31 December, 2008

"Your Fashion Resolution For 2009"

Photographer Jo Ven den Assem

Every year we try to come up with something new to better ourselves. We love to throw away the old and bring in the new. Looking for inspiration no matter where we find it or how we come across it. You may already have your resolution list written down and ready to conquer everything that is on your resolution list. Yes, I think that we know the most popular resolution trends, loose weight, stop smoking, the same old resolution that most likey will be broken. What is your resolution for 2009? What do you want to forget about and change about yourself? What do you want to achieve for 2009? Do you want to change your entire appearance? Wanting not to be seen as the oh so "downy divorcee", the oh so lonely single mother, or the oh so out dated drab look? Well, you still have two days to embrace yourself for change. Yes, it can be overwhleming and maybe sometimes doubtful. But, change is always the best medicine. Especially when it comes to your self-esteem.

For the New Year take baby steps by tossing out all the clothes that you do not wear and give them to a charity, if they are just dreadful throw them in the dumpster, no need to have anyone dressing out dated either.

My Suggestions For A New You:

Be Bold, try a new hair style, hair color, hair cut. That will defintley give you a pick me up.

Try Something New, try on clothing that you will never have tried on. Pick out new trends, new colors, new silhouettes.

Be Fearless, forget about what others may think, do what you feel makes you feel radiant.

30 December, 2008

"The Young Will Be Flocking"

Asymmetric Button Jacket, Button Front Top & Wide Leg Pant$185- $365

I'm sure everyone has heard about the most anticipated reality show "The City". A spin off of "The Hills".Whitney leaves the Hollywood scene for the city. Whitney has landed a great job of a lifetime working for Diane Von Furstenberg as a fashion PR.Diane Von Furstenberg is known for the "wrap dress". Now she will be known for the "it" designer to the young, who will be scrambling to get money to purchase her most recent look.

"Speak To Me"

What woman doesn't love shoes. I myself love the different looks, shapes, and style of a shoe. Everyone knows when you wear a shoe it most likely speaks about who you are or what you want others to assume who you are.

These "oh so" stylish shoes will be speaking to me and will be saying buy me this new year!

Dior Maya Straw-Heel Pump $1120

Dior Miss Dior Patent Pump $590

Christian Louboutin Platform Pump $895

Manolo Blahnik Jeweled Slingback Sandal $1190

Fendi Petal Platform Pump $715

Prada Jeweled Kitten-Heel Loafer $595

All available at www.neimanmarcus.com

29 December, 2008

"Getting Ready For Spring 2009"

Get ready for the "oh so" shinny sun and the breeze. On of my favorite spring 2009 collection besides myelf, is the most out of sight designer Stella McCartney. Get this saiboat print dress and textured tote oversized handbag.


Stella McCartney Textured tote

Dress $995

Handbag $1,095


28 December, 2008

"Hot Color For Spring 2009"

Spring 2009 will be all about color. Whatever it maybe a jewel tone Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet, or a Stella McCartney comfy bow dress. Try one of these items it will surely put a bliss back into your wardrobe.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Oversized bow dress

Oversized Bow Dress available at www.net-a-porter.com for $795


Tibi Monte Carlo bandeau dress

Monte Carlo Bandeau Dress available at www.net-a-porter.com $360

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin Zouzou sandals

Zouzou Sandals available at www.net-a-porter.com for $486.50

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Raffia sandals
Raffia Sandals available at www.net-a-porter.com for $570

Kenneth Jay Lane
Kenneth Jay Lane Turquoise embellished cuff
Turquoise Embellished Cuff available at www.net-a-porter.com for $195

"Great Look For The Everyday"

Wanting to look elegant and tasteful. Mix up the two looks by trying a lace top. Giving a sexy but classy look. You will still look hot while staying in the lace trend.

Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta Chantilly lace blouse

Oscar de la Renta Chantilly lace blouse
You can get this great lace blouse at www.net-a-porter.com for $1,490

23 December, 2008

"My Pick's For New Year's Outfit"

I love to dress chic and classy. My New Year's Outfit.

Herve Leger

Hervé Léger Sequin detailed bandage dress

Hervé Léger Sequin detailed bandage dress

Available at www.net-a-porter.com

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo Myrtle jeweled sandals
Available at http://www.net-a-porter.com/

"In Need Of A Wardrobe Stylist"

As you well know. I am a Fashion Stylist. I absolutely love what I do, and love to help those who need a little help arranging and updating their look.

Cocosa is having an competition based in London. England. Here are the terms and conditions!

Fiona Huntingford has worked in different aspects of the fashion industry for over 10 years and is the founder of www.fashionunzipped.com.
She will help you find your fashion potential, showing you how to regain you style confidence and to dress specifically for your shape and colouring.
Find out more about Fiona at http://www.stylestruck.com/

1. Prizes are non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
2. The closing date for this competition is 24th of December 2008 at 1pm and the draw will take place on 5th January 2009. The winner will be notified after this date.Winners have five business working days to respond in full to the email or another winner will be drawn.
3. Prize draws are open to all residents over 18 in the UK, except employees of Bauer Consumer Media, the promoter and their immediate families, the promoters advertising agency and sales promotion consultancy, and anyone else connected with the creation and administration of the promotion.
4. Only one entry per person.
5. Cocosa will not accept responsibility for loss of entries through technical fault, incomplete, illegible or other damaged entries.
6. Proof of entry is not automatically proof of receipt.
7. The promotional draw is held at Bauer Media, First Floor, Endeavour House, 189 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8JG and the promoter. Details of the winner(s) can be obtained by sending a SAE marked Cocosa Wardrobe Cleanse Competition to the above address. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Use my code to join: https://www.cocosa.com/Registration/?emaorali=exclusively

21 December, 2008

Oh My!

