Friday, December 31, 2010

It's a wrap on 2010!

I would like to bid 2010 farewell and look to 2011 with the same enthusiasm a kid has when learning new things. With every new year comes hope and excitement. This anticipation fuels our desire to make NY resolutions and enables us to take giant leaps towards our futures.
Ready or not, tonight is the night and we are going to party like it's 1999. Hope your outfit is laying on your bed ready and that you will ring in the New Year in style with those you love. At the end of the day they are all that matter.
Thank you for making 2010 truly unforgettable. Next year will only be bigger, better and badder. We have so many surprises lined up for you. So we hope that you will join us on this journey towards living your most fabulous life.
2010 you have been very good to us!
Kelie XO
photo credits: the Sartorialist, Very Young Madrid


"To be aware is more important than what you wear", says Kenneth Cole and we couldn't agree more. The 1996 CFDA Award for Humanitarian Excellence recipient, as been a voice for AIDS awareness since 1985 making him the first in the fashion industry to take a public stand against the disease. This only 3 years after launching his iconic brand. Kenneth Cole's fashion empire now consists of 3 labels: Kenneth Cole New York, Reaction Kenneth Cole and and offers a wide range of products such as luggage, watches, apparel, hosiery and shoes.
It all started in December 1982, when Cole launched a ladies' footwear collection. Little did we know at the time, this small business would grow to offer over 30 product categories a decade later and make the Forbes annual list of the world's 200 Best Small Companies in America for more than 6 years in a row. Kenneth Cole's products can be found in Asia, North America, South America, the Middle East and Europe in over 20 cities such as Kuwait, Thailand, Peru, Germany and the UK.
Cole's 1996 award was only a stint, he has also received a Media Spotlight Award from Amnesty International, an Extraodinary Voice Award from Mother's Voices, a Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Council on Foundations to only name a few. "What you stand for is more important than what you stand in", says the designer. This is a motto he obviously lives by and which we can all be inspired by.
Visit his website to learn more about Kenneth Cole the man and the brand.
Kelie XO

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Just a thought...

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.
- Coleman Cox

Monday, December 27, 2010

Feel good holiday shopping!

I love this Smashbox lipgloss set for many reasons. It caught my attention as soon as I walked passed the Sephora goodie boxes by the cash registers. All these sparkling colors which I know would look great on any complexion for only $29? Momentarily I thought I died and went to cosmetics heaven. Without thinking twice I picked up the last box and made my way to the cashier along with my other finds; 3 NARS eyeshadows and TARTE's gold jewelry box. Unberknownst to me at the time I was not only making an impulsive purchase, let's be honest, but I was also partnering with an organization which provides medical care, life-saving research and on-going education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. In fact, $1 of each purchase from the WISH collection up to $25, 000 will go towards granting wishes this holiday season. Contributing to the Children's Miracle Network didn't only look good but it felt really good.
Kelie XO

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Feel good holiday shopping for Haiti!

What? Hearts for Haiti
Where? Pottery Barn
Why? A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hand/Eye Fund's Artisan Grants Program for Haiti. This organization gives aid to artisans affected by the earthquake.
There are more Hearts For Haiti products are available at Macy's.
What? Christopher Radko Christmas Ornament, sale $35.99.
What? Fire Bird Bowl, $45.00
What? Colonial Tray, $35.00
What? God Save Haiti t-shirt, $20.00
Why? 100% of the proceeds will go to victims of the earthquake.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just a thought...

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.
- Jean Cocteau

Friday, December 17, 2010

Spotlight on the Sartorialist

On the street.. Young London, London.
Why we love this look?
Being young is about freedom. Freedom to be yourself, even if it means shaving most of your hair! We also love the deconstructed skirt with chunky high heel boot in eggplant color paired with a simple blazer. THAT'S SO FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE!
Kelie XO

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Just a thought...

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan but also believe.
- Anatole France

Monday, December 13, 2010

Feel good holiday shopping!

