Friday, November 23, 2007

I HEART S/S 08 Part Deux

Giambattista Valli
Patent leather crisscross platform sandal

Enamel pendant choker
Pierre Hardy

Patent leather and nubuck sandal
Proenza Schouler

Python and leather sandal with stud detail
Pierre Hardy

High-heel "running shoe."

Enamel necklace

Miu Miu

Leather and suede boot with dragonfly ornaments
Brian Atwood

Patent leather Nico pump

Mirrored leather sandal with jeweled cage heel
Alexander McQueen

Patent leather Punk bag
Roger Vivier

Kitch'Net platform pump

Alexander McQueen

Platform gladiator sandal
Ralph Lauren

Crocodile mini bowling bag

Giambattista Valli

Patent leather T-strap platform sandal


Pink gold Czarina ring

Roberto Cavalli

Clutch with fringe detail

I LOVE LOVE LOVE what the designers are doing this season with the shoes & handbags - an outfit is NOTHING without it accessories and these designers have reminded us all how major a shoe and handbag could be!


Giambattista Valli
Patent leather and crepe twist-front platform sandal
Pierre Hardy
Neoprene and napa leather tote bag

Bruno Frisoni

Fish-print platform sandal

Alexander McQueen

Patent leather Blow bag


Strass necklace with bow

While the holiday season has just began my heart & soul is fixated on the S/S 2008 collections... The shoes, handbags & accessories for S/S are to die for (literally)... Feast your eyes on these lovelies...


FOOTCANDY is the ultimate shopping experience for the shoe lover in all of us, offering clients the hottest brands of upscale footwear and handbags with unmatched customer service in an atmosphere that is chic, luxurious and decadent in every sense. Synonymous with quality and style, FOOTCANDY carries only the best designer footwear and handbag brands including Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin (my personal fave), Jimmy Choo, and Rene Caovilla just to name a few! The FOOTCANDY boutiques are designed to be reminiscent of a Parisian chocolaterie with each shoe individually displayed as works of art. You'll literally be a kid in a candy store once you're inside! Not only does FOOTCANDY offer the latest in footwear & accessories - you can also "treat" yourself to it's many spa treatments... Head to and indulged yourself .... enjoy

Holiday BEAUTY Forecast

Just in time for the season - this "mint butter" scrub shapes and tones. It is extremely natural, combining organic essential oils of lemon, peppermint and sweet mint. With its soft and slippery touch and fine grains of sugar, it will become the favorite of skins that enjoy the benefits of essential oils without a slippery finish. It's a perfect must-have for the holiday season!
CAUDALIE Draining Organic Herbal Teas
Created exclusively for the Vinothérapie® Spa Tea Room, these delicious herbal teas promote drainage and are a perfect diet aid. They are Ecocert certified and contain a delightful mixture of five organic health-promoting plants that help you to take care of your silhouette. This is an absolute MUST for all of us -- we all overeat during the holidays!

Miss Popularity by BENEFIT
Precision highlighter for eyes & face - Turn up your "all that" appeal with miss popularity for the season -- . All you need is our new precision highlighter in all the right places and you're "all that" just like that. This soft white shimmering highlighter makes it so easy.
For bright eyes... apply to the triangle of the eyes & blend. Perk up your smile... apply to the outer corners of lips & blend. Slimify your nose... apply 3 dots down the middle & blend. To enhance cleavage... apply above your bra line and blend. This highlighter will make you the ultimate "IT Girl" this season!
Retail: $24

Booty Parlor has done it again! This celebrity favorite should be in every girls' xxx-mas stocking! Booty Parlor's red-hot Peppermint Pink lip gloss not only gives your lips a sexy pout it (thanks to it's lip plumping ingredient) but it has the most delicious peppermint flavor .... it's perfect for under the mistletoe!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Holiday Wish List! (The Naughty Edition)

Who says only the Good should be rewarded during the holiday season? No one is perfect & during the holiday season we should embrace and celebrate our naughty selves with these indulgent treats!
Sex Bombs by Booty Parlor

This is the Perfect Gift for the gal (or guy ... we don't discriminate here at LPB) who wants to spice up (literally) their holiday season .. the Sex Bombs Set includes a perfume w/pheromones, a lip & cheek tint & a kissable body shimmer ..Booty Parlor is the ultimate 1 stop shop to get all your naughty accoutrement's for the season...

