Thursday, February 25, 2010

go ahead indulge your feminine side -- Miss C. Alexandria by CIRE' ALEXANDRIA

We just can't get enough of the feminine treasures from this one-of-a-kind Etsy shop. We came across Cire' Rosenbaum and her shop, Miss C. Alexandria a few months ago. It is the perfect place for accessory-aholics and basically anyone who loves oh so pretty things.

here are a few of our favorite things.......

welcome spring with the bold colors of the bee charm bracelet, $29

powder blue highly textured glass caabochon golden drop earrings
are sure to make any outfit pop, $24

the flower that could vintage stamped necklace is delicate yet bold, $26

sweet, delicate, and just simply pretty -
the cherry quartz earrings are perfect for easter brunch, $24

But these are only a sprinkling of great finds from the shop -
the possibilities are endless.

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Collecting vintage jewelry was how my passion for beautiful things started! Now I make fun romantic vintage inspired jewelry and accessories that every girl needs! I use a combination of gold, sterling, semi-precious stones, pearls and charms! When ever possible I like to use recycled beads and findings as well! I find the jewelry and things I make really reflect my mood, so there are a lot of different styles in my shop. Something for everyone I'd say! You will even find I may part with a few of my vintage pieces! I cant wear them all, So I will share :)

We are so thankful she has shared her romantic, fun, & feminine accessories that showcase that fabulous vintage touch -- our jewelry boxes wouldn't be the same without them.

Stay up to date on all things CIRE'by following her on twitter and reading her AMAZING blog - we just can't get enough of her workspace where her creativity comes to life along with her recently made over to die for living room - it makes for great inspiration.

This is one designer you will never forget.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Elise Øverland Fall 2010 Runway Show

When: Saturday, February 13th at Exit Art

“My friend sent me a video of an open heart surgery he watched. I got inspired by the lushes layers of texture and rich glossy colors of the heart.” - Elise Øverland

Elise approaches every season with the same question in mind:
What do I want to wear to feel modern?

Instinctively drawn to raw materials, silks and leathers with substance and power, Øverland has a distinctly rock n’ roll, yet sophisticated and chic aesthetic. This season’s collection continues to incorporate her signature leather treatments as well as velvet, shearling, and silk in black, red, bronze, midnight blue and rust.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

ALICE Arrives

ALICE by Temperley Spring/Summer 2010 Collection Hits Stores

Temperley London is delighted to announce the arrival of ALICE by Temperley. Inspired by the London girl of the moment, ALICE by Temperley is now available at leading retailers around the world, including Neiman Marcus, Scoop, Isetan, Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Harrods as well as at Temperley London boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, London and Dubai. The collection is exclusively offered online at

Reminiscent of the Temperley London mainline collection, but with its own fresh and accessible aesthetic, ALICE by Temperley’s prices range from $130 to $820 and include pieces in easy-to-wear jersey, light knits, broderie anglaise and cotton tailoring. ALICE’s slate grey novelty denim and leather quilted biker jackets add a dose of chic edge, while an eclectic mix of prints rounds out the collection.

The ALICE girl is inspiring, knows what she likes, and isn’t afraid to mix things up. She’s got a bit of rock-and-roll in her by nature and has fun with her look. She's the one who always surprises you with her unique, effortless and ultimately covetable style.

To celebrate the in-store launch and availability of the ALICE by Temperley Spring Summer 2010 collection, Temperley London has customized a traditional, double-decker route master bus that will tour London throughout February 2010. The bus will stop at London landmarks offering exclusive giveaways including gift certificates, Leopard T-shirts and Tiger Print scarves.

The Spring Summer 2010 collection and all details of the ALICE by Temperley customized bus can be viewed on the new ALICE by Temperley site launching this month at

The site will also feature news updates, interactive competitions, consumer created content, and an ALICE by Temperley blog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"I Die!" stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe --- QVC Fashion Style Party --- New Designer Launches


It’s the beginning of a new decade and, once again, QVC is as fashion forward as ever, returned to the Tents at Bryant Park for LIVE FROM MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK to launch buy now/wear now spring collections by some of the industry’s most celebrated designers and stylists and we were there live in the action! Returning to the multimedia retailer are Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Zoe, Marc Bouwer, Lori Goldstein, Erin Fetherston, Chloe Dao, Pamela Dennis and Bradley Bayou. Designers making their QVC debuts include Thuy, Mara Hoffman, Erica Davies, Pamella Roland and Christian Francis Roth. Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal was responsible for the models’ makeup at the multimedia retailer’s runway shows.

