December 19, 2010

Nicole Richie's Wedding

I have been anxiously waiting for some of these photos like a kid on Christmas. Finally, a glimmer of Nicole Richie's one of three wedding gowns designed by Marchesa. The wedding took place this weekend at Lionel's Mansion in LA and exchanged rings by jeweller Neil Lane during the winter-themed ceremony.
Hello!: Lionel Richie's enormous estate in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, where Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding took place last night

The couple's 2-year-old daughter, Harlow, was the flower girl  and son, Sparrow, 1 was the ring bearer while Nicole's best friend Masha Gordon was chosen as maid of honor.

Nicole walked down the aisle in a $20,000 custom-made Marchesa gown and then changed into two others.Celebrity hairdresser Byron Williams of Byron & Tracey in Beverly Hills styled her locks.

VIP guests: Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, who is pregannt with her first child, attended the ceremony with husband Rodger Berman
 Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, who is pregnant with her first child, attended the ceremony with husband Rodger Berman along with Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rosdale. DJ Samantha Ronson, reality TV stars Khloe Kardashian and Kris Jenner are all said to have also attended the affair, along with Nicole's godfather, Quincy Jones.

The guests feasted on winter treats like home made butternut squash ravioli, filet mignon, truffle mushrooms risotto and seared ahi tuna. Lionel’s outdoor area had allegedly been transformed for the ceremony, with white chairs and tables and an impressive dance floor had been constructed over the pool so they could dance on water. Pretty cool! The makeup is FLAWLESS, love the hair, and adore the classic ultra girl gown. More to come...............

Photos courtesy of People Magazine

December 16, 2010

The 2010 Girl's Gift Guide

     Every year we stress, plan, and spend endless amounts of energy all for the big day, Christmas. It can't hurt to have a little inspiration. This year, that is what we intend to do. Gifts should mean something and in today's society, it's hard to make time to find the perfect present. From video junkies to fashionistas, it is all covered. Read on for some tips and thoughtful ideas on how to make this Christmas stress-free and inspiring!
     Jewelry is always the way to go when giving any woman a present. Even the biggest tomboy will admit, diamonds are a girl's best friend. This year, break out from the typical strand of pearls and go the extra mile with these bracelets from Brooklyn Thread, exquisite stand out rings from T.Plowdowski, and unexpected delicates for the animal lover from bluGrn design.
     Clothing can always be a tough thing to give to a loved one especially if you don't quite know their taste. A cashmere sweater is always a classic present on the big day so why not give the classic and Oprah's favorite with the Ralph Lauren Oprah Cable Sweater in fine Italian cashmere.
     There is a budding makeup artist in most women so start off any lady with the best foundation out there, Armani Silk Fluid Luminous Foundation. Whether a beginner or pro, you can't go wrong with this product seriously presenting the look of flawless skin. Add a few more favorites and stuff it all into a genius carrying case from Sephora.
     For the gadget girl, the IPhone 4G is the perfect accessory. With a 5 mega pixel camera and over a million apps, there is nothing you can't do. There is also a Face Time option allowing other 4G users to talk face to face. Insane!
     Every gal loves UGGS even if they will not admit it. Why not try something different in style without sacrificing the comfort? The UGG Croquette Clog is the way to go. As cozy as a slipper, step outside and look adorable in some skinny jeans with just the right amount of fur showing through.
     For a friend roots candles are amazing! The whole line is named after Boston areas and landmarks and mixed together with the freshest scents. They fill an entire room with a gorgeous blend you won't find anywhere else.
     For the baker, get the book Cake Pops by the famous chef Bakerella. Blake Lively is a fan of these adorable treats!
     For the bride-to-be, why not get her Fortune Telling Book for Brides revealing how to bring all things good to a wedding celebration. 
     For your guy, why not bring him back to his childhood and keep him busy for hours with this Mini Foosball Table. Not only is portable so you don't have to decorate a whole room around it, but the kids can play too allowing for countless hours of peace.    
     For Mom, these classic Betty Crocker Recipe Cards are sure to allow for plenty of fun and creativity in the kitchen. So classically original!
For Dad, what is better than a Jonathan Adler Smoking Pipe Match Holder? Such a unique idea! He will feel extra manly.
     Always acceptable, beautiful stationary is one of the most perfect gift choices. One can never have too much and nothing is more personal. Try these from Walk Up Press. They are from a design studio started in Brooklyn and all the stationery is designed and letterpress printed by hand.
 Have fun and don't stress. It should be about the personal thought because that is what make people smile. Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2010

New England Holiday Shopping Event

Attention men! Still pondering what to get the women in your life? Luckily, Chamilia jewelry and The Paper Store are here to help! For one night only, they will hosting a spectacular event with XLO's Steve Donovan of Jen & Steve in the Morning! Enjoy refreshments and the first 25 men will receive a $25 gift bag. Pick out some unique gems from Chamilia, customized jewelry that you can design with silver, gold, beads, Swarovski crystals and more. Give your loved one something significant whether it be a bracelet, necklace, or earrings. They even have a line for teenage girls; perfect for your daughter!

