Can you believe it's not only Easter Sunday but it's the last day of March? The time has flowing and knowing that we have run through 3 months of the year is not exactly computing. It's around this time of year that I do begin to think about transitioning into Spring and my hopes get higher and higher for a quick turnaround into the summer. For the month of April, there will be a number of themes and one of them will be Spring Into Fresh. Whether it's new additions into your wardrobe, home or new concepts - I'll be covering them!
Black is such a classic and never goes out of style when it comes to the perfect black pump and I'm obsessed with these Saint Laurent heels which are a fabulous ankle strap and makes your legs pop no matter what you happen to be rocking with them.
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With the theme of Spring Into Fresh, you can't help but think about the air that you breath. So start at the basic level - there are a number of allergens in the air and being at home, it should be a sanctuary and fresh air is a primary on my list this year! Best Buy has a number of air purification systems to ensure that you're breathing in clear air that will assist you whether you're working, relaxing and of course when you're sleeping. For those in the market, check out a current offer that is available when thinking about your air purifiers. With all of the fresh air that you're bringing into your system - it should definitely be fragrant! There are a number of candle options and as you roll over the images so that you're able to see why I enjoy these aromatics. I do love the fact that black within decor has a sensual as well as a great grounding hue to ensure that you have pops throughout.
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I love my beauty trunks as there are a number of goodies that are in there for any given situation. Since I'm always receiving mascaras, eyeshadows and more prior to their release, I know that whatever look I'm going for is bound to be in one of cases! With that said, sometimes I go for what speaks to me in theory - it's not even lifestyle specific. Right now I'm definitely loving a few pieces that will be included in future outings from traveling, brunch and just being out and about.
My inspiration comes from this fabulous multi colored cocktail ring which reminds me of a kaleidoscope from Sharon Khazzam who is known for her one of a kind pieces. I love a great ring and many of you know that it's my signature without a doubt. This ring has a number of colors in it which also inspired me when I'm thinking of looking great for whatever the occasion happens to be.
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Last week, I attended HSN's Oz Preview which had a number of brands that had created products for the launch of the movie which is coming out on Friday (so excited). Urban Decay created two kinds of color palettes and I have been loving the one I received which embodies Glinda the Good Witch! The collection comes with eyeshadows, eyeliner and a lip pencil. It's such a great number of hues and I love that everything (minus the lip pencil) can be stored within the case. Another eyeshadow favorite (which is perfect for smoky eyes) of mine is Sue Devitt and although I have the purple version of this, the green Marine Minerals is definitely on trend and a great series of hues to have. Another eyeshadow that I love is YSL's Ombre in Topaz Blue! When I feel that it's a bit bright, I love blending it in with charcoal. Another beauty fave that pulls tones of the ring into this selection is Deborah Lippmann's Ruby Slippers which is a rich garnet with a bit of shimmer.
Obviously great skin is maintained skin! I LOVE cleansing wipes and have a number of brands I use that are amazing in a number of ways. I also carry a to go version with me as there are times where I have to change from one makeup look to another - these Sephora Express Cleansing Wipes are perfect! I think it can never be said enough but SPF regardless of whether the sun is out, regardless of the season and DEFINITELY regardless of your skin tone is an essential. I just started trying out Murad's Age-Proof Suncare Oil Free Sunblock. I love that it has pom in it and is great coverage for the skin.
Last week ended a series of projects that were focused on the beginning of the year and with a lot of them closing and transitioning into new projects to start, I had to take a bit of a breather from things and seek a little inspiration after going to a few meetings and events. There was just enough time to take a little personal time and to see what was out there. This time of year is amazing as you're getting items from Spring, carryovers of items from the fall/winter that you may not have received and of course, you start thinking of items that should be hitting your closet! With my initial focus being boots (which didn't happen) I decided to have an open mind to find whatever would catch my eye!
