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BEAUTY & OTHER THINGS

By Shanalynn · February 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Sleep in DVF. No not the dress you wore out on the town last night, but actual bedding. The iconic designer is adding housewares to her printastic, ever fabulous empire. This is good. I love the gold flatware set as well as the turquoise dinner plates in paper cheetah.

Items Pictured Above: Urban Jungle Bedding $80.00-$335.00, Miro Flowers Bedding $95.00-$395.00, Cheetah Spots Dessert Plate $25.00-$75.00, Night 5 Piece Place Setting $175.00.

Photos by Bloomingdales.com

 

 MAC ATTACK

Give your make-up drawer a “BANG” and a “POW” with MAC’S Wonder Woman Collection. The packaging alone makes me want to just buy one of everything in the collection. Of course you will need something to carry your favorites from the collection in so don’t forget to check out the make-up bags in red, blue and gold faux leather. The utility belt brush set ($49.50), in gold makes me wish I was a make-up artist just to have an excuse to wear it every day. So far my favorites from the collection are the Wonder Woman Pigment in fuschia ($21), the Spirit of Truth Nail Lacquer ($15),and the eye shadow quad in Defiance ($40). Thanks MAC for always giving me that kid on Christmas day feeling. For more information and a complete look at the collection visit maccosmetics.com.

  

All Photos by MAC

 

 REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE WITH H&M

Just when you thought H&M was done. They would continue to wow us with their fashionably affordable pieces, and that would be all, they add another accomplishment to their resume. Besides making the world a fashionable affordable place, the retailer will also make us all environmentally conscious. This April the international retailer will debut two collections that are based on recycling, renewing and reusing. The first collection to roll out will be the Conscious Collection, which promises to offer “sustainable style”. Expect the collection to debut in a store near you on April 14th, 2011. The collection will consist of pieces for men, women and children, while the garments will be made of materials such as organic cotton, Tencel and recycled polyester. To further their eco-chic effort, H&M has partnered with the Swedish shoe label Hasbeens to present a limited collection of clogs to debut in over 150 stores on April 20th, 2011. The collection will consist of three styles of clogs made from “environmentally friendly” materials. The Swedish shoe company was founded by friends Cilla Wingard Neuman and Emy Blixt in 2007. For more information on both collections visit www.hm.com.

Photo: Cilla Wingard Neuman and Emy Blixt, Founders of Hasbeens. Photo by H&M.com.

February's Fabulous Four

By Shanalynn · February 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Items As They Appear Above: Topshop Leopard Print Back Zip Top $70.00, Marc Jacobs Carnaby Patent Shoulder Bag $795.00, House Of Harlow "Sasha" Shades @ Shoptrend.com $149.00, Alexander Wang Leather Pocket Mini Shorts $550.00 @ Kirna Zabete.

By Shanalynn · February 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·
Tagged with: Camilla Morton, t-magazine

Home Update: Anthropologie's Ikat Collection

By Shanalynn · February 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Almost every evening I arrive home I know there will be a glossy booklet/catalog of some kind awaiting my arrival. They just seem to keep coming, from companies and brands I never even heard of. I always wonder to myself which “trusting” source that has vowed to protect my personal information has sold me out now? I open the booklet, browse through the pages, if interested keep it, if not take my name and address from the front/back cover and inside order form page, and drop it in the recycling bin. As often as this may happen, there are some catalogs that I wait for. The Anthropologie (and Urban Outfitters), catalog happens to be one of those catalogs I not only look through, but mark in with my “getting this pen”, and then keep it around long after the latest and greatest of that season is gone. Of course this season is no different, but it was something other than the cute jackets and beautiful airy blouses that caught my attention. When I first saw the Hardwood Finn Rocking Chair I thought to myself, is this real or just a prop? My mind began to wander on how many different ways I could use this rocking chair. If I had that fabulous beach house that I have always wanted, I could use this chair in a living room and bedroom, and then there’s the idea of pairing it with existing furniture, as the star piece, with other colorful accessories throughout the room. I’ll stop my mind here and let you see for yourself what I am talking about. Here are just a few of my favorites from the collection, but if you visit Anthropologie.com, you can view the many other pieces offered in the collection.

 

Pieces as they are pictured above: Hardwood Finn Rocker $1,698.00, Mathilde Sofa $2,698.00, Embroidered Ikat Lampshade $128.00, Dynamic Ikat Bedding $58-$268.00.

All photos by Anthropologie.com

 

Fashion Crush: Prabal Gurung

By Shanalynn · February 13, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Great Lengths, Color, Grace, and the revival of ladylike, but yet, body conscious style. Thanks to Prabal Gurung, and the creation of his SS2011 collection those of us looking to be set free from band-Aid length hem-lines, and tunic shirts posing as dresses now have something to look forward to. The Singapore born designer has certainly changed the game by going against the grain and daring to do things differently in a business where it sometimes seems simpler to produce more of the known, the right now, and the expected. When viewing Gurung’s SS2011 collection, he certainly seems far more advanced, as far as having a point of view and creating sophisticated garments, than most designers debuting their sophomore collection. His resume and list of accomplishments reflect those of one you would expect nothing less than a strong sense of design and innovation from. Gurung, once a Parsons School of Design student, has had stints at Cynthia Rowley and Bill Blass, launched his first show during 2009 Fashion Week, and was one of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund finalists in 2010. Sometimes it is best to go right when everyone else goes left .

