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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

SPRING FORWARD....TRANSITION TIME!






WELCOME TO SPRING MY FUN FASHIONISTAS!!
I AM WONDERING IF YOU ALL ARE READY TO DITCH YOUR HEAVEY WINTER COATS? I AM THINKING , "YES"! THIS TIME OF YEAR IS WHAT FASHION FORWARD PEOPLE CALL TRANSITION TIME. ONE DAY IT IS 72 DEGREES, THE NEXT DAY, 37!! IT IS OFTEN TOO WARM FOR THOSE WINTER COATS, BUT NOT WARM ENOUGH TO RUN OUT THE DOOR IN A TEE. WE ARE NOT TALKING BREAK OUT THE BIKINIS HERE!! I AM TALKING THE PERFECT CARDIGAN SWEATER. A CARDIGAN SWEATER IS THE PERFECT TRANSITION PIECE TO THROW ON WHEN RUNNING OUT THE DOOR TO THAT LUNCHEON, OR DOING THOSE ERRANDS AROUND TOWN, OR OFF TO A DAY AT THE OFFICE, FOLLOWED BY DINNER OUT. NO LONGER DO YOU WANT TO LUG THAT HEAVEY COAT AROUND AND THESE SWEATERS OFFER COMFORT AND FASHION ALL AT ONCE. THEY DUAL AS YOUR OUTFIT, AND COAT ALL IN ONE EASY DRESSING....OUT THE DOOR! SO TAKE A LOOK AROUND AND SEE WHAT YOU LIKE? I POSTED A FEW OF MY FAVORITES HERE IN MY BLOG. THERE IS A DESIGNER I LIKE CALLED TWELVE BY TWELVE WHO DESIGN FOR FOREVER 21. THEY ALWAYS SHOW SUCH FUN DESIGNS WITH A YOUNF FLAIR. FOR YOU MORE CLASSIC, CONSERVATIVE TYPES, THERE IS J CREW WHICH SHOWS SOME REALLY PRETTY SWEATERS FOR THE SPRING. I LIKE THE FRENCH MILITARY SWEATERS SHOWN THIS SPRING!
THE BOTTOM LINE IS.....ALWAYS LOOK FUN AND FABULOUS WHILE LEAVING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE DURING THE TRANSITION TIMES!
HAPPY SPRING!
PATTY P

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ASHLEY AND EMILY







HELLO MY FUN FASHIONISTAS!I CAN REMEMBER BEING A YOUNG GIRL SITTING ON THE FLOOR DURING FAMILY HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHERS, WHERE I WOULD ADMIRE MY MOM'S, AUNT'S, AND GRANDMOTHER'S BEAUTIFUL GOLD CHARM BRACELETS. I LOVED THE BEAUTIFUL CHARMS, ESPECIALLY THE DISK CHARMS, WHICH WERE ALWAYS EMBOSSED WITH GEMSTONES AND ENGRAVED WITH INITIALS TO MARK A SPECIAL OCCASION. I KNEW THEN THAT I HAD A LOVE FOR BEAUTIFUL CLASSIC, JEWELRY. RECENTLY, I DISCOVERED TWO SISTERS, EMILY AND ASHLEY GREEN WHO CREATE THESE LOVELY JEWELRY CREATIONS WHICH REMIND ME OF THE PAST WITH A TRULY MODERN TWIST! EMILY AND ASHLEY TAKE THEIR INSPIRATION FROM THEIR GRANDMOTHER, WHO THEY ADMIRED FOR HER STYLE AND HER SUPERB TASTE IN JEWELRY. THEY STATE......" OUR CREATIVE VALUES ARE INSPIRED BY THE GRANDMOTHER WE ADORED, WHO LIVED LIFE WITH STYLE, VERVE, AND ORIGINALITY." I LOVE THIS JEWELRY, AND I AM ORDERING THE DISK PENDANT NECKLACES FOR MYSELF AND MY SISTER CATHY WITH OUR INITIALS ENGRAVED. I ALSO LOVE THE DISK PENDANT BRACELETS ON THE LEATHER CORDS....SO MUCH FUN, AND I THINK MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD BE PROUD TO SEE THIS CLASSIC STYLE MAKING IT'S REVIVAL THROUGH THESE YOUNG, FASHIONABLE, JEWELRY DESIGNERS!! YOU CAN BUY EMILY AND ASHLEY AT SELECTED , FINE RETAILERS LIKE BERGDORF GOODMAN AND NEIMAN MARCUS.WEAR IN GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS!!PATTYP

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

JUMPIN JACK FLASH........NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD!!





