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FASHION MUST | Modern Lux Printed Leggings

I love that fashion is getting more and more adventurous and the rules of old are being broken. We’re seeing lots more bolder colors and prints appear in every segment of fashion – no longer are bold prints only seen in colorful Hawaiian Shirts. For 2013, one of the hottest and sort after trends are printed leggings – something that is moving right into Fall 2013. Modern Lux, a label made for the girl that wants to stand out and be different (everyone loves their cheeky tees and they have a cool young celeb following) has some great printed leggings coming to you soon.

Thanks to Modern Lux acquiring the Disney and Warner Brothers license, expect to see printed leggings like the above all-over Mickey Mouse, Superman and  more hitting stores soon so keep an eye out ladies.

Ring in the New Year with Miguelina’s Bold Pricilla Dress

It’s New Year’s Eve and the party is about to begin to welcome the new year. So what are you wearing to ring in 2012? While many will go for the New York uniform of a chic little black dress, others will certainly want shine and go for a dazzling metallic gold or silver, why not stand out with a bold color like the stunning Miguelina Pricilla Dress.

This gorgeous silk crepe asymmetrical dress with hot pink shoulder strap comes in two electrifying colors – a bold Carrot (tangerine) and delicious Bubblegum (hot pink). Either color is perfect to make a statement and welcome the new year in bold, chic fashion. Where can you find this beauty? Miguelina’s Collection can be purchased at Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Scoop NYC, Fred Segal, etc.


About Miguelina

Dominican born, Miguelina Gambaccini, the founder and designer of the highly coveted lifestyle brand, Miguelina, is best known for her ability to create designs for the most discriminating clientele. Equal parts sophisticated yet laid back, Ms. Gambaccini’s delicately detailed and ultra-feminine designs take inspiration from her jet set travels to international locales.
It was a creative experiment of dying cheese cloth that launched her career. For Fifeen years the Miguelina brand has been synonymous with luxury resort and beachwear. From colorful flowing dresses to silk caftans, effortlessly chic describes the women who adore Miguelina.

In 1998, while packing for her three-week honeymoon in Thailand, Miguelina Gambaccini realized she was packing more than she deemed practical. The trip called for attire for many different occasions, ranging from formal dinners to day-trips around town, which inspired her to create her second line, Honeymoon, a collection of gauzy coverups, lacy caftans, and bikinis with colorful details that could be washed by hand.

With a collection that can take you from Ibiza into New England, all of which can effortlessly stuff into your weekender for a complete travel-ready wardrobe. With styles that transition from day to night, city to beach and country club, her clothing is available at the finest department store such as Bergdorf Goodman and Intermix, as well as luxury hotel boutiques across the globe.

Happy New Year!!

Agabhumi – The Best of Bali

Christmas may be over but the gifting season is far from over, especially if you are not happy with what you’ve received. While you’re hoping for something chic and special, you instead get stuck with items you’ll never use. In the days of Facebook and Twitter, I saw the words “Worst Christmas Gift” appear almost as much as I saw the words “Merry Christmas” – which leads to gift returning and getting things you really want. In regards to my taste, I love special one-of-a-kind items, unique things that I know I’m not likely to see several people wearing. Which is why I was drawn to Agabhumi. The owners of Agabhumi, Regina and Michael Kirschbaum, work with Balinese artisans to import eclectic clothing, accessories, home goods, jewelry and gifts like this absolutely gorgeous Ata Boat Handbag. Ata bags are hand woven bag made orchid vines collected from the hills in the ancient Balinese village of Tenganan. The ability of these amazing people to produce unique and exotic designs is world renowned and I’m so happy we get the chance to own a piece of it.

Ata Handbags are not the only chic bags available, for something a bit more formal, maybe this Hand Stitched Shell and Macrame Clutch with Black carved wooden handle will sate your accessory appetite.

But don’t stop there because handbags are not all that Agabhumi has to offer. Indulge in exotic jewelry, batik scarves, hand crafted leather belts and beautiful beaded shoes.

So if you are looking for special and enchanting, get to know the work of the Balinese people of Tenganan. Though it started with a flagship store in Stamford CT, Agabhumi now has locations in Barbados, Westport CT and Santa Monica CA and of course, an online store at http://www.agabhumi.com/.

