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Be & D Fall 2006 Studded Shoulder Bag

Be & D design duo from NYC do great handmade leather bags. The 'Stella' in Concrete shows Be & D's gorgeous exotic leathers and edgier embellishments like studding and large handles with optional detachable shoulder strap which is a very hot detail for handbags this fall. Large interior compartments and great colour is perfect for the urban everyday. The young company is becoming a favourite among fashionistas and celebs like Mena Suvari. Pricey - but well worth the individually handmade bags, personally inspected by the Be & D designer duo themselves to ensure the utmost quality and style.

The 'Stella' in concrete and black, and other styles available at Saks
and BlueBee.


Purse Pursuit : What your Handbag says about you

Tote: We all know one of these types. She always has gum, a pen and aspirin. "The woman is prepared for anything....a blister, a flat tire" And while one might assume all this responsibilty comes with a lot of baggage, she's actually quite carefree and relaxed" A problem solver, she likes to keep personal things close at hand. because you never know when you're going to need a brush, a scarf, a can opener, or a New York skyline snow globe...
(Henry Beguelin Star Tote)

Clutch: This, the truest "hand" bag of the bunch, sends mixed messages - all oozing sex appeal. Its "beauty by impairment, the more handicapped you are by your clothing, the greater your status and your appeal" She has a firm grip on life, she knows what she wants, and isn't afraid to use her purse, but don't be fooled by the absesnse of straps, this girl is far from no-strings-attached. (Jimmy Choo CiggyGlitter karung evening clutch bag)

Designer Knock-Off: Fashion is very important to this woman, thoght she doesn't quite trust her sense of style. A fake is just that - a fake, If she has to rely on fake labels for her value she should be re-examining her own sense of self-worth. She lives life in denial. Unless, of course, she happily admits it's a fake. Then she's slightly flakey, yet fun-loving.

The Expert : Gail Conzatti (designer of GAIA handbags)


How to Find a Flattering Winter Coat

With Winter knocking on our doors, it's time to go out and purchase the perfect winter coat. (since you'll be wearing one for roughly 5 months) Finding the proper coat can be a hassle, and even annoying at times. I preferbly purchase 2 different coats for the winter season, One for everyday use (sporty type of coat), another for the evenings (preferbly a winter treanch coat that is sexy and classy, worn when you're dolled up). Below is a list of steps one should follow when purchasing their cold coverage.


1. Figure out what category best describes your body type. Are you top-heavy, pear-shaped, petite, a plus size or thick-waisted?

2. Downplay generous curves with a double-breasted pea coat and criss-cross lapels.

3. Balance full hips with a shawl coat, complete with an oversized, fun-fur shawl collar and hood.

4. Proportion a petite frame with the stroller coat. Its sleek, simple, single-breasted cut will balance and flatter the figure.

5. Cover trouble spots with the coat known as the "waterfall," which cascades from the waist down, skimming past the problem areas gracefully.

6. Appear thinner in the waist when you don the Balmacan coat with its clean single-breasted styling.

7. Choose one of the styles above, then make certain the coat fits over your bulkiest outfit without tugging or pulling under the arms.

8. Check to make sure the coat's sleeves fall below your wrist bone.

9. Test the coat by sitting in it to make sure it doesn't bind or ride up.


-Choose wool- acrylic blends in a 60/40 ratio for the best durability and easy-care benefits.

-Consider versatility options such as a detachable hood, scarf or lining to get the most wear out of your investment.

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Motorola MOTORAZR V3i Dolce & Gabbana

Now I know everybody is beyond sick of seeing motorola's razr in the black or pink. For all my fellow fashion lovers who love to be different and daring, the very creative and sexy creators of Dolce & Gabbana joined in with Motorola and created this sleek and fierce new Razr Cellphone. It comes in one color, and one color only - Gold, of course. Its features include a D&G chain attached to the phone and a gold python case. Dare to be different with this luxurious cell phone whose sole purpose is to be in the hands (and on the ears) of my fellow fashion gurus(mine is in the mail). You can find more information on this phone directly through the (retail price $439.99)

'Blockbuster' New Era Fitted Hat

Another sick collabo between KS and NE...constructed with interesting printed fabrication which features the beer dude mascot, smiling teeth, and King Stampede done in a smokey stylee. Nice fun colors. The green/blue one features a teal New Era flag embroidery on the side, and the red/yellow one features a pink New Era flag embroidery on the side. by King Stampede

Buy it now at Digital Gravel.

Studded Leather Hobo by Jimmy Choo

Its only natural that this shoe guru try his luck at tapping into the handbag market. Luck sure is on the side of Jimmy Choo. This black leather hobo bag with, golden hardware studs can be work both day and night. The shoulder strap with knotted detail gives it a unique flare. A little pricey, but worth the investment.
• Open top.
• Signature logo plate on base of bag

Buy it now at Neiman Marcus.


Polo Ralph Lauren Grand Prix Blazer [+ style tips]

This classic-fitting sport coat will keep you warm this fall in RL's signature cotton fleece. Three-button silhouette with notched lapel, buttoned cuffs, center back vent and soft sloping shoulders. Great to wear layered. Flap-patch pockets at the hips, interior loop-and-button patch pocket at the thigh. Finished with interior taped seams and signature "RL" print at chest.

STYLE TIPS FOR MEN - wearing black and white together:
This high-contrast, neutral mix is a great way to go bold without going over the top. It’s also a fine way to ease into a fall look, gently closing the book on summer’s color story. Try pairing a slim black polo with crisp white trousers, either a trim chino or rugged cargos, with a complimentary tonal ribbon belt for easy late-summer style. Finish the look with black loafers or white suede bucks. To keep the black-and-white look going strong as the days cool down, tie a sweater at the shoulders in a bright color like royal purple, or in a contrasting stripe pattern.