Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Nadinoo is a beautiful handmade line by British designer Nadia Izruna. "Celebrating the lady from era’s gone by, Nadinoo invites timeless silhouettes and detailing to create it’s vintage felt collections." My favorite thing about Nadia's line is her ability to mix -and-match patterns flawlessly while still staying true to her vintage inspirations. AND guess what?! You can purchace the looks online!! You'd be crazy not to click here.

Tattoo Socks

While browsing Esty, I came across the coolest shop! What do they sell you ask? The most unique socks and stockings that are sure to turn heads. "We really enjoy what we do, hope you feel the same" says Gabby and Tal from Tel Aviv creators of Tattoo Socks. Printed, decorated, illustrated-whatever you want to call it-stockings are here to stay and I am thrilled! Check out their Etsy shop here!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Lyell is a NYC based fashion label and their line is adorable! I love the school uniform, preppy look with an edge and that exactly what Lyell most recent collection reminds me of. These are three of my favorite looks, especially the collared shirt paired with the brown knit vest and amazing tweed shorts ensemble. To view the whole collection or previous collections click here! click to enlarge

Personal Styling Evening

My Sugarland, the Islington boutique founded by former celebrity stylist Zoe Lem is having a Personal Styling Evening. On Wednesday, 3rd February, 2010, stylist, presenter and teacher Zoe Lem will give an exclusive talk at My Sugarland. The fashionista behind BB1's 'What Not to Wear' will share her knowledge from over ten years in the business. Discover what shapes, colours and styles work for you, your lifestyle and your personality. Guests will then be invited to enjoy discount shopping with Zoe and her team of trained stylists on hand to offer guidance and advice.

Fierce Florals

For an edgy yet feminine cover up, get Rare’s Floral Blazer, Order this head turning cotton bold floral print blazer here!

Friday, December 11, 2009


WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU, "makes you feel alive by promoting cultural diversity and giving space to everybody’s artistic and design skills. It is a thread of creativity spinning around the globe which brings to life the story that lies behind each artwork. It is a revolutionary collection of unique designs made with innovative materials – the expression of a distinctive style for those who want to stand out and feel alive."
WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® is an Italian company producer of high quality shoes, bags and accessories, involving people from all over the world to the create of the collections.
The design of the collections will be carried out by continuous creative calls, which sees to involve young students of universities and school of art, design, fashion design and architecture in 92 countries worldwide. These creative calls are addressed to all those who, without any age limit, have great ideas and want to see it realized.WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® gives a new perspective to fashion. Involving millions of people, the innovative design, the particular materials, the high quality craftsmanship of the production, the innovative methodologies of fabrication and commerce, make these items authentic and real works of art to be worn. It's for all those who, in a pair of shoes, a bag or an accessory, look for a more profound content that goes beyond fashion. click here for more info

Spork Fashion, Beauty, and Living

Spork Fashion, created by Alyse Wax, has turned her obsessive need to shop into something productive with her Spork empire. Her impressive articles have appeared in Teen People magazine, Weekly World News, 100 Magazine (Philippines), BlogCritics.org, Hollywood.com, and FearNet.com.
Spork Fashion focuses on emerging, indie, and new designers, with special sections for “green” fashion and designers who donate to charity. On occasion, Spork Fashion will cover Los Angeles fashion events, interview celebrities about their style, and give away great prizes.
If you have not visited Spork Fashion in a while, now is the time! The site has recently undergone a complete redesign. The new layout is brighter, cleaner, and easier to navigate. Even more exciting, Spork Fashion has launched not one but TWO new websites: SporkLiving.com and SporkBeauty.com.
Just like Spork Fashion, Spork Beauty will focus indie cosmetic companies as well as new beauty innovations, while Spork Living focuses on all the affordable luxuries to living the Spork life: gourmet treats, home décor, gadgets & gizmos, and more. Spork editrix Alyse Wax focuses her unique eye for fashion and style on indie and emerging designers. “You don’t need to wear Balenciaga to look good,” she insists. “Some of my favorite pieces come from designers you won’t find at Bloomingdale’s.” What one phrase would Alyse use to describe the Spork philosophy? "Off the beaten path."


Forever in the limelight for her directional and quirky style, Alexa Chung knows how to mix different textures to create a definitive evening statement! Imitate Alexa’s girly, flirty party look with layers and frills courtesyof Rare’s Vanessa Ruffle Pipe Dress.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Run Down

Gifting Parties at the Cynthia Rowley West Village store: Engraving Party Saturday, December 12 3-5PM Customize gold disks (for necklaces, charm bracelets and even dog collars), belt buckles and more with anything from “Bah Humbug” to “BFF.”

William Brown Project’s Pop-Up Shop

Sunday, December 13


Matt Hranek brings vinegars, savory jams and hand-crafted pork products from the William Brown farm in Sullivan County, NY, plus his collection of found Americana including vintage hunting knives and Vermont wool blankets, trunks, and Bentwood chairs.

on what you ask?
Swatch has reached its goal of 2,500 and now this has happened.
twitter.com/SwatchUS is randomly giving away a Swatch a day until 12/31!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Outfit Shot

cropped cardigan: f21 dress: Kimchi Blue tights: CVS (hah) shoes: thrifted photocred: once again taken by my talented friend ariana from C A T C H L I G H T S, check out her photo blog!

