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Pinnacle Vodka “Life Skills of the Highly Entertained” Event

We’ve been so busy transitioning our wardrobe from summer to fall, we forgot about another important seasonal switch that has to be made, the transition of our cocktails from summer flavors to fall flavors. We had the pleasure of attending a Pinnacle Vodka event celebrating fall cocktails, and the launch of their new original vodka bottle design (pictured on the left), hosted by charming Charleston Blogger, Chassity Evans.

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Great, fall-ready accessories are a must for great style, and the best fall accessory is a delicious cocktail made with Pinnacle Vodka. Chassity likes to change things up a bit by incorporating seasonal flavors like in the Cranberry Punch cocktail (the recipe and the two others we enjoyed at the event are featured below). A favorite at the event, this spiced up version of a popular summertime punch includes the award-winning, five-times distilled and made with imported French vodka and a hint of vanilla, Pinnacle Original Vodka.

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In order of appearance in the photo above, the must-try Pinnacle Vodka fall cocktails are as follows:

Apple Cider Sipper

2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
6 parts apple cider
Cinnamon for garnish
Pour vodka into a glass, then fill the rest of the glass with apple cider. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Bubbly Bliss

1 part Pinnacle® Original Vodka
2 parts Champagne
Rock Candy Stick
Pour vodka into a champagne flute and then top with champagne. Garnish with a rock candy stick.

Cranberry Punch*

2 parts Pinnacle® Original Vodka
1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec Liquor
3 parts cranberry juice
6 parts ginger ale
2 parts orange juice
Sprinkle of cinnamon allspice
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Sprinkle of sugar
1 orange slice
Add the first five ingredients to a punch bowl or pitcher and stir. Then add spices to taste, and garnish with an orange slice. *Serves 3-4

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The new Pinnacle Original Vodka bottle design features a more polished and refined look. This new bottle encapsulates the clean and smooth profile of Pinnacle Original Vodka. Along with enjoying an unlimited supply of the delicious Pinnacle Vodka fall cocktails, we drooled over the gorgeous accessories from Bauble Bar, and  also took note of some of Chassity’s wonderful tips and tricks for fall accessorizing. Check them out below:

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  • Swap out your beach tote for a leather clutch. Chassity is a fan of this creamy tassel leather clutch, perfect for transitioning from the office to cocktails with friends after work.
  • Summer may be over but your accessories can still be colorful and feature materials that pair perfectly with sweater weather! Chassity loves the Bauble Bar drop earrings, which have a little color and texture, they’re perfect for fall.
  • Gold accessories are always “in” for autumn, so Chassity recommends pairing a gold structural cuff – a piece that’s a perfect complement to Sunday brunch with the girls or Monday’s important client meeting.

What do you think of the new bottle design? What tips are you incorporating in your summer to fall fashion transition?

The Hadry Scarf – The Ultimate Beach Fashion Accessory

Beach season means several getaways to the beach, pool, or lake. We know you’ve got your swimsuits, shoes, sunblock, and coverups all set, but what about protection for you hair? Whether you need protection from the humidity, harmful UV rays, or just don’t want to get your hair wet, we have a stylish hair savior for you. Say hello to the Hadry Scarf, the ultimate beach fashion accessory that protects your hair from the elements, all while keeping you looking good.

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Hadry uses an innovative fabric to protect hair from the elements. This fabric locks out the humidity, is breathable, and water resistant. It keeps your hair and protects it from harmful UV rays. Hadry allows you to feel sexy, sophisticated and fashionable at the beach, pool, or whenever you want to add a stylish element to your look. The Hadry Scarf is the perfect fusion of fashion and function. It allows you to wear your hair completely in or flowing out.

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Hadry is available in two styles, in several different colors, patterns, and styles. You can tie the Hadry Scarf in a long knot, a short knot, sleek and elegant beach bun, a bow, or just wrap it around you hair. The Hadry Scarf is also available in two sizes: Small/Medium, for short thin hair,  and Large/X-Large, for longer thicker hair.

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We must make a note that the Hadry Scarf is not a swim cap, and is not waterproof. Therefore, if you dunk your head under water, the scarf, and your hair will get wet. Other than that, you’re safe to be as stylish as you want, wherever you want. Hadry Scarves retail for $79.00 and are available on www.Hadry.co. Are you ready to add the ultimate fashion accessory to your beach look?

You Need a Great Bag: Robert Verdi’s Great Bag Co Model M Bag

Leave it to the noted style expert and phenom celebrity stylist Robert Verdi to create the next “it” bag. His gorgeous creations, the Great Bag Co Model M Tote Bag, and Great Bag Co Model J Tote Bag (exclusive to Macy’s), are stylish, resilient, lightweight, and waterproof, one-piece molded bags crafted from Fashion-Flex™ – a proprietary polymer that gives the handbags their wonderful sculptural silhouette and easy-to-wear shape. The Great Bag Co Model M Tote Bag is available in 14 colors, segmented into three groups: Original, Classic, and Glam, and is sculpted similarly the Birkin and Kelly bags. The Great Bag Co Model J Tote Bag is available in 11 colors and is sculpted as a pair of jeans.

