How I Wear My Michael Kors Watch

I’m a huge fan of Michael Kors, both as a designer and a TV Personality/judge on Project Runway, so when I, along with 100 other influencers, were selected by Michael Kors to celebrate the release of their Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch, I jumped at the chance to participate. Now I have declared my love for rose gold several times, so discussing how I will style this watch was very easy. First a little about the beautiful Michael Kors Watch:

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The dazzling chronograph, the second release in a series of destination-inspired watches (the New York Limited Edition Watch was the first), is an adaptation of the best-selling Michael Kors Runway style. The timepiece is rendered in a rose gold tone and has a sporty masculine look. In paying homage to the iconic city, the dial displays the edition number and the words “Paris” in script, while the case-back features an etched graphic of the skyline with the Eiffel Tower at its center. Additionally, the dial is embellished with a 2.5 mm diamond at the number-12 index, adding a sense of jet-set glamour to the iconic style.

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“Paris has always had—and will always have—a special place in my heart. I have nothing but fond memories of working there over a decade ago, and last year we opened one of our biggest Michael Kors flagships on Rue Saint Honoré,” says Kors. “And of course, I love the Parisian style! It’s glamorous, sporty and timeless—just like this watch.”

As for what I’d style it with, I envision pairing this chic Parisian-inspired watch with a look that’s both feminine and tough – both dominate traits of my personality.  I think the vintage Ryu Lace dress is perfect to offset the gold in the watch and I love the color chocolate paired with rose gold and I love the silhouette of the Muubaa Monteria Dark Chocolate leather jacket and of course, you bring the entire look together with an edgy pump that features attributes of both the dress and the jacket – girly and edgy.

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The Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch is presented in a luxe brown collector’s box with a plush interior. A “Michael Kors Limited Edition” plaque is nestled inside the box, elevating the exclusivity. To celebrate the debut of this new watch, Michael Kors will kick off its #MKTimeless social media campaign. Fans can post photos of their Michael Kors watches – styled and shot as they choose – to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #MKTimeless so tweet and tag the below post!

Love your Michael Kors watch? Show us how you wear it! Share your photo on Instagram with the tag #MKTimeless for a chance to win our Paris Limited Edition Runway watch.

The Paris Limited Edition Runway Watch will be available at premier retailers and www.michaelkors.com on October 15th and will retail for $650.00.

Watch Images & Product Info courtesy of Michael Kors.

Handbag Butler Key Finder | Never Lose Your Keys in Your Bag Again

No matter what the rules of handbag fashion, I always carry a big bag. The amount of stuff I have to tote around almost daily can in no way fit in anything smaller than the size of a hobo, my SLR Camera alone one takes up at least half of my handbag. But with a big bag comes one problem – finding my keys. I’m not sure if this has happened to anyone, but my keys always end up at the very bottom of my bag. Digging for them takes at least 5 or more minutes and I end up with half my bag’s contents on the ground. But ladies, there is a solution…..and very chic one at that. Thanks to Handbag Butler, an Australian-based company that was one of the first to create purse hangers and who I wrote about in 2009 – check out the post – Handbag Butler at NYIGF – has launched Handbag Butler Key Finders
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I’ve actually used other key finders, but they too end up at the bottom of my bag because they did not fit properly or snugly on my bag like the Handbag Butler Key Finder does. This unique and must-have impulse gift comes in 15 unique (four available for purchase now) and chic designs that will complement any handbag and personality. Check the video below to see if this describes you:

Does the above video look like something you go through? Then this charming little accessory will help you. The Handbag Butler Key Finder comes packaged in an adorable velvet pouch and retails for $12.99. It will make any woman who carries a large handbag or who’s always struggling to find her keys.

Retro Chic – The VTech Retro Phone

We’re in a time where everyone is feeling nostalgic and seeks out products that remind us of a simpler time when life was more carefree whether it be retro clothing, shoes and accessories, home decor, etc. One of my favorite retro items falls under the latter category – to me there’s nothing sexier than a retro telephone and VTech has a great Retro Phone in its LS6195 model. I especially love the bold tangerine hue featured below. For those of who prefer a more subtle color, the VTech Retro Phone is also available in black, pearl white, light blue, and dark lux (burgundy).
VTech Retro Phone

Inspired by the classic corded rotary telephone, the VTech LS6195 Retro Phone fuses retro with modern touches. Some of its features include Caller ID/Call Waiting (stores 50 calls as well as 50 name and number phonebook directory), handset and base speakerphones and power-conserving technology for superior battery performance, digital answering system, a push-button, rotary-inspired keypad, and a cordless handset that rests face-down on the charger to maintain its classic rotary style.

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The silhouette not only adds a chic design accent to any room, the size of the VTech Retro Phone also makes it unbelievably space friendly. Want to get one of those cool phones for yourself? It’s your lucky day, the normally $69.95 phone is currently on sale for $54.95 plus with every purchase of this model, $2.00 is donated to the Make a Wish Foundation.

