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  • Holiday Pet Guide- Gift Your Pets This Season


    With the holidays around the corner, celebrate the love and appreciation you have for your pets with some stylish finds like the ones we’ve sourced for our annual holiday gift guide this season. From an on-trend neon leash by Balenciaga to a contemporary McMansion perfect for your little sea creatures, there’s something well-designed, practical and within reach for your pets this season. Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides United Bamboo’s Ferocious Felines- We can’t…

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  • Online sample sales, private flash sales, and simply good deals

    gilt city

    Shopping List to Savings   Deals, bargains, sample sale are all magic to our ears. But did anyone say,”online sample sales” around here? Wowza! You know we love a good deal around here. We have shared plenty of discount designer style tips for life secret’s to look great on the cheap, shopping on the cheap tips, shopping secrets to bargain your way to style, and even what to wear to sample sales tips that you don’t even have to worry about communal…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Hermes

    Hermes Paris Holiday Windows

    Hermés never fails to serve up luxurious decadence in their holiday windows and this year is no exception. From gold metallic boxing gloves, to an ostrich motorcycle helmet, to a lavender colored crocodile Kelly bag, to a sliver fox and shearling cape, the windows are pure fantasy along with the price tags. MORE: Holiday  Leila Menchari the genius window designer, celebrates her fiftieth year working for Hermés and is still pulling out all the stops in creating the fabulous windows. —…

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  • Trendy Fashionista Gifts Under $100 – no size required!

    Adorable outfit

    We all know one. She’s up on every fashion trend, a major label queen, and loves instant gratification. She puts the most unexpected pieces together for smashing results, like the model in the Zara outfit above. But, what in living daylights to get the girl who wants everything? Something trendy, of course! Need more help gifting this season? Consult our other Holiday 2012 Gift Guides We’ve picked some top, of the moment gift ideas under $100… and some are SERIOUSLY…

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  • Elizabeth Taylor believed “More is More,” and it’s all up for grabs at Christie’s

    Elizabeth Taylor

    The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor auction dates December 13-16 2011, celebrating her life and legacy at Christie’s New York and online. The legendary actress and humanitarian’s estate is stunning, to say the least. From the Crown Jewels of Hollywood, her copy of the first edition of National Velvet, incredible haute couture from Dior, Valentino, Gianni Versace, to French decorative arts and furniture from Emile Galle, to her Andy Warhols. And, who cannot think of the jewels… some of the most extraordinary…

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  • Christmas Windows Paris- Printemps ‘Dream of Escape’ has a little Karl doll!

    A little animated Karl doll!

    The Printemps Christmas windows in Paris have  F-A-S-H-I-O-N on the mind. Holiday cheer is spread not through Santa and his team of gifty elves, but with a little munchkin-cute Karl Lagerfeld doll leading the Chanel team of fabulousness.  Take a look… –S.H. MORE: Holiday  This year the Christmas windows at Printemps, titled Noel Reves d’Evasion (Dreams of Escape), is much ado about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. Four windows have Chanel backgrounds from Moscow, Los Angeles, Moscow, and Tokyo with clever…

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  • Save your shoes and go to Rome- the city is repaving streets to be high heel friendly!


    If anyone needs further proof as to how much Italian men love women, look no further than this: Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno acknowledges that the historic cobblestone city streets destroy high heels and “has announced plans to begin a makeover on Via del Corso, one of Rome’s central (shopping) streets. The plan is to smooth the sidewalks and roads to make walking along them less dangerous ‘especially for women in heels,’ reports ItalyMag, with Via del Teatro Marcello, Via Petroselli, and Piazza…

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  • Alexander McQueen Holiday Windows in London

    Alexander McQueen Hoiday Windows

    Leave it to Sarah Burton and the Alexander McQueen team to create a breathtaking series of holiday windows for their London flagship this season with brilliantly crafted dresses from their Fall 2011 collection breaking out of cargo boxes. Visit the Alexander McQueen store in London to check out the windows in person at 4-5 Old Bond Street, London, W1S 4PD

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  • Absolutely Fabulous Special- OMG, sweetie darling, I’m becoming Eddy! Sneak peak


    Or, is Eddy becoming me? My favorite show, Absolutely Fabulous, returns with a Christmas special. Bubble is back and Eddy is having issues with updating her blog, or flog. I’d like to hear her take on wanker web developers… I could write a comedy of errors pilot on that! Here’s a sneak peek video of the Ab Fab Christmas Special 2011: Ya know, that undulated alumninum kitchen cabinet looks a lot like my kitchen…. a bit too-too of art imitating…

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  • EMERIL’S TABLE- HOLIDAY COOKING FOR A CROWD, Watch our episode, get the recipes

    On the set of Emeril's Table

    Don’t Miss: “Emeril’s Table” Holiday Cooking for a Crowd episode airing December 9th at 11:00am ET/10:00am C on the Hallmark Channel. Why: I’m on it along with my family and friends. I’ve always felt that style is a lot like cooking. If you don’t start out with the right ingredients (wardrobe), no matter how you try to doctor it up (accessories too) , the results can be less than tasty.  Less is more when it is well-planned and of fantastic quality. My husband…

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  • Adventures in Extremes- The Leopard Clutch, Judith Leiber or Express

    Judith Leiber Veronika Leopard printed haircalf envelope clutch

    Funny Story: Once upon a time I purchased a vintage Judith Leiber round suede bag with fantastic passementerie detail. The bag was a unique style and exuded absolute timeless chic. The little finding that held the shoulder strap popped off so I took it up to the Judith Leiber showroom for repair. As I sat in the waiting area, Ms. Leiber walked by. She looked at my bag and in her deep Hungarian accent declared, “Such a young girl, such an…

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