Sad to share that Jacques Helleu, has passed away at the age of 69. He was the mastermind behind all things visual for Chanel the last few decades... and i met him when Chanel brought me to Paris.
H&M expands their organic cotton line ~ with some adorable black and white stripes for kids.... and great pieces for adults too!
Acca Kappa's 1869 Men's line... this 1869 Series Shave Bowl & Soap. Hand made bowl with East African Wenge Wood may just be the gorgeous luxe gift you're man (or you!) needs.
Thank goodness for the kindness of strangers... Bloomingdales is doing their crazy buy two new pairs, get 25% off and 25$. Teamed up with a woman and got these Theory Ballet Flats 75$ off.
Irina makes some pretty sweet shrinky dink jewelry ~ like this black and white "urban" POWER bracelet! I Love Blocks.
Circle Jewelry has some new pieces ~ teardrop ocean-blue agate set in polished sterling silver. deep blue stone!
Swash Buckle-ing. A belt buckle for the font lovers!
Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Bella Band. I love this idea as a gift for all the expecting moms ~ keep wearing your favorite tops, add the band to get that layered effect we all love.
Dominique Cohen for Target ~ its really fun in person... and how did no one tell me about the adorable satin pouches they come in?
I seem to have acquired a morbid fascination with this whole Burberry attempt to go pseudo punk with over studding...
Everyone has a clothing line. Well a lot of fun actresses anyhow... Latest? Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony.
New Balance work out pants that come with three hems, so you can easily cut to your perfect length
Upon further exploration of #943 - Best gift packaging ever... the jewelry can come encased in a plaster heart that the recipient has to break open!
Ray-Ban FOLDING (1952) Wayfarer Sunglasses ~ it's like my 80's childhood meets my future bifocal needing self... is it sad i want these b/c they'd fit so well in my purse?
The Smythson Nancy Collection comprises three bag designs all handmade with an elegant vintage leather covered clasp, framed opening, luxurious satin lining and innovative hand pleating.
Last piece on Chanel Parisian Weekend ~ the keira ad is now up for viewing online ~ as are my pics of the interior of Coco Chanel's Apartment! And legendary staircase! And her secret path from the ritz to store/apt/workshop!
J'tote ~ not your average laptop bags...
Sak's latest email blast on Gentleman's Bags has me in bag lust this morning...
db clay launches their latest line of eco-friendly TOPE wallets and their new website ~ i got hands on with two of them ~ and have a 25% off discount for you
Neiman Marcus Beauty Event time ~ online and in store complimentary exclusive pewter tote and goodies.
For anyone curious which fashion bloggers i met in Paris ~ Mary from Stil in Berlin has some great "street style" pics of a few of them
I needed to check on the rumor that the Chanel bottles are the same shape as Plaza Vendome... and also see some pics of the original sketches and evolutions of the bottles.
I learned how Chanel seals their perfume bottles ~ and even tried it myself... it's not as simple as you may guess... Check out the whole process in pictures.
Cleavage Cupcakes and Low Beams will boost and keep you covered
C&C Octopus tank ~ loving the print ~ from their Summer Malibu Collection
Stressed day ~ and on brilliantly packaged masks worth every destressing penny ~ i'm fully backing the vials of blue and cloth pellets of the Skyn Iceland Cool Therapy.
Love the wand/packaging on this Laura Gellar Wonder Wand - gives a hint of highlight and sparkle wherever it goes
On cozy hoodies ~ jcrew has sherpa lined vintage fleece hoodies (they have them for men and women!)
Cute flower rings by Kenneth Jay Lane
Meet my Botkier Camera bag ~ what do you use?
Lamarthe Evasion set of polka dot travel bags [The film is adorable and well done as well ~ with a handbag related moral]
Chanel surprises us with a sneak preview of their latest Coco Mademoiselle
Shu Uemura is bringing back the Japanese Bath in four nature inspired fragrances
Kristopher's giving away some Smart Heel Protectors... interesting slip on (and off when you get where you are going) plastic pieces to keep your heel from getting beat up, and getting stuck in holes
Wellies..... and WELLY WARMERS! Why do they look SO cozy (and i'm sitting here in 70 degree sunshine)
Smashbox & Nordstrom - Gift Certificate for a free full size Fusion Soft Lights in Matrix
Lusterbunny has some super cute porcelain teardrop animal necklaces - also rings, cuff links, etc.
"Not a brain surgeon" Card holder from Paris house... in case there was any question - interior "People believe in medicine, but they don't believe in art without questioning either"
vedaPURE is more than just an adorable logo ~ cute line of products for the whole family (aka perfect gift sets for mom's to be and baby showers)
Juliette Has A Gun is now available in the US! Well at Fred Segal and Henri Bendel at least.
Kind of loving this cozy Carbonella Sweater Coat by Casch Copenhagen over at Anthropologie
At the W store: Tateossian Sexuality Cufflinks - Phrases include: Desperate, Adulterous, Divorced, Married, Available, Swinger, Curious and many others.
Mari Santos does some seriously impressive tshirt surgeries... From giant tee to sexy dresses and tops.
Dolce & Gabbana Metal Corset Belt.... wow. See the lacing on the back too
Adorable Hermes Hippopotamus lock, silver and palladium plated
Variations of the traditional black fleece zip... i wonder if Patagonia's new synchilla plush wrap is a good cozy alternative