Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
The list is endless, and on many levels, I'm tired of the celebrity designer trend. I know that Gwen has loved to sew since she was a kid, and Lauren went to FIDM (as shown on "The Hills")...but what about the others? A business opportunity vs. the innate passion for fashion design?
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Now that its summer, what are you doing to enjoy the warm evenings? I live in Southern California. During the days, temperatures can exceed 100 degrees. At night, they may cool down to the low eighties…but I love warm nights.
One of the things that I enjoy most is outdoor picnics and concerts. Every summer I go with a few friends to the summer concert series at the Hyatt in Newport Beach. This is a great venue because you are close to the coast so the temperatures are even more pleasant and the concert takes place at an outdoor amphitheater.
Our yearly plan at the Hyatt is to see Ottmar Liebert perform. This is a great event, not just because he is a friend of mine, but because his sound is so beautiful, so mellow, so exquisite for a summer evening. Besides being a Grammy-nominated platinum selling artist he’s a genuinely generous man. His new album, The Scent of Light, which he describes as “My best album yet…” has been my top iTunes play for the last few weeks.
“Each of these ten instrumentals draws a picture, and each picture tells a story. It's music as a smell that triggers unexpected memories. India, 1978... Granada, 1992... each track has a strong atmosphere of time and place, like the journal of an itinerant poet or painter.” "Morning Light" is my favorite –so far. There is a Listening Lounge on his website where you can hear selections from a few of his albums and download music. You can even download the sampler album for free! Didn’t I say he was generous.
Come join me for a relaxed summer’s eve in Newport Beach or check the Tour Schedule for a tour date near you.
Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Sunday, July 13, 2008
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Beauty Chatter Sarah, with her genius "Handbag of the Month" column really got me thinking of what I'm looking for. And while I love both Sarah's Ed Hardy big bag and Beauty Chatter Leeann's multi-colored L.A.M.B. purse, I need to find something that exhibits a mixture of my personality and practicality, and to be completely honest, not cost me half of my rent money!
So, I had a (mental) shopping list of what I wanted out of my new handbag. This was it:
- Versatile (can dress up and down)
- Under $100
And I am vey proud to say that I found EVERYTHING I was looking for in a Kathy Van Zeeland "Rock & Roll Fold Over Chain Tote." Although it wasn't on sale -- it goes for only $89. With such awesome details, that bag is totally worth it:
With a huge collection, Kathy's white puffy purses is next on my list. Let's just see if I can keep it clean!
I then headed over to Ross for a designer wallet for less, and to my pleasure, I found a Kenneth Cole Reaction aqua-green wallet to go with my bag for only...$9.99! I like mixing and matching, so this was perfect and still allowed me stay within my budget.
Saving money while shopping is all about knowing which places offer fabulous fashion finds for less, being realistic, and having your own criteria.
What do you want out of your next handbag? A Betsey Johnson purse, clutch, or tote is on my list for some funky freshness. And of course, before I left Macy's, I still got my Betsey fix. I couldn't resist these pearl bow earrings:
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Makeup and Eyelash Application: $75.00
Eyelashes: $30.00 for Strips/$35.00 for Individual Lashes
Bridal Consultation and Makeup: $125.00
Wedding Application-Included in fee
Fashion Shoots: $100.00 per hour
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Awwwww...how hot is Latoya Jackson here? Right here, she is 24 in 1980. After typing in "plastic surgery fashion" in Google images to see what popped up, there was she was on thebuzz.sheknows.com. I think she looks fabulous here, and quite gorgeous. And of course, those high-waisted jeans look flattering and so chic on her.
Because I am so enthralled with seeing before and after plastic surgery photos of celebrities, I had to show you this one lovely "before" photo. BUT, plastic surgery can also greatly improve a person's look if he or she is willing to find an experienced plastic surgeon.
Check out my latest Beauty Chat post called: "Do Celebrities Still Pave the Beauty trends in Plastic Surgery?"
I'm open-minded on tons of topics, and plastic surgery is no exception. What about you?