Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dream Weavers

It's almost Christmas, happy holidays! Since I am finally done shopping for friends and family, I have let my thoughts wander about what is on my fashion radar for spring. I have to find a way to own at least one of the pieces below, it's seriously mandatory...

I have always loved Valentino, particularly the couture. Since new designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have been at the helm of the label...I admit I haven't paid as much attention. That all changed upon viewing Spring 2010 RTW. The designers decided to take a more personal approach to the line, letting their own vision really shine through and it works beautifully. I love the soft romantic looks textured with touches of drama and the soft tones of color are so dreamy. With such an extensive storied history behind a label, striking a balance between past and present is difficult, but it looks like Valentino is designing a fabulous future!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Take a Walk on the WYLDE Side...

My friends and I have spent some serious quality time at Sephora scent shopping. But I had never found that perfect scent, exactly what I was looking for and I have definitely settled many times along the way.

On fabulous Etsy, where else, I FINALLY located the most delicious perfumes ever!!! Wylde Ivy is nothing short of amazing. I love coconut and I'm always looking for a true coconut, suntan lotion scented perfume. I always end up with some tropical mash of scents overpowered by mango. So I searched Etsy for coconut perfume, found Wylde Ivy's "Coconut Island Castaway" which is described as "A scent that blends real coconuts with beachy, suntan lotion type coconut scent for the perfect Coconut!" I ordered a sampling of 5 mini mister perfumes including Coconut Island Castaway and was blown away. They are true scents; the descriptions they provide are EXACTLY what they smell like. Not over laden with chemicals, the true notes shine through and smell so pure and delicious.

The vast array of perfumes at Wylde Ivy offer a scent for any preference from musky and dark, to sweet and light. I love sweet scents and 15 mini misters and various samples later (I like to evaluate my options ;)) I am finally ready to order some full bottles. Some of my other faves so far...

Check out Wylde Ivy perfumes at: http://www.wyldeivy.etsy.com/

And soaps etc. at: http://www.wyldeivy.com/