YSL Fall Shoe Collection

Here are just of a few of the reasons we love YSL for fall.  Click on the photo to see their full collection…

Insider Tip:  If visiting YSL on Rodeo Drive, ask for Roberto.  He’s the assistant store manager and the nicest, most helpful man in the world!  Tell him we sent you!

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How Take Your Birkin From Ordinary to Extraordinary

You asked and we answered … with stick figure drawings, see how a vintage scarf can transform your Birkin bag from dull and ordinary to jet-set extraordinary.

1) Choose your favorite Birkin bag and scarf that compliments the color.  We prefer a Hermes vintage “16 x16” silk twill pocket square.

2) Roll the scarf along the diagonal to create a long thin cigar shape.

3)Wrap the scarf around the front handle and tie in a loose knot.

4) Presto!  Your boring Birkin has been reinvented.

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A Smashing Morning with Smashbox!

Last week, LalaLuxe founder Nicole Pollard spoke at Smashbox Cosmetics (recently acquired by mega-corp Este Lauder). These gals, and a few boys, may know how to apply a lip liner, but they wanted some fun, trendy, tricks of the trade for sprucing up their all black Fall work wardrobe — belts seem to be the most flattering and chic update of them all, as Nicole demonstrates a “how-to” with a willing model below.

Nicole also put together a cheat-sheet of current fashion trends in the guise of an adorably chic pink and black folder for everyone to take notes on and then keep in their closet for a quick reference when getting ready to bolt out the door.

Nicole was able to give these girls the boost of fashion confidence so that they can concentrate on their own creative craft… makeup! And they do it well, as we got to be guinea pigs and watch them work their magic on our bone structure. Let’s just say we found an excuse to go out for drinks that night before we had to wash off that gorgeous face of creativity!

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Girl With A Suitecase Writes About LalaLuxe

Check us out in The Daily Beast on page 2!  The always awesome Jolie Hunt wrote a fabulous article about visiting Santa Monica!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-18/gal-with-a-suitcase-takes-santa-monica/

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Bebe makes a surprise comeback!

We’ve grown up amidst Bebe’s ad campaigns plastered across the billboards on Sunset and La Cienega. Overt sex appeal seems to be their overall ad campaign season after season. We tend to pass by their store without so much as a second glance… until now…

Who knows what spurred us to turn our heads and then our feet as we began meandering through the store, but thank the lord we did because look what we found!

Bebe’s designers have definitely brought the label up to the modern women’s speed, sex appeal found within the ability to be on the cusp of fashion. We can’t help but see these pieces resembling one of our favorite boho chic lines, Haute Hippie, but at a fraction of the cost (both tops pictured here hover around $100!).

This season, we became believers of Bebe.

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We Got Carried Away…

The fabulous foursome came, saw, and conquered two continents and the box office in the latest installment of Carrie’s escapades in Sex and the City 2. We couldn’t let this happen without a good ol’ fashion girl’s night out to celebrate the occasion. And when we say “good ol’ fashion girl’s night out,” we mean a poolside, pink carpet party at one of the hippest hotels in Santa Monica, The Shangri La.

LA Shopping Reviews and LalaLuxe were happy to help celebrate the girls coming back to the big screen in style. The flood of pink carpet matched the sea of pink cosmos that were being sipped on by the array of fabulous women who brought their girlfriends to relish in the night fueled by women, shoes, and the occasional Big.

Not only did guests get to lounge poolside during cocktail hour while indulging in complimentary massages and snacks, but when the magic hour rolled around, the party migrated, with swag bags in hand, to the nearby Third Street Promenade, where we saw a screening of the movie itself to cap off the night.

We were proud to donate a pair of ruby red slippers, in the form of fuchsia pink Christian Louboutins, with the iconic red sole even signed by the master himself! You may have seen our girl, Nicole Pollard, score these slippers a few posts back, and we were finally able to auction them off to benefit the MS Society.

Indulging in cocktails, clothes, shoes, and cosmos while doing it all for a good cause? Well, now that is something fabulous!

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Christian Louboutin Fall & Winter

We love a new season at Christian Louboutin… Some fall looks are starting to trickle into the Roberston and South Coast Plaza stores. Check out the full collection online at http://www.christianlouboutin.com

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