Friday, August 20, 2010


From Brooklyn to Brazil to Boston, the fashion industry is already buzzing about the news that this year’s globe-spanning extravaganza Fashion’s Night Out, is back! The 2010 edition of the biggest fashion party in history promises to be equally epic, splurge inspiring and full of even more stylish surprises - one being that you can win 2 tickets to the FNO Runway Show courtesy of ToVieFor.com!

TVF is giving away TWO tickets to the Fashion’s Night Out Runway Show, which has already sold out within hours of becoming available! Why are these tickets so coveted? This will be the largest public runway show in New York City history, featuring more than 150 models in current designs chosen by Vogue Magazine. We’ve got two prime seats, with a retail value of $250 each for the show (September 7th, 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center). Proceeds benefit the New York City AIDS fund, with the show at Lincoln Center will being for an audience of 1,500 — you could be part of the action! These tickets could be all yours — see below for how to enter!

RULES OF ENTRY:

1) Sign up for an invite to the launch of ToVieFor

2) For every 5 friends you refer, get another entry to win (sign up for yourself & refer a friend here)

3) Must be 18 or older, USA entrants only

Good luck!

**Contest ends Wednesday, September 3rd 2010 at 4:59pm. The winner will be selected using Random.org.***

For more information check out www.toviefor.com

LPB OBSESSION: DEREK LAM FW10 CAMPAIGN

If you're like us you must be salivating over all the fall accessories especially those decadent confections by Derek Lam! We here at LPB are absolutely obsessed with the FW10 Campaign and elated beyond words that we can now purchase all these treats online at dereklam.com! Here are some of our absolute must have accessories from the line...
Shot by Sølve Sundsbø with Creative Director Doug Lloyd, Stylist Elissa Santisi, Model Maryna Linchuk and the Mastero himself Lam the stellar campaign whose referenced the West not only took our breath away but has us seriously thinking about blowing our bank account on all these pieces!

What we adore about the pieces are the functionality of the shoes, clutches and hobo bags - the pieces are effortlessly timeless and can be worn for years to come!

The Black Leather & Suede Cassandre Platform Bootie are truly on our must have list! These uber hot booties are a must for our daily schlepping in style duties ...

Derek Lam
Black Leather & Suede Cassandre Platform Bootie
$890

To pre-order these must have accessories and to get a behind the scenes look at the collection and the making of the campaign check out dereklam.com & dereklam.com/video/

Thursday, August 19, 2010

SPOT ON!

Miuccia Prada's Resort collection really resonated with me. From the fun, retro prints to the naughty girl silhouettes to the big hair and rouge lips it's all a girl could ask for! Here are some of my favorite looks and the haute accessories (from net-a-porter.com) I would pair with it!
This collection is all about more is more with an abundance of prints, accessories and higher then high shoes. Why not add a few (or a lot) of bracelets by Tom Binns ??

Nothing says daytime diva then a pair of nude opera length gloves, bigger then big shades and a dynasty be damned statement necklace!


Mon Petites, I don't know about you but I have been working uber hard on my gams (thanks to Patrick Goudeau) and I do plan on showing them off all year round! These heady seventies hot pants have my name all over them - pair them with the must have Marni earrings and it's golden!

There's nothing more iconic then a trench and this uber fun take from the 2011 resort collection would look absolutely lovely with a great ring and a killer pair of heels!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Velvet Crush

VELVET CRUSH from V Magazine on Vimeo.

ROCK STEADY

When some refer to 'rocking out' you might think of some head banging band but for us here at LPB it's all about adorning yourself with raw stones! Recently we've fell in love with these pieces from that could be layered on for a full on rock steady look or worn alone as a statement piece. So tell us how would you rock these?
Amethyst Tiras Bracelet by Paula Mendoza, $400.00 www.vivre.com

Ruiz Necklace by Paula Mendoza, $1,400.00 www.vivre.com

Agate Geode and Diamond Ring by Lotus Arts de Vivre, $2,450.00 www.vivre.com

Emerald Erupcion Ring by Paula Mendoza, $500 www.vivre.com


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Biker Chic

Daphne Guinness enroute from the Chanel Show

Daphne Guinness is FASHION! With that being said I'm obsessed with this photo of Phe Phe (as I refer to her in my imaginary land) leaving the Chanel Show on a motorcycle - while I have a fear of those machines that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to emulate the style of bikers who in my book have hardcore style for days! Take a look at some of my own 'Biker Chic' picks you....
Zoya Nail Polish | Kelly, $7 www.zoya.com
MADE HER THINK Pyramid Studded Knuckle Buster, $2,145.00 www.madeherthink.com
pan e tulipani Biker boots, $850.50 www.matchesfashion.com
Harley Davidson Vintage leather jacket, price on request Balmain Black dress with gold herringbone chains, price upon request www.thewebstermiami.com

HAIR PLAY

HAIR PLAY from V Magazine on Vimeo.

