for Z100′s Jingle Ball is STOMP Out Bullying,  a national anti-bullying/cyberbullying program for kids and teens. Fabulous & philanthropic! Tickets for this holiday bash will go on sale exclusively to ZVIP members via Ticketmaster starting Nov 1 at 4pm ET….tickets can get pretty pricey. If  you can’t score them this year- no worries! Jingle Ball 2011 will kick off with the action-packed Z100 & Coca Cola’s All Access Lounge.  The FREE event will include performances by Z100 artists and meet & greets with fan favorites.  The FREE (did i mention free?) indoor festival will feature music as well as interactive displays from some of today’s hottest brands and products.  The event will take place from 12 – 6 p.m. ET at Hammerstein Ballroom. See you there!

musical monday: Beyonce channels “Audrey Hepburn”-rockin the baby bump

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beyonce baby pump

preggers & still sexy

 

countdown video

"audrey hepburn" inspired beyonce

 

old hollywood glam

audrey hepburn in funny face

 

Baby bump Beyonce gets her ‘Audrey Hepburn” on for her new 60′s inspired “Countdown” video.  This glamorous diva can pull off any look, pregnant and all! Her main character in the video is inspired by ‘Audrey Hepburn’ in Funny Face, mimicking the look in all black, long sleeves, and white socks with flats. In the video Beyonce is seen wearing a full closet’s worth of fun 60′s gear in dozens of variations of herself while keeping a glowing smile.  The concept might be simple, but Beyonce’s intricate dance numbers and split screen effect brings a lot of energy and sass. Who else can be preggers and still dance like that? She has proved no matter what the circumstance may be- she will continue making outstanding music. Can you say fierce?!

talent tuesday: fashion’s night out 2011

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Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) was originally conceived by Anna Wintour in 2008. For me, FNO is like a city wide fashion show that is open to the public. Designers and important people in the fashion industry make appearances at retail stores that are showing their latest fashion. FNO is definitely a love child of fashion and fun.

To list a couple of my favorite in store events on 10/8…

Phillip Lim boutique will be transformed into a ‘Girls on Bikes stop’ in the vein of a truck stop but for chic girls around town who ride bikes! 6pm – 11pm

Oscar de la renta will have a special FNO collection available online

Alexander McQueen Collect one of a limited number of FNO2011 keys containing a special code for the chance to win an Alexander McQueen Folk Tote. Enter your code online to see if you’ve unlocked the gift.

FNO 2010

FNO 2011

modern monday: modern love

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Olivia Palermo and German model Johannes Huebl are as happy as ever in their relationship. Click here to see the couple in an interview for Elle Magazine.

look great together

both always stylish

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talent tuesday: Anya, Project runway season 9

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Nine years ago when the first season of Project Runway launched, I used to watch it and think garments made in the show were over the top and too couture (my lack of appreciation for design). I tuned in to project runway recently and was surprised at how in love I am with some of the designers’ work!

Anya Ayoung-Chee designed garments pictured below out of bed sheets and PJs. The judges were critical of her sewing skills since she stated she had learned how to sew not to long before Project Runway started. After her model walked the runway, the judges were blown away. They loved the garments! Her work was amazing

first time making pants!

sexy back

my personal favorite- boxers and bed sheets by Bert Keeter

project runway 

talent tuesday: derek lam

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Meeting a fashion designer, your role model, or w celebrity in person is always exciting. This Saturday I was blesses with the presence of Derek Lam, guest speaker of Fashion Camous NYC’s first annual networking event. Derek was incredible and the talk was super inspiring. Here’s some snippets from the interview:

Q: What drew you to fashion and what sustains you to it?
A: I’ve always been creative. Collaborating with people is my forte, hence, creating a brand made sense.I love thatyou get immediate feedback from consumers.

Q: What’s a typical week like for you?
A: Meetings on top of meetings. This week I’ve had to put all the ducks together and get work started. I oversee all aspects of the business: retail, overhead, shoe, production, etc. I think every opportunity can be a creative opportunity.

Q: What are the highs and lows?
A: They’re indefinite. A review a review. The problem is sometimes you loose value in the things you make by the time constraint.

Q: best part of the fashion industry?
A: you get to tap into culture and reflect that through design right away. The initial inspiration is still there when your product comes out.

Lastly, I’d like to quote a short short but sweet words of Derek,
“if you’re studying medicine, maybe you should stop if you’re interested in fashion.”

pondering a question during Q & A

Mr. Derek Lam!

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well-dressed wednesday: jane aldridge, sea of shoes blog

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heart throbs for the suspenders

4th of july recap

loving the pup!

chunky heels are easy on the feet and eyes

Who: Jane Aldrige

What: Sea of Shoes, a very influential blog as it has followers from all ages, styles, and personalities.

