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OPULUXE Lifestyle Design™ Quick& Decadent Last- Minute Father’s Day Gifts

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Last-minute Father’s Day luxury gifts  via LibertyLuxuo, and Elite Traveler

Father’s Day is almost upon us, but there’s still time to make sure your Dad’s day is extra special. We’ve picked out the most luxurious of gifts that he’s sure to love, find something perfect for your pop now in our Father’s Day Shop. Or if he’s a true adventurer at heart, treat him with our ultimate travellers gifts…

1. Globe, £120

2. Airplane Desk Accessory by Troika, £27

3. Wicker iPhone Sleeve by Liberty London for Apple, £50

4. Places to Remember Notebook by Leathersmith of London, £30.50

5. Leather Weekend Bag by Calabrese, £515

6. Facial Fuel Moisturiser by Kiehl’s, £30.50

Spinning Blue Globe Facial Fuel by Kiehl's Silver Airplane Desk Accessory iPhone Cover Leather Doctor's Bag Places to Remember

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Father’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world June 19, meaning there’s less than a week to pick something to show you really care. Here a selection of some of our favorite guy-friendly items.

Kodak Playsport G2

Launched in January this year, the Playsport G2 is purpose-built for Dads who want to capture the action, no matter where they are.

Capture photos and HD videos using the compact unit, safe in the knowledge that it’s water-, dust- and shock-proof.

£149.99/$149.95/€179.99 – http://www.kodak.com

Otis Batterbee Luxury Travel Pillow

Sleep in comfort and style when on the go with these luxury travel pillow from Otis Batterbee.

Finished in three deluxe soft wool fabrics, patterns available include Prince of Wales Check, Grey Pinstripe and Mono Spot, with a burgundy velvet backing.

£75/€95/$125 – http://www.otisbatterbee.com

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BlackBerry Playbook

Available in the US since April, BlackBerry’s PlayBook makes its debut in Europe this month, launching in the UK June 16.

The 425 gram tablet is ideal for busy travelers and is available with a host of exclusive accessories, but make sure to preload it with the Blackberry Travel app.

From £399/$499 – http://www.blackberry.com

Bottega Veneta Nero Intecciato VN Credit Card Case

With six slots and an open compartment, this unisex luxury credit card case is perfect for traveling light and staying organized.

Available in black or brown – $240/£145 – http://www.bottegaveneta.com

Weber Q100

Enable Dad to take the BBQ anywhere with the Weber Q100 mobile grill.

With built-in carry-handles and thermometer, a fold-out table and push-button ignition, it’s perfect for chefs with a sense of adventure.

Rolling carry cases are available separately.

$159/€214 – http://www.weber.com

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Redfoot Men’s Shoes

Redfoot’s patented folding shoes have already proved a hit with women, but the brand’s split-sole Redfoot Man loafers are also ideal for the gent who likes to travel light.

The shoes are available in Seal Black and Chestnut Brown and come with a lightweight nylon wallet for easy storage.

£110/€165/$176 – http://www.redfootman.com

FitFolio iPad Case

Speck’s FitFolio adds rear-protection to the iPad2 while maintaining all of the smart cover functionality, making it perfect for toughening the ever-popular tablet.

Available in Black, Red and Grey.

£32.95/€39.95/$39.95 – http://www.speckproducts.com

Bear Grylls Ultimate Tool

Good enough for the king of adventures himself, the Ultimate Tool features 12 components and a texturized rubber handle for comfort.

The six inch ‘king of tools’ includes needle nose pliers, a fine edge knife, two screwdrivers, a bottle opener, a saw and a pair of wire cutters.

£49.99 – http://www.firebox.com / $57.99 – http://bear.gerbergear.com

Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe

An unusual but surprisingly satisfying gift, Rosetta Stone’s language courses allow students to learn a new language quickly and easily.

The latest version of the award-winning software is available in over 20 languages from Arabic to Turkish and comes with a free iPad app for learning on the move.

