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trendy tips (shoe porn): no heels…no problem

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                Sometimes a girl just has to kick off those pumps and get real, get comfy, get into some flats! I know what your thinking- flats are not sexy at all…FALSE. If you know the right look that can compliment your outfit, we promise you will still feel [...]

trendy tips: traveling in style…[airport swag]

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              Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years do I smell a vaca coming on? bring it baby! Whether you are headed to Miami or Aspen, travel in style! The main focus is to be comfortable for your flight while still looking like you stepped off a runway. There are a few [...]

feeling festive for the holidays…FROST YOURSELF!

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                    This year shine brighter then the star on the top of your  Christmas tree (or lights on your Menorah) by frosting yourself with fabulousness! We all know that diamonds are a girls best friend ;) but so are emeralds, rubys, and sapphires. Treat yourself to [...]

trendy tips: ‘Tis the Season of Tights

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          Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to hide your legs! The festive season is the perfect opportunity to show off your stems in high style with holiday tights. Who has the money to drop $500 per dress for Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Years + all those parties? [...]

HOT-liday Spirit Shoes

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                    Need something to get you back into the holiday spirit? Start with the shoes! Christmas is just 5 days away, and with the upcoming holiday dinners and events it can be a little overwhelming to choose what to wear.  But if you start from the [...]

sienna ray admires :: diane williams

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My name is Diane Williams. I am a grandmum, and an executive with NuSkin Enterprises. We help people feel healthier and look younger, and empower them to build financial security. This makes me very happy. I recently went on a wonderful Mediterranean cruise, and I took my Sienna Ray bag with me. It was the perfect companion – [...]

trend report: Psychedelic Furs that are FAB

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          PETA we are sorry- but fur is just too fabulous! It seems that nearly every designer in the industry is making the rainbow connection & giving their plush pelts-fox, rabbit and mink vibrant dye jobs. (and I’m not complaining!) In times of an economic downturn, the fashion world looks to [...]

trendy tips: Haute Holiday Nails

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                Here at Sienna Ray, we are ALL ABOUT the details. Haute holiday nails are the perfect accessory to your glammed out outfit. Instead of going for the “safe” red choice that you get every year- add some pizzaz! Christmas gives you that free pass to bring out [...]

fab finds: 3 holiday Party Looks on a Budget

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So many parties to attend, so little time…what’s a girl to do? We’ve got three words for you: gold, silver, and black. Whether it’s an office party, a Christmas party with your friends or a night out, here are some affordable looks that will wow the crowd at any party! They each represent a festive [...]

trendy tips: Remember…Hair is Your BEST Accessory

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            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 [...]

Sienna’s Stories : Glitter & Wings- Sexiest Night of the Year

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300 lbs of glitter & over $1 million worth of Swarovski crystal, what a beautiful night! I, like many other women (and some men) across America, sat down to watch the Victoria’s Secret 2011 Fashion Show. Loyally by my side sat a plate of cookies & a glass (or two) of wine. As can be [...]

wishlist wednesday: I wish to look fab…even in the rain!

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          Who says you can’t look fabulous in the rain? As fashionistas, we make a vow to look great RAIN or SHINE. Sometimes I secretly look forward to the rain because that means its time to bust out the trendy rain gear! What did you say? You don’t have any fab [...]

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

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          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          

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

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thirsty thursday: Cranberry Cocktails for the Holidays

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        The time of year for cranberries is here! Thanksgiving is around the corner, and plan on celebrating without a cocktail, don’t you? (Or maybe instead of celebrating, you’ll just be coping with relatives. Either way, a cocktail is in order.) Here are some fabulous cranberry cocktails for your holiday: 1. Grateful [...]

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

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              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 [...]

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

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          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 [...]

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

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          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 [...]

here is some editorial inspiration for you ♥

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Here is some fashion inspiration for you! This amazing editorial story “character studies” by Andy Eaton for the Contributing Editors  is an expression of molding personalities and self discovery. Playing with different textures, patterns, and structures, this piece is eye catching and fresh. Hope you enjoy!

celeb sightings: Another “milfie” momma for Sienna Ray (Amy Adams)

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    Funny girl Amy Adams was spotted hitting the streets on a shopping spree sporting her leather shoulder strap. Sienna Ray’s “milfie” is known as the unofficial mum bag. The milfie was controversially named for all the hot mamas. Featuring two sizeable compartments with inner zip pockets, as well as an easy to reach [...]

trendy tips tuesday: Treat Yourself to the Holiday Festivities @ Bryant Park

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      Skip that Starbucks run on your lunch break and head to Bryant Park! It is officially that time of the year, holiday shops are up and filled with trendy holiday trinkets and yummy festive foods. Now I know what your thinking- even though Bryant Park is no larger home to New York’s [...]