I walked away with a fabulous pair of heels thanks to the amazing sales that took place at Lord and Taylor. Getting these Joan and David Quella heels which are a mixture of burgundy/berry, a mossy green and skate grey in snakeskin obviously gives me ideas on how my accessories can inspire items to add into my beauty case. Joan and David reminds me of classic heritage heels - it makes me think of looking in my mom's closet growing up and seeing heels that were in an array of hues and in my favorite magazines.
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With such a mixture of hues there are fab items in your local counters or online that you can purchase to bring this into your beauty case. Butter London is not only a nail polish brand but they also have lip glosses as well - I love how rich their hues are and both allow you to rock the burgundy tone whether you choose Come to Bed Red (the polish) or Primrose Hill Picnic (the lipgloss). Yves Saint Laurent also has two products that are fabulous their Volume Effect Faux Cils Burgundy Mascara and Eyeliner in Moss is another way to rock these hues. Burberry makes a number of grey hues available with this eyeshadow palette. Another great eyeshadow option is from Giorgio Armani and is a mixture of grey and a bit of green mixed in (which reminds of these heels even more).
Finish the look with these great finds. Smashbox keeps your lips richly hued in this burgundy shade. Rock these Slate nails by RGB And finally, pop in a bit of green with this waterproof and retractable eyeliner in green from the Sephora Collection!
A great color in your favorite accessory is also a nod towards a hue that could work with you in your makeup routine! With the Oscars taking place this weekend, there are bound to be a number of beauty looks that will be great takeaways. We'll be tweeting the looks of the runway on Sunday starting at 1:30pm EST and would love for you to share what you're looking forward to seeing, what you think will be trending or what you thought should have been added!
Personally, I'm loving Coral! This hue has quite a range as it can be a bold vibrant color as you would find in this Giuseppe Zanotti heels which is a vibrant pink with a slight red element in it all the way down to a hue that has more of a dust rose/dust blush in a toned down version of coral like these Steve Madden heels which are perfect to accent your fab pedi and ankles!
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With such a wide range and so many options (I don't even want to tell you how many lipglosses, shadows and blushes I have within this range of hues), there are a number of ways to bring this look into your face to warm up your skin and to create the sunkissed look that I love wearing when I am on TV segments or that you see your fave celebs rocking. With the nail polishes, if you're going to go coral it has to be bold and although Essie has a number of polishes within this hue that are just slightly different from one another but still having major impact, this one in Geranium is a fave without a doubt! This is perfect for the days of being out and about, hitting the beach and just a fun color in general.
The lips are an essential when I'm on air as I love to do a lip cocktail (mixing a number of shades together to get the perfect pout). Within lipglosses, I'm loving Glazed Lips in Sheer Deep Coral and I love the subtle nature of DuWop's Venom Gloss Coral Tree. For the ultimate in lip color, Yves Saint Laurent has the perfect stain in Extreme Coral. For a shade that's in the middle of vibrant and subtle hues, Tom Ford's True Coral is a great option as well. Line your lips or fill it in as a layer with Colorescience's lip pencil in Coral Life's a Peach.
It's all about the cheeks and having those amazing cheek bones with great blush. For subtle style mavens I suggest Bobbi Brown's Coral blush which has a bit of shimmer. For those who wish to go bolder, I suggest Revlon's Photo Ready Cream Blush in Coral Reef. As a side note, I use a number of corals on my cheeks so those with mid to darker skin tones shouldn't be afraid to have blush that fits in the dark pink to berry tones. In many cases, I actually mix is in with a bronze hued bronzer to tone it down so you have the hint of pink or coral hue coming out which makes your skin look illuminated!
It's getting to be at about that time when you only have a few hours to get the gifts that you want others to enjoy! We have a number of accessories that are perfect for you and who you're gifting! Egard Watches is a fabulous series of limited edition watches that are perfect to bring his look together. In addition, he could use fabulous cufflinks and why not have white and black diamonds on them to ensure that he's snazzy from Luisaviaroma. Of course when it comes to her (and what you may think of sending my for Christmas) are these fabulous Yves Saint Laurent Blue Tribtoo stunning metallic blue shoes! These will dress any jeans and simple looks. In addition, we're loving Ramiro Encizo's Petit Noor Tote in this neon cherry wash that allows bright pink to mix in with the neutral tones of this bag.
