Bordeaux, the trademarked originator of 'seamless' apparel manufacturing technology, is bringing the Parisian-style design aesthetic to the Los Angeles fashion community. Today the company has announced the hiring of fashion designer Montserrat Gonzalezlugo to lead the company's newest designer collection available in U.S. specialty retail stores this summer. Bordeaux boasts personalized designs and fittings to meet the needs of the most discerning woman. In March 2007, Montserrat came to Los Angeles from Hermes Sellier to work with Ardy Raminfar. Together, they plan to co-develop the line and reposition it within the high-end retail consumer environments. Each item in the Fall/Winter 2007 'pret-a-porter' Bordeaux collection is based on Parisian fashion house standards. Montserrat's garments will be exclusive clothes that are virtually made by hand, carefully interlined, stay taped and fitted to perfection to give the sense of a 'personal touch' for each client.
The perfect Mother's Day gift for mom is the perfect bag for summer. GUESS by Marciano Amazon Small Tote - Small straw tote with ostrich embossed vinyl trims. Braided loop handles with ring hardware. Knotted signature handkerchief detail. Center flap with front padlock accent. Abstract fabric lining. Interior zip and two slip pockets. Available in white or pink. The Retail Price: $68. www.guess.com .
Organic products are incredibly popular for gift-giving this Mother's Day! We've discovered the world's silkiest absorbent robe. Organic cotton and bamboo yarns combine to produce the luxuriously soft weave of this medium-weight shawl-collared garment. The robe drapes elegantly, keeps you snug year-round, dries fast, and cossets you like royalty after a bath or shower without becoming uncomfortably heavy. $179.00 at www.PersonalShopper.com .
While Mother's Day is normally a day of celebration, for many women it can be a day of pain and loss. Our dainty forget-me-not flower pendant offers a gentle way to say 'I remember'. The pendant arrives in a green velvet jewelry box and includes a polishing cloth and our "Tears of Remembrance" enclosure card which reads: There will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into tears of remembrance... and your heart will begin to heal itself...and grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy...and you will hear the whisper of hope. There will come a day when you will welcome the tears of remembrance... as a sunshower of the soul... a turning of the tide... a promise of peace. There will come a day when you will... risk loving... go on believing... and treasure the tears of remembering. www.thecomfortcompany.net .
Oka b. shoes are the perfect treat for any Mom's feet! The reflexology-inspired design cushions every step, and with the fantastic assortment of colors and styles there's a pair for every occasion. Not only are these shoes amazingly comfortable, they're also a favorite among women everywhere because they're so easy to clean truly wash-and-wear, they can be thrown directly into the dishwasher or washing machine. Check out the Spa Thong, a modern take on the classic flip-flop it makes the perfect pedicure shoe! Or try the closed-toe Mini-Mule for more coverage with the same comfort and style. Since the durable, bacteria-resistant Microplast material massages Mom's feet as she walks, it's a great way to pamper her this Mother's Day. www.ShoesThatLoveYou.com .
MIO Watches are the first exercise watches to monitor heart rates, calorie intake and burn without a chest strap. Unlike other heart rate monitors, MIO reads your heart rate through sensors on the front and back of the watch. MIO can be used as a tool to help dieters count calories and manage their weight. Several models can be programmed with your personal stats in order to calculate how many calories you take in and how many are burned during exercise. MIO will even beep to notify you when you've reached your calorie goal for the day. The MioPINK model, a spin-off of the original MIO featuring interchangeable pink watchstraps, is sold online at Amazon.com and in Costco stores nationwide. However, when purchased on Amazon.com ten percent of the retail price of all MioPINK watches will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. www.miowatch.com.
The KiKi*c collection was inspired by a self-inflicted attempt to find chic and ultra comfortable shoes. Our concept resulted in fun, fashion-forward wedges with a slipper feel and a go-anywhere vibe. The KiKi*c collection is exceptional to the market. Because the desire for extreme comfort was key, we utilize a 'foot-hugging foam' mid-sole (think memory-foam), which provides high-end comfort and a customized fit. Our 2 1/2" outer-soles are lightweight, non-marking and skid-resistant. To further attain excellent quality, we chose to have each shoe handcrafted, not mass-produced. The final result is a premium shoe collection that bridges the gap between fashion and comfort. www.kikic.com.