DL1961 Denim Spring/Summer 2013 Women’s Collection

DL1961 Jeans, who I’ve previously featured on mylifeonandofftheguestlist.com but only as a brand showcased in lounges, etc presented their first runway show during New York Fashion Week. The extremely crowded show opened up with dancers dressed in DL1961 Jeans which featured its newest denim technology, X-Fit Lycra with modal fibers, making it 50% more absorbent than cotton, provides a gorgeous sheen and allows the jeans to mold to the body better

The collection itself featured lots of fun printed denim in various hues and distinctive embellishments, paying homage to it’s New York City roots. For Spring 2013, expect the latest in fashion-forward and trendsetting denim washes, prints and textures, as well as distressing, hand embroidery and leather accents, couture embroidery, cool metallic tones, muted pastels, and a throwback to acid washed jeans, denim jackets and vests from DL1961.

For their Spring 2013 show, DL1961 Denim partnered with Nylon’s Style Editor-at-Large, Dani Stahl, to style the runway show and Julia Samersova Adler from E!’s “Scouted” to cast the show.

FNO NYC – L’Occitane Beauty & Bubbly Treats

Love L’Occitane? Of course, the answer to that is an easy yes. Why not spend Fashion Night Out with them at their Flatiron location; sip on L’Occitane-inspired Bathtub Gin cocktails and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream from 6pm – 8pm. For those who spend $65.00, you leave with a fab gift valued at $47.00 (more than half of what you have to spend). See flyer below for all the deets.

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Happy Shopping!

FNO NYC – WooliteWashed Pop-Up Boutique

With a store concept designed by up-and-coming interior designer, Kyle Schuneman, Woolite will open a WooliteWashed pop-up boutique with five designers – Dannijo, Timo Weiland, Laundry by Shelli Sega, LNA, and Felix Rey. The pop-up’s events begin with a Fashion Night’s Out event with Cat Deeley and Celeb Style Expert, Jacqui Stafford from 7pm – 11pm with cocktails, shopping and entertainment provided by DJ Spinna.
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The pop-up will be open the public on September 7th – 14th from 12 noon until 8pm with a large sample sale for all products from September 7th-9th. The store concept was designed with a focus on the new Woolite machine wash detergent. Within the store, consumers will be able to purchase limited-edition garments and accessories previously washed in Woolite, from the five designers with 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Save the Children, a non-profit creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

Los Angeles Fashion’s Night Out Events

Hello to you all on the west coast. If you guys are looking for fun Fashion’s Night Out events in Los Angeles, check out these amazing events thanks to the wonderful folks at Red Light PR. Are you a fan of Paul Frank? Really, who isn’t. Then check out this fab event. Paul Frank is throwing a Pow Wow celebrating Fashion’s Night Out on Melrose Ave with a surprise celebrity host.

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All about fun, the Paul Frank’s team will be celebrating this VIP Pop-Up show with music and drinks amongst Hollywood’s rising stars. See the above flyer for details, rsvp to paulfrank@redlightpr.com.

Love cool sneakers? Classic sneaker brand KangaROOS is celebrating the new collaboration with twin shoe designers, Shane, and Shawn Ward.

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Hosted by Adrienne Bailon at the iconic Sportie LA guests will also enjoy music from Power 106’s DJ Reflex. Guests will also leave with fun gifts from the brand. RSVP to LALaunch@RoosShaneandShawn.com.

Sportswear lovers favorite, HoodieBuddie is hosting their Fashions Night Out at Fred Segal on Melrose while DJ Mr. Choc of The World Famous Beat Junkies and artist Cat Cult will be onsite creating limited edition HoodieBuddies!

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To attend, check out details on the above flyer. Be sure to have a safe and enjoyable Fashion’s Night Out LA!

H&M Celebrates New David Beckham Bodywear Campaign

Apologies first for making you stop dead in your tracks with the amazingly sexy images of David Beckham from H&M’s David Beckham Bodywear Campaign, but I do need you to scroll down for a moment – what comes after is worth the brief aversion of your eyes
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To celebrate the launch of the second ad campaign for the David Beckham Bodywear Collection, H&M is hosting a David Beckham statue stunt and giveaway throughout the country! As of yesterday, August 16th, nine 10-foot statues of the gorgeous soccer star was placed in hot spots throughout New York City (above in the Flatiron District and below in Central Park and South Street Seaport), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. To win exciting prizes and giveaways from H&M, all you have to do is snap a picture on Instagram with your favorite Beckham statue anytime from August 16th through August 19th, and tag it with #HMBeckham for the chance to win one of 100 mini, limited edition David Beckham statues (your own mini David Beckham); one of ten pairs of signed David Beckham underwear; and the grand prize which includes $1,000 H&M shopping spree! See statue locations below:

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New York City:
South Street Seaport
FlatIron, 5th Avenue & 23rd Street
Fifth Avenue between 58th Street & 59th Street
H&M Store at Lexington Avenue & 59th Street
H&M Store at Fifth Avenue & 51st Street
H&M Store at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street

Los Angeles:
Hollywood and Highland
H&M Store at the Beverly Center

San Francisco:
Union Square

Can’t get to the above locations during those dates? You have a second chance to take a picture with Beckham from August 20th to August 31st at H&M store locations throughout the above mentioned cities. Follow @HMUSA on Twitter and visit HMBeckham.com for details on other great ways to win rewards! The contest will be live on HMBeckham.com for residents of the U.S. until August 31st. All winners will be selected at random.

To get your hands on the David Beckham Bodywear collection for H&M, visit all U.S. stores that carry H&M menswear. From August 16th through August 19th, customers have the opportunity to receive 20% off their entire purchase at H&M when they buy an item from the David Beckham Bodywear collection!