December 2011

Cars were the stars in Prada’s playful Spring runway show and vintage car images were a defining feature of the Spring 2012 collection. From jaunty prints to handbags to jewelry, 1950′s classic car images were everywhere.

Prada's vintage car inspired Spring 2012 collection

But it was the shark-fin shoes that grabbed our attention and fueled our desire for footwear with some real horse-power !

Vroom, vroom, vroom.

Prada Spring shoe 1

Prada Spring shoe 2

Prada spring shoe 3

Prada spring shoe 4

Prada spring shoe 5

Prada spring shoe 7

Check out the tail light on this little duce coupe….

Prada spring shoe 8

We brake for Prada !


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Emma Stone

Three cheers for Emma Stone who landed a spot on Entertainment Weekly’s list of Entertainers of the Year for 2011 !

Emma got her acting start at the Valley Youth Theater in Phoenix; she then convinced her parents she needed to move to Hollywood with a Power Point presentation she created at age 16 called Project Hollywood.

She’s now 23, and landing some great roles, including playing Ryan Gosling’s girlfriend in “Crazy Stupid Love.”

Who can forget -  “Seriously, it’s like you’re Photoshopped.” ?!!





Top 3 style picks for everyday wear…now on sale !

December 28, 2011

Does this happen to you ? You find something you like and you end up wearing it so much, you wish you would have bought 2…or 3… or one in every color ? And the funny thing is, when you bought it you had no idea that it would rise to the top of your [...]

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Today’s little bit of lovely: World’s cutest makeup cookies !

December 26, 2011

How stinkin’ cute are these ? My friend, Liz Pabon, beauty blogger extraordinaire sent these to me for Christmas. I think she made them, but of course, they were each individually wrapped, all professional like. ( Cuz she’s Liz and that’s how she rolls… ) They look delicious, but I can’t bring myself to eat [...]

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for Men starts today !

December 26, 2011

The Half-Yearly Sale for Men starts today, December 26 and goes through January 6.  You’ll find great savings on menswear and shoes on brands like Brooks Brothers, Cole Haan, Converse, Diesel, Hugo Boss, 7 for all Mankind and many more ! Plus, Nordstrom credit and debit cardholders get double points on in-store purchases and at [...]

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Local charity drive Operation Santa Claus shows us all the meaning of Christmas

December 22, 2011

For the past 10 years in Phoenix, there’s been a massive community outpouring of donations to the charity drive you know as Operation Santa Claus. Every year it breaks records – for food, for toys, for money, for volunteer participation. This year, although all the final totals have not yet been calculated, the food donations [...]

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Obsessories: Dazzling gems from Tiffany, Judith Leiber and Tous

December 21, 2011

Just in case Santa’s feeling generous this year, here are a few sparkling surprises we’d like to find nestled in our stockings. Hey, a girl can dream… 1. From the Spanish jeweler, Tous, the Fantasy collection features sapphires and amethyst rings that would make any girl smile. We found these little beauties at the Tous [...]

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Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is a good night’s sleep…in this.

December 20, 2011

The closer we get to the big day, the more heavenly this looks. The Westin Heavenly Bed, with all this sumptuous bedding from Nordstrom is calling my name. Nighty night.  

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First look ! The new Chanel, Gucci and Prada handbag boutiques at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale are open !

December 19, 2011

Construction is complete and the newly remodeled designer handbag boutiques are open on the first floor at Neiman’s in Scottsdale. They’re gorgeous ! And filled with your favorite Chanel, Prada and Gucci handbags…     Pretty sure I heard Christmas music as I was walking by… “Come, they told me, pa rum pum pum pum…” [...]

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Why shoe designer Donald J Pliner is a rock star…

December 18, 2011

Honestly, when Donald J Pliner makes a personal appearance at Nordstrom, it’s like being backstage at a rock concert. His fans line up to have him autograph their shoes, boots and bags and stand in line to get their photos taken with him. It’s like Pliner Mania !   He spends hours talking with his [...]

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