Thursday, May 31, 2007

What to Watch Tonight: The Starter Wife

The Starter Wife will premiere tonight at 9pm (check local listing for time) on the USA network. Debra Messing will star as Molly Kagan a newly divorced mom trying to rediscover her life and new status.

The Starter Wife is a best selling book written by Gigi Levangie Grazer.

I'm looking forward to watching this. Debra Messing is a great actress. For more information visit the official website.

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Cartier Signs on New Celebrity Ambassadors and Launches New Love Collection

653 Fifth Avenue
52nd Street
New York, NY 10022


Cartier Celebrates Second Annual LOVEDAY on June 8th with New Celebrity Ambassadors and NASDAQ Opening Celebration

New York, NY – To celebrate Cartier’s second annual LOVEDAY scheduled for June 8, 2007 and a new collection of LOVE jewelry, the international luxury goods company will announce its newest celebrity ambassadors for the Cartier LOVECHARITY bracelet and ring the ceremonial Opening Bell at NASDAQ.

Since the Cartier LOVE bracelet was introduced more than 30 years ago, it has become one of the most coveted jewelry designs in the world and the ultimate symbol of love. Last year, Cartier donated more than $1.2 million to eight global charities from the sales of its LOVECHARITY bracelet, and due to the enormous success, this year Cartier will celebrate LOVEDAY with a new LOVECHARITY bracelet. The company aims to exceed last year’s donations as a number of new celebrities join the endeavor.

“Cartier recognizes the importance of showing love and giving back to our world. To build upon the huge success of last year, we are excited to introduce a new LOVECHARITY bracelet to continue our efforts to help raise funds and awareness for important organizations,” said Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO of Cartier North America. “We are thrilled to have the privilege to partner with such an esteemed group of people who are as dedicated and passionate as we are about making a difference.”

The new LOVECHARITY bracelet features an 18K white gold miniature LOVE bracelet graced with the word LOVE and accented with two signature screw motifs. It is set into a knotted silk cord available in various colors, with each cord designating support of a unique cause. The LEVECHARITY bracelet is available for $475 with $100 per bracelet benefiting its corresponding charity. On LOVEDAY, June 8th, 10% of all sales from the LOVE collection will benefit the partnered organizations.

The new group of prominent ambassadors to join the 2007 endeavor includes:

* Faith Hill and Tim McGraw for the Neighbor's Keeper Foundation - chocolate brown bracelet
* Djimon Hounsou for SOS Children's Villages - deep copper bracelet
* Eva Mendes for The Art of Elysium - navy bracelet
* Julianne Moore for the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance - lavender bracelet
* Rihanna for Believe - sea foam green bracelet
* Usher for the New Look Foundation - gold bracelet
* Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardener Trust - lilac bracelet
* Elie Wiesel for The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity - yellow bracelet

In addition, all celebrities who participated in last year’s LOVECHARITY bracelet initiative will continue their involvement, with their bracelets available for purchase until the end of the year. They include:

* Rosario Dawson for YouthAIDS (red bracelet)
* Salma Hayek for the Salma Hayek Foundation (white bracelet)
* Scarlett Johansson for U.S.A. Harvest (baby pink bracelet)
* Spike Lee for Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television(purple bracelet)
* Edward Norton for Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (green bracelet)
* Sarah Jessica Parker for UNICEF (blue bracelet)
* Liv Tyler for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (deep pink bracelet)
* Michael Stipe for Mercy Corps/Gulf Coast Recovery Fund (black bracelet)

On June 8th, Frédéric de Narp, President and CEO of Cartier North America, will preside over the Opening Bell ceremony at NASDAQ.

The Cartier LOVE Collection, including the LOVECHARITY bracelets, is available in Cartier’s 34 boutiques across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit or call 1.800.CARTIER.

Contact Information:

Reesa Toppel
Senior Account Executive
Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

Just in Time for Summer: Life & Style Fashion News

A sneak peak into the June 4th issue of Life & Style Weekly.

* 7 Trends in 7 Days features the latest trends such as carrying the newest accessory: the mini-handbag, what to wear: shirtdresses and plaid. Including pictures of Amanda Bynes, Lauren Conrad and Kelly Rowland.

