Celebrate and Shop Italia NYC

This is one of the best times to shop for new luggage for your wedding. Why? Brics has it on sale at 20% off. This is to celebrate the Shop Italian NYC month long event. There will be great sales for the entire month (and I’m sure some discount coupons too if you check back!) so come back often.

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HSN Glam Series filled with bling, sass and international flavor

HSN is the première network where starts are made and deals are purchased.  Their Hollywood Glam Accessories Series has a rooster of  celebrity designers is packed with some of the best in the business.

Akkad, Amedeo, American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Bajalia, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, DKNYC, Fatigues to Fabulous, Fiona Kotur, Gastineau Glamour by Lisa & Brittany Gastineau, Heidi Daus, Iman Global Chic, Jeffrey Banks, Joan Boyce Libby Edelman, Love & Rock Collection by Loree Rodkin, Lulu Guinness, Rara Avis by Iris Apfel, Rarities Fine Jewelry by Carol Brodie, R.J. Graziano, RK by Ranjana Khan, Tori Spelling and Twiggy London.

HSN is known for new stars, but I must admit the true star this season will be Iris Apfel. I know you will love this 89-year-old first time designer.  She fuses vintage designs with modern influences creating unique statement pieces.  This former interior designer and fashion icon has designed for nine former presidents from Truman to Clinton.  A true-spit fire, her collection is not to be missed when it launches in September 2011.

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The new HSN collection of these designers begin launching June so keep your eyes out for them.  I’ve seen a glimpse of their new collections and honestly, they are amazing.  I know I have my channel and credit card ready because there really is no place like HSN.

HSN Official Site

Happy Mother’s Day

It’s been a crazy month, but the one thing…the one person who keeps me ‘sane’, is my mom. She is an amazing woman of strength, humor, caring and most of all love.
So here’s to you mom – I love you!
Happy Mother’s Day

To all the mothers of the bride and groom, I hope that today brings you happiness.

To all the brides who may be mom’s, or mom’s to be…YIPPIE!! Here’s to you being a new adventure. May the road be smooth and the laughter fill your life and heart.

NY/NJ/CONN EVENT: Be an “Official Brides Maid” for TLC’S LIVE ROYAL WEDDING

Would you like to be an “Official Brides Maid” for TLC’S LIVE
ROYAL WEDDING event and telecast (LIVE from Times Square) on
April 29, 20011? We are looking for 12 lovely ladies to be part
of the fun on this big day… so if you are: * Fun and out going
* Look great in a bridesmaid dress * Love the whole “Royal
Wedding” excitement – and would love to be a part of it in a FUN
way?? then Contact us ASAP by emailing
RoyalWeddingCastings@gmail.com with the following: 1. Your full
name and Birthdate … 2. Your DRESS SIZE (we supply the dress so
we need this – very important). 3. A recent photograph (.jpg) 4.
Confirm that you can be available to us on the 29th in Times
Square from 5 AM – 10 AM. 5. Can attend a dress fitting the night
before, on April 28th. Lots of fun if you have a few friends
that want to do it WITH you (as part of the 12) – but we need to
hear from each girl wanting to participate! No pay – but great
TLC swag and VIP ring side seats to all of the fun

Accessory Council offers Mother’s Day Gift ideas

If you are lucky enough to have a mom (or be one) Mother’s Day is quickly approaching.  If you are looking for some great gift ideas for the mom or woman in your life, you should look at these recommendations by the Accessory Council.  Oh…these aren’t just for Mother’s Day, if you are wondering about a gift for your future mother in law, I can’t think of a better opportunity to really show you care.

Did someone say Lunch?

Lunch or dinner at a restaurant considered ‘fine-dining’, using the freshest locally sourced ingredients plus has a wine list of over 200 is Rouge Tomate.  This restaurant reduced its carbon footprint by choosing ecological materials made from recycled materials, using forest stewardship certified wood for floor and furniture and energy-efficient lighting.  Oh, and the food is so good!! This is a place where you can truly say “put your brand where your mouth is.”

