Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dressed up for Easter

Vogue.com
 It's a rainy Saturday in Philadelphia and while having breakfast (raisin bagel with Philadelphia cream cheese and Orange Juice with a little pulp) I'm browsing the tweetworld... just checking in on my tweeties,  before I run off to the John Wind/Maximal Art trunk show at Joan Sheep. 
And this retweet from Southern Living Magazine peeks my interest -
Southern_Living 9:20am 
Wow! RT @voguemagazine: Vogue asked designers to re-imagine the easter egg. Here are our favorites-edible & otherwise. http://bit.ly/eifNQx

After seeing these eggs... If I ever have to color eggs for Easter again, I'm definitely going to be more creative!

My faves....... 
Eddie Borgo.com


Eddie Borgo is featured in this month's Vogue America's Last Look.  I'm so in love with the rose gold plated bracelet and pave-crystal bracelet. An homage to Sex Pistol Sid Vicious.  Fabulous!
Clear/Gunmetal/Rose Gold $1,375 Pic from the This is Chic
.... and back to Easter Eggs
AlbertusSwanepoel.com

JohnDerian.com




Happy Easter! 

Rhonda Ryan PR/Social Networking John Wind/Maximal Art rhonda@maximalart.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Andy Drew 2 does Jewelry!

I've been a big fan of Andy Drew 2 for quite some time

... check out some earlier post 

.... so you can imagine how pleased I was discovering this gorgeous necklace while browsing his facebook page.  And it's the way I want to go for spring/summer.... Caliente! Hot colors and natural fabrics that ooze ethnic urban chic.  I know that punchy colors are hot for this season (I'm really diggin' Kate Spade Spring 2011... get your jaw off the flloor... I know, it's cute and preppy but there were more than a few pieces that I liked this year. *Shrug* the times they are a changin') but I like an edgier look for spring.  Maybe soft fabrics and statement jewelry, like my new favorite Andy Drew creation  is the way to go. Ciao!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kim D's Apothica Wish List

Congratulations Kim D!
Check out her winning Apothica Giveaway wish list... 

Bumble & Bumble Curl Conscious 
Calming Creme
 
 
# Smooth, soften and loosen tight curls that tend to frizz - keep them tamed and defined (without crunchiness).
# Who: A must for anyone with naturally or chemically curly hair.
When: After using Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner or Nourishing Masque.
How: Apply a quarter-sized amount to damp hair from the nape forward, roots to ends; heat-style or air-dry.

8.50 oz

Frangipani Monoi Oil Moisture Melt 
 
Make moisture your top priority with Elemis Exotic Frangipani Monoi Oil Moisture Melt. Designed to deeply hydrate and heal, the rich formula uses Coconut Oil and Frangipani to soften, smooth, and soothe for softer, more beautiful and bright skin and hair.
3.40 fl oz


Colorescience Pro- Colorescience 
Primer Line Tamer Skin Brightener SPF 20
 
Gain an even playing field without caking on the makeup. Colorescience Primer Line Tamer Skin Brightener SPF 20 instantly reduces redness, pores, shine, and fine lines and wrinkles. The silky texture matches your skin, giving the appearance of a naturally flawless face. It contains a natural SPF of 20 to protect from sun damage.
1.00 fl oz

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Judith Jack


"A Judith Jack necklace is a lovely gift for any Mom and the rich Mother of Pearl is reflected under a faceted blue stone which is then surrounded by genuine marcasite. Elegantly designed with intricate detail. This statement piece of jewelry is versatile and easy to wear. The antique sterling silver chain it hangs from can be adjusted to make it 18″ – 36″. With a retail price of $350 this is a perfect gift for any mom and can be found at Nordstrom and Von Maur." ~ Accessories Council Blog

....and we agree! What Momma wouldn't be thrilled with this gorgeous bauble?! 
Well... if you are a follower of the The Style Shepherd you have the chance to win this very same Judith Jack Necklace.... but first things first, let's announce the last contest winner.
Drumroll please... The Winner is Kim D! Congratulations Kim D you won the Apothica gift card! Check tomorrow's post to read about Kim's winning entry.

