Shoes of Prey

Gisele Bundchen’s Final Runway Show

With that beautiful face and that iconic “horse walk” Gisele Bunchen had her final catwalk at Sao Paulo’s fashion week. After a 20 year career, this is what she had to say, “I am grateful that at 14, I was given the opportunity to start this journey. Today after 20 years in the industry, it is a privilege to be doing my last fashion show by choice and yet still be working in other facets of the business.”

Love,

Melissa

 

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Now here is a dream come true for all Pantones lovers: The Pantone Hotel . It was created to “awaken your senses to an array of delights and playful surprises,” by interior designers Michel Penneman and Olivier Hannaert. I had never wanted to be in Brussels so badly as I do now. 

XO,

Melissa

Image Credits: hypebeast.com

“Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.”

Here is why Pantone chose Marsala:

The Versatility of Marsala

  • Equally appealing to men and women, Marsala is a stirring and flavorful shade for apparel and accessories, one that encourages color creativity and experimentation
  • Flattering against many skin tones, sultry and subtle Marsala is a great go-to color for beauty, providing enormous highlight for the cheek, and a captivating pop of color for nails, shadows lips and hair.
  • Dramatic and at the same time grounding, the rich and full-bodied red-brown Marsala brings color warmth into home interiors
  • An earthy shade with a bit of sophistication, texture is the story in print and packaging. A matte finish highlights Marsala’s organic nature while adding a sheen conveys a completely different message of glamour and luxury.”

Excited to see plenty of Marsala this 2015.

XO,
Melissa

Credit: Getty Imagess

Credit: Getty Imagess

Credits: Getty Images

Credits: Getty Images

Credits:Getty Images

Credits:Getty Images

The Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2014 is just around the corner, December 9th on CBS to be exact! Can’t wait, to see such an extravaganza, and watch how our inspriation will transform.

xo,

Melissa

What to Wear to the DMZ

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DMZ Attire by cottontrendy featuring warehouse jewelry Vince turtleneck / Taifun black coat, $295 / Rag & bone skinny jeans, $230 / Tod’s tods shoes, $390 / Proenza Schouler brown bag, $1,480 / Warehouse jewelry, $7.83 / STELLA McCARTNEY square sunglasses / It Cosmetics lips makeup

Vistied the DMZ in Seoul this November and following their dress code is important.

Here are their rules.

*No jeans (with faded color and/or torn)

*No leather pants

*No short pants

*No tank tops or sleeveless shirts

*No training pants

*No military style attire

*No T-shirts (must be collared shirts)

*No shirts with profane, provocative or demeaning representations

*No leggings

*No skinny jeans

*No shorts-for the skirts/dresses they need to be about knee length

*No slippers

*Flip-flops

*Sandals

Hopefully we have illustrated it easy enough for you.

xoxo,

Melissa

Photo Credits: Neil Rasmus/BFANYC.com

Photo Credits: Neil Rasmus/BFANYC.com

“Chanel’s gym-style ephemeral boutique, complete with benches, weights, and lockers, is officially open in Bergdorf Goodman’s 5F. Open through this Sunday, the installation was inspired by the brand’s sporty Coco Coach ad campaign featuring Cara Delevingne going all Raging Bull in pearls.”

If you are visiting NYC stop by 58th/5th and visit, then perhaps grab a quick bite at Bergdorf Goodman restaurant.

xo,

Melissa

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Amal Alamuddin – She’s Divine and a new favorite to watch closely. Every outfit for this lovely weekend wedding in Venice, Italy fit to the T, and made every girl who admired her wants them.

She is striking and definitely one to emulate.

xo,

Melissa

Today marks year two of the lovely rendezvous with Cotton Trendy and you. Thank you very much for sharing on this exciting journey of lattes, lingerie, and all things beautiful. Happy Birthday Cotton Trendy, great things certainly do come in pairs. Le Mervetty made this celebration extra special.

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I am forever grateful to live in the City of Angels and to walk the streets of downtown LA on a daily basis. It is  a city where love abounds and where people inspire. It is colorful and dynamic. We are in the west coast and the sun always seems to set with us.

