‘Tis the season. We’ve got a fun quick Astrid by Astrid Bryan iPhone 5 and 5S cover giveaway. It is the coolest cover from the whole collection. Skulls, diamonds and studs. Let’s make it so simple. For your chance to win The Rock & Roll Astrid by Astrid Bryan cover just follow these very simple rules.
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Leave a comment telling us why you’d love to “pimp out” your iPhone.
Entries will be accepted until December 14, 2013, at 5 PM PST. The winner will be announced on December 15, 2013 at 5 PM PST. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The giveaway is open to anyone age 18 and older with a valid email address at time of entry. The winner must claim prize within 48 hours of announcement. If winner has not claimed their prize, a new winner will be selected. The winner will be electronically selected at random from all valid entries. Winner is responsible for all international duties outside the U.S.
Don’t forget, you can shop the entire Astrid Bryan Collection online at the ZEB e-shop.
Join me! If you happen to be in and around Beverly Hills on December 10th, stop by for a bit of sublime Holiday Shopping & Petit Déjeuner at Perrin Paris from 10 AM to 1 PM. Right on North Beverly Drive, it’s going to be casual and fun including baguette sandwiches, macarons and champagne from the amazing Bouchon. The best part. Enjoy 10% off on any purchase and a portion of the proceeds will also be benefiting Typhoon Haiyan Victims via Monique Lhuillier’s favorite charity.
If you don’t know about Perrin Paris, the famous leather goods company, founded in 1893, is known for their “jet set” and glove clutches, ball bags, unique handbags , spider and opera gloves, along with spectacular evening bags.
They’ve got lots of special holiday goodies including their new Haute Couture “Capitale Collection” Clutches curated by world-renowned stylist B. Akerlund. Known for her signature over-the-top individual taste, B.’s designs have attracted some of today’s most daring, fashion forward celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Fergie, Rihanna, Madonna and Beyoncé. Using her flair for the unique and unexpected, B. has transformed Perrin Paris’ Capitale Clutch into various works of art by commissioning up-and-coming artists and design talent to create whimsical interpretations of this iconic clutch reflective of Perrin’s history of glove making.
Perrin Paris is located at 346 North Beverly Drive. Beverly Hills/310-286-9936. If you can’t make it, check out Perrin’s online shop. But, I hope to see you there.
It’s been a hectic last few weeks in LA and I thought I’d just share a bit of my on the go style choices as I ran from the office to great events in Beverly Hills. I love sweater dresses and wear them all the time to work, and this year, I’ve added that very hot “berry” color to my wardrobe with a Victoria Beckham monogrammed dress. I paired it with a Dior metallic tartan 2013 runway bag, gifted to me by the “hubby”, and my favorite (as I wear them practically every day) Giorgio Armani mens-inspired platform brogues.
For play, I shopped my closet as I always do. It was mostly black and white party dresses for me. I was lucky enough to be invited with only six (!!!) other couples, to the inaugural Cartier Bow Lighting on Rodeo Drive. I choose a Fall 2013 Lanvin Zebra striped dress along with my vintage Lanvin black and gold trimmed Swarovski crystal sole pumps and vintage black velvet belt.
They had us in-store for cocktails, a beautiful viewing of their latest jewels, and then across the street to a special Red Carpet, complete with seating and piped in music from The Nutcracker Suite, for the bow lighting. An exclusive dinner followed at the brand spanking new Beverly Hills Hakkasan. We love the one in London so this was an incredible treat.
A few days earlier everyone was making the rounds for British Fashion Week in LA. I went with a velvet and white Alexander McQueen and carried a vintage black and gold jeweled Louis Vuitton minaudière clutch (a girl’s gotta have some sparkle) to the very exclusive PSLA Autumn Party benefiting The Children’s Institute featuring Stella McCartney Resort. Held at the home of Colleen and Bradley Bell, and she is soon to be our new Ambassador to Hungry (kudos Colleen), highlights of the evening included the models playing a very competitive game of musical chairs, an English rose garden theme, and table settings along with a menu which included Shepard’s pie. Two of my good friends, Angelique Soave and Christine Chiu were co-hosts along with Chair Rochelle Gores-Fredston.
(1) We scoured the internet and found five super stylish Cyber Monday deals that make perfect gifts. All under $50. First up, pick your favorite color or someone else’s and slip you phone into a stunning PANTONE Universe iPhone Case, $34. They’re almost sold out so grab one while you can.
