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Archive for June, 2011

Bottega Veneta Resina Lambskin “Cobra” Bag: Urban Beautification

There are the Bottega Veneta bags meant for indoor occasions, the elegant lunches, charity events, and sit-down affairs; then there are the rare few made for hitting the streets. The “Cobra” bag is one of those experimental pieces that just nail it, no holds barred. A subversive feast for the eyes in all its autumnal-hued … Continue reading “Bottega Veneta Resina Lambskin “Cobra” Bag: Urban Beautification”

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A Clockwork Orange: The Ultimate Transition Color

A memorable color that is often unwisely neglected when it comes to getting dressed. Orange is a shade you can wear throughout the summer, and then as you transition seamlessly into fall. A huge color as the leaves change, it’s really the best fall shade for foliage and fashion alike. I know it’s not for … Continue reading “A Clockwork Orange: The Ultimate Transition Color”

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Alexander Wang “Fabiana” Patent Leather Cape Sandals: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Alex Wang!

Something you might not know about me: I’m a superhero junkie. Naturally, I think capes go with everything, and I only wish I had the guts to strut around in one. But a cape on a shoe? That hadn’t occurred to me. This is the kind creative genius that can only come from Alex Wang. … Continue reading “Alexander Wang “Fabiana” Patent Leather Cape Sandals: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Alex Wang!”

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Sissi Rossi Coin Purse Shopping Tote: Sister, Sister

Most Siamese twin bags just don’t work (Jérôme Drefuss’ “Igor” bag) because the extra bag hanging off just looks like an unwanted growth. But Sissi Rossi has taken the inseparable sibling look from awkwardly frumpy to fantastic! Orchestrated with emphasis, the outer frame bag sitting atop the simple tote looks exactly as it should: like … Continue reading “Sissi Rossi Coin Purse Shopping Tote: Sister, Sister”

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Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser: Are You Buff Enough?

We might not realize it, but all the stuff we put on our faces – from caked-on makeup to sunscreen – leaves a general dullness to our complexions. So occasionally we need a good polish to get our natural shine back. Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser to the rescue. As with all Omorovicza products, the smell … Continue reading “Omorovicza Gentle Buffing Cleanser: Are You Buff Enough?”

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Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller: Eyes on the Prize

Add rolling my eyes to one of my habits now. Olay’s eye roller is like a massage for the delicate skin around your eyes, with three micro-roller balls caressing as it applies the anti-aging serum. And I am totally addicted! After a long day, the muscles around our eyes need to relax. Since I got … Continue reading “Olay Regenerist Anti-Aging Eye Roller: Eyes on the Prize”

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3.1 Phillip Lim “Lynus” Portfolio Shoulder Bag: A Furry Situation

I’m torn. Literally, between tearing this random tuft of fur trim off this otherwise solid bag. I’m totally loving the everyday style, suited for the impossible-to-buy-for bag snob, but why the fur? The strap is removable (I’m also confused as to why it would be, since this doesn’t translate to a clutch), so the fur … Continue reading “3.1 Phillip Lim “Lynus” Portfolio Shoulder Bag: A Furry Situation”

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Tibi Pleated Silk-Chiffon Strapless Dress: No Small Feat

A little navy dress is an alluring summer twist on your likely worn-to-death black version, and Tibi’s chiffon cocktail style has been ruched to perfection. Good things come in small packages! A strapless mini that’s clearly on the skimpy side doesn’t look -and won’t feel – too showy, thanks to all the thin layers of … Continue reading “Tibi Pleated Silk-Chiffon Strapless Dress: No Small Feat”

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Lulu Frost Mesh Brooch Necklace: A New Approach to the Brooch

This mesh necklace by Lulu Frost is utterly unique yet oddly familiar. A quirky design evolved from vintage inspiration will do that. The only way I’d ever wear a brooch is when an edgy necklace is supporting it! Otherwise, let’s be honest, it’s a pretty serious and specific look. (Think ancestors…) Since I’m not a … Continue reading “Lulu Frost Mesh Brooch Necklace: A New Approach to the Brooch”

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