Friday, December 4, 2009


StyleQ.com is an innovative online retailer that offers the unique service of shopping with the stylists to your favorite celebrities and getting Intel on their next look before their clients do. At StyleQ, you can not only buy the exact dress you saw your favorite celebrity wearing on a show or on the red carpet, but you can also learn how to dress that celebrity's look by getting tips directly from their stylists. A-List Looks StyleQ's holiday season begins with outfits pulled together from the perspectives of Heidi Meek (Eva Longoria Parker), Nicole Chavez (Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Bilson, and Kristen Bell), Logan Horne (Leighton Meester), and Rob Zangardi (Rihanna). Think of StyleQ as your personal image consultant. Are you a Rihanna or a Scarlett? The goal is to help you get in touch with your inner celebrity. Behind the Show Coming soon, StyleQ takes you behind the scenes of your favorite TV shows to get the lowdown on all character’s fashion from inside the wardrobe trailers. Winter ’09 starts with a visit to the One Tree Hill set with wardrobe designer Carol Cutshall. StyleQUEEN: Shop and Give Back StyleQ launched a unique program called StyleQUEEN, for which they've partnered with Dress for Success. With this, shoppers can choose to receive their items in a larger, pre- addressed and pre-paid for shipping box - they then fill the box with donated clothes from their closets and send back to StyleQ. All clothes go to Dress for Success. Shopping with StyleQ's StyleQUEEN program offers an easy way to give back to those in need around the holidays.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cynthia Rowley Holiday Store Events

This SATURDAY at the Cynthia Rowley Bleecker Street store: For the man who has everything.... Handmade Dominican Cigars Saturday, December 5 2 - 5 PM An expert from La Rosa Cubana will hand-roll cigars for Cynthia Rowley shoppers. La Rosa Cubana, founded over 50 years ago, has earned a reputation for carrying the finest Dominican/Cuban blends, with filler tobacco grown on their own farms in the Dominican Republic. More merry December events at Cynthia Rowley's West Village store: Engraving Party December 12 and 19 3-5 PM Customize gold disks (for necklaces, charm bracelets and even dog collars), belt buckles and more with anything from "Bah Humbug" to "BFF." RxArt Coloring Book Signing December 16 6-8PM "Between the Lines: Volume 2" is the follow up to RxArt's popular coloring book, featuring over 50 drawings by prominent contemporary artists such as Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner and Raymond Pettibon. All proceeds from the book signing will go to RxArt, a not-for-profit organization that places contemporary art in children's hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

My Sugarland

From established names and fledgling designers (some exclusive to the store) to vintage pieces (1920s to 1980s) scoured from across the globe so you don’t have to – there is always a truly eclectic mix of fashion on display. So what better a place then My Sugarland is there to find the perfect, special, beautiful and unique gift for your loved ones. On 10th of December, they are hosting a 'Make Your Own' Christmas evening with Study O Portable and Laura Lees from 7.00pm – 9.30pm. Create gorgeous one-off gifts for your loved ones this year at My Sugarland's 'Make Your Own' Christmas Evening. Join them as the store is transformed into a workshop, a la Santa's, for one night only. Alongside shop owner and former stylist to the stars, Zoe Lem, will be talented jewellery design duo Study O Portable and well-known 'graffiti embroiderer' Laura Lees. Bring along old, unwanted or neglected accessories and for £50 Study O Portable's Bernadette and Tetsuo will transform them into stunning, and of course, utterly unique items. The ultimate recession-busting jewellery recycling clinic will not only clean up your drawers, but unearth some hidden gems. Our only word of warning, you may not want to give your 'new' item away! Also joining their DIY team will be Laura Lees, known for her idiosyncratic hand-embroidered pieces adored by the fashion world. Bring something along with you for Laura to make-over with her signature manic stitch work, or personalise a My Sugarland purchase and create the perfect gift that you won't be able to find anywhere else! On this special evening, discount will be offered on all products at My Sugarland as well as complimentary drinks and canapés. Tilyard's Treats will also be making pretty Christmas cupcakes especially for the event. Buy a special gift box on the night as a fantastic festive goodie for all those hard-to-buy-for friends. You would be seriously missing out if you didn't take My Sugarland up on this amazing opportunity.


The weather is getting colder and Rare has the perfect solution! Just because you need to bundle up doesnt mean you can't look cute doing it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Outfit Shot

cropped fur coat: thrifted onesie: urban renewal shoes: thrifted photocred: my lovely and talented friend ariana from C A T C H L I G H T S, check out her photo blog!

Isaac Mizrahi

With over 20 years of experience, Isaac encourages viewers to "look for inspiration in their world and turn it into something beautiful." Watch Isaac's appearance on QVC's Posh in the Park, live from the style capital of the world-Bryant Park, 12/4 at 8pm. Then get sit back and enjoy two full hours with Isaac during the official launch of Isaac Mizrahi Live! on QVC, 12/5 starting at 8pm. Click here for the direct link to the store (more coming soon!)