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Monday, January 17, 2011

Green, Sleeves...

I've been somewhat uninspired recently when it comes to the blog, but if there is one thing I can't resist it's glitter, jewels, and a great party dress.

Love Olivia Wilde in Marchesa and Louboutin booties, and how Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland accessorized her Max Azria Atelier gown with one of a kind Mikimoto diamond and pearl necklace.

While perusing pics from last night's Golden Globe awards I noticed a number of standout trends amongst the gowns: pink, green, and longggg sleeves.

Claire Danes in Calvin Klein Collection, Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta, Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in Monique Lhuillier, Angelina Jolie in Versace, Elisabeth Moss in Donna Karan.

Ann Hathaway in Armani Privé, Leighton Meester (looking very Country Strong) in Burburry Prorsum.

My favorite look of the evening? Olivia Wildes' Marchesa ball gown. Gah! Glorious! I would die to just try that on, I can't imagine.

Some other looks I wanted to share come from Harper's Bazaar 2011 award show gown predictions - runway looks they'd like to see on the red carpet... I concur!
Lanvin, Emilio Pucci, Reem Acra, Marchesa, Narciso Roderiguez, Georgio Armani.

Have a great week, dolls! xo Caitlin

Images via Huff Post, Harper's Bazaar, and InStyle.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jewelry Spotlight - SEMI

On December 12th Brooklyn based artist Ren Ariel Sano unveiled a vibrant collection of handcrafted statement jewelry – SEMI by Ren Ariel Sano – online at
The eclectic collection is comprised of necklaces, bracelets, and drape rings, all handmade using various chain (including antique copper, gunmetal, and silver), cotton thread, and glass beads.

I've had the pleasure of knowing Ren for many years, and have had the opportunity to experience her work up close. The exquisite quality of each piece is remarkable, as is the meticulous attention to detail clearly given to every aspect of the design.

(Paint it Black Bead Loop Necklace)

(Whiplash Girlchild Necklace)

Ren is an artist of many mediums – she is an amazing painter and sculptor, which seems to inform this vivid collection.  When I first came across SEMI I was absolutely impressed, but not at all surprised; I had always admired Ren’s personal style, especially her easy ability to accessorize.  I asked Ren what influenced the design of this collection:
I have always been inspired by European gypsy culture of the 17th century and kitschy west coast Americana, so I tried to combine elements of both. I want my jewelry to be easy and comfortable but bright and interesting enough to draw a lot of attention… I like accessories that are really low maintenance. 

(Ruby Tuesday Bead Loop Necklace - Two Tone Drape Ring - It's Cold in Alaska Necklace)

(Peacock Bead Loop Necklace)

What do you think, readers? My favorites are the Paint it Black Bead Loop Necklace with the antique glass studs and this last one on the gunmetal chain, beautiful! xo Caitlin

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deal of the Weekend!

Major saving at Banana:


I was at Banana today (Bay Street), long after noon, and it was still 40% off everything, so the rules may vary store to store. It was also 30% off everything down the block at GAP. 

Online you can get 35% off everything with code: BR35PRE.

Happy shoppinnggggggg! xo Caitlin

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - For Your Girl

This gift guide is a little different as it's geared toward the boy (or girl who loves girls) who needs ideas for his girlfriend. Now I don't believe that many boys read this blog, but I do believe that many are very bad at picking out gifts and could use some guidance - just slip him the link (wink wink). My personal taste in gifts from a boyfriend is romantic, personal, definitely not practical (i.e. my parents have been informed that I would like black print cartridges, a car charger, and a replacement beater for my hand mixer - I do NOT want my boyfriend to give me any of these things).

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The Details... a silk robe/dressing gown is a great choice, it's special, you don't need to worry about fit like you would with most clothes or lingerie and she can wear it daily if she wants to. English Rose Robe. I've said before that

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide - Hostess, Co-Worker, Teacher

Today's guide offers ideas for the hostess, co-worker, and teacher. Your relationship with any of these people can vary greatly - this may be someone you are incredibly close with, or someone you don't know at all on a personal level, so this affects your choice in gift and what is or is not appropriate - I believe this guide reflects that variance well:

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The Details... a gift for the home is always a good way to go when shopping for a hostess gift. I worked in gourment/specialty food for a long time and became quite adept at putting together food related gift baskets.
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