Joining forces with IMG Fashion, a driving leader in the global fashion business, QVC’s runway broadcasts marked the largest amount of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week programming produced by the multimedia retailer to date. QVC’s shows from Bryant Park aired Saturday, February 13, 10 PM–12 AM (ET) and Wednesday, February 17, 10 PM–12 AM (ET). Additionally, for the first time ever, QVC brought the energy of Bryant Park to Studio Park, its worldwide headquarters in West Chester, Pa., with two live broadcasts, that aired Sunday, February 14, 11 PM–12 AM (ET) and Tuesday, February 16, 10–11 PM (ET).

There was also a special Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week edition of PM Style® on Monday, February 15, 7–9 PM (ET), featuring QVC Program Host Lisa Robertson. Here are some quotes from "I Die!" stylist turned designer Rachel Zoe. Rachel talked up her popular double faced belted cape and hanging out with fellow QVC designer Isaac Mizrahi. Check it out - here is what she had to say:

On her double faced belted cape: “I cannot tell you how much love I have for this cape. This is like my baby. This is something that I obsessed over. I need to live in these and I will live in these". On her patent leather trench $94:"I'm obsessed with jackets in general. The trenchcoat is something that everyone needs in their wardrobe The trench is perfect to wear all year". On Isaac Mizrahi: "I'm really excited to see Isaac's line its really fun. I can't wait to hang with him too".

Rachel’s line is available here:

“QVC has become a powerhouse for launching fashion collections from some of the industry’s leading designers and stylists. We’re thrilled to welcome back and introduce such an impressive roster of talent and are extremely confident that our customers will love the beautiful, accessible array of fashions and accessories they will be launching with us at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” said Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. Commerce.

QVC is also joining leaders in the fashion industry to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America with its “Fashion for Haiti” initiative. QVC will sell “Fashion for Haiti” T-shirts on-air, on and at its shows at Bryant Park that will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which is supporting immediate, high-impact relief and long-term recovery efforts for the victims of the earthquakes.


QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq: LINTA), is one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to more than 180 million homes worldwide. The company’s Web site,, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. With subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, and launching in Italy in 2010, West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 23-year history. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.


Designer Malan Breton presented his Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Show at Style 360 on Wednesday afternoon, February 17th. Malan’s inspiration for his beautiful men’s and women’s collection was Bombay meets Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” in a winter fantasy.

The show featured two special guests. American Idol’s popular finalist from last season, Anoop Desai gave a sneak preview performance of his new single, “My Name” which will be released next month. Malan designed arsenic and noir embroidered black lace shawl lapel tuxedo. Escorting Malan at the end of the show was Countess LuAnn de Lesepps, star of “Real Housewives of New York City” and author of “Class with the Countess”, who wore a specially designed pyrite and saffron mylar and silk corsetiere with matching fishtail underlay.

Colors for the season included red, gray mist, saffron, sandstone, blue, golden bronze and noir.

Front row celebrities included Malan’s Project Runway friends, Suede and winner Leanne Marshall; American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis (currently on Broadway starring in “Rock of Ages”) with Tinsley Mortimer, “Real Housewives of New York” stars Jill Zarin and Alex McCord, Mark Indelicato from “Ugly Betty”, Grammy winning composer Desmond Child, and Ronnie Kroell , from “Make Me A Supermodel”.


ATELIER SWAROVSKI’s sixth, exclusive, limited edition crystal fashion jewelry and accessories collection for Spring/Summer 2010 in collaboration with Matthew Williamson, Zaha Hadid, Jason Wu and Nicholas Kirkwood launches at select Swarovski stores and retail locations on February 22nd 2010.

OBSESSION -- blueeyedfreckle

blue.eyed.freckle. – three words you need to always remember. Why? This is the name of some of the cutest & most stylish handmade headbands for any fashionista. For any season, just throw on any blueeyedfreckle headband and it instantly gives your outfit that extra pop it needs. They aren’t your average headbands.

Pink & Green Coiled Wool Felt Headband, $15

Cluster of Feathers Headband, $15

Words from Katie, the designer of blueeyedfreckle:

"Each blueeyedfreckle headband is hand-cut and constructed out of various wool felts, including lots of vibrant colors that I have dyed myself. You might not see the same headbands in my shop all the time because I always love to come up with fresh, new designs (and custom orders/colors are always welcome). I love the way a headband can dress up a plain outfit, especially when you are on the run. As a new mom, I have been thankful many times that I had a fun headband to throw on when I was running out the door in an otherwise drab outfit. When you wear one of my headbands you instantly feel fabulous because regardless of what you are wearing, your hair piece is making a statement. Oh, and side note: they are actually comfortable. Most headbands hurt my head, so I have made sure that that is not the case with the ones I make!"