From £139/$179 – http://www.rosettastone.com

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Want to really spoil your dad on Father’s Day? Ready to shell out at least a grand to do it? Elite Traveler has a list of extravagant gifts that should wow even the worldliest of dads. Why would an ice pick cost $200,000? Why if it’s made of white gold, diamonds and sapphires, of course! This Belvedere’s Jagger Dagger is available at Harrod’s of London. (Elite Traveler)
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Dad doesn’t have to own a car to get a thrill from driving it. One sure-fire way to get his heart racing is to enroll him in World Class Driving. In the program, which is held across the country, students spend $1,495 for a day of learning how to rule the road in speed machines like this Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder. (Elite Traveler)
corkscrew
If Dad likes to open wine bottles with style, consider a monogrammed, jewel-encrusted corkscrew from Gershon Ltd. Made with everything from warthog tusk to diamonds, these fancy wine openers start at about $2,000. (Elite Traveler)
poker
If your father likes card games, this present isn’t much of a gamble: This ebony Poke Box, by Ghiso, is lined with velvet calf leather and includes more than 200 chips made of various woods. But you might have to win big to afford this gift — it costs $4,250. (Elite Traveler)
tequila
Why take Dad out for drinks when you can stay in with some high-class tequila? Billed as the ultimate gift for tequila connoisseurs, The 1800 Coleccion Anejo comes from agaves aged at least 10 years and is served in a pewter decanter designed by Mexican artist Alejandro Colunga. It sells for $1,800. (Elite Traveler)
lighter
Even if Dad’s a macho guy, he might not mind a pink gift — especially if it’s this pink gold, palladium and brass lighter by S.T. Dupont. It sells for $870. (Elite Traveler)
flexjet
If Dad’s not a fan of commercial airliners and you’ve got more than $100,000 to burn, consider this Flexjet25 Card from Bombardier. It comes with 25, 30 or 35 hours of flight time onboard a fleet of Challengers and Learjets. Prices for the cards start at about $120,000. (Elite Traveler)
roadster
A father who wants to curb his carbon footprint while burning up the road might be fond of this battery-powered Tesla Roadster. The $100,000 luxury car goes from 0 to 60 mph in less than four seconds. (Elite Traveler)
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A father and son with matching tastes might desire matching timepieces, like these IWC Pilot’s Watches. A set of two watches, one platinum and one steel, sells for $49,000. (Elite Traveler)
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A partnership between Swiss watchmaker Jean Richard and Italian racing motorcycle company MV Agusta has produced the MV 75 World Champion Collection timepieces. The watches, which are made in gold, titanium or steel, sell for between $8,000 and $21,500. (Elite Traveler)

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Opuluxe Lifestyle Design Summer 2011 Trend Report: The Little Blue Dress [#Opuluxe_Ltd, #SH_Digest, #summertrends, #littlebluedress, #bluelbd]

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The Blue LBD via [HushCoutoure]

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While the Little Black Dress is always a wardrobe staple, make room for the new LBD (little blue dress).   This spring it is all about colour, and shades of blue are all over the streets and runways.  Cobalt, a first cousin of royal blue and spring’s new black, is a bright fresh hue that makes us feel ready to take on the world.  And while the cool colour is all the rage in clothing, cobalt is making its presence in accessories like bags and shoes.  Brian Atwood makes a fabulous cobalt platform pump and Isabel Marant has a pointed cobalt suede kitten heel with a bow that will have heads turning whenever you make an entrance.

If you don’t want to go monochromatic, add a poppy red or bright yellow to the mix, or go neutral with a beige sandal, and if all else fails, black is always a fail safe option for accessorizing the new “it” colour.

But, if you dare to be bold, try mixing different shades of blue together like indigo or denim for a “colour-dipped effect.”  Either way you can’t go wrong with the new LBD.

LaLa Vazquez in Christian Lacroix Bodycon Dress


Spotted at ESPN’s Body Issue party. She also hit up “The Only Brave” event at Gotham Hall and Greenhouse.

Read more: Bitchie or Not? LaLa Vazquez’s Christian Lacroix Bodycon Dress | Necole Bitchie.com

Dresses: The blue LBD via [ellecanada]

This spring’s best dressed are dipped in shades of sapphire, blueberry and teal.
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LBD: Little Blue Dress via [Dismount Creative]

Blue Dress - the Sartorialist

If you had to choose one thing to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? For me, it’s an easy choice- a blue dress. I have a closet full already. Over Thanksgiving I found myself drawn across Nordstrom at the glimpse of a navy dress across the store, only to arrive and realize I already own that exact dress. (In my defense, the fabric was a *slightly* different shade.)

Now, in a situation where I really had to wear the same thing for the rest of my life, a blue dress is probably a foolish choice. Remember that season of Survivor where they made them jump off the boat without notice and many of them were wearing suits and dresses? I’d be the idiot in the blue dress.

