Guest Blog by Liza Powel O’Brien Pierre Hardy bags look eerily similar to Tila March bags to me. Both brands launched bi colored totes trimmed in leather in the summer of 2006. Is this a case of the Goliath brand appropriating the small, independent startup’s design? Or a more innocent coincidence? The materials vary and … Continue reading Which came first? Pierre Hardy vs. Tila March
Guest Blog by Liza Powel O’Brien Once I was shown the inside of a seemingly nondescript single-story brick house in my neighborhood. Inside, I found a double-height living room in the middle of which was suspended a smoothly modern staircase, and giant picture windows that framed the park lying below. Not another house in this … Continue reading Hunting Season: Deceptively Simple
I had the chance to interview handbag guru Rebecca Minkoff who is one of the few designers who has mastered designing beautiful handbags in the $500-600 range and besides giving some insight into her style and what the fashionista totes around in her handbag, I found-out that come Spring 2009 clothing will be added to … Continue reading Rebecca Minkoff Interview
Why is it that no matter how much money I spend on the latest and greatest baby gear, the following week it is outdated and obsolete?! About a year ago, I purchased a convertible car seat for my second child. I was thrilled to be rid of the carrier. Immediately I went to buy a … Continue reading Zeus Convertible Car Seat from Combi
An entire wall covered with Longchamp’s famous colorful nylon totes This week La Maison Unique Longchamp celebrated their 60th anniversary (on Bastille Day!), with a party on the rooftop of their gorgeous Soho boutique. The event was catered by Tastings, the catering arm of Payard (which I recognized immediately since I live right by the … Continue reading Longchamp Celebrates 60th Anniversary!
Anyone who has ever looked at award show fashion has seen Mary Norton’s clutches. She used to design under the name Moo Roo (named for her 2 daughters Micah and Reilly), but Norton now designs under her own name and all of her bags are handcrafted in Italy and produced in limited quantity. I met … Continue reading Mary Norton Holiday 2008 Preview
The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Kara Ross and her PR coordinator Elizabeth and they gave me a firsthand look at the latest Kara Ross jewelry and handbag collections. Ross works with an array of skins and for the first time, this season, some of her pieces (and my favorites) were made … Continue reading Kara Ross Resort 2008 Preview
55 Secret Street says hello to Lancome’s Beauty Bye-Bye – the place to go for your beauty must-haves before they are officially discontinued. Stiletto Jungle shows you how to score 50% off Christian Louboutin shoes. Bag Bliss asks: would you wear a designer-inspired bag by forever21? Bag Snob has the hottest bag of the season: … Continue reading Web Snob for February 15, 2008
Learn all about the NYC runway makeup on Beauty Snob. Read Fabsugar’s interview with designer Lyn Devon. Jewel Snob features a ring by Roberto Cavalli. Check out Louis Vuitton’s new ad on the Purse Blog. The Thoughtful Dresser has some thoughts on our lack of famous models. Tot Snob has an awesome coffee maker.