Get shopping: blueeyedfreckle is now available at FABU spa and boutique in Decatur, GA, Young Blood Gallery and Boutique in Atlanta, GA, and Quirk in Richmond, VA but also anytime at the blyeeyedfreckle etsy shop. And make sure you stop by Katie’s blog to get to know her some more!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Erin Fetherston debuted her Autumn/Winter 2010 collection during New York City Fashion Week on Sunday, February 14th at 7 p.m. at Milk Studios. This season, Erin Fetherston found inspiration in the iconic Chelsea girl, Nico, and references the singer's bohemian style in a collection that balances soft romantic dresses with rock'n'roll tailoring, perfect for the poetess at heart.

Silhouettes range from long flowing chiffon dresses to swinging thigh skimming shifts. The collection’s look for day pays homage to Nico's relaxed tomboy style while never forgetting her feminine allure. Evening directly channels her rock and roll persona into an overtly glamorous statement on nighttime dressing. Fetherston works with a dreamy palette of lilac, nude, and sage, grounded by a landscape of bold black and white accented with shades of vivid orange. Materials like lace, chiffon, leather and velvet are intertwined to create clothing with a lighter than air feeling for a woman with a bit of edge.

Notable guests included: Karen Elson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Zoe Kravitz, Ellen von Unwerth, Lisa Salzer, Mckenzie Eddy, Whitney Port, The Like's Tennessee Thomas & Annie Zuckerman, Becka Diamond, Damon Dash, Rebecca Forteau

Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Beauty

Rachel Roy Fall 2010

"Eyes are intense, covered in rich velvet...Scarlet and black create a modern smolder..." -Wendy Rowe for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A 1930s Egyptian influence weaves together fashion and beauty at the Fall 2010 Rachel Roy Fashion Show. Peacock prints are lifted from feminine silhouettes and translated into bold, beautiful makeup. Iridescent "peacock feather" eyes gleam in denim and burgundy metallic shades from brow to lower lash line with a hint of aqua on inner corners, ultimately lined with a black kohl pencil. An even, dewy finish of the skin, softly defined pink cheek, and sheer beige lip allow the eyes to be the star of this show.

Skin: Hydrating Face Cream ($50), Hydrating Eye Cream ($45), Foundation Stick ($40), Creamy Concealer ($22), Corrector ($22)

Eyes: Blackberry Metallic Eye Shadow (Black Velvet, Fall ’10 $20) all over lid, Dark Rinse Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (Denim Rose Palette, Fall ’10 $60) in arch, Long-Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Aqua ($22) in inner corner, Black Kohl Eye Pencil (Black Velvet, Fall ’10, $22), No Smudge Mascara ($22) on lashes

Cheeks: Pink Rose Blush (Denim Rose Palette, Fall ’10 $60)

Lips: Beige Lip Color ($22 each)

Brows: Clean and slightly bleached

Elie Tahari Fall 2010

Tahari’s Fall 2010 collection is all about texture, and the makeup is no exception. Skin is velvety, soft and natural, with a dusting of blush on cheeks. Bronze and gold shadows are layered on eyes, reflecting metallic hues from the collection. Icy, shimmering lips add the final touch of glamour.

Skin: Hydrating Face Cream ($50), Hydrating Eye Cream ($45), Foundation Stick ($40), Creamy Concealer ($22), Corrector ($22)

Eyes: Sandy Gold Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($22) and Chrome Eye Shadow in Gold on lower-lid, Bash Metallic Eye Shadow and Indigo Nights Metallic Eye Shadow as liner, Everything Mascara ($22)

Cheeks: Pink Rose Blush (Fall ’10, Denim & Rose Face Palette $60)

Lips: Ice Lilac Glitter Lip Gloss (Fall ’10, Denim & Rose Face Palette $60)

Brows: Natural

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Toni Francesc gives us “Artificial Life”

After several successful seasons of participating in fashion weeks around the world, Toni Francesc will return to “Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week” for a second time. He will present his Fall/Winter 2010-2011 collection on Tuesday, February 16 at 9:00pm in the Salon at Bryant Park.

Toni Francesc collections appeal to the young and sophisticated woman. He is known for his innovative designs and experimentation of combining urban elements that coexist with the technical and useful. The upcoming collection, “Artificial Life” is based on an androgynous image, one in which man and technology combine. The collection is an in-depth interpretation of the future without overlooking the roots of the past and the world of hand crafted creation.

The inspiration of the season parallels the metaphor of humans connecting only through technology and feeling alienated without the face- to- face interaction on a daily basis with one another. The shapes and volumes of the upcoming collection are based on a mixture of pieces that protrude from the figure in parts of the body, such as the shoulders and the hips. Angular forms and projecting parts play a prominent role in the pieces. The fabrics consist of cotton, viscose and silk and the color palette is modified through fading processes to refer to rusted metals and industrial elements.

Francesc studied at the Instituto Catalan de la Moda from 1986- 1988 and shortly after created the Toni Francesc S.L. Company. Besides commercial success of his collections, Toni has also collaborated with several prestigious television, theater and Spanish productions serving as their wardrobe designer. He has garnered tremendous press and attention throughout the industry for his unique vision and abstract designs.