Cat Burglar Barbie by Christian Louboutin

It's no secret that I have an affinity for Christian Louboutin but for Barbie too. Since I could remember I was transfixed by her grace, charm, beauty and killer wardrobe. The collaboration between Christian Louboutin and Barbie tickles my fancy like no other. While there are about 3 designs my ultimate fave is the Cat Bulgar - she is the epitome of whoa! While I'm on a strict budget I have seriously considered splurging on this treasure... what do you think?
Justify Full Christian Louboutin for Barbie 'Cat Burglar' doll is literally what dreams are made of. Barbie wears a black catsuit and Differa sandals, comes with 3 extra pairs of mini Louboutin shoes; Miss ankle boots, Claudia peep-toes and Altameche knee-high boots, each with a box and shoe bag. Barbie comes with a stand and is presented in a brown designer-style box with a copy of Christian and Barbie's travel journal. I seriously am pondering doing this look for Halloween!!!!!

Available at net-a-porter.com

Astounding Givenchy......

Picture the gilded set of rooms in the Place Vendôme where the genius that is Riccardo Tisci showcased his breathtaking fall couture collection for Givenchy. While many use the lexicon 'couture' from sweatsuits to day old flip flops Mr. Tisci truly achieved his Haute Couture vision through cut, cloth, and extraordinarily elaborate ornamentation.
If ever I was to wed I would want my dress with a cascade of dégradé ostrich feathers...
Tisci's signatures of dégradé, lace, and fringe-work were on full display for this collection and he did not disappoint.
Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy


Mr. Tisci's inspiration was Frida Kahlo and her three obsessions: religion, sensuality, and, given the painter's lifelong battle with spinal pain, the human anatomy. The zipper pulls were little bones, a belt was a spinal column re-created in porcelain.

The dominant motif of the collection was the skeleton, laid out flat in the lace appliquéd on a long tulle column, or rendered in three dimensions in obsessively dense clusters of crystals, pearls, and lace on the back of a jacket in double silk duchesse satin with a tiny ceramic skull sprouting angel wings.
Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy

As breathtaking the gowns, jackets and coats were from the front the back of the pieces were just as beautiful as well.

Art, beauty and fashion are all relative and subjective to each person and it truly amazes me what he has done with ideology of Frida Kahlo, romanticism and death is genius.

Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy

Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy

Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy

From painstakingly patchworked leather coat or the dress in Chantilly lace where the pattern of the lace had been duplicated in appliquéd leather this collection truly amazed and reinforced my belief in fashion!
Fall 2010 Couture
Givenchy

Air O Luxe!

Healthy, clear skin takes discipline - with the constant schlepping, stressing and for some of us jet-setting our skin can become a bit lackluster. Our solution? A clean diet, daily exercise and our must have Air O Swiss humidifiers that not only preserve the moisture within your skin, hair and body but optimize your overall well being too. Take a look at our 3 faves trust us you will want to invest in one very soon!

FOR THE GIRL ON THE GO

BeautyRx: AOS 7146 Travel Ultrasonic
Cure For: The girl on the go; for those painfully petite stuffy office spaces or someone whose high on style and beauty but low on square footage!
The Scoop: Luxuriate your flaky, dull skin, lips or dry eyes with this petite travel size ultrasonic - the mist feels like cool silk on your skin and moisturizes instantly; you will be luminous in no time. Added bonus it fits in nearly every and any bag!
Cost: $49.99
Why We Love It: We literally do not leave home without it! From our studio space to our hotel stays this tiny wonder delivers and keeps us hydrated inside and out...
ShopList: www.airoswiss.net