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Who doesn’t love PINK? Pink flowers, pink perfume, pink make-up, pink books, pink shoes, pink friends? Life is more beautiful that way; it seems a lot sweeter in pink. Then, there are life’s little surprises, especially when they arrive in pink bouquets.

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Eva, is the goddess of lingerie and she lives in my home. She prances about at night, ensuring that both seduction and femininity continue to reign. Sometimes,  she goes to the roof top and spreads her love across the skyline of the city. She knows that lingerie continues to be a woman’s guardian angel, she is Cotton Trendy’s muse and a striking one by that matter. Oh how I love Eva!

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This summer Chicago captivated my heart, and I found myself mesmerized by such an delightful city. If you have not yet visited Chicago in the summer, then it’s a must. Do not let it escape you, especially the architecture boat tour at dusk.

Then, there is tea at the Peninsula with the best bras on earth (from Felina Lingerie). Those afternoons prove to be some of my favorite, with the harp playing in the back ground and the heavenly ambiance, it was all quite inspirational.

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Walking on a Picasso has got to have been one of the most thrilling things that happened this year. In the lovely “Chic City,” I literally walked upon that opportunity and recommend it to anyone. It was the highlight of my evening, but yet so was the Art Institute of Chicago. That museum is filled with greatness, so much greatness that it brought me to tears.  To stand in  a room surrounded by skill, devotion, genius, and passion, can be quite moving.

Espresso macchiato? Why certainly. There is always room for a little piece of heaven.

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Museums are some of my favorite places. The Norton Simon is certainly a sight to see. Its gardens can certainly evoke emotions that lead to very pleasant conversations. Standing in front of Sam Francis, certainly transports one to the clouds of color.

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Here, life imitates art. Children are by far the most angelic of all creations. They soothe, inspire, and help us laugh a little louder. Here is a little Einstein, and his bilingual German and English skills, coupled with his love for numbers, are quite impressive (I want to be him). At the Norton Simon Museum the Portrait of a Boy, 1655-60 by Rembrandt van Rijn, “reflects and enhances the engaging charm and openness of the ingenuous child, who eagerly presents himself to the viewer”, and this picture of a boy is exactly that.

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Then you have the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, exhibiting Hollywood Glamour. Such designs always captivate audiences everywhere, leaving them to do a double-take.

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What other place on earth transforms the soul like New York City? Personally, none, although, Paris does come in at a close second. Since I can’t be in New York day in and day out, I like to keep visual reminders around my home, just in case NYC ever questions my devotion and complete utter obsession with it. Nothing quite does it like NYC, nothing.

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This year New York was about trend shows and great friends on rooftop bars- dreaming their little dreams and singing in the rain.

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Bottega Louie, has to have been the restaurant I most visited this year, due to its decadent  creations, hours of operation, and proximity to my home. Its high ceilings let your imagination run wild and its menu certainly never disappoints. Early or late, its doors are open, bring your friends or come alone, either way, it’s a party in there.

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Some mornings in Washington D.C. still have the allure reminiscent of mornings in New York. With a lobby filled the scent and beauty of roses and lilies, high ceilings, and great design, suddenly a cup of coffee and berries are the perfect company to such occasion. Over at the National Gallary of Art, Auguste Rodin, inspires with “The Age of Bronze,” if only I could see him more often.

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Lavender sugar and honey anyone? What a relaxing way to start a morning. Sweet gifts like this, with pretty little cards sent from Seattle warm the heart. Lavender is certainly a personal favorite.

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Pantone colors make the world better.

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My future godson turns ordinary days into extraordinary events. His smile seduces and he attracts like a magnet. Surrounded by friends in his delightful nursery designed by his mother, he invigorates souls and fills them with glitter. His presence sets the heart at ease with an aura of heavenly gentleness.

(Image Credits O. De Luna Photography)

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Cotton Trendy has been celebrated and inspired by many, it shares in the love of family and friends and even strangers. From giggles and ice-cream, to confetti and cupcakes, Cotton Trendy turns two today, so it’s time to go taste the stars. Thank you to all our followers.

xoxo,

Melissa