Friday, December 24, 2010

May Your Holiday Sparkle and Shine!

 As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way.  We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come.   

Wishing you a holiday filled with peace, love, joy and lasting happiness.

We'll return to the office on Tuesday, January 4, 2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Haute Holidays - Our Final Fashionable Gift Idea of 2010 ● Celebrating Artistic Interpretation

Can't decide what to buy for a friend who has everything?
Haute Artist and New York Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Brooke Hagel, creates the most trendy chic illustrations that are carefully crafted with acute attention to detail.  Photographs of special occasions and events are great, but wouldn't it be amazing to turn a photograph into a custom piece of artwork?!

 In our opinion, Brooke is one of the most talented fashion illustrators we have encountered and she breathes fashion!  Check out this amazing bridal illustration she carefully customized for a Savvy Bryde, capturing her most memorable look on her wedding day. 

Whether framed, presented on fashion note cards, used as gift tags or adorned on a pocket mirror, these trendy illustrations are suitable for the highly creative who will appreciate a one-of-a-kind gift that guarantees a dramatic presentation.

Season's Greetings and Happy Kwanzaa!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Holiday Gift Idea #14 ● Gifting Fashion Influenced Flicks

 Worried what to gift a movie lover?  As certified movie junkies and lovers of all things stylish, we have an extensive list of fashion inspired flicks to recommend, but our four favorite are featured!

Our Fav Featured Movies:

Have you ever watched a movie and couldn't help but comment on something amazingly fabulous that one of the characters wore?  If yes, no worries, we are guilty of the same and it's very natural when you have a deep appreciation for fashion.

For example, in The Changeling, Angelina Jolie's 1920's vintage glam look was timeless, The Mad Hatter wore the most vibrant/unforgettable makeup, bold silk scarf and over the top hat in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland, Ellen Burstyn's effortlessly chic style which included wool peacoats, shift dresses, tailored wide leg trousers, cashmere scarves, platforms and our favorite, OVERSIZED SUNGLASSES, minimized the "fear factor" while watching The Exorcist {she was such a stylish mother}.  Oh, how can we forget Pam Grier's fierce fitting polyester suits, plunging sexy dresses and knee boots in Foxy Brown and lastly, Richard Gere introduced Armani to the massive while rocking his hand tailored suits in American Gigolo.  Shall we go on?

Over this holiday season, we hope that you too are able to relax and catch up on some of your fav flicks with friends and family. 

What are some of your favorite fashion flicks, perhaps we can plan a movie swap?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Holiday Gift Idea{s} # 13 ● The Frugalistas Delightful Finds

Cheers to all my fellow frugalistas . . .

Are you looking for a holiday gift under $50? Well here are four of our favorite!  As you know, many believe that only expensive gifts are memorable and that’s far from the truth.  Remember, with a pinch of patience, an ounce of style and 3 cups of originality, that's the perfect recipe to ensure that you do not exhaust your coin purse this holiday season.

Want more frugual holiday suggestions?  Feel free to e-mail us and we'll be happy to assist you further!

To purchase the featured goods, visit:
Want to carry your Signature Scent daily? - Sleek + Chic Perfume Roller
Computing In Style? - Chic Laptop Tote

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Fashionable Holiday Gift Idea{s} #12 ● Celebrating Practical Travel and Adventure

For the professional gentlemen who frequently dashes through busy airport terminals or celebrates travel and adventure on the open roads - we've selected a few practical gifts that define convenience, uniqueness and style!  Which is your favorite?

(1) Inflight Comfort Kit  (2) The Art Of Shaving - Travel Kit and 7 Piece Manicure Set
(3) Scosche Auto Adapter  (4) Mens Ugg Ascot Slippers
(5) Travel Laundry Bag (6) World Time Alarm Clock with 18 Cities/Time Zone
(7) Travel Scale (8) Wireless Charging Pad

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea{s} #11 ● Stylish Stocking Stuffers For Her

 Stylish stocking stuffers hand-picked by our very own professional stylists at Modage!  Which gift idea is your favorite?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea #10 ● Celebrating A Simple Luxury

Whether a refreshing blend or simply luxurious, Sweet Petula's petite soaps convey the true definition of exquisite.  Each bar is beautifully hand-wrapped making them the perfect ready to give holiday gift.  Subtle scented and amazingly dainty, these soaps have excellent nutritional values and leave the skin feeling smooth and invigorated.

A scented bar nestled in a gift basket for a college student or placed in your guest bath is a simple, yet thoughtful way to say "I appreciate you and the small details."

Monday, December 13, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Holiday Hostess Gift Idea{s} # 9 ● Viva La Vino!

'Tis The Season!  

Hostess with the Mostess gifts are by no means mandatory, but a wonderful way to show your gratitude.  Don't show up empty-handed to your festive dinners or parties this holiday season.  Here are a few of our favorite modern gift ideas for your vino lovin' hostess. 

(1) Opus Vino by DK Publishing (2) Recycled Wine Bottle Platters   (3) Oster 4208 Inspire Electric Wine Opener with Wine Chiller   (4)  Wine Knot Rack

Friday, December 10, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift{s} Idea #8 ● Holiday Essentials For Him

Whether your sweetie loves holiday gifts that show his sense of style or deep appreciation for cool gadgets, we've compiled a list of our exclusive holiday essentials that will make a profound impression for years to come. 

