Monday, April 25, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Dior Espradrilles

Gorgeous for a Thursday!!


Spirulina health benefits are many, it is an incredibly rich balance of nutrients and is considered a whole food, meaning, it can provide life without other foods. It could probably put an end to world hunger!

It is a blue-green algae (like a micro plant) and looks a little like a spiral of long thin threads. Spirulina is found in fresh water, tropical springs and salt water.

You can buy spirulina in powder form, capsule or tablet.

Spirulina contains over 100 easily absorbed, life-enhancing nutrients: vitamins, minerals over 58 times more iron than spinach, antioxidants, beta-carotene, amino acids, phytonutrients and essential fatty acids (omega 3 and 6).

This little blue-green algae is one of the most researched food supplements on the face of the planet. You have probably read/heard that before, regarding other things. But truly, spirulina has over 30 years worth of testing.

Since spirulina is a food and is great for those who are trying to lose weight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Studded leather sandals


MAGGIE!!! I wished I'd never seen your face.

I planned poorly on this one, how I wish I was going!

"super sexy shakes and smoothies”

Spring is here and it’s time to shed the heavy clothes and get your “sexy” on! What a great time to also start adding in some lighter fare and incorporating more energizing foods into your day. How about trying a power boosting shake or smoothie? It’ s a quick and easy way to nourish your body and your mind. Below are a few fun recipes that will be sure to boost metabolism, reduce the bloat and re-invigorate the soul. Try them out for breakfast, pre or post work-out, or anytime you need a “healthy snack on the go.” Enjoy!

Lean Green: Handful of Spinach and Kale, 1/2 Frozen Banana, Rolled Oats, 1 tsp. Spirulina, 8oz Unsw. Almond Milk, Cinnamon. This delicious smoothie is GREAT for cleansing and rejuvenating. A fabulous way to get in some “greens.”

Gone Bananas: Frozen 1/2 Banana, Unsw. Almond Milk, Hemp Protein, Almond Butter, Dates, Cinnamon. This tasty treat is great for post work out. Loaded with potassium, protein and healthy fats. Super for kids too!

Berried Alive: Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, Favorite “Green” powder (I like NanoGreens), Unsw. Almond Milk, 1 tsp. Maca, 1 tsp Acai. Packed with vitamin C and skin boosting minerals – this shake is a wonderful way to get in antioxidants and reduce inflammation. Your face and body will thank you.

Tropical Getaway: Fresh Pineapple, Mango, Shredded Coconut, 8 oz Coconut Milk, Orange Juice, 1 tsp. Flax Oil. Pineapple contains bromelain which aids digestion and reduces bloat. Try this mock piña colada while you de-stress and create you own relaxing “at home” getaway!

Peachy Keen: Frozen Peaches, Unsw. Almond Milk, Vanilla Whey Powder. A refreshing shake and metabolism boosting treat.

*Note: All ingredients can be mixed and matched. Quanities may vary depending on taste. Choose your favorite milk substitute – Almond, Soy, Rice or Coconut. And feel free to interchange the protein powders – rice, whey, hemp.

Thank you: Holistic Nutritionista

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Ralph Lauren Collection
Janna tasseled leather peep-toe pumps

Perfect for ANY TUESDAY!!!

Versace Furnishings. . .

Want & Love.
Especially the chairs.

In the print. . . .

both by Duro Olowu
Printed silk-blend georgette dress

Isabel Marant
Pliro low-rise cropped jeans, black & white stripes

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Glitter snake-effect and leather ankle boots

Oh how I love blue shoes!

Mr. Porter

Fella's are you peeping this??
Ladies - if you want your man's style to improve. . . this is EASY SHOPPING!


Mais Oui!

Photo and quote taken from Garance Doré

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Christian Louboutin
Lady Peep Spikes 150 leather pumps


Fun in the SUN!

Missoni Mare

Adidas by Stella McCartney

Mara Hoffman

Amar'e Stoudemire Jumps Into Fashion ♥

NEW YORK — Amar’e Stoudemire is running about 20 minutes late for a design meeting with Rachel Roy. The New York Knicks star is stuck at ESPN, looking to wrap up an interview before he puts on his other creative hat — that of design collaborator with Roy and her secondary Rachel Rachel Roy line for fall.

When Stoudemire finally walks through the glass doors of Roy’s Broadway offices, he looks dapper in his slim-fit attire. Few things would give away his basketball superstar status were it not for his 6-foot, 10-inch frame. Shortly after his arrival, that becomes a major focus when a couple of female executives of The Jones Group, which owns a 50 percent stake in Rachel Roy IP Co. and oversees the secondary line, angle to be photographed with Stoudemire, demonstratively kicking off their high heels to make a point of his height — or perhaps the lack of theirs — for the photo.

Thankfully for Roy, height isn’t an issue. In heels, the designer easily complements Stoudemire, and in the course of the meeting and photo shoot, it becomes clear the two have a natural chemistry. Stoudemire met the designer at the Four Seasons hotel in November at a brief meeting to discuss a potential collaboration, and, according to both, they hit it off from the get-go.
“We met, and we talked about starting something together,” Stoudemire recalled. “I knew about her but never met her before. I figured that teaming up with her would be the ideal thing for me to do, because she is so great at what she does. I honestly didn’t know what to expect, and when I finally met her and we talked about some fashion opportunities together, I could see she was very passionate about her work.”

Roy struck a similar note about her design counterpart. “To be honest, I was very unfamiliar with him,” she admitted. “Basketball is a field I knew nothing about. I had not been to basketball games probably since I was in college, but once I watched him play, I was completely and utterly impressed with his work ethic, by how much he encourages his teammates, and how much of a team player he is. After those initial meetings, we both decided we had a similar point of view and wanted to work together.”
(I so want this Knicks Jersey!!!!!)

Stoudemire’s fashion profile is clearly on the rise — especially since he joined the New York Knicks after eight years with the Phoenix Suns. In addition to sitting in the front row at Tommy Hilfiger the last two seasons, Stoudemire was invited by Anna Wintour to the Fashion’s Night Out runway show in September, and he just appeared in Vogue’s April issue.

Stoudemire said he had a knack for fashion practically since his Florida childhood.

“I was never a designer or anything like that, but as far as putting together what I was going to wear, I was a fashion rebel, always mixing it up,” he said. “As long as I remember, I always did something with my clothes. I would slice up the bottom of my jeans so that they would look different. I would change the design of my shirt and add an extra layer. I would wear two different tennis shoes.

“Fashion is very attractive, which fuels me and makes me want to give it more importance,” added Stoudemire, who also has designed basketball shoes for Nike, one of his sponsors. “That’s one thing about fashion: You can really, really tell someone’s type from what they are wearing.”

Stoudemire is now 28 years old, with a five-year, $100 million Knicks contract, and his sartorial taste has evolved quite a bit since those early days when he deliberately mismatched his sneakers. Waraire Boswell, the Los Angeles bespoke tailor, custom-makes his suits and shirts for obvious reasons, but Stoudemire said he also enjoys shopping at luxury boutiques. “I love Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Tom Ford,” he said. “I try to shop when there are not a lot of fans out. It’s a lot easier.”

He is not always in designer mode, though. “It depends on where I am going that day,” he said. “If I am going to practice, I don’t think much. I just put on some Nike sweats and Nike tennis shoes and I am good to go.”
This is the best story I have heard all WEEK!!
Much love for both Amar'e & Rachel!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shoe of the Day!

Miu Miu
Lace-up cutout leather heels

These just felt right today!

Monday, April 11, 2011