Blue Dresses from Net-A-Porter

DKNYHelmut LangVivienne Westwood3.1 Phillip Lim

Blue Dresses from ASOS

ASOS Mid-length Jersey Dress, Mango Contrast Belted Dress, Mango Pleat Lady Dress, ASOS Tailored Drapey Pencil Dress

  The Girl In A Little Blue Dress

The Girl In A Little Blue Dress by ♥..Lexi..♥ featuring peep toe pumps

Miu miu dress
$2,350 – miumiu.com

Peep toe pumps
150 EUR – welikefashion.com

Jane Norman clutch bag
18 GBP – janenorman.co.uk

Glass jewelry
39 EUR – modekungen.se

Ray-Ban ray ban shades
$130 – net-a-porter.com

ikea SKIR
$9.99 – ikea.com

Blue dress
85 GBP – zeleb.co.uk

Flower jewelry
$12 – modcloth.com

Gem necklace
squidoo.com

claire’s accessories
$3.50 – claires.com

OPI Purple Nail Polish
$5.99 – amazon.com

Satin cocktail dress
$27 – charlotterusse.com

Black heels
$48 – promgirl.com

Raymond weil watch
$575 – forzieri.com

Forever21 lucite earrings
$3.80 – forever21.com

Yves Saint Laurent drop necklace
525 GBP – net-a-porter.com

Bangle bracelet
15 AUD – funaccessories.com.au

Trilby hat
13 GBP – littleblackcherry.co.uk

Champagne & ice bucket
35 GBP – debenhams.com

fabric background art design decor
$9.25 – imaginefabric.com

Coast Stores – BILLIE BEADED COVER UP
40 GBP – coast-stores.com

Blue striped dress
$160 – modcloth.com

ALDO high heel pumps
$38 – aldoshoes.com

Sydney Evan chain jewelry
$900 – ylang23.com

Tuxedo Ruffle Curtain
$48 – urbanoutfitters.com


Walter bubble dress
$118 – theoutnet.com

D&G high heels
$374 – endless.com

Givenchy handbag
859 GBP – farfetch.com

Betsey Johnson pearl earrings
$35 – zappos.com

Prada sunglasses
232 GBP – sunglasses-shop.co.uk

ikea IKEA PS BRUNN
$15 – ikea.com

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Cynthia Rowley’s Designer Band-Aids via [allure and myfashioncent]

cynthia-rowley-designer-bandaids_main.jpgNow that I’m a bona fide grown-up, few things make me feel more childish than when I have to wear an ugly beige Band-Aid. But designer Cynthia Rowley just announced she has designed limited-edition “Dress Up Band-Aids” that are so cool I might pull a Nelly and just start wearing one on my face every day. I’d probably skip the design that just says her name (I’m not convinced a paper cut is an appropriate spot for product placement), but the rest of the Band-Aids in the retro metal tin are colorful and whimsical, covered in bows, jewels, chains, metallic sequins, or scenes from Rowley’s runway shows. If I’d had these when I was a kid, maybe I wouldn’t have cried so much about skinned knees.

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Cover up your cuts and scrapes for a good cause: $1 from each purchase of these Band-Aids at Cynthia Rowley stores will be donated to Design Ignites Change. Dress Up Band-Aids are available at Cynthia Rowley stores and on her website.

xoxo,
Loren




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Read-Along Guide to Elle’s September 2010 Issue: Part 2

This last weekend of summer has been filled with far too much late night TV (Say Yes to the Dress and True Life: I’m a Compulsive Shopper were my picks, the made-for-TV movie Love & Basketball, Remember the Titans, and Real World: New Orleans were Devon’s picks) and far too little blogging. I apologize! Hopefully, regular blogging will continue once school starts up again. (On Wednesday. Wednesday. That is so unbelievably soon.) Until more frequent blogging resumes, I have another massive blog post for you: I’ve diligently recorded my thoughts, comments and potentially over-the-top praise and compiled them into a laughably long list to share with you. I present you with the Read-Along Guide to Elle‘s September 2010 Issue: Part 2, to be read in conjunction with page 229 – page 305. So grab your copy of Elle and read along with me; if you don’t have your own issue, hopefully my notes will fill you in on the best of what the magazine has to offer! For the first installment in this series, read Part 1 here. Page 229: Oh, Essie. It’s really quite unfair for you to place ads like this every magazine, especially when you know that I am deeply in love with your collection. I want it! Page 230: A quote from Opening Ceremony founder Humberto Leon on the success of his store:

So, we’re always trying to figure out, how do you make that suburban kid really freak out?

This is why I need to shop at Opening Ceremony. Leon hit the nail on the head. Suburban kids like myself truly would freak out in his store. So many amazing things, so little time… Page 234: Let me explain why I want to have brunch with Julie de Libran, women’s design director of Louis Vuitton

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  • I love how she translates her inspiration (the concept of wanderlust) into such beautiful clothing. It’s not necessarily the first thing I think of when I see LV’s clothing, but once she explains it, I totally understand. It just makes sense.
  • Her four-year-old son is named Balthazar. He wears a pirate eye patch.
  • The woman she designs for is “always dressed and has somewhere to go.” (Such is my fashion philosophy. Always get dressed up!)

