Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Review

Did I wake up early to watch all the festivities? Of course! We even had a spot of tea and bought some white roses for the smashing occasion. These two love birds put me in such a fabulous mood for the rest of day, I could hardly get enough. While this post is perhaps a little late with all the coverage out there, thought I would add a few thoughts and showcase a few of my favorite pics and moments (courtesy of people.com) of the big day.


I think William was blushing more-so than his bride! So lovely how they enjoyed each other the whole day. My two favorite moments were when he leaned over and told her she was beautiful, and when he asked if they should kiss on the balcony. Twice! Awww.





First of all, Kate was amazing. Or should I say, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge? Her Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton was an all-together modern but tasteful and divinely elegant dress, perfectly framing her graceful figure and stature. We love that she chose such an edgy and now designer and perfecting it for the traditional British Monarchy! And, can you believe that she did her own make-up? How many brides can say that? Let alone those royals. Well done Catherine. Well done.



Oh the pure fairy-taleness of it all!



And Pippa! How gorgeous was this maid of honor? So beautiful, I absolutely swooned when I saw this lovely young woman!! And weren't her and Harry so cute together??






We even loved Kate's second McQueen by Burton look. The shawl may have been a bit lovelier in fur perhaps, but lovely none-the-less.


And the "ugly stepsisters" even made an appearance. Aptly named, Eugenie and Beatrice, these two princesses take the cake for worst dressed. I mean, seriously, Beatrice's hat ( if you can even call it that) looks like a toilet bowl. I hope Wills gave them a talking to after about getting a stylist to help these poor girls. These two ladies put Vivienne Westwood and Valentino to shame... eek!



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mario Testino's William & Kate

Just released, as part of the royal wedding program, is a new smashing photo of the lovely couple.
Just love how effortlessly happy and beautiful these two look. Gearing up to watch it live bright and early tomorrow- out for the tea and scones now!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Royal Wedding

So I've tried to deny my obsession with the royal wedding, but I've since given up. I'm planning on watching it live and can't wait to see the dress!!  Kate exudes effortless "smart" style, and beginning to think we could get into this whole posh hat thing. But I digress. With all the "news" coverage lately, it seems we can't get away, even if we wanted to, and while I'm not-so-sure about all the gifts and tacky tchotchkes, here are a few of our faves. What do you guys think?






Saturday, April 23, 2011

Anoraks!

We've been lusting over one for quite some time; don't know why it's taken us so long to finally snag one - a classic piece, perfect for all sorts of springtime festivities and daily errand running. Lucky for us, Nordstrom's is having a sale! We picked up this perfectly khaki hoody by Andrew Marc. Check out some of our other favs!



Burberry Brit hooded coat
$695 - nordstrom.com

Moncler coat
$465 - nordstrom.com

Burberry Brit hooded coat
$465 - nordstrom.com

Bailey 44
$180 - nordstrom.com

MICHAEL Michael kor
$128 - nordstrom.com

Happy Easter- 25% off

Hi Lovelies!

We're treating our friends and family to 25% off any piece from Stella & Dot this weekend! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sweet (and Savory) Dress DIY

With all this talk about juicy pops of color, one Wisconsin woman takes it to the next level, literally. Yesterday, the web was all abuzz with the latest sweet creation made by Kerrin Fey's mom - a prom dress entirely from Starburst wrappers ( and shoes, bag.. plus her date's vest!)

Loving this whole Sweet DIY theme, we're reminded of several other just as fabulous, but more savory dress creations, like these lovelies below (featured on lemondrop.com). Although, I'm not sure how your date would react to accompanying you donning one of these:

Red Cabbage



Winter Mushroom


Bread


Tomato


Spring Onion

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Craving Coral

Indulging in a some much needed "me time" today, we spent a nice chunk of the morning catching up on our reading ( finally getting through all of this months glossies! well most of them anyway...) and relaxing at the spa with a mani pedi. A must for winter cracked feet and hands, we're finally ready for spring. Anyway, longing for a juicy pop of color, we dug through our endless abyss of polish colors and picked out Revlon's Craving Coral ( quite the rage last year) and threw it in our bag as a second option as we headed to the salon. So glad that we did.


