Archive | August, 2010

Taylor Momsen | Face of Madonna’s Material Girl

3 Aug

Did I call it or did I CALL IT?  Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen kept busy this summer during the show’s off season developing her singing career with a new band.  The actress who recently fired her stylist so that she can dress herself is the new face of Madonna and Lourdes’ Material Girl clothing collection.  Madonna announced last month that the face of the brand would be revealed soon but based on the clues she gave, I guessed right that Momsen would be the “It” girl. Photos from the shoot are now online thanks to


Olivia Palermo in ASOS Magazine

3 Aug

Socialite and The City cast member Olivia Palermo graces the pages of ASOS magazine for August.  The girl is fashionable and darling but comes off aloof and abrasive on the MTV reality show set within the walls of Elle magazine.

Aside from the beautiful photos, Olivia also talks about her reputation, New York City and fashion:

“It’s unfortunate (of the reputation that the TV show has given her), but I think that people understand what they see on that show is not who I am. It’s not accurate. I’m funny, I’m enthusiastic and I’m not a negative person. I always try and look for the good in things.”

“I love New York but when you’re young you should live in different places. In five years I’d like to be living in London with my boyfriend Johannes (Huebl).”

“I just really, really love clothes,” Palermo enthuses as she talks of the importance of reinventing her closet for different occasions. “I’m my own brand, and I have my own opinion” she unapologetically declares when asked about her determination to succeed in the fashion industry. Olivia also gives a rare insight into her relationship with model Johannes Huebl revealing that their lifestyle is surprisingly understated.

She also talks about moving to London in the near future, her modeling aspirations as well as a foray into acting and designing.  She’s got a full plate but I wouldn’t put it past her to get all those things on her list accomplished.

Glamazon Gadgets: Joy Mangano My Little Steamer

3 Aug

I’ve become accustomed to dry cleaning so much that my iron and ironing board are lost and idle somewhere in my attic collecting dust. I could dry clean at home using Dryel Dry Cleaning sheets but my favorite part of professional dry cleaning is having my clothes steamed and pressed to perfection.  I recently received a product that has been “un-put-downable” since it has been utilized almost everyday.  The Joy Mangano My Little Steamer is the little steamer that could.  This little steaming sensation banishes wrinkles from my wrap dresses and button down shirts in a flash with no elbow grease.  
The Joy Mangano My Little Steamer handles tough jobs as well.  I like the ease of use. Using the steamer is very simple. You simply fill the jug with water, cover it up, plug it into the wall and let it heat up – in two minutes or less – and then have a go at it on your clothes. The steamer also comes with various brush heads for tougher jobs like straightening out denim and chambray. Save hundreds of dollars a year on dry cleaning and steaming with this little gadget.  For $34.95, you get the My Little Steamer and a My Little Steamer mini for travel and quick jobs.  The product is available at the Home Shopping Network.  It sells out frequently with the most recent being last month. It’s been restocked again and I am so tempted to buy one for my little brother to take with him to college. 

Cozy Knits | UGG Fall 2010 Collection

3 Aug

The name UGG Australia is synonymous with cozy Fall and Winter boots.  Those shearling lined brown boots that, over time, have become a faux pas among the fashion elite but is are such a hit among high school girls and gals who don’t give a hoot what people think of them wearing them.  UGG Australia made its foray into cozy knitwear this fall with a 2010 collection of cashmere and wool outerwear so chic, even Anna Wintour might be tempted to don one in her cozy time at home.  
The UGG Australia knitwear collection launches this month, just in time for back to school. Full of cable knit sweaters, jersey lined cardigans, shearling hoodies and a brushed lambswool poncho in three different colors. Skip the UGG boot and cozy up in these darlings this winter.