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

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    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 & [...]

Get Out Your Nike Gear- The NYC ING Marathon is Here!

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      Throw on your stretchies and Nike gear- it’s all going down this Sunday, November 6 starting at 8:30am. The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s largest great road races, attracting more than 100,000 applicants annually. The marathon course goes through some culturally diverse neighborhoods, crosses five bridges, and [...]

fab finds friday: Hidden Treasures @ “The Market” NYC

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    These days everyone is searching for a good bargain, “the market” NYC is the perfect weekend stop to shop. Located on a block that is pretty quiet during the week, St. Patrick’s Youth Center’s gymnasium at 268 Mulberry Street is transformed into a wonderland of independent fashion every Saturday and Sunday. This trendy [...]

celeb sightings: Sexy & the City goes bananas for “babette” (Sarah Jessica Parker)

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    From Sex & the City to full time mommy, Sarah Jessica Parker is always a full time trend setter. Sienna Ray’s “babette” mini cross body is compact but clever, whether you opt to grab the slim top handle or rock the adjustable chain strap, this bag is ready to go anywhere at anytime. [...]

wish list wednesday: Loving These Louboutin Flats!

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  I think that almost every fashionable women in the world has a new pair of “loubs” on their wish list. Christian Louboutin’s are usually known for their sky high stilettos with  signature red bottoms- but these babies have stole my heart (and I’m sure yours too)! These fabulous “fred clous” flats are a bit [...]

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

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    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 [...]

trendy tips tuesday: Fall’s Most Flattering Makeup

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    Who says bright shades are only for nights out? You can wear them anywhere- as long as you follow the 20% rule. (swipe makeup on your upper lids and lips, 20% of your face) This season iridescent lavender liner is killer on the eyes! To get the perfect look do two swipes against [...]

creative pumkins…can you carve?

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          It’s official- only 3 days till Halloween! Time to finish up those homemade costumes, and if you haven’t got it ready yet there are still 3 days to cram. What is one of your favorite Halloween traditions? We suggest pumpkin carving! It’s a perfect activity to showcase your creative talents [...]

fab finds friday: Blood Manor NYC- Halloween Haunted House Delivers Thrills & Chills

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        Think haunted houses are for kids? Then you haven’t experienced NYC’s Blood Manor haunted house- 5,000 square feet of terror. This bloodcurdling labyrinth takes you through twenty themed rooms of horror including: the graveyard of the doomed, killer clowns, disgraceland, the cabaret of death, and zombie apocalypse. Combining the high value [...]

Don’t you get a warm & fuzzy feeling inside when you see these cuties in costume?

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            Don’t you get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside when you see these cuties in costume?  Baby Halloween costumes get me every time, and of course make me think of all the little cuties in my family.  What was the funniest thing your parents dressed you up as?

wishlist wednesday: BOO! Sienna Ray Found You- Haute Halloween Costumes

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Who says you can’t be a star? Halloween is the perfect day where you can be ANYONE you want- including a celebrity. We know how creative you can be! Remember when you used to make your own Halloween costumes growing up? Remember when trick-or-treating was the highlight of your season, it still can be- with [...]

celebrating a Sienna Ray milestone today…!

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‘Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.’   Okay… so this is not a life-changing moment however each and every little success is well worth a celebration over here @ Sienna Ray! For all our wonderfully fashion savvy friends across the pond in Europe, [...]

celeb sightings: top model Tyra for “mak” multi messenger (Tyra Banks)

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    Do you wanna be on top? America’s Next Top Model host, Miss Tyra Banks, is looking fierce while dogging paparazzi- clutch in hand. Sienna Ray’s “mak” multi messenger in gazelle is the bag with multiple personalities (perfect suit for Tyra). Made popular by its versatility, this convertible messenger can be worn as a [...]

celeb sightings: keeping up with “jovette” fold over tote (Khloe Kardashian)

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    Who can ever keep up with the crazy Kardashian’s…apparently Sienna Rays “jovette” fold-over tote in cocoa can! Khloe Kardashian looks stunning in light colored leather. This ve-vamped 9-5er bag is spacious yet compact, and has enough room for all of your daily necessities. It is easily transformed into an appropriate night bag by [...]

