February 24, 2011

oscar, Oscar, OSCAR!

That's right, 3 days until the ever so sexy, James Franco & Anne Hathaway host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards!  LA is buzzing right now, to say the least.  Shops are filled with stylists and signs are hung with the shiny, gold man himself, Mr. Oscar.  This season I will start my weekend with a bit of pampering at the QVC Red Carpet pampering suite, followed by the QVC Red Carpet Party, Friday night.  Check out QVC, because you can catch us in action, live tomorrow night!  Saturday may be filled with a bit of recovering...then off to an Oscar viewing party on Sunday to indulge in all the festivities!  

Have a wonderful red carpet filled weekend and I promise to show pics next week from all the fun here in LA LA Land!

February 16, 2011

The MAGIC has begun...Day 2! (part 2)

The lovely Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This, challenged us to embrace inner DIY.  Bloggers choose a brooch, 3 strands of beads, 2 ribbons and with Erica in the lead, managed to create a lovely chunky necklace in a matter of minutes!  Crosby of PR Couture, looked fab in her new necklace.

Throughout the day we gathered, chatted, made new friends and found any place we could to
blog, Blog, BLOG!  Snapped a pic of my fave booth, Darling.  They even served us mini cupcakes as we browsed the selections.  It inspired me to hop on a plane and head back to London and enjoy high tea with the queen!


OM, double G.  Excuse me while I try to maintain my composure.
NEW Marc Jacobs. Need I say more?!?!

February 15, 2011

The MAGIC has begun...Day 2! (part 1)

MAGIC is like the biggest shopping mall you've ever been in, but you just can't pick something off the rack and purchase it.  If you are a buyer, then memorize your credit card # and start shopping honey!  Desigual had daily shows where the painted on shirts, so fun to watch!

If you are a regular reader of Stylist Diva, you know that I am a sucker for bright colors and ah-mazing patterns!  So when I discovered the ADORABLE new Poetic Licence I died and went to shoe heaven.  As I strolled down the next aisle my peepers popped out and spotted these gorgeous bags from Zudor Y Losadi, from Madrid.  A few years ago I spent a month in Costa Del Sol and while falling in love with the spanish culture, I also fell in love with the fashion.  I knew right away these had to be Spanish made.  Although the designer didn't speak english, we had a wonderful conversation, via his interpreter and he was thrilled that i adored his pieces.

February 14, 2011

The MAGIC has begun...Day 1!

I'm so excited to be included as one of 30 style bloggers invited by WWDMAGIC & Teen Vogue to report live from MAGIC here in Las Vegas! 

Some of the fab events include blogger panels, trend reporting, real-time video segments, buyer chats,style-offs, Fashion brands, Levi’s, Jessica Simpson, French Connection and Free People will anchor the area. WWDMAGIC has also partnered with L’Oreal Paris to create a beauty bar!

Follow my tweets & watch out for our hashtag, #wwdmagic
Follow along with me over at Whrrl
Check out our live broadcast via U-Stream
Be sure to follow the fun over on the WWDMAGIC blog

What a wonderful 1st day we had.   There was a fabulous blogger panel yesterday, "So you're a blogger?  Now What!" with Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This, Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes, Hilla Ohayon, Erin Weinger of Style Section LA and Crosby Noricks or PR Couture, hosted by Macala Wright of Fashionably Marketing.  These ladies inspired us and answered many of our "bloggy blog" questions by sharing stories of how they started, why they started and how to maintain your blog when it becomes bigger than you imagined!  SO inspiring!  Ready for Day 2!

February 13, 2011

Grammy Style Studio 2011

I had a wonderful time last week at the Grammy Style Studio and wanted to share with you some fun pics and fab pieces!  Stunning gowns from Lloyd Klein, the founder of Two Point Oh LA and my dear friend- Kelsi Smith... and the view from the 51st floor.  Not bad, not bad at all...

Be still my oh-so-sequin heart.  What an honor to meet Brian and see his work up close. WOWSERS!
No wonder Lady Gaga is a fan!

Pop Beauty was on hand for makeovers and Epicuren was sure to prep us first with full facials...ahhh.

The adorable gals at Fake Bake convinced me to get the "hollywood" spray tan. I was sold after seeing I no longer looked like a walking zombie.  What a difference!  I'm happy to report that after 5 days I am still glowing!

Chelsea Rebelle had the most adorable pieces and I was in love. SWOON!  Does that silver dress look familiar?  Kelly Osborne wore it last year. Loved it!

Gorgeous gowns!

models, designers and Ben Glieb from Chelsea Lately, enjoy some Heineken

I wrote a piece on Kanvis over on the Grammy Style Studio blog last week and was over the moon when I met up with Kfir, the designer.  What a talent!  This line is ah-mazing!  You must see his work in person to appreciate the craftsmanship the goes into each piece.  Keep your eyes and ears open because I have a feeling good things on the rise for Kanvis.  Also check out M. Cohen designs, Kfir is wearing some of the bracelets.  Not to mention my favorite celeb of all time is a big M. Cohen fan, (drumroll please...)
Mr. Johnny Depp.  ahhh...SIGH.

February 07, 2011

H &M Conscious Collection

Mark your calendars and save your pennies, because on April 14th, H&M will launch their new collection and you won't want to miss it!  Sustainability is a long term trend at H&M and this spring as part of the focus on sustainability H&M will introduce the Conscious Collection.  This collection is made from environmentally-adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel ® and recycled polyester.

Minimal, chic and romantic, this blissful collection will fly off the racks!  With price points between $12.95-$59.95, you can't go wrong.  

Are you ready for spring?  I sure am! 

February 06, 2011

Sorel at Sundance

Sorel hit Sundance this year with a bang!  While the chilly streets were filled with snow bunnies, celebs and film makers, everyones feet were "snug-as-a-bug-in-a-rug" (funny expression my grandpa always used to say to me).  There was no doubt that Sorel was a success, as most everyone I saw had on a pair of these fab boots!  I received the Cate the Great style and LOVE them!  They will last me many, many more winters to come and another great time to be had at Sundance 2012. Thanks Sorel!

James Franco getting his new Sorel boots!  Photo: Gustavo Caballero/WireImage

Highlights from Copenhagen Fashion Week AW11

Stine Goya

Munthe plus Simonsen


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February 01, 2011

It's time to celebrate!

Today marks a special day for me...my blog turns 3 years old! WOO HOO!  What a journey I have had. I'm so thankful to all my lovely readers for sticking by me over the years and to all the new readers, please join us as we head into another wonderful year full of exciting things to come!  What started out as a little ole' hobby, sharing my shopping finds, has now turned into my job, my life and my baby.  Thank you! xoxo

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