Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Only Hearts

Founded by visionary Helena Stuart in 1978, Only Hearts began as a ♥-themed boutique on Columbus Ave in New York City and expanded into a contemporary design company in the early 1980’s. Only Hearts by Helena Stuart is releasing the first capsule “I ♥ Leggings” collection in stores this month. Stuart felt it was important to launch this group since “leggings have come full circle again, rivaling the place jeans have held for the past decade in a woman’s wardrobe as far as the go-to for comfort and versatility.” But within this window, there is plenty of room for fun and playful styling; the collection is a whimsical mix of basics to fun and textured prints as well as romantic lace. In addition to Second Skins, So Fine and Stretch Lace groups, new styles - Poor Boy Rib, Herringbone, Abby Rose and the enchanting Parisian Lace – will also be on offer. The collection is made in a variety of lengths from cropped to full, and styles (standard to stirrups) which make bold yet flirty fashion statements. Additionally, the fabric blends of nylon, rayon and spandex allow for extreme comfort which make looking fashionable an effortless reality. I ♥ Leggings” will retail for under $80 nationwide and will also be available on www.onlyhearts.com

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Littledoe is Love

Each Littledoe headpiece is one of a kind and entirely handmade from the highest quality antique materials. Priced from $250--$400 depending on the requested style. To order your custom Littledoe contact littledoe@mac.com.

Friday, June 26, 2009


What: A collection of bags that are the creation of the Kale sisters, Leslie and Jennifer. They make bags that are timeless in their design, and roomy while still structured with integrity. Excellent methods of production are clearly signature of this design duo, and their designs are mindful of every woman’s need to have a bag that can serve as “the go to” bag. Great for everyday or travel, the bags are made of sumptuous and durable leathers, every one completed with a zippered interior pocket, cell phone pocket and lined in striking fuchsia suede. A Kale bag is a forever bag.
When:Online sale hours are as follows: Wednesday, July 1st 12:00 PM EST (Noon) Saturday, July 4th 12:00 AM EST (Midnight)
Examples of items at the sale are as follows: -Tate Tote: flat tote with 2 exterior pockets and a zippered closure in Dove, washed lambskin, originally retailing for $695, sale price of $249 -Terra Tote: bag with 2 exterior pockets and a zippered closure in Putty, washed lambskin, originally retailing for $625, sale price of $219 -Chelsea Clutch: with pleated exterior and contrast piping detail in Lemon/White, in washed lambskin/patent, originally retailing for $395, sale price of $139 -Silla Tote: with adjustable handle and a zippered closure in Lake, washed goat, originally retailing for $695, sale price of $249 -Palmer Shopper: an oversized tote with a magnetic closure in Port, washed goat, originally $795, sale price of $279 -Porter Tote: with a drawstring closure in Lime, washed lambskin, originally retailing for $545, sale price of $189

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Hey guys so as you know I'm at camp right now, i am so sorry about the infrequency of my posts. I love posting on my blog and i am going to do my best to post as much as possible. Hope you guys keep reading! :) xoxo Sammy

More Resort

Roksanda Illincic's Resort collection is absolutely stunning. Between the sweetheart necklines and the combination of different elements whimsical, to sculptural, to romantic. To view the whole collection go to Style.com

Monday, June 22, 2009

Os Os

Bethany Santos and Carly Franks met in the sewing stuidios of Phildadelphia University. They had a mutual love for whimsical creatures and 70’s soul hits uniting them to form Os Os. The designers share a passion of mine as well, and can usually be found digging through dust covered bins at undiscovered thrift stores. The dinamic duo are inspired by anything from embroidered deer curtains from the 40’s or a 70’s southwestern button down shirt. They use "vintage prints, embroideries and buttons paired with unexpected detailing to create garments that are unique and special enough to stand on their own." In addition to their line they sell -vintage clothing -accessories for men and women -vintage housewares and vinyl records check 'em out here

New Arrivals



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Friday, June 19, 2009


I received a lovely email today from the two great minds behind VagaBondnyc.com. Naveed Hussain & Andrea Perini (the two great minds I was referring to) are two stylist, one a Vogue alum, who use their insight on current trends and fashion history to provide a unique vintage experience. They felt that there was a lack of exciting vintage online, under the price of $5,000, and I can't argue with them there. Together Hussain and Perini have created a very special online vintage shop. Yes, it's true a girl can't have to many shoes but a girl definitely can't have enough vintage. I can't wait to shop around on VagaBondnyc.com!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Best of the Best

The following are pictures of my favorite outfits from various designers 2010 resort collections...so far... 3.1 Phillip Lim: Phillip Lim used antique lace, denim patchwork, and "sun-bleached" florals. The thing i like best about this collection is that every article of clothing has something special about it. You can mix and match all you want, take a simple outfit and throw that vest over it and wahh-laa cutest outfit in the room. Balenciaga: Prints and volume and my favorite...ruffles! Nicolas Ghesquière has Incorporated my 2 favorite collars ever in the entire would of fashion hah. No seriously though i've been looking for an outfit with a, i almost want to call it a Victorian king collar, well what it's technical name is-im obsessed with it and i want it nowwwwwww. [no Veruca Salt i dont want an oompa loompa i want that collar on my outfit!] Cynthia Rowley: Only Cynthia Rowley's collections can be described as cute and sweet yet edgy and kooky. She used left over ribbon from past seasons to create her sandals. Not only is Rowley fashion forward, she's recycles too! Peter Jensen: I just love when a designer does something so random and it's just so adorable and cohesive throughout the collection. A rabbit makes an appearance on quite a few of Peter Jensen's pieces giving his collection a youthful and fun vibe. photocred: style.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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Simultaneous online & in-house sample sale featuring Bulga handbags! This is an opportunity that no one should miss. What: Classic handbags with a modern edge that are large enough to stuff all your goodies in yet chic enough to carry at night...Who could ask for more? Where: Savvy & Co.’s NYC Loft 145 West 18th Street (6th – 7th Aves) THESAVVY.COM When: In-House sale hours are as follows: Wednesday, June 24th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday, June 25th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Online sale hours are as follows: Wednesday, June 24th 12:00 PM EST (Noon) Saturday, June 27th 12:00 AM EST (Midnight) As seen in: -Self, February 2009 -Le Figaro, September 2008 -Life & Style, October 2008...just to name a few.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