FOR THE WELLNESS GODDESS

BeautyRx: AOS 7144 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic
Cure For: Dames who are all about wellness!
The Scoop: Model-lovey skin takes time, patience, work and a good (and expensive) dermatologist, but it doesn't have to cost a fortune, thanks to AOS 7144 the ultra luxe digital warm & cool mist ultrasonic system is sure to rid you of dryness that comes with everyday environmental pollution and gives your skin that runway worthy glow!
Cost: $199.99
Why We Love It: From it's sleek design to it's capability to provide warm or cool mist to our entire space this ultrasonic system is a must have!
ShopList: www.airoswiss.net


FOR THE GIRL WHO HAS IT ALL

BeautyRx: AOS 7142 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic
Cure For: From every and anything!
The Scoop: In search for the latest and greatest? Look no further - the AOS 7142 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic incorporates breakthrough research and technology into this at home luxe tool specially designed to eliminate and prevent unwanted dryness and provides optimum hydration into your space. Say goodbye to blotchy, blemish prone, dry skin , hair or eyes usually associated with poor air ventilation the AOS 7142 Digital Warm & Cool Mist Ultrasonic boasts the state of the art technology that stimulates the body's own rejuvenation process to plump, smooth, heal, firm and moisturize the skin within while improving texture, tone, discoloration and dry patches (it also has a slew of other benefits too and if we go on about it this post will never end!). The AOS 7142 will literally transform your space into a spa mecca- all at the comfort of your home!
Cost: $229.99
Why We Love It: The AOS 7142 had us at hello. This ultra modern ultrasonic system truly delivers. Our skin is supple, our dust problem has cease to exist and believe it or not our voice even sounds better... it's an investment that is well worth it!
ShopList: www.airoswiss.net


We here at LPB would like to thank Heidi VanDyke and the entire team at AIR O SWISS for making this feature possible.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Life coach, relationships expert, and Oprah.com contributor Andrea Syrtash, has her finger on the pulse of what has become a cultural epidemic: Women just like you feel anxious, frustrated, and disappointed by the dating the wrong guy. In her genius tome she does more than provide gimmicky solutions while telling you what’s wrong with your dating life; Syrtash teaches you how to date by giving you a system that works. How do you know it works? The author herself took her own advice and is happily married!

Drawing on her own personal research, Syrtash tackles the ubiquitous issues surrounding the plight of the modern dater, such as:

· Are you always wondering, Where is this going? Stop wondering, and don't settle!
· Why Looks and Money Are the Worst Criteria to Invest In
· There’s No Such Thing as Bad Luck in Dating – Just Bad Choices
· Are Soul Mates Real

With Andrea no frills approach you will be blissfully happy with the beau of your dreams!

Haute Off The Presses!

Mon Petits, this month brings 3 new gorgeous tomes designed specifically for your cutting edge HAUTE coffee tables!

Art of the Middle East
Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran
Saeb Eigner
Foreword by Zaha Hadid
Merrell

The Middle East with it's illustrious history, tradition and culture has long been overlooked when it came to contemporary art - not anymore. In Eigner's Art of the Middle East : Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran (Merrell) this glamorous book examines the iconic and yet mysterious culture's use of manipulating modern and contemporary culture as it challenges conventional notions of art, design and aesthetics with a plethora of prints from some of the most renowned artists to date that lavishly illustrates that whether it's decadence, outrageous to the bizarre - the quest for art can be captured in any form. Intoxicating and entertainingly written, Art of the Middle East is essential reading for art enthusiasts, lovers of the Middle East, design and visual artists and anyone interested in contemporary look of the Arab World.


Books Do Furnish a Room
Leslie Geddes-Brown
Merrell

As the name implies, this book is a heartfelt love letter to tomes....around a room. Epitomizing the notion Geddes-Brown compiled a visually stunning book on just that and mon petites I could not put this book down! From quirky , modern to the sublime the marque is a byword for opulent innovation and petites this book is just that!


Prendergast in Italy
Nancy Mowll Mathews with Elizabeth Kennedy
Merrell

The brilliance of American artist Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) Impressionist watercolors and experimental monotype is considered one of the most sophisticated and refined moments in art history, and now with the released tome Prendergast in Italy (Merrell) Mathews and Kennedy showcases one of the most sumptuous and creative epochs in art to date. Prendergast is a gorgeous photographic odyssey through the renowned artist’s illustrious and legendary journey through Italy. This is a captivating visual experience for historians, decorators, and art lovers alike.

All 3 tomes available at merrellpublishers.com