Page 240: “The Facebook group ‘Leggings are NOT Pants‘ boasts 385,658 likes.” Make the number 385,659! Page 240: Angela Lindvall is attempting to convince me of “the return of the pant.” I’m not talking about jeans, but actual pants. I’m not buying it; I don’t even know where or how to wear pants. No matter what the occasion, I will always, always choose skirts and dresses over pants. Page 251: Buongiorno, Donatella! I’d like one of those gorgeous Versace dresses featured on page 251 of Elle, thank you very much! Page 252: Elle calls the look Neo-Prep. I just call it fabulous. I like the green watch by May 28th and the purple croc loafer by Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière. Page 254: This spread features glitzy, futuristic, ’80′s-inspired pieces, but I’m not feeling it at all. Can the fashion world please stop resurrecting the 1980′s? Enough is enough! Page 258 – Page 260: The “Baroque Beauty” and “Sacred Heart” spreads are full of pieces from McQueen’s final collection. I thought his final collection was beautiful – I even wrote a review of it for my journalism class, which I should get around to posting here sometime soon – and I’m happy to see it featured so prominently. (And I want those shoes!) Page 264: I’m not quite sure how I feel about this major 1970′s revival. The runway interpretations are beautiful, especially at Chloé, but I feel like this trend could go horribly wrong in real life. What do you think? Page 267: I am such a sucker for advertising. Beyond all reason, I now want a $4000 Judith Leiber bejeweled owl clutch. Page 270: These shoes are beyond cool. I have no clue where you would ever wear such creations, but they are infinitely fun. (Can’t wait to see the mangled Forever 21 knock-offs.) Page 276: Yay, another lace-up bootie spread! Since I featured them on my blog earlier this month, I’ve seen them everywhere. I love when I catch trends early on. Page 277: Can Mulberry be any more fabulous? (No.) This ad is so whimsical and fun! Page 285: Ooh, I like the jeweled Atlas Collection bracelets by M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza. Imagine wearing a stack of these bangles with black denim, a tuxedo jacket, and a silk blouse. (Swoon!) Page 286: Jewelery designer Samantha Wills – must investigate! Page 287: Talbot’s has a leopard print coat this season. I borrowed a Talbot’s zebra print coat from my mom’s closet last year and it was such a conversation piece. I loved it! Page 292: I didn’t know Tiffany’s had a Leather Goods line, but I’m seriously dying over this $4,500 black glazed crocodile tote. I wish I could buy one for my Grandma Rose; after she passed away, I found similar style tote in the attic that was once hers. I used it daily and was so sad when the straps broke. The Tiffany’s tote reminds me of her! Page 293: Laura Mercier’s “What Is Flawless?” campaign is very cool! Read more about it here. Page 294: Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, director of fashion at Lincoln Center, is 6’1” and wears sky-high heels. What a great role model! Confident women like her inspire me to wear heels even when I worry about towering over everyone else in the room. Page 299: I love that Elle mentioned that Louis Boston moved to a new location. (At Fan Pier on the Boston Harbor.) On a page that’s dominated by fashion news from New York and L.A., it’s very cool to see that Boston made the cut! Page 305: Pierre Hardy shoes quickly jumped to the top of my wishlist when I had the privilege of holding these beauties in my own two hands. Elle just reminded me that Pierre Hardy is doing a collaboration with The Gap – and just look at those shoes! Perhaps a little PH will make it into my closet after all… Page 305: Editor Joann Pailey says she’s looking forward to mixing it up this season: varsity jackets with acid wash jeans, cargos with leopard print. I hope to work on incorporating more of this philosophy into my wardrobe! My style can sometimes be so unabashedly girly; hopefully, the concept of mixing styles will help me get outside my box a little bit. All images are produced by Elle and scanned by me. Feel free to use my scans, but please, remember to link back to where you found them! If you’ve read this far, thank you! Stay tuned for parts 3 – 5, coming to a computer near you soon. xoxo Hannah 

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FASHION FRIDAY: FALL 2010 – AN AFFAIR WITH COLOR

Pardon me if today’s Fashion Friday feature sounds more like a book of love letters. I have a weakness for Autumn, no other season is better. The turning of autumn leaves gives me comfort and reaffirms that change is good. The crisp Fall breeze is a relief from sweltering Summer and offers the best clothing no other season could. In your wardrobe and in your home these color combos are a guaranteed bet, the effect they have on you will be one you will never forget…

