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Alexander McQueen - 16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010

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sm_GGroc-WDWent to the opening reception for Ella Vickers‘ flagship shop on the avenue in Greenwich last evening. Ella is a charming and talented sailor and entrepreneur who began designing bags out of the retired sailcloth of the yacht Columbia, the first 12-meter vessel to win the Americas cup, after sailing on her as first mate. The well-edited designs, superb construction and utter usability of the bags made them an immediate success with boating aficionados in the loop. Now Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection (EVSC) is busting out into the broader market. The season may be over here in New England, but you don’t need to be a boater to fall in love with this eco-friendly bags.

Along-side Ella’s bags and accessories in this high-rent neighborhood, is the sublime portraiture of photographer Koren Reyes.  Check out the pets and maternity pictures on her beautiful website; Korenreyes.com. She somehow manages to turn what could be unbearable cuteness into true art.

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Recycled Sailcloth Hand Bag with Rope/Sailing Line Handles & Black Star

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San Francisco Backside Shoulder Bag

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Sailcloth shower curtain

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Sailcloth Garment Bag

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Sailcloth Tote with Rope/Sailing Line and Laser Sail Insignia


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I make it a policy not to just troll other blogs and regurgitate what others have done. But I will break my own rule when someone has posted something that I have to kick myself for not finding on my own. Today’s post comes courtesy of Object Lesson, a cool blog and one of the many fans of artLAB, an Etsy shop which grabbed my attention and sent me on an knee-jerk shopping binge. Thanks Object Lesson! (well, my closet thanks you but my budget thinks you’re the devil.)
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Oversized Wool Wrap No.4 Charcoal Gray

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Alternate view

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Muted Blanc oversized ruffle cowl No.1

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Good Morning Jacket

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Ruffle Noir Tee

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Purple Rain Flannel Ruffle Scarf

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The shelter magazine industry continues its grisly decline…

Today, industry insider Stacy Kunstel, reports in her excellent tweets at StacyStyle that Metropolitan Home is going belly up by the end of the year.  I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel a bit queasy.

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Short and billowy bubble-icious skirts, harem pants (again), frenetic prints and classic black and white; Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is over. With designs that range from romantic (Venexiana and Georges Chakra) to architectonic, (Trias and Alexandre Herchcovitch) the spring 2010 shows give us plenty of mood and color options to work into our own wardrobes.  Like you, I’m always looking to translate a few elements from the runway into my personal style. Here’s a roundup of some of the looks that grabbed my attention this season:

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Cesar Galindo

Cesar Galindo

Dennis Basso

Dennis Basso

Georges Chakra

Georges Chakra

Maria Pinto

Maria Pinto

Michael Angel

Michael Angel

Narciso Rodriguez

Narciso Rodriguez

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My friend Rose is one of the goddesses that makes the Barneys NY warehouse sales happen. As most of you fashionistas and web surfing, nose-smudge-on-window-pane shoppers know, the NYC warehouse sale started on August 20th. I always say I’m going to go but it never seems to fall into place. HEY ROSIE, if you’re listening – here’s my shopping list for all that spare time you’ll have… I want at least one of each – and you should probably know, I have a budget of $23 American dollars.

 Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Cluster T-Strap Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Cluster T-Strap Sandals

Christian Louboutin Papilipi

Christian Louboutin Papilipi

Givenchy Medium Croc nightingale

Givenchy Medium Croc nightingale

Bottega Veneta Handbag

Bottega Veneta Handbag

Bottega Veneta Tote

Bottega Veneta Tote

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Orb Ice Tray

I was surfing on the A + R website for stylish and useful things to keep on hand for days at the beach (Yes, I know it’s August – but I’m in denial) and, as usual, I got distracted by all the other stylish and useful things that I have little use for- –

This cute innovative Orb ice tray not only chills, but can be used to serve and store things. It makes 21 ice cubes, and stores more in its removable inner bucket. And It’s airtight so you won’t get freezer funk in your cocktails.

DOUBLE WALLED OIL/VINEGAR CARAFES BY ICHENDORF

ICHENDORF OIL/VINEGAR CARAFE

These hand blown, double-walled carafes offer a striking way to store everyday cooking oil, etc. But alas, not at the beach. Unless — maybe sun tan oil? hmmm. No! hmmmm.

KOR'S HYDRATION VESSEL

Perfectly portable and visually quenching, these streamlined bottles are totally free of  BPA. The cap swivels open with a touch of a button and the wide mouth is large enough for ice cubes.  And one percent of sales benefit safe water programs worldwide. A votre sante!

DIRECT DESIGNS' STAINLESS STEEL NOTEBOOK GRILL

DIRECT DESIGNS' STAINLESS STEEL NOTEBOOK GRILL

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GRILL SKEWERS BY EVA SOLO

But I did manage to find some things to prolong summer, or at least make the last few barbecues a bit more fun: This super-slim, portable grill has a large enough cooking surface for about six burgers- or better yet, 6 kebabs.

The square cross-sectional design of these skewers holds food in place so it won’t flop around when you move them, and the flat ends make them easy to hold.

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