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Monday, January 21, 2008


I admire really strong women and Hillary Clinton is one of the women I respect. I think she would probably make a better president than even her husband.
As a rule, I don't think it is important that political women be fashion mavens- somehow it seems to detract from their message.
However with Hillary, the fact that fashion does not seem to feature remotely on her radar seems to also detract a little from her message. Everyone talks about her pants suits - this woman has not changed her wardrobe for 30 years, can she really talk about change?

Anna Wintour (US Vogue editor) was surprised to hear that Hillary Clinton, the only US female presidential candidate, snubs Vogue. Wintour believes that the days of the powersuit are over and that today's women can show their feminine side and still stand on equal ground with the men. Hillary's team don't seem to agree.
Admittedly, Hillary's suits do not flatter her figure and she could benefit from a little bit more shape but can you begin to imagine what would happen if Hillary was showing cleavage and legs? Perhaps, Hillary's feminine side will shine through...the day after the election.
See what happened after she cried....Your opinion please.

Friday, January 18, 2008

THE NEW "IT" BAG? ...Foley and Corinna.

Foley + Corinna Handbags Glazed Mini City Tote

Foley + Corinna Handbags Glazed Mini City Tote
I am a handbag lover and have never met an expensive handbag I did not fall in love with. I am in treatment. Naturally I fell in love with these handbags and bought myself one. Now I want this one in yellow.

These bags seem to be popping up all over the internet, amazing that people have such good taste.
I originally met them as Anna Corinna but apparently they are also sold as Foley and Corinna, so here's the scoop-
Dana Foley works with hand-dyed wool to craft sheer, shapely knits. Her partner, Anna Corinna, is a vintage trendspotter, supplying designers like Anna Sui and Donna Karan with inspiration in the form of snakeskin bags or Pucci pantsuits. Both used to have booths at the 26th Street flea market, where they became friends and came up with the idea of opening a boutique.

For those of you who will not spend $300 on a yellow bag:), heres a safe black one.
Anna Corinna Black City Tote

Anna Corinna Black City Tote

For the eco conscious, here's an enviromental version. It is made from burlap and coffee bean sacks. This does not seem to reduce the price tag of $444 in any way. I did not know burlap sacks were that expensive. Supposedly, if you throw it away, it will be absorbed by the earth.

Available at and at Max and Chloe (see link below)
Shop Max & Chloe

Thursday, January 17, 2008

REMEMBER JUMPSUITS?? ...Theyr'e back!

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture V Neck Jumpsuit

Karen Zambos Vintage Couture V Neck Jumpsuit

Thanks to Jennifer Lopez and the denim "Frankie B" number she wore on her album cover (and her "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig), jumpsuits are now big news.

I have always been a fan of jumpsuits and everytime I suggested them in the store, I always get an 'scuse me??? These are not the jumpsuits of way back when, the new jumsuits are sexier and definitely more - according to the February issue of British Vogue, they are the "busy fashion lover's new best friend"The stretchy one-pieces have sprung back to life, Jumpsuits are poised to become a national epidemic. On the plus side, looser jumpsuits are, on the whole, flattering for real women with curves."

Basic dos and don'ts if you choose to embrace this trend.
• Choose soft, loose fabrics that you can wear with a belt, heels and a chunky necklace.
• Go boho with a wide, ethnic print scarf, wide sash, bangles and chunky sandals or wedges.
• Wear hair loose, flowing and feminine, not tied back and boyish.
• Layer up. Unzip or unbutton a utilitarian style and wear a contrasting T-shirt underneath.

• Try boxy, wide-leg styles if you are short or plump.
• Wear Doc Martens or trainers. Glamour is key.
• Go for playsuits unless your legs are up to scrutiny.
• Wear it skin-tight.

