December 14, 2007

Oh NO!! That's a Camel Toe!

Marc Jacobs certainly knows how to throw a PAR-TAY!!! He hosted one of the biggest holiday parties of the season at the Rainbow Room Wednesday night, and the theme was Arabian Nights! Certainly not your average holiday party... not a sequin red sweater in sight! Instead, an exotic combination of costumes, nudity, liquor and more than enough 'camel toes' made for an oh so exciting atmosphere that only Marc Jacobs could produce on a cold winter night!

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December 12, 2007

Pre-Fall Preview

As this year is ending with a fashion bang, designers are gearing us for more hot fashions to keep us warm next year this time! Check out a peak of some of my favorite Pre-Fall '08 looks, and a few of the trends that I picked up from veiwing the collections...

VALENTINO shows Facchinetti's Freshness

CHANEL is Funky Femme


ZAC POSEN is Flirty-Girly!

OSCAR is Colorful Couture

More to come... it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!

December 10, 2007

Bye Bye Blues...

This just in!

According to FishbowlNY... "Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has killed Blueprint. The magazine was billed as a "fresh, fun guide to personal style"... but staffers were told that MSLO (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.) had "misjudged the market." Instead, Blueprint is being folded back into Martha Stewart Weddings."

"Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. today announced strategic plans for two of its publications for 2008. Going forward, the company will produce Blueprint as focused special interest issues within the home category, which it will introduce to brides-to-be through its established Martha Stewart Weddings magazine. Bluelines, the Blueprint blog, will continue and the company anticipates growing Blueprint digital content across its websites. Blueprint magazine will discontinue publishing on a stand-alone basis after the January/February 2008 issue."

December 3, 2007

Express Yourself!

We've barely reached the first week of December, and surprisingly, I've almost completed my shopping list! Now that's a huge deal for an extreme holiday procrastinator like myself. Usually, I'm the one you'll see making 'day-of' purchases! But of course, we all have that one person in our lives (sometimes two) who we get totally stumped with. I mean really... she either has everything that you can think of, or if she's made mention that she wants it, you have only two days to buy it before she does! That sucks when Christmas is 22 days away! What to do? What to do?

This Christmas is all about expression! Stuff her stocking with a Jessica Kagan Cushman bangle! These oh so cute and trendy bangles are the perfect gifts, and certainly say 'Holiday Holidays' with style! These fossilized woolly mammoth ivory bracelets engraved in scrimshaw with phrases from movies, literature, and even graffiti can be found online, or at specialty retailers such as Barney's and Neiman Marcus. The average price of these bangles are $125.

Wear them alone or stack 'em on! But quite honestly, I love the $10 Stack 'em girl, Stack'em prices that Laila Rowe offers for their equally fashionable version of the bangle! Though I'm not typically one to stand by a knock-off... I say what Laila says, "Redefine the Impossible!"!

Whichever you it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!

November 28, 2007

Bridal Sample Sale

Now through Wednesday Dec. 5th, Enjoy savings of up to 70% OFF of retail prices on your favorite Designer Bridal Gowns!!!

Vera Wang, Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Ulla-Maija and more... With so many styles to choose from, you might want to make this an all day adventure! ...But do it quickly... there are only a few days left!

Saks Fifth Avenue
Third Floor - NY Store it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!!

November 8, 2007

Fashion is No Compromise!

'Tis the season to be jolly, while certainly staying fashionably warm!! Though we're well into the Holiday season, it seems the temperatures are just catching up! ...or shall I say, Falling Down! Thankfully, we no longer have to compromise our fashion to battle the winter weather! Now is the best time to stock up on all of the great fall pieces that will take you through the rest of the season! Wear Now Pieces at Buy Now Prices!!

Get Your Shop On with the bests sales of the season at Saks Fifth Avenue and along with several other retailers who are dropping their prices as the temps drop! it with Style, and seal it with a Kiss!!

Roberto Cavalli @ H&M

Today is the day... and if you have not made it over to your nearest H&M already, then you better be prepared for a chaotic shopping frenzy!!

Much like new store openings, the excitement of this new fashion merge has been brewing for months, and now that it's here... there's no way you can let everyone else grab a piece (or five) of this exclusive collection without you getting yours!! So be sure to make it over there! Roberto Cavalli has not only designed a full day to night wardrobe for H&M, but he has even completed the collection with matching lingerie and accessories!! Certainly something to get excited about! Fun, flirty, sexy dresses are so perfect for the season... and as H&M states... at the Best Price! So don't miss out!

You will also have an opportunity to meet Mr. Cavalli @ the Fifth Ave and 51st street location, as he will be making a special appearance! it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!!

October 24, 2007

Impressively Delicious!

You've been dating this guy for weeks, and you really like him! This week it's your turn to set up the date, and you're at a total loss. He's already taken you to all of your favorite spots, and you're not sure how to impress him. So what are your plans?

Now's the time to show off your skills (whether authentic or not), and cook him a dinner that he'll never forget! Thanks to the delicious, hearty, 'just like mama used to do' recipes at, a good meal is oh so easy to find!

Try this yummy Shrimp Scampi w/Linguine and add some toasted garlic bread... but be ready to get the fire burning after this one ...if you know what I mean!!