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

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    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 [...]

celeb sightings: Bring on the “babette” for Sienna Ray (Scarlett Johansson)

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    The sexy movie starlet, Miss Scarlett Johansson always looks chic- even when she is out and about on the town. Sienna Ray’s babette mini cross-body in jet black can keep her style on track. Known as the adventurous bag, “babette” is compact but clever. Whether you opt to grab the slim top handle [...]

fab finds friday: Classic Trench Coat = A Closet Trophy!

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    All fashionable females tend to clean out their closets every season to make room for the new wonderful wardrobe.  No need to toss this trendy treat, a classic trench coat is every woman’s closet trophy piece.  This modern military-inspired update to the classic trench is a MUST! Faux-leather trim, belted cuffs and epaulettes [...]

thirsty thursday: Leave the Coffee Behind- Tea is the New Trend!

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      As you know New York City has always been a coffee town, it’s suddenly facing serious competition from a more delicate ladylike drink. Beautiful blondes aren’t the only tea fans- jet setters, pop stars and Wall Street gurus are buzzing over the leafy brew too! Facebook and Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker boasts [...]

celeb sightings: Dasing Diva “medusa” Doctor Bag for Sienna Ray (Fergie)

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    The multi-function “medusa” fits perfectly with the multi-talented recording artist Fergie! Our gracefully spacious carryall is a must have for the about and about woman who carries their lives discreetly in style. Inner and outer zip pockets keep you organized while the magnetic frame opening provides ultimate accessibility and gives the bag structure. [...]

Sienna’s Stories : “Steven P. Jobs, a visionary.”

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Our lives are forever changed & enriched by the products continually produced by Apple.  Of course Apple products may not belong on the same pedestal of water, oxygen and other nutrients necessary for life…  Nonetheless, in my mind they fall to a very close second or third. (Not to mention the fact that I received [...]

feminine friday: best fashion magazine covers in 2011

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Considering the styling, make up, hair, wardrobe, and accessories, these 5 magazines had the best covers in 2011. Props to the amazing photographers, stylists, models, and cast and crew of these fashion shoots!

modern monday: pandora’s new look

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Music can be a great inspiration for a piece of writing, a piece of garment, or a culinary masterpiece. Pandora recently unveiled a new fresh and clean, and much more user-friendly look. The Kina Grannis station is a great station to start if you’re new to Pandora. You can add variety to your station by [...]

feminine friday: hair color for fall 2011

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There’s no doubt the fall weather is upon us. I’m sure your closets are stocked with luscious cashmere sweaters, beautiful scarves, and cozy mittens. The question is, is your hair (color) ready? Bleach blonde, fiery red ginger red, and chocolate brown were THE shades for the summer, but not so much for the fall. Take [...]

well dressed wednesday: poolside charm

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I love dressing up for poolside parties. So many layers can be put on and taken off to create different looks!

travelled thursday: london’s retro sweets shops

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This labor day weekend I found myself sitting alone in my new apartment with no cable or internet service. After hours of unpacking and cleaning, I decided to re-watch the first of the Harry Potter (HP) series, Harry Potter and the Sourcerous Stone. The scene where HP bought all the candy from the candy truck [...]

well dressed wednesday: featuring Kayture

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This outfit was inspired by pebbles. They’re clean, white, and is strong and solid. The top Kayture is wearing is a white structured top. Her shorts are black which create a crisp contrast between the top and the bottom. I like the scalloped details because it gives the look a soft, yet clean edge. The [...]

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 [...]

feminine friday: jewelry watches

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Who would want to use their smart phones to tell time if they’ve got a fancy, fabulous, statement piece of jewelry watch on their arm? Don’t worry, if you can’t afford Chanel, Swatch has some pretty good selections that won’t break your bank. Chanel

talent tuesday: food photography

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It used to be that when you get food that’s beautifully plated at a restaurant, that you’d just admire it, pick up a fork, and start eating. I am sure Facebook and Twitter users will agree with me that there is way too many bad/ mediocre pictures of food on the internet. I would have [...]

feminine friday: hurricane ready umbrellas

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Greetings, Okay, raise your hands if hurricane irene or the earthquake that happened in virginia made life a little harder for you. For all you Atlantic City go-ers, I’m sorry to say (if you haven’t heard) that the place will be closed- only their third time in the past 33 years…. And know I wasn’t [...]

