Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Lovely Ones: Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales
(Lady Diana Frances Spencer)

Look of the Day: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden in Escada

At the pre-royal wedding dinner to honour Prince William and Catherine Middleton, hosted by Lady Elizabeth Anson on April 28, 2011, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden looked stunning in a fiery red silk Escada gown. The diamond and ruby brooch centered on one shoulder created a gentle drape that accentuated the gathering at the waist. The Swedish princess finished her look with a glittery clutch, diamond bracelet and earrings.

What do you think of Princess Victoria's Look of the Day?

Friday, April 29, 2011

THE COCKTAIL HOUR :: The Prince Charming

To honour the royal wedding I thought that this simple and aptly named cocktail would be just the thing!

The Prince Charming

1 oz. Prince Igor Premium vodka
4 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
pineapple spears for garnish

To a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Prince Igor Premium vodka, cranberry and pineapple juices.
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Garnish with a pineapple spear.
Makes 1 serving.

What will you be toasting the royal couple with this weekend?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

ROYAL STYLE REVIEW The Royal Wedding Dress ~ Will Our Gal Kate Measure Up?

The excitement over the royal wedding is at a fever pitch today, just one day before the nuptials and no one can think of anything else other than the question of the hour: What will Kate Middleton wear??
A quick look at some of Kate's royal contemporaries shows she has some stiff competition in the style department but I am willing to bet the farm that the princess-to-be will not disappoint us!

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Lady Helen Windsor

Annemarie, Duchess of Parma and Piacenza

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands

Mrs. Peter Phillips (granddaughter-in-law of Queen Elizabeth), the former Autumn Kelly.

Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Queen Rania of Jordan

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Princess Marie of Denmark

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau

Princess Letizia of Spain

Princess Martha-Louise of Norway

Tatiana, Princess Nikolaos of Greece

No list of royal brides would be complete without a look at all the merry brides of Windsor as well!

Queen Elizabeth II

Sophie, Countess of Wessex

Princess Margaret

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal

Sarah Ferguson, the former Duchess of York

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Diana, The Princess of Wales

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Look of the Day: Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

The tres chic Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned looked ravishing in a ivory maxi dress when she accompanied her husband, the Emir of the State of Qatar on a state visit to Spain this week. Although the origin of this dress is still unknown to us, we are loving this sophisticated look that she finished off with a matching turban and blazer thrown over her shoulders in the same creamy hue. The monochromatic feel was stylishly broken with the addition of a belt and clutch in a summery tan color. The Sheika, who is a regular on all the best dressed lists, happens to be invited to the royal wedding on Friday and we can't wait to see what glamorous frock she will sport that day!

What do you think of Sheika Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned's Look of the Day?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

THE ROYAL PARADE: The Royals Are True Mad Hatters!

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice at Easter Mass 2011

With the Royal Wedding a few days away, the anticipation over what Kate Middleton will wear is coming to a fever pitch. While I am slightly curious to see the future princess' wedding dress, my eyes will be on the one item the royals are known for-their hats!

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Saturday, April 23, 2011

It Isn't Easter Without A Little Astaire!

I am definitely a creature of habit. And tomorrow, just like every Easter, I will be sitting down after dinner to enjoy one of my favorites, Easter Parade(1948) with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. It just wouldn't feel like Easter if I didn't watch Mr. Astaire and his fancy footwork!

What special traditions do you enjoy at Easter time?

The Lovely Ones: Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee
(Alexandra Zuck)

Look of the Day: Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson struck a chic pose in this stunning Chanel dress at the Tribeca Film Festival In NYC where she debuted her new film series inspired by Magnum Ice Cream, with collaborator Karl Lagerfeld. She paired the  silky embroidered, strapless frock with Christian Louboutin patent leather pumps and a delightful, seashell Chanel clutch.

What do you think of Rachel Bilson's 'Look of the Day'?

Friday, April 22, 2011


Perfect for the Easter table, this cocktail is light and refreshing so even if the weather doesn't work with us, we can mix up our own little glass of 'spring'.

The Gardenia

2 blackberries
3 blueberries
1½ oz vodka
1½ oz white grape juice or white cranberry juice

Place berries in a cocktail glass and mash slightly with back of spoon. Pour vodka and white grape juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into glass and serve.
Makes 1 serving.

What cocktails will you be serving at your Easter celebration?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Look of the Day: Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon was an absolute vision at the NYC premiere of her newest film 'Water for Elephants' on April 17, 2011.
The newlywed was definitely the southern belle of the ball in this gorgeous full-skirted frock with black floral detailing from Jason Wu that she paired with a diamond bracelet and earrings. She finished her look with beyond fabulous crystal embellished strappy sandals from Christian Louboutin. 

What do you think of Reese Witherspoon's 'Look of the Day'?

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Little TLC! (Tender Lip Care)

The lips take a beating during the winter months with all the cold temperatures outside and dry heated air inside. Nothing looks worse (and more than a little painful) than chapped, winter-ravaged lips. Now is the perfect time for a little extra love for your pucker!
Don't know where to start? Below are a couple of tried and true methods that will get your lips soft and super kissable!

A little sugar (white or brown) and a couple of teaspoons of your favourite oil (olive, coconut, jojoba, sweet almond, vitamin E oil) mix together to make a super exfoliant. Apply with a soft toothbrush to the lip area and very gently scrub the lips for a few minutes to get rid of the dry flaky skin (while applying,  make an exaggerated smile to stretch out the lips in a taut position). Wipe off with a warm, wet washcloth and follow up with a moisturizing lip balm of your choice.

Mix together 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of baking soda until mixture looks like a paste. Apply the paste on your lips and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Gently rub the lips with a wet washcloth, in a slight back and forth motion. Wash off with lukewarm water
Pat the lips dry with a towel and then apply olive oil which will help the lips re-hydrate.

(Between the two I definitely prefer the sugar and oil method but I know of a few beauties with enviable pouts that swear by the honey and baking soda mixture method!)

How do you show your lips a little TLC?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Look of the Day: Elle Macpherson

Looking just as stunning as she did when she regularly graced the covers of all the mags, Elle Macpherson, the host of NBC's 'Fashion Star' was all smiles as she promoted her new show at a photocall at the Fountainbleu Miami Beach Hotel in Florida on April 7, 2011.
Ms. Macpherson radiated sunshine and warmth in this yellow halter top and wide leg pant ensemble. She finished her look with a Lara Bohinc necklace, gold bangles, tan belt and of course, those gorgeous aviators.

What do you think of Elle Macpherson's Look of the Day?

The Lovely Ones: Adrienne Ames

 Adrienne Ames
(Adrienne Ruth McClure)

Look of the Day: Olivia Palermo

Does this young lady ever get it wrong?? Olivia Palermo looked beyond chic in this Giambattista Valli number that she paired with strappy Jimmy Choo sandals and a gorgeous black clutch when she attended the NYC screening of 'Henry's Crime' on April 4, 2011.

What do you think of Olivia Palermo's Look of the Day?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

What She Said.....Diana Vreeland

“Whatever the fashion, the important thing is time for upkeep. We take it for granted that a girl gets the best she can for herself. But, if she doesn’t keep it up, if it isn’t in beautiful condition, if the shoes aren’t cleaned before she wears them every day and her bag isn’t cleaned and everything in it cleaned, she’ll never look like anything.”

Diana Vreeland

Look of the Day: Renee Zellweger

The lady in red is just what the doctor ordered on a grey day like today! Renee Zellweger donned a smashing double belted Tommy Hilfiger coat, showcasing her shapely gams, when she attended the Tommy Hilfiger Limited Edition Bag Launch for Breast Health International in Milan, Italy on April 6, 2011. Sporting the limited edition bag she designed with Tommy Hilfiger for the charity, she finished her look with fabulous patent leather peep-toe pumps from Jimmy Choo.

What do you think of Renee Zellweger's Look of the Day?