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Crazy for Clutches

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I love handbags! This season there’s a lot of emphasis on clutches. They’re small but mighty. Perfect for date night or other special occasions.

This season a lot of designers are focusing on the clutch bag. Almost every major collection features some sort of clutch that translates into a little work of art that you can hold in your hand. I’ve picked a few of my favorite pieces to share with you.

The first pic is Charlotte Olympia’s perfume bottle clutch. OMG!!! When I look at this I cry. It’s so frickin’ adorable! I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to a champagne brunch.

The second pic is Givenchy. It’s perfect for a night out on the town. I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to see a Rock band.

The third pic is Christian Louboutin’s all-over spiked clutch. I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me on an adventure (or at least to an awesome restaurant).

The fourth pic is Kate Spade’s cinema clutch. Really? Can she get any cooler? I am torn between Kate and Charlotte this season. They both bring so much creativity to their designs. Anyway, I hope someone buys this for me and then takes me to the theater. (In New York.)

I hope if you’re reading this (person who is going to buy me stuff and take me places) you realize that happiness is at your fingertips, so get a grip.

Photos Courtesy of: Givenchy, Christian Louboutin, Kate Spade, Charlotte Olympia

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When two people from different backgrounds collaborate, the end result can be rather stunning. That’s what happened when Charlotte Olympia and Tom Binns married their ideas.

Charlotte Olympia’s designs are whimsical, fun, and full of intense femininity, while Tom Binns tends to err on the side of anarchy. The two created this Punk Rock- inspired collection of shoes and handbags to coincide with the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The show will reveal early day Punk style and how it has gradually inspired the fashion industry over the years.

I remember in 1981 when the band Black Flag came to my high school (Katella) in Anaheim, CA. Punkers came in droves from surrounding cities just to see them play. It was a sea of rebels with mohawks and black, skin-tight pants. Doc Martins covered the walk ways, while bad-ass anarchists smoked their cigarettes and invaded our school’s front lawn. A huge riot broke out in the streets and within minutes the cops were there to break it up and cancel the show. It was the most exciting thing I’d ever seen.

I found myself wanting to be in the midst of the action, well, I was in the midst of the action, but wanted more of a screaming and yelling in the streets kind of action. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite fit in with my Dittos and ’70s-inspired, ruffled blouse. But, if I would’ve had these safety pin pumps and clutch bag, I may have been bold enough to run out there and shout a few words of my own.

I love their classy collaboration and the collection will be available for sale at http://charlotteolympia.com, and some Macy’s stores in the beginning of May.

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Awaken the Soles


These are my top 5 shoe picks to wear for the next week.

1. Kermit Tesoro skull heels.

2. Christian Louboutin rhinestone spider web pumps.

3. Candy Corn mary jane by Pleaser.

4. Black cat flats by Charlotte Olympia.

5. Bat pump by Thea Cadabra.

So get your spook on with a pair of these festive shoes; they’re frightfully fantastic! And, don’t sell your soles to the devil, you might need them again next year too.


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111 Years of Extraordinary!

Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating 111 years in business. Why celebrate 111 and not 100? According to the store, the 111 year milestone properly conveys “Bergdorf’s being one store in one city, providing one singular luxury experience.”  And rightfully so! The store drips with the best designer goods, a splendorous interior and impeccable customer service.

In celebration of their significance, the window displays were dressed with 12 outfits that depict fashion since 1901. On top of that, the 12 displays were all made out of paper by New York artists Mark Gagnon and Samantha Smith. UH- MAY- ZING!!!

Over 100 designers including: Oscar de la Renta, Jimmy Choo and Valentino, have created exclusive anniversary collections. The designer shoe pictured above is an exclusive by Charlotte Olympia.

I stood by the glass case and drooled over the lavender wedge with its intricately-stitched shopping scene. Then I vacillated over the thought of taking a photo or leaving with just a mental image. I didn’t want to risk the chance of being reprimanded by the staff for unauthorized  photos, but when I glanced over at the display of stacked books titled “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman”, I pulled out my Canon Rebel and clicked.

I figured life is too short to not take risks, and if I was going to get myself in trouble in NYC, it best be at the distinguished “first family of fashion’s” glorious establishment. Luck was on my side, I got the shot, and I left  thinking that I too would like to have my ashes scattered over BG.

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Yacht Club

Yacht Club
The other night I couldn’t fall asleep, I just couldn’t cast my cares away, so I began to imagine that I was on my private yacht sipping champagne. Oh, and it was a  “business” meeting (because I need more write-offs) with my favorite industry colleagues. We were brainstorming about fashion and boutique ideas. Yes, I know that I let my imagination run away with me, but we have so much fun together. Anyway, I created this outfit for the excursion. I hope you like it. Bon Voyage!
PS – Never stop dreaming!
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