When: launched in 2007 as a hobby

Why: She can carry out any look or trend. As exhibited, Jane can go from preppy americana to romantic. She has done some collaborated design work with Urban Outfitters Footwear and with Gryphon. I definitely am looking forward to seeing what becomes of the blog in the next few years!

talent tuesday: max azria, resort 2012

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Resort 2012, unlike the fall where everything was about skin tight skinny jeans and jeggings, is all about volume and fluidity. I’m happy to say, now that clothes don’t hug every curve of my body, I feel a little better about treating myself to a nice ice cream sundae every so often.

Here are some of my favorite  pieces from the Resort 2012 collection. Photo credit:Style.com

dress with movement

 

striking clothes, striking pose

fluid in blue

 

celebrate memorial day weekend with the ideal Hampton’s Beach Tote by Sonia O’Mara!

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Yesterday I had the great pleasure of endless conversation over a coffee date with Sonia O’Mara. I was truly inspired by her genuine & real character – extremely welcoming and a much needed treat within my weeks of running around nyc.

Bonus, with a tour through her Union Square studio I was impressed with not only viewing her lovely array of toile printed handbags but also the heart behind her new accessories collection: the painted works of art. I’m learning lately how we all truly love the story behind the scenes. Very fitting to this, I was grateful to listen to the reminiscing of the making of many pieces, including her special “tricks” to keeping the cutest young twin boys sitting patiently & still long enough to perfect a commision for thier parents…!

Timing with the ever-so-welcoming memorial day long weekend upon us, I want to share Sonia’s showstopper Market Bag with you. The perfect companion for hitting the sunshining beaches in style!

Sonia & daughters in Bridgehampton

oversized tote with Sonia's original Hampton's sketches

beach days of summer here I come!

Further info on Sonia O’Mara here.

a bench in time

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If you love life’s random coincidences as much as I do, get a kick out of this one:

Met with the lovely Robyn & Mauricio of Shine PR yesterday afternoon and as Mauricio is flipping through our autumn2011 catalogue his gaze is caught by one of the photo’s… then he flips through his iPhone and shows me the identical bench – but the photo is taken in a Mexico City park across the street from his home in 1982.  How cute!!!

mauricio & sister circa 1982 Mexico City:

Mauricio & sister circa 1982 Mexico City

mak, jovette & medusa circa 2011 Vancouver Canada:

Mak, Jovette & Medusa circa 2011 Vancouver Canada

fine find: business mag stereotypes the bag lady

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Handbags, handbags, handbags… people are often forwarding me emails, handing me magazine cut-outs, & graciously gifting me everything from coffee-table books to 365 day box calendars – all filled with pictures & information on the ever amazing niche of handbags.

And most recently my attentive accountant set the tone of our meeting with a very pleasant surprise: two pages of an intimately informative article on the subject at hand, and from Bloomberg Business of all publications! The story is so well written – and uniquely illustrated – that I just cannot resisit sharing with you, enjoy:

What Your Purse is Saying About You

By Meredith Stebbins

To assess a lady’s character, look no further than the handbag she carries to work. “It is an absolute indicator of who they are and what their style is,” says Rachel Zoe, celebrity stylist and entrepreneur. Since a purse’s size and shape isn’t limiting like a pair of skinny jeans, a bag is an easy way for a woman to express herself —especially in the workplace. “For the majority of women, the handbag is the most important part of the outfit because it doesn’t have to do with your body type,” says Kate Schelter, a New York-based stylist and brand consultant. Perhaps that’s why the global luxury handbag and accessories market is about $24 billion, according to Coach CEO Lew Frankfort.

Whether it’s an oversize carryall or structured satchel, a bag’s details—right down to the buckle—reveal clues about its owner. Not to mention that “how you wear the bag is just as important as the bag itself,” adds Schelter. Slinging it across your body sends a different signal than nestling it on the crux of your arm. Having your assistant tote it for you says something, too.

In order to decode the language of work-bag-speak, Bloomberg Businessweek called on a panel of fashion experts, including Zoe; Schelter; International Best-Dressed List Hall of Fame honoree Amy Fine Collins; and handbag designer Rebecca Minkoff. Next time you’re in the elevator, think twice about rifling around that mammoth hobo for your ID badge: You’re giving off a disorganized vibe.

the eternal prepster

the upwardly mobile do-gooder

the lady who luxes

the multitasker

the brooklyner

the power mom

the pantsuit executive

the party girl

the early adopter

the hoarder

(see full story here)

Gastown Shophop Nov. 4th 2010

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I live by the motto that it’s never to early to start getting in the Christmas shopping spirit. Whether shopping for gifts or the perfect party dress, come Nov. 1 I’ve got shopping on the brain (even more than usual!).