What? Limited edition CamelBak Better Bottle, $18.99.
Why?100% of the profits go directly to support nearly a billion people in the world who lack clean water. ... and yes it is Matt Damon. What? Jeff Koon's limited edition Creme de Corps, 16.9fl. oz, $45.00.
Where? Kiehl's
Why? 100% of Kielh's worldwide net profits up to $200,000 will go to the Koons Family Institute, an initiative of the International Center for missing & exploited children. What? Night Out watch, $60.00.
Why? Proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. What? Paperwhite Lidded Candle Pot, $29.00.
Where? Pottery Barn
Why? 50% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A quote for today and everyday!

What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
- John Ruskin

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tory Burch Pre-fall collection

Just a little peek at @ToryBurch pre-fall collection. The best part? Clothingline is having a Tory Burch sample sale this week. It starts today at 4pm!
Kelie XO

Monday, December 6, 2010

Just a thought...

If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
- Confucius

Friday, December 3, 2010

It's deco time, First Family style!

It's amazing how the holidays bring people together. It took about 100 volunteers to decorate the White House. You might not have 100 people to help you put up your decorations this year but at least you don't have to put up 19 christmas trees! Now, Mrs O's take on the work they did! I love Christmas! Kelie, OH! OH! OH!

Purse or Murse for your MacBook???

I remember how impressed I was when I first walked into the Apple store. Since then, Apple has not seized to amaze me. Here is a fabulous collaboration between the giant and environmentally friendly Matt & Nat! There are many more styles and colors for you to choose from here! Finally a laptop bag that looks like a purse or a murse for the gentlemen! RITUAL by Matt & Nat, $180.
MOTTO by Matt & Nat, $195.
Love ,
Kelie XO

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

EDITOR'S JOURNAL: Holiday issue!

What do granny smith apples, Marilyn Monroe's lipstick de choix and a raging fire have in common? The color red, my personal favorite color. Red is the color of passion, energy and enthusiasm. Remember the expression: RED HOT? Red is also the color of Aids Awareness. Aids is a daunting illness which affects us all no matter where we were born, where we live or where we are going.
This season giving back is also red hot! Think about it! What better way to spend the holidays than by being with the ones you love all the while bringing joy to complete strangers.Having the ability to reach others is so simple and you can have it to. We will post many different gift options for you to choose from throughout the month of December in our Feel Good Shopping for the Holidays. A great example of holiday cheers is our Designer Watch focus this month. Kenneth Cole does more than design a very profitable line but uses his influence to raise awareness on the rampant disease. He brings awearness like only he could through his "wear a rubber" line which benefits amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS research.
Make this December doubly jolly by loving and giving. Stay tuned, we'll tell you how!
Kelie XO

Monday, November 29, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

It's the most wonderful time of the year again! Time to be jolly and to spend, spend, spend! Fear not! We are here to help you give fabulous gifts without breaking the bank. Your best asset is on the right. Just scroll down to Recessionista files.
Kelie XO

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just because we love it and Oprah does too!

The Flanel Tory Tote was chosen as one of Oprah's favorite things this year! We love it and what we love even more is that Rue La La is having a Tory Burch sale tomorrow. Become a member and check out the La La...

A quote for today and everyday!

‎"People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone." -Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hey ladies and gents,
Just posted more sales for you! Yes gents there is a little something in there for you!
Kelie XO

Monday, November 15, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello my lovely recessionistas!
I have 3 sample sales for you so far this week. Hope you enjoy the savings. Scroll down for details (on the side bar).
Kelie XO

Out and about, Cambridge: Dooney meets Harvard!

Don't they make a beautiful couple?
Kelie XO
Photo credits: moi.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Hello shoppeuses,
Here are more sales for you to munch on (to the right)!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Kelie XO

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recessionista files: Sample Sales

Recessionista files are ready in the side bar. Some of these sales are ending tomorrow so hurry!
Kelie XO

A quote for today and everyday!