A few seasons ago I remember watching VH1's T.O. Show. At the time that the show aired, I was doing a lot of traveling and it was fab escapism. I love when you see celebs and their teams that make them even more of a rockstar then what they are. Kita Williams is a fab publicist and was my fave on the show! I've always loved her sense of style and she definitely comes across as the bestie and girl next door that you would want to know!
Recently, Kita hit the red carpet for UNCF's 33rd Annual An Evening of Stars! I love her classic flawless look but of course, if I were styling her I'd have to get her in this fabulous rich plum/eggplant dress by Herve Leger! She would rock out this look with these fabulous heels by Yves Saint Laurent! Finish this golden look with this decadent Nancy Gonzalez clutch which adds a pop of color in this look. Although I love Kita's necklace, I would switch it out with Herve Van Der Straeten!
So a few weeks ago one of my readers asked what was on my holliday wish list this year! With it being the last day of November and us heading into the last month of the year (can you believe it) - I had to give you a peek on a few items that I will be looking for under our tree this year. As you know, I'm always about accessories and having something fun to put on! So since this year has been quite a year to make for a great 2013, I am definitely looking for Santa to bring a few things my way that will come in handy! As many of you know I'm OBSESSED with Balenciaga from their city bags in various sizes to their cosmetic cases. I love them in a number of hues but this rose golden bag is perfect no matter what coast I'm on or what season! When it comes to rocking something fabulous and decadent, I think back to one of my favorite jewelry brands, Konstantino - I adore this blue topaz. When it comes to natural stones, I love this agate cuff from YSL which is perfect for casual days or my power meetings when I'm going over design concepts or an upcoming event that I am hosting.
Of course, I wear many hats so in addition to being an Accessories Expert, the founder of this site and other items - I am also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Shoe Week and having too many shoes is never a bad thing! I adore peep toe heels, over the knee boots and sandals (AND I have a thing for flip flops - Havaianas of course)! I'm fortunate that my work allows me to travel all over so I'm always buying summer clothing even when temperatures here in NYC are much colder! These K Jacques sandals are so fun as I love that there is the shocking pop of patent leather color and then calf hair - perfect for my kaftans and maxi dresses which are a tropical must! When it's time to go glam or to dress up my jeggings, I'm always a fan of anything by Giuseppe Zanotti - especially with these amber suede heels! Finally it's all about over the knee boots - Casadei is a must to have in my closet from peep toes and beyond!
We finally got some snow today. Throughout the weekend, I heard random reports of snow in Soho or other areas but now, knowing that I have seen it with my own eyes, I had to share my winter pics on how to look snowbunny chic and be warm at the same time! I'm loving this pom pom fur hat by Karl Donoghue which screams warm chic and is perfectly paired when rocking out Diane Von Furstenberg's Lizabeth cape - a fab silhouette. Keep your arms warm with my signature must, the arm warmers by Victoria's Secret. I love this because I can still type on my phone and I don't have to cover my rings. I'm loving this Sharon Khazzam multi-gemstone ring. This weather makes me actually wear my sunglasses as I like to protect the skin around my eyes from tearing up. As an oversized sunglasses girl, I adore these Yves Saint Laurent sunglasses. Finish the look off with a must have bag such as this one from Victoria Beckham which is fabulous python and then of course my key signature in the winter, over the knee boots from Rag & Bone.
When certain hues come to mind, I automatically put them in my regal category and Cobalt is one of them! One of my fave hues to rock in polish is Cobalt Blue and I'm loving this one by Yves Saint Laurent. I have fantastic pics to get this hue throughout your home! First, getting it in your bedroom this hue goes from regal to tropical with this fabulous bed set from Anthropologie with its feminine texture and it's perfect hue for him as well without him feeling like it's a girl color. You can mix this in with grey and other neutrals. Head to your living room and ensure that this color splashes along your walls with this bookcase from Crate and Barrel with lighting from the chandelier which can be bought at Bed Bath and Beyond. Continue within your dining room or kitchen as your meals can definitely be glammed up with plates and serving wear from DVF's home line and as you serve the perfect beverage and want to have ice on hand when friend's are over, this Waterford Crystal is the best way to keep the party going!