The Essential Links:
Have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea #7 ● Coffee Table FashBooks

Looking for a visually-oriented gift for a fashion enthusiast who appreciates the history of high fashion with a vintage flair?  If your answer is "YES," we recommend purchasing fashion inspired coffee table books which serves as eye candy on any table, contains in-depth information and are highly illustrated making them a stylish read.

Since the majority of our favorite girls are certified fashion mavens, they'll each be receiving one of the featured books on today's post for the holidays.  Some of these books are vintage, a few are new and several are classic fashion references which we've grown to appreciate.

Here are a few of our favs!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea #6 ● Stylish Greetings

Ultra-Cute . . . Modern . . . Strikingly Feminine. . .

French fashion designer Christian LaCroix's sketches are highlighted on these amazing Haute Couture Fashion Sketch Notecards which are vibrant and irresistibly elegant.  Designed with an avant-garde twist, each unique card is laser cut in LaCroix’s infamous lace design and contains four different fashionable looks {2 of each}.

Do not be afraid to express your personality and sense of style this holiday season by gifting these stylish note cards to your BFF or a member of your Glam Squad.

Effortless Style Gift Tip:
Add a gorgeous fountain pen!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea{s} #5 ● The Stylish & Pampered Pooch

There is nothing more adorably chic than dressing your beloved trend setting pooch up in different outfits and accessories regularly.  Here are a few of our favorite unique and desirable gifts for your pampered companion. 

(1) Fancy Dog Dress Little Princess Red Velvet (2) Designer Pet Food /Water Bowl (3) Designer Pet Jewelry Simple 3 Rows Red Australian Crystals Jet Plate
(4) Christian Loubarkin Squeaky Dog Toy Shoe

(1) English Rugby Sweater with Plaid Scarf  (2) Keado Brown + Beige Collar
(3) I-Bone Dog Toy (4) Red Large Dog Bowl  (5) Bon Ton Bag Dispenser Black

The ultimate stylish gifts for the discerning pooch that has everything!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Holiday Gift Idea{s} # 4 ● Tots With Style

We are excited to share with you a few of our trendy and unique holiday gift ideas for your hip baby girl or boy.  Yes, they may be small, but our kids bring so much joy into our lives, so give them a present this holiday season that will bring them a little happiness, fashion inspiration and creativity!

 This wool fedora featured on Baby Rock Apparel is so dapper and we love the chocolate and red ribbon trim.  Fit for a little dude with style and unique charm.

Trumpette's Bling Piggy Bank is a stylish way to save extra cash - your little princess will be able to purchase that tiara she deserves in no time.

Ms. Food Face Plates promote endless ways to play "dress up" during mealtime by encouraging creative ways to use everyday foods as eyes, lips, hair, earrings or any imaginative add-on your little diva can think of and design.  String beans and sea salt studded chandelier earrings, anyone?

T-me coloring kits for creative kids include everything that your baby boy needs to design his own wearable artwork.  The kit contains a pack of mini markers, cool coloring pages and blank paper.  Once they create their masterpiece, simply select their favorite t-shirt style (available in both short and long sleeve) from the enclosed catalog, mail the drawing back in the pre-paid envelope and your budding artist will receive his unique t-shirt within a week.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea #3 ● Appreciating Your Fashion Scents

 The ideal balance between personal and appropriate . . . Your colleague will have a reason to celebrate this smell good gift! 
Helen Julia New York candles are the perfect accent gift for both men and women of all ages.  These luxurious scented candles are available in two sizes and adorned in individual velvet pouches. 

We incorporate candles throughout our office and a few of our favorite Helen Julia candles are Cashmere Cloud {hint of amber, jasmine & musk}, Sexy Suede {hint of vanilla/sandalwood} and I Do {hint of rose bouquet and very popular with our Savvy Brydes}.  Indulge your fashion scents and bring a touch of sophistication to any space with these aromatic candles.
P.S.  Also, to maximize the life of the candle, don't forget to purchase a candle warmer lamp.

Happy Holidays + Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Gift Idea #2 ● Promoting Creative Expression

Dress Forms {whether fabric or metal} are the perfect holiday gift for fashion conscious teens or sewing enthusiasts {or both}.  Adorn your dress form with earrings, scarves, necklaces, concert stubs, family photos, buttons, vintage memorabilia and stunning brooches.  This timeless gift serves not only as a perfect sewing accessory piece in your home or office, but a functional accessory holder.

Fashion Challenge:  Continue to spark your fashion creativity monthly by displaying how versatile your clothing/accessories can be by including layered colors, unique baubles and vintage fabrics.  For the budding designer teen, encourage them to take photos to showcase their creative designs and assist them with creating an online portfolio to share with friends and family.  It is all about promoting creative expression this holiday season!

The possibilities are endless and have fun styling/accessorizing your dress form.  

{photos compliments of Flickr + Such Pretty Things}

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Haute Holidays - Fashionable Holiday Gift Idea # 1 ● Statement Gloves

 Glam . . Classic . .  Edgy . . 

A major fashion investment and our most treasured luxe companion this season. Statement gloves are a classic holiday gift that can be paired with last year’s winter coat to create an overall fresh look.  Appropriate for the trendy girl next door who throws caution to the wind and appreciates her individual style while making a statement.

Dress them up or down, it really depends on the occasion, just don't lose them.