Friday, January 25, 2013


Superbowl = 2 teams of men duking it out for glory

Yogabowl = the superbowl of shopping for women: Luluemon Warehouse Sale- 3 days, take no prisoners.

I have an offensive line of 4 serious shoppers about to take on the competition and score some dreamworthy deals on the highest quality yoga wear around!

Dare to challenge me? Head to Nassau Coloseum between Feb 1-3 and see what all the hype is about!!!

Oh yes, there is hype. When Lululemon rents out an entire stadium to fill it with sale items, this is HUGE!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Maelinnaea- handcrafted supple leather clutches

When my friend Mae told me she was sending me a very belated birthday present, I was hoping for one of her cute Maelinnaea cuffs.  You see, Mae is the creator and maker of Maelinnaea, a leather goods brand. 

Her use of mixed materials is always stunning, but this time, I was floored.  I opened the cardboard box to reveal a soft white tissue paper with flecks of multi color sequin dots.  I peeled back the clever sticker, which is made to look like her business card, and lo and behold, it was a clutch!

Not just any clutch.  As I touched the buttery softness of the supple leather, I felt as if I had owned this bag forever.  The craftsmanship is impeccable. The outside is embellished with hand dyed lace flowers, and is hand studded with antique metal findings. There is a cute detachable wristlet strap, so that the bag can also be used as a clutch or pouch.

The inside is an architectural masterpiece.  Made out of a satin weave heraldic plaid that reeks of a boarding school upbringing, this little pouch has several pockets, wallet inserts for your credit cards, and even a zipper pouch. For all of the storage space, the bag is still remarkably slender.  The magnetic clasp makes it easy to open and close.

This bag is perfect for a fancy or casual event.  I love it so much, and you should get one too so you can feel the joy!

Mae makes each bag by hand.  She has an industrial sewing machine in her Boston apartment, where she creates her masterpieces. Each bag is unique, as she uses vintage deadstock materials.  She blends her technical garment construction knowledge with her painterly background to produce a unique concoction of perfection.

What more can I say? Check it out for yourself:

Front View
 Back View

Inner Beauty

If only my mirror were as chic as my bag. Oh well. Looks good on!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Denim Mythbusters- wash your damn jeans!

The denim experts of Self Edge,  a store that sells raw denim, does Denim Mythbusters: explains why you do not need to soak in a tub, in the ocean or put your jeans in the freezer. Just wash your jeans!

For anyone who has tried these tactics, or just watched a snooty "denim snob" make themselves look silly trying to achieve the perfect fade, you must watch this. Its Hilarious!

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