Friday, March 30, 2007
Photos by Ronald Gillard
Gucci showcased their Spring/Summer 2007 collection in Sydney to over 300 VIPs. The 54 piece collection by Frida gianni has a sixities-inspired look. The collection included layered micro mini dresses in bright hues and bold graphic prints, beaded silk shift dresses, solid metallic heels and sky-high lace up platforms.
Some of the VIPs sitting in the front row were Vogue Australia editor Kirstie Clements, Melissa Hoyer, David Jones' Collette Garnsey and Gucci's Marketing Director Helen Koo. Also sitting in the front row are A-listers Terry Biviano, Justin Hemmes, Laura Csortan and Mink Sadowsky.
The VIPs had the honor of an up-close viewing of the collection after the show in the lounge/after party.
Mink Sadowsky and
Models at the
Jayga McMullen, Justin Hemmes
and Sneaky Sound System's
David Jones' Collette Garnsey
and Vogue Aust. editor
Model on runway
Models at the after party
Model on Runway
1. ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao)
5. Cape Town
10. Washington, D.C.
For more information about travel locations, please visit ShermansTravel.com.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
** Circuit City cuts 3,400 employees, those employees were top earners. The irony is that those employees can reapply for their old position but will recieve lower pay.
** Miami's Art Center in desperate need of funds. The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts will run out of cash by mid-May if cost overruns and low ticket sales continue, and the center likely will need supplemental funding. (Miami Herald)
For more information about the Carnival Center visit the official website.
** Nicky O Hotels files for bankruptcy. Condo-hotel converter Robert Falor is asking for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reorganize the Breakwater and Edison hotels -- adjoining properties that were to be renamed ''Nicky O'' after the celebrity socialite.
** Wolfgang Puck moves to organic humane catering. He announced that he will serve food that avoids cruelty to animals in his culinary empire of 43 catering venues, 14 fine-dining restaurants and 80-plus cafes.
** The Lower East Side rock club Sin-é will close for good on Sunday (4/1). The close is due to the ever expanding gentrification in the neighborhood and encroaching city and state regulations.
** Samsonite has tapped Christina Ricci as the face of its new Fashionaire line under the Samsonite Black Label brand. (WWD)
Here are a few suggestions (more in a later post):
US Luggage Business Cases
Delux Computer Tote
Coach Hamptons Pebbled
Leather Business Tote
Ellinston Leather Goods
The Hepburn Laptop Tote
Case Logic Exotic London
Coach Hamptons Leather
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
These are some of the fashion news and info from the current issue of Life & Style Weekly.
* Style Week: Stars Sparkle in Sequined Minis!
* Trend of the Week: Purple Eye Shadow!
* This Week’s Best-Selling Bracelets
* Hot Right Now: Ruffles!
* 7 Trends in 7 Days!
* Fashion Face-Off: Who Got It Right?
Life & Style Weekly is the fastest growing magazine in the industry, delivering the biggest celebrity news stories and the hottest celebrity fashion, beauty and lifestyle news.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Below is a small collection of braclets, necklaces and earrings. Please visit our website for more selections.
Social circle bracelet $15.00
Luce's necklace $22.00
Soaring necklace $35.00
Claire's necklace $35.00
Gramercy Park earrings $28.00
Ange earrings in purple
Slender earrings $28.00
Monday, March 26, 2007
Girlstart provides hands-on learning in math, science, technology and engineering concepts to a diverse group of girls and their parents. Girlstart has served over 10,000 girls and families with after-school clubs, free Saturday camps, science nights, family math nights, summer camps and more!
Girlstart also has website geared to young girls. Girlstart.com is a wonderful website where young girls can learn about the topics mentioned above but can also read profiles of successful women, links to educational sites and much more.
If you would like for information about the organization or to make a donation, please visit Girlstart.org.
Friday, March 23, 2007
This celeb fave is the new must-have as the weather starts to change and it’s time to hit the town for cocktails and dancing! It just sits on your wrist, but is SO much more glam than a wristlet.
It’s available online now at CoutureCandy.com as well as many stores nationwide.
Retail starts at $132.00
Moë’s CLICK bag is named for its intended contents:
your cell phone, lip gloss, ID, cash and keys, the nightly essentials!
CLICK bags are also a very popular bridesmaid gifts and the silk styles can be customized to your dress color!
Some of the celebrities seen carrying the CLICK bag are: Jessica Alba, E!'s Samantha Harris, Kristen Bell, socialite Lydia Hearst, Jessica Biel, singer Cassie, Rosario Dawson and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon.
Below is only a small sample of the Moe CLICK bags now available at CoutureCandy.com:
Tiffany in Pale Gold Rouged Silk $187.00
Christy Bag in Green $143.00
Ali in Gracious Gold $132.00
For more information visit the Moe official website, CoutureCandy.com or contact:
Style House PR
I remember an episode of Sex and the City the one where Carrie's old high school boyfriend came to visit her and he told her, he had checked himself into a mental health facility. But the scene that comes to mind was when the four ladies and Stanford were at a posh health club sitting around the roof top pool. They were discussing the asylum that Carrie's old boyfriend was staying. Samatha say's something like "that place is good I've had cliently stay there" and Stanford say's "why haven't we heard about that". Samatha say's "I'm good at my job."
Why are their so many celebs getting charged with DUI? With all the money they have they could easily call for a taxi or have a driver, so that when they want to overindulge they can have a safe way home. You don't always have to drink when you go out either. I like to have a cranberry spritzer, which is just cranberry juice and sparkling water. The DUI's are just bad PR because there is really no way to put those in a good light. No matter who you are.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Even though I'm a little busy, I think it would be fun to plan a party like this. Kids want something fun and special too. Must have prizes for the winner(s). Will also need something for the parents to do.
