My Ulitmate Shopping Companion - Coco Chanel

Most of Portland knows her.
She considers Nordstrom and Mario's her second home.
Featured in the Nordstrom employee slideshow during the new Chanel boutique launch.
So popular; people often say hello to her before they acknowledge me.
Rarely without her, especially while shopping. Coco, my French Bulldog, is the consummate shopper. Now 4 years old, Coco has been shopping with me since she was 10 weeks old. Seen sitting on the tweed chairs in Chanel, browsing the designer shoe look books, or riding the escalator to the Second level Collections department in Nordstrom, Coco has it down.

Das Boot

Ode to the Ankle Boot
Oh, how I love thee.
Worn in a multitude of ways, with a mini dress, leggings, or skinny jeans. These multi-purpose boots can transform a look, elevating it from ordinary to POW! One of my go to looks is leggings, a draping top and ankle boots. The boots above are some of my favorite offerings for the season. Most are available at Barneys.com; the looks above run the gamut from high to low - Dior to Dolce Vita. Ladylike from Dior, punk from Dolce Vita and Pirate King from Givenchy. I love how the Givenchy boots rock a certain Peter Pan flair. This post goes out to all girls who, like me, dream of being Peter Pan and NOT Wendy
~with love


happy to report, I was wrong....

In my last blog I had mentioned Alessandra wouldn't be in this years Victoria's Secret fashion show due to pregnancy. However, I am happy to have learned this is not true, not only will she be in it, but she's opening it! I always enjoy watching her, as it is obvious she is 100% loving what she is doing.


Superbowl Time!!

The annual Victoria's Secret fashion show is something I wait all year for. I often refer to it as my Super Bowl. It's has long been my dream to stomp down that runway with the rest of them. With only weeks until the 2009 show, I am anticipating another great show. It has been reported that neither Heidi Klum or Alessandra Ambrosio will be walking in this years show. Both out with impending pregnancies. Supposedly Heidi will be hosting the show. I will miss each of them; their unique energy and beauty. It will be exciting to see the new girls this year, including the national model search winner. Watch last years show in it's entirety on YouTube.


Hollywood Makeup Artists Reveal the Hottest Holiday Beauty Trends on ELLE.com

Hollywood Makeup Artists Reveal the Hottest Holiday Beauty Trends on ELLE.com

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I really enjoyed this article. It was fun and really gets you in the mood for Holiday occasions. The selected Celeb photo's do a great job of depicting the various looks.


Olivier Theyskens

Why the owners of Nina Ricci ever let Olivier go is beyond me. Theyskens brought back a struggling Parisian brand creating both editorial and commercial looks - this balance considered the required recipe for a successful design house. Who can forget his first golden look followed by other noteworthy collaborations with Reese Witherspoon? It has yet to be announced which direction Theyskens will take; a personal collection? A new design house? Whichever, until he returns the runways will be mourning his departure.

Be sure and click on the link above to check out Style.com's review and comments on Theyskens last collection at Nina Ricci.

Hurry back soon Olivier, we all miss you!!

Calling all Anna's

Be your own editor.
One of my favorite options on Style.com is the ability to create personal look-books from each season's runway collections. I love creating my own personal list of looks that I can use to shop from, garner inspiration and share with others. The look above is from Roberto Cavalli's resort 2010 collection. Get started today, go to Style.com and start your own book. Once you've created your book send me an email with your finished collection. I'd love to share and compare notes.
Please check out my book at:
Be sure and rate my look-book.


marcher la tête haute!!

A timeless look for a OTK boot. With a pointed cap toe, lace detailing and sculptural wedge heel, this particular pair sets themselves apart. With the intent to purchase items for their quality and lasting design this version by Givenchy does just that. Available on luisaviaroma.
Walk Tall, Girls!


The Women of Nine
[From Left]: Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Fergie, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, and Sophia Loren, at London's Shepperton Studios.
Some of my favorite movies are muscials; including Moulin Rouge and The Sound of Music. That's why I am so excited to see the upcoming film, Nine. The cast is phenomenal with some of the best actresses of our time. The fashion alone makes one head spin, the movie required vast array of costumes from the 20's to the 60's.
Releasing in December, I am greedily anticipating the moment I get to immerse myself in this magical world.

Make sure and visit the link above to go behind the scenes with Nine stars Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, and Marion Cotillard as they shoot the November cover of Vogue with Annie Leibovitz on the beach in California.