Thursday, October 30, 2014

Deborah Lippmann Holiday & Anniversary Collection

If you follow my blog you know how much I love Deborah Lippmann nail polish.  I'm excited to tell you about the latest limited edition sets and how amazing the colours are! The Fantastical Holiday 14' collection has the most unique blends of shimmer and glitter.  The whimsical "mood stone" effect of the Dream Weaver colour has to be my favourite.

To celebrate 15 years of great colour, Deborah also released a few limited edition Anniversary sets.  Music has always been an inspiration for her creativity so each shade is named after a song and tells a story.  I love that the sets include great classic shades as well as fun glittery ones for that accent nail!

From Top to bottom:

Fantistical Holiday 14' Collection
DEAR MR. FANTASY - mystic marvelous magenta (shimmer)
DREAM WEAVER - mesmerizing mood stone (shimmer)
MAGIC CARPET RIDE - eccentric ebony explosion (glitter)
MARRAKESH EXPRESS - spiced sienna splurge (glitter)
WEIRD SCIENCE - charming chartreuse chemistry (shimmer)
XANADU - celestial cerulean curiosity (glitter)

15th Anniversary "I've gotta be me" Collection
Fashion-sized lacquer 6pc set includes:
You've Got A Friend (Crème)
Running On Faith (Shimmer)
Fashionably Late (Crème)
Ya Got Trouble (Shimmer)
This One's On Me (Shimmer)
Stand By Your Man (Crème)

15th Anniversary "Celebration" Collection
Fashion-sized lacquer 3pc set includes:
Big Spender (shimmer)
It's My Party (glitter)
New York State of Mind (shimmer)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monica Rich Kosann Jewelry

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting New York jewelry designer, Monica Rich Kosann, at a private dinner at Colette Grand Cafe in Toronto.  Monica, who is also a great photographer, used to collect vintage lockets, cigarette cases, and powder compacts to compliment her photography.  Many of her clients began to ask about the unique pieces so she decided to start developing her own collection of jewelry and home accessories. Her beautiful collection is sold online and in boutiques in the US, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan and Russia.

I love that Monica designs timeless pieces with heritage in mind and asks whether each piece would be passed on from mother to daughter. Each of her pieces tells a truly unique story. The miniature pocket watch key necklace Monica kindly gifted me is inspired by the keys used for winding pocket watches at the turn of the century. Designed with stones like rose quartz, blue topaz and rock crystals, this necklace is so elegant and great for everyday wear.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Introducing Intimate by Britney Spears

I was recently introduced to Britney Spears' new Intimate line. This line was designed by the pop icon in partnership with CHANGE Lingerie and includes bustiers, kimonos, and night gowns as well as basics, sweats and jersey sleepwear – something for everyone. I received pieces from the Angelica collection (pictured above) and the quality is amazing. This collection has a delicate combination of lace, silk and pearl embellishment in the softest of colours: mint, rose, and grey.