The best part, buy certain beads from their "give back" program and a part of the proceeds go to communities and causes across the globe like Breast Cancer, Autism and world peace programs. Celebrity stylist, Cate Adair, famous for dressing the Desperate Housewives on Wisteria Lane loves this about the line. She proudly endorses Chamilia as it not only brings out a woman's independence but saves lives at the same time. Her favorite piece is the infinity loop earring. For day, Cate feels it is the perfect accessory and at night add a few Chamillia crystals or beads and the mood is totally changed. "Express yourself with it," she adds. Will we see on Wisteria Lane? We'll have to wait and see.

Head down and get your gals something to talk about!!!

The Paper Store in Hudson Ma
Thursday, December 16th
6:30PM - 8:30
PM10 Technology Drive

December 2, 2010

bluGrn design: Original and Exquisite

Don’t leave the shopping until the last minute this year. bluGrn design is just the jewelry collection to turn to. Created by Lucia Hamilton in D.C., her training in engineering and architecture shows an edge in her designs. She finds "inspiration through her travels and surroundings" and a little from her adorable Boston terrier, El Guapo.

The Mooshy Gooshies line is the perfect accessory for any pet lover. With almost any standard breed to choose from, these “Custom Dog Pendant Necklaces" are sure to keep your pet close to the heart. The best part is the optional personalized engraving with your pup's name to show how much you care. Not to mention, they are insanely eye catching. People will be stopping to ask just what is around your neck.

There is also the adorable Dachshund ring,$46chasing it's tale as it wraps around your finger. Can you say original? Check out her selection of photography, paper goods, and countless other jewels. The necklaces come on a sterling silver or copper hand cut dog silhouette on an 18" sterling silver chain. Charms measure approx .8 inches wide x .5 inch high $46. 
I might be a little biased!



Your mother-in-law, husband, kids, cousins...aahhh! Once again, the Holiday Season is back and bearing down upon us!  It feels like just yesterday we were packing away our decorations for the season.  In this hectic time of year, I am here to make sure that you look great and that special someone gets everything they need.  I will be offering special Holiday services through December 22nd, so be sure to take advantage before it’s too late!

Holiday Parties Let me make sure you look your absolute best, whether it be Thanksgiving dinner, the inevitable office party, or that glitzy New Year’s Eve bash.  Whatever the event may be, the last thing you need to worry about is your outfit.
Shopping for Her and Him  No matter how much we think we know our significant other, we always seem to buy the wrong thing when it comes time to exchange gifts.  Here I will help you pick out the perfect gift for him or her without all of the fuss.  They’ll be scratching their heads in awe, wondering how you did it!  Of course, we’ll never tell…
Jewelry Shopping  The most stressful of all gift decisions just got a lot easier!  With all of the variations in style and price, jewelry shopping can be near impossible for most.  I will work with your style and budget to make sure you get the right piece at the right price.
Give the Gift of Style If you’d still like to leave your potential giftee in the driver’s seat, this one’s for you.  Give the gift of my styling services and everybody wins!
Personal Gift Shopping Simple, easy, and without hassle.  Do you really feel like circling the mall parking lot a thousand times just to find a spot?   Of course not!  Just give me your shopping list, and I will take care of the rest. All Services $75 per hour.
Gift Wrapping From simple to spectacular, let me make those presents pop. $25 Extra.

Alexa Chung Bat T for Madewell Hits Today

I simply adored the Alexa Chung for Madewell collection. Luxurious silk shirts, trendy shorts, and amazing dresses were all a part of Alexa's line. For those who don't know Madewell, read up. Madewell is J.Crew's little sister headed by the infamous J.Crew maven Jenna Lyons. It's a little younger and fresher and the jeans are their specialty. Katie Holmes was seen shopping there last year with Suri on Newbury.
Alexa Chung, British style icon, debuted her line in the fall and it flew off shelves. She has now added the longer version of the Bat Tunic that was never seen in stores premiering today at a mere $58“Wear with tights and a grandad cardigan this winter or wear it to bed so you can look ace even as you sleep,” Alexa says. It's just bat crazy!

Jaime Wolf Trunk Show

Hope you can make it!

November 24, 2010

Best Black Friday Sales!

Black Friday is already almost here and Boston is ready. There are quite a few AMAZING sales especially if you are up early enough. You might even have to map out your day but best believe your arms will be full of goodies by the end. Here are a few I am really looking forward to! Happy Turkey Day!
Second Time Around
50% off all merchandise for just two hours!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7AM to 9AM
Second Time Around, an upscale consignment brand that is a leader in the movement to bring consigned chic, fashion-forward and trend-setting clothing and accessories direct to shoppers at affordable price! They really have the best labels at insane prices so this is sure to be a steal! As they say at STA, "The early bird catches the fabulous pair of Jimmy Choo's!"

Ku De Ta
Friday November 26 10:30-7, Saturday November 27th 11-7 and Sunday November 28th 12-6. 
As you all know one of my favorite boutiques in the city because the selection is one you won't find anywhere else.  Customers will receive 20% off of all store merchandise except designer jewelry. Browse through all the beautiful dresses and pieces from labels like Misope, William Rast, Miss Me, Pixie Dust, William Rast and Ya

This sale cannot be missed. Shopbop finds all the best labels and marks them down real nice! There is something on this site for everyone.....seriously.

