Thursday, September 29, 2011

Harujuki Lovers Mini for Target

I see yet another website crashing designer collaboration in Target's future! Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Mini line will debut at Target on November 13, and if the initial photos are any indication, this latest collaboration is worth lining up for at Target.
Harajuku Mini is a dream come true,” Gwen told WWD. ”I’ve always wanted to do a cool children’s fashion line inspired by the super cute and playful kids' clothing you find in Japan."
The line will include ballet flats, hoodies, graphic tees, and tutus. With amazing price points, starting at just $3.99 and nothing will cost more than $30.00. Sizes will range from 6 months to 16Y. There is more great news...a second wave of the line will be released for the new year in January 2012.
I do not often buy clothing for myself from Target's design collaborations, but I LOVE their design collaboration kids' clothing. My daughter has several pieces from both Liberty of London for Target and Calypso St. Barth for Target. They've held up really well after repeated washings so we are both looking forward to see what Gwen's line has to offer.

Hello Kitty at Forever 21

If you are a Hello Kitty fanatic like myself and my daughters than you will be pleased to hear that Hello Kitty has collaborated with bargain priced retailer Forever 21. A collection with offerings ranging from young and fun logo heavy pullover and cardigan sweaters, office worthy blouses with neck bows to sleepwear. You can start your Christmas shopping early and pick up these cute styles in stores on November 18th, 2011. Via Hello Kitty Junkie

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Project Brown Blythe

As previously mentioned, I have a new obsession. My daughter and I have joined the special and unique world of Blythe. Not only have we gotten a few girls but I took on a customization project of creating a Brown Blythe, since the company does not manufacture a Blythe of color. With the help and inspiration of some extraordinary customizers and some courage and patience, I took the leap into customization. The process only took one weekend but the research and planning took months. I am so happy with how she came out and thank you so much to my "Brown Blythe Mentor" Zenzile Green for creating the Blurb book "Little Brown Blythe" which gave me the courage to go for it! I look forward to creating even more customization's and perfecting my method. I am so honored that Zenzile even included my new customized Blythe, named Evangeline on her Born to Blythe Blog! It is so addictive and I am so happy to have a new creative hobby!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shoe of Day

Can I get away with glittery heels? I may have to try and ask Santa for these beauties. The Miu Miu Glitter Pump comes in gleaming shades of orange, pink, blue and fuchsia. They retail for $650.00 and are available now at Miu Miu Boutiques Nationwide. I would so have a Wizard of Oz moment in these, clicking my heels 3 times and delicious!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Brilliant Ideas

A fun easy, cheap & unique way to mark your glasses at your next wine party. These were made by Chalkboard China who specializes in"Chalk Friendly" items. This idea can be easily executed at home with some store bought chalk board paint or even make your own chalkboard paint at home. The plus of making at home paint is that it does not have to be black, you can create any color you choose to coordinate with your decor or theme. Armed with paint, a brush, blue tape and chalk, you've got yourself a fun way to keep your wine and cheeses proudly marked! I will be making some soon for a Halloween motif, the possibilities are endless! I will be painting all the glass vases and containers in my office soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Massive Cuteness!

K11 Art Mall, in Hong Kong kicked off a collaborative art project with designs of Simone Legno of Tokidoki. The exhibit includes two massive sculptures,”Caeser” and “Kiko” shown above, plus a pop-up shop, including iphone accessories, tote bags and umbrellas. Massive cuteness!

Jeremy Scott for Swatch

Launching the beginning of October 2011, is the 2nd installment of Swatch watches created by avant garde designer Jeremy Scott. Such a throw back to my life in the 80's I adored my Swatch Watches. Now I can rock them again with a renewed spirit! Wear the entire set, check them out here SWATCH.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Signature Scent

If you know me, I am known to smell of sweet, soft floral scents or fresh baked goods. I wanted to share one of my favorite scents with you. Every time I wear it I get compliments...every time! It is Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf. This floral explosion releases a profusion of flowers that has the power to make everything seem more positive. Notes of Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, and Ballerina Freesia bloom on a base of Patchouli. It has been out a few years now and I have always loved it. I was first attracted to it at the fragrance counter by the packaging, which is a matte pink box with a black ribbon and a black waxed seal, which is even on the neck of the bottle. You can sample or purchase Flowerbomb at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora. The Eau De Parfume Spray runs from $50.00 to $100.00 and there is also a Hair Mist which I love that runs $40.00. This is one of my signature scents, and I am sure you will find it as delicious as I do!