KENZO X H&M

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THIS JUST IN…..

Parisian fashion brand KENZO will collaborate with H&M on a collection to debut for Fall 2016 in November.

Well the heat has died down to a simmer since the Balmain merge last winter and next in line is Kenzo! I love that main stay retailers are jumping on board with high-end designers to bring a little bit of their world to the masses. Now this concept isn’t new, merchants have been adept to this model for some time now. It makes a great deal of business sense on their end and I have to imagine that they have half a brain in knowing that they are catering to the likes of the fashion starved as well. It makes the unattainable seem a little less so…and for a those of us who still crave the luxury of a finely crafted frock but simply find the price out of reach this option brings the unfeasible opportunity back into play.

Read more about the coming KENZO X H&M collection here

 

 

And the countdown begins…

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

Delicate Things

You know that euphoric feeling you get when you discover that certain brilliant object that just captures your heart and sends you into a sudden tailspin? Well that’s the exact feeling I experienced upon the arrival of my Argento Vivo bar earrings. Immediately after putting them on I felt a sense of subtle luxe and a simple pleasure all in one. This then lead me to my current state…looking for more gentle treasures. I’m usually one who loves bold, chunky, statement pieces but as of late I’m appreciating the simplicity of mild, miniature and slightly less ornate delicacies. I went online and found a plethora of markdowns on said treasures to suit my wanting as well. Take a look at what I have on order and what just arrived.

Image Credit: Linda Jamison

I added a little company to the presence of the gold  bar with a pearl accent. Freshwater pearl earrings Helzberg Jewelers..  here

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These delicate threader beauties spoke to me and said “take me home” instantaneously! Note: at the time of this post because of their price markdown ($17 from $50… I suppose and popularity) they were sold out. I found them at Macys.com.  However, the internet is abounding with similar styles here and  here  and here  and here .

 

 

Victoria Townsend 18k Gold over Sterling Silver Diamond Accent Love Knot Earrings

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And these little darlings are on order for me as well after I placed an additional one for myself. I sent out three pairs for this past Mother’s Day holiday. With the current price reduction of $13 from $60 I just couldn’t resist! Victoria Townsend set these delicate 18K over Sterling Silver Love Knots with a gentle encrusting of diamonds. Simplicity perfected.

Bauble Bar Nightfall Threader Earring

 

Next on my radar are these midnight blue drusy stone threader drop earrings by Bauble Bar.

 

Ross-Simmons 14K Yellow Gold Teardrop Threader Earrings

And these 14K gold teardrop babies are what the heart wants….if you know what I mean find them at Ross-Simons .

 

 

Hope you’re having a lovely week!

As always wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

 

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

Argento Vivo

Hi there everyone! I know it’s been a couple of days since my last post and this one will be short. I’ve been a little under the weather as of late. Today I finally felt a bit better and even got myself up and out to the gym…I will admit it was a bit premature of a decision to act on but nonetheless, I went. Also, while back at home as usual after sitting down to my ritual of scouring the net for some delectable finds, I stumbled across the daintiest pair of gold bar earrings. Now these have been on trend alert for some time and I honestly don’t know what has taken me so long to harness a pair of my own. They’re actually more than just a passing phase if you ask me because of their basic shape, modest size and quality material (mine are fashioned in 18 karat gold over sterling silver) I think they make the absolute staple piece to keep from year to year. They pretty much pair with almost any outfit. If you are like me and have been eyeing them from afar but never pulled the trigger Nordstrom Rack has them for an incredible price; $17! At the time of this post there were only a few pairs in stock so hurry. Also check Bloomingdales, who stocks them as well but at their regular selling price of $40.

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Shop Nordstrom Rack for Argento Vivo Straight Bar Earrings

Shop Bloomingdales for Argento Vivo  Straight Bar Earrings

 

 

Who says luxury has to cost a fortune? Happy Shopping!!

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

FORAGER

Forage /fôrij,ˈfärij/  

(of a person or animal) search widely for food or provisions.

I may have just found my new best friend. And it comes in a bottle. Now I’m no self proclaimed foodie but I do know when something tastes good. And although not new to the market it is new to me because my local grocer has just begun shelving this delicious treat of a drink in my area. I stumbled upon Forager Organic nut milk blend about a month ago. I kept walking past them, a little skeptical of the $6.99 per bottle price tag. A little steep even for my liking to a quality organic product. But alas, one day I could resist no longer, by then I had done some research and found that the company is relatively new, being founded in 2013 by Stephen Williamson and Ted Leaman who both at one time worked for Odwalla. Jill Savini signed on as creative director and John Charles Hanley led the marketing direction. Their brand idea was to create a product that was first off organic, minimally processed, contained a healthy blend of ingredients and as little sugar as possible. Most of the cashew milk blend drinks come in at about 3 or 4 grams of sugar per serving, and the carbs were under 9 grams so with my low-carb diet these drinks fit right in with my plan.