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!
- Goethe

Monday, November 8, 2010

Milly by Michelle Smith Fall 2010 video

No, listening to loud music for all these years did not take a toll on your hearing. At least not enough to make you completely deft. This video has unfortunately no sound due to copyright. But who cares about the tunes? We care about the threads.
Michelle Smith's last collection at Bryant Park, R.I.P ... Enjoy!
Kelie XO

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

DESIGNER WATCH: Michelle Smith

Milly by Michelle Smith is synonymous with luxury, youth, and ultimately great style. Michelle Smith creates timeless pieces that are feminine, flirty, and downright sassy for her ever-expanding clientele. Milly is an iconic brand known for exquisite colors and prints, luxurious fabrics, and a great attention-to-detail.

After winning an art scholarship to study fashion illustration, she followed her dreams, moved to New York City and enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Technology. During her time there she worked as a sales associate for European luxury brand, Hermes. Upon graduation from FIT, she wrote to the President of Hermes requesting an internship at their Paris headquarters. Her request was granted, making Michelle Smith the first American Hermes employee sent to work in Paris by this legendary fashion house.

While in Paris she amassed some serious internships at design houses such as Christian Dior Haute Couture and Louis Vuitton, all while enrolled at the prestigious design school, ESMOD.

After three years of paying her dues, she returned to New York and launched her label. The collection is sold at the finest specialty and department stores worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, and Takashimaya.

In Spring 2011, Milly by Michelle Smith will mark its 10th anniversary with several exciting new endeavors; the opening of Milly's flagship boutique on Madison Avenue, the debut of its handbag and fashion jewelry collections, and "Milly Minis", clothing for young Milly aspirants aged 2-7.

- StyleSTAR

Monday, November 1, 2010

EDITOR'S JOURNAL: It's all about you!

Walking the streets of New York, it is obvious that being fashionable is in this fall. And we are here to add to the mix with a special FWAC Trend Watch series. In November, we are adapting the season's hottest trends to your lifestyle. Why?, you ask. Well, because the many sides of you deserve the best in clothing, beauty and accessories, of course. Keeping up with the Jones just got easier! Not that you would attempt such a thing since keeping up with yourself is exhausting enough.
In FWAC Designer Watch, our StyleStar uncovers Milly by Michelle Smith. He is so excited about this line, we can't wait to read this feature!
To top it all off we are debuting FWAC Style Tips!
So join us this month as we dive into autumn fashion, divulge our fashion secrets and expose a clean, sexy and sophisticated brand, like you!
Kelie XO

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just a thought...

Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Monday, October 25, 2010

We are loving JLo's tweezer free eyebrows!

What do you think of her new eyebrows au natural?

Feel good shopping: Trick or Treat

Feed for UNICEF, Trick-or-Treat tote, $13.20 at Cynthia Rowley ($3.50 from each bag will go to the UNICEF)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

TOMS and charity: water partner again!

Yes and it could not be too soon! If you didn't get a chance to get your hands on this feel good item, here is your chance. The TOMS shoes for charity:water are only $58 and can be purchased here. From each purchase $5 will go towards providing 540 people with clean drinking water in Sekura Village, Ethiopia and TOMS will of course donate a pair of shoes. This is a win (for a TOMS child), win (for the Sekura community), win (for you) situation.
Kelie XO

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mrs O in Harper's Bazaar

Our favorite lady in one of our favorite fashion magazines. What a treat! Coming up in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar is a feature story on none other than our First Lady of state and style. Here she is pictured with a group of young promising musicians for the "America's got talent" story. Mrs O also known for her "Let's move campaign" and her love for American art and culture, is hitting all the right fashion notes in a raspberry sheath dress by L'Wren Scott and bright blue heels. Read full story here.
Kelie XO

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

A quote for today and everyday!

Hugh Prather once said: "It is not that today is the first day of the rest of my life, but that now is all there is to my life."
Kelie XO

Friday, October 8, 2010

Our latest MObama faves!

Byron Lars dress and Alaia belt.
Michael Kors gown.
Photo credits: Reuters

Monday, October 4, 2010

Feel good shopping: Cook for the cure!

For the foodies who enjoy cooking just as much as the eating, here is a collection of products from KitchenAid that will give you the perfect excuse to put on a couple extra pounds!
Blender, 129.99 online.
Food Processor, $49.99 online.
Locking Thongs, $16.79 on sale online.
Kelie XO

Just a thought...

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in other; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."

- Audrey Hepburn

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