Orange spice and graphite, it’s been a year since we’ve last connected. In Fall you are still first on my mind, the others are rejected.  Orange spice, your warm hue invigorates me and Graphite, you add instant sophistication when you appear. Chic, timeless, and dependable your style is so clear. Welcome back, I’ve missed you my dear.

fashion: elie tahari / interiors: tobi fairley

…with a side of dijon is what I said to the server, but it doesn’t mean you play second fiddle. It’s just that you bring such strength that I can only handle a little. Your potent hue gets me notices when I walk into the room.  The men all pause and the ladies do, too! At home you signify style even if I have none. You’re so confident, when along side other colors, that you are an accent to every one. Oh, how I love a secure hue. Welcome back friend, I sure missed you.

fashion (1-r): versace, chris benz, versace / interiors: christina murphy

Cranberry and Caviar what can I say. You make him fall to his knees with your seductive sway. The passion you display is only for mature eyes to see, your deep reddish hue even makes me a little flirty. How dare you look so sexy especially on a high gloss wall? You give me a license to thrill when we are together each fall.

fashion: akris / interiors: christina murphy
I hope these love letters didn’t leave a rosy tint on your face. Knowing you would read them, I left it in good taste. Which colors do you love in the Fall? You can have many lovers without feeling guilty at all. You’re in good company so go ahead share with us. I promise we won’t judge you on your color lusts…

SPECIAL GUEST: CHIC CHOCOLATE

Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Sondra of Chic Chocolate. Creatively chic and soulfully styled, Chic Chocolate is a top fashion resource for fashionistas, stylistas, and urbanistas in Washington, DC and beyond. She graciously accepted my Room to Runway Challenge by presenting these amazing fashion and decor matchups using two of Fall 2010’s hottest colors.

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One way to have fun this fall is to indulge in feathers. You will find soft, wispy ostrich feathers on everything from headboards, skirts, shoes, and even lingerie. Accessorize your home with feathers by adding accent pillows dyed in scrumptious colors of chartreuse and fuchsia. Find these and more at Horchow.com or Calypso St. Barth.
photo credits: furniturestoreblog.com, style.com
Black and gold is a classic color combination that signifies tremendous wealth and opulence. Making brazen appearances on the runway and in our rooms, get a wild hair and try a golden fixture or a molten 24K dress.
photo credits: ehomee.com, style.com
According to a recent Pantone report, some of the hottest colors for Fall 2010 will be “Lipstick Red” and “Orchid Purple.” Both colors were dominate on the runway of designer Carlos Miele Fall 2010 RTW Collection. Reds and purples signify deep passion. Not just relegated to clothing, be daring enough to try these emotionally charged colors in your home decor as accents in a neutral room.
photo credits:  house and garden, style.com

Recording artist, Prince, was the inspiration for Balmain’s Fall 2010 RTW Collection. A regal color, purple and its various hues, look fantastic on just about any complexion and shockingly beautiful in your home.  Add a spark of purple, ultraviolet, aubergine, or eggplant to your home as seen in this festive table setting.

How will you incorporate these hot Fall colors in your home and/or wardrobe?

FASHION FRIDAY: CHAMPAGNE ON THE BEACH

Last night my husband and I shared our daydream of a vacation without the children. His dream took us to the French Riviera, my daydream didn’t require much other than champagne and a beach. Once his daydream turned into a real slumber, my mind drifted to South Beach’s most luxurious hotel, The Tides. Designed by present-day legend, Kelly Wearstler, the decor has a monochromatic palette of neutral hues and muted metallics much like pieces in Tory Burch’s Summer/PreFall 2010 Collection.

[1.] Yarn Ziron Dress/Tory Burch  [2.] Percy 2 Sequin High Wedge/Tory Burch  [3.]Keswick Caning Wide Bangle/Kate Spade  [4.] Tides Suite/The Tides South Beach

Wanting to “explore the mix of embellishment and texture, of unexpected pairings like sequins with chunky knits or light tweeds” Tory’s inspiration behind her line sounds like a description of The Tides’ interior. Just add the words relaxation and elegance, sand and surf…there is no better combination.

The bangle (#3) from Kate Spade has an intricate golden weave pattern inspired by french bistro chairs. Reminds you of the same pattern seen in the (#4) vintage dining set…experiencing a little déjà vu?

