Archive for the ‘Extras’ Category
Marie wouldn’t need one of these “Wallpaper Travel Guides” to this beautiful city, but for those of us who didn’t spend our formative years flitting from continent to continent, this is perfect. Compact enough to fit in your pocket (so you don’t look like a gawky tourist) it has everything you need , plus a city at a glance aerial cardboard foldout , which comes in very handy.
Ladies don’t fix their make-up in public, but there’s nothing wrong with sneaking a quick peak with this cute little pocket mirror from Betty Joy. Afterall, if you hair is standing up like a rooster’s comb who’s going to tell you? £2.99.
So you’re looking for a striking accent for an all-black ensemble? Hit Moyna Bags for a closer peek at this embroidered silk clutch, with inside pocket, beaded chain, magnetic snap-tap closure. All at once glam and “little girl,” the bright turquoise color allows us to hang onto the fleeting days of summer just a bit longer. We just love pretty little things that are all gussied up with beaded details.
The clutch is a must-have handbag, especially now that fall dictates a more refined, ladylike look that channels Old Hollywood starlets such as Audrey Hepburn and Veronica Lake. Darby Scott’s Silver Wash Python Mini Evening Clutch boasts smooth cabachon gray moonstone toplock and lilac silk peau de soie lining. Slip this decadent design under one arm and you’re ready to take on the world (just don’t forget to stock it with breath mints).
Pucker up. Fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit is good for you, brimming with Vitamin C, lycopene, limonoids and naringin. These potent antioxidants are present in 100% Pure’s Fresh Squeezed Pink Grapefruit Juicy Shower Gel, a real treat for the skin. The formula refreshes and purifies, so your body is glowing and invigorated; vitamins C and E offer an extra antioxidant boost. The clean, crisp scent of pink grapefruit essential oil revitalizes and uplifts a dropping spirit in the morning.
It’s the details that matter, and if you ever had a doubt, simply check out the stunning, intricate work of artist Jill Platner. Her Fishtail belt is an instant classic inspired by her life-long of nature. Its concept fuses organic form with decidedly modern design. The result? A luxe piece that you can love for a lifetime. Her jewelry, handmade in NYC, is just as fetching, fashioned from sterling silver and 19 karat gold.
Think chocolates cause breakouts? Think again. Sugar-free Frutels harness the skin-clearing properties of antioxidant, polypheonol-packed dark chocolate (which have 300 times the antioxidant capacity of blueberries). Turns out the premium, all-natural variety helps the body ward off the effects of oxidative stress, and we can’t say that we’re totally surprised. How many times have we turned to a rich chocolate brownie on a bad day, and felt one millions times better as we let the crumbs tumble from the corners of our mouths? Polyphenols help to reduce inflammation in the body, which translates as calm, clearer skin. Chocolate candies that beautify? A winning invention.
Few bags fit all of our requirements. Enter the EnV Bag out of Los Gatos, California. It’s strong enough to hold up to three bags full of groceries, pretty enough to wear to the mall, and durable enough to withstand machine washing. Five funky, flashy prints coordinate with each other and are available in various storage pack sizes to fit in your purse. Each bag is printed on both sides and made of water-resistant nylon.
Marie is always on the go, jet-setting at lightning speed to keep up with the fiercest fashion news. That’s how we discovered the debut collection of West/Feren, tucked under the crook of her enviably toned arm. New York’s Alison Pawling creates the bags, which span clutches to shoulder totes, with colorful African fabric flourishes, high-end construction techniques and tailored shapes that exude ladylike polish.
Custom totes made out of recycled boat sails? What a clever idea, masterminded by Portland, Maine’s Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shisser. Every design produced by Sea Bags has technically sailed around the world before it even leaves the duo’s shop. Naturally, each one is durable, water resistant and washing-machine friendly with rope handles. Most of them are white or off-white Dacron, in materials from canvas to Kevlar.