HELLO FASHIONISTAS!!
IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR ONCE AGAIN....SPRING FASHION SHOWS! THE PAST WEEK HAS BROUGHT US SOME SPLENDID WEATHER AND WE ARE ALL ARE TURNING OUR THOUGHTS TO SPRING. I HAVE BEEN OUT THERE RESEARCHING FOR YOU, THE LATEST SPRING FASHIONS AND WHAT I HAVE FOUND IS LOTS OF JUMPSUITS! WIKIPEDIA STATES THAT "JUMPSUITS HAS COME TO BE USED AS A COMMON TERM FOR ANY ONE-PIECE GARMET WITH SLEEVES AND LEGS. THEY BECAME POPULAR IN HIGH FASHION DURING THE 80'S." THIS YEAR, THEY ARE BACK WITH A CHIC FLAIR. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT JUMPSUITS IS THAT THEY ARE FLATTERING ON MOST FIGURES, AND CAN BE DRESSED UP OR DOWN AND EASY TO WEAR. I PICKED OUT A FEW OF MY FAVORITES PICTURED HERE.....THE BLACK BLOOMER JUMPSUIT BY THAKOON, THE CLASSIC HALSTON JERSEY JUMPER WITH A BLACK, FULL, HALSTON TOP WHICH I FIND MOST FLATTERING ON WOMAN, AND THE FLORAL PRINTS WHICH ARE SO POPULAR FOR SPRING BY RALPH LAUREN. PRETTY, PRETTY, PRETTY!! ANOTHER HOT TREND IS THE HOT PANT SHORTS......I SHOW ONE PICTURED HERE IN MY BLOG ....FOR THOSE WHO DARE OR JUST WANT SOMETHING FUN!!! AFTER ALL, THIS BLOG IS REALLY ABOUT FUN!!!
GIDDY OP!
PATTY P

Sunday, March 7, 2010

HEY! LOOK AT YOU YOU BEHIND THOSE FOSTER GRANTS!! WHAT KIND OF CELEB ARE YOU??



HELLO MY FELLOW FASHIONISTAS!!
THE OSCARS ARE ON TONIGHT AND IT MAKES ME THINK ABOUT FASHION, STYLE, AND FUN TIPS ON ALL OF THESE THINGS!! YOU ARE ALL CELEB'S IN MY EYES AND I KNOW YOU TAKE CARE WHEN YOU WALK OUT THE DOOR TO LOOK YOUR VERY BEST!! SUNGLASSES HAVE BECOME A FASHION STATUS SYMBOL AND THE KIND OF GLASSES YOU WEAR SAY A LOT ABOUT YOU!! SURE THEY HELP SHIELD THE SUN FROM OUR EYES, AND FOR THOSE WALKING THE RED CARPET, THE GLASSES HIDE THEM FROM THE PAPARAZZI'S FLASHING LIGHT! EVERY SPRING I TAKE A TRIP TO BERGDORFF'S IN NY TO SEE THE LATEST SUNGLASSES FROM THE DESIGNERS. MY SISTER AND I SPEND HRS TRYING THEM ALL ON UNTIL WE FIND THAT PERFECT PAIR FOR THE YEAR. MY PERSONAL FAVORITE SUNGLASS DESIGNER IS CHANEL. I LOVE THEIR DESIGNS AND THEY HAVE THAT FEEL OF BUTTER WHEN I PUT THEM ON....ALMOST LIKE A SECOND SKIN. THEY JUST CAME OUT WITH A NEW PAIR OF AVIATOR FRAMES WITH A SHEATH OF WHEAT DESIGN ON THE TOP TO GIVE THE GLASSES AN EYEBROW EFFECT!!! SO COOL!! PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT AT CHANEL.COM. OTHER FAVORITES ARE DESIGNERS LIKE PRADA, TOM FORD, ROBERTO CAVALLI, RAY.BAN, AND FOSTER GRANT....JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THE MANY. SO GO AHEAD AND PICK UP THE PERFECT FASHION FORWARD PAIR TO SPICE UP THOSE DESIGNER OUTFITS.
REMEMBER...THERE IS A LITTLE GAGA IN ALL OF US!!!
PATTY P