travelled thursday: devoto house, argentina

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What’s your dream house like? Is it modern, sophisticated, warm and homey, or … is it more about living with people that you about and cannot live without?

well dressed wednesday: sunset beauty

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Regardless of which season it is, a sunset is always going to be beautiful. A sunset is romantic and warm. A neutral colored handbag adds warmth and class to any romantic look.

talent tuesday: vegan cuts, vegan flash sale website

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I had been out to dinner with my best friend and her parents at a nice French restaurant. Little did I know dinner would last four hours. Her mom was allergic to wheat, her sister was allergic to shellfish, and my friend is lactose intolerant. Ordering food was made very hard because of that. Living [...]

modern monday: green bottle, recyclable milk cartons

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I usually do my grocery shopping on a Thursday afternoon to avoid the crowd. i was standing around the refrigerated goods section when a friendly Trader Joe’s associate approached me. I had a half gallon soy milk in a carton in one hand; and a whole milk in a plastic gallon container in the other. He [...]

well dressed wednesday: pretty in pink

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Rock your pinks, oranges, and neons before the temperature drops, flowers wilt, and fall arrives. Pair a vibrant colored top with white bottoms. After all, white brings out the tan in every skin color!

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. .

feminine friday: benefit cosmetics

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Good make up can totally change your look and appearance. I for one have an issue with dark circles. They make you look tired and unhealthy. Your appearance is important because your  co-workers or friends’ view of you matters. To awaken your look try putting on concealer where necessary, mascara on the lashes, and blush [...]

well-dressed wednesday: fashion two-way

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Do you wear boots in the summer and sandals in the winter? I’m only joking. Summer pieces look really chic paired with early fall items. Try a straw hat with a dark colored maxi dress, trench-like jacket, and chunky heels. A black handbag is versatile and can work any season, day or night.

talent tuesday: Shay Cunliffe, costume designer of because i said so

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Playing with paper dolls and Poly Pockets is the earliest nostalgic memory of mine pertaining to fashion. Three years ago when trying to foresee what I’d like to do after college, I had thought I would want to be a costume designer. However, I still do admire the work that costume designers produce. Shay Cunliffe is [...]

modern monday: W London

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Lately I’ve been attending a lot of charity and social events. A fashion and finance mixer I attended this Friday at the Hudson Terrace got me fantasizing about me throwing my own mixer at a fabulous venue. I had heard a lot about W London, but unfortunately have not been to London, England myself yet. The pictures [...]

feminine friday: the little bra company

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Did you know that many women wear the wrong bra size? The smallest bra size offered at Victoria’s Secret may not be the right fit for you. The Little Bra Company offer sizes as small as 28A. Haven’t you heard?Good things come in small sizes… And you do not need to invest in sports bras! The [...]

travelled thursday: Pod, asian fusion cuisine

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Pod is an asian fusion cuisine under the STARR group of restaurants. If you’re not in Philadelphia, play with the Cocktail Generator (red tab on the side) on their website. You get a remedy name (pod’s colors): red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. A cocktail’s recipe is generated. It’s pretty cool!

well-dressed wednesday: bags to Fall for

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Though spring is my favorite season of the year, I prefer dressing in sumer/fall clothing. There’s something aesthetically  pleasing about light jackets, maxi skirts, white jeans, and booties. For the fall, I’m loving the capsule bags in varsity colors (maybe because I am a rising senior in college and I am having college withdrawal symptoms [...]

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 [...]

modern monday: extra-ordinary bookstores

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Bookstores are no longer hang out spots for bookworms only. I hide out in bookstores on scorchingly hot days to take in the AC, and of course browse through some magazines and books. Take a look at this Ancient Dominican church that has been transformed into a book store. Barnes and Nobles might want  consider redesigning [...]

travelled thursday: tubo hotel

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I got very excited when Natalie suggested I write about Tubo Hotel in Mexico. That is because their website is partially written in Spanish- my minor finally came in handy aha! To be honest, I read a short blurb in Spanish on the welcome page before quickly clicking onto the “Frequently Asked Questions” tab. What [...]

well-dressed wednesday: recreate Anouska’s look

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Today we’re recreating Anouska Proetta’s look. She’s a photographer and blogger from Dublin. She was voted Ireland’s most influential model. Follow her on twitter here. Sienna Ray Katie pleated boho in maple, T by Alexander wang blouse, Kelly Bergin leather shorts, CO-OP Barneys belt , and Lanvin shoes

talent tuesday: beyonce, best thing I never had

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Throughout the music video, I couldn’t help but notice her beautiful wedding dress! Her hair and make up were simple, but her dress was to die for. My favorite part is at the end where Beyonce walks away. That walk has Beyonce written all over it, and only she would be able to pull it [...]