<<< Pepper and Pistol >>>

It's no secret that I love Pepper and Pistol and their summer 09 collection called Babylon doesn't fail to amaze. They managed to put and edgy spin on the typical cropped and printed leggings with bright colors and mixing prints. The Babylon collection is chic and effortless looking, who wouldn't want to be spotted in one of these outfits? My favorite one is the white tank with the printed high waist skirt and cropped black and white checkered leggings! click picture to enlarge

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Underwear as Outerwear

This trend is perfect for those hot summer days. Corsets and exposed garters have been spotted on the runways and various street style sites, for example the picture above from Chictopia. Beware this trend can go terribly wrong, but when kept classy and worn right you'll be sure to turn heads. Many will be in awe of your ability to rock a trend like this one! photocred: chictopia, style.com, fashion copious

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Great Opportunities

-There will be a direct link from my site to ShabbyApple on the left hand column. This way everyone can easily access this great site. Just click the Shappy Apple picture on the left. -Whooga Boots created a gift card for all of you which gives you guys $30 USD (£19 GBP) to spend on their website. Just click here and type XALAMODEX into the box in the cart. There are no conditions on it and we do ship to all countries. have fun shopping :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Lets be honest here, who doesnt want to look as efforlessly fabulous. RoseAnna is a line designed by two french women named Anne-Fleur and Roxane Thiery. They started out specializing with spring and summer collections consisting of très joli bathing swim wear and causal rompers and tops. Now they are taking a leap with the seasons a/w 09 lookbook. I'm totally loving the masculine influence mixed with feminine flowing knits. Come fall, I know what i'll be wearing.


WHAT: What girl doesn’t need some sexy, chic and modern knitwear in their wardrobe? Just ask Jessica Alba. When asked who are your favorite designers now she said “I also have a few favorite knits from Qi Cashmere.” WHERE: The Savvy.com WHEN: Online sale hours are as follows: Wednesday, June 17th 12:00 PM (Noon) Saturday, June 20th 12:00 AM (Midnight) AS SEEN IN: WWD, January 2009; Lucky Magazine, November 2008; Life & Style Magazine, September 2008; InStyle Magazine, September 2008 CELEBRITIES: Jessica Alba, Rihanna, Marcia Cross, Shantelle, Emily Van Camp are among their fan base. Examples of the extraordinary sale items: • Lace Kimono Tie Cardigan, originally retailing for $248, at sale $100 • Lantern Sleeve Knit Dress in 100% Pima Cotton, originally retailing for $215, at sale $86 • Ruffle Tie Cropped Cardigan in Cashmere and Silk blend, originally retailing for $198, at sale for $80 • Vee Neck Blouse Sleeve Top in Cashmere and Silk blend, originally retailing for $242, at sale $97 • Waffle Short Sleeve Duster in 100% Pima Cotton, originally retailing for $165, at sale $66

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NEO-Romantic by Emma Summerton

If i could live in any editorial spread for the day i'd pick THIS ONE! In this June 2009 issue of Vogue Italia, models Abbey Lee Kershaw and Imogen Morris Clarke in vintage inspired cocktail outfits paired with macabre skeleton jewelry and leather harnesses. If Tim Burton was told to style a late 1950's photo shoot this would be the out come. Perfect combination if you ask me. click to enlarge photocred: fashion copious

Monday, June 8, 2009

*Bethany Lorelle*

I know I know, this is the last thing I need-more hair accessories. I can't help it though everyone has their fashion vise, for some its bags, others its shoes, for me its hair accessories. It's just a small obsession I have and finding all these amazing designers exclusively working to create the perfect flower, head band, or bedazzled hair clip would put a smile to any accessory loving fashionista. *Bethany Lorelle* specializes in fine, handmade fashion accessories since 2000. In 2008, the expanded to numerous boutique around the country as well as this shop on Esty. Their focus apart from customer satisfaction, is to only use the best, and finest materials making every piece exceptionally special.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pixie Market

Dear Urban Outfitters, you will always be near and dear to my heart. However, as far as I'm concerned you gonna need to step it up to compete with Pixie Market. I'm almost mad at myself for not knowing about this site before. I mean, it's been featured in Nylon, Teen Vogue, Who What Wear,(just to name a few) how could i be so blind?! It didn't help that after browsing through the site i wanted every thing i saw, it made me even more ashamed that i just discovered Pixie Market now. Well, once I'm done hitting myself over the head-I'm going to subscribe to this awesome online shop. Also located: 100 Stanton Street (between Orchard & Ludlow) New York, NY 10002