We go to the opera throughout the season and I love when we get dressed up to head out! When it comes to old world glam, you can't go wrong with this fab cape from Yves Saint Laurent which is super classic . Rock it with the updated looks of these Christian Louboutin booties and this fabulous Pucci with these dramatic Dior oversized sunglasses!
Woot it's the weekend which means I run errands, do a few pop ins and more. On Fridays, I love keeping it casual so pairing this 3.1 Phillip Lime heather grey tank paired with Yves Saint Laurent palazzo pant which is a nice pop of color. To complete this look, how about rocking a fab chain braided John Hardy and rocking Isola sandals. Finally, complete the look with these fabulous Agate rings which are in a number of hues from April Star Davis! As apart of Kitten Lounge's 5th Anniversary, check out below to see how you can win a piece of April Star Davis Jewelry!
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With New York Fashion Week and Shoe Week being around the corner, I have to say that the fall is a huge season where I seriously look to fix up my closets! Maybe it's because I like to ensure that I have room for brands that will be dressing me at NYFW, that I tend to have a number of items for future dressing opportunities sent to me and of course - there is my own shopping habit! With that said, people ask me all the time what they can do to maximize their spaces in a simple way. What I love is the fact that many times you can go to Container Store to get these shoe organizers. I love that you can put them in your closet and use the rod that is already there and place the desired number on there!
As I write this, I can't believe that NYFW is a month away and that my co-founder and I will be launching Shoe Week. As you can imagine, I have quite an extensive collection of shoes and I believe that since we spend time curating our collections, we shouldn't have them in our closets. So in our offices, we showcase our fabulous shoes. This bookshelf which looks like a leaning shelving unit is available at Kohl's is the perfect way to show your favorites! Here, I have included Gianmarco Lorenzi, Giuseppe Zanotti, Yves Saint Laurent, Alexandre Birman and Christian Louboutin are fabulous to present - we all have our faves!
Whether you have a separate office or a second room within your home, you can have as many shelving units as you think is necessary to contain your odds and ends as well as your shoes. In addition, make sure you have a cozy chair like this one via Crate & Barrel. Place this fab leather pillow in the arm via Design Within Reach and this cozy floor pillow at CB2. I'm all about fun lighting and love this pendant lamp from Ylighting and when you need to make sure that you're perfectly coifed, this beveled mirror from Horchow.
Today I'm off to the LIRR to make my way for some time away in Long Island. I'm never without my laptop but it will be nice to take a dip in the pool and to enjoy some treats and more! In addition to my bags, I'm rocking one of my favorite looks - the romper. It keeps it simple and is easy to accessorize! Juicy Couture has this fab striped romper with a sweet bow. I've been wearing my Delman Shoes for weeks now as I love that they're python espadrilles. Slip on this Chan Luu wrap bracelet (which I love wearing mine and definitely need this hue). Keep the sun at bay with these YSL oversized sunglasses as I love knowing that I can keep all the bright lights out in the midst of my travels. Add some old world glamour with Irene Neuwirth's Mexican Fire Opal ring and lug your must haves with this Falor Nappa Tote!
Growing up, my sister's closet was always a gem to run through. My style was preppy and conservative while hers was a lot more fun. I wanted to merge my style (great investment pieces that are core to the closet) with hers (surprise pop elements) that would make my look one that was super comfortable and chic. Borrowing items continued until I started to build my new wardrobe which became the beginnings of my dream wardrobe once I arrived to NYC! I always think about my Sister Closet and the importance of remembering to balance the aesthetic. I would define my look with great classics, boho chic style and more. My sister and I don't borrow from our closets as I have amazing showrooms that have opened up my world! My sister and I now share business ventures with one another and I love when she shows up to my events (upper left hand corner I hosted a phenomenal diamond event, lower left hand corner my sister came by with the launch of my collab shoe line at Robert Verdi's and lower right she was there for the 4th birthday of Kitten Lounge) or will work with me on photoshoots.
