Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Swelle Life Giveaway!

One of my favorite blogs http://www.theswellelife.com/ is having a giveaway!!
What's the giveaway? Fashion A to Z: An Illustrated Dictionary

It's pretty simple.. To enter the contest you will have to answer the following question and post it in the comments section of the post.

"What is your favourite fashion/style detail?"
Huurry!! the contest will run until midnight July 9th (London Time)
P.S. If you haven't checked out her blog, do so!!

Flair Magazine - Jewelry Editorial Shoot

Loving everything about this shoot, the unusual jewelry, makeup, art direction, etc..!! don't you?

Category: Women
Issue: Flair Magazine
Photographer: Alix Malka

Friday, June 26, 2009


Rompers: Perfect for summer girls!!! And you will definitely look adorable and trendy!

Atlantic Silk Romper $138

TT Collection Ocean Cameron Jumper $202

Miss Sixty Romper $176

LaRok Celebutante Jumpsuit $228

Dolce Vita Joey Romper $253

Free People In Stitches Romper $69.95 (ON SALE!!)


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alice McCALL

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Truly Madly Deeply -Beautiful Clutches

Christian Louboutin Bow Kiss-Lock Clutch $945

Carlos Falchi Floral Applique Python Clutch $2025

Stella McCartney Crinkly Patent Clutch $945

Mary Norton Jones Clutch $895
Celestina Woven Silver Filigree Clutch $1695

Today's Wishlist

 Start the day with a tall non-fat cappuccino...

Mulberry Agenda in Red Spazzalato Leather - www.mulberry.com

Shoshanna Beaded Neck Halter Dress - www.shopbop.com

And a handful of colorful gemstones!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Interview with fashion designer Liza Lamar from liza+tara

I had the great opportunity to interview Liza Lamar from liza+tara and I wanted to share with you who's behind the beautiful caftans and fanciful prints!


Having grown up on a tiny island just off  of Miami, Liza + Tara’s Resort Wear 
reflects a love for tropical living and Caribbean elegance. Living on Key Biscayne, Liza 
and Tara were inspired by a very unique lifestyle of resort year round. Whether traveling 
to the Caribbean, Europe, or just being right at home, they always seemed to find 
themselves inspired by their surroundings.  

Liza Lamar graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in 
communications and went on to work for Sweet Pea Inc, where she assisted to design and 
launch La Befana, a women’s contemporary clothing line. In 2007 Liza retuned to school 
to study design at Parsons in NYC. While in NY she spent the year interning with Ralph 
Lauren Blue Label Concept and Design Team. 

Mean while, best friend, Tara Kunkel, had graduated at the top of her class with a 
degree in business marketing from Tulane University. She went on to intern with Conde 
Nast in NYC at Domino, a home design magazine. Tara then returned to Miami where 
she took an interest in retail and began working for Mermaids, a high-end resort wear 
boutique, learning the retail business side of the swim wear/resort wear industry. 
During their time apart, the two girls spent time talking and dreaming up a 
clothing line, that they hoped to create out of their shared love for the bright colors, bold 
prints, and breezy fabrics that surrounded them daily. In 2008, this became a dream 
realized as the girls came together to create a line that could take any chic woman from 
day to night in a tropical location.  

Lua Jewelry {the blog}: Tell us a little about liza+tara 
Liza: Liza + Tara LLC is a luxury clothing line designed to fill a void for 

woman’s contemporary resort wear in upscale boutiques, hotels, and spas around the 
world.  Liza + Tara targets women ages 20 – 45 who appreciate the value of quality 
fashion forward merchandise.  

Lua Jewelry {the blog}: All of your pieces are truly beautiful...where does your 
inspiration usually come from?

Liza: Inspiration can come from so many places. Sometimes its a photograph 
or a painting, sometimes its just a color you see somewhere or a 
person that sets it off. We create inspiration boards that can have 
anything from magazine tear sheets to something we find on the 
street. The inspiration to create Liza + Tara came from our life 
style on key Biscayne and our love of light weight clothing year round.

Lua Jewelry {the blog}: When creating your designs who do you have in mind as the perfect 
customer for liza+tara?

Liza: The Liza and Tara girl in our minds is a true island girl. She likes 
to get her feet dirty but she isn't afraid to wear ruffles or bold 
prints. She is confident and creative when it comes to personality 
and wardrobe. She is original and not too fussy with hair or makeup. 
We create our clothes with hopes that each girl can use it to bring 
out their own personality weather they layer it or wear it with a 
slip or jeans. There is no right or wrong way.

Lua Jewelry {the blog}: Something exciting that you want to share with us? 
Liza: We have signed with an amazing showroom Salon 9 who will be in charge of all of course sales and we will be hosting our first fashion show on the Gansevoort roof top on July 15 to kick off Miami swim week we hope to see everyone there!

Lua Jewelry {the blog}: Thank you Liza, wish you all the best!!
Liza: Thank you so much for contacting us!! For more information please visit our website at www.lizatara.com

Monday, June 15, 2009

John David Collection

High waisted-silk-taffeta shorts, fitted bolero jackets, cowl neck silk tops, yes girls we are talking about John David Collection.
John has a keen eye for fabric trends, cut and detail. "I don't want to recreate fashion I just want to make beautiful pieces that are fashion forward, wearable and look amazing on a women's body".

John wanted to create dresses that can be worn year around, pieces that are seasonless.

Miami's fashion designer John Schoemann definitely shows a genuine appreciation for the female form. His clothes are easy, elegant and timeless!

For more information visit his website: www.johndavidcollection.com
And if you are a buyer please contact francesca@frfashiongroup.com

Aren't these pieces beyond fabulous?

Friday, June 12, 2009


Praia Beach Boutique is one of the hottest places to find beachwear in the Miami shopping scene.
This fabulous beachwear boutique carries everything you'll need for lounging poolside, yatch hopping and beach bumming, from colorful bikinis to semi-precious Brazilian stones jewelry. 
All of Praia's swimwear lines are known for their creativity, material and sense of beachwear fashion. Most of the brands you cannot find anywhere else in the country, like: Triya (my favourite), Dibikini, Loer, Inusitee, Sole e Mare, Alor, C'est la vie, Adriana Degreas and Clube Bossa, straight from Sao Paulo to the racks in Praia!!
This breezy boutique is definitely a must-visit destination, you will surely look chic from head-to-toe

Location: 5829 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143
Tel: 305-663-6110
Fax: 305-663-6075
Monday-Friday 10AM to 6PM

You can also visit Praia's group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2382024763

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

By Malene Birger

Green oversized blouse with 3/4 length wide sleeve

Aztec Maxi Dress

Elegantly chic black shift dress with peach chiffon layer

Award-winning Danish designer Malene Birger started her eponymous line in 2003. Taking inspiration from the classic style of the '50s and '60s and featuring an excellent use of color, these beautiful silk dresses, sheer blouses and print parkas are elegant, feminine and highly wearable. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Photo of the day

From left: Erdem’s silk dress with Swarovski crystals, at Barneys New York, New York; Ikram, Chicago. Erdem booties. Oscar de la Renta’s silk faille dress, at Oscar de la Renta, new york; select Saks Fifth Avenue stores,saks.com; Bergdorf Goodman, New York. Oscar de la Renta belt and shoes. 

Beauty Note: Bronzed legs retain their color with Sisley After-Sun Tan Extender.
June 2009
Source: W Magazine