This black one piece vintage inspired bathing suit by Li Cari will make any size women feel stunning. Worn with a Black summer hat that keeps the UV rays away while making you look like you just stepped off the runway. You can never go wrong with a pair of Li Cari Made in Italy heels, they make any outfit look complete. Bathing suit $ 274.00 Summer hat $105.00 Black leather heels $375.00 You can find both at Dimani on Sunset. Hollywood, CA. www.shoplicari.com.
Pearls of Polish is a sassy, savy and hip etiquette guide for today's busy woman. We all experience embarrassing moments and knowing how to handle an awkward moment makes the situation more tolerable. Topics include everything from office etiquette, dining etiquette, dating etiquette to being the perfect host or guest. The etiquette tips are easy to read and easier to use. This is information you can't afford not to know! www.protocolschooloftexas.com.
Playful shapes in vibrant colors of China blue, eye-catching dahlia pink and fresh parrot green are hot choices for Summer 2007 according to Cable & Gauge, a leading US knitwear manufacturer. This year's transition from spring to summer will be easy to recognize and includes a cheery return of saturated colors and continued experimentation with shapes. Out are the pale neutral shades of spring and in are the bright colors and easy-to-wear shapes that will make women feel like they're on a well-deserved vacation. Women who experiment with a baby doll or trapeze knit top will quickly see how these easy-to-wear shapes give them a new look and instant wardrobe update. Cable & Gauge is available nationwide in most Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Dillard's, and Belk stores for $58.00 - $88.00. For more information, visit www.cableandgauge.com.
Attraction Close the petal-shaped links of this 14k white gold and diamond pendant and it's a lovely triangle-in-a-circle. Open it, and this unique magnetic design becomes a delicate drop. Attraction is a 2-in-1 convertible pendant with .21ct tw diamonds by Master IJO Designer M.A. Reich & Co, Inc. Suggested retail price: $795 Fire 'Upscale casual' can describe this contemporary pendant necklace from Master IJO Designer Alisa Unger Designs™ a circular ring of swirling flames in 14K rose and white gold with diamond accents suspended from a trendy black twisted cord. Suggested retail price: $1,980
Moon River Pearls.com has a beautiful and affordable selection of classic and modern pearl jewelry. Designer and one-of-a-kind styles too. (See us on People.com, in Seventeen, Glamour, The Knot.com, Woman's Day, Woman's World...) Hard-to-find clip on earrings and children's styles available as well! We offer free shipping, a 90-day money-back guarantee and free gift (6.5mm white pearl stud earrings) with $150 purchase. www.moonriverpearls.com.
Now you can walk your talk with Sole Seekers sandals from Soul's Calling. They leave a message in the sand! Available in three color combos and three sizes: S (5-6), M (7-8) and L (9-10). The left strap says "I've got soul" and the right strap says "I've got power." Together the bottoms leave the words "soul power" imprinted in the sand as you walk Everybody loves flip flops and these are ultra comfy with smooth straps, a contoured foot-bed, arch support and they're a cushy 1-inch thick. $18.50 at www.soulscalling.com.
Here's a gift that every fashion-conscious mom will love. A gift certificate to Bag Borrow or Steal (www.bagborroworsteal.com) gives any mom access to even more luxury with a wide selection of designer handbags and jewelry that she can borrow by the week or month, making it the perfect indulgence! This new "luxury on loan" concept works like a Netflix for bags--allowing women to borrow handbags and jewelry from top designers including Chanel, Prada, Kenneth Jay Lane, Kara Ross and Scott Kay--for as long as they like.
