Friday, October 31, 2008

Les Derniers Soldes for Dernier Cri

Photo courtesy of

Unfortunately, Dernier Cri is closing up shop. The silver lining in this cloud is that from now until November 25th, everything is 50% off. Sonia by Sonia Rykiel, Isabel Marant, and Vivienne Westwood Anglomania are some of the great labels available there.

Dernier Cri, 869 Washington Street, between West 13th and West 14th Streets, (212)242-6061

Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Central Park Finally Got a Chanel 2.55 Handbag

Enter Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street; keep walking westward, along the street. Follow the chic Chanel signs; you have arrived.

These are the rules for getting tickets since all the timed tickets available through the Chanel Mobile Art website are sold out.

There are many rules here, but they are worth following.
Go up the stairs. All the people who will assist you henceforth are modeliscious and impeccably dressed in Chanel ensembles.

Notice this beautiful building on the way to the pod made out of mirrorized glass. This is where the cocktail parties were/are held to celebrate the pod, the art within, and Chanel. I've been in twice and the atmosphere is cozy with couches and fine beverages and hors d'oeuvres (too dimly lit for photos with my camera, so sorry).

Keep going.

If it's raining as it was the second time I visited, at least there are glamorous umbrellas!

Zaha Hadid's Perfect Pod

The Pod from another Angle

The voice of Jeanne Moreau waits for, transports and guides you through a mysterious and wonderfully odd world.

Inside One of Several Cardboard Boxes

Inside the Mind

S&M never looked so playful and fun.

The Ideal Pet

Amusing Toys

At last, the ultimate 2.55 handbag awaits your arrival, and all you can think is this would make an awesome clubhouse for meeting the girls to discuss important style matters and then having the most sophisticated slumber party ever!

All indoor art photos are courtesy of Cynthia Tomasini

Note: This is not all the art in the pod. There is more!

Next, it's time to get some souvenirs from your travels; three postcards are at the ready, expecting your arrival. What does emptying your bag mean? You will find out. Have a wish? Make it.

You MUST see it for yourself!

Meanwhile at the New York Chanel boutiques...

along with Limited Edition Handbags, there is art by a different artist at each boutique. At 15 East 57th Street is photography by Pierre et Gilles, and at 139 Spring Street, there is an installation by Soju Tao.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Let's All Be Thankful Today

TI and Rihanna show us how to appreciate what we've got with this superfab song, Live your Life.

Take a break and Appreciate!

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sales of Interest

Beginning Wednesday, October 29th, there is a sample sale at the Shoreham Hotel, 33 W. 55th Street, on Prada, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, and Valentino.

Stubbs & Wootten is now having a 50% off sale on all items in stock

at 1034 Lexington Avenue, near 74th Street.

I hope this information isn't too dangerous!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Red Hot

Aries Table, $79.95 and Stage Floor Lamp, $149

Peekaboo Console Table, $349 and Script Floor Lamp, $79.95

Hancock Bookcase, $199 and Ergo Drink Table, $39.95

Graffiti Punch Pillow, $39.95 and Ergo Drink Table, $39.95

Love Graffiti Pillow, $19.95
Ithis CB2 stuff, well designed and well priced. It's smokin'!

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Friday, October 24, 2008

If You Want to be Spotted...

Comme des Garcons is coming to H&M November 13th; I personally cannot wait! I totally heart the little motor cycle jacket, the jacket with the pieces, and the spotted cardigan along with the spotted scarf. Be there or be square!

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dollhouse Furniture Becomes Life Size

In my original post about the superfab Leifsdottir display on Bloomingdale's second floor, I took you through Leifsdottir's dollhouse.

There was some controversy because the dollhouse was removed and then later moved to a high shelf on the selling floor so you couldn't see the stylin' furniture inside. Now the furniture from the dollhouse is life size at Bloomingdale's. See it to believe it!

SuperFab Sofa

Wonderful Wardrobe

Cute Clothes

More Cute Clothes

I adore the clothes above, but some of the Leifsdottir sweaters and jackets have too much going on and look a little old-ladyish.

Because this line originated at Anthropologie, you can get these clothes there or on Anthropologie's website as well.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

There's Nothing Missing in M.I.A.

I had heard the music (loved it), but didn't have a name or face(s) connected to it. C asked me what I thought of M.I.A.; I had to do the whole youtube thing to make the connection between the music and the person. Viola!

M.I.A AKA Maya Arulpragasam debuted her first album, Arular, in 2005. In 2007, she came out with her second album, Kala. Maya grew up in London, and is of Sri Lankan descent.

Bucky Done Gun is from her first album.

Paper Planes was in the trailer for Pineapple Express and is from her second album, Kala.

Jimmy (also from Kala)

Bolly Town (from Kala as well)

See what I mean, this is where all the ACTION is!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Real vs. Deal

Tod's Pashmy Handbags, $1,125 and $925 respectively

The Pashmy comes in some cool colors at Tod's. In pewter, this bag is the bomb.

DKNY Handbags in the store on Madison Avenue, $195 and $165 respectively

These DKNY handbags also come in black, but look more luxe and just plain better in gray. In black, the bags look a bit cheap.

If you're looking for a nylon handbag with leather trim, these are good looking options. Don't forget you can always go to the outlets. I personally LOVE the Tod's store at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. I'm sure the Pashmy will end up there.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Bling It on!

Giles & Brother Pear Cut Cage Earrings, $325

Paola Volpi Criss-Cross Necklace at the Museum of Modern Art Shop, $250

Paola Volpi Oil Filter Necklace also at the Museum of Modern Art Shop, $195

Opulent Earrings at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum Shop, $36

This is Proof Positive that with creativity, cleverness and humor, you can have preciousness, beauty and fierceness without a great deal of costliness.

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