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We’re so in awe of these stunning bags and its high-tech recyclable material!!! All of the available colors of these eye-catching bags boast a soft luster and is chiseled to reveal every detail, down to the top-stitching.  Both the Great Bag Co Model M and Model J bags have a 10″ drop on their double integrated handles, tab closures (a lock on the Model M, and a belt buckle on the Model J). Both bags measure 16″ W x 10″ H x 6″ D, and weigh only 1.40 lbs. We fell in love with the colors, style and look of the Great Bag Co bags upon first sight and we love it even more now after we tested it in the most recent torrential downpours. Although we practically needed a tarp and canoe to stay dry yesterday, the rain was not an issue for the Model J bag (shown below in emerald) as the bag’s proprietary polymer fabrication was unaffected by the rain drops.

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The Great Bag Co Model M and Great Bag Co Model J bags retail for $120.00 each and are available for purchase on www.greatbag.co and www.macys.com respectively. Are you ready to be one of the first fashionistas to rock cutting-edge Fashion-Flex™ accessories and this new handbag category? Are you ready to hear everyone say, “that’s a great bag”? Get your favorite color(s) today!

Martella Bags Welcomes a Distinctive New Collection

Two years ago we were introduced to a new bag line, Martella Bags, and instantly fell in love.  Two years later, we’re still getting compliments on our Martella Bags Rotondo Convertible Backpack, one of the many unique bag styles from the innovative brand. You can refresh your memory on our Handbag Heaven | The Luxurious Debut of Martella Bags post. Today we’re sharing the newest gorgeous styles from Martella’s latest collection, filled with the details we fell in love with and lots of color.

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The new Martella Bags collection offers many new and fascinating interpretations of the most basic shapes: a perfect circle, an isosceles triangle, and a sharp-edge rectangle that are transformed into stylish, high-end leather bags under the hands of designer Idan Yosefov. The idea of detaching and re-attaching elements that were so prominent in the first collection is continued in this collection, with added details such as concealed pockets, and zippers with double functionality. As with their first collection, these new Martella Bags are made from quality leathers imported from Italy and Turkey. Get ready for more cool backpacks (including the LBP – Little Backpack, the next “it” bag), bucket bags, chic totes, crossbody, frame handbag (our favorite style from this new collection is the Tres Tricolor Mint handbag).

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The collection is divided into three main groups:

  1. Classics: geometric cut calf leather bags in the timeless hues of black, and white
  2. Blues: a perfect combination of the cool-hued calf leather in standout colors of mint, gray, and blue
  3. Punk: classic black meets metallic leather skins in edgy shades of silver, and gold

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The new Martella Bags collection offers a wide range of sophisticated yet trendy, chic yet functional, and inconceivably beautiful bags that ranges in price from $255.00-$449.00. What are your thoughts on the newest bag collection from Martella Bags? Which styles are your favorites?

 

G-Shock Celebrates G-Shock White Out Collection

Casio G-Shock recently celebrated the launch of their White Out Watch Series, a new, limited edition monochromatic collection, with a launch event held at Stadium Goods, the premium marketplace for sneakers and streetwear. The evening was a fun-filled party to celebrate the G-Shock White Out Collection, with invited guests enjoying cocktails sponsored by 1800 Tequila, and music by DJ Virgil Abloh, the genius behind Milan-based fashion label Off-White, and Creative Director for Kanye West.

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The G-Shock White Out Collection boasts the following watch styles, the DW6900WW-7, GA110BC-7A, and GD100WW-7, all clean yet bold designs in a crisp white hue with eye-catching mirror dial treatments. One of the White Out series models include the GA110BC-7A watch featured below:

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The cases and bands of the G-Shock White Out Collection have a matte finish and utilize mirror LCDs. Their embossed logos are left uncolored and dial plates uncluttered furthering the watches’ minimalist look. They are shock resistance and water resistant to 200M and boasts a matte white resin band digital watch with white face. The G-Shock GD100WW-7 has a mirror LCD face, features an auto super illuminator LED light , flash alert, world time (31TZ/48 cities + UTC), multi-home time, 5 independent alarms (one-time or daily), countdown timer, 12/24 hr formats, mute function, and a 7-year battery. The DW6900WW-7 G-Shock is classic in form, yet modern in style with its stark white dial with mirror LCD windows. It features an EL backlight, flash alert, multi-function alarm, 1/100th sec. stopwatch, countdown timer, and 12/24 hr formats.

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Along with a preview of the collection and some great music, guests were also treated to complimentary G-Shock White Out tees featuring the G-Shock logo, White Out, and the launch date (May 26th).

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The DW6900WW-7 and GD100WW-7 watches are available now for $99.00 at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Tourneau, Independent Jewelers & Fashion Boutiques, and www.gshock.com, while the GA110BC-7A retails for $130.00. Check out the G-Shock White Out Collection and share your thoughts with us.