All Images & biographical Information From Prabal Gurung.com

A DAY AT THE MoMA

By Shanalynn · January 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I am not sure how I missed the debut of this one, but I certainly will not miss the exhibit all together. Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography is currently showing , and has been since March 7, 2010, and will end on April 4, 2011. This collection of work created by women artists spans a very large period of time. May this generation of women artist, as well as the next, get inspired to create. if you find yourself yearning to take a piece of the exhibit home with you, vist the MOMA store and purchase, "Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art" by Alexandra Schwartz. The book is said to consist of many essays that discuss much of the works on display in the exhibit. For detailed information on the exhibit visit WWW.MoMA.org.

Ilse Bing. Self-Portrait in Mirrors. 1931.

Photo by the MoMA: By Artist, Ilse Bing. Self-Portrait in Mirrors. 1931.
Gelatin silver print, 10 1/2 x 12" (26.8 x 30.8 cm).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Joseph G. Mayer Fund. © 2010 The Ilse Bing Estate/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

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After spending the morning with Georgia O'Keefe and Yoko Ono, end the day on the museums sixth floor at the Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures Exhibit, which will be showing from December 19, 2010 to March 21, 2011. There is so much to view within this exhibit that planning ahead of time and knowing what you would like to view first will certainly work to your benefit. The films being shown in this exhibit debut and play on certain dates and times. For more information on the exhibit and what it has in store visit www.MoMA.org. As a result of all of the different films and works being displayed more than one visit may certainly be necessary.

Photo by MoMA/Information on Photo also from the MoMA: Andy Warhol. Kiss. 1963–64. 16mm film (black and white, silent). 54 min. at 16fps. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved. Film still courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Look: Cocotay Jewels

By Shanalynn · January 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

I just couldn’t resist. When I first saw the jewelry created by CocoTay (twins btw), I felt like a little girl again all too eager to pile on as many pieces as I could. The pieces are just the right amount of glam mixed with the perfect dose of opulence, or at least the pieces look mega expensive. Kind of like your grandmother’s jewels if you were born into a royal family (I know the imagination is in overdrive). Many of the pieces created by the design duo, Coco & Tay consist of recycled gems that are used in new designs. Affordable, Dazzling, Eco-chic and versatile. What more could you ask for? Shop for Cocotay at Cocotay.com, and Charm&Chain.com.

Photo by NYTimes/T-Magazine

Teardrop cluster earrings $415.00 @ CharmandChain.com

Fringe Pearl Necklace $525.00 @ CharmandChain.com

FINALLY..................

By Shanalynn · January 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

SOMETHING FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Your favorite browse, tab and shop magazine will be adding a new addition to the family. In March look for Lucky Kids. Moms around the globe will now have access to style advice for themselves and their little ones. I am almost sure the magazine will offer of-the-moment trends at just about every price point, and when it comes to the little ones, the lower the better. If you need a style buzz for your little one (s), and cannot wait until March, check out www.Luckymag.com , and browse the kids section.

 

AND DONT FORGET MOMMY

We’re lucky to have Lucky in our lives, aren’t we? In addition to the monthly Lucky breaks offered by the magazine, we can expect so much more in March during the “A Giveaway A Day In March”. Something tells me this is going to be major. Besides all of the free loot you could snap up each day there is also one “over-the-top” super secret giveaway. I certainly have to be a part of this and so should you. To make sure you don’t miss out go to Luckymag.com/breaks to sign up and get more information, because you know what they say, you gotta be in it to win it.

Photos by Lucky Magazine

 

Finally: Mr. Porter

This next finally had all of us eshoppers holding our breath since June of last year,but we can now breathe, as Mr. Porter has finally arrived. No this is not the latest movie star heartthrob debuting his next feature film, but Net-a-Porter's all man, all the time, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, online mens shop. You can expect Mr. Porter to offer the same grand access to RTW clothing and accessories as Net-A-Porter does for the ladies. All are soon to be granted access to luxurious wears with editorial style-hows. Can your man say Balmain, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent?  Soon ladies. Soon.

Scratch & Sniff: Creed's Spice and Wood

By Shanalynn · January 23, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

Creed’s Spice and Wood scent for men. Created in honor of the perfumer’s 250th anniversary celebration, it is sure to be grand. With notes of Luxor rose, oak moss and Egyptian iris ….. Guys this could be a deal sealer, turn you into a heartbreaker and the man you always knew you could be. Try it at a Creed Boutique near you.

Photo: By Creed boutique/blog.com

Tagged with: Creed Boutique Blog, creed

ITEM OF THE WEEK: David Koma Dress

By Shanalynn · January 9, 2011 · 0 Comments ·

David Koma One Shoulder Dress $3, 445.00.