Thursday, June 18, 2009
Reality TV star slash socialite Kim Kardashian was running errands in the BH earlier today and just one word comes to mind: Juicy! Kim K. seriously has a fabulous physique - we just can't get enough of it!...
Polka dots evoke a carefree summer vibe. So it's no wonder they've been spotted on stars like Marisa Tomei, Cameron Diaz and Selena Gomez—only this time in the form of casual separates, not formal dresses.
Much like the sequined blazer, a polka dot piece—especially if it's colored—should be the only standout part of an outfit. Don't pair it with jeans that have rips and tears or accessorize with bright items like Cameron did. Otherwise, your polka-dot fun will have everyone wanting to poke fun! Follow Marisa and Selena's lead and keep the rest of your look simple.
The other night, Lily and I both wore our favorite Christian Louboutin lace up platforms. We thought it was funny to intertwine our legs and make one of our legs a set with the other…if that makes any sense! These shoes make any outfit so much more stylish! I love them with jean shorts, short jumpers, skirts…they are just to die for!
Check me out in the new 'Drive Safe' campaign on E! and E! Online. E! Entertainment, Diddy and Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka partnered up for the second year in a row to promote responsible drinking this summer and created an easy way to get a safe ride home, and I am so proud to be a part of the campaign. Kourtney and I both took part in the campaign. I think it's so important that people are responsible and safe when it comes to drinking. So many young people die every year in drunk driving accidents and this is something that can be so easily avoided. All you have to do is text “DRIVESAFE” to 44264 from your phone or log on to E! Online to receive taxi contact information in your area.
Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.
The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.
The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.
It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.
The leather is slightly gathered at the top but the overall shape is slouchy. The double handles feature the metal Gucci crest detailing, which does stand out but is alluring in its own right. There is a detachable shoulder strap, but when worn the top of the bag folds over and gives a more casual look. The inside features a zip, cell phone, and PDA pocket, all necessities for 2008. If the colorful option, which will be perfect for fall and winter, is not working for you, there is also black available. Buy through Saks for $1650.
While I am a lover of handbags, I do not have an endless pocket book, which means my collection is by no means the largest or greatest out there. I have a collection that I absolutely love though, with my bags ranging in price from $200 to $9000. But how much is too much for a handbag? The Hermes Diamond Crocodile Birkin will cost you the same price as a condo, about $140,000. A ‘Regular’ leather Birkin may cost one year of in-state college tuition. What is the price point that you will never go over?
My monumental purchase was my Hermes Blue Jean Birkin that I got last October. The first feeling that came over me was immense joy. I had yearned for this bag since high school and never thought it would be in my closet. I left the Hermes store with a smile from ear to ear. But when I got to the hotel room a feeling of extreme worry came over me. How could I spend so much on a handbag? Leather? Am I sane? This is ridiculous I thought. It took me 3 days to then take the bag out of the box and love it. Kid you not. Ok begin to laugh. But it got me thinking; everyone must have his or her stopping point. I have not *quite* found mine yet, but I did realize that one Birkin purchase had my heart palpitating like I just ran a marathon. Let’s have a debate, how much is too much for you?
I may blame today’s activity to the current boredom in my life. With the fiancee gone, I have nobody to waste time with and the usually desired alone time became a bit too much. I also partially blame the boredom on having just moved down to Florida not too long ago, most of my buddies are still up in Ohio.
While chatting with Megs over iChat (what would we do without the modern technology that is the Internet), she pointed out this interesting little gizmo that was going to break the chains of boredom off my neck and engulf me in pre-schoolish activity for the day. How sweet of her to think of me that way.
What Meaghan pointed me to was a new feature on the Hermes US web site, called Les Ailes d’Hermes, the wings of Hermes. The animated micro site allows you to discover and travel the world of Hermes. You learn about the origins of box calf, the complex coloring of their iconic scarves, you see a glove crafter work the smooth leather, there’s mini-games and much more. The part that transformed me back to being a 6 year old was the I want it, I’ll have it feature. It allows you to pick between 8 different Kelly motifs, download it as a PDF, print it at home and assemble your own mini-Kelly. How fun. If it only wasn’t for me being entirely finger challenged when it comes to fine crafting. Paper is quite delicate, which I learned the hard way. On my first attempt I miserably failed to follow the primitive instructions, folding where I was supposed to cut and vice versa. Eventually, I got her done and the result is displayed above. Click the thumb to enlarge the image. Good job me? A new sense of accomplishment fills my life.
If its title did not leave you in sheer awe and exhilaration, these images will. Meet the 35 centimeter Hermes Birkin in Matte Poro Crocodile in Blue Brighton with Diamond-encrusted Hard Ware.
Lucky Lady Vernilover recently picked up this seriously stunning piece on a recent trip, and I could not resist to share it with our PB readers. I am not sure about the price, but my guess would be in the ballpark around $160,000. Available through select Hermes boutiques around the world.
From the front, they are a simple, delicate sandal. In the back, there is so much elegance and flirty femininity, it is extraordinary to look at. The knotting leading up to the large bows reminds me of a shoe that Marie Antoinette would have worn. It looks vintage inspired, yet is so fashion forward. I love the combination of suede and satin. I think I would just stare at it endlessly and maybe walk around my room wearing them. The white is so elegant, but they also come in black, which is definitely more wearable. Either way, this shoe is definitely a work of art, and is the perfect marriage of elegance and grace, with some edge…everything I want in a shoe.
Alexis Mabille Knots Sandal $1,075 Colette 6.10.09
This TopShop “Luella” sandal is super hot! I love the straps that crisscross, especially the varying widths, and the ankle straps just make this shoe that much more sexy. The straps will look amazing on your foot. I also love the contrasting dark stacked heel and platform.
If you’re still thinking “orange…I don’t think so…” trust me, it will look amazing for summer. Try pairing it other neutrals like white, brown, denim, taupe or even gray. These shoes will really pop against those colors and look fabulous. Plus, did I mention these shoes are less than $150? You can’t pass on this good of a deal!
Less is the New Plus: TopShop “Luella” Platform Sandal $145 TopShop 6.11.09
I think this “Moulage” ankle boot may be one of the sexiest Christian Louboutin shoes I have ever seen, and that is really saying something! But it proves how a very simple black shoe of simple design and luxurious materials can be amazing, even more so at times than a shoe with many details and embellishments.
I really just love the silhouette of this shoe. The heel is 5½ inches, but it almost appears to be higher, towering even! I love the sleek black patent and the thicker platform. Sometimes a thick platform can be over the top, but this shoe remains very smart. And of course with a shoe like this, you can wear it with anything from jeans to more sophisticated dresses or skirts. I would pair them with some really fun tights…maybe a black lace pattern or an updated fishnet. Add a sexy pencil skirt and a blouse, and this will be a super hot, but super chic look!
Christian Louboutin “Moulage” Platform Ankle Boots $995 Saks 6.11.09