While we're totally smitten with the Loree Rodkin diamond-encrusted, finger-covering Bondage ring (we even recently proposed it as an alternative to boring, everyday wedding rings), we're less smitten with the hefty cash outlay. For $145, this striking Matisse piece offers up similar fabulousness. Available at MatisseDesigns.com.
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.
Although Michael Bruder's pieces - such as these eyecatching rings - may look to the streets for inspiration, the precious metals, diamonds, pearls & semi-precious stones belie the high-style fashionista lurking beneath the surface. Available at CorruptDesign.com.
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:
Dear Chief: Ok, I admit it. I’m kind of into the t-shirt phrase phase. But I’m so not into the corny things found on many tees. No, my tee has to say something a little bolder. Where can I find a t-shirt that’ll really make a statement? – Speechless
How, Speechless: It looks like it's T-shirt hell for you, Rock Punk chick. Not literally! TshirtHell.com is your perfect source for tees and tanks covered in phrases, some too inappropriate anywhere - or with anyone - too mainstream. You’ll really make a statement in one of these, Young Stylista, and with none of the dreaded corniness. All their phrases are truly hardcore. Stay fabulous!