As different as we are in terms of some elements of our styles, we love the idea of having core basics! Navy is always super chic and we love the blazer which can go from preppy to sexy chic depending on how it's worn! I love this J Crew blazer. A few times when I have been on HSN for my segments, Molly Sims has been rocking it out with her line right before mine or after - loving this lariat style pearl necklace which blends prep with a sexy edge. A fun statement ring is an essential in my wardrobe and I love that my sister also expresses her style in this way as we are both focused on accessories - this ring by Mark Davis Bea is perfect in blending of materials and really making the cocktail structure of this piece as an added bonus to any look that you're looking to complete. Finally, those who follow my social networks saw me tweet out about these YSL Riviera Suede T Strap Wedges that I saw in the windows of Bergdorfs! These shoes are drool worthy and are cute additions to any look that you're rocking - they're sassy, preppy and in a sense it's like taking the French Riviera with you wherever your heels go! My Sister Closet sense still drives many components of my look but now she knows her actual closets are completely safe from me!
This weekend is New Year's Eve - can you believe it? What is it about this holiday that brings low stress and has the most fun possible? I think it's that you can be as glam as you want to be and no one questions it whether you're off to a big bash or doing something smaller - glam comes with the territory! In that vein, today's post was inspired by Eugenia Kim's super sassy earmuffs that make me think of fab shades and hues. In today's Kimmie's 5s, we explore some of my faves!
Start out the night with Diptyque's Do Son Shower Gel which has tuberose, berries and flowers in it. This is a great way to ensure that you're night will start off amazing since you'll be aromatically in the right direction. For a fabulous look, it's about the eyes. I'm loving Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette which gives you quite a few options for a smoky eye. Bring in some of the old Hollywood vibe with YSL's eyeliner. Lips look amazing with Tom Ford's beauty line and with a rich hue which is perfect for lipstick. Finally, rock fab dark nails with Butter London which has a fab black polish which looks amazing no matter where you spend this evening!
Yesterday I shared one of my fave looks to rock as you think about what you can wear for Thanksgiving. Today, it's all about that rustic boho chic vintagesque vibe that's fun to wear. Start off with basics such as jeggings from Seven For All Mankind and pair it with a Balmain tank which has the perfect amount of distressed detailing. Top it all off with this fabulous boucle Givenchy cardigan. Pair it with Yves Saint Laurent pendant which brings in natural qualities to the overall look. This cocktail ring by Dara Ettinger has a fab mix of clustered citrine and gold which is perfect as you're talking turkey. Finally, pop on Koolaburra's Veleta which has fab fringe detail which is perfect footwear conversation!
I have yet to fulfill my love for sequins but this dress from Rachel Zoe which also comes in another colorway (fab white dress with black sequins). Pair it up withYves Saint Laurent's black pumps which are always classic. Now your arm can rock this fun cuff by Anndra Neen which has a nice flow to it that is two tone and looks amazing with this Avindy Designs ring that has a bit of a rustic flare to it. Class up the entire look with this rhodium clutch by Alexander Wang. Now you're ready for holiday parties, special events and more!
I'm all about trailblazing! As my second fashion mom says (yes my mom is Queen Fashion from her style, knowledge and industry show how but I have another amazing fashion mom that I adore to pieces) "grass never grows under my feet"! So with that said, I'm never one to ask whether I should go about doing something and I always see opportunity but I am also very old school in some ways in that I love a man who takes the lead. I'm the girl who loves when Paul opens doors for me, reaches his hand out to help me out of the cab, pops my coat on and doesn't think twice about holding my bag when we leave events and I'm juggling things in my hands. So if we can enjoy his lead on this, when it comes to dressing for a bridal event, I love the idea of adding in elements of menswear to the look - if this tuxedo from Hugo Boss is any indication, we are definitely going to look amazing when it comes to going to our friend's formal weddings at night. But seeing that we are fab women, we need to add in elements of our personality!
