Monthly Archives: February 2010

LA on the Streets of Paris

Okay, it’s not LA but Miranda Kerr’s Louis Vuitton scarf certainly does remind us of home… She and boyfriend Orlando Bloom look so in love wandering the streets of Paris.  Je t’adore Miranda!

Mon amour pour toi est si grand que le Mond!

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LalaLuxe Fine Jewelry Featured on JuliB.com

Yesterday in Los Angeles, JulieB.com was first to announce the launch of LalaLuxe Fine Jewelry:

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My Belated Valentine…

Valentine’s Day got away from us (we were having too much fun in the bedroom and completely forgot it was a workday … teehee) and here’s the post that was supposed to go up Friday.  Enjoy!

Let’s be honest, the rarity of finding a heterosexual male that enjoys shopping is the Holy Grail for all women. Yes, he can fake it till he makes it, but true enthusiasm when scouring the racks item by item is as hard to come by as those elusive black-patent-Mary-Jane Manolo Blahnik’s. The exception to this rule is the second week in February, when the mission at hand is lingerie. We’ve learned through trial and error that if you treat shopping like a covert operation involving a plan of attack and an ultimate prize, sometimes a man will mistake it for a video game, and violà, all hands are on deck— and potentially on you at the end of the night.

Los Angeles has a plethora of lingerie stores with a diversity that perfectly reflects the scope of inhabitants under these perpetually blue skies. For the tongue in cheek couples, there is the ever-so-famous and ever-so-amusing Trashy Lingerie. Because they believe in Halloween year round, you can always find that ‘Sailor Jerry’ outfit with the built in push up bra and missing mid-section. Disclaimer: do not attempt to wear when actually sailing, keep this in the bedroom, and throw on those topsiders when hoisting the sail and shouting starboard. Cupid has thrown up on this store, as they are cashing in on Valentine’s Day, but who can blame them, with outfits that are both simultaneously fun and funny, that remind us of the pleasure of laughter in the bedroom.

LaShoppingReviews hearts Trashy!

If Dita von Teese is your style icon, than Agent Provocateur is your heaven. Although steep on price, it is a worthy indulgence, for both you and your man, as your sexual self-confidence immediately skyrockets when donning this opulent yet undeniably sexy apparel. The corset wearing sales staff makes shopping a breeze without a hint of blushing as you recline on the ox-blood red velvet couches. Agent Provocateur has helped changed the perception of a burlesque show from a lowbrow form of entertainment, into something that could actually pass as a date night. Seriously, study the movements of those performers; this clearly isn’t their first rodeo.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Agent Provocateur

If you scoff at the notion of buying a ridiculously expensive piece of lace, with the intention of it being stripped off of you, then Only Hearts is your Valentine’s Day headquarters. Relaxed sexy seems to be their motto, as their Valentine’s selections consist of the softest boy-cut underwear with dainty hearts, and matching tanks. When they do venture into lace, it is done effortlessly, allowing you to wear it year round. While we all love the idea of a day dedicated to love and sex, but sometimes the sexiest moments consist of an element of surprise, and these wearable red lace bras allow you to do just that— buy it now, catch him off guard later.

Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition's Bar Refaeli in Only Hearts

Kiki De Montparnasse is, well, Kiki De Montparnasse. Lingerie is the foreplay for this sexual emporium. Their lingerie is divided amongst three lines according to personality of the piece and person wearing it– boudoir, muse, and ingénue. Honestly, who doesn’t want to be somebody’s muse? The bedroom is clearly a sanctuary in their eyes and they treat it as such, with offerings such as silk bed linens to five hundred dollar vibrators. He will never complain about seeing you come home with a shopping bag from this store despite the dent it leaves in your wallet.

Which store do we prefer? Well, only Mr. Pillow-Talk needs to know that.

written by  Veronica McCarthy

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RIP Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London home after reportedly hanging himself. Here is the Mirror.co.uk. report:

Alexander McQueen (Pic:Reuters)
Celebrity favorite fashion designer Alexander McQueen has been found dead at his London home after apparently committing suicide, police sources have confirmed to Mirror.co.uk.
The London-born designer, famous for designs including ‘bumster’ trousers, skull-printed scarves and known as Lee to his friends, was just 40 years old.
It’s reported that he hanged himself.

A spokeswoman for the designer confirmed the news, saying: “Mr. McQueen was found dead this morning at his home.
“We’re devastated and I hope you understand that out of respect to his family and his colleagues we’re not going to be making any further statement.”

Alexander McQueen website (Screen grab)
His official website http://www.alexandermcqueen.com/ has also temporarily been taken down.

A spokeswoman for his company – also called Alexander McQueen – meanwhile said: “On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home.

“At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. “Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.”
The Metropolitan Police also confirmed the fashion star’s untimely death, releasing a statement saying: “We were called by London Ambulance Service at about 10.20am this morning to reports of a man found dead at an address in Green Street, W1.

“He is believed to be 40-years-old and from London. Next of kin have been informed, however we await formal identification before releasing the name of the deceased. “A post mortem examination and inquest will take place in due course. “The death is being treated as non-suspicious.”

The designer – a favourite of stars including Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady GaGa, Rihann, Bjork and Cheryl Cole – was grieving following the death of his mother just a few days ago.
She passed away on February 2 and he posted on his official Twitter page to say: “i’m letting my followers know the my mother passed away yesterday RIP mum x”

A minute later he added: “but life must go on!” Then on Sunday,McQueen wrote: “sunday evening been a f****** awful week but my friends have been great but now i have to some how pull myself together …”
Alexander had also been left devastated three years ago when his close pal and muse Isabella Blow killed herself by drinking weedkiller.

McQueen’s tragic death comes just weeks before the start of London Fashion Week, one of the highlights in the calendar of the industry.

Posting on an industry website, one fan wrote poignantly: “London Fashion Week without Alexander McQueen is like fabric with no needle and thread…Lee you will be missed.”

Alexandra Shulman, editor of British Vogue, said: “Lee McQueeninfluenced a whole generation of designers. His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs. At one level he was a master of the fantastic, creating astounding fashion shows that mixed design, technology and performance and on another he was a modern-day genius whose gothic aesthetic was adopted by women the world over. His death is the hugest loss to anyone who knew him and for very many who didn’t.”

Designer Katherine Hamnett said: “He was a genius. What a terrible, tragic waste” and Vivienne Westwood said it was “terrible news.”

Son of an East End taxi driver and brought up in a council house, McQueen trained on Savile Row – and once famously wrote something rude using tailor’s chalk in the lining of a suit made for Prince Charles.

He went on to head legendary fashion house Givenchy, before teaming up with Gucci and launching his own-name label, plus a string of boutiques around the world.

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Look Who’s Picking Up Her Dry Cleaning in Santa Monica

It’s Hillary Swank picking up her dry cleaning in Santa Monica.  She’s no diva!

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EVER on Gilt.com

gilt.com sells out very quickly so chop chop!

We hope you enjoyed our review of EVER a few posts back.  If you’re as obsessed as we are with the line, you’ll be happy to know they’re on gilt.com this morning!  Happy shopping!

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