Monday, December 17, 2012

buying time

when it comes to beauty products, i am a sucker for a good marketing campaign and pretty packaging. if you tell me it is a cream developed from a magical sea kelp harvested once a year, i will believe you, and slather it on my skin daily waiting for something miraculous to occur. unfortunately, after experiment upon experiment and countless dollars spent, there was no big miracle, no ah-ha moment. 

that is, until i discovered vbeauté Buying Time. after my interview with Julie Macklowe, the founder of  vbeauté, her team sent over an It Kit and naturally i started testing out the various products. i was looking for an intense moisturizing cream that would not cause me to break out, a task much more difficult than it seems. within about a week of using Buying Time, my miracle started taking shape. my skin is brighter, more even and glowing. 

i am obsessed. 

seriously, ladies. this stuff is magical. 

get some

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


the hot street style item during Paris fashion week in September was the Kenzo tiger sweatshirt. i searched high and low for one of my own, but, as the French man informed at the store on Rue de Rennes in Saint-Germain-Des-Pres, "i am sorry, but that is sold out everywhere". le sigh. 

i thought i had missed the opportunity to sport the brand's signature mascot until i discovered these amazing Kenzo tiger flats from the resort 2013 collection. i think they will be SO much fun to mix with various prints and little dresses. 

available at Colette

holiday sparkle

three key pieces you need to get you through all of those upcoming holiday soirees. instead of breaking the bank on a sequin dress, i suggest splurging on accessories. you will find that you can get so much more wear out of a sparkly shoe or red mini bag than a seasonal clothing item. this Lanvin "happy mini" is on my Christmas list this year - i plan to wear it year round. 

1.Sergio Rossi Mermaid booties here, 2. Lanvin Happy Mini pop bag ON SALE! here, 3. Fallon Micro Spike Studs here

Friday, December 7, 2012

Astor Place

my best friend gave me a bottle of Astor Place by Bond No. 9 during my bachelorette weekend and i have been hooked ever since. the key notes are both floral and musky and the bottle is ever so pretty. i love the idea of collecting a variety of scents all by Bond No. 9 to make a beautiful display on my vanity. 

do you have a signature scent? 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

animal kingdom

{alexander wang prisma tote - (on sale), proenza schouler chieko bag - (on sale), YSL chyc shoulder bag - (on sale), alexander wang pelican clutch - (on sale), celine mini luggage tote in leopard}

"To be tired of leopard, is to be tired of life." - LSD

....and what about this emerging deer skin trend on bags? like? dislike? cruel - er than usual? i'd love to know your thoughts.

if you are shopping the sales searching for an investment piece or simply something to put on your Christmas list this year, i highly recommend a leopard or deer print handbag. leopard will be timeless, deer skin a bit trendy. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Barbarian Romance


plaids, tartans, tweeds and argyles dominated Linlithgow Palace in Scotland yesterday, where Karl Lagerfeld showed his collection for Chanel pre-fall 2013. the inspiration all came from Scotland, of course, where Lagerfeld payed homage to Coco's time spent there with her lover, Duke of Westminster and also to Mary Queen of Scots. 

the dramatic collars, high necks, earth tones and equestrian style ankle boots felt like the cross pollination of Chanel and Ralph Lauren in the 1700's, not to say that Lagerfeld would ever derive his genius from another designer. the romanticism of the Scottish countryside with it's castles and royals created a feeling of "Barbarian Romance" as described by the designer.

i'll take an immediate cue from the runway by wearing argyle tights with earth tones and a high neck blouse. 

ph via

Del Toro on Moda Operandi

so excited that Moda Operandi is having a trunkshow today for my favorite slipper brand, Del Toro! check out the variety of slippers on the site that include everything from cupcakes to a seahorse and a clam. Catch the trunkshow here