Friday, March 20, 2009

Crocodile Hunter

Combining the traditional aesthetic of Hunter with the sleekness of Jimmy Choo, the result is a natural rubber boot embossed with the luxury label's signature crocodile print and branded top bind, a gold buckle and rivet detailing, and leopard print lining.

Via: Jimmy Choo

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Khaki: Boyfriend chino

"Our favorite new chinos for the season. We wash these for over 300 minutes for incredible drape and a perfect worn-in softness so they feel just like your boyfriend's favorite chinos."

:via J. Crew

Monday, March 16, 2009

"Salt air on wild beach roses..."

J. Peterman Perfume

"She was an Englishwoman of independent mind and means.

Beginning in 1911, she traveled through Europe, Africa, India, and China, keeping remarkable diaries; a few survive.

The pages are filled with close observations of nature and society, insights, and curious notations that appear, at first glance, to be recipes.

They are recipes. For perfumes.

It was still the custom, then, for women of a certain standing to have perfumers create fragrances especially for them. A signature scent. Or a perfume for an important occasion.

"E.M." (to use her initials) was not unusual in commissioning perfumes. But she was unique in keeping detailed notes about them.

Those notes have made the J. Peterman E.M. Collection possible."

Based on diary notes for a fragrance reflecting E.M.'s feelings of freedom on a trip to the western isles of Greece. Clean and fresh; you can still smell salt air on wild beach roses. 1-oz. eau-de-toilette spray bottle in silk drawstring pouch.
Price: $40.
:via J. Peterman

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Khaki: Counterfeit Mailbag

The Counterfeit Mailbag.
"The secret thoughts of an entire country were once carried in leather bags exactly like this one. Except this one, a copy, isn’t under lock and key in a museum. It’s for sale.

I borrowed an original from a friend, a retired mailman who, like thousands before him, was kind enough to test it out, for years, on the tree-lined streets of small towns everywhere. Before you were born.

The test was successful; even though discontinued, it can’t be improved upon. It’s simply perfect as a device for carrying important ideas and feelings back and forth. And the same as with those old and scarce and beautiful mailbags, people will look forward to seeing what you’ve got inside.

The Counterfeit Mailbag (No. 1005). Containing one vast unzippered pocket, and another zippered. Shoulder strap and handle. Size: 15" long x 7" wide x 12-1/2" tall. Strong, soft leather that will only get better. A beauty."
Price: $298.
:via J. Peterman

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Gold: minerals

Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder

Unique mineral treatment measurably reduces redness on contact. It's lab-certified. Under its care and cover, visible redness and broken capillaries virtually disappear-instantly and for hours. Patent-pending formula helps skin "keep its cool." Oil-free, talc-free. With anti-bacterial brush. Appropriate for skins with mild-to-moderate Rosacea or reactive redness.
: Clinique

Olay Tone Enriching Body Wash with Mineral Ribbons.

A beauty mark here, a hint of blemish there. You’re all about embracing your skin’s unique complexion and letting it glow. Like your other mineral cosmetics, Body Wash contains an added ribbon of mineral shimmer that helps diminish the appearance of discolorations and even out your skin tone.

It’s also packed with luxurious moisturizers, so it will make your dry, pale winter skin soft and smooth with a healthy shimmer.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

SOS: Recession Remedies

With the current economic downturn, the mantra is save, save, save. Downsize, stop spending, and, well, freak out. But there is another way to go. Things you can do, not not do. Purchases that will help, not hurt. Having your way out of being a have-not.

Check out these recession remedies.

Gold: shoes

Ralph Lauren Collection
Metallic Leather Wedges

Metallic leather peep-toe platform with adjustable ankle strap. Made in Italy