Monthly Archives: September 2009

Look Who’s Wearing Celebrity Favorite Fiona Paxton

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Like most women, I love jewelry and must tell you that if you’ve never looked closely at the intricate work of British textile designer Fiona Paxton, there is no better time than the present. Inspired by the the artisan techniques of embroidery craftsmen in India, Ms. Paxton launched her jewelry collection just last year and was an immediate hit, especially with the discriminating celebrity crowd. So on that note, who’s wearing what….
Fiona Paxton Maggie Copper Necklace as seen on Rihanna
Fiona Paxton Skye Necklace in Black/Silver as seen on Paris Hilton
Fiona Paxton Coco Necklace in Black/Silver as seen on Drew Barrymore
Fiona Paxton Sylvie Necklace as seen on Isla Fisher (Fiona’s most popular style by the way)
Fiona Paxton Sylvie Necklace as seen on Hilary Duff

Talk about meticulous work, I can not begin to imagine beading and embroidering all of these pieces by hand. The sexy Fiona Paxton chain fringe cuffs lend themselves to the ongoing fringe trend and the Fiona Paxton Paris Earrings in Silver/Black are a great addition to a boho chic look. Wear any of these fluid creations with a pair of jeans and a tee, and take a laid back look to the next level. Made in India, and finished in the UK.

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Design Legend Hussein Chalayan for J Brand

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AVANT JEANS, 18 August 2009 IS our appetite for designer denim insatiable? With celebrated conceptual designer Hussein Chalayan teaming up with denim company J Brand, it seems, yes, we are hungry for more. Due to hit the shelves of Harvey Nichols on August 30 2009, the collection consists of three styles that make use of J Brand's denim nous and Chalayan's cutting-edge silhouettes. The Beau is a straight-legged boyfriend style, The Circuit features a circular cut and a chic Capri length, while The Legging answers the on-going demand for seriously skinny jeans. "Translating my designs within a denim context has offered me the opportunity to continue the exploration of a longstanding brand aesthetic – The Hybrid," said Hussein of the collaboration. "By combining my language with that of J Brand the result is a completely new language." "Hussein Chalayan is a design legend and an immensely talented conceptual artist," said Harvey Nichols buyer Vikki Kavanagh. "This collection will be extremely popular among our customers; the pieces are grown-up, yet directional and artistically constructed and each piece is very reasonably-priced for such a prestigious collaboration." And if J Brand's considerable celebrity following – think Rihanna, Kate Moss and Cameron Diaz – are anything to go by, the styles won't last long – unlike our desire for denim. — Julia Neel (Reproduced from British Vogue online) And YES, YES, YES, has all three styles of J Brand Hussein Chalayan IN STOCK NOW! For review:  The Circuit, Circular-cut Capri; The Beau Boyfriend Jean in indigo; and The Legging Skinny Jean in black. As the article says above, "these styles won't last long." Hussein Chalayan for J Brand available at

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Tough It Out with Lindsay Lohan and

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Get Lindsay Lohan's Tough Chic Style at

I am so obsessed with the Jeffrey Campbell Potion Buckle Ankle Boots in Black as seen on Lindsay Lohan. These leather cutout peep-toe boots feature 9 buckled straps and a side zip closure. 1.75″ covered platform and 4″ covered wedge heel, all atop a rubber sole. Yes, a little punk, a little goth, and yes, they are selling out everywhere. A steal at only $165, these ankle boots won’t be had for long!

Black leather jackets are the epitome of cool — and the Vince Paper Draped Lapel Leather Jacket is no exception. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, get a leather jacket, not only for fall, but for life! Leather jackets are both edgy and classic and you can always work one into your outfit, whether wearing with your favorite denim and a tee or with a seductive feminine dress like the Tt Collection Lana Strapless Dress in Black. (This is a great dress with or without aforementioned leather jacket, must see!!)