And now this week's giveaway...
 Judith Jack necklace - Mother of Pearl reflected under a faceted blue stone and then surrounded by genuine marcasite. Antique sterling silver chain can be adjusted to make it 18″ – 36″ - retail price $350
...the rules are simple, you must follow The Style Shepherd of course, and leave a comment with your wish list of two Judith Jack designs from Von Maur or Nordstroms.  Comment as many times as you like and your comment must be posted by April 30th, 2011, 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and  announced on May1st, 2011.

Example: My Judith Jack wish list is the heart drop earrings from Von Maur and the Judith Jack Round Station Leather Bracelet from Nordstroms.

Good Luck!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Fab Gifts for Mom

So this Mother's Day is really special for me, and in the next few days
I'll be sharing my picks and some great finds
  introduced to me at the Accessories Council twitter soiree.

follow Skymall @skymall 
follow Accessories Council @AccessoryNews

When I saw this Accessories Council pick, a noon copenhagen watch I knew exactly who I wanted to gift it to.  It's perfect for a Godmother who is young, hip, has an affinity for bright color and anime.  This watch works in real life but it looks right out of the wardrobe of one of Satoshi Kon's ladies.
*sidenote - My favorite Satoshi Kon film is Tokyo Godfathers

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Worship the Sun, in Michael Kors Sunnies!

 My life is so charmed!

Last Tuesday I was invited to the Accessories Council's Mother's Day top picks twitter party!

Let me lay the scene for you... I pop out of one of NYC's famed taxi's on 40th street, across from Bryant Park, and standing there looking fabulous is Philadelphia's own Phashionista Michelle Boyles, and Jimmy Contreras aka Jimmy Style.  We are whisked up to a beautiful minimally chic light box... the Marchon Eyewear penthouse showroom.  And at the door we are met by Social Media Maven Anne Agoren, and the President and heartbeat of the Accessories Council,  Karen Giberson

"Welcome, welcome, come in, have a glass a wine and get a good seat!". 

The room was filled with fashion writers, fashion bloggers, and product designers!.... my kind of crowd, I was thrilled!  Not long after I settled into my seat the camera rolls and the show begins... (fast forward to 26:00)


And the Accessories Council's top pick that I'm wrapping up first, is a pair of fabulous Michael Kors Sunnies! The woman who's going to get them is a Diva and a Mom who will wear them with all the attitude they deserve. 
Follow Michael Kors @MichaelKors
Follow Accessories Council Top Picks #ACtoppicks

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Into the Gloss

Browsing Style.com at 2am this morning 
(I've been keeping some pretty late hours lately) 
and clicked on their 
Actually they could step right into Spring 2012 with us. 
from Style.com

Monday, April 11, 2011

A martini I can really sink my teeth into...

Once in awhile, I get an urge.... to bake something.
And since I'm not even close to being a Pastry Chef,
Cupcake Cuties may become my secret weapon. 
Everything you need to make the cutest cupcakes ever! 
Here's to sweet vermouth and gin!


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Amar'e Stoudemire and Hamish Bowles

It's Sunday.

... so I'm reading through my American Vogue. 
I'm always delighted to see an article from Hamish Bowles and this one does not disappoint.  It is witty, entertaining and as lively as we've come to expect from a Hamish authored story.

... and I'm thrilled to share Amar'e and Hamish's 
delightful 'making of ' video.
See more fashion heavy videos at  Vogue.com.  
Enjoy!

nyknicks

Monday, April 4, 2011

Make Up Monday, Trendsetting in Tokyo!

My favorite thing this week is Stila Cosmetics' Trendsetting in Tokyo!  
I love love love these juicy spring colors! 
..... so ready for it to start to look, and feel like spring!
(shhh.... I picked one up for my gorgeous Cousin Mikey too, 
as a belated Birthday and Happy Spring present)

Gasp! I just saw this on Apothica.com... finding room for this one in the budget too!
Perfect Cool Colors for summer!

Friday, April 1, 2011