There are two more combinations I think you will enjoy…

[1.] Ensemble from Tory Burch Spring 2010 Collection [2.] Ballet Flat/Tory Burch [3.] Link Bracelet/Tory Burch  [4.] Premier Oceanfront Suite/The Tides South Beach
[1.] Linen bustier dress/J.Crew [2.] Graphic cut-work sandal/Karen Millen [3.] Mixed pavé cable link bracelet/J.Crew  [4.] Coral Suite/The Tides South Beach
Is anyone else as smitten as I am with champagne hues and luxurious beach interiors? Have you ever vistied The Tides?

SPECIAL GUEST: THE PEACH PROXY

Today’s Fashion Friday post is brought to you by Kelli Flournoy of The Peach Proxy.  Her much anticipated blog has recently gone live and shows the everyday fashionista how to transform her wardrobe into a unique expression of the latest trends. She graciously accepted my runway to room challenge with this post entitled Double-Duty Denim. Please welcome Kelli to the blogosphere!

photo credits: mikkel vang for house beautiful; RED VALENTINO Stretch Denim Dress
In what ways have you been inspired to bring denim into your home’s decor?



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Fancy Rompers via [cosmo and polyvore]

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Elizabeth and James Suzette silk-jersey playsuit

Take the dancefloor by storm in Elizabeth and James’ fluid stone gray silk-jersey playsuit with a ruched waistband. Wear it with sky-high heels and carry a molten clutch for Studio 54 glamour. Shown here with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and a Jimmy Choo bag.

Elizabeth and James...

Elizabeth and James...

Bustier Romper – Thakoon

This tie-dye, plissé strapless romper features a sweetheart neckline and pleating at the waist. Hidden zip at side and boning at bodice. Balloon hem. Nylon mesh lining at bodice and chiffon lining at shorts. * 3.5″ inseam. * Fabrication: Woven silk. * 100% silk. * Dry clean. * Made in the U.S.A.

Bustier Romper - Thakoon

Bustier Romper - Thakoon

Kardashians by bebe Silky Shirt Romper

One stop sexy. Slip on the sexy feel of silk against your skin in a skirt-inspired short romper. Collared, button down bodice. 3/4 length sleeve; rolled, tabbed cuffs. Two small pouch pockets button closed over each breast. Slash hip sleeves. Shorts finish with a neat cuff, tabbed and buttoned in place on either side. Smocked band pulls across the…

Kardashians by bebe Silky...

Kardashians by bebe Silky...

Oberek Romper

$40 – modcloth.com
Named after the lively Polish dance, this darling sleeveless onesie is ideal for a night of drinks and dancing, or an afternoon of lighthearted bike riding. Along the center back, a bold, golden exposed zipper adds a flash of fabulousness that is mirrored in the dainty gold anchor buttons at this romper’s waistband. Pleats and side pockets along the shorts’ waistband guarantees a flattering, casual silhouette, while the scoop neck bodice is emblazoned with a fun print of off-white polka dots. Style this lightweight romper with a pendant necklace, shiny oxfords, a sharp fedora, and rouge lips for a resilient, ravishing look.

Silk Cami Romper

$64 $40 – metroparkusa.com
Multi-textured jumper features a shirred, red silk satin camisole and a cotton woven engineer stripe short, with tie back sash. Adjustable straps. Hidden back zip and side pockets. Approx length 28″. Inseam 1.5″. Rise 10.5″.

Charlie Jade ‘Amy’ Print Silk Romper – – Nordstrom

$118 – nordstrom.com

Rompers & Red Lipstick

Stella McCartney v neck cardigan

£333 – net-a-porter.com

Diane von Furstenberg romper jumpsuit

¥18,375 – mirabella.jp

Christian louboutin booties

£760 – brownsfashion.com

Layered necklace

$15 – urbanoutfitters.com

Ray-Ban black shades

£133 – sunglasses-shop.co.uk

Blumen & Blüten | DEPOT Online-Shop

€25 – depot-online.com

pattern mix & color blocking

Steven Alan double breasted blazer

$385 – net-a-porter.com

Sass Bide strapless jumpsuit

$441 – net-a-porter.com

ASOS high heels

$102 – asos.com

Stella McCartney clutch handbag

$557 – net-a-porter.com

Henriette Lofstrom golden earring

£300 – kabiri.co.uk

Retro sunglasses

$410 – openingceremony.us

ikea KANIST

$7.99 – ikea.com

Landscape Wall Art – Grandin Road

$279 – grandinroad.com

Crossroads Wall Art

$100 – crateandbarrel.com

.../2.2011

Martin Margiela fitted blazer

$243 – lagarconne.com

Alaïa leather flat

$288 – theoutnet.com

J W Hulme pewter handbag

$340 – barneys.com

Flutter By Jill Golden military jewelry

$184 – shoplesnouvelles.com

Alexis Bittar lucite jewelry

$245 – shoptwigs.com

Modstrom shawls scarve

€35 – welikefashion.com

Silver aviator sunglasses

$150 – kirnazabete.com

Planar Bureau – Push Touch Hardware

$3,750 – designpublic.com

...