I am sure this piece of information is completely irelevant to the above topic but Bill Belew, the creator of Elvis' garments passed away on January 7th. Just thought you'd like to know. Read more

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I hope everyone is as fascinated and as interested in Carmen Dell'Orefice as I am. If you are not, here is an introduction to her.
writes Judy Rumbold of Telegraph uk...
"Carmen Dell'Orefice is routinely referred to as 'the world's oldest working model', which makes her sound a bit like a rusting traction engine with, perhaps, compromised bodywork and only limited functioning parts. It would be nice to be able to report that, at 76, this catwalk veteran is in flawless working order, but when I arrive to meet her things are not looking good. She is lying in silence on a sofa in a distant corner of the photographic studio, most of her face obscured behind sunglasses, barely moving and facing the wall. Everything about her body language says, 'Go away.'

It took an astute fellow bus passenger, all those years ago, to see potential beyond the ears and feet. Journeying back from a dance class in New York, she was spotted by a woman whose husband was a photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Test pictures were duly taken, after which a letter was sent to her mother. 'It said I was a very polite young lady but, unfortunately, at this time, I was totally unphotogenic,' she recalls. But her godfather was having none of it. He contacted a friend who worked for Vogue. 'Two weeks later, I did my first shoot for Horst.'

These days she lives in a New York flat stuffed with posters and pictures by Avedon and the rest, 'in the closets and under the bed'. Which are her favourite photographs? 'That's like asking someone to pick out their favourite child,' she answers. These were all 'fathers' to her, she says wistfully, remembering the support and comfort they provided when her own family life seemed so chaotic.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Two women from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an international animal welfare group, suddenly stood up in the middle of the seminar attended by 100 people from the fashion industry, chanting “Fur is Murder”.
They struggled to unfold banners reading “Fur Hurts” before being pinned down by security guards and dragged out of the room.
Once outside, the activists stripped off to reveal two banners - on their front and back - that read: “We'd rather go naked than wear fur” and “Turn your back on animal cruelty”.

Here’s what PETA Asia Pacific’s Rebecca Chui had to say about it:
“We want the Fashion Week attendees to know that fur means cruelty to animals. They suffer terrible pain from the time they are caught. Some of them are skinned alive. Some are killed by poisoning, gassing or anal or vaginal electrocution. We are in the 21st century and there is fur substitute now. There's no excuse to kill any more animals.”
Asked for comment on this statement, the Hong Kong Fur Federation called it “extremely regrettable”—by which I can only assume they meant “bad for business.”

We welcome your comments on this topic. Would you wear fur?


Read this moving tribute to Maria Laterbach and to the women murdered by their spouse or someone known to them.
Last November, Maria Lauterbach, 20, above, of Dayton Ohio, who had enlisted in the Marines in June of 2006, became part of the combat logistics regiment based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. She worked for Marine Cpl. Cesar Armando Laurean, 21, who was her senior officer.
In April of last year, Lauterbach reported to her commanding officers that Laurean had raped her. Officers issued a protective order and assigned Lauterbach and Laurean to work in different buildings. The protective order was renewed twice, in April and September. It was renewed again in January, but by then Maria was dead.

BOTOX - Coming to a Mall near you.

(courtesy nytimes)
Thanks in part to television shows like “Extreme Makeover” and “Nip/Tuck,” the number of Americans seeking chemical peels, laser procedures, Botox shots and wrinkle-filler injections is soaring. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, such “noninvasive” treatments have increased more than 700 percent since 1997. Botox received Food and Drug Administration approval in 2002.
The stampede of doctors and entrepreneurs rushing to fill that demand has left some doctors and plastic-surgery trade groups wondering about the expertise of some of the people providing these services. For many Americans, price and convenience come first, with few questions about the experience and qualifications of the person injecting the treatments.

For its part, Sleek MedSpa says some of its outlets have on-site physicians while others have doctors as medical directors off-site, and nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants who handle day-to-day treatments. If there were an emergency a nurse couldn’t handle, the nurse would call 911, Mr. Rudnick said. He added that no such emergency had ever arisen.

Kim Wanderley, 39, a stay-at-home mom from Parkland, Fla., said she thought it was “great” when she spotted a Sleek MedSpa at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton in 2006. “If it had been in Ohio, people might have blinked twice, but this is South Florida,” where vanity rules, she said. “People do not take aging lightly, without a fight, here.”