At first I started off with the  Banana Date Probiotic Cashew Smoothie (and I’ll be honest it was really sweet) but by the time of this post it was off the shelf at both of my local retailers. Which tells me three things, 1.) they didn’t stock enough 2.) people really like that flavor and 3.) consumers aren’t swayed by the price because overall they’re selling well. The Nuts and Vanilla was the next one I tried, it wasn’t as sweet which was fine. It was just enough to be pleasing to the palate. Then I tried the Nuts and Coffee, which tastes just like a Starbucks bottled latte, only healthier. Or maybe it’s mind over matter. Next in line was the Nuts and Chocolate which even won my twelve-year old’s seal of approval!

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So this was my first love and although it was naturally sweetened from the bananas it was a little too much sugar for my particular diet plan.

Forager Nuts and Vanilla and Nuts and Coffee

Photo Credit Linda Jamison

These two stole my heart as well and with the low sugar and low-carb content how can I lose…answerI cant.

Forager Nuts and Chocolate

Photo credit Linda Jamison

 

This is like a grown-ups’s chocolate milk…only way healthier.

 

All in all the complete line of products range from juice blends to the nut milk blends and even chips! Check out the Forager website here

 

 

 

 

This stuff is really good …if it’s available in your area give it a go!

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

Coffee Girl

THE STANDOUT: Statement Shades

What is it that makes a thing stand out amongst all other things?

 

Is is it it’s shape, form, function or a combination of the three? When it comes to sunglasses there’s really no denying that their only true function is to shield ones eyes from the blaring effects of the sun, the other more aesthetic purpose therefore is simply to make you look good. But what if simply looking good isn’t what the moment call for? What if you’re looking to make a statement? Well then you need a piece that does exactly that. And judging by the overly imaginative design crafted in these offerings shown below, it seems you’re given the best of both worlds.

Anna Karin Karlsson Lusciousness and Wings Sunglasses

Anna-Karin Karrlson’s  Butterfly Cat Eye Sunglasses speak volumes without saying a word. Trimmed in 24 karat gold plated hardware they are a true novelty. You may just want to wear them once and then put them on a shelf and just admire them. They’re like a piece of art!

Kuboraum Eyewear $866

From design brand KUBORAUM these CHAIN EMBROIDERED SUNGLASSES  help you channel your inner rock-n- roll persona. Serve it with a side dish of attitude but keep it classy.

 

 

 

Here  buffalo horn  sunnies are given a semi hexagonal shape in this unique design by RIGARDS. This lightweight, beautiful and luxurious material is crafted into a distinctive piece of eye wear that will yield a wealth of compliments.

 

Lida Farrow x Matthew Williamson Removable Flip Aviator Shades $345

 

Linda Farrow X Matthew Williamson brings a whole new game-changer  with their      REMOVABLE FLIP AVIATOR SHADES  . These could very well become my new darlings.  I’m telling you, I took one look at that etched gold leaf and fell heart first! If one could see life through rose colored glasses….

 

Self Portrait X Le Specs

This bold statement piece is the result of a collaboration by Le Specs X Self Portrait. The dramatic cat eye is a meld of mod and retro all at once. With a milky white face and a matte blush outer rim the contrast on this pair of shades adds even more exuberance to it’s already inimitable design.

 

So, are you ready to stand out this summer? Then let your shades do the talking! Or maybe a cool bag or a sleek pair of sandals. Whatever you’re in the mood for, make it something unique but be sure it caters to your individual style, of course.

 

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

 

 

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HALSEY X MAC COSMETICS

Singer Halsey signed on a while back to collaborate on an online only limited edition lipstick for MAC but I just ordered it. It arrived yesterday and I tried it out. Although this silver grey, also named for her kept with the muted tones I’m usually accustomed to, it was an experiment (at least for lip color) even for me. The pictures below show how I wore it.

 

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Photo credit MAC Cosmetics

HALSEY X MAC

I love the intense way that Halsey is shown wearing the color, especially with the added dramatic edginess of her blue green hair.

Halsey X MAC

Lipstick in HALSEY a muted slate grey. $17

I also picked up a well needed FALSE LASHES MASCARA, it’s water proof..the only kind for me.

I toned mine down just a little with MAC CORK LIPLINER – a soft medium brown. I’m not sure if this will become a staple in my arsenal because I’m instinctively driven to pinks, nudes, corals and berries but there was something about it being “off the beaten path” that drew me in to it’s “wake” anyway.

So if you do dare to give it go, do so soon as this is a limited time and is sold as an online exclusive. Happy shopping!

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

IVY PARK by BEYONCE

Saturday April 16,2016

When it comes to motivating oneself for the rigors of the exercise element one factor stands out for sure and aside from the mental preparedness that is the first you’ll have to attain;the other is what to wear?

Picking out a workout ensemble that is both functional as well as fun can make the the difference between doing something begrudgingly (or not at all) or having that mean fighting spirit that keeps you coming back for more. And after the hard work put in take a break with a look that can go from the gym to the smoothie bar, in style. Or maybe you just want a laid back, relaxed no fuss look for quick-run errands. Lucky for us, tastemaker and exercise maven Beyonce recognized how essential the need is and launched Ivy Park, her new athleisure inspired line in collaboration with Topshop also available through Nordstrom stores.

