As I get older, I become more and more obsessed with the 60′s era. Back then etiquette was a must, fashion was classy and even celebrities were elegant. I’m currently in acting school and when people ask me who my idols are I always say Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. Even at my age now, I’m currently in my 20′s, I absolutely love Frank Sinatra. If I could listen to a song for the rest of my life it would be “Fly Me to the Moon”. Maybe I lived in that era and was brought back? Who knows but one thing is for sure everything had a sense of elegance back then.
Obsession: Kate Spade Dictionary Clutch
Dictionaries may not be as hot as they use to be, but this Kate Spade Wordsmith Dictionary Clutch is something to talk about.
What I love about this little clutch is that sure it may look like an ordinary book on the outside, with it’s golden letter embossed leather cover, but the inside reveals a spacious stripe-lined interior.
Also read Marissa’s review on the Kate Spade Dictionary Clutch.
In the last two years I have fallen in love with cooking. It’s a lot of fun and definitely saves you a lot of money. Eating out these days can be really costly and cooking does cost a fraction of the price. When I cook, I like cooking from scratch. Ever since I started cooking, I have purchased over 10 cookbooks. My favorite cookbook will always be one that my favorite restaurant in New York, Carmines, published. Carmines is my favorite Italian restaurant in the city and they released a book that features the recipe from every item on their menu!
It’s the “Evolving Legend:1928-2008” book by Salvatore Ferragamo available via Saks. What’s it about? It’s actually a retrospective coffee table book with visual designs regarding everything Ferragamo. If you love coffee table books, right now you can get this book as a free gift with any Ferragamo handbag or shoe purchase at Saks. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, there’s an excuse to pick up something for Mom and score a freebie for yourself. Be quick, as this promotional item is available until supplies lasts.
“SALVATORE FERRAGAMO: Evolving Legend 1928 -2008″ is a “fully illustrated monograph of the legendary Italian purveyor of luxury, this book also serves as a journey through the history of fashion from the 1920s to the present.” This fabulous book features archival photos, sketches, and drawings, exploring company founder Salvatore Ferragamo’s design process.
Only available online over at RevolveClothing you can find this one-of-a-kind super-exclusive Goyard Trunk by Assouline.
For $20,000 you get the custom-crafted leather Limited-edition white Goyard trunk filled with 100 of Assouline’s signature Memoire photo- biographies on art, fashion, design and architecture including photo-biographies on Lanvin, Fayum, Chanel, Charles James, Le Corbusier, Vienna 1900 and Bauhaus. Measurements: 20.25″ x 15.25″ x 14″
How limited is this piece? This is number 68 of 100.
For the 10th Anniversary of Catherine Malandino, Assouline publishing is launching the book in October 2008.
The French designer conquered America imposing her unique style by charming the cosmopolitan city of New York as a start and little by little convincing all women from the international scene.
Celebrities such as Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Eva Mendes, Sarah Jessica Parker and Dita von Teese count themselves as her most devoted fans.
In only ten years, Catherine Malandrino quickly established her worldwide reputation and the book is a retrospective of her fast paced evolution and success.
You’ll find attached the press release about the launch of the book and the 10th anniversary here: Catherine Malandino 10 Years of Fashion Book
Back to School is just around the corner! Discover Street Science, the most revolutionary new philanthropic school supply line. Street Science is not only fresh and modern with its designs for today’s generation, but it’s the first school supply collection to promote education through style, design and today’s youth culture. With a strong social commitment, Street Science has established the Street Science Foundation which takes a portion of proceeds from each item sold and makes donations that help support improvements in the school system, which, with their best intentions will breed creative havens where our children can learn and succeed.
Here’s the Release:
Introducing Street Science, a new brand of School Supplies promoting education through style, design and today’s youth culture!
New York, NY: For Back to School 2008, Street Science’s revolutionary school supplies takes learning to new heights! With a fresh and modern approach promoting individuality, creativity and knowledge to the fashion inspired, music adorning and tech savvy generation, this new collection featuring notebooks, 3-Ring Binders, folders and composition books make the grade! The line inspired by Hip Hop Culture, Retro Fashion, Xtreme Sports and Technology is sure to create a motivational movement among young adults today and for generations to come.
Unique in the school supplies industry, Street Science is cool for a cause and is committed to donating 5% of ALL profits, to its non-profit entity The Street Science Foundation. The Foundation has a goal of raising $3 Million Dollars over the next 5 years, to fund literacy and other educational programs.
The ingenious collaboration of innovative style, design and education encourages youths to be more inquisitive on what they are passionate about, instilling a desire to “learn with style”. Using an authentic approach and based on the philosophy that there is a “science” to everything thus opportunities to learn all around us, Street Science delivers in the most unexpected format and the Fall review reflects this in five groups: Beat Street – pays tribute to hip hop’s influence on pop culture and today’s trends, while Droppin Jewels – shows that knowledge is a commodity. The Blue Print- takes the curiosity of how something’s made by turning it inside out on the cover. Prints& Patterns – is a spin on today’s mix of classic and contemporary style. Camo – symbolizes a popular pattern on the streets and represents the history of a protective concealment turned fashion statement.
“At Street Science we believe that the pursuit of knowledge begins with a spark of inspiration; Street Science is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle statement” says Founder Joseph Anthony. “You can’t deny the influence that urban and pop culture has on today’s youth. We are just leveraging the power of that culture to inspire students to want to learn”.
In stores now, Street Science products retail from $2.99 to $6.99 and will be sold in K-mart, Amazon.com and at most retailers where school supplies are sold. More info on Street Science can also be found at www.StreetSci.com
About The Creators of Street Science: Vital Marketing
Vital Marketing (vitalmarketing.com) is one of the fastest growing experiential marketing agencies in the country. Growth fueled by a strong expertise in both the Multicultural and Youth Marketplaces, Vital Marketing provides companies with the knowledge and experience to best position their products and services within these demographic. Since being founded in 2000, today Vital Marketing counts Remy Martin, Allstate, The US Army, Pernod Ricard and Nintendo among its clientele with revenues for 2007 of $20 Million.
Current Chat: Street Science School Supply Line that Gives Back
72 pages filled with a twist on our favorite classics re-written by Amy Allen plus fantastic colorful illustrations by Eun-Kyung Kang.
Dying to take peak as to what’s inside. Here’s a sneak peak…
“This little piggy went to Prada,
This little piggy went to Cannes,
This little piggy dined at Nobu,
And this little piggy, Hakkasan.
And this little piggy went ‘Wee wee wee wee!’
All the way home because she had a fat bottom!”
(to the tune of Frère Jacques)
“Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton,
Nappy bag dilemma – Lulu, Kate or Anya?
Shopping spree, buy all three.”
“There was a young woman who lived in her Choos,
Though she once had a house in a smart Chelsea Mews.
So much on Jimmy,
The house had to go,
And with it, her Amex and husband in tow!”
“Pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?
I’ve been to London to see McQueen,
Pussycat, pussycat, what did you there?
I bought the collection and kissed lots of air.”
“Twinkle, twinkle, diamond ring,
In a blue box tied with string.
Tiffany’s new princess cut,
Twice the size of baby’s butt.
Twinkle twinkle, show your spark,
Can’t change nappies in the dark.”
You can find this adorable new flip through at ShopTwigs for a reasonable $20. Or stroll on over to online library Amazon and find it for even cheaper, on sale for only $13.57.
update!!! So I went for a stroll on down to my neighborhood Barnes and Nobles to pick up a copy and snagged the very last one in stock. Apparently it was a hit this holiday season. Anyway, the colorful watercolor illustrations are amazing, plus the nursery rhymes are a great read.