While Sleek MedSpas lack the feng-shui ambience of a traditional beauty spa, they don’t exude the sterile atmosphere of a doctor’s office, either. The spa in Boca Raton is contemporary and sophisticated, Mrs. Wanderley said, with videos of cosmetic procedures streaming across a flat screen, skin-care products lining another wall and before-and-after picture brochures scattered around the waiting room.
And it’s convenient. “I can be in and out in a half-hour,” she said, and “it gives me an excuse to go to the mall afterward to do a little shopping.” If a procedure causes redness or bruising, the spa offers a convenient back-door exit to the parking lot.

Monday, January 14, 2008

NAUGHTY NIGHTIES - NICE NIGHTS!! Viewer discretion advised:).

In keeping with the theme of Valentines Day, I went ahead and researched the nicest, naughties sleepwear I could find. Nothing skanky, just really sexy and won't make you look like you are trying too hard.
I am a fan of sexy lingerie, not that I wear them everyday, my reallife is a far cry from my fantasy life. These are just great items to own especially when you do make time for that special getaway when the sweats just will not do!
Some of my favorite lines for lingerie are the aptly named In His Dreams , Mio Destino (Mio Destino Link,) - who carry so many lingerie lines, and the harder to find Italian cotton club, which I promise to track down and see if it is available in North America.
To view more naughtynighties/nice naughties go to our website (viewer by discretion is advised)
The nightgown below is from "in his dreams". Gorgeously safe, sexy and priced right at $65.

If this next item features in your or his fantasies, be sure to get it. If nothing, you'll have a blast modelling it. This is the modern courtesan's " do not disturb" maids dress. This item is from the famed British Company "Mio Destino" they feature lots of great Italian, French,Brazilian and English lingerie lines. The apron is attached to the dress and the dress is 100%silk. The straps can be adjusted for a good fit. Priced at 160 pounds, its not cheap, but the enjoyment is priceless.
Mio Destino Link

The sumptuous full length silk Envy robe from Spoylt is accompanied by a unique diamante-crystal encrusted blind fold with long straps that can be used as a gorgeous belt.
Envy robe

For more styles, go to our site

Saturday, January 12, 2008

GIRDLES OR BODY SHAPERS ...What's the difference?


1.A belt or sash worn around the waist.
2.Something that encircles like a belt.
3.An elasticized, flexible undergarment worn over the waist and hips, especially by women, to give the body a more slender appearance.
4.A band made around the trunk of a tree by the removal of a strip of bark.
5.The edge of a cut gem held by the setting.
Anatomy The pelvic or pectoral girdle.

There is no dictionary definition for body shapers but the body shapers are the modern day girdle. The bodyshapers can truly take you down half a size or more. If you are between sizes as most people are, don't go one size up, buy body shapers.

Just like the construction of a building, the foundation is the basis for everything else on top, and have all done it - oggled the way the movie stars look in those spectacular gowns, not a lump or bump to be seen. So how come, a few weeks later, on the cover of the tabloids, they look very lumpy and bumpy in ill-fitting track suits or even worse - bikinis. Yes, they look just like us!

Thanks to Oprah, they are all now admitting it - body shapers.
Our mothers swore by this item, they seemed to have gone out of style and thankfully are now back.A body shaper is NOT your Mother's girdle!
Most bodyshapers today are constructed of stretch microfiber so that your skin can breathe.

Sexy Waistnipper Thong
- As the definition describes, this is a bodyshaper and a thong, so you don't have to worry about panty lines.

Sexy Waistnipper Thong


Minimizing Waistnipper Thigh Slimmer
- This smoothing long leg brief targets the tummy, thigh and hip area to give you firm control. Firm control fabric is folded at the edges not elasticated to keep you moving comfortably all through your day. Enhance your already fabulous curves.

Minimizing Waistnipper Thigh Slimmer


Unlined Minimizer Bodybriefer
- This is generally used when you have thinner legs, no real problem areas and the goal is to create a seamless look in clothing.

