Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. As 2011 comes to a close, we thought it a proper way to bid the year farewell by taking one last peek into the bags of some pretty fabulous women. So what’s in their bags? Well more than lipstick and car keys. Thank you ladies for sharing and thank you Notebook followers for reading. We will see you again really soon in 2012. Happy New Year!!!
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If Santa was woman or there was a Chanukah Fairy, what would she bestow to all the luxury-craved men and women all over the land? Here are the fabulous possibilities.
It’s amazing how holidays, such as this week’s Thanksgiving, can bring out the perfectionists in us all. Our fretting over what to prepare for a wow-worthy dinner and what to wear to show-off our festive allure can be exhausting.
Halloween haunts us with banal worries such as looking chic while donning a witch costume or watching back-to-back horror movies without having cardiac arrest. However, beyond this frightful holiday, many of us are possessed by ghoul-free yet equally scary thoughts of not living, soulfully and fearlessly.
What might this have to do with a superb lifestyle and glamour? The dreadful truth – everything. … read more
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Especially in New York. Naturally in other four-season environments, leaves turn reddish brown and yellow the same way they do in Manhattan and the welcomed breeze (a reprieve from the suffocating summer heat) that prompts using a cardigan is felt by those also living off the island.
Recently over lattes and biscotti, my good and always elegantly turned-out colleague challenged my slight magazine fetish. “Why do you read so many magazines?” I rolled my eyes and brushed off his inquiry by continuing my Vogue-referenced theories on ethnic haute couture, indigenous dress and non-western textile artisans. “Seriously”, he pressed, “I know you love fashion, but would you ever even wear fashion like it’s styled in those editorials?” Gasp. No double gasp. “Bite your tongue!”, I playfully chastised him with manicured finger pointing. I paused then admitted, “No I wouldn’t necessarily wear everything I see in my mags, but that’s not really the point, now is it?” We giggled and the conversation shifted to books and another serving of biscotti. Whew! … read more
In a past life as a PR and special events planner, almost every night, especially during the summer season was “a party. Menu selections, floral arrangements and Gandhi-like diplomacy aside, as a professional, skilled at designing stellar events, I needed to bring a clear creative vision, a sense of humor, and my latent psychic abilities to the planning table.
One afternoon, years ago at the ripe age of 28, I found myself on multiple floors of Barney’s New York. I was on a quest for the perfect cashmere turtleneck sweater, mock beret, Italian leather shoes and a clever pants suit. … read more
When asked his thoughts on how a woman could always look fabulous, Michael Kors’ first bit of insight was, to “figure out what about yourself you like and figure out how to always put the emphasis on what you do like.” After asking a few fellow stylistas what they believed to be their best feature, the majority ruled, legs.