The first shopping event to kick-off the festive season is the Gastown Shophop this upcoming Thursday. Nov. 4th from 5-9 pm. It’s a great opportunity to explore the ever growing number of boutiques in the neighborhood and take advantage of special 1-night-only discounts. Sips and sweets provided by most shops are reason enough to come down and check it out! Participating boutiques will have big red bows attached to their storefronts so you won’t be able to miss ‘em!

Enjoy the generous deals and complimentary cheer – see you there!

-S x

PS – If your looking for SR bags be sure to stop by One of a Few and Holly

PPS – If your looking for ME be sure to stop in at Ishara!

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Extra calories for your Christmas Cards this year

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I don’t know about you, but I always find it tricky for my overseas gift giving… Do you purchase online to save those crazy shipping charges or suck them up so you can personalize your gift like you know you really want to!?

My solution this year: buy the fancy toys online for the nieces and nephews (you know that’s all they want!) and slip a little something extra in the card to the moms/dads/aunts/uncles…

Ask and you shall receive: look what I found at my local choc-a-holic cafe, these conviently envelope-sized chocolate bars!

Not only are their cocoa creations to die for, the covers are every so clever and great for those of us who easily give into selecting products for their packaging!

mink chocolate bars

local fashion guru features our PR stylist

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How brilliant to spot our very own Niki Blasina in the spotlight as Style Spy’s “Girl of the Week”:

Niki Blasina, Style Spy Girl of the Week

Niki Blasina, Style Spy Girl of the Week

Not at all too surprising as Niki has that effortlessly chic way of looking completely put together at all times. What we love the most, which she states with ease and pride, is how her day -to-day look is ever changing and not held to one any one trend:

“(My personal style is) All over the place. Sometimes very feminine, sometimes very menswear inspired. Sometimes very trendy or vintage-y or boho or rock & roll! Seriously all over the place, I like to try everything.”

CLICK HERE to read the full interview, and be sure to check out the rest of the site.  Sienna Ray love’s The Style Spy!

stuck in a tongue-tied fashion faux pas?…

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With the luxury labels spilling out of every fashion mag and sitting as arm candy on the woman next to you in the elevator on the way up to the office, the über exquisite nature of these brands can sometimes get the best of us in the most unflattering situations!

Put aside the fact that you may not have a sultry eastern european accent or a suave french vocabulary, get yourself in front of a mirror, a couple of girlfirends, maybe a nice glass of wine and get practicing!

Don’t get caught out next time you see that gorgeous new must have bag and, without a second thought, your lips release the most butchered version of  ”is a that Moo Moo or “LouiS VittAN“….


About.com for a easy to navigate audio list

Or direct on YouTube

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Poppy by Coach

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A new line of shoes, bags, accessories and more with vibrant patterns and lower price points.  It’s hard to tell whether this new line is a supplement to the luxury brand for a younger demographic, or whether it’s rebranding in general to make their products more accessible for all.  In my opinion it seems Coach has slipped off the luxury brand radar; there’s a Coach store in almost every shopping mall now! Nevertheless, all business aside, here’s a quick look at the new line:

Poppy by Coach

Poppy by Coach

Style Setters Spill Their Secrets

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www.whowhatwear.com

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I was so excited to learn this morning that the girls behind one of my go-to sources for fashion inspiration, www.whowhatwear.com are penning a style book. Founders of the reverential online style guide, Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr, have included tricks for translating trends into real-life looks that will work for the modern woman. Forgoing ‘rules’ in favor of creative styling suggestions… many of which the two have gleaned from years of experience in the fast-paced fashion industry, the book is sure to be a hit with the style-savvy. Readers will also get insider tips from style icons such as Rachel Bilson, Nicole Richie, and Rachel Zoe. The book hits stores this September 1.

What do Alexander Wang, Karl Lagerfeld and Sienna Ray have in common?

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Besides their obvious cool factor… it’s their affinity for non-handbag handbags, where practicality meets the unexpected.  This unconventional style is perfect for carrying all of your necessities and allows you to go hands free!

Sienna Ray is known for the best selling Sunday belt purse and the Suzi wrist wallet.  Chanel also had the infamous ankle wallet, perhaps inspired by young Hollywood starlets and their problems with the law?

Most recently, Alexander Wang has released his new line of handbags.  And what does it include? A fanny pack of course! The designer du jour jumped on the belt bag trend with the “Max Fanny Pack”.  The pebbled leather bag features two large and 6 small zip pockets, bronze hardware, stud details and an adjustable buckle closure on the strap.  Check it out below:

Alexander Wang "Max Fanny Pack"

Alexander Wang "Max Fanny Pack"

Sienna Ray "Sunday" Belt Purse

Sienna Ray "Sunday" Belt Purse


Niki