July 2010

Lady Gaga in Phoenix Lady Gaga posted this picture on Twitter, saying,

“Can’t make me take off my leather, I would rather faint and die of glamour. ”

Whatever…I’ll lay down big odds she’s not wearing leather right now !

And what’s up with those hooves ?

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Laptop LoveI quite frequently swear at my laptop.

Bad swear words too.

Very unlady-like.

This occurs because it doesn’t move fast enough, or sometimes my programs crash, or I get the little spinny wheel when I’m really in a hurry to move on to whatever life-changing project I need to do next.

But occasionally, I have a moment when it hits me that what technology allows us to do is pretty amazing.

Last night, I’m talking to my bff on the phone and we’re both sitting in front of our computers and we’re talking about really important things, like shoes, and she’s telling me about the new shoes she just bought on sale at E & J in Scottsdale and she’s describing them and then she sends me this while we’re talking.

bff's new cute shoes(I know, cute, huh ? My bff has great taste. )

Anywho, the point is, that in like 5 seconds, she went online, found the shoe, sent me a pic and we moved on to other important subjects,( like handbags ), without even thinking about it. While we’re talking, we’re looking up websites, navigating through them, looking at the Neiman Marcus contest…comparing notes… ho hum. Whatever…

Darren Rowse of Pro Blogger

Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net

Today, I’m working on my laptop, ( o.k…. I’m on Twitter ) and I see a live U-stream chat going on with Darren Rowse from Pro Blogger, one of the most respected bloggers in the universe, so I switch over to U-Stream and start watching.

On the side is the chat window thingy ( technical term ) where all of the bloggers are signed in and chatting and asking questions, so I’m listening to him and reading their hilarious comments and also the questions they’re asking him and he’s in his home in Australia and he’s answering the questions and there’s like 90 people signed in listening to him give advice and I’m like…WOW !!!

This is pretty amazing to have this kind of access to someone whose blogs I’ve read and enjoyed and then suddenly, here he is in my kitchen and I didn’t even have to whip up any hors d ‘oeuvres.

Not to mention, that when there was a glitch and he went offline for a few minutes, the online conversation going on between the chatters was just damn fine entertainment… Jokes and smiley faces, and personality ooze.

And then one last thing that really kind of brings my long rambling story to a point. ( There’s one in here somewhere…wait for it, wait for it…)

Those of you who have been reading my blog for the short time I’ve been doing this, know that one of the boutiques I talk about is Local Talent in Old Town Scottsdale. I met Shannon McRae, Owner and Fashionista Supreme, a short time ago and she’s one of my favorite people. She’s a true champion of our local fashion designers and she invited  me over to the store today. When I got there, she was meeting with a local artist with some really beautiful pieces.  She introduced me to him; his name is Stephen Moody. And then Stephen and I both started to laugh, because we went to high school together, some um …. oh let’s say, 20 something years ago.

Yeah, that sounds good.

And there we were, after all these years, reconnecting because I write a fashion blog and he’s a designer/artist/  photographer and it would have never happened without the technology that we take for granted every day.

The best thing about technology is the ability to connect with people.

I want to thank all of you for coming along with me on this little journey I’m taking. I look forward to it every day.

Not just because it allows me to express myself, although that’s certainly wonderful, but for those of you I’ve met in person, who share a love for fashion ( and shoes ) and silliness.

Life moves fast; and so while it seems like we use technology to be more efficient with our time, that’s really not the point. We use it to connect with, laugh with, share with… people. Therein lies the real joy. I’m vowing not to forget that. I’m vowing to be grateful for the times that we live in, for the technical advances that make it possible for us to communicate and enrich each other’s lives.

And so today, I will not swear at the little spinny wheel.

I will patiently wait the entire 3 seconds that he needs to conduct his business, happy in the knowledge that when he finally comes to the end of his eternal rotation, I might reconnect with an old friend, or maybe make a new one.

P.S. Thanks to the girls at SitsGirls for the webcast. I really enjoyed it.

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Exclusive Designer Jeans Sale – Hot brands up to 60% off !

July 29, 2010

This week, for 2 days only, you can find Rock & Republic, Laguna Beach Jeans, and Rockstar Denim at great prices. Rock & Republic jeans, which retail for $240 – $300 are just $120. Laguna Beach, regularly priced at $180 – $240, are as low as $96. And Rockstar Denim jeans, which retail for $260 [...]

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Scottsdale Fashion Week announces their ” Designer of the Year ” competition !

July 27, 2010

Aspiring fashion designers looking to launch your career at Scottsdale Fashion Week, your time has come ! This year’s winner will be featured as the opening show on Friday, November 4, 2010 on the Main Stage tent. You’ll be sharing the 800 foot runway with Hollywood designers Kevan Hall and LLoyd Klein. Scottsdale Fashion Week’s  [...]

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Best-selling book ” Shoe Addicts Anonymous” hits the big screen !

July 26, 2010

Halle Berry has been slated to star in the upcoming movie based on Beth Harbison’s best-selling chick lit novel, Shoe Addicts Anonymous. It’s the story of 4 women living in Chicago, who share a love of shoes and a size 7 and a half foot. The film’s producer, Mark Bozek, says, ” Halle related to [...]

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Bad celeb fashion: the return of M.C. Hammer pants. For realsies…

July 25, 2010

While it’s undeniable that fashion often repeats itself, that doesn’t make it right. Whitney Port not only borrowed Hammer’s pants, she borrowed his shoes too. Then she called up Ashley Olson. Ashley, when you weigh 97 pounds and your pants actually make even you look fat, it’s time to re-think. And what’s up with that [...]

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Love her or hate her, there’s no one who rocks the runway like Naomi…

July 24, 2010

Check out this video montage and tell me what you think !

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Loving the lace look for fall: designer looks to die for !

July 22, 2010

We’re excited about the fall fashion trends we’re seeing ! From the modern, re-incarnated pantsuits, to structured handbags, fall dressing is all about sophisticated, chic, and feminine looks. But we love the ultra-feminine look of lace and Neiman Marcus has some stunning pieces from Valentino, Christian Dior, Albert Nipon, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana to [...]

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How shoe and handbag addictions start…

July 21, 2010

Like we ever stand a chance. Before we can walk, we can wear Dior shoes, that come with a matching bag. It’s a conspiracy.

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World’s biggest runway show to be staged in Paris !

July 20, 2010

C’est magnifique ! The Galeries Lafayette, Europe’s largest department store, is going for the Guinness Book of World Records with their attempt to stage the ” world’s largest catwalk show ” this fall. The flagship store of the French department store chain will turn Boulevard Haussman into a 1.2 mile catwalk. Galeries Lafayette is hoping [...]

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