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN TOLEWARE LAMPS AND CHANDELIERS.....COLLECTABLES FROM THE 40'S AND 50'S.



HELLO FRIENDS,
THE ILLUMINATION OF A ROOM OR LIVING SPACE, IS ONLY HALF THE STORY FOR A LAMP OR CHANDELIER, WHEN VIEWED AS MORE THAN "JUST LIGHTING" CAN SERVE, ALONG WITH PICTURES AND ANTIQUES, BOT ONLY AS A WORK OF ART, BUT A FUNCTIONAL WORK OF ART. I BECAME HOOKED ON ITALIAN TOLEWARE LIGHTING ABOUT 15 YRS AGO WHEN I SPOTTED A PAIR OF LAMPS IN THE WINDOW OF AN OLD LIGHTING STORE IN SOUTHERN FLORIDA. FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH TOLEWARE LAMPS, THEY ARE METAL WIRED DESIGNS WITH FLOWERS AND SOMETIMES FRUIT , USUALLY PAINTED WHITE WITH BRIGHTLY COLORED HAND PAINTED FLOWERS. THE PAIR I HAVE ARE WHITE METAL WITH YELLOW FLOWERS AND GREEN LEAVES. I PUT MINE IN OUR BEDROOM AND TO THIS DAY LOVE THEM VERY MUCH. I JUST BOUGHT A BRAND NEW DIGITAL CAMERA AND ONCE I LEARN HOW TO USE IT, I WILL POST ACTUAL PICTURES OF THINGS FOR MY BLOG IN THE FUTURE. FOR THIS BLOG ENTRY, I HAVE POSTED PICS I HAVE FOUND FOR YOU TO GET AN IDEA AS TO WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE. MY PAIR ARE A REPRODUCTION AND LOOK LIKE THE VINTAGE ONES I HUNT FOR AT FLEA MARKETS. THE VINTAGE TOLEWARE LAMPS AND CHANDELIERS ARE FOUND AT ANTIQUE STORES, FLEA MARKETS AND ON SITES LIKE E-BAY AND YAHOO. I FOUND A BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE ALL WHITE CHANDELIER AT AN ANTIQUE STORE AND I MAY HAVE IT PAINTED FOR MY 3 SEASON ROOM THIS SPRING. ONE THING TO LOK FOR WHEN BUYING ITALIAN TOLEWARE IS THE WIRING......THEY WERE PRODUCED IN THE 40'S AND 50'S, SO THE ORIGINAL WIRING MAY BE SHOT. IT IS QUITE EASY TO HAVE THE WIRING REPLACED AND UPDATED FOR MODERN DAY USE. THESE CHANDELIERS BECAME POPULAR AGAIN IN THE 90'S WHEN THE SHABBY CHIC DESIGN BECAME POPULAR WITH INTERIOR DESIGNERS AND REMAINS TODAY. THE BEAUTY OF THESE LAMPS AND CHANDELIERS IS THAT THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL PIECES FROM THE 40'S AND 50'S, A TIME IN INTERIOR DESIGN WAS FORMAL AND SPLENDID!!! I LOVE MY TOLEWARE LAMPS AND CHANDELIER AND I WILL BE HUNTING THIS SPRING FOR MORE AT ALL THE FLEA MARKETS I FREQUENT. I HOPE TO FIND MORE TO PUT IN MY HOUSE AND PORCHES FOR YEARS TO COME! I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE ENJOYED THIS LITTLE LIGHTING TIP AND LEARNED SOMETHING NEW ABOUT VINTAGE LIGHTING AND SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS!!!
PRETTY LITTLE THINGS FOR YOU!
PATTY P