modern monday: water bottles

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What’s your beverage of choice in the summer? Is it a frappuccino, smoothie, coconut water, or just plain old water? As refreshing as frozen drinks, juice, and iced teas are, most of them contain with added sugar. Deep down we all know that water is the best for your body. Try carrying a bottle of water [...]

feminine friday: posing tips

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Want to look good (in person) and in a picture? Make up and hair aren’t the only things you can do to enhance your looks. Here are a few helpful posing tricks and tips that will make you shine in pictures. Cross your legs, put your bag in front of you or your hands on [...]

travelled thursday: mobile fashion, convoluted construct

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Pop up stores and businesses like Cool Haus has taken retailing to the next level. This weekend while in Soho, I stumbled upon the 83 Anomaly, an installation disguised truck that houses Convoluted Construct, a line of art inspired graphic tees. Now next time you go shopping, would you rather make it an experiential one, or would you [...]

well-dressed wednesday: chiara ferragni of the blonde salad

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Who: Chiara Ferragni. Student, fashion blogger, and shoe designer. When: Started in October, 2009 Why: Wears fabulous, dreamily high end designer labels. She attends exclusive events like the Cannes red carpet, Mulberry party, and frequents fashion week shows. Her blog is definitely fun, exciting, and different. She also features her adorable pug every once in [...]

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 [...]

modern monday: the museum of modern art

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I was fortunate enough to hear Derek Lam, fashion designer, speak on Saturday. He had said being in the fashion industry means you have to keep up to date culture and current happenings. The Newspaper, internet, books, etc. do the trick, but why not visit a museum? The place is filled with culture and is [...]

“What I learnt in 3 months in nyc…. best outdoor bars, sweetest shopping locations & curious adventures”

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  part#3: the RANDOM ADVENTURES throughout new york city   1. Rent bicycles and ride up and down the Hudson river park – catch a great view of hundreds of local joggers, suntan on the grassy piers, sangria at Boat Basin Cafe     2. Hudson River: blanket, picnic feast (Murray’s cheese shop mmmm) bottle of wine and you’re [...]

feminine friday: engagement rings

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I’ve recently been watching the CWTV’s Shedding For the Wedding show. It got me thinking about which kind of an engagement ring I’d want in the (not near) future. It’s normal to ponder these things right? Or have I been influenced by my friends who, on our senior trip, flipped through magazines in search of [...]

travelled thursday: harry potter landmarks, in & around lovely london!

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What will you be doing this weekend? Will you be seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two? In celebration of Harry Potter’s last series that is hitting theaters at midnight today, Sienna Ray is going to highlight a couple of Harry Potter landmarks in London. When visiting, be sure to stop by the [...]

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

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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 [...]

talent tuesday: oliver peoples eyewear

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An investment worth making? A good pair of optics or sunglasses. They are great fashion accessories that help you look sophisticated, mysterious, and smart. Take good care of your specs and they will last you years. Yesterday I had forgotten to bring my glasses to work. My eyes were crying for help by the end [...]

“What I learnt in 3 months in nyc…. best outdoor bars, sweetest shopping locations & curious adventures”

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part#2: shop, shop, SHOPPING!   1. Soho: by far the best selection and ambiance, everything from highstreet brands to designer labels, my fav places are between 7th & broadway / houston & grand   2. Flatiron district: amazing homewear stores and large versions of your typical zara/bcbg type stores 3. Upper east & 5th ave: I group [...]

modern monday: jonathan adler

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You may be surprised at how rearranging a few pieces of furniture in a room makes it look completely different. I love the idea of room make overs. It gives you a chance to move furniture around, clean, and possibly find lost items that have fallen behind your dresser or night stand. Jonathan Adler is [...]

feminine friday: Boo!

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Dogs or puppies in the arms of a man or a woman never ceases to attract attention from passerby’s on the streets. This summer try walking you friends’ or your next door neighbors’ pups and see if you can’t pick up any cute guys or girls at the park! I’m currently obsessed with Boo, a [...]

travelled thursday: singapore airlines, voted best first class

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  If given a choice between a first class ticket or a luxury hotel room suit, I’d definitely go with the first class ticket, especially if it’s with Singapore Airlines. Their first class seating was voted best, placing Emirates second. Check out the perks of flying first class! What you get for your $$: Dom [...]

