The "It" List - Kenneth Jay Lane Statement Red Cocktail Ring

Saturday, December 29, 2012

This Red Cocktail Ring ($61.57) is made by Kenneth Jay Lane. The details include: a domed stone design with a gold-tone statement setting and a chunky, stretch shank.

The "It" List - Tech Totes from Latico

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Latico creates classic designer accessories with unique artisan details. Perfect for those who crave fashion without the fuss, each metallic carryall, chevron wallet or functional computer bag features rich leather treatments and extensive interior organization. Blending New York City fashion with an eye for European trends, Latico is dedicated to being a one-stop source for each season’s trends and colors, producing beautiful accessories for work and the weekend.

Latico Robbie Metallic Silver & Black Computer Bag, $225

The Robbie computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in rich leather. This metallic silver tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this on-trend, colorblock bag contains two open compartments, a center zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, the bag’s functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and decorative black leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% />

Latico Roslyn Black Computer Bag, $223

The Roslyn computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in rich black leather. This tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this organized bag contains a center zip compartment, a back wall zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, its functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% leather.

Latico Roslyn Metallic Gray Computer Bag, $225

The Roslyn computer bag stylishly carries workday essentials in metallic gray leather. This tote features a three-sided zipper entry opening to a roomy and colorful fabric-lined interior. The perfect briefcase alternative, this organized bag contains a center zip compartment, a back wall zip pocket and a cell phone, credit card and pen section. Effortlessly chic, its functional design is completed with a large exterior pocket and leather straps. Includes matching dust bag. Made from 100% leather.

The "It" List - Panda Wood Sunglasses

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ethical. Sustainable. Handcrafted. PANDA sunglasses ($119.95; Available in Two Different Styles: Monroe or Robinson) are changing how fashion accessories are produced. Designed in Washington D.C. from sustainable bamboo and recycled polycarbonates, PANDA sunglasses are as fashionable as they are ecofriendly. Additionally, they will provide an eye exam and a pair of prescription sunglasses to a person in need. ecofriendly sunglasses handcrafted from sustainable bamboo choose brown or natural TAC Polarized Lenses 100% UVA/UVB Protection water resistant and float in water frame: 155mmW x 60mmH lens: 55mmW x 60mmH bridge: 30mm arm length (frame to arm bend): 105mm give the gift of vision: for every pair you purchase PANDA will provide an eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses to someone in need through TOMA Foundation.

The "It" List - Hells Bells from TaylorSays

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

AC/DC may sing a good tune but you will be sure to rock in a pair of Hells Bells ($179.99) from TaylorSays. Channel your inner punk with black gloss or take a trip to the 80s in bright pink! Bella the bulldog makes an appearance on these soles that are sure to make a statement when you kick up your heels.

Desk to Dinner Dresses

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Conquer the conference room and cocktail hour with confidence in chic double-duty dresses!

Topshop Lace Collar Bodycon Dress $72

Karen Kane 'Josh' Lace Yoke Dress Was $128.00 Now $85.76

Jessica Simpson Ribbed Trim Sweater Dress Was $128.00 Now $76.80

Tahari Cheetah Print Side Buckle Sweater Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80

KAMALIKULTURE Side Ruched Dress $98

Calvin Klein Colorblock Sweater Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80

FELICITY & COCO Short Sleeve Pointelle Sweater Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive) Was $128.00 Now $76.80
Available in Black or Burgundy

Karen Kane Turtleneck Dress $89

Donna Morgan Contrast Pattern Jersey Shift Dress Was $118.00 Now $70.80

KAMALIKULTURE Print Shirred Dress $85

Limited Edition O'Hare II for Holiday from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

Since its inception in 2010, the O'Hare tote bag by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie has evolved to become the requisite everyday accessory. Now an iconic piece in the collection, the latest iteration of this style is crafted from chocolate French calfskin or organic navy cotton with chocolate leather trim and features slick, streamlined magnetic closures and the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie signature bi-colored gold and silver zipper.

Limited Edition O'Hare II for Holiday from Want Les Essentiels de la Vie

Front access pockets, interior shoe and laptop pockets and shoulder strap distinguish the O'Hare II as the functional and luxurious solution for housing all of your daily essentials - making it the definitive accessory for any urban or world traveler.

Launched across Barneys New York stores nationwide and on for the XO Exclusively Ours collection for Holiday!