Francesc has participated in Fashion Week’s around the world such as, Hong Kong, Madrid, Mexico and Moscow. Francesc is at the forefront of breaking international markets for the world of Spanish designers and will promise to be as successful this upcoming season.

For further information please visit:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week -- Day ONE -- Toni Maticevski Fall 2010 Collection

Toni Maticevski Fall 2010 Collection

Location: The Altman Building 135 West 18th Street, New York

February 11th, 2010 2pm

Images: Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

Australian designer, Toni Maticevski gave us fresh romance -- with Oscar night not to long away he showed he is an awards- show red carpet designer.

Full of embellished skirts, silk tulle, drapy chiffon and organza gowns – Tony experimented with lots of layering and ornamentation – it was all about the light & sheer fabrics giving us new silhouettes in a muted palette to hopefully look forward to the next time the Golden Globes comes around. Ballerina chignons and slicked back hair, some with an edge presented models with a simple, chic, and sweet Hollywood glam look.

FAVE: The silk chiffon multilayered polka-dot evening dress would look great on any twentysomething star.

day 1: Farah Angsana -= glitz n glam

Designer Farah Angsana backstage at the Farah Angsana Fall 2010 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Salon at Bryant Park on February 11, 2010 in New York City.
(February 10, 2010 - Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America)

day 2: backstage at Cynthia Steffe

Creative Director Shaun Kearney poses backstage at Cynthia Steffe Fall 2010 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 12, 2010 in New York, New York.
(February 11, 2010 - Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images North America)

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Isabella Oliver and The Heart Truth® will go “behind the seams” on the opening night of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to remind women that the truth isn’t always pretty—more women die of heart disease than any other disease. More than 20 of today’s celebrities will walk the runway in red dresses created by top designers for a once-in-a lifetime experience.

Isabella Oliver was established six years ago in London by founder and designer Baukjen de Swaan Arons. She set out to launch a maternity collection to fill a void in that market with a vision that makes women feel stylish and comfortable at the same time. With the success of the maternity line, her loyal following began requesting a non-maternity collection. The demand became overwhelming, and as a result in February, 2009 Isabella Oliver Maternity was joined by the launch of the company’s first non-maternity collection, Isabella Oliver 365. Isabella Oliver designs with the busy modern woman’s lifestyle in mind. Baukjen’s passion is to create classic, contemporary and effortlessly chic essentials for today’s stylish yet multi-tasking woman.

The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign for women and about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the national Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Red Dress®, introduced by the NHLBI in 2002, is the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.

Isabella Oliver ( has joined this cause and throughout the month February, 20% of proceeds from the sales of any RED design item. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for National Institutes of Health on behalf ofThe Heart Truth in support of women’s heart health education and research. For the second consecutive year, The Heart Truth, through a partnership with Clothes Off Our Back, will auction a selection of designer dresses worn by celebrities in the Red Dress Collection fashion shows at

"Real Housewives of New York City" star Bethenny Frankel wore Isabella Oliver “Ruched One Should Dress” in red from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection to the Red Dress Collection 2010 Show at New York Fashion Week.


Young New York City based designer Daniel Vosovic debuted his first full women’s RTW collection for Fall/Winter 2010 during NY Fashion Week on Thursday, February 11th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. at Exit Art. Vosovic’s tailored aesthetic was accentuated by strong marble inspired digital prints, detailed embroidered accents and strong structured shoulders.

Vosovic found his inspiration during a late night summer stroll through Washington Square Park in New York City. The designer developed the concept of his collection by observing the effects of time and the elements on various statues and sculptures and exploring the notion of creative destruction. Vosovic created completely original prints and embroideries derived from studying the aging process of oxidized copper, broken marble, and other materials in various stages of transformation.

The inspiration was communicated throughout the presentation space by dim ambient lights, models posed strongly on stark white pedestals, and a sweeping nature film projected on the walls made by young film makers Porter Panther ( Through the use of tailored separates with digitally printed satins, richly colored suede, and flowing dresses, Vosovic was able to capture the essence of a quiet wide open park-like space filled with strong artistic silhouettes. Vosovic casted all Asian models to present his collection to the public as one cohesive form and add a striking consistency to the overall effect.

Hair was designed by Enrico Mariatti using Salon Tech styling tools, with the Cutler hair team pinning up the hair to create a grassy field effect, evoking a natural structured feel. Samantha Trinh of Atelier Management kept the make-up natural and dewy featuring earth tone shaded eyes and nude shimmery lips.

ALDO provided simple, chic pumps and booties with sky high heels in nudes and blacks to augment the simple statuesque vibe of the garments. New York City based Jewelry designer Sequin custom made strong, elaborately detailed jeweled necklaces and brass knuckle style rings to add a lovely feminine aspect and sparkle.

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