Once on, it felt very complimentary to our love of all things vintage at the moment, and began seeing it all over the place. Check out this coalescing of coral. For some reason it makes us want to bite into a big juicy blood red orange. Yum!

SINHA-STANIC twill pants
$455 - yoox.com

Kate spade tote bag
$425 - nordstrom.com

Kate spade jewelry
$75 - nordstrom.com

Neroli Candle
$48 - tobi.com

Orange Revlon Nail Polish
5.20 AUD - fashionaddict.com.au

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The statement necklace

The statement necklace is a staple. Able to add life and legs to even the simplest of ensembles, this is one of my newest go-to's ( S & D of course!) An investment like this will take you ( and your outfits far). Think of it as your new workhorse.

Au Natural Summer Shine


Lately we're reading all about the nudes -  the celebrity star-studded ladies with no make-up, and celebrated for going au natural in their photographs. This inspired a post on one of my favorite products of all time.

We all want it come summer- that glossy, beachy and natural fresh look. Instead of slopping on goopy oily gloss or globby shadow, I suggest turning to a time tested, pro stylist secret for that perfect summer shine -  Rosebud Salve.



This little pot of goodness was probably even used by your Grandmother. Founded in 1892, the Rosebud Perfume Company set out with a simple mission: To provide simple, multi-usage products that are both affordable and effective.

Solidifying its place in cosmetic history, the now cult-favorite Rosebud Salve boasts to be the cure-all for a wide array of skin ailments from blemishes to chapped lips to dry elbows.

However, I like to use it to moisten and shine for perfectly pink and natural glossy lips. It’s also great to dab a little bit on your eyebrows ( It keeps them in place and also adds a little shine, making your eyes appear bigger and brighter).

Choose either the original, minted rose or strawberry variety, and toss one in your beach bag for the sand and sun. Sephora always has it in stock

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oscar de la Renta- Espirit de Oscar

Among the first to try this new fragrance, it couldn't have come at a better time- springtime! Thanks to Vogue and the Vogue Influencer Network for sharing and sending it to us. Even the bottle is beyond lovely.

With a fresh, light and airy feel, Espirit de Oscar is once again a timeless embodiment of what it means to be feminine. A bit less serious, this modern and sparkling take on his signature scent, Oscar, is no less than a continuation of his pursuit some 30-years-ago in celebration of what it means to be a woman.




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brahmin Summer Collection Preview

Defining timeless style, which is what we're all about, we thought we'd share a little preview of the new summer collection from Brahmin. I find them rather yummy, especially after receiving one in the flesh this evening. Wouldn't you agree? I'm personally a fan of the Selia Rose, but they're all to die for. Which one is your fave?

Selia Rose Bronze Saffiano bag




Trista Pecan Leopard Luxe satchel bag



Sadie Chamois Melbourne Satchel bag

From Brahmin and Vogue. Hello Gorgeous!

You may recall a former mention on how Vogue was treating us to a "special" gift from Brahmin? I honestly thought it would be a booklet mailing of their new spring collection, and if I was lucky, a keychain of sorts.

Well lovelies, we were in for quite the delicious surprise this evening after arriving home from a long day of not-so-fashionable work. Greeted by a big brown box as I approached my doorstep, I could only wonder what was inside. Upon noticing the return address label, I knew that it was none other than our "special" gift. And oh what a gift it was! Get ready for a whole lot of nice...

The intoxicating aroma of new, sweet and buttery embossed croc leather was begging me to touch whatever was inside even before I lifted the lid off the box. Which, ahem.. hello fabulous packaging... I think I like the beautiful embossed box just as much as the tote! I honestly felt like Miss Carrie Bradshaw salivating over Jimmy Choo's in SATC....







The Anytime Tote from the 2011 Spring Collection, is not available in stores until May (available online April 15th). We love the metallic sheen, tasteful Brahmin hardware and suede lining - a great classic tote for years to come. I can't stop touching it. Can't wait to break it in tomorrow when we meet for coffee with a new client.




Thank you to Brahmin for such a wonderful gift and Vogue of course - fabulous and chic as always!  Can't wait to see what else they have in store for us! I did also promise a review on the Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation- stay tuned!
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