1 (16-ounce) package linguine noodles, uncooked
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
5 tablespoons butter
2 shallots, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons olive oil and 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic to the pan; cook and stir until the shallots are translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper; add to the skillet. Cook until the shrimp turn pink, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
Add the wine and lemon juice to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When the butter has melted return the shrimp to the pan. Remove from heat and add the parsley and cooked pasta. Toss to coat the pasta and drizzle with a bit more olive oil. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings according to the "Get 'em Girls" may be able to stretch it out to 6 though! :) it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!

October 18, 2007


...and at the perfect time too! I don't know about you, but I'm practically doing back-flips and leaping for joy! Spa Week is back with a Fall event for this week only! In fact, if you haven't taken advantage yet, you only have four more days to do so! Treatments at the finest salons... such as waxes, wraps, massages, mani-pedis, facials, and so much more... are all priced at only $50!! Many salons are combining treatments and offering you exclusive packages that add even more value to your dollar! Call your favorite salon, or try out a new one while the prices are amazing! You'll love it!

For a complete list of participating Salons and Spas visit...! it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!

October 8, 2007

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we all should be doing our part to support the cause! After all, thousands of women are diagnosed yearly, and this disease is certainly not biased. I'm sure everyone knows at least one other person who has been affected personally with Breast Cancer, or indirectly through the illnes of a family member. So if for no other reason, SUPPORT THEM!!

Since there is no known cure for the disease, most monetary donations are resereved strictly for research. So even purchasing that Pink Ribbon at the checkout of your favorite retailer will help! Also, since about 85% of women who develop the disease have been found to have no family history of it, it is extremely important for you and the women in your life (especially those over 40) to go for an annual screenings! Of course, unless you are at a higher risk due to family history or over 40, it is not necessary for you to be tested unless you discover symptoms. However, we can not forget about our moms, aunts, sisters, and grand-mothers. Encourage them to to take care of their health and get their mamograms!

To find out more information on statistics, treatment, and screenings, etc. check out these site...

To purchase "Save the Ta-Tas" T-shirts and merchandise check out

October 1, 2007

She's Got Game!

Come out to meet actress and former Miss USA, Kenya Moore, tonight at Hue-Man Bookstore in Harlem, as she promotes her new book, Game Get Some: What Women Really Want!

"I’m so happy about this book. It’s my way of explaining women from A to Z for the fellas out there that want to polish their game," the beauty queen states.

Hhmmm... Sounds interesting. Especially since all of these men out here profess to have what it takes, but when it comes down to it, they really have no clue! So while one does not need to be a relationship connoisseur to know what she wants from a man, I'm really interested in finding out what Kenya has to say on the topic. So I'll certainly check this one out!

Tonight, Oct. 1, from 6pm - 8pm

Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe
2319 Frederick Douglass Blvd
Between 124th and 125th Streets
New York, NY 10027
Tel: 212-665-7400

September 25, 2007

The Opera Times Square??

So last night I experienced the opera like never before! Lucia di Lammermoor was transmitted to the big screen in Times Square in celebration of Opening Night for the start of the 2007-2008 season, and was free for all!

Natalie Dessay offered a phenomenal performance as Lucia that totally transformed the the story to real life. As you re-live the dramatic turn of events that are so close to reality, you forget that the opera is based on a true story that is over three centuries old.

The direction was great and the vocalists were amazing. Though this was not my first time attending the opera, it certainly was my first time in well over ten years... and from the sidewalk (street) theatre that closed off Broadway at Times Square, for about five blocks!

Love free theatre... Would I pay to see it? Absolutely!! it with Style, and seal it with a Kiss!

September 18, 2007

The DREAM Team!

Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Russel Simmons, Garth Brooks, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Robin Thicke, Whoopi Goldberg, Babyface, Ludacris, Joss Stone, Aretha Franklin, Bebe and Cece Winans, Carlos Santana, Ben Affleck, Angela Bassett and many more... were among the All-Star line up of musicians, celebrities and entertainers that came together to raise funds in support of The Dream! In honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the funds are being raised to complete the memorial being built in his image in Washington DC. To find out more info, go to the official site...

September 13, 2007

Spring 2008... Fashion Week Recap!

Oscar de la Renta

This fashion week the runways were full of inspiration... especially from across the globe!

We see that Spring trends will be a follow up of this past, when it comes to lady-like expressions, but we will definitely see more lean sihlouettes, and a lot of 'waist' attention. High-waist skirts and pants... and belts everywhere, from the skinny half inch to the further extreme and wider five inch. Pale and bright fruity colors, as well as ethnic and abstract prints dominated the runway, and headscarfs were worn with everything from cute casual dresses... to evening wear... to business daywear.

With global charity work becoming more of a trend (hey, whatever works), it's no surprise that we see so much ethnicity on the runways! I think that because of this we'll start to see a clear translation of this trend, with these prints making strong statements next spring!

These are just a few of my favorite looks from NY Fashion Week!

Oscar de la Renta - 2 looks, Tracy Reese - 3 looks, Diane von Furstenberg - 3 looks, Carolina Herrera - 2 looks, Zac Posen - 2 looks, Doo.ri - 2 look, Malandrino - 2 looks, BCBG Max Azria - 1 look, Carlos Miele - 1 look, Marc Jacobs - 1 look and Bill Blass - 1 look. it with STYLE, and seal it with a KISS!