Need a little help for Valentine’s Day? Here are our suggestions for this year!
Annie Band – We fell in love with Annie Band’s Vintage Coral Glass Cabochon Ring at first sight. What makes it even more desirable? This made to order ring has “live” inscribed inside the band, custom inscriptions also available to ensure a personal touch. This comfortable fit ring gives off subtle glamour with its intricate vintage details and femininity. Available online at www.annieband.com for $368.
Olia – Everyone should have a personal mantra close to their heart! Olia’s Make Love Necklace, is an affordable and adorable keepsake. Simple yet statement making, this necklace is perfect for your former flower child mother whose heart will melt when she unwraps and discovers this special token on Valentine’s Day. Have a new mother to shop for or a friend expecting? The Make Babies Necklace will make them smile. Each hand stamped charm necklace is $47, available in gold and sterling silver.
Knock Knock – Knock Knock has plenty of playful and witty giftables under $5 this Valentine’s Day that are guaranteed to please. Already committed? Spice things up with their Sweet Nothing notepad ($3.75) and let your loved one know exactly what you’re thinking in one concise sticky note! Looking for love? The Paper Pick Up pad ($4.50) keeps things simple – the paper version of speed dating that allows you to show interest while saving face. (more…)
Nick Brown is the founder of Soludos, a chic brand of espadrilles. As the son of a diplomat and a famous English model, Nick grew up seeing the world – from winter holidays in Switzerland to summers in Sotogrande, Spain. It was in Spain where he first discovered espadrilles as the European summer staple, and after moving to the States later in his life, he found himself bringing them back as gifts for friends. He decided to launch Soludos to make them accessible and affordable for Americans. With his line, Nick aimed to capture “the spontaneity, freedom of travel with friends – that perfect summer day/ trip among friends where day seamlessly turns to night, while always telling stories and making memories.” To find out what Nick is obsessing over this month, just click for more! (more…)
I have a special place in my heart for Loeffler Randall as I’m a devotee to their shoes (I have a pair from their first collection and they remain one of my favorites!), so I was thrilled when CFDA-award winning Creative Director Jessie Randall agreed to do an “Insider’s Obsessions” feature with us. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Loeffler Randall launched their company with a focus on shoes in 2005 and in 2007, debuted ready-to-wear. Every piece is well-made, understated, elegant, and feminine with a bit of edge – modern and luxurious pieces that you can have in your closet for many years to come. Now onto what Jessie’s obsessing about this month… (more…)
It’s been raining nonstop this week in New York City, which means I’ve finally had to break out my new Sorel rainboots, the Sorellington, which I’ve been hoarding in my apartment since May! Now, I didn’t think I’d be able to wax poetic about a pair of rain boots, but these Sorel ones are possibly the best pair of rain boots that I’ve personally tried. Unlike your typical wellies, the Sorellingtons are not too heavy or clunky and actually form quite well to your feet. Since I’m usually changing into heels, I never wear socks with my boots which usually results in some kind of chafing, if not (horrors!) bleeding. The Sorrelingtons, however, are made of a super soft rubber which make them extremely comfortable to wear and the heels bend with my feet to prevent any irritation. And lastly (and the best part), the boots have built-in arch support which is so key especially if you live in a city like New York where you’re always walking. I’ve never felt more comfortable in a pair of rainboots than my Sorellingtons!
With the weather cooling down, I’m craving a new pair of flat boots! My two pairs are in a very sad state and I definitely need a new pair to replace them. I went over to Coach’s site and am already coveting a few pairs. Here are a few of my favorites:
For a classic boot, this Nanyce Boot ($378) is a great pick. Though it’s offered in a few colors (Hillary Duff is wearing it in a gray suede), I’d probably pick a timeless black shade that would work with everything this fall/winter. From the elegant, clean lines to the luxurious leather, I’m in looove with this one!
The Natale Boot ($378) is another gorgeous boot in a beautiful, versatile whiskey color with a little bit of edgy hardware. You could wear both of these with a ton of pieces – from tights, dress and a leather jacket (like Emmy Rossum below) or just skinny jeans and an oversized boyfriend sweater. I’ll take this pair, too!
Seriously, can one of these pair of boots come home with me? My cold feet would so appreciate it! Which are your favorites? Go over to Coach.com to view styles or to order.
Last week, I thought, it’s almost midnight, I’m wide awake and I have nothing to do. Why not go crash a swim party?!? So a friend and I drove over to a rented mansion in L.A.’s Hancock Park district and indulged in Havaianas’ third Midnight Swim Club, filled with good-looking people and celebs like Jack Osbourne, Devon Aoki, Mekhi Phifer and more. (In the past, Kevin Connolly, Nicky Hilton, Elijah Wood, Shenae Grimes and David Arquette have been spotted.) We oohed and aahed the hanging Havaianas sandals, the bedazzle-your-sandal tent, the make-your-own-photo-book tent and, of course, the bar while gazing at a table full of Crumbs cupcakes.
The Cobra Snake shot gawkers (these are his photos you see) as people debated whether or not to go into the pool (For most people, the answer was no since it was dominated by Havaianas models in teeny swimsuits). But we spotted several brave souls and at least one skinny dipper as we grooved to the DJ’s sounds of everything from Axel F to Jay-Z. This got me thinking, if you and/or your building have a heated pool, or even just a hot tub, why not throw your own pool party … at night? A novel idea. And the perfect excuse to show off my favorite swimsuits of the season … in your best Havaianas flip-flops of course.
Don’t have a pair yet? Score a limited-edition pair by throwing your own Midnight Swim Party and post pictures of it to your Facebook or Twitter account (tag #midnightswimclub). Every week, Havaianas will award the best pool party picture with special Midnight Swim Club Havaianas.