Monday, August 30, 2010

Away for a While

Hope you all are having a great beginning of the week. Just thought I'd say hello and let all my wonderful readers know that my internet is down at my home. I'm working to get it back up, but of course this is going to interfere with my posting as often as I'd like to, AAARRRRRGGGH! Oh well...

I'll be back soon and in the meantime I'll try to sneak away on my job periodically to come and say hello! Love you all!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Weekend

Just a quickie post to say hello and wish everyone a wonderful rest of the weekend. I return to work on Monday after a nice, long summer vacation. ARRRRRGGGH! Oh well...

Feast your eyes on this little winged beauty bootie by the late, legendary Alexander McQueen.

Caio, Bellas!


Alexander McQueen
Winged Leather Ankle Boots
$1285.00
Net-a-Porter


Etsy

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Art of Murano Glass Gifts Co.

I have always been intrigued by the delicate art of glass blowing. I am amazed by the intricacy and the discipline that is involved in the creation of glass art, both functional and decorative.

Murano Glass Gifts Co. is the source of some of the most beautiful glass art on the planet. They have been in business since 2001 and have shipped thousands of Murano glass around the world. Their website has two categories:
Murano Glass and World Art Glass.

The items in the Murano Glass category are 100% Genuine Murano Glass, hand blown in Venice (which for me is a huge plus), Italy by our master artists, and all pieces come with a certificate of authenticity.

The decorative glass pieces are a definite asset to any interior, and would brighten up any decor with magnificent color, design and form.

I am partial to the beautiful jewelry. The earrings, bracelets and necklaces are positively stunning.

As of this post, I have not purchased any of the products. The pieces are moderately priced, if you consider the high quality and old world Italian craftsmanship.


Murano Glass Gifts Co.
Catena Earrings
Sale Price $66.00



Murano Glass Gifts Co.
Christina Earring, Amber
Sale Price $66.00



Murano Glass Gifts Co.
Ceramic Global Vase, Black
Sale Price: $89.00



Murano Glass Gifts Co.
Ceramic Vase Black Leaf on Black
Sale Price: $144.00



Murano Glass Gifts Co.
Murano Glass Bracelet Brown/Gold
Sales Price: $158.00


Murano Glass Gifts Co. has a huge collection of glass jewelry, vases, figures and much more to add to your private collection or to give as unique gifts.

I was compensated for this post. This is my honest opinion. Your experiences may vary.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Whooga Ugg Boots



I just received my first pair of Ugg Boots in the mail today, courtesy of a very nice gentleman by the name of Michael Hodge. His online store is Whooga.com.

I've never featured Ugg boots on FA'SHOE'NISTA, because unlike celebrities such as Ashley Simpson and Kate Hudson, I don't see them as being particularly stylish. You would never catch me wearing a pair with a mini skirt or a pair of shorts. I see them as strictly functional. They keep your feet incredibly warm. This is my inaugural pair, so since I haven't done much more than try them on, and I don't plan on wearing them until the snow hits the ground, the most I can do is give you a little background on the company. I'll be back to review the boots once I've seen how they hold up in a Michigan winter!

Whooga is an Australian company that uses authentic Australian merino fleece. Manufacturing and shipping are both done in and from China. According to Michael, all major ugg labels, including UGG Australian, are manufactured in China now. One of the things you learn when you visit the website, which is very user friendly, is that there are many alternative brands of ugg boots available. I didn't know that and I find that fact very interesting. Normally you think Ugg boots--Australia--period. I like the fact that the company believes an informed consumer is the best consumer. Whooga not only wants to sell you a pair of boots, but they strive to inform you of the quality you should expect from your purchase. As far as shipping goes, my wait wasn't terribly long--maybe about a week and a half. The longest it should take is 14 days.

I love the feel of the outside of the boots. They are very soft. They slide right on and feel absolutely wonderful! They are so warm that I immediately had to take them off (it's almost 90 degrees today):) I'm sure I'll be ready for the winter!

For more information on Whooga Ugg boots, visit http://www.whooga.com.