The former Boston editor takes on jewelry in a new, unexpected way that is sure to get you noticed. 

November 14, 2010

Glam Giveaway: Celebrity Inspired GEMVARA Key Necklace

Listen up all ladies! GEMVARA and Blonde Ambition have teamed up to give one lucky girl an amazing custom made key necklace I designed. Celebrities everywhere from Taylor Swift, Leighton Meester, and Selena Gomez have been seen wearing this adorable key charm trend. Gemvara is an online boutique with everything able to be customized to tailor any style and budget. They have an amazing selection of precious keys to choose from. 

From Gossip Girl to The Kardashions, Gemvara keys are all over the map! Jump on this trend wagon and pick up one of these gorgeous keys to show your personal style. For a layered look like I do, pair your key with a smaller or larger one adding an unexpected element!

To enter, leave a comment on your favorite celebrity wearing the trend! Winner will be announced on December 10th.

November 3, 2010

Tiffany & Co. Leather Handbag Collection

When you walk into see the Fall Leather Collection at Tiffany & Co., it is if you just stepped into the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's only in brighter, vivid colors. Each bag tells a unique story  with names like the "Holly" bag for the infamous Audrey Hepburn character, Holly Golightly. This amazing red, crocodile clutch totally embodies something she would wear.

Designed by Richard Lambertson and John Truex, this collection ranges from clutches to large day bags to the irresistible "Tiffany Reversible Tote". The textiles are crocodile, snakeskin, calf, and suede providing long use and gorgeous luster. Some of the bags are lined with the classic Tiffany blue color bringing another pop when you look inside! The hardware is insane and the "Bracelet Bag" is an adorable frame pouch with the chunky, beaded Tiffany bracelet.

There are plenty of men's overnight bags and sleek briefcases with names like the "Charles" for the founder of the company. The designers are creative geniuses who really go far back into the history of Tiffany's jewelry and incorporate it into their designs.

 “The collection captures the spirit of American sportswear and its exuberant approach to life in town, in the country and from coast to coast,” said Richard Lambertson. “We also find great inspiration in Tiffany’s timeless style and its heritage of refined accessories.” 

There are also gloves, wallets, and other accessories worth looking at. Head to Tiffany & Co. at the Copley Mall in Boston and check it out!

October 29, 2010

Glam Giveaway: Scout Boston Celtics Tee

As part of celebrating being featured in Wednesday's Thrillist Boston's Wear These, Scout Boston has offered us a giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment below on your favorite Scout T and why. The winner will receive that shirt! Open to Men and Women!!

Winner will be announced next week before the game!
And there are plenty more on the site.

October 27, 2010

Haute Hostess Gift: roots Candles

It is always great to have extra little gifts hidden somewhere for those last minute invites. Let's face it, you don't want to be the one at the party without a token of appreciation. roots candles are perfect! I am a candle lover and these truly freshen any room in minutes with gorgeously blended mixtures.

roots candles are cleverly named after named Boston neighborhoods. This is the latest in candles using 100% soy wax so it can double as a heavenly scented body moisturizer. The growing candle company was founded by Erin Coyne from Everett or in roots terms "The Dirty E". Every candle is high end soy wax, top shelf, paraben free fragrance oils with all cotton wicks. This is what allows you to use the trendy product's cooled down wax as a smooth, fragrant lotion. Now, your hostess has two gifts in one!

roots just opened a store in Wakefield, MA
78 Albion Street
Wednesday-Friday: 10-5pm
Saturday 10-3pm
Go visit and smell the goodness.
 Purchase any other item and get
your faneuil fall candles at 25% off!
(while supplies last)

Some of the neighborhoods included are: Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Public Gardens, Quincy Market, Tea Party, Newbury Street, Garment District, South End, and Dirty Water.

October 22, 2010

Boston Got Luxed!

Jockey’s “Random Acts of Luxe” tour’s first stop was at MiniLuxe in Boston. All spa goers’ treatments were all paid for by Jockey in celebration of the launch of Jockey’s new No Panty Line Promise Luxe underwear collection. Everyone also received a gift bag that included samples of Luxe. 

For those not at the selected spas, enter the Spa Vacation Giveaway to win a four-night spa vacation for two at renowned Canyon Ranch.  The sweepstakes runs through Oct. 31, 2010. For more information and to submit an entry, please visit

Enter to win a new Jockey Luxe camisole and pair of botttoms. Just leave a comment on what you like to splurge on and follow me on Twitter or FB! The winner will be announced on October 31st.

October 20, 2010

Graphically Inclined: Scout Boston T-Shirts

For those who love a great T-shirt, this is the line for you. Completely original designs printed on American Apparel shirts, Scout Boston T's represent the city in a unique way. Started in the South End, the company is on its way to huge success with sayings like "Beat Everyone" and "3 Rings and Rockstar Hair", the shirts hit close to home. For those who like vibrant colors, customize your shirt on the site.

Find them at Scout Boston
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