I know for a fact that when I was at my heightened stage of ability and really focused on my training, hitting the gym regularly for work outs (cardio, HIIT and strength) it all came down to all of the principals noted above and believe it or not shopping for a new piece to add to my fitness wardrobe always lifted my moral. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve slacked off quite a bit with a gym membership sitting there at idle taking my money and producing no benefits..all on me,  I know. This might just be the inspiration, er…kick in the butt I need to get back in the gym. So here are a few key pieces I think would make a great addition to my existing line-up. *See below

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Beyonce   Photo Credit Topshop

Shop Ivy Park Collection here  and here

 

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Notice how she kept the palette basic with black, white, gray and some items are a cobalt blue and a soft coral, overall not too shocking but a good punch of color. So every thing will pair with most items I already own which will make acquiring new pieces all the more enticing and practical. Also of note is the reasonable price point, with most items ranging anywhere from $36 for a Racer back Bra Top to about $65 for the High-rise Legging and $82 for the Hexagon Mesh Bomber Jacket , respectively.

And….

here’s what arrived in my mailbox today which prompted this lovely post.

Beyonce for Ivy Park

ELLE MAY 2016 BEYONCE

Go and grab your copy now!  Need your Bey ELLE  fix in a hurry click here  

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.

COACHELLA : The Live Streams

I never do two posts in one day but with the festival going on in full swing it felt right, almost necessary. So here’s a really brief post to for all of us out there who couldn’t make it out to a festival but are dying to hear and see one of our favorite bands perform. Coachella’s website is doing a live stream of select bands throughout the evening and going on throughout the festival’s run. Follow the link below to see who’s playing next.

COACHELLA 2016

 

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COACHELLA LIVE

 

So channel your inner festival flair and tune in.  It’s almost like being there….almost.

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

Coming Soon: Victoria Beckham X Estee Lauder

Friday April 15,2016

So it was announced this morning through different media outlets that designer and style icon Victoria Beckham will mesh forces with mega beauty powerhouse Estee Lauder to create a limited edition makeup line. Known for her simplistic but well lived aesthetic in clothing, if the beauty line should mirror this way of thinking it will no doubt yield a sublime product.  Read more in the Vogue Magazine link below.

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Victoria Beckham

Vogue Magazine

 

I’ll bet we’re all wanting to see how this one turns out if only for curiosity sake.

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

Photo Credit PopSugar/Solve Sundsbo

Scent of Influence: Diana Vreeland

Fragrances fill the senses with the mysterious- Diana Vreeland

When you think of the inspiration behind a scent you most often imagine the subject’s personality and qualities and wonder how that spirit will translate into the fragrance itself. You may picture the background and guesswork that goes into creating an essence must be a pretty detailed and complicated process. It is. It used to take a fragrance house several years to create the perfect blend of aromas. These days the process is more like months to a year or so, but even still with the current influx of brands on the shelves creators are still cautious to spend as much time putting in the ample effort and patience into their scents arrival before delivering them to the masses.

 

Here is one scent with a true inspirational background that definitely took it’s time to get it right, named for Diana Vreeland, who started her prestigious fashion career as a columnist at Harper’s Bazaar from 1936-1962 and later became the influential Vogue Magazine Fashion Editor-in-Chief from 1963-1971. Fragrance was a very important factor in Ms. Vreeland’s life as she believed it imparted one’s signature and conjured a mysterious quality about a person. Each signature scent tells a different story, animating images and attitude through our olfactory senses. Which scent would best emulate your style?

Diana Vreeland Perfectly Marvelous

Perfectly Marvelous is described as a musk that evokes fire. The fragrance designer, Celine Barel was inspired by Ms. Vreeland’s quote, “If it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived!”

Extravagance Russe

Extravagance Russe  is a sensual Oriental with hints of amber and vanilla. It was created in remembrance of  Ms. Vreeland’s love of Orientalism.

Vivaciously Bold

 

Vivaciously Bold  Grapefruit, Lemon and Bergamot intermix before revealing the core of Jasmine and Petitgrain. This vivacious citrus is the true embodiment of the extraordinary woman that Ms. Vreeland was.

Here are just a sampling of three of the eight fragrances in the entire collection.  I picked out the ones that I felt I would most be attracted to based on my usual preferences.  I love spicy Orientals and musky scents. I’m also partial to some florals with hints of vanilla and the occasional citrus.They retail for $250 each. I would love to at least sample them sometime and I’ve decided to make a date to stop into Neiman Marcus sometime soon to do just that. If you have a inclination for a novelty that has a strong history of fashion inspiration and influence this this would be one venture I encourage you to at least inspect if not fully invest.

For more information and to shop visit the website Diana Vreeland  

Wishing you Love and Luxury,

Linda

 

 

*Due to circumstances beyond my control some links may point to items that are no longer in stock at the time you are ready to purchase. I apologize in advance for the inconvenience. The items depicted on my page are in no way shape or form gratis or compensation for advertisement but simply items of interest to me personally that I have chosen to share on my site. All photo credits (except where noted) are the property of the retail sites from which the products are derived.
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