Saturday, December 22, 2007

Madewell 1937 Contest

I have been slightly obsessed with the new Madewell 1937 store in SOHO. It is just the right mix of bohemian style. So I spoke with a representative from Madewell and they have offered to give one of my lucky readers a t-shirt from the store (size small). All you need to do is pick your favorite item from the Madewell 1937 website and tell me what you would pair it with. I will then pick one lucky winner who has composed the best outfit and they will win the tee. Email your entries to

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hot or Not? Colored Tights

I have seen an infusion of these jewel toned colored tights lately. Sparked partially by H&M's ad campaign. The thing is I think these tights only look good with black, otherwiste there is just too much color. The verdict is still out.

Beauty Find: Trish McEvoy Lip Stain

I love lip gloss but after about five minutes all of the color has disappeared leaving my lips bare. And traditional lipsticks can dry out lips especially in the winter.
Trish McEvoy has come up with the perfect solution. This lip stain goes on glossy and smooth while the staining action maintains lip color. $28

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stylish Boots for the Snow

Ice storm? No problem? Stay warm, comfy and dry in these stylish boots. I love the laces on these Tretorn Ballena Rubber Boots. The extra detail really sets them apart from the typical rubber boot. Or try the Tory Tory Burch Winnie Rubber Boot $295. A bit more expensive but you can hardly tell they are rubber at all. Both styles available at

Saturday, December 15, 2007

T-shirts by Harlow

The t-shirt is still an essential piece of my wardrobe and when I see ones like this I get really excited. The patterning on this is beautiful. I have also seen it in red and black but couldn't find one online to show you. Keep your eyes out for Harlow, they are doing exciting things. Available at Revolve Clothing.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Orchid Lights

Add a romantic tone to your holiday decorating with these fabric orchid lights from Cost Plus World Market. Can be strung indoors or outdoors. $9.99

Monday, December 10, 2007

House and Wear Canvas Handbags

I came across these adorable canvas handbags by designer House and Wear. I really like canvas handbags but they can be a bit boring. These styles however are unique and stylish and at $120 they would make a great gift as well. Available at Nimli.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Holiday Dresses at Madewell 1937

J.Crews newly launched off-shoot Madewell 1937 has opened a temporary store in SOHO. I went for the first time today and they had some adorable 100% silk dresses, blouses and skirts that would be perfect for the holidays. What I like about these pieces is they can be dressed up for fancier occasions. I think they would look amazing with the lace tights I posted about earlier in the month. Or they can be paired more casual pieces like in the photos.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Gift Idea: Oval Fabric Locket

These fabric lockets make a cute gift idea. The come in several different colors and shapes. And have a place for a photo or message inside. $48 at Anthropologie.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Modernization of the Cowboy Boot

The cowboy boot is back again. This time with a more modern twist. These styles by Frey (Sunny Short Pleat Boot) and Miss Sixty (Ester Boot) show the evolution of the western boot. They have more sleek finishes, shape and texture but definitely the unmistakable toe of a cowboy boot. Available at Habitat Shoes.

Beauty Find: Stila Gift Set

Stila is one of my favorite brands of cosmetics. They are always coming up with really innovative products. Their "Best of Stila" gift set is really cute. And the product colors are neutral enough for any skin type. The packaging is really cute too. $60 at Sephora.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Gift Idea: Graphic Calendar

These calendars are not only adorable but they are useful. Each month has a bold graphic to brighten your desk and a clear stand so it is unobtrusive. Available at See Jane Work for $15.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Anna Corinna Metal City Tote

This bag has it all, a little bit of class and a little bit of rock and roll. This bag is so versatile you can easily bring it to the office or to a concert after work. The thing that makes this bag so original is the fabric print border. Available at Bird $460.

Project Runway for Bitten

I don't know if you guys caught Project Runway last night but the design challenge was for Sarah Jessica Parkers line Bitten. Victorya, the winner, designed the cutest two piece outfit and it will be in the Bitten Fall/Winter 08 collection. I can't wait!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Jessie Randall for Target

Target's newest designer collaboration is with Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall. I am always on the look out for ballet flats and these metallic ones are adorable. The matching bags are cute to. Available at Target stores December 30th.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sequin Tops Galore

I have spotted so many cute sequined tops and dresses lately. I love this one by Jamison, and the back is all cotton which gives it a more casual feel. It would look great with dark skinny jeans.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wish Bone Necklace

These wishbone necklaces are simple and wimsical at the same time. They are great paired with other necklaces or worn alone. And best of all the sybolize good luck and furtune or at least the with for. Available at Selena Lynn $99.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Lace Tights

I just returned from spending Thanksgiving in Montreal. Montreal is very European and they speak french. Montreal also has it's own unique fashion style. I wanted to share some of my Montreal finds with you. First of all, I spotted these lace tights. They are so sexy! Almost burlesque. But paired with a jean skirt and some high boots they come off tres chic. Available $12 at Asos.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Eco Gift - Succulent Wreath

This gorgeous living wreath includes five groups of green-gray, burgundy and silver succulents. The eco-plants included are water-saving crassia, lichen and other unique yet compatible varieties that thrive with minimal watering every six to eight weeks. 13"D. Available at Viva Terra.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cosa Nostra by Project Runways Jeffrey Sebelia

Last years Project Runway winner Jeffrey Sebelia has launched a lower price point line called Cosa Nostra. Cosa Nostra still maintains Sebelia's edgy rocker goth image but the price point is $38-$78. His latest creations are not yet posted on the Cosa Nostra website but here are some looks from a previous collection.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Beauty Find: Artistry Lip Care Kit

Chapped winter lips? I have found the perfect solution. The Artistry Lip Care Kit includes a Lip Polish which gently exfoiliates chapped lips. While the Lip Conditioner helps to sooth and moistorize. The perfect combination to get rid of rough wind blown lips. Price $22.