First off, we take a lead with his look by rocking this amazing Rachel Zoe Jerry Tuxe Jumpsuit has that glam bond girl look mixed with 70's and uber glam. Fab on its own, rock it out completely with a fab pair of Christian Louboutin bronze glitter heels. I'm loving Tim Van Steenbergen's sash belt which adds a bit of the heritage of the orient into this look. Top it off with more bling with this amaze Dannijo Coco Silver Plated Swarovski Crystal Ring. You know I never wear earrings that much but this is absolutely amazing when you walk in a room and rock Miguel Ases earrings. I'm also loving Luisaviaroma's python clutch which has the fab finger detail which is perfect when you're carrying it throughout the venue. Finally, I'm loving Yves Saint Laurent's Multimedia necklace - love this piece as it's all about Mixed Media which I am a HUGE fan of and how can you not have your eyes drawn to this look time and time again?
Last night, Paul and I wandered the Village after a round table and made our way to a super yummie Thai restaurant! I love the fall when the weather is just beginning to turn and you get giddy wearing a number of outerwear options and layers. In honor of this, I created a fun his and her leather/shearling spread! I'm OBSESSED over his style which rocks YSL's coat which is in a fab charcoal color which always looks phenomenal. Paired with the perfect distressed jeans by D&G and fun shoes, he's ready to be out and about looking amazing! Cap it off with a fab pair of fingerless gloves by UGG and a super cute beanie cap to wrap up the rest of the look. A quick pop into Forever 21 can provide a number of colors that are perfect to finish the look.
When she steps out, Karl Donoghue's jacket takes the aviator look to another level by combining this fab sleek look and popping shearling in to complete the look. Rock these with UGG's newest foray into fab footwear with this mix of menswear. Keep it simple with Paige Premium Denim pants. She can complete her look by pairing it with Simonetta Ravizza's marble fur hat which looks so cute and is warm and this fab crossbody bag by Woolrich.
We know that the LBD is a staple in our wardrobes and we've all seen that the Little White Dress is also a seasonless essential as well! Of course you can always pair it up with black or blush but you can also kick it up a few notches. We've been sampling Kanon Organic Vodka and we've been loving it! One of my fave ways to enjoy it happens to be a Bloody Mary and I have always been a fan of using things that I love as an inspiration for my outfit selections such as the LWD. The gorgeous orange hue made me think of my favorite stone - Carnelian as well as python in a fab orange and rust hue. I'm loving Theory's dress which is a fab sleeveless white and Grecian inspired dress!
When it comes to accessories, pair this look with Alexandra Beth's jasper necklace which look fabulous and can be worn with a number of looks from casual to dressed. Pair this with Bottega Veneta's clutch which has such a rich look that you'll have no problem holding it all night. Free People'sVeda Stone Ring has another casual to luxe look that I'm loving and it has such an antiqued look. Finally, rock it out with Yves Saint Laurent's python wedge heels that are a fab neutral with pops of orange.
For the ultimate accessory at brunch, we couldn't leave you without sharing Kanon Organic Vodka (made from 100% organic wheat, distilled in a continuous, single column and mixed with fresh spring water - it has a light and aromatic taste with a warming feeling, but without the typical vodka burn) Bloody Mary's recipe which is super easy to make and refreshing!
Kanon Organic Vodka Bloody Mary
Yield: 1 quart pitcher
4 cups of organic tomato juice
1/2 tsp celery salt
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 pinches pepper
Sweet splash of Sriracha sauce
1/2 tbsp horseradish
Stir together and combine with 8 ounces Kanon Vodka. Serve over ice, garnish with celery and pickles, and enjoy!
I spend a lot of time trekking in the city so the term, Concrete Jungle definitely applies as I navigate the streets and avenues. But no matter how hot it is, you still have to look cute as you never know where the day will take you. Today, it's all about embracing my love for the military city chic effect (love playing with olive, neutrals, browns and mixed minerals) which has a comfy romper by BCBG Max Azria that incorporates some of my favorite jewelry pieces - fab multi charm braceletes from YSL, a leopard patent leather print from Jimmy Choo and this fabulous necklace from Sevan Bicakci! Together, this look ensures that you're boardroom ready, sushi available and anything else that may bring you out of your concrete hut!
