Monday, September 28, 2009

Follow Kim K's Twitter: Sep 28, 2009

Did u guys watch Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami tonight? What did u think?12:13 AM Sep 28th from TweetGenius

There are some people who live in a dream world,& there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.11:23 AM Sep 28th from TweetGenius

I'm in total shock! I have almost 2.5 mill tweet friends! I LUV U GUYS SO MUCH! Can't believe I have more than Oprah, Shaq & Diddy! WOW11:42 AM Sep 28th from web

Do u guys like it when people tweet a lot, or can it be overload??? I hope I don't tweet too much. LOL12:23 PM Sep 28th from web

Oh. btw, make sure you friend me on facebook!!!! PM Sep 28th from TweetDeck

Kim K's Memory Lane: 7.13.07 Becca swimwear fashion show

Kim Kardashian attends the Becca swimwear fashion show during 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim' in the Oasis tent at the Raleigh Hotel on July 13, 2007 in Miami Beach.
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment)

Kim K's Memory Lane: 7.13.07 MBFW Miami Swim

DJ Clue, Kloe Kardashian, and Kim Kardashian attends the Shay Todd swimwear fashion show during 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim' in the Cabana Grande tent at the Raleigh Hotel on July 13, 2007 in Miami Beach.
(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment)

Kim K's Memory Lane: 7.13.07 Sunsil at Miami Fashion Week 2007

Kim Kardashian visits the SunSilk showcase room at the Raleigh Hotel during 'Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Miami Swim' on July 13, 2007 in Miami Beach.
(Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images Entertainment)

Spotted Kim K: September 27: Kim Kardashian: Bridesmaid Babe

Getting geared up for her sister Khloe’s wedding, Kim Kardashian was spotted sporting a beautiful purple dress outside a Beverly Hills residence yesterday (September 27).

Joined by family and friends, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” hottie looked lovely as she simultaneously prepared for the nuptials and filmed scenes for her hit E! reality.

Prior to the ceremony, Kim took to her Twitter page to share her excitement, writing, “All of the girls glamming up 4 the wedding together! What an exciting day!!!”

And afterwards, she gushed, “Tonight was one of the best nights of my life! Khloe & Lamar’s wedding was a night to remember! I love u both so much!”

More Pix: Khloe Kardashian Ties the Knot! September 27

Having been outed as a couple just a month back, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom tied the knot during an elegant ceremony at a Beverly Hills mansion on Sunday evening (September 27).

With the “I Do’s” taking place at 5:12PM, Miss Kardashian was decked out in Vera Wang as her stepfather, Bruce Jenner, walked her down the aisle to marry her LA Lakers star beau.

Also taking part in the proceeding were Khloe’s reality star sisters, Kim and Kourtney, with many of Odom’s teammates including Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest and Luke Walton all on-hand for the festivities.

With stars such as Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Osbourne, Brittny Gastineau and Chelsea Handler all on the guest list, the group then headed off to let loose during a Hollywood nightclub-themed reception taking place in a tent on the property - with a four-course dinner on the slate and a DJ booked to keep the crowd moving until 11PM.

Kim K's Style: Catherine Malandrino Presentation at Chelsea Art Museum in New York, September 15, 2009

Christian Louboutin Alti Pump

Christian Louboutin Triangolo Satin Clutch in Black


Quote of the Day:

There are some people who live in a dream world, & there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Invitations, Part II

Bride 1: “I know this girl that spent $3,000 on wedding invitations…isn’t that crazy!? She must be totally insane!”
Bride 2: “Seriously. Why would you spend any money on something that people are just going to toss in the garbage.”

Ummmmmm, yeah. The feeling that passed over me when I read that is comparable to a bride hearing that someone just dumped red wine all over her dress. Okay, maybe that is a bit dramatic (I did play the lead in the 8th grade school play) but, seriously. That is the WORST attitude in the world! The invitation (and I am saying this partly because I design invitations for a living, and partly because it’s true), is the first thing that guests will see! Not only does it set the tone for the entire affair, it helps your guests determine just how great the wedding will be! It helps them decide what to wear, it helps them to understand the formality, it helps them to know your personalities even better, it helps them to determine whether you have taste or not. Although it sounds extreme, it’s sort of true. How many times have you received an awful invitation and thought to yourself, “ugh, another cheese cube kind of wedding.” (am I still being a little dramatic?)

Bottom line, even if you don’t have a large budget, your invitations can still be spectacular…AND, can still make your guests think that they are being invited to one swell party.

Ilee is this incredibly beautiful collection that I found the other day, when browsing Pomegranita. The watercolor designs are gorgeous and have sort of a contemporary/romantic feel to them. And, the prices start at $4.50 for a set of 200 including the invitations with hand painted illustrations, outer envelope with return address, blank inner envelope, reception card with hand painted illustration, rsvp card and rsvp envelope with imprinted mailing address.

WIley Valentine, one of my very favorite designers, is also doing a great job at designing affordable luxury invitations. They have a line of GORGEOUS invitations that is flat printed on smooth, heavy weight papers so you get that really expensive look, without the really expensive price tag.

Crafty Cards is yet another great budget-conscious option. According to one of the posts on Daily Candy, for $350 they’ll do it all (invite, R.S.V.P., return address on envelope), and only charge you for the paper and the shipping. That is pretty impressive. I didn’t check with them but if this pricing is still the case (or anywhere near this pricing for that matter), this is quite a deal. And, to make it even sweeter, their designs are really great!

Kenzie Kate just finished her new collection of invitations and they are beautiful. For around $1000-1500, you will get a set of 100 invitations, response cards, printed envelopes and enclosure cards. Although that isn’t cheap, it certainly isn’t unreasonable. Here are some pictures from her great new designs…

So there you have it. Proof that you really can get a great invitation on a budget. So please, people…don’t just assume your guests will toss the invites into the trash. They just might put it on their fridge with all of their treasured artwork!

Shine On With Sequined Pants

TREND: Embellished pants

WHO'S WEARING IT: Kate Walsh and Sienna Miller

HOW TO WEAR IT: Two legs full of sequins are all you need to sparkle. Skip Sienna's Gucci suit and instead pair your blingin' bottoms with solid basics like Kate does. If you don't want to draw too much attention to your backside, layer a tunic or boyfriend blazer over a skinny pair of embellished leggings.


Kim Kardashian Loves her Clutch

Kim Kardashian has a style that makes me green with envy. While I very rarely see her repeat an outfit, she does repeat some of her favorite handbags. I wrote about Kim carrying this same clutch a little while back, but I had no idea what it was. Ask and you shall receive! Turns out that this cute black bag is the Heather Hawkins Love Is Clutch.

Kim clearly loves it and honestly, I do too. The leather looks fabulous and it is woven oh so nicely. However, there is something that seems a bit off about her outfit. I like the dress and boots, but not together. Unfortunately, I can’t really put my finger on what seems off, but I think with a few minor tweaks her look could be stellar. What do you think – hit or miss?

by Shannon Mahoney