Sexy Holiday Tops

I love getting dressed up for the holidays. Bring out the satin and the sequins! However, I don't like to spend a lot of money on something I only get to wear once a year. These satin tops by Vera Wang for Kohls are super affordable and you can dress them up or they can also be paired with wooly sweaters for a feminine fall or winter look. Hence you get to wear them more than once.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Vintage Jewelry Makes Great Gifts

Vintage jewelry makes a perfectly unique gift. By giving vintage jewelry as a gift you are not only sure they won't already have it but you are also being eco-friendly. This Vintage Retro Coral Ring in Rose Gold is from the Retro Period (1945) $395.00
Available at Beladora.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cheap and Chic Jackets

Finding affordable jackets this season is essential. Why spend the whole winter in one expensive coat when you can buy 2 or 3 at Fred Flare? This Kelly Green coat by Le Tigre is bound to brighten any winter day. 100% cotton with a gold button closure $150. For something more classic try this Black Gracie Coat with a boat neck collar $80.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Roberto Cavalli for H&M - Love It, Want It

Well the consensus is in. Fashion Plate readers gave a very positive response to our on line poll of Roberto Cavalli's new line for H&M. The majority voting "Love It, Want It". Although the collection sold out in both Europe and the U.S. in about a day some of the collection can still be found on Ebay.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Cheap Monday Jeans

The ultimate skinny jeans by Cheap Monday. Cheap Monday jeans were born from a store called Weekday in Stockholm. Weekday sold high-end denim brands and one of the owners saw a need for cheaper but still hip jeans. Cheap Mondays are super body hugging - almost like denim tights. But they are super comfortable and great for wearing under tunics and bulky sweaters. Available $65 at Pink Mascara

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Shih Handbags

This Barnie Double Flap handbag by designer Shih comes in this amazing gold color. This is one of my favorite colors this season because it goes with everything. I love how this bag looks vintage and super lux at the same time. For stores and availability visit Shih.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cozy Long Cardigan

Doesn't this Knitted Long Cardigan from U.K.'s Top Shop look cozy? It reminds me of the perfect fall day. In the description it says machine washable but it is 70% acrylic, 30% alpaca so I wouldn't risk it. The price is £45.00 now if only the dollar were stronger it would be a steal!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Kai Perfume Oil

I love the light and fresh scent of this Kai Oil. It has a mix of essential oils including gardenia and reminds me the tropics. And it lasts all day. Available for $45 at Wink NYC.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Reversible Tee by Zeto

This boat neck reversible shirt is long in length and its soft double layer proves handy. It stays wrinkle free and can be folded into a small package, perfect for traveling. $68.00

Reversible Soft Jersey Shirt
Designed by: Zeto

Fashion - Animal Prints Gone Wild

It seems like everywhere I look on the streets of NYC there are women clad in animal prints passing me by. My favorite is the leapord print like this Tucker Shirred Collar Henley Blouse $308.00. The reptail textures are also especially appealing like these Dolce Vita Stella Croc Print Pump $138. Both Available at Shopbop.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Marjorie Victor Jewelry

Jewelry designer Marjorie Victor's sculptural organic jewelry "combines nature with modern design". The organic shapes of this linked necklace as well as the silver and gold combination make for a truely original piece. For stores visit Marjorie Victor.

Monday, October 29, 2007

A.P.C Gold Lace Dress

I love the gold hue of this dress by French designer A.P.C. The mod block pattern and comfortable fit make it even more appealing. And the best part is it is perfect for three seasons.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Grey Leather Ankle Boots

These CinCin Above Ankle Boots come in a soft Grey leather. They are perfect for day or night. The best thing about these boots is that they are very versatile and work well with both pants and skirts. $194.00 at CoutureCandy.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Roberto Cavalli for H&M

Roberto Cavalli will be designing a collection for Swedish clothing chain H&M, following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney.

The Italian designer will create 25 pieces for women, mainly evening wear, and 20 for men, as well as accessories and lingerie. They will be available in about 200 HM stores starting November 8.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Top Fashion Blogs

I have compiled a list of the "cream of the crop" of Fashion Blogs. These are independent blogs, not assocated with a magazine or corporatation. They are not ranked based on traffic but are these are the sites I think have the best fashion content in the blogosphere.

Beauty Addict
Closet Therapy
Fashion Plate
Frugal Fashionista
Kiss Me Stace
My Fashion Life
Refinery 29
Second City Style
Style Dash
What's Haute

Roxy the Parfum

The surf inspired woman's clothing line Roxy has launched its first parfum. Roxy wanted to channel the carefree feeling of its brand into a scent. The result is a parfum that is sunny and floral, with amber undertones. New Roxy also comes in a body lotion and shower gel as well. Available at Sephora.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Bag Borrow or Steal

Now not all of us have the funds to buy the latest it bag which can run in the thousands. But now there is Bag Borrow or Steal, called “Netflix for Handbags” by The New York Times, Bag Borrow or Steal loans out designer bags. They have a wide range of styles including Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Coach, and Vera Wang and they have recently launched a vintage collection as well.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Feather Headbands

This fall feathers have been popping up on jackets, gowns and handbags. If you don't want to go overboard or look like you are about to take flight, keep it simple by accessorizing with these Phoenix Feather Headbands. Available at Alex and Ani $38.00 each