“What I learnt in 3 months in nyc…. best outdoor bars, sweetest shopping locations & curious adventures”

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WOW if you have the energy this glowing city does not stop… Here’s a few memory making activities that filled my weekends & evenings this spring & into summer:   part#1: OUTDOOR/PATIO/ROOFTOP DRINKS (in no official order, all equally fab!):   1. Biergarten at the standard hotel in the meatpacking district – picnic table style, crowded as [...]

well-dressed wednesday: Elizabeth Clark

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    Who: Elizabeth Clark What: Chic Heroin, fashion blog Where: Toronto, Canada Why: A great mix and match-er who incorporates vintage, high and low price points in an outfit. She wears Ferragamo, Club Monaco, Zara, and of course, vintage pieces. A go to blog on how to top off a summery Zara dress with [...]

talent tuesday: “Hello” Martin Solveig ft. Dragonette

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Lately I’ve been obsessed with the song, Hello, by Martin Solveig. It’s a summery song that you can bounce around to. I’ve been hearing it Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters (I wouldn’t be surprised if they use the same playlist). It’s also been on the radio, but thankfully hasn’t been overplayed yet. Overplaying is overkill of all [...]

feminine friday: molly b bikinis swimwear

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The secret to rocking two piece bikinis? Confidence. If being confident means getting on the treadmill for 30 minutes everyday for a week, do it! Your body will thank you for the work. If tired of the gym, Self Magazine has some great, fun tips on how to burn calories, right at the beach!   [...]

travelled thursday: Mr. and Mrs. Smith

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With the upcoming celebration of 4th of July in the U.S. and Canada day on July 1st, it seems everybody is taking off for vacation. Deciding to go on vacation is easy. The hard part is deciding where to go. Most spend a lot of time researching hotels on the internet to find the best [...]

well-dressed wednesday: Nikki Blasina

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  Who: Nikki Blasina What: A Haute Mess, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog. When: In 2010, A Haute Mess was named one of the Top 15 Fashion Blogs in Canada. Why: Her sense of humor, point of view, and style of writing are very unique. A very personable and likable blogger. I also ADORE her love for [...]

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 [...]

modern monday: picnic basket

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Picnicking is one of the fun and free activities one can do in the summer. All that’s needed is a park, and of course, a picnic basket to hold yummy goodies. Having a fashionable picnic basket is like having a fashionable handbag. Back in the days when I shopped at Gap Kids, I used to [...]

accessory spotlight: handbags!

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When dressing up, give your handbag the spotlight and an opportunity to shine and it will! (not in a bling bling manner of course). While many gals love to accessories with jewelry, hats, hair accessories, and shoes, many of them overlook the power an accessory that a handbag or purse can make. You can have [...]

summer resolution: shop sustainable

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Summer is the season to kick, back, relax, and enjoy the weather. By this time, I am sure some (including myself) have forgotten/ given up on their new years resolution plan. Take advantage of the low key season to get back on track with your goals and plans. Earlier this year I had planned on [...]

our favorite FRESH skin care offers us choice: save vs splurge

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One often faces a lot of questions in life. A question that I often ponder is whether to save or to splurge. Well ponder no more because Fresh has two great facial offers- they’re so good you’ll just have to get them both! Save:  Make the most of your buying power with sample products from [...]

found: NEW designer west village boutique

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As I was strolling down the sunny streets of the Manhattan’s West Village, the window display at this trendy boutique stopped me in my tracks! It was first the Brasilian melissa shoes that caught my eye, then realized the entire store was full of very hard-to-find international designers for both, men and women.  The fresh environment [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sienna Ray live at Guilt & Co.

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Sienna Ray & Co. will be taking the stage at Guilt & Company for their fall/winter 2011 photo shoot. This exclusive behind-the-scenes experience acts like a “backstage pass” giving you the first look at the exciting new collection. So join us Sunday, Feb. 20th for Sienna’s sneak peak and Guilt’s indulgent offerings. Doors open @ [...]

manufacture day out: shopping for new leathers!

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5am: alarm sings me awake, shower, primp & bare essentials to complete my “shopping for leather day” look… 7:30am: quick SKYPE call checking in on mom, thankyou airport wifi, taking in the not-so-often viewed sunrise and ready for a successful relaxing day ahead 10:13am: don’t knock the wish list, sun is shining and in strutting [...]


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