August 2012

Galicia bracelets

How beautiful are these ? From Galicia Fine Jewelers at Scottsdale Quarter, these show stoppers are stretch bracelets, featuring white topaz set in silver, rose gold and yellow gold color.

You know what’s even better ? They’re $95.

What a fantastic gift idea !

If you want to see them for yourself, stop in to Galicia at Scottsdale Quarter; it’s full of shiny sparkly treasures and there are lots of unique, ( and affordable)  pieces designed by local jewelry designer Lisa Garber.

p.s. She couldn’t be any nicer…loved her !



Reed Krakoff alligator satchelDesigner Reed Krakoff has the bag for you ! From his new Crimson/Fuschia collection, here’s the Uniform XL Satchel in alligator for $34,000.

You’ll need the matching cuff, of course…

Reed Krakoff T-bar leather cuff

It’s a steal for just $890 !

If you don’t have an extra $35k in your handbag budget this month, there are some more affordable choices from this beautiful collection, though…

Reed Krakoff mini Atlantique bagLike this gorgeous Mini Atlantique bag, $1190. Swoon.

Reed Krakoff bootieThis scoop neck bootie, $795. Sigh.

Reed Krakoff red hobo handbagRed Hobo bag, $1090. Heavy sigh.

Reed Krakoff boxer bagBoxer bag, $1090. Blush.

Reed Krakoff Boxer sandal, fuschia

Fuschia Boxer snakeskin sandal, $875. Lust.

Reed Krakoff Ballerina flat

Ballerina flat in natural python, $695. Complete surrender.

You can see Reed’s entire Crimson/Fuschia collection here.

Can you feel the crimson tide rolling over you ? What do you think of this fall collection ?



Obsessories: Lanvin’s capsule collection of Happy handbags

August 28, 2012

In celebration of his 10- year anniversary with Lanvin, Alber Elbaz has designed a capsule collection of chic handbags called Happy Les 10 Ans.  Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus, the bags feature some of Lanvin’s most iconic elements: jewelry-like chains, grosgrain ribbons, feminine bows and the Lanvin logo. Lanvin Signature Logo Happy Shoulder Bag, $3890. [...]

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Keep Calm and Buy Shoes

August 25, 2012

Spotted at the Barnes and Noble in Scottsdale, this is the best of the Keep Calm series. Keep Calm and Buy Shoes ?! Well, alright, if you insist. Always lookin’ for a sign.  

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I like big cuffs and I cannot lie…

August 24, 2012

Oh my God, Becky, look at her cuff… It’s so big I mean her cuff… It’s just so big I can’t believe it’s so round It’s just out there… I wanna get wit ya Take your pitcha I like big cuffs and I cannot lie.   Photos taken in Scottsdale at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany [...]

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Now showing: The season’s best fashion events in Scottsdale & Phoenix !

August 21, 2012

With Fall season rapidly approaching, we’ve got lots of new events to add to your fashion calendar including Fashion Night Out and Phoenix Fashion Week ! Here’s the rundown… August 25 – Scottsdale Fashion Square Back to School Fashion Show Event, Noon to 2 p.m. – East Wing near Barneys New York. Scottsdale Fashion Square [...]

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Gabrielle Coco Chanel: In her own words…

August 19, 2012

Today is Coco Chanel’s birthday. The legendary designer was born August 19, 1883 in the small provincial town of Saumur, France. She grew up in abject poverty; her mother died when she was a young girl, and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel spent a good portion of her childhood in an orphanage. Her father was a drifter [...]

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Friday inspiration: Marilyn Monroe at the Arizona Biltmore

August 17, 2012

Scottsdale artist Ludvic has been painting Marilyn Monroe for decades and you can see some of his most prized works on display right now at the Arizona Biltmore. While it’s hard to do these justice in photographs, they’re totally captivating in person. Ludvic began painting his series of Marilyn Monroe portraits in the 80′s and [...]

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Fashion books: 3 new fashionable reads you’ll love !

August 15, 2012

Monthly fashion magazines may fuel your fashion fire, but books are forever. Here are 3 we can’t wait to curl up with ! 1. Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: The Fascinating History of Everything in Your Closet, by Ada Calhoun Fashion guru Tim Gunn has a new book coming out in September that’s at the top [...]

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Today’s little bit of lovely: For the artists in our lives…

August 14, 2012

Dedicated to all the artists in our lives who put the life into living…

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