Saturday, November 20, 2010

Some Fun for Holiday

Breaking Trends Fall/Winter

Trends happen in an instant and you need to act fast. We’ve searched the latest runways for you so you don’t miss a thing this season.

Going Green



Anna Sui

Going green has never looked this good. From YSL's emerald green lenses, to Anna Sui's forest green boots and every design in between, we're going green...with envy.

Breaking Trends Fall/Winter 2010/11

Trends happen in an instant and you need to act fast. We’ve searched the latest runways for you so you don’t miss a thing this season.

Exotic Beauty

Bottega Veneta

Andrew GN

Bottega Veneta

Add a bit of luxe to your wardrobe this fall, as exotic animal skins such as croc and python creep up and onto all accessories classifications. These are not your basics though, unexpected colors give a sense of freshness--just check out the bubble gum pink and cobalt blue above. Whether the real deal, or an embossment leather look alike, these exotic beauties will make anyone feel like the queen of the jungle --and don’t worry, they won’t bite.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fall 2010

I am sorry for the long absence! I have received some emails and a comment from a new friend who encouraged me to post again... so here I am. I thought it was a perfect time to post the new trends from Accessories magazine, a trade publication. The department stores are having their fall sale so it is the best time to share the latest for the fall!

Fall/Winter 2010

The fall season focuses on feel-good fabrics, natural materials and textured surfaces in a luscious earthtone palette.


  • Painted wood beads
  • Carved metal beads
  • Woven leather with chain bracelets and necklaces
  • Hammered metal link chain
  • Chunky semiprecious stones
  • Layered seed bead necklaces


  • Distressed leather backpacks
  • Crewel-work and embroidery
  • Woven leather totes and cross-body bags
  • Bruised suede hobos
  • Whipstitch and topstitch trims
  • Woven straps and handles
  • Gunmetal hardware, buckles and studs


  • Irregular printed stripes on silk and rayon
  • Oversized rayon oblongs
  • African and South American prints and motifs
  • Ikat prints on wool challis squares and oblongs
  • Self fringe and raw edges
  • Front-laced suede gloves
  • Distressed leather gauntlets


  • Faux and real fur neck rings
  • Fox tail mufflers
  • Chunky knit stoles
  • Nubby yarn knitted wraps
  • Coyote and faux fur vests
  • Fur and suede ear flap hats
  • Shearling buckets and caps


  • Canvas Explorer hats
  • Wool flannel Mounty hats
  • Suede and leather crowns
  • Studded suede headbands
  • Distressed leather gamblers
  • Suede hats with floppy brims
  • Woven leather fedoras


  • Woven leather pant belts
  • Canvas and leather combinations
  • Brass buckles and snaps
  • Hand-panted leather straps
  • Suede sashes with burnished metal buckles
  • Embroidered suede straps
  • Wide corset styles with buckled front-tab closures


  • Ribbed over-the-knee socks
  • Sweater knit tights
  • Mohair leg warmers
  • Jersey knit leggings
  • Denim stretch leggings
  • Sueded tights and leggings
  • Layered knee socks over sweater knit tights

Next weekend is the San Francisco gift show so I will post what is new and happening in gifts. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Favorite Me Things!

I'm back! It seems like life have been crazy for everyone. I think the beginning of the fall season is a time to regroup and head into the holidays and end the year with a bang. Here are a few things to appeal to your senses.

My favorite candle line is Bluewick Candles. Bluewick candles are made with soy and with a non lead wick. Looking for a soy candle is so important for your health and the environment. The wonderful thing about Bluewick is their fragrances as so wonderful and when the candle is burning the fragrance permeates the entire house. In winter when things start to smell a bit stale and the windows are closed all day, this will freshen things up quickly. Bluewick has these wonderful travel tins and I love this fragrance Cannell which is Cinnamon leaf!

Bluewick also has collections that are decorative and have a luxurious look. Guavapeel is one of my favorites, take a peek at the website and see what fragrance appeals to you.

I can't say enough I love fragrance!! No, not the usual perfumes and dept store types but fun and fruity fragrances is what appeals to me. I must have my environment smell nice, so I carry little perfumes with me and squirt a little bit here and there and this keeps me happy where ever I am.

