Everyday Formal Affair

Tuxedo stripes are SO in and not just for summer weddings and not just for the boys!

These pants are from Paige Black Label, as in Paige everybody’s favorite denim designer.  How cute would these be with a bright colored t-shirt, sandals or even black flip flops?  Find them on Net-a-Porter, of course!  (I absolutely love net-a-porter)

Yigal Azrouel who I am also not shy about LOVING offers this stunning grey suit with white tuxedo stripes.  Yummy.  Simply Yummy.

But my current obsession has to be this tan and ORANGE striped suit by Joseph.  How divine is the unexpected jolt of orange running up & down the leg!  Blazer $895, pants $395.  The one and only U.S boutique is in NYC and the phone number is 212-570-0077, trust me, they are more than happy to ship it to you.  🙂

Summer Boobies 911

How’s that for a title?  🙂

As noted, I have a little love affair going on with Acne.  Their designs, materials and cuts are gorgeously clever and unique!  This is my newest acquisition.

The silk is quite sheer and the open slit back is a little bit of a challenge, especially regarding lingerie accompaniments.

Problem Solved!!!!  Top Hats!  No need for a pesky bra, just slap these nipple concealers on and off you go to a patio, a party, a dance, whatever, without worries, they stay in place without any petal outlines or straps.

Went to a charity dinner last night, with quite a few of my favorite friends.  One fab friend wore a bustier made entirely out of recycled ties!

Attention Charlie, all of your angels are waiting for your telephone call!

Finance & Fashion Friday!

Zegna, one of my husband’s fave labels, scored an impressive 92% increase in profits in 2011! And is planning on a little boutique building spree – plans to open 50 new shops next year, a third of them in China. To celebrate the banner year, each Zegna employee is going to get €1000 – Love that!

Poor Quirky Betsey Johnson has just filed for Chapter 11. All her stores will be closing and 350 employees will be out of work. It sad, especially when you picture that fabulous 70 year old designer cartwheeling across the stage after her shows.


Designer Geese and Wheatgrass

It gets really cold in Canada.  I recently experienced a little taste of that myself up in Toronto.  So it makes perfect sense that the Canadians have a niche on gorgeous snow gear!

Canada Goose (yup, that is the name of the company) designs these phenomenal down filled, fur hooded bombers.  Hello Bright Pink, I think you could help me like winter more!

There are also fur trimmed hats, lighter weight spring / fall jackets and there is even a children’s’ line…TOO CUTE!

During my trip to Toronto I hit the St. Lawrence Market – an absolute not-to-miss if you are ever up there.  There are over a hundred vendors, screaming their lungs out trying to get your business.  Cheese mongers, butchers, olive oil shops, seafood shops, fruits and vegetables, you eat it they sell it there, and have been selling it there since 1803!

Whenever I go to the market I hit the mouth watering St Urbain Bagels (OMG TOOO DELISH FOR WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and grab a fresh shot of wheatgrass (that green is SO the green a lot of designers have used this Spring, don’t you think?)


Zen with my Nail Polish

I realize it’s a stretch but some mornings the outfit really is inspired by the nail color!

So today the color is a natural, hence the Marni top and Louboutin nude patent heels.
Truth be told, the nail color is beach but it’s a smidge too cold for bathing suit attire!