Friday, November 2, 2007


I can't speak for the rest of the world but I have been CRAZED this last couple of weeks trying to maintain some sort of normalcy with my career, personal life & the impending holidays which is right around the corner..... An angel (literally) recently sent me beautifully designed Zen-inspired Yoga/Pilates mat & cushion by
& it's just what the doctor ordered... these new and innovative mats features additional cushioning and padding for yoga posing and lying positions
(I use it primarily for the latter... a girl gets tired from styling all day!)...

mats & cushions are eco-friendly and recyclable -
It was a great gift & I will be sure to give some out this season!
To learn more about BEINJOY check out the website www.BEINJOY.COM

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Spice up this Halloween with a betwitching betty™! Try a SUN-BURST betty™ (orange) color or a BLACK betty™color along with our new fun shaped Halloween stencils!
A cat or a bat shape, or maybe a ‘lil pumpkin patch!
3 FREE stencils with each BLACK betty™kit or SUN-BURST betty™kit purchased.
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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tis The Season (well almost!)

Bouquet in a Bottle. Be the best guest and bring your holiday party hostess a fashionable tall flacon of Pinky Vodka, hand-blended in Sweden with violets, roses and wild strawberries. The rosy-hued liquid looks stunning just sitting on a bar, but better yet, enjoy every delicious drop in flavorful and inventive cocktails that redefine the notion of the "pink drink." Suggested retail $32.99. Select retailers and
Forget “ho ho ho” – this holiday season it’s roe roe roe! Indulge the foodie on your list with caviar, but not just any caviar. Sterling Caviar is American and sustainably farmed in California. Each delicious pearl bursts with fresh briny flavor, and a jar of Sterling is one of those gifts that truly proves good things come in small packages. Jeremy Piven, Owen Wilson, Tara Reid and Jane Kaczmarek have all partaken.
$63 – 80 per 30g jar.

Smell Goodies® Keeps Dogs Smelling Fresh This Season

All a dog really wants for Christmas is a little extra love. And now, pooch moms and dads have discovered how to be good Santa Paws to their little angels. Smell Goodies, all-natural daily tablets, keeps both coat and breath smelling clean from the inside so dogs can be lavished with love on the outside, all through the holidays.
A tablet a day, wrapped in a soft treat, will not only make your dog’s spirit bright, but it will also keep your
house smelling less like a kennel and more like a winter wonderland.
So whether dogs have been naughty or nice, they can have a fresh start for the New Year with Smell Goodies in their stocking!
Smell Goodies® comes in two different sizes: Smell Goodies for Small Dogs (under 40lbs). and Smell Goodies for Big Dogs (over 40lbs). Both retail for $15.95. For more info and retail locations please visit

Check out my holiday gift guide .. I will be posting my fav items weekly!


Erin Condren personalized note cards & stationary is a perfect accessory for any occasion. Now available on the web site, the Breast Cancer Awareness "note packs" can personalize any journey. The pack includes 20 personalized cards, 20 PINK envelopes and matching return address labels. Each pack cost $40 - $20 from the sale of each pack will fund the cure & increase breast cancer awareness by sponsoring women to participate in various fund-raisers, including the AVON WALK for Breast Cancer & the REVLON Run/Walk for Women.
50% of the purchase price of every Marc Jacobs bracelet, The Marc, will be donated to Y-ME. Check Out
MANY breast cancer survivors wear these to add a feminine touch as well as celebs and fashionistas galore who want to avoid wardrobe malfunctions... check out

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it's only fitting that all the "it items" are pink! Help fund the Cure!

