Sunday, August 14, 2011

Janelle Monae on Vanity Fair's International Best Dressed List

Hello all my Loverlees! Hope you all had a simply smashing weekend. Well, back to the grind on Monday moanin', at least for some of us. I'll just be turning over. But I can't laugh too hard, next week is my last week at home. I will return to my own grind on Monday, August 22 (just found that out today, ain't that a kick in the head)?

Oh well, I thought I'd share some great news about one of my favorite fashion icons, Ms. Janelle Monae. The September issue of Vanity Fair features her on their 72ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BEST DRESSED LIST! As far as I'm concerned, she is more than deserving. Monae's style is eclectic, funky, and fly. She exudes old Hollywood glamor with an edge. Many people have dissed her style, calling it boring, weird, and outdated (outdated, are you kidding me?)and she is anything BUT boring. What I think a lot of young people don't appreciate is the fact that she actually is wearing clothes! I'm glad she's not listening to the nay-sayers. Monae's style is what it is and she wears it very well!

So make sure you pick up the September issue of Vanity Fair on newstands now!


Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair


Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Alexandre Birmans

A few weeks ago, I wrote a little blurb about the Gilt Groupe collaboration with designer Alexandre Birman. Little did I know that I would receive a beautiful pair of the designer's shoes as compensation. But, lo and behold, three days later I received a Fedex package in the mail. So, today, I'm posting my lovely acquisitions for all the fashion blog-world to see. They are indeed beautiful. The color is a neutral, sort of rose, and they are soft as a baby's bottom! I know, I know, what a cliche, huh?

Not only did I receive these gorgeous kicks, but I later received a press release with a picture of Jennifer Lopez sporting a pair of the designer's shoes. How cool is that? Great company to be in, don't you think? So do I.

Okay, enough talk. Here are my beautifully lovely shoes. Enjoy and I can't wait to go somewhere special to wear them. Maybe I'll post the outfit...we'll see...





Thursday, August 4, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld Plus Macy's "Impulse" Equals Affordable Elegance

Karl Lagerfeld, one of this century's most notable and talented designers is hooking up with Macy's "Impulse" Department to offer high quality, affordable designs for Fall 2011. The limited edition women's collection will be exclusive to Macy's department stores and macys.com. The Karl Lagerfeld capsule will launch August 31st in Macy's 235 stores nationwide.

Lagerfeld is one of fashiondom's most prolific designers, responsible not only for his namesake collection, but is also over the Italian House of Fendi and the iconic Chanel.

Macy's chief merchandising officer, Jeff Gennette is extremely excited about the collaboration. He is quoted as saying "His participation in Macy's designer capsule initiative marks a very fashionable milestone...Karl Lagerfeld's exclusive collection for Macy's adds a new dimension of attainable luxury for our customers."

The prices for the stylishly elegant collection range from $50.00 to $170.00. Not to worry, however; the designs are classic Lagerfeld, without compromise to his signature style. Easy, versatile, and functional, each piece will be an asset to any fashionistas wardrobe.

The collection includes dresses, tops, tweeds, and the designer's signature "high-collard necks."

For more on Macy's designer capsule collection, visit www.macys.com/pressroom. To shop the collection online, visit www.macys.com/impulse.


Blouse-$89.00


Blush Dress - $119.00


Tweed Dress - $129.00


Vest $89.00-Top $49.00-Pants $99.00

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The High Heeled Art of Mark Schwartz

Hello, all. Hope all of my loverlies are having a wonderful week so far. Happy Wednesday!

My good friend, extraordinary shoe designer and artist, Mark Schwartz is having a sale on his beautiful artistic renditions of shoes. I did an interview with this very talented artist awhile ago and found him to be very charming and personable.

I've seen Mark's work installed in various interiors and believe me, his paintings add a whole new dimension of style and elegance to any home decor.

The sale is on now so check out his website here.


Regular price - $245.00 - Sale price $75.00
Flash
18 x 24 inches, Watercolor and Ink on Paper
One of a kind


Regular price $245.00 - Sale $75.00
Piece
18 x 24 inches, Watercolor on Paper
One of a kind


Regular price -$295.00 - Sale price $75.00
Wedge
22 x 30 inches, Watercolor and Ink on Paper
One of a kind