Now I mentioned I don't like the standard type fragrance. Demeter is my favorite line they carry smells that are just delightful!

Sometimes you just want the smell of a Jolly Rancher candy in the air... can't you just smell the green apple now!

What about the tangy smell of Jelly Bellies, how about Mango Pineapple Salsa! Woo Hoo!

This is my absolute favorite, you will always find me with this one. Sex on the Beach it is a super fun fruity fragrance. Check them all out a

Ok the house smells great and every where I go gets a little spritz...what about my car. Yankee Candle makes a great item... Car Gel. This fragrance lasts a loooong time. The Vanilla Lime is the scent that will usually be in my car but ...

for fall there is a 3 pack Autumn Leave, Autumn Wreath and MacIntosh which is so wonderfully strong, is smells like a crisp MacIntosh Apple I got that for the car, and then....

my sister showed me the pumpkin car gel! That was a must have and the Pumpkin Spice gel is in my car right now. Check out the scents at I didn't link the site because it does not let you come back to this fabulous blog so check it out after :-)

A couple years ago a friend of mine gave me a 3 pack of Shower Gels from Philosophy. I always enjoy a great shower gel but this gel was also a shampoo and bubble bath. The shower gel is a moisturizing gel that lathers head to toe and good for all parts of the body, great shaving cream too. Philosophy also has the uniquely fun fragrances.
Oh how I just love those fruity drink smells!!

I could just smother myself in the smell of red velvet cake... all I can think of now is a Red Velvet Cake from Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan!!!

and how can you resist the smell of Candy Corn and the look of the gel is fantastic! Treat your self to a wonderful yummy indulgence with no calories. Go to

And now the most amazing deal I found!

I went to the Ulta store with a Ulta coupon in hand. On the front counter was an amazing deal a 69 piece makeup kit for $24.99 and I used my coupon and got it for $19.99

This kit come in 3 colors from pink, bronze or black. The Kit includes: 32 eye shadows, 12 lip colors, 6 cheek colors, 4 full size lipsticks, 2 mini lip glosses, 2 pot glosses, 2 shimmer powders, 2 eye shadow quads, 2 concealers, 2 dual ended liners, 2 brushes, train case with mirror and applicators.

I bought it and thought I would like some of the products and for the price of one eyeshadow it was worth it right there.

This makeup is amazing!! I have used Mac, Smashbox, Clinique and on and on but believe it or not the Ulta brand makeup goes on well and stays on. All the colors are fantastic and the lips glosses have a vanilla fragrance. See how I tied the great smell in!! Check out this truly fabulous find at

Thanks for reading stop on back next Weds...really I will update Oct 28. :-)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This Weeks Dazzling Finds!

You know how much I love jewelry with messages, well this company uses handmade lampwork glass beads with a message on them. Their specialty...names on the glass. Great for moms to put their children's names on the beads , how about the name of that special someone or as a remembrance piece. I love this look. Check out the website to see what the artist, Jamie Livingston does!

The Canadian company, Foxy Originals has truly wonderful designs . There is a group called wearable words. The necklace featured below is DREAMS COME TRUE. The other designs include YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, LIVE LAUGH LOVE and LOVE AND BELOVED. Check them all out at

Foxy Originals has a variety of other designs too. The necklace below is the Jasmine Necklace . A Victorian style pendant that is complemented by a playful tassel.

Jayden Star has a dazzling array of jewelry. The designs come from Italy and Israel.

The Anat Necklace is handmade in Israel. The necklace is Metal, Leather, Faceted Beads, Glass and Resin Elements.

This necklace is Handmade in Italy with Silk Ribbon, Faceted Crystals, and Heart Shaped Acrylic Resin Element. Metal is Galvanized Brass.

I LOVE GREEN! and this bracelet is Handmade in Italy The use of green silk cords, gold tone chain, and beaded chain is superb. The center of the bracelet features three small flowers of faceted green tone beads and Swarovski crystal studs . Fabulous!!


Handmade in Italy this silk flower bracelet has a faux pearl center.
This piece also has a matching necklace shown below.