T by Alexander Wang blazer

$200 – net-a-porter.com

Sass Bide jumpsuits romper

$441 – net-a-porter.com

Calvin klein shoes

$178 – piperlime.gap.com

Tote handbag

$388 – lodis.com

Feather jewelry

evans.co.uk

Floral sunglasses

ocshades.com

Prendre le soleil Juin

T Bags jumpsuits romper

£73 – theoutnet.com

Stella McCartney cork wedge

£525 – net-a-porter.com

Rafe New York clutch bag

$254 – couture.zappos.com

Pink jewelry

$800 – charmandchain.com

Kendra scott jewelry

$151 – zappos.com

Jil Sander square sunglasses

$250 – net-a-porter.com

Dorothy Perkins belt

£5 – dorothyperkins.com

Rockin' the Romper

Vanessa Bruno sheer top

£80 – net-a-porter.com

Metal Mulisha jumpsuits romper

$35 – tillys.com

Steve Madden cork wedge sandals

$90 – endless.com

Bangles jewelry

$0.98 – bluebanana.com

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian gold jewelry

$74 – shopthetrendboutique.com

Kenneth jay lane jewelry

€38 – pret-a-beaute.com

Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian drop necklace

$39 – shopthetrendboutique.com

sweet home

T by Alexander Wang long cardigan

$123 – lagarconne.com

Vanessa Bruno smocked romper

$159 – lagarconne.com

Aerie slipper shoes

$20 – ae.com

Vivienne Westwood Accessories chain necklace

£190 – women.fashionbeans.com

CHAI CUP CANDLE SET

£19 – toast.co.uk

ikea IKEA PS BRUNN

$15 – ikea.com

Shortbread Sampler – Dean & DeLuca

$40 – deandeluca.com

Casual Neutral Look

Acne v neck cardigan

$210 – lagarconne.com

Jumpsuits and romper

¥11,025 – hmr.jp

Jeffrey Campbell military boots

€139 – jades24.com

Fendi tote

€1.989 – unger-fashion.com

Forever21 square scarve

$8.80 – forever21.com

Illesteva round sunglasses

$160 – lagarconne.com

443

Crochet vest

$40 – delias.com

Kova T jumpsuits romper

£63 – theoutnet.com

Sergio Rossi golden shoes

€1.095 – luisaviaroma.com

Lanvin python handbag

$1,453 – net-a-porter.com

Floral Jumpsuit Chic.

TopShop linen blazer

$120 – topshop.com

TopShop floral jumpsuit

$70 – topshop.com

Lanvin platform high heels

$1,280 – ssense.com

TopShop suede clutch

$65 – topshop.com

Gold stud earrings

£3 – debenhams.com

Kate Spade gold ring

$95 – nordstrom.com

Disney Couture engraved ring

£22 – mylabel.co.uk

MAC Lipstick

$15 – nordstrom.com

Romp in the park

Calvin Klein cashmere cardigan

$330 – theoutnet.com

Proenza Schouler high heels

$557 – lagarconne.com

Stella mccartney handbag

$1,095 – shopsavannahs.com

Feather earrings

£4 – peacocks.co.uk

All Saints beanie hat

$50 – allsaints.com

21/4/11

Vanessa Bruno Athé strapless jumpsuit

$243 – net-a-porter.com

Washed Denim Vest

$105 – yesstyle.com

Madewell heel boots

$215 – madewell.com

Fendi handbag

$4,510 – barneys.com

Chan luu bracelet

$195 – bloomingdales.com

NARS Trio Eyeshadow

$45 – neimanmarcus.com

Lips In On The Town

$16 – topshop.com

Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer

$21 – nordstrom.com

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The Very Sexy MONOKini Swimsuit Trend: Cut-Out and Cut-Away Swimwear- The Hautest Lookfor Summer 2010. [via glamourchick.wordpress, fahionbombdaily.com and polyvore]

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Swimsuit trend 2010 – cutout monokinis

Victoria’s Secret swimwear 2010

Victoria's Secret swimwear 2010

KERI HILSON in a white mokini in Complex
magazine

HERVE LEGER bandage One-Piece

CHANEL Metallic Monokini

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Naomi Campbell launches Milan with a monokini

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

What is the difference between a Monokini and traditional One Piece Swimsuit? via [butterfliesandbikinis]

The modern monokini takes its design from the bikini, and is also described as “more of a cut-out one-piece swimsuit,”with designers using fabric, mesh, chain, or other materials to link the top and bottom sections together, though the appearance may not be functional, but rather only aesthetic.