For the multi-tasking, socially-conscious loved-one, the new Allumonde Ring is a unique, thoughtful gift that joins fashion with philanthropy. Recently introduced by Design 21: The Social Design Network, the sleek, statement ring embodies the mission of the new, online community: to address social problems through smart design. 19% of the proceeds from the sale of the ring are donated to a non-profit organization of the wearer's choice and 2% are donated to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Available through www.design21sdn.com in both men's and women's sizes, individuals can choose from stainless steel, titanium black, titanium gold, silver and gold metals (pictured below) ranging in price from $35 USD to $2,500 USD. The Allumonde ring can be shipped anywhere in the world. (www.design21sdn.com)
These cute mini pendant necklaces are the best little gift for any of the important women in your life. You know, mom, best friend, sister, aunt, daughter... But these Little Reminder necklaces are especially perfect for Mother's Day. They have a little reminder inscribed inside, simple but important words (aka attitudes and thoughts) to remember and to help keep to keep-top-of-mind throughout the day. The choice of 13 Reminders are Love (bien sur), Laugh, Live, Dance, Faith, Sing, Balance, Listen, Read, Inspire, Play, Speak, Trust. The pendants are two-sided and have vintage wallpaper inside, a different image on each side for reversibility. www.TheSucculentWife.com
This nightwear developed for women going through all stages of menopause was specifically designed to eliminate the discomfort of hot flashes with moisture-sensitive wicking properties woven right into the yarn of the fabric. The HRT (Heat Release Technology)™ fabric had been improved to feel like the finest soft cotton, with a physical treatment (not Chemical) that virtually eliminates odors, even after many nights use. Additionally the fabric is durable enough to withstand repeated machine washing and drying without degrading the quality. www.wildbleu.com
With Mother's Day around the corner FS2 by Fernando Sanchez, a new line of Intimate apparel and sleepwear offers the perfect gift for moms and moms to be! FS2 launched this Spring 2007 and is the perfect sleepwear solution for the hip new generation of moms. As a supplement to Fernando Sanchez haute couture line, FS2 is a playful, more youthful take on intimate apparel. The new generation of moms is not about to give up style for the sake of motherhood or willing to compromise sex appeal for their new lifestyle! As a much needed alternative to stereotypical sleepwear, FS2 is both flirtatious enough to seduce the hubby at night yet comfortable enough to be worn as loungewear around the house while still looking stylish.
Cocoons are specifically designed to fit comfortably over prescription glasses. The Cocoons collection features the Polare Lens system with 100% Polarization to block out UV A&B light, while eliminating harsh glare. The Polare lenses meet strict ANSI Z80.3 eyewear standards for impact resistance, are exceptionally durable, and scratch resistant. The full wrap frames are made of virtually unbreakable lightweight nylon, and include a brow bar, under scoop, and polycarbonate side shields for 360 of protection. The frames also feature Flex2Fit® adjustable temples for an exact fit and a soft touch finish for ultimate comfort. Available in six sizes with amber, gray, copper or yellow lenses, there is a pair of Cocoons to fit over any prescription frame. All Cocoons include a neoprene case and cleaning cloth, and have a lifetime warranty. MSRP of $39.95. www.liveeyewear.com (800) 834-2563
The Dolce Classic is a Swiss made watch, offered in a beautiful collection of colors, and interchangeable Italian leather straps, 8 full-cut top white diamonds and high tech precision pave setting. The inspiration behind the Dolce Collection came from the desire to create a watch for delicate women that was classic, while at the same time being more fashion-forward than the typical watch. Dolce means 'sweet' in Italian and refers to the candy colored hues in which it is available. As with the other Elini Timepiece Collections, the Dolce grants customers the ability to acquire a sizable amount of Elini timepieces without sacrificing affordability. The Dolce Collection is available in Dolce Classic, Dolce Top, and Dolce Full. Price: $ 399.00
Honor your mother this holiday by taking a trip down Artfulane. Drop on by Artfulwears.com for artisan chic gifts that are sure to make mom proud. For a memory that will last a lifetime, surprise the woman closest to your heart with jewels from the Adina Tiny Diamond Collection. Choose from the disc heart, square, flower or open disc charms to dress up any outfit. Ideal for layering, these delicate diamond necklaces are simple yet stylish and meant to be cherished. If jewelry isn't her thing, treat the mother always on the go, with a Casauri Wheeled Mini Suitcase. Perfect for the jet-setting woman in your life, this chic carry-on bag meets the domestic and international airline on-board requirements, easily fitting into the overhead compartment and gliding down the aisle. Available in solid colors and prints, this luggage is meant to make you strut. www.artfulwears.com
Meet the latest treat from sweet tooth designs' the berry berry fun collection! Semi-precious combines with antioxidant-rich blueberry, grape, citrus, and pink grapefruit-colored gemstones. and that's not all: there's a very very fabulous single shimmery white fresh water pearl that dangles and dazzles in the light. available in drop dead gorgeous drop-style earrings and necklaces in sterling silver and 14k gold fill. for more juicy details about berry berry fun and other sweet tooth designs, take a dessert break and visit www.sweettoothdesigns.com.