This Just in: Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set

There are a lot of great, fashionable products we’ll be highlighting that support great causes. Today we’re showcasing one of the fashion accessory brands that not only unveiled a new bag addition to their collection, a portion of sales from this new bag goes to the ASPCA to help animals in need. Angela Roi offers classic yet minimal vegan handbags, whose various colors help support cancer and disease fighters by donating to charity organizations. Today we introduce their newest launch, the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set.

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The Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set are elegantly shaped vegan leather cosmetic cases (they’re sold as a pair for $80.00), boasting luxe and sturdy silver hardware, and a zippered closure on top. The idea for the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set, which is available in black, light gray, vermilion, and plum, originated from the need of having a sophisticated makeup pouch. Angela took inspiration from a handmade pouch gifted to her by her mother and added her own elegant touch to it. Every woman needs a makeup bag, and what better compliment to your fab handbag, than a chic makeup bag. The Elle Cosmetic Cases are made in Korea by skilled artisans who make sure to have every Angela Roi bag meet all of the brand’s standards and details. Each handbag is created with delicate care and a lot of effort and is also cruelty-free and sweatshop-free.

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The large cosmetics case measures 8.6″ in length, 5.9″ in width, and 2.7″ in depth, and the small measures 6.3″ in length, 4.3″ in width, and 2.4″ in depth. As we stated, a portion of the sales from the Angela Roi Elle Cosmetic Case Set benefits the ASPCA. What better partnership than the one between a fashion brand that offers premium animal-friendly leather products and an organization that aims to create a cruelty-free world where animals are safe and happier.

Finalists Announced for the 10th Annual Handbag Designer Awards

Wouldn’t you love to help select the next must-have handbag and help an emerging designer achieve their dream? Of course, you do! We all want to be in on the next big thing, and we all love that feeling we get when we know we’ve helped someone. This is your chance to make some amazing handbag designers’ dreams come true. 40 finalists have been selected from over 1500 submissions from 5 continents and 28 countries, to compete in the 10th Annual Handbag Designer Awards, to be held June 15th at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York. You can now vote to select the Audience Fan Favorite and help an emerging designer achieve his or her goals.  To vote, head over to InStyle.com anytime until June 10th, then attend the award ceremony on June 15th (details are directly below):

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The Handbag Designer Awards, created by handbag designer turned curator, Emily Blumenthal, gives emerging designers access to business and brand-bolstering prizes. Some of the wonderful prizes up for grabs this year include a feature in the September issue of InStyle, an on-air sales opportunity with EVINE Live, and partnerships with Guess, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and more. Handbag submissions are judged in 10 categories ranging from best handmade design,  most socially responsible, to best in overall style and design. You can see some of this year’s finalist designs below

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All winners will receive a yearlong membership to the Accessories Council. To see the full list of submissions and personal videos for each finalist, visit HERE. Some of the esteemed judges for the 10th Annual Handbag Designer Awards include Fashion Designer Trina Turk, Botkier Founder Monica Botkier, InStyle Mag Accessories Director Meggan Crum, Fashion Designer Kenneth Cole, and much more. Check out all of this year’s judges.

Along with giving these independent handbag designers a brighter future, this year’s Handbag Awards will honor celebrated New York designer MZ WALLACE with the 2016 IHDA ICONOCLAST Award, presented by Accessorie Circuit, and will be collecting new and slightly used handbags for donation to Bottomless Closet, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women in NYC get professional jobs.

For complete information or to purchase tickets for the 10th Annual Handbag Designer Awards, visit www.thehandbagawards.com.

 

SHOPPING NYC: PONO by Joan Goodman Sample Sale

Calling all PONO by Joan Goodman jewelry, and The Good Wife’s Diane Lockhart fans, here’s your chance to get your hands on some of the beautiful, luxury Italian jewelry brand, that is a favorite of the strong, stylish character, at a fraction of the price. If you want to add some wonderful color to your spring wardrobe, look no further than the striking, statement necklaces and bracelets at the annual PONO by Joan Goodman Sample Sale, which promises all items at 50-80% off.

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Catch up with luxury jewelry designer, Joan Goodman while snagging sensational styles like their Heart Bangles, originally $50.00, going for $15.00 apiece. Sail like sunshine into summer with the elegant ombre Spectrum Yachting Choker, originally $185.00, going for only $50.00, or get crafty in their Chiara Moonstone Choker, formerly $325.00, now all yours at the amazingly low price of $75.00. If you’re looking for more cool bracelets, you’ll love the hot deal on PONO’s stackable bracelets. A hot trend right now, you can walk away with 10 stackables at the steal price of $40.00, that’s $4.00 per bracelet, this set of 1o is originally valued at $250.00.

The PONO by Joan Goodman Sample Sale will be held from Mon, June 6th – Fri, June 10th, 9am–6pm at 347 W 36th St. suite 405, between Eighth and Ninth Aves. Take the A, C, or E subway to 34th St and 8th ave. For more information, call 212-216-0044, or visit ponobyjoangoodman.com.

Will you be stopping by the PONO by Joan Goodman Sample Sale?