Having a good “Hair” day:

I don’t know a single woman who doesn’t care about her hair.  HairRules provides a cleaner and condition in one process.  It helps to detangle your hair while you wash it, which means less hair breakage when you dry it.  It’s sulfate and paraben free so you know it’s good for your hair and the environment.

If you need to walk in with a gift in hand:

How about a leopard tote?  Nine West has a beautiful bag that is not only fashionable but also large enough to hold everything she needs.  I also love the cute yet spacious purse that is attached.  You can find it at nine west or Macy’s nationwide in time for Mother’s Day.  $79

So many designers are using headbands on their models this season.  To have a large mesh flower headband in rose gold by Colette Malouf, you have two for one.  Made of fine woven wire and large Swarovski crystals, this is truly jewelry for the hair.  Each piece is crafted by hand so no two will be exactly like….just like the woman in your life.  $158

Belk’s Originality Beads is as one of the leading brands of sterling silver bead charms.  You can show your personal style by mixing and matching them.  Available in Sterling silver, diamond or glass they come in a number of colors.  With hundreds of styles and endless combinations you can give one to your mom, one to your future mother in law and each would be uniquely special.  $25

How about a little Givenchy? Their necklaces they have silk colored stones in a hematite-tone setting.  This soft, feminine design adds shine to-day or evening dress.  One of their pieces with a crisp shirt and skirt or jeans will kick their outfit up a notch.  $65

Do you ever get tired of wondering where your keys are in the bottom of your bag?  I know I am.  These adorable animal key fobs from MCM will make it easier to find your keys in the deepest pocketbook.  Actually, they are so cute, you may want to have them showing on the outside of your bag.   $135

Sometimes it IS all about karma.  In this case, Good Charma has beautiful necklaces, bracelets, charms and accessories but the “Lucky 7” bracelet features genuine turquise, lapis, red coral an pyrite gemstones with sterling silver and 22k gold vermeil along with our favorite charm.  It’s really a beauty.

If a rich mother of pearl reflected under a faceted blue stone is more your speed, then the Perfect Match by Judith Jack is the answer. This necklace is available on a 18”-36” necklace in sterling silver, marcasite accented chain. $350

How about something fun and playful the Noon Copenhagen Watches are just that.  This is the only watch in the world with “turning disc” technology.  The dial of the watch actually changes and ‘shades’ the face of the watch as time passes. That makes figuring out what time it is a snap – cool huh?! $55-$155

Oh, how I love Michael Kors! I’m honestly one of his biggest fans (do you hear that Michael??) and his new eyewear collection is simply stunning.  Available in Petit or Glam, black or tortoise brown they are ideal for any face shape.  I know that she will like love them.  $100

I heard rumor that spring and dare I say summer will be arriving soon.  Dorfman Pacific is a millinery company that you should check out for a little sun protection.  A wide range of hats, styles, textures and colors I’m sure you can find something that will fit her personal style.  These may be wonderful for that garden or beach wedding….just a though. $42-$145 (women) $35-$75 (men)

Susan Beard Design creates a photo cube unlike any I’ve seen. You send them pictures and they will sculpt them into a perfect cube of photo’s that can be used as a planter, or any other shape you choose.  Why not create one filled with memories from your childhood and give it to your mom as a way of saying…Thanks for the memories. $120

So Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms in the world.  I hope your day is filed with goodness and goodies.

Kate Spade goes bridal bells

Yes, everyone is getting into the bridal business.  I told a friend that I’m going to open one myself…just kidding (well, maybe just a little).

Kate Spade has always had fun dresses, shoes and bags so naturally she has introduced a bridal dress line.  This is for the quirky, garden, perhaps beach and absolutely JPO (Justice of the Peace) kind of bride.

With some great shoes and accessories, there is something for just about everyone.

For the complete collection check out her site…Kate Spade Wedding Belles