One of the difficulties in fitting a One Piece is torso length. Each woman is different and when you have a one piece the torso design of that suit can fit women only in that range. With a Monokini, the top is attached with a small amount of fabric, chain or other allowing for greater variance of torso length, making fit easy and comfortable.

Monokinis are all the rage. Many girls who would never wear a traditional one piece now wear and flaunt themselves in the sexy fashion forward designer fashions.

A Halter Style Sexy One Piece and Monokini

There are many different styles to fit each figure, taste, and occasion. A halter style one-piece is a great choice for larger busted woman who needs support, and lifts the bust.

The lift and support of a Halter can also add the appearance of fuller breast to woman with moderate to smaller bust size, making it perfect for almost any figure type.

Sexy Cut Out Styles

Over the past few years many top swimwear designers continue to create sexy side cut cut and cut out one-piece bathing suits that totally heat up the beach in various sizzling designs.

Some women are self conscious of their tummy area but have other assets they want to show off. Many of these suit designs cover the areas of concern directing the attention to more flattering aspects of your figure. Be sexy and be confident, with designs that give the appearance of a more slender waist, curvaceous hips, plunging neckline, and totally hot bottom.

Deep V-Neck and Plunging Neckline

Beautiful designs by Agua Bendita, Beach Bunny, L*Space, OndadeMar, SABZ, SAHA, and more…………Daring, sexy and flirtatious making you ultra- sexy and eye- Candy.

With the choices available in One Piece Swimsuits and Monokinis, you have endless opportunities to show off your best assets. For some it’s their breasts, others their legs, and some a great looking booty.

Lindsay Lohan for GQ magazine

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Kelly-Rowland-Turquoise-Monokini

via [fashionbombdaily.com]

L Space ocean ‘One Love Barbarella’ cutout monokini Kelly Rowland
Turquoise Monokini

Rihanna one piece cut out bathing suit

A monokini is basically a bikini swimsuit where the
top is attached to the bottom. It is an interesting concept and I
think the best way to wear a monokini is to wear a solid color to keep
it chic and not cheap. via [shoppingandinfo.com]

My favorite one I have seen around is the
Roberto Cavalli black monokini. It is beautifully made and will look
fabulous on.

Celebrity Style Guide: Teairra Mari‘s Hot Pink Monokini

via
[blackstylecentral]


Teairra Mari rocked a sexy pink monokini on the
artwork for her latest single Body. The color of her cute
little one-piece is what makes this such an incredible look.

GUESS
Tribal Affair Cut-out One Piece

Price:
$97.00

GUESS Tribal Affair Cut-out One Piece swimsuit

Original
ornament, stylish design of this monokini will make you the Queen of
the summer beach or pool. Don’t miss!

GUESS
My Cabana Cut-out One Piece swimsuit

Price:
$89.00

GUESS My Cabana Cut-out One Piece swimsuit

What a
beautiful monokini! A lot of lowers, pink and green colors on white
background, deep V plunge neckline, that is so often demonstrated on
the Summer 2010 runway shows.

GUESS
Chain Gang Cut-out One Piece

Price:
$99.00

GUESS Chain Gang Cut-out One Piece

Look at this nice suit with cut-out sides and rings details. Do you
like it? Mmmm… Love it! Very sexy.

Monokini
Art Nouveau

Price:
$84.95

Lifestyles Direct Tan through Monokini Art Nouveau

Looks very feminine. Nice pink color.

miami swimwear 2010

miami swimwear 2010

Swimwear with V plunge neckline will be on top next swim
season too.

Deep V plunging neckline swimsuit at the Poko Pano 2010 fashion  <br/>show

Deep V plunging neckline swimsuit at the
Poko Pano 2010 fashion show

Graphic print one-piece swimsuit at the Luli Fama 2010 fashion  <br/>show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami Beach, July 18,  <br/>2009

Graphic print one-piece swimsuit at the Luli
Fama 2010 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami
Beach, July 18, 2009

Roxy black sandal
$13 – pacsun.com

TopShop glass shade
15 GBP – topshop.com

Hair accessory
barneys.com

Melissa kaftan top
click.linksynergy.com

Bamboo tote
ebags.com

Forever21 bracelet
forever21.com

Oliver Peoples glass shade
oliverpeoples.com

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