Monday, December 29, 2014

Guest Blogging For The New York Social Diary

Check out my latest column in The New York Social Diary, and see accessories from the Animal Medical Center's Top Dog Gala and the New York Botanical Gardens Winter Wonderland Ball.

My vintage Nolan Miller flower pin that I wore to the 
New York Botanical Gardens Winter Wonderland Ball

I also wore a vintage dress that I pulled from my mother's closet and a pair of silver Manolos that had their own "earrings."

The dress

The sparkly silver Manolo Blahniks

The shoes had these earring like tassels on each side.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

In the spirit of the day I searched the internet for photos of vintage Christmas tree pins, something I'm a little obsessed with at the moment.  They were very popular in the mid 20th century and are highly collectible.  A lot of the vintage ones are really inexpensive to buy and fun to wear this time of year! Here's a photo of one I saw on line and really like.

Vintage Christmas tree pin

I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and find a special accessory under the tree today! xo

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Guest Blogging for The New York Social Diary

Check out my most recent column in The New York Social Diary and see sparkly accessories from several events.

Verdura Chariman Ward Landrigan with Brooke Shields

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Direct from Paris....My New Barbara Rihl Bag

Barbara Rihl bag with cockatoo

A friend of mine recently returned from Paris and brought me the cutest Barbara Rihl bag above. This brand is new to me, but apparently not a new brand, with fans such as Kate Middleton, Emma Watson and Mick Jagger, and I'm now a little obsessed.  Many of the bags have a travel theme and are decorated accordingly.  The bag my friend chose for me has a cockatoo on it, because I have a real live cockatoo.  The bags are fun and whimsical and many, like mine, are convertible from a clutch to a handheld to a cross body.  I've never had a bag that comes with two distinct detachable straps before, so that's pretty cool.   I also love the packaging that has a lot of attention to detail.  Here's the web site if you want to take a closer look: .

My Barbara Rihl gift deconstructed:  Shopping bag, box, 
bag itself, protective plastic pouch and two straps.

Presentation is so's the box the bag came in.

I love the zippered protective pouch, which could even 
be used as a make up pouch on it's own!

As soon as it stops raining here in New York, my new bag and I are going out on the town!

Saturday, December 6, 2014