The O’Hare II will continue into the collection in a variety of combinations for Spring Summer 2013

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie was conceived in 2006 out of a "want" for premium, quality leather goods to house the "essential" professional and personal products for modern everyday life. Designers, Dexter and Byron Peart, with co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber, challenge the status quo by offering stylish, functional and affordable alternatives. Inspired by mid-century architecture and design, WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie celebrates unity through contrast and is at once classic and modern, masculine and feminine, uptown and downtown. The WANT Apothecary, opened in 2011, and WANT PASSPORT, opened in September 2012, are unique retail concepts as well as design destinations which feature the WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie collections and a highly curated selection of international fashion and design brands and are the culmination of the founders’ experience in branding, production, creativity and commerce.

Four Easy Tips for Finding Instant Cash in Your Closet

Closet clutter in your house, garage, storage room, we are all guilty of it. Most of us have clothing we haven’t worn for decades or only wore once and they are sadly left in our closets, taking up space. Carolyn Schneider, author of The Ultimate Consignment & Thrift Store Guide and expert bargain shopper says, ”Finding clothing in your closet is like finding extra money in your wallet that you did not know you had.” “ It is very easy to clean out your closets and make extra money for clothing that you will never wear again”.

Ms. Schneider offers the following four easy tips for finding instant cash in your closet:

• Know what sells. Designer women’s clothing, handbags, shoes are always in very high demand. Designer items from Chanel, Gucci, Hermes, Prada will get you top dollars.

• Consign your items but read the consignment contract carefully. The contract gives you all the information about what your consignment split is, the length of your consignment term and how you will get paid. Most consignment splits are 50/50. Consignment terms are usually 60 days. Items that do not sell right away are usually reduced, 20% after the first 30 days and an additional 20% after another 30 days.

• For items in less demand donate them to a thrift store. When you donate your items you can ask for a receipt for tax purposes. The IRS rules allow you to deduct fair market value for the item which is the price the item sells for in the thrift store.

• Reconstruct your clothing. Thrift and vintage stores are the best for finding bright cotton patterns and interesting wool to be used to reconstruct clothing into other items such as handbags. Some companies specialize in reconstructing thrift and vintage clothing into handbags and had a special request from a customer to reconstruct her grandfather’s Vietnam army blanket into two handbags.

Introducin​g TaylorSays on

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TaylorSays, a new and unique line of heels, has officially arrived on Designer and artist, Taylor Reeve is showcasing her signature art and designs that are imprinted on the soles of the exclusively crafted heels with styles that highlight her playful and edgy eye-catching prints.

Taylor Says Women’s Royal Hearts - Black $219.99

Taylor Says Women’s Smiles - Yellow $179.99

Taylor Says Women’s Vegvis - Black White $199.99

Taylor Says Women’s Monarchie - Orange $119.99

Taylor Says Women’s Monarchie - Black Snake $119.99

Taylor Says Women’s Anchors Away - Blue $179.99

Taylor Says Women’s Fierce - Black $269.99

Taylor Says Women’s Freddie - Turquoise $269.99

Taylor Says Women’s Brossie - Red White $199.99

About Taylor Reeve

Taylor Reeve

Originally for Southern California, Taylor has etched her vibrant style and twist with the creation of her new collection TaylorSays. Drawing on just about everything in her path, her inspiration comes from a wide array of influences like street and pop art to graffiti, tattoo and custom culture, Taylor has developed a unique style that solely marks her work as an individual artist.

Currently, Taylor works with several companies within the action sports community, such as Quiksilver, Dragon, Bell Helmets and SkullCandy to name a few. She has been able to design and create one-of-a-kind artist series with each of these companies. Her signature Taylor Reeve men’s outerwear debuted last winter with Quiksilver. Taylor has also worked with custom bike builder Jesse Rooke for 6 years, adding her signature flair to some of his famous choppers.

Pantone Selects Top Color of 2013: Monaco Blue

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The wait is over - PANTONE has just announced its top color for spring 2013 is indeed a shade of blue: Monaco Blue. The shade is “not a bright cobalt or sapphire blue, Monaco Blue falls somewhere in between with a shot of sparkle.”

Pantone Color Institute executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, explains that the shade "speaks to the practicality that we are seeing in society. You have to realize there is still concern out there for the economy."

The Limited Launches Designer Collaborat​ion with Vogue Fashion Fund Winner Sophie Theallet

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The collaboration between The Limited and Sophie Theallet will be available at The Limited stores nationwide and online beginning in mid-November 2012 as part of the fashion retailer’s holiday offering and extend into spring 2013.

