Barneys 'Recession' Sale.

Just a little note.

The Barney's sale is a-mazing. At least the recession has provided more equal access to fashion ;).

I picked up the most beautiful Lanvin boots from Fall 08 (remember those highly coveted flat ones that LL and Nicole Ritchie were sporting?).

Sign. Heaven.

Get thee to Barney's. And, hey--just think of it as a safer investment in these trying times. Ha.



Pretty Things to Drool Over for Summer...

Chanel's new limited edition Gold polish. Over-priced? Yup. Gorgeous? Definitely! Get it while you can, it seems to have sold out in many places already.
Great new color option for the all-American, urban cool Converse Treads. Love these!!

Chantecaille lipstick in Quasar. Sheer deliciousness. Perfect plum for day or evening.

Get organized for summer! Trish McEvoy's makeup organizers are always a favorite. And you can customize and change up the contents every season to stay current. Get it here.

High waist shorts from Seven. You know how I love the high waist...

Marc Jacobs 'Tote'. Love the neon. Carry it all. Get it here.


Eccentric Glamour: Pick up your copy and meet Simon Doonan in person!

Pick up a signed copy of Simon Doonan's (Barneys resident style guru) new style manual and meet him in person this Sat at Barneys NYC location; 2-5pm!


Equal Fashion Access For All: Bergdorf Ships to Canada now!

Wahoo. Very exciting!

Shop With a Conscience at "Samples for (eco)mpassion"

Samples for (eco)mpassion invite you to experience a sample sale that promotes conscious consumerism. Samples for (eco)mpassion is a carbon neutral sample sale where you will find merchandise marked at up to 90% off retail prices from such name brands as Citizens of Humanity, Del Forte Organic Denim, Lauren Moffatt, Seven Jeans, C&C California, QI Cashmere, Philosopher Garden, Alice and Trixie, Raven Denim, Big Drop, Julie Brown, Caravan, Rebecca Taylor, Young Fabulous and Broke, and many others.

Shopping bags provided by Bio Bag are 100% biodegradable and compostable made from corn starch. Five percent of of total sales will go to support Trees for The Future.

Fri-Sun 11am-8pm
201 Mulberry St. (between Kenmare & Spring Sts. in Soho)
Cash/ Charge - No Checks


Love It: Perfect for Paris in the Springtime!

Oscar de le Renta Ikat Strapless Bubble Dress. From the new Spring 2008 collection. So Incredible. You will feel all at once elegant, light, glamorous and fresh in this perfectly tailored piece! Its practical too, with pockets and all.

• Ivory/red/green/yellow pixel print.
• Strapless.
• Side slash pockets.
• Bubble hem.
• Cotton/silk.
• Dry clean only.

And in keeping with the artistically themed, look at this scrumptious bag! What a wonderful flash of bright!
Raspail Cascade-Print Tote from Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2008.

• Red/off-white cascade print with red leather trim.
• Red piping.
• Top handles.
• Open top.
• Handing ID tag.
• Made in Italy.

The look to match the dress can be found with Laura Mercier's Seduction kit, the easy way to throw together a flawless face, and this is the perfect shade of lipstick to complement, subtle and sexy!

Now we're off to Paris!

Two great boutique hotels:

Hotel Montalembert

"Interior designers go ga-ga. Writers and their agents love it for lunch. It's neither Seventh Arrondissement baroque-ornate-stuffy, nor is it one of those faded, low-ceilinged haunts so prevalent in the Latin Quarter. Located just off the Boulevard St Germain, the Montalembert manages to be timeless, fashionista, high-tech, and Left Bank — all at the same time. It's the perfect place to be spotted with your BlackBerry and your best black, drinking sherry and reading Simone de Beauvoir. Needless to say, during fashion week, while the models are eating strawberries at Hotel Costes, their editors are at the Montalembert comparing notes. Since it first opened in 1929, the Montalembert has been a hot spot for the Parisian literati. Thanks to Grace Leo-Andrieu and Francois Champsaur, the hotel has changed—better food, better d├ęcor—but the crowd has not. "

and Hotel Mayet

"In this case we’re not talking about the kind of haute-luxury minimalism that fills the pages of the interior design magazines. The Mayet is perhaps brighter, more cheerful, more colorful and eclectic than what we’re used to seeing; there are options around Paris if you’d like to stay somewhere more sober and grown-up, and pay twice as much while you’re at it. From the lobby, bedecked with graffiti by a local Parisian artist, you know what you’re in for. Cheaper and a very fun modern vibe."




Antique Week in NYC!

It's Antiques Week in NYC and there are shows and auctions all over town!

None more varied than
Antiques at the Armory downtown at the Armory on Lexington @ 26th Street.
100 dealers bring their best and although Americana and Folk Art are WELL represented they
are by no means the only categories in abundance. There will be garden antiques, fabulous jewelry,
silver, 20th century furnishings, African art, majolica, ceramics, paintings, prints,
decorative arts and more.

Plus - it is
Free shuttles to and from the venerable Winter Antiques Show uptown and The American Antiques
Show on 18th Street. Then from those shows you can shuttle walk or cab to and from
other events and then back to the hub - The Armory on Lexington & 26th.

Download or view a show program here. You can view the list of exhibitors, floor plan,
all Antiques Week events at a glance, a shuttle schedule and even a few local
restaurant recommendations.

Show info at or call 212-255-0020
Phone during show hours 212-532-0490

Show Hours: Friday & Saturday 11-8, Sunday 11-5
Admission: $15
Location: The Armory on Lexington Avenue @ 26th Street, NYC


Great Shoe Sample Sale

Now this sale is always majorly crowded and there are plenty of duds amongst the hidden gems, but it is most worth it for the great staple boots and shoes you can find, especially boots. I frequent this sale every year and always manage to find fantastic Italian boots and heels at crazy cheap prices. The trick is that as the sale peters out (the last 2 days) the prices drop. So by the last day you can find incredible Italian boots and Frye's and Ugg's for less than 50$ a pair. They also usually have a great selection of Marc Jacobs styles which we all love!

Happy Hunting!

Shoe-Inn 11th Annual Warehouse Sale

Shoe-Inn's 11th Annual Warehouse Sale features over 10,000 pairs of women's designer shoe and boot collections by Stuart Weitzman, Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Burberry, Pedro Garcia, Robert Clergerie, Zalo, Miss Trish, Roberto del Carlo, Acqua Italia, Chloe, Celine, Michael Kors, Pucci, DKNY, Ralph Lauren, Anne Klein, Puma, Cynthia Rowley, Donald J. Pliner, Calvin Klein, Beverly Feldman, Miss Sixty, Converse, Frye, Technica, Lilly Pulitzer, D&G, Castraner, Charles David, Moschino, Steve Madden, Kenzo, Isabelle Fiore, Betsy Johnson, New Balance, Uggs, Fieramosca, Minnetonka, and many others.

All shoes are $19-$149. All boots are $50-$199 (valued up to $1250). New merchandise is added daily. "The Ultimate Shoe Sale" -- FOX News 2006. Please note Shoe-Inn's new location for this sale.

Event Begins: 1/7/2008
Event Ends: 1/11/2008
Event Times: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
Location: 311 West 34th St.
Manhattan Center Studios (Btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)
Hammerstein Ballroom
New York, NY 10018
Payment Types: Cash/VISA/AMEX/MC

Welcome Back!

Welcome back from the holiday bliss and chaos!

The holiday had lulled us into a eggnog and shopping coma but we have returned.

The weather here in the city has turned wonderfully warm for the next few days which is putting us all in good mood.

I hope your holidays were wonderful and 2008 is even better.