S.I.C. Couture Launches E-Shop

S.I.C. Couture, a classic evening wear collection that is timeless in its appeal, yet incredibly relevant and trend-right in the current fashion landscape launched their new e-shop, at www.siccouture.com. Fans and fashion lovers are now able to shop S.I.C Couture’s Holiday Collection of chic cocktail dresses. The line features a number of figure-flattering silhouettes, carefully designed and selected with utmost attention to the female form. These effortlessly glam designs drape beautifully in the line’s signature Silk Chiffon and Crepe de Chine fabrications.

S.I.C. Couture’s Holiday 2011 lineup is a gorgeous grouping of stunning cocktail attire that is sure to wow at seasonal fetes and beyond. The holiday color palette focuses on clean and neutral shades like champagne, taupe, dusty rose, and black. What’s more, the entire collection is priced under $300.

Happy Chic Shopping!

Brighten Up Your Winter Wardrobe with Vanilla Star Colored Denim

It is officially winter. The temperature is limbo-ing down the thermometer and although Christmas is a mere four days away and we may not have a white Christmas, we’re destined to have snow very soon. While the sun still shines during the winter season, its still a drab season. There will be lots of murky browns, steely greys, somber blues and of course black but fear not, for colored denim is here to the rescue of a blah winter and Vanilla Star Jeans has got you covered.

Go against the winter blues and ease into Spring with an array of colorful denim from Vanilla Star Jeans. Electrify your look with sexy skinnies and leggings that are much more unexpected in neon and bright hues. Vanilla Star’s Colored Denim are the perfect alternative to the everyday blues, they give any outfit a punch of color while still protecting your legs from those “wintry mix” ahead. But of course if you must be blue, why not go for a vibrant one like these, also from Vanilla Star Jeans

You naturally might be thinking of your budget but these are a major steal at $39.00. That’s right, you can be on trend and on a budget! Where can you get your hands on these brilliant jeans? Go to Mandee, Sears, jcpenney, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Belk, BonTon, Amazon.com etc.

Happy Shopping

Los Angeles Holiday Sample Sales – Alo and Bella | Line & Dot

It looks like I will continue to live vicariously through you LA shoppers. I have two more sample sales that will quench your shopping (and saving) hearts. First up, Alo and Bella are having another sample sale this weekend (Saturday morning shopping anyone?). What makes this one more exciting? The sale also includes their Alo men’s collection, so you can get gifts for the whole family and the first 50 shoppers each day will also receive a free tote with purchase. See details and flyer below:

Alo and Bella Sample Sale with 70-80% below retail price!
December 17th-18th 10:00am-6:00pm
6670 Flotilla Street, Los Angeles, CA 90040

For those of you who missed the previous Line & Dot Sample Sale, make sure you mark your calenders for next weekend as they are having a One Day Sale. Snag a last minute Christmas present, get more out of your limited Secret Santa budget or jumpstart your closet for the new year. The Line & Dot Sample Sale is offering a wide selection of stylish numbers. See the deets and flyer below:

December 23rd (Friday) – 10AM – 5PM
2807 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vernon, CA 90058
***Cash Only***

Happy Shopping!

Echo Design Holiday 2011 Sample Sale

Shop famous designer names in scarfs, hats, gloves, rain gear, outerwear, beachwear, swimwear, handbags and kid’s cold weather accessories

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, 4th Floor


Thursday, Dec. 15, 10am – 8pm
Friday, Dec. 16, 8am – 8pm
Saturday, Dec. 17, 8am – 6pm

For more information, call 212.686.8771

Today Only: Tulle Sample Sale in Los Angeles

Here is another reason for me to be jealous of you lovely LA people – Tulle is having a sample sale TODAY (Saturday, December 10th) ONLY!! Tulle fans will have access to current styles all for under $20! I’m a very deep shade of emerald green with envy right now. I love Tulle and I so wish I was even remotely close to where this sale is being held but I’ll just have to live vicariously through you lucky LA Recessionistas. I mean…just look at that darling coat in the flyer (drooling). For details of this sale, see flyer below:

Details are listed again below:

Where: 350 W. Apra Street, Compton, CA 90220
When: Saturday December 10th from 10am to 3pm