“We are excited to bring Sophie’s talent and background to our clients. We think our clients will enjoy having a selection of Sophie Theallet designs at The Limited just in time for holiday shopping,” said Linda Heasley, CEO of The Limited.

Sophie Theallet had this to say, "I am very excited to announce my upcoming collaboration with The Limited. I design clothes to make a woman feel beautiful, and my aesthetic is luxurious and sensual with an air of nonchalance. It is a wonderful challenge to create modern clothes with these attributes at an accessible price point. Partnering with The Limited is the perfect opportunity to reach a broader market."

The collaboration will debut a dress in four color ways: Ivory, Magenta, Black, and Vermillion. Theallet also created a cardigan in four colors: midnight blue, midnight purple, brass and tangerine, as well as a belt, clutch in red, brick, eggplant and gold, and five styles of bracelets and two styles of earrings for The Limited collection. Dresses will retail for $108, cardigans for $69, bags for $59, belts for $49 and jewelry for $29. “The Look” for Holiday will be available in over 255 doors and online at

These Crocs Equestrian Suede Tall Boots Were Made for Walking

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This fall and winter, several new styles are being introduced at Crocs. They will still maintain their budget-friendly prices, without sacrificing style and comfort. The Mammoth Flats, Berryessa Suede Flats, Equestrian Suede Tall Boots, LoPro Leather Sneakers show that Crocs has certainly come a long way since their launch in 2002.

I love just about everything about fall (the only thing I don't like is the season that comes after it) - the crisp, cool air; the changes in colors of leaves, the smell of pumpkin spice permeating in the kitchen, and the fashion! The best armor to get through the temperate season is a pair of fashionable, yet functional pair of boots.

The Espresso Women's Equestrian Suede Tall Boot Shoes ($104.99; Also Available in Black) fits that description to a tee. Not only they're fashionable and functional, but they are also comfortable enough to walk in for those long autumn walks since they're not clunky in the least - surprisingly lightweight! They're also versatile enough to dress up or down.

The strap and buckle instep accent gives these boots a nice touch of style and class!

The back zipper closure ensures on easy on/off, because just slipping boots on isn't always an easy task!

The Croslite™ is an innovative and substantial material outsole, featuring rubber outsole pods that provide traction and durability. Please note that these boots are only available in whole sizes only, please order the next size up to ensure the perfect fit if you're a half size.

Disclosure: The item(s) in this review was provided to the reviewer for keeps and the purpose of writing a review. This in no way effects the quality of the review provided. No monetary exchange occurred in exchange for the writing of the review. The views expressed in this review are strictly that of the reviewer. All reviews provided here are the work of the reviewer and remain completely unbiased.

The "It" List - SODIAL Lady Corset Cinch Leather Waist Band Sash Belt

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One of the most essential accessory that every woman should have is a belt. It's a basic, yet versatile staple for various occasions. I'm not just talking about any belt. The SODIAL Lady Corset Cinch Leather Waist Band Sash Belt can easily turn an ordinary dress or long sweater into something to fawn over. To top it off, it's only $3.28 and ships for free! Please keep in mind that the price is subject to change without prior notice.

Music is Fashion's Muse

I have an inextinguishable love for fashion and music. The two may carry a different note, but they share the same tune since both are considered art. Music will always be fashion's muse. Countless musicians and bands have set the trend in fashion, decade after decade. Let's discuss:

Teddy Boy: In the early 50s, a lot of young British men sporting the "Teddy Boy" look wore long jackets, thick crepe-soled shoes, winklepickers; high-waisted, slim "drain pipe" trousers, and slim ties. They danced and listened to skiffle and jazz music, but it wasn't until the mid-fifties that they associated themselves with the Rock and Roll scene after the film Blackboard Jungle was released. They started listening to musical artists, such as Bill Haley & His Comets, Eddie Cochran, and Elvis Presley.

Shortly after that, many young men started adopting Presley's look: slicked back hair style, long sideburns, and loose, unbuttoned shirts with their collars upturned. On the other hand, many women were solely inspired by ladies on the silver screen: Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Mansfield, and Sophia Loren.

British Invasion: Fashion was swinging in many directions during the early and mid-sixties. British rock bands, such as The Kinks, The Hollies, The Animals, The Zombies, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, and The Who inspired the mod look. Mary Quant, a British fashion icon and Welsh designer, created the iconic mini skirt. She drew inspiration from the vibrant and youthful attitude that was permeating during this time. You can also give her extra credit for the patterned and colorful tights that she created to accompany the miniskirt.