Look a Billion Dollars - For Less!

billion dollar babes is an exclusive, invitation-only event held in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago & London. Each two-day sales features 40+ designers labels and attracts as many as 4,000 shoppers from celebrities, stylists, publicists & most importantly the everyday woman (or man)! billion dollar babes is the only national sample sale that combines the sophistication of couturiers & European labels including Vivienne Westwood, Clements Ribeiro, Missoni & Agent Provocateur with contemporary favorites such as Diane Von Furstenberg, sass & bide, Catherine Malandrino, Rebecca Taylor & Tocca. You have the choice of being a platinum or gold member which entitles you to a plethora of amenities... For more information check out
Tell 'em La Petite Blog sent you!

Let's Get Physical!

Being a fitness novice I am always on the search for fitness programs that aren't too complicated. I think I've found it with the BOSU® Balance Trainer. Balance is the foundation of all movement & the BOSU® Balance Trainer is specifically designed to help you achieve balance more quickly, more safely, and more completely than any other training device. With every exercise on the BOSU® Balance Trainer, you are always seeking the path of least resistance and striving to do less! For example, the most basic exercise on the BOSU® Balance Trainer - to stand with both feet on the "bubble". You immediately become aware of something that most of us have long since ceased paying attention to - namely, that standing is highly complex and dynamic. It is this awareness that is critical for further developing your Central Nervous System and allowing yourself to find the path of least resistance. Amazingly, there is no conscious thinking required. By simply standing on the BOSU® Balance Trainer, you will intuitively begin to find the path of least resistance, and as a result, your body will begin to move and operate more efficiently. Your kinesthetic awareness grows and your movements become more fluid. Improved balance can instill in you a greater sense of confidence that brightens your entire outlook and affects everything you do. You will sweat like never before and see the changes in your physique within weeks.
For more information check out

Special Thanks to Suzanna West

America's Most Wanted

There's nothing infamous about these cute necklaces from BOMBSHELL ACCESSORIES... New York based company BOMBSHELL ACCESSORIES/ Metal Mafia hase launched its Urban Graffiti jewelry collection. Made from the finest of materials these accessories are made to last - The entire Urban Graffiti collection is available at select Metropark stores. Check out -- For more info check out


Clear the runway--Maureen Kelly & Scott Vincent Borba have done it again: they've created lipstick that's actually good for you! Similar to our Inside Out glosses, tarte's long-lasting lipstick beautifies you on the outside, while BORBA's age-defying nutraceutical blend beautifies you on the inside. This is the first-ever lipstick that will nourish, moisturize and rejuvenate lips while helping to protect against environment attack.

inside out vitamin-infused lipstick and core include:
- Preservative-free and paraben-free
- Grape seed extract & Vitamin C help accelerate production of natural elastin, protecting skin against free-radical damage & restore skin's clarity
- Chamomile extract soothes skin and helps to counteract redness

tarte's skinvigorating™ lipstick ingredients:
- Jojoba, shea butter and beeswax nourishes, moisturizes and conditions lips

Borba's age-defying nutraceutical cocktail core:
- Acai & green tea extract help strengthen capillary walls, reduce epidermal irritation and enhance skin's clarity and radiance
- Vitamins A & E act as antioxidants to give you that healthy glow
- Clinically tested formula-lipstick with antioxidants and other vitamins & minerals can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

During the month of October, 20 percent of the retail sales (or $4.40/lipstick) will go to the Young Survival Coalition, Available at:,,, select Sephora, Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman and boutiques nationwide.

During QVC's Pink Ribbon Show in October 2007 and on, 20 percent of the retail sales will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's Never Too Early To Spread Some Holiday Cheer!

This Holiday Go Bold, Aggressive and Oversized.

With the arrival of David and Victoria Beckman to the United States, add real Spice to your Holidays with U-Boat, Victoria and David’s favorite new timepiece.

Fashion cognoscenti are snapping up U-Boat’s hefty watches that measure in at 55mm (most diameters are 32to 35 mm) and weigh 6 ounces because they are the perfect blend of sophistication and masculinity. A U-Boat watch is the luxury accessory any man would like to own. Current fans are Ralph Lauren, John Legend, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gnarles Barkley.

