The rise of Marc Jacobs. Love these #throwbackthursday videos.

xoxo,

Melissa

MAGIC

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Magic by cottontrendy featuring gemstone earrings

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Sometimes during our careers, we daydream about having certain experiences or going to certain places- all while working really creatively and really having fun all in one. Soon I will be attending MAGIC in Vegas for the first time. With such an exciting opportunity always comes the question, “What should I wear and what shoes will ensure my feet remain intact throughout the long hours?”  The solution is simple, COLOR, and lots of it, and of course comfort.

A time like this calls for a celebration, and if the eye is attracted to color, then we want plenty of eyes at our booth, looking at everything we have to offer! As per Kate Spade’s mantra Live Colorfully. What better inspiration than Kate Spade, for this lovely first time event.

Kisses,
Melissa

DL Jeans Odor Blocking Jeans by DL1961 Premium Denim DL Denim Odor Blocking Jeans by DL1961 Premium Denim

Levi’s has a new Intelligent Denim made with Silvadur, a microbal control technology that prevents bacteria (and the odors that come with it) from growing. Now this is pretty brilliant. A great way to save both water and the integrity of your denim. Click here to read more.

Denim getty images Odor Blocking Jeans by DL1961 Premium Denim

Interested in learning how Chip Berg, President & CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. got plenty of attention by showing up at to a public talk wearing denim jeans that he had not washed in over a year? All to bring awareness to sustainability and get us thinking of how much water we can save. “Since Levi’s Water Less launched in 2011, we have saved the planet 770 million liters of water –- more than all of the drinking water the City of New York consumes in a month!” Click here to read more.

xoxo,

Melissa

 

Memorized by all details of fur, sequence, lace, and stunning silhouettes.

xoxo,

Melissa

Louboutin Nail Polish Christian Louboutin and His Stiletto Inspired Nail Polish Collection

 

Now if this is not exciting, then I don’t know what is!  Here is what Christian Louboutain had to say about his Rouge Louboutin signature shade.

There are 31 polishes in the collection. Tell me about Rouge Louboutin, your signature red shade.
CL: It mimics the color of my red sole, but more importantly, it’s flattering on everyone. That was crucial to me.  We worked really hard and tested it on every skin tone until we got it right.

Read more here.

xo,

Melissa

Always fun to wrap and unwrap so quickly.

xo,

Melissa

Redefining cool and all things exotic.

Love,

Melissa

THE SHIFT 2014

xo,

Melissa

Olivia Palermo Olivia Palermo weds in Carolina Herrera

Manolo Blanik Olivia Palermo weds in Carolina Herrera

A lovely twist to a traditional wedding dress. Olivia Palermo weds in a three piece  Carolina Herrera ensemble, with vibrant Manolo Blahnik stilettos (just like Carrie Bradshaw). We are simply in love and smitten by her style choices.

xoxo,

Melissa

Small bag Get-a-Way Weekend

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weekend Getaway by cottontrendy featuring blue short shorts

H M cotton shirt, $26 / American Eagle Outfitters red top / Rebecca Taylor slim fit t shirt / Vero Moda white long sleeve top, $26 / Merona shorts / J.Crew blue short shorts / Relaxed fit shorts / Ballerina shoes / Balenciaga studded t strap sandal / Flora Bella brown handbag / Loop scarf / MSGM buckle belt, $44

Summer is here, and it seems that plans for a fun weekend get-a-way are always a good idea. With a nice summer pallet combination you are good to go for any gathering where good friends and champagne are always the perfect combination. Go light, relax, and enjoy the view.

xoxo,

Melissa

Bright Diamante – Gucci

“Playing color is a stylish pursuit.”

Love,

Melissa

Ringly1 Jewelry, meet Technology

Surprise! Jewelry, meet technology, a ring that alerts you of any important phone calls, messages, or emails and frees you from having to be looking at your phone every two minutes.

Grab a cocktail and mingle on, because this little rock has got you covered. It is about time that we started living in the moment again. Click here to pre-order with Ringly, and if ten of your friends buy, yours is free. Yet if you don’t want to go through that trouble for only $145.00 it can be yours.

That was fun!

Melissa

YSL Movie YVES SAINT LAURENT the movie

 

In theaters June 25, 2014. Time to start planning your next movie outing with all of your favorite friends and perhaps a nice cocktail afterward to discuss the brilliance of Yves St. Laurent the movie. I can hardly sit still.

xoxo,

Melissa

Scot Eastwood Boss by Hugo Boss has a New Face

Hugo Boss has a new face, Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott, and we are enamored. Those chiseled American features are sure to keep us focused just a little more on the fabric and drape. Hugo calls their suits “suave, sophisticated and timelessly elegant” and we could not agree more. Their current Spring/Summer 2014 collection Elegant Sovereignty   is a must see, as it is as fresh and crisp as a lavender/rose lemonade on a warm sunny afternoon. To read more click here.

xo,

Melissa

 

 

Personal Favorites

Kate spade purse / Henri Bendel brown tote bag / Flora Bella beach bag / Polo Ralph Lauren duffel bag, $190

This summer there are some pieces which are simply my favorite go-to’s- especially for a weekend get away. Nothing adds a little mystery like a pair of shades. They  keep your eyes from revealing that which you really adore, and no one will know just how much or how little sleep you got the night before.

Then you have the scarf. Nothing like the scarf to give your outfit a whole new life; with a little touch of elegance and a little added flare, it’s that little bit of je ne sais quoi. They also take close to zero space in your bag, which leaves room for other fun things you might want to add at the last minute. With its multiple uses, a scarf becomes your best friend on a cool flight, a breezy night, or simply when you need a little something to caress while you think about fabulous things.

Few accessories are as practical as the tote bag. Simply toss in your favorite lipstick, magazine, moisturizer,  extra pair of sandals, and never worry about a thing. It helps keep things simple and very stress free. These are my ultimate style-life savers. What are yours?

xo,
Melissa

Summer Must Haves

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Spring has certainly been a part of my step these couple of weeks and with all the fun summer promises, here are some must haves.
xo,
Melissa

Memorial Day Love

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With my gratitude forever,

Melissa

 


“She’s open to culture all around the world, she is not a fashion victim, she likes style. She knows who she is and looking for timeless beauty.”

Happy Friday,
Melissa

OMsignal Biometric Fitness T shirt iphone OMsignal shirt the gym wear of the future

For $199, this OMsignal promises to be the gym wear of the future. “The data is sent via Bluetooth to a specially developed iPhone app, which lets you see all of it in real time,” says Dr. Jesse Slade Shantz, the firm’s Chief Medical Officer. “Your iPhone beams the data up to the cloud, and algorithms we’ve developed then push back various metrics — showing you information about your breathing during workouts, and information like that.” For even more exciting details click here.

Kisses,

Melissa