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February 8, 2011

ASOS: Studded Punchout Pocket Satchel

Never is a day brighter than the day a bag you’re lusting over goes on sale. And that day, my friends, is here. Once upon a time, I spotted this ASOS suede studded Punchout pocket satchel. And I fell in love. It's hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes me die over this beauteous bag. But okay, here I go. It’s got to be the perforated detailing, adjustable strap for crossbody perfection, multiple compartments and, simply, the on-trend gray that undoubtedly goes with any outfit. So, off my wish list and into my shopping cart you go.

Buy it here.

February 3, 2011

United Nude: Laser Pump

Talk about a shoe with serious attitude. This snazzy heel is called the Laser Pump Break Hi. One more time: Laser Pump Break Hi.

Created by the United Nude Team, this heel was designed using technological innovation—or, in plain English, with the purpose of tending to both trend and comfort concerns. But to be honest, this four-inch, lilac beauty with detailed laser patterns would sell me with or without the comfort assurance. What about you?

Buy it here.

January 27, 2011

NARS: A Perfect Berry Lipstick

Anyone who knows me is aware of my lipstick addiction. And I’m not just talking a dab or hint of color. No. The darker the better. I don't apply the smokin’ red shade either, I stick to deep purples - (before the berry phase hit magazines, thank you). I would like to owe it all to my fab sense of style, but this I must credit to miss J.P. (That’s Joey Potter, people. You know, of Dawson’s Creek. Sheesh!)

Anyway, I was recently gifted the most perfect shade: NARS Scarlet Empress. Not only does it brighten your face and add a true POP, but also isn’t as matte as most grandma-esque lipsticks. Because it boasts a semi-sheer glaze, you don’t even need a mirror – so, if you’re anything like me, you’ll have no issues applying in any place, at any time.

Buy it here.

January 14, 2011

Kate Spade Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Who says sunglasses are only for sunny days? I certainly do NOT. In fact, it's the only time of year when unfortunate face tan lines are never an issue. And though the snow may be falling, when you’re sporting a solid cat-eye pair, like this navy and red Kate Spade Soliel style, the clouds are never a question. These lightweight, oversized sunglasses have a great shape for every face, plus the colors are a refreshing alternative to typical tortoise or black frames. What d’ya say? Would you rock winter eyewear?

Buy them here

December 31, 2010

Emilie Shapiro: Heavy Metal

For the Brooklyn-based designer, 23-year-old Emilie Shapiro, it all started with a gifted duffle bag flooded with costume jewelry. “I took apart a bunch of different pieces and then put them back together in new ways.” And that pretty much sums up the vintage-inspired, hippie-esque, rough-around-the-edges collection: Found objects assembled in unique ways, creating something entirely original. Pretty cool, huh?

Here we go:

So, let’s see, when did you first start your jewelry line?: I started experimenting when I was 14 by beading and incorporating found objects into my work. I became more immersed once I began studying at Syracuse University's Crouse College for Jewelry and Metalsmithing and with artist Peter Bauhuis at Alchimia, a school for contemporary Jewelry design in Florence, Italy.

How have you seen your style evolve over the years?: My work evolves as I grow as a person and as the world changes around me. It is a really natural evolution. I see the change clearly once I take a step back after I've created something—it’s only then that I realize how the transformation truly reflects the changes in myself.

Overall, how would you describe the collection?: Nature transmuted into metal. I feel like it is my purpose to preserve our generation in my work—that goes for our surroundings, who we are, what we wear, what we do, what we see, etc.—because, as I see it, in a few hundred years, the art that may be preserved will be our story.

What has the response been like?: When you are running any small business it's hard, whether you are an artist trying to represent yourself, opening a bakery, or opening a clothing boutique. The response has been really great, but it has definitely been hard work.

Tell me about your inspirations: My inspirations are my surroundings. My favorite artists are Peter Bauhuis, June Schwarz, Joe Wood, and my Grandmother's fabulous jewelry collection.

Fan favorite: King Henry VIII ring

Personal favorites: Adjustable Two-by-Two ring & Stalk bracelet in Bronze

Find the complete collection here

December 22, 2010

Time For Bows

Don't you just love a pretty, perfectly tied bow?

ME TOO. And though I'm not bow crazy, or anything, I'm loving Thistle & Clover's Anlo Pixie Petal dress, especially because the bow works both in the front and back so you don't have to commit to an overly girly look. Even better—this silky party dress is a solid night-on-the-town option, while also being 100 percent work appropriate.

I think I've found myself a keeper.

Buy it here.