There are more sets and lots of other designs on the site

The bracelet shown has an inspirational message . The message is on the inside of the bracelet for your eyes only. LOVE IT!!! The bracelets are by Hanni.

HANNI bracelets are all sterling silver with inspirational messages. You know how much I love to keep those wonderful inspiring messages around me . The have other great sayings!

This sums it all up...
Who doesn't still have that dream of what they want to be when they grow up?? Thanks for checking this week. New Fabulous Finds on the 29th!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Absolute Must Haves!!

This is a must have for so many people who don't even realize how badly they need it. isabelt came up with a fantastic plastic belt that is almost invisible and really does the job of stopping that gap in the back or the slippage!! check out There is a video on their site.

Cleavage covers are now named covertiques and are pure genius. One again how many woman really need these but don't realize it. Polish off your look with these great covers and add a little pizazz to your outfit. The covers gently adhere to your skin and removes the bulk of having to wear a camisole. No more bending over to pick up something and having to hold the front of your shirt. No more peek a boos and no more showing stuff others might not want to see.

We have all clipped, pinned and taped ourselves into our clothes. Now Hollywood Fashion Tape is selling a professional tape without damaging your clothes. Clear double stick tape holds your garment where it is supposed to be. This item has been so good that they have expanded the line to include a variety of fixes but one of my favorites...tag tamers to cover those itchy annoy tags in your clothes. So often I pull on the tags or cut them out and make the problem worse. Look at all their products on their website

This year I think we are in for quite a rainy winter. The Shuella is a wonderful solution to wearing your good shoes out in the inclement weather. Shuella is not just a rain boot...they call it a Shoe Umbrella! That says it all. The Shuella is available in the classic black but also fun colors like Buttercup Yellow and Apple Green!

and the dazzling HOT PINK!!

check out all the must haves and make your fashion make you look even more fashionable and chic! More fabulous finds to come this week, come back and see on the 20th!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New and Exciting for September!

I had to start this weeks blog with these absolutely fabulous shoes I saw on Ben and Jerry's French blog! They are the greatest!! If you can read french, check it out or just look at the pictures it is a fun site.

The little ice cream cone embellishment near the toe! C'est magnifique!

The next company manufactures couture for your cup ... It is called the Cup Coat!

They describe their product as "The Cupcoat - High Fashion Thermal Sleeves for Paper Cups ." There are a variety of patterns as well as some one of a kind designs.

Check them out and have a fashionable cup to complete your look and your mood.

As you all know I love jewelry with charms and I will keep posting as I find new and exciting companies. This great company is jewelry by cari

You start with the charms in the 'a la carte ' section (they even offer personalizing on the charms which will arrive to you in only two weeks) and string them on a chain you select.

There are some premade combinations on their site ... and remember layer your chains!

The following is a necklace worn by MEGAN FOX in Transformers 2. She started with

the "M"charm and added a couple other charms from the 'a la carte' menu to create this great necklace

check out jewelry by cari

I love anything with Swarovski crystals. Well they have to be very well made designs and of the very best quality. The next group of jewelry meets those requirements.
The bracelet shown is from Yumi Chen Designs

A little info about the designer:
Yumi Chen is an accomplished concert violinist, professional pastry chef, and mathematician. In 2003, she redefined herself as a jewelry designer and entrepreneur, launching her online store at

The design below is a bracelet with multi-colored Millefiori Venetian glass beads paired with sapphire blue and jet black Swarovski crystals

The necklace below is a 24kt Gold Foil/White Venetian glass heart adorned with assorted Swarovski crystals and 14kt gold filled stardust beads

"Shine on" with Yumi's new magical crystal ring. An alluring combination of rose pink, lilac purple, light colorado topaz, peach, jonquil yellow, light sapphire blue, and peridot green Swarovski crystals!

Millefiori Silver Foil Venetian glass heart adorned with assorted Swarovski crystals and .925 sterling silver beads
I love this necklace which combines the Venetian class and the Swarovski crystals...
It is sooo Yummy oh no it's ... yumichen

This is just one of her collections there are so many more. I would love to have them all!

Have a great week as I am looking at all the wonderful accessory and gift trends I will
see you back on Saturday Sept 12th.