Last night, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Kate Beckinsale celebrated Mandy Ingber's new book, Yogalosophy, in LA looking glam in their respective black looks. Kate showed off her shoulder in an asymmetrical, knee-length dress, which she accessorized with nude patent Rupert Sanderson pumps, this black leather Ben-Amun cuff ($205), and teardrop earrings. Jennifer opted for a plunging LBD and black strappy sandals, while Courteney opted for a less feminine and more menswear-inspired look, including a dotted blouse and peep-toe booties. All three ladies stayed true to their unique personal style, but which ensemble wins in your book?
The city girl in your life is most likely in-the-know and on-the-go, so it's best to gift her with something stylish yet functional. Whether she's on the bus, hailing a cab, or hoofing it to work during a torrential downpour, she always looks put-together and impeccably chic. A slouchy carryall handbag that could go from office to evening or sleek pair of earbuds –– for rocking out on public transportation –– would fit this metropolitan gal's lifestyle quite perfectly — click through for my gift ideas for the snazzy city girl on your list.
Dasha Zhukova made her rounds at the Frieze Art Fair VIP preview in London last week decked out in a textured Missoni knit dress and a complementary oversized coat. Zhukova built on the warm tones of her cozy pieces with semi-slouchy equestrian boots and a posh python bag, and to top it all off, she worked in a tassel necklace and chunky ring. Emulate her textural vibe with our chic picks from Missoni, Carlos Falchi, and American Eagle.
Left to right: Missoni Venere Knit Coat ($2,647), Carlos Falchi Python Hobo ($2,395), Ben-Amun Ribbon and Tassel Lariat Necklace
($320), Primadina Rose Quartz Single Ring ($220), American Eagle Equestrian Boots ($70), AGB Dress Knit Dress ($40, originally $54)
It's Honeymoon Week here at Sugar. A friend of mine who's getting hitched this Summer is hitting up Buenos Aires with her man. She's most excited about the steak, Mar del Plata's beaches, and the popping nightlife. From what I remember from my 2002 visit to BS AS, the population is quite fashionable — urban cowboys, denim, harems, exotic, funky, and bold colors. Enter for some Argentina-appropriate honeymoon gear.
Here's a little-known fact about me: my ear lobes are super sensitive, and wearing anything other than studs tend to irritate them. I was recently cleaning out my jewelry drawer when I realized I have over 20 cute pairs of earrings I haven't worn in ages. A light bulb went off in my head — why not sell them to close friends and co-workers? After all, they're of no use to me, just sitting there. With my new entrepreneurial spirit, I went to work, sanitizing each piece with alcohol, then sticking them in small zip-lock baggies. I was on to something . . .
To hear what else I did, and to see some cool clip-on earrings, read more
Ouch! Severe spikes are my latest accessory crush. They're a step above studded jewelry, and the dangerous daggers provide attitude for days. No doubt, these adornments aren't for the faint-hearted. Then again, doesn't every girl have one badass bone in her body? This Guess Rock Rolla Mesh Spike Bracelet looks like it costs a pretty penny, but it's actually only $35. I'll take it.
Active Endeavors just added hundreds of new items to their sale today so I'd suggest you get a move on it. Everything is marked 20 to 70 percent off and I bet you know which section I'm heading to first!
Check out my great find: These Ben Amun Multicolor Tear Drop Earrings ($45, originally $150) are cheapo. I love the bold, art deco vibe.
>> In late June, Kate Moss was spotted tooling around London in a couple of different coin necklaces, so when she showed up in September 2008 W wearing a jumble of similar necklaces, I had to investigate. Kate was in Istanbul shooting the W editorial until June 19, and she was snapped wearing the necklaces shortly after, when she returned to London on June 20 and June 23. So did she get to keep the Alexander McQueen and Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun coin necklaces credited in the editorial? Looks like . . .
*image: bauer-griffin, source
Want to instantly elongate your face? Wear a pair of shoulder dusters. Feminine, sexy and elegant, these dangly earrings create movement with your face. If you prefer a chain version, it's a subtler look; for more va va voom try an enamel or beaded style. Also, I say anything that draws attention to your toned shoulders is an added bonus.
We know Cammie and Drew have been shopping buddies lately but are they swapping jewelry too? These favorites ladies have very different styles but it appears they have both jumped on the acrylic accents trend and enjoy this modern material via jewelry, as seen in this week's Life & Style. Some of you expressed disdain for this Spring trend but I think wearing a little something clearly hits the spot. Also, this material is weather resistant, easy to keep clean and stands the test of time - both physically and fashionably.
To see a few of my clearly fun finds read more