(2) O.k. Who doesn’t have a beauty emergency? You can add a little sparkle to anyone’s stocking with this kit, which comes with just about everything a girl could possible need in case of an emergency. Choose from eight color pouches that come with hairspray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, an emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pins, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain relievers, a tampon, breath freshener, dental floss and adhesive bandages. Glitter Minimergency Kit, $15, at Pinchprovisions.com. Also available in “Studmuffin Silver” , Chameleon and “Candy Striper“.
(4) Get on the snake trend, and add a little fun to your set of keys with this acrylic snake key-chain from See by Chloe. Also great if you want to commemorate 2013 as The Year of the Snake. Shopbop.com
(5) If you scratch your specs or sunglasses (which I do all the time), safely tuck them away in a padded glasses case from Jonathan Adler. This case is easy to find in your bag with the bold eyes accent on the wool front panel. Signature “JA” logo embroidery details the velvet back panel. $42.
(6) Finally, if your on the go, and who isn’t, Jonathan Adler has two iPhone charger options. The Stepped Diamond-patterned “On The Go” for $28 and for $38 a “Positano Hexagon” pattern.
Want to impress your beau this sports season? Showing your team spirit just got glam thanks to Violent Lips’s Game Day collection! This collection features 12 different temporary lip appliqués in universal color combinations to represent each of your favorite sports teams.
Created for trend setting sport’s fans looking to make a bold statement for their favorite NFL, NBA, MLB or College team. Sports aren’t just a mans game anymore! Most sports merchandise is geared towards the men at the game, but now, the women in the stands can cheer for their favorite team with a killer pout!
The lip appliqués are FDA-approved, cosmetic grade, and vegan. For a lot of fun , it’s just $5.59 at Violent Lips.
A little bit of color to brighten your day! I think we all found it funny to elaborate on our mothers fashion magazines growing up. When I was little, I used to sketch mustaches on the models, elongate everyones eyebrows, and even add my own accessories.
Brazilian pop artist / interior designer Ana Strumpf, recently put my childhood work to shame when she turned ‘fashion magazine doodles’ into art! Her results : ELECTRIFYING!
Strumpf used sharpies and Deco color pens to marry the world of fashion and art, and did so quite beautifully. The covers were illustrated as part of an art exhibition in São Paulo earlier this summer. What better way to preserve our coveted fashion magazines?
Hmmm, inspires me to take some sharpies to my old September issues…how about you?
Scarfs are so in right now. With a cold breeze in the air, a cute scarf is the perfect addition to any outfit. Above are some of our favorite ways to rock this warm trend, and a little inspiration to get you going or gifting. All hand-picked. Each one is sure to leave you drooling.
This is a fun idea which is all over the men’s sneaker blogs. If your significant other, husband, brother or son is a serious player or even a weekend warrior, on and off the court, he might just want to jump a little higher plus look a bit cooler in the APL Concept 3basketball shoes. The kicks feature Athletic Propulsion Labs revolutionary, patented APL Load ‘N Launch® technology Banned by the NBA for “providing an undue competitive advantage”, and designed to help instantly increase vertical leap as much as 3.5 inches.
Each style offered utilizes some of the finest and most technologically advanced materials ever seen on basketball shoes. The newest one, the Concept 3, weighs just 14.7 ounces, and combines a revolutionary upper construction comprised of two layers; the internal layer consists of an open air mesh 3/4 bootie to provide extreme comfort and a seamless fit, and the FloZone layer which utilizes a variety of synthetic materials placed in strategic locations for lock-down and support. Available in a variety of colors including tidepool, signature APL green, silver/black /magma, a classic black/grey and white/silver/crystal.
So help your guy Stop Dreaming.® Jump Higher for the holidays. It’s even easier with their Black Friday event which offers up to 30% off through Cyber Monday. They ship domestically and internationally.
David Soriano, Men’s Contributor
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designed to instantly increase your vertical leap.* – See more at: http://www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com/concept-3-black-grey.html#sthash.CV7xuXuz.dpufThese kicks weigh in at just 14.9 ounces, and feature the spatented compression spring-based Load ‘N Launch technology whihc as APL’s earlier release, the Concept 1. Sold exclusively online at www.athleticpropulsionlabs.com. $175.
As all of us at The Blonde & The Brunette are grateful for so many wonderful things in our lives. We also want to remind everyone this is a special time of year to think about those less fortunate. Some of our favorite ways to give back are the Los Angeles Mission, The Humane Society, especially their current puppy mill rescues and typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, The Second Chance Rescue in NYC for exceptionally needy dogs and cats, and the International Medical Corps known for their global, humanitarian efforts dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Whatever your cause, now is the perfect time for making that donation of time or money.
With Love From LA,
NJ, Kathryn, Astrid, Jadan, Kate, David and Lauren