In 2000, Italo Fontana launched the U-Boat brand after having preserved the original drawings of this watch for over 60 years. It was originally conceived (but never carried out) by the “Officine Fontana” in 1942 for the officers of its navy’s U-Boats. “It was a stroke of genius that Italo kept the drawings and turned them into something more modern. Combining both we end up with a very classic design that is very forward,” says Mounir Moufarriage, the visionary behind the brand.

These timepieces are great for the special man (or men) in your life but it's even cuter as a gift to yourself ...

U-Boat has distribution at 220 stores around the globe and 25 stores in the US. Average price of $2,000.For more information visit

Fashion Week's Best Kept Secret

FHI Heat Platform 1"
FHI Heat has set the benchmark once again with their Platform Series styling irons. It's EVERY GIRL's dream - not only is if the Ultimate styling tool - It's Fashion Week's best kept secret & I'm sharing it with you.....

FHI Platform Series styling irons has literally perfected styling irons - the new & improved Platform Iron has so many features it should be given it's own holiday - ultra-rapid heat up capabilities, damp to dry styling, & snag free irons are just a few of it's many talents....
For the past 2 seasons FHI has been the official styling irons for the Tracy Reese
Fashion Show .... The uber fab stylists at the Edris Salon
has set the precedent for "it hair" with the help of FHI -
What's so amazing about it all is that you can get these looks right off the runway with a click of your mouse ... check out & ... Kate & Naomi aren't the only ones who can have amazing hair! Cheers

The stylists from Edris Salon working their magic backstage at the Tracy Reese Fashion Show

Got Milk?

Strappy sandals, short-shorts and baby-doll dresses were pouring down the runway for Spring ‘08! But worrying about the imminent arrival of skin-focused fashion that accompanies it is enough to send a girl out to pasture! Luckily, there's
SkinMilk® - milk-based products that nourishes, protects and moisturizes the skin. SkinMilk® is a luscious one-of-a-kind skin care collection of bath, body and face products made with real milk proteins and essential Vitamins A, D & E to calm and soothe irritation, while also hydrating and nourishing the skin. SkinMilk® is an everyday luxury with a signature soft, vanilla cream scent for skin that looks and feels soft and smooth. Indulge in a skincare regimen that leaves skin looking beautiful and healthy all day long.
SkinMilk® products will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart or online at for a suggested retail price of $4.99 for 8 fl oz (you won't have to take out a second mortgage to indulge yourself with this rich skincare line). Visit for more information.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


The Bochic Woman is the embodiment of independent spirit, confidence, style, adventure, and a zest for life. Whether she lingers over espresso at a Paris café or fastens her safari hat for an excursion though Southern Africa, the Bochic Woman has impeccable taste and a passion for luxury. Miriam Salat and David Aaron Joseph hope to capture the essence of the Bochic Woman in their jewelry.

The Orient Collection was inspired by the ancient jewelry techniques and traditions from India, Turkey, and Morocco. The Bochic Orient collection brings to life the intricacy of the old patterns, interweaving of enamel work and precious gemstones, and the luxurious color combinations. These patterns and colors give the jewelry an exotic appeal, yet the design is modern and clean. The collection is all hand-crafted using the finest gemstones and rose-cut diamonds.

Miriam Salat
Miriam Salat began her career designing airports and highways as a New York City civil engineer. Tired of straight lines and right angles, she turned her attention to jewelry. Three months after designing her first collection, Miriam sold her line of hand-crafted fashion jewelry to Barneys. Soon after she added Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales to a long list of boutiques that carried her line. Whether she sources materials in India or South America or in her own backyard, New York City, Miriam always strives to bring her unique look and flattering styles to her customers.

David Aaron Joseph
For David Joseph, Bochic is a natural extension of his creativity. With a strong background in music and film, David also has an enviable level of experience in the jewelry industry. At a young age, David was introduced to the business through his family, who ran a successful jewelry manufacturing company in London. After graduating from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), he embarked upon a career as a diamond trader and jewelry designer, culminating in the founding of Bochic

Alexia Admor Frocks

Alexia Admor frocks are a MUST for nights out (or in) ... The line is very cute and the pieces really compliment a women's frame - The prices won't break the bank so you can indulge yourself without the possibility of financial ruin... Cheers
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