May 2012

Pack up for summer vacation in colorful style with ten of our totes amazing top picks !

Oh, and a couple of awesome coolers just in case you’re part of the annual Arizona migration to the California coastline…

Tory Burch Viva shopper toteTory Burch Viva Shopper, in Sail Blue. Nordstrom, $295.


Nanette Lepore toteNanette Lepore, fabric & leather tote, $295.

Kate Spade - Dive in ToteKate Spade, printed coated cotton Dive In tote, $198.

Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon ToteMarc by Marc Jacobs, Pretty Nylon Medium Tate Tote, in Parrot Green, Nordstrom, $198.

Straw Studios ToteStraw Studios striped straw tote, in black. Also available in pink, grey, navy at Nordstrom, $68.

Michael Kors Travel Tote

Michael by Michael Kors, Medium leather Travel Tote in lime. Also comes in black, white, vanilla. Nordstrom, $278.

Mar y Sol Baja toteMar y Sol Baja hand-plaited sea grass tote in Sunflower, also comes in coral, navy. Nordstrom, $98.

Kate Spade Beverly BreezeKate Spade, Beverly Breeze small woven coated fabric tote, $368.

Tory Burch drawstring toteTory Burch canvas drawstring Beach Tote in fuschia, Nordstrom, $375.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Take Me Tote

And here’s our steal of the day…The Marc by Marc Jacobs Take Me Tote, on sale right now at Nordstrom, marked down from $228 to $149.90 !

And just to make sure you have everything you need for long summer days on the shore, check out these stylish beach coolers from Tommy Bahama.

Tommy Bahama striped beach coolerGreat price on this …Tommy Bahama lightweight insulated striped beach cooler, $48.

Although, the rolling cooler makes for hubby happy faces as we load them up with all our day-at-the-beach essentials…

Tommy Bahama Rolling CoolerThe Tommy Bahama Relax in Style rolling cooler has oversize wheels and lots of pockets for our fashion mags. Tommy Bahama, $88.

Wouldn’t this be a fab Father’s Day gift ?



Actress Diane Kruger caught everybody’s attention this week, as she ruled the runway in captivating looks from Gaultier, Chanel, YSL and the most stunning Giambattista Valli gown ever created…

Let’s review, as she takes us all to Fashion School…

Diane Kruger - Balmain - CannesWe should have known when she marched into town in this Balmain outfit, Diane was on a mission.

It’s like she could no wrong.

Diane Kruger in GaultierGaultier.


Diane Kruger - Nina Ricci  - CannesNina Ricci.

Diane Kruger - Vivienne WestwoodVivienne Westwood.


Diane Kruger in YSL


Diane Kruger in ChanelChanel.

But Diane floating down the runway in this Giambattista Valli gown was one of Cannes’ most memorable fashion moments… ever, in the history of Canneskind.

Diane Kruger - Giambattista Valli- CannesPhotos from and


Thanks Diane… Class dismissed.

Which was your favorite ?






Sending out an SOS – Shoes On Sale !

May 24, 2012

My inbox runneth over with shoes on sale this weekend. From Coach to Nine West to Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus,  here’s where you can find the best prices. Shop now to avoid summer shoe emergencies… 1. Coach   Shoes from $49 and up, including wedges, sneakers, flat sandals, ballerina flats. Shop online at Coach here. [...]

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Happy Birthday, Jewel !

May 23, 2012

Jewel turns 38 today. I took this photo of her at Mesa Arts Center last time she was here. There’s nothing like listening to her voice and watching everyone fall in love with Jewel at a concert…

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Pinsanity ! Why Pinterest is fashion’s new bff…

May 22, 2012

In just 2 years, Pinterest has become the fastest-growing social media site, reaching 10 million monthly viewers faster than any website in history. According to the National Retail Federation, the virtual pinboard is changing the face of the retail marketplace and the fashion industry is using Pinterest to drive e-commerce with surprising results. Shopify, which [...]

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Summer makeover: You’ll love these expert tips and techniques for a sun-kissed summer look !

May 20, 2012

Step by step, Dior’s national makeup artist, Kevianno Guerrero shows you how to get a natural summer glow with his innovative techniques and tips. And when he’s finished, you are definitely good to glow ! The best makeup artists are those that teach us how to re-create the looks they do – what brushes to [...]

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Summer’s must-have accessory:the quilted Chanel watering can !

May 18, 2012

Because, really who can live without this ?

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How to make an entrance at the Cannes Film Festival…

May 17, 2012

Did you see Diane Kruger, Eva Longoria, and model Eva Herzigova on the red carpet yesterday at Cannes ? Talk about show-stopping gowns… Diane Kruger looked like a goddess, floating down the runway in her Giambattista Valli dress.   Eva Longoria wore a statement-making Marchesa, with a train, no less. And model Eva Herzigova’s custom [...]

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Jump to it, ladies…Nordstrom’s Mascara Madness is back !

May 16, 2012

Nordstrom’s Mascara Madness is back ! It’s buy 2, get 1 free and it’s Saturday, May 26. You can mix and match your favorite picks; it doesn’t have to be the same brand and you can pre-order now ! If you’re a Trish McEvoy fan and haven’t tried her new Thickening Mascara, now might be [...]

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Obsessories: Delicious summer sandals from Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Brian Atwood !

May 15, 2012

Summer’s delectable sandals are arriving daily, in every style from platforms to wedges to flats. On the menu today, Louboutin’s scuba shoes,  Brian Atwood’s chic jeweled flats and Manolo’s summer sandal buffet. It’s like a 6-course meal without the calories… Louboutin. Scuba anyone ? Louboutin. Love these coral Miu Mius. Also in gold metallic. Yummy. [...]

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