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Friday, July 23, 2010

Nature's Beauty. Limes

Limes contain Vitamin C, always good for the immune system. They also contain valuable folic acid, B6 and potassium.

Beyond their delicious taste in some food dishes, including pie and margaritas, a bit of lime and water can be used in the kitchen to get rid of greasy messes in the kitchen. Limes because of their Vitamin C also rejuvenate and brighten skin according to researchers. Add a bit of sea salt to lime juice it becomes an effective exfoliant for dry and dead skin.
If you've done a bit too much on the alcohol, drinking lime juice and water can help with hangovers in helping an over taxed liver the morning after.

For a refreshing drink and relief from the summer heat, simply add a twist of lime to cold water, no sugar required.

CJ by Cookie Johnson. The "Love Boyfriend Pant"

The Love Boyfriend cut from CJ by Cookie Johnson has a versatile fit with a straight though not too slim shape, seen in this photo slightly rolled up. I really like the neutral 'slate' color as well.

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Casual Chic. Brunello Cucinelli Fall 2010

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‎"To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." ~Oscar Wilde

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vans. "Canvas & Leather" White Waterways

From Era and Zapato del Barco for Vans "Canvas & Leather" Pack Fall 2010. This style is also available in black and navy with a tartan lining.

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Michael Kors Black Chronograph Watch

For the blackaholic in you, Michael Kors black acrylic and stainless steel chronograph watch. Retail price $195.00
I have so much black in my wardrobe (confessed blackaholic), I might just have to add this watch even though I don't like wearing them.

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Daily Bliss.

Wearing a fierce pair of shoes and walking with confidence in them.

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Art and Fashion.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Sales.

Sale items are a great way to pick up a classic item you may have been eyeing throughout the season. There are deep cuts everywhere currently. There have been so many terrific pieces from designer shoes to clothing that I've been so delighted to score. I wait for the 75% off from Sigerson Morrison every year because their sandals never go out of style.

If you live in New York, don't miss the list below. If you have a favorite store with deep discounts going on share it.

Who: Proenza Schouler Sample Sale
What: Resort & Spring merch starting at just $70
When: July 21-22, 2010. Wed-Thurs 9am-6pm
Where: 495 Broadway (b/n Spring & Broome St) 8th floor

Who: Theory & Helmut Lang Sample Sale
What: Theory Women’s Merchandise: Tops was $105, now $30. Dresses was $260, now $45.
Jackets was $390, now $55. Helmut Lang Women’s Merchandise:Tops was $240, now $30. Shorts was $280, now $30. Jackets was $525, now $55.
When: July 19-22, 2010. Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm
Where: Clothingline, 261 W 36th St, 2nd Floor (B/n 7th & 8th Ave)

Who: Zero + Maria Conejo Sale
What: End of season sale means deals up to 75% off!
When: Ongoing sale. Mon-Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon-6pm
Where: At both store locations. 33 Bleecker St or 807 Greenwich St

Who: Sigerson Morrison Sale
What: Up to 50% off sexy footwear
When: Now through July 31, 2010. Mon-Sat 10am–6pm.
Where: 19 East 71st St (b/n 5th and Madison Ave) 212-734-2100

Who: Halston & Halston Heritage Sample Sale
What: Up to 75% off! Halston Collection: Dresses $300-400, Sweaters $200, Bags $200-300, Shoes $100-150. Halston Heritage: Dresses $60-90, Tops $45, Pants $35, Shoes, bags & belts $40.
When: July 20-21, 2010. Tues-Wed 9am-8pm
Where: 96 Spring St (b/n Mercer & Broadway) 2nd Floor

Target Opens in East Harlem

Target celebrated it's grand opening in East Harlem New York last night. The long list of celebrity attendees and beautiful people included designer Tracy Reese, model Tyson Beckford, daughters of the legendary Diana Ross; Tracee and Rhonda, Jerry Seinfeld with his wife, and singer Kelly Rowland among others. Chef Marcus Samuelsson who has a home collection available at Target was also in attendance.
I'm sure the impact of Target being in this new location will be great for the economy in the area.

Target in East Harlem is located at 517 East 117th Street and opens to the public on July 25.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Daily Bliss.

Photo: Anahata Joy Katkin

Fall Trend 2010. Chunky Knits.

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Global Beauty. Harper's Bazaar Dubai

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Conde Nast Says No to VOGUE Africa License

Here are a few stunning images reflecting the 'What if" of VOGUE existed in Africa, as it does in many countries around the world.

Click the header of this post to read full article.

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VOGUE Africa by Mario Epanya Facebook Group

Shoe Game. New Looks from Adidas Y-3.

A couple of looks from Yohji Yamamoto's most recent Y-3 for Adidas Mens Collection.

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Adidas Y-3. Hat Trends.

Photo: Dan Ashby
Hat Trends


"I am a true adorer of life, and if I can’t reach as high as the face of it, I plant my kiss somewhere lower down. Those who understand will require no further explanation."
-Henderson The Rain King, Saul Bellow

Monday, July 19, 2010

Daily Bliss.

"While living life, it's important to take time to enjoy it." -Jody Watley

Photo: Elise Hardy, Nouvelle Images

The Ten Best Fashion Apps

If you like your fashion updates and wardrobe tips on the go, click the header of this post to learn the best fashion apps for your mobile device according to New York Magazine. Designer Dianne Von Furstenburg has an app which let's the user shop "Looks We Love" from her collections. GAP's "StyleMixer" app allows you to mix and match GAP items with things you already have in your wardrobe.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

In My Beauty Bag. Black Honey.

Another gem of a tip from one of my make-up artists many years ago. It remains a popular cult classic among make-up fashionistas and a favorite of mine. This is sheer, barely there lip color when you want want just a touch of pigment. My make-up artist told me the look is 'as if you've been kissed really hard'. I was also told that this works great on any skin tone as well. Topping it off, the name of this Clinique goodie is 'Black Honey'. A newer sheer lip moisturizing gloss version is available only at Sephora.

I Like His Style. Idris Elba

Tom Ford. Menswear and Eyewear. Fall 2010

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"You must not be afraid of failure. There will be occasions when you are doing your best but feel a lack of progress in your business...
Avoid negative thinking. To change the outcome of each day, you must change the questions you ask yourself.."
-Black Enterprise, Alfred A. Edmond Jr.