Unlined Minimizer Bodybriefer

LIFT YOUR BUTT - Lift your butt without extensive Brazilian butt surgery or hours in the gym doing butt lifters.

Spanx Slim Cognito Control Panty Shapewear

ALL OVER BODY SHAPERS - This body shaper is designed to truly reshape your lower body. It allows you to redistribute some of your irregularities to a more desirable area. This redistribution (I have been told!) becomes more permanent over time. And it reduces your waist .

Are Fashion Tasers are a Little Too Much?

Fashionable taser parties anyone? Last year, people were blown away by the pink taser gun being shown at CES 2007, so this year TASER decided to include a few more fashion colors with the introduction of the TASER C2. Ladies hosting taser parties this year will have a wider selection of colors and accessories to choose from.
The TASER C2 now comes in red hot, leopard, and fashion pink hues to match their shoes, and just so you always have it handy, TASER decided to announce a musical holster with a built in 1GB MP3 player that complements your fashionable weapon.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Garment Guard began in 1999, when one young girl got sick of her fitted, expensive, white t-shirts quickly getting ruined by yellow marks she dubbed “taco stains”.

Amazed that no disposable options existed, she created her own ideal dress shield: 100% cotton for comfort and breathability, beige for invisibility under sheers and whites, a strong but gentle adhesive to keep it in place, and, of course, disposability for ease and hygiene.
Today, thousands of men and women use Garment Guard to protect their silks from nastiness, to prevent perspiration marks from embarrassing them, to avoid those yellow “taco stains”, and to save on dry-cleaning.
An offshoot of Garment Guard, (under)Garment Guard – disposable adhesive underwear – is what women who are sick of knickers are choosing to keep their pants/jeans clean on the inside, to guard against panty lines and keep peek-a-boo panties at bay. So, join those in the know who are protecting their favorite garments and looking flawless doing it!

Shop for Garment Guard at

The Traveling Gal Pal is a 2-sided pad that allows you to lift and remove white deodorant marks, dirt, crusted food and lint from most fabrics in seconds.
The two different textures of the pad work together. The coarse gray side loosens dirt and marks while the pink softer side effectively buffs them away leaving you smudge free without having to remove your clothes.
The traveling tote keeps your Gal Pal clean and goes anywhere you do. Keep one in your purse, desk drawer, and car.
All items available at

Are your feet as vital as your handbag and/or accessories???

I wont discuss my pedicure process here but I love handbags and sunglasses. I have one sister is obsessed by her feet and the other sister by her hands. I have a friend who spends who spends a fortune in costume jewelry. The one thing we all have in common is that we all think our obsessions are far more vital to life than the others obsession.

My sister thinks anyone who does not pay attention to her feet has lost the entire fashion game.
Here's the deal!

The average person walks about 8000 steps a day or 115 000 miles in a lifetime (that's the equivalent of circling the globe 5 times!). And yet, most of us sorely neglect our precious feet.

Treat yours to a biweekly foot massage to reduce stress, improve circulation,and soothe knots and tension in the arches and toes. Did you know that the skin on the bottom of the foot is 15 times thicker than facial skin!

Five Simple Steps for Soft Smooth Feet:

1.Wash and dry feet daily (especially between the piggies).
2.Remove dead skin cells by gently scrubbing corns, calluses and heels with a pumice stone.
3.Massage feet with Coconut Foot Creme to seal in moisture.
4.Wear clean cotton socks changed daily, and shoes that fit.
5.Whenever possible, go barefoot. Walking in sand is a great exercise for feet!
Feet Accompli is DERMAdoctor´s luxury foot treatment; it resolves and prevents symptoms of fungus, while providing unparalleled hydration, potent rejuvenating antioxidant protection and much-needed soothing relief. Plus it softens feet, too.


If you are prone to moisture buildup under the breasts or heavy skin fold areas? Known as intertrigo, this yeast infection of the skin will also rapidly respond to Feet Accompli.

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