Handbags

Escada, 2e

Styled by the Scottsdale Neiman Marcus team, each of the elegant looks shown here feature pieces from Escada. I was invited to preview the looks and choose my favorites, modeled by the lovely Lauren from Agency Arizona. This is why I love my job !

I was supposed to pick one, but that proved impossible so I picked three !

Look 1: This luscious Escada leopard print silk tunic was paired with Vince suede leggings, a feather collar (!) from Brunello Cucinelli, a Nancy Gonzalez handbag and Christian Louboutin boots. I love the this look because each piece has its own impact and yet, they blend together seamlessly. It’s like a lesson in effortless elegance.

Escada leopard print tunic

Look 2: Adding a bit of glam to these Escada leather pants, Fall’s lace trend surfaces in this stunning lace Gucci blouse, paired with a Brunello Cucinelli scarf and YSL leather booties.

Escada, 8e

Escada, Neiman Marcus

Look 3: Pairing this classic Navy Escada tweed blazer with a flirty chiffon skirt from Akris Punto gives a feminine stylish flair to this look. The simple blouse with glittery tie is Brunello Cucinelli and the cross-body bag is from Rachel Zoe.

Escada, 6e

That tie is EVERYTHING ! Ha !

Esacada, 7e

If you haven’t visited the Escada department at Neiman Marcus lately, you’ll be amazed at their sumptuous fall pieces; I mean seriously, I’m jealous of the mannequins !

Escada, Neiman Marcus for Fall

For more info on any of these looks, call or visit Escada at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale Fashion Square, 480-990-2100. My thanks to Neiman Marcus for including me as their “celebrity judge.”

Yep, I love my job !

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Now playing at Louis Vuitton in Scottsdale, a collection for fall/winter that makes you want to shout…

HALLELUJAH !

Louis Vuitton Fall boot

Louis Vuitton Martingale Boot

 

Detail Louis Vuitton Lipstick flat

Louis Vuitton Lipstick flat

 

Merit pump, Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, Merit pump

 

Louis Vuitton BeBop boot

Louis Vuitton, Be Bop boot

 

Louis Vuitton Loyalty boot

Louis Vuitton, Loyalty ankle boot

 

Vivienne Box, Noir handbag

Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Box handbag, Noir

 

Louis Vuitton Capucines handbag, Fall 2013

Louis Vuitton, Capucines handbag, shown with flap inside and out.

 

If you want to get a little bit closer, call or visit the Louis Vuitton boutique in Scottsdale Fashion Square, 480-946-1700.

 

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Obsessories: This little owl handbag will make you smile !

August 14, 2013

Cruising through the handbag department at Nordstom yesterday, I spotted this glittering little owl handbag that stopped me dead in my tracks… Seriously, how cute is she ?! She’s from the land of Tasha. She has a cute friend too… A little peacock pal. Awwww. An owl and her pal. Covered in colorful crystals and [...]

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Fall Fashion Trends: what to buy now for Fall !

August 2, 2013

Transitioning into fall fashion isn’t easy when you live in Arizona. Sweaters and coats are a distant dream when you have at least 3 more months of warm, and I mean triple-digit-don’t-even-talk-to-me-about-leather weather ! What’s a girl to do ?! In my recent interview with Ken Downing, Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, I asked exactly [...]

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Ken Downing on style icons, fashion’s most influential designers and fall’s best trends !

July 6, 2013

In perhaps my favorite interview ever, Ken Downing, Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, talks about everything from style icons, to the most influential designers today and whether John Galliano will make a comeback… he even has some advice for fashion bloggers ! From Ken, you always get candid answers and his insider view of what’s [...]

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Why smart shoppers never miss Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale…

June 29, 2013

The Anniversary Sale is not only Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year, it’s my favorite because it’s all new merchandise arriving in the store specifically FOR the sale. That means it’s not picked over, or things that didn’t sell and were then marked down…no, it’s the best of the new Fall season arriving early and [...]

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Cream of the crop: Ken Downing styles the Neiman Marcus runway in Scottsdale !

April 21, 2013

Imagine if Ken Downing was your stylist… it’s the stuff fashion dreams are made of. The Runway Report Spring 2013 show was presented Friday at Neiman Marcus and gets our vote as the best, most sophisticated fashion show of the year in Scottsdale. It’s all in the details… that’s what Ken does best: from big [...]

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Fashion Bright Spot: Lilly Pulitzer’s Pursuit of Happiness

April 8, 2013

Before there was Kate Spade, there was Lilly Pulitzer. She passed away last week at the age of 81, and if you’re under 30, you may not be that familiar with her, but for many American women, she was the first designer to introduce bright, happy colors and bold floral print shift dresses. You could [...]

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Custom handbag designer Anthony Luciano returns to Scottsdale with fab new Spring bags you’ll love !

March 7, 2013

If you’ve never seen the custom, one-of-a-kind handbags that designer Anthony Luciano creates, you can meet him and see his delectable pieces this Friday and Saturday (March 8-9) at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale. They’re mouth-watering !   Anthony Luciano is a New York-based designer who handcrafts custom bags in his design studio, using unique materials [...]

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Neiman Marcus + Target = win/win in Scottsdale !

December 2, 2012

What stands out about this latest designer collaboration between Target and Neiman Marcus ? In a word: quality. With just over 50 gifts, ranging in price from $7.99 for a roll of Rodarte wrapping paper to $499 for an Alice & Olivia bicycle, the collection offers pieces from some very notable CFDA designers like Jason [...]

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