* THIS WEEK'S BEST-SELLING: WEDGES features 8 of the hottest shoes for summer. Plus how Mandy Moore wears this style.

* The casual elegance of Pretty Pocket Dresses shows 5 of the top starletts in this style including: Eva Mendes, Jennifer Aniston and Teri Hatcher. Plus 4 colorful heels that you could wear with these dresses.

(Click each for a better view)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kendra Wilkinson of "The Girls Next Door" Introduces New Clothing Line


Kendra Wilkinson teams up with celebrity apparel group for new clothing line.

BUFFALO, NY -- Hugh Hefner's girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson of Playboy and the show "The Girls Next Door" teamed up with Celebrity Apparel Group (CAG) to introduce her new clothing line, Kdub Clothing Company. It will be the newest line appealing to young ladies' and ladies', and eventually leading into designs for young men and men's clothing, consisting of denim, tanks, tees, and clubwear.

On May 11, 2007, Kendra announced her clothing line at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, which generated thousands of attendees. The event included of an appearance by Kendra herself, who gave away free t-shirts to her adoring fans.

"We are very excited to offer this opportunity," said David W. Tomasello, CEO of KDub clothing. "With Kendra's tremendous popularity and energy, she's the perfect person to lead KDub Clothing to be the next coolest and hippest clothing line on the market."

"Exciting things are happening everyday at Kdub," said Wilkinson, "And I look forward to helping my brand become one of the most recognizable and unique styles in fashion."

CAG specializes in celebrity owned clothing lines, as an all-inclusive manufacturing, distribution, and sales company, they are unrivaled in the celebrity apparel business. Partnering with celebrities, they then design, manufacture, and distribute their clothing line worldwide. CAG has international offices and facilities located in London, Dubai, Tunisia, New York, Los Angeles, and Charlotte.

As a part of Apparel Group, Celebrity Apparel Group specializes in helping Celebrities with their own fashion line.

Contact Information:
Christina Wallace, Marketing Director
Celebrity Apparel Group

Illustrator: Annie Rudden

Annie Rudden is a freelance Fashion Illustrator and Graphic Designer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her whimsical retro style is inspired by many things, including her love of 50s modern design as well as her travels around the globe.


These pictures are just a sample of her work, to view more click Here.

She has designed projects for many top companies including: Architectural Digest, Bacardi Limón, Bloomingdale's, Calvin Klein, Coca Cola, Fashion Group International, Glamour Magazine, just to name.

How Does Famed Interior Designer Sheila Bridges Live?

Earlier this year, Sheila Bridges was interviewed for New York Social Diary included with that interview were beautiful pictures of the interior of her NYC home. I have included a few pictures in this post.

Living Room


Loveseat in the
Master bedroom

Master Bedroom

Office/Guest Room

Office/Guest Room

Entry Hall

Another view
of the Entry Hall

Another view
of the Entry Hall

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Blonde Ambition Trailer

I believe the trailer premiered during the Cannes Film Festival.

Let me know what you think about the trailer.
Does it make you want to see the movie or not?

A Revitalizing Mask that's Perfect for Night Owls

Your face looking tired from putting in all those long hours be it sitting in front of the computer or partying all night. I product I would like to suggest for that tired face is Jurlique Intense Recovery Mask (1.5 oz for $49.00,

I like it because it's an herbal based mask and has a pleasant scent (nothing too overpowering).

I use it once or twice a week to keep my skin soft and glowing. All you need to do is apply a thin layer on your face, sit back and relax for a few minutes. Then rinse with warm water for the best results.

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Is Payless Committing Copyright Infringement on Tory Burch?

According to WWD, River Light V, which produces the Tory Burch line, filed a trademark infringement lawsuit in March against Wanted Stores Inc., Orva Stores and A&E Stores Inc., which does business as Strawberry Stores. The lawsuit alleged that all three companies sold shoes that infringe on Tory Burch's Reva ballet flat trademark.

