"Buy this now; wear it forever." This little fashion lie, while beguiling (and, in truth, applying only to diamond studs), should be avoided at all costs explains More magazine's style expert Charla Krupp - a regular on The E! and Home Shopping Network, with more than 100 style segments on The Today Show under her (no doubt skinny) belt, and author of New York Times bestseller How Not to Look Old described as one of the best weapons in the war against aging gracefully).
"Even the basics have an expiration date...Many of us have boring, outdated "classics" that should have been ditched seasons ago," she warns in the April issue. "They not only take up valuable real estate in our closets, but, worse, they broadcast for all to see that we just can't let go." The shame. Avoid this plight by ditching the stuff you shouldn't still be wearing (or never wear any more) regardless of what you spent or that it they still fits, and treat yourself to some new basics. And then say it loud & proud: I have no intention of wearing this forever.
Some of Krupp's picks for new basics to perk up your wardrobe:
Inspired by 20th century American art nouveau and Indian royalty, Isharya's designers - sisters-in-law Radhika & Gauri Tandon - favor elaborate combinations of jewels encrusted on a mix of wood palettes and resins to create a unique interpretation of the historic style of royal Indian families, but tailored to today's pop culture.
Check out their fall collection in person at a trunk show at Henri Bendel in NYC from June 14-16. Available at Isharya.com.
Need more inspiration for Valentine's Day? Check out The Sweet Life blog for more yummy gift & food ideas. You will be drooling when you check out the goodies from Quady Winery, Dancing Deer baking company, Recchiuti Confections, and more from The SWEET LIFE BLOG
One of my fave pix of yours truly with my mom, Mary Jo Scott, on one of our annual trips to fun places like Burma, Tasmania, Uzbekistan, the Inca Trail, Tanzania, Nepal,
New Zealand, camel trekking in Morocco, Easter Island - this one was taken when we
were sailing around the various islands of Indonesia. She died of breast cancer in 2004.
It's breast cancer awareness month. As someone who lost their nearest & dearest friend/pal/confidante/travel companion - my mom, Mary Jo Scott - to this dreadful disease, it turned out that those ads are sadly right: breast cancer touches all of us, whether or not we are actually diagnosed with the disease. Visit BCRFCure.org, the foundation started by Estee Lauder, to find out ways to help & various beauty products which are donating proceeds to the fight.
Alternatively, click on this banner to visit The Breast Cancer Site, where simply clicking on the "Fund Free Mammograms" button help provide screening to all women, regardless of financial circumstance.
And on to the weekly Web Snob roundup of what's worth checkin' out on these fab online publishers:
e Beauty Daily
shows how to help in the fight, by participating in a new fundraising
& educational program launched by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Design your likeness onto chic stationary, notecards & e-cards from Design-Her Gals like Second City Style did, and know that part of the proceeds from your order is helping to raise funds & awareness for Stage 4 breast cancer patients.
Act now or forever hold your peace (until next holiday season that is) to lay hands on Bobbi Brown's stunning limited edition holiday collection advises Beauty Addict.
Time to steal dad's Oxfords out from under him, or get your own pair is the word from Trashionista, who's loving the version that's made for chicks.
It's the October edition of the Massclusivity Watch by Aesthetics + Economics, which info on Thakoon for Ninewest, Viktor & Rolf for H&M, Roland Mouret for Gap, and oh so much more. Zac Posen bags reports Fab Sugar! Beloved by the likes of Mischa Barton & Rachel Bilson & completely covetable.
Watches from Piaget's Miss Protocol Collection don't get much more glamorous says The Jewelry Weblog.
Style Bites shares the secrets to high fashion on a low budget.
The Bag Snob girls are drooling over lux crocs & lush suede bags from the Dior Spring 2007 collection.
Five fashion "tribes" = five different fashion personalities & lifestyles.
From fashion, to beauty, to lifestyle, home decor, travel, entertaining, and even wine & pets, in the five different Fashiontribes.com magazines, we do our best to find the coolest stuff out there and then customize everything for each tribe. And starting with this month's issue, each magazine now has its very own Executive Editor!
Some highlights from the brand spankin' new October issue: