LOOK OF THE DAY :: Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt

Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt attending the Mad Men Season 4 premiere at the Mann 6 Theater in Los Angeles are hands down, our choice for Look of the Week.
Modern and chic, with a touch of vintage Mad Men sophistication!
Let's everyone take note, shall we! This is how it's done! They both look divine, I don't know who we should focus on.....
....on second thought, I think we have our subject of focus!

What do you think of Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt's Look of the Week?

Don't forget to enter our Martha Stewart Living giveaway for a one year subscription to the magazine!
Click here to enter!

Happy Birthday to Lily Lemontree!

It was one short year ago today that Lily Lemontree joined the rest of you in the 21st century and we thought a super giveaway was in order. Since our very first post was dedicated to Martha Stewart and her cupcake book, it is only appropriate that we give away something that involves the lady herself.

Inspiration can always be found at Martha Stewart Living, (one of my favourites!) so to make sure a little creative stimulation is always on hand, one lucky reader will receive a one year subscription to the magazine! (For those who already have a subscription, the 12 issues will be added to your current subscription!)

To enter the giveaway:
1) Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.
2) Become a follower for 1 entry (or if you are already a follower, let me know).
3) Post about this giveaway on your blog or in your sidebar for 1 entry.
4) Tweet about this giveaway or post on Facebook for 1 entry.

You can leave all your entry information in one post and the winner will be chosen at midnight (EST) on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010.

Good luck to everyone!!!

Look of the Day: Jessica Alba

Like a breath of fresh summer air is how we are describing Jessica Alba, who just so happens to be our Look of the Week. This gorgeous Chanel frock cinched with a bright red belt was the perfect choice for Ms. Alba as she attended the Chanel Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2010/2011 show during Paris' Fashion Week. Ms. Alba paired this delightfully feminine dress with edgy lace Louboutin booties.
What do you think of Jessica Alba's 'Look of the Day'?

A Farewell to Marija

As bloggers, we make so many connections with each other. We are a special kind of community that reaches out to each other through comments and emails. Friendships that are nurtured by tweets instead of face to face interaction but also with love and consideration that can only come from one place, regardless of the real or 'virtual' world. That place is the heart and the heart of the blogging community has been pained today as we all hear of the loss of one of our fellow bloggers and for some a dear friend, Marija of Holding Court.

The design blogger, wife, daughter, sister and devoted mother was lost in a car accident on July 10, 2010 as she was returning from Atlanta.
A true loss for the blogging world but a devasting tragedy for her loved ones.
A loving tribute from her husband was posted today at Holding Court, please stop for a moment and leave your condolences there if you are so inclined.

On the Cover: Kate Winslet at Harper's Bazaar

Who doesn't love Kate Winslet?? A consummate actress, fab mom to two children and an absolute stunner!
Just loved this shoot she did for Harper's Bazaar in April 2009.

Images courtesy of Harper's Bazaar (August 2009) and Peter Lindbergh

Don't forget to enter our vintage scarf giveaway sponsored by FairyFiligree, click here to enter!

July's Blog Spotlight: The Entertaining House

One of the very first blogs I found, followed and fell in love with just happens to be this month's blog spotlight, The Entertaining House. The hostess at this fabulous blog is none other than the witty and ever-so-charming EntertainingMom, one of the most talented writers I have ever come across in this vast blogosphere! I know I am always in for a chuckle (and a little education!) every time I visit with her and I have never left this super blog without a smile on my face and notes taken.

Entertaining (of course!), family, style, travel adventures, growing up on Fifth Avenue and prep school stories, are all part of the order of the day. And have I mentioned she comes to us via the chicest lineage you will ever come across? Read about her glamorous grandmother here, here and here,  it's the stuff books are made of (which is on its way as well!).

I have the honour of blog-sitting today at the Entertaining House while the EntertainingMom has taken a little jaunt to Maine, click on any of the links above or in the sidebar under July's Blog Spotlight to be taken directly there!

Vintage Scarves: Not Just Pretty Scraps of Cloth

Yes, I may be on a little bit of a vintage roll this week but I just can't help it. My love of beautiful vintage fashion is never-ending and I love coming across others who feel the same.
The lovely lady over at FairyFiligree is truly a vintage lover after my own heart and she has been kind enough to put together a wonderful guest post for us on a vintage scarves plus a wonderful giveaway on her Etsy site.
One lucky reader will win a beautiful vintage square scarf, which measures 44cm square. It is a Watersilk polyester scarf, made in Italy. It is a lovely dark pea green colour with daisies all over.

The perfect thing to carry around in your little bag when the evening breeze is just a little bit too fresh for your summer neckline!
Just scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway entry rules (the winner will be announced on Friday, July 16, 2010) and good luck to everyone!
 Don't forget to click on the links to be taken to her blog and her Etsy shop after you finish reading.
Thank you, thank you, thank you FairyFiligree!!

I have always been fascinated with scarves. My mother always adored them and had lots in that pretty old tin box of hers. As a child, I received many from my aunt in Canada but I very rarely wore them and slowly, painstakingly, gave them away. The ones that remained with me, kept to their corner in my drawer of things that I didn’t often wear.
 As I developed a penchant for vintage fashion and jewellery, I started coming across the most colourful and eye-catching scarves during my vintage fashion shopping sprees. Some were very old, some were very quaint, and of these, some I decided to adopt and make my own. Then I realised that they were too pretty to leave in that drawer and placed them somewhere more conspicuous. The right opportunity to break the ice with the scarf came on one of my travels – as I packed, I realised the weather, wherever I was heading to, was not too cold but not too warm. Yet, way too warm for a polo jumper…. But I know that if my neck becomes too cold, then I’m in for a miserable day. So I whizzed out a scarf and took it along. It came in handy – to lay on the head-rest and snooze on; to tie around my neck when it was too chilly; to blot the water off my hands when there was no hand-dryer in the restroom; to rev up that sweater I was wearing once too many; to tie around that bag that was not quite matching with my outfit; ….. there are possibly one million ways of using the scarf.

Certainly, as a vintage shopper I find the scarf is a special boon to any girl’s wardrobe, no matter the size of the scarf, no matter its shape, no matter its design. Nowadays, I like to carry one with me wherever I go and my collection is only made up of vintage exemplars. The latest use for my scarves – conversation starters….. just whisk the scarf off your neck, give it a shaking and wait for the comments…… can’t be any easier believe me.

To earn entries for the giveaway:
Earn 1 entry by becoming a new follower (Let me know if you are already a follower. It will count for 1 entry).
Earn 1 entry by visiting FairyFiligree's Etsy site and letting me which item is your favorite.
Earn 1 entry for mentioning this giveaway in a post on your blog or for placing it in your sidebar.
Earn 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway or posting a link for the giveaway on Facebook.
You can combine all your entries in one comment.
The winner will be announced on Friday, July 16, 2010.