Even though we're almost done with our Spring Break series, it's also time to start thinking about Mother's Day! You know that we're a fan of coffee table books and no one does it better then Assouline Publishing who has a number of topics that you're going to love! They think about mom just like we're thinking about her and this lifestyle publishing brand has partnered with my favorite accessory brand - MCM Accessories with the First Lady Bag in this fab royal blue color. After launching their Mother's Day Guide, they partnered with MCM and your mom has the opportunity to win this fabulous bag (don't be stingy and keep it for yourself although it's luxe and super cute)!
To enter, visit Assouline's Facebook page and answer the question: What is your most cherished travel memory of you with your mother? Assouline will choose one lucky winner based on creativity and originality of the answer as they kicked it off today (runs through Tuesday, May 3rd)! On May 4th at 12pm, one lucky winner will be announced and you can see all the entries on the Assouline Facebook Page. Feel free to submit your answers on their side.
Of course as much as we love hearing about this, it's always amazing to add additional gifts to mom as she is phenomenal! So we continued the blue story with some of our favorite brands that are not shy about rocking this royal hue! You'll find Laura Geller which I have been rocking their baked line for awhile, Yves Saint Laurent's Mascara in blue as well as Jane Iredale's eyeliner! Of course, this could be super cute for you as well.
Earlier this month, Paul Farkas of Social TV and I were quoted about what YSL's Manifesto totes and campaign book meant in terms of being distributed throughout various fashion cities in Luxury Daily and when they were given out that following weekend, we were super pleased to get one at one of the locations - MoMA! Of course we didn't need two and we had a lucky winner @Snery win one which will be sent out next week as I just got back from SXSW.
So today, we continue with Yves Saint Laurent by sharing a video of the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign! The tote bags had an image of Arizona Muse who models the collection and you can see her in this phenom video that was filmed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with Atlantic Records' Janelle Monae's "Mushroom & Roses" featured.
Earlier this week, Paul Farkas (boyfriend and Founder of Social TV) and I were quoted again in Luxury Daily's post about Yves Saint Laurent Takes Vision to the Streets Via Stand Alone Magazine otherwise known as "La Manifesto". As many of us know, there are limited amounts that are distributed to various fashion cities around the world (2,000 per city) including NYC, LA, Hong Kong etc. Thanks to such fab insiders as Nitro:licious who updated locations throughout the day, you were able to get some clues on where to go!
Throughout the city, girls clad in black puffer jackets with YSL's logo on the front and "Manifesto" on the back ran around the city. As Paul went out to get breakfast this morning, he ran into someone in our building carrying the bag but by the time he got there, they were only handing out the campaign as there were only 100 bags per location. I received a call from him directing me to MoMA if I wanted a chance at snagging the bag. After chatting with the supervisor and confirming it, I walked down a few streets. As he met me, we later saw the team and there they were (along with some other fashionably clad girls who were also looking to get a bag!
It takes a lot to make me rush out of the house but of course, I do it in style rocking my Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Coach Poppy Leather Jacket and although it's not shown - I had a pair of Sebago's which is a testament to the fact that the Vineyard's allow you to slip them on and run out the door. Fashionable scavenger hunts are always so much fun and although we both enjoyed our totes (the top picture shows the front and back of the bag as well as the Manifesto), we decided that we would give away one of the bags to Kitten Lounge readers! In order to win a bag, make sure you tweet @KittenLounge and @Cocoabebe with what is worthy of a fashion scavenger hunt to you? Maybe there is that limited edition bag that is only at a certain store or you're going to a reunion. Whatever Fashionable Scavenger hunt is worthy to you to get up in the morning, let us know, include the hashtag #KLYSL and follow either twitter handle above! This contest runs through Fri March 11th at noon! The winner of the YSL Manifesto Tote and Campaign book will be tweeted out at 12:30 on Fri March 11th as well!
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