Friday, November 30, 2012

Shoe of the Day!

Carmine suede, 11.5 cm

Gift Idea #13. Lucky 13. Dice!

Rotten Luck Dice with Swarovski Crystals

Set of 6 gold placed dice with Swarovski crystals.
Need to change your luck? Who doesn’t these days. Made from a gold plated zinc alloy and Swarovski crystal, each die is covered with engravings of images evocative of good and bad luck (a horseshoe, the number 13, a skull, a peace sign, the devil, a shamrock). The dice can be used as regular playing dice, the number of Swarovski crystals delineate the number. (devil=1, skull=2, 13=3, shamrock=4, peace sign=5 and horseshoe=6)

I love these!!!

Skull. Obsessed.

D&L Company Solid Brass Skull.

D&L Company Skull Serving Tray.

Alexander Wang to Take Reins at Balenciaga

PARIS — Balenciaga will next week name Alexander Wang its new creative director, WWD has learned.

According to market sources, the PPR-owned fashion house picked the buzzy New York designer to succeed Nicolas Ghesquière, who is to officially exit Balenciaga today.

Balenciaga officials had no comment on Thursday. Wang officials did not respond to a request for comment.

A designer in the sleek-and-modern fashion mold of Ghesquière, but with a streetwise edge and a tinge of Goth, Wang has become one the brightest stars of the American fashion scene with his groovy T-shirts, studded handbags and high-impact fashion shows.

He is also admired for his commercial savvy, having rapidly built a sizable business with manufacturing muscle and a global footprint.

The choice of Wang suggests Balenciaga might wish to dial down the elitist, couture-like approach of Ghesquière, and open up to a broader audience with a designer prized for his sportswear approach and youthful energy.
Alexander Wang RTW Spring 2013

“Although we are an American brand, I think that is more to the sense of what is American sportswear, and things that feel very accessible and easy to wear,” Wang said in an interview earlier this year. “But at the same time we really see our audience and our consumer as a global citizen, someone who isn’t defined by where they live or what kind of music they listen to, things like that. It’s a sensibility that is much more individual.”

According to PPR, Balenciaga has multiplied in size by 11 times since it was acquired in 2001 by what was then Gucci Group (now known as PPR’s luxury division).

The brand is posting double-digit growth for the year to date, according to Isabelle Guichot, Balenciaga’s chief executive officer. “We have huge ambitions and we have huge reserves of growth,” she said earlier this month.

Source: WWD

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shoe of the Day!

Lodge Moccasins

Fleece-lined lodge moccasins

Not only are these necessary this winter, they make a great gift!!!
I just put a few pairs in my shopping cart.

Gift Idea #11. Scarf for HIM.

Alexander McQueen


Rick Owens


Horiyoshi the Third

All these and more found at Mr.

Gift Idea #10. Travel Adaptor.

Diane von Furstenberg
Faux textured-leather case and travel adapter

For the traveler in your life.
Keep your technology charged on vacation with Diane von Furstenberg's international adapter. Designed for use across the world, this compact accessory is protected by a smart black and white faux textured-leather case in the label's signature print.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shoe of the Day!

Studded suede ankle boots


Gift Idea #9. Bottega Veneta Wallet for HIM.

I absolutely love the Bottega men's wallet.
They are classic and rich in quality.
Starting at $250.

Gift Idea #8. Bar Method.



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The Bar Method in Brief

he Bar Method™ workout creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.

The result is a noticeable “Bar Method” sculpted body with:
  • Firm, elongated muscles
  • Reduced body fat
  • High muscle definition in the chest, upper arms and upper legs
  • Improved posture
  • Long, narrow thighs
  • A lifted seat and defined hamstrings
  • Strong, flat abdominals
  • Increased stamina and energy
  • Extended youthfulness

Monday, November 26, 2012

Shoe of the Day!

Jimmy Choo
Anouk patent-leather pumps

New Orleans recap.

Welcome to New Orleans!!
Bourbon Street getting started.

Delcious Thanksgiving Dinner at Commanders Palace. Devine!

Brother & Sister in-law

Walk along the river.

Surprise the grandsons are here!!!

Griffith Men
Dominique, Peter, Doyle, Jordan, Anthony

Me & Dom.

Dinner at Luke's. John Besh Restauarant.

Croque Madame.

Me & Jordie.

Chapman Hyams Tomb.
Chapman Hyams was a millionaire stock broker in New Orleans and an art collector

Peeking in the door, that was locked with a chain but open just enough to see in.

Located in the Metairie Cemetery contains this replica of the Angel of Grief.
It is visualing breathtaking.  Surrounded by blue glass to give it a glow.

 The original "Angel of Grief" was carved in 1894 by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895) and serves as a headstone for him and his wife, Emelyn, in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.

This was another amazing shot of a random mausoleum.  Strangely there was no moon in the sky when this was taken.  Just a flash of light or were the spirits watching. . . .

The Voodoo Musuem

I left an offering of money and a piece of my hair.

Gris Gris

An angel under a home in the french quarter. Stunning.

St Louis Cathedral.
At nite.

Last nite out!
Peter, Jordan, Dominique

Kim & I!

Glowing from the kiss and the SAZERAC!!!!

Homeward bound.

Until soon NOLA.