kulisilk is a Denver-based company that creates unique silk scarves from nature photography taken by owner David Kulaas. kulisilk scarves were born out of an idea to take floral photographs, digitally manipulate them and print them on luxurious silk satin. The result is a stunning, artistic scarf can be worn in a variety of ways and are available in three sizes at www.kulisilk.com.
Whether you are jetting off to the Hamptons or sailing on a yacht in Saint Tropez, the "must-have" new beach bag for the summer is the Jumby Bag by INCA. A favorite hang-out of such beautiful stars as Angie Harmon and Queen Latifah, Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort in Antigua has partnered with the chic INCA Beachwear company to create this exclusive, must-have summer accessory that's the perfect size for all your essentials. The INCA Jumby Bag is available for $300 at the resort's boutique or by calling 212.758.1735.
In Spring 2007 Sweet Fletcher Designs launched their first Grab 'n' Go Clutch! This chic clutch was initially intended to be used as a tiny diaper bag for fashion forward mommies who wanted to look stylish while concealing those bulky diapers and wipes. Eventually, the 'diaper clutch' started doubling as an evening purse for mommy's lip gloss and compact when hitting the town with her girlfriends! Now, the Grab 'n' Go Clutch is a favorite of all trendsetters because childless gals, like myself, love the 10 different fun, bold graphics, easy snap closure, 'grab-n-go' size, and ribbon wristlet. It is the perfect accessory to hold your essentials: keys, ID, lip gloss, mirror, etc. when out for lunch, dinner, or drinks. The Grab 'n' Go Clutch can also be used as a makeup bag during the day since it is made of wipeable laminated fabric for easy cleanup of those pesky makeup mishaps! WWW.SWEETFLETCHER.COM
Find your style with Rimistyle! A plethora of stunning handbags, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and belts to adorn your body, entice your soul, and lure your mind! Launching Spring 2007, Rimistyle.com is the 'it' specialty online boutique that selectively brings in individual pieces from all over the world each having a distinct story. Each piece is unique, functional, and of impeccable quality. 'I like to buy pieces that I think every woman should have in her wardrobe,' says founder Rima Shah. Website WWW.RIMISTYLE.COM
A great way to show Mom how much you care is to give her something that has lasting meaning. A Belisi silk scarf is not only luxurious but it also possesses enduring beauty, a keepsake Mom will treasure for years to come. While silk scarves have always represented timeless style, they are especially popular right now. Belisi's colorful scarves can be worn as a headband, belt, or an accent to any handbag or tied casually around the neck or wrist. Belisi Fashions remains steadfast in giving back to those less fortunate. Through the 'Belisi Luxury with Meaning' program a minimum of 10 percent of the company's pre-tax profits are donated to charity. Keeping in-line with Belisi's mission to create a community within a community, customers decide which charity to make their contribution. For free shipping on all Mother's Day purchases, visit here for details.
Whether at the barn or out on the town, moms will want to keep themselves fashionably organized. Ariat® Handbags offer superior fully-turned construction, and the highest quality materials and attention to details, at an affordable price. The Ariat Corded Cowgirl Hobo featured is the Cognac Lizard Print. The hobo also comes in other colors such as Black, Cobalt Lizard/Black and Red. All styles feature Ariat™s signature hardware and fabric lining.
Be the envy of the pampered set this summer in Dearfoams plush new silhouettes that combine incredible comfort, tranquil pastels and wonderfully tactile textures. The HOT new item this season is the Microfiber Pile Curl Thong with satin trim and Echofoam with Memory Foam. Available in S, M, L, XL in parchment, girly girl, south beach blue and wild orchid.
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