What else have I been up to? I am searching for a MKTG/PR position where I can work with clients in the Lifestyle market such as beauty, fashion, food and beverage, entertainment, etc. Providing Marketing, Public Relations and Special Events. Hopefully I will find something. I would like to find something in NYC or LA.
Tonight I'm going to a spa party. It should be fun and a great way for me to relax. I'll Tivo a few shows: Ugly Betty, Smallville, CSI and Supernatural.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
And to finish your look, Amazon's newest site for shoes, Endless.com has all the latest Grecian styles. Sandals with woven leather and metalic golds and silvers in thongs or straps that run high around your ankles will spice up any toga. Best of all, Endless.com offers free overnight shipping to anywhere in the continental United States.
So grab your own Russell Crowe and fight the crowds at your next party with the latest in Grecian wear from Amazon.com accessories and Endless.com.
Below is only a small sample of the great Grecian selection now available at Amazon.com and Endless.com:
J Renee Women's Glimmer Evening Sandal
Beverly Feldman Women's Bold Thong Sandal
L. Erickson Glitterati Headband
France Luxe Ultra
Comfort Chain Headband with Elastic - Classic
24K Gold Over Sterling Silver
Filigree Border Clicktop Hoop Earrings
14k Yellow Elegant
Triple Circle Drop Earrings
Sterling Silver Seven Layer Wire Drop Earrings
Elegant Sterling Silver Antique Scroll Ring
Emma's Marquise Flower Wrap Ring
For more information visit Amazon.com, Endless.com or contact:
Rubenstein Communications, Inc
Monday, March 19, 2007
A green tea foot soak I like to do at home (when I don't have time for a professional spa visit or just feel like indulging at home):
1. Fill a stain proof bowl or basin with enough warm water to cover feet.
2. Sprinkle the contents of two to three green tea bags to the water. You can also add epsom salt for extra soothing comfort for your feet.
3. Soak you feet for 10-15 minutes, then use a foot scrub or pumic stone. Followed with a moisturizer.
Your feet should feel revived especially if you have been on them all day. Plus it feel great to pamper yourself.
Friday, March 16, 2007
** John Varvatos Threw a Kid-Friendly Block-Party Benefiting the Stuart House. The fund-raiser was held at the Melrose boutique in Los Angeles, March 11th and brought lots of activities for children, and a Macy Gray concert for parents. It's an annual event launched to help sexually abused children.
** Isaiah Washington has donated $25,000 to to Gondobay Manga Foundation, a nonprofit he created last year to benefit the impoverished people of Sierra Leone, the country to which he recently traced back his ancestry. The West African computer-animation project will attempt to bring to pixilated life the plight of Sierra Leone natives at the height of the 18th-century slave trade.
** Rose McGowan is the April cover model for Maxim magazine. The cover picture is a reprise of her role from the Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez Grindhouse film.
** Chris Brown and Ciara were the hosts for BET's Rip the Runway. The show will encore throughout the month.
** Cadbury to Separate Drinks and Candy Businesses. The company, facing pressure from shareholders, including the billionaire Nelson Peltz, said a split would help it focus on expanding its confectionary unit (New York Times).
3. A great pair of Flats
Both available at Saks Fifth Avenu
Thursday, March 15, 2007
(Photo Credit: VH1.com)
by LifeStyle Guru
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
You flip through any current fashion and beauty magazine you see ads for various anti-aging products. There are commercials promoting new products daily. Why are we pushing so hard to erase aging? No one can stop the effects of aging, It's something that we will all go through.
This brings to mind an incident, I was standing in a aisle looking for a regular facial moisturizer (hard to find one of those). As I was searching for the moisturizer, I noticed a teenage girl holding an anti-aging serum and her mother (I assumed), told the girl to she doesn't need that she's only 15. The girl proceeded to tell her mom, that's she's the only girl on the cheerleading team not using anything.
At this point, I found a moisturizer around the same time as the mother is telling her daughter that she's too young to be worrying about aging and again telling her she only 15. The girl put the product down and left the aisle with her mother.
As a marketer, I wonder are these types of products being over marketed, because what would make a group of young girls start worrying about the effects of aging? If everyone including marketers and the media pushed that there is nothing wrong with aging. That you don't fall off the planet once you pass the 18-35 age bracket. Maybe scale back on over promoting anti-aging to the masses then and hopefully young girls will not feel like they have to start worrying about aging.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Are 20-something still traveling to NYC for vacations? NYC is starting to get an "old" persons feel, not my words, but someone that I spoke with via phone. Yes there are new restaurant and new nightclubs opening but it feels like the excitement has worn off for many 20-somethings.
If not NYC then where are they going? The 20-somethings are heading to Las Vegas and Miami. They are the new hot spots for fun, shopping, entertaining and relaxing. Both cities are relativity new with all of the remodeling and construction of new hotels, restaurants, luxury spa, nightclubs. Miami's appeal is the sun and the beautiful beaches for day and the hot bars and nightclubs for the night. Las Vegas is now considered the Adult Playground by some because you can find almost anything to do there.
According to USA Today, 38.9 million tourist visited Las Vegas in 2006 and a projected 39.3 million in 2007. These figures are very close to the estimated $40 million visitors a year to NYC.
I have a friend who is traveling to Miami in April and a group of friends are planning a girl's trip to Las Vegas at the end of the month. A national sorority recently had their alumni convention in Las Vegas last December. Many 20-somethings are planing weekend trips to Las Vegas and Miami for stress relief.
Style Network recently featured two special Star Style shows on Miami and Las Vegas. E! news has the Vegas report reporting on the what happening in Las Vegas for the weekend and a new show reality show, Paradise City.