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Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Brian Atwood Leopard Boots
09/24/2010, 10:46 AM
Filed under: Blow Your Paycheck Friday

More pony hair leopard print boots run amuck at Saks:

How desperately I need some pony hair leopard boots for fall.  But for way less than $980.  Don’t worry, Brian.  One day I’ll bring you home with me. 😉  You can take him – I mean them – home from Saks.

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Girl Crush Wednesday: Diahann Caroll
09/22/2010, 10:43 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

Ever since I was a little girl, I always thought that Diahann Caroll was the most beautiful and glamorous woman in the world – except my Ganny.  I loved the furs and sequins and big hair and bright lipstick she rocked as Dominique Deveraux on “Dynasty.”  She’s had quite a career and has come a LONG way since she was born in NYC.

Source:  Lipstick Alley

Source:  Diahann Caroll Info

Source:  Buzzomatic

Sure, she’s been married a few times (four, but who’s counting) but I mean, look at her.  She is a fox.  Even at 75!  And she won the first Tony of any Black actress in 1962 and received an Oscar nomination in 1974 for “Claudine.”  Beautiful and Accomplished – exactly what I want to be when I grow up.



Spring 2011 New York Fashion Shows – Part II
09/19/2010, 7:04 PM
Filed under: Fashion Shows

J. Mendel – SICK!  That is really all I can say about the floaty, blushy collection accented with fur-fection…

 

L.A.M.B. – loving the bright mash-up of mixed prints and interesting differences in proportion – so playful!  (BTW, Gwen – I NEED that white pantsuit for spring.  Hook me up!)

L’Wren Scott – per usual, the slim, womanly silhouettes are the feature

 

Marchesa – intricate details in fluffy chiffon in blushy, nude, white and black

Naeem Khan – his streak continues with bright colors, floaty prints and killer nude evening gowns

Rachel Roy – she managed to give us a little bit of everything – color, nude, flowy, fitted, prints… and I’m in love!



Blow Your Paycheck Friday: Sergio Rossi Stamped Lizard Pump
09/17/2010, 11:12 AM
Filed under: Blow Your Paycheck Friday

I am SO dying for these sute Sergio Rossi platform pumps.  I especially dig the “hint” of peep toe and perfectly skinny little heel.  While the heel is 5.5 inches, the platform is 1.5 inches.  I am dying for the camel, but the black would be hot too:

You can get them at Saks for a mere $695, which I think is a steal for THIS much style.



Girl Crush Wednesday: Chelsea Handler
09/15/2010, 11:42 AM
Filed under: Girl Crush Wednesday

In tribute to her hosting gig at Sunday night’s MTV VMAs and her book titled, Are You There Vodka, It’s Me, Chelsea I’ve decided it’s as good a time as ever to profile Chelsea Handler.

The Daily Bogo

Behind Blondie Park

Forbes

You may recall my love of all girls that behave badly and drink too much (ah, how I miss being one of them) so Chelsea should truly be no surprise.  After all, she is known to exercise like a madman to “afford”  her love of Belvedere vodka (for which she is a spokeswoman) and tell lots of dirty jokes before hardcore ribbing of C-list celebrities that visit her on “Chelsea Lately.”  Make us proud!  You are repping the Dirty Jerz, so you’ve got lots of competition these days (yes, I DO love “Jerseylicious” – and it’s back with new episodes!)

WhyFame

You know I can’t resist a good, tasteful nude shot.  I’ve enjoyed them since my childhood days peering at my dad’s Playboy magazines. 😉



Yes, I Know I’m a Bit Obsessed…
09/14/2010, 11:18 AM
Filed under: My Shopping Finds

So, as you may already know, I LOVE embellished headbands.  And when Forever 21 was running a little free shipping offer on Labor Day, I ordered a few new ones:

Feather Accent Headband in black Was: $10.80 Now: $4.99

Beautiful Feminine Head Piece in grey for $4.80

Netter Flower Headband in black costs $5.80

And all three were less than $18 total including tax.  Yes, I am a little obsessed and totally in love with these accessories.  I am hoping to wear them soon although they are all clearly a bit much for work, so I’ll have to work them in on the weekend.



The Tale of IKEA Light Bulbs and the Declining Importance of Customer Service
09/13/2010, 10:55 PM
Filed under: Random

I headed to IKEA today to buy replacement halogen bulbs for my kitchen light fixture.  I had written down the name of the light bulbs (savvy me, I saved the box from four years ago) before heading to IKEA.  But here’s the kicker – they discontinued the Osram halogen bulb.  Now, I guess I could have taken one of the bulbs with me, but would I assume they would discontinue my bulb? 

After several attempts (and many minutes of waiting) to find a specialist to assist me, a fellow Michelle showed up to help.  She provided me, of course, no help.  I had to pick between two similar looking bulbs, so I picked the bulb I thought was the right one.  But it wasn’t!

So, I received NO customer service (at least very inferior customer service) and I left the store with the wrong bulb?  I should seriously consider boycotting IKEA but I love that place… It’s a critical decision to make.

But at the least – IKEA (and many, many, many other retailers like my local Kroger grocery store) needs to step up their customer service.  I know part of why the prices are so low is that IKEA is a very self-service type of establishment, but damn!  Come on, people.  Don’t make me boycott you!  Cuz you should know – I WILL do it… if I have to… but I really don’t want to… but I will… if you make me.

And on another note, I am quite taken with the below light fixture for my dressing room.  What do you think?  Does it look too cheap?  I mean, it’s cheap at only $49.99 – but I don’t want one of my luxurious dressing room’s serious pieces to look cheap.