Monday, September 21, 2009

Work It Out

September 4th was one of my bestie's birthdays. I promised her a feature in honor of her special day and her special gift. Well, I fell ill. The flowers and cards were so appreciated, you're all too too kind. Truly, it made me feel like I've really arrived. I wonder if Rachel Zoe will get so sick tonight that she has people sending her gifts. Hmmm. But right, this isn't about me, or her, or my make-believe world. This is about my girl and about her new fabulous Mesi clutch.This hand piece was wrapped and ready to be gifted long before Fall fashion was talking about the clutch trend. A fashion-foreshadow if you will. Thanks to an i-spy kinda of eye, the help of fellow bestie co-shoppers and Felix Rey.This designer brings together the 80's, metallics, and embellished art in one little hold-everything. I love the punk meshed metal, the vintage peculiarity of the gold shell and the surprising funk of the leopard grosgrain lining. I also love how you can wear the Mesi with a range of looks. Casual with Friday night jeans, sophisticated with a Holiday tuxedo look and all dressed up with something like this ISSA kimono mini. So there you go birthday girl. Better late than never. Work it out girl. Work it out!

LC Shop-It Reco: Felix Rey * Mesi Clutch with Shell * On Sale $130

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Stella My Bella

It was 58 degrees this morning. I'm confused. And convinced I'm being tested. Between September Vogue, the new season of the RZ Project, countless emails from my fab-five fashion sites about Fall must haves, and this pre-season Arctic blast, you'd think the Gods are messing with my code. The code that is I do not walk, talk or buy Fall fashion until the weekend of Labor has officially passed. I've never been able to think about wool while pools and summer sun still beckon. Too itchy. Plus it feels like I'm cheating on summer to wear boots on August 31st. Yes I saw you, tisk tisk. But the main reason I resist is that the longer I wait, the better it is. Like giving up chocolate for Lent. With each day the craving grows and grows, until alas Easter, and oh sweet heaven of yumminess! I digress. So right now I'm pretty much relying on super woman strength to not break bad on leather leggings, velvet jackets, and the 80's revisited. Therefore until next week, seasonless moments like lingerie feel like a safe place for me. And Stella McCartney's new collection is just that - safe, but in a good way and a beau-T-ful way. Not too naughty, not too nice, these pieces have a European romance to them, a soft elegance and yet still command your inner sexy. My favorites are the Amber Chatting* bra and bikini, the Lola Spinning bra and shorts and the Clara Whispering chemise. The latter for some bedroom "je ne sais quoi", the Lola for a steamy night out, and the Amber for a Saturday morning cuddled up in your most favorite throw sipping hot chocolate. How lucky to be a woman and to enjoy such moments of femininity and stripped down beauty. Well done, Stella my Bella. Big kiss.

LC Shop-It Reco: Stella McCartney * Lingerie Collection * $50-$350