The Reva is the "Must Have Flat" (see pictures below). Will Payless also be mentioned in a infringement lawsuit? Payless is currently selling a "Reva" like flat called the Crest Ballet Flat (see pictures below). The Payless flat is very similar to the Tory Burch Reva flat. Is this inspiration or copying?

What do you think? Is the Payless shoe too similar? Should Payless be included in the lawsuit?

Tory Burch

Nappa Leather Reva Ballet Flat in Equestrian Orange


Nappa Leather Reva Ballet Flat in Black Patent Leather



Crest Ballet Flat in Black


Crest Ballet Flat in Gold


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Monday, May 28, 2007

Two Shows to Watch Tonight

Even though it's the Holiday and most people are no where near a TV. I thought I would suggest two shows worth watchin: Girls Next Door and Run's House.

9:00 PM
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Girls Next Door (E!)

It stays on for one hour, the show is going to be a recap of the last three seasons.

May not be suitable for young viewers.

10:00 PM and 10:30 PM

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Run's House (MTV)

Run's House will end it's third season with two episodes. I love to watch Run's House because it shows good family values and how a typical (be it rich) family interacts on a regular basis.

Memorial Day

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Movie I'm Seeing this Weekend: Pirates of the Caribbean 3

Despite being a rainy weekend, the only thing I'm really planning on doing besides spending time with my family is to go see the Pirates of the Caribbean 3.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Friday's Happy Hour Drink

Since Pirates of the Caribbean 3 is out, I thought I would offer two pirate inspired cocktails.

Maiden No More (


1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz triple sec
1 tsp brandy
1 oz lemon juice


1. Combine ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice.
2. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.


Peachy Pirate (


3 oz spiced rum or Captain Morgan
1 1/2 oz peach Schnapps
Orange juice
3 whole Maraschinos Cherries


1. Fill highball glass with ice.
2. Add rum and Schnapps.
3. Fill rest of glass with orange juice.
4. Garnish with cherries.

Style and Focus News Bites

** Toronto native Evan Kosiner whose only 19, started Uplights By Design, which rents out and sets up LED lights for weddings, events and parties.

** French luxury brand Sisley announced the opening of its first spa on May 14th at the Byblos Hotel, Saint-Tropez, in the South of France. The spa includes a retail area offering the full line of Sisley products, three treatment rooms, a steam room, a “Vichy shower” for aromatherapy treatment, and a private suite for couples, with side-by-side massage facilities and a steam bath.

** According to the, Wisconsin bar owner ticketed for beer tap trick. Ray Wendt used a Miller Lite tap to serve Coors Light. He said he told customers they were drinking Colorado beer, not that from nearby Milwaukee. The bar owner's attempt to avoid wasting leftover beer got him a sharp reprimand and a $172 ticket. "It was an honest mistake," protested Wendt, who plans to fight the ticket.

** Suzanne Sykes tapped as the new Creative Director of Marie Claire (Fashion Week Daily).

** Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural") is currently filming "The Christmas Cottage" which is a look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage. Padalecki will star as Kinkade.

** Cedar Point to debut it's newest ride, Maverick Saturday May 26th. To help commemorate its grand opening, Cedar Point will distribute free Maverick T-shirts to the first 3,000 riders on the coaster on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 26-28.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Model of the Moment: Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr is the lastest fresh face beauty to join the reigns of Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Gisele Bündchen as a Victoria's Secret model. Despite being called a newcomer, Miranda has been modeling steady since she was a teenager being featured in some of the top fashion and beauty magazines such as ELLE, Vogue, Glamour and many more.

Miranda also have graced the runway for: Betsy Johnson, Tracy Reese, L.A.M.B, Baby Phat and more. Some of the other products she has modeled for are: Maybelline, Veet, Levi, Blumarine Swimwear

She can currently be seen in the Victoria's Secret commercial for the Infinity Edge™ wireless bra.

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Create Your Own Couture at


Create Your Own Couture at
Design-your-own and customizable celebrity inspired special occasion gowns in sizes 2-32 are a must for prom, bridesmaids, maternity-wear, black-tie events and holiday parties.

NEW YORK - Coco Myles, an interactive online boutique for special occasion dresses where the customers become the fashion designers, announced the addition of 6 new gown styles in its Celebrity Inspired Collection, including those similar to red carpet styles recently word by Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie.