Get ready to say Oh My God! Who doesn't love handbags. The feel, the look, the shape, the color, and the glow. Right now what's hot in the handbag world is the Croc Tote. Yves Saint Laurent has debut his collection for spring 2009. The collection can be viewed at www.bergdorfgoodman.com

Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent Flap-Front Croc Tote

Yves Saint Laurent Croc-Embossed Degrade Muse, Large

20 December, 2008

"Showing A Little Sparkle"

Wondering what to buy for that special holiday party. Wanting to stand out of the crowd. This season it is all about beaded and sequin. Even if it's sequins shoes, belt, or purse it will surely put an oomph into your ensemble.

Try something new with this Herve Leger sequin bandage dress. Remember that you have to have the confidence to pull this off!

$2,800.00 available at www.saks.com

Editor's Pick This Paul Smith high waist jewel skirt is a total show stopper! There is no need to wear any other embellishments with this. A sheer feminine blouse with look lovely.

Paul Smith skirt
$292.50 available at www.my-wardrobe.com

You can't go wrong with a Prada Clutch especially when it's covered with sequin.

$1,200.00 available at www.saks.com

You can wear something low key preferably black and let what you wear on your feet do the talking.
Miu Miu Sequin Pump
Miu Miu $455.00 available at www.saks.com

19 December, 2008

My Look For Today (Ralph Lauren)

Very chic, I love to wear an ascot! It's one of my favorite accessories. I sometimes add this must-have accessory (ascot) to my clients.

Ralph Lauren

Places where you can get this look.

18 December, 2008

" Give A Gift Of Beauty"

The gift to give or give yourself is a great chic cosmetic bag!

Yves Saint Laurent Patent Cosmetic Case at Saks for $445

Rochell "E" pick

Valentino Bow Flat Cosmetic Bag at Saks for $445

17 December, 2008

"Compact Is A Beauty Within Itself"

Toss away those dull, plain, and boring compacts. Enter in to the new it accessory. Who says that you can not look fashionable while checking to see if you have lipstick on your teeth. Estee Lauder has been known for skin care and now they will certainly will be known for "oh so" chic jeweled compact or I should say high fashion compact. Estee Lauder has made no mistakes on designing these luxurious compacts by using dazzling with jewels, sparkling with crystals, and flowing with pearls, even going as far as using gold plated as the finish. Talk about carrying a small piece of art in your purse. It does come with a price tag starting at $175.00 and up. I must say myself, if you like stylish items and unique things this will be great for you!

1. Estee Lauder Exclusive Sea of Pearls $175

2. Estee Lauder Dragonfly Compact $250

3. Estee Lauder Exclusive Crystal Sea Compact $225
All at www.neimanmarcus.com

Estée Lauder - White Linen Dragonfly Compact

16 December, 2008

"Couture In Your Hair"

Cara Couture Swarovski Crystal Headband gallery
What better way in wearing jewels other then in your hair. Yes, ladies I do think that women of all ages can rock this very chic and timeless trend.

How to wear it: Less is more so no dangling earrings.
You want to bring attendtion to your hair and face.
Pull your hair back in a ponytail or hair pulled back with your hair down.
You may also want to try to rock Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Ann Wintour hair style. That bob will look very chic with the swarovski crystal headband.
Anna Wintour

15 December, 2008

"Add Some Color For The Holidays"

Are you trying to figure out what gift to give, or what to buy yourself. Wanting give a gift out of the ordinary other then the most famous sweater gift. Well, I think that I found a perfect gift that I think that every lady or girl wouldn't mind receiving. Using a splash of color is always a good and will always stand out, especially if it is a Coach purse.

Coach has announced their "Holiday By Coach" My top pick's.

The Amanda - This is a perfect look for going out, with it's satin finish.
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The Soho Hobo- Is one of my favorites. I purchased one awhile go. I love it, because it is great for the woman on the go.

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The Zoe- This bag is known for it's low key appearance.
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The Sabrina- If you are wanting to be categorized as a lady then this bag is perfect for you or as a gift!The
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The Swingback- This is a great gift for teens!
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With one of these luxurious bags, your gift will surely standout and last for a lifetime!

"Gift's For Your Girlfriends"

This time of season there is always an exchange gift's gig. You have many types of giver's, I'm on a budget giver, let's keep the gift's at the most famous amount $20.00. Now I must say when it comes to close friends you do want to give a little from the heart. I know that some of girlfriends tend to hold off sometimes, but then again I wouldn't say that they are a girlfriend. As for myself my mother has always taught me to give from the heart, give what you want to be given to you. Yes, my mother as raised me well.

My most favorite store in the world (one of them) is Henri Bendel. Beleive it or not Bendel has great gift's some as low as $30.00, how cool is that. So ladies do not be so afraid to shop at an upscale store you never know what you will find for a great price.

"Remember to give a gift that you would want to receive".

2009 Stripe Desk Diary and Date Book $95.00

Lady With Dog Compact $30.00

Henri Bendel Signature Cashmere Slippers & Eye Mask $98.00, $58.00

Henri Bendel Signature Cashmere Slippers And Eye Mask gallery

Tea Cup & Saucer Set $85.00

Tea Cup & Saucer gallery

Teapot for One $89.00

Tea-For-One Teapot gallery

The picture above is Lady With Dog Sterling Pill Box $195.00
All are available http://www.henribendel.com/