I’m reading a book about Marie Antoinette and I can’t decide if I want to be her best friend or if she was basically an 18th century version of The Real Housewives of Versailles. Maybe both? One thing’s clear though: this queen had an amazing sense of style. Her palaces were filled with sumptuous fabrics, rich colors, and intricately detailed decorations. Here are some modern day pieces to bring a little Antoinette opulence into your home… Keep reading »
Can’t afford a Chanel bag? That’s okay, just wear the brand on your nails instead. Chanel’s just revealed three of its new colors for spring 2012–titled April, May and June. Perfectly fruit punchy, wouldn’t you say? [Fashionista]
Our saved searches this week run the gamut from designer classics to collaborations, and Hollywood (Regency!) to headline makers.
1. New Ann Taylor Loft Boots: Platforms may still be the runway rage, but we all need a weekend boot we can walk in. With “The Three Musketeers” film opening in October we’re feeling the swashbuckler moment with this buckled-over-the-knee pair. (eBay search keywords: over-the-knee boots)
2. Rare Givenchy Bracelet: The fashion house of Givenchy is known for pushing the envelope, especially when it comes to accessories. Editors and fashion followers can’t get enough. (eBay search keywords: Givenchy bracelet)
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Turns out Paddington Bear knew what was up. Toggles are a cute, retro addition to tons of winter coats this season. We’ve rounded up some fabulous toggle coat options in every color and pricepoint (starting as low as 40 bucks!). Click through to check ‘em out…
My first bourbon experience was at a dark bar in New Orleans, where I ordered “bourbon, on the rocks” because I thought it would make me sound cool. I took one sip and started retching, so the bartender put a sympathetic shot of cola in my glass. “Try it like this,” he said, and I did, and started coughing and retching again. “Maybe a little more…” he said, and we continued on like this until finally he just gave me a Coke on the rocks. My dreams of being cool died that day, but now that I’m older and wiser I’d like to try this whole bourbon thing again.
I asked my friends Patrick and Rachel, who run ThereWillBeBourbon.net, to compile a list of ways to enjoy this classic spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned sipper or a bourbon newbie like me, there’s sure to be a suggestion for you (the bourbon chocolate chip cookies sound like just my style). Read on for imbibing inspiration (recipes included!)…
We’re all about being cozy and toasty this autumn, so we’re coveting a pair of knit sweatpants. Surprisingly, these pants aren’t as difficult to wear as you’d think. Thinking of knit sweatpants as simply relax-fit slim pants is the first step. Then you just add other items that make you comfortable and pull the whole look together. Layering other quintessential fall wear, like a plaid shirt over a long-sleeve T-shirt, will complement the relaxed feel of the pants for casual weekend wear. Pick a pair of space-dyed knit pants and you’re on your way to an unconventional tuxedo. Simply add a pretty blouse, a clutch, and shoes and you’ll be ready for a special dinner out. Take a look at the casual and dressy outfits we put together for inspiration. Keep reading »