Hippie Revolution: 1967 (also known as the "Summer of Love") - 1970 was the highlight years of the hippie movement. Men and women were listening to Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Frijid Pink, The Doors, Grateful Dead, to name a few. They adopted a laidback, yet fun-loving, vibrant look that exuded love and peace - tie-dyed shirts, flowing caftans, bell-bottomed jeans, sandals (women loved going barefoot, too), headbands, and work shirts. The Beatles even took a psychedelic turn with their music and fashion sense.

Disco: Donna Summer, Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Abba, KC & the Sunshine Band were the top artists of the disco era. It was all about wearing clothes that were snug, colorful, and shiny. Big hair signified flair and rebellion. Platforms were also the thing - the bigger, the better. And don't forget hot pants! Mini skirts and dresses were more popular than ever, as well as the maxi dress and the jersey wrap dress, which was created by Diane von Fürstenberg in 1972. The jersey dress was easily transitioned from office wear to nightclub wear.

Glam Rock (also known as glitter rock): During 1972–1974, fashion was inspired by wildly flamboyant make-up, clothes, shoes, and hair donned by glam rock stars: David Bowie, T.Rex, Jobriath, Roxy Music, New York Dolls, and Lou Reed. It came to an abrupt end in 1976, but still influenced music and fashion genres: glam metal, punk, gothic, and New Romantics - looks that spontaneously revive every now and then since the 90s.

Punk: By the mid-70s, glam rock and disco were quickly shooed out the door with a vengeance, replaced with The Clash, The Ramones, Sex Pistols, and many others. This was the most hostile and anarchic movement. Clothes were usually bought from thrift shops and were destroyed and refashioned in a "rough" manner that would garner the most attention; torn t-shirts, ripped jeans, and leather jackets that were worn and torn. However, the punk fashion originated in London from esteemed designer Vivienne Westwood and her partner Malcolm McLaren. Her partner is credited with dressing The Sex Pistols.

The creation of MTV took fashion to a different level, yet was just as tacky as the 70s in regards of fashion, not music. Fun, yes, but still tacky. Pop, dance, New Wave music usually dominated the airwaves. Men were more flamboyant with their make-up than they were in the early 70s: Klaus Nomi, Boy George, Robert Smith of The Cure, Philip Oakey of The Human League, and Prince (he started out in the late 70s, but he truly blended in, yet stood out at the same time in the 80s). Michael Jackson set a plethora of trends. It was all about the hair, too, especially with glam metal bands (also known hair metal bands) and musicians: Quiet Riot, Mötley Crüe, Lita Ford, Cinderella, Twisted Sister, Guns N' Roses, and Bon Jovi.

When Madonna came along, music was forever changed by the way it was made and performed, on stage and in the videos. She also changed the attitude and the way society viewed women. She received worldwide recognition (good and bad) when she came out with Like a Virgin in 1984. She sparked even more controversy when she performed the song for the first time at the first MTV Video Music Awards (VMA). She was standing on top of a giant wedding cake, wearing a wedding dress and white gloves. To top it off, she started blatantly rolling on the stage.

Grunge: This movement emerged in Washington (mainly Seattle) in the mid-eighties, but truly didn't reach its peak until the early 90s. It drew inspiration from indie rock, hardcore punk, and heavy metal. Lyrics are ridden with angst and apathy. Grunge musicians were known for their unkempt appearances. The best examples would be Courtney Love (Hole), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Alice in Chains, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam.

The duo behind Nina Sky represents two style archetypes; the "New York City Girl" and the menswear-inspired "boy meets girl" look. In honor of ORGNL TV, Stoli asked them to share their music and fashion inspirations:

How do you think music/artists influence fashion trends?

Majorly, people love to listen to music and keep up with their favorite artists, from their latest videos to what they're wearing... So of course it would influence fashion trends. Also, music inspires creativity and fashion designers are artists in their own right. I think the music they listen to ultimately helps set the tone and theme of their collections. - Nina Sky

Listen & Download the exclusive Nina Sky track for ORGNL.TV by Stoli!

In partnership with Stoli. Savor Stoli Responsibly. STOLICHNAYA® Premium Vodka. 40% Alc/Vol. Distilled from grain. William Grant & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. © 2012 Spirits International, B.V