At Coco Myles, fashion meets technology, creating an interactive, empowering shopping experience where customers can design their own gowns - choosing the style, color, beading and size, all based on current dress trends and celebrity-inspired red carpet couture.

“Women are more than capable of designing their own dresses, and Coco Myles makes it possible with just a click of the mouse,” said Howard Bender, owner of Coco Myles. “Our gowns are inspired by celebrity fashion and current fashion trends, but the customization process allows the customer to add personal touches that speak to her own personal style.”

How it Works

Coco Myles offers two distinct fashion lines. For special occasions like prom, sorority balls, black-tie affairs, beauty pageants, and charity auctions, the Celebrity Inspired Collection features over twenty gowns inspired by those worn by celebrities like Beyonce, Hilary Swank, the stars of Desperate Housewives, and Jennifer Lopez. Coco Myles adds special touches such as a modification of the skirt silhouette to enhance the versatility of the dress and customers can often further customize the gown by color, fabric, and trim.

For weddings, bridesmaids, holiday parties, and other special events, the Custom Couture line offers fashionable gown styles including a junior bridesmaid dress and several maternity options. Using the Coco Myles technology, customers assemble a dress comprised of one of seven different style tops and six different style skirts, which then combine to become a single gown. The customer then selects a fabric, (satin, charmeuse, or georgette), optional beading style, size, and one of seventeen color choices. If desired, customers can also select a shawl or sash in a coordinating color and beading.

After ordering, each garment is then hand cut and sewn by Coco Myles dressmakers.. The dresses are shipped directly from dressmakers to customers without the need for middlemen or retailers, often resulting in a custom-creation that costs significantly less than its store-bought alternative. Turn-around time is about six weeks.

About Coco-Myles

Coco Myles offers an interactive, empowering shopping experience where women become fashion designers. Through our innovative, interactive interface, customers design their own gowns - choosing the style, color, fabric, beading and size, inspired by current fashion trends and celebrity-inspired red carpet couture. Dresses are then are hand-cut and sewn by professional dressmakers. Available in sizes 2-32, including specific dress styles for the junior bridesmaid, as well as a selection of maternity gowns, Coco Myles provides affordable, custom couture, perfect for prom, bridesmaids, black-tie events and holiday parties. At Coco Myles, our motto is “Your Dress, Your way.” Visit us online at


Crosby Noricks
The Winning Pitch PR

Click Here for pictures of sample Coco Myles dresses.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Weird and Ugly Women's Shoes from the L.A.M.B Shoe Collection

Gwen Stefani has a very unique and distinctive style but these shoes are kind of ugly in my opinion.

I think she has an interesting approach to fashion but I can't see any woman actually wearing these let alone spending the top price for such trendy shoes.

Top) MIEHANA armygrnpyth/blk $150.00
(Bottom) EUCLID II black/natrlcnvs $250.00

(Top)ZEYN ltcamel/cameo $220.00
(Bottom)ZEYN black/black $220.00

L.A.M.B. 'Crowther' Pump in black $324.95

KRAEMER in black $295.00

A Great Find: The Hee Chair

The Hee Chair was designed by Hee Welling. The inspiration for this chair was from refrigerator shelves.
I think this is great because you can use it indoors or out because of the durable powder-coated finish (which means no rusting). I like how different it is being not the traditional chair.
This is a chair I can see on someone's patio, balcony or for lounging around the pool.
It's available in green, yellow and white. You can find it at Design within Reach (

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Black Eyed Peas Designing Premium Denim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE and Blue Holdings Inc. collaborate on Premium Lifestyle Denim Brand “ Antik”

