Friday, July 27, 2012


Hey there! I know you're shocked to hear from me so soon after my last post but here I am!

Unless you've been hibernating, you are  probably aware that today marks the opening day of the 2012 Olympics in London.  While I haven't been following the sports side much, I have been quite surprised at the emphasis that has been put on the subject of Olympic fashion.  
Team USA will be sporting Ralph Lauren designs while the UK team will be stuntin' in Stella McCartney.  Of course the Italian team can't be beat- stylewise- with Prada and Armani on their backs.  And the French equestrian team will be quite classy in Hermès.  I am, however, most excited to see Team Jamaica in pieces designed by Bob Marley progeny Cedella Marley!  

Regardless of what designer fashions these athletes will be wearing, I'm sure the only thing they ultimately care about is that gold medal on their chest!

 Now for a quick update in the world of fashion:

*Jimmy Choo has a new CEO! Former General Manager of John Galliano S.A., Pierre Denis, has just been appointed to the role that current BG head honcho Joshua Schulman  abandoned last year. 

*The grandsons of Gucci founder Guccio Gucci have lost a lawsuit against the Gucci Group.   According to Huffington Post Style, the grandsons were using the Gucci name in the marketing of their company "ToBeG Srl" and an Italian judge decided that use presented "took unfair advantage of Gucci's preexisting brand reputation". 

* British designer Stella McCartney has been quite busy lately.  Not only is she preparing to launch a seven-piece children's collection this August, but also has created the Stella McCartney Scholarship to fund students at her alma mater- Central Saint Martins- endeavoring to earn their M.A. in Fashion.  As reported in The Cut, the scholarship will also include a one year paid position with McCartney and "those who are sponsored by the programme will have to commit to the designer's strict no fur, leather or other animal products policy."

*J.C. Penny is on the move!  Not only has Pennys announced that  Marie Claire Style Director (and "Project Runway" judge) Nina Garcia was  recently brought on as the department store chain's  "Style Voice and Fashion Collection Curator",  but our friends at Fabsugar  have informed us that mini-boutiques of the Canadian-based retail chain Joe Fresh will be opening in 683 J.C. Penny locations across the country!  Not mad at Pennys for following the Topshop/Nordstrom model!

*In more retail news, the infamous Barneys New York Warehouse sale is now going digital!    The sale will be offered online around the same time it's physically happening in New York this fall.  Go to   to sign up for early access!

In the world of beauty, NARS cosmetics has announced the creation of the NARSskin collection.  Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious previewed the 10-product collection, which will have a soft launch at Saks Fifth Avenue on August 1st before launching more broadly on August 15th, and found that the collection "has both anti aging and illuminating properties that help your face look its best."  Sounds like something I need to get my hands on!
"Ugly Betty" actress Vanessa Williams is also entering the skin-care game by making the world beautiful one face at a time with the launch of her skin-care line "ReVitalistic Skincare" to be sold on QVC. 

Celebrity Sherri Shepard is added her two-cents to the beauty business by way of her "Luxhair" wig and hair-extension company.  Congrats Mz. Sherri!

Last but not least, my main main Tom Ford is set to  release the Tom Ford Noir fragrence for men.    I must say that I'm a  HUGE fan of Ford (including his fragrances) so I will definitely be purchasing this for my Mister!

Well, because my last post was so 'wordy', I'm going to keep this one brief. 

Before I leave you, however, I would be remiss for not giving you the scoop on my recent 'mini' Haute Hunt expedition.  Check, check, check it out......

H&M Fall 2012 Landscape Dress

Zara Textured Coat with Quilted Leather Sleeves $229

Zara Wooden Heel Leather Boots $159

Zara Patent Leather Platform Pumps $89.90

Zara Bell Sleeve Blouse $99 and Mermaid Pencil Skirt $89.90

Zara Lace Dress with Leather Peplum $159

H&M Leather Winter White Wedge Platforms $99

And for a 'token' hi/lo mention:

Thread Pleated Mint Green Dress $480 @ Shopbop

Forever 21 Mint Green Pleated Dress $29.80

Ok Folks, my weekend starts NOW.....catch you later!

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