I don’t know why Lindsay chose this white bag, maybe she was running late and didn’t have time to change bags, (she does appear to be in a hurry in the photo). The zippers are cool, but the white is a bit jarring against all the black. Therefore, I’m putting the Ted Rossi Leather Hobo in black (of course) with this ensemble. This super soft lambskin handbag features silver-tone screw hardware accents, exposed zipper and snap closure. There is also a thoughtful key clip on the inside, making it very easy to find keys in these all too often bottomless pit hobo bags.

We’ve seen Ms. Lohan wearing the very versatile Eugenia Kim Toyo Crystal Mesh Band Straw Fedora in Black before so I’m moving on to another great accessory, the Ben Amun Large Linked Toggle Chain Choker. The large links might be suitable for a pit bull, but I love this choker. It really makes a fierce statement in silver and over-sized toggle. If you only get one thing to ease into fall’s tough chic trend, this might be it. If these links are too dog collar for you, check out the Ben Amun Brass Linked Chain Toggle Choker. The smaller rounded venetian links (which look like they’re hand soldered) are a softer approach to tough but still demand respect. Both chokers have Ben Amun’s distinctive logo hanging near the toggle.

So tough girls and girly girls, get with Lindsay Lohan and Singer22 and tough it out this fall!

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Celebrity Style a la Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie's Style all available at

Angelina Jolie's Style all available at

As we know, Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful and stylish women in Hollywood. I love her style, no matter where she is or what she’s doing, Angelina always looks amazingly put together, even when shlepping around with kids. In this photo, Angelina looks to be the airport with one of her kids (child has been cropped out, but notice little hand), and is head to toe tres chic. Great basics in black are the key to this look.

Everyone needs black denim, try the J Brand Lightweight Low Rise 10″ Skinny Jean in Shadow, Lauren Conrad has this exact jean by the way. Pair with the Fluxus Scoop Neck Large Pocket Tee in Black (also available in white).

Angelina is wearing celebrity favorite  Trove Tkees Liner Leather Sandal in coco. Although not matchy match black, this dark brown coco works, and who’s looking at Angelina’s red pedicure anyway.

Ms. Jolie is wearing a black cardi and so can you, but we’re going to toughen this look a bit with the Mike & Chris Garth Lambskin Leather Motorcycle Jacket in Black. If you don’t yet have a leather jacket, motorcycle or otherwise, you really need to acquire this key investment piece, it will last you a life time. Mike & Chris have several great styles and colors from which to choose.

Accessorize with the versatile CC Skye Mimi Bag in black (also available in purple and cream), made of genuine leather and features polished gold tone hardware, top handles and convenient detachable shoulder strap. Generous size lends itself to an overnight bag or luxe gym bag. Made in Italy. Then add CC Skye Woven Black Leather Chain Bangle in gold (also available in silver, as seen on Lauren Conrad). A classic bangle silo with an edgy twist, made of Italian leather.

So get black to basics and you too can have Angelina’s simple yet sophisticated style.

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Yours truly just made its Broadway debut right in the heart of Times Square, midtown Manhattan! The billboard, located between 41st and 42nd Streets is enjoying rave reviews and features RockStar Denim, which is available at Enjoy the show!

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With a Rebel Yell, More More More

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Rebel Yell tees and hoodies reflect the childhood nostalgia of designer Andi Ballard, who grew up rowdy in the late 70s and early 80s. For those of you who weren’t even born yet, now is your chance to wear what your mom, aunt, or legal guardian may have worn. So if you’re using an adult’s credit card to get your Rebel Yell, fair warning — that card holder may say, “I’m not spending money on a tee shirt that looks like what I used to wear.” Or they will say “OMG, Rebel Yell is totally cool, I want to get one too!” Odds are very good that the response will be the latter.

All ages love the super soft cotton and circa 70s’-80s’ inspired silk screened graphics that have put Rebel Yell tees, hoodies, and leggings in a class unto themselves. Rebell Yell Tees are great worn with your favorite denim, and the Rebel Yell hoodie makes a cozy second layer for fall. Celebrity style icons Ashley Tisdale, Ashlee Simpson, and Nicky Hilton have all been seen wearing Rebel Yell… when will you be seen wearing yours?

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