COMMERCE, California, May 15, 2007--Blue Holdings, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-end fashion jeans, apparel and accessories, announced that CEO of Blue Holdings, Paul Guez and world renowned musician, producer, songwriter, designer and entrepreneur, have entered into a collaborative partnership to create “ Antik”, an International Premium lifestyle denim brand complimenting the already successful Antik Denim Collection. Antik, set to debut in August of 2007, will initially consist of a Premium Denim collection. The Antik collection will be distributed in high-end specialty stores and department stores., who has designed clothing for and styled his group, the Black Eyed Peas, since their inception, attended Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles prior to forming the group, which has become one of the most successful pop/hip hop groups in music history. was nominated this year for the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, and has become one of the most sought after writer/producers in the music business, having produced for such artists as Justin Timberlake, Rolling Stones, The Game, John Legend, Fergie, Snoop Dogg, P Diddy, NAS, Mary J. Blige, Carlos Santana, Busta Rhymes, Pussy Cat Dolls, Macy Gray and 50 Cent. He also recently scored the soundtrack for the film “Freedom Writers”. will incorporate his innovative designs and forward style sensibilities into the Antik brand. His revolutionary marketing talent and unique ability to converge the worlds of music, fashion and new technology will distinguish Antik from other denim brands and celebrity apparel endorsements.

“ is an amazing performer and producer and his ability to create and market a brand is without parallel. We approached for this collaboration because, unlike most celebrities who want their own clothing lines based strictly on their celebrity, is an actual designer with incredible passion for designing and he will be intimately involved in all aspects of the design and marketing process. We are convinced this partnership with will greatly enhance the Antik Denim brand recognition and sales, both internationally and domestically for Blue Holdings Inc.,” says CEO of Blue Holdings Inc. Paul Guez.

"I fuse genres of music and I will fuse eras and styles of fashion. I want to launch and market the clothes in a way that that never been done, combining music and fashion. I want to make a fresh stylistic collection that everyone wants but limited and special to keep them looking for more” says

For more information please contact:

The LOFT Agency
Kristi Kaylor Schwartz

Monday, May 21, 2007


Chloe celebrates the opening of their newest boutique at Bal Harbour Shops with a surprise guest, DJ Sky Nellor.

A percentage of this evening’s sales will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southern Florida.

This event will be put together by Public Relations company Harrison & Shriftman.
Cocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres will be served.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154

7 - 10pm

For more information, contact:
Harrison & Shriftman at (305) 534-0008 or

Milo Ventimiglia, Getting Superhero Attention

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Look who's Mr. Popular now, Milo Ventimiglia. Since starring in the hit show Heroes, people are talking about him. Ventimiglia has been acting for quite some time now but now he's getting a lot of attention. He had a pretty good fan base from a role on Gilmore Girls but nothing compared to Heroes. There are blogs, websites and fansites devoted to him. Bloggers are gossiping about almost everything he does, his love life or next projects.

He's also been on talk show circuit with appearences on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Today Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Some of his latest projects are: starring in Fergie's new video, "Big Girls Don't Cry" and working on a movie, "Pathology". Be sure to check out the video. Hopefully he can continue to have good success.

Here are a few good web and fansites to visit:

1. Milo Ventimiglia Fan

Don't forget to watch the season finale tonight at 9:00 pm on NBC.

Video on Lack of Diversity in the Advtg Industry

This is video from Brightcove on the Lack of Diversity in the Advertising Industry. There seems to be a lack of diversity on TV as well (more on that in a later post).

Marc Goldstein, CEO of Group M North America

Friday, May 18, 2007

Summer Trend: Sexy Cover-up Dresses

Sitting around the beach or pool in a sarong is so 90's. Why not wear a cute little dress? It's can be casual and a little sexy. The good thing about wearing a cover-up dress is you can go from the beach to lunch with friends. There are dresses that fit any girls budget so there are excuses for not wearing one this summer.

These are only a small selection of the hundreds of dresses in stores and online.

Juicy Couture Beach
Bandeau Cover Dress



Michael Kors
Leopard Print
Cover-Up Dress


Saks Fifth Avenue

Ujena Sweet & Sexy
Cover-Up Dress



BCBG Max Azria
Cover-Up Dress



Merona Women's
Plus Size Pleated V-neck
Cover-Up Dress



Juicy Couture Beach
Stripe Terry Bandeau
Cover-Up Dress



La Blanca by Rod Beattie
Cap Sleeve Gauze
Cover-Up Dress



Milly Polynesian Dress


Saks Fifth Avenue