December 2010

Coat & Dress from couture designer Guo PeoCoat and dress from Chinese couture designer Guo Peo. To see more of her exquiste designs, go to NY Times T Magazine article, Year of the Couturiere.

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Pantone's Honeysuckle

When Pantone announces it’s Color of the Year, the design world takes note. Influencing everything from home decor to fashion, the chosen color will be everywhere in 2011. This year’s winner, Honeysuckle, is a dynamic reddish pink, ” a captivating stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going.”

The executive director for the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman says, ” Honeysuckle is encouraging and uplifting. In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits…  Honeysuckle derives its positive qualities from a powerful bond to its mother color red, the most physical, viscerally alive hue in the spectrum. ”

Pantone Honeysuckle 18-2120

Eiseman says, “Honeysuckle is guaranteed to produce a healthy glow when worn by both men and women. It’s a striking, eye-catching hue that works well for day and night in women’s apparel, accessories and cosmetics, and in men’s ties, shirts and sportswear. ”

Bring on the healthy glow !

This color works well with lots of the neutral colors fashion designers have been showing for spring: Camels, khakis, and whites. But it’s also a nice balance for the opposite side of the spectrum, the bold oranges, reds and purples.

If you can’t wait for spring to start wearing this alluring shade, here are a few honeysuckle honeys to get you going !

Coach has a darling spring bag, which is actually a baby bag, complete with changing pad and bottle -sized pockets in long-wearing patent leather.

Coach Embossed Op Art Patent Baby Bag

Coach Embossed Op Art Patent Baby Bag, $398

Chanel Rouge Allure Insolence Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Allure Insolence Lipstick

Chanel Rouge Allure Insolence Lipstick

There’s a pink Kindle cover.

Pink Kindle cover

Pink Kindle Cover, Neiman Marcus,$190,

Pink shoes.

Ivanka Trump Citrinia Sandal

Ivanka Trump Citrinia Sandal, Nordstrom, $100

Tory Burch Ballerina Flat

Tory Burch Ballerina Flat, Nordstrom, $195

Jimmy Choo Magnum Sandal

Jimmy Choo Magnum Sandal, Neiman Marcus, $1095

And we looove this Marc Jacobs satchel bag.

Marc Jacobs Little Stam Satchel

Marc Jacobs Little Stam Satchel, Neiman Marcus, $795

Everything is pretty in pink !

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Jay Z spends a measly $350,000 on Birkin bags for Beyonce

December 28, 2010

The NY Post reported that Jay Z went into the Hermes store in New York, asked for a private room and then plopped down $350k on Birkin bags for Beyonce. Which sorta pales in comparison to the $2 million she spent on him for the Bugati Grand Sports car for his birthday earlier this month. [...]

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Scottsdale Fashionista is going underground…

December 26, 2010

Just wanted to let you all know that my site will be down for maintenance. I have been assured by the techno-geeks that this will all be seamless and should only take 24 hours. Unless it’s 24 hours in dog years – which is like, I don’t know… a few days. Is there such a [...]

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…

December 25, 2010

Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. – Norman Vincent Peale Wishing you all the joys of the season – Merry Christmas from Scottsdale Fashionista ! Photo: Justin Sirstins

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Now playing: ” Jeggings – The Official Music Video “

December 24, 2010

Jeans plus leggings, you my girl if you wear jeggings. Created by Ari & Emma. Well done girls !

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Today’s little bit of lovely: Freida Pinto in Italian Vogue

December 23, 2010

Stunning. Photo by Lorenzo Bringheli.

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Check out the Hallelujah Flash Mob at Scottsdale Fashion Square !

December 22, 2010

Were any of you witness to this ? Wish I was there…

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Today’s little bit of lovely: A purse filled with chocolates…

December 22, 2010

From Julia Baker Confections, the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list ! The faux ” Louis ” handbag has 6 hand-cut chocolates made with dark Irish creme, raspberry, milk chocolate ganache, and passion fruit. You can find it at Julia Baker Confections in Scottsdale at the Montelucia or order online at $17

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These heels are alive, with the sound of music

December 21, 2010

With songs they have sung for a thousand years… Or at least since last Friday, when I saw them at our Scottsdale Nordstrom and met Donald Pliner. Such a charming man. So stylish. I loved all the silver he was wearing around his neck. He signed my boots. Then he signed my matching handbag and [...]

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